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jonny_lufc
04-01-2014, 05:54 PM
Was there, have to say we were shocking, fair play to Rochdale they deserved to win and should have been by more. Only Paddy Kenny and Sam Byram (possibly McCormack) who deserve any sort of praise. Missed Mowatt today, says a lot about our midfielders when our best one is an 18 year old in his first season, Austin and Murphy needed resting. Wouldn't have minded losing as much if we rested most of our first team and let some young players (Poleon, Ariyibi and Dawson) mixed with the likes of Green, Warnock and Brown etc have a go to prove themselves. McDermott can't complain about players being tired in the league then still play practically a full first 11 for a cup game against Rochdale. Should have rested them, so disappointed, but I have faith in McDermott he's done well so far to get an average team into a decent position in the league. 4 players needed minimum (If we have the money) to have any sort of play-off push. That's 4 players straight into the first team, not squad players.

pete1967b
04-01-2014, 07:04 PM
[quote="jonny_lufc"]Was there, have to say we were shocking, fair play to Rochdale they deserved to win and should have been by more. Only Paddy Kenny and Sam Byram (possibly McCormack) who deserve any sort of praise. Missed Mowatt today, says a lot about our midfielders when our best one is an 18 year old in his first season, Austin and Murphy needed resting. Wouldn't have minded losing as much if we rested most of our first team and let some young players (Poleon, Ariyibi and Dawson) mixed with the likes of Green, Warnock and Brown etc have a go to prove themselves. McDermott can't complain about players being tired in the league then still play practically a full first 11 for a cup game against Rochdale. Should have rested them, so disappointed, but I have faith in McDermott he's done well so far to get an average team into a decent position in the league. 4 players needed minimum (If we have the money) to have any sort of play-off push. That's 4 players

joellufcprice
04-01-2014, 07:55 PM
We havent been good since blackburn away, we had the win against a disjointed wigan side but apart from that we have been abject in every single game.

Players need adding to this squad, system needs changing as the 5-3-2 or whatever it works out at has finally been found out and teams have worked out how to play against us with it, we managed to get away with it at first as teams didnt know how we would play using it.

Pugh needs fckin dropping, hes ****, end of, the only reason people think hes any good is because our expectation of him is so low that anything above mediocre is seen as a good pugh performance, when really he is a liability defensivley and going forward hes got a decent cross 1/10 times.

jonny_lufc
04-01-2014, 08:05 PM
I agree Joel, 3-5-2 or 5-3-2 hasn't really worked for a while. If we have decent funds to spend McDermott has the perfect opportunity to bring in players for his preferred formation. Saying that we already should have at least 3 working formations to play in case one isn't working, instead of insisting to keep at it with 3-5-2. Needs mixing up otherwise as you say, we get found out easily and are so predictable.