Match Thread: Arsenal v Newcastle (FA Cup 3rd Round)

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Re: Match Thread: Arsenal v Newcastle (FA Cup 3rd Round)

Post by Bodacious Benny » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:09 am

I think Murphy is our best crosser of the ball, not got much competition for that accolade but I’ve always thought he’s had a bit of quality.
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Re: Match Thread: Arsenal v Newcastle (FA Cup 3rd Round)

Post by Colly » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:23 am

I agree. He's up there for set piece taker too, which again is very faint praise but there's only really him and Ritchie that can even attempt a corner.

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Re: Match Thread: Arsenal v Newcastle (FA Cup 3rd Round)

Post by originallad » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:28 am

ALF wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:25 pm
Matt Ritchie is beyond terrible now.
He needs dropping. His crossing and set pieces have been woeful recently. He's also been giving away fouls on a regular basis. Can't fault his effort, but he's been s***.

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Re: Match Thread: Arsenal v Newcastle (FA Cup 3rd Round)

Post by Bodacious Benny » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:42 am

Listening to the True Faith podcast, they make a good point that our main striker for this game (Carroll) is getting praise for his performance based on how well he defended <laugh>

I'm still surprised that Gayle didn't start given that he's not had much game time in the league.
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Re: Match Thread: Arsenal v Newcastle (FA Cup 3rd Round)

Post by ALF » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:58 am

Murphy has brilliant technique but he really needs to work on his decision making. Too often he tries too much.

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Re: Match Thread: Arsenal v Newcastle (FA Cup 3rd Round)

Post by Speedo » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:26 am

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:42 am
Listening to the True Faith podcast, they make a good point that our main striker for this game (Carroll) is getting praise for his performance based on how well he defended <laugh>

I'm still surprised that Gayle didn't start given that he's not had much game time in the league.
Hopefully he'll start tonight 🙏
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Re: Match Thread: Arsenal v Newcastle (FA Cup 3rd Round)

Post by Bodacious Benny » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:07 am

ALF wrote:
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Murphy has brilliant technique but he really needs to work on his decision making. Too often he tries too much.
Same with Miggy. Though I guess when you play 95% of the game with literally no options or movement in front of you it’s tricky <laugh>
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Re: Match Thread: Arsenal v Newcastle (FA Cup 3rd Round)

Post by Remember Colo » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:41 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:07 am
ALF wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:58 am
Murphy has brilliant technique but he really needs to work on his decision making. Too often he tries too much.
Same with Miggy. Though I guess when you play 95% of the game with literally no options or movement in front of you it’s tricky <laugh>
Or in Murphy's case, you're often coming on in the final minutes while trailing or drawing and expected to create some of the first chances of the match. Can understand why a young attacker trying to earn playing time might force things a bit.

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