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    Default Forum scapegoat of the week.

    This week the winner is Ben Watson.


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    Default Re: Forum scapegoat of the week.

    How on earth hasn't this thread been started before?


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    Default Re: Forum scapegoat of the week.

    I reckon it's all that rockabilly's fault


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    Default Re: Forum scapegoat of the week.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alf-ugginblowupyourbakery View Post
    How on earth hasn't this thread been started before?
    It has, but it got binned after (IIRC) a vicious dispute erupted about the relative merits of Camp vs Smith.

    „I believe in socialism because it seems more humanitarian, rather than every man for himself and 'I'm alright jack' and all those arsehole businessmen with all the loot. I made up my mind from viewing society from that angle. That's where I'm from and there's where I've made my decisions from. That's why I believe in socialism“

    — Joe Strummer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samvalho View Post
    I reckon it's all that rockabilly's fault
    I'm a rebel, yoof.


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    Default Re: Forum scapegoat of the week.

    Scapegoat - a person who is blamed for the wrongdoings, mistakes, or faults of others, especially for reasons of expediency.

    Playing shit and giving the ball away leading to a goal isn't a scapegoat.


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    Default Re: Forum scapegoat of the week.

    Darikwa has to get closer to his man and stop the cross for the Brum goal, gerrim out!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by garibaldi View Post
    Scapegoat - a person who is blamed for the wrongdoings, mistakes, or faults of others, especially for reasons of expediency.

    Playing shit and giving the ball away leading to a goal isn't a scapegoat.
    My post was very tongue in cheek.


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    Default Re: Forum scapegoat of the week.

    Today Watson deserves the accolade


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    Default Re: Forum scapegoat of the week.

    If he only got back to cover quicker


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    Default Re: Forum scapegoat of the week.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lboro tree View Post
    If he only got back to cover quicker
    Liam rosenior made a good point about that. As pundits go he is insightful. Better than Clinton Morrison and lee Hendrie anyway


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    Default Re: Forum scapegoat of the week.

    Very good.


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    Default Re: Forum scapegoat of the week.

    Camp v Smith... fuck sake them were the days. So glad we’ve moved on from the dark days


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    Quote Originally Posted by adam09 View Post
    Camp v Smith... fuck sake them were the days. So glad we’ve moved on from the dark days
    Well before my time, i was only a nipper back then.


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    Default Re: Forum scapegoat of the week.

    Great thread idea.

    Could complement a 'line-up changes that were definitely and obviously going to fix everything last week but clearly didn't' thread.

    For last week/Brum that would be Byram and Robinson in, and Soudani starting.

    This week is shaping up to be Benny for Watson. Which you'd expect because it's a change that will definitely and obviously fix everything.

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    Default Re: Forum scapegoat of the week.

    Well those changes were good ideas but countered by Watson and Murphy making us look like we were down to 9 men. I'm not sure most people envisioned Soudani as a number 10 in place of Carvalho either.


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    Default Re: Forum scapegoat of the week.

    Quote Originally Posted by adam09 View Post
    Well those changes were good ideas but countered by Watson and Murphy making us look like we were down to 9 men. I'm not sure most people envisioned Soudani as a number 10 in place of Carvalho either.
    But Murphy did score. Saved us a point, surley we owe him a small amount of grattitude?


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    Default Re: Forum scapegoat of the week.

    Quote Originally Posted by adam09 View Post
    Camp v Smith... fuck sake them were the days. So glad we’ve moved on from the dark days
    Exactly which Smith are we talking about here please?
    And don't say Paul - he was admirable and scored one of the best goals I have ever seen... straight from the kick-off and he beat all 11 Foxes with feints and step-overs and all round wizardry.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    Exactly which Smith are we talking about here please?
    And don't say Paul - he was admirable and scored one of the best goals I have ever seen... straight from the kick-off and he beat all 11 Foxes with feints and step-overs and all round wizardry.
    i remember it well.


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    Default Re: Forum scapegoat of the week.

    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    This week the winner is Ben Watson.
    Looks like a unaminous winner judging by the comments on the match day thread.


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    Default Re: Forum scapegoat of the week.

    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    But Murphy did score. Saved us a point, surley we owe him a small amount of grattitude?
    But if somebody more effective to the overall team game had been playing, stretched and turned their defence, run the channels, held the ball up and brought others into play - maybe the team would have performed better and not been 2-0 down to start with?

    Example, Matt Cash wins a header and Murphy is stood still on the other side of the pitch. You want your striker making runs in behind full backs and centre backs. When they are stood still it's very easy for 1 defender to mark whilst the rest mop up the second balls and that's exactly what happened. We were very predictable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by adam09 View Post
    But if somebody more effective to the overall team game had been playing, stretched and turned their defence, run the channels, held the ball up and brought others into play - maybe the team would have performed better and not been 2-0 down to start with?

    Example, Matt Cash wins a header and Murphy is stood still on the other side of the pitch. You want your striker making runs in behind full backs and centre backs. When they are stood still it's very easy for 1 defender to mark whilst the rest mop up the second balls and that's exactly what happened. We were very predictable.
    I get where you are coming from and i take your point on board. I remember Peter Withe getting slated for being a bit of a useless donkey at times back in the glory years. He was paid to score goals and thats what he did. A player in a similar style to Murphy. Im not saying Murphy is the answer to our striker problems, but he'll always get us a goal or two.


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    Default Re: Forum scapegoat of the week.

    We need three most games

    I appreciate Murphy can stick the ball away - when we signed him I pointed out most of his goals in that season for Ipswich were in and around the penalty box-6 yard box area. A few decent strikes from edge of the box as well but mostly poacher type goals. But that's because Ipswich relentlessly put the ball into the box and with quality deliveries. I've always said, no problem with Murphy playing if we're going to do that, he'd probably score 20. Fact is, MW and now AK are playing this 3-1 system with 3 tricky skillful/winger types who are looking for holes and to play one twos and through balls etc. That requires a striker moving across the line, dropping off and running beyond the centre backs constantly to either be an option or take a defender away and create space (this is why BB should be playing). Would also help if one of the CMs pushed up occasionally. Too often our wide players are getting the ball with little to no help, surrounded by 2 or 3 opponents. It rarely worked for MW and it's rarely working for AK. The quality is all coming from Lolley and Cash.


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    Default Re: Forum scapegoat of the week.

    Murphy has so far got two goals in two games, is that so bad?


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    Default Re: Forum scapegoat of the week.

    Watching the game back I felt sorry for Watson after we conceded that first goal. His head went straight into his hands in despair. He knew he'd screwed up.

    Forgive, forget, and let's move on.


 

 

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