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    Watching Duffy last night I was thinking about the whole reason that he was moved out last season. Assuming it was because he wasn't good enough on the ball- I think that's a fair assumption. But, like, he's a pro footballer and he has a decent touch and he doesn't need to split opposing defences. Last night he just moved the ball left and right to Webster and Dunk and they progressed it. Quite straight forward but it works. I mean, what more is expected? My point is that there's a way for him to be effective for Ireland and Brighton without his main weakness being a terrible thing and a reason to be dropped.

    I say all this having watched Ben White's debut against Brentford. He looks slick on the ball alright with his socks up over his knees and elegant stride. Not being aggressive or aware enough to get to a ball in the box cost his side a goal though.

    I suppose my overall point is once Shane doesn't peg long balls down field and keeps it simple (left and right or to a showing centre mid) then he is a very effective player at both ends of the park.

    I see Potter getting praise for bringing him back into the fold though. Christ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggs246 View Post
    The price of a pint there is hysterical.
    8 pounds or something !
    That's not hysterical = = That’s an act of war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanfhear View Post
    That's not hysterical = = That’s an act of war.
    Ironically I was in a pub called the fortune of war

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggs246 View Post
    Ironically I was in a pub called the fortune of war
    At Ł8 a Pint the fortunes of war took a turn for the worse.

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    I think there’s more to it than that, certainly for us, particularly in how deep he was sitting.

    Personally I’d focus all my pressure on Duffy if I was an opposition manager/coach. I’d isolate him, put the pressure on the other two and let him be the free man, or do a 3 for 3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olé Olé View Post
    Watching Duffy last night I was thinking about the whole reason that he was moved out last season. Assuming it was because he wasn't good enough on the ball- I think that's a fair assumption. But, like, he's a pro footballer and he has a decent touch and he doesn't need to split opposing defences. Last night he just moved the ball left and right to Webster and Dunk and they progressed it. Quite straight forward but it works. I mean, what more is expected? My point is that there's a way for him to be effective for Ireland and Brighton without his main weakness being a terrible thing and a reason to be dropped.

    I say all this having watched Ben White's debut against Brentford. He looks slick on the ball alright with his socks up over his knees and elegant stride. Not being aggressive or aware enough to get to a ball in the box cost his side a goal though.

    I suppose my overall point is once Shane doesn't peg long balls down field and keeps it simple (left and right or to a showing centre mid) then he is a very effective player at both ends of the park.

    I see Potter getting praise for bringing him back into the fold though. Christ.
    Considering all the absentees, Potter didn't have much choice but to start Shane, all praise should go to Shane for rediscovering his Shaneness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geysir View Post
    Considering all the absentees, Potter didn't have much choice but to start Shane, all praise should go to Shane for rediscovering his Shaneness.
    Could e a Movie in this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingdom View Post
    I think there’s more to it than that, certainly for us, particularly in how deep he was sitting.

    Personally I’d focus all my pressure on Duffy if I was an opposition manager/coach. I’d isolate him, put the pressure on the other two and let him be the free man, or do a 3 for 3.
    It’s a good point in theory but I’m skeptical about how many opposing managers would actually identify this and build a gameplan around it. No doubt some managers are that keen but it seems a bit in the weeds in my view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishfan86 View Post
    It’s a good point in theory but I’m skeptical about how many opposing managers would actually identify this and build a gameplan around it. No doubt some managers are that keen but it seems a bit in the weeds in my view.
    Pretty much every manager now bases their press on certain triggers and trying to ensure teams can only play out through the player identified as the weakest link. I've seen managers doing it at under 17 and 19 in the national leagues here. There's no doubt that teams would try to force us to play out through Duffy if we want to play out. To be fair to Duffy, he's capable of playing a decent long diagonal, and as long as he has the freedom to do that when there's any pressure on, and the forward are ready for it, it's actually a useful option for beating a high press.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geysir View Post
    Considering all the absentees, Potter didn't have much choice but to start Shane, all praise should go to Shane for rediscovering his Shaneness.
    Some quotes from Potter praising Duffy. There's a hint of "it wasn't me, it was you" in how he speaks about Duffy changing: https://www.independent.ie/sport/soc...-40774932.html

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    Some numbers about Shane Duffy's 100th Premier League appearance: https://twitter.com/irish_abroad/sta...37298456682504

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    It's a bit of a gimmicky feature, but Duffy gets a mention here as Brighton's best player so far this season:
    https://www.football365.com/news/fea...naldo-grealish
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    Quote Originally Posted by John83 View Post
    It's a bit of a gimmicky feature, but Duffy gets a mention here as Brighton's best player so far this season:
    https://www.football365.com/news/fea...naldo-grealish
    Gimicky but based on cold hard stats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olé Olé View Post
    Gimicky but based on cold hard stats!
    Its show you, never give in and believe in yourself... fair play to him

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