Originally Posted by Repswick
Haway man mate, so O' Shea was beaten in the air. It happens. Turner just completely missed the ball under no challenge. I'm not one for scapegoating, but it was Turner to blame. No way you can put that on O' Shea. We were very comfortable until that moment. It was a mistake. It happens.
I understand but it's not good enough- hes supposed to be a champions league player and he was beaten in the air by a shorter 19 year old kid.
It was a simple enough headed clearence than he lost out on and it played Turner into trouble imo. turner should have done better but he shouldnt have been in that situation in the first place.
I understand it happens but it's this kind of defending that loses you games- O'Shea fluffed his lines and Turner switched off and wasn't covering him.
Originally Posted by Lord Alfred
Aye, there were a couple of occasions when he was "johnny on the spot" in the box and while any tactic that catches the opposition unaware has to be a good thing you do need the right personnel to make it work and Turner (imo) doesn't have the movement, pace, speed of thought or composure in those positions.
It certainly gives food for thought though should O'Neill invest in an actual "David Luiz" type as it can work.
good post- and yeah i agree that kind of defender would give us a whole new option.
I always thought thats what Da Silva would have been for us- he was clearly a decent player. never given a proper chance by Bruce
I mean Only Steve 'tactics' Bruce would buy a 5foot tall centre half then whine because he's no good in the air FFS