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by Coppells Lost Coat
25 Feb 2021 09:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Rotherham united (a)
Replies: 63
Views: 1988

Re: MATCHWATCH : Rotherham united (a)

After Tuesday - the hard decisions are made easy. We looked terrible with certain players in certain positions. My preference would be have Holmes and Richards as full backs. Bring Tmac back to CB - Moore back onto the bench. Drop Semedo and have Esteves out on the right. That allows us to bring Mei...
by Coppells Lost Coat
24 Feb 2021 14:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Wycombe Wanderers (a)
Replies: 543
Views: 10641

Re: MATCHWATCH : Wycombe Wanderers (a)

Agree. The can for this debacle has to be carried by the manager, his negative team selection and frustrating intransigence to not shift from 4-2-3-1 formation when it’s patently obvious that would be a better fit for the players currently available (not to mention, if it’s used over a few games, g...
by Coppells Lost Coat
24 Feb 2021 13:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Wycombe Wanderers (a)
Replies: 543
Views: 10641

Re: MATCHWATCH : Wycombe Wanderers (a)

The most disappointing thing for me is that Pauno seems to have fallen into the trap of many managers in now worrying too much about the opposition.. We got to our lofty league position by generally playing fluid attacking football based on a midfield all working together and swapping positions whe...
by Coppells Lost Coat
18 Feb 2021 11:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Bristol City (a)
Replies: 354
Views: 8527

Re: MATCHWATCH : Bristol City (a)

Here we are congratulating the boys on a measly 2-0 win, when they were on a losign streak, huge injury woes, imminent manager departure, and Watford were able to put 6 past them. Should we have done a lot better? I am not sure we could of got more than the 3 points on offer. Did Watford get more p...
by Coppells Lost Coat
08 Feb 2021 14:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Brentford (h)
Replies: 401
Views: 17993

Re: MATCHWATCH : Brentford (h)

Another chance for Fosu to shine and prove to be the second biggest transfer mistake Reading have made behind Antonio. Neither of those are close to being our biggest ‘mistake’ though Your biggest obsession perhaps, but that’s not the same thing at all.... Agreed. Over the years the club has done m...
by Coppells Lost Coat
04 Feb 2021 16:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Stoke City (a)
Replies: 279
Views: 9937

Re: MATCHWATCH : Stoke City (a)

You mean, I shouldn't get annoyed on the internet, who knew :D
I never disregarded the competitive reasons - Richards is better. Thats why he is vital to keep fit. We have good cover at RB.
by Coppells Lost Coat
04 Feb 2021 15:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Stoke City (a)
Replies: 279
Views: 9937

Re: MATCHWATCH : Stoke City (a)

I am not saying that should happen. i think Yaidom needs some more minutes and prefer to keep Holmes on for a more physical presence. I would understand that if Richards didn't have one of the best records in the division for tackles, stopping dribbles past, closing down crosses and interceptions. ...
by Coppells Lost Coat
04 Feb 2021 14:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Stoke City (a)
Replies: 279
Views: 9937

Re: MATCHWATCH : Stoke City (a)

I am not saying that should happen. i think Yaidom needs some more minutes and prefer to keep Holmes on for a more physical presence.
by Coppells Lost Coat
04 Feb 2021 12:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Stoke City (a)
Replies: 279
Views: 9937

Re: MATCHWATCH : Stoke City (a)

Stoke is always going to be a physical game. Players like Olise will have to learn to cope with these teams eventually. So i have no issue with starting Olise. And really if they start fouling to stop our players, it does play into our hands. We have Morrison, Laurent, Holmes, Joao and Tmac all hug...
by Coppells Lost Coat
04 Feb 2021 12:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Stoke City (a)
Replies: 279
Views: 9937

Re: MATCHWATCH : Stoke City (a)

Stoke is always going to be a physical game. Players like Olise will have to learn to cope with these teams eventually. So i have no issue with starting Olise. And really if they start fouling to stop our players, it does play into our hands. We have Morrison, Laurent, Holmes, Joao and Tmac all huge...
by Coppells Lost Coat
04 Feb 2021 12:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Stoke City (a)
Replies: 279
Views: 9937

Re: MATCHWATCH : Stoke City (a)

Not strictly related to this game, but noticed Ejaria was the second highest who scored rater in the division for January (first was Joao). Surprising considering even some of his biggest fans would probably describe his form as mixed at best He is fifth overall for the season on there behind Kieff...
by Coppells Lost Coat
01 Feb 2021 13:57
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: January window
Replies: 334
Views: 37481

Re: January window

Think our matchday squad looked thin as we had a huge injury crisis. Esteves, Yiadom, Metie Aluko and Semedo were all on the bench for Bournemouth. Puscas and Moore are still to come back too. All i am sure people agree that they are not too out of place in the starting line up. We may lose Gibson -...
by Coppells Lost Coat
29 Jan 2021 14:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Bournemouth (h)
Replies: 460
Views: 12432

Re: MATCHWATCH : Bournemouth (h)

Nothing stopping you having a few beers and bringing out the 100w bulbs.
by Coppells Lost Coat
29 Jan 2021 09:51
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: January window
Replies: 334
Views: 37481

Re: January window

No brainer if we are going to buy - pointless if its just another loan. Wheres Gibson? Holmes has played his way into being an option. 4th choice CB and a good option at RB. I would rather have Homes in the team right now than another loan guy who by the time he is up to championship speed, the seas...
by Coppells Lost Coat
26 Jan 2021 16:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Bournemouth (h)
Replies: 460
Views: 12432

Re: MATCHWATCH : Bournemouth (h)

Maybe i have such a high hopes every time Ovie gets the ball and the opposite for Aluko. Just wish Ejaria would do something with the ball after maybe 1 or 2 touches.
But Aluko in my eyes has played his way into the squad.
by Coppells Lost Coat
26 Jan 2021 16:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Bournemouth (h)
Replies: 460
Views: 12432

Re: MATCHWATCH : Bournemouth (h)

Rafael Holmes Morro McIntyre Richards Laurent Rino Olise Swift Ejaria Joao Southwood Yiadom Meite Aluko Baldock Esteves Gibson Semedo Tetek Proper options on the bench and nearly full strength first 11 Might be controversial, but i would put Aluko in instead of Ejaria. I do think Ejaria slows the g...
by Coppells Lost Coat
22 Jan 2021 09:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a)
Replies: 355
Views: 9467

Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a)

Rafael Holmes Morrison McIntyre Richards Rino Laurent Aluko Swift Ejaria Joao Pauno thinks Aluko is better in that position - as he was the one that replaced Olise when he got injured. Semedo is a CM. Holmes just about stays int he team for me for a 2 reasons, consistency in team selection is key an...
by Coppells Lost Coat
21 Jan 2021 13:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a)
Replies: 355
Views: 9467

Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a)

Isn't the point of our midfield 3 is to being to seamlessly interchange as the game unfolds? And we dont actually use wingers in the traditional way. So I wouldn't class Olise, Aluko, Meite, Ejaria all as natural wingers and thats probably why it works. So i would rule out Esteves in that position, ...
by Coppells Lost Coat
20 Jan 2021 09:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Coventry City (h)
Replies: 370
Views: 9624

Re: MATCHWATCH : Coventry City (h)

Couple of things : 1. I really, really want to be able to like what Aluko and Baldock bring to the team but they do make it difficult. Not so much Aluko last night, although he wasn’t particularly good, but poor Sam. Clearly, he doesn’t intend to be crap but he’s definitely achieving it. He tries s...
by Coppells Lost Coat
08 Jan 2021 10:39
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Richards to Everton
Replies: 199
Views: 28305

Re: Rumour - Richards to Everton

If we sell Richards now, we can at least have some control in his contract - sell on clauses / app bonus / cup bonus - If it is genuinely Bayern Munich, they are almost certain to win cups / leagues. Also command decent fees for their players. Also for a player looking in - teams like Bayern looking...
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