Mr Angry A scrappy 1-0 win when not playing well? I would take that every day of the week thank you very much!
Millsy First time I don't disagree with the ratings you've given Ian....
Snowflake Royal Hendrick - ok, some more Drinkwateresque poor passing, worked hard but also largely missing second half all three must push at least ten yards up.
AthleticoSpizz Bouzanis, poor kicking?
What angle did you watch your tv from?
From the ground….
His kicking (normally whilst being put under pressure) was pretty much spot-on.
Couple of crucial saves and claims
Happy with this #2 keeper
Hoilett 8/10 was brilliant in the first half
Hound One other thing. For all the ridiculous jibes about Ince from pundits and fans, he has us battling for every ball, dangerous going forward, fit and very very organised. Also has the fans back in great voice with a cracking atmosphere today
Not trendy to say this nowadays but him and his coaching team have started the season very well. Don’t buy this poor tactics stuff. Come and watch us and you’ll see he’s getting it right
Snowflake Royal The proverbial game of two halves. Excellent to see the team grinding out a tricky win despite not the best performance. Especially keeping a clean sheet after being under pressure for so long.
We need to play better than that though. We can't afford to give up any pretence at competing beyond defending our 18 yard or even just 6 yard line for what amounts to almost an entire half. And I think we should be pressing higher than we did first half too.
Ince also needs to go to his bench more. I know he doesn’t have much experience. But Abrefa, Camara and Ehibhatiomhan will certainly give you energy and we lacked that all over the pitch. Joao was the obvious sub, but only if we're going to compete across the pitch and keep the ball. He's just not going to chase and harry constantly. If we're conceding two thirds of the pitch, don't bring him on.
Bouzanis - one very good save, but kicking was poor and he managed to combine staying home and flapping at set plays and crosses. If Lumley has more Rotherham performances, he's certainly not the answer based on that one showing.
Yiadom - didn’t really get involved going forward any more than as a RCB, but he was playing RWB.
Hoilett - got kicked all game long, did fairly well moved to the left, but thought we missed NGW. Still don't like the 5 at the back. It's only worked that one game against Blackburn when we weren't really playing it.
Holmes - He's looking good this season. Mopped up a lot
McIntyre - decent game, but surprisingly easy to beat on set plays
Hutchinson - hope the injury isn’t bad. Reads the game quite well and happy to take one for the team and play the cyncial fouls.
Loum - seemed to struggle with a muscle tweak and wasn’t quite on the same pace of the game
Fornah - belter of a goal and some really nice feet and strength but like much of the midfield went missing and couldn’t hold the ball second half
Hendrick - ok, some more Drinkwateresque poor passing, worked hard but also largely missing second half all three must push at least ten yards up.
Ince - this guy's fitness is insane. Ran his absolute bollocks off. Hardest working player on the pitch
Long - didn’t win a lot, what he did win didn't really go anywhere, couldn’t make his breaks tell. Not his day
Joao - cut a lonely and dispirited figure. Got not help and asked to do something he's just not suited to. One beautiful pass that oh so nearly put Ince in.
Clarke - tenacious performance, one superb block, competed well. Promise this one, but not a WB.
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