Is Pep ever going to address the defensive side of our game?

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  1. Southern

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    At least £10 mil if Kola goes China and way more for Nolito and Bravo! And Ali is not worth that much and not needed.
     
  2. Gorton_Tubster

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    Defence arent rubbish tbh... Attack have had problems last few months and not scoring means defence are always under pressure right up to last ten mins and then we bottle it. Pep said so himself the other day in one of his press conferences.

    I still expect the defence to be changed a lot in the summer though but not from a defensive point of view, more from an attacking and more intelligent player point of view, and of course age.
     
  3. BlueAnorak

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    Totally agree.
     
  4. BlueAnorak

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    Eventually Pep will work out that to succeed in England you need true quality in defensive midfield and fullback positions.
    YaYa is Ok, Fernandinho is better than OK but all our current fullbacks are over the hill.
     
  5. schfc6

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    The one you've blamed Clichy for, for me was the system. Otamendi flew in/chased the ball where a right back would have. Stones was too easily rolled, no system error for part 1 & 2. Clichy was left sided centre half, he had too much ground to cover on Lukaku and when he got to Lukaku, Lukaku was at full tilt and in total controle of the situation. A traditional back 4 would/should have seen a traditional centre back tracking Lukaku who'd have matched up better physically and positionally, we had a left back doing it who in a 4 would be covering a centre back. Not being left 1vs1 from half way on. For me the system + mistakes from Otamendi & Stones caused that goal.
    I think Clichy was hung out to dry that day by his team mates and manager, especially considering how well He'd done with Lukaku all game on the left side. The rare occasion Lukaku wandered over, we conceded.

    I never blamed the manager for idiotic mistakes and lack of professionalism last season so I won't do it this year. These are highly paid experienced internationals.
    The only way a system could be blamed is the 3 at the back and it was horror errors in that system apart from Leicester that stand out the most. But as you correctly say, those errors are also evident in all systems we've played.

    In response to the op, I'm sure Guardiola will be working on it!
     
  6. jimharri

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    Who's this "Nalito" fella?
     
  7. harvo the blue

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    Levy won't do business for anything less, we paid nearly £50 for Sterling & this kid is better, £60 will be met by someone.
     
  8. bugsyblue

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    Is this a thread based on a future prediction because either the op is fucking dumb or he's very cleverly posted this now to post 'I told you so' in two years time when pep has been here a reasonable amount of time to warrant this post.
     
  9. Brightwells left peg

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    I meant optimism on your part, not Spurs'. There's not a chance in hell we'd get him for £60M. Levy would want closer to £100M than £60M
     
  10. harvo the blue

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    We can all pick bits from all the shite games we have lost points, tactics, selection, keeper or fullbacks but the one for me is simple we haven't taken our chances in front of goal.
    Boro we missed half a dozen
    Everton I lost count
    Chelsea should have won by HT
    Liverpool 1 chance not taken there 1 chance lost us at least the point we deserved
    Spurs at home we dominated but missed great opportunities, that's 10 points thrown away we dominated all those games.

    Everton away & Southampton at home fair result not good enough over the 90 minutes & Spurs away we were shite.

    Talk about BrAvo, Clichy, Stones all we want but at the end of the day Aguero, Sterling, KDB, Silva, Nacho have all fucked up in front of goal & cost us 10 points.
     
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