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Everything posted by Inny

  1. I agree. Today he made a big difference and actually retained the ball and made it work for us. DC said that we are a better team when we are passing the ball and retaining possession. If that is the case, which it clearly is, wanted Jake in the team.
  2. Amoo upfront... he has never done anything upfront! Ridiculous. We need Proctor on to make the ball stick up front.
  3. Needed a stronger ref. Their captain was running the ref. Our injuries are starting to take their toll now. We looked shattered and devoid of ideas late on. Decision making was poor at times. Still in our hands and we need to re-set and come back like we did after our last defeat.
  4. Unless I miraculously come across a couple of tickets (the wife actually wants to go an away game!!!), does anyone know if any pubs in Burslem will somehow be showing the game?
  5. We have quality players but why why why does he play 3 4 3.....it doesn't work. It creates nothing. We lose midfield. The strikers need to work together and when they are 3 up front they are too far apart. Wrong team selection today!! Needed 3 in midfield, one of which should have been Walker. How does Cooper get a shirt?? This loss may give them a kick up the back side they need.
  6. And let's not forget quality and tactics that we also lacked. They are a poor side and we looked like a school team with the boot and rush approach. No where near playoff performance.
  7. He wouldn't be in my side, especially when we play 3 4 3. His awareness of others is clear to see. Every time Hussey gets the ball down the wing Amoo runs into his space. Hussey's delivery has been excellent, when Amoo is out of the team. I would only suggest Amoo starts if we pay 4 3 3, when he has looked useful. He is not a striker. Its not happened for him. You can't, however, fault his effort.
  8. He arguably cost us points on Tuesday. I would expected him to have saved that.
  9. Game of two halves. First one was awful and the second was better, but still not up to standard. There was very little football played First half, we just launched the ball in the channels, missing out the midfield. First half Wilson and Garrity were poor but good second half. I though Garrity's energy grew as the game went on and he, along with Wilson, became more influential. I don't like 3 4 3. The wide midfielders have little space in front of them to run into as the wide forward players take up their space. Amoo kept running into Husseys space which was very frustrating. I like Charsley's energy. Jury is out on the keeper but its early days. Feel sorry for Stones. Overall we are a very disjointed team at present. Lets hope Clarke can settle on a team and we can get a run of positive results together.
  10. Have you been drinking again to get over your bad day?
  11. Probably isolating as he is not vaccinated
  12. As the Vale is a seated venue i believe it is 10,000. May be an issue for the 3rd round of the cup but not for any league games just yet
  13. We battered them today with the exception of set pieces! I thought Gibbo and Amoo were great, especially the second half. Devante was better than last week but frustrated me with staying out wide. We were desperate for a centre forward to be in and around the centre rather than out wide. Both Amoo and Devante were like the wide men in a. 4 3 3 formation. Wilson would have had a hatrick today. Also in midfield, there was massive gaps on the left. In the past when we had players breaking from midfield we had one player left and one right. I just didn't see anyone filling that space which meant that Devante kept drifting into it. Clearly the issue was the defence. Not sure what to do about that. Over to DC... Oldham are garbage and they certainly didn't deserve to get anything out of the game.
  14. Personally I'm pleased he may get a chance. I don't think he has ever let us down. Last season when co.ing on as sub he livened things up.
  15. Great football going forward today. For the first 30 minutes we hardly let them have the ball. We kept possession so well and the front three worked very well together. Politic was awesome Gibbo was caught offside twice which shows how attacking he was. Deserved his goal. We are definitely a better side with him in the team. DC certainly went for it with the attacking formation. There was several times when they had men over up front but they were woeful. Great depth of squad demonstrated today. The bench was very strong. Special mention to Taylor who looked a differnet class when he came on.
  16. Have a look at the video again. It wasn't in the corner. He actually pushed it into the corner after he moved just a few inches! It looked more or less straight at him to me. He should have had it. Why they chose such a small wall and one player just standing randomly away from the wall is a question for management.
  17. What a static first half that was. Little movement and creativity. Benning, Politic and Clarke switching formation changed the game. I've been critical of Benning but his first touch and forward play was outstanding today and I hope that Politic retains his shirt. Wilson was great today. Worked hard and kept possession of the ball. Thought he deserved MOM. The energy of the whole team second half was impressive. I thought Conlon and Cass (who kept running into players when he had the ball) were not up to their usual high standard. I'm still waiting for Covolan to give me some trust in him. Clarke was critical of him today too!
  18. According to DC he has been carrying a knock, but he didn't go into detail as to where.
  19. Agreed. There was two pieces of real quality that won the game but other than that it was a disjointed performance. They bossed a large portion of the second half and should have scored. I was surprised DC didn't change the formation in that second half as we looked like the team with 10 men. We need to play better football. Individually there were some very good performances but as a team we bypassed the midfield too many times and didn't hold on to the ball. Great to see Gibbo back. Taylor made a difference too when he came on as he found space and drove forward. Proctor won nearly everything and Worrall deserved MOM. Pleased for Wilson in getting his goal. Took it very well. Harrogate where thugs and no.21 should have definitely been sent off. Great to see Vale been tough in return.
  20. How big is our squad now? It must be a very similar size to last season.
  21. Worrall still got into the two best shooting positions of the night and had to play in a position which stifles his forward play. The whole team were rubbish tonight. We struggled to put passes together for most of the match. We seemed to want to hit 50 yard passes. The effort was there, but using DC's word from last season, there was very little quality. We looked like a team that has just been thrown together and I am sure we cohesion will come when he has a settled formation (which hopefully is 4 3 3 ) and knows his best team (that could take another 2 months).
  22. Oh dear. Looks like its been washed a 1000 times.
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