Depends which side turns up. They've gone a bit crap of late so you might well be right. It's irritating because they've got ability throughout the side and should be capable of scoring goals for fun. But they can't at the moment and I don't really know why not.Oldham will be boring, defensive cloggers
Depends which side turns up. They've gone a bit crap of late so you might well be right. It's irritating because they've got ability throughout the side and should be capable of scoring goals for fun. But they can't at the moment and I don't really know why not.
More positively Furman's back from injury and will hopefully make the midfield more competitive and Robbie Simpson's fit again and will probably add a little bit of creativity in behind Kuqi.
The number 19, Kieran Lee, is a full back worth keeping an eye on. Best footballer in the side.
I think Taylor's 6 foot when he stays on his feet.
I don't think we'll keep the same side, Uwe said he'll play differently at home and I agree. Plus we can't be too predictable now can we
Subs: Moore, Legge, Forrester, McGinn, Morrison.
The diamond works great when we're confident and the players move the ball around 1-touch. I expect us to start tomorrow very much on the front foot.
I hope Simpson starts for them as well, I always liked him when he was here.
Can we play 4411 on our narrow, tight pitch? We looked a different side on the bigger pitches of Preston and MK. Douglas had room to pick a pass, Logan and Forrester had time and space to do what they respectively do best. Saunders also benefitted from the room in front of there defences and behind their midfields. GP is narrow and tight and if Oldham play a 451 ( or something similar) and pack the midfield we may not be able to "play" and dare i say it even get overrun.
I think it is really tough one for Uwe and i couldnt blame him if he kept it the same (for obvious reasons) or if he changed it to suit a different environment in a different game.
Good point, well made mate. A diamond at home might be a better option.
Im not even sure the diamond is best. Ok our players were lacking in confidence against Rochdale and alot has changed since then but we struggled, with our diamond, to pass our way through their 5 in the middle. I really think it is a hard one for Uwe. Does he goes flat 442, 442 diamond, 4411, 451? Gonna be interesting to see what he decides on.
Agreed, it isnt an obvious one. Personally, I dont want to see Saunders back out on the wing which is why I'd favour a diamond over the other options but the last thing we want is to get involved with a congested midfield against Oldham's 4-4-1-1 (presumably).
Crikey, I got it 100% right! (no.20 Oldham sub is M'Changama, not Scappuzzi).I think Dickov will go:
Brown (if loan extended) or Tarkowski
We'll pass it around nicely and never look like scoring and you'll win.
Unless Kuqi does this again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXCW_S7a8NM
Or Simpson does this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQbp3PsFWjU