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I want our 3 best midfielders together, as before my view, im not a fan of Jenson or Marcondes. I would want to get our best goalscoring midfielder further forward and not to worried about his defending.
We don't do players that don't worry about their defending.
 

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I may have missed news on this, but, when is Baptiste expected to be back competing for a place?

Surely another option for the three midfield places when fit.
 

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I may have missed news on this, but, when is Baptiste expected to be back competing for a place?

Surely another option for the three midfield places when fit.
Unlikely until at least right towards the end of season.
 

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That would be unplayable, a shame that one of them will probably be replaced for Jensen.
Yep, shame he was playing tonight wasn't it?

Just the same as it was a shame when Jensen was motm against Bournemouth only a couple of games ago.
 

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Yep, shame he was playing tonight wasn't it?

Just the same as it was a shame when Jensen was motm against Bournemouth only a couple of games ago.
He’s just so inconsistent. Agree he was good tonight though.
 

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Injury update, and I know I put this on the transfer thread, but it obviously goes better here.

Norgaard said on a zoom call with the Sports Trust last night that he will be back in "half training"next week and full training the following week.
FAB!!
 

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Missed this guy so much. Love Janelt. Think we could have a midfield that incorporates them both regularly, sometimes one in place of the other but when both play have one of Jensen or JDS starting and swapping with one another. Ie one game Jensen plays 70 minutes and JDS comes on and the next game the reverse. and some times play 4 in the middle and Forss and Toney up front. Ooosh. Nawty that. Imagine. Rest M'Buemo and Canos and play them 4 in midfield. Devastating
 

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Missed this guy so much. Love Janelt. Think we could have a midfield that incorporates them both regularly, sometimes one in place of the other but when both play have one of Jensen or JDS starting and swapping with one another. Ie one game Jensen plays 70 minutes and JDS comes on and the next game the reverse. and some times play 4 in the middle and Forss and Toney up front. Ooosh. Nawty that. Imagine. Rest M'Buemo and Canos and play them 4 in midfield. Devastating
a midfield three of janelt Norgaard and Jensen using Da Silva more on the right but with ability to roam? Gives us additional options for certain games
 

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a midfield three of janelt Norgaard and Jensen using Da Silva more on the right but with ability to roam? Gives us additional options for certain games
Didn't Josh move to wide right in one of the games at the tail end of last season, possibly after half time. My memory may be deceiving me but I remember him changing the game. He was fantastic.
 

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Injury update, and I know I put this on the transfer thread, but it obviously goes better here.

Norgaard said on a zoom call with the Sports Trust last night that he will be back in "half training"next week and full training the following week.
Very good interview with Christian, well worth watching. He's a class act both on and off the field..
 

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Doesn’t look like full training to me :(
It's exactly as he said it was - a step up from last week but not full training, fingers crossed he can come through the next 2 weeks unscathed and will be available for the QPR game potentially
 

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Back in full training.
He’s been in non contact training for a week or so.

Back in full training will be when he’s kicking a ball around in small sided games with the squadS
 

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You’d hope Christian and Emiliano will be back in contention by QPR or Coventry, both aways. Latest Sheff Weds or Stoke at home.

Having them back will help. Then hope Pontus is back mid-March or, latest, end of March.

Baptiste we may not see this season.
 

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You’d hope Christian and Emiliano will be back in contention by QPR or Coventry, both aways. Latest Sheff Weds or Stoke at home.

Having them back will help. Then hope Pontus is back mid-March or, latest, end of March.

Baptiste we may not see this season.
It's annoying to have Christian and Emiliano out, but when they, and Pontus, come back with a good few weeks rest behind them, at the sharp end of the season, and with maybe JDS, Janelt and Ghoddos running on fumes by that time, that might be the impetus we need to finish in the top two. Other teams must be green with envy at our squad depth these days.
 

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Soooo looking forward to having this guy back. The success of Janelt stepping up in the meantime has possibly slightly dimmed the memory of just how good he is.. Make no mistake, this is like buying a 10m player in the Jan window and he'll have a massive impact!!
 

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Soooo looking forward to having this guy back. The success of Janelt stepping up in the meantime has possibly slightly dimmed the memory of just how good he is.. Make no mistake, this is like buying a 10m player in the Jan window and he'll have a massive impact!!
It is but I’m not sure how can leave janelt out except for injury or fatigue reasons and on latter he seems like a machine and age on side. Think he and and Norgaard are somewhat different players for being primarily defensive midfield players so can see us playing both without being particularly defensive or negative .
 

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It is but I’m not sure how can leave janelt out except for injury or fatigue reasons and on latter he seems like a machine and age on side. Think he and and Norgaard are somewhat different players for being primarily defensive midfield players so can see us playing both without being particularly defensive or negative .
I agree, I’ve said it before but a midfield three of JDS, Janelt and Norgaard would be formidable in some of the tough away fixtures we still have.

Add in the option to bring on Jensen or Ghoddos from the bench if we need to change a game and that is some serious depth.
 
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We lack defensive cover in midfield imo, Janelt has been great but Norgaard is a better player and Janelt would play nicely next to him. Norgaard playing with Janelt means that Norgaard can push further up the pitch, press higher, his passing is underrated imo. We nearly conceded 4 goals against Boro, if Norgaard is in that midfield defensively instead of Ghoddos then I don't think Boro have half the chances that they did.
 

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I agree, I’ve said it before but a midfield three of JDS, Janelt and Norgaard would be formidable in some of the tough away fixtures we still have.

Add in the option to bring on Jensen or Ghoddos from the bench if we need to change a game and that is some serious depth.
I agree, our defence was sloppy against Boro, it was only Raya's brilliance that kept us in the game, without him we could have lost that game.
 

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I agree and that was the battle we faced last Saturday. We had our hairy moments but our character saw us through.
Yup! While I think we'd have been much better with Christian shielding the back four, it was the organisation of that defensive unit that was the weakness, Pontus was the big miss. That midfield was instrumental in executing the tactics that opened up Colin's man-for-man marking and gave us control of the game.
 

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We lack defensive cover in midfield imo, Janelt has been great but Norgaard is a better player and Janelt would play nicely next to him. Norgaard playing with Janelt means that Norgaard can push further up the pitch, press higher, his passing is underrated imo. We nearly conceded 4 goals against Boro, if Norgaard is in that midfield defensively instead of Ghoddos then I don't think Boro have half the chances that they did.
You hope so don't you? I'm worried that Frank doesn't see the Norgaard. Janelt. JDS/Jensen (rotation for JDS fitness) midfield that we all hope for.
Kind of how many wanted Fosu to have more minutes and Frank seemed to dig his heels on it.

Agree, whilst were a demon upfront. Let's face it we were very lucky to not be on a 4-3 / 4-4 game against Boro. Saville must still have a soft spot with finishing that bad.
 
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IMHO, there's no fixture tougher than... Colin's Middlesborough.
Indeed and if we had gone with a more defensive line up, we might have only come away with a draw. Having a strong attacking threat is a very good way of pushing a team back in tight games. I think being the top scorers with the best goal difference is proof that our current approach of being on the front foot in games is working.
 
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You hope so don't you? I'm worried that Frank doesn't see the Norgaard. Janelt. JDS/Jensen (rotation for JDS fitness) midfield that we all hope for.

Is that what everyone hopes for? What is going so wrong now that we have to change our approach? When Janelt or Norgaard prove that they can create chances like Jensen or support Toney arriving in the box like Ghoddos or Marcondes, we might consider it. To me, playing Janelt and Norgaard together is a more defensive step that could damage how we play.
 

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IMHO, there's no fixture tougher than... Colin's Middlesborough.
A tough battle yes but we will likely face better attacking threats at Dean Court and farrow Road.

I’m not suggesting Jensen and Ghoddos don’t offer something and shouldn’t start in some games but think a midfield three of JDS, Janelt and Norgaard are perfect in certain situations.

For example, does annoying think we’d of lost to Preston or drawn with Norwich (having led in both games) if we’d finished the game with that midfield?
 

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A tough battle yes but we will likely face better attacking threats at Dean Court and farrow Road.

I’m not suggesting Jensen and Ghoddos don’t offer something and shouldn’t start in some games but think a midfield three of JDS, Janelt and Norgaard are perfect in certain situations.

For example, does annoying think we’d of lost to Preston or drawn with Norwich (having led in both games) if we’d finished the game with that midfield?
Horses for courses. Great to have the permutations. And a coach who doesn't depend exclusively on Plan A.
 

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Is that what everyone hopes for? What is going so wrong now that we have to change our approach? When Janelt or Norgaard prove that they can create chances like Jensen or support Toney arriving in the box like Ghoddos or Marcondes, we might consider it. To me, playing Janelt and Norgaard together is a more defensive step that could damage how we play.
It's a fantastic option to sure up games where we are gifting chances, like Saturday. Far too easy getting into the box.

Or alternatively, to keep a crucial game tight and then to revert to Plan A in the second half. Essentially, we couldn't do that effectively without them both.
 

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You hope so don't you? I'm worried that Frank doesn't see the Norgaard. Janelt. JDS/Jensen (rotation for JDS fitness) midfield that we all hope for.
Kind of how many wanted Fosu to have more minutes and Frank seemed to dig his heels on it.

Agree, whilst were a demon upfront. Let's face it we were very lucky to not be on a 4-3 / 4-4 game against Boro. Saville must still have a soft spot with finishing that bad.
I disagree, I'm not convinced that's the way forward. It's a useful option if we're struggling and want to tighten up a bit but I think we'd leave ourselves short with only having JDS as an attacking option. Most games we've played this season we haven't really struggled defensively and until recently we've not been creating as much as we'd like. I think the best arrangement is a one of Janelt/Norgaard in the DM role and then a selection of who's fittest/in best form from Jensen/DaSilva/Ghoddos/Marcondes with Zamburek as backup.

As for Fosu, you don't really believe Frank was 'digging his heels in' do you? I think he's clearly managed him exceptionally well and we're now seeing the benefit of that.
 

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I disagree, I'm not convinced that's the way forward. It's a useful option if we're struggling and want to tighten up a bit but I think we'd leave ourselves short with only having JDS as an attacking option. Most games we've played this season we haven't really struggled defensively and until recently we've not been creating as much as we'd like. I think the best arrangement is a one of Janelt/Norgaard in the DM role and then a selection of who's fittest/in best form from Jensen/DaSilva/Ghoddos/Marcondes with Zamburek as backup.

As for Fosu, you don't really believe Frank was 'digging his heels in' do you? I think he's clearly managed him exceptionally well and we're now seeing the benefit of that.
I'd say that is doing them a disservice and think Janelt and Norgaard have a really good range of passing and Janelt has scored two goals from the edge of the area this season now. They are capable of attacking intent. I think it would free JDS up even more to basically do what he likes and dominate.

Yes, I do believe he was - we weren't performing in the wide areas and seemed reluctant to give Fosu a fair crack of the whip. We are seeing the benefit of him in the side now, which is fantastic. That isn't to say we wouldn't have seen it sooner.
 

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...a midfield three of JDS, Janelt and Norgaard are perfect in certain situations...
If we're wanting to close out a game, quite probably.

Otherwise, it seems to me to be a combination that is one that will invite pressure without exerting a high press, leaving the front three isolated. We'd probably need to drop into a 4-2-3-1, with the wide attackers in midfield and the full backs deep. That's not really something we do. Perhaps when Tony Pulis is the manager...
 

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I think the tactics and especially allowing defenders to push forward was the main factor in our victory. The tactics were played out and Raya's MotM performance kept their goal count down, but Bro would not have won that game with our tactics.
 

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