gazza1988 wrote:Losing olejnik was a blow, but we had capable backup in logan. Granted logan wasn't used to the "sweeper keeper" role playing it out short from the back but as a shot stopper he was more than capable.
Losing white was a bigger blow, we had no true natuaral backup, except maybe for CJ who played there for the next 4 or 5 games and the form was still acceptable.
We lost Rose. That left a gap. We've got logan who prefers to play like Evans, get the ball forwards early, and rose helped keep the ball up there. After Rose's injury we went 2 months with only Ajose and Walker available (walker did get himself sent off but I think we did OK, from memory) meaning Logan's long balls and the defences pressured clearances meant Walker and Ajose had little chance of winning headers so the ball started coming back at us. The wing backs would be back defending and now need to get up and support the attack, had they won the ball.
Wow you just can’t help yourself can you?! If Logan was hoofing the ball up field then it was because Flitcroft told him to not Evans. If you are claiming he carried on doing it after Flitcroft told him not to then once again that’s weak management from Flitcroft as he carried on playing him. You can’t have it both ways. This obsession of having a go at Evans on every opportunity is embarrassing mate seriously
Wow. You just can't help yourself can you? Took what I said and twisted it.
I'll try explain it a bit better hopefully. Logan is not well known for short distribution, its how he's played most, if not all, of his career. Not something you can get out of a player in just a few short months. It's well known that Evans isn't a patient passing kind of manager, get the ball up top early. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with that, we did it quite well.
Bobby was more suited to short distribution, hence was the better keeper in Flitcroft's system. Logan preferred it long and so did Evans, hence he was the preferred choice in Evans team. I'm just pointing out that. Players do what's natural to them, training is to either build on this or introduce new ideas. With Logan's experience and age it would be harder for him to adapt.
Flitcroft had to get a replacement in for Bobby and went with Adam Smith however he was hit and miss. Or are you saying it was weak management not playing an injured Bobby Olejnik?