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Thread: Marlon "Brando" Pack - I've got to get this off my chest, sorry.

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    Marlon "Brando" Pack - I've got to get this off my chest, sorry.

    This guy is going to give me a heart attack. I've got to stop screaming at him each game. He is literally the ONLY player I've watched who not only cannot pass a simple, straightforward ball, but actually cannot hit any [attempted] pass longer than 20ft hard enough to reach a City player. I'm sat there watching his passes slowly moving in the approximate direction of a blue shirt, as opponents move in before it reaches them. He's like one of those blokes who they have at half time trying to kick the ball into the holes in the goals and invariably scuff their shot along the ground.

    Right, that's made me feel better..

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    Re: Marlon "Brando" Pack - I've got to get this off my chest, sorry.

    You went around the houses to say what we all know.
    He's shite.
    Literally millions spunked on shite by old big head.

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    Re: Marlon "Brando" Pack - I've got to get this off my chest, sorry.

    I like him

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    Re: Marlon "Brando" Pack - I've got to get this off my chest, sorry.

    Quote Originally Posted by delmbox View Post
    I like him
    I don't, he is a liability

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    Re: Marlon "Brando" Pack - I've got to get this off my chest, sorry.

    He's alright, there are worse in the current team regards passing ability.

    He's not the quickest and gets caught in possession, and yes sometimes his passing isn't the best. At least he tries to pass it though, if he went for the long ball that wouldn't be good enough either.

    Main issue for me is that he drops so deep, practically picking it up between the cbs and that other than that I'm not sure really what his role in the midfield is supposed to be.

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    Re: Marlon "Brando" Pack - I've got to get this off my chest, sorry.

    Quote Originally Posted by Armitage Shanks View Post
    I don't, he is a liability
    I suspect that he's one of those players that players love having in their team because he does a lot of the shitty stuff and tidying up.

    Also he seems nice

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    Re: Marlon "Brando" Pack - I've got to get this off my chest, sorry.

    Quote Originally Posted by A Quiet Monkfish View Post
    This guy is going to give me a heart attack. I've got to stop screaming at him each game. He is literally the ONLY player I've watched who not only cannot pass a simple, straightforward ball, but actually cannot hit any [attempted] pass longer than 20ft hard enough to reach a City player. I'm sat there watching his passes slowly moving in the approximate direction of a blue shirt, as opponents move in before it reaches them. He's like one of those blokes who they have at half time trying to kick the ball into the holes in the goals and invariably scuff their shot along the ground.

    Right, that's made me feel better..
    agreed, he is absolutely crap. I cannot believe there are fans out there that disagree with me when I criticise him. He should be dropped.
    Spedger

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    Re: Marlon "Brando" Pack - I've got to get this off my chest, sorry.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sloop_Jon_Bee View Post
    agreed, he is absolutely crap. I cannot believe there are fans out there that disagree with me when I criticise him. He should be dropped.
    Spedger
    I disagree with you.
    Spedger

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    Re: Marlon "Brando" Pack - I've got to get this off my chest, sorry.

    He gives even simple balls away. Useless and a liability.

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    Re: Marlon "Brando" Pack - I've got to get this off my chest, sorry.

    He’s a victim of the lack of pace in the side. With nobody making darting runs when he’s in possession it makes his reactions look slower, but, yes, he’s not the quickest himself either but is his role to be a speed merchant or to release the (non existent) speed merchants?

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    Re: Marlon "Brando" Pack - I've got to get this off my chest, sorry.

    Quote Originally Posted by delmbox View Post
    I suspect that he's one of those players that players love having in their team because he does a lot of the shitty stuff and tidying up.

    Also he seems nice
    Such as?

    Tackling?... seldom gets close enough to put a tackle in. Closing down the opposition and putting them under pressure?... doesn't have the pace to do that. Clearing the lines?... not when he's struggling to get back into position.

    He's slower than a slug, and don't get me started on those telegraphed passes that he so often under hits!

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    Re: Marlon "Brando" Pack - I've got to get this off my chest, sorry.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rock_Flock_of_Five View Post
    Such as?

    Tackling?... seldom gets close enough to put a tackle in. Closing down the opposition and putting them under pressure?... doesn't have the pace to do that. Clearing the lines?... not when he's struggling to get back into position.

    He's slower than a slug, and don't get me started on those telegraphed passes that he so often under hits!
    Such as tackling, closing down the opposition and putting them under pressure, and clearing the lines

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    Re: Marlon "Brando" Pack - I've got to get this off my chest, sorry.

    Great at the defensive stuff. Awful at passing beyond five yards. But I'd keep him in just for the defence. It seems we've forgotten how lightweight our midfield looked without him earlier in the season. It's not like we have someone who can distribute the ball effectively and quickly. He's the best we've got for that role right now. The Gary Medel position.

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    Re: Marlon "Brando" Pack - I've got to get this off my chest, sorry.

    I actually think hes a tidy footballer. Think its difficult to be a midfielder in a shite midfield.

    Hes not on the same level but people said mcphail was shit for years because he was surrounded by shite.

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    Re: Marlon "Brando" Pack - I've got to get this off my chest, sorry.

    Quote Originally Posted by Trigger View Post
    He's alright, there are worse in the current team regards passing ability.

    He's not the quickest and gets caught in possession, and yes sometimes his passing isn't the best. At least he tries to pass it though, if he went for the long ball that wouldn't be good enough either.

    Main issue for me is that he drops so deep, practically picking it up between the cbs and that other than that I'm not sure really what his role in the midfield is supposed to be.
    It's obvious what his role is. He's a central defensive midfielder. He sits in front of the back four. He drops back into defence much like Henderson does for Liverpool. I think it's a really clever move as it gives our defenders easy options and better passing from the back.

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    Re: Marlon "Brando" Pack - I've got to get this off my chest, sorry.

    Quote Originally Posted by delmbox View Post
    Such as tackling, closing down the opposition and putting them under pressure, and clearing the lines
    Yeah, of course he does. We're very lucky to have a player who can do all of that...

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    Re: Marlon "Brando" Pack - I've got to get this off my chest, sorry.

    Quote Originally Posted by Trigger View Post
    He's alright, there are worse in the current team regards passing ability.

    He's not the quickest and gets caught in possession, and yes sometimes his passing isn't the best. At least he tries to pass it though, if he went for the long ball that wouldn't be good enough either.

    Main issue for me is that he drops so deep, practically picking it up between the cbs and that other than that I'm not sure really what his role in the midfield is supposed to be.
    ..but apart from that, .....

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    Re: Marlon "Brando" Pack - I've got to get this off my chest, sorry.

    Quote Originally Posted by splott parker View Post
    He’s a victim of the lack of pace in the side. With nobody making darting runs when he’s in possession it makes his reactions look slower, but, yes, he’s not the quickest himself either but is his role to be a speed merchant or to release the (non existent) speed merchants?
    Oh no, how dare you post sense.

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    Re: Marlon "Brando" Pack - I've got to get this off my chest, sorry.

    I think he is a decent footballer and if we played quicker as splott parker points out he'd have more options in front of him , I noticed a few times this week he went to pass and found no one to off load too, so he turned and got caught and closed down .

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    Re: Marlon "Brando" Pack - I've got to get this off my chest, sorry.

    Lets be honest he was signed as a Gunnarsson replacement but unfortunately he's not fit to lace his boots. The amount of times he inexplicably under hits a pass or puts it straight out for a throw in is almost comical.

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    Re: Marlon "Brando" Pack - I've got to get this off my chest, sorry.

    Bruno Mange had pelota baskets for feet as far as passing was concerned.

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