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I’ve not seen the highlights but there were a few goal line clearance by Coventry before the penalty if I remember correctly
One, a header was knocked on and the bloke at the far post headed it out, wasn’t ever really going to beat him to be fair.
 

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We've been pressed in previous seasons and beat it well. However with this season and 5 subs teams can go hell for leather and make subs and go again. It makes a big difference. Look at Barnsley, they are making 3 subs before the hour mark allowing them to press aggressively for 90mins.
Good point.
 

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Certain leagues are harder to recruit from. Not the same as saying we can't buy from Europe anymore. Conversely other markets have opened up.
The proof of whether Brexit will have an adverse effect on our ability to recruit youngsters from abroad will be apparent soon enough. For some reason this situation always brings to mind the scene in a promoter's offices in the film Stan and Ollie when a seated Stan blows on his finger and causes his hat to rise. I'm sure we'll not notice any difference :doh:
 

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The proof of whether Brexit will have an adverse effect on our ability to recruit youngsters from abroad will be apparent soon enough. For some reason this situation always brings to mind the scene in a promoter's offices in the film Stan and Ollie when a seated Stan blows on his finger and causes his hat to rise. I'm sure we'll not notice any difference :doh:
This is all moot. The original point claimed Brexit was the reason we didn't sign anyone in January
 

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This is all moot. The original point claimed Brexit was the reason we didn't sign anyone in January
It may be moot to you, but the 'myth' will soon clear and we'll see the charade for what it is.
 

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Here is your Saturday afternoon Fact Check addendum courtesy of Untouchable (it’s not as bas as it seems edition):

  1. Swansea were smashed 4-1 at Huddersfield ✅
  2. Reading lost 2-0 at home to Boro✅
  3. Bournemouth lost 2-1 at the Rara’s✅
  4. We are still second in the Championship✅
  5. Automatic promotion is well and truly still on✅
  6. There will be many more twists and turns before the season is over ✅
  7. The season is NOT over✅
  8. Keep the faith. COYB✅
I prefer this one @Untouchable
 

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Performance was pathetic, but not nearly as pathetic as some of the criticism towards management, DoFs etc. If we can regroup and win the next game, there will be more than plenty of opportunity to get back on track. In the meantime, profuse thanks to MB, management, players and all at the club for all the highs on this journey.
Well said and totally agree
I recall us going 6 without a win just before 6 wins on the bounce when we won the league in 1992 - let’s see where we are in a few weeks time because all sides will struggle with injuries suspensions and even loss of form at some point
 

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The year we won the division 3 title under Holder we were top with 12 games to go we lost 4 then drew 2 we all thought it was all over then we won the last 6 so it's not all over.We could still be second this evening.
And indeed we are!
It’s a funny old game
Perhaps we can win the next 2 home games and then give Norwich a real contest at their place - whatever the weather I am looking forward to it!
 

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Body language at the end speaks volumes.

Every team will now press the life out of us as they know we have no answer to it. We won’t change how we play. No plan B. We’ll just learn from the defeats (apparently).

No leaders. A lack of character perhaps. Heads down. Slumped shoulders. How can confidence be short considering the run we’ve been on? Are we really that fragile? If so maybe we need to look at resilience as part of our recruitment process.

The squad is thin and if this run had come in December I’m sure signings would’ve been made in January. Did we really think Rico and Toney would play every game? Or that Bryan would suddenly regain form? Or that Janelt wouldn’t burn out? We’ve got some super smart people in charge of our club and the decision making seems shortsighted.

Mads R will be great in time. As will Forss. But both are choir boys and not ready for the heat of a championship promotion push. And senior bods like Ghoddos, Canos and Jensen continue to blow more cold than hot.

Look at the last month and it’s been coming. Raya soft at Swansea and Boro. Plus the 2nd goal today. Henrik and Rico giving away soft pens. It’s chalk and cheese from last season approach to defending. Toneys goals and assists have covered over an awful lot of cracks in my opinion.
 

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Body language at the end speaks volumes.

Every team will now press the life out of us as they know we have no answer to it. We won’t change how we play. No plan B. We’ll just learn from the defeats (apparently).

No leaders. A lack of character perhaps. Heads down. Slumped shoulders. How can confidence be short considering the run we’ve been on? Are we really that fragile? If so maybe we need to look at resilience as part of our recruitment process.

The squad is thin and if this run had come in December I’m sure signings would’ve been made in January. Did we really think Rico and Toney would play every game? Or that Bryan would suddenly regain form? Or that Janelt wouldn’t burn out? We’ve got some super smart people in charge of our club and the decision making seems shortsighted.

Mads R will be great in time. As will Forss. But both are choir boys and not ready for the heat of a championship promotion push. And senior bods like Ghoddos, Canos and Jensen continue to blow more cold than hot.

Look at the last month and it’s been coming. Raya soft at Swansea and Boro. Plus the 2nd goal today. Henrik and Rico giving away soft pens. It’s chalk and cheese from last season approach to defending. Toneys goals and assists have covered over an awful lot of cracks in my opinion.
 
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We just need some perspective. It was an awful
performance riddled with errors and lack of drive, confidence and tempo.

But other teams screwed up too so it’s now up to us to regroup and recover.

It’s going to be hard given the injuries and the number of players carrying knocks plus the lack of preparation time before the next game.

Sheffield Wednesday is a massive game. We somehow need to drag the eleven least hurt and knackered players onto the pitch and let them find a way to win.

I don’t expect pretty but I do demand effort energy and balls.

That would give us a bit of breathing space and restore flagging confidence levels.

The world will soon look a happier place when Toney, Norgaard and Marcondes return.
 

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That game took me back to the good old days of the 4th Division
little or no skill, some running about and kicking the ball in the
general direction of a player. The reason we lost was two shocking
mistakes, also there plan was better than ours.
Come to think of it, what was our plan?
 

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The Coventry defeat concerned me more than the previous two as both those sides were on a good run, Coventry
I think hadn't won in five?
 

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