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Keep dreaming 9:39 Fri Dec 27
Cross or not to Cross
We are shit at many things, and have a midfield consisting of 3 players that hardly can pass a ball. But why don't Snodgrass, Fornals, Anderson, Yarmolenko, Masuaku, Cresswell, Fredericks, Zabaleta ever deliver a cross with precision?

It's well known in all leagues in all countries, and works when you have two strikers.

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zico 11:50 Mon Dec 30
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It's been an issue for years. When Matt Jarvis joined I was quite hopeful he would supply Carroll with a lot more opportunities but he was stuck on the left (right footer) and tried to cut inside all the time, pretty much like what they do now,. I was surprised to hear in an interview he made that the left was his natural position because he could cross with either foot although the evidence when he was here suggested he couldn't!!

Mark Ward now there was a good crosser of the ball and old Harry Bombing down the wing and the near post cross although you actually need your forwards to make good runs for that to work!!!

Fifth Column 11:45 Mon Dec 30
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My main recollection of Kevin Keen was him repeatedly running cross field with the ball, playing a two yard backwards pass and running back to his position on the wing because he didn't want to lose the ball and generally wasn't good enough to take players on.

Chigwell 10:02 Mon Dec 30
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Jasnik said it: if you're going to play Snodgrass or Yarmalenko on the right, and Anderson on the left, they are all so one-footed that there is no hope of getting a snap cross in from the wings. Cresswell is able to cross on the few occasions he manages to get in position to do so, but being a left back he is usually too far back to cross dangerously.

Jasnik 5:50 Sun Dec 29
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Also where is stan the man when you need him

Jasnik 5:49 Sun Dec 29
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Takashi Miike 11:01 Fri Dec 27

agree . always like breaker for the same ..

Jasnik 5:48 Sun Dec 29
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I think they have been told not to cross.....
Or maybe they are on their wrong foot so make playing a cross really hard.. go on try to cross a ball with your wrong foot and tell me why you hit the corner flag.

SDKFZ 222 1:13 Sun Dec 29
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I remember Keen and we actually suffered and made fewer chances the season after he left.

Keep dreaming 1:09 Sun Dec 29
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Dan, ut was his shoulder.

Dan M 1:51 Sat Dec 28
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Ogbonna scored with his head against Arsenal*


*deflection but it wasn't an OG.

Keep dreaming 11:17 Fri Dec 27
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Hello, you sound like pellegrini. What do you think the reason is why we don't score a headed goal?

Hello Mrs. Jones 11:15 Fri Dec 27
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As apparently we are yet to score a headed goal, perhaps balls on the floor might be better.

Keep dreaming 11:06 Fri Dec 27
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I'm pretty sure it is two or more players in the championship that would be an upgrade on Cresswell and Fredericks

Takashi Miike 11:02 Fri Dec 27
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*gold*

Takashi Miike 11:01 Fri Dec 27
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loved keen. not the most talented player, but very fit and always worked hard. like geoff pike, he was undervalued by many (especially me) but worth his weight in good to a team

Andrew Ware 10:54 Fri Dec 27
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Remember Kevin Keen anyone?

Hugged the touch line like a limpet, made ground and crossed the ball.
Didn’t always look up but the forwards knew he get a cross in.

Gaffer58 10:19 Fri Dec 27
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In training they probably look like world beaters, our attackers against our defenders, it just when they have to play a real game against any other premier team you can see how crap they really are.

Keep dreaming 10:16 Fri Dec 27
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It's been a pattern for a long time. All mentioned chooses other options than a cross even if the settings were due to a cross.

Big team mantra bollocks is now a curse on our weak and slow players

chedylan 2 10:10 Fri Dec 27
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A few times yesterday when we got into good positions to cross the ball into the box we went back and started passing short through the middle.

master 10:03 Fri Dec 27
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Agreed

And who remembers the last time we crossed the ball first time without having to take a touch?

We just don't practice these things. Our training is purely passing it around until a through ball is on. With our slow midfield and dozy backline they appear in training and we probably look great.

It evidently doesn't happen against fit and switched on opposition.

Keep dreaming 9:44 Fri Dec 27
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Ag, when you dig yourselves a hole and jump in it?

Far Cough 9:41 Fri Dec 27
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It's called the Dracula syndrome

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