2021/22 Matchday Thread

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Birmingham at home on Saturday, who aren't in great form, really need to be securing 3pts if we want to climb into the top half.

Team pretty much picks itself at the moment until we can strengthen and depending on injuries.

Cardiff was very poor but can't see Lowe making rash decisions based on that when we were good in the previous two games.

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Van Den Berg, Bauer, Hughes
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Potts, Browne, Johnson, Earl
Riis, Evans​
 

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After Blackpool fucked us around in the away game, We've split the Kop and only given them 2,000 tickets for the return fixture. Lovely stuff.
 

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Bournemouth for us tomorrow, another early kick off as well which is a bit annoying. Due to all the postponements we will have played the top 2 in a row after this. Similar to the Fulham game I don’t really expect much from this, would absolutely be delighted with a point. We actually were slightly unfortunate in the away fixture, probably should have been ahead but Adebayo missed a bit of a sitter and we got punished for it, so we’ve got it in us to get something but realistically it’s a tough ask.

Probably not ideal to play one of the best teams in the league off the back of such a long lay off, a few looked way off the pace against Harrogate and we were fortunate to get away with it. Don’t think Bournemouth will be so understanding.
 

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Its a mismatch in terms of resources - they've spent more money on one player than our whole squad combined. By a mile.

I think last week was a bit of a one-off... League 2 players biting at the ankles, cup game, banana skin. I think today will be a bit more structured. And lets not forget Luton beat Bournemouth away last season.

That said, TV game and a lunchtime KO... for some reason, players don't like that time slot.
 

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Unbelievable. What a fantastic game and what absolutely fantastic attitude from us. At 2-2 I thought that was us done but happy with how we played so to win. Wow. You can question the quality at times but Jones has got this lot running through brick walls for us. Having said that, what a player Naismith is.
 

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What an unbelievable match that was. It had everything. Even if it was 2-2, I'd still say it was a great game.

AFC Bournemouth I'm still convinced that they will get in that top 2, but Parker really is an uninspiring manager. Lots of money, but real weak spots - Lloyd Kelly and Gary Cahill were torn apart by Adebayo. They look a bit brittle - 5 defeats out of 11 now for them.

Elijah himself especially in the last 2-3 months has improved massively. He really does now look the part at this level. Him and Jerome linked up pretty well, despite the latter fading badly in the second half.

What a goal from Kaldini. He signed 365 days ago today - what a signing, costing nothing. He must be getting close to that Scotland squad with such consistent performances, both in defence and more recently as a DM. The guy is just a machine.

That is now 100 wins for Luton for Nathan Jones. A fine achivement and a 46% win ratio which is outstanding.

We go up to 13th - we really have gone up a level since the start of December I'd say. We really can push for that 6th spot in the second half of the season.

PS - don't understand the words about Amari Bell. Yes, he's had a bad couple of games, today included, but over a season, he is a more than serviceable LB for us at this level I'd say.
 

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Obviously pissed off to drop 2pts in the 86th minute but on reflection I'm fairly positive about things. The press is really good and we're looking much braver in possession.

But the game should have been put to bed and we desperately need a striker. You can't have Maguire & Sinclair as back up striker options at this level. The difference between them two and Scott Hogan was night & day.

Desperately need reinforcements.
 

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Looks like Birmingham have another potential star in Jordan James.
 

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What an unbelievable match that was. It had everything. Even if it was 2-2, I'd still say it was a great game.

AFC Bournemouth I'm still convinced that they will get in that top 2, but Parker really is an uninspiring manager. Lots of money, but real weak spots - Lloyd Kelly and Gary Cahill were torn apart by Adebayo. They look a bit brittle - 5 defeats out of 11 now for them.

Elijah himself especially in the last 2-3 months has improved massively. He really does now look the part at this level. Him and Jerome linked up pretty well, despite the latter fading badly in the second half.

What a goal from Kaldini. He signed 365 days ago today - what a signing, costing nothing. He must be getting close to that Scotland squad with such consistent performances, both in defence and more recently as a DM. The guy is just a machine.

That is now 100 wins for Luton for Nathan Jones. A fine achivement and a 46% win ratio which is outstanding.

We go up to 13th - we really have gone up a level since the start of December I'd say. We really can push for that 6th spot in the second half of the season.

PS - don't understand the words about Amari Bell. Yes, he's had a bad couple of games, today included, but over a season, he is a more than serviceable LB for us at this level I'd say.
My comment on Bell was immediately after he just made a bad error for the equaliser and 10 mins prior to the winner going in. In general today, he was really bad, also got totally roasted by Stacey for the first and unfortunately having had a real shocker last week so was in a bit of a fit of pique on my part rather than anything. But whatever, we won today so not much point dwelling or focusing on it.

More concerning is injuries picked up Burke and Campbell both of whom have been excellent and seem to be improving at pace. Will be missed if out for any period.
 
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He may come good. Lets see. I dont want to continually lambast him, but again he had a shocker today. Bree was great. Pinging diagonals causing all sorts if problems. Great performance.
 

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Sheff Utd at home on Tuesday.

I'm not expecting a great points return during this mental period as we just don't have depth in quality, out of our 7 subs on Saturday, Ali McCann is the only one i'd keep at the club. Possibly Barkhuizen but he's been too crap and unfit for far too long.

Earl & Ledson were out with knocks on Saturday, Hughes came back in but didn't look 100% and it's doubtful that Cunningham can play 2 games in 4 days. Could have issues down the left hand-side if either are missing. Think Olosunde is back in training, so might make the squad.

If everyone is fit then i'd just stick with the same team as yesterday.
 

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Its worse...........its Ian Wrights Grandson. Hes my age give or take........ i saw him play in Rome for England in late 80s to get a point to qualify for the World Cup
 

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Barkhuizen in at LWB for Cunningham & Sinclair in for Evans up front.

Imagine that's more of a fitness management thing over this hectic schedule than a tactical decision.
 

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Got to credit Lowe there, he set us up to attack with 10 men and threw caution to the wind, if Rhian Brewster wasn't a bag of wank then we would have been dead and buried but we kept going and no one can say we didn't deserve it. Good subs too, Evans was immense and I thought Rafferty came in and did really well.

Great point.
 

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Our game v reading tonight not on ifollow is a bit annoying. Apparently as it was originally planned for a Saturday it’s up to the host club if they want to make the re-arranged fixture available for ifollow now it’s on in a midweek slot. Reading said no. So not on sky or ifollow for anyone to watch which is very annoying and a bit poor from Reading if you ask me.
 

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Our game v reading tonight not on ifollow is a bit annoying. Apparently as it was originally planned for a Saturday it’s up to the host club if they want to make the re-arranged fixture available for ifollow now it’s on in a midweek slot. Reading said no. So not on sky or ifollow for anyone to watch which is very annoying and a bit poor from Reading if you ask me.
Don’t really understand it to be honest. More income for both clubs; will not lead to a considerable loss in attendance.
 

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Yep totally agree, seems nonsensical. But then again when they are a club running a turn over to wages ratio of something like 200%, nonsensical decisions go with the territory perhaps
 

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Well I can see why Reading didn’t want it on ifollow. They are awful, probably the worst side we have seen this season.

We were not that great tonight but was very comfortable indeed. Reading look in real trouble
 

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Hull been taken over by a Turkish businessman.


Hopefully work out for them .
 

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