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11 hours ago, beloved_aunt said:

1. Pressing

The team looked really fit and really pressed from the front to try and win the ball as close to goal as possible.  This is a refreshing positive change from the slower tempo of Carlos and Jos.

 

2. Bullen really doesn’t rate Van Aaken 

When Borner went off he had two defenders on the bench to choose from and picked they guy who is suspended for the next two matches rather than give game time to the guy who might actually be needed in the next fortnight.

 

3. We need a left back

The team symmetry looked really good today.  A left right combo in centre mid and guys cutting in from each flank.  Would be good if we had a proper left back bombing into the space vacated by the LW cutting in (Joao today) who could then cross first time without having to come back onto his right food.

 

4. Top teams can finish

We dominated the game for the most part but when the ball fell to Espanyol in half decent positions they were able to pick the perfect spot where Westwood couldn’t save it.  That was La Liga quality.  I’d say nearly all Championship clubs would not be able to do that.  Play like that against Reading next week and we win.

 

5. Joao still isn’t a winger

Got to be Harris for that spot.

Odebajo is a potential liability, we learned that too.  Left gaping holes behind, kept losing the ball by overplaying and was responsible directly for their 2nd goal by not clearing it into row Z.

 

On that showing I reckon Reading will target our right side....

 

Maybe he was nervous but he was a bit headless chicken.  Iorfa far more solid...  I'd actually go Palmer RB and Fox LB for Reading....

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Odubajo had a mate yesterday but he will be our best full back this year. The boy has talent. Harris was excellent. Loved the byline and is a proper winger. Wasn’t particularly impressed with Börner. Seems slow to me.

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10 minutes ago, DuttyTeabags said:

Odebajo is a potential liability, we learned that too.  Left gaping holes behind, kept losing the ball by overplaying and was responsible directly for their 2nd goal by not clearing it into row Z.

 

On that showing I reckon Reading will target our right side....

 

Maybe he was nervous but he was a bit headless chicken.  Iorfa far more solid...  I'd actually go Palmer RB and Fox LB for Reading....

Nobody will take you seriously pal suggesting Fox should play in front of someone who not so long ago was a 5 million pound player!

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10 hours ago, Salmonbones said:

 

It's called mixing it up.

 

You can go too far down the route of doing the same old and being predictable.

Bannan is quite predictable when you watch him enough.

 

 

 

He is predictable in as much as his free-kicks and corners are predictably excellent.

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Rhodes should easily get 20 goals this season if he and Harris stay fit.

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1. The servers are slower than Nuhiu on a go slow. With all the added attention of post season Ad revenue must be through the roof. Let’s get a server that matches the demand of best community on net?? 

 

2. Players that are written off on here are involved and looking decent, Fox & Rhodes especially impressed yesterday 

 

3. Lee is the best footballer at the club, I remember rowing after carlos’s First season who was more important FF or Lee and I still think Lee is more crucial to our success than anyone else

 

4. We are desperately short at CM, having to play Winall in there as we only have 4 genuine CMs at club, when we considering playing 433 or 4141 is criminal 

 

5. Blue & White stripes with Black shorts look the business. How we ever change away is beyond me.

 

 

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1 hour ago, DuttyTeabags said:

Odebajo is a potential liability, we learned that too.  Left gaping holes behind, kept losing the ball by overplaying and was responsible directly for their 2nd goal by not clearing it into row Z.

 

On that showing I reckon Reading will target our right side....

 

Maybe he was nervous but he was a bit headless chicken.  Iorfa far more solid...  I'd actually go Palmer RB and Fox LB for Reading....

The sooner we get Palmer back in the right back spot, the better. Odubajo has been better on the left anyway

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1. Good performance and the starting team looked really sharp

2. Fletch looks bang up for it and Bazza in a more advanced role looked good

3. KL makes all the difference playing alongside Hutch

4. Joao's touch looks to have improved and along with Harris they will keep FF out of that position on the left

5. Odubajo has a howler in him but palmer looked solid

 

Overall I was impressed with the starting 11, went a bit awry after making lots of changes but that is only to be expected.

 

 

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I learnt that my sister-in-law is red hot in the sack.

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12 hours ago, The only way is S6 said:

 

I didn't think he put a foot right today. 

I think Moses is better than he showed today,  must've been distracted by the thought of birthday cake.  

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14 hours ago, Jonboy27 said:

Odubajo is our best rb 

Shocking error to give away the second goal though.

 

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4 minutes ago, mark1948 said:

Shocking error to give away the second goal though.

 

 

True, but there are very few Championship midfielders who would have taken on that ball and scored with aplomb in the way the La Liga player did.  His pace will more often get him out of trouble at the level we play at. 

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5 minutes ago, mark1948 said:

Shocking error to give away the second goal though.

 

Both him and Iorfa seem to lack awareness of what’s going on behind them. Clearly, defensively at least, Palmer is head and shoulders above them at right back

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Hope I'm proved wrong about Odubajo as he looked about as solid as Modou Sougou

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1 hour ago, beloved_aunt said:

 

True, but there are very few Championship midfielders who would have taken on that ball and scored with aplomb in the way the La Liga player did.  His pace will more often get him out of trouble at the level we play at. 

 

Adam Reach would, and there are others in our league would have had a pop at that with as good a chance of succeeding.

 

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