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« Reply #15 on: Thursday, January 19, 2017, 14:54:32 »

Correct.
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« Reply #16 on: Thursday, January 19, 2017, 15:21:40 »

There aren't many players at STFC I'd put Thomas ahead of - and Thompson certainly isn't one of them.
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« Reply #17 on: Thursday, January 19, 2017, 15:23:13 »

Think it will be back to a three at the back if he is fit.
Nathan would be wasted at RB imo.

A 4-1-4-1 might be interesting with NT as defensive midfielder, keep the diamond but move it up the pitch a bit, but lose a striker. Easy to switch to a 4-2-3-1 if required.

With the new arrivals, the midfield is the strength again so setup with this in mind.

Might as well go with one up front as none of the strikers score. Ben Gladwin might.

Nathan's off at the end of the season, so might as well use him if we can.
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« Reply #18 on: Thursday, January 19, 2017, 15:38:00 »

Rory, I never suggested putting Thomas ahead of Thompson, I suggested replacing Kasim with Thompson. 

One of our weaknesses is in defence and many of our problems start in midfield where the ball is lost due to inability to retain the ball, tackle and the lack of pace to retake when the ball is lost. 

In my opinion, Kasim is guilty of those faults and therefore makes our  frail defence look worse.  I think that we require a stronger holding midfielder and that Thompson would be suitable for that role.

My opinion of course.
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« Reply #19 on: Thursday, January 19, 2017, 15:55:05 »

Rory, I never suggested putting Thomas ahead of Thompson, I suggested replacing Kasim with Thompson. 

One of our weaknesses is in defence and many of our problems start in midfield where the ball is lost due to inability to retain the ball, tackle and the lack of pace to retake when the ball is lost. 

In my opinion, Kasim is guilty of those faults and therefore makes our  frail defence look worse.  I think that we require a stronger holding midfielder and that Thompson would be suitable for that role.

My opinion of course.

Kasim has barely played recently. A midfield screen of Rodgers and Murray/Thomas isn't good enough. We know that, and we know the midfield has been poor.

By bringing in Colkett, Gladwin and having a fit Kasim, that area of the pitch is now considerably stronger.

NT shouldn't be anywhere near this side as a midfielder. Obviously. Because he's not a midfielder. He'd have no clue where to go and when. How play expands and develops etc. It's not a case of saying "oh, he's alright on the ball, relatively mobile and good in the tackle, he'll be good at CDM".
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« Reply #20 on: Thursday, January 19, 2017, 15:59:10 »

Kasim has barely played recently. A midfield screen of Rodgers and Murray/Thomas isn't good enough. We know that, and we know the midfield has been poor.

By bringing in Colkett, Gladwin and having a fit Kasim, that area of the pitch is now considerably stronger.

NT shouldn't be anywhere near this side as a midfielder. Obviously. Because he's not a midfielder. He'd have no clue where to go and when. How play expands and develops etc. It's not a case of saying "oh, he's alright on the ball, relatively mobile and good in the tackle, he'll be good at CDM".


Joe Butler started out as a full back and became the best holding midfielder we've ever had....so it can happen.
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« Reply #21 on: Thursday, January 19, 2017, 16:22:42 »

Panda Paws, like I said, its my opinion and just because a player plays out of position, it does not mean that he is not competent playing there.  An example is Thomas, rightly criticised for some of his performances in midfield.  I would say that his best performance that I have seen him play was at centre back.
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« Reply #22 on: Thursday, January 19, 2017, 16:25:35 »

Right back or bench; I've never bought in to Thompson at CB
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« Reply #23 on: Thursday, January 19, 2017, 16:45:47 »

Lots of fullbacks have been converted to central midfielders, for instance, Adam Chambers. Think NT has all the requisite attributes to play in central midfield.
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« Reply #24 on: Thursday, January 19, 2017, 16:48:16 »

I think NT could be an excellent defensive midfielder if Kasim did in fact leave.

LW seems to rate him at CB though despite the all the evidence pointing towards the contrary being true.
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« Reply #25 on: Thursday, January 19, 2017, 16:53:07 »

I think Williams likes him in that position because ironically he is good at moving forward and adding that extra man to the middle.

My main worry is that we totally change formation etc from saturday when it clearly worked.
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« Reply #26 on: Thursday, January 19, 2017, 16:55:40 »

found this the other day, he does have the ability to merk people! nice knee to the head!

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« Reply #27 on: Thursday, January 19, 2017, 16:58:30 »

Luke (or whoever picks the team) does like to tinker.
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« Reply #28 on: Thursday, January 19, 2017, 21:50:21 »

Have we looked any better with Nathan in the team? I think,no
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