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Spuds to do us a favour tonight to minimize the damage from the weekend wouldn't be all bad, although i suspect its three from four that drop, Norwich, watford, burnley and ourselves, brentford winning opening a 4 point gap along with a far superior goal difference over us is effectively 5 points and when we are struggling to pick up a point closing a 5 point gap especially when they are playing bottom half teams could very well be beyond us.
First thing we MUST do imho is stop the rot of Losses, best way to do that is keep a cleansheet, and it looks like our only way out, because despite our chances that we create we have nobody to stick the ball in the net, so if you cant score you certainly cant concede.
Villa thursday night hopefully the fans inside ER will get behind the team and fingers crossed we can get something from the game because games are running out rapid
Andyl. That's exactly how I feel.
And as you say, if Marsch keeps us up I would certainly put it on a par with our promotion.
Relegation would not only mean losing out on the riches of the Premiership (tv-money, sponsorship deals), but players like Raphina & Philips would leave for much inflated transferfees.
Still the board would better already prepare for the worst.
Would we be able to keep hold of players like Bamford, Meslier?
We would also need to try and get rid of players like Rodrigo, Costa, Firpo, Llorente, Roberts. We'll probably take another financial hit in securing their exit, but so be it.
It will get messy, thing is they've brought it on themselves.
My goodness does this team need some major work in the Summer.
No investment in the midfield for four years is almost criminal in its neglect. No real attempt to better or even backup Bamford and an over reliance on a handful of worn out Championship players.
If Marsch keeps this team up he deserves a medal. Bielsa’s myopic ways of just using an 18 man squad is now starting to bite. Such a shame MB didn’t put as much effort into Gelhardt and Summerville as he did with Roberts, as we would have two attacking options that would be match fit.
The goal we conceded was down to 1 man and that man certainly wasn't Ayling.
When Barnes received the ball he was completely free.
Dallas stood a good 10 yards away from him and then didn't challenge him, but instead backed off until he was in his own box.
Barnes then played a simple one two, with Dallas neglecting to follow the run of. his man.
Takes some doing in blaming Ayling for this.
Barnes had Dallas on toast the whole game.
Agree on Forshaw, he indeed was all over the place.
Harrison & Rodrigo understand the system and it suits them really well. Both were clearly yelling at Dan James everytime he was out of position.
Klich started this game as he too clearly understands the midfield requirements and say it was his best game in 3 months. Forshaw when he came on ran around headlessly and Koch was visually upset at Forshaw.
The goal was done to Ayling who was man marked on Barnes but decided to step away which game Barnes 2m of space which is enough to time and space to s ore from 14 yards out. Either plays as a right back or he sits the bench. CB is not his position.
Overall better game for us and looked much more like unit.
Unlucky TC. We deserved at least a point and created enough for 3.
NO point in moaning about Tyler, he will be out for the season (looks an 8-12 week injury) so Joffy will get more chances. Just hats of to TR as he stayed on the pitch when others would have come off.
Bit selfish of Roberts to get injured now, if he had have done it a few months back we might still have Bielsa in charge.
Thought we did better today and definitely deserved something.
Villa looks a massive but very difficult game now. Can't see more than a draw which wouldn't be enough.
I'm sick of travelling back from away games after a loss. Getting very depressing.
Overall I think it was a good performance and we were a bit unlucky. I thought the players seemed more comfortable not having to man mark and even Firpo looked better.
A lot to expect Marsch to get everything right in his first game, but there is cause for optimism.
We shaded the first half and also had the most & best chances.
Second half was all Leeds until Leicester scored.
Roberts, very unlucky to pick up that injury and feel sorry for him.
But by now, everybody knows the lad just isn't the answer.
Positives: the defence and the team in general looked more solid.
Played more like a unit.
Notable that Dallas struggled with Barnes (clearly their best & most dangerous player), but Pascal after early on misjudging Vardy's run did recover.
The midfield to me still has some issues, it's fairly obvious that Koch (not bashing him at all) isn't a natural midfielder.
Also the lack of a natural striker (one that can finish) stood out again.
We had plenty of chances, and Smeichel made some good saves.
But in all honesty, if you can' t take those kind of chances...
Wonder what to make of Toon, some said they bought some shxte players, but it does seem they're doing rather ok.
Either way, not seeing were our next goal, point(s) will come from.
It clearly looks like it will be between Norwich, Watford, Burnley and ourselves.
So I'm hoping for the best but pretty much expecting the worst.
How shit must they be it’s only 1-0
Still not gonna score if you play a winger upfront
Not a bad performance today, certainly an improvement on what has been served up recently. Had we taken our chancea we would have been sat here with all 3 points.
if We continue to play like this, I am confident we can get the points we need to avoid relegation. But to do that we need to put away the chances we create.
Had we taken advantage of the chances created in the first half, the game would have been ours. Woeful shooting from Rodders and Raffa.
Overall we played well and it should give us confidence for the next two home games.
Well we lost, but we would have done under Bielsa I reckon.
I was very encouraged by the defensive shape and we created a lot of chances. We need shooting boots on for sure, but there's still hope.
One of the (many) problems that we have, is that we have too many 'providers' and not enough goal scorers.
As for the defence, why can't we use Cresswell ?
1 nil down, so we bring on Tyler Roberts . . .
Rodrigo still seems short of confidence.
We certainly Look more solid at the back. Both teams have created chances but I would say we are slightly ahead on that front. It’s not heart in mouth every time they attack as it has been in the last couple of months. First goal is critical in This game and it could go either way.
Well we now have 45 mins to digest. And we've kept a clean sheet.
I'm encouraged. Firpo looks OK in a zonal system, much more organised and dangerous on the counter - how you should play a conventional away game dare I say.
Just not Bielsaball.