Match Thread Colchester United vs. Coventry City Match Thread - Saturday 9th Nov

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Discuss the Colchester United vs. Coventry City match, tactics and predictions :)
 

fernandopartridge

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I really hope we get through this, but don't fancy us tbh. Hopefully Hiwula is on his way back.
 

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Its going to be interesting with our striker situation. Will he risk Baka as our only recognised 1st team striker with a tough run of fixtures to come?
 

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I imagine it’ll be a slightly second team that is played. Wilson, Watson, Drysdale, Williams, Mason etc would like to see some youth players given another chance bapaga, Eccles etc. Personally think a draw is the best result for us if the fixture is rescheduled before Sunderland meaning max would be back for Sunderland away!
 

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I imagine it’ll be a slightly second team that is played. Wilson, Watson, Drysdale, Williams, Mason etc would like to see some youth players given another chance bapaga, Eccles etc. Personally think a draw is the best result for us if the fixture is rescheduled before Sunderland meaning max would be back for Sunderland away!
It'll be the strongest team possible, we can't afford to go out of the cup in the first round
 

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Think it might be a mix of both but more likely to err towards the first XI, with maybe some U23's on the bench. MR won't want to lose to lower league opposition as that can so often see us slide into a period of bad results. Still unsure when the suspensions are due to start.

____________Wilson
_____Rose___Fadz*___Hyam
Watson________________Mason
Westbrooke___Kelly___Shipley
______Biamou*___Baka

Subs: Marosi, Drysdale*, McCallum, Dabo, Hiwula/Kasta (depending on fitness), Walsh, Bremang*

Definitely would be looking to bring Biamou and Fadz (if they're eligible to play) off after about an hour if possible to give their replacements for upcoming games time on the pitch together. I'd probably go with Bremang as he looks like he'd be more of a similar player to Biamou but he wasn't played against U23's yesterday so not likely MR will be looking that way. I'd also possibly put N'Gandu on the bench instead of Walsh to see if we could get him some minutes as part of his progression but again I don't think MR will lean that way.

Would rather not risk Jones or Allen for this and instead let them build up a bit in 23's first.

Expect another tight game even against lower league opposition and don't want to predict an outcome given I'm not even sure who can play!

EDIT: Just realised I missed O'Hare out. So maybe bring him in for Westbrooke and put Westbrooke on the bench in place of Walsh.
 
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Its going to be interesting with our striker situation. Will he risk Baka as our only recognised 1st team striker with a tough run of fixtures to come?
Not too sure if he does I’ll see you all in January once we’ve sorted it ;)
 

Sky Blue Harry H

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Colchester local rag suggests their manager may play some fringe players due to their schedule too.
 

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If Mason replaces McCallum and therefore stops him from being cup tied, it might be a sign that the rumours that we are looking to cash in on McCallum come the transfer window might have some weight behind them.
 

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These are in the league cup quarter final and have already beat Spurs and Palace on pens. They don’t need 2 good cup runs do they?
 

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Going to depend on whether the other strikers step up without Biamou and Godden. But goals need to come from the rest of the team too. Narrow win 1 nil
 

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If Mason replaces McCallum and therefore stops him from being cup tied, it might be a sign that the rumours that we are looking to cash in on McCallum come the transfer window might have some weight behind them.
Or in a mad world, it could be just that Robins wants to give both our left backs game time. Not everything is some mad conspiracy. Mason was first choice and in a lot of peoples opinion player of the season so far up until about four games ago. I also don't think anyone who will be in to sign McCallum will be put off by him possibly being cup tied for one or two FA Cup games.
 

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Going to depend on whether the other strikers step up without Biamou and Godden. But goals need to come from the rest of the team too. Narrow win 1 nil
In fairness to Bakayoko, goals aren't the issue... It's his all round play which he gets stick for. If you look at his goals / minute ratio, it's pretty good. I just don't he adds enough other than his goals.
 

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Don't think we can leave first 11 without game time for over two weeks, so a near full strength side for me and ease through in the cup. Hiwula needs game time and suggestion is he is near fit so an important game for him to get his legs back.
 

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I know!! You could drive to Colchester or listen to commentary on the radio as that will be available?
 

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For years the FA Cup is a competition I look forward to and a break in league action, I woke up early from a night shift to secure tickets early as I thought there would be a high demand for this and easily sell out near 1800 allocation.

Cannot help but feel deflated with just over 600 tickets sold given we as a club travel so well all over.

Really hope the numbers pick up today.


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CovInEssex

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I'd like us to have a good run this year, so any old win will do.
 

Sky Blue Harry H

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A lot of expensive away games recently, and not one to warm the cockles. Fair play to all going. I'm just about to sort arrangements for Shrewsbury away, as I've not been there before. Happy with a draw or win ( draw because it'll use up a Max suspension game)
 

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We need Baka to get his game going and start using his physical strength to hold he ball up for the midfielders to come onto. I look at the Champions league games and most of the time their strikers are lone runners and the ball sticks to them like a magnate, I wish our front players could do that? Closest i have seen in league one is Ivan Toney he is excellent at it!
 
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I feel at this point in the season, with injuries and suspensions if kastaneer doesn't get given a chance or nail that chance, we might as well bin him of come jan
 
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Think I'll give up with the SBT Bookies thing. No-one in admin gives a shit about it. If you aren't going to maintain it, take it off!
 

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Confident of a victory, despite their impressive league cup run and form. I think MR will have them fired up, as momentum is important, especially heading into a tough few league games.

The team will be a mixture of first team and youth/fringe, with the former the majority. Whatever team he picks I just hope he stays with two up front.

I’d go:

Wilson
Watson Hyam Drysdale Rose McCallum
Kelly Walsh
O’Hare
Biamou Bremang

Not sure on the rules but if Biamou is suspended then swap for Baka, otherwise I’d get the most out of Max knowing he can’t play the next few. I know Bremang staring is unlikely in which case it will be Kast again.

I really hope we do well, a cup run would be great for us as fans and would also help raise awareness of our situation.
 
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johnwillomagic

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Hmm I think we will pick quite a strong team tbh

Marosi
Dabo
Mason
Hyam
Rose
MacFadz
Kelly
Walsh
O'Hare
Hiwula
Baka

Would be my expected first xi