Highlights vs Reading 05.08.17

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Highlights vs Reading 05.08.17

Post by deadendjob » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:31 pm

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Re: Highlights vs Reading 05.08.17

Post by karateelvis » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:02 pm

Wow that save from Smithies around 0:53 will take some beating - absolutely stunning
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Re: Highlights vs Reading 05.08.17

Post by deepseahoop » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:41 pm

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Re: Highlights vs Reading 05.08.17

Post by stainrod's elbow » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:33 pm

A very good day at the office all round - now can we keep it up? (It's taken us, what, a year and 2 managers to actually deliver this high-press game, and prove it's not just a piece of mythic salesmanship.) If we can, all that painful and near catastrophic tinkering from the arsey end of last season from Ollie may just have been worth it. Today really looked like we have a plan and the players to deliver it!

Other reactions on looking at those tasty highlights:

1. Luongo desperately unlucky not to get off the mark (and he'll agree he really needs to start getting among the goals now to step up a level);

2. Chief getting his season-long collection of potential/actual goal-costing howlers up and running (hurry back Hall - and perhaps even alongside a rejuvenated/sober/sane Caulker);

3. Thank God we hung onto Smithies!

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Re: Highlights vs Reading 05.08.17

Post by Esox Lucius » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:49 pm

THAT was all you noticed about Chief's game today? :roll:
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Re: Highlights vs Reading 05.08.17

Post by Systemsguy » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:38 pm

Esox Lucius wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:49 pm
THAT was all you noticed about Chief's game today? :roll:
IT WAS REALLY BAD.... Be honest

We were only 1 up at the time and Smithies saved us....

If they had drawn level and then possibly even beat us does not bear thinking about.... He had a good performance tarnished by that lapse IMO...
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Re: Highlights vs Reading 05.08.17

Post by Bear-Grills » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:46 pm

Esox Lucius wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:49 pm
THAT was all you noticed about Chief's game today? :roll:
Agreed, and as always he is the last man so any error shows up bigly!
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Re: Highlights vs Reading 05.08.17

Post by westlondonlalala » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:08 am

I love Ned I think he's been a fantastic servant, I just really can't understand why at this stage of his career he has these moments of indecision, I defo think two things go through his head at the same time & he ends up doing neither.

Talk about turning point in the game Smithies keeping it at 1-0, he is some shot stopper that kid.

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Re: Highlights vs Reading 05.08.17

Post by BiscuitRanger » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:21 am

westlondonlalala wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:08 am
I love Ned I think he's been a fantastic servant, I just really can't understand why at this stage of his career he has these moments of indecision, I defo think two things go through his head at the same time & he ends up doing neither.

Talk about turning point in the game Smithies keeping it at 1-0, he is some shot stopper that kid.
I think he (Ned) just miscontrolled the ball and it rolled too far in front of him. It happens. I'd be interested to learn from others how he played for the rest of the game.
He is still a decent CB, but perhaps needs a deep lying pacey midfielder to cover or at least players showing for a 5-10yd outlet pass. Maybe that was the case, I couldn't tell from the highlights.
He does have his indesicive moments and perhaps row X should be the default option at this stage of his career.
Overall though I'd find it hard to criticise any player from match reports and highlights.
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Re: Highlights vs Reading 05.08.17

Post by dm » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:24 am

Apart from the one error, Ned played well yesterday. Several 'Chieeeeeeef' chants were made in the first half when he won a battle. As a player I'm not his biggest fan but he does fit well on the right side of a defensive 3.

Ned's our longest serving player and, although many question his captaincy, he is a well liked and respected member of the squad. That is a big plus for any team.

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Re: Highlights vs Reading 05.08.17

Post by 222gers » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:53 am

Age cannot wither him, nor custom stale his infinite variety. Ned was excellent yesterday alright. He always makes one catastrophic error but we survived it this time. He's first name on the teamsheet for me.

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Re: Highlights vs Reading 05.08.17

Post by whittonhoop » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:54 am

Missed yesterday through being on holiday, a mate messaged me, said it was the best 90 mins in years. From the highlights it looks like that could be true.

Great save from the keeper, but I loved that first goal, neat passing and a peach of a cross for Conor, let's hope he gets on a run now.

Nice to see the lack of reliance on a huge static striker, a nice string to have in an emergency, but when you start that way you become very, very one dimensional.

Let's get something in Sheffield, that will be a test.

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Re: Highlights vs Reading 05.08.17

Post by Nick_Hammersmith » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:55 am

Esox Lucius wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:49 pm
THAT was all you noticed about Chief's game today? :roll:
That and he got caught with two balls over the top and failed to win one defensive header, still he's what we've got and there are a lot worse CB in this league. As we saw yesterday

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Re: Highlights vs Reading 05.08.17

Post by Greyhound » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:15 pm

Ned had a great game yesterday, unfortunately there's a section of our support who will fixate on every error he makes.

I thought Scowen was excellent too, but most impressive was how we controlled the game. A great start to the season.

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Re: Highlights vs Reading 05.08.17

Post by Nick_Hammersmith » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:26 pm

Greyhound wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:15 pm
Ned had a great game yesterday, unfortunately there's a section of our support who will fixate on every error he makes.

I thought Scowen was excellent too, but most impressive was how we controlled the game. A great start to the season.
The WLS ratings had Mackie as MoTM!
I thought he was lucky not to get sent off

So, just goes to show that this game is about opinions

I like Ned. I wish he was better than he is though

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