13/08/2019 v Oxford (EFL away)

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Re: 13/08/2019 v Oxford (EFL away)

Post by JohnC » 14 Aug 2019, 21:48

bristleposh wrote:
14 Aug 2019, 10:28
Stamford(POSHBOYZ) wrote:
14 Aug 2019, 10:11
Played 3 lost 3 Oxford twice and Fleetwood not exactly a difficult start on paper ! What is the problem ?.
If you ask Gaz it’s because Evans left and Fergie is nowhere near as good. If you ask someone with one iota of common sense they’ll point out that we have had some unbelievably bad luck like last night using our final two substitutes a couple of minutes before one of our players went down with an injury. It sounded by the accounts I’ve heard and read we were the better side for most of the game
Playing with ten men for ten minutes should be just a minor inconvenience. We had a certain amount of practice at playing short-handed at the back end of last season. At Wembley in the JPT final, we played the last twenty-five minutes with ten men, thanks to Joe Newell's petulance; we saw the game out comfortably, doubling our lead in the process. In 2017, MK Dons beat us 1-0, despite playing for sixty-five minutes with nine men. In the context of last night's game, I'd call Oxford's Napa being stretchered off with a suspected broken leg (his own) 'unbelievably bad luck'.

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Re: 13/08/2019 v Oxford (EFL away)

Post by JohnC » 14 Aug 2019, 22:00

tonyp wrote:
13 Aug 2019, 21:45
From the BBC site
Home TeamOxford Utd Away Team Peterborough
Possession Home 50% Away50%
Shots Home8 Away12
Shots on Target Home3 Away4
Corners Home4 Away5
Fouls Home15 Away12

So we were as good or better on everything except that goal.
This seems to me to be clutching at some rather insubstantial straws. Presumably, a shot ballooned five metres over the bar is just as much of a shot as a rasping volley which screams inches wide of a post. A scuffed shot which trundles harmlessly towards the goalkeeper in his goal is a shot on target. We gave away fewer free kicks, but doesn't Naismith's challenge on Napa count extra? Inconveniently for us last night, goals trump corners (they always do).

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Re: 13/08/2019 v Oxford (EFL away)

Post by Gaz_Miller » 14 Aug 2019, 22:45

At last, on any Posh forum, a voice of reason
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Re: 13/08/2019 v Oxford (EFL away)

Post by tonyp » 15 Aug 2019, 03:01

JohnC wrote:
14 Aug 2019, 22:00
tonyp wrote:
13 Aug 2019, 21:45
From the BBC site
Home TeamOxford Utd Away Team Peterborough
Possession Home 50% Away50%
Shots Home8 Away12
Shots on Target Home3 Away4
Corners Home4 Away5
Fouls Home15 Away12

So we were as good or better on everything except that goal.
This seems to me to be clutching at some rather insubstantial straws. Presumably, a shot ballooned five metres over the bar is just as much of a shot as a rasping volley which screams inches wide of a post. A scuffed shot which trundles harmlessly towards the goalkeeper in his goal is a shot on target. We gave away fewer free kicks, but doesn't Naismith's challenge on Napa count extra? Inconveniently for us last night, goals trump corners (they always do).
:stupid:
We lost.
Being happy never goes out of style

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