Lewis Macleod - Leaves Brentford

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Poor today but who wasn’t, ball kept slipping away from him in the first half. One thing I did like was him shouting at Canos to run into the space behind their fullback so he could play the ball in, Canos did it too late and then Lewis berated him.
 

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Had a chance to cement his place but fluffed it tbh. Pitch didn’t help.
 

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Opinions. Thought he did ok really, only Ryan and Lewis were the ones playing with their heads up. We lost rhythm when he went off, hopefully only a precaution, given the conditions and his injury record.

:imwith:

Got a knock too. So maybe DS and co were looking at that too.

Would like to see him continue in the XI.
 

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Got a knock too. So maybe DS and co were looking at that too.

Would like to see him continue in the XI.

He looks like he could be the best tackling/ball winning midfielder we’ve had for ages, strangely the best part of his game has been his passing that was woeful yesterday. I suspect that may have been down to the conditions as he likes to play the ball on the surface and the ground looked to be sodden given the amount of water spraying up all game.
 

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He looks like he could be the best tackling/ball winning midfielder we’ve had for ages, strangely the best part of his game has been his passing that was woeful yesterday. I suspect that may have been down to the conditions as he likes to play the ball on the surface and the ground looked to be sodden given the amount of water spraying up all game.

I don't disagree with any of that but coming from Scotland, you'd have thought he'd have been the one player comfortable playing in wet conditions!!
 

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He was good defensively for us and won headers that the majority of the rest of the team would usually lose and result in a goalmouth scramble.
(not great like most of the others though further up the pitch)
 

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...............injured???...........

Yes. DS said in an interview: “Lewis would have been in the 18 but he had a slight injury in training. He pulled out just before we left for Bristol.”
 

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Hope Bob the Kitman has got plenty of Factor 50 if Lewis and Woodsy start.....
 

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Hope so I place of Yennaris or Mojo as I think he offers a bit more and he is good at delivering corners

I would also like us to try this. Don't see why it has to be either/or with MacLeod and Sawyers as both can put in a good shift defensively and Sawyers often operates from quite deep.
 

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....hearing he might start today.

I would be delighted, especially if they play him as the box-to-box midfielder (can't see them resting Romanie).
I do believe he is a better passer of the ball than Yennaris, as long as he works / defends as well as Nico when we are not in possession.

IF Dean Smith picks him as the "8", it is a brave call in a must-win game & I really hope Lewis rewards him with the top class performance level I think he has in him.
 
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I would be delighted, especially if they play him as the box-to-box midfielder (can't see them resting Romanie).
I do believe he is a better passer of the ball than Yennaris, as long as he works / defends as well as Nico when we are not in possession.

IF Dean Smith picks him as the "8", it is a brave call in a must-win game & I really hope Lewis rewards him with the top class performance level I think he has in him.

We're about to find out.......
 

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We aren’t quite as fluid when he’s on the pitch. But that isn’t to say he’s not a good player
 

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Played very well I thought. Made loads of tackles.

Added to the midfield with a better passing accuracy than Nico or Kamo, imo. His fitness will let him down, unfortunately, and won’t last 90 minutes, as he’s been out for too long with niggles.

His delivery from corners are the best in the squad imo.
 

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Delivered some decent corners too.....
Good work LM.
 

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Thought he showed his class today. Really think he would be even more impressive if he had a run of games. I not convinced he is at full potential at present but if he stays with Sawyers and Woods in midfield they will be electric if they continue to develop and progress at current rates.
 

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Surprised he was taken off

Tiring.

Thought he showed his class today. Really think he would be even more impressive if he had a run of games. I not convinced he is at full potential at present but if he stays with Sawyers and Woods in midfield they will be electric if they continue to develop and progress at current rates.

He needs a full pre-season, no injuries and he could easily be the box to box No.8.

Would love him to stay and make a go if it.

Me too. A lovely footballer. Can tackle, can pass and can score. Just his fitness and injuries to overcome.

One more year here at least, hopefully, unless the Club get an offer they can't refuse....
 

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Got stuck in nice football... Good deliveries... Can tackle and decent in the air... Extension please
 

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Got stuck in nice football... Good deliveries... Can tackle and decent in the air... Extension please

Perhaps that's why he got given game time... Time is running out before the next window of oppurtunity to sell comes about, needs to show what he's about and go home afterwards rather than the treatment room...
 

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Added to the midfield with a better passing accuracy than Nico or Kamo, imo. His fitness will let him down, unfortunately, and won’t last 90 minutes, as he’s been out for too long with niggles.

His delivery from corners are the best in the squad imo.

.....re corners......easily......all we need is someone who can get on the end of them.
 

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has got something about him that I like. Not sure we have seen half of his ability yet due to his injuries. Could be a key player for us but a risk to extend his contract considering his injury history. Tough call for the management.
 

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....i'm sure he's very grateful to both MB and BFC for all their support over the past 2 years.
 

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Thought he always looked to drive us forward whereas for all their endeavour Kamo and Nico tend to slow an attack down by probably trying to be a bit more "safe". Played some excellent quick,first time passes.
 

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....i'm sure he's very grateful to both MB and BFC for all their support over the past 2 years.

I hope so, saw him briefly after the game, big smile on the lads face, I think he enjoyed today.
 

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:wave: Ahem... I did!

Think that’s his position. Big decision Saturday who plays that role in an away match at a northern side battling against relegation. My instinct is Dean will go for Mokotjo but whatever happens MacLeod will be back in for the Hull game
 

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Think that’s his position. Big decision Saturday who plays that role in an away match at a northern side battling against relegation. My instinct is Dean will go for Mokotjo but whatever happens MacLeod will be back in for the Hull game

Barnsley aren't your archetypal Northern cloggers though.
 

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Think that’s his position. Big decision Saturday who plays that role in an away match at a northern side battling against relegation. My instinct is Dean will go for Mokotjo but whatever happens MacLeod will be back in for the Hull game

MacLeod all the time for me. Played really well today. He can mix it physically but more importantly gives us so much more going forward, he get forward more to support the forward and compliments Woods and Sawyers very well. I for one would like to see this lad at the club next season, I think there is so much more to come from him.
 

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The fact is there may be some new signings over the summer but the way we do business is to extend this fellas contract for another year and Flo’s.
In truth no one really thought about Judge missing today - not a criticism of Alan but Brentford is moving on at a pace just like our midfield.
The midfield looked young quick and talented today. MacLeod was at the heart of this passing moving and clattering in when needed.
Lewis needs games, he’s getting them.
Middlesboro and Rangers at home - two strong performances.
He’s not a fringe injured player coming back to strength anymore.
He’s a first teamer who fits our style and club.
These players tend to get contracts extended with a reward for the future to come - Phil Giles is an astute guy - someone find Lewis a pen.
 

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Think that’s his position. ...
The change in formation and style this season has taken players a while to get used to. Those players coming in late, particularly those with central roles like Macleod, Judge, Mokotjo and Marcondes, have all struggled to find their 'home position' and what the role entails. The attacking three have had the same challenge – and maybe Marcondes will fit there eventually – and the midfield three have defined roles. Each has to develop into them or be upgraded, as seen by the coaching staff. Sawyers, as the advanced playmaker, has improved his pressing and ball retention immensely. Nico was the default in box-to-box but could be surpassed by Macleod as he develops into the role.
 

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Good performance and brings a goal threat too. Hopefully he has put injury behind him and we offer a contract.l expect Woods to go and he could be the replacement.
 

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Although I take the pee on the Sawyers and Woods threads, I apologise in advance for saying I'm not seeing all the good/great stuff that LM does, he's done ok IMO, Nico, Kamo, Josh Mc have all had indifferent seasons and he's getting a bit of game time but is he really taking it?
 

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Although I take the pee on the Sawyers and Woods threads, I apologise in advance for saying I'm not seeing all the good/great stuff that LM does, he's done ok IMO, Nico, Kamo, Josh Mc have all had indifferent seasons and he's getting a bit of game time but is he really taking it?

I think he's another plausible option. He arguably drives us forward (carries the ball) a bit more than some of the others and his set piece delivery and general crossing are good. I would like to see him get beyond the strikers a bit more too but maybe he's playing too deep now to do that. Useful to have around but I agree he's needs to do a bit more to own the shirt
 

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The fact is there may be some new signings over the summer but the way we do business is to extend this fellas contract for another year and Flo’s.
In truth no one really thought about Judge missing today - not a criticism of Alan but Brentford is moving on at a pace just like our midfield.
The midfield looked young quick and talented today. MacLeod was at the heart of this passing moving and clattering in when needed.
Lewis needs games, he’s getting them.
Middlesboro and Rangers at home - two strong performances.
He’s not a fringe injured player coming back to strength anymore.
He’s a first teamer who fits our style and club.
These players tend to get contracts extended with a reward for the future to come - Phil Giles is an astute guy - someone find Lewis a pen.

Agree with you especially re; Judge. I think we have moved up another level without him and maybe best for both parties if he finds a new opportunity elsewhere ?
 
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