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    Quote Originally Posted by Frogster View Post
    Dejan should have cleared his lines today, swiped at the ball, fell on his backside and then allowed Kane to dive for a penalty.
    That's what he does I'm afraid. Otherwise sound but prone to absolute panic and rashness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertretford View Post
    that's what he does i'm afraid. Otherwise sound but prone to absolute panic and rashness.
    Sad but true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frogster View Post
    We know we're always going to get those odd lapses in concentration with Lovren.

    If he had just made firm contact, booted the ball out, it would have never travelled through to Kane the con man.
    Kane was offside and dived anyway. Nothing would have come of it if the officials could do their *********** job properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steviewonder87 View Post
    Other than that one moment he was excellent though I have to say.
    Agreed.

    I'm not his biggest fan, but he and Van Dijk were very good.
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    BTW - does anyone else get annoyed with this Left Center Back vs. Right Center Back favored position. Honestly, I couldn't even tell you whether some of our greats like Hansen, Hyppia, Lawrenson, Thommo were left center backs or right center backs. Any good center back should be able to play both with ease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shed View Post
    BTW - does anyone else get annoyed with this Left Center Back vs. Right Center Back favored position. Honestly, I couldn't even tell you whether some of our greats like Hansen, Hyppia, Lawrenson, Thommo were left center backs or right center backs. Any good center back should be able to play both with ease.
    agree with that but in the case of phil jones against spuds he clearly wasn't confident with his left foot to clear the danger so went with his favoured right foot culminating in a brilliant own goal hope he plays there all the time lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shed View Post
    BTW - does anyone else get annoyed with this Left Center Back vs. Right Center Back favored position. Honestly, I couldn't even tell you whether some of our greats like Hansen, Hyppia, Lawrenson, Thommo were left center backs or right center backs. Any good center back should be able to play both with ease.
    It is a fair amount of difference. Not as much as playing right back or left back but each defender will have a stronger foot. Each defender will prefer facing crosses from a certain side etc. So there are favoured positions.
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    I prefer the partnership of Lovren and VVD, than Matip and VVD.
    Thought they played well together the other night, not a huge fan of Matip.
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    Lovren plays with passion. He loves the club, you can clearly tell. He will have his brainfarts, but I'd rather he and VVD stay as partners. "It is the start of a beautiful friendship."
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    Quote Originally Posted by FSG-VanBasten View Post
    It is a fair amount of difference. Not as much as playing right back or left back but each defender will have a stronger foot. Each defender will prefer facing crosses from a certain side etc. So there are favoured positions.
    Lawro was always on the right, and Hansen on the left whenever I watched them play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robertojones View Post
    I prefer the partnership of Lovren and VVD, than Matip and VVD.
    Thought they played well together the other night, not a huge fan of Matip.
    I would like to see matip play the DM role, it's highly unlikely to happen this season but maybe next preseason and see how it goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsFanBro View Post
    Lovren plays with passion. He loves the club, you can clearly tell. He will have his brainfarts, but I'd rather he and VVD stay as partners. "It is the start of a beautiful friendship."
    100% agree with that. Its fine margins at the top. In a different scenario that attitude would see him as a real fan favourite. You can blame the setup, blame the player, blame both. But looking at things as a whole, he just doesn't seem to fit. I'd be inclined to think its because he's just not that good but there are attributing factors as well I guess.
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    I wonder will he get the nod, or will we stick with Matip?
    'Okey doke, we'll leave it there so'
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedHed2 View Post
    I wonder will he get the nod, or will we stick with Matip?
    Hopefully gets the nod. I know he can have some bad moments, but I'm really not convinced with Matip. I'd be happy to have Matip play the DM role, just not CB.
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    interesting...bumpity bump
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robertojones View Post
    Hopefully gets the nod. I know he can have some bad moments, but I'm really not convinced with Matip. I'd be happy to have Matip play the DM role, just not CB.
    lovren isnt good enough at the level we need to be at

    simple as that
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredthecamel View Post
    lovren isnt good enough at the level we need to be at

    simple as that
    Lovren is OK now, he has a better LB beside him.
    "The better you get at this job, the more dangerous it becomes"
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredthecamel View Post
    lovren isnt good enough at the level we need to be at

    simple as that
    Er...........ok. Think you can say that for most of our squad.
    Not sure why you quoted me for your reply.
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    Boss tonight Dejan lad. Probably your best performance for us defensively. Well in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by S_7 View Post
    Boss tonight Dejan lad. Probably your best performance for us defensively. Well in!
    Commanded by VVD.

    I think he has improved by working with Virgil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by +Shriekback+ View Post
    Lovren is OK now, he has a better LB beside him.
    It's amazing how much better he looks on the right next to VvD compared to on the left next to Moreno...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bri_Bates View Post
    It's amazing how much better he looks on the right next to VvD compared to on the left next to Moreno...
    I'd like to see how Van Dijk performs with Moreno, just as an experiment if nothing else.
    "The best way not to lose is to win." - Jurgen Klopp 06/12/2017
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warten Auf 19 View Post
    I'd like to see how Van Dijk performs with Moreno, just as an experiment if nothing else.
    I wouldn't, at least not in any match that actually matters in the least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bri_Bates View Post
    I wouldn't, at least not in any match that actually matters in the least.
    Away against Utd then....joking, Porto at home?
    "The best way not to lose is to win." - Jurgen Klopp 06/12/2017
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bri_Bates View Post
    I wouldn't, at least not in any match that actually matters in the least.
    This.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warten Auf 19 View Post
    I'd like to see how Van Dijk performs with Moreno, just as an experiment if nothing else.
    NO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bri_Bates View Post
    It's amazing how much better he looks on the right next to VvD compared to on the left next to Moreno...
    Been saying it for a while, he’s a different player on the right
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsFanBro View Post
    NO
    This. If it aint broke.
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    Brilliant display by lovs. Looks a good pairing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FSG-VanBasten View Post
    Brilliant display by lovs. Looks a good pairing.
    Not convinced by either Lovren or Matip partnering VVD. The only sure thing is that its VVD and a.n other. In the summer it might be an idea to fix that.

    He was good last night though tbf.
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