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norfolkngood

Redmond lone striker ?

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I watched Liverpool last night ( I know different level ) but stirling played very well upfront people say that Redmond is very much like him ( not as good I know )

but his ( RS ) pace unsettles the whole back four not just the left back I wondered if it would work with us

I know the service RS gets is far better than what NR would get but if we played a fluid 3 behind him for support I think it could work

I am not saying for one minute he will win any headers or be a holt type hold up player but has the game changed ? a narrow front four with them all roaming / free role nearly a front four of maybe turning Jerome into a walters ( stoke ) position I think if we we had Bj Wes Jerome roaming fluid behind him and not all sticking to one position it might work

I think that if the 4 attacking player all interchange it is a nightmare to defend against

still use 2 DM to cover with the RB and LB bombing on for width

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NR is gradually improving, and certainly has pace to unsettle defenders, but always feel he can''t hit a barn door at 5 paces! His shooting isn''t his strength, so not convinced him as a lone striker would work.Always wonder about him just behind the front two though, or maybe a second striker as his pace would open things up?

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Not that the system catered to it, but we tried this (Redmond upfront in a 4-3-3/4-5-1 on/off ball) for a fair while under Hughton, especially towards the tail end of last season. It started not long after (none other than) Sterling helped Liverpool give Manchester United a right nightmare in their fixture against them in such a position (at Old Trafford, i think, though can''t remember the score either). Aftewards there was a big cry among the fans for Redmond to take up the role. The Redmond did as much after the manager put him there, but i distinctly remember it not working.Though if i''m being honest strikers of any shape and form never did, and were never going to, profit from Hughton''s tactics.

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He''s been improving all season and has been consistently superb on the right for a while now. Him, in that position is the first name on the team sheet for me. I also think he lacks the composure infront of goal, positional sense and all round experience in his game to lead the line.

Redmond is brilliant, but Sterling is in a whole different league imo I wouldn''t be a good idea

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