Pask is better than Hyam

fernandopartridge

Well-Known Member
Dec 9, 2011
23,777
18,594
313
The criticism of the defence is way over the top, we've had more clean sheets already this season (12) than 2005/06 where we finished 8th (11). I think our best at this level post 2001 was 16 in the first season down.

Our biggest problem is goals, particularly not putting teams away which has exacerbated any defensive mistakes. The fact that Ben Wilson has got 8 clean sheets tells its own story as he's a rubbish goalkeeper.
 

Ccfcisparks

Well-Known Member
May 13, 2011
3,374
2,213
213
The criticism of the defence is way over the top, we've had more clean sheets already this season (12) than 2005/06 where we finished 8th (11). I think our best at this level post 2001 was 16 in the first season down.

Our biggest problem is goals, particularly not putting teams away which has exacerbated any defensive mistakes. The fact that Ben Wilson has got 8 clean sheets tells its own story as he's a rubbish goalkeeper.
This is the first season where we have primarily played 5 at the back, is it not to be expected to ship less goals when you have 5 defenders?
 
Last edited:

shmmeee

Well-Known Member
Jul 11, 2011
30,245
21,442
313
Coventry, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
The criticism of the defence is way over the top, we've had more clean sheets already this season (12) than 2005/06 where we finished 8th (11). I think our best at this level post 2001 was 16 in the first season down.

Our biggest problem is goals, particularly not putting teams away which has exacerbated any defensive mistakes. The fact that Ben Wilson has got 8 clean sheets tells its own story as he's a rubbish goalkeeper.
But that’s because we’ve gone from 3421 to 5311, because the defence/GK is poor and can’t be left alone to handle the defence so they need another five players helping out.
 

DannyThomas_1981

Well-Known Member
Jun 28, 2017
1,422
1,888
163
The atmosphere here is a bit like being in the Colosseum but with at least 2 or 3 emperors deciding the fate of Dom Hyam
Lions of course replaced by keyboard warriors (who despite claiming incredible expertise and better knowledge than Robins/Viveash never made it even into the Dog and Duck 2nds on a Sunday morning in their youth).
 

Grendel

Well-Known Member
Sep 19, 2011
58,190
16,961
763
The atmosphere here is a bit like being in the Colosseum but with at least 2 or 3 emperors deciding the fate of Dom Hyam
When robins was first here he once said Cyrus Christie ran “like a 65 year old grannie” trying to get back from one opposition attack. He’s now got someone who an octogenarian would beat in a sprint.
 

Brighton Sky Blue

Well-Known Member
Jan 11, 2012
26,776
9,914
263
Coventry
When robins was first here he once said Cyrus Christie ran “like a 65 year old grannie” trying to get back from one opposition attack. He’s now got someone who an octogenarian would beat in a sprint.
What sticks out to me is Teem 'Usain' Pukki beating both McF and Hyam for pace despite both of them having a headstart followed by Wilson offering 90% of the goal for him to aim at
 

Grendel

Well-Known Member
Sep 19, 2011
58,190
16,961
763
What sticks out to me is Teem 'Usain' Pukki beating both McF and Hyam for pace despite both of them having a headstart followed by Wilson offering 90% of the goal for him to aim at
Perhaps would should play selfie boy at the back after all “he’s the best athlete at the club”
 

Brighton Sky Blue

Well-Known Member
Jan 11, 2012
26,776
9,914
263
Coventry
Perhaps would should play selfie boy at the back after all “he’s the best athlete at the club”
Did Robins not say that we picked him for certain games because he was good at winning defensive headers? Perhaps he could swap with Mr Own Goal and between them we could score sitters at one end and keep them out at the other
 

rhino1002

Well-Known Member
Nov 19, 2015
170
224
143
The criticism of the defence is way over the top, we've had more clean sheets already this season (12) than 2005/06 where we finished 8th (11). I think our best at this level post 2001 was 16 in the first season down.

Our biggest problem is goals, particularly not putting teams away which has exacerbated any defensive mistakes. The fact that Ben Wilson has got 8 clean sheets tells its own story as he's a rubbish goalkeeper.
i agree totally
if you look at the performances in all of our "poor seasons" (ie relegation) we have generally played good football (the coventry way) but failed to score enough goals and it is the same this season
Defences don't win games GOALS DO
 

fernandopartridge

Well-Known Member
Dec 9, 2011
23,777
18,594
313
When robins was first here he once said Cyrus Christie ran “like a 65 year old grannie” trying to get back from one opposition attack. He’s now got someone who an octogenarian would beat in a sprint.
I think that was about effort rather than capability though tbf