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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #1950 on: November 11, 2018, 09:36:18 PM »
I want him in the middle now when fit , he hasn't got the legs for the attacking role anymore . Let him pick passes from back there and he'll be fine.
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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #1951 on: November 11, 2018, 09:46:05 PM »
He played very well yesterday, I agree.

I haven't called James Morrison a bad player - he's a very useful tool to have. My issue is one regarding his fitness. If he puts a run of games together then fantastic, but my suspicion is that he will break down in due course and we'll have to suffer watching Brunt in the middle instead

 James Morrison isn't a bad player in fact on his day he is more than useful, he can be a game changer.
What he as always lacked is consistency now added with fitness issues he should have been let go at the end of last season if not before when Middlesbrough came in for him.
 

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« Reply #1952 on: November 11, 2018, 09:53:38 PM »
James Morrison isn't a bad player in fact on his day he is more than useful, he can be a game changer.
What he as always lacked is consistency now added with fitness issues he should have been let go at the end of last season if not before when Middlesbrough came in for him.
 
A lot of that though was as the only midfield attacker behind the only forward , many seasons of putting 10 players behind the ball as well .
Personally think the middle CM role will bring out a new player in him at his age .
Injuries avoided of course!
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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #1953 on: November 11, 2018, 10:57:14 PM »
If Morrison is now being re-modelled by switching to a deeper role instead if his AM role, then that ever present need to sign a peak proper AM is even greater.  Phillips did well last night and time will tell but I can't see it being a long term role for him (and we can't rely on his fitness). 

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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #1954 on: November 12, 2018, 08:28:37 AM »
With Barnes likely going back to Leicester in the 1st weej of January, attacking midfield was always going to be a priority anyway. Phillips was great Saturday but that was on the counter attack.  I'm not sure itbis Phillips style to play infront of a more congested, deeper defence so I agree this is further proof we will need a new AM in the first few weeks of January.

Have said all season I would like to see Morrison given a deeper role, just to try it out. He is a more natural fit than Brunt, and it is natural for a player like Morrison to drop deeper as he gets older. He was never a pure attacking midfielder anyway for me, although he did link midfield and attack well. It isn't a huge change for him to switch to a slightly deeper role alongside the battling defensive midfielder.

If he has the same energy levels as he did Saturday, he has to be a better option than Brunt.
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« Reply #1955 on: November 12, 2018, 08:30:50 AM »
With Barnes likely going back to Leicester in the 1st weej of January,
Haven't Leicester said that isn't going to happen?
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« Reply #1956 on: November 12, 2018, 09:07:02 AM »
Haven't Leicester said that isn't going to happen?
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think that's what was reported a few weeks back.hope it's true anyway.

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« Reply #1957 on: November 12, 2018, 09:08:25 AM »
Haven't Leicester said that isn't going to happen?
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Puel has said many times that they aren't looking to bring him back as it stands.
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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #1958 on: November 12, 2018, 09:15:02 AM »
Haven't Leicester said that isn't going to happen?
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As it stands it looks like he's here for the season.

Whether injuries/transfers in January change that, who knows.

Morrison in the DM position works for me, more natural fit than Brunt being in there. Going forward it has to be Livermore next to Mozza/Barry dependant on fitness etc.
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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #1959 on: December 03, 2018, 11:40:58 PM »
Was SUPERB tonight until the fuel ran out.  Doubted if he would be influential this year but looks fitter and faster than he has for a few years and always looks FORWARD.  Well done Mozza! Sad indictment of our recruitment over the last 5 years that he is the only forward minded CM player we have.  If he breaks down again we are in deep.

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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #1960 on: December 10, 2018, 03:23:15 AM »
As well as Barry did for the first part of the game v villa he isn't mobile enough so Morrison if fit has to come back in for me. And hopefully when we find ourselves ahead in games Barry needs to come on for him.

Whilst it's good to see him fit again he doesn't look like he has 90 minutes in the tank let alone for 2 games a week.
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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #1961 on: February 10, 2019, 12:55:59 AM »
is this bloke still on the books? Attenborough will be doing a special on this rare species anytime soon.

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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #1962 on: February 10, 2019, 01:04:35 AM »
is this bloke still on the books? Attenborough will be doing a special on this rare species anytime soon.


Been superb every time he's played. They don't get injured on purpose.
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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #1963 on: February 10, 2019, 09:06:39 AM »
Superb is pushing it a touch. Also, it was entirely predictable given his injury record over the last 3-4 years that his season would be like this.

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« Reply #1964 on: February 10, 2019, 10:14:15 AM »

Been superb every time he's played. They don't get injured on purpose.
As usual, massively overstating the form and contribution of your favourites. Morrison had a couple of decent games and was pretty much anonymous for the rest of them, and that's being generous. Actually, this has been the pattern for the last few years - puts in a couple of decent performances, followed by a long run where he is poor. Put this together with his injury record (agreed that's not his fault, but it shouldn't be ignored either) and his high wages, and he is one we should be looking to say goodbye to in the summer if he doesn't trigger a second year.

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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #1965 on: February 10, 2019, 10:19:21 AM »
He's never really been quite the same player since the foot infection.  I think he now wears specially designed boots where he lost a chunk of flesh.

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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #1966 on: February 10, 2019, 10:23:29 AM »
Like Brunt, Mozza has been a fantastic servant for the club. Scored some superb, important goals and has given his all.

My only criticism is not to do with his injuries. It's that every new years day game he's played in, he's run around with blood shot eyes nursing a hangover!

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« Reply #1967 on: February 10, 2019, 10:29:42 AM »
Love Mozza but inconsistent form and terrible injury record  the last 4/5 years
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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #1968 on: February 10, 2019, 10:30:10 AM »
Bone idle of Albion in the summer to give him a new contract - merely meant that we would not have to do any proper recruitment to replace him. Instead, we just kicked the can down the road and prayed he would be fit.

Morrison must not believe his luck. We've given a deal to someone who is constantly injured, rarely available for selection and whose last good performance must be knocking on two or more years ago.

I still stand by these comments

Does anyone know anything about his injury?
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« Reply #1969 on: February 10, 2019, 10:32:11 AM »
I would suspect at least some of the January in-comings not only pushed him further down the pecking order but were done to mitigate his frequent absences   
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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #1970 on: February 10, 2019, 12:04:37 PM »
Still a decent player but too injury prone. Shocked to hear that HE has the option. I despair at the board, i really do.

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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #1971 on: February 10, 2019, 03:03:58 PM »
Do the honourable thing at the end of this season Mozza - walk
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« Reply #1972 on: February 10, 2019, 03:11:29 PM »
Do the honourable thing at the end of this season Mozza - walk

There is very little honour in Football now. Fully expect him to take his option at the end of the season,sit back and laugh!

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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #1973 on: February 10, 2019, 03:13:58 PM »
If his wage doubles if we go up that's insane.

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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #1974 on: February 10, 2019, 04:19:46 PM »
We was crazy do give him a new contract beginning of the season with his recent injury record. Needs to be moved on or let go.