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    March wasn't tearing up trees and I'm not sure Izquierdo touched the ball in the second half, yet there was no indication that Knockaert was going to be given a run out at all.

    He didn't make the squad v Chelsea and an unused sub today when it felt like we needed to try, well, something or anything in the second half.

    I was slightly surprised we didn't see him given a go at some point tonight.

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      I love Chris.

      I will always love his Chris. But I find his lack of attacking subs/delaying until the last few mins of match utterly baffling. When our inverted wingers are such a massive part of how we play I just don’t understand why they’re not subbed when looking totally out on their feet.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Richy_Seagull View Post
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      I love Chris.

      I will always love his Chris. But I find his lack of attacking subs/delaying until the last few mins of match utterly baffling. When our inverted wingers are such a massive part of how we play I just don’t understand why they’re not subbed when looking totally out on their feet.
      Or switching them, just to give the opposition full backs something different to think about. Remember March on the left at Birmingham last season. Would it be so ridiculous to give him 15 minutes there at some point during a game like tonight?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Richy_Seagull View Post
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      I love Chris.

      I will always love his Chris. But I find his lack of attacking subs/delaying until the last few mins of match utterly baffling. When our inverted wingers are such a massive part of how we play I just don’t understand why they’re not subbed when looking totally out on their feet.
      I think its easy to understand - he doesn't want to disrupt our defensive shape & understanding by making certain subs late on in games, presumably considering that the odds of a sub making a positive attacking change are less than the odds of us conceding at the other end as a result, particularly in an away game where we are under pressure and have a valuable point on the line (we'd have been in the relegation zone if we'd lost)

      Whether one agrees with this is of course up to them, but the logic makes sense
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      March wasn't tearing up trees and I'm not sure Izquierdo touched the ball in the second half, yet there was no indication that Knockaert was going to be given a run out at all.

      He didn't make the squad v Chelsea and an unused sub today when it felt like we needed to try, well, something or anything in the second half.

      I was slightly surprised we didn't see him given a go at some point tonight.
      We said exactly the same. I caused mild excitement when I said it looked like he was coming on - then the sub stood up and it was Kayal


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      We said exactly the same. I caused mild excitement when I said it looked like he was coming on - then the sub stood up and it was Kayal
      @Goldstone1976 got excited when Izquierdo crossed with his left foot. It was Bong.
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      @Goldstone1976 got excited when Izquierdo crossed with his left foot. It was Bong.



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      March wasn't tearing up trees and I'm not sure Izquierdo touched the ball in the second half, yet there was no indication that Knockaert was going to be given a run out at all.

      He didn't make the squad v Chelsea and an unused sub today when it felt like we needed to try, well, something or anything in the second half.

      I was slightly surprised we didn't see him given a go at some point tonight.
      I hope he plays on Saturday.
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      @Goldstone1976 got excited when Izquierdo crossed with his left foot. It was Bong.
      I did. It was.

      I just want Izquierdo to use his pace to take his man on, get to the byline and swing a cross in with his left foot.

      It’s not going to happen, is it?

      On AK - did anyone notice that he was the last sub off the pitch at half time? He walked very slowly back to the touch line, constantly looking over his shoulder at the away fans. My interpretation was that he was looking for some adulation. A little bit needy. Want some adulation? Perform like you did last season, and the adulation will flow.

      That said, I would have brought him on - Solly wasn’t giving us too much; he’d have offered something different.
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      Just lacking that bit of genius to unlock the defence 2nd half. AK can do that at times.
      March won the penalty, so cant be to harsh. Izquierdo despite some important contributions at times doesn't look like a 13M player to me.
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