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Edtheram

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    Edtheram reacted to RamNut in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    Um.... After watching the full 90 i had the opposite reaction. We battled but we faded away quickly and thereafter we played like a rowett team - standing off them, conceding possession and trying to keep our shape. If waggy had finished off the gilt edged chance that marriott and jozefzoon created it would have been a classic rowett counter attacking performance. On the other hand, a soft penalty got us a point which we only just about deserved.
    Pleased to see cocu prepared to make a change at half time but against stoke's narrow diamond, our wingers should have been well placed to cause trouble. Why didn't they? we were too deep and too passive. We didn't have possession. Shifting to three at the back and moving lawrence central made no real difference. Clarke and bielik were exposed by pace for their second. The only productive change was marriott for lawrence. Giving up on the two wingers after 45 minutes was some statement, but both stayed on. Lawrence playing centrally still couldn't get into the game and jozefzoon at left wing back was bizarre. Preferring jozefzoon to Malone was a slap unless there was another reason for the change. 
    Overall, it was disappointing especially after that electric start. Huddlestone and evans don't give the platform for a possession based attacking game. They seem to concede territory and possession. I'd rather see bielik and shinnie or knight v bristol. 
     
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    Edtheram reacted to Srg in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    I think a draw was probably fair. I haven't read much of this thread, but I imagine much of frustration is from how good and comfortable we looked early on and seemed to surrender this without Stoke having to do much.
    Two of the most classic Pulis-esque Stoke goals ever though - corner and a long straight punt.
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    Edtheram reacted to TomBustler1884 in What a Manager we have!   
    10 games.
    No judgement from me until we reach that point.
    I've seen lots of positives so far, certainly nothing to be overreacting about.
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    Edtheram reacted to i-Ram in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    I guess I shouldn’t draw too many conclusions from BBC Stats or a 6 minutes highlights package, but it seems to me to be a sounder base to work from than few of the rabid assessments on here.  We went away to a reasonable side (consider their teamsheet) who have a pretty good home record, and a passionate crowd.  We matched them 50/50 with possession, and we had more efforts on target.  We got a couple of good goals from nicely constructed attacking moves (if you allow for the build up to the pen) and we created a lovely chance at the end that Waghorn was only just unable to convert. Could easily have won that 3-2.  Yes there was a bit of dodgy defending, and our midfield is yet to be settled let alone gel but in my close to 50 years of watching football l have come to the conclusion it does often take a little while to get going in a new league season. Quite often more than 3 games. Good point I would say.
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    Edtheram reacted to Norman in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    I've drank that much my mrs could be Kelly Brook and there still wouldn't be the slightest of twitches today.
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    Edtheram reacted to Van der MoodHoover in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    We all thought that the first 6 games looked tough. To be unbeaten after half of those is not bad at all👍
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    Edtheram reacted to Derbyram1983 in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    Any of our previous managers would have lost. Cocu changed the system and got a good draw from a very tough game. We’ve lost about 14 players and the three loanees were our best. It’s a work in progress and I’m happy seeing Knight, Lowe in the team and still picking up points. This season won’t be easy but I think we will progress as a club over the next few. Every other manager eg rowett with older players and Lampard with loans has been looking at the present whereas Cocu is looking at the future and this takes time. The team and the club hasn’t progressed for years but now is the time and sometimes it takes time. 
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    Edtheram reacted to Andicis in v Bristol City (H) Match Thread   
    For me, Knight absolutely has to start. Really liked what I saw today, loved what I saw away at Scunthorpe. I think the most balanced midfield we can put out is one of Bielik, Knight and Dowell. 
    Marriott looks ready to me now. Looked sharp when he came on, made a huge difference. Hope we unleash him from the start, I think I'd put Waghorn on the right wing, Lawrence on the left with Marriott leading the line. 
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    Edtheram reacted to Ambitious in v Bristol City (H) Match Thread   
    Roos
    Keogh           Clarke
    Lowe                            Bielik                        Malone
    Dowell                      Knight
    Lawrence
    Marriott                       Waghorn
    Please? 
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    Edtheram reacted to Tyler Durden in v Bristol City (H) Match Thread   
    Thought Paterson wasn't allowed to play against the club he's being loaned from
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    Edtheram got a reaction from jono in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    Still not lost. Still building and team will change in regards to who’s playing and where. Let’s build this momentum and get 3 points Tuesday 
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    Edtheram reacted to Pastinaak in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    Evans for Bielik at half time then?
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    Edtheram got a reaction from ariotofmyown in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    Stoke away is never an easy game but i am quietly confident in us getting a result. We now have a top coach and coaching staff managing the players, the difference from how we would of approached this game last year to this couldn't be further apart. Cocu will set us up to combat Stokes midfield diamond and have the lads up for an away day where they will be backed by a sell out away end. Vokes up top will be big for them especially at set pieces so its good that we have Clarke in there to deal with him. Ince is always a tricky player but if Lowe can get stuck into him then he may win the battle. Woods in midfield is a busy player as is Allen so we need players in there who can actually move and offer us something going forwards and back. Stoke are in poor form which has carried on from last year and we have only conceded one goal in 3 games (0 goals from open play). I back us to stay defensively tight and take our chances this week, 2-0 to the Rams.
    My team....
                              Roos
    Lowe        Keogh       Clarke       Malone
                     Evans        Bielik
     Jozefzoon        Dowell            Lawrence
                            Marriott
    Bench: Hamer / Davies / Shinnie / Huddlestone / Paterson / Bennett / Waghorn.
    Waghorn swapped out for Marriott, Stoke play with big physical CB's who get you roughed up, if we play the right way and get Jack running in behind he will open up space for the 3 behind as well as getting chances in front of goal. Marriott only needs one chance to score, Waggy looks like he needs 4 currently. Huddlestone drops out for Bielik, I've seen some posters mention playing 2 CM's instead of DM's but i think Cocu will stick with what worked at Huddersfield. We need mobility in the middle and after Bieliks dominant display on Tuesday and Evans looking reborn these 2 get the nod from me. Another dilemma could be GK, Roos has looked okay and made some good saves but Hamer did well the other night and made one very impressive reflex save. Biggest thing for this side this season is consistency, if we stay consistent we will do very well this season, I think we will win but id take a draw away from home. COYR
     
     
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    Edtheram got a reaction from SKRam in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    Stoke away is never an easy game but i am quietly confident in us getting a result. We now have a top coach and coaching staff managing the players, the difference from how we would of approached this game last year to this couldn't be further apart. Cocu will set us up to combat Stokes midfield diamond and have the lads up for an away day where they will be backed by a sell out away end. Vokes up top will be big for them especially at set pieces so its good that we have Clarke in there to deal with him. Ince is always a tricky player but if Lowe can get stuck into him then he may win the battle. Woods in midfield is a busy player as is Allen so we need players in there who can actually move and offer us something going forwards and back. Stoke are in poor form which has carried on from last year and we have only conceded one goal in 3 games (0 goals from open play). I back us to stay defensively tight and take our chances this week, 2-0 to the Rams.
    My team....
                              Roos
    Lowe        Keogh       Clarke       Malone
                     Evans        Bielik
     Jozefzoon        Dowell            Lawrence
                            Marriott
    Bench: Hamer / Davies / Shinnie / Huddlestone / Paterson / Bennett / Waghorn.
    Waghorn swapped out for Marriott, Stoke play with big physical CB's who get you roughed up, if we play the right way and get Jack running in behind he will open up space for the 3 behind as well as getting chances in front of goal. Marriott only needs one chance to score, Waggy looks like he needs 4 currently. Huddlestone drops out for Bielik, I've seen some posters mention playing 2 CM's instead of DM's but i think Cocu will stick with what worked at Huddersfield. We need mobility in the middle and after Bieliks dominant display on Tuesday and Evans looking reborn these 2 get the nod from me. Another dilemma could be GK, Roos has looked okay and made some good saves but Hamer did well the other night and made one very impressive reflex save. Biggest thing for this side this season is consistency, if we stay consistent we will do very well this season, I think we will win but id take a draw away from home. COYR
     
     
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    Edtheram reacted to GenBr in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    I disagree. Shinnie was great against Scunthorpe and I fail to see how playing Shinnie would be too negative. He is more of a box to box midfielder ala Bryson than a typical defensive midfielder. 
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    Edtheram reacted to GenBr in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    @Jourdan I don't think its a dilemma at all whether to bring Bielik or not - if fully fit he has to start. The dilemma is who he replaces and for me after another good performance for Evans against Scunthorpe it has to be Huddlestone who makes way.
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    Edtheram got a reaction from bimmerman in Red Dogs Away   
    Unfortunately mate i dont think Bird will get a game. wasn't the best at league 2 Scunthorpe, lad needs a loan move to league 1 in my opinion. Buchanan yes, Sibley bench, Knight yes and Whittaker bench. We still have a big squad and can rotate it well.
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    Edtheram reacted to Saity in Bielik: Defender or Midfielder?   
    Totally Agree....I actually think Bielik has a major chance to be a legend at our club.....He's only 21 is certainly future captain material, I know he's only played one game against league 2 oppostion but he just plays with authority and think he's a major signing for us and can play in two positions....just hope he stays fit but agree DM is where he'll be needed more as we have two good CB's in Keogh and Clarke
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    Edtheram reacted to Norman in Bielik: Defender or Midfielder?   
    Bielik would be wasted as a CB
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    Edtheram reacted to Andicis in Bielik: Defender or Midfielder?   
    Reminds me a lot of the George Thorne we got on loan, only better in the air. Could boss a midfield by himself. Composed, strong in the tackle, good eye for a pass. Been a long time since I have been that impressed with a Derby player. 
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    Edtheram got a reaction from Millenniumram in Bielik: Defender or Midfielder?   
    I prefer him to Roos and think he will be our no 1 in the coming weeks.
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    Edtheram got a reaction from Carl Sagan in Bielik: Defender or Midfielder?   
    I prefer him to Roos and think he will be our no 1 in the coming weeks.
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    Edtheram got a reaction from Ellafella in Bielik: Defender or Midfielder?   
    I prefer him to Roos and think he will be our no 1 in the coming weeks.
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    Edtheram reacted to Ramos in Bielik: Defender or Midfielder?   
    He has to be utilised as a midfielder for me. On the ball and his passing ability from what i've seen so far is wasted at the back. Couple that with having Keogh and Clarke, and Davies as back up, we don't really need him at CB apart from maybe the odd game if players need rests/ injuries or suspensions. Assuming Clarke and Keogh start Saturday, will be very disappointed if he's on the bench and not starting in midfield. 
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    Edtheram got a reaction from KCG in Bielik: Defender or Midfielder?   
    I prefer him to Roos and think he will be our no 1 in the coming weeks.
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