- Jan 21, 2015
- Reaction score
- Preston North End
Parrott is a very good player but yeah, the instincts aren't there. Needs to smash it rather than going for placement. Hopefully we sign another starting striker and we can play him as a number 10.Our start has been a bit similar to yours at Preston, just not quite clicked in the final third but been strong defensively, have created a lot of clear cut chances and played very well overall. The signings of Broadhead and Fletcher and return to fitness of Aasgaard has helped a lot offensively.
From our opening day I noticed the ball tended to fall to the hopeless Parrott on th rather than Riis, to be fair most of it dropped on acute angles, those shots were never going to trouble the keeper, but having seen Parrott a fair bit in League One he didn't have the goal scorer instinct, so expected him to remain in League One. I am sure if you get the ball to Riis and other players more, the goals will soon flow for Preston, I expect you to be closer to the play offs than bottom for sure.
As for yesterday, absolute karma with that pathetic dive to send Bennett off. Well taken goal and we had the most dangerous chances after playing 89 minutes in total with 10 men. Great character from our team and a fair bit of quality in the squad in the right parts of the pitch. Much more sensibly assembled squad than our previous 2 promotions were we had weaker back up and panic bought players to full spaces. Slow recruitment this season, making sure we only add players to improve us and not upset the squad balance.
Freeman and the other guy between them caught Sykes 2-3 times in the face when tackling him, either one could easily have been booked for that.I’m not really sure what he is on about, it was a blatant red card tackle from Sykes, Freeman shouldn’t react (understandable that he did as he did get scissor tackled basically) but he didn’t head butt him or anything like Sykes tried to imply by going down holding his head, kind of chest bumped him. Yellow was fair for Freeman imo, thought the ref handled it well.
Bore off you lying c***.Wow. You won. Easily. Clear red for your man and a yellow for ours. Every day, every time. Move on.
The reason you havent had your share of pens in years is you havent got in the opposition box in years. Stop bleating and blaming others, wake up and look at the reality. Youll find now you look better your offensive stats will equate to that.
You are right it’s very dead but you are welcome to add to it. The other guy coming in and calling people c*** over a fairly light retort maybe less so but…adds some life I guess!This forum is dead to be fair. Just Luton lads chatting to themselves and one Preston fan
First part is a bit moot as the “catches to the face” were not deemed fouls by the ref so don’t factor at all into the equation of if it were a yellow or not. Personally didn’t see anything like that but I’ve not looked back since watching the highlights. On the basis of the incident I think the outcome was correct in the end albeit we both will probably have our differing biases clearlyFreeman and the other guy between them caught Sykes 2-3 times in the face when tackling him, either one could easily have been booked for that.
Sykes tackle was a red, but combine the previous tackle and the reaction and Freeman should have gone too.
This was a couple of days after we had a strong penalty shout not given at Wigan and one of their players kicked out and didn't get sent off, against Hull we had 2 strong penalty shouts, including one where Atkinson was pulled to the ground with one arm around his neck, and a joke penalty given against.
There's a whole study been done on penalties using 600 clubs across Europe and Bristol City were *miles* away from anyone else on every metric.
Over 1800 minutes played per penalty, most clubs were in the 300-600 range.
Over 90 big chances created per penalty, 600th out of 600, Birmingham in 591st were 58 big chances per penalty.
The data used ended in January, and we've not had one in any of the time since despite some huge claims including one where a player had his nose broken.
Something like 1 in 88 games now.
Pearson was absolutely vindicated in his comments after the Luton game.
Of course it's not something like a conspiracy, but we've been on the wrong end of bad decisions so consistently and so often that it's clearly going to get to the manager.
Certainly better now than it was years back when it were plagued by about 20 tractor driving yokels from the South West.This forum is dead to be fair. Just Luton lads chatting to themselves and one Preston fan
Broadhead was great for Sunderland last season and i would have happily had him back. Main problem are injuries for the lad. Was out a lot for us. Keep him fit for the season and you will be a lot better for it. All 3 of us promoted lot doing well at present.Certainly better now than it was years back when it were plagued by about 20 tractor driving yokels from the South West.
As for us, as long we keep Broadhead fit, we'll stay up. He got one sniff of a chance Saturday and ruthlessly took it. Done more in about 20 minutes than Lang has all season so far.
Birmingham were proper shit. Be surprised if we play anyone worse than them.