Our strength in depth.

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  1. sir baconface

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    There’s an alarming drop in creativity without Merlin and KDB. So far, Gundogan and Bernardo (specially the latter) have failed to sparkle. However, I’m in agreement with many other posters that they should grow into their roles with a little time and patience.

    I wouldn’t argue with some additional cover elsewhere, e.g. centre back and Sanchez, although I wouldn’t be that arsed either. It seems a little like stock-piling.

    By and large, we have a great squad, even if not everybody’s on fire at the same time.
     
  2. Cobwebcat

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    You are correct in terms of numbers.

    https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/vereins-statistik/wertvollstemannschaften/marktwertetop?plus=1

    Players such as Foden don't feature on the list but that's the same for every club.

    Out of the top 100 clubs 99 have more players than we do.
     
  3. jonmcity

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    We need goal scorers. To many open in front of goal, not confident enough to take a shot.
     
  4. franksinatra

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    Thanks for that it does feel that way particularly in the defensive positions.

    As an example at centre half them lot could call upon Rojo, Jones, Blind, Lindelof, Bailly, Smalling.

    Probably Peps way of teaching requires a small player base but it does look a little disconcerting from the outside.
     
  5. Cobwebcat

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    Better quality than quantity and we do have versatile players but I tend to agree with you despite that.
     
  6. Ballet On Ice

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    As has been said earlier we played away against one of the top 16 teams in Europe in a game we didn’t need to win. Shaktar are a very good team, when we played them at home with our full team they gave us problems.

    Last night we played a different formation in three at the back with a 17 year old playing out of position at wing back. So last night we replaced our entire back four, we then had a completely different midfield (as Fern was at the back).

    So a new defence a new midfield playing with 10 men (Yaya was a passenger) loose 2.1 away and dominate possession.

    Stones and Mendy to come in I’d say we were in pretty good shape squad wise
     
  7. its a Barm

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    please dont talk sense you will get banned.
     
  8. nimrod

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    No-one is writing anybody off, where oh where do you get that from ?
    Im sure B Silva will be great eventually
    The purpose of the thread is if our midfield 2 KDB and D Silva get injured (like say this month) we have very little creatively to replace them with, our strength in depth isnt that great judging by the way we played last night and against Wolves with replacements for KDB and David Silva.

    Repeat... this is not a thread suggesting getting rid of B Silva or Gundog
     
  9. Ballet On Ice

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    OK point taken
     
  10. Gabriel

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    We're arguably 4 players short of being able to play the same football in the same system without any drop in standard, either in a game or in a game 3 days later: centre half, left back, central midfielder, Sanchez.
     

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