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  1. 9 hours ago, only1swanny said:

    Back home, had time to take in the match and I've clamed down now.. Physically shaking before I was that worked up about how poor the ref was.. Bit worrying how much I got into the match. 


    Anyway.. thoughts.. 

    We are set up to allow for Bradley to play.. Everytime the team gets the ball, they're looking to the wings.. We have a very rookie and raw 19 year old with about 20 first team games on one side, and left back on the other. Basically feels like the whole game plan is to accommodate Bradley.. (bare with me here).

    The players don't want to shoot, instead sending the ball out wide. We are then wipping it in to the middle with nobody there to receive it, their No5 had a foot on Charles today. The plans not working..

    Jones is getting flack, he's constantly under pressure again, supporting a very rookie new player on that wing, Bradleys very good, but he needs a rest, 

    We have no set midfield. Different players every game. How neither Morley, Saddlier or Dempsey (to a lesser extent) are not getting in the first 11 is beyond me, all 3 will take a decent shot on goal given the chance. That's what we need allowing either DC of EK to get on rebounds. Why did we buy them?? It's not squad rotation as it's only the midfield that gets rotated!

    Dapo was shite today, amazing player with so much potential, just doesn't show it. 

    We need Charles with a bigger player up front, or Kachunga with a bigger player.. Both are getting battered every match. 

    Declan John must have done something really dodgy to not be with a look in.


    Just one thing

    I don’t think the players are afraid of, or don’t want to shoot.

    My view is that by the time we have the ball in traditional shooting positions, there’s more often than not 15+ players in and around those areas so we aren’t able to get it where we would like to in order to get that shot off - the right foot in the right position for example


  2. We’re never as good as folk make out we are when we’ve won a few but never as bad as folk make out we are when we lose a couple

    IMO we’re a bit laboured moving through phases. I don’t mean we should hoof it but there’s a lot of passing around at the back, not just cos we want to work a gap but cos options aren’t on and then when we run out of ideas or are under pressure we resort to a pointless floaty diag. That works if we’ve dragged them out but not if it’s the only option. We let them regroup a bit too often too. This for me is as much why the strikers don’t get the lions share and midfielders score. Not just a personnel problem up top.

    Williams should start every week unless we get a better version of him

    We create less when Morley isn’t in the 2 in front of the holding man. Williams plus Morley and Lee/Dempsey just in front doing the dogs work

    Dapo is a conundrum for me

    He is genuine quality and gets them shitting it

    But he often slows down our play way too much and makes the wrong decision

    We get the best out of him in from the left IMO

    I’d play Dion right of a 3 and JDB centre as it stands when Dadi is fit

    That’s if we stick with this formation AND Dapo stays

    I think us not knowing our best attacking line up is an issue

    be reet

  3. 49 minutes ago, Johnnyrotten said:

    I was just really impressed with his work rate, speed of thought, crisp passing, vision and reading of the game (so many interceptions), and the fact that he was constantly involved without his standards dropping.  I'm happy with whatever his position was meant to be last night, he looked like he was everywhere at times.  He wasn't faultless, some passes less than accurate, but I'll take that because he rarely settles for the obvious, sideways option.

    It’s not that I didn’t think he played well, I just feel that with MJ behind him he’s more weaponised.

    I also thought Dempsey did a shit load of the unappreciated stuff last night. And KL

  4. 4 hours ago, Johnnyrotten said:

    I thought Morley was streets ahead our best attacker, was there a minute of the game he wasn't involved?  What an engine and football brain he has.  Agree Aimson our best defender, good player.

    Dempsey flattered to deceive, very busy and involved, I was struggling to see much quality in the end product.  With having so much of the ball maybe we could have used Sadlier's better final ball/shooting.

    Kachunga was poor aside from the goal, definitely a case of rotating the squad tonight (JDB poor as well but I'd have no problem with him starting virtually every game, he's quality).

    Massive Morley fan but he was less effective in the main in that deeper role for me. I much prefer him further forward where he gets involved in more dangerous areas 


  5. Not a great performance IMO. Disjointed and laboured against a team without their main man

    Good grind to a win though

    Aimson, Johnston and Dempsey best players IMO and Bradley is crucial 

    on we march, but not quite at our best stride and rhythm yet  



  6. 11 minutes ago, gonzo said:

    So hard playing against a team with 6 defenders.

    Patience is the key with game spoiling cunts like these.

    Dapo will tear em a new one when he comes on.

    No and yes for me

    Too laboured in moving it and patience doesn’t help

    we’re winning now so all different but one shot on target doesn’t win many games statistically

    We could easily concede a mistake/worldie and not have enough to get another unless we increase tempo IMO

    hopefully we don’t, they push on and we pick ‘em off

    With you on Dapo. He’d be ideal for that

    Could easily as end up 1-1 or 3-0 ATM


  7. Lack of movement and very devoid of quality so far

    much prefer Morley further forward

    coukd be attritional this when you feel at our most imperious we’d dick these 


  8. 1 hour ago, Zico said:


    when you go to the site with a vpn it lists the match but says

    This match is not yet ready for purchase.

    but IPTV are adamant that no league cup games are on ifollow and they're only showing the Sheff Weds, Bradford and Charlton games, so looking like it's not on

    Cheers Zico, Mounts and Scouse Cunt ;)

    I’m abroad so no VPN needed but assume it’s not on iFollow

    will try IPTV for 2nd half when we get back to can see if it is on for junior

    if not, appreciate the help anyway fellas


  9. 21 minutes ago, desperado said:

    Gala hotel - Las Americas

    Where are you?

    If you head to Playa Paraiso - 5/10mins in a cab there’s a Stokie bar just up from Hard Rock and they’ll put on any iFollow you want - usually have a few games on at once on the various screens


    @Danny Grecommended it to me a few years back and I’ve seen us play from there a few times 

  10. 4 minutes ago, burnden said:

    Wanderers fans at Ipswich


    Superb effort 

    Feel sorry for Dion at times; works so hard but the ball just isn’t dropping for him

    Solid start and hopefully we’ll not switch off like we did for their goal as we get into the swing of things

    They’re a decent side and press like we do so v happy with the point. Just about deserved but if I was them I’d be bemoaning not putting the game to bed. 

  11. 2 minutes ago, London Wanderer said:

    Bradley playing up top? How's he doing?

    Some good talent to come off the bench if we can be more switched on at the back second half.


    Up top?! He’s RWB

  12. 12 minutes ago, Whitesince63 said:

    I wouldn’t rule it out completely, money talks and Wrexham have already proved they have deep pockets and after failing last season they’ll be doubling up on ensuring they don’t miss out this year.

    I get that but I felt that in his head it was a stretch to drop below Champs to us in the first place. We’ll see

  13. 2 hours ago, athywhite1958 said:

    I'll go and open the club up and get ready for you reprobates (there is a junior presentation on first) so it's all hands to the pumps

    Have a great day lads. Gutted not to be able to get up there

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