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August 12, 2017, 5:17pm Report to Moderator
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Tight game in the first half, in which Jones should of scored....bizarre free kick gifted them a soft goal, and they came on strong second half, and we were poor. A midfield of Berrett, Summerfield and Rose is to static, slow, and created nothing. Sam Jones virtually anonymous on left, i don't why he is played out wide, completely wasted out there. Only bright spark, was glimpses from Dembele again, and new lads came on when game was gone. Slade needs to set up more positivily at home, and we can't start with that midfield and an isolated striker upfront. A poor performance but onwards and upwards. UTM.
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On the contrary, I thought that we did pretty well all around the pitch against a team that is on a massively bigger budget and beat us by diving, cheating and conning the ref who, together with his assistants, spoiled the game. Yes, I wish we had a more dynamic midfield too but Sam Jones had three great chances and a big positive for me was Harry Cardwell who did great on a last minute call-up.

Must have been watching a completely different game to me
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Boring..thought we lined up for a 0-0 draw and deservedly got beat.
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August 12, 2017, 5:33pm Report to Moderator
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Hoof ball all game . Coventry came on to us on 40 mins and were in total control for the rest of the game . If you play hoof ball and lose it is an awful watch and that is as poor as I saw at any time last season .

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August 12, 2017, 5:33pm Report to Moderator

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Did nothing, created nothing, deserved nothing and got nothing. Sladeball is alive and well and at BP.

It could be a long season if that is the way we are going to play and we will probably have more joy away from home than at home, which is pretty much what happened last time Slade was here. Wasn't a fan then and i'm not a fan now. Hitting the corners at every opportunity and mostly losing possession in the process. The two best players were Jones and Dembele. Unfortunately, Jones had way more of the ball than Dembele, who watched the ball constantly fly over his head. The only time he got it to feet, he looked very dangerous, but that was all too brief. Apart from a couple of Jones shots over the bar, we didn't have a serious shot at their keeper.

Hard to say at this early stage how good Coventry are, but they were well worth the points and could be heading straight back up, so hard to judge if we were just not good enough on the day, or we not good enough full stop.

Getting fairly cheesed off with our poor home form going back for seasons now and today doesn't fill me great hope for the rest of the season. Too disjointed, gave away possession cheaply time and again, and gave our obligatory gift goal. Much improvement needed if we are to challenge at the top end. Managers come and go, players come and go, but the erratic home form persists. Don't mind losing games but at least give us something to cheer about. Not a lot to get you out of your seat today and i hope it's just down to a slow start.
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August 12, 2017, 5:35pm Report to Moderator

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I thought Cardwell was out of his depth and got about 30 mins too long. Won absolutely nothing and caused zero problems.
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August 12, 2017, 5:41pm Report to Moderator

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Slade ball,  hoof ball,  call it what you like , it's here again. I thought after last week we were heading for a more constructive style of play but unfortunately not. Home game, we play a lone striker with no support within 25 yards of him. No support, defence just hoofing it upfield into empty spaces. Thought Rose was pretty effective in the first half, But like his name suggests, faded in the second half. Dumbele skilful again, But We Can't rely on just him. First goal was a joke, it shook us up but their second was a good goal. One plus point, Berret won't be available next week.

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I thought it was an average performance until the first goal and then I thought we was pretty poor but nothing too worrying at this stage. Coventry are a good side, they have some decent players and they will certainly be up there at the end of the season. I think we are perhaps a couple of players short of being a really good side. this is how I saw individual performances

Macca 6-did ok like a few others.made a few routine saves

Davies 6-did ok, put a shift in so so

Clarke 6-did ok , won majority of headers, played the part in the first goal so lost marks

Collins-6-solid enough

Dixon 4-I thought he was probably our worst player. 2nd best against there number 11 all afternoon. Has to improve

Rose 6-solid, did fine, although Indeciseve a couple of times

Berrett 5-tried put a shift in but like a few was just 'ok' first yellow was silly though and ended up being sent off.

sunmerfield 6-put a shift in, did pretty well first half but performance dropped 2nd half

Dembele 7-worked hard, fracked back, moments of magic and looks an exceptional talent. Shame we couldn't get him involved more

Jones5-missed a couple of chances, particularly first half one, dallied on a couple of occasions and wasn't very effective overall. More to come

Cardwell 7-thought he put a real shift in and chased everything and defended well from the front

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As far as I recall we didn't have a single shot on target although we had a couple of really good chances. Way too much hoofball, especially in the first half. Defensively really good for the most part, midfield bloody useless for the most part and, well, nothing up front at all...but blame that on the midfield and tactics. Dembele and Jones our best two players on the day.
I'm uninspired by that showing.
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1st half even stevens.2nd half thought Coventry shaded it

Dembele cut above. Quick skilfull and tried to make things happen. Looked our most dangerous player. Rate him highly

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