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PLAYER WATCH v Derby County

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               ***  *     6                                 

Buckley                  ********* *****     11

Lenihan                    **************************   ********   34

 van Hecke              ****************   ***     23

Edun                          *********  *****     10

Johnson                   ******************  *******     15 

Travis                        ********  ****     11

Rothwell                   ************  ****     15   

Dolan (74)               *******  ***     4

 Diaz                           ************  *****     19

Gallagher (85)        ***************  *******     10 

 

Khadra (74)             **  *     -1

Poveda (85)               *     -1

 

Highlights and Lowlights

(A justification for the main ratings given above)

01 Edun receives high up, on the wing, and puts in a great, first-time cross. Gallagher rises at the far post but his downward header goes wide. That’s a bad miss, it should, at least, have been on target.

03  Nice ball down the left wing from Johnson to Gallagher. Sam carries into the box but his shot is weak and wide.

05  Lenihan has to cover the right full-back position as Derby attack. Dolan is drawn in too and is bamboozled near our own corner flag allowing the winger to put in a dangerous cross. Lenihan is still out of position. Thankfully, Edun gets there first but it’s up in the air. Van Hecke hoofs clear.

07  Some nice approach play from our own box, involving half a dozen players. Finally it’s Dolan to Buckley on the wing, 20m out. His cross behind the defence across the face of goal is sublime. Diaz leaps in at the far post to meet it (with his shin I think) but the goalie saves. Diaz follows up and just manages to push it over the line. Derby try to play on but the ref isn’t fooled!

11  Hmm, Lenihan is being drawn forward to challenge more often than usual. No big problem yet but, without Ayala, it’s risky leaving  a hole at the back.

13  Gallagher wins a corner on the left. Rothwell delivers to the far post and, under heavy challenge, van Hecke gets in a good header which grazes the right post.

14  Buckley is nutmegged by the winger but the attempted cross is cut out well by Lenihan.

19  Buckley wins the ball and drives over the halfway line drawing defenders towards him. He passes to Gallagher who lays it off nicely to Dolan. Dolan threads the ball through the defence towards the D, Diaz chases and collects and moves into the right side of the box. It’s quite a tight angle but Diaz slips the ball expertly under the keeper and into the net. Great finish!

22  Travis picks up in the middle of the Derby half and plays a neat 1-2 with Gallagher. Travis slips the ball square to Diaz just inside the box but his shot is scuffed and the goalie collects easily. Shame! that was hat-trick time Ben!

24  Good pressing from Rovers.

25  Lenihan leaping out of the line again, this time it’s a foul. Rothwell just seems to be running around at the moment - he’s not contributing much. No tackles, no passes.

27  Shinnie scythes down Gallagher with a crude challenge…..he’s lucky it was just a yellow. The Rovers players are incensed. At least Rothwell’s set-pieces are decent; the free-kick is met by Lenihan who heads back into the box but it’s cleared well by the defence. Corner.

31  Derby attack down their right and Johnson can’t stop the cross coming in from the edge of the box; Sibley brings it down but Lenihan intercepts, in the nick of time, and boots clear. A high ball comes back towards our box and Rothwell allows it to bounce, Lenihan is out-jumped and Travis tries to run clear but is dispossessed. Chaos! Eventually Buckley puts it out for a throw.

36  The commentators mention that Lenihan comes forward again, on the right, to challenge for a header…... further forward than we’re used to. It could be a conscious thing to protect Buckley?

37  Neat footwork from Rothwell midway in Derby’s half and it’s back to Johnson who slides a lovely pass down the wing to Diaz. He approaches the box and lays a beautiful pass behind the last 2 defenders to Gallagher on the far post. Sam fluffs his lines and puts it behind. Bad miss!

38  Bird picks up the ball in his own half and goes past Edun and Rothwell effortlessly. He slips it to Morrison in the box, van Hecke can't get there but his shot is too close to Kaminski and it’s well saved.

45  A loose pass from the Derby goalie is picked up by Diaz who squares the ball to Gallagher on the left edge of the box, he squares to Johnson inside the box but his side-footed shot is saved by the keeper’s legs. It falls to Dolan who takes a touch but then nudges it past the right post. We should be 4 or 5 up!

54  Lenihan brings down a Derby man just to the right of our D. The powerful free-kick goes through the wall and a diving Kaminski palms it round the post.

58  Lawrence beats Lenihan on the edge of the box and the Rover has to foul his man. Yellow card. Similar position to the last free-kick but the shot is well over the bar.

62  All a bit sloppy this half. We’re sitting back more too.

73  Not much happening.

74  Derby having all the possession. Lawrence shoots from just outside the box but it’s wide.

Khadra on, Dolan off.

76  A long bit of Derby possession but no real danger.

77  Long Derby throw and Davies beats Lenihan on the near post and manages to flick the ball over his head. Edun brilliantly gets ahead of the attacker on the edge of the 6 yard box to head clear. It comes back though and Johnson heads clear.

79  Derby the first to every loose ball at the moment.

85  Buckley brings down the Derby man and stops a dangerous run but it’s a yellow card. Gallagher off, Poveda on.

The free-kick leads to a lot of Derby pressure. Khadra is left for dead on the Derby right wing, he rugby tackles the attacker and it’s a free-kick just outside the box. Yellow card.

The free-kick comes in, bounces off a head back to the edge of the 6 yard box and Davies hooks it into the net. That same old feeling!

91  More panicky, chaotic play from Rovers. Eventually Travis takes out a Derby man midway in our half. Yellow card. The free-kick comes in, Diaz loses the aerial challenge on the edge of the box and the ball reaches the penalty spot where Morrison brings it down and Richard’s shot hits the post. Lenihan helps to bundle the ball out of play. Pure panic!

van Hecke heads away the resulting corner. Another cross comes in and this time Lenihan heads away. 

93  A long hoof downfield from Derby and Edun is beaten in the air and the ball flies into the box. Van Hecke can’t prevent Richards charging on to the ball but his shot flies past the right post. Rovers living very dangerously as usual…..Richards pounding the ground in frustration! Outrageous time-wasting from Kaminski!

96  The whistle goes and Diaz punches the air! Phew!

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5 hours ago, tonyoz said:

PLAYER WATCH v Derby County

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               ***  *     6                                 

Buckley                 ********* *****     11

Lenihan                 **************************   ********   34

 van Hecke           ****************   ***     23

Edun                     *********  *****     10

Johnson                ******************  *******     15 

Travis                    ********  ****     11

Rothwell               ************  ****     15   

Dolan (74)           *******  ***     4

 Diaz                     ************  *****     19

Gallagher (85)     ***************  *******     10 

 

Khadra (74)          **  *     -1

Poveda (85)           *     -1

 

Highlights and Lowlights

(A justification for the main ratings given above)

01 Edun receives high up, on the wing, and puts in a great, first-time cross. Gallagher rises at the far post but his downward header goes wide. That’s a bad miss, it should, at least, have been on target.

03  Nice ball down the left wing from Johnson to Gallagher. Sam carries into the box but his shot is weak and wide.

05  Lenihan has to cover the right full-back position as Derby attack. Dolan is drawn in too and is bamboozled near our own corner flag allowing the winger to put in a dangerous cross. Lenihan is still out of position. Thankfully, Edun gets there first but it’s up in the air. Van Hecke hoofs clear.

07  Some nice approach play from our own box, involving half a dozen players. Finally it’s Dolan to Buckley on the wing, 20m out. His cross behind the defence across the face of goal is sublime. Diaz leaps in at the far post to meet it (with his shin I think) but the goalie saves. Diaz follows up and just manages to push it over the line. Derby try to play on but the ref isn’t fooled!

11  Hmm, Lenihan is being drawn forward to challenge more often than usual. No big problem yet but, without Ayala, it’s risky leaving  a hole at the back.

13  Gallagher wins a corner on the left. Rothwell delivers to the far post and, under heavy challenge, van Hecke gets in a good header which grazes the right post.

14  Buckley is nutmegged by the winger but the attempted cross is cut out well by Lenihan.

19  Buckley wins the ball and drives over the halfway line drawing defenders towards him. He passes to Gallagher who lays it off nicely to Dolan. Dolan threads the ball through the defence towards the D, Diaz chases and collects and moves into the right side of the box. It’s quite a tight angle but Diaz slips the ball expertly under the keeper and into the net. Great finish!

22  Travis picks up in the middle of the Derby half and plays a neat 1-2 with Gallagher. Travis slips the ball square to Diaz just inside the box but his shot is scuffed and the goalie collects easily. Shame! that was hat-trick time Ben!

24  Good pressing from Rovers.

25  Lenihan leaping out of the line again, this time it’s a foul. Rothwell just seems to be running around at the moment - he’s not contributing much. No tackles, no passes.

27  Shinnie scythes down Gallagher with a crude challenge…..he’s lucky it was just a yellow. The Rovers players are incensed. At least Rothwell’s set-pieces are decent; the free-kick is met by Lenihan who heads back into the box but it’s cleared well by the defence. Corner.

31  Derby attack down their right and Johnson can’t stop the cross coming in from the edge of the box; Sibley brings it down but Lenihan intercepts, in the nick of time, and boots clear. A high ball comes back towards our box and Rothwell allows it to bounce, Lenihan is out-jumped and Travis tries to run clear but is dispossessed. Chaos! Eventually Buckley puts it out for a throw.

36  The commentators mention that Lenihan comes forward again, on the right, to challenge for a header…... further forward than we’re used to. It could be a conscious thing to protect Buckley?

37  Neat footwork from Rothwell midway in Derby’s half and it’s back to Johnson who slides a lovely pass down the wing to Diaz. He approaches the box and lays a beautiful pass behind the last 2 defenders to Gallagher on the far post. Sam fluffs his lines and puts it behind. Bad miss!

38  Bird picks up the ball in his own half and goes past Edun and Rothwell effortlessly. He slips it to Morrison in the box, van Hecke can't get there but his shot is too close to Kaminski and it’s well saved.

45  A loose pass from the Derby goalie is picked up by Diaz who squares the ball to Gallagher on the left edge of the box, he squares to Johnson inside the box but his side-footed shot is saved by the keeper’s legs. It falls to Dolan who takes a touch but then nudges it past the right post. We should be 4 or 5 up!

54  Lenihan brings down a Derby man just to the right of our D. The powerful free-kick goes through the wall and a diving Kaminski palms it round the post.

58  Lawrence beats Lenihan on the edge of the box and the Rovers man has to foul his man. Yellow card. Similar position to the last free-kick but the shot is well over the bar.

62  All a bit sloppy this half. We’re sitting back more too.

73  Not much happening.

74  Derby having all the possession. Lawrence shoots from just outside the box but it’s wide.

Khadra on, Dolan off.

76  A long bit of Derby possession but no real danger.

77  Long Derby throw and Davies beats Lenihan on the near post and manages to flick the ball over his head. Edun brilliantly gets ahead of the attacker on the edge of the 6 yard box to head clear. It comes back though and Johnson heads clear.

79  Derby the first to every loose ball at the moment.

85  Buckley brings down the Derby man and stops a dangerous run but it’s a yellow card. Gallagher off, Poveda on.

The free-kick leads to a lot of Derby pressure. Khadra is left for dead on the Derby right wing, he rugby tackles the Derby man and it’s a free-kick just outside the box. Yellow card.

The free-kick comes in, bounces off a head back to the edge of the 6 yard box and Davies hooks it into the net. That same old feeling!

91  More panicky, chaotic play from Rovers. Eventually Travis takes out a Derby man midway in our half. Yellow card. The free-kick comes in, Diaz loses the aerial challenge on the edge of the box and the ball reaches the penalty spot where Morrison brings it down and Richard’s shot hits the post. Lenihan helps to bundle the ball out of play. Pure panic!

van Hecke heads away the resulting corner. Another cross comes in and this time Lenihan heads away. 

93  A long hoof downfield from Derby and Edun is beaten in the air and the ball flies into the box. Van Hecke can’t prevent Richards charging on to the ball but his shot flies past the right post. Rovers living very dangerously as usual…..Richards pounding the ground in frustration! Outrageous time-wasting from Kaminski!

96  The whistle goes and Diaz punches the air! Phew!

Thanks as usual Tony. Your marking system is very revealing as to who played well and who didn’t.

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