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« Reply #405 on: Sunday, November 19, 2023, 11:56:37 »

We also seem to have more than our fair share of permanently injured players. Never known so many players who can only last  one game or so before they break down again.
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« Reply #406 on: Sunday, November 19, 2023, 13:08:39 »

IMO it wouldnt be too difficult to go 4 at the back 4 of Dokes Minturn Brewitt and FBT and push Hutton and Kokolo into defensive winger roles then take Austin off and put 3 in the centre of midfield with Young up front, or any version of that.

That way both fullbacks should have extra protection from the wingbacks who are wingers and it allows us to be able to defend as a 4 unit at the back and yet the wingbacks/wingers can still get forwards and bolster the attack.

Just how I see it though.

Had similar thoughts last night.

Wouldn’t be against a 4411 next week.

Dokes, Minturn, Brewitt, FBT

Hutton, Khan, Kinsella, Kokolo

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« Reply #407 on: Sunday, November 19, 2023, 13:08:47 »

We also seem to have more than our fair share of permanently injured players. Never known so many players who can only last  one game or so before they break down again.

I mentioned this before if you go back 30-40 years there seemed to be less frequent or long term injuries. Maybe the old muddy pitches were better on the bodies!
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« Reply #408 on: Sunday, November 19, 2023, 13:32:50 »

Had similar thoughts last night.

Wouldn’t be against a 4411 next week.

Dokes, Minturn, Brewitt, FBT

Hutton, Khan, Kinsella, Kokolo

Kemp
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That works too actually. Hadn't considered Hutton in a midfield 4.
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« Reply #409 on: Sunday, November 19, 2023, 13:35:16 »

That works too actually. Hadn't considered Hutton in a midfield 4.

Literally my post a couple of hours ago Smiley

IMO it wouldnt be too difficult to go 4 at the back 4 of Dokes Minturn Brewitt and FBT and push Hutton and Kokolo into defensive winger roles then take Austin off and put 3 in the centre of midfield with Young up front, or any version of that.

That way both fullbacks should have extra protection from the wingbacks who are wingers and it allows us to be able to defend as a 4 unit at the back and yet the wingbacks/wingers can still get forwards and bolster the attack.

Just how I see it though.
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« Reply #410 on: Sunday, November 19, 2023, 13:43:32 »

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Had similar thoughts last night.

Wouldn’t be against a 4411 next week.

Dokes, Minturn, Brewitt, FBT

Hutton, Khan, Kinsella, Kokolo

Kemp
Young

Completely get playing players in their correct positions, but not sure I fancy minturn and Brewitt as the middle 2 - not that there's any other options really
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« Reply #411 on: Sunday, November 19, 2023, 13:45:59 »

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[No. When you don’t have funds you need to build  longer term aka Newport.

Do you think you get that long these days? Squads seem to be very ethereal, we seem to need rebuilding every 6 months now.

Maybe we can tie a core down. I guess time will tell
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« Reply #412 on: Sunday, November 19, 2023, 14:04:26 »

Completely get playing players in their correct positions, but not sure I fancy minturn and Brewitt as the middle 2 - not that there's any other options really

I mean if Clayton is fit & match sharp he’d slot in at CB or if any of our other left sided players (Ward, Uwakwe, Devine) were fit they could go in at LB & you place FBT inside.

Apart from RHM are all our injuries lefties? Clayton, Cain, McEachran, Uwakwe, Ward, Devine, Kanu(?)
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« Reply #413 on: Sunday, November 19, 2023, 14:10:19 »

We are just a parody of our earlier season selves now.  The grunt and grind of the middle of a league two season has set in, the legs are worn, but we keep trying to be something that quite clearly does not work.  It's tactical suicide.

At least yesterday we reached the stage where we didn't even bother with the charade of Hutton and Kokolo being called wing backs.  Neither of the showed the slightest bit of interest in defending, so we really played with two wingers and three defenders.

The Harrogate commentators thought we were mad.  Pointing out we left nobody back for corners and we'd be ripe for a simple ball counter attack, which happened while they were describing the opportunity.  It's essentially that obvious to teams how to play us - everyone can see it before it happens.  We have made it easy for teams to know what to do when playing us.

I've given Flynn a lot of slack given the squad building issues, but if he continues with this, it will be the ruin of him and us.

We do have 11 or so players good enough to play football at this level, we can still be an attacking team, but we have to be cleverer about how to do it.

We played alright for half the game, and like a school kids team for the other half.
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« Reply #414 on: Sunday, November 19, 2023, 14:11:08 »

I mean if Clayton is fit & match sharp he’d slot in at CB or if any of our other left sided players (Ward, Uwakwe, Devine) were fit they could go in at LB & you place FBT inside.

Apart from RHM are all our injuries lefties? Clayton, Cain, McEachran, Uwakwe, Ward, Devine, Kanu(?)
Agree on the CB thing, we have no other fit players, and yes I was thinking the same about our "lefties" yesterday and how so many are injured.

Also though we probably have more "lefties" in the team now than I can ever remember, add to the list Young, Kemp, Kokolo, FBT and Kinsella(IIRC) who all use their left as their dominant foot.
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« Reply #415 on: Sunday, November 19, 2023, 16:10:45 »

Any younger fans thinking times are depressing now take a look at the crowds we were getting back in the early 80’s.


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« Reply #416 on: Sunday, November 19, 2023, 16:15:33 »

IMO it wouldnt be too difficult to go 4 at the back 4 of Dokes Minturn Brewitt and FBT and push Hutton and Kokolo into defensive winger roles then take Austin off and put 3 in the centre of midfield with Young up front, or any version of that.

That way both fullbacks should have extra protection from the wingbacks who are wingers and it allows us to be able to defend as a 4 unit at the back and yet the wingbacks/wingers can still get forwards and bolster the attack.

Just how I see it though.

Looks good to me.
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« Reply #417 on: Sunday, November 19, 2023, 17:14:10 »

Any younger fans thinking times are depressing now take a look at the crowds we were getting back in the early 80’s.

That 1681 at home to Darlo our lowest ever league attendance.
I remember standing in an empty TE that game.
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« Reply #418 on: Sunday, November 19, 2023, 17:37:23 »

Sky Bet are offering 150/1 for us to get relegated.

Could be worth a fiver.
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« Reply #419 on: Sunday, November 19, 2023, 17:48:23 »

That 1681 at home to Darlo our lowest ever league attendance.
I remember standing in an empty TE that game.

Went to most games that season really depressing times.
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