MATCHWATCH : Swansea City (a) sponsored by a no pressure game

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Swansea City (a) sponsored by a no pressure game

by Hound » 30 Dec 2020 22:07

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Good to see Richards back and Swift get more minutes.

Presumably Esteves out, Richards in and all shift right.


Thought esteves had a decent game overall. Holmes not at his best today I didn’t think - lost a lot in the air

Thought he defended ok but was otherwise disappointing.

Thought Holmes had another good game.


Think in a game like that defending ok is good enough. Put in a lovely cross and was the man on the break when we were 3 on 1. Thought he was fine

We seemed to struggle a bit from crosses coming in, I’d have hoped Holmes would have been more visible in getting some of those away. The best Rafa save was arguably a result of his hesitancy when Ayew got in front of him

Not being overly critical, he has been excellent this season considering though

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by Ascotexgunner » 30 Dec 2020 22:08

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Especially when you add Richards and Swift in and around the starting XI as well.


If 95% of the team stay fit for the run in and we are in touch, you just never know....we could shock a few people.

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by Notts Royal » 30 Dec 2020 22:09

Holmes and Morrison did some vital blocks/clearances tonight. Holmes has really stepped up as a footballer...unsung hero so far this season

A good point and keeps us up there

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by Royal Rother » 30 Dec 2020 22:09

I thought Swansea looked a very tidy side indeed and we were pretty fortunate to come away with a point. Did we win a 2nd ball all night?

Baldock and Aluko had a hapless task - Ejaria and Olise very disappointing.

McIntyre and Rafael excellent, Holmes and Morrison good. Esteves much more disciplined, tracking runs well but he kept going backwards when in possession. Still, he’s gaining confidence after his shaky spell in his 1st run in the team.

Richards quality when he came on.

Bloody good point at the end of the day.

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by Snowball » 30 Dec 2020 22:09

Brilliant. Well done team, well done management.


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by genome » 30 Dec 2020 22:11

Morrison aside, the defence was so inexperienced tonight. Ages of 18, 20, & 22 :shock:

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by NewCorkSeth » 30 Dec 2020 22:12

genome Morrison aside, the defence was so inexperienced tonight. Ages of 18, 20, & 22 :shock:

What does Morro bring that average up to?

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by Hendo » 30 Dec 2020 22:13

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genome Morrison aside, the defence was so inexperienced tonight. Ages of 18, 20, & 22 :shock:

What does Morro bring that average up to?


23 if you add in Morro.

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by genome » 30 Dec 2020 22:14

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genome Morrison aside, the defence was so inexperienced tonight. Ages of 18, 20, & 22 :shock:

What does Morro bring that average up to?


23


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by Snowflake Royal » 30 Dec 2020 22:14

genome Morrison aside, the defence was so inexperienced tonight. Ages of 18, 20, & 22 :shock:

Morrison can't have many more seasons in him at this level, 33 before the season is over, but with Holmes and McIntyre I'm not at all concerned about what we do if he starts struggling next season.

The only thing those two lack is a little bit of pace.

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by Hendo » 30 Dec 2020 22:15

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genome With Joao, Meite, Moore and Yiadom in the side we would've won that match.


Especially when you add Richards and Swift in and around the starting XI as well.


And Puscas, the forgotten man :lol:


Yep, very true. I think what it shows, as others have probably said, we have a very good group of 14/15 players, but once you get past that, it starts to look a bit thin.

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by royalp-we » 30 Dec 2020 22:15

That is a superb result and keeps us in the mix. If we can get that bit of quality back up top and get a little run of form together then it all gets a little bit exciting doesn’t it!!

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by NewCorkSeth » 30 Dec 2020 22:15

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genome Morrison aside, the defence was so inexperienced tonight. Ages of 18, 20, & 22 :shock:

What does Morro bring that average up to?


23 if you add in Morro.

Noice.


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by WestYorksRoyal » 30 Dec 2020 22:16

genome Morrison aside, the defence was so inexperienced tonight. Ages of 18, 20, & 22 :shock:

You have to wonder if our hierarchy would have allowed McIntyre and Holmes their chances were it not for FFP. And what a ahead that would have been; I see no reason why they can't feature for years to come.

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Swansea City (a) sponsored by a no pressure game

by NewCorkSeth » 30 Dec 2020 22:16

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genome Morrison aside, the defence was so inexperienced tonight. Ages of 18, 20, & 22 :shock:

Morrison can't have many more seasons in him at this level, 33 before the season is over, but with Holmes and McIntyre I'm not at all concerned about what we do if he starts struggling next season.

The only thing those two lack is a little bit of pace.

Moore, McIntyre and Holmes is a pretty good base. If Morro does slow down. Hopefully he keeps it up. I really like him.

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Swansea City (a) sponsored by a no pressure game

by Hound » 30 Dec 2020 22:18

Assuming there are contract talks with McIntyre going on? Would be stupid to lose him really

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by NewCorkSeth » 30 Dec 2020 22:19

Hound Assuming there are contract talks with McIntyre going on? Would be stupid to lose him really

He wouldn't leave. Would stay on for free.

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Swansea City (a) sponsored by a no pressure game

by Hendo » 30 Dec 2020 22:19

Hound Assuming there are contract talks with McIntyre going on? Would be stupid to lose him really


He’d probably play for free, he loves the club so much :wink:

Edit - Seth-Jinx!

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Swansea City (a) sponsored by a no pressure game

by Jagermesiter1871 » 30 Dec 2020 22:22

Stinker of a performance by Olise. I'll say it again; I'd rather keep Richards than Olise.

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by genome » 30 Dec 2020 22:23

Hound Assuming there are contract talks with McIntyre going on? Would be stupid to lose him really


Don't think he'll be in a huge rush to go unless a big big move comes in. He's Reading through and through. Cut him, he bleeds blue and white. He blasts the Reading FC Anthem by Kevin Girdler on repeat in his car. His bedroom walls are adorned with rumblestix

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