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|We haven’t got a lot to lose at this stage have we? |
at 19:03 3 Mar 2020
I don’t see the problem with throwing McGavin and Dozzell in there.
How Dobra isn’t starting though I don’t know. He would be the easiest way to whip up the crowd, which I think is needed tonight if we’re going to get any kind of result.
|What gets me about Jackson|
at 00:12 23 Feb 2020
Not the sending off necessarily, though it seemed petulant which he is sometimes.
But on 73 minutes we're attacking down the right and he's shielding the ball near the corner flag, the defender stands him up and he falls over trying to buy a foul which the referee correctly waives away, and the attack comes to nothing. He's not the only one that does it, but it's scary how often we have to buy fouls to distract from our inadequacies. Nolan does it too. Shows a massive lack of confidence and I think it's a way of letting the opposition know you're not up for the fight.
Toothless second half. Keane was nowhere near the level he set against Burton, but I thought he got a rough ride from the North Stand to be honest. They defended well, and we never looked like breaking them down. Some half decent crosses went into the box from the likes of Judge, Garbutt and Earl, which no one really looked like getting onto, I feel Norwood was a big miss today in that sense.
Suddenly massively short up front, still short at full back (Edwards again not covering himself in glory in the build up to the goal) and wide midfield also. I'm not saying recruiting in January would have guaranteed promotion, but it was a chance to make sure our season didn't fizzle out if the squad got stretched, which it could.
at 11:55 16 Feb 2020
Yesterday’s performance oozed it, especially second half. Jackson’s first goal was hugely important.
I’ve slated Jackson at times for having a poor touch and not having enough quality on the ball, which is still the case at times. But he really showed his worth yesterday and got in behind their defence two three times even before the first goal. Should have had a hat trick without doubt.
Judge showing his undoubted quality with his assist. As someone said on the radio if he’d been doing that consistently throughout the season we’d be a lot higher in the table. Showed the merit in delivering an early cross, which we’ve not seen enough from him and others (think that comes down to confidence), and the weight of pass for Jackson’s one on one chance near the end was perfect.
Keane was excellent, with key passes for the first and fourth goals. Real quality on the ball and plays really nicely on the half turn. Again just needs to show it consistently. Norwood should have a job on to get back in the side, which is a nice luxury to have.
Season very much still alive.
|Chambo contradicting himself |
at 14:32 7 Feb 2020
“I think that helped to lift the pressure a bit. We got ourselves so het up – ‘We’ve got to win, we’ve got to win, we’ve got to win’ – and I think that can take some of the edge off your performance.”
in the same interview;
Chambers: "It Would Be Failure If We Don’t Go Up"
|4 - 4 - 2|
at 15:13 4 Feb 2020
Is it fair to say if we want to play this formation during the remainder of the season, we're more or less stuffed?
Of players who we can expect to see again this season i.e not Lankester, our wide options are as follows:
Edwards - out and out winger, showed very little this season.
Judge - a number 10, can play wide but we all know it's not ideal
Rowe - recently had surgery, no clear comeback date
Sears - nowhere near fit from what I can see, also not a winger
Garbutt - injured, somewhere in between a wing back and winger
Dobra - number 10 for me, be surprised if he's trusted to start on the wing.
|Dear oh dear|
at 12:42 31 Jan 2020
The new 'not normal'?
at 22:04 28 Jan 2020
If he's any good at his job (some of his commentary was painful tonight) he will heavily question Lambert on his long ball tactics first half.
at 21:27 28 Jan 2020
My farts could propel a ball further than his right foot. Blimey.
at 20:37 28 Jan 2020
That it took us 44 minutes for someone to decide to keep the ball on the floor and run forward.
Mathie is absolutely right. We’ve clearly so much more in the tank than them, we’re just not bothering to show it. I’m frankly puzzled.
Rotherham are garbage but tall and physical, why are we trying to match them by playing long?
|Things that annoy me about football #274648382|
at 22:53 22 Jan 2020
Pundits (Keown in this case) saying a defender (Matic) 'should' win a header but at the same time giving credit to the attacker (Mee). Is it bad defending or is it good attacking? Make your mind up.
|90 Minute Performance|
at 14:36 13 Jan 2020
I was annoyed to miss Saturday.
Allowing for the fact that at 3-0 the game was done and games like that often fizzle out, was that the elusive '90 minute performance' that we'd all been going on about earlier in the season?
Since early November we'd barely seen a 10 minute performance, August to September was full of 45 minutes ones. Was Saturday different to, say the Tranmere or Shrewsbury home games?
at 11:28 11 Jan 2020
He's just on a football league tour himself.
“I have never been to Portman Road so I am looking forward to that, it’s one of nine grounds out of the 92 I haven’t visited so I will tick that off on Saturday."
|Jackson’s touch |
at 16:37 1 Jan 2020
Can still win this but we need to make it stick up there
As I type Keane comes on...
at 08:46 31 Dec 2019
While we're in the poop, is he not worth a go at right back, as long as Chambers and Wilson are fit?
|The negativity is incredible |
at 19:16 26 Dec 2019
The negativity of the players is incredible. Blame Lambert, blame the players, whoever. They’re petrified of passing or running forward with the ball.
Brainless today too. Twice in the first half when they pressed us (which they did well) we played the ball back to Norris on his right foot and then acted surprised when he sliced it to the opposition.
Downes benched in a big game in front of a big crowd.
One sub, a player who’s been out for nine months, on for ten mins.
The referee - not making players go off the near side for subs. Fouls and offsides given when advantage could and should have been played.
Not beating the first man at free kicks and corners.
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