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|Solution to problems |
at 18:44 22 Oct 2016
Webster to holding midfield, Chambers into centre, Emmanuel to RB. Done!
Chambers and Douglas noteciably poor today. Mick noticeably angry with his captain.
Emmanuel played okay considering it was on the wrong side. Certainly didn't look any worse than Knudsen. Injury or worried about a red card?
Lawrence looked good but like our entire squad right now lacked any end product.
Set pieces still shoite which is so frustrating on a day when they could have been and probably were vital.
Best unlucky with the shot off the bar, that slice of luck we're perhaps lacking at the moment.
Spent most of the game confused as to whether I was annoyed by Shelvey's class or whether it was a pleasure to watch. Bit of both I think.
Grant was an interesting choice no? Fair play I suppose for giving him a chance, but if Bishop is fit why not play him? Also further proof imo that Mick doesn't fully trust Bru.
It was like watching a cup game today, although scarily I thought we played better at Old Trafford.
Rotherham at home next. Yay!
at 20:45 1 Oct 2016
Incredibly synonomous with the way we are under the current manager. Same thing time and again, performances don't change, results and scores just fluctuate slightly. Practicing the same techniques every week, expecting an improvement because it has brought results in the (distant) past.
It's almost cliche now, but Douglas and Skuse together is desperation, trying to battle our way to victory. The lack of athleticism and general ability was almost painful to watch when Douglas went through today. It needed one pass into the middle, and he was never balanced nor had his feet sorted, and the ball sailed out for a GK. There were a few moments today like that, that summed up the result and performance almost in an instant.
|As annoying as anything today|
at 17:44 1 Oct 2016
Is Brenner churning out more statements with question marks on the end in the post match with Mick.
Why not press him on the idea to play Bishop on the right hand side instead of his genuine position?
We know Douglas might score 1 in 20-30 games, but did you really think he and Skuse would rescue something for us today Mick?
As for the football, well give or take a little it's been the same for 3 years or so. I've been saying it for a long time, and I'm surprised to only now be hearing the sorts of things being said on the phone in.
'Exhausted, bored, fed up, the same game/tactics every week'. I have to say I'm fairly non plussed about the result today. That's what it's come to.
|One random thing I'd like to see in particular today|
at 12:12 1 Oct 2016
Shots on target from 20-25 yards.
I don't watch other teams live other than Town, except on TV, but I'd be surprised if there was many teams who are as shot shy as we are. I find it incredibly sad how few and far between our shots from outside the box are.
How often is there an "ah" or an "ooh" at Portman Road after a good hit nowadays? More to the point do we actually have anyone capable? The two centre mids just don't find the space for it. Sears I suppose? We play with so little space no one ever has enough space in front of them. Must be so frustrating as an attacking player.
Rant, if you can call it that, over.
|Attacking intent at Brentford|
at 13:17 25 Sep 2016
Did I see McCarthy say we showed enough attacking threat at Brentford in his post match comments yesterday?
Standards are incredibly low at the training ground if that is the case.
To those who went, was Sears' free kick really our best chance to score a goal? When was the last time we scored a free kick?
at 19:23 24 Sep 2016
No mention of him in regard to injury crisis. What's he up to?
|Mick on Chambers|
at 09:43 24 Sep 2016
I might not agree with the footballing side of the argument, along with many others, but that was quite a nice interview to read.
You can't deny the effect Chambo has on the team and he will be remembered for that for a long time.
|Absolutely seething after that|
at 17:08 17 Sep 2016
How late do you want to wait before you try and win a game Mick? That's a genuine question.
Those 8 minutes of stoppage time was bloody brilliant. Where the f*ck was the action before that? I was looking at the clock on 77 minutes wondering whether Best would ever play for us, and that Varney wouldn't do any harm either. I cannot believe he left it that late. The fact they were waiting on the sideline ready for two minutes didn't help, whether that was our fault or the officials I don't know.
We could have won that. Ridiculously we ended up allowing them to almost steal a winner.
Webster was bloody marvelous, he was the reason villa never scored. Man of the match by a country mile.
Chambers not so. Even Mick had a go at him.
Just feel that was a wasted opportunity that game. They were fairly toothless in and around the box, and seemed overjoyed at the prospect of a draw, allowing hardly anyone forward. Can't believe we didn't force the issue earlier. Bishop is unlikely to win you a game.
|Was that really a game for Bishop?!|
at 22:01 9 Sep 2016
He didn't have a kick!
Not necessarily Lawrence either but we would have been something difference and Best should have come on instead of Varney.
at 09:49 9 Sep 2016
I like him already.
Comes across nicely and not just delivering dull lines to the media like most players.
Could be a very good under the radar signing.
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