General Matchday Thread

Kenneth E End

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Needed yesterday after two bad results. Luton are pretty poor, way too open
Yesterday we were poor. Against Bristol City we played like a top 6 side... unfortunately we can't do this only 1 in 4. Next week at Reading is a big game. I think we'll be OK come May, but we need to invest in a defence in January. We have no problems scoring goals; only 2 teams convert more goals than we do from chances, which I think will save us just about.

Something else for the Luton fans - just me thinking that since the last international break Collins has been pretty poor... I think he looks knackered to be honest.

I was in Ireland during that break - the media over there were hammering him that he was playing instead of 19 year old Aaron Connolly who has only ever scored in 1 league game who suddenly became the messiah after that Tottenham game. Collo was played in a role where he was having to do the job of two players and had very little service. His confidence has seemed to drop since then.
 
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Yesterday we were poor. Against Bristol City we played like a top 6 side... unfortunately we can't do this only 1 in 4. Next week at Reading is a big game. I think we'll be OK come May, but we need to invest in a defence in January. We have no problems scoring goals; only 2 teams convert more goals than we do from chances, which I think will save us just about.

Something else for the Luton fans - just me thinking that since the last international break Collins has been pretty poor... I think he looks knackered to be honest.

I was in Ireland during that break - the media over there were hammering him that he was playing instead of 19 year old Aaron Connolly who has only ever scored in 1 league game who suddenly became the messiah after that Tottenham game. Collo was played in a role where he was having to do the job of two players and had very little service. His confidence has seemed to drop since then.
Collins does look knackered but to be honest we dont create the kind of opportunities he thrives on. He puts in a ton of work but fundamentally he is a poacher. Both fullbacks have a woefully poor delivery into the box, Potts in particular is a terrible attacking fullback and Bree is only marginally better. As they are normally the only width we play with those balls into the box are simply not there.

The reason Cornick has had an uptick in form is because Brown is there providing balls through the middle that he can use his pace to thrive off, but those arent the kind of opportunities that Collins needs.
 

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Got what we deserved. Taught bit of a Championship lesson today.

Worst we’ve played all season, not going to get away with that against a good PNE side.
 

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Got what we deserved. Taught bit of a Championship lesson today.

Worst we’ve played all season, not going to get away with that against a good PNE side.
Would’ve been a travesty if we hadn’t won that tbh. Thought Kayal should’ve been off for the challenge on Rafferty.
 

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Would’ve been a travesty if we hadn’t won that tbh. Thought Kayal should’ve been off for the challenge on Rafferty.
I was at NFL today and I’ll be honest, as soon as Kayal made the foul I walked out the boozer to the stadium so didn’t hang around for the replays so can’t say until I’ve seen it again.

Yeah, you were in control from minute one. We were poor, so sloppy in possession, Gallagher worst I’ve seen him and not happy with his dive, first time he’s done that and hopefully last.

Soft penalty I thought but you deserved 3 points so whatever.

Good side Preston, not spectacular but think my mate summed you up well in a text he sent me after the game “proper Championship side”. Showed us where we need to get to.
 

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Preston are everything we aren’t, on about a third of the income. The penalties help of course but they are definitely heading for top 6 if not top 2 if the luck continues.
 

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Don't think we were anywhere near our best, but still looked comfortable throughout. If Barky and Maguire were at their ruthless best, we could have really put on a show. Both did well but just weren't clinical at all.

You could tell Charlton had 'one of those days' though, and couldn't really get going. They're obviously a better team than they showed today.

Losing DJ so early on was a blow but Gally came on and was superb.

Got the same feeling about this team as I did during the King Billy days. Although I'm convinced that this team can go even further.

We've come a long way from those rancid farcical Graham Westley days a few years back. Fuck me, that was bad. Shudder.

Feels good to be top, if only for 24hrs.
 

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Would’ve been a travesty if we hadn’t won that tbh. Thought Kayal should’ve been off for the challenge on Rafferty.
Forgot to record the game and doesn’t look like the highlights are in the sky sports app.

Have you got any clips of the Kayal challenge? Seen a few Charlton fans saying he should have gone.

Also see that Jason Pearce has apologised for giving the penalty away so looks like I got that wrong.
 
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Pretty dreadful performance from Fulham on Saturday, worst of the season by quite a distance. We've been lucky there hasn't been a breakaway team (or teams) and we're still only 5 points off the top in the very tight chasing pack. However, only getting 4 points from the last 4 fixtures has been terrible:

Stoke (A) - 0-2
Luton (H) - 3-2
Boro (A) - 0-0
Hull (H) - 0-3

3 goalless games with our frontline is unacceptable.
 

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Pretty dreadful performance from Fulham on Saturday, worst of the season by quite a distance. We've been lucky there hasn't been a breakaway team (or teams) and we're still only 5 points off the top in the very tight chasing pack. However, only getting 4 points from the last 4 fixtures has been terrible:

Stoke (A) - 0-2
Luton (H) - 3-2
Boro (A) - 0-0
Hull (H) - 0-3

3 goalless games with our frontline is unacceptable.
Bloody typical. And Mitrovic was inspired on that game too...
 

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I don't think there has even been twenty posts in this form since Monday...

Dead.
 

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