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  • jim jim Sep 22, 2011 09:21 Flag

    Vs Man City

    Better result than i anticipated!although outplayed the lads stuck at it. Good to see Zigic back he will really be a threat in the championship.
    It will be good if we can agree terms with Parnaby and McFadden they will definately add quality to the squad.
    I would like to see Doyle given a run in the side along with Murphy.
    Onwards to Saturday and the real challenge another three points is vital and our home form should be enough.

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    • Hope poor much potential and well respected Chris hasn't bought as house down your place then or planted any bulbs in the garden. If Chris goes, give Peter Murphy the job.

    • I thought Murphy and Spector made very good full backs ans should put pressure on Carr and Ridgewell who both seem to have their heads elsewhere.
      We took the game to them more in the second half (where we earned a creditable 0-0 draw) and we looked in better shape when Zigic and Gomis came on. We even looked very threatening after King was introduced and we went 4-4-2.
      Chris Hughton has bought an attacking mentality into the side. We've had more shots on goal already this season than we had in the whole of last season.
      What a difference to the McJudas reign. He has now passed his negative 'do not lose' tactics to our friends from under the A38(M) who are not a happy bunch. Not happy at all.
      Oh well....

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      • Going out of the cup is no great loss considering the summer we have had and the squad we have.
        I did not expect a win at Man City and was disappointed with the first half performance. Second half was indeed a different side that came out and definitely deserved at least a goal for their efforts.
        Neither Carr nor Ridgewell seem to have the same gusto or leadership they had last season, is it because they both wanted away or is it because Roger Johnson is not there to Marshall them?
        I don’t think the defence has much confidence in either keeper and CH should be looking at another option, there must be some good keepers looking for regular football?
        We still need to bolster the squad before the loan window closes.
        Mctraitor can keep his negative tactics under the A38 and with some luck; we will pass them in May…. Dreaming I know but forever the optimist, forever a Bluenose.