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  1. Boyo

    Train to Ipswich

    What train is everyone getting for the Ipswich game on Saturday? Are they putting on a football special for this one?

    Cheers
  2. I''m also going for Cardiff to beat Peterborough.

     

    Good luck [:)]

  3. Boyo

    Adrian Durham getting vocal on twitter.

    Just ignore him.  Our fans always bite, its an easy wind up for him.
  4. Tranmere to beat Portsmouth.

     

    Good luck [:)]

  5. Man City to beat Villa.

     

    Best of luck [:)]

  6. Man Utd to beat Villa away.

     

    All the best [:)]

  7. Crawley to beat Met Police in the FA Cup for me.

     

    Best of luck [:)]

  8. Boyo

    Pilkington

    [quote user="York Canary"]

    Bennett was brilliant. Even my mate who supports Liverpool was confused when was taken off, especially against 10 men. He has the pace to cause problems and actually got in behind the full-back a few times and put the ball in low in the box. Unfortunately only Holty was usually in the box. Snodgrass on the other hand was generally quite poor. Poor delivery (one horrendous waste of a free-kick at the end) and when he did cut back in the box effectively he was just way too slow to shoot and got closed down. That could be down to being used as a sub only recently and not starting, but you''d expect him to be very fresh having just come on. It''s still early for him though and I wasn''t massively disappointed when he came on, but I thought Benno looked sharp on the wing and would start running the 10 men ragged. Ideally I''d have liked 3 at the back at the end with Garrido coming off (who didn''t get forward much imo) and Simeon making a front 3. Perfect situation for him to pick up loose balls and knock-downs from Moro and Holty and give their defence more of a headache with his pace

    You must have been watching a different game to me.  Snodgrass (and Morrison) changed the game when he came on.  He made things happen and caused their left back far more problems than Bennett did in the entire game.  Ok his final ball wasn''t brilliant yesterday but how many of our players did put in a good cross apart from Wes for the goal?

    I thought Snodgrass was quite unlucky to get dropped from the starting line up the other week because I think he has been one of our better players this season.  I like Bennett but I think Snodgrass edges it at the moment.

    I watched the same game, but he frustrated me so much and it stuck in my mind. It''s probably the horrendous waste of a free kick he delivered at the end and the times he cut back onto his left in the box and was too slow to get a shot off before being closed down. I though Benno worked simple one-twos with his pace more effectively, but as I said before I wasn''t distraught he was replaced because I know what Snoddy can do. I don''t think Pilks was that bad either, but admittedly didn''t do much of note compared to his normal game.

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    I can understand why you were fustrated by Snodgrass but would it have stuck in your mind the same way if Hoolahan and Holt didn''t miss those one on one''s or if we managed to convert some of the other chances we created towards the end?

  9. Boyo

    Pilkington

    [quote user="paul moy"][quote user="Boyo"]

    [quote user="York Canary"]Bennett was brilliant. Even my mate who supports Liverpool was confused when was taken off, especially against 10 men. He has the pace to cause problems and actually got in behind the full-back a few times and put the ball in low in the box. Unfortunately only Holty was usually in the box. Snodgrass on the other hand was generally quite poor. Poor delivery (one horrendous waste of a free-kick at the end) and when he did cut back in the box effectively he was just way too slow to shoot and got closed down. That could be down to being used as a sub only recently and not starting, but you''d expect him to be very fresh having just come on. It''s still early for him though and I wasn''t massively disappointed when he came on, but I thought Benno looked sharp on the wing and would start running the 10 men ragged. Ideally I''d have liked 3 at the back at the end with Garrido coming off (who didn''t get forward much imo) and Simeon making a front 3. Perfect situation for him to pick up loose balls and knock-downs from Moro and Holty and give their defence more of a headache with his pace.[/quote]

     

    You must have been watching a different game to me.  Snodgrass (and Morrison) changed the game when he came on.  He made things happen and caused their left back far more problems than Bennett did in the entire game.  Ok his final ball wasn''t brilliant yesterday but how many of our players did put in a good cross apart from Wes for the goal?

     

    I thought Snodgrass was quite unlucky to get dropped from the starting line up the other week because I think he has been one of our better players this season.  I like Bennett but I think Snodgrass edges it at the moment.

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    We started getting results once Snodgrass was dropped. Pace has been a glaring deficiency up until the last few games when we brought in Bennett and Pilks. Yes, Snodgrass did change the game, but into a one-dimensional high ball game which failed to garner 3 points. Jackson would have been a better option IMO with his less predictable running, and he can score.  

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    But also turned 0 points into 1.

     

    I agree we lack pace and Snodgrass isn''t exactly quick but I think he is the type of player who can get away without being really fast, a bit like Wes.  If we played Pilkington and Snodgrass as our two wingers I wouldn''t particularly say we have slow wingers.  Where we really lack pace is with the full backs who can''t overlap very well because of their lack of pace but maybe Whittaker will change this down the right hand side.

  10. Boyo

    snodgrass.......

    I''m quite suprised to be seeing this criticism of Snodgrass who I think has been one of our best players season.

     

    He''s contributed more than Bennett and Pilkington and I think he has shown that he is Premier League quality.  He changed the game when he came on with Morison yesterday and caused Villa far more problems in his short cameo than Bennett did the whole time he was on.  I like Bennett but although Snodgrass doesn''t have the same pace as him I think Snodgrass offers a lot more.  He''s got a better final ball and he is more of a goal threat.  Bennett obviously offers more defensively but the primary role of a winger is to attack and thats why I think Snodgrass should start ahead of him on the right wing.

     

    I also think that Snodgrass has been better than Pilkington this season but due to the right wing being Snodgrass'' prefered positon I can''t see those two having much of a battle between them for position.

  11. Boyo

    Pilkington

    [quote user="York Canary"]Bennett was brilliant. Even my mate who supports Liverpool was confused when was taken off, especially against 10 men. He has the pace to cause problems and actually got in behind the full-back a few times and put the ball in low in the box. Unfortunately only Holty was usually in the box. Snodgrass on the other hand was generally quite poor. Poor delivery (one horrendous waste of a free-kick at the end) and when he did cut back in the box effectively he was just way too slow to shoot and got closed down. That could be down to being used as a sub only recently and not starting, but you''d expect him to be very fresh having just come on. It''s still early for him though and I wasn''t massively disappointed when he came on, but I thought Benno looked sharp on the wing and would start running the 10 men ragged. Ideally I''d have liked 3 at the back at the end with Garrido coming off (who didn''t get forward much imo) and Simeon making a front 3. Perfect situation for him to pick up loose balls and knock-downs from Moro and Holty and give their defence more of a headache with his pace.[/quote]

     

    You must have been watching a different game to me.  Snodgrass (and Morrison) changed the game when he came on.  He made things happen and caused their left back far more problems than Bennett did in the entire game.  Ok his final ball wasn''t brilliant yesterday but how many of our players did put in a good cross apart from Wes for the goal?

     

    I thought Snodgrass was quite unlucky to get dropped from the starting line up the other week because I think he has been one of our better players this season.  I like Bennett but I think Snodgrass edges it at the moment.

  12. Leicester to beat Crystal Palace.

     

    Best of luck [:)]

  13. Also, is there some way to see a league table to see how we''re all doing so far?

     

    Thanks.

  14. Man Utd to beat Stoke for me [:)]

     

    Good luck.

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