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Everything posted by Colemanballs

  1. Wasn't sure if it was in Scorcher or Score 'n' Roar which I also bought. Google tells me that it was indeed in Scorcher. https://www.soccerbilia.co.uk/acatalog/Scorcher_1970.html
  2. Happy to give Pearson plenty of kudos for what he's doing generally, but I thought Palmer's improvement began under Holden, immediately after he came back from Swansea.
  3. Ih fairness to our forwards, when was the last time a ball was put into the box like that?
  4. I'm inclined to cut the players some slack. They looked more baffled than uninterested to me. I don't think they had a clue what Holden was trying to achieve.
  5. I agree 100%. I actually think the structure is fine. It's the implementation, specifically the personnel, that is the problem.
  6. I am sure he has a "masterplan, a very cunning masterplan". The true Dean Holden thinks that, when you are a goal down and being overrun in midfield, the solution is to take off midfielders and replace them with forwards. That really is the sort of plan Baldrick would come up with. The guy is blatantly clueless.
  7. I haven't seen many (if any) complaining about lack of investment. It's lack of competence that's the issue.
  8. Bentley Vyner Moore Kalas Hunt Bakinson Nagy Towler Massengo Palmer Fam Assuming Williams is not ready. If (and only if) he is 100 percent, Williams in for Bakinson, but no way should he be risked otherwise.
  9. I'm not usually a moaner, but it has been apparent to me for quite some time that Holden is inept. The crap tactics, baffling substitutions (4-2-4, anyone?), the round holes in square pegs and the insistence on playing players until they break have all helped to convince me of that. I'd love us to win, but it isn't going to change my mind about Holden.
  10. Don't Mariappa and Lansbury fail to meet your requirement of being contracted through next season? I'd definitely play Moore ahead of Mariappa in any event.
  11. Bentley Moore Kalas Mawson Hunt Vyner Bakinson Nagy Semenyo Paterson Diedhiou
  12. Indeed. I like to recklessly split infinitives wherever possible.
  13. It wouldn't change the fact that he is tactically clueless.
  14. What were the subs? Please tell me Taylor Moore isn't playing left back!
  15. Can we please knock this Fam being offered the 'best ever contract' nonsense on the head? The quote was: 'We made him an offer at the back end of the summer. That was one of the biggest contract offers that this football club has ever made to a player.' So, a very good offer but, not as much as some (Wells, for example, at a guess) are on.
  16. Fam for Wells. Otherwise, exactly what I would do.
  17. I'd seen the Cruyff quote before but hadn't fully appreciated it until now. Thanks.
  18. Yup. I'm not questioning any of that or doubting that he played well but it's more a question of what is (and isn't) included in the video. Is it only where he has actually touched the ball? If so, presumably there is a lot of defensive work not shown because he hasn't actually touched the ball?
  19. Shouldn't we then have seen more of him in a defensive role, or doesn't it work like that? Genuine question.
  20. Interesting that the first half highlights are so much longer than those for the second half. Can any conclusions be drawn from that I wonder?
  21. Except, when he had the chance to make changes game by game, he didn't which, it might be argued, has contributed to the current injury crisis.
  22. The reason I'd go 3-5-2 (apart from the fact that we did pretty well playing it at the start of the season) is that it is presumably the system he has spent most time on. I'd imagine that most of the limited pre-season was spent on that system. The players should be familiar with what is required of them. Evidence seems to suggest that is the case.
  23. There is some very creative tactical analysis going on in this thread and it's interesting to read but, IMO, it is exactly this kind of overthinking that has got us in the mess we are in. The players seem lost with all these formation switches. We need to follow the KISS approach, switch back to the 3-5-2 that served us so well at the start of the season and stick with it come hell or high water.
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