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16 Sep 2017 22:34:52
Hi guys, I can understand the frustration from today's game against Swansea. We have to find a way to beat teams who want to 'park the bus' in their own half.
We have quality players in the squad and need to employ those in positions that challenge the opposition. Watching other teams that encounter this 'park the bus ' problem, they rely on a lot of movement around the penalty box, working their triangles until an opening appears.
If we were 'stage drunk' after the mid-week success over BD, the coaching staff have their work cut out to keep the players focused.


1.) 17 Sep 2017 10:16:21
Problem is Tiffy, what creativity do we have on the bench if Erikson and Ali have a quiet game.




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03 Feb 2018 09:40:06
Having read an article recently where Poch said the crowd noise at Pride Park affected the players, let's hope he has been playing Kop songs to the lads in training this week. COYS.


1.) 03 Feb 2018 14:53:19
Pride Park? Wtf. If that's true, imagine playing in Turkey.

2.) 03 Feb 2018 18:28:17
The two most intimidating stadium's I've been to with spurs are milwall and the old Cardiff City, the crowd were right near the touchlines' and very hostile. The other tough ground where the raver used to play was for the dog and gun where there would be a crowd of 30 boys who have been up all Friday night flying their nuts off with pitbulls and Alsatians' right on the touchline, if you done a peter Kay pass on the pitch they would be throwing their cans of lager at you in disgust.

3.) 03 Feb 2018 19:14:13
If we found Pride Park intimidating then we might aswell give up. Anyone know what match Poch was on about because i'm struggling to remember and believe this?

4.) 03 Feb 2018 20:40:48
Agree Ellis the girls in Stringfellows are more intimidating than the crowd at pride park, I think tiffy has made a mistake as Derby haven't been in the premier league since poch has been in England.

5.) 04 Feb 2018 01:45:53
Tiffy, pride park.

We’re all guessing you meant the Newport game. I’m putting that game down to an old fashion FA cup tie. Which we were lucky, Infact real lucky.

We’ll put 4 past them at Wembley. And in all fairness so we should.
The new boy Lucas will play that game and run riot.



28 Jan 2018 10:00:05
Well, like you guys I am glad that debacle at Rodney Parade is over and look forward to a successful replay at Wembley and giving Newport a nice payday.
My one main observation and gripe about our players last night was about their footwear. I didn't know the boot sponsors made slippers and that our lads had agreed to try them out on that rugby pitch (sarc) . Could I suggest that the home team, used to playing in those conditions can opt for a rugby type boot with longer studs than a player bound by contract to wear the shiniest 'slippers' on the day! Well done to Newport.




17 Dec 2017 08:02:49
I have to agree with you guys, a sad performance and some players not putting in a shift. Was that Mr Winks who was rooted to the spot for the first goal? At the other end we had our chances on the break but bottled all of them. A simple pass from Rose would have found the in form Son in one example. I am not against players having a shot on goal but please get your head up and look for your team mates who may be in a better scoring position. Again we have a situation where I believe the Manager did not play his strongest side. You are going up against the strongest, slickest team in the league atm and you play a lot of out of form players. It defies logic. COYS.


1.) 18 Dec 2017 21:01:14
I think dropping Ali would do him the world of good he believes himself untouchable right now there’s a gem in there he just seems to be distracted.



19 Feb 2017 17:05:37
I agree with The Raver a great day at The Cottage. What a difference it makes when players are played in their best positions. Deli and Erikson both serving Kane and at times even had their own chances. I even liked the fact that Davies got forward and took on players. Sissoko coming on, limited Trippiers forays forward but the manager can work on that.
Injuries permitting, maybe we can go with the same team for Thursday's game.
It could have been a bigger win margin but happy with the result. Well played Spurs.




12 Aug 2016 09:42:17
On the eve of our new season, I would like to wish the squad and staff at THFC all the very best. Let's start how we mean to go on with an emphatic win at Goodison.


1.) 12 Aug 2016 20:04:19
Fully agree tiffy, its a perfect time to play Everton as I think they could be a serious force in the league with the huge amounts they are going to spend to a already good team. I also think spurs are the most serious threat to Utd and city this year with arsenal having injury problems again and Chelsea needing another season under Conte before they kick on, some of my mates reckon spurs won't be nowhere near the top 4 are in for a big shock, Up The SPURS.

2.) 13 Aug 2016 08:46:02
You will be shocked if you think Spurs will be up there lol.




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29 Nov 2017 06:45:59
I agree NES, a clear penalty shout ignored and 4 or more in front of goal opportunities. I know Poch values squad rotation but come on, the prime aim is TO WIN THE GAME. Son is in form so why have him on the bench? I feel Sissoko and a few other players should be given 'the only' pep talk that is relevant "Shape up or ship out". This current level of inconsistency is what will get us middle of the table status if the players do not improve. Dier looked very mediocre last night (I know there were others) but don't you think that once players get an England cap (same with Walker) they think they have made it and there is no need for them to improve or play to a high standard week in week out. Poch needs to re-instill in the players a winning mentality that sees them play with confidence and then play our strongest team on the day.




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31 Oct 2014 07:01:41
There are two tactical and one mental issue (I'm sure there are more) I would like to highlight, which in my opinion are giving us problems. Firstly, the lack of width is giving us fewer options out of defence and going forward, making it too easy for the opposition to contain. Secondly, a high percentage of our midfield inter-passing is breaking down, leaving us very vulnerable to counter-attacking. Keeping players, not just designated players but anyone out there on the touch line, means the opposition have to cover, which creates more space down the channels and centrally for exploiting or not. This does not mean that we have to play with the equivalent of old fashioned wingers, just have players out there to play off. As for the inter-passing, this should improve as players in the team get to know each other's movement better, there have been signs of the 'triangles' working, however, this appears to breakdown more times than we would like and needs addressing.
The mental issue, where we seem to be unable to concentrate throughout a game will take a bit more effort to resolve. I agree with the previous posts regarding the lack of a natural leader in the team who can take charge when lapses in concentration happen. The quick second half goal scored by Newcastle is a prime example and whilst we all may lay the blame at the right back, even our 'trusted' International who is currently injured has been caught out of position before!
In closing I would just like to emphasis a prediction of mine from an earlier post. Harry Kane will be an England No.9.
Now back to the training ground. COYS.


{Ed001's Note - the mental issue could be down to fatigue. Poch trains his players much harder than most managers and that often leads to players being tired in the early days of his reign. As they get used to the extra training session that might well resolve itself.}



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18 Aug 2014 14:47:06
I thought Remy failed a medical for the Liverpool transfer, if that is true, why would we proceed?