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|Actuallly not too annoyed that there’s a replay |
at 17:03 9 Nov 2019
We’re effectively going 2 weeks without a competitive game, as we’re already throug to the next round of the EFL trophy. The fitness will probably be better than if we had 2 weeks off and potentially allows for a more settled league side, as Lambert can use the replay to give the youngsters more of an opportunity.
|Went to my first non Town game last night|
at 09:41 19 Oct 2019
Watched Cardiff v Sheffield Wednesday with a few uni mates. Wednesday had a couple of ex- Town loanees in their team; Massimo Luongo was mostly anonymous but Dominic Iorfa surprised me in looking accomplished at Centre Back. I always remembered him as a bit of a bomb scare defensively for us.
First half Cardiff were terrible. They reminded me of us last year, playing 4-3-3 with an isolated striker and no particularly creative midfielders. When they switched to 4-4-2 they seemed to sort themselves out and deserved the draw in the end. Wednesday might have a shout at the play offs and they play some tidy stuff, but I wouldn’t be surprised if both teams finish somewhere between 7th and 12th.
Another observation I made is how the Cardiff fans tend to turn on their own players quite quickly. . At 1-0 down they took a poor free kick, which was followed by a chorus of “ what the f**king hell was that?” from their own supporters. That surprised me, as it seemed the sort of thing you’d hear when your team are a few goals down.
It was an interesting experience but nowhere near as good as a Town game anyway. Trying to find a pub in Cardiff that’s showing the Accrington game is very difficult however...
|Funny uni story|
at 02:23 24 Sep 2019
This evening we had our first Freshers event, and I wore my Town shirt. It was a DJ thing in the SU and I was with my mates and I heard someone shouting “ Oi, Paul Lambert’s sh*t.” I turned round to see this spotty Norwich fan ( whose parents could quite possibly be related, given his appearance) giving it large.
He then proceeded to try and chat up my house mate. He was being very overbearing and quite strange, wouldn’t really leave our group alone and she was looking a little uncomfortable.
Anyway, she pied him and he stopped giving it large. It made my night.
|Happy Birthday to me |
at 14:56 11 Sep 2019
The self indulgent b@stard is 20 today! I’m pretty pleased with how i’ve done, compared to the wreck I was this time last year. Managed to work full time for Mencap and release my EP in that time, and I’m off to uni in Cardiff next Saturday. Although I did just come last when I went quad biking with my mates earlier.
Have a good day chaps.
|A few thoughts from yesterday |
at 06:21 25 Aug 2019
Yesterday was the first time I’ve seen Town win an away game since I was 11 so I was of course milking it, despite the weak opposition.
I was particularly impressed with the link between the midfield and the two strikers; I lost count of the number of through balls that Skuse and Downes played to Norwood and Jackson. I was one of Jackson’s biggest critics last season but I think his pace will be a real asset in this league and he looks far more comfortable with a strike partner alongside him. KVY’s debut was very good, he’s confident going forward and assured in defence so is a clear upgrade on Donacien ( although I’d fancy myself to put in a better performance than Donacien did against Wimbledon).
My only couple of gripes are that I think Kenlock is a bit of a weak link and his lack of technical ability will be exposed by the better teams. Equally, I’m not entirely sure where Alan Judge fits into the team. The 4-4-2 seems to be the best formation for this team and he doesn’t fit in on the left of a 4 man midfield. Yesterday it didn’t matter so much but against the better sides his positioning may cost us and we are well stacked in the central areas with Nolan and Bishop to return.
Anyway overall it was a great day, despite the trains being delayed from York to Bolton. Got a 9 hour train back to Cornwall today as well! My Grandad really enjoyed his day also, was a nice day out together!
It’s only 5 games in but I’ve never been able to say it before... WE ARE TOP OF THE LEAGUE!!!
|Lambert’s tactics |
at 22:00 20 Aug 2019
Brilliant win, however I’m not convinced by Lambert’s tactics, particularly his formations. I know Saturday was reasonably poor but I don’t think that it warranted a change to a more defensive formation against a side who are likely to get relegated. We looked toothless until
Jackson and Georgiou came on, and Judge, to his credit, improved massively on his performances so far this year.
I do worry that Lambert will revert to 3 in the middle and the nice football but no end product stuff we’ve endured.
This will be a massively unpopular opinion but if we’re going to play 2 in the middle and have Huws and Nolan as back up as well as Bishop to come back and Judge playing behind the strikers, I wouldn’t be against sending Dozzell out on loan. I really wasn’t convinced by him tonight and haven’t ever seen him have a top quality game, whereas the likes of Downes have really kicked on.
Lambert really needs to earn his money in the next few weeks and have us in that top 6. Hopefully tonight will have shown him the way to do it. Our squad is good enough to go up (with left back the only potential problem area) so there aren’t any excuses. I’ve never wanted a Town manager to succeed as much as I do Lambert, so really hope he can have us up there
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