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Paul Smyth

Post by SheepRanger » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:51 am

Hes recorded on one site as being 5ft 9' and weighs 11.5st

I appreciate he was up agsinst some stapping lads yesterdsg but hr looked about 5ft 6' and 9st wet though to me.

Big call to start him as a centre forward yesterday given his size. Very tricky winger though snd has a great future ahead of time.

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Re: Paul Smyth

Post by beaglebum » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:41 pm

I think it goes back to the same problems with Pawel. To play them as wingers you either need to lose a striker or lose one of the midfield 3. As Holloway doesn't want to do that, he is playing the wing back roles which don't really suit either of them.

I wonder if we dropped Freeman if it would allow us to play in an orthodox 442 and therefore allow the other players to play to their strengths and not to Freemans strength. A big risk I know but maybe we need to go back to basics?

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Re: Paul Smyth

Post by SheepRanger » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:49 pm

Perhaps our midfield 'greats' will be sold in the summer and money used to balance the books as well as the squad. Hopefully we'll see a balanced squad emerge in the summer but I want to see Smyth in the mix. As a more establushed playet Im sure Freeman will be sold in the summer to get some dosh in the tills.

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Re: Paul Smyth

Post by Greyhound » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:15 pm

The midfield is the best thing about the current team. I think we should go back to playing 4 at the back, and then the wingers play as part of a front 3, or a middle 5.

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Re: Paul Smyth

Post by stainrod's elbow » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:41 pm

Nail. On. Head.

All things considered, this'd be my masterplan.

Smithies

Furlong
Hall/Robinson
Chief/Perch
Bidwell

Luongo
Scowen

Freeman

Smyth
Smith
Wszolek

To me, that's a gloriously supple 4-2-1-3. Wingers are round pegs in round holes. Freeman a free man to do maximum creative damage. Width, creativity and attacking intent.

What could possibly go wrong?
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Re: Paul Smyth

Post by Satch » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:47 am

Greyhound wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:15 pm
The midfield is the best thing about the current team. I think we should go back to playing 4 at the back, and then the wingers play as part of a front 3, or a middle 5.
Very much this. The team is crying out to play a 4-3-3. Unlike some, i feel Freeman is at his best picking the ball up a little deeper, rather than operating in and around the box, he's also far better at putting a foot in than he's probably given credit for, which in turn gives Luongo more freedom, both players would drastically benefit from the option of early wide balls and additional space created by stretching the defence.

Smithies

Furlong
Onuoha
Lynch / Hall
Robinson

Scowen

Luongo
Freemna

Wszolek
Sylla
X

You've got a solid back line, that just needs to be well drilled, who've the potential to join attacks and let the wingers tuck in or support the central striker. Scowen screens the back 4, dropping into the centre or across to cover a flank.

In terms of the wide players, at this stage one of them would always been Paw for me, then it's a choice of one other. There are a few with potential, Smyth the most exciting but possibly still a player who would benefit from coming off the bench. BOS and Oteh, Wheeler, the long forgotten Shodipo, who 18 months ago often looked our only bright spot and Washington who'll graft and is the most suited to playing narrow to create a front two during certain passages of play.

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Re: Paul Smyth

Post by RType » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:00 am

Problem with 433 is that it easily lapses into 451. We also have no-one really suitable for the central striker role. I would keep the 352 but concentrate on getting some specialised wing backs.

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Re: Paul Smyth

Post by dm » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:47 am

Have to say, I'd bet the term "gloriously supple" has never before been used on a fans MB, let alone a QPR fans MB.

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Re: Paul Smyth

Post by Satch » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:28 am

RType wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:00 am
Problem with 433 is that it easily lapses into 451. We also have no-one really suitable for the central striker role. I would keep the 352 but concentrate on getting some specialised wing backs.
I'm not sure that is the case, i find it works the other way, when players go looking for the ball. Imo Sylla is more than up to the job when fit. Whilst they'd help, even with proper wingbacks i still think 3-5-2 is not going to create enough chances or stretch teams. It's also a niche role to fill, especially at this level and potentially a redundant position if a new boss comes in and ditches the system.

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Re: Paul Smyth

Post by Hoop'83 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:33 am

Don’t think Freeman needs to be dropped to accommodate a 442, he would make a wonderful number 10. He’s the best finisher at the club.
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Re: Paul Smyth

Post by Stateside Ranger » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:01 pm

Hoop'83 wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:33 am
Don’t think Freeman needs to be dropped to accommodate a 442, he would make a wonderful number 10. He’s the best finisher at the club.
Exactly! Stick Freeman up front with [Striker] and then we can start playing our wide midfield players as they are supposed to be played.

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