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https://www.lancs.live/sport/football/transfer-news/blackburn-rovers-transfers-poveda-brighton-21400500

According to Jaquob Crooke:

The signing of Poveda could lead to a tactical reshuffle that means that "Joe Rothwell can be unshackled from the pivot."

Poveda can help us "when when looking to operate on transition."

A positive of Van Hecke is his "ability to pick a pass through defensive lines."

I think he has swallowed all of the latest footballing jargon.

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1 minute ago, Mattyblue said:

Some of these new ‘digital journalists’ need to learn how to construct a coherent paragraph before chucking in a load of jargon.

Or is Khadra right, Ben Brereton left and Poveda in the No.10 behind Sam Gallagher of Tony Mowbray's preference? Tyrhys Dolan and Harry Chapman are important factors in this discussion. Then there is of course John Buckley, who's proved effective in an advanced role while the menacing Joe Rothwell can be unshackled from the pivot. Leighton Clarkson, too, and we can't forget Joe Rankin-Costello, who is edging closer to his return from injury.

This hurt my head.

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I watched a YouTube video of Phil Foden and another player watching Sunday league football. I seem to recall there were some awful bits of skill and some great bits. The thing that jumped out at me though was a section where the was a great bit of play and Foden turned to the other lad and said in a strange voice 'have you got that in your locker?'. It was said without emotion, almost robotically. I thought it might have just come out a bit weird, but he repeated it in the same robotic way shortly afterwards. It sounded stilted and not a normal way of talking.  It made me wonder how institutionalised and distant from normal society some of these young footballers are too talk in such a way. 

I suppose football has developed it's own language over time anyway, so maybe I'm just being over sensitive. Let's face it, at the end of the day, so long as you get 3 points the gaffer is over the moon.

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14 hours ago, DanLad said:

I watched a YouTube video of Phil Foden and another player watching Sunday league football. I seem to recall there were some awful bits of skill and some great bits. The thing that jumped out at me though was a section where the was a great bit of play and Foden turned to the other lad and said in a strange voice 'have you got that in your locker?'. It was said without emotion, almost robotically. I thought it might have just come out a bit weird, but he repeated it in the same robotic way shortly afterwards. It sounded stilted and not a normal way of talking.  It made me wonder how institutionalised and distant from normal society some of these young footballers are too talk in such a way. 

I suppose football has developed it's own language over time anyway, so maybe I'm just being over sensitive. Let's face it, at the end of the day, so long as you get 3 points the gaffer is over the moon.

Or sick as a parrot when you lose.

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I remember seeing Alex Scott saying “Low Block” while doing punditry and Graham Souness challenged her on it. In the end, after it was explained he said “ahh right, defending deep then…”

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2 hours ago, Oldgregg86 said:

even at 35 i feel like i have no idea about the modern game tactically etc just the years of playing and watching to know a good and bad player and the enjoyment of a good goal/tackle/save bit of skill etc

Oh but you do. 

‘Low block’, ‘pivots’ and all the rest of the jargon is just that. They are not revolutionary new ways of playing the game, just re-badged aged old tactics, but it keeps the new army of analysts, both professional and the Twitter amateurs busy.
 

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