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 Post subject: Kick it long
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:08 pm 
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If today is anything to go by, they'll be a few heart attacks before the season is done. We've reverted back to our keeper being incapable of kicking it long and instead passing out to a midfielder who is surrounded by 3 players.

I'm all for passing it short but only when the pass does not put us in danger! Time and time again we were our own worst enemy.


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 Post subject: Re: Kick it long
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:15 pm 
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LouisMKD wrote:
If today is anything to go by, they'll be a few heart attacks before the season is done. We've reverted back to our keeper being incapable of kicking it long and instead passing out to a midfielder who is surrounded by 3 players.

I'm all for passing it short but only when the pass does not put us in danger! Time and time again we were our own worst enemy.


Certainly agree with mixing it up and not making it easy for the opponents, when Robbo was here it was so easy for the opposition to play against us as they new before we kicked off how we would play. So easy to play against that type of play at this level, just press us high up the pitch and collect your three points at the end.


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 Post subject: Re: Kick it long
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:15 pm 
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LouisMKD wrote:
If today is anything to go by, they'll be a few heart attacks before the season is done. We've reverted back to our keeper being incapable of kicking it long and instead passing out to a midfielder who is surrounded by 3 players.

I'm all for passing it short but only when the pass does not put us in danger! Time and time again we were our own worst enemy.


It's not the MK way.

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 Post subject: Re: Kick it long
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:26 pm 
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I thought the short passing worked pretty well, considering the team are adapting to it. Wootton and Ward both did fine, as did Gilbey dropping back to the edge of the box. Certainly better than playing long to Agard, losing the ball, and then inviting pressure straight back on ourselves.


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 Post subject: Re: Kick it long
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:12 pm 
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Feel free to shoot me down but weren't we all complaining about sending it long now under RN? Now we're saying we want to send it long?


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 Post subject: Re: Kick it long
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:16 pm 
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Feel free to shoot me down but weren't we all complaining about sending it long now under RN? Now we're saying we want to send it long?

I just want us to score, I don’t care how we achieve it.

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 Post subject: Re: Kick it long
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:27 pm 
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At some stage, someone might have the brain wave of playing it both short and long at different stages in the game. Football shouldn't be played a formula, particularly if the answer ends up being minus 1.


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 Post subject: Re: Kick it long
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:54 pm 
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familymkdonsfan wrote:
At some stage, someone might have the brain wave of playing it both short and long at different stages in the game. Football shouldn't be played a formula, particularly if the answer ends up being minus 1.


This

I was watching an under nines match this morning, they were capable of doing it, a very good under 9 team I admit, but they have been coached brilliantly in short and long play.

An extremely entertaining game too

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 Post subject: Re: Kick it long
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:18 pm 
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WellDon wrote:
YoungDon wrote:
Feel free to shoot me down but weren't we all complaining about sending it long now under RN? Now we're saying we want to send it long?

I just want us to score, I don’t care how we achieve it.

Dream on mate :(

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 Post subject: Re: Kick it long
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Scribble wrote:
familymkdonsfan wrote:
At some stage, someone might have the brain wave of playing it both short and long at different stages in the game. Football shouldn't be played a formula, particularly if the answer ends up being minus 1.


This

Yes, this. We were meant to be doing that with Neilson, adding some height and strength to the skill but he went much too far. Now it looks like we are just going straight back to the other extreme.
It happens with so many things in life: things go from one wrong extreme to the other without stopping where they should somewhere in the middle.

Scribble wrote:
I was watching an under nines match this morning, they were capable of doing it, a very good under 9 team I admit, but they have been coached brilliantly in short and long play.

An extremely entertaining game too

Too bad the transfer windows ended, we could've got one of the under 9's on loan. It would have been mutually beneficial: you know, helping the development of another exciting young talent and giving us another useful option in the squad. ;)


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