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1 Posted 10/02/2022 at 19:02:16
Anyway, I look forward to seeing an organised defence where every player knows his role, puts in a shift and knows how to keep a clean sheet. It will be interesting to see how our forwards perform against them.
2 Posted 10/02/2022 at 19:34:52
3 Posted 10/02/2022 at 21:02:11
5 Posted 11/02/2022 at 09:40:57
Sorry for being selfish but I couldn't make Tuesday or Wednesday due to work, and even 7:30 Thursday was going to be a squeeze travelling up from Nottingham.
Looking forward to seeing the side continue to develop. I won't panic over results in the meantime. We will be okay, but there are going to be a few steps back for all the steps forward. There is a lot of crap to clean up and Frank will need time and understanding.
The problem he has to contend with is the same as every manager for the past 6 years. The squad is unbalanced. From attacking midfield forward, he has options and a lot of players performing well. How do you drop Gordon, Townsend, Richarlison (and until his injury, Gray) to accommodate Dele and Donny?
Behind that, there is the problem that Allan and Gomes seem to be the only option in the heart of midfield. The defenders, like other midfield players, are dropping at an alarming rate, and Benitez dumped our experienced left-back and replaced him with 'potential'.
We have to rely on the Goodison factor to gain us that extra edge. At least until the treatment room looks less like an episode from M*A*S*H.
6 Posted 11/02/2022 at 11:06:08
I was given that so I'm set and waiting to see who we play in the quarter-final – nothing like being optimistic is there?
7 Posted 11/02/2022 at 11:36:12
Regarding the QF we already know it will be the RS away.
8 Posted 11/02/2022 at 11:36:22
Forget the quarter finals Dave. Wembley it is.
9 Posted 11/02/2022 at 11:43:19
10 Posted 11/02/2022 at 12:33:53
If you want a good omen, the last time I saw us win an FA Cup 4th round tie was 1995 at Ashton Gate (Matty Jackson screamer) and we all know what happened after that. I was also at the Brentford match earlier this month game so fingers crossed.
11 Posted 11/02/2022 at 19:31:04
12 Posted 11/02/2022 at 19:56:09
Its now over half my lifetime since I saw us win a trophy and yet Im one of the lucky ones, because I can still remember cup runs like the one in 1995.
13 Posted 11/02/2022 at 23:38:11
I remember Limpar being kicked up in the air and the ref just waving play on.
And bricks from an open skip being lobbed at us after the game by the angry yokels.
14 Posted 12/02/2022 at 11:08:05
15 Posted 14/02/2022 at 20:13:58
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