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Match thread - Bradford

By S4 Boro17/8 18:53Tue Aug 17 18:53:58 2021

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Starting 11
Anang
LJW
Cuthbert
TVC
Coker
Carter
Lines
Taylor
Reeves
List
Norris

Substitutes
Bastien
Prosser
Osborne
Daly
Reid
Smith
Marshall

Edited by S4 Boro at 18:54:17 on 17th August 2021

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Re: Match thread - Bradford

By Boromatt18/8 10:23Wed Aug 18 10:23:31 2021In response to Match thread - BradfordTop of thread

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Tough one last night.

I think from the off it was very clear that the formation especially when we were without the ball was all wrong. Gifted them the flanks and got punished for it. I understand we have our style of play, with our look of 4-2-2-2 and of course we want to implement our own game within that in every game we play. However, I do think we need to be mindful of how we set up away from home and be a lot harder to play. Hopefully Revs and Dean won’t just stick to the 4-2-2-2 if things aren’t working and have other ideas to our play. But for me that was one of the main things to our loss last night. Disappointed we conceded 4, but the players and management will learn a lot from it and we can all put it behind us.

Moving forward we’ve got 2 really important games in the league to finish the opening month, along with the League Cup. Hopefully we can get a win Saturday and get back on the horse, would do wonders for the players to play well and move forward after last night.

Hope Scotty is okay too!

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Re: Match thread - Bradford

By AgentEves19/8 17:32Thu Aug 19 17:32:31 2021In response to Re: Match thread - BradfordTop of thread

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I think we also need to look at how they played through their midfield, whereas our game plan seems to be getting it to the full backs, and then playing a long pass down the line for the non-existent wingers or forwards to try to get on the end of. I don't have an issue with direct football, per se, but we seem to rely a lot on the dump-and-chase tactic down the flanks. If we are going to flood central midfield, then I don't know why we don't play through them. Taylor and Reeves are decent enough on the ball, too. It's not like we're stuck with James Dunne and Andy Bond in central midfield.

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Re: Match thread - Bradford

By Freemo18/8 10:39Wed Aug 18 10:39:24 2021In response to Re: Match thread - BradfordTop of thread

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I gave them a free pass last night because it's still early in the season and we had a 100% record, so we wanted to see where we were rather than be defensive automatically.

Now we know the answer, the second half of last season showed we can shut up shop away from home and hopefully we will do so when required.

Edited by Freemo at 10:39:53 on 18th August 2021

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Re: Match thread - Bradford

By Pete (PeteH)18/8 08:57Wed Aug 18 08:57:01 2021In response to Match thread - BradfordTop of thread

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Some notes.

- First time I noticed Lines last night was when he went off.
- Carter made poor choices more than once i.e., cutting in right to three defenders, when there was space on the left
- CBs were run ragged
- Bradford were relentless and we made silly mistakes off the back of it
- Don't know if List should've got a pelanty before theirs; but theirs was fair.
- What's with the goal kicks? Are we looking to up the pass completion stats by knocking it around four times before it leaves the area?

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Re: Match thread - Bradford

By AgentEves19/8 17:37Thu Aug 19 17:37:38 2021In response to Re: Match thread - BradfordTop of thread

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- Carter made poor choices more than once i.e., cutting in right to three defenders, when there was space on the left

Strongly agree. That one example had me screaming at the TV. Unfortunately, as you've suggested, it wasn't isolated to that one mistake, either. His decision making is quite poor, and it really lets him down. Technically he's clearly decent, but he very frequently picks the wrong option and it doesn't seem like he has the presence of mind to assess the situation and make the right choices. Unfortunately, I think that's going to hinder his ability to be consistently impactful at this level. I've seen various instances where he will blindly cross the ball when there's no-one in the box, or cross the ball when the defender has already positioned themselves to block.

Personally, I think the times we've seen him be most effective was as a striker, where he wasn't tasked with being the creative player in the team, and instead just concentrated on finishing chances. His short stint up front produced a pretty reasonable goal return too, I seem to remember.

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Re: Match thread - Bradford

By Stevenageloyal18/8 10:37Wed Aug 18 10:37:23 2021In response to Re: Match thread - BradfordTop of thread

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Agree with all of that. Unfortunately Lines was off the pace and Carter did constantly take the wrong options and lose the ball. We were then immediately put under pressure. Also LJW was run ragged by a very good winger
Overall it could have been worse. At times we were completely overwhelmed by a very good side. Providing our i juries are not too serious we should still keep winning ))

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Re: Match thread - Bradford

By Tucks18/8 08:15Wed Aug 18 08:15:57 2021In response to Match thread - BradfordTop of thread

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They looked very good but none of the goals we conceded were unavoidable. It’s football, sometimes these things happen. I’m not concerned for us this season. I still hope we’ll be troubling the play-offs.

They pressed hard and high. Most of our joy came from long balls and balls into the channel for List and Norris. We didn’t do that enough. We could have done with more width and pace. I appreciate we have a style we’re trying to implement this season but we also have to know how to adapt.

On to the next one. My enthusiasm hasn’t been dampened at all, just a bad day at the office last night.

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Re: Match thread - Bradford

By AgentEves19/8 17:42Thu Aug 19 17:42:45 2021In response to Re: Match thread - BradfordTop of thread

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Playing long balls into the channels is pointless if we're playing without wingers, though. Norris/List end up isolated on the wing, and the other ends up isolated in the box.

I personally would put LJW right midfield, and try this new guy at right back. I'd also spend some time looking for a decent left back, and move Coker up to left midfield. It would be defensively solid playing full backs on the wing, but with those two players in particular, we wouldn't be compromising on our attacking output. We'd be getting good balls into the box from Coker and we'd have a pacy winger who could cause problems on the right in LJW.

I personally don't think Coker has the right skillset to play left wing back (which is essentially what this narrow midfield formation asks for). His concentration and speed is poor, and this formation is playing into those weaknesses unnecessarily.

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Re: Match thread - Bradford

By Tucks20/8 11:45Fri Aug 20 11:45:52 2021In response to Re: Match thread - BradfordTop of thread

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To a point. But that is how we found the few moments of joy we had against Bradford. It comes down to game management. It could have been as simple as making that 2-2 in the middle a flat four or implementing a system like Sev said below. I like List through the middle but perhaps we missed a trick not using his pace wide on Tuesday.

I’m in the Luther at right mid camp too but judging by Revs’ comments pre-season he sees him as a right back. He has been much improved in that department in recent times too (penalty conceding aside).

Sometimes you just come up against a good side, in form and get humped. I’m putting it down as that until we see anything to suggest otherwise.

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Re: Match thread - Bradford

By Sev19/8 18:41Thu Aug 19 18:41:50 2021In response to Re: Match thread - BradfordTop of thread

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I think we should play like England.

__________TVC Curthbert Marshall_________
Wildin_______________________________Coker
________________Lines Taylor_______________
_______Reeves _______________List__________
___________________Norris__________________

One nils to the final.

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Re: Match thread - Bradford

By AgentEves19/8 21:29Thu Aug 19 21:29:03 2021In response to Re: Match thread - BradfordTop of thread

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I actually think that's pretty good. I'd put Reeves more central, and List up front with Norris (so more of a 3-5-2 than a 3-4-3) but I like it. We'd have much better cover in wider areas with the back 3, which means we're not gonna get fucked when Coker and LJW push up the field but can't get back.

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Re: Match thread - Bradford

By Owen B19/8 19:15Thu Aug 19 19:15:03 2021In response to Re: Match thread - BradfordTop of thread

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No goalkeeper is bold, some might say quite arrogant.

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Re: Match thread - Bradford

By Sev19/8 21:26Thu Aug 19 21:26:45 2021In response to Re: Match thread - BradfordTop of thread

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With a defence as good as ours we don't need a goalie.

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Re: Match thread - Bradford

By Freemo19/8 18:49Thu Aug 19 18:49:50 2021In response to Re: Match thread - BradfordTop of thread

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That's probably how we should've lined up Tuesday. Finding it difficult to drop one of our strikers isn't a problem we've had in a while.

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1st half

By Eazy17/8 20:37Tue Aug 17 20:37:31 2021In response to Match thread - BradfordTop of thread

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By far the most entertaining so far...

Bradford have been pretty good, had many more chances than those they’ve scored. They deserve their lead after the first period although I agree we’re still in the game and potentially have the edge on fitness, which would be interesting.

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Re: 1st half

By Yorkie18/8 13:02Wed Aug 18 13:02:33 2021In response to 1st halfTop of thread

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Can’t agree you had the edge on fitness whatsoever

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Re: 1st half

By Eazy17/8 21:33Tue Aug 17 21:33:59 2021In response to 1st halfTop of thread

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Sidebar: I may have underestimated their fitness.

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Re: 1st half

By Yorkie18/8 13:03Wed Aug 18 13:03:18 2021In response to Re: 1st halfTop of thread

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Forgive my post earlier, you corrected it. Tnx.

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Re: 1st half

By Specky (Mike H)17/8 20:59Tue Aug 17 20:59:08 2021In response to 1st halfTop of thread

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Hmmm not sure with the fitness wise….they’re looking a yard faster to things than we are, and seem to want it mor maybe?

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Re: 1st half

By Yorkie18/8 13:05Wed Aug 18 13:05:11 2021In response to Re: 1st halfTop of thread

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That’s what Reeves does I’m afraid , he disappears when the backs are against the wall. We knew what to expect from him and played on it really well.

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Re: 1st half

By Eazy17/8 21:04Tue Aug 17 21:04:48 2021In response to Re: 1st halfTop of thread

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Yeah they’ve gone up a gear since the break. Plus their crowd woke up. 140 of them for every 1 of us, that’s some contrast ;)

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Re: 1st half

By Specky (Mike H)17/8 21:13Tue Aug 17 21:13:22 2021In response to Re: 1st halfTop of thread

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They certainly get numbers forward when they attack.

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Re: 1st half

By Eazy17/8 21:15Tue Aug 17 21:15:19 2021In response to Re: 1st halfTop of thread

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Ha!

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Re: 1st half

By Fatman---1 (Yorkshire Lad)17/8 20:44Tue Aug 17 20:44:36 2021In response to 1st halfTop of thread

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I’m a little bit worried with Scotty going off !!

He’s been immense so far this season

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Carter

By Eazy17/8 20:00Tue Aug 17 20:00:34 2021In response to Match thread - BradfordTop of thread

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Great control and pass. Shit ref again, playing advantage even though we stopped for the foul.

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Re: Carter

By Eazy17/8 20:03Tue Aug 17 20:03:32 2021In response to CarterTop of thread

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But good call not blowing up for their 15 going down easy.

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Re: Match thread - Bradford

By Fatman---1 (Yorkshire Lad)17/8 19:53Tue Aug 17 19:53:03 2021In response to Match thread - BradfordTop of thread

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Not the start we wanted

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Re: Match thread - Bradford 1 v 0 Stevenage

By Danny-da-Bass (Danny-da -Bass)17/8 19:48Tue Aug 17 19:48:52 2021In response to Match thread - BradfordTop of thread

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That was quick

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Re: Match thread - Bradford 1 v 0 Stevenage

By Sev17/8 19:54Tue Aug 17 19:54:01 2021In response to Re: Match thread - Bradford 1 v 0 StevenageTop of thread

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Anyone watching? Was it just a normal goal or a mess up or what? TIA

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Re: Match thread - Bradford 1 v 0 Stevenage

By Eazy17/8 19:59Tue Aug 17 19:59:27 2021In response to Re: Match thread - Bradford 1 v 0 StevenageTop of thread

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Caught cold maybe. Solid goal from them, simple cross and back post header.

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1-0

By Eazy17/8 19:48Tue Aug 17 19:48:19 2021In response to Match thread - BradfordTop of thread

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Oops

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1 - 1 List

By Eazy17/8 20:04Tue Aug 17 20:04:01 2021In response to 1-0Top of thread

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Very nice.

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Penalty?

By Eazy17/8 19:53Tue Aug 17 19:53:07 2021In response to 1-0Top of thread

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Anyone with an objective view?

No of course not. Certain penalty, shit ref.

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Penalty

By Eazy17/8 20:16Tue Aug 17 20:16:07 2021In response to Penalty?Top of thread

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I think this was one

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Saved :)

By Eazy17/8 20:16Tue Aug 17 20:16:25 2021In response to PenaltyTop of thread

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No text

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2-1

By Eazy17/8 20:17Tue Aug 17 20:17:03 2021In response to Saved :)Top of thread

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I can’t keep up...

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3-1

By Eazy17/8 20:25Tue Aug 17 20:25:06 2021In response to 2-1Top of thread

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Good from them, but we made a pig’s ear of defending a long ball.

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Re: 3-1

By Owen B17/8 20:26Tue Aug 17 20:26:53 2021In response to 3-1Top of thread

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3-1 down and Cuthbert off injured. Terrific.

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Re: 3-1

By SFCfox17/8 20:26Tue Aug 17 20:26:50 2021In response to 3-1Top of thread

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Poor defending from Scotty and TVC, you don't hear that very often!

I wouldn't say we're out of it just yet.

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Re: 3-1

By Freemo17/8 20:43Tue Aug 17 20:43:23 2021In response to Re: 3-1Top of thread

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More goals in it but not necessarily all for us.

With the ball good, without the ball bad.

Don't think anything has been added to the wealth of human knowledge seeing Lines play left side of the 4.

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Re: 4-1

By Ratman4617/8 21:34Tue Aug 17 21:34:22 2021In response to Re: 3-1Top of thread

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Back to Earth with a bump.

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Re: 4-1

By Fatman---1 (Yorkshire Lad)17/8 21:36Tue Aug 17 21:36:37 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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Can’t Deny that they deserve it

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Re: 4-1

By RockyBottom17/8 21:39Tue Aug 17 21:39:01 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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Sounds like the weakness in our formation has been found out!

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Re: 4-1

By Yorkie18/8 13:14Wed Aug 18 13:14:26 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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Adams said earlier in the week he knows exactly how you play and how we will play against it.

With the ball you will be ok, without the ball both your flanks are a gaping hole against a side with pace.

I’m not sure how this 4-2-2-2 is supposed to work especially with a poor back 4

Is it to flood midfield, if so simple balls out wide pulls it apart?

I don’t know guys…. any ideas?

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Re: 4-1

By AgentEves19/8 17:44Thu Aug 19 17:44:07 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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It's a made up formation that only works with elite players, particularly elite full backs. We have neither.

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Re: 4-1

By Sev18/8 14:02Wed Aug 18 14:02:32 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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Agreed and that is what I don't like about it but we are anti wingers and wide play for some reason.

Hopefully most sides won't have the players or quality to tear us apart like you seemingly did.

Or maybe the first two games people didn't know about us and now they will study what you did and do the same and also tear us apart. Hoping not.

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Re: 4-1

By AgentEves19/8 17:48Thu Aug 19 17:48:20 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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"Or maybe the first two games people didn't know about us and now they will study what you did and do the same and also tear us apart."

This was my exact fear in the first two games. I'm just disappointed it happened so quickly.

We were lucky we didn't lose against Barrow, because they were exploiting our wide areas a lot with their 5 player midfield. They just didn't have the quality to put us to the sword. As we saw against Bradford, a team with better players, it can only be described as disastrous.

It just doesn't play to our strengths at all. Osborne and Carter aren't creatively good enough for us to build a formation around accommodating two #10s.

The majority of our success last season came once we switched to 4-4-2. I don't mean to sound like a football fan from the 70s, but ultimately 4-4-2 is the most balanced formation and generally does suit most non-elite teams. I appreciate that we are trying to find something new, to potentially find an advantage, but in order to do that, you have to find a system that genuinely suits the players you have, and plays to your advantage. In my opinion, the 4-2-2-2 doesn't accomplish that.

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Re: 4-1

By Yorkie18/8 16:32Wed Aug 18 16:32:10 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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Go on the City forum if you want to watch the full 90 ..it’s on there.

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Re: 4-1

By jayess18/8 14:48Wed Aug 18 14:48:23 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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Few teams will have the tools to do that. We met a top side in top form last night. Defensively we are too good for most in this league.

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Re: 4-1

By AgentEves19/8 17:49Thu Aug 19 17:49:56 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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Don't let last season's successes give you a false sense of security for this season. We played a different formation last season, and played in a way that suited the players we had.

This formation will get torn apart by more than 2 or 3 teams. I don't think we'll lose 4-1 too often, but I think we'll struggle to defend against teams who have more possession than us.

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Re: 4-1

By Bumble18/8 15:30Wed Aug 18 15:30:43 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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Totally agree

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Re: 4-1

By Chuds18/8 14:20Wed Aug 18 14:20:55 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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Our defence (with just the keeper different) kept more clean sheets last season than in any other FL season we have ever played, and has kept clean sheets in two out of three games this season. I have no fear about us defensively, last night was just a mad one.

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Re: 4-1

By AgentEves19/8 17:52Thu Aug 19 17:52:19 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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"last season"

Is not this season.

Having a good back 4/5 isn't sufficient on it's own. The right system will accomplish defensive solidarity as much as the defenders do, if not moreso.

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Re: 4-1

By Chuds19/8 17:59Thu Aug 19 17:59:32 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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You really think if we start losing all the time we won't change our formation/style/tactics?

Last season and the start of this showed we have the necessary personnel to be very solid defensively. I have no fear they will ship endless goals this season.

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Re: 4-1

By AgentEves19/8 18:12Thu Aug 19 18:12:47 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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"You really think if we start losing all the time we won't change our formation/style/tactics?"

I would hope we would. We abandoned the 4-3-3 last season after it very clearly wasn't working, but it took us a long while to do so. The game against Bradford last season should have been the moment we realised the weaknesses in playing a narrow midfield when you don't have the ability to dominate possession, yet we continued with it for a while after. Hopefully the game against Bradford this season will be the moment we realise.

My biggest concern is our lack of wingers. We have seemingly put all our eggs in the 4-2-2-2 system and I worry that we don't have the capacity to change it.

Let's not get carried away about clean sheets against Bristol Rovers and Barrow because we conceded 6 in the following 2 games. When we played Bradford last season, everyone was saying about how great they were and how they'd be a top team, but they spent the majority of the season in the bottom half. Are Bradford really that good this season? Or did we make them look good because of our inability to switch systems mid-way through the game? Maybe if we tell ourselves what a great team they are, it will make us feel better about what a shit show that game was?

My biggest criticism of Revell is that I don't think he has the ability to assess the game and make changes accordingly. Bringing on new players into the same system doesn't constitute changing the game.

As I said elsewhere, we were lucky Barrow didn't take advantage of all the space they had on the wings. We were getting constantly overloaded down the flanks and didn't know how to combat it, or exploit their own weaknesses. If I can spot it after half a game, with my McDonalds coaching badge, then I don't think it's unreasonable for me to expect Revs to spot it, and do something about it.

We shall see.

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Re: 4-1

By Yorkie18/8 16:54Wed Aug 18 16:54:03 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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Is that your normal back four pre the lad getting injured as the 3rd went in. ?

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Re: 4-1

By Chuds18/8 17:02Wed Aug 18 17:02:23 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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Yup.

They had the third-best defensive record in L2 last season. Only Cheltenham and Salford conceded fewer.

Edited by Chuds at 17:04:21 on 18th August 2021

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Re: 4-1

By Yorkie18/8 17:23Wed Aug 18 17:23:49 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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I’m surprised, honestly.

Out of curiosity what is it with the keeper and two defenders on edge of 6 yard box all about?

If you lose the ball in the middle “ unexpectedly “ forwards will never be offside and the two become isolated bobbins?

Perhaps I’m missing a trick?

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Re: 4-1

By Sev18/8 19:15Wed Aug 18 19:15:10 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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It's what Pep does.

Hate it. We shall see if it works over the course of the season.

I guess the idea is to draw the opposition forward to create space for ourselves further up the field.

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Re: 4-1

By Yorkie18/8 19:40Wed Aug 18 19:40:28 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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All it results in from my observations last night is a mighty hoof down field for our centre pair to win every header most times against a lone isolated c/f .

The ball is fed out wide at pace and you are repeatedly defending .

It’s a pointless tactic if the opposition presses at pace forcing the aimless long punt?


Yes Pep does it but NOT on the edge of the 6yards box!

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Re: 4-1

By AgentEves19/8 17:53Thu Aug 19 17:53:43 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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"a mighty hoof down field for our centre pair to win every header most times against a lone isolated c/f ."

AKA Stevenage-ball, est. 2002.

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Re: 4-1

By Pete (PeteH)18/8 13:56Wed Aug 18 13:56:46 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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without the ball both your flanks are a gaping hole against a side with pace

Yep!!

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Re: 4-1

By Freemo18/8 13:18Wed Aug 18 13:18:50 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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It doesn't work for the reasons you've outlined, the simple fact is that most sides in League Two lack the resources to exploit it. The defence have proven themselves excellent against the more standard quality of attack they face on a weekly basis.

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Re: 4-1

By Fatman---1 (Yorkshire Lad)17/8 21:41Tue Aug 17 21:41:31 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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Are you serious. ??

We are going to be fine this season.
Bradford will be a team definitely in the top 5

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Re: 4-1

By SFCfox17/8 21:40Tue Aug 17 21:40:13 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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After one defeat, here we go!

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Re: 4-1

By RockyBottom17/8 21:42Tue Aug 17 21:42:21 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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Bradford away was always going to be a tough test, but sounds like a lot of the goals came from crosses. This suggests to me a lack of wide cover. I feel like lack of wide options and a lack of a plan b formation may be our undoing in some games.

Edited by RockyBottom at 21:43:28 on 17th August 2021

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By Balders (BALDOCKBORO)17/8 21:52Tue Aug 17 21:52:35 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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If you don't play wingers and rely on Carter to support LJW don't be surprised when they get crosses in.

And if they have pace down the other side and we have Coker, don't be surprised if... Well you get the idea.

Normally Cuthbert and TVC can mop up the crossed balls but had an off night against a very good striker in Cook.

Lines should be in front of the back 4, not a 10 away at a good side.

Not overly concerned, we won't play sides that good. Thought 3-1 flattered them at HT but 4-1 at FT was a fair reflw tion given their absolute dominance of that second half.

Hope Scott and Lines are OK, Scott looked like it was his groin so may be a few weeks.

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Re: 4-1

By jayess18/8 08:40Wed Aug 18 08:40:40 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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Just about sums it up. Carter was missing for the first goal, though out and out wingers don't necessarily track back.
Overall it was a big reality check. We didn't play that badly, we just met an outstanding side.
Bradford were about as good as it gets in League Two...better than anything I saw last season, with a shrewd manager who knew exactly how to play against us. Ouch.

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Re: 4-1

By Bumble17/8 22:30Tue Aug 17 22:30:58 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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I would go along with most of that.
It was a little hard to watch in the end.
They are a good side.
Big strong and plenty of pace.
So its hard to be critical after the start we have had.
All poor goals we gave away
So Observations.
Although Luther has had a decent start to this years campaign, for me he is still a poor defender.imo
The Fck up between TVC and Cuthbert was very poor and avoidable, no communication. Both had a poor game.
Midfield, although they couldn't get on the ball for most of the game and hardly won any second ball, continued to work hard.
I have been a Norris critic, but he has had a really good start and i thought him and Listy didn't stop running.
Any of the other teams in the League watching that game, will need to be more 4-5-1 to stay in the game. They used the width of the Pitch really well
But, Looking forward to Saturday and Port Vale.

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By AgentEves19/8 17:55Thu Aug 19 17:55:32 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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"I have been a Norris critic, but he has had a really good start"

Agreed. He looks like he's done some weight. Looks much sharper.

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By Hitchin Callling17/8 22:16Tue Aug 17 22:16:45 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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Hope it at least confirmed to AR/DW we are a few players short. Winger needed seems obvious to me anyway.

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Re: 4-1

By RockyBottom17/8 22:28Tue Aug 17 22:28:17 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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I'd be worried about our lack of cover at fullback as well.

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By Mr Happy SFC17/8 22:22Tue Aug 17 22:22:33 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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We haven't got the no. 10 who will be the best player in the team yet.

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Re: 4-1

By AgentEves19/8 17:56Thu Aug 19 17:56:00 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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ChArLiE cArTeR

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Re: 4-1

By Eazy17/8 22:54Tue Aug 17 22:54:08 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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Uh.. Beardo?

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By S4 Boro17/8 22:20Tue Aug 17 22:20:02 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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Surely two wingers are needed.

Anyway I knew tonight would be a very tough game against a team who are managed by one of the best managers in the league this season, look at what Adams did last season when manager of Morecambe.

It’s only the third game in.

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By Balders (BALDOCKBORO)17/8 22:44Tue Aug 17 22:44:17 2021In response to Re: 4-1Top of thread

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Revs doesn't want to play wingers so we won't buy any.

I'm not remotely worried and didn't mean to be critical of LHW, Coker or Carter, they're all good enough for the most part.

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Re: Penalty?

By SFCfox17/8 19:53Tue Aug 17 19:53:27 2021In response to Penalty?Top of thread

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Definitely a pen.

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Re: Penalty?

By Yorkie18/8 13:21Wed Aug 18 13:21:31 2021In response to Re: Penalty?Top of thread

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They aren’t giving those now. We had a blatant two handed shove in the back whilst in the box against Oldham.

Tripped yes they will be given as last night and again last Saturday . Pushes or anything else we need to accept they won’t be given any more?

I think that what the refs have been told?

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By Fatman---1 (Yorkshire Lad)17/8 19:56Tue Aug 17 19:56:32 2021In response to Re: Penalty?Top of thread

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