Wednesday, September 23, 2015

DeIndividual Highlight Reel

I will have a Running the Numbers bit on the first Sunderland start of DeAndre Yedlin up at MLSS a little later, but for now enjoy a capsule clip of his night in the loss against Man City.







- Greg Seltzer

12 comments:

dikranovich said...

Not for nothing, but from these highlights, DY looks like sunderlands best player. It will be interesting to see how the lineup plays out this weekend against United. I think advocaat can drop his fellow countrymen and move jones to left back.

Michael said...

I don't see him getting beat on defense. Were these all of the good stuff only?

Adam Snavely said...

This definitely left out the third and fourth City goals, were DeAndre was not blindingly at fault, but definitely partially culpable. Lost Sterling completely and was unlucky that Mannone's save bounce right to Raheem's feet on the third goal, and could've put a bit more pressure on De Bruyne before he put Sterling through on the fourth. A good start, but still needs to work on the mental side of this game, getting his positioning right.

Greg Seltzer said...

I cannot agree on the third; Van Aanholt kept it all onside, Yedlin was doing his job to hold the line.

Chris said...

Van Aanholt was awful. Curious if Yedlin gets the start. Dick seems high on Billy Jones.

Matt said...

It should also be said the Pete Rock is the fucking man. That song holds up SO well.

Also, Yedlin looked like he belonged on the field.

Mike Lommler said...

Jozy could have used that kind of service from the flanks.

Brian B said...

:56 to 1:05, though...

Andy Palmer said...

I wouldn't give Yedlin more than the smallest blame on any of the goals.

1st - Van Aanhalt knocked over Navas in the box. Penalty.
..........Yedlin culpability: 0%
2nd - Breakaway goal, Sterling pass to De Bruyne. Van Aanhalt lost DB's run
..........Yedlin culpability: 0%
3rd - Sterling shoots off rebound, which in turn rebounds of keeper's back for goal
..........Yedlin culpability: 15%
.............Might have been tighter to Sterling when rebound came to him
4th - Van Aanhalt keeps Sterling onside, Johnson loses Sterling on his run
..........Yedlin culpability: 0%

Considering Van Aanhalt got beat on the set-up for the 3rd goal (i.e., he had the guy who shot the ball before it rebounded to Sterling), I don't see any real blame, overall on Yedlin. The Dutch leftback holds at least 50% culpability for EVERY goal let in.

dikranovich said...

Andy, I'm sorry, but you just can't be so dismissive of the fact that Raheem sterling is really priority number one for Yedlin. Sterling scored two goals. On the rebound, yedlin stepped out to sterling in a weak hesitant fashion. On the second sterling goal yedlin was caught in between two attackers. Please, 15% culpability??? You must revise this number. How can a right back, whose priority is to defend, not be held to higher level of accountability?

Andy Palmer said...

dikranovich. Yedlin's job is not to man-mark Sterling, but to play Right Back.

3rd goal - ball is on left flank. Yedlin's job is to cover Sterling to prevent a pass to him. No one can cover the type of angle that rebound came to Sterling at.

4th goal - Johnson had Sterling in that play, not Yedlin. Yedlin did his job well, maintaining the line with the centerbacks. If VA had done his job and stepped up, the flag would've gone up.

DaM said...

Thanks for posting as I didn't get to see the match. Clearly this doesn't cover any of the bad moments, BUT it would be easy to argue that Yedlin should have had 3 assists. Two of the chances he created were 1 on 0 with just the goalie. The header missed needs to be on net and the through ball was a pretty decent save, but still was in all alone....

As an aside, it seems to me (in a purely anecdotal way) that more and more people try 5-hole. Back in my keeper days (albeit at a much much much much lower level) I would be pretty grateful for some of the 5 hole attempts I see these days.