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  1. In an ideal scenario, I’d rather not see us playing 3-5-2/5-3-2 tomorrow but the main thing for me is Dean getting a performance from the boys. I don’t think he’s got a fully fit squad to start from, but hopefully Bailey and Traoré will play some part.
  2. It’s nice to see this thread finding some ‘middle ground’. Im sure Dean will have the boys up for it on Friday night, if nothing more I think the players owe us a performance, and a 90+ minute one at that!
  3. You wonder if the distraction of playing slightly ’out of position’ due to the formation is causing the errors? I know it seems like basics, but perhaps it is having an effect on them.
  4. I know what you’re saying, maybe I’m being a bit harsh in that respect.
  5. I think only Tuanzebe gets a bit of a pass from a gelling POV, but as you rightly say the rest have played together as a unit for 12 months.
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    Louie Barry

    Perhaps he’s not impressed in training, or he’s not showing the attitude that they want. There could be any number of reasons that he’s not getting selected.
  7. I’m unsure if it’s the formation that has affected him, but I agree he’s seemed well off the pace. Its odd because it would’ve seemed unthinkable to be dropping Ollie, but on form you’ve got to go with Danny Ings if we revert to 4-3-3 with one ‘striker’. The biggest shock for me is that statistically he’s even pressing more than Ollie.
  8. Only my opinion, but I wouldn’t think that McPhee is concentrating too much on defending set pieces, to be honest that’s basics right? It seems that McPhee’s remit with the attacking set pieces is to come up with new ways to try and score goals from them. I know it’s getting boring now, but that on Saturday is on the players I’m afraid. It’s a basic skill of a top flight defender to defend from a set piece. You cannot blame coaching on failing to clear a ball.
  9. Perhaps Dean thought there was too much time left in the game to bring him off the bench last Saturday?
  10. The ironic thing is a lot of your posts have me asking myself that very question. Also I don’t think it’s right to confuse the owner’s expectations of our manager with your own.
  11. I know what you’re saying mate, everything about the game has changed.
  12. Before this season I’ve always felt that Maguire was a very good CB that got some unfair criticism, but he’s been really poor this year. On topic, Mings is just going through a poor spell for me and talk of selling him is laughable.
  13. I think it will if Sanson can stay fit for a prolonged period.
  14. I personally think the big issues with the current lineup are the formation and the Watkins/Ings ‘partnership’ which clearly isn’t working, and it seems from the outside looking in that it’s being persisted with simply because Dean is reluctant to ‘drop’ either. I feel that is also why Dean is persisting with 3-5-2 as a way of playing them both without weakening the midfield. Just my opinion though.
  15. Some very valid points there Trent, as usual. Perhaps more through optimism than anything else I’m holding onto the fact that we’ve not had a fully fit squad and that things will start to improve once we’ve got everyone available.
  16. I feel that LB is definitely an area that we need to look at bringing in another in the next 12 months for sure as Young is not a long term option and seems to be looking less and less effective with each appearance. I disagree with regards to Targett as a LB, where I think that he has been solid, however it’s his attacking play that does indeed let him down at times, or at the least it’s not a particular strength and if we persist with playing our fullbacks as wingbacks then we could do with another option. Im sure I’d read that we’d been linked with Hickey before, so I’m not sure if this story is just a rehash of the old interest or if it is genuine but he looks a decent prospect.
  17. It’s such a difficult decision. Ollie leads the press, but as you say he’s not re-producing last season’s form.
  18. This is the Leon Bailey thread. Can we get back on topic please….
  19. Hard to disagree with that unfortunately. Hopefully we can get our wide attacking players fit and get back to the 4-3-3/variations of 4-3-3 which we generally look a lot more solid when playing.
  20. I think that’s a very fair assessment. I think he does well as a second option in attack on the left, backing up the left attacker in a 4-3-3 and overlapping, but has definitely struggled at times as THE wide option on the left.
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    Keinan Davis

    I explained what I meant above, read the thread please before trying to call me out for something like that.
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    Keinan Davis

    Sorry, it wasn’t meant in any way against Keinan. More to do with the poster actually, I think he just likes going against the grain and was questioning his sincerity.
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    Keinan Davis

    Why is that very good news in your opinion?
  24. This is getting a bit like the Jack Grealish for England situation, it is possible to rate one without slating the others. In this particular case, isn’t it fair to say that both Dean and Potter are doing good jobs?
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