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Re: 2020/2021 Season

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:16 am
by Hudson
No match day threads for the last couple of games? :shrug:

Re: 2020/2021 Season

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:30 pm
by Ethiaa
Isn't the season over?

Re: 2020/2021 Season

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:35 pm
by Rover the Top
Did it even start with no one there to see it?

Re: 2020/2021 Season

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:14 pm
by Thorisgodpoo
You want one? You got one.

Re: 2020/2021 Season

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:49 am
by Rover the Top
Thorisgodpoo wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:14 pm
You want one? You got one.
With hindsight,not really... :D

Re: 2020/2021 Season

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:15 pm
by Dan
So... Can't score, can't defend, but dog shit doesn't stick around forever. It will change, it's just the how and when that are uncertain, and what's going to spark it. Hopefully, we get lucky and manage to go 2-0 up early in a game somewhere and give them a bit of confidence back.

Assuming they can get a few more points and not end up being relegated, I think it's safe to say this season's a write-off and has shown up the serious lack of depth, exprience and talent in some areas of the squad, and lack of plans b, c and d from the management. You'd hope planning for next season is well under way - but the majority of the squad as it stands is either a) not good enough to push for the Premier League or b) on loan and won't be here. I imagine Harry Pickering is probably regretting that contract he signed and wondering if he can go back to Crewe again as soon as he joins.

Re: 2020/2021 Season

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:15 pm
by Ethiaa
It's the bloody championship innit. When anyone can beat anyone, someone ends up getting beaten. We're as likely to go on a run of 8 unbeaten suddenly as not. It only seems like dog shit when you lose ;)

Re: 2020/2021 Season

Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:34 pm
by Thorisgodpoo
Oh yeah we won.

Re: 2020/2021 Season

Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:49 am
by Ethiaa
Had to happen eventually!

Re: 2020/2021 Season

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:03 pm
by thehatts
Again weekend showed that if a team doesn’t sit back we rip them apart. Throughout most of the season we have struggled when teams sit back. We have one of the best playmakers in Harvey Elliott albeit on loan but even he hasn’t changed our fortunes when teams sit back. Looking to next season what do people think we can do to change this? Limited budget, not sure who we could get as an upgrade to Harvey Elliott. Is it as simple as if teams sitting back we shift Armstrong to the wing (if not sold) and play Gallagher as striker. Get a few crosses in to him.

Re: 2020/2021 Season

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:22 pm
by mcteeth
It's always nice to score 5 goals and win but we didn't learn a lot from Saturday. If a side is too open and sloppy in defence we punish them. This wasn't any different that the games against Coventry, Wycombe, Derby and Preston in the first half of the season.

Our inability to breakdown and score against a low block has been an achilles heel this season and I'd say last season to some degree. In Elliot, Rothwell, Holtby, Dolan and the games we had Dack there is more than enough technical quality to unlock those defences we just haven't. We've also not been clinical when chances came our way in a lot of these 1-0 defeats. Not sure Mowbray has done enough to date to to affect games we've been struggling in. Chopping and changing the starting XI above and beyond injuries (inconsistent use of Dolan, Rothwell, Brereton and Gallagher) and not having some kind of plan B other than just subbing on whichever attackers are on the bench all the the same time but tactically not really adjusting.

See what next season brings, there is enough quality in the squad as it stands to be much better than how we've played since Feb. I think most importantly is keeping Rothwell as he is integral to our attacking play. Also not convinced Arma definitely goes.

With Pickering and JRC possible full backs next season there is the option of delivering a lot of quality cross to Gallagher and Brereton as a plan B for sure.