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23 minutes ago, Grandad said:

 

The next flurry of games?

 

He started the next 2, and was subbed both times, and in the next couple was reduced to playing 20 minute cameos from the bench

 

It's no good saying he's a confidence player then demonstrating no confidence in him

 

I think the reason he got limited game time after his hat trick is that he didn't look interested again.

Looked like a bloke with the weight of the world on his shoulders.

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41 minutes ago, Animis said:

I agree that Beattie will benefit Rhodes.

 

If we are moving forward with Rhodes as one of the say two strikers, I think we need to change the system from previous seasons that just didn't unit his 'game'. He's a poacher; a box player who can find a yard of space at the right time to score. We need quality wide men and supporting midfielders to get the first and quick ball into him and I can't see why he couldn't get a decent return.

 

The quality balls were crossed into the box time after time last season, he was found wanting. 

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Is Harris on spice?

 

Not only does he come out with the old cliché that Jordan Rhodes just needs a run of games and the right service, but he also describes James Beattie as "one of the best strikers the Premier League has ever seen".

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1 minute ago, Inspector Lestrade said:

 

The quality balls were crossed into the box time after time last season, he was found wanting. 

They reall weren't. I can't remember Harris putting a cross in after lockdown. This is not knocking Harris by the way, I really hope he gets to play on the right  as he would benefit hugely.

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Just now, Emilianenko said:

They reall weren't. I can't remember Harris putting a cross in after lockdown. This is not knocking Harris by the way, I really hope he gets to play on the right  as he would benefit hugely.

 

It frustrated me how many times we got the ball in the right scoring areas and only Fetcher had the presence of mind to take advantage.

 

 

 

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Kind words from Harris about Rhodes, but he's hardly going to tell the truth is he?..."he's done fizz all for 3 seasons, sits on the bench every week and still earns twice what I do!"

 

I'd like to think we'll see some input from Rhodes, but lets face it, the only reason he'll get a game is because we literally have no other choice.  

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6 minutes ago, Inspector Lestrade said:

 

It frustrated me how many times we got the ball in the right scoring areas and only Fetcher had the presence of mind to take advantage.

 

 

 

Yes it was painful watching DaCruz

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6 minutes ago, Inspector Lestrade said:

 

It frustrated me how many times we got the ball in the right scoring areas and only Fetcher had the presence of mind to take advantage.

 

 

 

When he was fit and available for selection. 

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Just now, Emilianenko said:

Yes it was painful watching DaCruz

 

It was in front of goal it was painful, his approach play was as good as anyone and better than most in the club.  

 

That's why I wouldn't have back even though I did champion him in his early days.  He failed to score.   

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Inspector Lestrade said:

 

It was in front of goal it was painful, his approach play was as good as anyone and better than most in the club.  

 

That's why I wouldn't have back even though I did champion him in his early days.  He failed to score.   

 

 

If running down blind alleys and allowing defenders back to reshape was as good as anyone and better than most then no wonder we struggled so much.

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2 hours ago, TheEnchanter said:

Kadeem referring to Rhodes as 'the strikers' is a bit unnerving. 

Interesting that he says that himself and Rhodes have been working with Beattie which might imply we'll see Harris as a forward option in some capacity and not as a wing back like we did towards the end of last season

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Just now, Ozymandias Owl said:

For this reason I think a lesser mortal than Fletcher can do a better job at SWFC this year, if they turn up to the majority of the matches. 

 

Realistically who do you have in mind?  

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1 hour ago, WalthamOwl said:

I would absolutely love Rhodes to have a great season for us. The lad gets some shocking abuse, be great to prove a lot of people wrong. 

I've never known such a serially underperforming highly paid player get such a patient, supportive reaction. 

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Just now, Emilianenko said:

If running down blind alleys and allowing defenders back to reshape was as good as anyone and better than most then no wonder we struggled so much.

 

No it wasn't that, it was finding space, beating defenders, putting decent balls in to the box, good from dead ball situations.

 

For all that he didn't score, so I agree with you that he isn't up to the standard we require and will be disappointed if he comes back unless we sign another three forwards.

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11 minutes ago, Inspector Lestrade said:

 

It was in front of goal it was painful, his approach play was as good as anyone and better than most in the club.  

 

That's why I wouldn't have back even though I did champion him in his early days.  He failed to score.   

 

 

It's amazing how all our strikers end up having a lack of confidence in front of goal despite good build up play.

 

In other news we have one of the most negative sounding home crowds in the world of football. The groans when anything goes slightly wrong in minute one are horrendous at Hillsborough. Sure the two are unconnected though.

 

 

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