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Oliver Norwood

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Name: Oliver Norwood
Shirt Name: NORWOOD
Shirt Number: 4
Nationality: Northern Irish
Height: 181 cm
Weight: 80 kg
Age: 22 (12/04/1991)
Foot: R
Side: B
Positions: CMF★

TECHNIQUE
Attack: 74
Defence: 62
Header Accuracy: 72
Dribble Accuracy: 81
Short Pass Accuracy: 78
Short Pass Speed: 79
Long Pass Accuracy: 79
Long Pass Speed: 81
Shot Accuracy: 71
Place Kicking: 80
Swerve: 79
Ball Control: 81
Goal Keeping Skills: 50
Weak Foot Accuracy: 5
Weak Foot Frequency: 5
SPEED
Response: 77
Explosive Power: 76
Dribble Speed: 77
Top Speed: 77
PHYSICAL
Body Balance: 80
Stamina: 82
Kicking Power: 85
Jump: 72
Injury Tolerance: B
RESISTANCE
Attack Awareness: 2
Defence Awareness: 2
Form: 5
Tenacity: 72
Teamwork: 77

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OLD STATS:
Acceleration: 79
Shot Technique: 70
Aggression: 78

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Re: Oliver Norwood

Postby Oriello » 2019 Aug 14, 01:58

I looked through the last big post Oklahoma guy made and from the clips he posted Norwood seems to stay out of the opponents box. To me he really looked like a DMF in terms of how he treats space in matches, like rarely getting passed the 18 yard box and always falling deep when counter starts to plug up the middle.

To me he looks like a low Aggression DMF with low Response (the poor pressing). I don't watch him, but the set with him as a CMF with AGG 68 and RES 73 seems like a more involved player in attack. I would from descriptions think him more DMF, Aggression 58-60 and RES 65ish.
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Re: Oliver Norwood

Postby anOKguy » 2019 Aug 14, 12:36

Oriello wrote:I looked through the last big post Oklahoma guy made and from the clips he posted Norwood seems to stay out of the opponents box. To me he really looked like a DMF in terms of how he treats space in matches, like rarely getting passed the 18 yard box and always falling deep when counter starts to plug up the middle.

To me he looks like a low Aggression DMF with low Response (the poor pressing). I don't watch him, but the set with him as a CMF with AGG 68 and RES 73 seems like a more involved player in attack. I would from descriptions think him more DMF, Aggression 58-60 and RES 65ish.

I like that. It’s what Josev was going for as well. I watched the game against Bournemouth and he didn’t change his style at all. He sits very deep basically letting the wide CBs go up and support through the flanks (O’Connell got a cross I’m pretty sure) and covering for them. He’s not responsive unless directly dealing with a player super close to him with no help. Otherwise he sits off and in a low block and goes to fill the passing lanes and let the others win it back. I need to watch him more in the tackle, but yeah I like your numbers a lot. I think that and maybe low 70s attack would be the way to go.
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Re: Oliver Norwood

Postby Oriello » 2019 Aug 14, 21:25

Oh I forgot to mention that maybe *Side star is something he could have, I seen you describe/link clips of him as someone who drifts wide in his support role. Guess it just depends if its a frequent thing in his style, like when he gets to the corner of the 18 yard box and whips in a cross. In old gen PES it is not a strong influence on behaviour, but I think it will make him more likely than normal DMF get out wide.
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Re: Oliver Norwood

Postby anOKguy » 2019 Aug 21, 04:36

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Re: Oliver Norwood

Postby Akephalos » 2019 Aug 21, 05:52

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Re: Oliver Norwood

Postby anOKguy » 2019 Aug 21, 06:29

I had to watch off a stream just recently and am unable to post gifs or link to moments on YouTube (mostly since his passes are before the ball gets to the box and he is the one setting up the attack more than contributing to the final play.. which doesn't show up in highlight videos), but he had awesome passes at the following moments at:
9:20 showing his passing speed
13:43 doing really good taking the piss out of a driven ball and making a neat one touch pass to his teammate
17:20 signature raking diagonal ball played wide and forward
40:07 driven diagonal
59:20 the perfect ball linked above on the Facebook post
67:58 didn't connect but got damn close and shows his intentions and that when he misses it isn't by much
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Re: Oliver Norwood

Postby anOKguy » 2019 Aug 26, 16:28

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I am just always going to post any of his passes I ever see
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Re: Oliver Norwood

Postby BigStu » 2019 Sep 09, 09:05

Gone and raised his long passing, clearly hasn't show any drop off in quality this season
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Re: Oliver Norwood

Postby anOKguy » 2019 Sep 11, 15:53

https://youtu.be/KsERniqwr94?t=184 Norwood average passing here, he has some really good curling
https://youtu.be/KsERniqwr94?t=440 Norwood corner driven nicely to his teammate
https://youtu.be/KsERniqwr94?t=468 win back by Stevens, pass by Norwood, dribbling by Stevens, back out to Norwood eventually for a powerful long range hit
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Re: Oliver Norwood

Postby anOKguy » 2019 Sep 16, 14:33

Something else about him is that his free kick services are wicked dangerous. He doesn't go for goal with them really ever, but he gets a ton of assists from them and balls like this should be finished off. McGoldrick squandered two massive chances to score that really should have given United points against Southampton, at least this was offside in the end.
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Another service and actual goal cancelled out by Egan in the middle being offside
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Re: Oliver Norwood

Postby anOKguy » 2019 Sep 29, 17:16

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Good and close long range shot here

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So that I am not just constantly blowing up his thread with new content I am adding to the bottom of this post for a while.

https://youtu.be/E26iSp2MUCQ?t=110 good passing from him here
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Re: Oliver Norwood

Postby anOKguy » 2019 Oct 23, 01:25

I got my hands on the full match for Sheffield United vs Arsenal and this will be a perfect example to show some stuff. I feel the technical stuff have been really highlighted upon in all posts, so this will focus on his tactical abilities and his positioning. One thing I want to also note is that he is a master of helping play his team out of pressure.

https://ok.ru/video/1365562755773?fromTime=209 start at 1:26 in the match. He plays the ball short from a free kick up the line, which then gets forwarded up the line a bit more. However, the recipient is facing backwards and can't turn. Norwood sees that there is an available position if he moves infield a few meters, which he does and becomes a really good option that should have been played to.

https://ok.ru/video/1365562755773?fromTime=324 and 3:21 in the match he again just takes the 2-3 steps backwards to free himself up and play a really good one touch pass over the top

https://ok.ru/video/1365562755773?fromTime=718 9:53 he knows the ball will come to him here and just gets it moving quickly to a lower pressure zone. He starts in an area where he will be pressured quickly, but gets it out of his feet and keeps it moving.

https://ok.ru/video/1365562755773?fromTime=1442 22:00 they overload the flank with a forward, a midfielder, and a center back all attacking in that area. Notice where Norwood is? He is back waiting to get the ball and split Arsenal with a pass when they go to shift position after he gets the ball. Then he can take a defender out of that area and the overload is back on. It advances the ball through a tier of the defense while keeping the same amount of attackers in that position.

https://ok.ru/video/1365562755773?fromTime=1832 28:26 he knows that Sheffield United are always trying to switch play, so he stakes himself out on the opposite end of the pitch since the 3 CBs provide enough passing possibilities between themselves to find a way to get the ball to the other side of the pitch. They do, and you can see just how opportune of a position Norwood finds himself in then. Even when he pulls back, it is because the overlapping CB is coming and he is giving depth to cover there in case both offensively and defensively.

https://ok.ru/video/1365562755773?fromTime=1871 29:08 you can see the start to a really well executed play by Sheffield here. They are exchanging the ball between the CB and the LB who then gets a really good run from Mousset up top to lay the ball back to the midfielder in the space vacated by Mousset's run. I do not know how Jurgens thought they are ugly. This is far from it.

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Re: Oliver Norwood

Postby percival » 2019 Dec 06, 23:59

why he has green STA?
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Re: Oliver Norwood

Postby anOKguy » 2020 Jan 11, 15:40

Couple things now that it’s a little over halfway through his first season back in the big league. Foundation of the set is good, but a few upgrades to make:

Attack: 75? Definitely higher quality and producing many hockey assists (the pass before the assist).
Defense: low 60s as he shields pretty well and covers passing angles for others to press
Stamina: 81? He completes most all games and does a shift, but is below the others in the midfield
Mentality: upper green borderline yellow - an on the field leader for sure all game doing what’s needed
TW: not sure why it never came to me before, but the structure and support he gives the team is the key component to how they flow. He’s ridiculously supportive in the way he keeps the form and shape of the team. He’s got to be at least above 85 in my view.

There we have it, he has held his own so far and keeps making some great passes. Different sort of player, but one I love to watch. Cheering for the lad. Anyone have thoughts?
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Re: Oliver Norwood

Postby anOKguy » 2020 Jun 16, 02:58

To me, Oliver Norwood is one of the smartest players in the league and probably the biggest catalyst for Sheffield’s successful transition to the EPL as he allows them to continue playing the way they have for years without skipping a beat against tougher competition.

Norwood is the deepest lying of a midfield three normally supported by two workmen like midfielders. When the ball is in the defensive and entering the middle third, he primarily moves side to side across the pitch supporting the CBs and WBs and holding the shape of the attack while then providing cover for the overlapping CBs who have license to go forward. He will often show short to collect the ball from the CBs when there’s no pressure and then get his head up and look for a big switch of play, however, often times given the United defenders’ comfort on the ball he will go deep on the opposite side to allow them to take it into space and the other defenders to slide and cover taking up a spot on the back line temporarily.

When the ball moves further up the pitch is where his role becomes even more important. He sits slightly behind the play where a triangle overload is normally hard at work with a CB joining a WB and CMF. His impact is twofold from this reserved position: to serve as an option for a deep cross into the box and then more importantly as a release valve to move the ball from a high pressure area via a big switch to a low pressure area. Sheffield play so much up through the wings and live to create overloads so he’s essential to this system as without this escape route they would be easier to trap and dispossess when a movement along a flank stalls.

Regarding his passing, he’s clearly incredible with fantastic range that probes opponents constantly throughout the game. Norwood sets the tone for the teams and his passing can break open a game. Moreover, he can whip in a great free kick and create a lot of danger along with a good long shot.

Defensively, Norwood does a lot of shielding and slowing down the opponent. He doesn’t get stuck into much and more tends to sit back covering passing angles and can step in and intercept a pass or poke the ball away. Not a great tackler, but he’s crucial in slowing down play when Sheffield turn the ball over and allow the others to get back behind the ball. This is particularly important given how advanced the central defenders can get to prevent the team from getting caught out and exposed. Like most other aspects of the game, he’s intelligent in keeping the shape and integrity of the side.

All in all, Norwood allows Wilder to implement his vision on the pitch and does so much work to allow his system to thrive at the highest level often acting as the extension of the coach on the field. After being part of three consecutive sides to win promotion from the Championship to the EPL, he’s finally proving that he’s not out of his depth in the top tier.


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I bet his swerve is mid yellows, response is ~75, and aggression really low like Oriello suggested last year. More I watch and think about it that’s a great way to replicate his game. Also, probably form 6 by now. He’s always on the same level it seems. Consistent performer and a good captain.

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Re: Oliver Norwood

Postby anOKguy » 2020 Aug 13, 21:02

jurgens wrote:
TW isn't just moving around, it's specifically moving in and out of positions purely to create passing options.

Taking this from the Icardi thread. This is literally his main function in the team. Maintain shape and make shape from a team with such an aggressive play style. He maintains this shape and then finds a way to move in and out of positions to create passing options, that is what I mean by shape. He is always the escape valve, but not just by sitting deeper and having them pass it back to him. It is very intelligent and deliberate movement to take up these positions. He finds these little pockets of space to help the team escape pressure and be that option that they desperately need and would be certainly dispossessed without. No matter what situation, Norwood is looking to be an option.

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Always pops in and out of pockets, especially since opponents have learned to try and clamp down on him. Finds a way to be an option, often makes a big switch of play or a killer forward ball, and then goes and finds how to support that. He is always an option and like few others in the league ALWAYS looking to be an option through his movement. Surrounded by two box-to-box midfielders and uber aggressive CBs looking to get forward, Norwood is the one constant option. Should call him Waffle House because he is open 24/7 and is always an option.
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Re: Oliver Norwood

Postby Akephalos » 2020 Aug 13, 21:20

When I got the chance to watch Noorwood, I was impressed by his intuition to move and always be the best pass option. He clearly understands his role and the game enough to know when and where to move, his support movementes are great.
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