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at 11:25 9 Jul 2021
I see Bristol City have gone with Hummel for their kit which must have been an Ashton deal. I wonder if we'll go the same way? Personally, I'd love a Hummel ITFC shirt.
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at 09:06 27 Jan 2021
Watching last night's goal felt like a sense of deja-vu. This season we've seen numerous chances and goals come in the exact same fashion and the coaching staff and players have yet to come up with a solution.
1. Ward gets caught up field with the ball played in behind him
2. McGuiness has to cover the left back postion which is the correct thing to do.
3. Woolf gets attracted to the ball. For me this is Woolf's weakness. They were playing one striker up top and as the other centre back he should have been his priority. In the end Wyke peels off him and Woolf ends up in a nothing position.
This all leads to a massive gap that Wyke exploits. For me Dozzell isn't really a defensive midfielder, I think we miss Skuse here as he would spot the danger earlier and fill in for Woolf. The other question is should Chambers have the shuffled across to close the gap? It's a gamble given the man at the back post but the striker in the centre of the goal surely has a higher chance of scoring.
Anyway, I'm no coach, however, for me, it's unforgivable this keeps happening time and time again.
On a positive note, the lads defended well apart from that blip.
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at 13:12 8 Sep 2020
Just to highlight the popularity of the EFL trophy, I've just seen on Twitter that Cambridge still haven't sold out their restricted allocation of 1k tickets for tonight.
at 10:12 3 Mar 2020
Does anyone know if we had any interest in Tyger Smalls? Rumours are he's set for Arsenal's academy after being spotted playing for Haverhill Rovers.
at 16:09 31 Jan 2020
Rochdale looked to have sold him to Wolves for around £1 million.
Looked decent against us and is only 17. Imagine the meltdown on here if we sold a player like that for that little. He must be in a similar bracket to Downes and Wolfy in terms of potential.
at 09:34 25 Jul 2019
For those wondering what sort of money the Rod Stewart gig might have made us, Bolton made £40k. Surely we'd have made more than that?
at 20:40 12 Jan 2019
Wise beyond his years. Anyone else notice that when he saw Dawkins was about to come on he sprinted to the left wing to get as far away from the dugout as possible.
at 10:13 29 Nov 2018
Looked closely at the defending last couple of games. I've been shocked by the general lack of technique. I'm not a fantastic footballer by any means however I had a decent colts coach and he taught me the basics of defending. I found a few key issues.
Getting tight - For their first two goals Spence was nowhere near tight enough to the winger. When you give a winger a couple of yards it's not hard to make an angle for a cross. I also noted for the second goal Spence managed to get squared up which made it easy for the winger to make that half yard he needed. He then also inexplicably tried to stop the cross with his left foot. If he'd used his right foot it would have probably been a corner instead of a goal.
Body positioning - For the first goal Knudsen's body positioning was terrible. It's a lot harder to defend when angled towards your own goal. Had he opened his body up he'd have had a better idea of what was around him and any clearance would have gone away from the goal and not straight at Bart who then fumbled.
Showing inside/outside - Another basic of defending is deciding whether to show the attacker the inside or outside. I could not understand why Knudsen showed Barnes the inside basically inviting him to shoot. If he's showed him the outside yes they may have scored from the cross however we'd have been far better equipped to prevent an attempt on goal.
I just find it baffling players can make it to this level with such obvious technical deficiencies.
at 08:51 29 Oct 2018
There was a clear change in tactic with attacking throws on Saturday with every throw going short. Now I know we are trying to keep the ball more and Milwall are good in the air however given our toothless attack surely it would have made sense to get our three centre backs into the box every now and again?
at 08:45 3 Oct 2018
Is there really any point us playing wingers when we can't get bodies in the box? Got to go two up top.
at 21:34 24 Jul 2018
Sky are linking us and Preston with Jayden Stockley from Exeter. Highly rated target man in League 2.
at 10:44 6 Jul 2018
Looks to be off to Reading for a fee rising to £1.5m. Would have liked to seen us in the mix at that price. His movement is exceptional, great finisher and decent with both feet.
I know it's a big fee for us but it's very good value when you look at some of the other fees being quoted.
at 11:37 27 Apr 2018
Does anyone know why our players have started giving interviews to The S*n? Are these agent-driven interviews or something the club has organised?
at 10:04 26 Jan 2018
Gone back to Aldershot on a permanent deal according to Sky.
at 15:17 26 May 2017
Released by Fulham. I imagine Mick will fancy him on a free, just hope he's not a cheap alternative to Huws.
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