Guest Heneage Posted May 16, 2009 Share Posted May 16, 2009 ..we've lacked a flair player in midfield. If you go back through the seasons we've always had that entertainer,a player that while not always sound defensively but could turn a game, be it with a sublime pass or a tremendous solo effort, the type of player that could swing a dead ball in or cut a defence open with dribbling. The Robert's the Solano's, Beardsley's, Dyer to a lesser extent and even further back your Ginola. The central midfielders we have are all good enough but way to defensive, they are good workers but they just don't have that creative flair. It still saddens me we never went for Elano, and its why I think so many love Jonas, yes he rarely actually delivers but he at least attacks, he runs at defenders he tries to beat his man, when so many of our midfielders pass sideways or backwards. And this to an extent is why the lack of Barton pisses me off, don't get me wrong he is no Zola or Zidane, but for all he's worth the lad can pick a pass, he can create opportunities, he has what my Dad would call "A footballing brain" he can see the opportunities and the spaces. Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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