I'm hoping we're more clinical than last week and can build on Saturday's win.Cheltenham again for the 4th time already this season, yet to beat them kids will be playing again
Not sure I want to go
If we approach it with the same mindset as we did Ipswich and Wednesday then we’ll be fine. It’ll be very hard to get the ball at times but sit in, let them play in front of us and hit them on the break/set pieces. If we play with the mindset we had against Lincoln etc then we could get thrashed.We should have got something from the Rotherham game and I fancy us to get a point at home to Wigan if we play like we did Saturday.
Sunderland to follow this one so we could do with a point tomorrow night.
I think Bonner got the tactics wrong against Lincoln. You can never question the effort and endeavour of this squad so let's hope Bonner get's it right and we make a game of it.If we approach it with the same mindset as we did Ipswich and Wednesday then we’ll be fine. It’ll be very hard to get the ball at times but sit in, let them play in front of us and hit them on the break/set pieces. If we play with the mindset we had against Lincoln etc then we could get thrashed.
That’s not meaning to be negative, it’s just recognising where we are as a team - it’s about nicking points here in there in these games, getting draws out of defeats and wins out of draws etc.
Sounds like we're having fairly similar seasons, and we're going into this one with similar form. I'd happily take a point.We have injuries to contend with (just for a change). Don’t think there have been many seasons like this when we have been carrying so many knocks to an already smallish squad.
Add to that quite a few of our signings just haven’t made the expected impact and January looks like it’s going to be very important for us.
To be fair to the Cowleys they have got us playing on the ground more than we ever did with Jackett. We don't really have the players up front to go with an aerial attack, although we do try and target smallish full backs with long balls from Bazunu.You'd fancy a Cowley side to be a bit too strong and powerful for our lot, though. It's been a common theme since Appleton arrived that the likes of Wycombe, Rotherham, Portsmouth (under Jackett) etc are teams were struggle with.
Perhaps you could sign Charlie Cairolli as a like for like replacement for Westwood!
Albeit not on the above list, our game at home vs Fleetwood is on, bar any further complications (ie. not being able to sign a keeper or more positive tests (none when checked today).
With the Covid affected players and injuries/other illness we have 13 players out including 3 centre halves and both senior keepers.
So our right-back, Sam Long, will likely end up at centre back and we'll have a makeshift right-back or an Academy player making a debut. Robinson could play an Academy centre-back but that would leave a very inexperienced pairing, with the only 1st team fit centre back, 21 yo Luke McNally in his 1st season at Lg 1 after we signed him from the Lg of Ireland Premier last January. McNally wasn't used last season and this season has started 6 Lg1 games with 1 as a sub, 2 Lg Cup games and 2 Pizza Trophy game starts (both times he got sent off).
Fucked up big time though against the worst side we’ve had - ever.
You lot have slated him for ages.
Makes I larf just thinking about it
So Oxford have all caught Covid.. Wasn’t it Oxford fans (and Robinson) who lost their sh*t on here because some team caught Covid last year before playing them?
Sheffield Wednesday for us, and for all their good form the amount of draws in that run is probably making me over confident. We tend to do better against the sides that actually try and play instead of stick 10 men behind the ball so considering it's at Hillsborough and I doubt they'll play like Doncaster or Shrewsbury did, I'm expecting at least a point.
Yeah, but the big difference is that Vigoroux left years ago. You’ve still got your clown.
What about the previous 30 odd years? Always baffles me how your 6 in a row has become 10.