Thoroughly deserved his MOM today. Anchored the midfield, kept it simple, found his man with almost every pass and put in some good challenges. Not perfect yet - I’d like to see more forward passes, especially to whoever is playing No.10, but this was Woods certainly well on his way to being the player we thought he could be.
Post by estrangedsonoffaye on Aug 17, 2019 23:10:19 GMT
Said on another thread, he is absolutely perfect for the base of that diamond because he’s absolutely unflappable in possession, has the best touch in the squad and finds pockets of space without moving beyond where he is also expected to defend should we lose possession. He is perfect for a team playing on the front foot and high up the pitch like today, no wonder he dropped off under Rowett because his role relies on his passes going to advancing players like McClean, Smith, Ince and Clucas today not the static ones we had under GR. He’s had the impact of a new signing thus far and we are a Peter Etebo away from having our most balanced midfield since Nzonzi departed.
"This is the moment, it's Archer to Guptill, 2 to win! Guptill's going to push for 2 they've got to go! He's got to go to the keeper's end! He's got it!!! England have won the World Cup! By the barest of margins! By the barest of all margins!"
Post by Lakeland Potter on Aug 18, 2019 8:39:04 GMT
Do any fans with unofficial sources within the club know exactly what happened and why with Woods last season? Obviously he lost confidence and (I presume) Jones lost confidence in him. But, as has been mentioned many times, pretty well the whole squad (apart from some of the youngsters) lost their confidence - yet Woods stood out as sinking almost out of sight. I accept that he wasn't playing well after a decent start. But, to be brutal, I thought you could say that about most of the players signed last summer - and yet none of them got frozen out in quite the way Woods did.