Discussion in 'Match Day' started by wfc4ever, Aug 25, 2021.
Willmott to score ?
Or maybe Etobo will !
Is Etebo eligible for the tie? Garner wasn't for United last season!
It’s up to Stoke:
Whats the date for this?
Even if they say no, you'd imagine our midfield would look stronger then than now anyway tbf
4 weeks time.
Jack Bonham to make an appearance for them?
Rob Elliot to go there when Pontus Dahlberg comes back? The links between our two clubs never end!
Dennis is going to give poor Ben a torrid time.
Looks like they changed their entire starting eleven for the last round. Given that they also have midweek fixtures either side of the cup game, would expect them to do the same again. Should be a good chance to progress.
Play the kids. Or don't. Not really bothered as I won't be going.
Is it on a Tuesday night and will it be cold and wet?
Don't think I'll be going this time, it'll be a bit of a trek down from Welwyn Garden City by the time the game comes around!
I hope they put the prices up for this to encourage the 'plastics' to stay away
Stoke fans are loving Wilmot and I'm not surprised, he hides his defensive frailties much much better in a back 3 - especially when the other CBs are quality like Ostigaard and Souttar. Obviously a small sample size but his stats last season are very promising
I'm going to write a very angry tweet if we don't have more than 9000 fans attend this match.
Does he play on the right of their back three? Must be quite susceptible to being beaten down that side if exposed as he's not the most mobile centre back.
He plays on the left of the 3 (well, I just checked their last game but I imagine that's been consistent so far), below is Stokes defensive actions map (that tracks every foul, tackle, interception, challenge, interception, shot block + pressure) and it's clear they've been much much busier down Bens side so far
No one does. Attendance is appalling.
I think I've been hypnotised by looking at your graphic for too long
The schools are back next week, I wonder how that will impact the attendance, 2 years ago we went from over 12k vs Coventry to just under 9k against Swansea in the next round
Interesting that his aerial stats look so good, that was one of his (relatively few) weaknesses with us. Would it have anything to do with the fact that the other two CBs are massive units, do opposition teams leave their smaller forwards on Wilmot?
Good tie. I would play same 11 again just to see if that squad is good enough for Championship football next season.
I think that only people who attend every round should be allowed to go to the final versus Man City (0-7). Hopefully that'll keep our allocation down to under 5,000 and every other seat can be taken up by a new automatic flag-waving device I'll shortly be debuting on Dragon's Den. The Flag-O-Matic 3000 has many uses in these febrile and patriotic times and will come in particular handy later this autumn when the food shortages really kick in.
Is it edible?
We've got our top guys working on making the flags edible. And also absorbent.
While you’re at it can you make them lightly flammable with a light touch of glue on one side so I can roll a massive blunt out of one of them.
Lose this and Xisco needs to apologise to the fans and buy them a pint. End of
Fans need more minutes in tank
Foster (if fit)
Masina Kabasele W̶i̶l̶m̶o̶t
Cucho JP Fletcher
While I'd love to win (and this team should be strong enough to do so), next weekend is the more important one. Think we need to see Tufan and JP play their first games of the season, and while I think Ngakia might be preferred to Kiko these days, I'd like to see Kiko get a chance to compete for the shirt
This is after the Norwich game but I guess you can say the same for the Newcastle match.
Agree @wfc4ever we need to see who can step up. I generally think we need a total re-think on formation, it clearly isn't working as is.
Indeed it is! While maybe the two players in question may play against Norwich, the Newcastle game is equally important!
While I don't think yesterday was quite so bad as Brighton (we were in the game in the first half at least), we ended up being comprehensively outplayed in both games against two teams who play 3 at the back. Not sure what Stoke will do in the Cup, but I'm pretty sure in the league they play 3 at the back, so it might be a good time to try something new out, particularly as, with Sarr surely not playing, we don't have to worry about shoehorning our best player into an unsuitable system
This is a real 6 pointer.