Mr Reality wrote:Not sure Ayling is somebody to play rwb his tendancy to drift inside would be a bigger problem as the only wide player on a side.
Wouldn't put Berardi in that role either. Dallas is probably the only person with the legs to play the role but we know he's not good enough.
Would stick with De bock on the left above Alioski.
Yeah, fair comment on Ayling. I'd prefer him on the right of the back 3 but as an option if we wanted it to be a back 5 for any reason...
You say we know about Dallas, I'd say we don't, not as a wing back anyway. Good enough or not in general, he deserves a run of games ahead of our other wide men right now (Sacko and Roofe certainly and Alioski hasn't been great for a while now but IMO that's because he's an out of position wing back).
Alioski is only good enough for the role he played last season because he was in a shitter league - he's had the Aidy White conversion in his career but with a few more good moments as a result. Might do alright wide left in a 442 I suppose, got to learn to go outside now and then if he's to play on the right.
I would play him at wing back ahead of De Bock but it does depend on the opposition.