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Match Thread Lincoln Carabao Cup

Discussion in 'City Talk' started by bantamdave41, Sep 15, 2020.

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Progress to play Liverpool

Poll closed Friday at 11:27 AM.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Fordy117

    Fordy117 Just call me Mr Flip-Flop!

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    McCall" Well in one game I might play 4 at the back, then a 3 then a 5. I might play 4 up front or 2 hmmm maybe 1. I could play 5 in midfield or play 3 with an AM. I have all these different formations and my Ipad"

    PL club "Nah..my need to think about it. We will let you know if we want to send you our play"

    What McCall is failing to understand is most PL teams now have a way of playing and they stick to it. They don't want to send players to a team that doesn't play how they do or are not attacking.
     
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    Horlicks FM or some other such station in Steeton by all accounts!
     
  3. Park bantam

    Park bantam Regular Starter
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    and yet you didn’t like his answers
     
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    There's usually a paper bag blowing about in the wind that wins that award.....
     
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    I'm proud to say WHU can do better than that
     
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    Are you saying that he needs assistance with transfers? Perhaps a lifelong friend to do the scouting? Maybe a member of the board to provide support? A committee involved in transfers if you will?

    It seems like last time he didn't have enough say in transfers and now he's got too much.

    Its starting to remind me of Goldilocks again...hopefully eventually we'll get things "just right" for McCall.
     
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    It was unprofessional and he started waffling towards the end, sorry but that give me no confidence in the guy, just red flags that he is doing his usual and starting to flap and go into meltdown at the first sign of real pressure.

    Good on the interviewer for putting him on the spot after that, Referring to a ‘shambles’ was a good shout and appeared to rattle McCall, why does it take a difficult interview to ignite ‘passion’?
     
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    To be fair, Clarke is an improvement on the player he replaced, McCartan, and a massive improvement on the current crop of strikers. Clarke is the least of our worries
     
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    We are a million miles from parkys heroes. Shambolic. Lincoln. Loll Lincoln.
     
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    Who said i didn't like his answers? You need to read more carefully. You can disagree with opinion without disliking it.
     
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    Car crash interview, he didn't sound all there to me. Don't mind passion but when you add delusion in to it you get a disastrous recipe.
     
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  12. Feats Don't Fail Me Now

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    So I did...ok. So other than deflection....what's your point?
     
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    Worryingly its two of the younger players who stand out so far in Watt and Staunton, i think both will end up a division higher up if they keep progressing. It has been mentioned numerous times that we can't play AOC, BRE and AOC together, first time of the season last night and it looked awful. And it has also been mentioned that the strikeforce wasn't good enough with the departure of Vaughan. 3 goalless games since 2 goals against a woeful Bolton side playing their first competitive game of the season. We could have played till next week and not scored. On to next Saturday, whether McCall can paper over those fundamental faults in the squad will be seen evidently against FGR, the heads going down was a worrying sign of a alck of a leader in the side.
     
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    I don't really have a problem with him giving Richards Everton or Donaldson a game really if he's saying to them "go on, you've been sitting out, here's you chance to show what you can do etc"

    I'm not using the pandemic as an excuse but it's not been the normal preseason and a few players probably didn't do the work they should have while at home so he does need to change it up and 3 of the 4 who came in yesterday were first team players last year so it wasn't a bunch of kids.

    What I'm hoping is he reacts to last night's performance by not playing Richards Everton again in a 3 at the back, nor 4 perhaps, and he tells Donaldson to go get fit and sort his head out and he brings in a couple of solid pros who'll give the team some spine.

    Let's see if he reacts to it how he should or if he keeps on sulking and moaning and thinking he's right.
     
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    McCall isn't saying this though to his players. It's not about go on lads you haven't had game time.

    McCall himself say some games we will play this formation and these players. He is confusing himself and hasn't a pattern of play as he says.
     
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    This after 4 games!!!

    He doesn’t like criticism at all.

    We need to shift the negativity within the squad and bring in the no nonsense players Stuart doesn’t seem to want. It’s ok wanting to be pals, but it’s blatantly obvious some of those at the club are just not good enough. Instead of paying off our best striker, he should have paid off Donaldson, BRE, Guthrie and Ismail. Those 4 would be lucky to pick up another club. We’ve seen their limitations and it’s not what we need.
     
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    I think he does need some help yes. The structure of the club above McCall isn't there. We have an owner who is in another country and has very little interest and then Rhodes who is tasked with keeping the books clean.
    Who is McCall going to for the sign off on transfers? Who's going games and watching these potential youngsters that he keeps talking about?
    McCall was talking about waiting for clubs higher up to start letting players go out on loan. Its rubbish!! Ive had a look this morning. 14 clubs so far in league 2 have loaned players from either the Premier League or the Championship. 14! Its not good enough.
     
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    What do you mean “instead of paying off our best striker”? Keeping him wasn’t an option. He didn’t want to be here. We’ve gone through all this.
     
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    But Clarke isn't better than Doyle or Vaughan……… last night annoyed me because we are at home, massive incentive with Liverpool dangling, playing Lincoln I say Lincoln and we got mullered 5 nowt at home..... I think we played Preston last year in a crap cup and still played ok.... Preston are miles better than Lincoln..

    we are in trouble
     
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    Agree he was asked about the performance and gave the only answer/response he could after that display.
    Go out and win the second half an old football cliche but fair comment, unfortunatly Lincoln had done enough first half to allow us to come at them and catch us on the break, didnt Fleetwood use similar tactics the other season when beat us 4 - 0 at Valley Parade.
    With regards the interview he's one of us and was hurting I thought he was bang on, I was critical of his team selection and still dont understand why he made the changes, but with regards the formation again he was correct if your players dont do the basics it doesn't matter what system/formation you play.
    Again I thought his reply regarding signings was fair comment he, I believe he was questioning if fans believed what he was sayin, as some seem to doubt what he is saying certainly on social media platforms and that was the thing that got him annoyed not the fact that fans are concerned about players not signing as yet.

    Again what more could he say about the players we are trying to get in, we cant tell Arsenal (as an example) we want the players in now they will tell us when we can have them, maybe they are hoping a team in a higher division will come in and we're the last option could anyone blame the loaning club ?.
    Lets see what reaction we get from the team he selects on Saturday and if its anywhere as poor as last night we have problems but let's not kid ourselves FGR won't be a push over at their place.
     

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