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    the more i see of this guy the more i think he's better suited as a striker. he does okay on the wings but never looks as good as pavel does and i think they both link up well whenever yeni's upfront. yeni looks more threatening than conor and has a bit of skill to him too, him and sylla could be a good pairing up front.

    i think he played for metz as a second striker type of player before he came to us too and he did reasonably well there in terms of goals.
    maybe he could be an option up front? nothing else is working so far and i'm not opposed to seeing conor on the left wing if it means we can save money there, he does a half decent job as a winger tbh

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    Originally Posted by corbray
    the more i see of this guy the more i think he's better suited as a striker. he does okay on the wings but never looks as good as pavel does and i think they both link up well whenever yeni's upfront. yeni looks more threatening than conor and has a bit of skill to him too, him and sylla could be a good pairing up front.

    i think he played for metz as a second striker type of player before he came to us too and he did reasonably well there in terms of goals.
    maybe he could be an option up front? nothing else is working so far and i'm not opposed to seeing conor on the left wing if it means we can save money there, he does a half decent job as a winger tbh
    Only 2 problems with your plan.

    1.) Ollie doesn't like Sylla.
    2.) Ollie loves a lumbering unit up top. Smith will always get the nod as long as Ollie is here!
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    I like to think of what we're doing right now with Smith (in having three players who are competent at playing out wide and in the middle play off him) as being a really smart thing to do with someone like Sylla instead. Yes, smith is good at holding up and good in the air, but so is Sylla, the difference is that on the ground, sylla is much much better.

    If you just had Sylla playing up front with Pawel, Yeni and Freeman all playing off him, you've got so much attacking potential right there that you can allow the players behind them (Luongo, Manning, scowen etc) focus more on the defensive work.
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    Originally Posted by nasser95
    I like to think of what we're doing right now with Smith (in having three players who are competent at playing out wide and in the middle play off him) as being a really smart thing to do with someone like Sylla instead. Yes, smith is good at holding up and good in the air, but so is Sylla, the difference is that on the ground, sylla is much much better.

    If you just had Sylla playing up front with Pawel, Yeni and Freeman all playing off him, you've got so much attacking potential right there that you can allow the players behind them (Luongo, Manning, scowen etc) focus more on the defensive work.
    i like the sound of that and its the sort of thing that should work but sadly i think tarbs is right and smith will play over sylla. dont get me wrong, smith is a good target man but hes too one dimensional, if anything he should be a sub coming on for the last 30 minutes or so to try nick a goal or preserve a lead

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    Originally Posted by nasser95
    I like to think of what we're doing right now with Smith (in having three players who are competent at playing out wide and in the middle play off him) as being a really smart thing to do with someone like Sylla instead. Yes, smith is good at holding up and good in the air, but so is Sylla, the difference is that on the ground, sylla is much much better.

    If you just had Sylla playing up front with Pawel, Yeni and Freeman all playing off him, you've got so much attacking potential right there that you can allow the players behind them (Luongo, Manning, scowen etc) focus more on the defensive work.
    But Smith runs around a lot more than Yeni or Sylla Nas. Far more important than actually being able to play football!
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    Yeni needs to be played more, one of the only players in the squad with abit about him technical wise that could change a game for us.

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    Deffo agree about cilla being our no1 and smith sub plan b for mew, also thought the small bit saw of Ariel Borysiuk looked what we could do with in midfield, looked composed apart from playing a big part in one of boros goals! but wouldnt sell him if we could !

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    Originally Posted by Fordy
    Yeni needs to be played more, one of the only players in the squad with abit about him technical wise that could change a game for us.
    I've been a huge advocate of his since the rumours started before he signed. That free kick he scored was (I hope) a turning point for a lot of fans who didn't see what he brought: Bags of technical ability.

    The guy is fast, great shot on him, calm and composed but playing him as a pure winger isn't taking advantage of that.
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    Originally Posted by Pinkie
    Deffo agree about cilla being our no1 and smith sub plan b for mew, also thought the small bit saw of Ariel Borysiuk looked what we could do with in midfield, looked composed apart from playing a big part in one of boros goals! but wouldnt sell him if we could !
    I agree with this, Borysuik looked like that tough tackling calm and composed player who just gave the ball to whomever needed it and got on with getting in a good position to deal with the opposition. Sorta what we'd hoped Sandro would end up becoming.
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    Originally Posted by nasser95
    I agree with this, Borysuik looked like that tough tackling calm and composed player who just gave the ball to whomever needed it and got on with getting in a good position to deal with the opposition. Sorta what we'd hoped Sandro would end up becoming.
    Hopefully he wants to stay here.

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    Originally Posted by nasser95
    I agree with this, Borysuik looked like that tough tackling calm and composed player who just gave the ball to whomever needed it and got on with getting in a good position to deal with the opposition. Sorta what we'd hoped Sandro would end up becoming.
    Agree nas just like a shaun derry

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    Originally Posted by Tarbie
    Only 2 problems with your plan.

    1.) Ollie doesn't like Sylla.
    2.) Ollie loves a lumbering unit up top. Smith will always get the nod as long as Ollie is here!
    Sylla supposedly got dropped because he was not running around and doing the defensive side his role. Smith replaced him and is probably the slowest and most immobile player in the squad.

    Yes, Smith does win the occasional header but that is all he has to his game. Even watching him yesterday, it was like watching a slow motion replay as Smith "pounced" on a loose ball in the area to barely must a shot which went straight at the keeper.

    I would play anyone up front in preference to Smith and Yeni (who looked lively yesterday) and Sylla, would be a better option than Smith and Washington.

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    I was very impressed with Borysuik. He is a good tackler, can find a team mate with a long ball and can also shoot from distance. Giving a run in the first team will make him a better player. Personally, he and Pawel should be playing more regularly.

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    ^^Borysiuk was homesick(alledgedly) last season, and went back to Poland on loan. I really wonder what the situation is with him now.
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    Smith off bench for last 20mins is good option but he simply should not be considered as a starter if other players are fit. His presence kills our game as our players can't resist punting it

    Sylla is a better player, better striker and better finisher and he has knack of scoring goals after smithies he should be first name on team sheets as strikers win you games.

    What someone mentioned above about sylla and attacking three off him is spot on

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