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Is cucurella really good or am I just noticing him all the time because of his hair?
 

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Very wasteful so far, just making countless careless mistakes. Brighton haven't had to get out of 1st gear yet.
 

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Thompson is utterly powder puff in the tackle, been a couple of occasions where he's utterly bottled a 50/50.
Dom struggled to get a game for Swindon last season so I'm not surprised he's not lighting up the Premier League. But hey, he's what we've got at the moment. 🤷‍♂️
 

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Well I called it right
Well no doubt we needed to change things but not convinced Onyeka is what we need. Hopefully he’ll prove me wrong. Would be tempted to give Bidstrup a run out, he’s got energy in spades and is good on the ball
 

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We look like a team down to bare bones with no shape and lots of long ball. I’d change to 433 and get Forss on with Sorensen going to LB
 

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it’s not that long ago that the GPG was full of “if we play like that, I dread to think what Peterborough will do to us…” so we have taken huge steps forward!!!
I know. Doesn’t make it any less terrifying though!!
 

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Anyone else think we might need a change of system? I really like our set up against the bigger teams but against teams where I feel we should be dominating or at least seeing more of the ball it feels like we aren't taking the fight to but rather ceding possession and allowing wave after wave and the constant targeting of our wingbacks.

Also sidenote - Sergi keeps committing to 5050s that he rarely comes out winning leaving us exposed time after time. Love the enthusiasm but needs to temper it when we're not comfortable...
Best post of the day! I'd go flat 4-4-2 and play with out and out wingers
 

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Injured, slight hamstring.
Another hamstring problem.We seem to be getting a large number which seems disproportionate compared with other clubs.. Maybe we need to look at our training methods? Hamstring issues arise due to muscle fatigue.
 

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Another hamstring problem.We seem to be getting a large number which seems disproportionate compared with other clubs.. Maybe we need to look at our training methods? Hamstring issues arise due to muscle fatigue.
Can you reference the data on this. Hamstrings are probably one of the most common injuries for football players.

And what is the preventative cure?
 

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WAKE UP BEES!
Clearly the squad had a few too many mince pies yesterday and forgot they would have a game today.
So wasteful in the first half, too many passes not making it past the first Brighton player.

Brighton are playing some nice football but we are making it too easy for them. Maybe they're just too physical for us?


What is it about teams on bad runs getting a good result against us? Burnley, Norwich, Newcastle and now Brighton.
 

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Best moment of the game so far for us.
 

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Talk of changing tactics, whilst probably relevant, is I would imagine impossible with the short time scale between games and the ever changing amount of available players due to injury and illness.

For now we just have to muddle through with what we have got. Tonight’s performance is not down to tactics but down to players not concentrating/thinking and generally out of touch

Agree in parts, my belief is one system is now part of the whole first team set up and that is where I'd agree it would be difficult to change it overnight. Due to this we have to find players to fit that system even if that means playing out position instead of having a few different systems worked out over a space of time which then gives us options for the players we have available.

Although to be fair the system we use will likely get us to 38 - 40 points so it will be job done.
 
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Great save by Sanchez
 

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f*** knows why people are worried about Norgaard missing Man City, I'd far rather be missed that, than a game we had a hope in.

Every Professional footballers start every game, believing their team can win.

If you don't believe or play to you win, their club says don't turn up for work. They don't want you.
 
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Second great save by Sanchez :eek:
 
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I don’t know what the answer is, but Dominic Thompson definitely isn’t it.
That’s it. Let’s jump on the lad starting his first PL game and only starting because of several other absences.
 

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Could have been 2-2, if the ref had still given us a corner after the first shot went in 🤦‍♂️
 

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WAKE UP BEES!
Clearly the squad had a few too many mince pies yesterday and forgot they would have a game today.
So wasteful in the first half, too many passes not making it past the first Brighton player.

Brighton are playing some nice football but we are making it too easy for them. Maybe they're just too physical for us?


What is it about teams on bad runs getting a good result against us? Burnley, Norwich, Newcastle and now Brighton.
I thought a 3-3 at Newcastle was a decent result for us!!!
 

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If we are going to play Thompson this high we may as well sub him for Ghoddos and get a bit more quality on the ball.
 

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It's frustrating that Bees so often don't get their act together until the second half.
 

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This has been my view the last few minutes. 👌
 

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Agree in parts but my belief is one system is now part of the whole first team set up and that is where I'd agree it would be difficult to change it overnight. Due to this we have to find players to fit that system instead of having a few different systems worked out over a space of time which then gives us options for the players we have available.

Although to be fair the system we use will likely get us to 38 - 40 points so it will be jon done.
Whilst I take your point I also think it is overstating it.


To revert to a 4-4-2, perhaps the most bread and butter formation that all footballers will have played since primary school, is not that big an ask for professional footballers.


Having said that I'm not convinced the system is the problem, but without our strongest team our personnel will struggle because they are up against better individual players.
 
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