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Duracell

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  1. Duracell

    Will Cardiff take our record from us?

    We have the longest streak without a win at 3pm on a Saturday in the Premier League. 31 attempts - that’s over 3 times more than second-placed Blackpool. Not sure why this thread appears every season - you have to be indescribably awful to get 11 points. No one has even come close to it in the past 10 years. It won’t change.
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    Unpopular topic? - South Stand

    Anyone know how to get hold of the SLO?
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    View from the outside 2018-2019

    Love the evolution of the format of this thread. In 2014 its function used to be “look at the lovely things other fans say about the way we play”, which was nice after hibernating as plucky underdogs since 2009. Now it’s basically “haha, look how dumb the other fans are!” and we hate everyone after several years of top 6 finishes and being hardened by other fans actually having an opinion about us. Wonder what it’s going to turn into next. Probably comments on the catering arrangements.
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    View from the outside 2018-2019

    Saw an excellent post on the Sheffield United forum. ”Their centre backs are immobile and I feel we didn’t test them properly.” Richard Keogh. Fikayo Tomori. Immobile. I mean both have their limitations but what in the name of steel mining did this fella see to think that they move slowly?!?????!!?!!??!!??
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    Great style of football

    We dropped a little too deep after our first goal but I felt that was more because of human instinct than by design. We changed that at half time. I’ve never felt that sinking feeling under Lampard of sitting back on a one goal lead on purpose and letting the opposition have a attack vs defence training drill. Pearson and Rowett seemed to love it. Clough did it a lot but that’s partly because he had no budget so most of his squad worked part time in a warehouse midweek and weren’t as fit. Clement was guilty of it at times too when he wasn’t instructing Warnock to take forever to pass sideways to Bradley Johnson. We play every game to win. It’s great. And even when we are winning, we shut the opposition out without shutting our own chances off. We were in total control against a good side last night in the dying minutes - the only chance of an equaliser was entirely self-inflicted. It’s fun again. Like Mac 1 when we used to charge Sammon up on the sidelines and threaten to bring him up at any moment if we weren’t 4 goals clear on 70 minutes. Probably the only thing this side is missing. An Irish gallivanting giraffe causing chaos in both boxes.
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    Lack of love for some players why?

    Still don’t get the vitriol directed at Forsyth. Not so much on here but in real life. I’ve always liked him. Tough for wingers to beat, has a good cross on him, faultless in the air. You can do a lot worse. All that is negated by the odd weird pass and an ungainly dribbling style apparently.
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    Jack Marriott

    We were told by a Peterborough fan that his build-up play left a lot to be desired even at League 1 level. I think a few fans are surprised that he can trap a ball and pass and are overcompensating. He’s solid if unspecitacular with his all-round play. Currently.
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    Unpopular topic? - South Stand

    I distinctly remember when the South Stand move happpened thinking about when exactly we would start looking at the previous arrangement with rose-tinted glasses. I agree the atmosphere needs work, but that’s not just a South Stand problem. The music which kills the atmosphere before kick off is worse. Moving the fans back to the corner and singing at empty seats behind the goal won’t make a positive difference.
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    V Sheffield United (H) Match Thread

    Harry Wilson played as if he were being controlled by someone learning how to play FIFA.
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    Nations League - Spain v England

    Haha. Those Spain players on the ref. This is so much better than a friendly!!
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    Nations League - Spain v England

    UEFA get a lot of criticism for their decisions, but is anyone else thinking that this Nations League format is a smart idea? Nice to have a little bit riding on it, and to play teams similar to our level. Anything that stops Clive Tyldesley turning to Andy Townsend after 60 mins in a silent, dour friendly asking “....so what have we learned?” is a plus for me. Also itv was horrid. Nice for San Marino and Luxembourg to play a competitive match where neither will be thrashed as well.
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    V QPR (A) Match Thread

    See what you mean. Not sure it’s naivety - maybe more a lack of cutting edge. Can’t seem to find a way through teams when they sit back, and for all our approach play, we created little in the second half. I think the worst thing we can possibly do is change our style when things are tough. We must learn to play through teams.
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    V QPR (A) Match Thread

    What did we do that was naive?
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    V QPR (A) Match Thread

    Think you’re judging Marriott harshly. Average in play but his movement is dangerous. Looks sharp. Not like Sammon. Agree on the rest of the front 5.
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    V QPR (A) Match Thread

    I’d describe it as two teams trying to press high but without anything to press.
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