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  • #199168
    FerriteFerrite
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    Thought he had a good game last night, a big improvement on previous showings, looked generally composed and put in some decent crosses too. Let’s hope he’s found his feet and continues to improve. If so, we’re going to be spoiled for choice at left-back.

    #199172
    bishopsfingerBishops Finger
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    For what it’s worth I thought he was awful. First touch was worse than Loft.

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    I thought he looked strong coming forward, but was often caught out of position defensively, especially in the first half. Still, much better than what we have seen before.

    #199176
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    For what it’s worth I thought he was awful. First touch was worse than Loft.

    Are you serious?

    #199177
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    Can’t agree with Bishops Finger there, Loft has the worst touch I’ve seen in professional football! Hippolyte played well, especially given he’s by no means a fullback.

    #199179
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    That is 2 games he has had at left back and in my view the only 2 games that he ha not looked dreadful in.

    Maybe time to switch tack and try and make the position his. If he starts now he might be ready by the time O’Malley leaves for a million or so.

    #199182
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    Not denying that he’s had bad games (his sending off against Forest Green (?) was ridiculous) but I thought he did most things right last night. One silly foul on the edge of the box, although to his credit he was the only defender who had seen the danger and was trying to do something about it. I didn’t notice his touch as being especially bad last night, certainly not after the first few minutes.

    #199190
    DarrynStampGoalMachineDarrynStampGoalMachine
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    Solid from him in my opinion. Best game since his debut when he played wing back. Apparently not keen on playing defence and he is a bit rash in the tackle sometimes but competent competition for Eisa is only a good thing.
    Thought he ran it well last night and worked hard. Final ball needs a bit of work but that’s the case for pretty much everyone at the minute.

    #199194
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    “Final ball needs a bit of work but that’s the case for pretty much everyone at the minute.”

    For some of them it needs A LOT of work!!

    #199237
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    Seen a few saying it was his best game for us – but it was an awfully low bar.

    It was nice to see him actually attempt to take on a man which led to the winning goal. That must be the first time he has tried it this season!

    #199239
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    He tried it in the first half too and got absolutely flattened that time as well!

    #199302
    IronaweIronawe
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    Back to his normal level. really poor, not a league footballer

    #199309
    RoamingBullRoamingBull
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    Wow that was amazing run down the left and And And he dribbled the ball out.
    Surely a one legged O’Malley would be better.

    #199318
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    O Malley – specialist LB – I agree.
    Another youngster at RB might have helped a bit.

    Aren’t we missing McGahey?

    #199323
    premierironpremier iron
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    Yes Hippolyte was poor but so was nine others.The only players who looked up to standard were Onaraise and Bedeau

    #199326
    RoamingBullRoamingBull
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    Hippolyte was poor that’s an understatement.

    #199328
    waltersleftfootwaltersleftfoot
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    Never a footballer,the new David Got??

    #199331
    waltersleftfootwaltersleftfoot
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    Sorry the new David Foy

    #199341
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    Embarrassed by the lot of them not just Hipolshite.

    #199343
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    A good example of most of our players – can be good but only 1 game in 4 or 5. All of them have had at least one good game which gives you hope, then just when you get optimistic – THIS!!

    #199347
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    That’s right CT and that’s why very few (if any) of these players will ever play higher than L2. Two poor, poor teams.

    #199350
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    Don’t think he’s shown enough to warrant a place near the team- that moment where he dribbled the ball out of play today was ridiculous.

    #199373
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    Cox at times defies logic. O’Malley was on the bench, yet starts with Hippolyte, who happens to be a crap LW player who’s playing out of position.

    Very, Very… strange.

    #199378
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    He can’t even do the basics well. I was embarrassed for him yesterday. Is he actually a footballer because at the moment he looks like a bloke who won a competition to play?

    #199383
    IronaweIronawe
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    Fairly certain he would’ve lost the competition to play with that shower yesterday…..

    #199385
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    One of the few real positives this season has been the performances of O’Malley at left back.

    He has defended well and provided a number of quality crosses.

    He was tired on Tuesday and I get that. Am assuming he was OK on Saturday or shouldn’t have been on the bench.

    Why the feck then do we play a left winger (and we only have his word for that) with limited league experience in the left back position.

    If Cox is heading down the favourites route he will not be here much longer.

    #199386
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    O’Malley is a bizzare one – if Cox watched the first half and thought the answer was Jarvis and Loft (there is never a question where the answer is those two donkeys) then presumably he wanted to get crosses in the box. O’Malley I would say is the best crosser in the club but he left the non footballer on whose contribution was to dribble the ball out into touch

    #199396
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    The trouble is, with a number of these guys, we have not really seen them playing as part of a functioning unit.
    This is the problem which, in the game, is referred to as ‘the continuity player’.
    Such blokes may well eventually catch up and develop in a number of cases. Over months, how much would Loft learn playing alongside a Paul Hayes – or Jarvis off a Torpey?
    This sort of player is not capable of lifting their game in a moderate side.
    With experience under the belt learning from old hands, better things can happen.

    One of the reasons I like the two young FBs so much is that they have enough about them to do their own thinking. Sadly, that is rare at this level.

    Yesterday was a good example. In the midst of a shambles – how does a relative beginner even manage to put in an adequate performance?

    #199400
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    I think part of the problem yesterday and probably in the two games before that is that Gillead, Spence and Beeston have all ran out of steam at the same time.

    In the games before that they were what Les calls our continuity playes. Energetic, consistent and with bit of quality. Given how poorly most of the rest of the team are at keeping the ball these three never get a brrather during a game because they are constantly having to hunt the ball. When you have to this every Tuesday and Saturday it is bound to have an impact.

    We need two players that can share this workload in these positions to allow a bit of rotation and enable substitutions when they tire in games.

    At a push Green is a poor man’s Gillead but since Vincent’s injury we seem to have no alternatives in midfield.

    The Forest lad has been disappointing so far and anyway seems a better fit to replace a disinterested McAtee rather than Spence or Beeston.

    I would quite like Hornshaw to be given a chance in midfield. We know he struggled a bit at full back but his issues were mainly positional. He works hard and can pass the ball.

    #199439
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    I know this isn’t great but I remember a few season back Hornshaw playing as a defensive midfielder against Notts County in a crappy cup game at home and got man of the match, he looked really good in there but never had a shot in there since.

    Hornshaw and Pugh are at least options and should be used more. Especially when Beestin and Spence are running on empty during games.

    Beestin is cream crackered. Gillead looks like he’s running fumes, he needs resting for a match for Green in my opinion.

    I think Pugh looks a handy player with the bit’s I’ve seen and is capable, big lightweight but got decent energy and can at least accurately pass a ball.

    Those two need resting.

    I was contemplating whether Eisa needed a rest but I came to the swift conclusion that he properly needs a slap or a kick up the backside.

    When Brown is back, I’d be tempted to stick O’Malley on the wing and leave Eisa out. Hippolyte doesn’t really even count as a player so he can bench warm.

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