- Feb 1, 2015
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Have I missed the thread on this or does nobody give a shit?
We will lose this 2-0.
We will lose this 2-0.
Dean Smith doing a terrific job again, can't believe the stick he gets season after season.
Until a few weeks back we were atrocious, not having a single shot on target and scoring twice in 9 games...that's why. We've only pulled it out when we needed too gone 7 unbeaten, 7 cleansheets in 8 - he always pulls something out of the bag when it's needed, but that shouldn't keep him from pressure when we are turd. He'd have been sacked at 90% of all other football league clubs twice during the last 4 years. Has he got a lot going for him? For sure. But we'd have made the playoffs this season if he had changed his formation before the last 4-5 games of the season. Since then we have scored 11 goals in 4 games.
Anyway, that was about as regulation a win as possible. Oldham were, frankly, a shadow of the side that smashed us 2-1 at BP earlier in the season. No flare, no leaders, no skill, just very poor. Felt sorry for their fans. They didn't have a single shot on goal. We were worthy of the half time lead. Classy counter attack from Morris and Hiwula before a decent little finish from Super T. Penalty didn't look a penalty, but there was one point where we looked as though we could go forward and create. Second half was a bit of a cruise. Oldham had more possession but didn't do much with it, we headed to the beach. Hiwula and Mantom both missed very good chances to go 3 and 4 up.
Smith has finally stumbled across another formation - a flat 4-3-3 and we look miles better for it. I thought Hiwula was MOTM. Really raw, but there is massive potential in the lad. Only 18/19? Brillant return from him in his time here. Bradshaw ran himself into the ground, down the channels, won free kicks (occasionally from diving) and generally looked a leader. 20 goals now from 29 starts, an impeccable record for a 22 year old centre forward cast out by a team relegated from League 1 last season.
A good end to the home season. But a pitch invasion? Honestly, total embarassment at that.
Makes excellent signings every season consistently on a very low budget (few duds as well but to be expected when your budget restricts you to taking gambles) teams always defend very well, tries to play the right way. Gets the best out of players that have looked poor elsewhere, pulls out results against the top clubs for the division, JPT Final. He's had you comfortably mid table last 2 years despite a few Walsall fans trying to make a drama out of nothing by saying you would be relegated, the one year he had a half decent team he almost had you in the play offs and probably would have had the season ended a month later.
We are exactly that a shadow of the team that beat you earlier on in the season. Our manager fuckin off and leaving us in the shit hasn't helped and I think the players are hiding behind that.
How many did we bring?