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PLAYER WATCH v Coventry City

Each incident in the match was rated on the following scale:

+5 GOAL

+4 Excellent play

+3 Very good play

+2 Nice/good play

+1 Decent play

  0 Routine stuff

 -1 Sloppy play

 -2 Disappointing/poor play

 -3 Very poor play

 -4 Terrible play

 -5 Own goal

The ratings for each player were then combined to produce a measure of the players overall contribution to the match.

 

Ratings

Key incidents per player = coloured stars              Overall contribution = number

Kaminski               *******  **     10                                 

Nyambe                *******************  **     32

van Hecke             ***********************  *********     20

Lenihan                 ******************  *     30 

Ayala                     *****************  *     26     

Edun                      *********************  ******     23

Travis                     **********  ******     5 

Rothwell                *****************  *****     27   

Buckley (64)          ********  ****     10 

Dolan (64)              ********  **     13 

Gallagher (72)       *******************  *********     18 

 


Poveda (64)           ****  **     5

Davenport (64)       ****  **     4

Diaz (72)                  ***  *     5

 

 

   

Highlights and Lowlights

(A justification for the main incidents above.)

00  Edun receives from Lenihan on the left wing in our half but Dabo confronts him and he turns back and tries to pass back to Ayala but it clips a Coventry heel and falls to danger-man Gyokeres on the edge of the box. He advances, Ayala backs off and Travis and Edun manage to block his effort. Rothwell boots clear.

04  Nice ball from Rothwell to Travis who steams towards the box, he slips it through to Gallagher who’s offside.

05  An excellent long ball down the right channel from Lenihan allows Gallagher to make a good run behind two defenders and into the box. His attempt to cross is poor and rebounds for a corner.

07  Buckley slides a neat ball through to Dolan who collects and runs into the box. There’s the usual fancy stuff, a defender has a handful of Dolan’s shirt and he goes down. But Dolan is given offside.

08  A good ball down the line by Dolan for Nyambe to chase. Nyambe does well to get to the byline but his attempted cross is blocked.

10  Edun is done by the winger but Lenihan sweeps across reassuringly to bundle the ball into touch.

17  Nyambe wins a long-ball header and Travis gets a secondary header to Buckley who turns Kane expertly. Kane is embarrassed and hauls Buckley down. Should have been a yellow card!

19  van Hecke wins the ball in the middle of the park and feeds Nyambe on the touchline. He plays an excellent 1-2 with Gallagher and Nyambe crosses from the edge of the box but it’s blocked again. Eventually Coventry clear.

20  Coventry corner, the heads go up and the ball lands near the 18y line and Rothwell is wrong-footed, allowing the Coventry man an unchallenged shot on goal but it’s deflected I think and Kaminski saves nicely, he must have seen it late but got down well. van Hecke hoofs clear.

22  Edun spreads the play nicely to Buckley who threads a wonderful ball behind Kane to the on-rushing Nyambe. Nyambe beats Kane again in the box and fires in a powerful shot but the keeper makes a good save. Great move.

25  Edun loses the ball in Coventry’s D and defenders are caught up-field in no-man’s land. City stream forward. Lenihan makes a decent challenge but the ball runs for Coventry. Travis and Buckley aren’t chasing back hard enough. There’s a shot on goal and Kaminski saves well at the near post. Rothwell hoofs away. It’s not safe though and a City man gets a second shot but it’s too high.

26  Edun blocks a clearance and the rebound lands nicely for Gallagher near the box but he’s offside for the second time.

27  Buckley booked for a needless foul. Dolan wins the ball in our half but Gallagher’s poor ball hands the advantage back to City. Ayala slices the ball for a corner but redeems himself by heading the ball clear.

31 Nice ball deep into the box by Dabo and Ayala is there again to clear the danger.

34  Buckley, on a yellow, treading dangerously as he brings another City man down. He's not been so effective since he was booked.

38  Nice flick on by Gallagher to Dolan who fires off a shot from the edge of the box but it’s straight at the goalie at the near post.

39  Rothwell picks up the ball midway in City’s half but there’s five or more defenders between him and goal. He solves the problem by passing to Gallagher who flicks a brilliant 1-2 behind him and into the box, splitting the defence wide open. Joe races on to the ball at full pace, tips it over the keeper and follows the ball into the net. Amazing goal.

40  From the kick-off Gallagher dispossesses the City man and heads to goal. The challenge comes in but it’s a corner.

41  Eventually Gallagher picks up the ball just outside the box, shows good strength to hold off 2 defenders and, from 25m, unleashes a rocket but it smashes against a defender. Good effort from Sam, it looked on target.

42  Edun picks up a loose pass in midfield and feeds Rothwell who returns it perfectly to Edun near the D but he’s dispossessed and it runs to Dolan in the box but his shot too is blocked. Hectic!

43  Travis drives into the box but his pass to Gallagher is poor and it's out for a goal-kick. He had the chance to shoot…….would have been the better option I think.

44  Sloppy play by City and Rothwell picks up the ball and, as we’re becoming accustomed to, he drives forward into the box. From the left of goal he cuts back the perfect pass to the onrushing Gallagher who sidefoots it into the net. The keeper got something on it but it had enough power to do the job.

46  After a series of half-challenges by Rovers' defenders, Walker manages to put the ball in the net but he was offside!


 

51  Not a lot happening so far this half. Dolan just had a weak shot saved easily by the keeper.

52  Lenihan cleans up nicely but his long ball finds Gallagher a mile offside again.

53  Coventry having the better of this half so far.

54  Nicely, Nyambe shepherds the ball out for a corner frustrating the City attacker.

56  Great defensive work by Nyambe ushering Dabo further back towards his own half and his challenge sees the ball reach Gallagher who’s pass is awful but Travis clears up.

58  Gallagher receives a throw but passes directly to a Coventry man in the middle of our half! It’s danger. Poor control by Travis and the attacker drives across goal deep inside the box but Ayala gets a foot in and it’s cleared! Then Dolan gives it away. Poor stuff!

61  Gallagher gives the ball away again in the middle of our half and we’re on the back foot, the ball goes out to the City right wing and the cross to the near post, where Lenihan usually is, is met by Walker and it’s 2-1.

65  The City player stumbles and Gallagher is able to drive down the right wing but a chasing defender easily dispossesses him. Disappointing.

67  The excellent Gyokeres receives the ball in our half and holds off van Hecke’s challenge, he waltzes past Davenport as if he isn’t there, holds off Nyambe and squares the ball to Kelly 20m out who hits a good shot that beats a diving Kaminski and hits the post. The rebound hits the keeper and it’s in the net. Deary me!

69  Good response. After some good approach play, Edun puts in a great cross but Nyambe can’t get there.

71  Great long ball down the left wing from Lenihan to Gallagher but his cross is disappointing as Poveda charges in.

72  A tired van Hecke hauls an opponent down in desperation. Super Diaz  comes on to rapturous applause, Gallagher off.

74  Rothwell puts a good free-kick into the box and Ayala puts his header square across the goal but van Hecke can’t quite get to it.

Edun gives the ball away on halfway. Danger! Everyone is rushing back. Nice football from City and, unmarked, Gyokeres receives the ball on the penalty spot but van Hecke slides in from behind and brings him down. How was that not a penalty? BIG let-off.

78  The only way Kane can stop Rothwell’s run is to haul him back by his shirt. Yellow card. Rothwell takes the free kick and Lenihan rises to challenge two defenders and the goalie and it’s chaos. The ball is loose and it’s cleared off the goal line as Ayala closed in for the kill.

81  Gyokeres tries a shot from the left side of the box. van Hecke doesn’t do enough to close him down.

87  Edun slides a good ball out of defence on the left wing to Poveda. He turns inside nicely evading the defender and lobs the ball forward beautifully for Diaz to chase. He crosses into the box and amazingly Edun has continued running but the defender just gets there first, at the near post, to put it out for a corner. Edun is lying on the ground with his head in his hands. It was that close! Not quite enough weight on the ball from Diaz. 

91  Rothwell receives the ball on the right and drives into the box. He puts in a fantastic cross to the far post and Diaz rises above the defender beautifully to meet it with his head. The goalie spreads and saves; it’s panic stations but the goalie eventually grabs the ball. The Rovers players can't believe it; now Ben is holding his head. Oh! It was offside apparently!

 

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6 hours ago, tonyoz said:

PLAYER WATCH v Coventry City

Each incident in the match was rated on the following scale:

+5 GOAL

+4 Excellent play

+3 Very good play

+2 Nice/good play

+1 Decent play

  0 Routine stuff

 -1 Sloppy play

 -2 Disappointing/poor play

 -3 Very poor play

 -4 Terrible play

 -5 Own goal

The ratings for each player were then combined to produce a measure of the players overall contribution to the match.

 

Ratings

Key incidents per player = coloured stars              Overall contribution = number

Kaminski               *******  **     10                                 

Nyambe                *******************  **     32

van Hecke             ***********************  *********     20

Lenihan                 ******************  *     30 

Ayala                     *****************  *     26     

Edun                      *********************  ******     23

Travis                     **********  ******     5 

Rothwell                *****************  *****     27   

Buckley (64)          ********  ****     10 

Dolan (64)              ********  **     13 

Gallagher (72)       *******************  *********     18 

 


Poveda (64)           ****  **     5

Davenport (64)       ****  **     4

Diaz (72)                  ***  *     5

 

 

   

Highlights and Lowlights

(A justification for the main incidents above.)

00  Edun receives from Lenihan on the left wing in our half but Dabo confronts him and he turns back and tries to pass back to Ayala but it clips a Coventry heel and falls to danger-man Gyokeres on the edge of the box. He advances, Ayala backs off and Travis and Edun manage to block his effort. Rothwell boots clear.

04  Nice ball from Rothwell to Travis who steams towards the box, he slips it through to Gallagher who’s offside.

05  An excellent long ball down the right channel from Lenihan allows Gallagher to make a good run behind two defenders and into the box. His attempt to cross is poor and rebounds for a corner.

07  Buckley slides a neat ball through to Dolan who collects and runs into the box. There’s the usual fancy stuff, a defender has a handful of Dolan’s shirt and he goes down. But Dolan is given offside.

08  A good ball down the line by Dolan for Nyambe to chase. Nyambe does well to get to the byline but his attempted cross is blocked.

10  Edun is done by the winger but Lenihan sweeps across reassuringly to bundle the ball into touch.

17  Nyambe wins a long-ball header and Travis gets a secondary header to Buckley who turns Kane expertly. Kane is embarrassed and hauls Buckley down. Yellow card.

19  van Hecke wins the ball in the middle of the park and feeds Nyambe on the touchline. He plays an excellent 1-2 with Gallagher and Nyambe crosses from the edge of the box but it’s blocked again. Eventually Coventry clear.

20  Coventry corner, the heads go up and the ball lands near the 18y line and Rothwell is wrong-footed, allowing the Coventry man an unchallenged shot on goal but it’s deflected I think and Kaminski saves nicely, he must have seen it late but got down well. van Hecke hoofs clear.

22  Edun spreads the play nicely to Buckley who threads a wonderful ball behind Kane to the on-rushing Nyambe. Nyambe beats Kane again in the box and fires in a powerful shot but the keeper makes a good save. Great move.

25  Edun loses the ball in Coventry’s D and defenders are caught up-field in no-man’s land. City stream forward. Lenihan makes a decent challenge but the ball runs for Coventry. Travis and Buckley aren’t chasing back hard enough. There’s a shot on goal and Kaminski saves well at the near post. Rothwell hoofs away. It’s not safe though and a City man gets a second shot but it’s too high.

26  Edun blocks a clearance and the rebound lands nicely for Gallagher near the box but he’s offside for the second time.

27  Buckley booked for a needless foul. Dolan wins the ball in our half but Gallagher’s poor ball hands the advantage back to City. Ayala slices the ball for a corner but redeems himself by heading the ball clear.

31 Nice ball deep into the box by Dabo and Ayala is there again to clear the danger.

34  Buckley, on a yellow, treading dangerously as he brings another City man down. He's not been so efective since he was booked.

38  Nice flick on by Gallagher to Dolan who fires off a shot from the edge of the box but it’s straight at the goalie at the near post.

39  Rothwell picks up the ball midway in City’s half but there’s five or more defenders between him and goal. He solves the problem by passing to Gallagher who flicks a brilliant 1-2 behind him and into the box, splitting the defence wide open. Joe races on to the ball at full pace, tips it over the keeper and follows the ball into the net. Amazing goal.

40  From the kick-off Gallagher dispossesses the City man and heads to goal. The challenge comes in but it’s a corner.

41  Eventually Gallagher picks up the ball just outside the box, shows good strength to hold off 2 defenders and, from 25m, unleashes a rocket but it smashes against a defender. Good effort from Sam, it looked on target.

42  Edun picks up a loose pass in midfield and feeds Rothwell who returns it perfectly to Edun near the D but he’s dispossessed and it runs to Dolan in the box but his shot too is blocked. Hectic!

43  Travis drives into the box but his pass to Gallagher is poor and it's out for a goal-kick. He had the chance to shoot…….would have been the better option I think.

44  Sloppy play by City and Rothwell picks up the ball and, as we’re becoming accustomed to, he drives forward into the box. From the left of goal he cuts back the perfect pass to the onrushing Gallagher who sidefoots it into the net. The keeper got something on it but it had enough power to do the job.

46  After a series of half-challenges by Rovers' defenders, Walker manages to put the ball in the net but he was offside!


 

51  Not a lot happening so far this half. Dolan just had a weak shot saved easily by the keeper.

52  Lenihan cleans up nicely but his long ball finds Gallagher a mile offside again.

53  Coventry having the better of this half so far.

54  Nicely, Nyambe shepherds the ball out for a corner frustrating the City attacker.

56  Great defensive work by Nyambe ushering Dabo further back towards his own half and his challenge sees the ball reach Gallagher who’s pass is awful but Travis clears up.

58  Gallagher receives a throw but passes directly to a Coventry man in the middle of our half! It’s danger. Poor control by Travis and the attacker drives across goal deep inside the box but Ayala gets a foot in and it’s cleared! Then Dolan gives it away. Poor stuff!

61  Gallagher gives the ball away again in the middle of our half and we’re on the back foot, the ball goes out to the City right wing and the cross to the near post, where Lenihan usually is, is met by Walker and it’s 2-1.

65  The City player stumbles and Gallagher is able to drive down the right wing but a chasing defender easily dispossesses him. Disappointing.

67  The excellent Gyokeres receives the ball in our half and holds off van Hecke’s challenge, he waltzes past Davenport as if he isn’t there, holds off Nyambe and squares the ball to Kelly 20m out who hits a good shot that beats a diving Kaminski and hits the post. The rebound hits the keeper and it’s in the net. Deary me!

69  Good response. After some good approach play, Edun puts in a great cross but Nyambe can’t get there.

71  Great long ball down the left wing from Lenihan to Gallagher but his cross is disappointing as Poveda charges in.

72  A tired van Hecke hauls an opponent down in desperation. Super Diaz  comes on to rapturous applause, Gallagher off.

74  Rothwell puts a good free-kick into the box and Ayala puts his header square across the goal but van Hecke can’t quite get to it.

Edun gives the ball away on halfway. Danger! Everyone is rushing back. Nice football from City and, unmarked, Gyokeres receives the ball on the penalty spot but van Hecke slides in from behind and brings him down. How was that not a penalty? BIG let-off.

78  The only way Kane can stop Rothwell’s run is to haul him back by his shirt. Yellow card. Rothwell takes the free kick and Lenihan rises to challenge two defenders and the goalie and it’s chaos. The ball is loose and it’s cleared off the goal line as Ayala closed in for the kill.

81  Gyokeres tries a shot from the left side of the box. van Hecke doesn’t do enough to close him down.

87  Edun slides a good ball out of defence on the left wing to Poveda. He turns inside nicely evading the defender and lobs the ball forward beautifully for Diaz to chase. He crosses into the box and amazingly Edun has continued running but the defender just gets there first, at the near post, to put it out for a corner. Edun is lying on the ground with his head in his hands. It was that close! Not quite enough weight on the ball from Diaz. 

91  Rothwell receives the ball on the right and drives into the box. He puts in a fantastic cross to the far post and Diaz rises above the defender beautifully to meet it with his head. The goalie spreads and saves; it’s panic stations but the goalie eventually grabs the ball. The Rovers players can't believe it; now Ben is holding his head. Oh! It was offside apparently!

 

Thanks as always Tony. You appear to have Kane receiving two yellow cards. Minutes 17 and 78.

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47 minutes ago, Tyrone Shoelaces said:

Thanks as always Tony. You appear to have Kane receiving two yellow cards. Minutes 17 and 78.

Well spotted! Kane didn’t get a yellow for the first foul…..even though he deserved one. I’ll edit it. Thanks.

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Thanks Tony very interesting and accurate reflection. It also confirms to me that there were quite a number of strong performances, and the biggest liability to the team and reason for the failure was sat in the dugout. 

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On 19/10/2021 at 21:37, BlueBro said:

Thanks Tony very interesting and accurate reflection. It also confirms to me that there were quite a number of strong performances, and the biggest liability to the team and reason for the failure was sat in the dugout. 

Thanks BlueBro; dunno if I’ve got the enthusiasm to do the QPR match!

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