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Fulltime - Liverpool 3 Leicester 0

 

A welcome 3 points for the 23s today.

 

No surprise that we pick up a positive result given the balanced side that we were able to put out for a change.

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15 minutes ago, Dynamite said:

Fulltime - Liverpool 3 Leicester 0

 

A welcome 3 points for the 23s today.

 

No surprise that we pick up a positive result given the balanced side that we were able to put out for a change.

Star man?

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On 26/11/2021 at 18:20, 3 Stacks said:

Is Morton more highly rated than Clarkson? I remember Klopp sort of compared Clarkson to Lahm. 

 

On 27/11/2021 at 13:22, Pidge said:

I think Clarkson's more expansive in his play, but Morton might be more equipped physically. Clarkson's size and relative lack of pace is what might hold him back. Like, Chirivella would be a good watermark for him to reach at the moment, let alone a real first team option.

 

And I say that as a fan of his. Smart player.

I wouldn't say one was more highly rated than the other, but rather the expectancy of what each player could develop into was/is viewed differently.

 

Pidge's summary above is pretty much how I see things. Leighton is always going to be a playmaker of sorts, whether that be deeper in the midfield or in behind a striker as Blackburn have tried this season remains to be seen, though we have of course seen him operating more as a deep-lying playmaker for the 18s and 23s as he came through our ranks.

 

Tyler on the other hand initially broke through into the 18s as more of a box-to-box type, who has moved into the deep-lying role in midfield for the 23s as the current midfield options at that level are lacking. In the games for the 23s that Tyler played alongside Cain and Clarkson, it was Leighton who played the deeper role with Tyler assuming the box-to-box role.

 

My own personal view on Tyler is that he is certainly more suited to a box-to-box role, but can play the deep-lying position equally well. I think him playing in the deeper role for the first team at the moment is sensible given the step up in intensity that the box-to-box role demands when playing in our first team.

Leighton on the other hand is for me, more of a specialist in the deep-lying role, and while he can play a box-to-box role, it doesn't suit him as much as it suits Tyler and we wouldn't see the best of Leighton in that role.

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17 minutes ago, Dynamite said:

 

I wouldn't say one was more highly rated than the other, but rather the expectancy of what each player could develop into was/is viewed differently.

 

Pidge's summary above is pretty much how I see things. Leighton is always going to be a playmaker of sorts, whether that be deeper in the midfield or in behind a striker as Blackburn have tried this season remains to be seen, though we have of course seen him operating more as a deep-lying playmaker for the 18s and 23s as he came through our ranks.

 

Tyler on the other hand initially broke through into the 18s as more of a box-to-box type, who has moved into the deep-lying role in midfield for the 23s as the current midfield options at that level are lacking. In the games for the 23s that Tyler played alongside Cain and Clarkson, it was Leighton who played the deeper role with Tyler assuming the box-to-box role.

 

My own personal view on Tyler is that he is certainly more suited to a box-to-box role, but can play the deep-lying position equally well. I think him playing in the deeper role for the first team at the moment is sensible given the step up in intensity that the box-to-box role demands when playing in our first team.

Leighton on the other hand is for me, more of a specialist in the deep-lying role, and while he can play a box-to-box role, it doesn't suit him as much as it suits Tyler and we wouldn't see the best of Leighton in that role.

Thanks for a detailed answer, mate.

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Under-23s away to Brighton (1 pm) :-

Pitaluga; Bradley, Beck, Boyes, Quansah, Clayton, Morton, Norris, Musialowski, Woltman, Gordon.

Subs : Kelly, Koumetio, Corness, Dixon-Bonner, Bearne.

 

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For those who have seen him, what are the thoughts on Pitaluga. I haven't watched much of him. We seem to get tonked semi regularly so interested on views

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5 minutes ago, John102 said:

For those who have seen him, what are the thoughts on Pitaluga. I haven't watched much of him. We seem to get tonked semi regularly so interested on views

I’m not a fan, but he’s still young. Perhaps getting a better goalkeeper coach will help.

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Half time 0-1

We haven’t created much, and they have counter-attacked strongly with the help of the wind. Both of our shots on target came from Gordon in stoppage time. Gary Dicker (35) has known a bit too much for our midfield.

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In stoppage time a Bearne back pass is intercepted by a Brighton player who takes it round Pitaluga and finds the empty net.

0-3, full time.

The most annoying thing about it is that we probably had the better of the second half up until the red card. Hopefully Bradley isn’t carrying too bad a knock.

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The 18s are in action this afternoon as they host Newcastle at The Academy. Kick-off at 13:00.

 

No live coverage of this game, so will post updates as and when they are available.

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11 minutes ago, John102 said:

Didn't Ndiweni play well against us last time?

He didn’t play for Newcastle against us in either of the last two seasons. Also no one played well for them against us last year.

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1 minute ago, alles ist gut said:

He didn’t play for Newcastle against us in either of the last two seasons. 

Really, i have no idea how i know his name then. Ive even searched for him on my computer. Assume it must have bene on the back of Bobby Clarke's move

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