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    brady1993 got a reaction from LeedsRam1999 in Cardiff City (H) Match Thread   
    I get where your coming from but personally I think it's more important we move the ball positively and have a lot of attacking movement. Personally if everyone is fit I'd opt for Bielik - Holmes - Knight 
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Alpha in Cardiff City (H) Match Thread   
    Hopefully everyone is back fit for this. 
    If they are I think a 433 is viable because you get the width from Bogle and Lowe/Malone which means it's ok for Waghorn and Lawrence to tuck in.
    Personally I'd opt for a 352. Our best players out wide are all full backs and I think giving them freedom could pay dividends. Also it allows to play 2 up whilst retaining a strong midfield presence and not having to resort to a diamond (personally I think diamond is a very very difficult system to get right and wouldn't want to rely on it). 
                         Roos*
           Keogh Clarke Buchanan**
    Bogle           Bielik               Lowe
                Holmes    Knight 
                Mariott    Waghorn 
    *Not opposed to seeing Hamer 
    ** Buchanan because I think he's more suited to drifted across to cover the wb and has pace to recover if we get stretched. 
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    brady1993 got a reaction from derbydaz22 in Recrutiment Needed or Not?   
    Between Mariott, Waghorn, Martin, Bennett and Rooney in January we have more than enough at centre forward especially as more often than we only play 1. 
    If we do go looking for a goalscorer we will more than likely be looking at wide players or attacking midfielders because that is where we are weak.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from derbydaz22 in Recrutiment Needed or Not?   
    Whilst you do acknowledge that players can be deployed elsewhere, I think you are sleeping a little bit on Holmes and Bielik playing in midfield. 
    Holmes took a bit of adjusting to midfield early on but once he got accustomed was one of our better players towards the end of the season last year. Honestly I think he'd be first choice currently.
    Bielik to me seems a bit wasted at centre half because he carries the ball so well and I think will provide substantially better covet than Huddlestone does.
     
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    brady1993 got a reaction from LeedsCityRam in Recrutiment Needed or Not?   
    Too early to judge properly. Gut feeling is we are a midfielder and a winger short. But there is a few things worth keeping in mind: 
    1) I think most would agree we haven't seen the best 11 we have put out there yet. Bielik and Mariott are still finding there feet, Holmes is coming back from injury and Bogle is injured. And I think most would have all 4 in the first team.
    2) Young players coming through. I think this is the real wildcard this season because we have 5 players pushing for a place in Knight, Sibley, Buchanan, Whitaker and Bird. How many break through and to what extent ? Really hard to say. But if say a couple break through similarly to Bogle last year then it could well change what we need. 
    Field a team approximating this:
                      Roos
    Bogle Keogh Clarke Lowe 
                    Bielik 
           Holmes     Knight 
    Waghorn  Mariott  Lawrence 
    Looks like it would be a step up from the teams we've seen so far and personally I don't think we've been too bad so far. 
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    brady1993 got a reaction from jono in v Brentford (A) Match Thread   
    Hmm tricky one. 
    To me this depends a bit on if Holmes is fit and then second question is where do you play him we are crying out for him in midfield but he's also an asset potentially at wing back. 
    With Lowe doing ok there I'd be tempted to go as I feel it puts us 1 player off our best 11.
                      Roos
    Lowe Keogh Clarke Malone 
                      Bielik 
             Holmes   Knight 
    Waghorn Mariott Lawrence 
    If he's not fit I'd be half tempted to give Sibley a go in there.
    It's possible though we would have a better balance with something like:
                          Roos 
              Keogh Bieilik Buchanan 
    Holmes     Huddlestone       Lowe
                  Knight           Shinnie 
                  Mariott      Waghorn 
     
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    brady1993 got a reaction from nogbad van 50 in Coc(u) out   
    I really don't find him dull or dour in the slightest. He's reserved sure but I find myself listening more to him than previous managers because he tends to actually have something interesting to say either about the game or explaining decisions.
    Also if you think the current football (particularly the other night) is the plan you've not been paying attention to what he's saying at all.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from jono in Recrutiment Needed or Not?   
    Between Mariott, Waghorn, Martin, Bennett and Rooney in January we have more than enough at centre forward especially as more often than we only play 1. 
    If we do go looking for a goalscorer we will more than likely be looking at wide players or attacking midfielders because that is where we are weak.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from SouthStandDan in Recrutiment Needed or Not?   
    Too early to judge properly. Gut feeling is we are a midfielder and a winger short. But there is a few things worth keeping in mind: 
    1) I think most would agree we haven't seen the best 11 we have put out there yet. Bielik and Mariott are still finding there feet, Holmes is coming back from injury and Bogle is injured. And I think most would have all 4 in the first team.
    2) Young players coming through. I think this is the real wildcard this season because we have 5 players pushing for a place in Knight, Sibley, Buchanan, Whitaker and Bird. How many break through and to what extent ? Really hard to say. But if say a couple break through similarly to Bogle last year then it could well change what we need. 
    Field a team approximating this:
                      Roos
    Bogle Keogh Clarke Lowe 
                    Bielik 
           Holmes     Knight 
    Waghorn  Mariott  Lawrence 
    Looks like it would be a step up from the teams we've seen so far and personally I don't think we've been too bad so far. 
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    brady1993 got a reaction from 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in Recrutiment Needed or Not?   
    Too early to judge properly. Gut feeling is we are a midfielder and a winger short. But there is a few things worth keeping in mind: 
    1) I think most would agree we haven't seen the best 11 we have put out there yet. Bielik and Mariott are still finding there feet, Holmes is coming back from injury and Bogle is injured. And I think most would have all 4 in the first team.
    2) Young players coming through. I think this is the real wildcard this season because we have 5 players pushing for a place in Knight, Sibley, Buchanan, Whitaker and Bird. How many break through and to what extent ? Really hard to say. But if say a couple break through similarly to Bogle last year then it could well change what we need. 
    Field a team approximating this:
                      Roos
    Bogle Keogh Clarke Lowe 
                    Bielik 
           Holmes     Knight 
    Waghorn  Mariott  Lawrence 
    Looks like it would be a step up from the teams we've seen so far and personally I don't think we've been too bad so far. 
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Sasha in Coc(u) out   
    I really don't find him dull or dour in the slightest. He's reserved sure but I find myself listening more to him than previous managers because he tends to actually have something interesting to say either about the game or explaining decisions.
    Also if you think the current football (particularly the other night) is the plan you've not been paying attention to what he's saying at all.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Ted McMinn Football Genius in Coc(u) out   
    Here's the question though: is the side much weaker? 
    We lost (only bothering with frequent performers) Tomori, Wilson, Mount, Nugent, Johnson, Bryson
    And brought in Clarke, Paterson, Dowell, Bielik, Shinnie. 
    Now out of those I'd say on current evidence Clarke is better than Tomori was when he started (he obviously improved dramatically). Bielik is miles better than Johnson. Jury is still out on Shinnie but Bryson wasn't exactly great last season. Mount is better than Dowell, no argument there. Not sure about Paterson but it's highly likely Wilson is better (although Paterson might contribute more to all round play). Oh and Martin returns for Nugent, which I think is an upgrade in terms of options and quality. 
    So initially you'd probably have to argue we are worse but it depends a lot on whether Bielik is such an improvement versus Dowell being an "downgrade". However there are other factors we have 5 players (Buchanan, Sibley, Knight,  Bird, Whitaker) looking like breaking through to varying degrees and all look talented. We also have Lowe coming back and looking improved, plus younger squad members who might kick on such Bogle, Holmes, Evans, Mariott.
    So id say initially we are a weaker side but I do think we could be end up being stronger depending on coaching and how younger players kick on. 
    As a final point our 11 in our best run last year was this:
                      Roos
    Bogle Keogh Tomori Malone
                   Johnson
               Holmes  Mount 
        Wilson Waghorn Lawrence 
    And that to my money looks it might not be as good as:
                     Roos 
    Bogle Keogh Clarke Lowe
                     Bielik
            Holmes    Dowell
                   Lawrence 
           Mariott        Waghorn 
     
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    brady1993 got a reaction from SKRam in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    But without him we don't even go ahead. 
    A penalty is not a guaranteed thing. It's only something like 70% get scored. 
    It's disappointing but I don't get singling out the only to actually impact the scoreline and when others missed good chances.
     
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    brady1993 reacted to Nuwtfly in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    This season has started pretty much exactly as I expected.
    Slow improvement in performances. Players roles becoming clearer and more defined. Youth getting their chance steadily and staking a claim for the match XI.
    We are a project that is right in its infancy. I really think that second half of this season, or even next season, we are going to be a force in this division: Norwich-style.
    Glad to see so many people seeing the same things. Back Cocu. Back Mel. Back the club. Back the future!
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    brady1993 reacted to Nuwtfly in Jason Knight   
    Massively impressed. Think he has more than earned his place in the side going forward. 
    The formation going forward still seems somewhat unclear, but if it's going to be a 4-3-3, then I'd like to see Knight in the middle with Holmes and Bielik. 
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Chester40 in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    He isn't going to tackle though, he's going to block a cross knowing he's covered if the player cuts back. 
    It's as blatant as a dive as you get.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from LeedsCityRam in Coc(u) out   
    Here's the question though: is the side much weaker? 
    We lost (only bothering with frequent performers) Tomori, Wilson, Mount, Nugent, Johnson, Bryson
    And brought in Clarke, Paterson, Dowell, Bielik, Shinnie. 
    Now out of those I'd say on current evidence Clarke is better than Tomori was when he started (he obviously improved dramatically). Bielik is miles better than Johnson. Jury is still out on Shinnie but Bryson wasn't exactly great last season. Mount is better than Dowell, no argument there. Not sure about Paterson but it's highly likely Wilson is better (although Paterson might contribute more to all round play). Oh and Martin returns for Nugent, which I think is an upgrade in terms of options and quality. 
    So initially you'd probably have to argue we are worse but it depends a lot on whether Bielik is such an improvement versus Dowell being an "downgrade". However there are other factors we have 5 players (Buchanan, Sibley, Knight,  Bird, Whitaker) looking like breaking through to varying degrees and all look talented. We also have Lowe coming back and looking improved, plus younger squad members who might kick on such Bogle, Holmes, Evans, Mariott.
    So id say initially we are a weaker side but I do think we could be end up being stronger depending on coaching and how younger players kick on. 
    As a final point our 11 in our best run last year was this:
                      Roos
    Bogle Keogh Tomori Malone
                   Johnson
               Holmes  Mount 
        Wilson Waghorn Lawrence 
    And that to my money looks it might not be as good as:
                     Roos 
    Bogle Keogh Clarke Lowe
                     Bielik
            Holmes    Dowell
                   Lawrence 
           Mariott        Waghorn 
     
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    brady1993 got a reaction from GenBr in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    Ehhh Clarke has arguably been at fault for three goals in the last two games. 
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    brady1993 got a reaction from LauraH in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    He isn't going to tackle though, he's going to block a cross knowing he's covered if the player cuts back. 
    It's as blatant as a dive as you get.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Sydney_Ram in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    He isn't going to tackle though, he's going to block a cross knowing he's covered if the player cuts back. 
    It's as blatant as a dive as you get.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Carl Sagan in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    He isn't going to tackle though, he's going to block a cross knowing he's covered if the player cuts back. 
    It's as blatant as a dive as you get.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Mafiabob in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    But simultaneously without him we lose that game. Other players had good chances to get the second goal and didn't take them. You absolutely cannot pin it just on him.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from KCG in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    Ehhh Clarke has arguably been at fault for three goals in the last two games. 
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Andicis in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    Ehhh Clarke has arguably been at fault for three goals in the last two games. 
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    brady1993 got a reaction from archram in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    That's unfair. He makes the first penalty and scores it to get us in the lead. 
    Other players had chances and didn't take them. And the referee decided a blatant dive was a penalty. 
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