- Jul 7, 2012
Dier also have the ball away a lot though. 18 times, second to Jan on 19.Dier was let down by the front 4 today. They gave it away so cheaply so many times with sloppy passes. It just put us straight back under pressure.
Where are those stats from?Dier also have the ball away a lot though. 18 times, second to Jan on 19.
Definitely one of his better games in a long while though. Not the answer long term but if he can keep improving he can at least do a job until we have better options.
It was a ruptured and perforated appendix, followed by complications, followed by something else.I think it was appendicitis rather than a full ruptured appendix. Pretty routine, though for the rare few it can have additional complications. Normally takes 5-6 weeks to get back to relative full fitness. Whilst not ideal I don't think that's the reason his form dropped off a cliff prior or after the op.
Not for our game.Sofascore. They are high numbers. The average on the app (for midfielders and fullbacks) is probably closer to 10.
Exactly this. I hope the people who've been slagging him off never complain about players lacking loyalty. Loyalty works both ways.It's about time people started to cut the player some slack where this is all concerned. He is not 'shit' as many love to tell us, he is a wonderful footballer when he's fit and playing well.
Sad thing is, he's probably working hard trying to impress Jose in training but his body and health are failing him. We can't even claim that he offers leadership or reads the game well because he's struggling to even get to grips with the intensity of the game. Gotta give Skipp a chance moving forward.
Agreed. Thing is he was never great. He was solid enough in a team alongside Dembele and peak Wanyama, other than that he's only ever been average at best. He is now dreadful, looks utterly out of his depth every time he steps on the pitch. If Jose continues to give him such a key role it will be his downfall, I'm certain of it.Injuries and illness destroyed him, time to move on. Similar thing happened to Wanyama who was better. I thought he would become future captain but I said similar stuff about Sandro before. Even if he gets to his form from few years back it wouldn't be good enough, it was good then because he was young and had potential to be even better and be a complete DM. That potential is gone now and we need to do better. Like NBA with 3 point shooting, football has evolved to teams filled with athletes, agile DMs who can defend, fast fullbacks who can cross, pressing that starts from a forward.