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fridgeman Posted on 11/02/2019 11:22
Edited On: 11/02/2019 11:23throwing promotion away?
 
 
Are we?
I cant help but feel that we are throwing our chance away, Leeds had a great shape to their play, the wide men always had space and the midfielders always had an outlet, yes we have cancelled each other out this season but Leeds look far more likely to get promoted because they are picking up more points and scoring more goals.

I came away from the match more disappointed than ever, man for man they were no better than us but the system they play constantly caused us problems,from memory is that now three wins in the last eleven home games? surely now is the time [at home] to go into these games with width?
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flipside Posted on 11/02/2019 11:28

throwing promotion away?

 
We had width on Saturday so I'm not quite sure what you mean.
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Borocelt Posted on 11/02/2019 11:31

throwing promotion away?

 
This year was a fantastic opportunity. I don't think any of the top teams are a great deal better than us.

Norwich look the best of the lot, but with different management, and actually signing, i don't know, one or two attacking players, we should really be in an automatic spot. I think we'll make the playoffs still, and I wouldn't even rule out schithousing our way through them, but we really should've done better.
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jonny2773 Posted on 11/02/2019 11:32

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As always when we concede at the death, I came away from the game feeling like we had lost.
In reality it was a good point against a very good Leeds team. I do, however, feel that anything less than a win on Wednesday and we can kiss our chance of automatic promotion goodbye and have to resign ourselves to the lottery of the play-offs.
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Riponred Posted on 11/02/2019 11:35

throwing promotion away?

 
Leeds have won 2 out of their last 8. If you were a Leeds fan would you be buzzing at the moment?
We have faired quite well against the top 6 only losing to Norwich.
Now Bristol city, they are bang in form and have every right to be confident
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fridgeman Posted on 11/02/2019 11:36

throwing promotion away?

 
Playing attacking wide men rather than defensive wide men, I would not Knock Shotton or George for their effort but the reality is they are not blessed with goals, speed or trickery but are both giving 100%.

Just think Back three or four seasons ago with Albert and Nsue, the link up play between these two was brilliant down our right hand side, we are missing that now and have been all season.
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Muttley Posted on 11/02/2019 11:47

throwing promotion away?

 
"... the system they play constantly caused us problems..."

It really didn't. Yes, they created some chances and probably on balance of play deserved the draw but they didn't look convincingly superior to us.
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FrozenHorse Posted on 11/02/2019 12:05

throwing promotion away?

 
Seems a bit arrogant to say weíre throwing it away: itís not like it is ours to lose.

It will be a tooth and nail scrap to the line; not something that we should achieve and might somehow let slide through our fingers.

We have a chance at this point of the season, which is more than most expected amongst the despondency of Preseason.
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Bobby_Braithwaite Posted on 11/02/2019 12:15

throwing promotion away?

 
"We had width on Saturday so I'm not quite sure what you mean."

At the end of the day, no matter what happens he's never happy and won't be.

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Indeedido Posted on 11/02/2019 12:55

throwing promotion away?

 
It's 2 wins in 11 at home in the league.
Tell me again how the top 2 is going to happen?

We are far more likely to miss out on the play offs than make top 2.
Why would anyone fancy our chances in a 2 legged play off against other play off sides, let alone outsmart a better team at Wembley.

Mikkel enabling Wing, Savile and Howson to play is the one ray of light I can see.
I just don't believe that will be nearly enough.
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Abel_Tasman Posted on 11/02/2019 13:04
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throwing promotion away?

 
But going into the Leeds game didnít we have the better form of the top 6 against each other?
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Block21 Posted on 11/02/2019 13:05

throwing promotion away?

 
Well if our league form against the top sides in the division so far you would think we would at least give the
Teams a game. I donít think we will get top 2 but wouldnít rule us out in the play offs.
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bear66 Posted on 11/02/2019 14:06

throwing promotion away?

 
12 points from the last 6 games is reasonable form, as was 14 points from the first 6. It's the games in between where we didn't do so well. Wing started 10 of those 12 matches and none in between.
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big-eggo Posted on 11/02/2019 19:11

throwing promotion away?

 
All kinds of problems with our squad, well documented since before the season began. We have failed to address them through 2 transfer windows and recent signings have hardly set the place alight.

Personally I dont think that the opportunity has really been in our own hands. We started better than most thought we would, frequently we were fortunate when we faltered that our competitors did not capitalise. The problem was always going to be that a few teams would find their feet and build some real form as their team developed. We are just plodding still albeit we are not a team that are easy to beat.

Treading water and saving money IMO.
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expat_smoggie Posted on 11/02/2019 19:22

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let's face it's been a strange season in terms of the promotion race, no Villa or Stoke who were the main contenders for the top two places-- I think we were 20-1 [for promotion] on day one, so let's not kid ourselves Pulis has [so far] over-achieved with this squad. There's still lots of twists in the tail yet as none of the top six have been consistent with anything. Sheff U must also be questioning themselves over last weeks collapse at Villa, while Norwich must think they're on a roll. Even Bristol City are back within a shout.
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newyddion Posted on 11/02/2019 21:50

throwing promotion away?

 
Win 15 and draw 1 game will give us an average of 2 points per game.

We have 16 games left.
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Amer_Out Posted on 11/02/2019 22:07

throwing promotion away?

 
We've scored only 35 goals in 30 games. You have to go down to 16th spot to find a team that has scored fewer than us. In far too many games, particularly at home, we spend the first 20 minutes trying to stop the opposition scoring rather than pushing forward.
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newyddion Posted on 12/02/2019 16:28

throwing promotion away?

 
we've drawn too many games 4/5 games that we should have killed off.


we've drawn 12 this season.. how many in the last 10 mins?
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