20 Apr 2016 15:50:52
How do Eds and reds, this may have been spoken about before I may even have mentioned it before, anyway does anyone think that maybe Flanagan might work well as a deep holding defensive midfielder. I think his work rate and defensive postioning may work to his and the teams advantage here. Any thoughts, be kind.
Cheers YNWA.

1.) 20 Apr 2016
20 Apr 2016 16:05:05
Why would we do that when in defensive terms he is our best holding mid and we have plenty of people happy to play deep in midfield? Would be an odd move - I'm also doubtful that in that role he would be much better than Spearing was.

2.) 20 Apr 2016
20 Apr 2016 16:13:05
I personally don't think his distribution is quit good enough to play that role ie Alonso. can. Allen. Mach . Just my opinion.

3.) 20 Apr 2016
20 Apr 2016 16:46:14
I didn't mean a move to that role in a full time capicity just at the moment we are down a couple of midfielders and I felt he could step in a do a very good job breaking up the play and defending our back four. I agree he doesn't have the range of passing that the likes of alonso and co have but could be useful there.
Cheers YNWA.

{Ed001's Note - he was being trained to play that role before he got his run of games at full back. I don't remember it being a particularly successful spell for him in the reserves then, but it was a while ago now so I could be mistaken.}

4.) 20 Apr 2016
20 Apr 2016 19:22:06
His passing is always crisp. He smashes in with tj tackle, solid defensively. a lot to say he wouldn't cock it up to much. Still want to find a way to have him in the team, literally for his standard setting tackles. Todays game for example 30 seconds put Barkley on. his ass, you can sub. him then. if you want.