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ablueclaretLocation: Glos, United Kingdom
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Think all the midfield might struggle but possibly hold their own against the bottom half.
and Ings and Vokes would be a thorn in a few sides defences.
So for me still midfield where we'd have to strengthen. 08 December 2013 21:28 Started on 'Eli's' forum
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Is there a better defence ? I think not. I thought this season might be one too many for Duff, but then I thought the same last year and he's proved me spectacularly wrong, and in Long and Lafferty and Edgar we have very able deputies.
We must have the best attack in Vokes and Ings, subtelty and power the perfect combination. Perhaps not yet the most clinical finishers but a great team.Just that little worry about injuries.
To midfield so often our achilles heel, and the area most of us would have pointed at as lacking class, But Jones has provided stability and purpose Marney and Arfield have been revelations, and Kightly a useful addition. When you add Wallace Stock Stanislas Edgar and Treacy you've got most problems covered particularly if the side is flexible. Perhaps not the best in the League in this area but a very decent unit which has coped with injuries better than we might have hoped.
So individually and collectively a very fine team driven by a manager with purpose and intent which it is time we recognised as such. Truly time to believe. 08 December 2013 09:32 Started on 'Eli's' forum
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Of course its understandable that he should wish to keep with a winning formula but winning has become if not quite a distant memory then much less easy to achieve.
A quick view of our results will show that we're now letting in goals at a normal rate of knots where as previously we'd been almost watertight.
So for me if Marney isn't set to return we need to crowd out that midfield with Edgar playing the anchor Stock and Jones in midfield, Arfield and Ings flitting everywhere and Vokes leading the line.
Edgar isn't a midfield general but he can do a good job shoring up the defence and breaking down attacks.
SD now needs to use his resources wisely and that means adapting his style to suit his players. 02 December 2013 17:17 Started on 'Eli's' forum
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6 games 3away 3 at home. Interesting mix of fixtures but I fancy the togetherness of the squad may produce 4 wins and 2 draws.
Of course the Christmas spell might prove a step to far, but I've got more believe in this squad than some,and we're due a bit of luck as well. 28 November 2013 22:30 Started on 'Eli's' forum