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Re: Rival Watch

by 3points » 01 Jun 2018 17:03

Paul Hurst to Ipswich could be a decent move for the Tractor Boys. Done well so far on l8mited budgets. Dark horse for next season maybe?

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Re: Rival Watch

by John Smith » 01 Jun 2018 17:05

3points wrote:Paul Hurst to Ipswich could be a decent move for the Tractor Boys. Done well so far on l8mited budgets. Dark horse for next season maybe?

Probably not, no.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Ascotexgunner » 02 Jun 2018 00:10

paultheroyal wrote:
Ascotexgunner wrote:If Swansea get Graham Potter I'll be highly jealous. Thought he was perfect for us and just what we were looking for.
I'll lump a load of dosh they'll go back up with him in charge. He's a good fit for that club.


Based on what...?


Well unlike the bore fest Clement will serve up next season, Potter has shown he's not afraid to play attacking football. Swansea have some decent players that can play that style if they can keep them. The fact Potter has started a team from scratch and won domestic trophies within 6 years of that club starting up, and had success in Europe including beating Arsenal at the Emirates, suggests to me he has fresh ideas and and a good footballing brain.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Simon's Church » 02 Jun 2018 08:57

Not seen quite as much of ostersunds fk over the last few years as I would have liked so don't know too much about this guy.

What kind of football will he get Swansea playing?

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Re: Rival Watch

by paultheroyal » 02 Jun 2018 11:45

Simon's Church wrote:Not seen quite as much of ostersunds fk over the last few years as I would have liked so don't know too much about this guy.

What kind of football will he get Swansea playing?


Attacking football apparently


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Re: Rival Watch

by Ascotexgunner » 02 Jun 2018 14:30

paultheroyal wrote:
Simon's Church wrote:Not seen quite as much of ostersunds fk over the last few years as I would have liked so don't know too much about this guy.

What kind of football will he get Swansea playing?


Attacking football apparently


Its not so much about the attacking, its fearless element as well. Our players look like rabbits in headlights when their on the ball most of the time. They can't wait to get rid of it.
Search YOUTUBE Graham Potter Masterclass. The way he talks and understands the game and studies it is exceptional. He reads weaknesses and strengths. I just don't get that from Clement or most English managers. This guy could easily manage a PL side. He has learnt his trade the hard way.....from the bottom....

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Re: Rival Watch

by Zip » 03 Jun 2018 14:26

Ostersunds do play a nice brand of passing for all. Pleasing on the eye. Potter is untested though in the demanding environs of Championship football. Let’s see how he gets on.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Ascotexgunner » 04 Aug 2018 20:23

OK not gonna labour the point about Potter, but the guy has cleaned out a turgid Swansea side that was failing and built a new young side with no money and judging by tonight they look very exciting. Their front three look exciting and there's a spirit there already.......Sigh!

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Re: Rival Watch

by Snowball » 05 Aug 2018 05:48

What was interesting about the first batch of results was the tightness. Only one match with a GD of more than one, and plenty of draws.

Brentford looked good, but Rotherham were like rabbits in the headlights. Awful


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Re: Rival Watch

by CountryRoyal » 05 Aug 2018 08:42

Snowball wrote:What was interesting about the first batch of results was the tightness. Only one match with a GD of more than one, and plenty of draws.

Brentford looked good, but Rotherham were like rabbits in the headlights. Awful


I think that’s fairly symptomatic of the division though, not a huge amount between most sides and the ones that do well are always invariably the squads who use the least amount of players and manage to string a few results together.

I think we are noticing a slight shift though with your Newcastle/Wolves/Stoke and an unprecedented quality of players that they bring to the division.

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Re: Rival Watch

by SpaghettiHoop » 05 Aug 2018 15:15

Snowball wrote:What was interesting about the first batch of results was the tightness.


Also the number of goals scored in 90 minutes plus.

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Re: Rival Watch

by CountryRoyal » 05 Aug 2018 15:32

SpaghettiHoop wrote:
Snowball wrote:What was interesting about the first batch of results was the tightness.


Also the number of goals scored in 90 minutes plus.


Match fitness levels worse post break = more opportunities late on when fatigued

Think ours is a good example of that.

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Re: Rival Watch

by CountryRoyal » 05 Aug 2018 17:23

Leeds look very good.


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Re: Rival Watch

by Ascotexgunner » 05 Aug 2018 18:16

CountryRoyal wrote:Leeds look very good.


Don't they just. Their manager maybe a lunatic but I get the feeling this guy might be the real deal for them.
It also questions Stoke and WBA and do their PL players have what it takes to have a gruelling season in the EFL. I'm putting that out there though.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 05 Aug 2018 18:24

Do wonder about Stoke’s signings - I don’t really rate either of the front 3 they have spent a load on

Fact 37 year old Peter Crouch has come on and caused all sorts of problems adds to that

Presume Leeds were good in the first 70, as since I tuned in about that time they have been dog sh1t and should have had someone sent off.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Ascotexgunner » 05 Aug 2018 18:34

Hound wrote:Do wonder about Stoke’s signings - I don’t really rate either of the front 3 they have spent a load on

Fact 37 year old Peter Crouch has come on and caused all sorts of problems adds to that

Presume Leeds were good in the first 70, as since I tuned in about that time they have been dog sh1t and should have had someone sent off.


Yeah they've fallen back and settling for the counter attack. They've been really good. The fact they have a plan B and can look comfortable in both systems says a lot.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 05 Aug 2018 18:38

Fair enough. Be interesting to watch how they develop. I’m sure we’ll get plenty of opportunities :)

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Re: Rival Watch

by Ascotexgunner » 05 Aug 2018 19:02

Hound wrote:Fair enough. Be interesting to watch how they develop. I’m sure we’ll get plenty of opportunities :)


No doubt they'll be on Lampard TV every week.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Snowflake Royal » 05 Aug 2018 20:24

I imagine Leeds will start well, their fans will decide they'll win the league and be playing Champions League football within three years as is their right, they'll then stutter, then go on another good run where there's talk amongst their fans of them doing a Leicester next season, only for them to fall apart, sack their manager and finish 10th.

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Re: Rival Watch

by finchroyal » 05 Aug 2018 20:25

Leeds looked good the ground was buzzing, noise terrific how do they do it. when they played at the Mad last season they hardly stopped singing. Gave inces lad plenty of stick, till he sulked off.

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