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Out of a day of utterly hurrendous and shocking moments, Hutchinson seemingly playing up top off the striker took the biscuit. Seriously what was that about?

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His contributions today were minimal, not sure if he’s following instructions, just an off game or trying to be a hero but he was really poor today. 

 

Luckily we have 45 more games left to try and fix it! 

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Hutchinson needs to be playing centre back with lees

 

Fernando playing behind the front 2 as he's more effective that way

 

Baker in for Palmer 

 

 

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I think he was there as like a box to box midfielder. Someone with a bit of energy and full of running. Think Lee when he finally returns.

 

It's just a bit daft really as he should either be in the back 3 or where Pelupessy is.

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Scandalous for this to happen!  jos, bullen and Sam himself should be ashamed and make sure it doesn't happen again 

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Hutchinson, Bannan, Reach would be my midfield 3. 

 

Reach will act as Lee in what was our most successful trio IMO. 

 

I did worry about Hutchinson beforehand. With it being the first game of the season I didn’t doubt he’d be up for it, but was worried that he’d not quite get into the game. 

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What is Lee Bullen there for? Surely he should be advising Jos that Hutch is far superior to JVA and JP. Attacking midfielder my arse that is an outrageous decision.

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Injuries look to have caught up on him for me.

 

Not the force he was unfortunately.

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21 minutes ago, Mr Farrell said:

Injuries look to have caught up on him for me.

 

Not the force he was unfortunately.

Can’t be the force we know he is trying to play advanced midfield. He’s a born and bred central defender turned holding midfielder.

How many central defenders can switch to playing like an old fashioned inside forward. I think he’s just not happy in that role and it shows. Needs to be played in a back three or defensive mid before writing him off as past it 

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31 minutes ago, Mr Farrell said:

Injuries look to have caught up on him for me.

 

Not the force he was unfortunately.

He was never as good as most made out in here tbf. The suggestion he was a premier league midfielder always made me chuckle.

 

Still, put him at CB and he's by far our best player there.

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5 hours ago, Birley Owl 1867 said:

I think he was there as like a box to box midfielder. Someone with a bit of energy and full of running. Think Lee when he finally returns.

 

It's just a bit daft really as he should either be in the back 3 or where Pelupessy is.

he was playing the Lee role, after the villareal game Hutch went to see Lee and told him to hurry up back because he hates that position lol

in all fairness he's doing what he's been asked to do , I didn't go today but if it was as bad as made out on here maybe Jos will try something else

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Nothing short of rubbish for 60 minutes yesterday. 

 

First lets be charitable - it was his first proper game since a horrendous lay-off. But he was all over the place. His positional play was just awful.

 

But then he went into central defence and went from a 2 out of 10 to a 7 out of 10. Cut out most attacks, won headers, started attacks with neat short balls rather than JVA, Lees and Pudil running into blind alleys.

 

He is a defender. Always has been. He can imitate a deep-lying midfielder but even then he naturally gravitates to be an additional CB. Even at home against modest opposition he is regularly our deepest man.

 

In another thread I’ve seen suggestions he should be RWB. Is this the same injury-striken Sam Hutchinson? Not a prayer in that role.

 

If Hutch gets injured, and in CM he very soon will, we are stuck with JVA or a kid. We are stuck with Lees on the right, and he is poor there and wonderful central.

 

Hutch MUST be a CB.....

 

  • He is very competent there
  • It allows Lees central
  • It means we don’t have to play JVA
  • He’s not a midfielder
  • He will stay healthier longer
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Massively overrated by many on here . A decent centre half and a bang average crock of a midfielder . Another I can’t wait to move on 

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8 hours ago, Mr Farrell said:

Injuries look to have caught up on him for me.

 

Not the force he was unfortunately.

 

Certainly for 60 yesterday he was a shadow of the player we have enjoyed. No pace whatsoever and easily brushed off the ball. Not a clue which position to take up, and was no help to anyone.

 

But he hasn’t played for almost 12 months, and that would explain his pace and strength. Also, it was as clear as day not his position.

 

At CB he was fine. He knows the role and his interceptions were well anticipated, his tackles well-timed, his heading dominant and his distribution sharp. No problem at all there. Though taking over from a bambi made him look better. OMG JVA had a stinker.

 

We are thin on the ground mate, and Hutch is a very capable CB, and we need him fit and healthy to keep worse CBs out of the team.

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Hutch at CB would earn that captain's armband over a season imo, Van Aken can't be any worse in CDM, he'd surely do less damage there as he'd have a brick wall behind him.

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