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Everything posted by tin

  1. Maybe, @Sheltons Army, but he’s got 40 caps for Hungary and has played 51 times in Serie A. Based on that, I think a continental buyer could’ve been found for him fairly easy if Ashton was willing to accept a loss. I suspect Ashton knew Holden didn’t fancy Nagy before Morrell was sold.
  2. I think that’s a fair assumption. A buyer for Nagy, for example with his international record and Serie A experience, would’ve been straightforward. The question is if Ashton was willing to accept a loss on what he paid for him. I could easily have seen him going back to Hungary to play for Ferencvaros or a team like that. If Holden doesn’t rate him, or Massengo for that matter, why are they still here?
  3. I agree. What I found bizarre about Morrell’s sale was the decision to keep both Nagy and Massengo and play neither. Morrell would’ve had a role to play here this season, to rotate Bakinson in the holding role. That’s not possible with Nagy or Massengo, so the choice to keep them - and not play them - is bizarre.
  4. Wells’ pen was a shocker. Sometimes those dinks work, sometimes they don’t. When they don’t, you look a right plonker. He almost scored a pearler from the edge of the box in the first half that whistled past the post. He wouldn’t be the first striker to regress after arriving at the Gate - a graveyard for good strikers. We haven’t been a side that creates a glut of chances since Cotterill’s days, IMO.
  5. Holden’s out of his depth, as many us suspected he would be when he was appointed. He isn’t going anywhere right now, though, and the sad fact is we will have the same charlatans ballsing up the hunt for his successor as and when he does go.
  6. You’re right. Moore’s definitely guilty of ball watching. To be fair, the pass, movement, touch and finish is class. The first and the third goals might have been avoided with better communication, IMO.
  7. Kalas is No.22, last I looked. Happy to be proved wrong. Either way, it’s a shocking goal to concede and there’s a real lack of leadership.
  8. Kalas firmly to blame for their third. There appears to be a real communication problem between our back three. Like the first goal, if Kalas steps up when the ball’s played, Buendia’s offside. Really basic stuff. Norwich are different class, though.
  9. I didn’t say he was offside. I said if Vyner holds his line with the other two centre backs, Pukki would’ve been offside when Steipermann played the ball. Pukki was clearly onside because Vyner was in no-man’s land.
  10. No press from our midfield, Vyner out of position - goal. Vyner holds his line, Pukki’s offside.
  11. Good to see Dasilva is back, along with what I consider to be our best strikeforce. The midfield three, however, looks very weak on paper.
  12. There's no way he's a star player but to add context, KP has only made 13 starts for us since joining on loan. The other 27 times he came on as sub and often ran around chasing long balls trying to make an impact. That's not enough time to judge a player, IMO. I agree you can't compare KP with Pato, because KP hasn't had anywhere the same amount of games. He's young and it's not unreasonable to see potential in him, as Steve Cooper has at Swansea.
  13. And I stand by that. You agree earlier subs should've been made and I think that would've - a) given a breather to those players I mentioned and helped them recover in time for the 12.30pm start on Saturday, and b) given some time to players who Holden says will be needed, notably Nagy and Massengo. Because he didn't, he risks running those players I mentioned into the ground. Due to sales or injuries, there are no backups for Hunt or Pato, while the likes of Diedhiou and COD are gaining match fitness. Any of those being subbed last night around the hour mark would've made absolute sense, IMO.
  14. I'm not talking about the starting lineup. I'm talking about game management. It was obvious, to me at least at the time and not in hindsight, that those players I named were tiring and fresh legs were needed earlier.
  15. Quite possibly. The thought of Semenyo and Eliasson flanking a striker (Wells?) would've had potential. We'll never know.
  16. My gut thinks you're probably right, but he's 20 and still developing. His improvement - both physically and confidence-wise - means he's a handful for defenders, even if he lacks that poachers' instinct in front of goal. On those grounds, he deserves time and opportunities in the same way someone like Wes Burns had. He played 44 times for us. By the point, it was clear he wasn't up to it before being moved on. For comparison, look at Dominic Solanke last night. He's scored 5 goals in 50 games for Bournemouth, has never been prolific where he is but has somehow cost over £19m in transfer
  17. Bournemouth got out of second gear, we couldn't maintain the intensity we showed in the first half, Holden left it far too late to freshen things up with his subs.
  18. The midfield was working well in the first half last night, but most people know it's very difficult to maintain that intensity for 90 minutes. Pato and COD visibly tired and should've been replaced around the hour mark. There's no getting away from that, IMO. Even if subs were made after an hour last night, we would've still lacked creativity and that has been a problem for years. Walsh should help with that, especially if he played further forward. Williams will certainly make us stronger in there. Alongside Bakinson, that should create a decent midfield three. Beyond that, it's the de
  19. I agree with making the changes much earlier around the hour mark. That was obvious at the time, too. It’s difficult to say who should’ve come off as several of them were tiring. Hunt’s legs had gone, Pato was done, Diedhiou and COD were understandably lacking match fitness, so take your pick. I’d have gone with Nagy for Pato, Martin for Diedhiou, Dasilva for Rowe. There are two points for me - 1) If Nagy, Massengo or Dasilva have roles to play in the near future, as Holden suggests, it’s worth getting minutes into their legs now to get them up to speed. 2) the subs were made 20 minu
  20. Negative second half, negative sub to bring Brunt on for Semenyo. We’ve been here before.
  21. Got a feeling we will rue those missed first-half opportunities. Bournemouth much the better team since getting out of second gear after the break. Glad Bakinson has run off that niggle.
  22. Clearly the Sky commentator was wrong then.
  23. Happy with that first half. I’d even go as far as saying that’s as good a 45 we’ve played so far this season without getting the goal. Half chances for Semenyo and Diedhiou (header), Bakinson forced a top save out of Begovic as well.
  24. Both have had good chances from six yards and arguably should’ve hit the target. Agree they’re playing well, though. Very positive half hour.
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