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|The tactical mistakes of last night were staggering|
at 17:59 18 Jan 2017
surely a manager of MM's experience could see things weren't working?
Skuglas picked to stifle a Conference side
No runners around Leon Best making his job virtually impossible
Sticking with a 352 against a side who are strong down the flanks
No changes until late in the game, even when it was clear the team talk had done nothing
Leaving Kevin Bru on the bench when we needed some creativity and mobility in the middle of the park
There are smaller things which are equally worrying. Why do we only appear to have one throw in routine for Knudsen's throw ins?
I've heard people suggesting last night wasn't MM's fault. It was every bit MM's fault, he picked an unbalanced side and couldn't be bothered to change it. We got everything we deserved with our negative anti-football approach.
|How is manager of this experience|
at 18:26 2 Jan 2017
making mistakes like this?
This is ultimately why he is where he us, he can build solid and organised teams but he seems to lack both versatility and the ability to grab a game by the scruff of the neck
He'd rather grab a point and get on with the next game, it's such a boring and negative outlook
The difference between him and someone like Pullis who has gone further with a similar approach is tactical awareness
|Evolving the spine of this team|
at 14:27 1 Jan 2017
Murphy has gone
Skuse, Berra and Chambers are all over 30. They aren't going to get any better? Berra maybe off in the summer
So in have come Webster, Ward potentially also with a few youngsters growing into their roles
Along with a decent keeper in Bart behind them?
You can see what MM is trying to do, whether he is the long term answer is a different question
|If Chambo were to leave|
at 11:22 1 Jan 2017
who would be captain?
In terms of effect on the pitch I'd probably give it to McGoldrick but his injury record may make you think twice
Skuse plays week in week out, it's too early for Webster
Bart would perhaps be the other option?
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at 10:35 31 Dec 2016
would you sign him if you could?
He's not quite the finished articles but has the potential to be very decent. I can't see him getting in the Leicester side with the players they have.
|Best home performance since Barnsley?|
at 22:46 30 Dec 2016
We actually passed the ball, far more positivity and MM even got the subs right
Brizzle in the first half made us look as good as we made Fulham look on Monday
|Has the economic crisis been played down historically or|
at 14:51 28 Dec 2016
will we begin to refer to it as the Great Depression II in 50 years time for example?
It's clearly an economically historic event which we are yet to realise the true significance of it truth be told
|I know we were poor yesterday but credit to Fulham|
at 09:11 27 Dec 2016
that is a very decent side they are assembling there
If they don't go up with that side in the next season or two it could be a long way back from them.
I always think you have have a two to three season window to get back into the Premiership before it starts getting a lot harder to get back up.
Bolton for example got themselves into a similar position only to balls it up and look at where they are now!
Fulham kept the ball brilliantly, seemed to have bags of energy and ability on the ball. They actually looked more dangerous on the counter than in open play but were always a threat.
For all their domination, it took a decent free kick and a set piece to beat us. The amount of guilt edged chances they fluffed in the second half was quite astounding.
When we did actually have more of a game plan, we did threaten to cause them problems but we remain so disjointed in attack that we couldn't make the pressure pay. They must be a little leaky at the back given their current position?
They look about the best footballing side we have played since Bournemouth in recent years?
|Merry Xmas TWTD|
at 15:09 25 Dec 2016
I hope everyone is having a good one, let's hope Town enjoy it in moderation so they're ready for a decent Fulham side tomorrow
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