He was the only one getting balls into the box. I cant believe Frank took him off and left Benrahma onI thought Canos was poor today. Gave the ball away, ran with his head down and then threw his arms up when they didn't pass to him next move. He made 1 good pass that flashed across the goal. To be fair the rest of them weren't mauch better.
Our front 3 were appalling & you can add both wing backs to that, no threat going forward, no shots from outside the box. all in all poor is an understatement.Crap performance. The 6 and 8 are basically the same player and too weak. They also move the ball too slowly. Benhrama tried a bit but looked like he had a few pints before the game. Mbeumo looked like he had never played football before. Our most dangerous player was Canos. We are at home against the bottom team in the league. And we play 3 CBs. Too negative. Today you could not tell the difference between the two sides.
Agree but it is not just the midfield two but the CBs' seeming inability to find a decent forward pass or even threaten to carry the ball occasionally. Perhaps the forwards aren't making the runs or getting into space but we desperately need something/one to drive us forward. Da Silva has the ability to do it, but whether he can do so consistently is doubtful. Until we solve it though we are not going anywhere very fast in this league.IMO the problem is our central mid pair. They are both talented players but there is no forward movement into pockets to receive and bring the ball forward and hence no penetration. Too much lateral.They don't get forward to pick up balls from the front players and they don't work effectively enough as a pair to defend the back three. So they just don't work. I would have subbed Norgaard for Da Silva who does push forward and is a goal threat.
They were being kind. Very possibly the worst, and certainly most boring game I've seen us play in the Championship.Talk Sport commentator described the game as absolute rubbish - just what you want to hear while sitting in a 5 mile tail back between Jct 15 to 14 on the M6 coming home from Aberdeen.
That is nonsense. I call it as I see it. You should go to Specsavers. But thank you for describing me as a Gentleman.What happens with that gentleman is if we are ****ing toilet and draw/lose he'll post positively. If we are on a good run and concede a goal he'll lose his sh*t and post a lot of negative tripe.
Please forward this post to Thomas Frank and tell him to read , understand and action !IMO the problem is our central mid pair. They are both talented players but there is no forward movement into pockets to receive and bring the ball forward and hence no penetration. Too much lateral.They don't get forward to pick up balls from the front players and they don't work effectively enough as a pair to defend the back three. So they just don't work. I would have subbed Norgaard for Da Silva who does push forward and is a goal threat.
On the positive side we are better defensively and special word for Raya and that brilliant save in the dying minutes when it looked like we had thrown it away and l would have been feeling even more pi $$ed off.Our Greek mystery man looks lively too.
Tough one for Frank
Totally agree, Said was very poor today he could and should have been subbed at half time . A few of us were saying get young lad Zamburek he wants to get forward. I think it has to be said that the ball control of the front three and wing backs was poorI thought the front three was the problem today, there was effort but they were all poor, with bad first touch and rubbish decision making. I don't think I've seen Said have such a bad performance and was surprised he wasn't pulled instead of Mbeumo.
Karelis looked a few weeks away from being match fit but had the movement you would expect from a striker and Watkins looked more comfortable when moved to the right wing.
Overall a very boring match not helped by a referee who took truly s**t to a whole new level
Is Frank trying to crowbar Jensen and Norgaard in alongside each other regardless, even though they’re too similar?The biggest positive from today is still getting a point when we have played sh1te. Patches of play were we looked quite nice and slick but there is no cutting edge to our play and we are one dimensional in how we are trying to score (basically that drill we do just before kick off where we play the ball wide and then cut the ball back into the middle).
The problem is not a lack of a striker (and I thought Karelis looked ok when he came on) it's what is going on behind the front 3. Norgaard and Jensen are both decent players but don't offer enough in threatening areas, that might be a formation issue or it must just be the types of player they are. We are still in the 'gelling' stage but it's taken too long in my opinion.
Need to change the formation and try some different combinations in the midfield.
Whilst I accept, there is something to this point, I believe there are far more fundamental problems with where we are currently at. In recent seasons, we have tended to be notorious bad starters because of the time it takes to get the new players to gel. But, if we take the season when we didn't win any of our first 8 games, I always came away in hope as you could see the potential there as well as watching us still play some really entertaining football. This hope was not displaced as we've always finished in top half of Championship at end of season.We haven't quite gelled yet, but with so many new players, is it really a surprise?
A bit of time and patience is required.
In my opinion, yes. I think he needs to consider changing that pairing up or changing formation and getting an extra body in there. I think both Norgaard and Jensen are very good players but just don't quite work as a pairing.Is Frank trying to crowbar Jensen and Norgaard in alongside each other regardless, even though they’re too similar?
Agree. Been massively disappointed with Norgaard.We simply MUST go back to a four at the back, pinnock and Janson, henry and dalsgard. So far this season its like playing 6 at the back with norgaard who imo is just macechran like and is not needed in that position with so many defenders. Need to play kamo, jensen and dasilva who would give us more drive going forward. The front 3 look no threat at all and with 5 goals in 8 games just says it all especially with 3 in one game. IMO it's a squad that looks destined to finish in the bottom 6 or 7. Today was just shockingly bad!!
Agree, both good players but neither has the drive and are not ‘box to box’. I wasn’t there today, but I don’t think I’ve seen either of them picking the ball up in front of the defence and surveying the field ahead, then driving forward. Jensen isn’t the sort of player I expected after hearing about him at Celta and Njordesland. Blimey I’m grumpy tonightIn my opinion, yes. I think he needs to consider changing that pairing up or changing formation and getting an extra body in there. I think both Norgaard and Jensen are very good players but just don't quite work as a pairing.