Wycliffe wrote: ↑
23 Sep 2018, 15:39
I must admit I didn't see MM lash out although we were all bemused as to why after he'd riden a tackle and passed it sideways to a colleague he had a free kick given against him. maybe ifollow is the way forward
I am not a fan of the bloke (MM not Bristol.....saying that
) but he did well yesterday and showed a hiterto non existent willingness to help out his defence although he's pretty woeful at it.
I've just watched the extended highlights. The influence of Maddison on that game is tremendous.
1) A superb pass forward that ended up with Walker missing the easiest chance of the afternoon!
2) The save he brought out from Gillingham's superb keeper Tomas Holy. (surely meant for higher things!)
3) The well flighted corner, superbly delivered to Taff and almost finished off by Naismith.
4) Following Chapman's marvellous triple save he defended the ball away for a corner.
5) Long pass forward to Naismith who pushed the ball across the goal to the on-rushing Walker (goal 1)
6) Defence splitting ball to Dembele who wriggled free from the defender and slotted into the right hand corner. (goal 2)
7) Tracking back to win the ball from the Gillingham forwards and passing to Walker. Walker to Naismith, forward to Godden, played off to Dembele and out to Toney who finished in style. (goal 3) What a team goal, started by defensive work by Maddison and finally
That very subtle little nudge on to Cooke to mug the defender and place the ball in the net. (goal 4)
How anyone can deny the influence that he has on this team is unbelievable and as Wycliffe has pointed out he has also played his part in defending for the team. Defending is not what Marcus Maddison is all about but he seems to be adding this to his game. Saying that he will probably have a mare against Blackpool on Saturday! This is often the way with really talented players.