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Huddersfield (Away) Tuesday 29th January

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8 minutes ago, Bailey said:

Huddersfield literally have no-one. Mooy is class but I think he is injured, but everyone else is terrible. They do work hard though and they will have a go and that is normally enough for us to brick it and lose.

yeah they are awful, i still expect a tough match, confidence seems somewhat low.

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40 minutes ago, Bailey said:

Huddersfield literally have no-one. Mooy is class but I think he is injured, but everyone else is terrible. They do work hard though and they will have a go and that is normally enough for us to brick it and lose.

Billing and Mounie are decent players, the latter could do a job for us. Agree the rest aren't up to scratch though. 

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19 minutes ago, pete0 said:

Billing and Mounie are decent players, the latter could do a job for us. Agree the rest aren't up to scratch though. 

I disagree. I have no idea what people see in Billing. Mounie doesn't even play regularly. 

They are a side built on hard work, and to be fair to them they roll up their sleeves every week. If our players had the same level of graft we wouldnt be in the bottom half of the table.

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32 minutes ago, Bailey said:

I disagree. I have no idea what people see in Billing. Mounie doesn't even play regularly. 

They are a side built on hard work, and to be fair to them they roll up their sleeves every week. If our players had the same level of graft we wouldnt be in the bottom half of the table.

His old manager gave him a good report. 

"I cannot name you one 22-year-old player who is comparable with him. He is 6' 6", left-footed, with an unbelievable shot; quick vision; technique; long throw-in; endurance and now, fighting spirit as well."

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.skysports.com/amp/football/news/11740/11567085/david-wagner-says-huddersfield-town-midfielder-philip-billing-is-incomparable-for-his-age

Mounie is their main striker, only missed 4 games (3 of those were through suspension). He's been subbed on/off a fair bit though. 

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11 hours ago, Palfy said:

Any team fighting for survival is a dangerous team and they will definitely be looking at us as a game they can win to turn their season round.

add the "new manager" factor into the mix too. 

It's easy to unsettle us - push us. If they do that from the get go, we'll panic and crumble. By no means an easy game, even if it should be.

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6 hours ago, Matt said:

add the "new manager" factor into the mix too. 

It's easy to unsettle us - push us. If they do that from the get go, we'll panic and crumble. By no means an easy game, even if it should be.

Very true forgot about the manager angle, the more you read into it the harder it looks I will be changing my match prediction soon  if the negatives keep outweighing positives 🙇‍♂️

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21 hours ago, pete0 said:

His old manager gave him a good report. 

"I cannot name you one 22-year-old player who is comparable with him. He is 6' 6", left-footed, with an unbelievable shot; quick vision; technique; long throw-in; endurance and now, fighting spirit as well."

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.skysports.com/amp/football/news/11740/11567085/david-wagner-says-huddersfield-town-midfielder-philip-billing-is-incomparable-for-his-age

Mounie is their main striker, only missed 4 games (3 of those were through suspension). He's been subbed on/off a fair bit though. 

I don't watch Huddersfield every week, but I have not seen any of those qualities in Billing (apart from the height and footedness obviously). His 5 career goals dont suggest that he has an "unbelievable shot" although he did score a screamer against Cardiff.

If he thinks he is that good, its probably a reason behind why they are so crap.

Whenever I think of him, I think of his part in this which is quite frankly the most pathetic attempt to defend that I have seen at this level.

 

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6 minutes ago, Bailey said:

I don't watch Huddersfield every week, but I have not seen any of those qualities in Billing (apart from the height and footedness obviously). His 5 career goals dont suggest that he has an "unbelievable shot" although he did score a screamer against Cardiff.

If he thinks he is that good, its probably a reason behind why they are so crap.

Whenever I think of him, I think of his part in this which is quite frankly the most pathetic attempt to defend that I have seen at this level.

 

That's poor all round but tbf to him he's blocking the space and doesn't expect to have to make a tackle. 

He looked very bright against us last season, I remember thinking in glad he never started. 

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On 25/01/2019 at 19:55, Gwlad all over said:

I'll wait to see tomorrow's performance, then I'll know how I feel about this one.

 

7 hours ago, Gwlad all over said:

I'll be elated with a draw.

hahahaha.

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If people arent already calling for Silvas head then what will happen if he loses this one?!

I have a weird feeling we will very unconvincinly bouce back, then resume our dire form against Wolves.

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Showed our frailties against Millwall another team we should have beaten but didnt, so they will be getting corners and free kicks into our area as often as they can.

These have only won two games all season and have the lowest total of goals in the league, so you know what's going to happen don't you...... 1 - 0 to them.

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3 hours ago, Aidan said:

Pickford

Coleman Keane Zouma Digne

Lookman Siggy Gana Bernard

Tosun Richarlison

 

Back to basics.

 

They have lost all of their last 11 games bar a draw against Cardiff. So expect to lose!

You say back to basics but I look at that and its 5 attacking players plus Digne and Coleman (because they dont sit back) leaving 3 defenders and the keeper!

 

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8 hours ago, Bill said:

Showed our frailties against Millwall another team we should have beaten but didnt, so they will be getting corners and free kicks into our area as often as they can.

These have only won two games all season and have the lowest total of goals in the league, so you know what's going to happen don't you...... 1 - 0 to them.

No excuses this time round they know what's going to becoming their way so let's hope they put the effort in on the training ground to deal with it.

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At the point were I'd rather see certain players not play than actually say who I want as frankly anyone in reserve will be an improvement on Gana and Sigurdssen. They simply do not fit. Whoever you picked instead of them could do no worse so we might as well give someone else an opportunity. 

Hope our next manager gives Holgate, Besic, and Vlasic a go as I'd play all three of them for their mentality alone over Keane, Gana, and Sigurdssen. 

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21 hours ago, pete0 said:

At the point were I'd rather see certain players not play than actually say who I want as frankly anyone in reserve will be an improvement on Gana and Sigurdssen. They simply do not fit. Whoever you picked instead of them could do no worse so we might as well give someone else an opportunity. 

Hope our next manager gives Holgate, Besic, and Vlasic a go as I'd play all three of them for their mentality alone over Keane, Gana, and Sigurdssen. 

Couldn't agree more. Right now i'd play......

 

                        Pickford (only through lack of options)

Coleman Jagielka Zouma Digne

Lookman Beni Bernard Richarlison

                    DCL Tosun

 

If that Didn't work i'd take off either striker and play baines in midfield with Beni. 

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On 21/01/2019 at 16:14, MikeO said:

As expected new manager to be in post for this, bye bye three points.

They’re a different team without Mooy who’s been missing for the past 7 weeks (at the Asian Cup), coinciding with their dismal form... oh - he’s back for this one!

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Just now, c1982 said:

They’re a different team without Mooy who’s been missing for the past 7 weeks, coinciding with their dismal form... oh - he’s back for this one!

Why does that not surprise me:rolleyes:?

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                        Pickford

Kenny    Jags.         Zouma.     Baines

Bernard    Davies    Gueye   Richalison

              Walcott      Tosun

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22 minutes ago, Vranny said:

Could be time to drop one of Sigurdsson or Gomes and play Bernard behind the striker. I don’t really know what else to do with the team tbh. 

Unless Sigurdssen scores you struggle to notice him most games. Shocking he's been given a chance every week. 

Looking at the stats even when he scores he doesn't effect the result enough. Most of them are token. He's scored winners against Cardiff and most memorably Leicester but his other 7 haven't swayed the result. Of his three assist only one changed a defeat to a draw. If he was doing more for the team over the 90 I'd not highlight the lack of impact his goals make but considering he's invisible for most games and the justification is he pops up with a belter, it's damning that he offers even less than I thought. What's the point in playing him for a consolations goal. 

It's time to give someone a chance to help the team. 

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1 hour ago, pete0 said:

Unless Sigurdssen scores you struggle to notice him most games. Shocking he's been given a chance every week. 

Looking at the stats even when he scores he doesn't effect the result enough. Most of them are token. He's scored winners against Cardiff and most memorably Leicester but his other 7 haven't swayed the result. Of his three assist only one changed a defeat to a draw. If he was doing more for the team over the 90 I'd not highlight the lack of impact his goals make but considering he's invisible for most games and the justification is he pops up with a belter, it's damning that he offers even less than I thought. What's the point in playing him for a consolations goal. 

It's time to give someone a chance to help the team. 

I don’t know if it’s a tactical decision or a failing of Sigurdsson himself, but he absolutely has to get himself more involved in games. At least when he gets played as one of the holding mids he actually presents for the ball regularly, but then his defending in that position isn’t up to standard (although the same goes for Gomes unfortunately). 

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15 minutes ago, Vranny said:

I don’t know if it’s a tactical decision or a failing of Sigurdsson himself, but he absolutely has to get himself more involved in games. At least when he gets played as one of the holding mids he actually presents for the ball regularly, but then his defending in that position isn’t up to standard (although the same goes for Gomes unfortunately). 

For me it's the tactics. Sigurdssen's biggest weaknesses are his pace and that's he's reactive rather than proactive, these two downfalls are why he's the last player you'd pick to press high up the pitch. Then when we're on the ball he's not fast enough or reactive enough to get into the pockets (but even if he does its rare our midfield find him). Very frustrating to watch, and more frustrating that the club are paying Silva £6m a year and he's trying to enforce a system rather than do the best you an with the players you've got. 

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2 hours ago, pete0 said:

For me it's the tactics. Sigurdssen's biggest weaknesses are his pace and that's he's reactive rather than proactive, these two downfalls are why he's the last player you'd pick to press high up the pitch. Then when we're on the ball he's not fast enough or reactive enough to get into the pockets (but even if he does its rare our midfield find him). Very frustrating to watch, and more frustrating that the club are paying Silva £6m a year and he's trying to enforce a system rather than do the best you an with the players you've got. 

Completely disagree with you on that last part. The manager has to be enforcing his system at all times and choose the best players available to implement that system. None of this wishy washy shit where we change our overall shape/style based on the opponent. Nuances sure home/away, top 6/not but the system needs to remain the same. That's the mentality all of the top 6 clubs have. 

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                    Pickford

Coleman Keane Zouma Digne

                 Gana Siggy

Lookman Bernard Richarlison

                     Tosun

Leave just Gana as a sitter. Subs: DCL and Gomes if we need goals for whoever is performing poorly from midfield.

If ahead by two goals, drop Siggy for Mina and bring on DCL for Richarlison or Bernard to hold up play and protect the lead.

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52 minutes ago, AlbanyNYToffee said:

Completely disagree with you on that last part. The manager has to be enforcing his system at all times and choose the best players available to implement that system. None of this wishy washy shit where we change our overall shape/style based on the opponent. Nuances sure home/away, top 6/not but the system needs to remain the same. That's the mentality all of the top 6 clubs have. 

Given the players we have he needs to either change the system or pick different players. My point is Sigurdssen doesn't suit this system so he needs dropping (or the system needs to change to suit the players we have). 

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We're vulnarable. Huddersfield will fight a lot and wait for the mistakes we will make. Usually this would be 3 points for us, but who can tell in these hard times for our beloved club.

If mistakes can be kept to a minimum and the players work AS a team and if Silva tries not to make the team play like a mini Barca, then I think we can get those 3 points.

By the way. Am I the only one who wants Baines to play in these difficult times?

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9 minutes ago, Sev said:

We're vulnarable. Huddersfield will fight a lot and wait for the mistakes we will make. Usually this would be 3 points for us, but who can tell in these hard times for our beloved club.

If mistakes can be kept to a minimum and the players work AS a team and if Silva tries not to make the team play like a mini Barca, then I think we can get those 3 points.

By the way. Am I the only one who wants Baines to play in these difficult times?

Considering Digne has been one of our most consistent players I would say that you are.

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7 minutes ago, sibdane said:

Considering Digne has been one of our most consistent players I would say that you are.

Fair enough. But maybe, just maybe Digne or Baines could play another position than lb/lwb

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Ah right. They have Mathias Jørgensen in their defence. Countryman of mine. Just have one of ours putting a pressure on him whenever he has the ball or looks to get the ball. He gets shaky quite easily and sometimes make huge errors when under pressure.

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5 hours ago, pete0 said:

Unless Sigurdssen scores you struggle to notice him most games. Shocking he's been given a chance every week. 

Looking at the stats even when he scores he doesn't effect the result enough. Most of them are token. He's scored winners against Cardiff and most memorably Leicester but his other 7 haven't swayed the result. Of his three assist only one changed a defeat to a draw. If he was doing more for the team over the 90 I'd not highlight the lack of impact his goals make but considering he's invisible for most games and the justification is he pops up with a belter, it's damning that he offers even less than I thought. What's the point in playing him for a consolations goal. 

It's time to give someone a chance to help the team. 

Those stats are misleading though. The bottom line with Siggurdsson is that if you get him involved in the game he will make things happen. That is undeniable. The problem is that he doesnt get involved in the game enough and therefore you have to weigh up whether getting someone else on the ball more will lead to more chances and a better team performance. I am of the opinion that it is worth a go.

53 minutes ago, Sev said:

We're vulnarable. Huddersfield will fight a lot and wait for the mistakes we will make. Usually this would be 3 points for us, but who can tell in these hard times for our beloved club.

If mistakes can be kept to a minimum and the players work AS a team and if Silva tries not to make the team play like a mini Barca, then I think we can get those 3 points.

By the way. Am I the only one who wants Baines to play in these difficult times?

I would play Baines if I thought he would be able to sustain a performance over 90 minutes. 

Baines is a better defender technically and tactically, he is a better passer and at least as good of a crosser but he empties as the 2nd half goes on and whilst you can sub on Digne its just a waste.

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18 minutes ago, Palfy said:

He might not be but looks like he’s committed the ultimate sin and handed in a transfer request. 

Hasn't officially handed one in apparently, just wrote a letter to the hierarchy saying he would like to leave whether that's much different in any official capacity I couldn't say 

https://mobile.twitter.com/ALANMYERSMEDIA/status/1090013989709496320

Likely he'll be off though 

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4 minutes ago, EFC-Paul said:

Hasn't officially handed one in apparently, just wrote a letter to the hierarchy saying he would like to leave whether that's much different in any official capacity I couldn't say 

https://mobile.twitter.com/ALANMYERSMEDIA/status/1090013989709496320

Likely he'll be off though 

So begging to go but falls short of giving up his fee for the privilege. What a lovely bloke. 

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Just now, EFC-Paul said:

Hasn't officially handed one in apparently, just wrote a letter to the hierarchy saying he would like to leave whether that's much different in any official capacity I couldn't say 

Likely he'll be off though 

I can respect that if that’s what he’s done then the conversations can be had as what happened with Lookman, but I heard he did ask to leave got turned down so put a transfer request in. 

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6 minutes ago, Palfy said:

I can respect that if that’s what he’s done then the conversations can be had as what happened with Lookman, but I heard he did ask to leave got turned down so put a transfer request in. 

I’m the same. If he has just had a face to face and asked for this opportunity, as many have said, that’s fine. Couldn’t blame him for that, same as many others before him.

If he has handed in a transfer request, then go fk himself, I’m with Palfy and PeteO!

Regardless, come on lads. I’m hoping the manager has gave them a good kicking and instilled some fight.

Im really expecting them to come out playing for their lives tonight. If they don’t, then I will begin to question what the manager actually does.

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42 minutes ago, Bailey said:

Baines is a better defender technically and tactically, he is a better passer and at least as good of a crosser but he empties as the 2nd half goes on and whilst you can sub on Digne its just a waste.

Well. It loks like Baines is starting. And I'm very happy for that. Don't get me wrong, Bailey. But I really hope you're wrong about Baines not being able to play on "full" for 90 minutes.

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