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Author Topic: Scott Hogan - confirmed  (Read 56092 times)

Offline villan from luton

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Re: Scott Hogan - confirmed
« Reply #375 on: April 15, 2017, 11:59:52 PM »
He does look a poor one footed player with very bad first touch. However I hope we can get something out of him to justify big transfer fee.

He has a good goalscoring record though mate, so obviously has something. Don't you think we should be starting him now?

imilarly, Houriane was excellent for Barnsley and one of the best players in the division, not looks average.

Maybe the manager should play to the players strengths? That said, he should have scored with that chance

Offline olaftab

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Re: Scott Hogan - confirmed
« Reply #376 on: April 16, 2017, 12:19:26 AM »
Yes I agree both Hogan and Hourihane should play regularly in their preferred positions so that we can maximise our strength.

Offline paul_e

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Re: Scott Hogan - confirmed
« Reply #377 on: April 16, 2017, 12:36:23 AM »
Yes I agree both Hogan and Hourihane should play regularly in their preferred positions so that we can maximise our strength.

Yep, I'd try to find a way to let Hourihane and Lansbury play 10 yards further up the pitch and let Hogan play much closer to Kodjia.  Until we give that a go we're not going to see how any of them can settle in.

I'd be tempted to try getting Jedi to sit and then play Hourihane, Lansbury and Grealish as a 3 in front (sort of like a diamond) with Kodjia and Hogan ahead of them.  All three are capable of making a yard and getting crosses in so they can drift in to out to find bits of space and create gaps for each other.  We'd need to train them as a unit though and that's where any attacking plans fall down because the training either isn't there or isn't effective.

What I can't accept is the idea that the players themselves aren't good enough.  Most of the squad we have now are players who've done it this level or better and yet many of them look lost, I just don't see how that isn't the fault of something other than their own abilities.

Offline villan from luton

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Re: Scott Hogan - confirmed
« Reply #378 on: April 16, 2017, 12:38:12 AM »
I was so impressed with Hogans movement at Forest, we need to find a way to get him and Kodjia together and we need to do it now.

Offline aj2k77

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Re: Scott Hogan - confirmed
« Reply #379 on: April 16, 2017, 12:52:44 AM »
To be fair to all the signings, they've come in to a team that are set up to play defensively.

Hogan, Lansbury, Hourihane, they are going to look like different players when they are in a set up that prioritises keeping the opposition out rather than attacking as a team.

Offline villan from luton

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Re: Scott Hogan - confirmed
« Reply #380 on: April 16, 2017, 12:58:45 AM »
I am all for tough defences, but we have some talented players for this division and I am worried that the manager is more about nullifying teams that should really be bullied

Offline passitsideways

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Re: Scott Hogan - confirmed
« Reply #381 on: April 16, 2017, 12:57:03 PM »
Yes I agree both Hogan and Hourihane should play regularly in their preferred positions so that we can maximise our strength.

Yep, I'd try to find a way to let Hourihane and Lansbury play 10 yards further up the pitch and let Hogan play much closer to Kodjia.  Until we give that a go we're not going to see how any of them can settle in.

I'd be tempted to try getting Jedi to sit and then play Hourihane, Lansbury and Grealish as a 3 in front (sort of like a diamond) with Kodjia and Hogan ahead of them.  All three are capable of making a yard and getting crosses in so they can drift in to out to find bits of space and create gaps for each other.  We'd need to train them as a unit though and that's where any attacking plans fall down because the training either isn't there or isn't effective.

What I can't accept is the idea that the players themselves aren't good enough.  Most of the squad we have now are players who've done it this level or better and yet many of them look lost, I just don't see how that isn't the fault of something other than their own abilities.

I agree that those are probably the strengths we should play to, but it does feel like a bit of a headache to fit those 5 in the same team, in their preferred positions - it's, what, either a 3-5-2 or a 4-4-2 diamond? In both of those you need fullbacks to provide width in attacking areas, and I'm not sure I'm ready to complicate things with the fullbacks we've currently got just yet.

Offline sirlordbaltimore

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Re: Scott Hogan - confirmed
« Reply #382 on: April 16, 2017, 01:00:28 PM »


I've got 100% confidence that Hogan will come good and bang in 20 next season (as long as he's starting)

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Re: Scott Hogan - confirmed
« Reply #383 on: April 16, 2017, 01:02:28 PM »


I've got 100% confidence that Hogan will come good and bang in 20 next season (as long as he's starting)

Me too.

Offline villasjf

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Re: Scott Hogan - confirmed
« Reply #384 on: April 21, 2017, 02:18:47 PM »
I have just seen a picture of him on the express and star website, is it me or does he look fat. If so what do our fitness coaches do? Gabby Richards McCormick etc

Offline supertom

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Re: Scott Hogan - confirmed
« Reply #385 on: April 21, 2017, 02:23:15 PM »
I have just seen a picture of him on the express and star website, is it me or does he look fat. If so what do our fitness coaches do? Gabby Richards McCormick etc
I've just been to China and the Mrs's family fed me very well. I've probably put on 10 stone in 2 weeks and largely from eating barbecued meat in huge quantities.
Maybe it's Dr Tony showing some of that famous Chinese hospitality.

Mind you we've had fat bastards in the squad for a few years now. Quite what's gone on here is strange. The squad hasn't been fit for years.

Offline villabear

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Re: Scott Hogan - confirmed
« Reply #386 on: April 21, 2017, 03:45:08 PM »
If he's fat I'm worried.




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Offline Jon Crofts

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Re: Scott Hogan - confirmed
« Reply #387 on: April 21, 2017, 04:28:23 PM »
If he's fat I'm worried.




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Put the chips down chubby.

Offline saunders_heroes

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Re: Scott Hogan - confirmed
« Reply #388 on: April 21, 2017, 05:23:02 PM »
I have just seen a picture of him on the express and star website, is it me or does he look fat. If so what do our fitness coaches do? Gabby Richards McCormick etc

I think it's just you. He's a fit as a fiddle, and last time Gabby played he was built like a brick shit house without an ounce of fat on him.

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Re: Scott Hogan - confirmed
« Reply #389 on: April 23, 2017, 02:56:32 PM »
Watching his YouTube videos and his goals, he is obviously a 'fox in the box' type player.
 We are going to have to make sure we have a damn sight more action in the 18 yard area, than we are used to, to get the most from him.
The poor bloke must wonder what the fuck he has done.