Well, how did our 'new boys' play. In general, I think they did ok. They were all for moving forward instead of side or backward. Hull weren't a good team and we weren't a bad team, but they had the advantage of having already played a couple of strongly competitive games I felt. We didn't deserve the penalty but we should have scored it nonetheless. Not as dismal as it could have been - Oh G*d, I said that after the Swansea match - no, no I didn't, hope for us yet then.
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Post by steeleyranger on Aug 16, 2014 16:12:29 GMT
JJ I wouldn't have thought many have tipped Hull for relegation? Reckon they will be fine -Haven't seen the game but at least we haven't started with a thumping so I guess that's a positive? Still disappointing though to get nothing from the game.
It's disappointing but we shouldn't even begin to compare it to the Bolton & Swansea result. We created plenty of chances, a decent number on target as well. On another day, we might have got 2 or 3 goals. Hopefully still another couple of players to come in and I honestly think things will move in the right direction.
Ok, let the wailing and gnashing of teeth and the jerking of knees begin.
formation worked well & everyone looked comfortable in back 3 (but still think Onuoha would be better)
Ferdinand was particularly good (save losing Chester for the goal)
Traore got better through the game at LWB but Simpson look uncomfortable (Isla international clearance better arrive quick)
Mutch was a real little dynamo in midfield and found space a our players regularly, decent pace too. Barton & especially Faurlin played really well, won ball in midfield[
Remy's pace and movement petrified Hull, he's a bit ring rusty and not fully fit but keep him and we'll be fine
I agree with pretty much all of that, was very happy with Rio, minus the goal given up. Thought our midfield played well, Faurlin looked very good. Simpson is in over his head at the position, but Traore will be fine and once Isla is cleared he will be playing. Remy could be key to this season and Austin started to get more into the game as time went on. It will be a learning process for Charlie, but I think he will fine and well paired with Remy. The thing is, this entire team hasn't played together yet and I think with more time together will be fine. Also, I don't think Hull are relegation candidates, they have a talented team and a good manager.
Post by RoryTheRanger on Aug 16, 2014 19:44:27 GMT
Was at the game today and I must say this is the best I've felt after a defeat in a while. New formation seemed to work quite well apart from a few occasions where Traore was position way too far forward and left Dunne a little exposed. Have to say Caulker and Ferdinand were immense, so physically imposing and great on the ball too. Rio just a class above apart from the fact he did lose his man on the corner they scored from.
On the attack, Mutch was good I thought but perhaps went missing a little sometimes, Remy seemed dangerous, had a few decent chances. Austin seemed off the pace massively and a little static, looked to be struggling fitness wise to me. Me and all those around me had a feeling he would miss that penalty just from his body language before, the big pressure of getting his first Prem goal obviously got to him which is unfortunate but he'll bounce back I'm sure.
Biggest negative for me was Barton's set pieces, my god they were awful. Corners rarely beat the first man.