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Thread: No Sharp. No Leonard???

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    No Sharp. No Leonard???

    Why?
    Felt like we wouldn’t score in a brothel tonight BUT why not throw the kitchen sink at them.

    I don’t get it.

    Someone enlighten me.

  2. #2
    Billy deserved 10 mins for all he's done for this club , don't think he will be here for next years derby's .

  3. #3
    So as not too leave a gap at the back and lose the game.
    It's not like it's not happened before and we nearly lost it at the death with another long range shot from nowhere because Reach wasn't closed down properly.

    Sharp could have been brought on instead of Wilson I suppose, but I think we wanted to try to get him through the middle to outpace their defenders,

    The problem with looking for that kind of play is the incisive cutting edge has gone from our play lately, we have plenty of possession but those clever little runs and through balls seem to have gone from our game.

    Now it's get it out wide, mess about with it for 20 seconds, ignore the overlap, pass it back, go across the field, get it down the other wing, mess about for 20 seconds, ignore the overlap, pass it back, hit it long to Donaldson or Clarke.

    It's a confidence thing and as much as we show glimmers of quality now and again our play is getting more laboured and looking like hard work.

  4. #4
    Only caught a few minutes here and there but it looks like teams have worked us out. Get numbers behind the ball and choke us in the final third and try to hit on the break.
    Unless Duffy pulls a rabbit out of the hat we struggle to break teams down.
    We’re a good sufe overall but we lack that little bit of killer quality lately that makes the difference.

  5. #5
    I think Leonard will come in for Lundstrum and Holmes will really push Duffy.
    We have to stop f u c king about playing tikka takka for 5 minutes on each touchline once we've made the first/second overlap and get the ball in the box. That was the only times we looked like scoring.
    Sharp would have been a reasonable shout,but he isn't a self starter like Donaldson,Clarke and to be fair Wilson and given the front 2 had w a n k to no decent ball tonight Billy would have had 15 mins of sitting on his arse coupled with wrestling with far bigger CB's.
    Would have put Leonard on for Lundstrum at the same time as Wilson for Donaldson. God we needed drive from Midfield and Fleck needed help doing it.

    We are too slow in the final third and it is clearly common knowledge to oponents. Not such a problem when playing on the break away but a huge issue at home. Hopefully Leonard and Holmes along with a returning Brooks will solve that and we will go on another great run..

    Sat next to your Mrs' lads tonight JJ.

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by wavy_blade View Post
    Billy deserved 10 mins for all he's done for this club , don't think he will be here for next years derby's .


    Dont think Billy would have been effective under the circumstances. With the way they were defending Leonard who is noted for his ability to score goals from outside the box should have come on. Its a mystery why he didn't

    Unless we can play at a higher tempo around the box and get someone in that can run at and take on defenders we will struggle to break teams down.

  7. #7
    Agree with all the comments about Leonard coming on for Lundstram. We needed more pace in the middle. Clarke missed a sitter from Duffys free kick thats about as much a threat we had. Duffy puts the ball across the 6 yard box in the last 5 minutes no-one there, tailor made for Sharp.

    Why didn't we use all three subs. Good save from Moore but he caused the problem himself by flattening our own player. Why did he need to chest the ball soon after instead of catching it. Pigs celebrating picking up a a point at the Lane. How times have changed. CW too cautious tonight the occasion seemed to have got to him and some of the players. Worringly only 1 win in 10 we need to be more direct in the final third. Coutts and Brooks big misses tonight.

  8. #8
    Leonard will be in for Lundstram 100% Lundstram was shocking tonight. Played a couple of crossfield balls but ultimately he was poor. It just didn’t happen tonight. So disappointed. Agree that if Duffy doesn’t play well then we struggle. Fleck was decent tonight and if we get an offer that’s north of £5milion I think he’ll go. Shame. Hate having so much expectation on our side haha

  9. #9
    i agree with sbts second paragraph too tippy tappy got it out wide plenty of times but just came back inside when we had chance to cross it anything can happen when you put ball in box and we just didnt do it enough dissapointing thought it might be a draw before kick off but we would have beat these easily 2 months ago maybe a change in set up ???

  10. #10
    Well, in the end, I thought we'd get a result, but I'm not unhappy with the point. We did over play it a bit at the back, and didn't get enough pressure on their back three. But...they came with eight big blokes to sit deep and defend. There wasn't a lot of space for us to build up that real sense of urgency in our play, and exploit the gaps that creates. I don't think we should forget that they were trying to impress the new manager too. They had chances and could easily have done us late on except for Moore. That wasn't the shower of shyte that lost 0-3 to Burton last week. I'm with Wilder on this one. We've got 4pts out of 6 and they are celebrating their point like a cup final win. Its not perfect, but it'll do. We have bigger issues to address, and bigger fish to fry.
    Last edited by FatherKnowsBest; 13-01-2018 at 05:30 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatherKnowsBest View Post
    Well, in the end, I thought we'd get a result, but I'm not unhappy with the point. We did over play it a bit at the back, and didn't get enough pressure on their back three. But...they came with eight big blokes to sit deep and defend. There wasn't a lot of space for us to build up that real sense of urgency in our play, and exploit the gaps that creates. I don't think we should forget that they were trying to impress the new manager too. They had chances and could easily have done us late on except for Moore. That wasn't the shower of shyte that lost 0-3 to Burton last week. I'm with Wilder on this one. We've got 4pts out of 6 and they are celebrating their point like a cup final win. Its not perfect, but it'll do. We have bigger issues to address, and bigger fish to fry.
    We need to start winnin again at home especially,obvious statement but true non the less.I don't see where Billy's performances lately warranted him to be brought on but i did think our front two were largely ineffective that said they defended well and certainy deserved a point.I don't think Lundstram was gr8 but he certainly was no worse than the other players(FLECKY apart who was our MotM i thought)The highlights of the game were the save by either keeper and that abart sums the game up,a gr8 occasion but a very average game.UTCB

  12. #12
    we took 4.points off em in 70 71 and got promoted just sayin like 😆

  13. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by shorehamoldboy View Post
    we took 4.points off em in 70 71 and got promoted just sayin like ��
    That's the kind of positive thinking I like to see!

    In terms of last night, I was screaming for Leonard to come on. We had no leaders out there today, players didn't seem to know where they should be playing the ball or where they should be running and at times we closed our own space down by two three players all running into the same area at the same time.

    Leonard driving from midfield with his pace and his long finishing... I was thinking Lundstrams awful shots would pretty much cement his place on the bench for the next game.

    Special praise for Basham last night, especially first have he was everywhere and showed so much desire. Shame he gets a nose bleed as he runs with the ball towards their goal but can't fault him as he produces 120% from the limited ability he has.

    Oh and that save from Moore! I can remember Pressman pulling those kinds of rabbits out of hats many a time against us so nice to see the Pigs have a taste of that, especially so late on.

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    Agree SBT while we are messing with ball at touchline give opposition time to get back also frustrates me with all these corners we have with no result need variety CW and staff need to look on tinternet and check what other teams around the world do when they have corners some real variety.

  15. #15
    1 win in 10 is not a good stat but starting next week at norwich for me our season starts again with these 4 new players weve brought in all of which i feel should go straight in to the team at carrow road some of our squad looked tired again last night and the team needs freshening up

  16. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by seanbeanstattoo View Post
    I think Leonard will come in for Lundstrum and Holmes will really push Duffy.
    We have to stop f u c king about playing tikka takka for 5 minutes on each touchline once we've made the first/second overlap and get the ball in the box. That was the only times we looked like scoring.
    Sharp would have been a reasonable shout,but he isn't a self starter like Donaldson,Clarke and to be fair Wilson and given the front 2 had w a n k to no decent ball tonight Billy would have had 15 mins of sitting on his arse coupled with wrestling with far bigger CB's.
    Would have put Leonard on for Lundstrum at the same time as Wilson for Donaldson. God we needed drive from Midfield and Fleck needed help doing it.

    We are too slow in the final third and it is clearly common knowledge to oponents. Not such a problem when playing on the break away but a huge issue at home. Hopefully Leonard and Holmes along with a returning Brooks will solve that and we will go on another great run..

    Sat next to your Mrs' lads tonight JJ.


    Yes, they seemed to enjoy themselves as one of them called us at 4.00 this morning to come and pick him up from the Wicker.
    I rolled over and went back to sleep, but their mother got up, got in the car and went out and fetched him.

    Mothers eh ?

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