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Nobody is talking about Ekong's pinpoint passes to Simon

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This pass was key to starting many of our attacks. The sequence would go like this:

Ekong to Omeruo, Omeruo back to Ekong, Ekong to Simon. Bang! Attack initiated. Kai, if Simon could improve his final ball just a little, we will win this cup on the trot.


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Scipio Africanus wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:36 pm This pass was key to starting many of our attacks. The sequence would go like this:

Ekong to Omeruo, Omeruo back to Ekong, Ekong to Simon. Bang! Attack initiated. Kai, if Simon could improve his final ball just a little, we will win this cup on the trot.
You are a winch!
I was just thinking of this and came to make a post on it only to see you don talk am finish.
Those cross-field passes to Moses were pin-point which kind of goes against what I thought about his anywhere-belleh-face clearances we’ve been seeing.

Countless times I anticipated the ball going out of play only for Simon to appear like a speck on the horizon collecting the delivery like an Amazon package.
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Damunk wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:43 pm
Scipio Africanus wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:36 pm This pass was key to starting many of our attacks. The sequence would go like this:

Ekong to Omeruo, Omeruo back to Ekong, Ekong to Simon. Bang! Attack initiated. Kai, if Simon could improve his final ball just a little, we will win this cup on the trot.
You are a winch!
I was just thinking of this and came to make a post on it only to see you don talk am finish.
Those cross-field passes to Moses were pin-point which kind of goes against what I thought about his anywhere-belleh-face clearances we’ve been seeing.

Countless times I anticipated the ball going out of play only for Simon to appear like a speck on the horizon collecting the delivery like an Amazon package.
"Like an Amazon package". Tracked and guaranteed delivery! I like that! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Nna the thing was beautiful to see. For me just as beautiful and satisfying as Kele's goal. This is why we watch the game! :thumbs:


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The key to that was width.

Egu dared the Egyptians to defend with width and they didn’t want to. So our wide guys, especially Simon, were always free for the pass from the back.

The other key to this was how quickly Aribo joined up to make a five man attack so we still had numbers in the middle and Nacho and Awoniyi could play close to each other.

The pass out wide is always easier for a centre half; the structure allowed for the pass to always be on and both Ekong and Omeruo used it well (it was Omeruo’s pass to Simon that led to our goal).
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waka-man wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:26 pm The key to that was width.

Egu dared the Egyptians to defend with width and they didn’t want to. So our wide guys, especially Simon, were always free for the pass from the back.

The other key to this was how quickly Aribo joined up to make a five man attack so we still had numbers in the middle and Nacho and Awoniyi could play close to each other.

The pass out wide is always easier for a centre half; the structure allowed for the pass to always be on and both Ekong and Omeruo used it well (it was Omeruo’s pass to Simon that led to our goal).
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Very nice summary. The tin do me like film trick. It is an effortless, almost risk free way to launch attacks. Simon beat his man EVERY SINGLE TIME! Now if only he could improve the quality of his crosses a little bit, I suspect Awoniyi will get some joy upfront. Awoniyi looks like a very good header of the ball. That his header that was saved by the Egypptian 'keeper na die!


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I have seen Simon deliver better crosses for Nantes, not sure what is going on when he plays in green.
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...juke around in the back, then boot the ball out far to a winger up field.
He did that several times during the match, I bet many coaches are watching and will be instructing on how to defend.
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I noticed that many times Simon over hits his passes ..maybe someone should anticipate and position far post to receive
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Scipio Africanus wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:36 pm This pass was key to starting many of our attacks. The sequence would go like this:

Ekong to Omeruo, Omeruo back to Ekong, Ekong to Simon. Bang! Attack initiated. Kai, if Simon could improve his final ball just a little, we will win this cup on the trot.
when you are the new captain, your confidence level will boost up 100%. the guy was tiki takaing allover yesterday and he was a rock... the thing shock me oo, and i have yabbed him since the CAR game....
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:rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: good point
donadoni wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:03 pm I noticed that many times Simon over hits his passes ..maybe someone should anticipate and position far post to receive
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Bigpokey24 wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:25 pm
Scipio Africanus wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:36 pm This pass was key to starting many of our attacks. The sequence would go like this:

Ekong to Omeruo, Omeruo back to Ekong, Ekong to Simon. Bang! Attack initiated. Kai, if Simon could improve his final ball just a little, we will win this cup on the trot.
when you are the new captain, your confidence level will boost up 100%. the guy was tiki takaing allover yesterday and he was a rock... the thing shock me oo, and i have yabbed him since the CAR game....
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Scipio Africanus wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:36 pm This pass was key to starting many of our attacks. The sequence would go like this:

Ekong to Omeruo, Omeruo back to Ekong, Ekong to Simon. Bang! Attack initiated. Kai, if Simon could improve his final ball just a little, we will win this cup on the trot.
We don't talk about the good stuff when we do not like the players or think the play sucks. Many here were waiting for Ekong to make a mistake so they can go in on him so they didn't pay attention to all the good stuff he was doing on the green grass yesterday. With our people it is what it is so we move...
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Scipio Africanus wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:36 pm This pass was key to starting many of our attacks. The sequence would go like this:

Ekong to Omeruo, Omeruo back to Ekong, Ekong to Simon. Bang! Attack initiated. Kai, if Simon could improve his final ball just a little, we will win this cup on the trot.
I was a major critique of Ekong. Today he proved me wrong, or the coach listened to my advice and corrected his foibles. He impressed me with his defending this time around. Well done Mr. Ekong.
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Scipio Africanus wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:36 pm This pass was key to starting many of our attacks. The sequence would go like this:

Ekong to Omeruo, Omeruo back to Ekong, Ekong to Simon. Bang! Attack initiated. Kai, if Simon could improve his final ball just a little, we will win this cup on the trot.
He played well.

Glad to see him play well.

Sports especially football is about confidence.

Dude was assured with his short and long passes. And he did his primary job efficiently. There was one interception he did towards the end of the game that led to fastbreak we had... it was a thing of beaut!

I hope to see him grow in confidence.
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