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A little persective on the Derby match.

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Did we play Barcelona on Friday?

 

That's what it sounds like listening to some of you lot and the Sky "pundits". 

 

United played well. Played some nice football in fact. They threw the kitchen sink at us. But make no bones about it, we let them do that - we sat back and soaked it all up. Yes, our defending on a couple of occasions was desperate but the majority of the game they could only muster up long shots and some half chances in the goal area. They managed to get in behind once, and that lead to a very dubious penalty. 

 

We setup not to lose, as simple as that. We went there and did a job, and in fairness we needed to do that to stop the horrific run we've been on. It's just so happens we did it against United, which is a good job because has we played anything like the previous 4 games they would have murdered us. 

 

They chucked everything at us, they were at their very best but couldn't beat a fragile Wednesday team who were coming off the back of 4 defeats.  This was their best opportunity to give us a good hiding, and further progress their season. But they failed, and they failed in January as well under similar circumstances. Wilder failed. And he knows it.

 

For Wednesday though, we can do better. We do have it in us to take the game to teams - that's the frustrating thing for me.

Edited by bigdan2003

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If Jos had been sacked after the Norwich game and McCarthy was in charge on Friday night he'd have approached the game in exactly the same way, got the 0-0/clean sheet, come on telly afterwards, been all smug and smirky in his thick Yorkshire accent and all these folk moaning would have been cracking one off with their Horlicks and celebrating how he'd made us hard to beat in his first 90 mins in charge.

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1 hour ago, sonofbert2 said:

If Jos had been sacked after the Norwich game and McCarthy was in charge on Friday night he'd have approached the game in exactly the same way, got the 0-0/clean sheet, come on telly afterwards, been all smug and smirky in his thick Yorkshire accent and all these folk moaning would have been cracking one off with their Horlicks and celebrating how he'd made us hard to beat in his first 90 mins in charge.

....sounds like what Jos did in his 1st game in charge last season......yes last season........and what has changed, errrrrr nothing.  I'm not advocating McCarthy, but at least we'd have had maybe one decent attempt on goal - we even had one of them last season.

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6 minutes ago, podski1 said:

....sounds like what Jos did in his 1st game in charge last season......yes last season........and what has changed, errrrrr nothing.  I'm not advocating McCarthy, but at least we'd have had maybe one decent attempt on goal - we even had one of them last season.

 

United fans could say the exact same thing based on that argument.

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3 minutes ago, sonofbert2 said:

 

United fans could say the exact same thing based on that argument.

I don't get the fascination about United.  I'm not bothered how they played.  I'm not bothered how great / crap they are.  I'm bothered that we as a team under Jos are lacking leadership, lacking ideas, lacking creativity and personality which all stems from him.  Be honest sonofbert2, do you think the future looks good with him as manager?  c'mon take the blue and white tinted glasses of mate.

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I think we defended manfully but what rankles with me is that we decided that we needed to do that to get anything from the game and it was a planned tactic from the off, not because United played well pushed us back and forced us to defend. I think we’d really have been up against it if they’d scored that Penalty, three subs wouldn’t have been enough to change things around. As for United they look a decent enough side to watch based on Friday but they don’t seem to have much end product in the final third. They’ll need more quality up front in January to maintain their top 6 position, too much reliance on Sharp scoring and I don’t think Unitedites seem very confident that will happen.

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They have a playing identity and the manager knows his best starting 11 and his best formation

 

We have none of the above 

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22 hours ago, davey_wells said:

In fairness Utd were anything but slow and predictable.

Fast, unpredictable but ultimately not that effective. We showed them how to defend well which is something we were unable to do in the previous 4 matches.

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13 minutes ago, Boothy said:

They have a playing identity and the manager knows his best starting 11 and his best formation

 

We have none of the above 

 

He dropped/rested 2 from his best 11 the week before and lost the game then they returned and they drew our one.

 

They ran out of ideas and had no Plan B and were discussing Nuhiu as a solution on their forum after the game ended.

 

You can only smile really.

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16 hours ago, pgmetcalf said:

 

Well the ref gave it if that’s what you mean, it wasn’t the ref’s fault Diving Duffy tripped over his own legs 

Fox ran across the back of him and clipped his trailing leg. It was a penalty.

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8 hours ago, airborne_rat_of_s6 said:

Fast, unpredictable but ultimately not that effective. We showed them how to defend well which is something we were unable to do in the previous 4 matches.

Previous 16 matches.

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