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Everything posted by old_eastender

  1. S sounds an horrendous plan to me, should just null and void the season and start again with leagues as they are.
  2. Common sense prevails in non-league at least... https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51877974 For me unless clubs have players/staff in self-isolation with suspected or confirmed Coronavirus, all matches should be going ahead.
  3. Only way LJ was going to get a 7th place finish for us, now we will have his rose-rinted glass wearing supporters crowing on about another season of year-on-year improvement! The supporters of the bottom 6 in the premier league, and indeed those in danger of relegation in any league must be delighted!
  4. Realism! LJ has already made a pig's ear of it, I'll be genuinely very surprised if we even finish in the top half.
  5. You may be right, but it really frustrates me that we have not genuinely tried playing 4-3-3, which would best suit the likes of Walsh and indeed Kasey Palmer.
  6. Yes indeed, I strongly suspect we will not be 7th anymore after the weekend games, and are more likely to finish outside the top half with LJ staying in charge. Five without a win is already our worst run of the season, don't see that ending at Blackburn.
  7. Walsh had another assist for Coventry yesterday, but LJ clearly has an aversion to playing 3 in CM so can't see how Walsh would fit in, just like Palmer does not. Such a waste on both counts.
  8. The cautionary tail l am sure comes into SLs retinance to drop LJ, but if he doesn't act we will have tossed away a great chance of making the play offs. We are only going in one direction under LJ now, and its not forwards!
  9. Like others have said give Warnock till the end of season, with a big bonus pay-out if we go up. I'd even rather have Jamie Mc given the last 10 games as caretaker, than put up with anymore dross from LJ.
  10. Realistic report, LJ really is delusional if he thinks this game has given us something to build on, more like his positive spin is to try and fool SL. 1 shot on target all match, desperately lacking any creativity whilst arguably our two most creative players miss out, Eliasson on the bench and Palmer not even in the squad. It's woeful.
  11. I'm curious as to why you discount Houghton? He has been without a role since leaving BHA, unlikely to be offered Prem job, has had success at this level at similar size clubs, so why could he not be a realistic option here?
  12. Why does it have to be a choice between 4-4-2 or 5-3-2, what's wrong with going 4-3-3 - certainly would suit our CM players more. Maybe against Huddersfield we can get away with playing 2 in CM and 2 wide, but against side like Leeds, Brentford, WBA who pack the midfield only a tactically inept head coach would play only 2 in CM!
  13. See inserts above. To me he is overdue being replaced, I honestly cannot see him leading us to a top 6 finish - although I would love him to have me eating humble pie at the end of season!
  14. People are overlooking the real issue here, playing only 2 in CM against teams like Brentford, Leeds & WBA who pack the midfield is the problem. Pack and Smith at their best would get similarly overrun.
  15. No, but playing more attacking does not have to mean 442! With the ACMs we have/had in Szmodics, Palmer & Pato, 433 should at least be tried.
  16. Fans did not demand 4-4-2, they demanded that Eliasson played which in 5-3-2 he doesn't fit, but he could fit in a 4-3-3.
  17. Don't agree we miss Pack, what we miss is playing 3 in centre midfield. Personally like to see one of Smith/Massengo/Nagy with Henrickson, and Palmer played as ACM instead of going with two wide men.
  18. Bentley - 5 - Unlucky with first goal, gifted WBA the second and pushed out into the danger zone another couple of shots he should have held. Hunt - 6 - Reasonable today, without getting forward as much as usual. Benkovic - 6 - Would say none of the goals conceded were down to him, like to see him partner Kalas at the back. Williams - 5 - Awful give away for their 3rd and just after they had gone down to 10 men. DaSilva - 6 - Serious of poor throw-ins in first half, was much more positive second half. Henrickson - 6 - Guilty of giving the ball away cheaply in the build up for their 1st goal, but otherwise neat and tidy and not afraid to tackle. Nagy - 5 - Must have had poor pass completion rate, shadow of the player he looked before his injury. Eliasson - 6 - Despite swapping sides a few times could not get into the game. COD - 4 - Offered nothing, jogged about between opposition players when defending and provided no outlet at all. Fammy - 6 - Won very little up front, in first half especially cleared multiple times from his own box. Wells - 5 - Missed our best chance and hit two FKs well over within the space of a few minutes. SUBS: Pato - 7 - Got into the game, providing some much needed linkage between defence and attack. Weimann - 4 - Waste of time sub Palmer - not on long enough to rate, but was going to be asking a lot for him to play in CM2, wtf LJ doesn't try him in the ACM role of a CM3 god knows!
  19. If Fammy and Wells are fit and Weimann starts, LJ deserves all the flack he will get! I have no belief that LJ will deliver a top 6 finish for us, but I'd love for him to prove me wrong...
  20. and rightly so, leaving in form Wells on the bench to play bang out of form Weimann was madness and cost us big-time. Really hope Weimann is not in the starting 11 today.
  21. More like LJ over complicates and chops and changes far too much, which is why our play is often so disjointed!
  22. Without doubt. Proven as took Villa from poor position in League to promotion; Prior to that had Brentford contending for a play-off place on a low-budget playing entertaining football. Wasn't it Villa (and WBA) that LJ supposedly had offers from? If so maybe we could do a swap, sure Villa fans would be delighted to have LJ!
  23. Well said... One of the reasons we look so shaky defending a lead with 15 mins to go, is that most of our players take to just punting a clearance into the opposition half to nobody in particular, which then results in the opposition coming right back at us as we sit deeper and deeper. At least KP always tries to retain possession and pass to a teammate (doesn't always come off granted), but that is so much better than the schoolboy defending described above. I'd like to see KP get more game time.
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