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2 hours ago, jules_darby said:

Not his fault massively but the Keeper just Int good enough at this level 

Feels like we’ve a youth player in nets 

he’s no presence 

#1 priority in Jan for me 

Bollocks

Dixon is down the list of issues

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54 minutes ago, JimmyRiddle said:

It was the same last year to an extent, the way we set up means we seem to have to be at 100% to win matches, it feels really full on to get points. And even then we don't win them all, yet if we slightly dip in our performance we rarely get anything?

I'm not really sure what the answer is, but would feel more comfortable having tactics that allowed an average performance but still able to win. As teams seem to do to us with frustrating regularity.

Hoof

Fucking hoof

Run faster

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59 minutes ago, Ani said:

Team low on confidence , couple of injuries and suspensions have shown how thin the squad is. 
 

We are a decent team, but not brilliant. We will improve in Jan. 

But so will the teams above us. All of those who fancy their chances.

I’m with Jules - again, Dixon does nothing for me. Looks too short. Doesn’t command his area. Doesn’t look to be instilling confidence in his defenders. 

I would have Gilks back in now - steady the ship. And he’d be captain.

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Dixon has on a few occasions come out and not got anywhere near the ball- perhaps a touch of inexperience. Beyond that he's been ok for me. Jussi was similar in his early days.

Not saying Dixon will go on to such heights but he can improve and get stronger. 

There are bigger problems in all other areas.

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4 minutes ago, Smiley said:

But so will the teams above us. All of those who fancy their chances.

I’m with Jules - again, Dixon does nothing for me. Looks too short. Doesn’t command his area. Doesn’t look to be instilling confidence in his defenders. 

I would have Gilks back in now - steady the ship. And he’d be captain.

I have no delusions about us being good enough to go up . Last years improvement was freakish and thinking we might repeat is pissing in the wind. The improvement will, I expect, leave us mid table, so am really saying improving on recent results. 

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17 minutes ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

Dixon has on a few occasions come out and not got anywhere near the ball- perhaps a touch of inexperience. Beyond that he's been ok for me. Jussi was similar in his early days.

Not saying Dixon will go on to such heights but he can improve and get stronger. 

There are bigger problems in all other areas.

I wouldn't have bet a penny on Jussi becoming the keeper he did in his early days, he certainly dropped more bollocks that Dixon has so far. 

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Don’t think Dixon is our biggest problem but can be improved upon. Just looked him up on Wikipedia and he’s 27, he looks about 18.

Still not old for a goalkeeper. Had a couple of dodgy moments this season but would rather upgrade in other departments first

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Top support today & the fans deserved better. If Pompey had a decent striker we'd have been 3 down before half time, and Pompey were an average side.  Ref gave us F all (again); but truth is we were ok for 10/15 mins in the first half and out of ideas thereafter. The subs put us even more on the backfoot instead of bringing a difference to the game. Nearly every time we got around their box we gave the ball away with a weak/ sloppy pass. Doyle needs a big fella up front to play off or he ain't scoring this side of new year..........

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57 minutes ago, Smiley said:

But so will the teams above us. All of those who fancy their chances.

I’m with Jules - again, Dixon does nothing for me. Looks too short. Doesn’t command his area. Doesn’t look to be instilling confidence in his defenders. 

I would have Gilks back in now - steady the ship. And he’d be captain.

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15 minutes ago, ErnestTurnip said:

Christ, even Santos is more of a worry for me than Dixon.

Any team that has a physical centre forward or target man and doesn't pump everything at Santos is missing a trick.

I'm not knocking him because he's doing a job but there's plenty of more pressing issues than the keeper.

Priority for a keeper is stopping it going in our goal

But, and this is why crellin was signed, evatt wants a footballing keeper

Dixon fits the bill

When you add in the fact that he doesn't fuck up regular, the notion he needs changing is madness

 

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1 hour ago, Casino said:

Bollocks

Dixon is down the list of issues

Nonsense. Confidence starts from the back. A talkative and confident presence in nets calms them in front of him 

Evidence A - last season when Grandad went in nets 

Dixon distributes well and is an alright shot stopper but he doesn’t impose himself on the defence like Gilkes (and our 2 CB’s aren’t talkers - see IE’s own comments on Rico), nor does he inspire confidence.

Just cos there’s other issues doesn’t make the GK role unimportant; especially when we create fuck all. I was told that wasn’t important last week on here too 👀👀

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Would love to see Santos, Aimson and Johnston together as a back 3. Or even Baptiste in there somewhere.

Good teams always have a solid defence that they build on top of. At the moment we’re leaky and teams seem to be scoring against us even when they’re not playing well.

Feel like Evatt will try one more time against Crewe playing 4-2-3-1 then he has to change something if we don’t win that, for me.

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7 minutes ago, Mantra said:

Would love to see Santos, Aimson and Johnston together as a back 3. Or even Baptiste in there somewhere.

Good teams always have a solid defence that they build on top of. At the moment we’re leaky and teams seem to be scoring against us even when they’re not playing well.

Feel like Evatt will try one more time against Crewe playing 4-2-3-1 then he has to change something if we don’t win that, for me.

Correct. Built promotion on the back of god knows how many 1-0 wins

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Back at hotel now. Good weekend despite the result. 

Great effort from the fans, kept with the team all the way. 

Speaking to their fans after the game, they didn’t think Portsmouth played well and never thought they were going to score, it took a lucky, fortuitous effort for them to break the deadlock.  They said we looked pretty without any conviction up front. 

We’re in a rut at the moment, I was hoping the Gillingham comeback would have been a turning point, but we are not there yet. I do believe we are better than this recent set of results, but on reflection there have just been too many setbacks for a small squad that’s lacking in-depth quality.

Players and manager can be questioned on their performances and decision making recently, but overall I’ve no qualms with what we are doing and how we are going about it. It doesn’t need an overhaul or reset on what we are doing, just keep working hard on the training ground and keep a trust and belief in each other and our philosophy to help us through this difficult period.

Then come January, we can look at an increase/change in personnel in some areas of the squad to bolster our armoury for the 2nd half of the season. 

Keep the faith

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6 minutes ago, Rudy said:

Jesus Julie I held you in a higher regard than pointing at the keeper

I’m not ‘just’ pointing at the keeper am I?
Look at my previous posts as a whole

Let’s not get it our of context

That’s what Casino would like though

As that’s how he argues on here 

I don’t think he’s good enough if we want to hit the top end of League 1

Thats where we’re aiming right?

If we don’t get there I’m hardly ripping up my ST, but it’s worth a comment 

If you disagree fine, tell me why? 

 

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