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ianofcleveleys last won the day on February 15 2015

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  1. Both great bottles of red those 👍. Jam Shed marginally the winner
  2. Sarcevic could have ended with an assist if Doyle had hit target 2nd half but otherwise looked like a player whose stats were good in a team that suited him. Here and there a few decent contributions but not enough and faded as badly as half a dozen others last 20 mins. For a big lad gets knocked off ball too easily My issue here is the supposed focus on stats, can be misleading if they were produced in teams that were set up to suit their best attributes. We look to have a few too many of that ilk and not enough with a big enough pair of bollocks to direct, organise and take a bit of per
  3. Whatever football 'philosophy' you want to put out there on a match day it has to be effective. We are nowhere near being that. Too many risky balls in our own half, too many lapses in concentration, too many in our team who want too long on the ball and are too easily knocked off it. Too many touches, too many ineffective passes, too little penetration from the wing backs, too easily ripped through when we lose it, too many fade out of game in last quarter. The only decent chance we made second half was from the simplest thing we did all afternoon. We are fannying around trying to turn n
  4. On the point earlier about whether you can coach lads in their 20s to pass it to each other, if they haven't got the ability to do it and have had little experience of doing it previously, it'll be hard work. I'm involved in coaching (not football) and all my long term athlete development education has told me that teaching new skills and movements requiring co-ordination and spacial awareness will be very difficult after the age of 15. So, where I'm a bit unsure where we're at, having listened to all the comments from IE about each of our new players (particularly the defenders) as they
  5. What concerns me a bit after these three games is, despite the glowing sales pitches from Evatt when each of them signed, we have little in the way of proven quality in the squad, even at L2 levels. Doyle and Delfouneso yes, not much else in my view. What we do have is a lot of cast offs (some from this league), non league lads and other wild cards like Greenidge that Evatt evidently thinks he's capable of polishing up into effective individuals and an effective unit. Even if that happens it's going to take time and pressure will grow if defeat follows defeat and confidence is eroded. Th
  6. As is often the case, having loads of possession isn't a guarantee of winning football matches. They had far less than us and made more of it, aided and abetted by some rank defending from us
  7. Slightly concerning thing for me was, in the first game, opponents sussed our system out and largely nullified it. Once that happened we were too easily played through. Wing backs rarely got into advanced enough positions so we ended up doing loads of playing around and across the middle in front of them. Delfouneso did well coming a bit deeper and linking things up but otherwise we didn't often look threatening. Holes behind the wing backs (mostly Gordon's side to be fair to Jones) were alarming and none of the back three had the pace to quickly get across and cover them. All three were
  8. No idea what's been being worked on defensively in training and the pre season games but some really basic issues evident throughout today, communication and positioning - wise. Hopefully a few more games will sort them. Bradford haven't had to do anything of any great quality to win today
  9. Another dreadfully cheap goal given away. Footballing defenders who can stride forward and pick a pass is all very nice but no great use if they can't do the basics of defending. Santos just stood ball watching there.
  10. Albert Hall's a sound venue. Saw Johnny Marr there last Sept, brilliant value gig. Slow Readers Club twice last year, once at Bootleg Social in Blackpool, then at Ritz near Xmas, both about £20, top value Foals at Victoria Warehouse, £37, superb. Booked in for them again at Empress Ballroom Blackpool in May £40 or so's about my limit, would break it for Foo Fighters
  11. Donkeys ago I know, but highlight of a trip to Grimsby was a chippy dinner in one of a number of belters on Cleethorpes front. Last time was that day Man U won 8-1 away at Notts Forest (I think ) and Solskjear came on and scored 5
  12. I liked Bryan there, by and large, very good left foot and passed it forward accurately a lot during the game. Got caught wanting a bit too long to do it once or twice as you might expect from a centre back in midfield (theirs sneaking up behind him and nicking it off him) but generally added a bit of composure in front of back four. Matthews never been much of a concern stopping shots for me, particularly ones he gets a decent look at, more his command of six yard box that's the issue. Wasn't put under huge pressure in that regard yesterday.
  13. I like Dodoo and, when he's played where he can run at people from out wide he can be a threat but, for me, he's a bit soft and took a while to get over that knock he got early second half. Avoided physical combat for 20 mins after. Finished game better after being switched
  14. This. Dodoo went out of game badly for 20 mins after that ankle knock, we did same as a team from about 50 mins to that switch then finished stronger apart from that last attack of theirs. Not a bad game to be fair, Accrington were honest and had two or three with a bit of quality. First half from us was good apart from final ball or effort at goal.
  15. Indeed, all this 'former player will know what makes the club tick, what the fans want, galvanize the players blah blah' isn't what it should be about. We need the right person for the task in hand and the situation, regardless of where he's from, who he played for, whether he's a closet Red or whatever. Coyle was a former player who would bring the feel-good factor back.
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