having just watched that pile of sh*t on ifollow i can safely say LINES was by far the worst player i have watched all season. cant run, defo cant tackle, stopped a few times to check his hair and makup
Time to drop him and stick with The Beard, OC and LS in the middle
Whilst I didn't watch tonight if you take Lines out of the team you take all creativity out. Especially when Bodin is injured. For me OC has been average at best this season and no where near his all action self of last season. Add that to the massively inexperienced back line and we're going to struggle.
In my opinion the central defensive partnership should be Sweeney and Broadbent this would a paring of gentlemen both of whom have considerable substance, and well capable of sorting out ant rock and roll by the opponents. Forget that they are both left footed, in the clubs history we have on plenty of occasions had central defence partnerships where both defenders have been right footed.
As Knowall said earlier in this thread, why can't we have players that can kick with both feet? Then the central defensive pairing dilemma is less complicated.
Agreed!! Broadbent and Sweeney on current form. Many top clubs and National sides have had both central defenders either both left footed or both right footed. Oh yes players who can kick with both feet!!!
gasinsider , A pass for the first goal which Sinclair ,if playing, would not have attempted and therefore the player slipping would not have mattered. It seems to get forgotten the number of times that Lines wilkl turn one way and then the other then release a long pass which stretches play. Sinclair can only really play in home matches in place of Ollie Clarke because otherwise we become ultra defensive very easily with no width. IMO we lack a bit of quality this season which is being shown up more by last seasons players struggling fo9r form. Leadbitter, Sweeney, Brown and Ollie Clarke are all struggling at the moment for last seasons form and with Moore struggling generally and Broom not yet good enough we are really struggling for width.