MIR17

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  1. I'll review him over the winter. However please remember Barnes' standing in the youth set up was not near the top of our youth players come the summer and he earned his game against Porto due to his excellent form at youth and U21 level this season. And I'm not sure you could call a 5 minute cameo in a 5-0 defeat "standing out". We've seen plenty of these youth players before who've come through for one or two games and the majority end up as non-league players so I'll always err on the side of caution. However he will probably have several attributes raised as any player who has shown improvement will have done.
  2. I'm always cynical of these fastest speed stats that make the rounds and I remember this one very well and it was mocked a bit precisely because Wes Morgan was so high. I remember another similar one which had Phil Jagielka at #1. They're measured by how fast a player moves between 2 points at any particular time. There's no indication on how or why they are there, whether they were already moving at full pace or accelerating when the measurement begins or even if they are running. Players can get up there on these lists by making sliding challenges off the back of a sprint which makes them move between 2 distances quicker than running for example. Morgan is not, and never has been a particularly quick player and his pace and acceleration have always been around a similar level for years. I agreed with the Nottingham Forest researcher's opinion that Morgan was not a particularly quick player when he arrived in our file and everything I've seen from him over the past 5 years suggests that is the case and although I do like checking stat sites when doing the research I didn't think that one was particularly pertinent. Apologies for this! I did go through all the contracts but I must have missed that one.
  3. Damn apologies, I missed there was a previous Paul Balsom staff ID in the db when adding the new sports science and data analyst staff features. With regards to Amartey, I don't think he should be accomplished at right back because he's played a couple of times for us. I didn't think he looked accomplished playing there against Norwich and it was clear it wasn't an overly familiar position. Amartey should easily be able to be trained in that position though should you want to given his age and professionalism. Similarly, Marc Albrighton has also played at right back a couple of times such as against Spurs in the FA cup replay but it doesn't mean he is accomplished in that position. But I could easily see him being converted into a full-back in the later years of his career.
  4. That will be an issue with the way the reputation system works and the coding behind managerial sackings rathet a data issue. Ranieri has a confidence level of 200 which is the highest possible confidence level.
  5. Whoops sorry. As Phillip says, Movement is called Off the Ball in game. It's called Movement in the researcher files so I was getting confused. But yes, it's the Off the Ball attribute which is supposed to reflect how good an attacker is at finding space. Positioning is a defensive attribute.
  6. Positioning is a defensive attribute. Movement is the attribute which will determine how good he is at finding space.
  7. Italy haven't got great players either atm but they do bring the best out of them by fitting them into s coherent system which brings out the player's strengths and covers their weaknesses. We've just won the league with 4 English players (5 if you include one who plays for Jamaica through his grandmother) who were all previously pretty unfancied havjng fantastic seasons because we put them into a system which brought out their strengths and covered their weaknesses. The "players aren't good enough" excuse is an absolute cop out. We have a huge pool of players. We could have found the players in our potential pool to have played in a system which brought out their strengths and covered their weaknesses to do enough to win the group or beat Iceland tonight with the right manager. The problem under Hodgson has been exactly the same it has been since Sven - we just picked the big name players and tried to shoehorn them all into the side regardless of how fit they were, how over the hill they were, how out of form they were and completely ignoring whether they suited the system and the players around them. Everyone knew Wilshere wasn't fit enough to go. Everyone knew Rooney shouldn't have to be shoehorned into the side. Everyone knew Sturridge wasn't a winger. Everyone knew having defenders who need leaders alongside them Cahill and Smalling at the back when you have very attacking full-backs was suicide. It's the same mistakes over and over again. We pick players on their celebrity and try to shoehorn them in regardless of how unfit or how well they fit in, we don't build a team (like how Italy or Iceland clearly have). At absolutely no point during that tournament or in the lead up to it did it ever look like Hodgson had any idea what his best side or system were. He just kept throwing mud at the wall and hoping it would stick.
  8. A joke surely? Another product of the FA's "system" is the last thing we need. Much less a proven failure. Gary Neville and nothing will change - the squad will be picked on who you play for regardless of how injured, out of form or over-the-hill you are. We need someone completely divorced from the FA's "system" who isn't a lackey of the big clubs who can shake it up. Neville and Southgate are the last 2 people I want to see replace Roy.
  9. If Rooney has any sense of self awareness he'll retire from international football the decking this game ends.
  10. Individuals over the team?
  11. You're kidding right? We barely tested their goalkeeper. All England did was pass it sideways across midfield for most of the game them take aimless long shots. It was hardly spineless from Slovakia, England's creativity was so poor that was all they really had to do to stop us. If anything it was more of a spineless performance from England, we just didn't look like we wanted to actually try some risky passes forwards to try create anything. We were just as conservative in possession than Slovakia were out of it.
  12. It's Barkley who shouldn't have gone. Henderson at least has a chance of playing. Barkley is what? 4th choice #10 behind Alli, Rooney and Lallana? And that's even if we play with a #10. When you think we're short of centre backs, defensive midfielders and wingers, Barkley, as 4th choice attacking midfielder who had virtually no chance of getting a game is a complete waste of a spot in the squad.
  13. Have you blocked the last few years from your memory? It's better than anything since 2006.
  14. Especially when they're always crap. He must be amazing at them in training or something because I don't think anyone understands it.