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  1. #265
    Quote Originally Posted by Staffordvaliant84 View Post
    Also what's the deal with Hooper he's having next to no game time at Northampton as he fell out with Bruno due to him playing out wide? I like JJ hopefully we haven't seen the last of him but it's strange he's gone there to sit on a bench
    He's pretty stoopid if he didn't realise that's what Page all too regularly does. He must be the worst utiliser of the loan system in the EFL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Staffordvaliant84 View Post
    Also what's the deal with Hooper he's having next to no game time at Northampton as he fell out with Bruno due to him playing out wide? I like JJ hopefully we haven't seen the last of him but it's strange he's gone there to sit on a bench
    May have to wait until he comes back to find out what he was promised at the Cobblers? I would have expected him to have a few games, despite them having a successful team from last season, who came up at a canter.

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    Have had a few days to think about the performance and it's a tough one to call. We did dominate the first half but created very little. A lot of the time that was due to the game being slowed at the wrong times by wrong decisions by midfielders usually. Tavares is one that looks to often to go backward to keep possession rather than really get his head up and push on. Thomas and Jones were completely ineffective but again you have to look at where they were receiving the ball or whether anyone was looking to find them quick enough. This seemed to have a knock on effect for Paterson who was very isolated once again. He works hard and tries his best but needs support.

    At the back we looked relatively comfortable but there is something not going well tactically at full back on one side and something rather off on the other. Knops for me has been one of our stand out performers so far. In an unfamiliar position he's battled away well and looks very solid, however when it comes to going forward he can't really do much more than try and channel a few balls down the line and play it short inside. For Thomas to really be effective the full back needs to help drag men away from him with more overlapping runs and this isn't in Knops game. On the other side Purkiss doesn't look a good player at the moment in my opinion. I don't know whether there is a lack of confidence in him since his spat with Bruno but he looks way off last season's Mr Reliable. He doesn't get forward well, panics on the ball too often and looks a bit of a liability at times. Whether not having a proper winger in front of him is not helping could be an issue though.

    Second half we fell apart. I said at the time when Grant plays bad we do and that summed it up perfectly because he was awful. Usually Grant looks so comfortable in possession but he didn't second half at all. When we went 4-4-2 Pereira came alive for a few minutes and then was subbed but it really didn't make a difference. Cecilia with a touch of fortune could have nicked an equaliser but it would have been undeserved as we rarely played any form of football deserving of a result.

    It was a bad day at the office as we rarely tried to do the right things but a recall for Amoros would help a lot in my opinion with his energy and intent on moving the ball quick as well as holding the shape better. Go from there and we can only get better. Long way to go for this side yet and we will improve and be more consistent.

  5. #268
    Quote Originally Posted by Tenement Funster View Post
    Have had a few days to think about the performance and it's a tough one to call. We did dominate the first half but created very little. A lot of the time that was due to the game being slowed at the wrong times by wrong decisions by midfielders usually. Tavares is one that looks to often to go backward to keep possession rather than really get his head up and push on. Thomas and Jones were completely ineffective but again you have to look at where they were receiving the ball or whether anyone was looking to find them quick enough. This seemed to have a knock on effect for Paterson who was very isolated once again. He works hard and tries his best but needs support.

    At the back we looked relatively comfortable but there is something not going well tactically at full back on one side and something rather off on the other. Knops for me has been one of our stand out performers so far. In an unfamiliar position he's battled away well and looks very solid, however when it comes to going forward he can't really do much more than try and channel a few balls down the line and play it short inside. For Thomas to really be effective the full back needs to help drag men away from him with more overlapping runs and this isn't in Knops game. On the other side Purkiss doesn't look a good player at the moment in my opinion. I don't know whether there is a lack of confidence in him since his spat with Bruno but he looks way off last season's Mr Reliable. He doesn't get forward well, panics on the ball too often and looks a bit of a liability at times. Whether not having a proper winger in front of him is not helping could be an issue though.

    Second half we fell apart. I said at the time when Grant plays bad we do and that summed it up perfectly because he was awful. Usually Grant looks so comfortable in possession but he didn't second half at all. When we went 4-4-2 Pereira came alive for a few minutes and then was subbed but it really didn't make a difference. Cecilia with a touch of fortune could have nicked an equaliser but it would have been undeserved as we rarely played any form of football deserving of a result.

    It was a bad day at the office as we rarely tried to do the right things but a recall for Amoros would help a lot in my opinion with his energy and intent on moving the ball quick as well as holding the shape better. Go from there and we can only get better. Long way to go for this side yet and we will improve and be more consistent.
    Great, thoughtful summary.
    Thanks

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    I'd agree with most of that TF, especially about Purkiss currently. I lost count of the times he got beaten down to the byline at Peterborough too, we could have been at least 4-1 down because of that before they actually scored their 2nd. But it isn't just him, our defence as a whole seems to have gone backwards, considering we have started to concede on a regular basis, & haven't kept a clean sheet since 16/08 in the league.

    Hope we can sort that out tonight!

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    We allowed them to get too many crosses in to the box, it was inevitable they were going to score at least once from a cross especially as Alnwick was not confident in collecting anything put in to the box.

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