what is Greenwood's natural position?Pedantics. Its basically left wing and its not his natural position. Would've made more sense to play hackney there and play O'Brien at CM where he has played and done well in this league. We had Jones, Greenwood and Rogers who can all play there too, so was a very strange selection.
what is out of position though and who decides it?@BoroPhil mate you're all over the shop here honestly if you don't think playing players out of position is a bad thing then there's no debating you.
Plenty of people don't like Forss on the wing and didn't like him there last season.
If anything it's proving that momentum carried us last year rather than Carrick because he was making these daft calls last year the difference is he got away with it, the problem is when the momentum stops the flaw in the style becomes very evident
I definitely said I wasn't a fan of Forss on the wing. It can work at times and then you extrapolate and say it will always work but when you really analyse it there is a difference. Forss is a striker and sometimes wingers make runs like a striker so when we had the opportunity to play Forss in behind and he ran through and scored it looks like Forss being a winger was why it worked. When you take a step back you realise that the game is bigger than that one moment. All the things you want a winger to do Forss doesn't do. He makes runs like a striker, not a winger which means he runs into the position a striker would and it gets in the way of other players making their runs or he takes defenders with him and the available space for others reduces. He's always been a striker so he defends like a striker and not a midfielder which means he probably chases players instead of defending spaces and he doesn't cover for other players when they make runs. He hasn't spent his whole career making crosses or passes across a box so he's not as good as someone who has done that. It kind of worked last season because he wasn't really a winger, we were playing with a lop sided forwards line and him and Archer were the 2 strikers and Giles was pushed forwards into left wing. We don't have Giles this season and nobody is doing that on the left so Forss is playing more like an orthodox winger which doesn't suit him.what is out of position though and who decides it?
was Akpom playing as no.10 a bad thing?
Do you have a link to all the threads saying Forss on the wing was bad from last season?
seems to me what you are saying is when we are winning it's fine but when we are losing it isn't?
Gibson won't fire him, I don't think.It's all down to a test of Gibson and his resolve, especially if things don't improve points wise.
Does he persist with Carrick regardless or is the fear of relegation going to make him pull the trigger?
Recent history would suggest the latter, wether you think that is justified or not.