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Man of the Match - Birmingham (H)


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  1. 1. Man of the match

    • Westwood
      11
    • Palmer
      7
    • Penney
      13
    • Hutchinson
      117
    • Lees
      37
    • Dunkley
      1
    • Harris
      5
    • Shaw
      15
    • Paterson
      2
    • Windass
      0
    • Bannan
      4
    • Reach
      0
    • Rhodes
      27
    • Katchunga
      0
    • Deli-Bashiru
      8


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Can only be Hutch. 

 

Lees did ok - it's telling that we have reverted back to forever passing the ball to Lees, in precarious positions. 

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Another stinker of a performance, looks like the tactic was to kick it into the corners and chase after it.

After the sending off other teams regroup and make it difficult, we were wide open for ten minutes and the goal was no suprise with our lack of fighting spirit, it's the same when we go a goal down. Collectively this bunch of players are weak.

 

Westwood.    6.    Not to blame for the goal but don't think he made a save today.

 

Palmer.          5.   Seemed to go missing just after the sending off, but he did make one very good clearance.

Lees. MoM.   6. Defensively sound but his distribution was poor.

Dunkley.         4. Poor performance both defensively and distribution wise.

 

Harris.            6. Didn't get much joy out of Pederson but keeps going and put in a superb cross that nearly got us a point.

Bannan.         5 Another dissapointing performance not sure what his role was today.

Hutchinson.  6 Did his defensive breaking up job OK but offered nothing offensively.

Shaw.             4. Young lad who showed his inexperience with the second yellow, we do miss his energy when he is not there.

Penney.          4. Thought he was really quite, did the one good run but no one in the middle for the cross.

 

Windass.      4.  Ran around and chased balls in the first half but the little he did have to work with was poor.

Paterson.     5  Showed for the ball and won his fair share, Lees flicked on one of his long throws but no one there to take advantage.

 

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Westwood - 7 no chance with goal. Otherwise sound

 

Palmer - 6 solid as usual

 

Lees - 7 won pretty much everything. Horrible with ball at his feet.

 

Dunkley - 5 poor day at fault for goal

 

Penney - 4 massively overrated. Don’t see a player in him at all.

 

Hutchinson - 7.5 best of a bad bunch today. Needs to stop trying 50 yard balls

 

Bannan - 6 not great but the only player with quality on the ball surrounded by 9 triers. Needs Reach. 
 

Shaw - 3 awful miss, stupid tackle

 

Paterson - 5 tried hard but hopeless today.

 

Windass - 2 what does he offer? Garbage today

 

Thompson - 0 what was he thinking dropping Rhodes? Why did he change the front two after 74 minutes? Why did Shaw stay on? 

 

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Our problem is simple - movement off the ball when in attack. Hutch and Bannan are not as active in the opposition half, they are always behind the ball. Patto posts up as an old fashioned no 9 waiting for the ball to be hit down the middle. Our wide men hug the touch line. That gives us 4 players, against 7/8 defenders, with only one showing any movement ahead of the ball. 
 

So, we hit it long to Pat or backwards to Westwood. It also means, more often than not, it is our centre halves trying to hit 50/60 yard killer balls. We have to hunt in packs, get more players forward and make multiple runs, ahead of the ball, into space. We literally never do this.

 

When Shezza got the ball in front of the centre halves, he had 5 runners ahead of him and two full backs level or ahead of him. Like any quarterback, he just looked for the most available man and found him with the pass. Our players look up and have one player at best, moving into space. Centre halves and fullbacks are behind them, wingers and Patto tightly marked......

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Rhodes should have started with Paterson.

Reach should have started instead of Shaw.

When it became obvious the fullback had Harris in his pocket, Harris should have swapped wings.

That's just my thoughts.

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17 minutes ago, Holmowl said:

Westwood - 7 no chance with goal. Otherwise sound

 

Palmer - 6 solid as usual

 

Lees - 7 won pretty much everything. Horrible with ball at his feet.

 

Dunkley - 5 poor day at fault for goal

 

Penney - 4 massively overrated. Don’t see a player in him at all.

 

Hutchinson - 7.5 best of a bad bunch today. Needs to stop trying 50 yard balls

 

Bannan - 6 not great but the only player with quality on the ball surrounded by 9 triers. Needs Reach. 
 

Shaw - 3 awful miss, stupid tackle

 

Paterson - 5 tried hard but hopeless today.

 

Windass - 2 what does he offer? Garbage today

 

Thompson - 0 what was he thinking dropping Rhodes? Why did he change the front two after 74 minutes? Why did Shaw stay on? 

 


Missed Harris 7 as always our biggest threat.

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Easy one - Hutch was the only player that had a good game (Lees did ok).

What is wrong with Rhodes - not one manager has given him a run of games? Seems bonkers - play him regularly and he will get goals - something must be wrong though for many managers now to not stick with him 

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6 hours ago, shandypants said:

Give over. Hutchinson was MoM hands down. Rhodes did ok but I suspect your high rating for him will be driven by the fact that he looked sharp when he came on; however, he wasn’t MoM even if he did do well. 

Eh.

I made Hutch man of the match.

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A shambles.

 

Westwood 6 did nothing wrong

Palmer 5 poor 

Dunkley 5 had a poor game but why take your centre half off? Really poor decision from Thompson again

Lees 7 good as always 

Penney 4 he’s CRAP 

Hutchinson 7 played well

Shaw -10 moron

Bannan 4 playing him on the left cost us the game 

Harris 3 did nothing 

Paterson 4 crap 

Windass 4 crap

 

Rhodes 6 why was he dropped? Ridiculous decision 

Dele-Bashiru 5 not good enough 

Kachunga 4 what does he actually offer?

Reach 5 didn’t affect the game

 

Thompson 1

 

Absolutely appalling again. Thompson hasn’t got a clue. We’ve scraped some wins under him but is decisions are just as bad as Pulis and Monk.

1. Why change the formation? It’s a formation that has won us 5 home games on the bounce?

2. Why drop Rhodes? I’m not a Rhodes fan at all but he’s started to look dangerous in the last 4 games or so. Awful decision 

3. Why leave Osaze out? He’s been outstanding. Makes no sense

4. I said yesterday that Liam Shaw should never play for us again and I wholeheartedly stand by this. Even if you disagree he should still 100% been left out today. The boy’s emotions will be all over the place due to agreeing that move to Celtic. He was a total moron for doing that sliding tackle and it has cost us not only the game but probably relegation as well. He’s an overrated player who would rather play for another club. Shouldn’t wear those blue and white stripes again and his idiocy yesterday proves me right.

 

I fear for us, I really do. Thompson’s honeymoon period is over and we are playing all the top teams over the next few weeks. Need a new manager now!

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Tom Lees

Head n shoulders above the rest,barely put a foot wrong.

Bannan ran him close, little choice ahead of him,but picked out those that werent playing statues and tried to get us going forward.

WOW weve got some dark years infront of us,wel be mincemeat in league one,we arent even average,Brum are quite easily the 2nd worst team n this divsison  and theyve had us over,and quite easily

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13 hours ago, Rev Owl said:

Rhodes should have started with Paterson.

Reach should have started instead of Shaw.

When it became obvious the fullback had Harris in his pocket, Harris should have swapped wings.

That's just my thoughts.

Spot on and so obvious isn’t it ?
MOM - I gave it to Paterson - created more than any one else with his long throws - and that’s how bad we are !

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Westwood - 6

Palmer - 6

Lees - 6

Dunkley - 4

Penney - 5

Harris - 5

Hutch - 7

Shaw - 4

Bannan - 5

Paterson - 5

Windass - 4

 

Hutch best out of a poor mob today. Windass was anonymous, Dunkley isn’t good enough and Shaw is docked marks for stupidity whilst on a yellow. 

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