I think that we played one of our strongest teams, without noble slowing the play down we look like a better side. Also, now that bilic has dropped adrian, we now have safe hands in goal. All adrian does is dive around for the cameras to make his saves look better, putting the team in trouble. Once we get Carrol back I think we will be back to winning form and will most likely finish in the top 10 this year.
The new formation suits us well but they only problem, is that it means antonio is a right wing back which means he cant get foward as much making him an attackive threat. Also I love Kouyate at centre back but I think we are missing him in midfield - maybe we could put him in the middle with obiang, reid out on the right cenre and collins in the middle. As much as I love Noble, I think he is a great player but hes very slow and although he slows the play down, most of the time he doesnt have any options in the middle which is why he seems to get so much abuse from the crowd even though that isnt his fault. We deserved at least a point at tottenham and I think we played pretty well - zaza was ok but Nordveit just shows he has a lack of discipline and that he isnt good enough to play for West Hamposting.php?mode=reply&f=11&t=2260#
Just goes to show how people watch games differently and how opinions differ .
Yes we played a strong team but if there is one fixture a season in which you can rely on Noble it's this one .
Safe pair of hands ? Did you SEE their second goal ?
Carroll back ?
Let's hope not . Playing Carroll requires a totally different system and personnel changes and this one , with a fitter Sakho , could be the making of us so Carroll ? No thanks .
Kouyote as part of our 3 man defence is one of the main reasons it's working , along with Reid of course , a pair of absolute rocks .
So why return him to the midfield , where he has been shocking this season , just to out Noble ?....oh and imo Collins hasn't the pace to be first choice in a 3 .
Welcome to the forum by the way , all about opinions