BFTG Preston (H)

143 posts
Hound
Hob Nob Super-Addict
Posts: 11445
Joined: 27 Sep 2016 22:16
Location: Simpleton

Re: BFTG Preston (H)

by Hound » 21 Oct 2019 15:10

John Smith Is Yakou Meite crap? And what is his position?


what did you make of Daniel Johnson's display JS? Wasn't the best was it?

User avatar
Sutekh
Hob Nob Addict
Posts: 8662
Joined: 12 Feb 2014 14:05
Location: Undiscovered pyramid somewhere in Egypt

Re: BFTG Preston (H)

by Sutekh » 21 Oct 2019 15:21

Hound
John Smith Is Yakou Meite crap? And what is his position?


what did you make of Daniel Johnson's display JS? Wasn't the best was it?


I noticed that at several corners we had Preston appeared to have tasked Johnson with marking Liam Moore :lol:

User avatar
John Smith
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 3763
Joined: 20 Jan 2010 23:47
Location: We should never ponder on our thoughts today cos they hold sway over time

Re: BFTG Preston (H)

by John Smith » 21 Oct 2019 15:41

Hound
John Smith Is Yakou Meite crap? And what is his position?


what did you make of Daniel Johnson's display JS? Wasn't the best was it?

No, pretty dreadful actually. Probably why we managed to get something out of the game and I think the staff should be praised for identifying this strength and negating it accordingly.

They were pretty toothless up top as well - Nugent is a shadow of his former self and they missed Callum Robinson who was good against us last season.

Anyway, I did ask a question...

Hound
Hob Nob Super-Addict
Posts: 11445
Joined: 27 Sep 2016 22:16
Location: Simpleton

Re: BFTG Preston (H)

by Hound » 21 Oct 2019 16:03

John Smith
Hound
John Smith Is Yakou Meite crap? And what is his position?


what did you make of Daniel Johnson's display JS? Wasn't the best was it?

No, pretty dreadful actually. Probably why we managed to get something out of the game and I think the staff should be praised for identifying this strength and negating it accordingly.

They were pretty toothless up top as well - Nugent is a shadow of his former self and they missed Callum Robinson who was good against us last season.

Anyway, I did ask a question...


Ok. No. Inside right forward.

User avatar
Denver Royal
Hob Nob Subscriber
Hob Nob Subscriber
Posts: 1909
Joined: 02 Jun 2004 10:58
Location: Between Emmer Green duck pond and The White Horse

Re: BFTG Preston (H)

by Denver Royal » 21 Oct 2019 16:40

Old Man Andrews We needed someone who can get our team to win ugly and that is exactly what we did on Saturday. Full marks to Bowen, he got it spot on.

Exactly, about time we won a game 1-0, and hopefully more to come. Successful sides usually have a good sprinkling of those over the course of a season. Caught them on an off day, but some of that was of our doing.
Preston don't always travel well, but are usually tough at home. Will be a different game up there obv.

Think we caught a bit of a break with the goal. As he looks back, imagine their keeper will have wanted to push initial shot even wider. (Although, he almost redeemed himself by getting a hand to Miazga’s follow up).
.
sandman Puscas - Couple of half chances but poor again- 4.

Think 4 is a bit harsh, but he's an interesting player, huh? A poacher-type...who right now isn't actually poaching?
He does have ability and instincts though (as you'd want and expect, given what we paid).

Hasn't been getting on the end of balls played into box when sliding in. He's often inches or a foot away/short of it.
Those should be his bread and butter. When it comes in from distance, there’s usually time to adjust/react and place yourself accordingly. (Mentioned his need to improve 1st step, quickness over 5 yards, and how to do it, b4).

Still lifting shots high. Get over it, keep it down, keepers don't like it, bury low in corner, efficiency and higher %.

He's still young, I'm still hopeful, his progress will be interesting. Will see if a more direct/long ball style suits him vs Champ CB's. Ranty made a good point: Funnel back and do more between the lines (as Baldock did).


URZZZZ
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 1973
Joined: 20 Apr 2013 18:30

Re: BFTG Preston (H)

by URZZZZ » 21 Oct 2019 18:20

Denver Royal
Old Man Andrews We needed someone who can get our team to win ugly and that is exactly what we did on Saturday. Full marks to Bowen, he got it spot on.

Exactly, about time we won a game 1-0


First 1-0 win in 68 games. 7th April 2018. Coincidentally that was vs Preston too

That’s an awful record

Zip
Hob Nob Addict
Posts: 5806
Joined: 30 Dec 2017 16:39

Re: BFTG Preston (H)

by Zip » 21 Oct 2019 18:25

Tilehurstsouthbank
Zip I thought it was a poor game. Lots of misplaced passes, constant stoppages in the second half, aimless football from both teams.


Yep, agreed. I have no issue with us being more direct when required say if the opposition are operating the 'High Press', gives them something to think about but I really hope we're not going to be that direct for the remainder of the season. Still, three points, even if it was 'Meat Pie Ugly'.


Yes. In the end it was job done. Three vital points.

Hound
Hob Nob Super-Addict
Posts: 11445
Joined: 27 Sep 2016 22:16
Location: Simpleton

Re: BFTG Preston (H)

by Hound » 21 Oct 2019 19:07

URZZZZ
Denver Royal
Old Man Andrews We needed someone who can get our team to win ugly and that is exactly what we did on Saturday. Full marks to Bowen, he got it spot on.

Exactly, about time we won a game 1-0


First 1-0 win in 68 games. 7th April 2018. Coincidentally that was vs Preston too

That’s an awful record


Yep it’s something Denver has picked up on before and it’s absolutely correct. Completely lost the ability to grind out a win and keep a clean sheet. Last ones were Clements two when he first took over?

And they really were horrible backs to the wall scraps. We were much better than that on Saturday

Zip
Hob Nob Addict
Posts: 5806
Joined: 30 Dec 2017 16:39

Re: BFTG Preston (H)

by Zip » 21 Oct 2019 19:40

Hound
URZZZZ
Denver Royal Exactly, about time we won a game 1-0


First 1-0 win in 68 games. 7th April 2018. Coincidentally that was vs Preston too

That’s an awful record


Yep it’s something Denver has picked up on before and it’s absolutely correct. Completely lost the ability to grind out a win and keep a clean sheet. Last ones were Clements two when he first took over?

And they really were horrible backs to the wall scraps. We were much better than that on Saturday


Yes those wins you refer to were at he back end of 17/18. I think we beat the fake hoops on Good Friday with Mannone’s last minute penalty save. We also edged past Preston. In reality we really should have lost both games but somehow scraped through.


Hound
Hob Nob Super-Addict
Posts: 11445
Joined: 27 Sep 2016 22:16
Location: Simpleton

Re: BFTG Preston (H)

by Hound » 21 Oct 2019 20:43

Yep, I remember QPR utterly outclassing us. About Aluko’s only decent moment in a reading shirt that as well

User avatar
CountryRoyal
Hob Nob Addict
Posts: 6667
Joined: 12 Aug 2011 13:44

Re: BFTG Preston (H)

by CountryRoyal » 21 Oct 2019 23:00

URZZZZ
Denver Royal
Old Man Andrews We needed someone who can get our team to win ugly and that is exactly what we did on Saturday. Full marks to Bowen, he got it spot on.

Exactly, about time we won a game 1-0


First 1-0 win in 68 games. 7th April 2018. Coincidentally that was vs Preston too

That’s an awful record


That is shocking :lol: :lol:

User avatar
Franchise FC
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 3827
Joined: 22 May 2007 16:24
Location: The Frozen North

Re: BFTG Preston (H)

by Franchise FC » 22 Oct 2019 06:46

CountryRoyal
URZZZZ
Denver Royal Exactly, about time we won a game 1-0


First 1-0 win in 68 games. 7th April 2018. Coincidentally that was vs Preston too

That’s an awful record


That is shocking :lol: :lol:

If ever there was a time for ‘Can we play you every week ?’

User avatar
John Smith
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 3763
Joined: 20 Jan 2010 23:47
Location: We should never ponder on our thoughts today cos they hold sway over time

Re: BFTG Preston (H)

by John Smith » 22 Oct 2019 09:03

Hound
John Smith Is Yakou Meite crap? And what is his position?


No. Inside right forward.

Hound, he's pony. He's more of a target man and not a good one at that. He's certainly not a wide man as he hasn't got the control to dribble, beat a man and cut inside the way that a Rashford would. I think he is the weak link and needs to go.


User avatar
NewCorkSeth
Hob Nob Addict
Posts: 6115
Joined: 05 Jul 2013 00:17
Location: Wherever Nameless may be.

Re: BFTG Preston (H)

by NewCorkSeth » 22 Oct 2019 09:11

John Smith
Hound
John Smith Is Yakou Meite crap? And what is his position?


No. Inside right forward.

Hound, he's pony. He's more of a target man and not a good one at that. He's certainly not a wide man as he hasn't got the control to dribble, beat a man and cut inside the way that a Rashford would. I think he is the weak link and needs to go.

Ah now. Far too harsh. Meite is a good player who's importance to the team shouldnt need to be stated anymore.

2 world wars, 1 world cup
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 4837
Joined: 16 Jul 2004 18:36
Location: (Hopefully a) UNITED Kingdom

Re: BFTG Preston (H)

by 2 world wars, 1 world cup » 22 Oct 2019 09:40

NewCorkSeth
John Smith
Hound
No. Inside right forward.

Hound, he's pony. He's more of a target man and not a good one at that. He's certainly not a wide man as he hasn't got the control to dribble, beat a man and cut inside the way that a Rashford would. I think he is the weak link and needs to go.

Ah now. Far too harsh. Meite is a good player who's importance to the team shouldnt need to be stated anymore.


His goals for us are irrelevant. He's not as good as Rashford so he's shite.

User avatar
NewCorkSeth
Hob Nob Addict
Posts: 6115
Joined: 05 Jul 2013 00:17
Location: Wherever Nameless may be.

Re: BFTG Preston (H)

by NewCorkSeth » 22 Oct 2019 09:43

2 world wars, 1 world cup
NewCorkSeth
John Smith Hound, he's pony. He's more of a target man and not a good one at that. He's certainly not a wide man as he hasn't got the control to dribble, beat a man and cut inside the way that a Rashford would. I think he is the weak link and needs to go.

Ah now. Far too harsh. Meite is a good player who's importance to the team shouldnt need to be stated anymore.


His goals for us are irrelevant. He's not as good as Rashford so he's shite.

True. I always forget hes nowhere near as good as Rashford.

User avatar
John Smith
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 3763
Joined: 20 Jan 2010 23:47
Location: We should never ponder on our thoughts today cos they hold sway over time

Re: BFTG Preston (H)

by John Smith » 22 Oct 2019 09:57

NewCorkSeth
2 world wars, 1 world cup
NewCorkSeth Ah now. Far too harsh. Meite is a good player who's importance to the team shouldnt need to be stated anymore.


His goals for us are irrelevant. He's not as good as Rashford so he's shite.

True. I always forget hes nowhere near as good as Rashford.

What goals? He doesn't score and doesn't create. He just chases lost causes which is the only reason fans like him because it makes him look committed.

Hound
Hob Nob Super-Addict
Posts: 11445
Joined: 27 Sep 2016 22:16
Location: Simpleton

Re: BFTG Preston (H)

by Hound » 22 Oct 2019 10:00

John Smith
NewCorkSeth
2 world wars, 1 world cup
His goals for us are irrelevant. He's not as good as Rashford so he's shite.

True. I always forget hes nowhere near as good as Rashford.

What goals? He doesn't score and doesn't create. He just chases lost causes which is the only reason fans like him because it makes him look committed.


13 goals last season which kept us in the division and 4 this year isnt it?

User avatar
NewCorkSeth
Hob Nob Addict
Posts: 6115
Joined: 05 Jul 2013 00:17
Location: Wherever Nameless may be.

Re: BFTG Preston (H)

by NewCorkSeth » 22 Oct 2019 10:09

Hound
John Smith
NewCorkSeth True. I always forget hes nowhere near as good as Rashford.

What goals? He doesn't score and doesn't create. He just chases lost causes which is the only reason fans like him because it makes him look committed.


13 goals last season which kept us in the division and 4 this year isnt it?

It's almost like those dont count for some reason.

User avatar
John Smith
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 3763
Joined: 20 Jan 2010 23:47
Location: We should never ponder on our thoughts today cos they hold sway over time

Re: BFTG Preston (H)

by John Smith » 22 Oct 2019 10:13

NewCorkSeth
Hound
John Smith What goals? He doesn't score and doesn't create. He just chases lost causes which is the only reason fans like him because it makes him look committed.


13 goals last season which kept us in the division and 4 this year isnt it?

It's almost like those dont count for some reason.

Not sure I said that, did I?

This season he's scored 2 in a meaningless game at League 2 opposition, a consolation goal while 4-0 down and another in a game we didn't win. In 11 games.

Is that acceptable for a forward, Seth? Get your rose-tinted glasses off and your head out of the sand.

143 posts

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Basildon, Coppells Lost Coat, From Despair To Where?, Hendo and 68 guests

It is currently 19 Nov 2019 09:08