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andyocpfc
10-09-2017, 01:07 PM
We seem to be doing it more than ever now and I just don't understand the benefit as it's taking unnecessary risks. Even if you do accurately put it back to the keeper you then have another risk of the keeper fluffing it and normally it ends up hoofing it upfield to the opposition anyway.

Is it a directive from the management or are we just f--king stupid?

Someone please explain the benefit to me.

Expat Eagle
10-09-2017, 01:09 PM
Especially with WH in goal.... :(

AddoWolz
10-09-2017, 01:16 PM
It's our best means of attack

TheCharmer1
10-09-2017, 01:27 PM
Because the midfield aren't offering themselves

cpfc4evandeva
10-09-2017, 01:29 PM
In fairness, it would be great if Lee could actually pass to our keeper.

andyocpfc
10-09-2017, 01:29 PM
Because the midfield aren't offering themselves


Then kick the ball out or kick it upfield, NOT into a dangerous area.

PhuketEagle
10-09-2017, 02:38 PM
Lee had a free Palace defender just 10 yards back from him & he did THAT? Kelly made a mistake from exactly the same position in a previous game that led to a goal. What is it with our left midfield? Frustrated big-time tonight after all the pressure, chances & possession we had - 65% poss; 23 shots to their 4, 13 corners to their 3...what have we got to do to score? Two off the line too. Unbelievably bad luck. Just going to hit my head against a wall.

beef
10-09-2017, 02:39 PM
It's Trevor Francis football but less solid defensively

Icy
10-09-2017, 02:39 PM
Pub league stuff. Don't pass it back unless you can be sure, don't play it across your own goal and shoot across the keeper...

jimmy the gent
10-09-2017, 03:10 PM
Because our keeper has such amazing distribution.

Heath eagle
10-09-2017, 03:17 PM
It's the easy option for our brain dead players, anything else is to much to for them to process

hihi
10-09-2017, 03:29 PM
Yes it's the lazy option. I wonder how many goals have been scored over the years through terrible back passes. I'm surprised no manager has ever banned the back pass. It would make the only option to pass it forward i.e. a positive move.

Owngoal
10-09-2017, 03:40 PM
It was sheer suicide. However when you keep playing Punch as captain and midfielder that is clueless as well. Where has his positive passing gone?

Dobbo
10-09-2017, 03:41 PM
The criminal thing about that fcuking back pass was the Scotty Dann made room to receive the ball 15 yards away from Lee. Why didn't he just slip it back to him.

Krise
10-09-2017, 03:47 PM
In fairness, it would be great if Lee could actually pass to our keeper.

This. The angle on his pass was all wrong if he attempted to play it back to Hennessey. Just pure madness.

Owngoal
10-09-2017, 04:18 PM
Described by the Daily Fail as the best defence splitting pass of the season so far

Sam Spade
10-09-2017, 04:22 PM
Described by the Daily Fail as the best defence splitting pass of the season so far
HoHo. Nobody from the Fail covering the City v Liverpool game yesterday then?
Two from De Bruyne in that game alone.

Ps. I know it was a joke. Can't you hear me laughing?

mrgins
10-09-2017, 04:27 PM
IN defense of that, it's often safe because you know, within 4-6 yards, where he is, and you know he's facing forward. Lee looked in two minds as to playing it back or playing it square and failed to do either. It a look boring but sometimes it's safer...except today

nbrookes
10-09-2017, 04:48 PM
It was sheer suicide. However when you keep playing Punch as captain and midfielder that is clueless as well. Where has his positive passing gone?

Totally agree. . . .puncheon has to go

Harry Holmesdale
10-09-2017, 04:51 PM
Keeping possession of the ball is a good thing. Shit passes back to the keeper is schoolboy error stuff

Hedgehog
10-09-2017, 05:29 PM
In fairness, it would be great if Lee could actually pass to our keeper.
I'm not sure that was what he was trying to do.

Whatever it was, it was a suicide ball.

andyocpfc
11-09-2017, 08:48 AM
What was astonishing looking back at it was how far up field he actually was when the ball was passed to him.

Son of Ron
11-09-2017, 08:53 AM
What was astonishing looking back at it was how far up field he actually was when the ball was passed to him.

Exactly. No confidence to put a foot on it, turn and drive at the opposition. WH was out of position, but I don't think any goalkeeper would reasonably have been expecting a back pass in that situation.