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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #50 on: March 01, 2011, 08:01:12 AM »
He looked ok, but not his best.

He helped the team out when needed just wasnt his usual effect self going forward.
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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #51 on: March 01, 2011, 10:39:12 AM »
Give the bloke a break - rest him

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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #52 on: March 01, 2011, 10:55:17 AM »
I think some of the comments about tonights performance are a bit unfair. Ok not too much came off for him but I thought his commitment (like everyone elses was very good, he harried, worked hard and tackled. The early season flair has gone somewhat but a much better overall performance than in the last few matches. I really dont understand why we always need a scapegoat. Is this something that happens at every club?

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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #53 on: March 01, 2011, 12:40:43 PM »
I don't see him being made a scapegoat anywhere. I feel for the bloke.

He is not good enough or strong enough to play centre midfield, he bottles 50/50's and looks lost unless the opposition give him the freedom of the park which in this league he won't get.

He is a winger and is one of the best around so why the persistance to take that away from him ?
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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #54 on: March 01, 2011, 12:45:29 PM »
I don't see him being made a scapegoat anywhere. I feel for the bloke.

He is not good enough or strong enough to play centre midfield, he bottles 50/50's and looks lost unless the opposition give him the freedom of the park which in this league he won't get.

He is a winger and is one of the best around so why the persistance to take that away from him ?

Totally agree. I for one thought he could be very affective in the middle... I was wrong. He is is shocking at tackling, and seems lost. but he is a fantastic winger on either side and thats where he needs to play. He is on 9 yellows after last night, however am I right in thinking that the amnesty on yellow cards was today?

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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #55 on: March 01, 2011, 12:52:02 PM »
I thought he worked hard last night but nothing really went for him in an attacking sense.

He'll technically start on the right of midfield but because hes left footed he'll naturally cut inside.  Hodgson emplyed the same tactic with Damien Duff. 

With Thomas the same on the left hand side being right footed, we lack width but thats provided by our fullbacks.

The formation gives us numbers in the middle and makes us solid in there especially with Mulumbu and Scharner.

Still think thats the best formation for us to play.  4-2-3-1.
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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #56 on: March 01, 2011, 01:09:51 PM »
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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #57 on: March 01, 2011, 01:30:24 PM »
IMO it seems like we are taking away his strengths. Put him on the wing and let him whip some crosses in because they can cause big problems for defenders

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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #58 on: March 01, 2011, 01:33:07 PM »
If were going to play Fortune, we need to have Brunt on the left for crosses.
If were going to play Odemwingie, id give Brunt a rest and play Vela one side and Thomas the other, Brunt looks tired and though he needs a week to regain some passion and form.
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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #59 on: March 01, 2011, 02:17:43 PM »
Brunt is NEVER a centre midfield

S.Reid is captain material, brunty finds it hard to motivate himself at times !

I prefer Brunt on the left, whipping in quality balls

On the right though, him cutting in and shooting is great

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Re: Chris Brunt
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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #61 on: March 01, 2011, 05:35:36 PM »
Give the bloke a break - rest him

Agree totakky, this is the time to rest him, get him raring to go for the final push
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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #62 on: March 01, 2011, 05:41:13 PM »
He'll get a rest soon ,last night was his 9th booking 1 more and he gets 2 games off :)
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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #63 on: March 02, 2011, 12:51:55 AM »
is it that obvious, who do you give it to?, big Jonas has already said he doesn't want it

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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #64 on: March 17, 2012, 08:23:02 PM »
Is he good enough for a top half EPL team?

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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #65 on: March 17, 2012, 08:26:17 PM »
Not one that relies on quick counter-attacking movement from its wide players he isnt, no. He slows the game too much. IMHO.
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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #66 on: March 17, 2012, 08:27:40 PM »
I'm a Brunt fan, but he was utterly inept today.
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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #67 on: March 17, 2012, 08:28:47 PM »
I think he is a great player which doesn't suit current system. Neither does Long.

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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #68 on: March 17, 2012, 08:30:23 PM »
SLOW, SLOW and SLOW.........................very poor today and the team looked back to it's lathargic self with him and the cumbersome Scharner in midfield. All the drive and pace had gone out of the team.
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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #69 on: March 17, 2012, 08:37:55 PM »
Brunt is an excellent midfielder but our current system just doesn't suit him. Midfield now looks disjointed, if they are supposed to be inter-changing then to have Scharner out wide and Brunt in the middle whilst trying to defend is pointless.

Our fast attacking side is brought to a standstill at times. I wouldn't write him off though as he does possess quality but I don't think we miss him as much as people try to make out at times.
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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #70 on: March 17, 2012, 08:44:11 PM »
Also a lot of questions to be asked of Shane Long..may struggle to fit into our 4-5-1 formation. 

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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #71 on: March 17, 2012, 08:54:25 PM »
he is pants...... i wouldnt pick him!
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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #72 on: March 17, 2012, 08:55:08 PM »
the reason thomas and pete works on either isde is they dont swap flanks, after 15mins today brunt and thomas swapped, then brunt went wandering in the middle which makes the 3 in the middle cover for him. he was all over the place and it affects the shape of the team. being the captain and good set piece taker will keep him in the team which i believe will hinder the way we played few games ago when it all the players seemed natural in there positions.

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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #73 on: March 17, 2012, 08:55:33 PM »
Poor today but lets not forget this is only his second game after a very long lay off. I agree that he doesn't suit the fast, counter attacking 451 system that we have been playing in recent weeks. It requires pace out wide, something which Brunt simply doesn't have. Perhaps a move inside as part of a midfield 3 could work...
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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #74 on: March 17, 2012, 08:59:02 PM »
Poor today but lets not forget this is only his second game after a very long lay off. I agree that he doesn't suit the fast, counter attacking 451 system that we have been playing in recent weeks. It requires pace out wide, something which Brunt simply doesn't have. Perhaps a move inside as part of a midfield 3 could work...

Is not and never will be a centre midfielder especially in the Prem, he does not have the stamina, discipline or work ethic for it. Yes he puts decent balls through at times (usually coming in from wide) but would I have him in the centre over any other player we have ? not at any time.

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