Tonight’s Squad

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  1. Mapplewell Red

    Mapplewell Red Well-Known Member

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    I’m expecting more or less the same that we’ve seen thus far although I appreciate that JM’s hand is forced in certain areas owing to injuries. Imho, it’s pretty much the most physical XI that we can muster and it’ll definitely be required against a hostile Cardiff side. We’ve been bullied far too often in recent years by teams of a similar ilk.

    I’m going for :-

    Townsend

    Cavaré
    Pinnock (if fully fit, Pearson if not)
    Lindsay
    Yiadom

    Williams
    Gardner
    Potts

    Thiam
    Moore
    McBurnie

    Subs :-

    Davies
    Pinnock/Pearson
    Pinillos
    Mallan
    Moncur
    Mahoney
    Bradshaw
     
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    Hope he doesn't "Park the Bus" again
     
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    Mapplewell Red Well-Known Member

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    Me too. I get why it happened but I personally would have Isgrove or Hedges on the bench so that even if we do go 5-4-1/4-5-1 then at least there’s an outlet unlike in the latter stages of the second half at both Birmingham and Hull where it was very much defend and launch.
     
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    Jose doesn't own a big bus, and besides that we got rid of Jean Yves M'Voto a few years ago. :p
    I reckon he'll start with the squad thats been mentioned above in this thread.
     
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    I dont think you will be far out - Hoping Pinnock is fit but I'd keep Yiadom at RB and play Pinillos at left and I'd rather have Hedges on the bench than Mahoney
     
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    You wouldn't entertain hammill even being on the bench?
     
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    Bet Adam Hammill is dead chuffed after all the hard work and commitment he's given us over the last 2 years .
     
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    Can't disagree with that.
     
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    I love Adam's commitment, but creatively he has produced a lot less than Brad Potts this season.
     
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    But over the last 18 months it’s been a case of ever-diminishing returns for that effort though. He deserves respect and thanks, especially for 15/16, but he doesn’t get an automatic place.

    Plenty’s going to happen before the end of the season, he’ll get one last chance.
     
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    I’d go Back to Yiadom and Fryers I think.

    Pinnilos was poor against Hull. He made 2-3 bad errors. Not that it was his fault but his poor error also lead to the Jackson injury.

    We’ve won in Fryers last 2 games keeping cleaning sheets in both. Hes been steady enough to earn a starting spot at leftback.

    After Yiadom I do think Cavare is our most talented fullback but I’m not sure he’s reliable enough.
     
  12. Mapplewell Red

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    I think where we’ve lacked in the last 12 months is that we’ve picked a squad and tried to engineer a system around it. What JM is clearly doing is setting his stall out and saying that this is how he wants us to play and how he sees the players at his disposal being best suited to performing within.

    If we are playing a 4-3-3 with Moore central and McBurnie high and wide then that doesn’t leave much room for the traditional 4-4-2 wide men. If you’re looking to change a game from the bench then Hammill is certainly an option but I do wonder whether JM would prefer pace in the form of Mahoney, Isgrove and Hedges over Hammill if he did go down the ‘more than one winger on the bench route’.

    What do you think?
     
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    If it’s a squad that I want to see as opposed to what I think we’ll see then I’d have the XI mentioned above but I’d probably have either Isgrove or Hedges in place on Moncur on the bench. I’ve not seen enough of Mahoney though so I can’t really comment.
     
  14. Mapplewell Red

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    Fryers has also been incredibly poor throughout the season on more than one occasion but I do take the point and think that when we’re down to the crunch that we should play those in form and not those who on their day might be in form, if you catch my drift.
     
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    If he insists on no wingers in the starting 11 then fair enough but I think it's absolutely stupid not to have hammill in the squad. He offers a much higher workrate than isgrove, he's better defensively and in my opinion more of a threat too. And that's not a criticism of isgrove it's just that he's young and learning, hammill is at the moment the better player.

    Also you simply HAVE to have more than one winger on the bench if you start without any as it gives you the option to change formation, only having one on you can't really change to a proper stretched midfield if the game needs it. Does moncur really offer anything that Mallam doesn't? That's four sentral midfielders in the squad and I think that's too many. Drop one and bring in the extra winger
     
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    I completely disagree re Isgrove. He’s 25. He’s either good enough at this level or he isn’t, imho.

    As for the Mallan/Moncur comment I agree, I’ve abswered that above where I’ve said I’d have Isgrove or Hedges on the bench as opposed to say Moncur if we’re playing 4-3-3 and we already have Mallan on the bench.

    Edit - even if we did leave ourselves with one central midfielder on the bench then we still have multi positional players who can fill in if absolutely necessary, it’s not as though we’re resorting to playing Thiam in front of the back four, etc.
     
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    As we all know a winger can get the ball 30 to 50 yards up the pitch which as plenty of people on this forum have said is a great outlet .
    Far better than a long ball .
    So yes we need a good winger on the bench to replace a tiring Tiam/Ollie .
    But has JM had this experience in his career ?
     
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    I'm just hoping for a little more respect for a Barnsley legend who has been hung out to dry .
     
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    There’s absolutely no room for sentiment in a relegation dogfight. Hopefully JM picks the matchday squad solely on who he feels is best suited to delivering a positive result. If we’ve got a manager that’s picking players based on anything else then I’d rather he weren’t the manager.
     
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    So your saying Conor Mahoney is a better option than Hammill off the bench really? Loyalty to the club and cause shouldn't be underestimated.
     

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