Gerkin in goal, back 3 of Chambers, Berra and Smith. Right wing back Anderson, Left wing back Parr. Skuse and Hyam sitting with Mcgoldrick in front of them. Murphy and Sammon up top. This way we can use either Skuse or Hyam to pick up Hoolarhan, and can then free up Mcgoldrick to pick ball up in dangerous areas. We have no width anyway so lets just play wingbacks both Parr and Anderson can get up and down all day and can both do defensive side too. No brainer for me
Why don't we play it? We have players for this formation. We have 3 centre backs one playing out of position. And we have full backs playing wide midfield. Was listening to Steve Bruce the other day say that his Hull side play 3-5-2 not because its his preferred system but that he has right personnel to play it.
We are just becoming the new Wimbledon. Getting rid of our young striking talent Jack Marriott and exciting players like Paul Taylor and replacing them with big lumps like Bajner and Sammon. You watch what will happen with Marriott he wont get proper chance here and will end up like Jordan Rhodes. We will get found out when playing against proper footballing sides. This is why i didnt renew my ticket. Typical Mccarthy playing Tabby over Henshall, playing a centre half at right back and our real right back at right wing, and it has taken him 2 years to realise what i knew after 2 weeks that Frank Nouble cant play football! Rant over
Although I didnt go to the game my feelings about Frank Nouble do not change. He may be a lovely young man who is good on twitter, but I dont give a monkeys about that, I want my players to be good footballers which he clearly is not. The issue surrounding Taylor is even more bizare! A few days ago McCarthy said no he is not playing for me again he is not for me, then he starts the game. Reading the reports he was our best player. Whether or not he was doing it for himself or for the team im not bothered. I dont care what he does in his spare time as long as he plays well for Ipswich Town. He has never been given a run of games to feel a part of the side and establish himself, a few minutes here and there are useless. I can tell already from just a few games and pre season we just wont score enough goals. When you see Brentford and Bournemouth with their attacking intent, actually going out to win games rather than play not to lose. Thats what I want to see from my team, trying to win any game. Why the hell Mccarthy take off Taylor and keep the useless Nouble on, swallow your pride and admit Nouble is not good enough
Before anyone starts moaning, I'm not being negative just honest. Looking at the other sides and the players they have, with what we have I can't see top 10. We are very solid and hard to beat which is pretty much guaranteed. We still lack that real pace and firepower to get us from one end of pitch to the other. When I look at teams even like Bournemouth with the likes of Pugh, Ritchie and the pace and goals of Cullum Wilson. Derby are going to be strong again and Watford have bought well. I would of loved to see some of Cressy money spent on some real pace and creativity in the side. I know before people start we have Henshall and Stewart but come on really is MM going to play either over different class Tabb or Nouble and Anderson? I still think its going to be play not to lose Mick rather than play to win Mick, and that is a big difference. This is without throwing in the 3 teams that got relegated. Plus your Nottingham forest, Wigan and Brighton. I wouldn't mind if players like Marriott, Hewitt, and Henshall were given real chance but that won't happen. Disappointed in our transfer activity
Have been told by very reliable source that Mings and Parr have the same agent and that is non other than Paul Goddard! Mings is very unhappy as was talked up by MM as Cresswell's replacement. Parr has obviously been told he is 1st choice. Saying that we need competition in every area.
With McCarthy's negative tactics is why we didn't win today, why are people going on about us being tired? If your tired the last thing you want be doing is chasing the ball all game? We are so poor with the ball, only 1 player comfortable with the ball, Williams and we hoof it up to his head! We are so negative, 1 goal in any game of football is not enough so with 40 minutes to go we should be going all out for killer 3rd. Look at how many games we have win by more than a goal this season proves my point. Why take Williams off and replace with Mings? Surely Taylor should have been straight swap. But oh no his face don't fit. Taylor should be on before Nouble he has much more talent and with the game stretched would have made much more impact on the break.