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General Discussion / Re: Todays game.
« on: November 21, 2021, 01:18:22 PM »
I don’t think we’re far short.  We are competing in nearly all the matches, but need …. we’ll….. not going to bore everyone with the Dillification I believe is needed - (quickie version - 2 creative MFs, and one, perhaps two goalscorers).  If we had them, I believe Marriott would blossom into a twenty per season man, again…The chances would increase for him to thrive…. Or someone like him, of course.   We can survive this but, well, we all agree, someone(s) to stick the blasted ball into the net !!

General Discussion / Re: Todays game.
« on: November 20, 2021, 05:36:33 PM »
Defensive frailties can’t be sorted by having 3 CHs and other defenders.  Indeed, that’s what causes the problem- we don’t spend long enough in the other team’s half, because of the line-ups !  AND the lack of creative midfielders to keep the opponents’ long enough on the back foot, or give goalscorers decent chances.  All very frustrating, because, in most games, we are genuinely competing.  The commentators on Radio Norfolk, today, were, impressively, able to work out what was happening before their eyes.  Not all football managers are, because they are blinded by cliches.  That’s no dig at IC, just a generalisation.  Onwards and Downwards !!!

General Discussion / Re: Joe Taylor
« on: November 20, 2021, 05:24:41 PM »
Thanks, all, for the input….

General Discussion / Re: Todays game.
« on: November 20, 2021, 01:37:21 PM »
Prediction of today’s selection….  One GK, four CHs, two “holding” MF workhorses, three hooligans, one big lunk striker with no teeth, and a tattoo round his neck saying “YEAH ?” to “put his foot in”, “bring others into play”, and “defend from the front”.  Four quick tricky nipsters on the bench, to watch, and “learn the game”….  Only kidding - there must be room for a sarky git on here, n’set-ce-pas ?  COYL !!! (fingers are crossed, but not holding out much hope….)

General Discussion / Re: Joe Taylor
« on: November 20, 2021, 08:48:44 AM »
Does anyone know if Joe Taylor just “went” or was sold ?  If sold - how much for ?

General Discussion / Re: The Chairman
« on: November 20, 2021, 08:44:42 AM »
I’m not on Twitter, so I don’t follow what is going on in Twittertown.  BUT - my opinion may therefore be ill-informed, but I believe SC really HAS put the club, and therefore the town, on the map.  I agree that things are now pretty tough, financially and on the pitch, but if he still thinks he can take this club forward to where his ambitions for it point, he must have a reason for that belief.  I hope he succeeds.  Of course there is a danger of implosion, but he will be aware of that as well, and yet he still thinks that danger can be nullified.  As I said, this could be an ill-informed viewpoint, of mine, and an unobtainable ambition of his, but I believe this is the “now or never” era that this club has always failed to reach.

General Discussion / Re: New addition
« on: November 19, 2021, 01:11:23 PM »
Depressing.  There is no such thing as a “Holding” midfielder, and even some pundits are beginning to catch up with that.  We still have no creative midfielders, nor goal scoring forwards.  We’ll soon have the most number of iun-creative midfielders in pro-football, and they’ll all be looking to “work hard, and break things up” !  Sorry - not being controversial, just putting forward an opinion…..

General Discussion / Re: DoF
« on: November 18, 2021, 12:12:44 AM »
Agreed, Walks i t Sunshine….  Not needed.

General Discussion / Re: Change of style
« on: November 18, 2021, 12:06:02 AM »
Winning ugly only works about 2 games in 10.  Playing well wins far more games than it loses.  It’s the philosophy of Guardiola and Del Nosque, the two most successful managers, and you’ll never hear them banging on about formations.  No team ever needs 3 CHs.  Many selections we’ve had in the last year have no more than 3 creative players, yet we expect those defensive teams to do the attacking.  I don’t think the current team would make the top half in the NLN, because it hasn’t got the variety to play well, and dominate games.  Goals should come from midfielders, as well as strikers, or, in our case lone striker….  We all mean well on this forum, but things are a bit bleak at the mo……

General Discussion / Re: Change of style
« on: November 17, 2021, 03:45:17 PM »
Good thread, but in general, still talking about more CHs, lack of goalscorer(s), and style of play.  I don’t agree we play with style, and in an “open” way.  I’ve banged on for a season, (covering two seasons) that the team don’t play attractive or creative football, but through no fault of their own.  We have lost virtually all our creative players, players who play together, largely on the floor, Henderson, Marriott, Kelly, Carey, and Fox spring to mind, players who rely on skill, and not merely hard work.  Someone said McAully would run through a brick wall for the team, and so would others, but the object is to go round the wall, imho, and we don’t have players, particularly in midfield, who can do that, together, on a regular basis.  Even an ordinary goalscorer will score more if the chances made are a lot easier.  And I don’t believe managers need more than money and contacts, plus good taste in players.  Forget formations, get players (more nipsters, of course !). .. But, as for the future, who used to be well known for the phrase “I KNOW NOOOTHING” ?

General Discussion / Re: Morias
« on: November 13, 2021, 02:21:50 PM »
Hi all, and on the “Academy” subject, B & G and TonyM in particular…..  B & G - I don’t know why SC is interested in having an “Academy” as very few local players have played for the club, or any other club, at shall we say, NLN level or above.  And TonyM - Dereham may benefit from a similar arrangement with a “ sixth form”, but their playing standard is about the level that could benefit from locals, not so, ours…..  I admit that Paul, Hunt, and Carey are examples of where money can be made, but they are so few and far between……. Sounds like Taylor should have been given a chance to see if he could have lifted our goal tally, but too late now, at least for the present.

General Discussion / Re: Morias
« on: November 13, 2021, 09:01:46 AM »
Disappointed Morias has gone.  He had more movement than most, and his lack off goals, plus the same lack in others, wasn’t entirely his fault.  People keep saying we are playing good football, but lacking goals.  That, IMHO, is because none of the midfielders, whatever their qualities, aren’t creative midfielders, apart from King. so don’t create easy chances for the forwards.  Add to this that Omatayo couldn’t hit a cow on the arse holding it by the tail !!  I think Morias will do well at Dagenham, if they have playmakers, which I don’t know.  I believe we’re two “inside forwards” short, if King isn’t coming back, and a chance taker, but I doubt it will come from an “Academy”, as a) We are too small a population, and b) “Developing” players is an overrated art that seldom produces, especially for goal scorers.  Weekly essay over, fingers crossed for today, and I desperately hope Lynn’s finest don’t turn up to “show those Welshies what’s what.” !!!

General Discussion / Re: Walsall at home
« on: November 10, 2021, 10:44:03 AM »
Other clubs at this level have far bigger terraces, so separation of fans is much easier.  Away fans also get a much better view than they do at our ground.  Our ground development over many decades has been very poor, so putting it right now that we are at a level that needs it, is very difficult.  We don’t have a real terrace at either end, so supporters, in winter, are likely to get a cold wet experience, with a very poor view.  Aren’t there any local firms that could just at least give us proper steps ?  When we allowed a very decent terrace at the Hospital End to disintegrate, we caused opposing supporters having to stand closer to each other, in other areas of the ground.  We also have the flat area that is used for virtually nothing between the Main stand and the Hospital End corner flag, where a terrace would be built by nearly every club at this level.  I know it’s money, but it’s alsoorganisation by people who think bigger than we’ve ever had.

General Discussion / Re: Incoming
« on: November 10, 2021, 10:16:01 AM »
Not another defender, surely ?!!!

General Discussion / Re: Manager Sacked.
« on: November 08, 2021, 12:45:23 PM »
The strange thing for me is that Chairmen will continue to take on a new manager’s “expertise”, without considering he apparently didn’t have enough of it at the club he’s just been sacked by !

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