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|Final play-off spot|
at 12:27 22 Feb 2021
Although it's wonderful to see the Rs grabbing 3 points with unaccustomed regularity there is an element of lady luck evening things out. On that bad run we weren't as bad as results suggested - I know in general results don't lie - but there were green shoots, esp in our defence - Dieng and Dickie are a huge upgrade. The recent run isn't probably as good as it seems despite the obvious contributions of Charlie and Johansen, but the opposition are making mistakes and a few things have gone our way.
An interesting test will be fatigue and injuries. Warbs seems to be getting players off quickly when they tire and talks a lot about needing to manage their fitness and tiredness. If he gets this right, and he does seem to be using the bench well, things may continue to go well.
Perhaps the bad luck with the Amos and Carroll injuries means we'll be spared any more long term injuries for the rest of the season? But that's the sort of fate-tempting statement I may regret.
Anyway playoffs here we come... maybe!
|Dominic Ball : Club legend|
at 12:12 22 Feb 2021
Agree with most of this. Until we can go full Barçaball (although that's not wearing well at the moment) I can settle for Dom. I made him MotM a couple of games ago. He's one of those players whose errors get more attention than his positive play. He has certainly provided energy to our midfield on more than one occasion when others have looked tired or apathetic. His passing isn't worse than a number of other players.
Will be interesting to see how Field fits in longer term. People say he's got much more talent than all of our regular midfield, but I think he may be another Wells/Hugill loanee, who after a decent half season with us is priced out of our range.
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