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  1. Changes for the Villa game?

    Just because Kelly had a good game on Tuesday it doesn't mean that we should rush him into a league match with decidedly more pressure, he needs to be edged in. Remember Vyner 2 years ago having an absolute shocker against Brighton having been MOTM the previous game. As for options upfront, I can see both sides of the argument re Diedhiou or pace v JT. Personally I would prefer Diedhiou to come on after an hour, if the game is evenly balanced, and throw his weight around then. Woodrow should be raring to go and I think could do well tonight. Hinds would just make the bench ahead of Taylor for me as his confidence should be sky high; Taylor just coming back.etc. Fielding Pisano Wright Baker Bryan Brownhill Pack Smith Eliasson Reid Woodrow Lucic, Magnússon, Hegeler, O'Neil, Paterson, Hinds, Diedhiou
  2. Where did it all start to go wrong??

    Whenever it was that LJ said we would be in the Europa league in 5 years..
  3. Oh dear Frankie

    Real head scratcher as he also made 2 phenomenal saves to keep the scoreline flattering to us. Think the back pass incident threw his concentration completely but yes, inexcusable errors really. Similar to Basso in that he's an outstanding shot stopper but has crazy errors in him
  4. Jamie Paterson

    This is spot on, as was another comment that refers to him as a better version of Freeman. So so infuriating to see him cutting inside every single time he got the ball. Even if he took on a few players he still had a negative overall impact on the team because of a total disregard for his position and responsibilities, and ultimately only served to congest the midfield and give us a terrible shape over 90 minutes. You might get away with it against the likes of Blackburn, but against the bigger sides shape is so important; if his natural game is to cut in and basically stand in Tomlins position then he shouldn't be playing in these games. Poor old Mark Little (who as we we all know is limited with the ball anyway, as much as he tries his best) was essentially required to play wing back and it was ridiculous to watch.
  5. Squad Rotation - on a Tuesday?! (Merged)

    With Matthews, Smith and Abraham all returning from illnesses / injuries, Freeman injured, Paterson cup-tied, and GON 36 having put in a massive effort on Saturday v Blackburn, I really can't see what all the fuss is about. It looks like Moore has been told he'll get his chance to impress at CB in cup games, which was entirely vindicated by his performance, and is great for us to know we have an able replacement should (touchwood) anything happen to Flinty or Magnusson. The only major selection debate was Tomlin for Engvall, and even then a) none of us knows what is going on behind the scenes, maybe Tomlin took a knock in training? b) we've all been crying out for Engvall to make an appearance, and c) Engvall played bloody well and Tomlin came on and looked sharper than he has done for weeks!
  6. Lee Tomlin. Miss it when it's gone.

    Agreed, I think that's just the way LJ wants us to set up with the likes of Tomlin, Freeman and Paterson in the side, rightly or wrongly. We're getting away with it at the moment but as you say we are at risk and need Little / Matthews to be on top form for it to work, which Little has been so far
  7. Lee Tomlin. Miss it when it's gone.

    Not too sure about this. I think Matthews staying on the bench may have simply been because LJ wanted to bring on GON and Wilbs, and therefore didn't want to make all 3 subs at once and have a whole half of being exposed to injury, change of approach.etc. I'm fairly sure that Matthews would have come on at HT if it hadn't been for this, especially given that Brownhill, by his own admission, had never played right back before
  8. Gary o Neil

    GON absolute machine as others have said, also agree with comments about Pack, did a great job when he came on and am presuming/ hoping that the only reason he didn't start was because he played 120 mins on Tuesday. Has to start the next game. With GON at the heart of it, this team is on the verge of being able to go and really achieve something this season, but will not do so with Bobby Reid playing holding mid - had an absolute nightmare first half, even more so than the rest of our team (!) I don't think that this was missed by LJ either, who appeared to move Bryan to holding mid at the start of the 2nd half. Bob is a good player but his decision making is not quite there yet to play DM against the top sides, and he regularly loses the ball in very dangerous positions. Definitely a good option as one of the front 3 behind Abraham though
  9. Kodjia

    The more I see of kodjia the more convinced I am that he is playing for himself and not the team. As with the Charlton game, and several others earlier on in the season, he spends most of the game sulking, head down, trundling about the pitch.. And as mentioned above more often than not he's offside! I don't think it's fair to pin "terrible service, holding onto the ball for too long" on the midfield, I personally thought the service yesterday was actually quite good and pack and freeman did OK against tough opposition in Williams and Norwood. Everyone else yesterday put a shift in and his performance, for me, was not up to scratch - not just over elaborating the play and consistently running offside, and ruining the flow of our counter-attacks as a result, but if a pass is not inch perfect he appears to give up on it and throws his hands up! Yes, he's easily our most talented player, and when it comes off its fantastic, but the fact is we're in a relegation battle here, and the team as a whole need to step up to the challenge. We don't have the capacity for luxury primadonnas which kodjia is starting to resemble. I would go with agard/burns up with wilbraham v Preston, as kodjia is quite clearly having a detrimental impact on the team with several of the more senior players showing their frustration.
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