Left at halftime. Damn kids. : ). Love to hear about second half. Graydon was on wing but he didn't see the ball much out there. Goal was nifty build up play down wing, Roeckle was released into offensive third, sent nice cross in for Kristo to head home. Lee looked all right in CDM from my point of view.
The goal was exactly why David needs to be in the middle of the field attacking. He received the ball just inside the halfway line slighty to the left of center. He turned carried the ball around a defender attacking the middle of the field. When the wide defender pinched in a bit to help stop him, he played it wide down the wing to Jon who made a nice cross to the back post 4-6 yards out and Robbie made a great leaping header.
Overall I didn't care for David playing wide. I understood what he was trying to do bringing Ray Lee in to play defensive mid leaving the choice of Francisco or David to move wide. David never really got wide and stayed pinched in most of the time clogging the middle up some.
Francisco was much better and looks to be getting more comfortable and working harder. He seems to have more confidence and is playing the ball much more positively and even took on defenders a couple of times.
I'd still like to see the Bills look to turn the ball forward quicker after a turnover. There are so many times when intercept or steal the ball and we have space to turn forward and attack but just seem to unconsciously lay the ball back. I'd also like to see them reverse field more often. There are quite a few instances where a wide defender plays the ball to the middle and we just continue it across and our opponent goes with the play. We need to look to keep the ball going but once in a while turn back and play the ball back where it came from. There's frequently space and it also slows the defenders down from rotating to the other side when you do continue the ball across.
We miss Manning as he has the ability to attack the seams from the back line. Julian was trying but he needs to keep better control of the ball.
Denver had far too many easy open looks at goal and just didn't finish well. Though we controlled probably 60% of the play, Denver created the more dangerous chances, they just didn't do anything with them along with a couple fo good saves by Nick. I left the game feeling lucky we walked away with the win.
Coach, put David back at attacking mid with instructions to push the ball agressively forward. If Francisco can't play wide then he shouldn't be on the pitch.
I'd like to see us play Jair more up top with Robbie moving Kingsley to to the wide mid position. Robbie wins almost every long ball with his head and does a great job of flicking the ball forward into space. Jair has the speed to run into some of these and create a breakaway here and there.
In the end, it's a win and I'll take it. It's not that we played poorly we didn't but we need to button up our defense we can't give up so many good chances and we need to be more agressive going forward.