"England is perhaps the only great country whose intellectuals are ashamed of their own nationality. In left-wing circles it is always felt that there is something slightly disgraceful in being an Englishman and that it is a duty to snigger at every English institution" George Orwell
Having 2 strikers putting pressure on the opposition Allen is key to helping us get the ball back quickly. Since he has been made captain he seems to have added more aggression to his game. He lead the team well yesterday and it seemed to translate across the team. The players obviously respect him and it was a great team performance.
Keep him away from anywhere near our half, if that means sticking him in number 10, so be it. For all my Allen criticism this season, he played really well yesterday.
Correct, look what happened when he had a defensive job to do yesterday. He switched off, lost his man by a huge distance and the Swansea player should have scored. If that had gone in, this would have been a very different forum today.
Where he played yesterday is the only place he can play. He needs to improve his finishing though, as he will get chances coming from that position.
Post by estrangedsonoffaye on Oct 7, 2019 8:25:46 GMT
No, absolutely no. He had a good game on Saturday, like very good. But have people forgotten when he played at 10 for a sustained period of time? He got off to a flyer then regressed horribly to his mean whilst keeping genuine 10s out of the side based on that flash in the pan. Duffy’s barely been given minutes but his creative output in the same position last year means he should probably play 10. Ndiaye, Clucas, Etebo and Duffy/Powell would be my midfield if he’s playing diamond. Allen’s had a shift in nearly all of those positions and never settled.
"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!"