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  1. Some of you seem to have got off on the wrong foot with @DaveF. You didn't like some of the jokes he told earlier. You've got to chill out, yeah, trust him, this is what he does
  2. When a player brings someone down cynically for a yellow card, the commentator/summariser will say: If it's a veteran..."he's used all his experience there" If it's a youngster..."he's been a bit naive there" Even if the challenges are identical.
  3. Agreed. The triangles are what we should be aspiring to use to make the space to get us forward. However at the moment when we do make that space, the pass is either to slow or our forward players aren't being brave enough to receive it in tight spaces and bring the runners into play. We look one dimensional a lot of the time. But does he need Pack 10 yards in front of him? His runs are often well in excess of 10 yards and then that particular pass becomes irrelevant. I think the problem lies in that the options/movement in front of Webster are poor (I haven't re-watched the game, but his choices against Leeds were sometimes questionable, so I'm not laying the blame solely at his teammates). As soon as he breaks, we should be on our toes - sometimes is as if it's the first time they've seen him do it! But too many times he looks up, no options, then he runs it that little bit further, when there's no option again he continues with the ball but he's shut down his own space. IMO one of the key options to have to get the most out of this "CB Press" is having a forward that you're confident to fire the ball at and him being able to kill it and be able return it for a give and go, or bring others into play quickly. With our current first choice line up I don't think it's possible, and this is probably impacting the way we play. Webster doing this in the 17/18 (first six months) team would have been exciting to watch.
  4. This is one of the most frustrating things for me. We come up against these types of teams quite a lot at home, but it often looks like City are surprised by this and have to work out the best way of opening the opposition up during the game. It's like it comes as a shock and we spend the majority of the game playing sideways and then resort to being more direct when we're chasing a winner/equaliser in the last 20 mins. The management team can be pretty certain how the opposition will line up, so it would be nice to see a much more proactive approach from LJ. Sacrifice the deeper midfielder (who often just receives a 10 yard ball off the CBs) and get someone closer to Fam. Utilise the fact that both our CBs can comfortably run with the ball and break into midfield (Fingers crossed Webster used up all his poor passes for the season against Leeds!) and have an extra body for them to pass to.
  5. I'm torn between bidding on the OPs item and this...does anyone know Nicky Hunt, who can help me out and make my decision easier?
  6. Dman_Red

    Diedhiou

    I know FD personally and it's lazy cheap shot comments like this that upset him the most. Not cool mate.
  7. The frustrating thing about tonight was that, to me, it mirrored the game at St Andrews, where we stuggled to break down a well organised side. Pack dropping deep to make a 3 at the back, then firing the 40 yard pass out wide if nothing was on, only for the ball (if it stayed in play) to be sent back to Webster/Kalas when Da Silva/Pisano got the ball. We seemed to lack ideas and this ‘switch of play’ (if you can call it that, as it looked very pedestrian) didn’t achieve anything. Whilst not particularly pleasing on the eye, we were much more creative in the last 30 mins playing directly. Unfortunately, this time Birmingham’s front two were a lot sharper than the last game. Which was evident in their build up play and chances created and obviously the score line.
  8. You should get them off Nobby Burton...two for a tenner
  9. One thing we need to see more of from Fam is offering himself for the 20 yard ball into feet from Pack/Brownhill/Webster etc. Even if he takes a touch and gives it straight back, it moves the defenders around and can create space for our more mobile attacking players. I appreciate that with his variable first touch, he's probably not that confident. But this is something that should be practiced over and over on the training ground. There were times last night, especially first half, where I think we needed him to get in front of the defender and receive it into feet. Regarding the criticism and the response of 'well just look at his stats'. The majority IMO, including myself, are more than happy with his stats and overall contribution. The frustration comes from what more he could offer with simple tweaks to his game that are more than coach-able. I've made a few posts this season about these simple improvements and one week I think he's cracked it and the next he's back to square one.
  10. Dman_Red

    QPR

    Time wasting, even at 1-1...then when the shoe was on the other foot they lost it! I think the ball boys deserve a bit of praise tonight. From the TV it looked like is was returned very quickly to keep things moving when we were behind and drawing....then at 2-1 the lad in the corner just let it roll away - good stuff!
  11. I'd put myself in the 'happy with the transfer window' camp. Like the majority I'd have liked to have brought in a marquee striker or someone who will compete with Fam, but won't be calling the club out for it even if we do drop down to mid table. Obviously we don't know the details of who/what was on offer, but I'm more than happy with the squad we have at the moment. The addition of Palmer was the key position to strengthen and it's been done. Based on the first few performances it's looking very, very good. If we'd signed Palmer on deadline day, it would be interesting to see if many of the current 'dissatisfied' fans would have reacted differently i.e. more positively, as we'd have actually signed someone and would be on SSN! Even though we're in a stronger position by signing him earlier, as he's integrated and hit the ground running. I'm looking forward to seeing more game time for our younger players and I'm pretty optimistic for the remainder of the season - credit to the players/staff as I couldn't see myself saying this during the first few weeks of November.
  12. There's obviously lots of variables. Our current form and league position makes things more complicated as we've got a decent chance at the play offs and we'd have to replace him (in addition to getting another striker in) with similar or better quality. Whereas if we were comfortably mid-table (safe, but no realistic play off hope) I'd be less worried about letting him go. But in a theoretical perfect world where we could get someone in to replace him and not upset our form, be that a loan or permanent transfer, I'd agree we should be looking for £10m +.
  13. If you'd have asked this question at the start of the season I'd have said we'd have probably just got our money back, maybe £6m. I didn't see any drastic improvement in him for us to justify asking for a significantly higher fee. However, the improvement he's shown with his touch and strength over the last 8-10 games (and his general link up play) has been fantastic. Whilst he's kept up his 1 in 3 goal ratio, he's added a lot more to his overall game that the whole team has benefited from. Hats off to Fam and the coaching staff. If he keeps up this progression it wouldn't surprise me to see a few teams scouting him a bit more. His transfer fee would also slightly change depending on who's doing the paying. As we'd put a higher premium on selling him to a Championship rival than say a team from the continent. Like the majority it would seem, at the moment I'd probably say £8-10m. Excellent point. I was going to say something similar about creating something out of nothing. I don't think it's unfair to say that, unfortunately for Fam, he doesn't have this in his locker or raw pace to trouble a defender when he's one on one.
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