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    Brentford (A) - Saturday 5.12.20

    I would agree this is probably the team, but with Gallagher through the middle and Armstrong left. I am not a fan at all of Trybull from what I've seen and I would play Johnson ahead of him, but I can see Trybull starting. Reckon with Rothwell playing Holtby will be back to his best. Brereton is a big loss for his ball retention up top, without him I think we may find ourselves on the back foot a lot more. This game is impossible to call really. Could go any way from us getting a hiding to us getting a solid win.
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    Adam Armstrong

    He's been phenomenal for us. Fox in the box, scores worldies from range, can score on his own, creates chances for others. He's got the strike rate of Jordan Rhodes but he offers a lot more all round. I'm also a bit confused why people are lukewarm on him. Fans seem to get annoyed that he misses chances, but if he scored them he would be on 80 goals a season which is ludicrous. That said there is something about him, a bit like Dack also, that makes you think he might struggle in the Prem. Which might mean we can hold onto him as few sides are going to offer the £25m plus unless theyre certain. Probs likeliest risk will be a prem club low balls us in Jan, we turn them down, and then that unsettles him for the second half of the season and he gets demotivated...
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    Rovers v Millwall. Wed 2nd Dec 7.45pm

    Really really poor performance, I thought it was much worse than the Barnsley game where we struggled first half but did turn it around well. That said we still managed to win which is to be applauded, but really if the handballs had been given we could well have lost. So I wouldn't take much confidence from it at all. Why was this performance so poor? I would say We obviously have a big problem when the opposition play 343. The forwards just can't get in the game at all, the space they find against a back 4 just wasnt't available. Game completely passed Brereton by, and Gallagher only had any luck through battering his way through pretty ineffectively. The above was exacerbated by theoretically playing Elliott in midfield as he didn't actually play in midfield at all. He was really on the right almost like a second winger. That left Johnson and Holtby pretty much isolated in the midfield where they were overrun and both had really poor games. We really needed another midfielder in there - ideally Rothwell but Buckley or Davenport would have been okay. Eliott scored a great goal which papered over the cracks somewhat, but that apart it really didn't work. When we did bring on midfield substitutes around the 75 minutes Brereton was already off and Gallagher went off. so then we suddenly had a lot of midfielders but no real forwards apart from Armstrong who was bizarrely playing wide. We lost all sense of shape entirely. Got lucky with Armstrong's goal, but it was a real mess. I thought Ayala was a big downgrade on Wharton to be honest which is an amazing thing to say considering his pedigree. Will put it down to fitness. Lenihan and Nyambe were great, and I thought Bell did okay to be honest defensively. What we need to do imo : Figure out how to play against 343. Won't be the last time we come up against it. We might need to be radical and change our formation. Maybe we could match the 343? We have the players for it. Not play Elliot in midfield. Get a proper workhorse in there like Rothwell or Davenport (or ideally Trav when he's back) to get up and down and be competitive. We've only got 3 midfielders in the formation for Christsake - the three in there need to actually play in midfield. That said next we are playing Brentford who are 433 so think that will be a really open game and completely different to either of the last two games. Our standard 433 should work fine, but I certainly wouldn't play Elliot in the middle. Move him up wide right, drop Gallagher and play Rothwell on the left of the midfield 3.
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    Championship Season 2020 - 2021

    Anything is possible in the Championship.
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    Rovers v Millwall. Wed 2nd Dec 7.45pm

    Have to agree, Buckley has been very good this season.
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    Rovers v Millwall. Wed 2nd Dec 7.45pm

    Championship is so crazy. Ten (10!!!!) clubs within 4 points of the top after 15 games. Mental.
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    Rovers v Millwall. Wed 2nd Dec 7.45pm

    Think he missed two handballs from our players in the box though so good on him
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    Rovers v Millwall. Wed 2nd Dec 7.45pm

    Subs have made us worse... Dont really get what the plan is. Also pitch is horrendous. As is all of our passing.
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    Rovers v Millwall. Wed 2nd Dec 7.45pm

    Now we suddenly look very physically light up front....
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    Rovers v Millwall. Wed 2nd Dec 7.45pm

    So whose playing where?
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    Rovers v Millwall. Wed 2nd Dec 7.45pm

    Here we go, triple change. Whole new midfield..
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    Rovers v Millwall. Wed 2nd Dec 7.45pm

    Really don't get why Rothwell isn't on yet.
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    Rovers v Millwall. Wed 2nd Dec 7.45pm

    He's caused them quite a few problems in the air. But i'd be inclined to agree.
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    Rovers v Millwall. Wed 2nd Dec 7.45pm

    Agreed. Just doesn't look right without Rothwell down the left. Obvious half time sub. He'll bring Brereton into the game too. Not sure who we bring off though...

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