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|Patience, the Andre Dozzell conundrum, Georgiou, exciting squad|
at 22:03 20 Aug 2019
Got to be patient. First half was frustrating, but we're still getting used to each other and systems. I think 4-5-1 can work when we get midfield going - we've got players for it, but it will take time to get it firing. 442 is better at moment and Jackson/Norwood good together, but we will need to play other ways. It's still v early in season. With time we'll settle. We've had to go more direct early on because of injuries/ limitations of some players etc, but when we get midfield going will be good to watch.
Dozzell is clearly gifted. Pass to put Norwood in was excellent, but otherwise anonymous. He seems to spend so much time playing short passes and then dropping off for return without going anywhere. He has had a lot of chances but never seems to take game by scruff of neck. Too cautious? Unlucky? Not enough support? Think he would benefit from a spell on loan.
Contrast that to Georgiou. Took his man on, put some great crosses in, looked positive. Promising!
Keane, Georgiou, KVY excellent additions. Lambert finally has the squad he wants. When we get going we'll be a strong side.
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|I love Lambert. Great presser - doesn't shirk issues!|
at 09:36 2 Aug 2019
Clearly cares about club and frustrated at lack of progress on deals. Not afraid to put pressure on Evans - but without going too far. He's knows exactly what he's doing and good luck to him.
|Portman Road - what state will it be in?|
at 15:28 31 Jul 2019
Just read Gav's piece on us for WSC's season guide complete with amusing (but also v sad) line about the foliage on underside of stadium roof.
Has anyone seen if there's been more than a coat of pant on the turnstiles this summer? Is PR looking better?
On a serious note would be very happy to join together to volunteer to clean/ tidy. Seems wrong for it to be in a state!
|Thoughts on Cambridge game...|
at 16:19 27 Jul 2019
Norwood is all I hoped he would be. Impressed. Puts himself about and is intelligent - movement is good and tesds game well. Very tidy and lays it off well. Has fire in his belly. Noticable how many times he was quick to show frustrations to midfielders when they didn't spot the ball to play him in. Was unlucky not to score.
We look good going forward - players like Judge, Dozzell etc will create chances in League one. We moved the ball nicely and were perhaps unlucky not to score. At times final ball still lacking. Judge made a big impact on second half though. He gets us playing.
A bit shaky defensively. Not convinced by Guthrie or Wilson but both looked committed and physically up to it. Woolfeden should start - composed, confident and reads game well. Makes good forward runs too.
Downes best player today. Rush of blood at end not good, but otherwise he was outstanding. Tidy, tenacious and with Skuse gave us an excellent platform.
Holy impressive. Commanding in air as you would expect and v good concentration. Think Bart might find it tough to get back in!
Huws looks strong and another excellent option in midfield. Very good to see him involved yet again.
Bailey Clements gave his all and looked promising, but is light and pushed off the ball too often. If Kenlock is injured LB is a worry.
Overall a decent performance. Too early to say what will happen but we should be v competitive.
at 12:58 10 Jul 2019
Did really well last summer - gym 3 or 4 times a week. Running comfortably for 40 mins or so on treadmill (have a long standing foot condition and find treadmill a lot easier) with slight incline. Hard 15-20 mins on rowing machine too and doing some light weights. Felt good and lost weight.
Kept it going until November and then work and winter got in the way. In my mid 30s and starting to realise ive got to work a bit harder to keep in shape. Want to get back to it this summer. Will rejoin gym as I like it there but just went for light run and ended up walk/running! Depressing how long it takes to gain fitness and how wildly easily it is lost.
Any advice? Feels like being at the bottom of the mountain again. Need to sort diet too but partial to a pint.
Any tips gratefully recieved!
|Keane punditry tonight brilliant|
at 22:25 24 Apr 2019
I know he was a disaster here, but can't help but like him. The antidote to sanitised, empty modern football hype.
|Oh ye of little faith...|
at 10:42 11 Apr 2019
Can we try and be a bit more objective?
Last night was disappointing, but not surprising. Brentford are a good side an established system and style of play. We were playing youngsters and it was a good learning curve for them.
Shouldn't negate the good performances we have seen under Lambert, the reconnection between club and support and the better style of football.
Burley didn't win a single game in April 95. Was his appointment a mistake?
Got to continue to get behind Lambert and team!
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