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Post by Chompy » 16 Sep 2017, 17:04

This will be another 'tough geeeeem' against the only standout side in the league, but if we want promotion to the Championship, this'll be the sort of team we'll be facing week in week out.

In our favour Wigan play their game in hand v an improving Wobblers in midweek, so this will be their third game in eight days, travelling quite a way south.

Shephard has to to start in place of Leo for me, ideally in a 4-4-2.

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Re: Poshies v Wigan

Post by superposh80 » 16 Sep 2017, 20:13

Great game for us this against a team that will surely be there or thereabouts come May.

Our biggest test so far has been Bradford...and we fluffed it. Now we get another chance to test ourselves and see how good we really are.

No idea what the line up/formation will be....but interesting to hear McCann admit he got it wrong against Bradford and Wallsall. Hmmm...Shouldn't make the same mistake twice Grant.

He needs to get it right next week.

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Post by tonyp » 16 Sep 2017, 23:40

superposh80 wrote:
16 Sep 2017, 20:13
Great game for us this against a team that will surely be there or thereabouts come May.

Our biggest test so far has been Bradford...and we fluffed it. Now we get another chance to test ourselves and see how good we really are.

No idea what the line up/formation will be....but interesting to hear McCann admit he got it wrong against Bradford and Wallsall. Hmmm...Shouldn't make the same mistake twice Grant.

He needs to get it right next week.
Yes he does.
This will be another tough game - similar to the Bradford match.
Come the end of the season we could (with a bit of luck) be vying with Wigan and Bradford for an automatic place.
Morias might start with Miller on the bench. Either way they both could score.
Grant will probably start as well. McCann can always take him off when he gets a yellow.
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Re: Poshies v Wigan

Post by Chompy » 16 Sep 2017, 23:56

Shrewsbury's flying start flatters them clearly (all wins by a single goal) but I still feel there's more to come from us and we shouldn't fear anyone in this league.

If you want to pick holes in Wigan, they lost at Shrewsbury last weekend, stumbled past a faltering Charlton (since beaten by Gillingham) in the week and were helped today by the oppo going down to ten men at 0-0 today.

It's a waste of Gwion's attacking qualities playing him at wing-back and a run of playing 4-4-2 could see us take that next step. Gwion and Maddison playing left and right, and switching whenever needed, would be pleasing. As would the idea of a hughes-Gwion partnership down the left and a Shephard-Maddison one down the right.

Leo needs to win his place back currently. He hasn't had a single standout performance in our good start tbh and Shephard looks the business. Morias in for Miller for this one. Need a bit of strength up front rather than pure speed.

Bond; Shephard Taff Taylor Hughes; Gwion Maddison Doughty Grant; Marriott Morias

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Post by tonyp » 17 Sep 2017, 01:16

Will Grigg ‘will be League One top scorer’
So, maybe he's one player we should watch out for!
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Re: Poshies v Wigan

Post by ashman » 17 Sep 2017, 09:43

I love to watch three at the back, as it can lead to exciting games from a defensive and offensive point of view but it is looking more and more as if we need to use 4-4-2, especially against some of the more potent teams.

Miller, Forester, Lopes, Baldwin, Kanu and Lloyd really do look as though they will be regular subs along with Anderson and Chettle when they both regain full fitness. Borg and Burrows complete a very healthy looking sub and backup for the Posh ..... and don't forget Adil Nabi starting to make waves in the reserves!


In agreement with others on here for the game against Wigan.

-------------------------------- Bond --------------------

----------------------Shephard, Tafazolli, Taylor, Hughes, ------------------

---------------------Edwards, Maddison, Doughty, Grant ------------------

---------------------------- Marriott, Morias.-------------------------
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Post by tonyp » 18 Sep 2017, 00:36

ashman wrote:
17 Sep 2017, 09:43

In agreement with others on here for the game against Wigan.

-------------------------------- Bond --------------------

----------------------Shephard, Tafazolli, Taylor, Hughes, ------------------

---------------------Edwards, Maddison, Doughty, Grant ------------------

---------------------------- Marriott, Morias.-------------------------
That's a pretty good line-up and definitely the most likely.
McCann might consider starting with Forrester instead of Anthony Grant but that would mean that when he (Grant) comes on and gets his yellow card it would be too late to take him off. Therefore I think Grant will start and come off for Forrester when he gets his yellow card. This is assuming that no-one has been able to explain to him (Grant) how to tackle without risking a yellow.
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Re: Poshies v Wigan

Post by ashman » 18 Sep 2017, 06:44

Nobody should have to explain to Anthony Grant how to tackle. He is superb at it and he has been a breath of fresh air this season by simply putting some real grit into the Posh midfield, something that we have lacked for years. He will not change the way he plays anyway as he has been doing the same thing all his career and I applaud him for that. Take his tackling away from him and there is very little left to his game. He can pass a ball sensibly but unless he gets the ball he can't do that. We just need to accept that that is how he is. He is no worse, disciplinary wise, than Michael Bostwick - and Grant can pass a ball properly.
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Post by Wycliffe » 18 Sep 2017, 07:19

ashman wrote:
18 Sep 2017, 06:44
Nobody should have to explain to Anthony Grant how to tackle. He is superb at it and he has been a breath of fresh air this season by simply putting some real grit into the Posh midfield, something that we have lacked for years. He will not change the way he plays anyway as he has been doing the same thing all his career and I applaud him for that. Take his tackling away from him and there is very little left to his game. He can pass a ball sensibly but unless he gets the ball he can't do that. We just need to accept that that is how he is. He is no worse, disciplinary wise, than Michael Bostwick - and Grant can pass a ball properly.
All correct.
See you can talk sense when your crusade against Forrester is given a rest :wink:

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Re: Poshies v Wigan

Post by superposh80 » 18 Sep 2017, 09:17

ashman wrote:
18 Sep 2017, 06:44
Nobody should have to explain to Anthony Grant how to tackle. He is superb at it and he has been a breath of fresh air this season by simply putting some real grit into the Posh midfield, something that we have lacked for years. He will not change the way he plays anyway as he has been doing the same thing all his career and I applaud him for that. Take his tackling away from him and there is very little left to his game. He can pass a ball sensibly but unless he gets the ball he can't do that. We just need to accept that that is how he is. He is no worse, disciplinary wise, than Michael Bostwick - and Grant can pass a ball properly.
Spot on Ashman.

There's nothing he needs to learn about the game.

He's a very clever footballer who is also very good at winning 'cheap' free kicks.

His quality and experience is invaluable and he's one of the main reasons we've had a decent start to the season.

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Re: Poshies v Wigan

Post by ashman » 18 Sep 2017, 09:27

Wycliffe wrote:
18 Sep 2017, 07:19
ashman wrote:
18 Sep 2017, 06:44
Nobody should have to explain to Anthony Grant how to tackle. He is superb at it and he has been a breath of fresh air this season by simply putting some real grit into the Posh midfield, something that we have lacked for years. He will not change the way he plays anyway as he has been doing the same thing all his career and I applaud him for that. Take his tackling away from him and there is very little left to his game. He can pass a ball sensibly but unless he gets the ball he can't do that. We just need to accept that that is how he is. He is no worse, disciplinary wise, than Michael Bostwick - and Grant can pass a ball properly.
All correct.
See you can talk sense when your crusade against Forrester is given a rest :wink:
There is no crusade against Forester. We all wish that he would get back to his previous high standards but he is still some way from dislodging Grant or Doughty.
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Re: Poshies v Wigan

Post by Chompy » 18 Sep 2017, 09:35

superposh80 wrote:
18 Sep 2017, 09:17
ashman wrote:
18 Sep 2017, 06:44
Nobody should have to explain to Anthony Grant how to tackle. He is superb at it and he has been a breath of fresh air this season by simply putting some real grit into the Posh midfield, something that we have lacked for years. He will not change the way he plays anyway as he has been doing the same thing all his career and I applaud him for that. Take his tackling away from him and there is very little left to his game. He can pass a ball sensibly but unless he gets the ball he can't do that. We just need to accept that that is how he is. He is no worse, disciplinary wise, than Michael Bostwick - and Grant can pass a ball properly.
Spot on Ashman.

There's nothing he needs to learn about the game.

He's a very clever footballer who is also very good at winning 'cheap' free kicks.

His quality and experience is invaluable and he's one of the main reasons we've had a decent start to the season.
100% this. It's a pleasure watching Grant do his thing. Getting his body between the ball and the oppo at every opportunity and going down.

Let's be honest, only one person on here has criticised him.

Re: Chrissy F. He's back in some form and not a million miles behind Grant/Doughty in the pecking order for me.

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Re: Poshies v Wigan

Post by stuie » 18 Sep 2017, 09:43

superposh80 wrote:
18 Sep 2017, 09:17
ashman wrote:
18 Sep 2017, 06:44
Nobody should have to explain to Anthony Grant how to tackle. He is superb at it and he has been a breath of fresh air this season by simply putting some real grit into the Posh midfield, something that we have lacked for years. He will not change the way he plays anyway as he has been doing the same thing all his career and I applaud him for that. Take his tackling away from him and there is very little left to his game. He can pass a ball sensibly but unless he gets the ball he can't do that. We just need to accept that that is how he is. He is no worse, disciplinary wise, than Michael Bostwick - and Grant can pass a ball properly.
Spot on Ashman.

There's nothing he needs to learn about the game.

He's a very clever footballer who is also very good at winning 'cheap' free kicks.

His quality and experience is invaluable and he's one of the main reasons we've had a decent start to the season.
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Post by tonyp » 18 Sep 2017, 09:49

superposh80 wrote:
18 Sep 2017, 09:17
ashman wrote:
18 Sep 2017, 06:44
Nobody should have to explain to Anthony Grant how to tackle. He is superb at it and he has been a breath of fresh air this season by simply putting some real grit into the Posh midfield, something that we have lacked for years. He will not change the way he plays anyway as he has been doing the same thing all his career and I applaud him for that. Take his tackling away from him and there is very little left to his game. He can pass a ball sensibly but unless he gets the ball he can't do that. We just need to accept that that is how he is. He is no worse, disciplinary wise, than Michael Bostwick - and Grant can pass a ball properly.
Spot on Ashman.

There's nothing he needs to learn about the game.

He's a very clever footballer who is also very good at winning 'cheap' free kicks.

His quality and experience is invaluable and he's one of the main reasons we've had a decent start to the season.
:stupid:
And as I have said he's likely to be in the line-up against Wigan.
As you say, super, "He's a very clever footballer". He's also very good at getting yellow cards.
Unlike some, I don't mind if I'm proven wrong but I do worry that he'll have another suspension coming up sooner rather than later.
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Re: Poshies v Wigan

Post by Chompy » 18 Sep 2017, 10:35

Well of course he will. Just sigh.

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