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  1. He's getting up to Kieran Lee levels of effectiveness box to box and along with Joey P and Shaun Clare last night give us more energy and pressing in centre mid than for ages. It will be interesting if George Boyd can be converted into left wing back until we look to move a few in and out this summer. I also think Jos giving him the captaincy in some recent games has increased his confidence and impact on the team. Look forward to seeing if he can strike up a similar working relationship in this new role with Barry Bannan to that of Kieran when BB returns from injury - and see if BB also benefits from 3-5-2 - no reason why he shouldn't if we can get improved performance at wingback and mobility up top.
  2. Loovens

    Did well last night, but the dynamics of the team have changed in recent weeks. Both Venancio and Pudil are good organisers and Thornily esp. is positionally quite sound and alot more mobile than Glenn. As others have said, Reach more vocal when deputising as captain and has been leading the way in terms of carrying the ball forward or moving it on quickly before opponents all set: box to box CM may be his niche. Glenn has been a good captain and player for us but Jos has to plan ahead and give others game time, especially if we can ensure relegation avoided this season. Priority in coming months should be to if/see how Tom Lees and Hutch (rather than Glenn) fit into the 3 CB mix and to try out George Boyd more often at LWB (when fully fit he certainly has the energy, is attack minded and OK in the tackle).
  3. Very pleased with Boyd last night. Like Fox, he'll never be a natural LWB but stuck with the defensive duties, supported the midfield and attack by always looking forward. Most mobile, in yer face performance from a Weds midfield and wingbacks for ages. Would still go for Thornily over Loovens on current form for more mobility at the back - Venancio and Pudil both good organisers and, frankly, Thornily's positioning and decision making is pretty good anyway. Great performance against a bogey side.
  4. Butterfield

    Or give Clare a chance...
  5. Matt Penney off on loan

    Good move regarding his development and confidence. I'm surprised he didn't get the opportunity in recent games as Fox clearly not a wing-back -just as Clare unfortunate to have lost out to the likes of Butterfield and an off form Ross Wallace last night. Be good to see a few youngsters out on loan and hoping to see some dead wood moved on if offers made.
  6. Forestieri to Fulham 12m

    Take the £12 m - get Harlee Dean to bolster at CB, Irvine combines muscle and a decent finisher from midfield (if not already committed to Hull). Suspect FFP concerns mean we won't bid circa £8m for Jota or any other individual: For now, I'd continue monitoring Alan Judge's return to fitness also at Brentford and look to bring in a pacy young winger or wingback from a Premier side's reserves on loan to give more tactical options from the bench. Bannan and Hooper both keepers - not so many others regularly involved in the 18. Get rid of Big Dave this window (free if necessary) and Joao for a fee or on loan to get George Hirst involved some match days and incentivised to sign a new contract.
  7. Adam Reach

    Not sure his tackling will ever be up to CM but he does work and cover. I think he is worth a try wide right as there is potential to cut in and shoot and he seemed OK there when on loan to Preston. FF wide left, Lee and Hutch CM.
  8. Mulgrew

    Straight swop - Lucas J - to get it done and elevate George Hirst within the squad. Unless they want a punt on Lewis McG for nowt.
  9. Pudil

    A previous poster half right -. Better with a youth player i.e. O'Grady playing in his natural position than Pudil or Hutchinson 'doing a job' at CB Hutch fine at CB - Jones an abler 'reserve' defensive midfielder than Pudil is at CB. Concerns about him similar to those about him at LB - slow on the turn, positionally he is often blind sided by runners and not particularly strong in the air. Would have been better retaining Sasso than relying on players out of position. Hope Glenn is on the mend and birthday boy Dean or Daniel Ayala on their way (I suspect not though).
  10. 2 cb's in the summer

    He's the likeliest to be let go assuming Benitez still wants Hanley. Otherwise - Flint (Bristol C), Egan (Brentford) and Clarke (Preston). Let's hope Hutch, Loovens and Lees prove fitness in the week. Haven't seen O'Grady in U23s but he sounds like he should be training with the senior squad next week in case he's needed for the bench. Little faith in Pudil or Semedo playing out of position.
  11. Team for Forest

    Not as radical as Dutch but as CC observed some players seem tired. Westwood Palmer Lees if fit or Sasso Loovens Reach Wallace Abdi Hutch Fessi Rhodes Winnall Aim to give Abdi at least an hour.
  12. Embrace it Carlos...

    Agree with OP - meat on the fire time - although it may be that either Hooper or Fletcher may prove to be the better partner in terms of 'joining in' and linking play. FF coming in from the left. Huddersfield showing us how at home - pressing then looking forwards when regaining possession.
  13. hogan vs rhodes

    Hoping Hogan will prove to be a Nick Blackman. He has been very impressive this year and has a bit more to his game than goals but this could be a hot streak for a club geared to his style. If we can get midfield sorted - more positivity and more reliable supply from wide (promising debut from Morgan Fox in that regard) we should be outscoring and outpointing Villa this season and next - if we haven't crept up via the play-offs at the end of this season.
  14. Good to see the game through other people's eyes now and again. Most posters today also thought that substitution was a game changer - someone to maybe bring on when you're in the lead with 5 mins to go to mark Aden Flint at set pieces, but never with 20 mins to go with our opponents looking demoralised. Bannan did run the show until Tomlin occasionally perked up. Our bright spot was the debut of Morgan Fox - having taken his predecessor Rhoys Wiggins from Charlton in the past I was dreading more of the same but Fox seems OK in the tackle and his crossing on the left put Palmer on the right to shame last night. All in all - both sides have faltered since we met at Hillsborough, but now we have Rhodes if Bannan and others can supply the ammo.
  15. Hope CC is asking about Max Power as he discusses this sale. A decent young box to box midfielder to provide cover and energy in Kieran Lee's absence. If they really want Joao, that would be an in for us.
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