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|Sheffield Wednesday 2
|| 0 Rochdale
|League 6th August 2011 3:00pm|
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|geraldo added 18:59 - Aug 6|
Pretty poor show - much of the blame must go to SE for playing a keeper who was a stranger to the side until Monday and it looked like it. Kean's first half performance was dire, he dropped every cross and let the first goal thru his hands - I would have subbed him at half time.All through the game we never defended balls into the box and a lot of that must go down to the defence having no confidence in the keeper.
SE's tactics were poor and why only one substitution when we were losing??
The Chairman needs to spend some money on at least one decent striker or I fear the worst. Shef Wed won at a canter but they were a very ordinary side............
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|Elad6 added 11:10 - Aug 7|
Very harsh on Kean.The lad only dropped one actual cross and got fingertips to divert 2 or 3 others away. As for letting it through his hands it was a powerful header he managed to get a hand to, just unable to divert away. No chance with the second volley either. He also made 2 decent saves first half and was totally composed 2nd half. You're right about the defence, we need at least one centre half with power and height to combat all the high balls you get in L1 football. If we had just one then maybe Jones wouldn't have been a danger and menace all game.
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|bigprawn added 11:10 - Aug 7|
Have to agree with a lot of what geraldo says. Sheff Wed didn't seem to be any great shakes as a team but then again Megson isn't renowned for putting together pure footballing teams. They were big and functional with only Prutton able to pass a ball with any great skill.
We looked narrow in my opinion, to crowded in midfield and Akpa Akpro isolated up front. He isn't a target man. We need to be playing the ball behind the back 4 for him to run onto, use that electrifying pace. O'Grady you can hit with the ball but not Jean-Louis.
Thought Tutte did well, need Nicky Adams to step up to the mark this year too.
At the end of the day though we weren't quite good enough. It's a game of inches and if Grimes shot hadn't come back off the upright with Nicky Weaver rooted to the spot it may have been a different story. Never mind, no=one ever got relegated on the forst day of the season. There are always reasons to be optimistic.
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|brunof added 05:58 - Aug 8|
negatives,Didnt create much,looked disjointed,
positives,showed good football in bursts,looked fit.
obviously missing dawsons long range passing,we were much more direct than last season,too direct 1st half,my view is that it may take 6,7 games for the group to form mini partnerships together,and more importantly for the new mngmt team to shape the team,we need to keep hold of c ogrady...
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