What a difference when the defence is sound and then midfielders score to earn us 6 points from two consecutive games. Great performance on Saturday by all at ITFC, supporters, MM selection and substitutions, and Skues looked real class in that game.
re:McGoldrick poem Great to have some fun rhetoric on here. We are poets and know it and know how the Town tick ME gives money to clowns who are so thick that they waste it on players that don't click He hits on a winner and gives him nowt perhaps it's ME that we now doubt?
The introduction of Bruu and Varney for the second half got us the win against a Bolton side that squandered 3 guilt edge chances. Skues outstanding throughout came close to getting his first goal for the club before the hard working Tabb grabbed those so important 3 points.
Gerken/Bart Chambers, Berra, Smith, Mings Connolly, Chaplow, Tabb, Parr Murphy, Sears swap Berra and Smith add Connoly, a real winger. If teams play 442 then we should have an extra defender able to attack.
harlingblue added 02:20 - Mar 7 Keep the same back four but switch Berra and Smith and stop playing this stupid passing across the back, time for midfield players to start demanding the ball to CREATE. The number of times the ball is played to Smith on his wrong foot is a joke...but why can't professional footballers not use both feet, head and chest? Our midfield has got to be picked to create rather than defend, surely two centre backs can deal with a lone striker, and full backs man enough to deal with their own man and prepared to cover. Defend in your opponents half is said to be the best form of attack, win corners etc, get the best player able to deliver a killing cross, one drilled in, we have the players who can score but yet again need the service. If we fail to get in the playoffs it will be a shame, this has been the best season for 10 years, but we have had the chance of automatic promotion but have been afraid to grab it...still time, but we need to now believe and go for it!
This has been the best season for the last 10 years, but promotion might be a year too early. MM and TC have worked wonders with the team/club and one of the biggest was bringing Brian Kluug back to mastermind The Academy. Youth generation to the 1st team is in progress, Bishop (established) especially with a fit again Hyam, Benyu, Clarke, Connelly. We are all down at the moment after two consecutive defeats, but...a more expansive Town team is in progress.
Why are we afraid of really grabbing this League? Everytime that we have the chance to move up, we freeze! Well if we lose against Birmingham on Tuesday, then those Budgies will be above us soon and the derby game could be of far greater importance. I thought a top two was a real chance, but I feel we might not make the play offs unless we have a far more aggressive approach to games.
Why are these two playing out of position in a team pushing for promotion team? They complement each other as central defenders. Both are uncompromising, neither graced with pace but dominate in the air. Berra should play the Skuse/Hyam position? he can head and score, and back up the defence, have McGoldrick as his partner as the maker/scorer. That would allow more attacking minded full backs Mings and Parr to create. Murphy and Sears to do the business up front.
Very sad that so many of our players don't want or demand the ball, pass and move and then demand a return...this has been for most of the season. We are still in a position to grab a top two spot, but our midfield needs to up the game.
At last a hectic batch of games comes to an end, time for tired limbs to heal and amend? 10 days to return to the form of the norm Town playing good football, taking the League by storm. Now's the time to be strong, fight hard and long, and outwit the opponents, The Prem we belong. GET THERE!!
Are we waiting for the final week to go top? 3 goals against in one game? What the hell? We have given our advantage away again...Do our players want it as much as us supporters? We have watched such dross over the last 10 years, novice MJ, The Dark Lord (RK) and poor PJ having to pick up the pieces. ME finally learning the game and getting MM and TC having the right pedigree to be in the Prem, now for our players to step up to the plate, do they want it? YES!... WE DO!