Plus are we out of this utter nonsense of a cup now as well? Wembley was a laugh but couldn’t give a fucking shit about this.Allen getting game time, Jodi returning, a few squad players getting a run out, couple of fringe players getting minutes... Cant look at this any other way tbh
Andy Pearce?!?!!?!?!! Shiiiiiiiiiiiit!I thought we did pretty well in an entertaining game, but after missing that many chances and then conceding, the belief seemed to go out of us - out of us and right into MK Dons' bellies, unfortunately.
Oh man, you never feel Bakayoko or Kastaneer will score, however they're set up. I guess Kastaneer redeemed himself in my eyes with that run - to a point - but Baka really isn't good enough. I don't need any more evidence to make my mind up on him; I've seen that performance or worse so many times. Hiwula looked speedy and keen tonight. Obviously missed his chances though. I got momentarily excited at seeing Biamou but finally he didn't score either. That's the thing - our strikers are rested, dropped, played alone or in partnerships, get geed up in the press or suspended, look lively or sluggish but basically, at the end of it all, they hardly score any goals. And I include Godden in that.
Allen was industrious and showed good control. Williams looked in control but I can't yet get Andy Pearce out of my head when I see Drysdale, so I'll reserve judgement on him until those phantasms quit my psyche. O'Hare, Watson and Mason, yes.
Depends what you expect from him. If running around a lot, being physical and chasing lost causes, then he did ok. On the other hand if you want to see goals from your centre forward or taking up intelligent spaces that create lots of room for others or perhaps at least some decision making to select the right ball, then noy so much.What did he do wrong last night?
Bakayoko in the first half was creating plenty of space and picking the right ball. That one to Kastaneer an example and he laid a few few out wide after holding it up well.Depends what you expect from him. If running around a lot, being physical and chasing lost causes, then he did ok. On the other hand if you want to see goals from your centre forward or taking up intelligent spaces that create lots of room for others or perhaps at least some decision making to select the right ball, then noy so much.
Certainly not the worst last night though. Kastaneer was a clear winner there.
I'd also add Wilson continues to disappoint in goal, nowhere near commanding enough, Drysdale lacks pace, Hiwula missed some great opportunities too.
On thr upside Williams looked reasonable, dont know why behind Drysdale in the pecking order at present, Watson decent touches but defensively a bit to learn, Brandon solid, Allen looked classy and great to see a camro from JJ, I didn't realise he was that close.
4 games in that comp and bar the 2nd half Max show V Southampton I csnt say I'm disappointed not to have to go to any more!
Have to disagree TomBaka was fucking awful again. No striker instincts what so ever. Shipley was even worse when he came on. I hope neither is in the starting line up on sat.
He’s become a meme now and lots of middle aged beer bellies think it excuses their mess of a life to slate a 23 year old kid in the most extravagant way they can imagine.As most have mentioned, we were disappointing in the final third but for a fiver you can't really complain, was a fairly entertaining match. It was great to see Jones get back on the pitch and Allen was impressive throughout. I don't rate Bakayoko particularly highly, neither do I Max, although I would probably edge slightly towards starting Biamou. However, there is undoubtedly some weird love/hate affair between our fans and the two of them. Bakayoko got berated by the fans for pretty much everything, but in the instance I am going to use, 'Not being physical enough or getting stuck in enough'. Max comes on and shirks out of about three physical battles instantly, and no one muttered the slightest groan. I don't really know why, but it seems a large portion of our fans want Bakayoko to fail and completely ignore any of Biamous faults.