Plan B - Have we got one this year?

Discussion in 'Coventry City General Chat' started by Esoterica, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. Sky Blue Harry H

    Sky Blue Harry H Well-Known Member

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    I salute you sir, for using a phrase that manages to be both nonsensical and perfectly understandable - 'out-grotted' - my new favourite word!
     
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  3. dongonzalos

    dongonzalos Well-Known Member

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    If we maintain as we are now we will get play offs.
    With a goalscorer this team could win the league.
     
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  4. Captain Dart

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    January is coming, time to strengthen a bit.

    Weaker teams have injuries too and can't afford to splash out.

    Its going OK so far, should be in the mix right at the end.
     
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    mechaishida Well-Known Member

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    Ah well, I seem to make talking shite an art-form.

    It's a gift, see.
     
  6. Grendel

    Grendel Well-Known Member

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    No we will get promoted on the points per game we have - some teams will remain in the form and some won't.

    We have a goalscorer - his name is Nazon

    His goals per minutes on the pitch is better than Collins, Reid, Kee, afinkenwa and Norris. Barnet have a striker whose scored more goals than him - I wouldn't swap.
     
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  7. Bernie Rhodes Nose

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    It's true. After last season's debacle we have a defensive unit that support each other if players find themselves out of position and a goalkeeper who has the confidence to do the simple things. We have an attack that create chances. They all put a shift in yesterday and although I was disappointed with the result, I was happy enough to applaud them off the pitch. I think some of us are too quick to push the panic button. Biamou is still finding his feet, Mcnulty has just come back from injury and Ponticelli is knocking on the door.
     
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  8. Esoterica

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    Nazon and Jones are X factor players who make goals for themselves out of nothing. Will the winter pitches make a difference to us? Jones has often been our only outlet and I can see his game taking a dip when he's running through treacle and there's no guarantee we'll have Nazon after January.
     
  9. dongonzalos

    dongonzalos Well-Known Member

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    Every team above us has a striker who has scored more goals than any of ours. It is a simple as that.
    I would swap him for anyone of those strikers if they would be ours.
    The Duck as it stands goes back in 3 months time.
     
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    We couldn't anyway, he's not ours to swap
     
  11. stupot07

    stupot07 Well-Known Member

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    Its not a goal scorer we lack more a central midfielder or another winger who can unlock defences. Its all too reliant jodi Jones. Baker would have been ideal.

    People are too hung up on a 20 goal a season striker. On current strike rate, we have one - Nazon.

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  12. Grendel

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    He hasn't played as many games as them. Let's face it you were demanding the club signed Yakubu as soon as there was interest.
     
  13. Grendel

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    Correct all but one poster can see we have
     
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    What happens after his loan deal expires?
     
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    Who do you think will score more this season, Nazon or Collins ?
     
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    dongonzalos Well-Known Member

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    According to one poster we will still get promoted because we have a good defence.
     
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    dongonzalos Well-Known Member

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    Collins has consistently done the business.
    I like the Duck he is exciting ad raw. However I don't think he is an 20 goal plus striker abd I don't like that we will be relying on Wolves allowing us to extend his stay here.
     
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    Can't find a poster for good defence, but maybe this 'best' one will do.

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    You are right on the reliance on Jones. We do need another winger. I also think Bim would score goals if he was receiving crosses.
    However I am not comfortable with us relying on McNulty and Beavon. The Duck isn't our own I like him but I don't think he can keep that scoring record up. I don't like that as it stands he goes in January
     
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    If nazon plays as many games as a forward I'd say he will
     
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    Grendel Well-Known Member

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    Collins has scored 4 in the last 11 nazon 4 in the last 5 and Collins goal average over his career often shows seasons of low return.
     
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    dongonzalos Well-Known Member

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    He has scored 1 in 2 or 1 in 3 for every club he played for apart from Hibs.
     
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    Grendel Well-Known Member

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    No he didn't at Shrewsbury or Darlington either but whatever
     
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    We either extend his loan or replace him in January. We can't sign anyone who iant unattached until then anyway.

    Plus replacing Nazon in January isn't a plan B, its just a replacement.

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  25. dongonzalos

    dongonzalos Well-Known Member

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    Shrewsbury 60 starts 20 goals.
    Darlington 5 starts 2 goals
     
  26. dongonzalos

    dongonzalos Well-Known Member

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    Fingers crossed if he goes we do sign an out and out striker.
    Robins seems convinced mcnukty is stil that man.
    McNulty offers a lot he just isn't clinical unfortunately.
     
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    We were happy with relying on Newcastle to extend Armstrongs loan.

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    Oh it's "starts" now is it?

    Well that's bollocks anyway unless he's made 70 sub appearances for Shrewsbury - he's played for them twice you idiot
     
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    stupot07 Well-Known Member

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    Oh and people need to stop banging on ability Collins. We didn't sign him, he plays for someone else. There's nothing to talk about.

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    Marc mcnultys goals per starts is 1 in 2 for most clubs he played for previously - 10 in 13 starts at sheff united

    Dongle talking nonsense again.
     
  31. Londonccfcfan

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    Back on topic about OP.

    About plan B, not really needed one so far this season unless you really want to nit pick and criticise, which I don't think this should be about.

    For me our performances have generally vastly improved in the second half after some tinkering from Robins no doubt at half time. Which shows there is different plans and to an extent Robins has out thought the opposing managers and also doesn't make changes for the sake of or a hope of change.

    Robins has been a step ahead of opposing managers so far. Not really seen an opposing team change formation or make substitutions that have had adverse effect on the way we have played.

    Last year it seemed every time we made a substitution we conceded a late goal!
     
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  32. Adge

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    Been saying it for 2-3 seasons now that if we want to progress players like Haynes,Willis,Burge,Stevenson et al will not take us forward (enough). A bit worrying that we agree that they have "found their level" in L2 so in a nutshell if we go up they again won't be up to the job?
     
  33. dongonzalos

    dongonzalos Well-Known Member

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    He did play for them twice and scored 22 in 66 first time round you numpty 1 in 3
     
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    dongonzalos Well-Known Member

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    McNulty 1 in 4 at Sheffield
    1 in 15 at Bradford
    1 in 8 for us

    He did well in Scotland in the Scottish first and second division and a decent loan spell at Portsmouth.
    But even with the Scottish time skewing his stats he still isn't a 1 in 3 striker.
     
  35. Grendel

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    Lol! So second time round doesn't count. You said 1 in 3 for Shrewsbury which wasn't true was it?
     

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