Match Thread Coventry City vs. Charlton Athletic Match Thread - Wednesday 26th Dec

Discussion in 'Coventry City General Chat' started by Nick, Dec 23, 2018.

  1. Otis

    Otis Well-Known Member

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    I'm confident of a win.

    2-1.

    Football is highly, highly unpredictable. You only have to look at the likes of Man City on Saturday to see what it's capable of throwing up.

    I've been watching the City for far too long and they are quite capable of playing crap one game and really well the next.

    I'm confident. Need to select the right 11 though and for us to be in the right state of mind for the game.
     
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    Correct the league is capable of throwing up bizarre results even more so at Christmas. That might be all we need to rejuvenate a few during a busy schedule with back to back home games.


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  3. Nick

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    Please leave JCH out
     
  5. Nick

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    It would send a message if he stuck Chaplin and Hiwula properly up front.

    Even in the away Charlton game it was movement and half decent passes into the box that got us the goals. Lay it out wide, get in the box and get on the end of it.
     
  6. eastwoodsdustman

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    Personally I’d leave Thomas on the bench at best. The kid needs a rest and his performance level is dropping earlier and earlier in games. Not his fault but he needs a rest. I’d also try hiwula up top with Chaplin and get grimmer back in. Nobody mentioned just how poor sterling was in the first half in Saturday. It was like Bristol Rovers part 2. He improved 2nd half but it could and should have been too late by then.
     
  7. Nick

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    He wasn't that bad, there were still many more worse than him.
     
  8. eastwoodsdustman

    eastwoodsdustman Well-Known Member

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    I disagree Nick. First half both positionally and defending were awful from him. Got beaten with ease every time and jogged back
     
  9. Nick

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    But he was still better than Chaplin, JCH and Bayliss.

    He got doubled up on a fair bit and they were crossing as soon as they could get a ball in from both sides. He was far from being the worst player for us.

    If he didn't play in Grimmer's position I think he would get a bit more slack.
     
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    I say it ever game, I bore myself, but we need to set up to be offensive, and use the pace and movement we have in the squad. The constant over cautiousness is massively impacting our performances, indivially and as team, and ultimately our league position.

    JCH is a waste of a shirt, we can’t keep praying he’s going to have that rare game in which he looks a world beater, as they few and far between.

    I’d go:

    Burge
    Sterling Willis Hyam Brown
    Thomas Bayliss Kelly Allessani
    Chaplin Hiwula

    I don’t believe Allessani is ready, but through a lack of oversight during the summer, we have no other wingers available. Hiwula doesn’t work there (and it’s clearly impacting him) and Shipley isn’t a winger.

    Bayliss isn’t having a great season, but equally he can change games, and with some actual movement around and in front of him, it should help improve his performance.

    Chaplin and Hiwula have to use their movement to cause issues and drag their defenders around, hopefully creating space for them and our wingers to exploit.

    However, I know we’ll set up in a defensive formation with defensive tactics.

    I like MR, but he has to improve his tactical awareness and reactiveness in games.
     
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  11. Nick

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    Only thing that worries me is that lightweight midfield :( Charlton if I remember had some pretty big units.
     
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    That team will do for me,as long as JCH is nowhere near the team or the bench.
     
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    Just the type of game we expect fuck all and go on and win and surprise everyone
     
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    Ive been watching too long too
     
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    Burge

    Grimmer
    Willis
    Hyam
    Brown

    Bayliss
    Kelly
    Doyle
    Shipley

    JCH
    Chaplin
     
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    Let's hope so ! ;-)
     
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    Coventry City vs Charlton Athletic

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    Coventry City (1459)
    Best (1586) on 27 Oct 2018

    Win (1480) +21
    Draw (1460) +1
    Loss (1441) -18

    Already beaten these guys away from home.
     
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    Burge
    Duj-Hyam-Willis-Brown
    Thomas-Doyle-Kelly-Shipley
    Hiwula-Chaplin

    Horrible team, but not many other options. Ogogo, JCH and Bayliss do not deserve to start. The latter two need to realise they are not immune from being dropped.
     
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    Without Thomas we wouldn't score in a month of Sunday's.
     
  20. Sky Blue Harry H

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    Expecting nothing against Charlton, but hoping! We do need to beat Southend, though. and get something against Wycombe. I want 4 points from the next 3 games to steady the ship. Anything more than that and I'll be very happy.
     
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    20181224_162946.jpg

    Looks like a Tommy Robinson fan is in charge of the game boxing day.
     
  22. Otis

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    Chaplin to score at least 2.

    2 City goals scored by defenders.

    2 penalties in the game.

    At least 4 changes made to Saturday's line-up.

    Burge to save a penalty.

    4 goals in the game, all coming in the 2nd half.
     
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    If we all bet on that we could take down the bank
     
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    They're just happy Bakayoko's injured
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from Malvern

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    2-1 to Charlton.
     
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    Maybe Thomas last game for us ...hmmmm lets hope not but atm Lumpwood can't be too happy at the gametime he is getting and losing
     
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    Shipley Shit!!
     
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    Can’t see anything but a comfortable Charlton win.

    Love to be proved wrong.
     
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    Don't see any point in picking a team or tinkering with theoretical formations while Robins sends us out as negatively as he does - it renders personnel and formations irrelevant. Get our creative attacking players receiving the ball in dangerous areas of the pitch and we'll do alright, or continue with Chaplin, Thomas and Bayliss getting the ball 20 yars too deep in the midfield and get battered again.
     
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    Time to try something new:
    Burge. Gk
    Sterling. RB
    Mason LB
    Davies. CB
    Willis. CB
    Kelly. CM
    Westbrooke CM
    Thomas. RW
    Allasani LW
    Chaplin. ST
    Hiwula. ST
     
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    You never know it could be his last game with us
     
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    You started on the festive spirit a little early young man
     
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    I agree.

    4-1 to.the City.
     
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    Hooray...
     
  35. Sky Blue Harry H

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    Aribo out for them. If Lyle Taylor is out, or only half fit, it will even things up a lot.
     

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