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Everything posted by spudski

  1. Condensed version. Pato and Weimann in for energy and press. We've gone reliant on British. 'in manner style'.
  2. I totally agree. One thing that has crossed my mind though, is how to manipulate to our advantage the rules of the game and how they are refereed. LJ used to bang on about ' box entry's'...even though we had very few of them. I'd be taking full advantage of how handballs are given and how hard it is to defend in the box right now. Get the ball and players commited to being in the box not on the edge of it. You've only got to look at how Barnsley got that ' advantage with the Odowda challenge, and how Rowe had to pull out of a challenge against Boro for fear of 'clippin
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    Let's be honest...how many teams in this division would expect to be top 6 playing inexperienced top 6 level players like Max, Moore, Vyner, Bakinson and Semenyo. All of them have done fantastically well...but at top level, if you make a mistake, which they will, you get punished. Take away the two individual errors in the last two games, Vyner and Moore and points would be different. How many managers in this league are expected to be top 6 whilst being expected to play youngsters that don't have the top 6 level of experience? Imo...we shouldn't expect top 6.
  4. I can imagine what NTTDS is thinking...' how can I get my hands on one of these? '. People who collect and keep will know where I'm coming from. Imagine if this was from 1909 and appeared now
  5. Vyner spent more time trying to block his man than being aware where the ball was. Frustrates the hell out of me when they do that instead of attacking the ball. Two young players at error. Max allowed himself to get blocked and Vyner just watching his opposition. We miss Fam at defending set pieces...he actually attacks the ball. I actually believe he would have made a better CB than striker.
  6. Some of the comments on here are ridiculous. This is a rehashed piece, it's not new, it's topics that have been written about before. It's not like they've interviewed LJ recently and he's started talking about past issues. Rehashed article from old comments.
  7. Dave does a pretty good job imo. This is a good read on the subject. https://totalfootballanalysis.com/article/scout-reports-how-to-effectively-scout-your-opposition-tactical-analysis-tactics
  8. Imo it's the collective effect of three coaches, with a high level of experience that could improve us. Collectively imo, they are better than say a bigger profile coach with less experienced assistants. On the playing side, time will tell when it comes to game management and having plans b and c. Our style of play is more entertaining and pleasing on the eye, but imo, is far more open to mistake. We are looking to play quickly through the lines, which is great when it works, but needs pin point passing and control. We've been lucky on a few occasions where interceptions ha
  9. What a well written article...thanks for sharing
  10. Isolating is a way of protecting Dave. Track and Trace doesn't just pick up C19...it picks up other forms of the Corona virus too...it doesn't just isolate C19. So you are asking people to isolate for 14 days, then go back outside if tested positive. Even though they may never had had C19. How long does that scenario go on for? It would be never ending as there are so many different types of Corona viruses. The vulnerable with underlying health issues, like my mother and father will never be totally safe. It's here...like the flu...it's not going away. Unfortunately t
  11. The solution is to isolate the vulnerable. Carry on as much as normal and wear masks and distance. We won't be coming out the other side...that is the point. Everyone agrees it's here to stay, like flu. It will be here forever...it's not going to go away. We have to live with it. No magic vaccine is going to come along and make it vanish. The effects of business closing and people being unemployed will far outway what's happening now. The vulnerable need to be protected. The likelihood of the majority dieing from it unless they have underlying health i
  12. We can agree to disagree. I use all forms of information to come to my own conclusions. These were just plucked. I have no political views on covid. I distrust all politicians. I distrust mainstream media owned by powerful people who decide what news we see, for their own agenda. I distrust paid up scientists owned by the Government. I look for information across all forms, from as many neutral 'experts' as possible...which is hard, because most have personal agendas. If you actually believe shutting down the world like we have, has benefited mankind as a who
  13. Dominic Raab said on Sky news yesterday that 7% of positive tests only show covid 19...the other 93% show other Corona like viruses, including the common cold. Our figures are completely wrong...and the Government are acting on incorrect figures. Dave....since January I've had to isolate and bubble my mother and father. My mother has bowel cancer and is likely to die because of the operations being put back and cancelled all the time. They went to operate last Friday, but stopped because it had grown so big and gone deeper. If the operation had gone ahead as scheduled sh
  14. I really can't believe how many people believe figures being banded about by the Government. Before Covid...the majority of people believed politicians etc were in it for their own personal gain, were liars, and had agendas, and gave out stats that suited those agendas. Covid comes along, and all of a sudden people believe everything they are being told by the Government. It's nuts. It's a world pandemic, that's being addressed differently from country to country. Each doing something differently...like covid acts differently in each country Look how Sweden has wor
  15. I think the 'outcome' of every stat needs to be looked at to give a better picture. For example... Airial duals won mean nothing if the ball finishes 50/50 or with the opposition. The example I gave of Hunts pass, will go down as a completed pass by Hunt and dispossessed on Bakinson. It doesn't show you that Hunts ball was not the best, even though Bakinson got a foot to it. Outcomes of actions would give better info.
  16. I wasn't sure how far Stats had come of late. If that's the case, that's far more informative.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. I know...like Palmer...imagine if he had Weimanns work rate as well
  20. 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....
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
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