Rovers v Colchester

Rovers v Colchester
Posted by Ian
Prenton Park
Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 03:00 PM
Until: Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 05:00 PM
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28 Feb 2018
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Eddie Bishop
#41
Excellent summary by RLC. I have a lot of sympathy for Jennings. He is arguably our most complete player but is struggling to play out of position. It was really noticeable on Saturday that a number of times he was forced onto his left foot to cross or keep momentum in a passage of play. I'm not sure how we address this without changing formation as RLC suggests. However, that would mean that we potentially have a whole flock of right wingers on the bench assuming that Caprice would play right wing back. It is a bit of a conundrum for sure.
 
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Dave Higgins
#43
We are doing ok, but not keen on the 4-4-2 Big reliance on Nors for goals and possibilities we can get over-run in midfield. Can still fit Jennings in new system as previously mentioned, although Gilmour doesn't give the ball away either and would do equally for me - and I think L.Cole is a clever player with pace - would be hard to pick up. As it stands the opposition centre backs don't have to go looking for Norwood's current partner.

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McCulloch, Mc Nulty, Monthe

Caprice, Banks, Harris, Gilmour/Jennings, Zoum

L. Cole - or (Smith/Tollit) - behind Nors

Norwood
 

Boz

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Iain Hume
#45
If we went three at the back, Ellis is also an option, not sure if McCulloch has played as a defender? Jennings is also capable of playing in the hole behind Norwood. I’m surprised we haven’t seen more of Cole as an impact sub, as he can make things happen and give the opposition something to think about.
 

Ian

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21 Sep 2005
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Aldo
#46
Yeah, I like Cole, would be nice to see him used a bit more. Regarding Jennings, I think he’s struggling out wide now. We need to get him in the middle somehow.
Did anyone else think our crossing was poor on Saturday? There were plenty of opportunities to get the ball into the box and we couldn’t get it past the first man at times.
 

Boz

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Iain Hume
#47
Ian, agree re crosses. There was Zoum’s for the Norwood offside goal and Nors for Jennings which were decent balls into the box. Caprice was a culprit, got into good positions for crossing but the final ball was often lacking.
 
15 Mar 2010
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Jason Koumas
#48
Smith seems like a confidence player to me. If we are doing well in a game and it's flowing, he generally plays well. If the chips are down and we need players to really dig in, Smith goes missing. He reminds me a bit of Mekki too in that he seems to fade as the game goes on.
I generally agree, although Smith is a much better player than Mekki.
 
1 Aug 2017
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Mungy's Hairdresser
#49
I was gonna make the Mekki comparison a couple of weeks ago in terms of stamina but decided against it as there is a different skill factor between the two.