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at 20:22 20 Oct 2020
|Gone sloppy |
at 19:37 20 Oct 2020
Kenlock started well but he's been caught out a few too many times now. Nsiala has looked edgy all night. Dozzell is wayward at the minute and Huws is hit and miss. Judge is a bit of a passenger. Worrying signs at the minute.
As I say that we've conceded a shocker.
at 15:32 17 Oct 2020
Would be decent at rugby I reckon.
|This guy...... |
at 08:40 15 Oct 2020
......pretty much nails it:
|Following the science #7473|
at 22:00 12 Oct 2020
We're nearly a month down the line and cases and hospital admissions have rocketed. World-beating.
|First half thoughts |
at 15:55 10 Oct 2020
Started poorly and didn't really get going. Not a lot of threat from Blackpool and we defended solidly but it took about 10 minutes to get out of our half. We started to settle then scored a good goal with our first real attack and since then it's been as comfortable as anything. No great threat from Blackpool and they are sloppy enough that we're getting chances when we do get the ball in their half.
The back 4 and Holy have all been good today. Largely assured, only the odd minor error. Kenlock is doing well, looked nervy at the start but has settled well. Nsiala and Wilson defending really well. Chambers likewise and get to g forward well to score a beauty.
Huws hasn't been great but he does offer some physicality in there and can hold on to the ball in tight spots. Dozzer has put in a mature performance, not been getting on the ball quite as much as usual but he's really showing improvements in his defensive game today. Some good tracking back and important blocks and interceptions. Bishop has been different class for me. Since he's started getting on the ball we've looked a different side. He carries it well, picks a good pass, and he's starting to add goals to his game as well. His best half in years IMO.
Judge has been quiet but hasn't done too much wrong. Edwards is putting in a shift to support Kenlock and you can't argue with a goal and an assist. Hawkins working hard and done a few good things but he doesn't look a goal threat.
All in all, a decent half hour after a shaky start. Again some parallels with last season where we're not necessarily playing great stuff but we are solid and organised and we've got enough quality to capitalise at important moments. I'll take that.
|Bad challenge on Judge|
at 15:25 10 Oct 2020
Looked studs up over the ball to me. VAR might have taken a view on that.
at 15:16 10 Oct 2020
Pick that one out. Great strike. Totally against the run of play but I'll take it.
at 15:50 3 Oct 2020
Immense so far, stopping everything defensively and a lot better on the ball today compared to last week. Been a pretty ropey display overall this but he's stood out. Some lovely passes from Dozzer at times but probably not got on the ball as much as we need. Bishop has been quiet and Edwards has looked like a pub player.
|Did we need a wide player rather than a centre forward? |
at 08:17 3 Oct 2020
Hopefully this lad will be decent and can offer something different but I do wonder about the areas of the squad we are prioritising. First off, we signed a CB despite having four senior CBs plus Ndaba but no specialist right back currently fit and good enough to play, hence Chambers continuing to fill in there. I know others don't have an issue with that but for me it was an odd area to bring someone in with the gaps we had elsewhere.
Now we've signed a player that will presumably be pushing to play wide forward. We already have Sears, Edwards, Lankester, and Judge who have played those two roles. Dobra and Jackson are also options there. That looks a good amount of cover to me. Contrast that with the central striker role where we have Hawkins and possibly Jackson, though it's nowhere near an ideal role for him.
Just seems to me that in a season where our budget is limited we've added two loan signings in areas of the squad that are already well-covered whilst still leaving a couple of important gaps. We continue to have a very large squad but not a brilliantly balanced one.
|The week in Tory|
at 08:17 29 Sep 2020
And it's only Tuesday morning.
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at 13:39 13 Sep 2020
Has he been living under a bridge?
at 13:07 13 Sep 2020
For Drinan. Bit harsh on the lad if so, he was playing pretty well to be fair and could have had a goal with a bit more luck or if Sears had looked up.
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