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I thought overall Monk's tactics worked well compared to Watfords

I thought we came flying out of the blocks right from the start, dominated massively over the first half etc


Watford got it right in trying to nullify our wingers  - they got that bit right

But Monk won the day for me. Thought he made Watford look quite ordinary which is no easy task

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We look solid and well organised. Lots of energy and good pressing, looking to win the ball high up the pitch. 

 

Scoring goals will be a concern this season bit if we remain difficult to beat we've got a chance.

 

Might all go willy up, but I like what he's trying to do 

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Can't agree more, I think if we'd have put one of those first half chances away I think we'd have won comfortably today 2-0, as even when we dropped off second half and they took control they really didn't create too much. 

All in all though we're a work in progress and happy with a point. 

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5 minutes ago, shezzas left peg said:

Can't agree more, I think if we'd have put one of those first half chances away I think we'd have won comfortably today 2-0, as even when we dropped off second half and they took control they really didn't create too much. 

All in all though we're a work in progress and happy with a point. 

That’s exactly spot on, we are a work in progress. 

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2 hours ago, heppers said:

I loved today.

 

Monk had the team well organised. We were fast, fought a physical battle when needed, tried some ambitious through balls, played for each other.

 

We kept a clean sheet against a good side.

 

I am impressed. If we keep improving and learning to play together and link up we have got a good team. 
 

Well done DC for backing Monk and clearing out the bad apples. Good young players with the right attitude.

 

That’ll do me.

Good post pal

Totally agree with enjoying watching a team all playing for each other.

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Really liked that although were under the cosh berween 60 to 75 mins, generally through Watfords good play, we didnt crack and we kept going.

 

We didnt have that mentality last season.

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I'm one of the people who've wanted Monk sacked, so I'm happy to give him credit for today.

 

We're better than the second half of last season, on that showing.

 

I thought we might lose this one, so I'm glad of a point.

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Players need to have the confidence that when teams are pressing we continue to play the ball into midfield rather than just hit it long.

 

First half kept the ball on the deck and created chances, second hit it long and created nothing!

 

Not sold on 3-5-2 yet, made us defensively solid but lack creativity going forward especially on the wings!

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1 minute ago, Mr Farrell said:

 

We've turned a corner.

 

Really toughened up.

 

 


Especially now that we’ve got rid of the deadwood and learnt how to win ugly

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At last we look like a team that has a system and the players know what their individual responsibilities are. They look like they re playing for each other.

The defence is starting to look organised and balanced. Suprised how competitive the midfield is but we could have done with a bit more power in their in the second half when Watford got on top.

 

Windass looks the business and Rhodes put a shift in trying to link play but we need another forward in.

We created 3 good headed chances, normally one of those would be buried.

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1 minute ago, Mr Farrell said:

 

Monk has got the dressing room back.

 

We've got the balance of the team right.

 

Izzy was the missing piece of the jigsaw.


We look like a team that has a system and the players know what their individual responsibilities are

 

Theyre starting to play for each other

 

Rhodes put a shift in

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Was a bit alarmed to see Izzy play with a heavy strapped left knee. Thought he was a playing in fits and starts second half so hope he's fit for the games this week. 

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I’m not terrified going into the last 5 minutes of games now

 

We’re better equipped to deal with sh!thouse tactics now we’ve got rid of players just going through the motions 
 

Wasn’t a fan of Monks but I’m warming to him 

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Tactics first half were great, but you have to score when on top and I think that will cause concern for Monk. 

We were never going to keep that pace up 2nd half.  Hopefully we'll get fitter to be able to. Pigs managed it. Leeds managed it. 

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