Why we are (maybe) going to go up again

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Re: Why we are (maybe) going to go up again

Post by GhostoftheBok » Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:28 pm

Harry Genshaw wrote:
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Italy have an Immobile up front.

We once employed Gary Madine.
I will admit there may be mild quality difference between the two sides.

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Re: Why we are (maybe) going to go up again

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:28 pm

Harry Genshaw wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:01 pm
Italy have an Immobile up front.

We once employed Gary Madine.
I'd have been tempted to go for Trevor Morgan.......

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Re: Why we are (maybe) going to go up again

Post by GhostoftheBok » Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:47 pm

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
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I'd have been tempted to go for Trevor Morgan.......
I can remember people arguing that Rasiak would be a 1 in 2 striker for us.

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Re: Why we are (maybe) going to go up again

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:41 am

A striker nicknamed Sumo suits the Immobile/immobile gag.

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Re: Why we are (maybe) going to go up again

Post by GhostoftheBok » Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:56 am

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:41 am
A striker nicknamed Sumo suits the Immobile/immobile gag.
Sign Joe Pigott. He's basically a League One version of Immobile and we can call him "Piggy"...

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Re: Why we are (maybe) going to go up again

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:54 am

GhostoftheBok wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:56 am
Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:41 am
A striker nicknamed Sumo suits the Immobile/immobile gag.
Sign Joe Pigott. He's basically a League One version of Immobile and we can call him "Piggy"...
Surely his nickname would be Lester.

I feel I may be derailing this discussion.

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Re: Why we are (maybe) going to go up again

Post by GhostoftheBok » Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:00 am

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:54 am
Surely his nickname would be Lester.

I feel I may be derailing this discussion.
The entire basis of this thread is me comparing a League Two promotion side to one the best international sides on the planet. I am pretty sure anything goes.

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Re: Why we are (maybe) going to go up again

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:13 am

Fair enough.

Just watched the Italy highlights and, as usual, you make a very good point.

Kudos also to Italy for being on-brand by replacing the stricken 36-y-o centre-back Chiellinu with a 33-y-o. They do trust experience at the back.

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Re: Why we are (maybe) going to go up again

Post by GhostoftheBok » Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:20 am

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:13 am
Kudos also to Italy for being on-brand by replacing the stricken 36-y-o centre-back Chiellinu with a 33-y-o.
Good to see that the young man took his chance. It'll do his career no harm and hopefully he can now kick on as he moves into his prime.

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Re: Why we are (maybe) going to go up again

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:24 am

GhostoftheBok wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:20 am
Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:13 am
Kudos also to Italy for being on-brand by replacing the stricken 36-y-o centre-back Chiellinu with a 33-y-o.
Good to see that the young man took his chance. It'll do his career no harm and hopefully he can now kick on as he moves into his prime.
:lol:

Still getting his ears flicked by Bonucci, who was in the school year above him

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Re: Why we are (maybe) going to go up again

Post by irie Cee Bee » Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:46 pm

Italy has always been one of my favorite International teams since the 80s when Rossi did a number on fan favorites Brazil. Always very strong and organized in defense, with a devastating counter attack. To be honest, I am not seeing the comparison with my Bolton team as the quality gap is so huge.

One thing though, the biggest impediment to BWFC playing the way we play is that the first touch of our key players is very heavy .. Doyle, Sarce for example, and they play in our central spine. Hence we lose the ball a lot in the top third of the field, impacting our ability to penetrate. As we step up in league 1, we will lose the ball even more as the opposition gives us less space and are quicker to the ball. Sheehan seems to have a better touch so hopefully with him and few more good attacking signings, we will protect the ball better, and can become as effective as Italy in our league.

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