Balham_Green wrote:Shankster wrote: Good evening from Newcastle, wrap up warm it’s taters here.
Rani Indian by quayside was stunning and reasonable. Quayside Wetherspoon was cracking too.
As long as we know. Really useful info!
PL2 3DQ wrote:up_the_line wrote: Unfortunately when you start each season being crap for 6 months then you have to go on monumental runs to avoid being in a relegation scrap until the end.
With only 4 points buffer any slight blip will be disastrous
Welcome back to Pasoti.
Zoo Corner wrote: Have to agree with chants about Adam Johnson etc, very embarrassing and not even remotely funny. Our Away end was good, loud, huge numbers and the majority stood for the full 90.
Sunderland fans need a reality check, big club my arse, can't see them going up playing like they did on Saturday. Looking forward to going again next season, hopefully we won't setup to defend like we're playing Barcelona.
gariboldi wrote: He's a chess companion & friend I play online with from Alabama prison. I know nothing of his misdemenaour, wouldn't want to, not my business. I'm not judgemental. I agree with the Bolasie skill. Amazing that ! Perhaps it is only players of Argyle past or present capable of that level of skill? Both examples were mesmeric. I'd say Carey's had more complication in movement and direction but Bolasie's involved bouncing the ball over Erikson's leg. it WAS wonderful. I think we have seen the two best pieces of skill in the history of the game and I'm proud to say both from Argyle linked players.
Ollieargyle9 wrote:lilcol wrote:Ollieargyle9 wrote: Thank God for that, no way would Adams have given Cooper a chance so we'd have been stuck with the useless oaf from Arsenal.
Stay fit Kyle!
Harsh to say the least!
This was me trying to be nice
Nobby wrote:memory man wrote:Finally I got to a game this season which enabled me to read your brilliant synopsis after seeing the match for myself. Spot on as ever but I did think that Riley, who was excellent in the first half, tired badly from 70/75 minutes on. He didn't get forward so much and I began to fear a tired tackle in the box in the last few minutes. I would have preferred Oscar to stay on and go to RB in place of Riley. But certainly Riley is a far better player than I would have expected after reading some of the stuff here in the past. As for Macey, I thought he stood up well in the second half with two or three good saves. But throughout I felt his body language indicated concern and nerves. Indeed, I watched him closely at the very start. When he ran towards the Devonport he was clapping his hands above his head but his eyes stayed firmly on the turf. But hopefully the saves and the clean sheet will invigorate him. All in all I enjoyed the afternoon and agree that Yann is a warrior.Fat_green_belly wrote: I thought this was quite an exciting 0-0 compared to many other zilch bore draws ive witnessed over the years.
The big surprise for me was DA using a 3 CB formation instead of a 2. As he has seldom gone down this route previous.
31411 it was then for us against 41212 for them. I guess designed to match up to their diamond in centre mid and also for
the 3 CBs to deal with LTFCs no 10 often linking high up with their front 2.
First half and the formation change seemed to be working as argyle comfortably held the free scoring league leaders at
arms length and also threatened them at times on the counter. Argyle also being helped by the fiery danny hylton being
subbed to prevent a second yellow, which was looking highly likely at the time. Though his sub lua lua was also a real
handful, especially in the second half.
Second half and LTFC gradually began to press higher and dominate our formation, forcing us back, making us more of
a back 5 than a 3.
This caused us problems as we now struggled to create as many counters. Keeper matt now came to our rescue with some fine saves
and with the team continuing to defend resolutely we held on to gain another crucial point towards safety.
I thought the 3CB/2WB experiment worked ok especially when taking into account the quality of opposition and the argyle
boys first go at the roles required. Yanner(MOM) was outstanding as the central pivot in the back 3.
He was reading danger early and covering his 2CB sidekicks constantly. Even, dare i say it. Some pirlo moments on the ball as
Other positives were joe riley and skipper gaz as attacking/defending WBS. Keeper matt in good form with eddy and niall
defending solidly. Though eddy struggled a tad more second half when up against pacy lua lua.
Foxy, oscar and GC10, in a deeper more defensive role, worked hard in centre mid to contain lutons midfield threat but never
had any real control of the game. Nessie subbing for oscar late on gave us a bit more bite in there though and sarce
returning will also help in the ball winning department. Ruben missed his, normally free roaming mate GC10, when on the
ball, though he did most to threaten and ran his socks off as per normal.
Big fred didnt run the channels enough for me especially as we were mainly using wide wingbacks to bring the ball forward.
Possibly a 3421 would be a better attacking format for this current team but like i said earlier gotta take into account
the opponents today and our current league position/points total.
So credit DA and the boys for achieving a point today. Maybe he will stick with a 3CB/2WB formation for tuesday night?
Probably not, but at least its another option for him looking forward.
Shrews next up, and hopefully some easier more beatable opponents.
Unsurprising, given the absolutely disgraceful way he’s been treated this season. Wasn’t there today, but happy he got the clean sheet. Despite his poor distribution, I’ve always thought the Defence was responsible for our goals conceded, maybe I’m right?
Balham_Green wrote:John Cooper wrote: We’re doomed Macey was as bad as Harvey Lim in the central league match
Look very very stupid now dont you?
John Cooper wrote:Balham_Green wrote:John Cooper wrote: We’re doomed Macey was as bad as Harvey Lim in the central league match
Look very very stupid now dont you?
I’ll eat humble pie yes. At least I’m not an arrogant, pathetic troll.
My comments were based on half a season culminating in a disastrous game in the Central league
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