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|I remember when we played wingers!!!|
at 21:44 22 Sep 2018
Bloody hell. I feel like there is a conspiracy to never play our wingers properly ever again.
To be honest it looks like we shouldn't have changed the formation from the other night.
We got done down the sides by fast young players and didn't match that up.
I watched the game on SKY and even the commentators were saying that Hemed and Wells were being starved of any service. 100% bang on.
I'm not calling for McClaren's head or anything but we obviously weren't tight enough or pressing first half. Playing Eze right wasted him and he isn't a wide player, he is a central playmaker like Adel was. Don't move him. Play Luongo or Scowen, not both to accommodate that.
We got what we deserved tonight. Should have shaken it up at half time. We were getting dine for pace down the wings so match up and bring Eze into the middle. As soon as we brought BOS on and moved Eze we started to make chances but far too late. It enabled Hemed and Wells to be in the box where they should be.
We don't have problems at the back. Goal was slightly unfortunate but well taken by a good striker. Think we are quire solid at the back, we have two top end Championship strikers/low end prem forwards and we starve them to death up front. If I was either of those two I would be getting completely frustrated.
The midfield needs sorting out. It needs pace down the flanks to pull defences out. Far too narrow as we always are. I know I got dogs abuse the other night because we won but we have BOS, Pav, Smithies and Freeman and we only ever play one.
It depresses me as someone who watched Thomas, Sinton and even Fereday skin defenders and swerve the ball into 2 strikers and then watch the so called modern game where you manage to completely isolate your 2 strikers.
I thought Norwich deserved it because they stretched us and we simply bunched up in down the middle. We didn't chase the ball, we didn't have any pace, we didn't manage the ball, pass it properly or have any composure shooting. But to isolate 2 good strikers was criminal and that is solved with a playmaker behind them and 2 proper wingers.
Apparently this is rocket science.
at 00:41 20 Sep 2018
Just needs that goal doesn't he. Great movement, control, vision. Having to play a similar role to Washington but seems to read the game so much better. The goals will come.
|Still far too narrow|
at 22:53 19 Sep 2018
Good win. Understand why Hemed didn't start. Like Wells. But no width yet again. No feeding the forwards. Wells forced to go wide to get anything. Just don't get manager after manager not really understanding that flying wingers stretch defences, especially when they get tired. Millwall had a right go at us second half and although I thought we absorbed quite well we just didn't have real width to catch them on the counter attack and make them pay. It kind of means we are one dimensional and again we end up being the ones stretched as the game goes on.
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at 21:29 8 Sep 2018
Blimey, how unlucky is this kid?
Horrific head injury tonight. Wishing him well but seems to be one of those unlucky players who pushes horror injuries to a whole new level.
|RIP Burt Reynolds |
at 20:04 6 Sep 2018
Gone at 82. Never my favourite actor but grew up with a lot of his films. I wonder if they'll be able to re-home his hair?
|Norwich release Russell Martin |
at 23:02 31 Aug 2018
Long term player for them. Really good centre back. Got them promoted several times. 32. Shame we couldn't get him. Excellent leader for them over the years.
|Club offering Sylla|
at 18:09 31 Aug 2018
They seem to be getting desperate to move him anywhere.
If anyone out there has a spare room or a desk they're not using and doesn't mind a Guinean footballer who's always smiling then Sylla may well be the ideal flat mate or lamp stand you've been looking for.
Have a Sunday league team that needs a ringer to play and who will score a fair amount of goals from six yards out, then phone the club before 9pm this evening and a real Guinean footballer could be yours until next summer.
Call 0844 477 7007 and ask to speak to customer services.
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|Sylla to go on loan|
at 10:18 29 Aug 2018
Feel for the guy. Definitely miles better than Washington and if fed correctly in the area he can score goals. Popular with his team mates but for some reason not with managers.
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