Will it be blazing saddles down at the Bank's? Walsall away 12-12-20. 3-O'clock

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Will it be blazing saddles down at the Bank's? Walsall away 12-12-20. 3-O'clock

Post by TANGODANCER » Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:09 pm

Can we put a six goal fiasco behind us and get back on track come Saturday, or will we be saddled by the leathermen?
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Post by TonyDomingos » Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:19 pm

Walsall have drawn 9 this season, so I reckon this will be 1-1. Fine by me if it steadys the ship.

Anyone else remember the 8-1?
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Post by Harry Genshaw » Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:02 pm

TonyDomingos wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:19 pm

Anyone else remember the 8-1?
Very well! I used to go to the games with my dad in those days. That particular day his sister in law, my aunt, was coming down from Scotland to visit so he couldn't go. I went on my own while he stared in disbelief at the videprinter at 4.50pm!

Another good day this Saturday, not as good obviously but a 3-1 win good :oyea:
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Post by Bruce Rioja » Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:28 pm

TonyDomingos wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:19 pm
Walsall have drawn 9 this season, so I reckon this will be 1-1. Fine by me if it steadys the ship.

Anyone else remember the 8-1?
Indeed. One of our lot turned up late and dismissed, understandably, being told by the rest of us that we were three up by the time he arrived as us simply taking the piss :D
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Post by The_Gun » Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:22 am

I have no idea whether Walsall are any good (they'll be shite, but in relative terms) or not, so hard to give a prediction. The league table doesn't give me many clues, and the only player I recognise of theirs is Danny Guthrie.

From a Bolton perspective I think it's fair to say that the Thomason experiment didn't really work against Vale, so Evatt will have to plump for one of the other N'Golo Kante's lurking in the squad. Tom White is perhaps the least terrible option available.

Illes' piece in the BEN this morning also had IE making vague noises about dropping Crawford, which for me would be a sensible decision. Isgrove seems the most likely candidate to step in, and whilst I think he looks to be a decent player, he's also perhaps not the most natural fit for the number 10 role. Anyway, worth giving him a crack as an alternative to the increasingly underwhelming Crawford.

I'm going to guess we will come out significantly more conservatively than last week and look to keep things as tight as possible. Thus I'll go for a 1-1 draw.

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Post by irie Cee Bee » Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:43 pm

Evatt more than likely go with the more defensive option in White but I would keep Thomason to start. A lot of our good attacking play went through him. The defense was the problem, not him. Crawford need a visit to the bench, but should it be Isgrove or the energetic Darcy who replaces him. Isgrove is predominantly a right winger, Darcy is comfortable playing on the left. Do we change shape to accommodate Isgrove? I would go with Darcy.

Whatever the combination, the Back 3 must show up.

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Post by The_Gun » Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:29 pm

I would also bring in Darcy for Crawford, but it just seems far more likely Evatt will go for Isgrove. I don't think he's going to change his preferred shape either, so it looks like being a bit of a square peg, round hole type job.

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Post by Worthy4England » Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:11 pm

The_Gun wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:22 am
I have no idea whether Walsall are any good (they'll be shite, but in relative terms) or not, so hard to give a prediction. The league table doesn't give me many clues, and the only player I recognise of theirs is Danny Guthrie.

From a Bolton perspective I think it's fair to say that the Thomason experiment didn't really work against Vale, so Evatt will have to plump for one of the other N'Golo Kante's lurking in the squad. Tom White is perhaps the least terrible option available.

Illes' piece in the BEN this morning also had IE making vague noises about dropping Crawford, which for me would be a sensible decision. Isgrove seems the most likely candidate to step in, and whilst I think he looks to be a decent player, he's also perhaps not the most natural fit for the number 10 role. Anyway, worth giving him a crack as an alternative to the increasingly underwhelming Crawford.

I'm going to guess we will come out significantly more conservatively than last week and look to keep things as tight as possible. Thus I'll go for a 1-1 draw.
Agree these seem to be the two main decisions barring injury. I suspect White and Isgrove too.

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Post by officer_dibble » Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:27 pm

I said it last week and I’ll stick by it, I would go Comley on the basis he suits the position more. I still think he’s probably the poorer player but he is a defensive mid and I’m not convinced White is. But yeah I’m pretty sure it’s White and Incan see a Isgrove starting though again I’m not sure he’s a natural fit for the formation - but he’s earned a shot for sure.

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Post by Worthy4England » Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:59 pm

Manager of the Month announced. We're fooked.

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Post by Harry Genshaw » Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:13 pm

Worthy4England wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:59 pm
Manager of the Month announced. We're fooked.
I think the Vale defeat exorcised that particular demon!

The back 3 got inadequate protection versus Vale. For that reason I'd be picking White ahead of Comley, whose passing range seems never to go beyond 2 or 3 yards, sideways or backwards. The last thing this defence needs is more of the ball.
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Post by Worthy4England » Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:45 pm

^^ Hope so, Harry. COYWM.

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Post by DJBlu » Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:22 pm

We'll shit em.

3-1 to the whites.

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Post by Worthy4England » Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:28 pm

DJBlu wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:22 pm
We'll shit em.

3-1 to the whites.
Good job n'all

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Post by officer_dibble » Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:12 pm

Unchanged? WTF

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Post by Worthy4England » Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:20 pm

officer_dibble wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:12 pm
Unchanged? WTF
I had that down as least likely...

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Post by Harry Genshaw » Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:41 pm

Unchanged. Come back Tobias!
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Post by LeverEnd » Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:51 pm

Unbelievable. I'm not talking about 11 changes but to leave that midfield 3 seems bonkers, unless he's given Sarcevic a deeper role. Actually no... still bonkers.
Let's hope Walsall are really really shit! :oyea:
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Post by TANGODANCER » Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:55 pm

COME ON YOU WHITES...! :oyea: :oyea:
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Post by knobpolisher » Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:15 pm

0 - 1 great ball in great finish
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