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Everything posted by spike1867

  1. Folks, I've pm'd Hugeowl with an apology. I took offence to something that was posted. I should have phrased my reply much differently. My apologies.
  2. Mate she says that most nights, nowt new there, I'd say no too. I wasn't threatening anyone. See my latest post. I commented that I doubt you'd do that face to face, to anyone really. Or maybe folk do. I took offence, I made that clear. My bad.
  3. Fair do's. Seeing as I've been advocating leaving Bannan out in favour of a different midfield three, and, at the time when I posted I was the only one hinting at it again, I thought the comment was aimed at me. Whether it was or wasn't, "mugs" for me, is a bit much. Call us daft, tactically naive, had too much to drink or even a closet truffle hunter if you want, but I took offence to being called a mug. You've said you stand by it, fair enough. It seems cos we're online the normal rules of society don't apply, because unless you like looking for trouble, I doubt very much you'd s
  4. No mate not at all. Just calling it out. Have banter, have a debate, have a laugh. Not much need for calling those that have a differing opinion "mugs". If we all did that, then this site wouldn't function. It wouldn't be a forum. See what we did there? We had an exchange of views and nobody got offended. It's what separates us from Captain Caveman. If it makes you feel better..... Hugeowl, I apologise for being a big girls blouse*. *other gender garments are available, in varying sizes....... Back to football eh?
  5. That it was mate, with about 40,000 in the stadium in midweek in the Zenith Data Systems Cup. It got back page headlines in a cup that barely got a mention most of the time. Least that's how I remember it.
  6. Careful mate. I'm a fair bloke and like the banter, but don't get personal. You want to call someone a mug, go and do it up to them face to face, that way you can also face the inevitable consequence of your action. My guess is you wouldn't have the bottle. Friends?
  7. Try sudocrem*, alternatively just remember that it's Wednesday you support and you will spend half your life mildly irritated at something, generally the truffle hunters. *other creams are available, always read the label.
  8. You want criticism, here's a small snippit and highlights my problem with FF. Shortly after coming on, he has nice little exchange with Bannan on the left, the ball settles nicely for him to drive into a lot of space on the edge of the box. Instead, he tries another flick to give it back to Bannan and between Bannan not expecting it, the defender being well positioned and it being wayward we lose the ball and invite the counter attack. So from potentially nestling in the top corner, we've gone to defending again. I've banged on about this before, and bearing in mind he is more than
  9. I think some need to understand that it's about having the right balance, the right dynamic. It's also about understanding that if everything goes through BB, not only are we predictable, the stats will obviously show him to be our most effective midfielder. As for taking my head for a wobble, I will when you can tell me what makes Bannan undroppable. Tell me what he does that nobody else can. Head for a wobble...
  10. Must. Stop. Myself. B.. B.. B.. B.. B.. B.... Its no use, drop the lot of em. Play FF, Harris, Reach and Murphy with Rhodes and Winnall up top. Back 4 of Palmer, Fox, Odubajo and Thorniley. It'd be interesting anyhow.
  11. I need a rest cos when I read that it came out all wrong. I blame Barry Bannan, it's only fair, I blame him for everything at the moment. Sorry Bazza...
  12. Nah sorry, I couldn't just sit there.... Why? What is it about BB that makes him undroppable? Is it his goals? His defensive and organisational ability? His leadership? Maybe his ability to play penetrating passes? Set piece excellence? His running off the ball? I've got it, its the way he grabs the game by the scruff of the neck and dominates it... Your right HO, let it stop. This pre conceived notion that he is instrumental in all the good that we do is skewed by the fact that EVERYTHING goes through him. You're a stats man, going right back to the first time we lost Bannan to a
  13. Play Fletcher, Harris and Reach wide and FF in behind Fletcher? I suppose you'd keep Bannan in midfield too? I'd pity our other midfielder, he'd need three shredded wheat to cover that lot.
  14. I'm gonna sit and watch this debate pan out, cos I've been saying this about BB for a good while. The bit about benching him that is....
  15. As does Palmer. He's not had the break the others have had. Personally I would have rested him tonight, as I would have done against Cardiff. We now go into the L**ds game with Palmer having played about 7 games in the last month and a round trip to Russia. No wonder he's a bit leggy. I'll get slated but I don't know what "control" Bannan is bringing. It probably seems like my last 5 posts have been getting on his back but his distribution is questionable, his defending suspect. I'd still like to see Hutch, Lee, Luongo start but that looks even less likely now.
  16. For a long while now, our most natural formation has to be 4-2-3-1. Which of course morphs into a 4-3-3 or 4-5-1 or even a 4-4-2 if you've got the right player in the number 10 role. Play one box to box in Luongo and play Lee in the number 10 role. In the tougher away games play Hutch and Joey, make a solid base and play with creativity from wider areas. Whilst we haven't got a natural strike partner for Fletcher, play Lee in behind him, let him pick up the spaces behind the opposition midfield. Westwood Odubajo Iorfa Borner Palmer
  17. Bannan can't lecture anyone. Allows runners off him on a regular basis. Personally don't agree with BB having the arm band either, never been captain material. The amount of times he manks and moans, loves blaming others for his own misplaced passes. So as for a mardy arsed reply from Palmer, meh. I said last week I'd rest Palmer. Should have been Odubajo at RB against Cardiff. I wanted Lee instead of Bannan, but we all know that wasn't gonna happen. As the post says "your" team v Stoke... Dawson Odubajo Iorfa Borner Fox
  18. And I prefer that to "good game! good game!".... Sorry... 7.45 can't come fast enough.
  19. Me neither, but Palmers playing a lot of football and one of our most consistent performers recently. Just hope we don't break him....
  20. Westwood Iorfa Borner Odubajo Fox Hutch Luongo Bannan Reach Harris Fletcher Think he'll rest Palmer. Hutch in for Joey and although I'd prefer Lee, GM will stick with Bannan.
  21. I agree a to a certain point. The two wide players in the 3 in a 4-2-3-1 need to be disciplined when out of posession and "explode" out wide when we gain possession. I'm not sure about FF's ability to do the disciplined bit, Reach does. I think his work ethic is what makes him more suitable. With Reach its the exploding out bit. He's a bit one paced, albeit when he gets going he's tough to stop. FF's obvious strength is that he will burst past someone or do something completely left field which as I've said before, is a strength and a weakness. It all depends on what GM wants.
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