• Virtual match ticket - Papa Johns Trophy final

    Guest, you can now purchase a virtual match ticket for the Papa John's trophy final against Sunderland.. All donations go towards charity and help support the local community. Click here to get your virtual ticket!

Delroy Facey

  • Thread starter Matthew The Rover
  • Start date
M

Matthew The Rover

Guest
Some praise actually, well, what I feel is as good as praise for him. Anyway, Facey, chases the ball round all first half, where ever it may be. Now, in the second half, he is tired (due to un-fitness) and so the ball is not being chased around all half by any Rovers players.
Now, could it be that Rovers are conceeding so many second half goals (I think it's around 8 in 11 of the last goals have been conceeded after 55 mins) because Facey is tired? Possibly because Facey cuts out passes and tracks back to get the ball in the first half, but then he isn't there in the second half.

What you think?
 

Ian

Super White!
Admin
Joined
21 Sep 2005
Messages
8,529
Fav Player
Aldo
you lost me there mate... :?
 
M

Matthew The Rover

Guest
Basically, do you think that Rovers don't conceed as many goals in the first half as the second because Facey is chasing the ball around for 45 minutes. But then in the second half, he gets tired and stops chasing it.
 

DixieDean

Member
Joined
22 Sep 2005
Messages
539
it's true that Delroy does a lot of chasing. Certainly more than anyone else does, but i'm not sure if his tiredness is the reason we are conceding late goals. The whole team is responsible for closing down. They just aren't doing their job properly.
 

NeverBeatDaveHiggins

Superwhite
Mods
Joined
22 Sep 2005
Messages
929
When it comes to 'Defending from the front' - yes it's important that your forwards are able to close down, track back, make a nuisance of themselves when we're not in possesion.

But it's not totally Facey, it's the entire team just seem to be lacking that extra bit of get-up-and-go. I doubt that as professional sportsmen who play football for 90 minutes a week as a living that it's fitness. I think it's all in the head - it's motivational. We haven't got the ability to play at our tempo throughout a game at the moment, not due to fitness, due to a lack of motivation, incentive etc.
 

bolton_hater

White Review FC Manager
Member
Joined
24 Sep 2005
Messages
1,058
Fav Player
Greenacre at the mo, all time is Aldo!
delroys just crap.
 
M

Matthew The Rover

Guest
I'd like to appoligize to Delroy. He had a fantastic game on Saturday (Scunthorpe), my man of the match. The rarity of having a striker heading the ball on and Greenacre winning it was increadible, and it made such a difference. Well done Delroy!
 

Griff

Member
Joined
22 Sep 2005
Messages
72
Yes its great when a striker chases balls down, but thats not their main concern. When a striker chases everything down, often they will get dragged out of position. A good striker knows when to leave players for the midfield to pickup.

The reason will loose goalsi n the second half is that none of our midfield, bar possibly rankin (OAP), are able to break up attacks. Often in the second half of games they piss right through us and you cant blame that on the strikers.

What would you prefer, Facey chasing everything round the pitch, or getting on the end of a ball in the box !!
 
Top