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Davefevs

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  1. I feel you are tarnishing my Tyning Junior School Subbuteo 1979 title Bristol City 3-1 Argentina (although I was given a 1 goal head start for being a 3rd year against a 4th year I still won 2-1) in front of a packed classroom, who witnessed a huge giant killing.
  2. @spudski must listen for you mate...we’ll first 10 minutes anyway!!!
  3. He probably doesn’t need anything too big, if it’s just him and his “missus’. And if he’s got any sense, he won’t want to tie up all his money in the property he lives in.
  4. It’s not unusual for a player to buy a place, and then leave the club, and then rent it to an existing / new player.
  5. Undoubtedly Diedhiou is a better player than Watkins (well imho at least), but it could be that Watkins suits the way we are gonna play better. Over a two game sample, I think Watkins has done quite well. Fam needs to come back from his suspension all guns firing. He needs to take on some of the channel running that Watkins has done, and Afobe did brilliantly. He cannot expect every ball to be chest down, straight at him. It’s easy to defend knowing your striker is never gonna spin or roll you. I’m amazed LJ hasn’t insisted on better movement from Fam. Maybe he has, but I’ve not seen the evidence. Fam’s goal record is pretty decent though. If Watkins scored one the next couple of games, I think some people would have to adjust their view of him (again)...just like last season when he scored a couple. If it were me in charge, I would be looking at the way we play without Fam, and thinking could I trade Fam to get a striker that fits the system I think we play better with. If I’m gonna stick with Fam, then I think the system needs changing to get the best out of him. I thought he had a tough first half against Bogle and the sun. Second half he was excellent.
  6. More a comparison to last season P23 W8 D8 L7 PTS32 1.39PPG Our current home form would see us get 39 Pts.
  7. I’ve included a screenshot above now
  8. I have a spreadsheet. One of the “views” I have is by lineup, 11 columns starting with keeper, then defence (right to left), midfield (ditto), forwards (ditto). I also have a formation column, so I know that if Rowe is in column 6 it’s a LWB. it still needs manually inputting and a bit of pen and paper to respond. But the data is there.
  9. I think it was the other way round and @Dollymarie had a Flint locked in her cupboard.
  10. Thiago Silva is Ruben Neves mk2. Not sure what’s happened to Semedo, he looked pretty useful too earlier this season. Ameobi, unpredictable and underrated. The kind of player OTIB would be going mad at if we signed him...but he’s playing a key role for them.
  11. He’s carrying them at the mo’.
  12. One for the kids? Thought it was one for his knob?
  13. This John Lewis? Very generous! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenell_John-Lewis
  14. The good thing for me is we now have depth with Nagy and Kalas back, reinforced by Hunt and Smith after the break. The challenge is then for those in possession of the shirt to keep it and those on the fringes to push hard for a place / take their opportunity through injury / suspension / drop in form. Yesterday I felt Lee stopped pissing around, and picked what he considered as strong an eleven as he could for the opposition. I’m sure he does that every game, but it seemed a simple, logical eleven for Cardiff away. He wanted that slightly flatter three in midfield (532) so O’Dowda got the nod, rather than the slightly more risky option in Palmer (5212). He picked Baker for his physicality over Moore...but kept the back 3. I guess he thought Nagy the right CM over Massengo for the opposition too. It freed Brownhill too. He kept Cardiff’s midfield honest. I liked that. I hope it’s the start of a consistent formation / system....although Dasilva’s return at some point may allow another change. I do think the 3 CBs, especially with Kalas back is gonna make us hard to break going forward. Within that system there is enough flexibility to tweak it without going mad. As above, could go: 5212 with Palmer or O’Dowda 5221 with say Palmer and O’Dowda playing off of Weimann 51 / 5311 with Palmer at the tip, Nagy at the base, Brownhill and O’Dowda on the sides. etc. It gives us rotation / rest options too, whilst breeding familiarity. Things to start being positive about.
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