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I cannot agree that Christie is dropped. He puts a shift in and can is proactive. The manager definitely sets up to hit long balls to Gestede otherwise i don't see why he should drop Assombolonga!

 

Assombalonga hasn't been playing very well so deserved to be dropped, needs a bit of a kick up the backside. I'm sure he'll be back in a game or two, he's still our best striker when on form.

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For me Shotton is a better option at right back.. he's a much better defender than Christie and allows Adama a bit more freedom.

 

-Agree with most that Assombalonga needs a break and Rudy deserves a run.

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Christie must be pretty fed up, he has arguably been one of our better players, operating as Monk asked him to, upfield as an attacking threat. The problem is, that system left us open at the back, and that is not the Pulis way, He now finds himself the casualty of the change of system as Shotton is more of the solid, defensive fullback operating as part of a back four which looks to be the new system.

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Ah right, yeah quality of these streams is pretty good anyway, that was my main concern :)

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