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spudski last won the day on November 28 2019

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  1. I wasn't sure how far Stats had come of late. If that's the case, that's far more informative.
  2. Oh I agree...use stats and eyes for sure. I just feel stats have stagnated a little and need to show positive or negative outcomes after passes or Airial duals etc.
  3. Not a fan of those pass stats mate...as they don't ever show what happens after the pass. You can complete a pass to someone and put that player under immense pressure, and then they lose the ball. Like Hunts pass inside in the first half against Wednesday, that was completed, but led to the receiver being dispossessed and the opposition having a shot at goal.
  4. I know...like Palmer...imagine if he had Weimanns work rate as well
  5. Covid is never going away...It's here forever like Flu. We have to manage it in the same way and get on with life while practicing safe measures. Fair play to DH. How can we take 'guide lines' seriously when Parliament's bars are exempt from the 10pm curfew, rules on mask-wearing and gathering customers' details.... If it's so contagious... especially to the elderly with underlying health issues...surely Parliament bars would be prime for such a virus....
  6. He's ok when played in a position that suits his strengths. He was ineffective and part of the problem when played wide. Runs and presses like no other. His technical ability isn't so good. If he had both he'd be some player.
  7. I struck a chord when he said about three defenders covering one striker...hence the moves Moore is making now, moving up into midfield either with ball, a pass, or pushing up to create the extra outlet.
  8. I think it's worth remembering how DH spoke about how we played in a basic 352 at Boro, but changed it around a lot during the game. Keeping that sort of shape, but adapting to different styles during the game. For example, you can play with width using the wing backs, or more narrow with CM dropping deeper to create almost a 3142. I think he definitely wants to play 2 up front...and 3 at the back. It's the midfield that will change more imo...either wider, narrower, deeper, diamond etc, etc.
  9. He's a versatile squad player...he got exposed last night.
  10. He didn't suit the system tbf
  11. Thing is Dave...you can't rigidly play to 352 if being overrun. You have to adapt and have plan b. Fine playing to a game plan...and getting familiar with it, and I'm all for taking a game to the opposition, and playing to our strengths and system, but we needed to change today imo...if we can't, then teams will work us out too easily. They did with Cotterill.
  12. I personally don't think the personnel were at fault...it was the formation. Fine playing 352 with players that fit that system. Rowe doesn't fit being part of a 3 in a 352. I thought Villa showed how easy it is to stretch our formation... especially when playing expansive and cross field balls into the pockets behind the wing backs. Imo...we should have changed formation to 442 or 433 to tighten up. Fine to play 352 when playing with players that suit...but Rowe with Eliasson? Never going to work, especially with Palmer strolling around as well.
  13. He would have been all over it...he was a forward thinking manager who played possession based football and loved fast counter attack football...all whilst the rest of the UK was playing aggressive long ball. We introduced it properly during SoDs time... we've gone from being a (I'll use what I think fits) average 3rd division side to a side in the top half of division 2. The majority of teams use or have better... don't use it and you end up like the Gas. Just saying...
  14. Like every sport...it has to be learnt and ingrained on the training pitch, but not 'thought' about during the game... that's detrimental and slows down thought and response. Having a game plan, and knowing an opposition's weakness is one thing...sticking to it regardless of opportunities that arise on the pitch during a game is fool hardy and detrimental. There was often time's during the tail end of LJs tenure, where the players looked shackled by thoughts and often made unatural (fevs) moves during a game, that were obviously made because of a game plan, rather than taking advant
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