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|Our biggest loss to injury this season |
at 11:09 22 Sep 2019
Would be Vincent Young. Most of what we create starts with him. Also his replacement would be nowhere near capable of doing what he does. Class apart
|Last time I saw us play Gillingham |
at 20:36 20 Sep 2019
Andy Hessenthaler was manager and subbed himself on in the second half. Think he was 40. Odds for Steve Evans to do the same tomorrow?
|Team selection a dilemma for Saturday |
at 07:55 19 Sep 2019
The diamond served us well Tuesday due to the fact MK played a 3-5-2 so it was simply our fullbacks up against there’s. Gillingham play a 4-3-3. Their front 3 are all pacy strikers whose fullbacks overlap which makes the diamond pretty useless. Norwood is a big loss for Saturday as he is made for the lone striker role if we were to go 4-3-3. Jackson isn’t a lone striker. It could possibly work if we play a 4-4-1-1 and push Nolan right up there with Jackson. By Lamberts comments I don’t see Will Keane starting. Dobra played up top against Spurs U21’s but can’t see him starting. Neither can I see Roberts.
Early team guess
KVY Chambo Woolf Garbutt
Judge Downes Skuse Tony
Think he may just start young Tony. Give him a go. Judge has been more effective when he’s switched to the right in games than when he starts on the left. He didn’t get a single minute Tuesday, I think he starts Saturday.
|Sat in a different seat yesterday. Easy to see what wasn’t working |
at 09:48 15 Sep 2019
I sat South Stand upper where as I normally sit in the cobbold it was much easier to see the shape of the team. Doncaster had done their homework quite simply. They never let their defence get too high so they weren’t susceptible to our counter attacks. When they attacked their wingers were tucked in outnumbering us 5 to 2 in midfield at times with Judge and Edwards told to stay wide it seemed. Downes and Skuse didn’t work well as a pair yesterday. They were either both marking Coppinger or marking Sheaf (who I thought was their best player) or Whiteman which then allowed Coppinger space. If they had kept Marquis they would’ve won yesterday pretty simply.
Jackson and Norwood aren’t going to work as a pair long term. Against the lesser teams they will get goals but getting goals doesn’t mean they’re working well as a partnership. Both want to run in behind. Norwood is capable of dropping in and receiving the ball to feet but he wants to play on the last defender. I actually feel sorry for Judge at the moment. He keeps coming in field to look for the ball but rarely gets it. The times he does he creates something. The ball to Norwood in the last minute showed that.
Other thoughts. We’re strong enough in this league to sacrifice Kenlock for Garbutt to have a left back whose better going forward than one whose better defensively. Also it hurt us so many times yesterday how one footed myles is. So many times who could’ve played a right foot pass square over to Woolfenden to start an attack on the right but just doesn’t have a right foot of any sort.
Georgiou can beat a man. Something our other wingers can’t. I’d start him Tuesday on the left as it allowed Kenlock so much space to deliver a cross once AG committed his fullback.
In 3/4 games time when Garbutts fit id like to see this
|Not who drops out of the 11. But who drops out of the 18|
at 11:17 5 Sep 2019
What a wonderful problem to have. Can’t see him changing the XI after a 3-0 win. Only Edwards for Rowe maybe but that’s me speculating.
It’s a week away but in terms of what their projected injuries were. Keane, Garbutt and Nsiala could be available for selection
Georgiou offers a fair bit so if anyone dropped out I could see it being Dozzell. I don’t think he’d take that very well
|Did we play wingbacks all night? |
at 08:43 4 Sep 2019
Gotta think it suits our personnel best. We only have 1 out and out winger in Edwards. The others who play out wide are either central players or can play the 10
This looks tasty if you can develop it
Long term if this were to work you’d only need one of Skuse or Downes but they’re currently undropable. Also if Kenlock developed into a player suitable for the Left centre back position it would have a great balance to it. Could develop something like Blades have
|The Pattern of play debate |
at 11:29 2 Sep 2019
Is it possible Lambert has us set up as a counter attacking team as he wants us to become absolutely lethal at it throughout the season, which would serve us better in the championship. Rather than playing sexy football 4-3-3 every week which may still take us up but come to the championship the players not having enough quality to play it then having no goal threat
|Norwood and Jackson|
at 13:41 27 Aug 2019
Both have similar traits but work so well together.
I’d say they’re both strong, Jackson’s rapid and Norwood is no slouch.
Both love to run in behind.
Norwood proving he’s good in the air and can hold the ball up.
With them both on the song I can’t see how our other strikers when fit could displace them. Keane and Sears can both provide something different.
Keane is the most technically gifted of all where as Sears also loves running in behind and when he’s in a 2 has proved he is a good finisher.
Just an appreciation post really. Very happy with our striking options.
|Changes tomorrow then...|
at 09:06 23 Aug 2019
Gotta think either Skuse or Downes will be rested. Possibly even Woolf given he’s played every minute.
Personally I’d like to see us go with the same team that finished Tuesday night just with Chambers and KVY replacing Wilson and Donacien
|I still think 4-3-3 will work but|
at 13:17 21 Aug 2019
The personnel in the starting 11 was majorly wrong. Lambert nearly threw that game but now looks like a genius for his substitutions.
When I heard the lineup I thought. Right Dozzell, Downes and Skuse in midfield. That’s 3 sitters, maybe Downes will have license to get forward. Dozzell only likes to play from deep in which he did play 1 fantastic pass, other than that anonymous.
You can’t play inverted wingers if your fullbacks won’t overlap. Donacien doesn’t, Kenlock only does when he’s confident, you could see how much more confident he was second half when Georgiou came on in front of him.
But when you’ve got Jackson and Norwood who work so well together they have to start. But as an option to change that 4-3-3 we shouldn’t have the problems we did last night as KVY is a very attacking full back as I’ve seen. Judge will play the 10. So this doesn’t look bad as an option. But while it’s purring you’ve gotta play those 2 up top.
|Club announcement of KVY?|
at 15:58 18 Aug 2019
When can we expect it. Lambert confirmed it but where are the sexy pics at with him saying how great the training facilities are? Plus what number do I get printed on my shirt of his for Tuesday night?
at 17:29 15 Aug 2019
Not knocking the signing of KYV. Has the potential to be very good. Going up levels defending wise is always harder. He could be just what we need in an attacking sense.
But I’m surprised Nathan Thompson wasn’t at the top of our list. A proven league 1 right back who is a free agent believing he could play higher. When I’ve seen him play he always looked very solid and a threat going forward
|Absolute scrap Saturday |
at 20:56 14 Aug 2019
100% a red card will happen. Posh lad broke an oxford players leg last night. They play a diamond, on their narrow pitch the tackles will be flying in.
|The Scottish Cafu!!|
at 17:04 12 Aug 2019
Can’t believe I haven’t seen his name mentioned. If we fail in the market to bring someone in go and get him! Experienced leader and legend. Played under PL.
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