Has looked decent, fair play, should we keep him?
You also forget the right back (Notts) starting at left sided centre half as plan A whilst an at least adequate actual left sided centre half sat in the Gulag.I’d probably say he was a back up, that’s not to say he hasn’t done well in the last two games, he has.
But he seemed to get destroyed by speed and movement tonight, it only happened a couple of times but it’s not a good sign, nor is it the first time it’s happened.
But that doesn’t warrant a complete isolation from any football, he would have been more than good enough to step up to the team on the occasions we put Turton and Husband in to centre back with largely disastrous results.
I can’t see why he’s being forced out, he’d be our third choice centre back after Marv and Gretarsson but as this seasons showed you need players capable of filling voids.
I dunno. He's slow in possession sometimes. Turts can't do it and he's much quicker.I agree with Kip regarding Thorniley. He has a really good left foot for free kicks and passing long range. He lacks a little in his recovery runs and is a little suspect when being run at. If i was manager id give him a role as holding mid to see if he looks composed in that position.
Yes that’s a good point, he’s never stuck out to me in the same way Marv dominates a game, but equally I’ve never though wow he’s absolutely terrible. I actually did comment something along those lines when he played against Accy in the Mickey Mouse cup, he looked poor, but we were all over the place back then and he hadn't played in about a year. The last two games he’s really shown a lot of character, and that’s admirable.You also forget the right back (Notts) starting at left sided centre half as plan A whilst an at least adequate actual left sided centre half sat in the Gulag.
Given that he has only played two games for us this season , his sharpness wasn’t that bad, imagine if he has a few more games and gets his match sharpness, he would definitely be an asset !
Yeah, maybe! I think that about Ballard a bit with Morrison. He's got a good eye for a short pass has Ballard ad a decent touch for a centre half and he's got that Morrison type build.I agree totally but worth a go. He seems to be similar to Gary Brabyn and Andy Morrison to me (you never know unless you try!)
You cant, Gabriel and Garbutt are competent full backs who offer a lot going forward.Distribution-wise, he's the best centre-back at the club. Defensively, he's the worst.
You could say the same about Gabriel and Turton or Garbutt and Husband but you can get away with it more at full-back. We'll need Ballard back for the February fixtures.
He reminds me of Eric DierI agree with Kip regarding Thorniley. He has a really good left foot for free kicks and passing long range. He lacks a little in his recovery runs and is a little suspect when being run at. If i was manager id give him a role as holding mid to see if he looks composed in that position.
A lot of the best centre halves have been slow but made up for it in there overall game.He showed yesterday he was willing to fight for his place, or at least show some pride despite the news he ws told he could leave.
He does seem to get done by pace occasionally but given the lack of games you could only see improvement if he played more.
I seem to recall when he did play last season away and it was quite bad, but he had either not long arrived or wasn't fit.
I was impressed considering he was told to leave in his performance yesterday, whilst nor perfect there was a lot to like.
I hope its gives him and them all confidence and we see more of the same.
Whether he's changed the managers mind we dont know but he's done himself no harm.
Am happy for the lad that he's at least getting some recognition, must be a good feeling for him.