met police game......
had Aaron and Richard come on at around half time, we probably could have salvaged a point, that said we missed a penalty, had the ball saved on the line literary when it seemed easier to score and on another day we will play like we did tonight and win 5-0!!!!!! Roll on Saturday when we play VCD Athletic who lost 2-0 tonight, so with 2 played 2 lost hopefully after Saturday it will be played 3 lost 3???
the lads seemed to struggle with the system we played.plenty of the ball but no end product and people constantly giving the ball away often in dangerous areas.that said on another night we wouldnt have got beat,saved penalty and several scrambles around their goal.will reserve judgment on the system used for a few games.although even with the way we played im not sure having chris seeby in front of a more defensive playing dave diehdou is right then bringing aaron morgan on and playing him on the left side of midfield works either.still im not the coach and hopefully i will be proved wrong and the system will work.
I agree with you on Seebs - the only problems Bury posted were when they got in behind him. I think Seeby is at present the fulcrum to the system. I have a notion that maybe Fisher may come in at right-back. I rate Seeby a lot - and hence will always have a slight problem with his utilisation anywhere else than his natural position. It is way too early to draw conclusions, but with Taggart, Fisher, Wallace and Dean all not active the best is yet to come. My mainstay problem with the system is finding the right players for the positions - this may result in better players remaining non-active. I also have a few qualms with the two centre players, albiet their roles in a defensive or attacking capacity and our in-ability to hold the ball up-front. In the present set-up I think we lack someone like Carl McCluskey of whom wins ariel flick-ons from goal-kicks ect. If Adam comes in at some point he requires the right type of service. At present as soon as our passage of attacking play breaks down we find ourselves automatically on the back-foot.
It's not the set-up I would personally install, but there's no reason why it cannot deliver a marked improvement. I totally endorse the view that something needed to be done and I am encouraged by what little I have seen.
Some patience and fine tuning and we'll be fine.
I thought we were absolutely awful on Tuesday. Oliver Sprague looked out of his depth at left back, we offered nothing going forward down the right with Diedhiou behind Seeby, both their goals were very poor, and Leon Smith's head had gone as soon as he missed the penalty, but he was left on for another half hour when he was strolling about sulking. I'd have had Aaron on for Leon at half time, really think Aaron works best as a centre forward, and not too pleased by how we play players out of position so much. Kevin Mac was a rare example of a player who got pass marks, he did a lot of work tidying up after Lee O'Leary gave the ball away, that happened a lot. Yes, we didn't get the fortune in front of goal, but neither did the Police, who could have scored six or seven had they had their shooting boots on. Looks to me like a mid-table side at best, weaker than last season when we had Louis up front, and the playoffs is a pipe dream at this stage.