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JackiDziekanowski

3 games in a week....

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Saturday v Sheff Utd (home)

Tuesday v West Brom (away)

Friday v Wigan (away)

To me this looks ridiculously hard, ok we'll be nicely rested for the home encounter against S.Utd - but how good did they look v Villa! Then up to the Hawthorns which is hardly a happy hunting ground for us - plus west brom will have had an extra day rested (they are playing on Friday night v Brum).

This is followed by the big trek to Wigan which is live on sky Friday night, a big ask after an away day just 3 nights before (Wigan play on Tuesday also but at home v hull).

What do we think we'll get out of these next 3 games?

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Win 4-0 v Blades - mainly because I`m not going to be there and we always win Saturday games 4-0 when I`m not. The only one I missed last season was Sheff Weds and the season before that, Huddersfield.

Lose at Baggies and draw v Wigan

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The toughest part is for Johnson to get his selections right. Does he pick the same side for all 3 games or does he rotate. I expect him to play an unchanged team against Sheffield United, but then on the Tuesday he might want to bring in Diedhiou and O'Dowda. Will Walsh get a start in one of the games I wonder.

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The players will be full of confidence after the demolition of Blackburn. They’ll be itching to get back to Championship football and in front of their own fans.  That said I’d take a draw right now...........

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2 hours ago, bs22 red said:

Win win win

Exactly. ***** with dumb ass predictions can get right up ones nose. But I thank them for sharing

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Let’s hope firstly that all our players return from international duty injury free.

Much as I'm not a fan of tinkering, I do accept that this season the squad has been recruited to allow this....and 3 games in 6 days will test that out.  I do think LJ needs to think more about the game coming up, rather than the one after.  Pick the players best suited to the game ahead, get the 3 points (hopefully), and then think about the next game.

For example, plan to play Taylor v Sheffield and Diedhiou v Wigan, but Taylor scores a couple and is not tired.  Best laid plans and all that.  Players will pick up knocks, or just have a bad game.  

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6 minutes ago, Davefevs said:

Let’s hope firstly that all our players return from international duty injury free.

Much as I'm not a fan of tinkering, I do accept that this season the squad has been recruited to allow this....and 3 games in 6 days will test that out.  I do think LJ needs to think more about the game coming up, rather than the one after.  Pick the players best suited to the game ahead, get the 3 points (hopefully), and then think about the next game.

For example, plan to play Taylor v Sheffield and Diedhiou v Wigan, but Taylor scores a couple and is not tired.  Best laid plans and all that.  Players will pick up knocks, or just have a bad game.  

The next game is the most important. Agree with you, pick strongest side for that and only look at WBA and Wigan after that. Don't be afraid to use younger ones at Wigan.

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I expect Pisano, Walsh, and O'Dowda will get either West Bromwich or Wigan.

Kalas has been feeling the pace so Wright might play the West Bromwich game.

LJ said that Watkins is more suited to away games so he might miss Sheffield Utd and then come back in.

Rotation up front will be fine.

Elliason, Kelly and Brownhill will be fine with three games. Rest Pack for the middle one. 

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Sheff U

Hunt Kalas Webster Kelly

COD Pack Brownhill Eliasson

Weimann Diedhiou

WBA

Pisano Kalas Webster Kelly

Watkins Pack Brownhill Eliasson

Weimann Taylor

Wigan

Hunt Wright Baker DaSilva

Watkins Pack Walsh Eliasson

Brownhill

Diedhiou

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Me too, a lot of teams  that have been the outsiders won the promotion withy worse budget and players. Why the faith to not be with you and  with a lot of work and luck to do that. Cardiff for example. We just need to be more pragmatic, our boys are like childrends sometimes, they have three zero and they search for the fourth goal like it is zero zero. 

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20 hours ago, mozo said:

I expect Pisano, Walsh, and O'Dowda will get either West Bromwich or Wigan.

Kalas has been feeling the pace so Wright might play the West Bromwich game.

LJ said that Watkins is more suited to away games so he might miss Sheffield Utd and then come back in.

Rotation up front will be fine.

Elliason, Kelly and Brownhill will be fine with three games. Rest Pack for the middle one. 

I'm just curious... what makes you think Kalas has been feeling the pace??

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4 minutes ago, Always Ashton Red said:

I'm just curious... what makes you think Kalas has been feeling the pace??

Exactly.

If anything Kalas needs as much game time as possible to build more match fitness, as LJ said that he's only at about 80-90% at the moment.

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1 minute ago, Kingswoodactor said:

Exactly.

If anything Kalas needs as much game time as possible to build more match fitness, as LJ said that he's only at about 80-90% at the moment.

Thats my point... hes played majority of games for Fulham in the last two years (Bar suspension)... Hes fully used to the championship pace... probably more than majority of the squad. 

Since he has come in we have looked much much more stable at the back. Resting him for Wright would be a bad decision unless he really needs to.

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15 minutes ago, Always Ashton Red said:

I'm just curious... what makes you think Kalas has been feeling the pace??

I can only think LJ or Kalas himself have said as much, in which case I've missed it. 

No sign of it from his displays.

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Just now, Nogbad the Bad said:

I can only think LJ or Kalas himself have said as much, in which case I've missed it. 

No sign of it from his displays.

I did just go over the interviews from Blackburn... so agreed unless its something I have also missed then i have no idea why he would feel the pace. 

Personally if hes playing at 80/90% at the moment like that.. then hes gonna be one hell of a player at 100%. 

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8 minutes ago, Nogbad the Bad said:

I can only think LJ or Kalas himself have said as much, in which case I've missed it. 

No sign of it from his displays.

LJ did say something about him running empty in latter parts of games - just a case of match fitness / tuning Id think

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5 minutes ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

LJ did say something about him running empty in latter parts of games - just a case of match fitness / tuning Id think

Fair enough, but having completed the full 90 minutes for the Czech Republic last week he's presumably getting fitter all the time.

I'd be very surprised if he's rested in the near future.

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18 hours ago, JoeAman08 said:

Sheff U

Hunt Kalas Webster Kelly

COD Pack Brownhill Eliasson

Weimann Diedhiou

WBA

Pisano Kalas Webster Kelly

Watkins Pack Brownhill Eliasson

Weimann Taylor

Wigan

Hunt Wright Baker DaSilva

Watkins Pack Walsh Eliasson

Brownhill

Diedhiou

It's great to rotate and all, but interesting selections!

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18 hours ago, JoeAman08 said:

Wigan

Hunt Wright Baker DaSilva

Watkins Pack Walsh Eliasson

Brownhill

Diedhiou

There's no chance that'll be our team at Wigan.

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37 minutes ago, Dullmoan Tone said:

It's been so long since we beat Sheffield united at Home - I can only think of one occasion in the last 6 years.

It's going to be very tough.

Every game in this division is tough .

If you're not ' on it ' you will lose . 

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1 hour ago, Major Isewater said:

On the plus side we will have a bit longer to recover than Villa who play on the Saturday before our Friday fixture . 

 

But Baggies play this Friday night and we play Saturday so it`s swings and roundabouts.

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1 minute ago, Red Right Hand said:

But Baggies play this Friday night and we play Saturday so it`s swings and roundabouts.

Of course but my response was to the handwringing of three games in a week.

It's crap but as you say " swings and roundabouts " .

 I don't want to hear the ' there were a lot of tired legs ' excuse  if we lose .

It's the same for every club , football has sold out to the telly so we have to shut up and accept it . 

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1 hour ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

It's great to rotate and all, but interesting selections!

 

1 hour ago, Coxy27 said:

There's no chance that'll be our team at Wigan.

I was bored. I know it is unlikely but what I would do on fifa so posted it. Damn international breaks

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13 hours ago, Always Ashton Red said:

I'm just curious... what makes you think Kalas has been feeling the pace??

It was a comment that Lee Johnson made. He said something like, Tomas has been blowing in the last ten minutes of games because he's not fully fit yet.

I suppose you could take that to mean more games or less games depending on your outlook!

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9 hours ago, mozo said:

It was a comment that Lee Johnson made. He said something like, Tomas has been blowing in the last ten minutes of games because he's not fully fit yet.

I suppose you could take that to mean more games or less games depending on your outlook!

Yep, could be taken either way, but you'd imagine more games at this early stage of the season to get his match fitness up.

If he had a proper pre season ( no reason why not) and he requires resting already we've got a bit of a problem.

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Those are tough looking fixtures and we always seem to struggle after international breaks (he says, having not verified this at all) so I'd be happy with 3 draws. Maybe a win at Wigan.

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On 09/09/2018 at 17:08, JoeAman08 said:

Sheff U

Hunt Kalas Webster Kelly

COD Pack Brownhill Eliasson

Weimann Diedhiou

WBA

Pisano Kalas Webster Kelly

Watkins Pack Brownhill Eliasson

Weimann Taylor

Wigan

Hunt Wright Baker DaSilva

Watkins Pack Walsh Eliasson

Brownhill

Diedhiou

No game for Patterson?

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I hate it when managers complain about there being too many games. Teams have 25 man squads for a reason, so it's entirely their fault if they've not built a team with the depth necessary to cope.

Sure, it's not as easy as simply switching players around, as it's not like you can be halfway towards fitness and play 45 minutes with no problem, but it's a manageable problem if a club plan several matches ahead.

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WDW

Would like to see Walsh play alongside Pack.  Would maybe need a 3 man centre midfield or mor defensively minded O'Dowda in for Eliasson (though struggle to rest him as he's been so good).

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1 hour ago, Grey Fox said:

No game for Patterson?

Good shout. Wigan would be good for him.   Swap him and Eliasson. Just get the feel Pato likes drifting inside from the left or I’d play him behind the striker. Though when we have the ball it can interchange quite easily. Don’t want to take Wigan lightly but it is the kind of game that we should rotate a bit(I doubt it will be as extreme as I put it). We ask a lot of put wingers and fullbacks so maybe rotate them some. Think only way you can really rest Brownhill and Pack is by dropping a striker and playing Walsh. Walsh not up for starting in a two imo at this point. 

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