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Re: why?

Postby stags4eva » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:29 am

MTFCMusings wrote:I agree to some extent. Atkinson is not a winger. But we have no other right wingers fit. There's no reason to have three centre mids on the bench.


Hang on Macca is a winger, who should be back out there as his form in CM is deteriorating rapidly.

For me neither Anderson or Atkinson are the answer for right midfield and haven't been since day one.
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Re: why put Atkinson on ?

Postby MTFCMusings » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:45 am

Yes he is naturally but switching someone to the wing after an hour after they've ran around like a lunatic in the centre wouldn't work.

Like it or not his best performances have come centrally this season. He's the one most impacted by Evans departure and will probably join him in the summer if Posh don't go up.
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Re: why put Atkinson on ?

Postby cassellswasmagic » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:57 am

And as for Macca....yes he gives 100%, but that’s a bare minimum. His set pieces are awful, he turns backwards far to often and gets nowhere near the ball at other times. A little like a headless chicken, yet people love him. If Macca is our best midfielder we are not good enough. Mellis definitely is the most skilled but I am struggling for a good combination in there. This isn’t an anti Macca rant just that I think some over rate the guy!!!
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Re: why put Atkinson on ?

Postby Woodclanger 1 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:00 pm

cassellswasmagic wrote:And as for Macca....yes he gives 100%, but that’s a bare minimum. His set pieces are awful, he turns backwards far to often and gets nowhere near the ball at other times. A little like a headless chicken, yet people love him. If Macca is our best midfielder we are not good enough. Mellis definitely is the most skilled but I am struggling for a good combination in there. This isn’t an anti Macca rant just that I think some over rate the guy!!!


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Re: why put Atkinson on ?

Postby bobbystagsfan » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:02 pm

Woodclanger 1 wrote:
cassellswasmagic wrote:And as for Macca....yes he gives 100%, but that’s a bare minimum. His set pieces are awful, he turns backwards far to often and gets nowhere near the ball at other times. A little like a headless chicken, yet people love him. If Macca is our best midfielder we are not good enough. Mellis definitely is the most skilled but I am struggling for a good combination in there. This isn’t an anti Macca rant just that I think some over rate the guy!!!


Don't worry, you're not on your own in thinking that



well someone must see something in him if league one teams were/are looking at him
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Re: why put Atkinson on ?

Postby Jamie » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:05 pm

Id sooner seen Macca in there getting stuck in and doing a bit with the ball from time to time, than say Byrom who (despite being much better at set pieces) doesn't get involved much and is a bit of a luxury.
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Re: why put Atkinson on ?

Postby Rob » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:08 pm

Martin Shaw wrote:
yorkshire stag wrote:Mods;
If you do feel the need to alter my post please at least change the title to match the content ?
My post was to grumble about Atkinson not swooping with Macca positions i.e. winger !
Not in general however i see your point anyway ;0)

as you created the thread, you can edit the title yourself.


Yeah behave yourself!

I'd play MacDonald wide right and Atkinson in the middle.
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Re: why put Atkinson on ?

Postby stags4eva » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:44 pm

Woodclanger 1 wrote:
cassellswasmagic wrote:And as for Macca....yes he gives 100%, but that’s a bare minimum. His set pieces are awful, he turns backwards far to often and gets nowhere near the ball at other times. A little like a headless chicken, yet people love him. If Macca is our best midfielder we are not good enough. Mellis definitely is the most skilled but I am struggling for a good combination in there. This isn’t an anti Macca rant just that I think some over rate the guy!!!


Don't worry, you're not on your own in thinking that


Thank god for that i thought my eyes has been deceiving me over the last few weeks!
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