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Major Isewater

Nahki Wells is useless

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Worried he wont succeed here after yesterday. 

Looked like Johnson brought him on as a midfielder? He clearly didn't understand Johnsons tactics as on several occasions he was tracking back behind korey smith almost playing holding midfielder to try and get involved in the game.

Think could be another weimann situation. Chiselling a striker out of position to try and add more goal threat but actually just adding confusion

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Him and Deidhiou won't work. 

He likes to play up top with a Palmer or Pato type in behind.

Either that or Weimann alongside him.

Need to pick the best team, not necessarily the best 11 players.

Fam has been outstanding up top on his own. Either stick with that or drop Fam.

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39 minutes ago, Major Isewater said:

Well it worked for Matt Smith
:fingerscrossed:

Hat trick on Wednesday coming up . No don’t thank me.

 

You twerp, you've blown it now...............it was AWFUL !

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1 hour ago, City18 said:

Worried he wont succeed here after yesterday. 

Looked like Johnson brought him on as a midfielder? He clearly didn't understand Johnsons tactics as on several occasions he was tracking back behind korey smith almost playing holding midfielder to try and get involved in the game.

Think could be another weimann situation. Chiselling a striker out of position to try and add more goal threat but actually just adding confusion

Rudolph Hucker had more box entries than Nahki last night. Just saying.

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Be interesting to see how many he scores for us, not sure we play to his strengths, not sure  we play to anyone's strengths to be honest.

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9 minutes ago, weepywall said:

Be interesting to see how many he scores for us, not sure we play to his strengths, not sure  we play to anyone's strengths to be honest.

Unfortunately, all too often at home we play to the opposition's strengths.

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He's going to be completely useless whilst sat on the bench! 

Wells and Fam up front.

We also looked more dangerous going forwards when we went to 3 at the back. Yes we conceded a third when playing the 3, but Birmingham always looked like they would nick another.

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3 hours ago, JonDolman said:

Him and Deidhiou won't work. 

He likes to play up top with a Palmer or Pato type in behind.

Either that or Weimann alongside him.

Need to pick the best team, not necessarily the best 11 players.

Fam has been outstanding up top on his own. Either stick with that or drop Fam.

Yep, Wells is a good signing if we are prepared to completely change how we play and drop Fam.As it stands a completely unnecessary signing that didn’t address the core problem which is our midfield.

The problems in both defence and attack stem from them.

 

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52 minutes ago, 054123 said:

Yep, Wells is a good signing if we are prepared to completely change how we play and drop Fam.As it stands a completely unnecessary signing that didn’t address the core problem which is our midfield.

The problems in both defence and attack stem from them.

 

We did, actually, recruit a midfielder who sat on the bench last night in all his Norwegian international glory .

 

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Where does all this ‘Wells plays up front on his own’ come from? 
 

His best seasons at Bradford he played with a big man (Hanson). 
At Huddersfield he mostly played in a 2, with varying partners such as Holt, Vaughan, Kachunga, Bunn. 
At QPR, in his 26 games this season started up front with Hugill on 11 of them. Other times they played Chair up with him, sometimes he was a 1. 
 

This nonsense that he can only be a 1, is, well, nonsense. 

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5 minutes ago, Harry said:

Where does all this ‘Wells plays up front on his own’ come from? 
 

His best seasons at Bradford he played with a big man (Hanson). 
At Huddersfield he mostly played in a 2, with varying partners such as Holt, Vaughan, Kachunga, Bunn. 
At QPR, in his 26 games this season started up front with Hugill on 11 of them. Other times they played Chair up with him, sometimes he was a 1. 
 

This nonsense that he can only be a 1, is, well, nonsense. 

He’s also not the messiah that some seem to expect him to be Harry

Hes decent but I think many assume , Chuck him in and he will score goals .....simples......

Like any player he should have been recruited as part of a thought out plan(s)

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3 hours ago, weepywall said:

Be interesting to see how many he scores for us, not sure we play to his strengths, not sure  we play to anyone's strengths to be honest.

Least of all our own!

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29 minutes ago, Major Isewater said:

We did, actually, recruit a midfielder who sat on the bench last night in all his Norwegian international glory .

 

And it's only 81 days since he last played a match.

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1 hour ago, bristolcitysweden said:

With our game plan at home he is actually useless as proved when he came on 

Even Harry Kane would be useless with our game plan!

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1 minute ago, Curr Avon said:

And it's only 81 days since he last played a match.

But , if we can get him up to speed , possibly the most astute of the three signings in terms of what we are crying out for

 

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5 hours ago, Major Isewater said:

Well it worked for Matt Smith . 
:fingerscrossed:

Hat trick on Wednesday coming up . No don’t thank me.

 

 

4 hours ago, slartibartfast said:

You twerp, you've blown it now...............it was AWFUL !

😎

Guys no problem...It only works when @Marina's Rolls Royce does it!

Over to you MRR!!!

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2 minutes ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

But , if we can get him up to speed , possibly the most astute of the three signings in terms of what we are crying out for

 

You're right, he is a quality player who can tackle and act as a playmaker. I'd start him against Derby, even if he only lasts an hour, because we desperately need a holding midfielder that protects the defence.

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55 minutes ago, Harry said:

Where does all this ‘Wells plays up front on his own’ come from? 
 

His best seasons at Bradford he played with a big man (Hanson). 
At Huddersfield he mostly played in a 2, with varying partners such as Holt, Vaughan, Kachunga, Bunn. 
At QPR, in his 26 games this season started up front with Hugill on 11 of them. Other times they played Chair up with him, sometimes he was a 1. 
 

This nonsense that he can only be a 1, is, well, nonsense. 

Agreed, but I don’t actually think we play with a 2 at present.

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1 hour ago, Harry said:

Where does all this ‘Wells plays up front on his own’ come from? 
 

His best seasons at Bradford he played with a big man (Hanson). 
At Huddersfield he mostly played in a 2, with varying partners such as Holt, Vaughan, Kachunga, Bunn. 
At QPR, in his 26 games this season started up front with Hugill on 11 of them. Other times they played Chair up with him, sometimes he was a 1. 
 

This nonsense that he can only be a 1, is, well, nonsense. 

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1 hour ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

He’s also not the messiah that some seem to expect him to be Harry

Hes decent but I think many assume , Chuck him in and he will score goals .....simples......

Like any player he should have been recruited as part of a thought out plan(s)

Mmmm, your text message last week!!!

Agree re both points that he works best with a partner....not convinced it has to be a traditional target man though.

Hanson of course was (but also suited to the general style of Lg1).

Holt, good back to goal striker, big old unit, too.  The other 3 though, not target men at all.

I think partnerships come in all shapes and sizes.  You do wonder what the plan is for him though. In a perverse kind of way, lady night’s result now gives Lee cart blanche to choose the team he wants, no worrying about “keep a winning side” etc.

Wednesday is key.

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According to the Post today Lee says we considered a move for Scott Hogan.

Is that our defensive plan - put them on our bench so they can't score against us.

It worked against QPR and would have worked last night if only Lee was given some money to spend. 

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6 hours ago, steveybadger said:

He was trying to find space which was a bit difficult to say the least, so dropped deeper to do this.

 

He found plenty of space in midfield because no one else was there.

Shambolic!

 

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35 minutes ago, 054123 said:

Agreed, but I don’t actually think we play with a 2 at present.

Because we haven’t had 2. 
Now we do have 2, loads of people are saying “oh, Wells can’t play in a 2”. 
It’s nonsense 

14 minutes ago, Davefevs said:

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Mmmm, your text message last week!!!

Agree re both points that he works best with a partner....not convinced it has to be a traditional target man though.

Hanson of course was (but also suited to the general style of Lg1).

Holt, good back to goal striker, big old unit, too.  The other 3 though, not target men at all.

I think partnerships come in all shapes and sizes.  You do wonder what the plan is for him though. In a perverse kind of way, lady night’s result now gives Lee cart blanche to choose the team he wants, no worrying about “keep a winning side” etc.

Wednesday is key.

Yep. Big man is not essential. The point I wanted to make was that most of Wells’ career, he’s played in a 2. 
Whether that be the big man in Hanson, the stronger type of Holt/Hugill/Vaughan or a smaller more mobile type in Kachunga/Bunn. 
He’s mostly played in a 2, with a variety of partners. 
People saying on here “oh, what’s the point of buying Wells, he can’t play in a 2”, are quite frankly talking out of their be-hinds! 
 

15 games to go. Fam in good form and looking up for it. We should be starting Fam & Wells upfront in a 2 in every single remaining game. 

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10 minutes ago, Harry said:

Because we haven’t had 2. 
Now we do have 2, loads of people are saying “oh, Wells can’t play in a 2”. 
It’s nonsense 

Yep. Big man is not essential. The point I wanted to make was that most of Wells’ career, he’s played in a 2. 
Whether that be the big man in Hanson, the stronger type of Holt/Hugill/Vaughan or a smaller more mobile type in Kachunga/Bunn. 
He’s mostly played in a 2, with a variety of partners. 
People saying on here “oh, what’s the point of buying Wells, he can’t play in a 2”, are quite frankly talking out of their be-hinds! 
 

15 games to go. Fam in good form and looking up for it. We should be starting Fam & Wells upfront in a 2 in every single remaining game. 

Yep, totally agree, certainly for Wednesday and the next couple.  Got to give Fam and Wells a few games to strike a partnership.  Weimann has been quiet for 3/4/5 games, Fam has been playing well.

Think we have to go 442.  Eliasson (R) and Paterson (L) wide, although happy for Paterson to drift inside to free the flank for Dasilva but also help the central two.

As for the two CMs, think we might have to pitch in Henriksen and try to get him through 55-65 minutes (on adrenaline), partnered by Smith (probably).

Who’d have thought it was gonna be this hard, with this many players, to suggest a logical system.

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13 minutes ago, Harry said:

Because we haven’t had 2. 
Now we do have 2, loads of people are saying “oh, Wells can’t play in a 2”.

Two at two?

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5 minutes ago, Davefevs said:

Yep, totally agree, certainly for Wednesday and the next couple.  Got to give Fam and Wells a few games to strike a partnership.  Weimann has been quiet for 3/4/5 games, Fam has been playing well.

Think we have to go 442.  Eliasson (R) and Paterson (L) wide, although happy for Paterson to drift inside to free the flank for Dasilva but also help the central two.

As for the two CMs, think we might have to pitch in Henriksen and try to get him through 55-65 minutes (on adrenaline), partnered by Smith (probably).

Who’d have thought it was gonna be this hard, with this many players, to suggest a logical system.

Agreed Dave. Fam & Wells HAVE to play in a 2. 
Eliasson creates chances. Thus has to play. 
Paterson has been great since his return. Has to play. 
Smith is the best anchor we have, so has to play. 
Hopefully Henriksen can be a good CM partner, as he can do both (forward & back). 
Leaves the back 4. Baker definitely starts. Dasilva starts. 

The only decisions I think LJ needs to make is whether Benkovic starts over Williams and who the **** can play RB instead of Hunt!!! 

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3 minutes ago, Harry said:

Agreed Dave. Fam & Wells HAVE to play in a 2. 
Eliasson creates chances. Thus has to play. 
Paterson has been great since his return. Has to play. 
Smith is the best anchor we have, so has to play. 
Hopefully Henriksen can be a good CM partner, as he can do both (forward & back). 
Leaves the back 4. Baker definitely starts. Dasilva starts. 

The only decisions I think LJ needs to make is whether Benkovic starts over Williams and who the **** can play RB instead of Hunt!!! 

So:

                                                                    Bentley

Hunt (or Pereira) | Williams (or Benkovic) | Baker | Dasilva 

                                     Eliasson | Henriksen | Smith | Paterson

                                                               Wells | Diedhiou 

You’d think Williams might struggle Wednesday/Saturday so that will come into the thinking.  Wish Kalas was not only fit, but match-fit too.

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5 minutes ago, Davefevs said:

So:

                                                                    Bentley

Hunt (or Pereira) | Williams (or Benkovic) | Baker | Dasilva 

                                     Eliasson | Henriksen | Smith | Paterson

                                                               Wells | Diedhiou 

You’d think Williams might struggle Wednesday/Saturday so that will come into the thinking.  Wish Kalas was not only fit, but match-fit too.

If Kalas is fit, I’d put him RB 

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2 hours ago, Curr Avon said:

And it's only 81 days since he last played a match.

Then he should not be tired ! 

I know it may take a little while to get him up to scratch but how will he do that sat on the subs bench ? 
 

I would like to have seen him at least make an appearance, not necessarily the whole match but just to get a feel for how we play . 

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48 minutes ago, Harry said:

Agreed Dave. Fam & Wells HAVE to play in a 2. 
Eliasson creates chances. Thus has to play. 
Paterson has been great since his return. Has to play. 
Smith is the best anchor we have, so has to play. 
Hopefully Henriksen can be a good CM partner, as he can do both (forward & back). 
Leaves the back 4. Baker definitely starts. Dasilva starts. 

The only decisions I think LJ needs to make is whether Benkovic starts over Williams and who the **** can play RB instead of Hunt!!! 

Pereira is RB cover .

 

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8 minutes ago, Major Isewater said:

Pereira is RB cover .

 

I know. And that’s why I say I’d rather put Kalas there once he’s back 

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2 hours ago, handballbygordonparr said:

According to the Post today Lee says we considered a move for Scott Hogan.

Is that our defensive plan - put them on our bench so they can't score against us.

It worked against QPR and would have worked last night if only Lee was given some money to spend. 

How much more does he want to spend?

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1 hour ago, Harry said:

Agreed Dave. Fam & Wells HAVE to play in a 2. 
Eliasson creates chances. Thus has to play. 
Paterson has been great since his return. Has to play. 
Smith is the best anchor we have, so has to play. 
Hopefully Henriksen can be a good CM partner, as he can do both (forward & back). 
Leaves the back 4. Baker definitely starts. Dasilva starts. 

The only decisions I think LJ needs to make is whether Benkovic starts over Williams and who the **** can play RB instead of Hunt!!! 

Smith RB

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2 minutes ago, Rocking Red Cyril said:

Smith RB

Would usually be a very good suggestion. But we have no midfield. 
If we had Baker, Williams, Benkovic & Kalas all fit then I’d stick Kalas RB. 
If you take Smith out of DM there’s literally no one else who can play there. 

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4 minutes ago, Harry said:

Would usually be a very good suggestion. But we have no midfield. 
If we had Baker, Williams, Benkovic & Kalas all fit then I’d stick Kalas RB. 
If you take Smith out of DM there’s literally no one else who can play there. 

yes I agree on all those points. But hunt and mr. P just do not inspire me with any faith, hope or desire at RB

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38 minutes ago, Harry said:

Would usually be a very good suggestion. But we have no midfield. 
If we had Baker, Williams, Benkovic & Kalas all fit then I’d stick Kalas RB. 
If you take Smith out of DM there’s literally no one else who can play there. 

 

33 minutes ago, Rocking Red Cyril said:

yes I agree on all those points. But hunt and mr. P just do not inspire me with any faith, hope or desire at RB

It’s an interesting option.  If Henriksen could come in and settle straight away with either Nagy, Massengo or Rowe it could lengthen Korey’s career.

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10 hours ago, Major Isewater said:

Well it worked for Matt Smith . 
:fingerscrossed:

Hat trick on Wednesday coming up . No don’t thank me.

 

Even Marco Van Basten in his prime would find it impossible to score from the bench.

We need a front two of Fam & Wells, no place for AW please Lee!!!!!

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Hope and think he will make a big difference for us when he starts. 

We don’t have much movement in behind currently which makes us quite easy to defend against. Wells will hopefully change that.

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