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The balls we play around the defenders are just not hit hard enough meaning that the pressers can press. They just had 6 pressing our knocking it around the back. A quick ball can take them all out the game, instead they get a corner!

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Barnsley are the first brave team to realise it and put serious pressure on us. It isn't going to go un noticed and this could be the start of serious problems.
Pressing like this is really hard and takes serious conditioning and tactical preparation which Barnsley have been doing for a few years now. It's not something that say, Sheffield Wednesday, are going be able to do for one game just because they think we have a weakness.
 
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Barnsley have come with a plan and the worry is have shown teams how to cause us serious problems. Our weakness is the defence, I think we sit 8th in the "goals against" table. Reading did something similar but ran out of steam, I guess hopefully that happens again today but whilst there isn't a need to panic, if we're going to push towards 90 + points we need to sort our defence out quick. Toney can't always save us; Swansea don't concede but always get a goal; that is a more secure model than having to score two goals a game to win.
 

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Pinock having a mare lol mbeumo an embarrassment, need Fosu and Jensen on sharpish
 

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Defence stand watching as Barnsley go close to a 3rd
 

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This isn't too surprising given Barnsley outplayed Chelsea earlier in the week. The team look totally unprepared, with no game plan and no idea how to change things.
 

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What a poor way to finish what was an outstanding unbeaten run.
 
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Pressing like this is really hard and takes serious conditioning and tactical preparation which Barnsley have been doing for a few years now. It's not something that say, Sheffield Wednesday, are going be able to do for one game just because they think we have a weakness.
yup. You could see how they pressured Chelsea midweek
 

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Can’t remember a game where all 11 have been so bad. Not marking, not tracking runners, not competing in tackles, not making basic passes, not controlling the ball.

Let’s get this out of our system and start again on Weds.
 

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Should have been a pen to Brentford.
 

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Their press is well organised but their success is also down to a lack of quality in possession that is doing them massive favours. Too many 6 out of 10's so far
 

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hope we are getting this out our system before we demolish qpr
 

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Game plan is completely wrong. The team have no idea how to counter what Barnsley are doing. Subs won't make any difference at this stage.
 
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The balls we play around the defenders are just not hit hard enough meaning that the pressers can press. They just had 6 pressing our knocking it around the back. A quick ball can take them all out the game, instead they get a corner!

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This is where you play counter-attacking football. It's not always correct to try and dictate your type of style. If you can't maintain to dictate the way the game has to be played.. you switch to alternative strategies... and fast counter-attacks are the way to play this, stretching out their pressing form by using the whole field width and fast passes.

This would make them run more distances which would make them tired after a while and won't be sustainable.
 

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Fosu coming on.

I really do question why it’s taken this long to make any subs.
 

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Getting the feeling this is one of those frustrating days, if we found a fiver, we'd lost a tenner...
 

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Surprised we haven’t changed shape. Fosu for Bryan is more of the same and they’ve handled it well. Surely we need to do something to mix it up.
 

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Pressing like this is really hard and takes serious conditioning and tactical preparation which Barnsley have been doing for a few years now. It's not something that say, Sheffield Wednesday, are going be able to do for one game just because they think we have a weakness.
True but it is clearly our weakness, I don't mean just the pressing I mean our defence. Many teams are rightly afraid to leave us too much space but I said a few weeks ago even when winning, we're in trouble if a team is brave enough to take and keep taking the game to us. The likes of Boro, Bristol City got their goal and sat back allowing us to hide our defensive problems and put our attacking players forward. In the second half of Boro with nothing to lose they pushed up and missed serious chances.

Barnsley are that brave team I feared and look at the effect it's having. We need to sort the defence and I'd start looking towards Reid from Wednesday. Janelt might also need a rest so having Norgaard back will help.
 

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Corner Bees again. We are playing better now. Need that goal in next 10 tho
 

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