We have injuries. Got it. But we have also had ample opportunities to strengthen the team to ensure we can cope with it. There can be no excuse for the inclusion of Tabb. Smith has to go. Why not play three strikers.
“I don’t think Sunday, then Wednesday at Elland Road and getting back at 2am on Thursday morning and then playing on Saturday against Brentford is conducive to having the same 10 outfield players playing and having to do that shift,”
Well I was at Norwich (Left home at 9 back at 8) aftrer a full weeks work. Back to work Monday and will travel tomorrow night, getting home at 1 then up again at half 5 and in to work Thurs and Fri then 3 hour round trip Sat. I get paid less in a year than most of our overpaid rubbish get in a month.... Just a thought.
I wish people would give Chambers a break, he doesn't ask to play in that position and he is certainly more at home at the heart of our defence. Tommy Smith is not playing well and needs a break, so come on MM lets get Parr in (who I think is excellent) and sort the back four. After that the truth is we are carrying a number of injuries and that was always going to be a problem with the size of our squad.
I didn't think much of Chaplow but then didn't think much of most of the team Sunday ...I'm with the 4-3-3 bunch, hopefully we can bounce back against dirty Leeds!!
I don't think people should underestimate Skuse's role in the side. He's not going to grab the headlines but he goes about his job admirable, breaking up play and keeping the ball ticking over in midfield.
However his role becomes somewhat defunct when we don't have the likes of Bishop and McGoldrick (I know they're out) in front of him. With creativity ahead of him, his main job is to protect the back four and provide the link between the back line and our attacking players in the final third.
Unfortunately when he only has the likes of Tabb and Chaplow around him, he is required to have an increased bearing on proceedings, and unfortunately he cannot provide us with that attacking impetus.
It's the equivalent of Chelsea having Matic in the holding role, but rather than having Fabregas and Hazard as options ahead of him, plonking Mikel and Ramires in there.
Has to play 4-3-3 I think. Keep a tight 3 in the middle and exploit them in-behind full back and centre half with Sears' pace.. We don't do that enough. If we stopped resulting to the long ball and played to Murphs feet, then got sears in behind we'd look a lot more dangerous rather than playing the long ball all the time?
@micheal11 FINALLY! Someone who agrees with what I've been saying for a few months!! Chambo is NOT a right back!! He doesn't even look comfortable there! Swap him with Smith and get Parr out there! He looks good going forward and not like a rabbit in the headlights as he goes past the halfway line!!
Let's hope this is the first and last time we see this headline, cos we only play at Leeds once, but I get your drift on the first comment at the top
Need to get some momentum in these games, our run in doesn't look good on paper!