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Very good but Fallon was even better.
Howard – 6
Brown – 5 (But will get better.)
Butroid – 5
Cordner – 2
Bedeau – 5 (Just too many misreadings of the play + mistakes.)
Spence – 6
Gilliead – 7
Taylor – 5
Green – 6
Turan – 4
McAtee – 5
So. Seven out of my 11 are classed below par or worse. That’s how you lose at home to a non league outfit.
Cordner must be dropped and replaced by Rowe. It’s a no-brainer even if Cordner is available on Tuesday. Cordner has ability but looks to me that he lacks bottle. Send him back if humanly possible. Looked decent enough when first arrived …
Ref: One more out of that stable who gives no allowance for fair contact. It has been happening every bit of the season. Some of the penalties we’ve conceded have been laughable by officials BUT – still our fault. You don’t give the man in the middle the opportunity to make a decision. Assume he is going to be a half wit.
The reffing is getting weaker rather than stronger.
Mike and Tom are talking PURE sense. Tom Newey spoke with great wisdom today.
For me, the ref was distinctly below par – just about holds onto a 5.
What got me again was the lack of intelligence showing in the side.
Mike W is saying 3 CBs.
Jamie Ward absent.
I do remember Brian Bedford scored for us.
I thought somebody might say that.
It was not a great display from Ray Clemence – he’d only had a few games before that one.
Hat trick to each of Tees and Hill, if memory serves.
Simple fact. Started a critical season without the necessary spine for a team largely based on youngsters.
That problem can only be addressed by the addition of a tough, intelligent leader in the middle of the park.
He’ll only be half fit.
Mind you – you are not wrong.
Not ‘relegation bound’ merely relegation threatened.
I’d like to know if this CM is imminent.
Are we sure that an FA Cup game still has live stream and not just audio?
I finally managed to chat with a couple of Blades fans over the back hedge.
VERY impressed that we had signed Howard. Could not praise him highly enough.
Had seen the bad error though and said in unison “He never did that playing for us.”Followed by “He’ll see you alright.”
On police orders?
Some interesting points.
One extra though, is that the Swedes can often be far more socially-minded than we are, in my experience.
I was in Spain in September – and it was noticeable just how much more careful the Spaniards are than what I generally tend to witness in Sheffield.
Carlisle fans did warn us.
Giant club selfishness and big clubs pretending to be giants too.
I had an excellent record of spotting precisely when a manager would be sacked – right up to Paul Hurst, that is.
Hurst had just got the team firing when he got the bullet.
We learned quite a lot about our squad yesterday.
Extremely harsh, BS.
It’s always better to be at the bottom at the start of the season, Mick.
Super display by GK – just one intcy wintcy problem …
9 for Onariase for intelligence, presence and leadership. We have, at last, got a viable skipper.
8s for Beestin and Taylor who finally showed a bit of class.
No 5s, today.
O’Malley played really well 7.
Green – 6 or 7.
A tad ironic but most enjoyable game for any passing neutral.
Spence probably lost his first team place this afternoon.
Playing attacking football looks to be a much better bet than not bothering to get the ball into the opposition box.
Rest were 6s for me
How on earth is the match still on?
Still. I like cricket and high scoring matches.
On the bright side – this could lull Exeter into a false sense of security.
I said before. Cordner had a spell at Cheltenham looking decent at RB. (Unless he was just there covering the mistakes of others, of course.)
Play 4 – 4 – 2 with Onariase and Bedeau together.
Jai Rowe’s experience is minimal at this level. Cordner has games under his belt. He looked to me quite capable of being an RB.
I know. Potentially another square peg, maybe, but if he were to do a lot more good there than Hornshaw …
As for CM – Hornshaw has recent match experience and his actual area of playing strength now has a vacancy.
That said, I’d try Beestin first.
There’s often an opt out built in for January in contracts.
A squad size which is not at all desirable for a small club. Too cumbersome, by far.
But if BI66 is correct with the ‘three in for Colclough’ idea – which he almost certainly will be – that is the price of experienced players in our Brave New Covid World.
I’ll wager there’s a hefty few of the far less experienced on between £20 – £30k a year. Financially this may be sustainable if we eventually get crowds in.
Now down to just 3 big earners, I’d say: Olomola, McGahey & KVV.
Fans tended to feel pretty comfortable with him between the sticks down the road from me in Sheffield.
I’m on the look out for my next door – Blades fan – neighbour, for an outdoor chilly chat.
Sadly, I feel that we have chucked away unnecessary points by leaving this signing so late but we are now that one player away from having a realistic squad which can avoid the drop.
Yet again the football knowledge on this board should be considered as a mega resource for the club.
He is showing precious little bottle.
Cordner seemed to be covering RB to an extent, at least, after Hornshaw went off. Looked so much better.
Play him there on Saturday, Bedeau to CB – 4 at the back. Still begs the question as to what we do with LB.
Butroid or O Malley and bring Junior on second half to get 40 minutes or so?
I actually cheered last night when Rory explained why you leave a man on the halfway line when back defending. Fallon for manager?
I do not see how people can say ‘had an average game’ and then give a 5 which represents a notch below average. A fair few have done this over recent games.
People are too cavalier with their marks – there is far too much gut reaction.
Most marks will be between 5 and 7 in any game. Below par, average, above average.
If everyone gets a 5 – you’d lose any game – and often by quite a margin.
Take Hornshaw, last night – got a lot wrong you can justify a 4 but he was trying hard so can hardly go lower.