10/08/2019 V Oxford (away)

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10/08/2019 V Oxford (away)

Post by bristleposh » 07 Aug 2019, 13:55

Would be interesting to see any changes after a few abject performances last Saturday, the problems obviously arise from not being able to drop either Boyd or Eisa. Ward, Dembele, and Woodyard were the least of our problems against Fleetwood yet they are the most likely to be sacrificed with the introduction of Maddison and Knight. Naismith must come into the equation but does he replace the ineffectual Mason or the equally woeful Beevers or Kent. Oh the joys of being a manager, particularly hard if you have what appears on paper to be a plethora of talent. In fact I'd make a prediction that we would storm this league if every game were played on paper
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Re: 10/08/2019 V Oxford (away)

Post by OBM » 07 Aug 2019, 14:15

You are right Bristle we have an amazing squad on paper, but what is the best team, we are in danger of playing with 4 defenders, 3 wingers 1 midfielder and 2 upfront.

The opposition put a genuine 5 in midfield and we are beaten.

But it appears that we have to play Boyd, Maddison and Eisa.

I would play 1 upfront with the defense you suggest and 5 in midfield with Knight added to Maddison, Boyd, Woodyard and Dembele.

I can't see the selection being any braver than that. It might make the managers job easier if he had less to choose from.

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Re: 10/08/2019 V Oxford (away)

Post by Gaz_Miller » 07 Aug 2019, 14:46

The problem with signing a 'Boyd' on such a high contract, is that it makes him nigh on impossible to drop. The same can be said with any record signing - it makes the manager look stupid if he drops them.

I personally feel sorry for Reed. Looks as though he's fourth choice now which means very little game time at all.
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Re: 10/08/2019 V Oxford (away)

Post by ashman » 07 Aug 2019, 15:58

It makes sense to continue with the same team that played on Saturday. They need to prove to the manager and the fans that they can do things properly. Confidence needs to return for the club's sake, as well as those particular players. What does it say if after the first game of the season your manager says you need to be replaced immediately? Saying that I'd expect to see a full three subs used, if we are struggling in any area.
Knight, Naismith and Maddison probably for Boyd, Mason and Eisa.
Other subs: O'Hara, Reed, Tasdemir and Kanu for the home grown.
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Re: 10/08/2019 V Oxford (away)

Post by Gaz_Miller » 07 Aug 2019, 16:03

ashman wrote:
07 Aug 2019, 15:58
It makes sense to continue with the same team that played on Saturday. They need to prove to the manager and the fans that they can do things properly. Confidence needs to return for the club's sake, as well as those particular players. What does it say if after the first game of the season your manager says you need to be replaced immediately? Saying that I'd expect to see a full three subs used, if we are struggling in any area.
Knight, Naismith and Maddison probably for Boyd, Mason and Eisa.
Other subs: O'Hara, Reed, Tasdemir and Kanu for the home grown.
I agree with your sentiment, however, we simply cannot afford to leave Maddison out. So much depends on him.
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Re: 10/08/2019 V Oxford (away)

Post by OBM » 07 Aug 2019, 16:13

ashman wrote:
07 Aug 2019, 15:58
It makes sense to continue with the same team that played on Saturday. They need to prove to the manager and the fans that they can do things properly. Confidence needs to return for the club's sake, as well as those particular players. What does it say if after the first game of the season your manager says you need to be replaced immediately? Saying that I'd expect to see a full three subs used, if we are struggling in any area.
Knight, Naismith and Maddison probably for Boyd, Mason and Eisa.
Other subs: O'Hara, Reed, Tasdemir and Kanu for the home grown.
Cant start another game with 3 wingers and 1 midfielder away from home, we will get tanked. Knight has to start.

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Re: 10/08/2019 V Oxford (away)

Post by Wycliffe » 08 Aug 2019, 14:11

Got an 82 seater to the match leaving at 0830 via Abingdon so should be a jolly good day out with a great pub sorted :clap:

Football wise. Naismith in for Mason. Butler last chance. Eisa get your finger out and White in for Woodyard although he was about the only one who could hold his head high at the end.

Is it too early for a must win? :lol:

Yes is the answer, if we play to our potential we could win a tricky game but I'd take a draw with a much improved performance

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Re: 10/08/2019 V Oxford (away)

Post by bristleposh » 08 Aug 2019, 14:23

Wycliffe wrote:
08 Aug 2019, 14:11
Got an 82 seater to the match leaving at 0830 via Abingdon so should be a jolly good day out with a great pub sorted :clap:

Football wise. Naismith in for Mason. Butler last chance. Eisa get your finger out and White in for Woodyard although he was about the only one who could hold his head high at the end.

Is it too early for a must win? :lol:

Yes is the answer, if we play to our potential we could win a tricky game but I'd take a draw with a much improved performance
Which White would that be?
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Re: 10/08/2019 V Oxford (away)

Post by OBM » 08 Aug 2019, 14:24

Wycliffe wrote:
08 Aug 2019, 14:11
Got an 82 seater to the match leaving at 0830 via Abingdon so should be a jolly good day out with a great pub sorted :clap:

Football wise. Naismith in for Mason. Butler last chance. Eisa get your finger out and White in for Woodyard although he was about the only one who could hold his head high at the end.

Is it too early for a must win? :lol:

Yes is the answer, if we play to our potential we could win a tricky game but I'd take a draw with a much improved performance
I know you get the news first, but who is White

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Re: 10/08/2019 V Oxford (away)

Post by OBM » 08 Aug 2019, 14:26

Crikey Bristle you are quick off the mark

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Re: 10/08/2019 V Oxford (away)

Post by Gaz_Miller » 08 Aug 2019, 14:31

Wycliffe wrote:
08 Aug 2019, 14:11
Got an 82 seater to the match leaving at 0830 via Abingdon so should be a jolly good day out with a great pub sorted :clap:

Football wise. Naismith in for Mason. Butler last chance. Eisa get your finger out and White in for Woodyard although he was about the only one who could hold his head high at the end.

Is it too early for a must win? :lol:

Yes is the answer, if we play to our potential we could win a tricky game but I'd take a draw with a much improved performance
With Ipswich, MK Dons away & Sunderland to play before the end of the month, I'd say this one is pretty much a must win.
The Fleetwood result was a shocker.
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Re: 10/08/2019 V Oxford (away)

Post by Wycliffe » 08 Aug 2019, 16:17

bristleposh wrote:
08 Aug 2019, 14:23
Wycliffe wrote:
08 Aug 2019, 14:11
Got an 82 seater to the match leaving at 0830 via Abingdon so should be a jolly good day out with a great pub sorted :clap:

Football wise. Naismith in for Mason. Butler last chance. Eisa get your finger out and White in for Woodyard although he was about the only one who could hold his head high at the end.

Is it too early for a must win? :lol:

Yes is the answer, if we play to our potential we could win a tricky game but I'd take a draw with a much improved performance
Which White would that be?
oops Knight, had just been reading about Ben's Leeds debut :lol:

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Re: 10/08/2019 V Oxford (away)

Post by tonyp » 08 Aug 2019, 22:06

Wycliffe wrote:
08 Aug 2019, 14:11
Is it too early for a must win? :lol:
It's never too early for a must win.
If we want to end up top of the table every game is a "must win" until we are firmly entrenched there.
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Re: 10/08/2019 V Oxford (away)

Post by dunc » 09 Aug 2019, 00:59

No game at this stage of the season is a must win!
It's more important to establish first team players - playing in a system that works.
Then confidence will return - then wins will come

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Re: 10/08/2019 V Oxford (away)

Post by ashman » 09 Aug 2019, 08:26

dunc wrote:
09 Aug 2019, 00:59
No game at this stage of the season is a must win!
It's more important to establish first team players - playing in a system that works.
Then confidence will return - then wins will come
Absolutely dunc. :clap2:
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