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  1. This may have already been covered but:- Goals scored = 18 only 2 more than bottom of the table Barnsley. Goals conceded = 21 only 4 more than the top 2 teams (17) who have both scored around 30 goals so far. Those stats don’t lie, we are painfully short of goals 18 in 16 games is poor in any division. Against the gumps we had 4 or 5 good opportunities but couldn’t put them away. This must be a concern, if it continues over the season we could be in trouble. Who and where are our 20 goal a season strikers?
  2. I was there stood on the pop-side with some school mates, what an atmosphere, what a night! Early Clough/Taylor days and still in 2nd division we came from behind to be 1st division Chelsea 3-1 playing some great football. It was at that point I knew, and my mates knew that we were going places...
  3. I had to do the same but was easy to find. Kevin Hector was my all time favourite player by the way, he seemed to glide over a very muddy BBG pitch. Lovely fella too.
  4. Bloody hell, I thought I was a long time fan! Can you remember your first match Kev? I have hazy recollections about watching Rams v Posh in a much postponed FA Cup 3rd round game circa 1963. We were let under the turnstiles at the boys end by a kindly gate man who must have felt sorry for a couple of scruffy kids. Am pretty sure we won on a frozen BBG, was hooked from that day on. Different game now though, it’s not just the fact we are older. Sky changed the game immensely, lots more money and more pressure on managers and players to perform and achieve results at any cost. Cheating is now the accepted norm, I still don’t understand why shirt pulling is not a bookable offence! I still love the game of football and DCFC in particular but the culture within football has changed.
  5. A poor game between two poor sides. We could have easily lost 2-0 but managed to win it 1-0 with a moment of quality. My thoughts on individual performances FWIW... Roos, The crowd were on his back for failing to catch the ball, but he kept us in the game in the 2nd half with two good saves. Bogle easing his way back, will come good. Davies led by example, great block in the 2nd half. Clarke, should be good as a left footed LCB, but isn’t yet, needs time to settle. Malone, awful crossing - would play Lowe next game. Beilik, still not sure about his best position, again needs time to settle Shinnie, scored a quality winning goal, steady game otherwise. Holmes, see Bogle Paterson, quiet game, looked knackered. Lawrence, looked good at times, looked awful at other times. Lacking in end product Waghorn, had a mare... Subs: Martin seemed to make a difference, great lay-off for the goal. Lowe, not much time but did okay Marriott, thought he did okay out wide but needs to play more central possibly with Martin coming short to link up play. In Summary: Work in Progress.
  6. May be a bit harsh but having watched the replay, all 3 goals against could have been prevented by a confident and dominant keeper. Ben Hamer may not be any better than Roos but now is the time to find out.
  7. Hadn’t realised what a short arsed team we were. Only a couple of players over 5ft 8in!
  8. We had 62% possession ffs! Only 2 shots on target but 7 for the opposition. Of course the stat that counts is goals is goals for and against, no contest on that one. This speaks volumes for the effectiveness of our possession based football. In theory if we have the ball the opposition can’t score, but hey guess what... it seems they can - multiple times. Rapidly getting very pissed off with this season and I feel that time is fast running out for Cocu. Please prove me wrong Mr C.
  9. I could be wrong but the club may be able to cancel a players contract while retaining the players registration.
  10. A poor decision from the club in all honesty, the club needed to suspend the two players pending the outcome of the court proceedings. Mel has totally misread the mood of the majority of the fans, especially those who have been affected directly or indirectly by drink driving. A massive own goal IMO.
  11. I thought Jamie Paterson was excellent in the No10 role, particularly in the 2nd half my MOM by some distance. He seems to have a great first touch, good vision and passing ability. If he can find the consistency in that role he could turn out to be the signing of the season. Hopefully the loan agreement included the option to buy for a nominal fee....
  12. Just watched the Sky highlights and disturbed by the number of good chances that the dirties created. Defensively we look nervy, missing a calm leader/organiser, perhaps a back 3 of Keogh, Bielik & Clarke would be worth trying. Great to see Chrissy Martin coming on and scoring, if we can get him fit and firing it will be as good as signing a new £10 million striker for the season. I thought Max Lowe did really well in the build up to our goal by putting in a great cross with his right foot instead of coming back onto his favoured left. Lowe and Bogle as wing backs surely an option. How on earth we managed to steal a point is beyond me admittedly based upon those limited highlight. We need to build on this result...
  13. Given the players we have perhaps we should consider a 3-4-3 formation. I would go for:- GK: Roos, a back 3 of Keogh, Beilik and Clarke. Holmes, Evans, Shinnie and Lowe Lawrence as a No10 and Waghorn & Marriott up front. Holmes and Lowe have good ability going forward, a solid looking back 3 and playing 2 strikers should allow us to press high and get on the front foot. As other posters have said, we have been too passive. We are waiting for opportunities rather than pressing for opportunities. COYR
  14. Is it me or does he sound like he’s been to the same interview school as Keogh 🙂
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