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Has Giles lost his spark?

Postby Barclay1 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:31 pm

We really haven't seen the best of him for some time. It does appear that we have brought him down to our level, or is it a case he is not happy having to play in such a poor set up?

Disappointing really. Was touted by the club as our marquee loan signing this year. Well, based on performances so far, he is not a patch on last years marquee loans of Wilson and Ojo.
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Re: Has Giles lost his spark?

Postby llan bluebird » Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:54 pm

We were playing him as an out an out wide forward initially but he has started to be a wingback living off scraps in a non passing team.
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Re: Has Giles lost his spark?

Postby Danny Says » Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:14 pm

He looked disinterested first half last night and I don’t blame him with the garbage service to him - hospital passes. Second half he was more alive as he had some better balls largely due to Ralls’ introduction. It doesn’t help having Nelson feeding him as his distribution is poor.
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Re: Has Giles lost his spark?

Postby bluecityblue » Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:55 pm

I think he might need to be more vocal and demand the pass into the area he wants to run into? He seems to wait for the ball then make the run. A couple of times last night it was on for the ball in behind the full back but it never came.
Other times though when Smithies is in possession he has his back to the ball and doesn’t look like he wants it.
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Re: Has Giles lost his spark?

Postby nubbsy » Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:19 am

He's playing wing back now and has more defensive duties. I think he's still playing reasonably well considering he's got hardly any pace or talent around him. It's yet another season of having one single player in the side with any creative spark. Just a shame he can't carry us like Tomlin did for half a season.
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Re: Has Giles lost his spark?

Postby rumpo kid » Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:57 am

Our midfielders cant move it in one pace.. two touches and theres no rhythmn, so he'll keep making runs until it becomes futile.
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Re: Has Giles lost his spark?

Postby llan bluebird » Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:31 am

I said on another post he needs to beat his man 10m from the half way line because even though we are passing now rather than whacking it as far up field as possible he is getting the ball so slowly,late and to his feet with back to goal he has to make wonder moves just to face the opposition. Then if he loses it he has very little cover so he need to play it safety first.

The Liverpool lads who are masters at this system inevitably run onto the the ball facing goal assessing their options. The Liverpool sitter gets the ball upfield quickly but more than often its a centre half playing the pass. Its a great system if you have the personnel for it, we don't, we have Flint, Nelson and Pack as his providers. I am surprised he turns up most weeks.

He looked much better when left footed Joe Ralls came on slotting the ball into space for him to attack.
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