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kyle - Certainly not in the squad yesterday, but I doubt it will be easy to shift him.
22nd Jul 2018 13:41:42 
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...and not just because he now reputedly weighs 18st... ;o)
I've probably been Trotter's fiercest critic on here, but credit where it is due creatively he was neat and tidy in the first half yesterday. The issue I have with Trotter and Hartigan in central midfield is that Brighton in the the first half strolled around like they were still on their summer holidays. Trotter and Hartigan were virtually allowed to play as they wished. Only after HT when Hughton had obviously 'had a word' did Brighton up the tempo, but even that was nothing like it will be up at Fleetwood...
22nd Jul 2018 13:39:50 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
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sorry if im being slow has CM definitely gone?
22nd Jul 2018 13:21:38 
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And credit where it is due Trotter was excellent at getting his way out of a crowd yesterday. Very neat and quick footwork.
22nd Jul 2018 13:19:57 
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lurker2012
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Was very impressed to see Pinnock drop one of their players in a head on clash. Wonder if at some point we may see Watson and Sibbick both down the right as an option.
22nd Jul 2018 13:18:28 
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lurker2012
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Ambadad now you mention it you’re right and that was confusing me cos I was wondering what we were doing with Sibbick behind Pinnock. For some reason I thought we had Barcham and Sibbick as wing backs and Pinnock in an extra on the right. But yeah we did stick to back 4.
22nd Jul 2018 13:16:23 
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lurker2012
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Blimey, just seen a photo of Trotter......he has lost some weight
22nd Jul 2018 12:59:57 
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WD, apparently Cody failed a fitness......I mean breathalyzer test :-(
22nd Jul 2018 12:41:37 
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Oo er missus!
Wu - I'd heard from a very good source that the Griezmann deal fell through because we wanted some cash as well as McDonald to get it 'over the line'.
22nd Jul 2018 12:34:18 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
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Kante would be decent in centre mid for us but I fear he is out of our price range having just won the World Cup. It’s apparently why we missed out on Griezmann and ended up bidding for Farrier.
22nd Jul 2018 12:16:45 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
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The biggest plus for me yesterday was seeing Hartigan fit and well. His positioning and weight of pass were excellent. If he stays fit, we will benefit enormously.
22nd Jul 2018 11:50:02 
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Also good that, after weeks of people here worrying about whether we’d have 11 to put on the pitch, there are now discussions about who will be first choice in a fair few positions.
On the down side, and I'm probably in the minority with this view, if we do not recruit a dynamic and tackling CM then I fear for our season. Of our 4 CMs in the squad at the moment, only Soares can tackle, but he is too slow and doesn't seem very good at it. If NA wants to start with Pinnock and probably Wagstaff in the starting XI then we need to play 4-4-2 and IMO in League 1 if you are only having 2 in central midfield then they need to be energetic and with an ability to tackle.
22nd Jul 2018 11:36:28 
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We're doomed... ;o)
@REPD - yes. BW are very unpopular with other clubs in the National League as they charge other clubs who want to film matches.
22nd Jul 2018 11:23:39 
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Amongst other things.
Have watched my second PSF yesterday, it confirmed my view on what we need in the squad - a young LB to challenge Meades, an experienced CB to cover Will and Deji, a tackling centre midfielder a la a young Dannie Bulman and a replacement for ydoc, preferably a youngster with pace.
22nd Jul 2018 11:16:38 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
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All these players should be given time to bed in to the squad, especially those who have only been with us a week or so. I was actually impressed with Wagstaff, as he provided Watson with cover as well as trying to get forward when he could. I heard some negative reports about Watson from the QPR match (admittedly only on here ;o) ), but I thought that he looked competent yesterday. Sibbick also did OK in the second half and he benefited from Pinnock swapping sides and getting back to help him out. Like everyone else, I felt that Pinnock was outstanding - we could have a real find there, with boundless energy, strength on the ball and a great delivery. I hope that he and Wagstaff will be able to pin down the wide midfield berths, which will be unfortunate for Barch.
22nd Jul 2018 11:13:07 
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Wazza - our days in non-league should have told us that not everyone at that level goes about things the way they should
22nd Jul 2018 11:08:07 
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Wasn't Boreham Wood the venue where they tried to charge our media bods for getting in?
zendon - snap!
22nd Jul 2018 11:05:03 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
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If they wanted to be clear about us being above board they’d say something like “Wimbledon then put in an offer which we rejected, but they went through the right channels and had nothing to do with this agent”.
22nd Jul 2018 11:04:44 
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OI - Pinnock is pretty fast. Cpabale of going down the wing at a fair old pace. Windy - yes, Deji moved to left back and emphasised how much we need him in the centre! I too was unimpressed with Wordsworth. Already (and I am NOT trying to turn him into a Francomb) moaning, waving his hands about when things didn't turn out. Loved the attitude of Pinnock, Pigs who just go for it/get on with it.
22nd Jul 2018 11:01:32 
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zendon
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Arguable that we did go to a back three when Thomas came on, such was his poor contribution.
22nd Jul 2018 11:00:31 
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Amba - think it ended 1-6 against him.
Agree with lurker about Boreham Wood but I can see how people could take a totally different view. I haven't seen any of the new signings yet, can any of them run fast? Pace will generate entertainment in my view.
22nd Jul 2018 10:56:39 
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Amba - snap! ;o)
22nd Jul 2018 10:53:23 
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Interesting how people see games differently. Yesterday I thought that Wordsworth struggled to get into the game. I also thought that when Thomas came on we didn't go to a back 3, Deji simply moved across to LB...
22nd Jul 2018 10:52:51 
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I'm glad Thomas made a couple of decent passes and clearances towards the end, as his start could be termed inauspicious!
Lurker - Bemused that you thought we went to a back 3. Surely we had Toby and Deji as FBs with Will and Terrel as CBs? Though I do agree that it would have been worth trying Barcham on the right.
22nd Jul 2018 10:50:07 
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Funnily enough, I think NA thinks he's going "unattractive" now. I think he thought we were playing "attractive" football last season and in previous seasons when he tried his "advance at a snail's pace, tap it around, use an odd formation" approach. Think the final 8 matches of last season might have finally (finally!) jolted him into adopting a more pragmatic approach on a longer-term basis. It might be less pretty, more "removed from what Barcelona might play", but it'll be played at a higher tempo using a more realistic formation and that'll be enough to lift the atmosphere not just on the terraces but throughout the club.
22nd Jul 2018 10:49:44 
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