5 responses

  1. Mal
    October 1, 2012

    I don’t know how many articles and how many postings there has to be before Pardew and his coaching staff do something about this. It’s embarrasing that a top premier league side should be so devoid of ideas at corners and free kicks. There is absolutely no variation. What on earth do they do all week?

  2. jim
    October 1, 2012

    Brilliant write up and definately very true- can you not tell Pardew somehow? as he really must not see this!

  3. darthkir
    October 2, 2012

    im surprised to see that pardew didnt learn from these 2 things after so many games;

    1. set piece – williamson cant do an andy carroll
    2. 4-4-2 does not suit us
    3. ba and cisse cant partner together

  4. Cheiking the piss
    October 2, 2012

    You forgot to add one thing… as bad as Williamson is in the air in teh final third, much like Ba & Cisse this season, he has to feed off scraps. Whoever takes the long indirect free kicks (usually Cabaye) has been useless at them this season (in particular) and last. Carroll would struggle to do anything with the set pieces that have been put into the box so far this season. Yes, Williamson might not be great in the air in the box but I think a larger part of the problem lies in the absolutely woeful quality of delivery. Until that is sorted (corners as well), it doesn’t matter who is trying to get on the end of it.

  5. KieronVxu
    October 2, 2012

    Read somewhere that it´s statistically naive to try and score directly from a free kick. This feels similar, we just hoof the ball in there seemingly because we feel that that´s how it should be done? Agree totally, it´s not working, try something new.

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