NAC Breda 2017/2018

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  1. Tribbi

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    Very unfortunate loss against Roda last weekend. We're not out of the danger zone just yet and need to win 2 more games to ensure we stay out of the relegation zone.
    Ambrose didn't play his best match and was substituted in the 2nd half for Fernandes. Garcia and Angelino were the best players on the pitch (again) but out of the 21 shots on goal none of their teammates were able to find the net...

    For those who like statistics: Manu Garcia is the first player in the Eredivisie with more than 100 successful dribbles in one season and was involved in 53 goal scoring opportunities. He's also in the top 3 of fouls committed against a player, 66 times.
     
  2. heartman

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    Great post.

    From a Melbourne City perspective this is exactly what we hoped for at the time of takeover. Having a continual group of extremely talented but raw bunch of kids go through the club would have been amazing (and successful) but after a few rule changes by our wonderful Federation we are prevented from doing this.

    A little bit jealous to be honest but I hope you blokes stay up.
     
  3. Delphinho

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    I`m watching the second half of PSV-NAC, and I`m amazed at how horrible their right back, goalkeeper and centre backs are. We should send both Muric and Tosin there next season, as they would not have any problem to walk into their starting XI.
     
  4. Gabriel

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    Eh, one of those centre backs is actually on loan from us. ;-)

    Things is, I cannot see Angelino, Garcia, or Ambrose staying for another season, so even if we do send Muric and Adarabioyo, they'll have gaps elsewhere in the team. Just hope they can stay up.
     
  5. Tevez City

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    Good performance from Angelino
    Average from Ambrose
    Below Avg from Manu Garcia
    Bad from Horsfield
     
  6. Delphinho

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    Manu Garcia was decent. It's just a shame that no one can finish the chances he creates
     
  7. Tevez City

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    He was dispossessed so many times.
     
  8. Tribbi

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    Up until the 3-1 it was an OK match from our side, but after that things just fell apart. Two own goals don't help either. I think our goalie has the potential to become a decent one, he's still young. Would love to see Tosin here for next season but I'd prefer it if the goalkeeper is owned by NAC. Unless City would be willing to loan Muric for 2 seasons, just to get some consistency in our defence.

    Mari was especially bad this game but our core issue is our midfield, with the exception of Manu Garcia. Most of our midfielders are not good enough (yet) for the Eredivisie so I really hope City will be able to send 1 or 2 good midfielders our way next season, especially since Manu will be leaving us at the end of this season. I believe most of the City loanees at Girona don't get a lot of playing time, is that right? I'm sure they would be a quality injection for our team.

    PSV apparently is also still interested in buying Angelino after this season.
     
  9. Delphinho

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    We could maybe send Douglas Luiz (CM/DM). He has struggled at Girona, but we paid 10m for him, so he should be a decent player. Jacob Davenport (playing for Burton in the championship) has been impressive and could be an option, but he might go back to a championship team next season. I don`t know about Aleix Garcia. I`m surprised he hasn`t played more for Girona, because he was good when he played for us and he has been good when I have seen him play for Girona. No offense, but I think going to NAC now would be a step backward for him. Brahim Diaz (unless he goes on loan to Girona) or Bersant Celina (he played a season for Twente) could potentially replace Manu Garcia.
     
  10. Tribbi

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    1-0 win over Vitesse last weekend, Angelino scored the only goal (deflected free kick). Pablo Mari, Angelino, Ambrose and Manu Garcia played the full 90 minutes, Fernandes came on the 2nd half and for the very first time this season was allowed to play on his favorite position as a center attacking midfielder. He even scored a goal but it was disallowed as the shot was touched by another NAC player who was in an offside position.

    Fernandes played a decent match 45 minutes though. There was a big interview with him in the local newspaper and of course was disappointed he didn't play a lot this season, nevertheless he was very positive about the club and would recommend all young City talents to spend a season here.

    Angelino was once again in good shape and was chosen as the left back of the week in several media. After Ambrose (10 goals and 4 assists) he's our most valuable player (3 goals and 5 assists).

    Next weekend will be extremely important when we play the derby at home against Willem II. If we win that game, we'll most likely stay out of the relegation zone for the rest of the season (we have 4 more matches as of today).
     

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