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Offline Wbamitch

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Re: After Match Debate
« Reply #200 on: August 18, 2019, 09:49:12 PM »
A good opening to the game, moved the ball well, got into threatening positions but never really looked like doing anything from there. Then it was a shocker of a goal to concede and the confidence really went after that. It got very frustrating at the close of the half and the break was certainly needed. I did think the bench looked strong and so it proved.

Edwards a little unlucky to go off, wasn't brilliant but he seemed our out ball first half. Boy Diangana really lit up that second half, the definition of a flair player right there. Wonderful moments for both the goals and the work on right hand side to set up Austin really was jaw dropping. Perreira come on and those two seemed to enjoy playing together. I get the impression he is going to have some exciting moments as well.

Obviously we took control with those two quick fire goals which rocked Luton and I will say again if we can be a little bit more brutal, we definitely have the firepower to blow teams away or finish the game, we haven't quite stepped on the pedal yet which I think we are capable of. We had the potential to make the close more comfortable but we saw it out relatively comfortable like Forest although there were a few near misses.

I'd like to give credit to Livermore who I felt was excellent at breaking up play a few times, not one that will naturally get praise but he really did the job we are looking for from him, there was another moment like Forest where he dallied and caused a dangerous moment.

Just to add on Graeme Jones, didn't really have a problem with him and thought the stick was a little harsh during the game but those post match comments, bit of a k**b, has a bit of the Dean Smith's about him.

Home win next please.

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Re: After Match Debate
« Reply #201 on: August 18, 2019, 10:06:31 PM »
Two 2-1 wins away from home with unusual/rather lucky winning goals, we will need to stay feet on the ground when one of those goes against us, which it will at some point.
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Re: After Match Debate
« Reply #202 on: August 18, 2019, 10:59:31 PM »
Bloody hell that Diangana looks some player  :o

Ridiculous goals but should've got an assist with Austin hitting the post, the turn/skill was unbelievable - and he defended well too.

Overall a good performance even though the first half was flat and similar to the Milwall game. My only gripe was Zohore still looks poor; i.e. bad runs and positioning. You can see he's trying and did some good stuff at times but I think we look far more threatening with Austin around.
Anyone think that we have a cat in hell's chance of signing him?

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Re: After Match Debate
« Reply #203 on: August 19, 2019, 12:15:47 AM »
As soon as I read Jones comment about "one of the teams being ex-PL..." I thought Prat. So glad he's not with us anymore.

Didn't get to hear the game because of travelling to work but glad we came back from a goal down. It shows grit and fight. Last year we had grit and fight but we were lacking an actual game plan. Now, the players seem free and it looks like they know what they're doing.

I like the way Slav keeps talking to the players publicly, especially the young ones. Psychologically that will do a lot for them.

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Re: After Match Debate
« Reply #204 on: August 19, 2019, 07:45:07 AM »
Killjoy ......... two fantastic away days, and both well deserved wins.
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Re: After Match Debate
« Reply #205 on: August 19, 2019, 08:53:12 AM »
The build up play to Diangana's second 'lucky' goal was superb.
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Re: After Match Debate
« Reply #206 on: August 19, 2019, 10:50:19 AM »
The build up play to Diangana's second 'lucky' goal was superb.

Yeah I didn't see the game, only the highlights, but I couldn't see where Jones was coming from with the 'lucky' goals comment. First one was a superb finish where a great bit of movement opened the angle for him and the second one was quick reaction to the ball bouncing around. I get the feeling with how Jones sets his teams up and his post match comments that he is quite delusional

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Re: After Match Debate
« Reply #207 on: August 19, 2019, 11:05:49 AM »
Yeah I didn't see the game, only the highlights, but I couldn't see where Jones was coming from with the 'lucky' goals comment. First one was a superb finish where a great bit of movement opened the angle for him and the second one was quick reaction to the ball bouncing around. I get the feeling with how Jones sets his teams up and his post match comments that he is quite delusional

I think Jones's mob will concede a fair few 'lucky' goals this year......

I don't wish ill on him but I think he will outstay his welcome at Luton quite quickly.
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Re: After Match Debate
« Reply #208 on: August 19, 2019, 03:29:47 PM »
Yeah I didn't see the game, only the highlights, but I couldn't see where Jones was coming from with the 'lucky' goals comment. First one was a superb finish where a great bit of movement opened the angle for him and the second one was quick reaction to the ball bouncing around. I get the feeling with how Jones sets his teams up and his post match comments that he is quite delusional

Diangana said in an interview that he had been taught to hit it low and hard, how many times do we see those sort of long range shots balloon into row z, maybe he can take some training sessions for the rest

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Re: After Match Debate
« Reply #209 on: August 19, 2019, 11:21:23 PM »
This is a brilliant point.

Bobby Charlton always said hit hard and low - you might still score with a deflection, or possibly find a team-mate. But hit it too high and you will NEVER score.

No-one has ever scored by hitting the ball too high, but keeping it low is another story.

Diangana said in an interview that he had been taught to hit it low and hard, how many times do we see those sort of long range shots balloon into row z, maybe he can take some training sessions for the rest

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Re: After Match Debate
« Reply #210 on: August 19, 2019, 11:50:25 PM »
How many times have I also said that?
Hard and low, get over the ball, and kick through it.
Just look at my "in game" quotes.
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Re: After Match Debate
« Reply #211 on: August 20, 2019, 09:45:22 AM »
How many times have I also said that?
Hard and low, get over the ball, and kick through it.
Just look at my "in game" quotes.
Thank "gawd" someone else has noticed.
The only advantage a keeper has is he can use his hands ,so hit it as far away from them as possible. Hard an low and on target is the hardest shot to stop.
If the box is crowded, it will likely get blocked, but there's always a chance of a deflection. Drives me mad when players get into space and lash it over the bar, especially in the dying seconds, you need a goal and the opposition defence is on the rack, just bang it into the box hard and low ffs!

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« Reply #212 on: August 20, 2019, 10:56:08 AM »
And have players following the shot up, especially when it's raining and the ball's slippy.
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Re: After Match Debate
« Reply #213 on: August 20, 2019, 11:25:39 AM »
How many times have I also said that?
Hard and low, get over the ball, and kick through it.
Just look at my "in game" quotes.
Thank "gawd" someone else has noticed.

I did DB, the one that made me laugh was your question about 'why are we shooting from outside the box?' , just before Grady came on and scored from outside the box....... :D

but I can confirm that, on occasion you have mentioned keeping the ball on the floor.

And to answer your other question, we have more chance of signing Harvey Barnes and Dwight Gayle on a free than buying Diangana........I think this is where Slaven uses his connections to maximum effect with his former employees.
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Re: After Match Debate
« Reply #214 on: August 20, 2019, 03:35:50 PM »
I did DB, the one that made me laugh was your question about 'why are we shooting from outside the box?' , just before Grady came on and scored from outside the box....... :D

but I can confirm that, on occasion you have mentioned keeping the ball on the floor.

And to answer your other question, we have more chance of signing Harvey Barnes and Dwight Gayle on a free than buying Diangana........I think this is where Slaven uses his connections to maximum effect with his former employees.
In the box, you are narrowing down the angles and shortening the time for a goalkeeper to see and react to a shot.