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Maringer
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How many teams have we seen with a creative midfield in the past few seasons? Not many. It's generally the pacy or skilful wide players or strong strikers who have caused the problems.

With the best will in the world, we were never going to dominate midfield when Woolford, Welsh or Rose were in the middle, regardless of who was playing alongside them.

I think a couple of players (or a few, depending on the formation) who can get around the pitch well, tackle, challenge and also pass the ball a bit are good enough for this division. If we're going to be playing with a midfield 3 again this season, hopefully Whitehouse will be the difference playing alongside those two. I think Clifton struggled at times last season in comparison to the end of the previous one but we were told he was playing with an injury so hopefully he'll be improved this time around.
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Quoted from Son of Cod

Clifton and Hess lack creativity but to say they aren't a strong pairing is madness, in my opinion. I'd say that with Whitehouse coming back CM is the strongest area of our squad. Each to their own though.

We're  in dire need of attacking width and creativity.


I’d say they are hard working and tidy with good energy but what can they offer us offensively in terms of assists and goals? Very little combined last season and we need to do better in this area in my view. I like them both and think they are important but we need at least one more quality player with an end product in centre mid.


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Cockerill snd cunnington didn't offer much going forward, but they were a strong pairing


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Cockerill snd cunnington didn't offer much going forward, but they were a strong pairing


They had Gilbert...
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Not only is it the quality of the signings, but also how early some business has been done to get the correct people in.

Not only can the players get to grips with formation/tactics, but it's surely peace of mind for them and their families


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You would have to explain that, they lack creativity but they are a strong pairing?


What is hard to grasp? Creativity is just one aspect of a midfield. Both of these posts sum it up well...

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How many teams have we seen with a creative midfield in the past few seasons? Not many. It's generally the pacy or skilful wide players or strong strikers who have caused the problems.

With the best will in the world, we were never going to dominate midfield when Woolford, Welsh or Rose were in the middle, regardless of who was playing alongside them.

I think a couple of players (or a few, depending on the formation) who can get around the pitch well, tackle, challenge and also pass the ball a bit are good enough for this division. If we're going to be playing with a midfield 3 again this season, hopefully Whitehouse will be the difference playing alongside those two. I think Clifton struggled at times last season in comparison to the end of the previous one but we were told he was playing with an injury so hopefully he'll be improved this time around.


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I’d say they are hard working and tidy with good energy but what can they offer us offensively in terms of assists and goals? Very little combined last season and we need to do better in this area in my view. I like them both and think they are important but we need at least one more quality player with an end product in centre mid.


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Exactly, and Childs.  This is the point some posters are making.
That cm partnership, with Whitehouse could work with creative wide players.
Oh for a Joe Waters, Jack of all trades and master of them all


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There is this possibility:

MJ has seen the value of having an experienced forward in this league (Thomas), but experience
and youth don't happen together.

He wants to play 2 strikers and develop younger players (as he's said).
He wants (at least) one of the strikers to be "experienced".  And maybe play a youngster alongside.
So he'd need 2 experienced strikers to cover age/injury/suspension issues.

He may start with both Hanson and Green whenever they're both fit - but he doesn't have to.


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Cockerill snd cunnington didn't offer much going forward, but they were a strong pairing


Are you off your head?!?! They both weighed in with loads of goals and a share of assists.


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Cockerill snd cunnington didn't offer much going forward, but they were a strong pairing


Really?



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