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    Team v Wolves

    Post by RRC on Sat 28 Jul 2018, 2:26 pm

    Carson
    Wisdom, Keogh, Davies, Lowe
    Ledley, Mount, Bryson
    Lawrence, Nugent, Wilson

    Subs:
    Roos, Bogle, Pearce, Forsyth, Johnson, Jozefzoon, Jerome, Thomas, Bennett, Mitchell



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    Re: Team v Wolves

    Post by prideParkhead on Sat 28 Jul 2018, 2:32 pm

    Glad to see that Butterfield is nowhere near the 1st team
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    Post by Loughborough Ram on Sat 28 Jul 2018, 3:04 pm

    Surprised that Huddlestone isn't involved but I can see why and it also suggests that Frank can be quite ruthless
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    Post by MadAmster on Sat 28 Jul 2018, 5:52 pm

    Yes, looks like BJ is 2nd choice at DM on account of his being more mobile and fitting better with Lamps' ideas than Hudds.

    My thoughts on the final pre season friendly............

    Carson - Showed exactly why he is the undisputed #1
    Wisdom - Had a decent enough game. Out of position a couple of times but he either sorted it himself or a teammate bailed him out. He also bailed others out as well which is typical of the "no I in team" ethic FL seems to have drummed into them.Bogle did well in his cameo. Unlucky for him but he will at least make the XVIII
    Keogh (Pearce, 84’) - Keogh, unfettered by the captaincy, had a good game. 2 or 3 wayward passes early doors when not even under presseure but he got into the groove. Pearce showed he is good cover.
    Davies - Skipper designate. Solid.
    Lowe (Forsyth, 79’) - As with Wisdom, lost his man a couple of times. Didn't react, IMO, quickly enough to the shot that hit the bar which gave the Wolves player time and room to put the ball away. He won't be facing that kind of player much, if at all, this season.
    Bryson (Jozefzoon, 63’) -  Bryson looks just about back to his old self. Jozefzoon came on, wasn't involved then.... got the ball, beat the full back, crossed to Nuge who pulled it back for Mount to put it away.
    Ledley (Johnson, 73’) -  Ledders looked comfortable as did BJ when he came on. Hudds lack of mobility holding him back?
    Mount - Fitting in very well indeed.
    Wilson - Looked a bit lightweight at times, easily held off. Fast, agile and tricky.
    Nugent (Bennett, 75’) - Scored one, one assist and might have had 3 more goals. Revelling in this fast style. Bennett did enough to secure his place on the bench.
    Lawrence (Thomas, 81’) - Looked dangerous. Dangerous enough for the Wolves defence to continually kick. Thomas did enough to secure his place on the bench.

    I expect this XVII (starting XI plus trhe 6 subs used), injuries apart, plus either Roos or Mitchell, to be the XVIII at Reading on Friday.

    Unused Substitutes: Roos, Mitchell, Jerome
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    Re: Team v Wolves

    Post by valakari on Sat 28 Jul 2018, 7:56 pm

    Maybe players not in matchday squad were injured?
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    Post by RRC on Sat 28 Jul 2018, 10:01 pm

    valakari wrote:Maybe players not in matchday squad were injured?

    Huddlstone has a groin injury apparently.

    Marriott may need more time to integrate with the squad.



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    Re: Team v Wolves

    Post by bramhallram on Sun 29 Jul 2018, 7:41 am

    Pre-season performances can be a bit misleading, but the signs seem promising. Looking forward to this season more than I have for a long time.

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    Re: Team v Wolves

    Post by MadAmster on Sun 29 Jul 2018, 9:19 am

    bramhallram wrote:Pre-season performances can be a bit misleading, but the signs seem promising. Looking forward to this season more than I have for a long time.


    me n thee both Bram. IMO pre season performances are less misleading than the results.

    Notts County was a good workout.
    Mansfield too with individual errors leading to a defeat.
    Soton was a surprise. They didn't seem to know how to deal with FLs preferred system despite have four new 8 digit transfer fee players on view.
    Coventry showed, IMO, that the squad has a glut of players whi can fit into a good team but that we have possibly about 10 in the squad of whom no more than 2 or 3 at the very most should be on the park at the same time and, even then, only because we are having an injury/suspensions crisis.

    What the consistency of overall performance has shown is that the squad has:

    1. Understood FLs messages
    2. This full court pressing style of 1-4-3-3 demands immensely high levels of fitness and they appear to have them
    3. We are creating a lot of chances and half chances
    4. The opposition in the SBC will hate this style and most will struggle against it
    5. Bogle, Lowe, Thomas, as seems likely, breaking into the matchday XVIII (along with Bennett and Hudds) will see us with 5 Academy products in the matchday squad. Max Bird hasn't looked that far behind in pre season either. Hope I haven't missed anyone......

    My major worry is that most of our League opponents this season are going to try to cope with Lawro the way Wolves did by kicking him. I also think that the same treatment will be dished out to Wilson and Mount as well as Thomas when he gets his cameos. Kick Lawro, Mount and Wilson out of a game and we have Thomas, Bennett and Jozefzoon all capable of seemlessly fitting in. If that happens too often we won't have available subs for MF or defence.......

    Whatever happens, and I am more optimistic than I have been for a while, we will enjoy the football we serve up this season. It might prove successful or it may be the springboard to a hugely successful 19/20 season. I'd like to see it this season as it will be much easier replacing exiting loanees of the quality mount and Wilson possess in their respective positions in the PL than if we were still in the SBC. having said that, I would hope that Thomas develops sufficiently to be able to slot into Wilson's place next season. Replacing Mount would be harder.
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    Re: Team v Wolves

    Post by Loughborough Ram on Sun 29 Jul 2018, 10:13 am

    A bit like you Amster, my main concern is that we will be a bit lightweight against that more robust teams. There will also be a massive responsibilty on 3 or 4 players to defend corners and set pieces, which is unlikely to be enough.

    Oh well, if we work on the premise that if you score from 3 corners, we will score 4 from open play, then we will be in for an entertaining season.
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    Re: Team v Wolves

    Post by SawleyRam on Sun 29 Jul 2018, 1:38 pm

    I watched the Wolves game on RamsTV and liked what I saw, a team that are comfortable with keeping possession but looking at the same time for the forward pass that breaks down the opposition defence, not possession football for the sake of it. Quickly feed the strikers and their movement provides goal opportunities. Nice
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    Post by MadAmster on Sun 29 Jul 2018, 1:52 pm

    SawleyRam wrote:I watched the Wolves game on RamsTV and liked what I saw, a team that are comfortable with keeping possession but looking at the same time for the forward pass that breaks down the opposition defence, not possession football for the sake of it. Quickly feed the strikers and their movement provides goal opportunities. Nice

    During the waffle in the studio pre match, at HT and at the end, did you have a lack of synchronicity between the audio and the video..... or didn't you watch that bit?

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