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JoeAman08 last won the day on March 20 2018

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  1. I agree and have said it before. We have plenty of options wide. Take that 4-5m and use it towards a quality CM or striker. As it stands, could be Palmer for that money which personally I am a fan of.
  2. It isn’t a bad shout. My only concern is does he come in and displace Eliasson or Weimann? If not then aim higher. If so then go for it. Just wary of signing another Watkins, Taylor or Weimann. Sounds harsh but these types are taking up wages and minutes from younger players. I’d rather trim 5-6 players down and bring in 2-3 quality in their stead. The other 3 spots from our youth ranks. Example of my meaning is if COD, Fielding, Pisano, Baker, Brownhill and Taylor were all gone by matchday 1, I’d rather spend big on Brownhill’s replacement and a striker and get the likes of Adelakun, Vyner, Moore, Smith, Semenyo, Morrell to pick up the bench appearances. COD is a good example because we still have options of he goes in Weimann, Eliasson, Adelakun, Paterson and Smith. I know they are unknowns right now some of them but they have racked up big minutes in league football now. Time to utilise them more imo.
  3. That is much harder to gauge as I am not sure of budgets, wages etc. Though I like targeting lower league players I feel it is more time to add some star quality to the group. Think Palmer could add that if bought and with a full preseason. Problem is players like that cost 4-5m minimum and people will be put off Palmer because he has not immediately come in and taken the spot from Pato.
  4. Yes I think it has been a massive overreaction by many(me included!). He probably is not that bad and I get we needed another one in with Maenpaa and FF out for the season. That said, think it should be Max’s shirt until he loses it with his own mistakes. Max has seen us through 4-5 games this season relatively comfortably and why not continue?
  5. Not sure I am any good at anything but is what I’d try to do if it were up to me. I don’t know how feasible any of it is outside the expiring contracts and loans
  6. Players I think will be gone for good: Kalas, Fielding, COD, Marinovic and Pisano Squad players I would try and offload: Taylor, Baker and Watkins Players I would loan out: Morrell, Eisa, Smith and all the conference players Current lads on loan I’d try and bed into side: Moore, Bakinson, Vyner Squad players I’d try and get more minutes for: Adelakun, Eliasson, Semenyo Loanees we may buy: Palmer and Dasilva High value player we COULD lose: Brownhill, Webster and Kelly Hopefully we do not lose more than what I have said I believe we will not have come July 1st. Though I expect we lose at least 1 of the high value ones too. Hopefully Dasilva and Palmer bought. I don’t believe we can both match Kalas wages and ambition. If the two other loanees are bought I still think we need money spent on another keeper, striker and central midfielder as priorities. Then depending on who else leaves a couple ones for the future in those positions
  7. Marinovic 4 - Dodgy and a performance bad enough I wouldn’t play him again unless Max is injured. Hunt 5 - need match sharpness. He took awhile to settle here maybe he needs another few games to get back to his best. Our best RB. Though he needs to never assume the ball is out of play again. Kalas 6 - thought the crowd influenced him tonight. Needed a calm head when the crowd got antsy at times but thought he’d hear the crowd the lump one forward. Defensively he rarely does anything wrong so this is strictly an on the ball score Webster 7 - Scored amd defended well. Tried his best to push us forward without pumping it up to Fam. With Pack next to him and the wingers and Pato on the shoulder of their defenders, it left Brownhill as the sole option between 3 central midfielders. Inevitably it meant AW gave a few away but can’t fault his effort Kelly 7 - thought he was our best player. Defended well and put in some lovely crosses. Even beat his man a few times. OG I haven’t seen again but was a lovely cross so can’t be too harsh. Weimann 5 - I have defended him before because he would keep width and make some lovely runs from the right. Always showed for the ball and if need be spin in behind. Last night did none of that. Pack & Brownhill 5 - Both probably shattered tbf but both were so anonymous. I can’t recall a single bright moment from the pair of them but was a forgettable night Eliasson 6 - gets this score because I thought he was a bit unlucky. Ball just didn’t seem to bounce his way and think the wind bothered his crossing a bit. Still worked hard enough but nothing really happened for him Paterson 5 - in my thinking Pato is a space player. Last night Ipswich closed down aggressively and rendered Pato useless. Too lightweight and probably ended up falling over more times than he completed a pass. Diedhiou 5 - seemed more up for it and had some good touches and held the ball up at times. Where it all went wrong was the final third. Moves just die at him and it is not a great trait for your record signing striker. One incident stuck out for me and most probably won’t recall it. Palmer had just lost a defender and was being closed down again. He pings one into Fam who is being defended but defender is behind him. Needs a nice little first time touch back to Palmer who would then be in a good position. Instead it fires back off Fam about 5 yards from where Palmer is running. Saw Palmer have a little disgruntled look back at Fam. He needed a bit more help from Fam but he just does not provide it. I have been very patient with Diedhiou and he has his uses but he is not a striker who will get you promoted on his own.
  8. Me too just not a night for him with cold and wind. He doesn’t feel like a cold weather type. Just my feel on him. Things just did not come off for him. Weimann was awful tonight. Didn’t make his usual good runs from the wing. Thought he wasn’t as wide as he usually is. Was it tactical? Idk but poor. Paterson can’t play against a press I think. When his space is closed down quick he is useless. Tonight was a game for Palmer who can play in tight spaces. Pato looked good against Norwich where spaces were left. For all the talk LJ spouts about matchups my untrained eyes can see that. Pack and Brownhill weren’t great but again a pairing with no rest up against a 3 man midfield. Webster and Kalas fine. Kelly was decent too. Hunt back to his early season form. When that man is rusty he is proper rusty. We saw his best after he a steady run of 8-9 games starting. Need to persevere with him until he is fit. He grew on me as was getting better when he got injured imo. Keeper was awful. Famara was useful at times but useless in the final third. That is not a great trait for your 5m striker
  9. No Max has proven quite steady and also is 22 not 28 and a full international. If he makes a mistake it is a growing pain of an upcoming player. For me Max is our number 2 now. FF will be gone and Marinovic would have to be amazing if he gets another chance to win most over.
  10. When you word it like that yea. You could also word it as a fighting side that just drew with 4th place and had 20+ shots against them against a side slipping out of the playoffs with dull performance after dull performance. I am just angry I sat in the cold for that. You can almost look at the guy and see he isn’t a footballer. Did make a good save to his credit but another day they score two from his mistakes.
  11. I am glad you mentioned the subs. Game needed a spark at 55-60 minutes and no one was even warming up. LJ reverting back to reaction subs. Then bringing on Taylor with 5 min left. What is Matty Taylor’s motivation for those 5 minutes? I get be a pro and all that but no matter what he does he won’t get a start or two. Tbh I probably wouldn’t be that up for a cold 5 minutes either. Midfield again look absolutely exhausted and out of legs but no Morrell or Walsh. Paterson spent all second half falling down and my god anyone near him he is losing that ball. If there is no space then may as well play him where Pack does. I didn’t boo but boy did I want to. Reason I didn’t because personally could feel the result all day. We can go on about progress but LJ finding himself in the middle of another long winless run with not very favourable fixtures to end it. So no, now we find ourselves in another one I don’t feel progress has been made. At least on the head coach front. Probably overreacting but don’t care because you can almost always predict how our season will go. Big ups and giant downs. Watch as teams like Preston, Sheff Wed and Hull pass us on the way to top 10 finishes as we fall out of it and Kalas, O’Dowda Dasilva and probably a couple other leave for better things
  12. If I was Max I’d put in a transfer request. Imagine that keeping you on the bench
  13. Dasilva was shocking against Leeds. Didn’t bother putting a sprint or tackle in. I would have dropped him too and Kelly would be keeping his place after a solid performance.
  14. Yea. Think he was given too much defensive responsibility yesterday. A team that will dominate possesion called for seasoned pros who are always switched on. He fell asleep once and they took 3 points. I don’t mind him playing wide but as you said more of a wide forward. Think he just needs to be an impact sub for this season. Though I imagine the experience yesterday was eye opening for him
  15. Think the easy answer would be he played on the wing at Newport. That is a lazy argument though imo. From what i saw at Newport he was more like a forward than wide player with loads of defensive responsibilities. Also the difference in a L2 winger and RB to Hernandez and Ayling is massive. My problem with LJ and tactics is he changes them when he does not need to. We, imo, need a style of play at home. We can pretty much guarantee 90% of teams will come to AG to defend these days. Have a style to counter that. We don’t though we still focus on their one dangerous winger or striker. Save that for away games. Just my take anyway
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