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Boz

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McCulloch is a quality player and could see an argument for MoM, where Buxton and the central defenders were also in contention. However, I wonder if Banks’ dip in form is partly due to now having the responsibility for more of the attacking/creative work in midfield than when he was paired with Harris
 
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Having watched the highlights, I think Banks played really well for periods of the game. He faded in the phases when the team as a whole struggled. His strength is as a creative player, so I don't see why having responsibility in that regard would cause a dip in form.

I think he and McCullough are our best midfield pairing and complement each other well, with Luke acting as the water-carrier and Ollie as the creator. They are both ably assisted by Gilmour now of course, which takes some of the workload off of them.
 
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Having watched the highlights, I think Banks played really well for periods of the game. He faded in the phases when the team as a whole struggled. His strength is as a creative player, so I don't see why having responsibility in that regard would cause a dip in form.

I think he and McCullough are our best midfield pairing and complement each other well, with Luke acting as the water-carrier and Ollie as the creator. They are both ably assisted by Gilmour now of course, which takes some of the workload off of them.
I thought Banks played well on Friday, his touch to bring the ball under control several times was outstanding
 
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Boz

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#45
I agree that Banks had a reasonable game and there were some quality moves initiated by him. Personally don’t think Ollie is quite at the same pinnacle that he started the season, and thought playing with a more consistently deep sitting partner in McCulloch might be a factor. There may be others. While I agree the Banks-McCulloch combo is our best central midfield pairing, it’s early days and a spot of fine tuning and increased familiarity may improve it further.
 

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The consequences that Micky spoke about after the Shrewsbury debacle was the reason there were 6 subs. Sending a message out.
 

Boz

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The consequences that Micky spoke about after the Shrewsbury debacle was the reason there were 6 subs. Sending a message out.
I’ve read an alternative explanation that the lack of home grown players meant we could only use 6 subs. Presume the likes of Spellman were needed for a youth game in the morning, if that’s correct.
 
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I’ve read an alternative explanation that the lack of home grown players meant we could only use 6 subs. Presume the likes of Spellman were needed for a youth game in the morning, if that’s correct.
Yes, Micky confirmed this was the reason in his interview.
 

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my first game for some time...

liked the look of mcculloch and especially banks. felt norwood was very isolated, which made it hard for us to retain possession in their half. and as a result we welcomed rather more pressure than was probably necessary against such a poor side - conceding 8 shots at home isn't great. attack is the best form of defence and all that.

atmosphere in the kop was fantastic, i was really quite taken aback by it
 
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my first game for some time...

liked the look of mcculloch and especially banks. felt norwood was very isolated, which made it hard for us to retain possession in their half. and as a result we welcomed rather more pressure than was probably necessary against such a poor side - conceding 8 shots at home isn't great. attack is the best form of defence and all that.

atmosphere in the kop was fantastic, i was really quite taken aback by it
Good to have you back. What prompted your return ?
 
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#53
my first game for some time...

liked the look of mcculloch and especially banks. felt norwood was very isolated, which made it hard for us to retain possession in their half. and as a result we welcomed rather more pressure than was probably necessary against such a poor side - conceding 8 shots at home isn't great. attack is the best form of defence and all that.

atmosphere in the kop was fantastic, i was really quite taken aback by it
Welcome back. What have you been up to? I think your last post was when we were still in League One. ;)
 

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thanks everyone. change of career has had me working away most weekends and some midweek evenings, so i've only been able to sporadically make it to games, often away from home. when you only get to make the odd game it's actually more frustrating than not going at all to be honest. anyway that's all set to change so hopefully i'll be at most of our remaining games this season, although can't make crawley sadly.