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  1. Kraschenbern

    Hull City 3 : 0 The Wednesday OMDT

    Can't wait for the summer. Really need to rebuild. This lot have had their time and squandered it. Lower Mid table finish this season then look to next year. We're desperate for some fresh faces and ideas.
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    Lees why...

    Played for my county in my youth and two "centres of excellence" as they were known. Most of that as part of a back three too. But to be fair opinions are like arseholes. Maybe I am wrong. All I know is, in that situation, and when he backed off for the goal against West Brom, none of my former teams would have conceded. Maybe it's not his fault cos he's been told to play a certain way, fact is tho, his decision making without Looven's has gone to pot.
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    Lees why...

    I'm sorry, but he has been terrible this season. The fact he isn't comfortable on the ball is no excuse. He's a professional footballer, playing in arguably the fifth hardest league in Europe. He should be able to get his head up and either pick out a pass or go long. They may be coaching them to play out of defence, but they'll also be told if there is no option to clear their lines. If he can't play out from the back then drop him or sell him and get someone in who can. Hutch, as injury prone as he may be would suit the role ten times better. Getting a bit sick of Tom Lees now to be honest. With his experience and the fact he is captain he should be leading. He isn't. Time for a change.
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    Man of Match & scores -V- West Brom

    Dawson - 6 Palmer - 7 Lees - 5 Hector - 6 Pudil - 6 Penney - 6 Joey - 7 Onomah - 7 Reach - 8 FF - 8 Nuhui - 7 Basically the back five needs to be sorted out, cos the defending at times was appalling. The front five I thought all had good games until the last ten mins.
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    Not a one man team

    This is the thing for me with Bannan, if he played at the top of a diamond, he could be incredible. I think you're right about him dropping deep, he, and the rest of the squad act like he's the only one who can find a pass. We have become an easy team to play when he is playing, cos you just push a midfielder onto him, and he spends a lot of time facing his own goal. With Pellupussy in the side, he doesn't have to play the deep role. And I think in some ways it may be stifling Joey too. There is a good footballer in there. And Dutch players are brought up on a short quick passing game. There is no reason he can't get the ball and find Bannan, or anyone else. He looked good tonight, cos we actually got to see him play a bit. I think Reach needs to play wide in a front three. I'd probably put him on the right and Fernando on the left. I'd play with a back four too, so we can play a midfield three of Joey, Bannan and Onomah.
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    Not a one man team

    I'll get slated for this but I think we look a far more balanced team without Bannan. His insistence on coming deep for the ball creates a massive gap in the middle of the park. We pretty much played a diamond for a lot of the game with Fernando at the top and Reach and Onomah covering a lot of space. It meant they had far less time on the ball and we were playing twenty yards further up the pitch. If we can just get Banna to stop coming so deep he and the team as a whole would be more effective. In my opinion.
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    Tom Lees

    He is 100% at fault for their second. With three CB's he can afford to close down the ball down in that situation. He backed off for at least ten yards, and was showing the player inside. Absolutely shocking. He needs dropping cos frankly he's way off the pace this season. I'm honestly fuming. Simple stuff this as well. Close the effing man down.
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    Player movement

    I don't think we're far off a decent squad/side if everyone is fit.... Personally I'd go with this...... Wildsmith Hutch Lees Pudil Palmer/New RWB Reach/Penney Lee Bannan Joao Forestieri Hooper If we need to switch to 4-4-2 it would also be dead easy. Hutch just pushes into holding role and wing backs drop back. FF plays at top of a diamond, and Joao and Hooper make up the front two. Or 4-3-3 woud be an easier swich.
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    Player movement

    So...... Lees on the left of a back three? You lost me there..... But I carried on for a laugh anyways. Get rid of Palmer, despite him being solid the other night? Get a RWB, yeah, but Palmer is an excellent option as cover at this level. I don't get the hate. He may be a bit off form but he is a very capable footballer that pretty much every other team in this division would be happy to have him in their squad. Then let's get to midfield.... Hutch is our midfield beast. If you're gonna play him in midfield then you need two creative players around him. Not a slightly bigger version of him next to him doing the same thing. We need Lee fit. Three in midfield will be Hutch holding with Bannan and Lee, which will be the best midfield in the league. As for up top. Joao and FF would work in a three, but not in a two. If you play FF in a two it has to be with Fletcher or Nuhiu. Joao is not a target man. Other than that I agree.
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    Jack Hunt from #SWFC to Bristol City

    Yeah, maybe he was better going forward than defending. But he had no end product whatsoever. Very few assists and never scored to the best of my knowledge. So if going forward is his "strength".... 1.6million is good business on our part.
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    Jack Hunt from #SWFC to Bristol City

    I'm pretty happy with this to be fair. I know this won't be popular but I'd rather have Palmer in the team. Hunt couldn't defend, and couldn't cross, so effectively was a useless wing back. At least Plamer can defend a bit. And lets not forget Plamer was outstanding a couple of seasons ago. Way better than Hunt has ever been. Not a huge fee, but decent for a pretty average second tier full back. We'll find better for a lot less money in Holland or Germany.
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    Reach At Left Wingback

    He may be a tiny bit suspect defensively, but most wingbacks are. And if you consider who's likely to be playing on the left of a back three, Pudil, a guy who is also a good left back, it's not gonna be that big an issue. Also, lets have other teams worry about the threat that Fernando and Adam bring down that side. Teams are not gonna be pushing on down their right hand side.
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    M.o.m & Ratings

    Dawson 7 - Looks solid. Looked so frustrated that we conceded. I like the fact it annoyed him so much, shows he's competitive. Baker 8 - Great debut. That early mistake could have shattered his confidence, but he looked a very good defender. Was communicating with those around him too. Fred 8 - He's a good CB. And he can play too. He's gotta be worth a couple of million. It wouldn't be a gamble at all. Loovens 8 - At times he showed why he's been such a good player for us. When we signed him he was far above the level we were playing at. I honestly think he'll have helped massively with the development of a lot of these good youngsters we have coming through at the back. Model pro. Glad he got such a great send off. Pudil 8 - He's perfectly suited to the left hand side of a back three. Was brilliant today. Reach 8 - Two assists, plenty of energy. Bannan 8 - Was excellent all round, and I think he's a bit over rated by some folk. But when he plays like that there are not many better at this level. Pelupessy 7 - Just gets on and does his job. Allowing Bannan some freedom to find space, and the full backs cover when they push on. He likes to wind up the opponents too. Joao 7 - Good game. A handful all the time. Nuhiu 10 - Can't remember the last time I saw a hat trick at Hillsborough. So for that he gets a ten and MoM. Forestieri 8 - Looks hungry. I hope we keep him in the summer, cos there aren't many players we could replace him with. Thorniley 8 - Looks composed and a decent player. Matias 6 - Basically not played enough games to make the right decisions when he needs too. If we keep him fit he'll be very useful if we stick with the front three. Palmer 6 - I really like Palmer, and rate him, but he was pretty average today. hard to come on guns blazing in a game thats already over tho I suppose.
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    Hutchinson. Keep or release

    Keep him and put him in a back three, then should we need to adapt our tactics during the game to four at the back, just push him into midfield and pull the wing backs back. Would allow us to change shape as we need to during games without the need to make a sub.
  15. Loovens is the new Warhurst.