Rubin or out

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Rubin or out

by Westwood52 » 20 Jul 2018 18:57

Watched three quarters of the game on You Tube.
The Trolls will be pleased I wont be marking any of the performances, given that it was a friendly, a new team at half time and I was watching at the same time, Wheeler Dealers working on a DB7 .

Also the pitch looked a bit uneven, a lot of uneven bounce. It looked from the surroundings as if they were playing at Reading Towns stadium or a Sports Club.Therefore I'm not sure how useful the exercise was in developing a system or understanding.

It did seem we had more of the game than against Besiktas, and generally it was an even game, although they had more of the chances-that said Swift almost bagged a winner right at the end; but for a good save from their keeper.

My one concern was that several players were in the same groove as last year: Kelly was again a bit careless,but at least he kept on showing for the ball. Swift again looked one paced, Gunters game one dimensional, Richards looked nervous and Smith and Meighte a bit average.

The pluses were Pelle, who looked very good (is this his season ?) and Barrow who showed a lot of drive.
All in all given that Rubin are Russian Premier league ,we didnt look outclassed.

We will know a lot more once Lampard and Derby come to Town.

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Re: Rubin or out

by Hound » 20 Jul 2018 19:11

Put some thoughts on the other thread but generally agree

Thought Barrow struggled a little but got better. Smith and Meite were pretty starved of service but i thought did ok. McNulty looked a bit off the pace

Thought Swift actually did well. Pressed well and got in good positions - looked a lot more dangerous with him in.
Agree Clement looked good

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Re: Rubin or out

by muirinho » 20 Jul 2018 19:46

Westwood52 wrote:
It did seem we had more of the game than against Besiktas,.


Not hard, given they weren't playing at the time.... :mrgreen:

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Re: Rubin or out

by Zip » 21 Jul 2018 00:51

Westwood52 wrote:Watched three quarters of the game on You Tube.
The Trolls will be pleased I wont be marking any of the performances, given that it was a friendly, a new team at half time and I was watching at the same time, Wheeler Dealers working on a DB7 .

Also the pitch looked a bit uneven, a lot of uneven bounce. It looked from the surroundings as if they were playing at Reading Towns stadium or a Sports Club.Therefore I'm not sure how useful the exercise was in developing a system or understanding.

It did seem we had more of the game than against Besiktas, and generally it was an even game, although they had more of the chances-that said Swift almost bagged a winner right at the end; but for a good save from their keeper.

My one concern was that several players were in the same groove as last year: Kelly was again a bit careless,but at least he kept on showing for the ball. Swift again looked one paced, Gunters game one dimensional, Richards looked nervous and Smith and Meighte a bit average.

The pluses were Pelle, who looked very good (is this his season ?) and Barrow who showed a lot of drive.
All in all given that Rubin are Russian Premier league ,we didnt look outclassed.

We will know a lot more once Lampard and Derby come to Town.


You always post decent reports. Why not post some player marks?

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Re: Rubin or out

by Denver Royal » 21 Jul 2018 13:24

Zip wrote:
Westwood52 wrote:Watched three quarters of the game on You Tube.
The Trolls will be pleased I wont be marking any of the performances, given that it was a friendly, a new team at half time and I was watching at the same time, Wheeler Dealers working on a DB7 .

Also the pitch looked a bit uneven, a lot of uneven bounce. It looked from the surroundings as if they were playing at Reading Towns stadium or a Sports Club.Therefore I'm not sure how useful the exercise was in developing a system or understanding.

It did seem we had more of the game than against Besiktas, and generally it was an even game, although they had more of the chances-that said Swift almost bagged a winner right at the end; but for a good save from their keeper.

My one concern was that several players were in the same groove as last year: Kelly was again a bit careless,but at least he kept on showing for the ball. Swift again looked one paced, Gunters game one dimensional, Richards looked nervous and Smith and Meighte a bit average.

The pluses were Pelle, who looked very good (is this his season ?) and Barrow who showed a lot of drive.
All in all given that Rubin are Russian Premier league ,we didnt look outclassed.

We will know a lot more once Lampard and Derby come to Town.


You always post decent reports. Why not post some player marks?


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Re: Rubin or out

by John Smith » 23 Jul 2018 14:14

I liked the look of Yiadom in an advanced right hand role from the bits that I saw

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Re: Rubin or out

by Denver Royal » 24 Jul 2018 01:21

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Re: Rubin or out

by Denver Royal » 24 Jul 2018 01:31

John Smith wrote:I liked the look of Yiadom in an advanced right hand role from the bits that I saw


Yep, me too. Not sure that was necessarily our biggest area of need, but reckon he should upgrade that position.

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