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GW 5 Captain Poll

  • 13-09-2018 5:13am
    #1
    Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 9,532 Mod ✭✭✭✭ F1ngers


    Aguero for me.

    GW 5 Captain 147 votes

    Kane(LIV)
    0% 0 votes
    Salah(tot)
    1% 2 votes
    Mane(tot)
    1% 2 votes
    Vardy(bou)
    0% 1 vote
    Hazard(CAR)
    0% 0 votes
    Alonso(CAR)
    12% 19 votes
    Zaha(hud)
    4% 6 votes
    Aguero(FUL)
    0% 1 vote
    Aubameyang(new)
    76% 112 votes
    Lukaku(wat)
    1% 2 votes
    Walcott(WHU)
    0% 0 votes
    Arnautovic(eve)
    0% 1 vote
    Ings(BRI)
    0% 0 votes
    Other(comment in thread)
    0% 1 vote


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,022 ✭✭✭ jamesbere


    Going for hazard again this week


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,655 ✭✭✭✭ MicksJaguar


    Hazard


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,962 ✭✭✭ Hogey007


    Aguero for me, easy choice.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,158 Messiah Attractive Ventilator


    Torn between Kun and Hazard


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,022 ✭✭✭✭ Iused2likebusts


    Aguero


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,189 ✭✭✭✭ Shanotheslayer


    Are the people who were auto captain Salah doing it again this week?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,426 ✭✭✭ Pete_Cavan


    Lots of speculation about Sarri converting Hazard into a striker, I wonder is he tempted to try Hazard up front at home to Cardiff?


  • Registered Users Posts: 47,773 ✭✭✭✭ km79


    Pete_Cavan wrote: »
    Lots of speculation about Sarri converting Hazard into a striker, I wonder is he tempted to try Hazard up front at home to Cardiff?

    This has been discussed many times before
    But as a non owner I hope he does
    It’s a negative


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,102 ✭✭✭ Dearg81


    I'm tempted by Alonso as he's not really playing as a left back. I'd expect him to be higher up the pitch then most left midfielders against Cardiff at home and he's become even more dangerous with Hazard in the team.


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,295 ✭✭✭✭ Mint Sauce


    Are the people who were auto captain Salah doing it again this week?

    Yes. Even though its the 12.30 match!

    :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,189 ✭✭✭✭ Shanotheslayer


    Mint Sauce wrote: »
    Yes. Even though its the 12.30 match!

    :D

    12:30 Match
    Away to Spurs

    Whilst Aguero/Hazard have handier fixtures. Good luck :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,724 ✭✭✭✭ gammygils


    Kun's the man


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,083 ✭✭✭ Chesty08


    km79 wrote: »
    This has been discussed many times before
    But as a non owner I hope he does
    It’s a negative

    How is it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,083 ✭✭✭ Chesty08


    Agüero


  • Registered Users Posts: 47,773 ✭✭✭✭ km79


    Chesty08 wrote: »
    How is it?

    His best position is left of front 3
    It's where he normally plays
    It's where his best output comes from
    He isn't as effective with his back to goal


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,797 ✭✭✭✭ PARlance


    km79 wrote: »
    His best position is left of front 3
    It's where he normally plays
    It's where his best output comes from
    He isn't as effective with his back to goal

    Mertens wasn't a striker before Sarri got his hands on him and he's definitely not the type to be playing a traditional/old school back to goal striker.

    I think Hazard will excel as his central striker, if he makes that switch. And I think it's only a matter of time before we see it. Can't see Morata lasting long under him.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,124 ✭✭✭ The real mccoy 91


    Half tempted to go slightly left field with sterling probably will be kept on kun though


  • Registered Users Posts: 47,773 ✭✭✭✭ km79


    PARlance wrote: »
    Mertens wasn't a striker before Sarri got his hands on him and he's definitely not the type to be playing a traditional/old school back to goal striker.

    I think Hazard will excel as his central striker, if he makes that switch. And I think it's only a matter of time before we see it. Can't see Morata lasting long under him.
    It has been tried over the past 2 seasons
    He didn’t play as the traditional back to goal striker
    But he was still not in his best position which is coming in off the left
    Playing a one Two with the striker before scoring it Home

    I typed these exact words last season as a reason why I wasn’t getting him in before a good run of fixtures ...........

    He is playing football at the highest level for a fair while now and it hasn’t been as a striker for a reason

    This is a bit like the Kante debate which has gone very quiet for some reason ......


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,189 ✭✭✭✭ Shanotheslayer


    km79 wrote: »

    This is a bit like the Kante debate which has gone very quiet for some reason ......

    What's the debate? He is playing higher forward this year than last year that's a fact. The only debate is if he'll be an option at 5.5?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,102 ✭✭✭ Dearg81


    If Hazard is playing central then the real winner will probably be Pedro.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,022 ✭✭✭✭ Iused2likebusts


    Dearg81 wrote: »
    If Hazard is playing central then the real winner will probably be Pedro.

    Ye exactly it would mean a front 3 of willian hazard pedro. Guaranteeing a start for pedro who is a far more selfish player than hazard and more of a natural goalscorer. Cant see it happening this week with willian only back from brazil duty .


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,083 ✭✭✭ Chesty08


    km79 wrote: »
    PARlance wrote: »
    Mertens wasn't a striker before Sarri got his hands on him and he's definitely not the type to be playing a traditional/old school back to goal striker.

    I think Hazard will excel as his central striker, if he makes that switch. And I think it's only a matter of time before we see it. Can't see Morata lasting long under him.
    It has been tried over the past 2 seasons
    He didn’t play as the traditional back to goal striker
    But he was still not in his best position which is coming in off the left
    Playing a one Two with the striker before scoring it Home

    I typed these exact words last season as a reason why I wasn’t getting him in before a good run of fixtures ...........

    He is playing football at the highest level for a fair while now and it hasn’t been as a striker for a reason

    This is a bit like the Kante debate which has gone very quiet for some reason ......

    Conte and Sarri have two completely different styles of play.I wouldn't be comparing Hazard's central position under Conte to Sarri. To me it is similar to Salah under Klopp, further forward and more central but still wide as a 3 at times.
    He most definitely won't be a backs to the goal striker.


  • Registered Users Posts: 47,773 ✭✭✭✭ km79


    Chesty08 wrote: »
    Conte and Sarri have two completely different styles of play.I wouldn't be comparing Hazard's central position under Conte to Sarri. To me it is similar to Salah under Klopp, further forward and more central but still wide as a 3 at times.
    He most definitely won't be a backs to the goal striker.

    And I don’t think it will have a major positive impact on his output . Again.
    He has played the vast vast majority of his career in a different position for a reason imo


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,797 ✭✭✭✭ PARlance


    km79 wrote: »
    It has been tried over the past 2 seasons
    He didn’t play as the traditional back to goal striker
    But he was still not in his best position which is coming in off the left
    Playing a one Two with the striker before scoring it Home

    I typed these exact words last season as a reason why I wasn’t getting him in before a good run of fixtures ...........

    He is playing football at the highest level for a fair while now and it hasn’t been as a striker for a reason

    This is a bit like the Kante debate which has gone very quiet for some reason ......

    I don't think anyone really considered Kante??? Many joked but I don't think anyone on here went for him... despite it being clear as day that his role now is very different under Sarri. Much more freedom, getting into advanced positions regularly etc. He still wasn't a viable option.

    Re Hazard, I don't think you can base it on his past two seasons. As Chesty mentions, completely different managers and styles. Personally, I think we'll see a front three of Pedro - Hazard - Willian in the near future from Sarri... and I would have faith in Sarri / Hazard delivering on that, as well as the other two.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,654 ✭✭✭✭ Rikand


    Aguero ainec


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,155 ✭✭✭ Sideshow Mark


    10 minutes to go, will I keep it on Alonso? Resolve is waivering, seemed like genius last Monday.

    Chickened out! Aguero it is.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,102 ✭✭✭ Dearg81


    10 minutes to go, will I keep it on Alonso? Resolve is waivering, seemed like genius last Monday.

    Chickened out! Aguero it is.

    I chickened out too. Aguero is the safe boring pick and we'd be in trouble if he banged in another hattrick and didn't pick him. They'll probably both score in or around the same amount of points so best not to over think it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 47,773 ✭✭✭✭ km79


    km79 wrote: »
    It has been tried over the past 2 seasons
    He didn’t play as the traditional back to goal striker
    But he was still not in his best position which is coming in off the left
    Playing a one Two with the striker before scoring it Home

    I typed these exact words last season as a reason why I wasn’t getting him in before a good run of fixtures ...........

    He is playing football at the highest level for a fair while now and it hasn’t been as a striker for a reason

    This is a bit like the Kante debate which has gone very quiet for some reason ......

    Played off the left
    Got two goals by playing a one Two with central striker
    Case
    Closed
    ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,797 ✭✭✭✭ PARlance


    km79 wrote: »
    Played off the left
    Got two goals by playing a one Two with central striker
    Case
    Closed
    ;)

    1st goal. Central position for the step over, checks right and finish from RHS.

    2nd Goal. Alonso to Pedro on LHS. Pedro into Giroud & Hazard both central.

    3rd Goal. Central, from the peno spot :)

    Still reasonable doubt!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 47,773 ✭✭✭✭ km79


    PARlance wrote: »
    1st goal. Central position for the step over, checks right and finish from RHS.

    2nd Goal. Alonso to Pedro on LHS. Pedro into Giroud & Hazard both central.

    3rd Goal. Central, from the peno spot :)

    Still reasonable doubt!
    I didn’t mean he scored from the left hand side
    But I suspect you already are aware of this :D


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