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Everything posted by old_eastender

  1. My point was since 1992, 27 years ago, there have been many instances of EFL clubs going to the brink, but then a late rescue deal comes in and they survive. So perhaps, now it has actually happened, it may help to bring about a stark reminder that not every time can the rod be pulled from the fire, which might help silly financial risks being taken in future.
  2. Let's face it, Massengo is with us for this season only, he will be off in the summer for at least £25m. Unless, of course, we can make the promised land with him. Sheer quality.
  3. Maybe if Bolton and Bury go under it will provide a stark reminder to other clubs spending above their means...
  4. Think the OP is massively overreacting. Fammy has had plenty of criticism, including from myself, but I've neither read or heard anything I'd class as abuse. Thing is, his close control does seem at times pretty woeful, which is why all too often he fails to hold the ball up and find a teammate. Although his 1 in 3 games goal's record is none too shabby you can't help but feel it could be so much better, this because he too often seems to miss the easier chances. He wins an awful lot of defensive headers but contrastingly not so many in the opposition box. A good example of Fammy was the QPR away game in the cup, scored a really well taken goal, rounding the keeper and squeezing in the shot from an acute angle, then later puts a header over the bar from, what was reported, as just 3 yards out when we were 2-3 up which would have finished the game, then has that dreadful penalty miss. On Saturday you could say he was unlucky with the header which would have put us 0-2 up, as could so easily have gone in off the keeper after hitting underside of the bar - but that's also the rub, from little more then 6 yards you'd hope he would not be hitting the bar in the first place. 30 seconds later and it's 1-1, so one can understand frustrations being aired.
  5. Since when has Pack EVER sprinted!
  6. working fine for me, with VPN switched off once stream started .
  7. You don't have to keep VPN running, you can turn it off once the stream has started. That way you will get quicker and more reliable stream and only use 0.1 to 0.2 of your VPN data allowance.
  8. Bentley - 8 - Solid, good distribution and excellent time wasting! Hunt - 6 - Good assist for the 2nd goal, otherwise would have been a 5. Defensively suspect as usual, needlessly gave the ball away several times when got forward. Moore/Kalas/Baker - 9s - for all three of them, really good CB play throughout. Cannot leave any of those 3 out for Ashley Williams after that performance. Rowe - 6 - Stuck at it, clearly not really comfortable when in left back position but battled away. Massengo - 9 - All over the pitch, read the game really well, closed out a lot of their play outside the box. Brownhill - 9 - Easily his best performance of the season, very timely with Nagy out. Great take for the 2nd goal, I'd just make him out MotM. Afobe - 8 - Worked well, held the ball up, always looked a threat and hence occupied their CBs. Weimann - 8 - Coolly taken goal, chased and harried to more effect than in previous games. Palmer - 7 - Played 3 or 4 delightful forward passes cutting through the Derby defence in first half and worked really hard too. Never really got into the game 2nd half, maybe carrying a knock? Subs: COD - 6 - Did OK without overly impressing. Fammy - 5 - Poor for me, although had a series of hopeful balls to contest, didn't work enough. Hardly held the ball up at all. Also twice missed opportunities to play in Weimann because of poor decision making. Pedro - not on long enough to rate.
  9. Fammy did score an excellent goal, but he also missed a sitter (heading over from 3 yards out) when we were 2-3 up, which would have wrapped up the game. Robbored is right he misses more than he scores, in fact he often seems to miss the easy chances and score with quality finishes. Just like in some games he holds the ball up well and fully occupies the oppositions CBs, in other games he displays the level of control you might expect from a non-league forward and looks ineffective. Hopefully having competition from Afobe will mean he will come out with his A game, when he does get a chance to stake a place in the starting 11.
  10. Has their been any word on his injury, read he had rolled ankle, but will he be fit to face Derby Tuesday?
  11. Robins I had the same problem at the start but just missed the first minute, after that it was perfect for me.
  12. Agree, be really good to see him playing with Nagy - hard decision to leave Brownhill out but I would.
  13. Bentley - 7 - Clean handling throughout, one really good save from Hugill header. Hunt - 4 - Lack of control when found in space was almost comical, loads of space behind him to be exploited, accident waiting to happen. Rightly subbed after harsh yellow card. Moore - 6 - Defensively ok, stands off a bit too much, hardly bought the ball out of defence at all. Baker - 8 - Played really well and no lapses of concentration today, put his body on the line, best defender on the pitch. Kalas - 7 - Tidy and mainly accomplished without dominating. Rowe - 7 - Worked hard and did well to try and contain Samuel, needed the help Eliasson bought. Nagy - 9 - Almost perfect half, neat, tidy, accurate passing, great strike for the goal. Really hope he is fit to start Tuesday. Brownhill - 5 - Never really got into the game, poor control a few times resulting in him losing possession. Massengo looks like he could be a major upgrade on Brownhill. Palmer - 6 - Worked hard, had to continually try to make something out of nothing. Wiemann - 6 - Would have been a 5 but for the assist for Afobe's goal. Typical Wiemann performance lots of running between opponents, little end product. Afobe - 7 - Scored and worked hard all game. Made some good runs and occupied their CBs. SUBS: Pereria - 6 - Much better option than Hunt, good pace and much better positioning. Massengo - 7 - Looked good, both in providing defensive cover and pushing forward, him and Nagy playing together would be good to see. Eliasson - 6 - Came on and really helped to snub the dangerous Samuel out, little opportunity to do much offensively. Overall, not really a good performance, overrun in midfield in their half, but a very important win and the bonus of a clean sheet. Take that all day long
  14. Yep, me too. Personally hope Semenyo starts tomorrow up front with Afobe, with Fammy & Weimann on the bench.
  15. Sorry, who is this person you speak of?
  16. Agree with this except would like to see Semenyo partner Afobe, and leave Weimann on the bench.
  17. Having moved Pack on, who was Mr Undroppable under LJ, let's hope Bailey Wright is not about to assume that mantle. Poor at Birmingham, with the usual 'rugged' defending giving away a few unnecessary free kicks and consistently giving the ball away with woeful forward passing. From what I heard on the radio and from comments from those that saw the game, poor again last night and not just because of the feeble penalty kick. Culpable for their 2nd goal as it's him that passes to Walsh, despite Walsh having 2 QPR players closing him down (Walsh then naively tried to play out and must take most blame). Don't doubt Wright gives 100%, but for me he simply is not good enough, much rather see us try to develop Taylor Moore than play Wright.
  18. Well said, much rather have Moore at CB rather than Bailey Wright any day.
  19. Just musing over our CB options to go with Kalas… Baker - Yesterday was a typical Baker performance, mainly very good defensively BUT highly culpable for their goal as he completely lost where the ball was, allowing the cross to be lobbed over for their goal. Unfortunately this penchant for making an odd costly mistake, whilst otherwise playing well, seems to have become too common an occurrence with him. Wright - Really should only be used as a stand-in in my opinion. Rugged defending is OK, but does give away needless free kicks. His forward passes are just a terrible waste of possession time after time. Moore - The only one of these 3 that can play out of defence, looked a big sluggish at times against Leeds and caught flat footed a few times, but surely worth investing game time in Moore in the hope that his defensive play can get sharper. I'd prefer to see us play a back four, so as to be able to accommodate Eliasson starting, and would go with either Kalas/Baker or Kalas/Moore for that. If we are going to play 3 CBs then for me has to be Kalas, Baker & Moore, as in that formation there will always be a centre back bringing the ball out and we simply can't afford to continually give up possession like Wright does.
  20. I'd have scored 1 lower for Wright, Brownhill & Weimann. Would have made Nagy our MoM. For me we need to go 4-4-2 so can accommodate Eliasson starting. I'd leave out Bailey Wright.
  21. Yes indeed, partnering Kalas in a back FOUR.
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