Jose Fonte Confirmed

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Re: Jose Fonte Confirmed

Postby Alfiehammer on Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:35 am

You speak to fans of other clubs and they always seem to really rate snod. The Southampton fan I know down at the gym said fonte is helped/ always looked a lot better next to VD.

Was an interesting post on kumb pointing out maybe fonte struggles with our higher defence the the saints employed. Could be little things like that that make a player go from looking good to a liability...
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Re: Jose Fonte Confirmed

Postby carnage on Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:43 am

ironilunga wrote:
Who told Bilic to stop playing Antonio at RB?

Sullivan, and since that moment our results have not been the same.
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Re: Jose Fonte Confirmed

Postby fmgod on Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:44 am

He looked rock solid in Portgual's defence in the Euros
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Re: Jose Fonte Confirmed

Postby Wembley1966 on Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:28 pm

^^^ He's not now - partly to blame for the Faroe Islands just scoring against Portugal!
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Re: Jose Fonte Confirmed

Postby AA1969 on Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:53 am

Looked superb last night
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Re: Jose Fonte Confirmed

Postby MooreHurst on Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:05 am

Defensively better but his distribution and passing is still shocking though, multiple occasions he played passes out of defence that was nearly intercepted, or the receiving playing having to play back to Hart, or a long ball to nowhere.
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Re: Jose Fonte Confirmed

Postby Burnley Hammer on Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:12 am

There's not much between our 3 centre backs in terms of distribution.

Our best ball players in central defence are probably Rice, Burke, and Oxford!
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Re: Jose Fonte Confirmed

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:20 am

Fonte looked to be playing in a mixture of positions last night , midfield enforcer , on the right wing at one time , up with the attack and then helped with the Ayew goal - very lively player last night as were every member of the team - effort was not lacking .
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Re: Jose Fonte Confirmed

Postby WickfordHammer86 on Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:21 am

One of his better games for us last night, looks much more comfortable on the right of a back three.

One thing I've noticed about Fonte is, something you're taught when you're playing football is when receiving the ball (not under pressure) from your weak side, to let the ball come across your body onto your strong side before moving the ball or dribbling forward....

Fonte never does this, he always stops the ball dead or passes it back where it's come from. Could be a confidence thing, and last night I appreciate the weather conditions would've made the pitch slick but watch him closer now, it really hampers him.
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Re: Jose Fonte Confirmed

Postby Ozza on Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:57 pm

Thought he looked great last night in that 3 at the back and supporting Zab, really hoping that is how we set up in future games, although I am worried with a better LW in the opo's team we'll be vunerable
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