BFTG Swansea

paddy20
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 1202
Joined: 18 Apr 2007 17:50
Location: Wokingham

Re: BFTG Swansea

by paddy20 » 28 Jul 2013 10:54

PerthPom2013 As much as I was pretty disappointed we lost so convincingly I'm not going to get worried about it. People seem to forget that this is the first time we have pretty much played our best eleven or a team that Adkins thinks will possible start come 3pm next Saturday. It was also against a Premier League team who played their strongest team, who are renowned for playing quality passing football and who have one striker that was one of the players of the Premier League last season and another that cost £12million. We are going to be 'work in progress' for a quite a few more games and until we sort our striker situation out and also have a run games for the new players to bed in then things may not go all our way.


I hope that wasnt our best eleven! Kanu was poor, Jobi was poor, Alfie was poor ( needs close support), Kelly got caught out on a number of occasions, Pearce has got slower. Why no Macleary? Why no Mariappa? Wheres our new CF? Are Pog and Mariappa off as they weren't playing? So disappointing, we hardly produced a chance on goal apart from shots over the bar. We desperately need a creative midfielder and a striker

User avatar
WAZZOCK
Member
Posts: 737
Joined: 11 Apr 2006 23:09

Re: BFTG Swansea

by WAZZOCK » 28 Jul 2013 10:58

Drenthe was so unfit. Good in fits and starts, but spent most of the game walking around.

Millsy
Hob Nob Addict
Posts: 5656
Joined: 16 Jul 2004 18:36
Location: Shite little island soon to be sick man of Europe again and claim our rightful place as USA's bitch.

Re: BFTG Swansea

by Millsy » 28 Jul 2013 10:58

I didn't see the game but my general impression of it, from being in Reading at the time and the general feel in the air is as follows:

Bridge- old, slow,, no better than shorey. Get rid.
Drenthe- far too short to be taken seriously. He will struggle massively in the champ I'm afraid.
Guthrie- waste of space.
Strikers- Alf was a beast and with Pog and Blackman and HRK and Akpan who we will train up as strikers we will definitely not need anyone in this role to come in. Best save the money please for a left winger or left back!!
Adkins- Hoofball specialist.

Overall last year we were doing well against Swansea but now we were whooped. We're clearly going backwards unless we can bolster the left side.

My hair has grown tall and bright pink.

User avatar
Ian Royal
Hob Nob Super-Addict
Posts: 35156
Joined: 15 Apr 2004 13:43
Location: Playing spot the pc*nt on HNA?

Re: BFTG Swansea

by Ian Royal » 28 Jul 2013 11:22

Swansea were hopefully a good example to our players of what can be done if you pass and move well. Plus a few est of how well we can keep to what we want to do against a side better at it and better at pressing than most in the champ.

Unlikely we'll play a team as good as them.

User avatar
Pepe the Horseman
Hob Nob Super-Addict
Posts: 12166
Joined: 23 Jun 2011 10:24
Location: Putting right what once went wrong

Re: BFTG Swansea

by Pepe the Horseman » 28 Jul 2013 11:26

Thought Shelvey looked very good, put in a real shift as well


West Stand Man
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 3084
Joined: 14 Apr 2004 08:37
Location: Working my nuts off during early retirement

Re: BFTG Swansea

by West Stand Man » 28 Jul 2013 13:46

joeroyal
Why throw it then ? if a Pass is not on do you pass it to the other team Wally of the week that one
. ....and breathe. Is this due some punctuation to give it some meaning?

PerthPom2013
Member
Posts: 29
Joined: 25 Apr 2013 08:26

Re: BFTG Swansea

by PerthPom2013 » 28 Jul 2013 14:30

paddy20
PerthPom2013 As much as I was pretty disappointed we lost so convincingly I'm not going to get worried about it. People seem to forget that this is the first time we have pretty much played our best eleven or a team that Adkins thinks will possible start come 3pm next Saturday. It was also against a Premier League team who played their strongest team, who are renowned for playing quality passing football and who have one striker that was one of the players of the Premier League last season and another that cost £12million. We are going to be 'work in progress' for a quite a few more games and until we sort our striker situation out and also have a run games for the new players to bed in then things may not go all our way.


I hope that wasnt our best eleven! Kanu was poor, Jobi was poor, Alfie was poor ( needs close support), Kelly got caught out on a number of occasions, Pearce has got slower. Why no Macleary? Why no Mariappa? Wheres our new CF? Are Pog and Mariappa off as they weren't playing? So disappointing, we hardly produced a chance on goal apart from shots over the bar. We desperately need a creative midfielder and a striker


I hope so as well, but that was Robson-Kanu's first 45 minutes for a while, I wasn't at the game (I live in Australia!) but I thought I read somewhere McAnuff played ok?? Alfie up front on his own clearly doesn't work and we've known that for ages, hence we need to sort out our striker situation asap. No idea why no Mariappa, and even though Pearce does look slow I think I would prefer him and Mariappa as the defensive pairing (not a fan of Morrison). McCleary didn't play because Adkins clearly wanted Robson-Kanu to get some game time. I think Gunter fits Adkins' system a lot better than Kelly does. The only worrying thing for me is our only current goal scorer doesn't actually fit into Adkin's' style of play as in up front on his own!? The other thing is is that we have no more friendlies for our preferred starting eleven to gel properly, which is why I think the first 4-6 games are potentially going to be a bit up and down. I just don't think we can play 3 or 4 pre season friendlies using different eleven players pretty much every 45 mins leading up to the game yesterday and then expect to see a fluent impressive display against a half decent Premier League team. I think our main issue at the moment is that we haven't been able to get rid of the Pog sooner. A player that is porobably the highest earner at the club and Zingarevich isn't going to want to bring another striker in until we finally get rid of him. Having said all that I'm still pretty confident we will do what is needed by the 2nd Sept to sort out the striker situation, we are just going to have to stay patient until then unfortunately!

mancjack
New Member
Posts: 1
Joined: 28 Jul 2013 14:58

Re: BFTG Swansea

by mancjack » 28 Jul 2013 15:10

Just to clear up a question on a previous post as to what the swansea fans were chanting at shelvey after he had scored,it was "You jack b*stard " not you fat b*stard,the natives from swansea are known as jacks.Anyway on a football note i would like to wish reading all the best for the coming season,proper football club and i also have a little wager on you.Good luck .

User avatar
NewCorkSeth
Hob Nob Addict
Posts: 7951
Joined: 05 Jul 2013 00:17
Location: Wherever Nameless may be.

Re: BFTG Swansea

by NewCorkSeth » 28 Jul 2013 15:27

mancjack Just to clear up a question on a previous post as to what the swansea fans were chanting at shelvey after he had scored,it was "You jack b*stard " not you fat b*stard,the natives from swansea are known as jacks.Anyway on a football note i would like to wish reading all the best for the coming season,proper football club and i also have a little wager on you.Good luck .

ahh that makes more sense! sound bud


User avatar
The Cap
Member
Posts: 966
Joined: 26 May 2008 18:22
Location: 'Avin a larf

Re: BFTG Swansea

by The Cap » 28 Jul 2013 17:41

Elm Park Kid said:
We still haven't scored at home under Adkins. I wonder if he even realizes that we have goal music??!


Now that is :lol:

User avatar
TBM
Hob Nob Super-Addict
Posts: 16614
Joined: 14 Apr 2004 09:27
Location: Prediction League Champion 2009/2010, 2010/2011 & 2013/2014

Re: BFTG Swansea

by TBM » 28 Jul 2013 19:06

The Cap Elm Park Kid said:
We still haven't scored at home under Adkins. I wonder if he even realizes that we have goal music??!


Now that is :lol:


Yeah that did make my chuckle :lol:

WestRoyal
Member
Posts: 309
Joined: 24 Aug 2012 10:40

Re: BFTG Swansea

by WestRoyal » 28 Jul 2013 21:19

PerthPom2013
paddy20
PerthPom2013 As much as I was pretty disappointed we lost so convincingly I'm not going to get worried about it. People seem to forget that this is the first time we have pretty much played our best eleven or a team that Adkins thinks will possible start come 3pm next Saturday. It was also against a Premier League team who played their strongest team, who are renowned for playing quality passing football and who have one striker that was one of the players of the Premier League last season and another that cost £12million. We are going to be 'work in progress' for a quite a few more games and until we sort our striker situation out and also have a run games for the new players to bed in then things may not go all our way.


I hope that wasnt our best eleven! Kanu was poor, Jobi was poor, Alfie was poor ( needs close support), Kelly got caught out on a number of occasions, Pearce has got slower. Why no Macleary? Why no Mariappa? Wheres our new CF? Are Pog and Mariappa off as they weren't playing? So disappointing, we hardly produced a chance on goal apart from shots over the bar. We desperately need a creative midfielder and a striker


I hope so as well, but that was Robson-Kanu's first 45 minutes for a while, I wasn't at the game (I live in Australia!) but I thought I read somewhere McAnuff played ok?? Alfie up front on his own clearly doesn't work and we've known that for ages, hence we need to sort out our striker situation asap. No idea why no Mariappa, and even though Pearce does look slow I think I would prefer him and Mariappa as the defensive pairing (not a fan of Morrison). McCleary didn't play because Adkins clearly wanted Robson-Kanu to get some game time. I think Gunter fits Adkins' system a lot better than Kelly does. The only worrying thing for me is our only current goal scorer doesn't actually fit into Adkin's' style of play as in up front on his own!? The other thing is is that we have no more friendlies for our preferred starting eleven to gel properly, which is why I think the first 4-6 games are potentially going to be a bit up and down. I just don't think we can play 3 or 4 pre season friendlies using different eleven players pretty much every 45 mins leading up to the game yesterday and then expect to see a fluent impressive display against a half decent Premier League team. I think our main issue at the moment is that we haven't been able to get rid of the Pog sooner. A player that is porobably the highest earner at the club and Zingarevich isn't going to want to bring another striker in until we finally get rid of him. Having said all that I'm still pretty confident we will do what is needed by the 2nd Sept to sort out the striker situation, we are just going to have to stay patient until then unfortunately!


I don't think this will be the starting 11 although I get the feeling Adkins likes Morrison and see's big potential in him.
McCleary did not play as he played a full 90 v Bristol City and would of benefited from an extra days rest before playing today at rovers. So was a good opportunity and essential to give HRK a run out. A hooper would of been ideal up top, shame we missed out, a Ricky Lambert would of been great also.
Swansea will do well I the prem this coming season from what I saw, they were good last season but they have improved.

JC
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 1034
Joined: 16 Apr 2004 22:51

Re: BFTG Swansea

by JC » 28 Jul 2013 21:31

We must not also forget that Swansea are further forward in their pre-season. They have played 7 proper friendlies and they have a Europa Cup tie this week


Millsy
Hob Nob Addict
Posts: 5656
Joined: 16 Jul 2004 18:36
Location: Shite little island soon to be sick man of Europe again and claim our rightful place as USA's bitch.

Re: BFTG Swansea

by Millsy » 28 Jul 2013 23:17

I don't understand why Swansea fans were singing "you black bastard!anew presumably one of our players just after they scored a goal. ????

PerthPom2013
Member
Posts: 29
Joined: 25 Apr 2013 08:26

Re: BFTG Swansea

by PerthPom2013 » 29 Jul 2013 05:01

I don't think this will be the starting 11 although I get the feeling Adkins likes Morrison and see's big potential in him.
McCleary did not play as he played a full 90 v Bristol City and would of benefited from an extra days rest before playing today at rovers. So was a good opportunity and essential to give HRK a run out. A hooper would of been ideal up top, shame we missed out, a Ricky Lambert would of been great also.
Swansea will do well I the prem this coming season from what I saw, they were good last season but they have improved.


I'm not disappointed about missing out on Hooper. I think he's too similar to Le Fondre. I think that Rickie Lambert would be perfect fit for us but unfortunately it is never going to happen, unless Southampton bring in a new striker and we then offer a fee that is too good to turn down and we are never going to do that!

Vic_Flange
Member
Posts: 160
Joined: 10 Apr 2005 03:55
Location: Hang on, I had it a minute ago...

Re: BFTG Swansea

by Vic_Flange » 29 Jul 2013 06:23

Panic on the streets of London
Panic on the streets of Birmingham
I wonder to myself
Could life ever be sane again ?
The Leeds side-streets that you slip down
I wonder to myself
Hopes may rise on the Grasmere
But Honey Pie, you're not safe here
So you run down
To the safety of the town
But there's Panic on the streets of Carlisle
Dublin, Dundee, Humberside
I wonder to myself

Burn down the disco
Hang the blessed DJ
Because the music that they constantly play
IT SAYS NOTHING TO ME ABOUT MY LIFE
Hang the blessed DJ
Because the music they constantly play

It is currently 26 Sep 2020 16:35