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Offline Proposition Joe

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Re: Invincibles vs Forest post-match thread
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2017, 07:32:27 PM »
Thank fuck for the 3 points.

Why do we make it so hard for ourselves? I've no nails left!

Sometimes, it's almost like the game's so easy we get bored and try and make it more of a challenge.

Anyway, 1 up, never looking in trouble, should have been a couple to the good at least, then conceding an equaliser out of nowhere - we know how this story would have ended last season, so it's great to see we found a way to win.  I'd like to see Jedi in place of Whelan next game, other than that the performances were generally fine. 

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Re: Invincibles vs Forest post-match thread
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2017, 07:32:47 PM »
Win is a win - hopefully that is Kodjia a long way from fitness because he was lazy for me, if he had showed a 10th of the work rate of adomah, Davis & Snodgrass we'd have been out of sight.

Great assist for Adomah goal mind :-)

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Re: Invincibles vs Forest post-match thread
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2017, 07:32:58 PM »
A win is a win I guess, but in the long run, I can't see how conceding so much possession to teams is gonna benefit us. The better teams in the league will make us pay, Forest are a mid table team at best, so we got away with it today. Plus being such a slow team is painful to watch, don't see the point of Snodgrass and Whelan up to this point.

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Re: Invincibles vs Forest post-match thread
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2017, 07:33:04 PM »
If I still had a season ticket I'm sure I'd have had a stroke by now.

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Re: Invincibles vs Forest post-match thread
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2017, 07:33:44 PM »
A wins a win.
6 and 7 for all players bar Whelan.  Minus 7. I've seen a tortoise run faster.

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Re: Invincibles vs Forest post-match thread
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2017, 07:35:02 PM »
36% possession, if we don't learn to to hold onto the ball better we are going to struggle to win consistently, a better side than Forest would have made us pay today. Saving grace for Bruce is there isn't much quality down here to take advantage of the fact we're not really a very good side, we just have very good individuals who keep saving us.

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Re: Invincibles vs Forest post-match thread
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2017, 07:35:09 PM »
Gave them far too much in midfield. Whelan was a walking corpse. Possession surrendered too easily and to often.

We got away with it today but we won't keep doing so.

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Re: Invincibles vs Forest post-match thread
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2017, 07:35:42 PM »
Very pleased to snaffle the 3 points, but I didn't see much to suggest that we'll be at the sharp-end anytime soon. Perhaps if we were to play football through the thirds rather than bypassing the midfield so often, we'd resemble a half-decent side? At least we look OK defensively & up front...

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Re: Invincibles vs Forest post-match thread
« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2017, 07:35:49 PM »
Don't play great but win? Stuff of champions in the making.

I keep trying to tell myself that, but I just we could absolutely smash someone once in a while.

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Re: Invincibles vs Forest post-match thread
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2017, 07:36:03 PM »
Win is a win - hopefully that is Kodjia a long way from fitness because he was lazy for me, if he had showed a 10th of the work rate of adomah, Davis & Snodgrass we'd have been out of sight.

Great assist for Adomah goal mind :-)

Bit harsh on him, I'd say, it was his endeavour that won the free kick that Hourihane knocked in as well. Got caught offside a few times when he shouldn't have, and his typical solo merchant stuff, but I'd say he  was the difference maker out there.

Snodgrass was alright in the first half but completely disappeared in the second, early days but needs some work.

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Re: Invincibles vs Forest post-match thread
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2017, 07:39:20 PM »
Happy with the result which keeps us going in the right direction but I said at half time that we should've been much more aggressive after we scored our first, they completely fell apart for half an hour, and we barely created a chance and let them get to half time still in the game.  When they equalised it wasn't a shock and we hung on a little but again the individual quality of Kodjia got us a chance from nothing and a combination of Hourihane hitting the target and a weak effort at getting a hand to it from the keeper got us the win.

When Bruce arrived I said I expected him to get us fairly solid at the back and to let the attacking players keep him in the job, we eventually seem to have got there and, whilst it's not pretty and won't work against better sides, if he can keep it going we might still get something out of the season.  My worry, as always, is that he tends to run hot and cold and we're not hot enough right now to be able to handle another run of 1-2 wins in 10.

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Re: Invincibles vs Forest post-match thread
« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2017, 07:39:24 PM »
If I still had a season ticket I'm sure I'd have had a stroke by now.

We're not that enjoyable to watch.

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Re: Invincibles vs Forest post-match thread
« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2017, 07:40:18 PM »
Win is a win - hopefully that is Kodjia a long way from fitness because he was lazy for me, if he had showed a 10th of the work rate of adomah, Davis & Snodgrass we'd have been out of sight.

Great assist for Adomah goal mind :-)

It's funny how we see the game so differently.

I thought Kodija, whilst not back to 100%, was one of our best players.

Whelan, Snodgrass, and Onomah were poor.

Davis needs to do more for me. At the moment he 'flatters to deceive'.

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Re: Invincibles vs Forest post-match thread
« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2017, 07:40:27 PM »
36% possession, if we don't learn to to hold onto the ball better we are going to struggle to win consistently, a better side than Forest would have made us pay today. Saving grace for Bruce is there isn't much quality down here to take advantage of the fact we're not really a very good side, we just have very good individuals who keep saving us.

It's partly the 442 conundrum

You trade possession for threat

But I can't see us playing 442 week in week out, especially against the best sides

Didn't reallly improve with 4411, but that's because Onomah was incredibly hesitant and hogan just couldn't hold it up

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Re: Invincibles vs Forest post-match thread
« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2017, 07:41:58 PM »
If I still had a season ticket I'm sure I'd have had a stroke by now.

We're not that enjoyable to watch.

I believe that's why he wasn't allowed to renew...