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Re: Romaine Sawyers
« Reply #700 on: October 26, 2020, 11:21:38 PM »
Not even in the squad tonight. Maybe Slav has seen the light with him and knows he’s not good enough
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« Reply #701 on: October 27, 2020, 06:53:43 AM »
He is better than Harper and is an option from the bench in a more advanced position. You have to imagine he is injured or self isolating.
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« Reply #702 on: October 27, 2020, 07:50:45 AM »

Romaine Sawyers.....  Day are numbered.
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« Reply #703 on: October 27, 2020, 01:22:54 PM »
Not even in the squad tonight. Maybe Slav has seen the light with him and knows he’s not good enough
Think and hope you're wrong.  We've all seen how form dips with certain players and maybe Sawyers is going through one of those dips now. That can change. I'm sure everyone on this board can think of games when he's been top notch. At his best he links up effortlessly with the other creative players and helps play the kind of football that Billic is trying to play.
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Re: Romaine Sawyers
« Reply #704 on: October 27, 2020, 02:43:50 PM »
Romaine Sawyers.....  Day are numbered.

Not sure about this and agree with Baggies, perhaps he is injured and or isolating. If we do play in a similar fashion to the last 30 minutes of yesterday, ie higher up the pitch with a technical player (Krovinovic yesterday) as the deepest midfielder then Sawyers absolutely has a part to play, he is excellent at progressing the play when there are options available. He is also a viable option to be the central midfielder that drifts forward in between the lines like Krovinovic was to start yesterday and Periera was at the end.

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« Reply #705 on: November 22, 2020, 02:45:50 PM »
Thought he did ok last night. Possibly his most solid game of the season. He seemed to take less chances when in position than he has previously and he kept us moving along well. Hard to judge between him and Krov though at the moment.

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« Reply #706 on: November 22, 2020, 02:53:00 PM »
Sadly I don’t think he’s a premier league player. Too ponderous. He’s a footballer for sure but needs a little too long on the ball I think.

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Re: Romaine Sawyers
« Reply #707 on: November 22, 2020, 02:56:52 PM »
He's championship level, no better.

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« Reply #708 on: November 22, 2020, 02:59:36 PM »
Sadly I don’t think he’s a premier league player. Too ponderous. He’s a footballer for sure but needs a little too long on the ball I think.

Have to agree, he is too slow of thought, too ponderous on the ball, just not good enough at this level, back up player only.
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Re: Romaine Sawyers
« Reply #709 on: November 22, 2020, 03:11:22 PM »
Yep, decent on the ball but an absolute nightmare off it. The amount of times ive seen a ball go past his feet, not even at speed,  in his immediate vicinity and not stop it or try too winds me up.

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« Reply #710 on: Today at 12:08:57 AM »
I thought he put in a good performance today. He is very composed and has a good awareness around him, which is important in transforming defence into attack.
It looks like he is thinking what he does as opposed to those players who just blast the  ball forwards. It looks like he helps Pereira alot.
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« Reply #711 on: Today at 12:10:41 AM »
Good enough for the PL ON the ball just needs to get better off it. Improvement from previous though for sure.

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« Reply #712 on: Today at 12:14:09 AM »
Much better today. I have faith that he will do well at this level and he was excellent tonight.

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« Reply #713 on: Today at 12:34:25 AM »
Much better today. I have faith that he will do well at this level and he was excellent tonight.

No he wasnt, he was OK tonight  nothing better than that l.

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« Reply #714 on: Today at 01:13:32 AM »
His passing was excellent, numerous times he kept the ball and rotated into space intelligently with Pereira and Robinson. His positional play to close down the space in front of defence was also very good for an hour. In the last 20 minutes he fell apart. He was a defensive no show for the last ten minutes - not sure if that was down to fatigue or mentality. So a mixed bag from him overall. Fact is Sheff Utd had 22 goal attempts and an XG of over 3 which should never have been possible, that is Man City levels.

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« Reply #715 on: Today at 01:28:45 AM »
Interesting that when we concede so many shots normally the blame is put on the midfield, but not today for some reason.

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« Reply #716 on: Today at 02:32:47 AM »
His passing was excellent, numerous times he kept the ball and rotated into space intelligently with Pereira and Robinson. His positional play to close down the space in front of defence was also very good for an hour. In the last 20 minutes he fell apart. He was a defensive no show for the last ten minutes - not sure if that was down to fatigue or mentality. So a mixed bag from him overall. Fact is Sheff Utd had 22 goal attempts and an XG of over 3 which should never have been possible, that is Man City levels.

Agree he has been much better than earlier in the season and seems to be linking up well with some of our creative players. I do still feel that there are a number of times where a simple pass if often misplaced behind the player; maybe not leading to a turnover but often killing any possible forward momentum and needing us to reset.

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« Reply #717 on: Today at 08:12:25 AM »
He was better, passed well and started a number of moves from deep. He's style of play takes alot of pressure of the defence and moves us effectively up the pitch.

I've always found him poor off the ball, unable to spot runs and follow his man. Watch the Baldock chance which he should of scored. Sawyers must see the run and does nothing, should have been 1-1 and Sawyers would have then had a bad game.

Unless he can improve on his defensive game I don't think he'll l cut it in the PL

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« Reply #718 on: Today at 08:14:09 AM »
We know what Sawyers is, he is a deep lying playmaker who excels in ticking the ball over and progressing it up the field. He is also poor defensively in the tackle and tracking players.

It is no surprise that he looked much better tonight when he had options ahead of him to play the ball in to. He had two forwards, a number 10 and sometimes two wing backs as options to find tonight, in other games not so much and so the positive side of his game has been ineffective. It really is about systems and players.

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« Reply #719 on: Today at 10:27:37 AM »
Watched him closely last night, he was fantastic IMO. Linked with Pereira, shielded the ball well, really smart passing and progressed defence into attack a lot! Next time the box to box hustling Gallagher he is better than when he's next to Livermore who doesn't have the engine.

We still struggle though with needing a "Yacob." I'd be sacrificing one of the three central defenders for a defensive midfielder and it has to be addressed in January.

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« Reply #720 on: Today at 10:41:06 AM »
He had a great game last night. Well done Romaine, let's have lots more of that.
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« Reply #721 on: Today at 01:41:24 PM »
The last two games Sawyer's has looked a lot better , and a tad quicker too.

Seems to be given the ball less away too.
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Re: Romaine Sawyers
« Reply #722 on: Today at 01:53:16 PM »
Watched him closely last night, he was fantastic IMO. Linked with Pereira, shielded the ball well, really smart passing and progressed defence into attack a lot! Next time the box to box hustling Gallagher he is better than when he's next to Livermore who doesn't have the engine.

We still struggle though with needing a "Yacob." I'd be sacrificing one of the three central defenders for a defensive midfielder and it has to be addressed in January.
I would maybe be tempted to restrict Gallagher's getting forward quite so much, that might result in a better balance - it was great what he did yesterday in a "must win", but we look so open at times it is painful, and Sawyers still stops tracking his man back too often, he let the full back go free for the one he blazed over the bar from about 10 yards.

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« Reply #723 on: Today at 02:34:40 PM »
I would maybe be tempted to restrict Gallagher's getting forward quite so much, that might result in a better balance - it was great what he did yesterday in a "must win", but we look so open at times it is painful, and Sawyers still stops tracking his man back too often, he let the full back go free for the one he blazed over the bar from about 10 yards.

YESS! A confident and on form Sawyers with Gallagher as part of our midfield, could add a bit of real quality. Gallagher, good as he is, might be far more effective if he 'times' his forward forays a bit better. Sawyers would also benefit so much if Gallagher stays deep a bit more, to  give a bit more defensive cover, instead of trying to be everywhere at once.  Playing like he does is Gallagher's natural game though, and it would be a travesty to restrict him too much.

Same with Sawyers, work-rate and defensive cover are key parts, but Sawyers strengths are also different and he should be within reason allowed to play to them.

It is as you say Mulligan, about giving us a better balance, Gallagher would also last the full 90 better if he didn't try to cover quite so much ground and let the game come to him a bit more instead of chasing it. It's probably about experience and when he gets this to add to his skill and athleticism he really is going to be some talent. We must enjoy him whilst we can.

Sawyers and Gallagher together though could form the basis of a very workable midfield for this season.

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