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  1. marble

    Next 7 games

    Difficult set of fixtures, made harder by our inability to keep a clean sheet & by our coaches habit of changing the team around. Time to play what he considers to be his best back 4 on a regular basis imo - you can get away with changes up front & in midfield, but that keeper/back 4 combo needs bedding in permanently before the keepers confidence gets undermined
  2. Agree with this. We have quality players coming back up front & in midfield which is positive, but our defensive options worry me no matter how you slice it. I don't think we have a clean sheet in us at present, which means that we'll struggle to grind out creditable 0-0's like against the pigs & Wolves last season, from which we took a bit of confidence. Trouble is, to address this will be an admittance that Van Aken isn't good enough, & that has to be viewed as another transfer market clanger
  3. marble

    Marco Matias

    'A' for effort but can't remember any end product in the final third of the pitch yesterday. Impossible to justify his inclusion over FF in my opinion, but Jos doesn't need to & sticks to his philosophy which is fair enough.
  4. marble


    I've been critical of Palmer on here in the past, & still don't class myself as a fan. However, if you take the last couple of games as a sample he's done pretty well, & dare I say it improved under Coach Jos.
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    It's a bit harsh to assume that those players have discipline issues. Isn't it more likely that they don't fit the team profile under Jos due to their ages or injury problems?
  6. Can't argue with those stats or the fact that Jos inherited a mess. My problem is that I saw a poor performance from the team yesterday, seemingly unlike some other fans, & don't see the level of performance improving significantly without either use of the loan market or the return of some of our long term absentees. Happy with the ugly win yesterday & confident that under this coach we will remain competitive, but I think we are still a good distance off a play off calibre team.
  7. No, but neither is going to the match & paying for a ticket. I've paid 39 quid X 2 for Saturday's game...Sky Sports is yours for around 50 quid a month. The OP's point that the new midweek coverage gives fans pause for thought is a valid one. I'm unlikely to buy a POTG ticket for a midweek game this season because of it.
  8. marble

    Nuhiu isn't the answer

    Goals/minutes would be useful too if you have the time
  9. marble

    Nuhiu isn't the answer

    Can you do the stats with goals per start, or is that what you've posted?
  10. marble

    Fighting in the stands

    I'm struggling to get my head round this incident. Wierd behavior on 2 fronts 1) fighting amongst ourselves on the opening day is just pathetic (frustration at our current situation is no excuse) & 2) no smartphone footage that I know of. In an age where every fart makes YouTube, no sign of the chaos that's been discussed here to my knowledge. Get your act together away fans :-)
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    I don't think Palmer has shown anything to suggest that he's anywhere near good enough as a first choice defender for a team with ambitions at the right end of the table. My opinion of his abilities has largely been formed by the memory of his showing in our Carabao Cup defeat at Bolton last season. He was by no means the only player who had a bad game that night, but he was the only one who looked like he'd given up at 2-0. Have a look at their 3rd goal if you're wondering what I'm on about. I'm not one to get on a players back during a game, but nor would I ever agree with anyone who claims that he's good enough for a team with ambitions to contend. I'd love to be proved wrong as he looks likely to be a regular statrer this campaign, but he's a significant downgrade on Hunt for sure.
  12. marble

    If Hunt leaves....

    A one game sample isn't much to gamble on for a team with ambitions at the right end of the division. That said, you may be right re Baker & it does sort out the funds needed to bring in Vacenzio
  13. marble

    Dour and attritional.

    Why are folks yearning for expansive football? I'd have taken the results we achieved against the pigs , Cardiff & Midds if they were offered beforehand. I won't be happy with the same result against Brum, but I'm looking for a win against them, not an exhibition in football skills.
  14. marble

    Chris Wilder’s Comments Last Week

    It was good to see him stood on the touchline totally out of ideas last night. There's been too much talk of Wilder being some sort of tactical genius this season, so yesterday's game was a welcome opportunity to at least challenged that myth.
  15. Will always remember his sending off at Huddersfield...it was the highlight of a 0-0 draw. Last few minutes & he got his marching orders. He pulled off the slowest walk to the touchline ever & the Hudds fans were going crazy. Just before he got to the touchline he sat down on the pitch & started unpacking his boots. The place almost exploded. A bit of a mercenary as were a few others at the time, but a genuine talent too & a hero to all Owls fans that day