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    Post by Guest on Tue May 07 2013, 03:23

    this is why I think AVB has to take a large portion of the blame for the poor performance yesterday. He was the one to choose the front four of Dempsey, Defoe, Bale and Lennon. I was at the game too and, as you alluded to, every time one of our deeper players looked for a forward pass, Lennon held his width and the other three made runs beyond the last defender. I think AVB's plan might have been to take advantange of their high line with long balls over the top, but clearly it didn't work.

    Carroll and Holtby have both shown signs of being good pass-and-movers, and Siggy at least tends to play in the hole and look to receive passes into his feet; IMO we should have been playing a 4-3-3 / 4-2-3-1 with at least two of them in the team, to be able to pass around Southampton's press. At the very least we should have made changes along those lines at half-time, when AVB could surely see that whatever his gameplan had been, it wasn't working.

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