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12 minutes ago, Biggish Dave said:

If you are playing with wing backs, the midfield 3 have to work their tits off and win their battles. 
Ours aren’t getting anywhere near that in too many games and that’s our problem.

Away, the defence is much closer to the midfield to help them out. At home when the onus is on us, the gaps are there for all to see.

We haven’t got the personnel to play home and away yet. Evatt is 100% bound to see this. Whether we can bridge the gap is yet to be seen

I agree . The worry for me at home is the lack of intensity after the first 10/15 minutes , especially if we haven't scored we then seem to go into a slumber and drop deeper and deeper and usually then buckle when the away side start to get a threshold.  The square pegs in round holes isn't helping either , hopefully January will resolve it . 

Sadly at the minute I'm kinda resigned to mid table and anything extra is a bonus . 

 

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Top and bottom of it, the squad isn’t good enough. It’s not rocket science. We had very few players, had to throw a side together and a good few haven’t worked. January should sort 1 or 2 bi

Replace hysterical with pissed off. Speaking for myself I'm seriously pissed off. We had a great away win after last weekends fiasco. It was tbe highlight of the season. Then we get served up today's

I'd compare Tranmere to one of those yellow blocks you get in the urinal. They get smaller and smaller but never seem to fully disappear.  And they stink of piss.

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Just now, dusan nikolic said:

I agree . The worry for me at home is the lack of intensity after the first 10/15 minutes , especially if we haven't scored we then seem to go into a slumber and drop deeper and deeper and usually then buckle when the away side start to get a threshold.  The square pegs in round holes isn't helping either , hopefully January will resolve it . 

Sadly at the minute I'm kinda resigned to mid table and anything extra is a bonus . 

 

Bang on point

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IE's way of playing included high pressing, closing down the opposition quickly iirc... Doyle tries, Delfounso barely moves & Crawford runs around like a dog chasing a ball but backs off if he gets near it, the rest either plod around slowly or commit at the wrong time. 

    Today was a shambles, Jones & Brockbank as wing backs will not work, though Jones looked much better when he moved to the right. I'd like to see us go 4-5-1 as Doyle is virtually up front on his own anyway... It'd mean sacrificing Delfounso but must be worth a try. 

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1 minute ago, RONNIE PHILLIPS said:

IE's way of playing included high pressing, closing down the opposition quickly iirc... Doyle tries, Delfounso barely moves & Crawford runs around like a dog chasing a ball but backs off if he gets near it, the rest either plod around slowly or commit at the wrong time. 

    Today was a shambles, Jones & Brockbank as wing backs will not work, though Jones looked much better when he moved to the right. I'd like to see us go 4-5-1 as Doyle is virtually up front on his own anyway... It'd mean sacrificing Delfounso but must be worth a try. 

Jones started on the right didn’t he?? And then moved to to the left with Isgrove going to the right?? I’m beginning to think I’ve had too much alcohol 

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Just now, Lt. Aldo Raine said:

I know you can prove anything with stats, but our record against the bottom eight is:

P8 W5 D3 L0

And our record against the rest is:

P11 W2 D1 L8

That's a bit concerning.

But probably a good indication of where we really are right now.

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5 minutes ago, RONNIE PHILLIPS said:

IE's way of playing included high pressing, closing down the opposition quickly iirc... Doyle tries, Delfounso barely moves & Crawford runs around like a dog chasing a ball but backs off if he gets near it, the rest either plod around slowly or commit at the wrong time. 

    Today was a shambles, Jones & Brockbank as wing backs will not work, though Jones looked much better when he moved to the right. I'd like to see us go 4-5-1 as Doyle is virtually up front on his own anyway... It'd mean sacrificing Delfounso but must be worth a try. 

Fonz isn’t a good player imo, I’d rather become tougher to beat by sticking an extra body in midfield but giving Sarce licence to get up alongside Doyle

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2 minutes ago, desperado said:

Jones started on the right didn’t he?? And then moved to to the left with Isgrove going to the right?? I’m beginning to think I’ve had too much alcohol 

I think your right . Isgrove was a massive disappointment for me , plenty of good control on the turn but his passing and crossing was nothing short of atrocious. 

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1 hour ago, jules_darby said:

Today was dreadful but that’s never a 0-3 game. They had 4 shots on target FFS

We just beat ourselves. It’s a habit we need to shake. I’m less convinced it’s about formations as I am that it’s about mentality 

IE has to earn his corn now; too many false dawns and it’s gonna get too late 

Bob on 👍

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4 minutes ago, dusan nikolic said:

I think your right . Isgrove was a massive disappointment for me , plenty of good control on the turn but his passing and crossing was nothing short of atrocious. 

I think that’s twice I’ve agreed with you, maybe we are drinking something different to everyone else 

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1 hour ago, Eddie said:

Exactly, time and time again we get into good areas and make the wrong decision or play a bad ball.

We’ve got the best striker in the league and he ends up coming deep to get the ball and create things himself because he just doesn’t get quality service. Our “wingbacks” are shite, Crawford has been terrible all season and Delfounso is either brilliant or terrible.

I’m convinced that our best chance of changing that is by getting Sarce further forward, but our midfield options are so poor that it’s hard to figure out a viable alternative.

I know we’re in L2, and so the quality is not going to be great, but when you see Delfounso fail to put a through ball into anywhere of at least 10 yards of space which would put Doyle in one on one, there’s nothing more frustrating!

Good summary that, well said.  It still seems wierd to me to be saying we're short of midfield options when Darcy cant even get a run out from the bench.  I don't care which midfield position he plays in, I am saying he will improve this team, others can disagree all they want.

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3 minutes ago, Johnnyrotten said:

Good summary that, well said.  It still seems wierd to me to be saying we're short of midfield options when Darcy cant even get a run out from the bench.  I don't care which midfield position he plays in, I am saying he will improve this team, others can disagree all they want.

He certainly couldn't have done any worse .

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2 minutes ago, Johnnyrotten said:

Good summary that, well said.  It still seems wierd to me to be saying we're short of midfield options when Darcy cant even get a run out from the bench.  I don't care which midfield position he plays in, I am saying he will improve this team, others can disagree all they want.

But when he’s been on the pitch he’s hardly lit up the league. If it’s a choice between the leagues biggest contributions to assists or a squad player who has potential, then for me Crawford coming on isn’t a ridiculous decision 

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32 minutes ago, desperado said:

I share your pain

I understand your frustration pal. But would we have picked a different side? I was happy the only change he made was Brockbank. I know I’m pushing a point cause there’s more aspects that are wrong but; can IE account for Delaney not jumping? Or no fucker closing down the second goal? Or the ref inexplicably giving a pen when no one knew what the fuck was going on?

I don’t think today’s defeat will be defining, just another frustrating episode on the saga that is Bolton Wanderers 

Good rational post fella, usually I'm at that point, but unfortunately that has pissed me right off today.

Cheers for the perspective 👍🏻

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To get the best out of Darcy, it needs players behind him to cover him. I’m yet to be convinced by him to be honest. I really don’t know what he is. Not a striker, not a midfielder. Scholes type? Maybe but needs far more about him.

Far greater problems to solve first though

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8 minutes ago, desperado said:

But when he’s been on the pitch he’s hardly lit up the league. If it’s a choice between the leagues biggest contributions to assists or a squad player who has potential, then for me Crawford coming on isn’t a ridiculous decision 

He's joint seventh with four, and hasn't been credited with an assist for weeks.

There isn't just one answer to our problems, but the thing with Darcy is that he has a first touch that's better than anyone else in our squad. That at least might help us get forward quicker. It's fucking infuriating to watch us lose opportunities because we're too slow, or just lose possession.

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That was frustrating beyond belief today. Watching it with one eye on Boris's speech made it even worse

Sarcevic looked a good player at this level with Plymouth because he was played well forward and not saddled with too much defensive responsibility. Top of a diamond with Tutte or Lee at base of it and we might get more out of him. Unfortunately, our squad is so unbalanced we have four or five like Sarcevic who can only play when they're allowed, are non existent without the ball and need at least one if not two scrappers behind them doing the dirty work. 

Doyle needs more robust support up front, especially in spells where we aren't in control of the game. Delfouneso is a luxury, has obvious ability and can score a goal but loses possession far too easily far too often.

Our back three is also so shaky that it needs at least one if not two holding players in front of them. If Tutte and Lee are both fit and ready at same time I'd play them both, to give us a solid and consistent foundation to avoid giving cheap goals away and then go on to play the fancy, creative stuff 

This window, with his newly granted full control, will show us a bit about Evatt, and whether he's prepared to admit that he needs to flex and adapt his approach (and get the bodies in to make it work), so we win enough games to get us in contention come May. At the moment his master plan looks naive and stubborn in equal measure

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Mr Grey said:

Good rational post fella, usually I'm at that point, but unfortunately that has pissed me right off today.

Cheers for the perspective 👍🏻

We are all just so passionate about our results. I rarely post during the game, but broke that rule today. I quoted you at half time hoping we would turn this around to make our evening better, but it wasn’t to be. I’m praying our consistent turn around will come sooner rather than later. I believe it will , keep the faith 👏

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6 minutes ago, Mr Grey said:

This 🖕.... and will it fuckers like

I don’t reckon promotion would get 8k season ticket holders either. A fair few on here are relatively affluent and would renew but there are thousands who won’t come what May.

I’ll be surprised if we sell 4000 next year, whatever league we are in

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2 minutes ago, Mr Grey said:

This 🖕.... and will it fuckers like

Like I said many times mate FV will only be budgeting on one season in league 2 so likes of sarce/ Doyle on good contracts will need to be paid for

if this fizzles out to a mid table finish fans simply won’t buy into his chat like this season 

 

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Depressing day after waking up a bit christmassy, shit result and bad boris news.

Last time i felt like this we got dicked at Fulham on the same day they found them kids that Huntley killed.

It was summer and sat outside drinking till it got light and still felt depressed.

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