This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

Our midfield

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix Archive' started by StefanWolves, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. StefanWolves

    StefanWolves Just doesn't shut up

    Messages:
    30,112
    Likes Received:
    4,198
    Joined:
    May 22, 2011
    Of McDonald and Price is nowhere near good enough. Competition also not good enough. We do not create chances!

    1 x CAM 1 x centre midfielder needed if we are to challenge in the top 6.
     
  2. Sephiroth

    Sephiroth Has a lot to say

    Messages:
    1,778
    Likes Received:
    765
    Joined:
    May 4, 2006
    Not good enough yet won 5 of our last 7 is it? With no defeats?
     
  3. North West Wanderer

    North West Wanderer Just doesn't shut up

    Messages:
    36,513
    Likes Received:
    3,837
    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    It's far too deep and today Price was downright poor

    Ideally I'd upgrade but I don't think this is viable.
     
  4. Aylesbury Wolf

    Aylesbury Wolf Has a lot to say

    Messages:
    1,934
    Likes Received:
    1,159
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2014
    Or is it more the case that we don't have the quality to play alongside these 2?
     
  5. Taffywolf

    Taffywolf Just doesn't shut up

    Messages:
    9,104
    Likes Received:
    592
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2005
    How anyone can say Kmac is not good enough I'll never know. The issue is he's playing alongside a partner who clearly isn't good enough so has to do most himself. Everything good goes through him. Price doesn't do enough to help us dominate games.
     
  6. No problem Mac and Price holding as it shores up our dodgy defence. They did their job. The failure today was the other four who couldn't build anything.
     
  7. Sandwell Wolf

    Sandwell Wolf Just doesn't shut up

    Messages:
    3,549
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    3 players today looked like they actually wanted to be there.

    Van la Parra, Stearman and Batth. Ikeme didn't really have much to do.

    Rest of them were $$$$ing awful.
     
  8. NewarkWolf

    NewarkWolf Just doesn't shut up

    Messages:
    14,366
    Likes Received:
    1,436
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2005
    Price is very very average. Evans will be the better in coming years but right now neither are good enough to partner macca and be a top 3/4 team
     
  9. Jez

    Jez Senior Member

    Messages:
    815
    Likes Received:
    237
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2014
    Game was crying out for Lee evans to replace price.
    Service into the final third was shocking.
    Rajiv played well, the only attack minded player that really tried to create. He looked very frustrated towards the end. He gets into some great positions but not enough players and quality in the box.
    Poor performance today no tempo or cutting edge.
     
  10. Dan G WWFC

    Dan G WWFC Just doesn't shut up

    Messages:
    9,927
    Likes Received:
    1,846
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2013
    Even though he scores goals, Edwards isn't cable of controlling games, making goals and being a constant threat. Needs to be replaced. Hopefully with Lingard.

    Price is a good player but doesn't add much more then a helping Mcdonald a bit.He's a side dish and not a main course.
     
  11. crasm98

    crasm98 Has a lot to say

    Messages:
    1,516
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 15, 2007
    I would bring evans back into the team. Miss he long range passing and always looks forward
     
  12. OLDGOLD

    OLDGOLD Just doesn't shut up

    Messages:
    12,849
    Likes Received:
    2,038
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    Price and Kmac help in defense and pass the ball well, but are not good enough going forward

    Evans and Kmac, less solid defensively, but the occasionally worldly pass from Evans, and he is more threatening running with the ball.

    Now I like Kmac and he is key to our possession, but most of our possession is like having ten Karl Henrys...everything sidewards.

    Young, and may not work, but would Price and Evans be worth a try???
     
  13. WednesburyWolf

    WednesburyWolf Has a lot to say

    Messages:
    1,231
    Likes Received:
    588
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2007
    The midfield is the issue with our team and will be the difference between us being mid table or contenders.

    We must bring in some quality.
     
  14. Michellis

    Michellis Has a lot to say

    Messages:
    1,818
    Likes Received:
    200
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2008
    Agree Van La Parra looked full of running and skill. Great to watch. Stearman was good at the back also.
     
  15. SingYourHeartsOut

    SingYourHeartsOut Just doesn't shut up

    Messages:
    14,695
    Likes Received:
    4,868
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2012
    If we are not creating enough from the middle the surely we should be questioning McDonald and not Price?
     
  16. WISAW

    WISAW Has a lot to say

    Messages:
    1,084
    Likes Received:
    152
    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    VLP looked great today, some delightful bits of skill, even his crossing was good.
     
  17. Matt

    Matt Just doesn't shut up

    Messages:
    3,515
    Likes Received:
    1,322
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2012
    How many goals have McDonald, Price, Evans, VLP got for us this season? 2 or 3 between them? Nowhere near good enough and they all need to improve in that area.
     
  18. North West Wanderer

    North West Wanderer Just doesn't shut up

    Messages:
    36,513
    Likes Received:
    3,837
    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    His crossing was much better.

    He looked far from great.
     
  19. imaJUNGLIST

    imaJUNGLIST Groupie

    Messages:
    197
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2014

    I thought stearman was awful today

    price is not good enough.
     
  20. Tring Wolf

    Tring Wolf MolMix Poster of the Season Winner 2011-2012 and r

    Messages:
    19,297
    Likes Received:
    9,576
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2011
    You do sacrifice a little bit in terms of creativity by replacing Evans with Price but given the run of results we had in November and December, it was completely understandable.

    The 4-2-3-1 system is great against teams who are willing to have a go (i.e. Watford) but against sides who come to defend, the 'front four' have to be full of pace, creativity and movement.

    I still think the biggest miss for us in terms of quality is Sako. We look very one-paced and predictable without him. And Dicko is only half the player when he doesn't play. Him and Lingard will make big differences if we persist with this formation.

    If we move to an orthodox 4-4-2 to accommodate Afobe and Dicko, then I'm not sure a midfield two of Price and MacDonald is good enough for a side chasing promotion.
     
  21. OLDGOLD

    OLDGOLD Just doesn't shut up

    Messages:
    12,849
    Likes Received:
    2,038
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    Like Sako, he does not need to stand the player up every time before starting a run. A few less tricks and run at them lad. A couple of times when he cut inside they were papping themselves and created free kicks. He also needs to lift his head and look around a bit more sometimes... But....our best player today by a mile
     
  22. JOSWolf

    JOSWolf Just doesn't shut up

    Messages:
    41,226
    Likes Received:
    5,254
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2010
    RVLP man of the match today.
     
  23. North West Wanderer

    North West Wanderer Just doesn't shut up

    Messages:
    36,513
    Likes Received:
    3,837
    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
  24. luckyjim

    luckyjim Just doesn't shut up

    Messages:
    7,487
    Likes Received:
    790
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    We need a far more dynamic and versatile midfielder in there.
     
  25. JOSWolf

    JOSWolf Just doesn't shut up

    Messages:
    41,226
    Likes Received:
    5,254
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2010
    I totally agree. A box to box central midfield player is needed, in my opinion.
     
  26. OLDGOLD

    OLDGOLD Just doesn't shut up

    Messages:
    12,849
    Likes Received:
    2,038
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    By a mile
     
  27. Edgmond Wolf

    Edgmond Wolf MolMix Poster of the Season Runner Up 2011-2012

    Messages:
    44,109
    Likes Received:
    4,951
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2007
    By a mile for me too
     
  28. maws

    maws Just doesn't shut up

    Messages:
    12,302
    Likes Received:
    4,029
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2013
    I thought Golborne was mom, VLP is bang average runs into players and falls over, and that was stears worst performance for weeks!!
     
  29. Bend It Like Dennison

    Bend It Like Dennison Just doesn't shut up

    Messages:
    4,643
    Likes Received:
    69
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2006
    If Lee Evans is the answer then please don't ask the question.
     
  30. Oldgold Wolfcub

    Oldgold Wolfcub Just doesn't shut up

    Messages:
    16,007
    Likes Received:
    1,850
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2005
    According to Aaron McCarey commentating much of his remarks were 'wrong choice'. That is 'should have passed' ' should have whipped in the cross, stopped and that gave the Charlton defence time to get back'. Mainly these comments were about Rajiv but the team in general.

    When he first came to the club he was destroying the oppos with his pace but is Kenny and his coaches exploiting this? Looks good now but end result still lets it all down.
    There should be no excuses for todays ineffectiveness as it happened last week aswell.
    Dont just blame the midfield.....its a team game
     
  31. WonderWolf

    WonderWolf WoWoWoobsykins

    Messages:
    16,145
    Likes Received:
    1,823
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2008
    Our midfield didn't offer enough going forward, lacked the incisive play required to unlock a resolute team. Dangerous had one of those games where he contributed little but expended much energy in getting us nowhere.

    VLP was very good today....seems to be getting better with every outing. Our MOTM by a country mile! Showed plenty of ability and the only player who genuinely threatened for us throughout.
     
  32. North West Wanderer

    North West Wanderer Just doesn't shut up

    Messages:
    36,513
    Likes Received:
    3,837
    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
  33. JOSWolf

    JOSWolf Just doesn't shut up

    Messages:
    41,226
    Likes Received:
    5,254
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2010
    This is the problem. When Edwards is poor where is his replacement?
    We also lack an energetic central midfield player, box to box, as such.
     
  34. Summer_Wolf

    Summer_Wolf Just doesn't shut up

    Messages:
    3,782
    Likes Received:
    1,322
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2013
    VLP is the best option at the moment. Henry is too slow and Jacobs obviously not fancied
     
  35. JOSWolf

    JOSWolf Just doesn't shut up

    Messages:
    41,226
    Likes Received:
    5,254
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2010
    Almost no point in Jacobs being on the bench. If he couldn't get on today then when will he?
     
  36. WonderWolf

    WonderWolf WoWoWoobsykins

    Messages:
    16,145
    Likes Received:
    1,823
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2008
    Read above.

    I thought he showed up well; was threatening throughout even if at times things didn't come off for him......was the instigator in chief.......some decent crosses, carried the ball well and tried to penetrate.
     
  37. maws

    maws Just doesn't shut up

    Messages:
    12,302
    Likes Received:
    4,029
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2013
    Shock of shocks I agree with north west, VLP wasn't that good IMO bit guess lots seen more in him than I did
     
  38. SingYourHeartsOut

    SingYourHeartsOut Just doesn't shut up

    Messages:
    14,695
    Likes Received:
    4,868
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2012
    He tried and failed to make something happen whereas most of the rest didn't even seem to be trying to force the issue. Best of a bad bunch today.
     
  39. Floydstreet

    Floydstreet Has a lot to say

    Messages:
    1,522
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2012
    Amazing, we draw a match and price is finished
    Three months ago evans was crap and price was the messiah.

    Some calmness, rationale and consistency of opinion is needed on here.
    The box to box messiah is as easy to find and as cheap as the 20 goal a season player.

    We'll be fine, I've no doubt evans will come back in at some stage for price and that's fine, they dovetailed like that last year. Don't forget, soon our attacking players will get used to playing together and start firing. But give it time and let afobe settle back in.
     
  40. North West Wanderer

    North West Wanderer Just doesn't shut up

    Messages:
    36,513
    Likes Received:
    3,837
    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    Nice one brother :)
     

Share This Page