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Andre Dozzell
at 08:10 26 Sep 2018

I watched the U23s game the other night. We showed what the first team lack. Lankester looked good, certainly good enough to be on the bench.. but Dozzell is what the team needs. I’m
All for data and making players as fit as possible but it seems PH is stuck in this ideas of stats. If Beattie were at the club now he’d never get a game under the current regime. We lack quality and Dozzell clearly has it. He needs to be in the side or at least in the bench. Half of that u23s side look like better players than the ones we’ve dragged from the lower leagues. You can’t argue the signings are working or say the youngsters aren’t ready.... the players we’ve signed don’t look ready for this level. We should have brought in fewer players but of a better quality. PH has shown little desire to use our home grown players. I’m sure the likes of emmanuel would have cost £1m if we were signing him from a league one club if you look at Donacien’s fee. I’d rather be incapable of scoring with our youngsters rather than a bunch of lower league journeymen. We are much further away from having 50% of the team from the academy than we’ve ever been. MM had much more faith in our younger players.
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Rationally when should we worry?
at 20:38 15 Aug 2018

I’ve been concerned about the recruitment policy all summer but having failed to beat two teams that were in league one last season and one who is currently in league two... and looked goal shy having lost pretty much all of last years goals via Waghorn, Garner, Celina and McGoldrick... I think we may as well face facts that unless the way they are being asked to play is so complicated they can’t get it quickly but when they do it’s genius... we are in for a very long hard season. I think it’s worth giving it a month but at the moment we’ve gone from a top half championship team to looking like a league one team out of its depth. I’m not suggesting a change of manager in a month btw but we need to face facts... lots of teams bring in a new manager and they say all the right things.... right up until a player says they are to blame for his sacking
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Tomorrow’s Line up!!
at 13:17 10 Aug 2018

So hard to predict given we have 4 new players to choose from since the first game( Ward being available).

The back 5 seems obvious but apart from perhaps Edwards there are 5 spots you can’t be sure of.
This is more what I predict than what I would pick as I would have Ward in the side and leave Nolan on the bench....although Nolan coming in also is going to limit Dozzell, Nydam and Downes time on the pitch, especially when Huws, Bishop and Adeyemi( not sure if we should just release him) get fit
Bart
Donacien
Chambers
Nsiala
Knudsen
Skuse
Chalobah
Nolan
Edwards
Harrison
Sears

Those who moaned about sears being used wide under MM look like being able to continue to moan this season.
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