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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: KES80 on June 21, 2019, 06:58:25 PM

Title: Boston United
Post by: KES80 on June 21, 2019, 06:58:25 PM
Having a busy time with transfers, including 2 new forwards I see.
Title: Re: Boston United
Post by: KES80 on June 21, 2019, 07:07:51 PM
I am really enjoying trawling around the various websites for the teams in National North. Many have a couple of 27/28 year old forwards with past league experience. Am thinking that Lynn could do with another body to back up our centre halves.
Title: Re: Boston United
Post by: Linnet1993 on June 21, 2019, 07:41:06 PM
I am really enjoying trawling around the various websites for the teams in National North. Many have a couple of 27/28 year old forwards with past league experience. Am thinking that Lynn could do with another body to back up our centre halves.

Surprised we haven’t announced at least another signing yet, maybe waiting for that July 1st for a non contracted player or waiting to look at some trialists?
Title: Re: Boston United
Post by: dillydilly on June 21, 2019, 08:00:29 PM
We HAve to beware this tendency to think we need tough tackling defensive midfielders, or “holding players” ....  They’re going to have slick attacking midfielders - we’re going to make sure we have them too.....
Title: Re: Boston United
Post by: KES80 on June 21, 2019, 08:16:12 PM
Yes but you do have to be able to defend solidly and win the ball in the first place otherwise your slick midfielders won't get a touch ..... possession is key, slickness comes after
Title: Re: Boston United
Post by: dillydilly on June 25, 2019, 07:53:20 PM
That comes from possession gained from having 9 or 10 players behind the ball.  People (what they call) “just sitting” and looking out for someone to tackle will be latgelyredundant, because good opponents will simply pass around them.  Keep the ball in their half !
Title: Re: Boston United
Post by: KES80 on June 25, 2019, 08:21:56 PM
That's a gross oversimplification because even at step 2 teams will resort to route one when that's the most effective option....you have then by passed your slick midfielders and then its just about can your defenders either hold the attackers up waiting for support or win the ball outright.
You can't always expect Street to pull off the vital saves he did on numerous occasions last season especially now he is facing a higher calibre of forward.
Last year Lynn had Robinson as a back up. This year currently there appears to be no back up centre half in the event of injuries or suspensions or games where we might just need additional height at the back.
Therefore it seems logical Lynn  need a further back up defender.
If you were at the Warrington game, you will doubtless realise that for much of the second half, Warrington' s tactics stifled our natural passing game and midfield influence.
Some teams this season will let Lynn play because they believe they can outplay Lynn at their own game, others will look to stifle and impose a different style.Lynn need to be able to adapt to both situations.