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I had him, perhaps generously, as my MOTM. He has learned his trade, long may it continue. He still has that pass in him, but now rather than pussyfooting around an attacking forward he has begun to use his physique; Rather than trying to steal the ball, he doesn't take the risk and cleans them out.  Good on him !    

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16 hours ago, DSandersonOWL said:

Guillotined !

Are you French ?

 

Fun fact...

 

Nazi Germany also used this very efficient form of capital punishment to great effect.

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He's looking more composed and improved. Playing in a three suits him much more it seems. Hope he continues, along with the rest of the team and squad to impress and work hard. I still look forward to seeing Dunkley but have to be impressed with the team defensively so far, and the improved solidity, energy and work rate we're showing. 

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I don't think its playing for a new contract....as in 100% the reason. 

 

I think its the fact Fletcher, Westwood, Hutch, Wallace, Lee, Nuhui and all the other aged senior pros we've had have gone. There's a lot less pressure on the younger shoulders knowing in the dressing room....the last chance saloon guys won't be upset.

 

We've needed this for the last 3 years

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15 hours ago, York_Owl said:

No, he’s quite good now. 


Plymouth have a defender called Wootton and their fans sing (to the walking in a winter wonderland tune)

 

He used to be Shiite 

But now he’s alright

 

thats what you call being damned with faint praise. 

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It's all about a balanced team. Every player has strengths and weaknesses. What we need is a stable squad and system that plays to JVA and everyones strengths. Without JVA we rely on bannan far to much for the transition to the forward players. This makes it to easy for teams to break up our play. Iorfa and Lees are very capable of making up for the defensive skills JVA is not the best at atm. 

If anyone has written off any of our younger players. They should always remember how fox was once a player who looked like he was never going to be a football player. He was totally different in his last games for us. 

Lees looked to be struggling with being in a back 3. Now he has JVA along side him he looks comfortable. 

Cardiff and Watford are good teams. 2 clean sheets is more than lucky. Also 2 tricky cup games (with different players) without conceding is a good indicator that the squad is set up with clear instructions and objectives for each player. 

This for me is the biggest difference from garry monks reign so far. Last season the balance never looked right. 

Starting the new season on - 12 is a massive penalty. The quicker we get off the bottom of the table the better. If we are going to have a good season we are going to have to be exceptionally consistent and we need a very good defence. We can't afford to concede anywhere near the goals we did last season. 

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1 hour ago, Devonstrix said:


Plymouth have a defender called Wootton and their fans sing (to the walking in a winter wonderland tune)

 

He used to be Shiite 

But now he’s alright

 

thats what you call being damned with faint praise. 


Plymouth’s captain was called Wootton when Sturrock managed them.

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The only way you can play him is as part of a back 3. In an othordox defensive 2, he'd struggle both with his positioning and the physicality of the championship. 

 

At the minute the back 3 has balance. Lees in the centre works to his strengths. Cover on both sides means, he's less likely to get done down the sides. 

 

I think we'll have a better idea how defensively strong we are after 10/12 games. As I've said before to stand any chance of staying up we have to be conceding less than 60 goals. If we could concede less than 50 then I think we'd definitely stay up. 

 

 

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8 hours ago, Wednesday_Jack said:


hahaha...his debut was good then the rest he looked shellshocked and off the pace. 

 

So that proves it as the game I mentioned he was far better than on his debut.

Always a good idea to actually watch the game before commenting on it.

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1 hour ago, coopswfc76 said:

 

So that proves it as the game I mentioned he was far better than on his debut.

Always a good idea to actually watch the game before commenting on it.


what you talking about?? No one ever doubted his debut or last week...it was been discussed, when he signed and the games before his car crash in the derby at hillsborough 😂🤷🏼‍♂️

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33 minutes ago, Wednesday_Jack said:


what you talking about?? No one ever doubted his debut or last week...it was been discussed, when he signed and the games before his car crash in the derby at hillsborough 😂🤷🏼‍♂️

 

I said the game before that disaster which was Cardiff away not last week when he was ok and this week when he was ok pretty much like his debut when he was ok.

To be clear the game at Cardiff before he had that disaster v them he was outstanding.

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20 minutes ago, coopswfc76 said:

 

I said the game before that disaster which was Cardiff away not last week when he was ok and this week when he was ok pretty much like his debut when he was ok.

To be clear the game at Cardiff before he had that disaster v them he was outstanding.


so in the first season we signed him, he played 14/15 games...in that time he had 1 good game and an “ok game”!! He was a disaster mate no matter how you try to dress it up.

 

im glad he’s started the season well and I seriously hope it continues but the justification for him to be previously dropped and subsequently loaned out, was correct. He was very poor and off the pace. 

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