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Richardson?

Premier League Sunderland
by MackemsRule_RIP606 (U14205669) 11 December 2010
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Not the best of games for the team against Fulham.
But please someone tell me why Richardson is still getting picked for the first team?
He flattered to deceive in his early days here.
He can't pass, he can't defend, he can't shoot!(yes I know he has managed a couple of good shots in his time here, but they were few and far between.)
I'm talking about 3 or 4 yard passes and he gives the ball to the opposition. He did it in the first minute and continued throughout the game.
Even when he deigns to run with the ball he loses it!
Don't you love his defensive technique stand 4 yards from the player with the ball with your arms out, just to make sure they have an easy pass round him.
Bardsley has done all the work on the left for him both offensively and defensively.

I'm sorry to say his day is long gone at Sunderland.
Having him on the pitch is like us playing with 10 men.
Well my fellow Mackems anyone who picked him for their starting line up want to defend him?

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posted Dec 11, 2010

I am afraid that I donít even rate him as a left back never mind a midfield player. I believe he is one of the players that could be on his way out in January.

We are making impressive progress, however, I still believe the midfield is seriously lacking and needs strengthening. Although I rate Henderson I still believe we are over reliant on a young man learning his trade. As for Cattermole Iím afraid his just a stopper and needs to contribute more.

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posted Dec 11, 2010

Stick Zenden in front of Cattermole.
Cattermole can do the graft, Zenden can do the craft! Simples :)

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posted Dec 11, 2010

I am afraid that I donít even rate him as a left back never mind a midfield player. I believe he is one of the players that could be on his way out in January.

We are making impressive progress, however, I still believe the midfield is seriously lacking and needs strengthening. Although I rate Henderson I still believe we are over reliant on a young man learning his trade. As for Cattermole Iím afraid his just a stopper and needs to contribute more.
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Well said mate, couldnt have put it any better myself!!

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posted Dec 11, 2010

Bruce is mental. Richardson is a complete dead loss! It is actually quite unbelievable how we are WASTING games just like these that we could be winning by playing this guy. When he came back from injury, Bruce STARTED him in place of MALBRANQUE who hadnt put a foot wrong all season, and now he's got steed, zenden and elmohamady all on the bench who ALL deserve a start more than him. WHAT HAS HE DONE RIGHT? Also, he STARTED meyler today. What??? Those 3 have been on form all season and he prefers a kid whose been injured for a YEAR! Sort yourself out man!

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posted Dec 11, 2010

Its amazing we can all now say Richardson isn't good enough for our team when 3 or four year ago he would have been our star player :)

I agree though his day has passed with us he's not a player to help us go forward we have catt there for physicality and a need richardson for his creativity which he seems incapable of producing nowadays.

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posted Dec 11, 2010

I donít think his mental but like any human his made a few mistakes. The South American contingent hasnít worked and that leaves us three men short in a team struggling with injuries.

Iím sounding like a broken record but he needs to strengthen the midfield with a playmaker but I have no doubt that he already knows this fact.


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comment by Geoff (U13900926)

posted Dec 12, 2010

Well we sat through the game yesterday and were happy to scrape a point in the end. We could not keep the ball and showed virtually no creativity from the midfield except a couple of JH crosses - nothing behind the defense at all. Benty looked bad because he had nothing but long balls punted up to him all day and the Fulham defense will cope with that stuff no problem.
I was always a KR fan but he isn't doing anything clever at the moment. SB must see something that is invisible to the average fan? Zendon has to be picked ahead of KR, and for me ahead of Steed - who is also not the most creative midfielder these days. We always look like a better team when Zendon is on the pitch - he might be knocking on but he still works very hard and is our most creative midfielder by a distance (JH still learning for me)
I would not be selling KR in January but we need another central creative midfielder for sure. How much does one of them cost these days??

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posted Dec 12, 2010

At last people are beginning to see the light about Richardson.

He isn't a very good LB, he is a hopeless CM and totally ineffective out wide. He is a bottom EPL/top Championship player at the very best and he isn't at his very best at the moment.

That game was crying out for Zenden or Steed yesterday and I think not taking Richardson off and bringing one or both of these players on cost us 2 points yesterday.

Fulham were there for the taking and we let them off the hook. Poor all round but a point away is a point away I guess.

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posted Dec 12, 2010

cest i said at the start of the season that richardson would be a squad player but somehow of late bruce seems to whant him first choice midfield in the side imo he is still just a squad player but bruce not me knows best <redwine>

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comment by eyez (U14610410)

posted Dec 12, 2010

first team at the moment is looking pretty clear:

-------------------GORDON----------------------

---OHOUHA----MENSAH----FERDINAND----BARDSLEY---

----HENDO-----CATTS----MALBRANQUE----ZENDEN----

--------------GYAN--------BENT-----------------

welbeck being used as an impact sub. but richo is still in there!!!





----HENDO-----CATTS-----MALBRANQUE---ZENDEN----

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