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Guess the Team - Coventry (A) League One
at 22:40 5 Dec 2019

Yes, there will no doubt be eleven changes. Will Skuse be fit? If so I'll take a guess at:

Holy - Donacien, Garbutt, Woolfenden, Chambers - Skuse, Downes, Nolan - Edwards, Judge, Jackson

If he isn't fit I wonder whether Keane will come in for him with a switch to 4-4-2.
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at 21:55 4 Dec 2019

Answered elsewhere.
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If you wondered why Boris' twitter update on early release was so articulate...
at 11:52 1 Dec 2019



He's the gift which keeps on giving.
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Guess the team - Coventry FA Cup edition
at 15:50 30 Nov 2019

Presumably there will be numerous changes from midweek. I’ll take a guess at:

Norris - Edwards, Kenlock, Nsiala, Wilson - Downes, Dozzell - Dobra, Judge, Georgiou - Keane
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A team which has nothing in the final third will ever go up
at 22:20 26 Nov 2019

And that, unfortunately, is us.

Neither Norwood or Jackson were helped by the players behind them. The usually effective Garbutt had a miserable night, only 'bettered' by Huws, being was beaten to every ball and whose passing was dire. Donacien was far more like his old self and didn't suit wing back, not that that's a surprise to anyone. Edwards and Rowe made such an impact we could have put a plant pot and a spade on the pitch for all the difference they made.

The most galling thing is we postponed this match due to international call ups - Dobra, Downes, Dozzell, Georgiou and Judge. Not one of them made it on the pitch tonight.
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The usual question... team for Wycombe?
at 23:44 25 Nov 2019

I wouldn't mind seeing the same XI given a run out after their performance against Blackpool but, with Wycombe's reported physical strength, perhaps Norwood should play if fit, replacing Rowe with Jackson switching to the left of a three? Dropping Donacien after his performance on Saturday would be slightly harsh but KVY does have something extra about him, again if fit.
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The tactical conundrum
at 12:08 24 Nov 2019

I thought yesterday was our best performance of the season as a whole except for the final third. We managed to maintain control of midfield for the most part and put some lovely moves together going forward, which unfortunately had no end product.

And this is where our issue lies as I think Norwood would struggle as much as Jackson does as a lone striker, particularly as our wingers fail to support the one up top adequately. The number of times Edwards and Rowe got into good positions yesterday only to cross straight to the goalkeeper or have an attempt blocked was infuriating.

4-3-3 worked well in terms of dominating possession, particularly in the second half, but without two up front we lack the final killer strike. But if we return to the Norwood and Jackson pairing we’ll probably lose the control of the game in midfield.

Our lack of suitable wingers is very much hurting us now and will do until January at the earliest, possibly longer than that if we don’t bring anyone else in which is likely. The question is what do we do for now to try and join the dots, allowing us to maintain control whilst having a cutting edge? Do we stick to 4-3-3, maybe with Norwood replacing Jackson when fit, hoping he can fulfil the role? Wait until KVY is fit and risk a diamond again trying to utilise his and Garbutt’s attacking instincts? Return to a flat 4-4-2 and see if we can sacrifice control for potency.

It’s frustrating as it feels like we’re so close to an answer yet, at the same time, some way off.
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Today's Teams
at 14:00 23 Nov 2019



Norwood injured then? Midfield looks good but I do fear for us going forward. Good to see Donacien given a run out in a league match.
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Team for tomorrow?
at 17:23 22 Nov 2019

Almost all change?

Norris - Woolfenden, Chambers, Wilson - Edwards, Garbutt, Skuse, Downes, Nolan - Norwood, Jackson

Substitutes: Holy, Nsiala, Rowe, Judge, Huws, Dozzell, Keane

If KVY is fit I can see Nolan dropping to the bench and a switch to a 4-4-2. Donacien doesn't seem to be favoured and I dread the thought of Edwards being played at right back (again). Right wing back is bad enough.
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An away match on top of an unnecessary replay
at 21:14 12 Nov 2019

Squad rotation is all well and good but Lambert’s given us an extra match and seemingly an away trip just because he doesn’t want to play some of the first XI in any cup games whatsoever.
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Tonight’s team
at 19:10 12 Nov 2019



The midfield lacks balance. Interesting the defence, Huws and Georgiou are playing two games in a row. Is Nolan injured?
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So a replay it is
at 17:01 9 Nov 2019

The last thing we wanted was an additional match but we’ve got one now. It’ll give the reserves another run out I guess. At least we’ll have some interest in the Second Round draw.
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Interesting team line ups in the FA Cup early kick off
at 12:21 9 Nov 2019

At a glance Sunderland have only made one change from their last league match and Gillingham three. Taking it seriously?
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Line up for the Cups
at 11:06 6 Nov 2019

Considering we have Colchester in the Trophy followed by, presumably, an eleven day break I’d
prefer to see us put out a strong XI against Lincoln:

Norris, Woolfenden, Garbutt, Wilson, Chambers, Rowe, Georgiou, Skuse, Downes, Jackson, Norwood

We can then rotate players for the Colchester match:

Holy, Donacien, Kenlock, Wilson, Nsiala, Dobra, Edwards, Huws, Nolan, Judge, Keane

Unfortunately I fear we won’t see our strongest XI against the Imps and could easily go out at the first hurdle - again.
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Team for Tuesday?
at 12:05 3 Nov 2019

I’d go with:

Holy
Donacien - Woolfenden - Chambers - Garbutt
Rowe - Skuse - Huws - Georgiou
Jackson - Norwood

Substitutes: Norris, Wilson, Edwards, Judge, Nolan, Dozzell, Keane

If KVY is fit put him in for Donacien. I have to wonder of Lambert would be more inclined to bring in Wilson and move Woolfenden to right back, though.
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