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Being a Town fan isn't easy but I sure am damned proud of that lot
I know emotions are higher at the end of the season, but jeeps, if we could set up and play like that against the top 6 every time and then employ a more attacking formation against the rest then we'd do alot better (until found out of course)
Since our time in the PL, we've been a constant relegation threat.
We are 5th in the league. Still not scoring as much as I'd like.
Highlights for this season so far - Sorba Thomas, signed from non league Boreham Wood in January, and he's already been capped for Wales since coming to us, and is one of the first names on our team sheet.
Lee Nicholls, goalie we plucked from League One side MK dons. It's so refreshing having a keeper that inspires confidence unlike our previous goalkeeper (local lad, Ryan Schofield)
And lastly, our defence as a whole. We typically employ a 3 man back line of Tom Lees (signed from relegated Wednesday, and he has been good!), Matty Pearson (signed from Luton of all places) and Levi Colwill (England under 21, on loan from Chelsea). So a brand new defence and keeper...and surprise, we aren't in the battle to stay up.
Should learn not to post in these thread.
2 games since I posted this and-
We let slip a 1-0 lead against 21st place Peterborough with 6 minutes to go to draw 1-1
We also let slip a 1-0 lead, to concede a goal in the 74th and then in extra time against 20th place Cardiff to lose 2-1
Sees us drop down to 8th. Had we kept those leads, we'd still be 5th. Proving that once you're in the lead, it's imperative you come away with the points.
In typical town fashion, we lose 1-0.
Still within touching distance of the play off spots.
Truth be told, I never expected us to be up here anyway, thought we'd struggle again to keep up.
Am concerned mainly by our striking options.. Jordan Rhodes has been injured nearly the whole time he's been with us, Fraizer Campbell who is 34 and yet to score this season, Danny Ward who only scored once last season (albeit, he has I think 3 this season), A young lad from West Ham who can't get more than 10 minutes a game..
We've also got quite a few injuries, Aaron Rowe a bright spark from last season is yet to take the field, Vallejo out for 3 weeks, captain Jonathan Hogg out for 6-8 weeks, Duane Holmes has been out recently although he should be at least on the bench on the weekend. As mentioned earlier Jordan Rhodes has been a long term absentee, as has Spanish U-21 player Pipa although both Pipa and Rhodes are due back over the next few weeks. Danny Grant has also been unavailable due to a number of injuries and a nasty Covid case.
I am hoping we can strengthen by bringing in a midfielder in the Hogg mould, a striker and maybe a number 10, as Danel Sinani (on loan from Norwich) is okay, but needs competition
And a dissappointing 2-1 loss to Boro, our goal was an OG in extra time as well
Not sure I like Coberan or not, the league table is okay, we're sitting 8th. However, he micro manages the players from the sidelines. I'm all for a passionate manager, but at times I think it's best to let the players actually play without CONSTANTLY being in their ears. I also find him hard to understand during the press conferences, I do wonder how the players can buy into him if they also struggle.
This season is mirroring last season, first half the season started really well, then we were in a relegation fight. I hope we don't go there again!