Martin Shaw wrote:
adamstag wrote:I did post a reply to Martin, but it's been deleted (not stating it was him obviously).
It was here until about an hour ago, how interesting
I checked the moderator log. No post by anyone has been deleted today.
I searched all your posts and found you posted this in another thread. I assume it's what you are referring to...Subject: Coventry v Morecambe...
adamstag wrote:I refer more to "we concede goals time and again down the wings" "our defending at home is often abysmal, they can walk the ball into the net at times" "our record at home is dreadful" - those types of comments. Swindon fans will see things differently like seemingly some of our fans do.
They also noted that he had a tendency to drop really deep un-necessarily at the death and concede soft equalisers.
I've seen him employ the long ball regularly as well as passing it (the latter more so against Port Vale and Crawley).
Maybe we might have forwards who want to play for him/score goals - can't see DR being here next season for a start given his past with DF and his form of late
no argument with the "our record at home is dreadful" type of comment - that is obvious, we haven't won at home.
no argument with "They also noted that he had a tendency to drop really deep un-necessarily at the death and concede soft equalisers." - again agree with that, I wrote about that extensively for the Port Vale game.
You wrote: "I've seen him employ the long ball regularly as well as passing it (the latter more so against Port Vale and Crawley)."
Well yes of course playing a passing game doesn't mean you never
smack it long, particularly from the goalkeeper. What I mean by playing a long ball or hoofball game, is the style employed by Lincoln and Wycombe this season. This is where the primary tactic is to launch balls into the box to a Matt Rhead or Akinfenwa character. I watched Lincoln employ this superbly against Coventry a couple of weeks ago and Coventry couldn't handle it. Similarly I watched Wycombe at Crawley a few weeks ago and again Crawley couldn't handle it. So I'm talking about the primary tactic
. That doesn't mean the keeper never launches it forward.