The way zonal marking works even if there were 4 blokes there he wouldn’t have moved towards them. That’s why it’s flawed in my opinion. We had 9 outfield players in the box defending that corner with the other player on the edge cutting out the short. Why can’t we afford to put defenders on the post and still man mark? Someone previously put that Hyam leaves his zone and goes to attack then all and that’s where Kalas gets in and I must agree. Can’t believe there’s a thread after one game calling out a player who played out of position and was called upon about 45 mins earlier than he probably was expecting. It’s 1 game, we lost to a side who will be in the promotion hunt come May and we outplayed them at times. Lighten up guysAt this level everyone needs to be at the races for 90 minutes. Shipley is one player who whilst he tries hard, does have similar attributes in Westbrooke as being someone who frequently bottles tackles and lacks any real physical side to his game. If he has been put on in a certain position you have to be committed. I think that frustrates some people and I noticed it being commented on during the game.
Zonal marking or not, I think some people are desperate to try and defend him that they are making themselves look a little silly.
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Shipley looks right at the spare man here. He saw he was free and did nothing. Obviously you can argue other people defending the corner didn't do their jobs either, but you cannot argue that the zone just packed its bags and moved, which therefore wasn't Shipley's fault. Him putting his hands on his head is pretty telling I would say too.
I generally like him and his contribution to the club has been great. Our performance was also really good and I fully concur with people saying we didn't put our chances away being very costly. That certainly was the case.
Shit like this though, needs to be cut out. If we can do that and be a bit more clinical I'm sure we will have more highs than lows this season.