Match Thread Barnet - Coventry City Match Thread - Saturday 7th Oct

Discussion in 'Coventry City General Chat' started by Nick, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. Covstu

    Covstu Well-Known Member

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    I think this is the concern, if they stop Jodi we run out of ideas. Teams have Sussed he is our key player so we need tactics to be able to switch wings rather that rely on him to feed the duck.

    Anyway, not downhearted, results in the main went well for us so lots to play for
     
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  2. Otis

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    I think Grimmer is okay. At this level at least. Sometimes he looks quite impressive (going forwards) and occasionally vulnerable when players run at or past him, but I really don't buy into 'awful' at all.
     
  3. steve82

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    We are a bit one dimensional as a side with JJ, which is where we need pace on both flanks for me.

    Never a good sign to see JJ swapping sides 5/6 times in a half, and having no joy either side.
     
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  4. Otis

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    I'm not convinced on Devon Kelly-Evans. He had one very good game, but his first touch isn't brilliant and to take the pressure off Jones we need someone on the opposite flank also being a danger. If we have that then the opposition cannot afford to triple mark Jones.
     
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    Ryan Haynes gets my vote to do just that, can get the odd vital goal too from shots outside the box.
     
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  6. clint van damme

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    he was quick to get across and get our centre halves out of trouble a couple of times yesterday.
    I don't think Rod and Willis had their best games yesterday to be honest.
     
  7. Warwickhunt

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    If the Duck was on yesterday they could not afford to triple mark JJ so MR needs to think about occupying the opposition defenders and get the full backs overlapping more. Not once yesterday did the full backs go past JJ when he was on their wing
     
  8. Covstu

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    I think he is a decent player, gives us an attacking option but with that gets caught at the back. I think he has the ability to chip in a few goals a season. Just need to get appropriate cover when he is bombing forward. Similar argument to England again, if you play wing backs then do you need three at the back?
     
  9. Covstu

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    Agree but if there key players were fit then we would have had more issues but they weren't. You stop the supply, you stop the goals
     
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    Ryan Haynes could be our Gareth bale but without the set piece ability

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
     
  11. Covstu

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    Thanks for this, this cheered me up no end! :happy:
     
  12. clint van damme

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    [​IMG]

    from Twitter
     
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    Best place to be!
     
  14. Mcbean

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    That is a big deviation - but the place to be - just need a few of those shots to go in !
     
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    Fixed
     
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    Your pic has plenty to be positive about but the next two raise minor concerns currently.
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    This one states the obvious that we're not taking our chances we need to take the points but says we're fine creating them so hopefully a matter of time.

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    Oh where we could be.... We've played 4 of the 6 sides who fall into the pushover category all away and taken 5 pts from a possible 12 scoring just 2 goals with Forest Green and Colchester at home to come very soon thankfully at home

    We need to be more ruthless in front of goal to maintain a top 7 spot. We're in touching distance of being a very dominant side.
     
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  17. better days

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    The full game is being shown again right now in Sky channel 403. Just stumbled across it. Viewing figures unlikely to be too big
     
  18. steve82

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    Hopefully sky will leave us as a 3pm kick off the next international weekend.
    On the other hand any jem in the side had a very quiet day to any watching suitors.
     
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    But still conceded nothing
     
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    Could be. Last one we had who could have been was Chris Hussey
     
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    I'm hearing the same thing mate from pals back home who go, my mate thinks we will need one or two forwards to come in, in January , he reckons mcnulty biamou and beavon just don't cut it? What you saying Otis ?
     
  22. clint van damme

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    yep, always a good sign when you're not at your best but still get the job done.
     
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  23. Esoterica

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    A point today in the context of the previous week is an ok result but in the context of Barnet's form, our form, our available squad vs theres and then how the actual game panned out, it was not good. I think our fans are too down trodden by years of bottom half finishes - the novelty of a solid defence and a top 7 position are masking some worrying deficiencies. People are happy because we're in the mix but with this squad and a little more bravery we could be looking down on everyone else 2 or 3 points clear.
    I'm still saying we don't create enough clear cut chances for a typical L2 striker, whoever that may be. Nazon and Jones are the type of players you don't normally get at this level - making goals out of nothing. Great to watch them but dangerous to rely on and for the opposition it is easier to combat individual than a whole team.
    See a few people also saying that other team's form will drop too but it's our form that is the most exceptional in the league with our clean sheet record. I'm not panicking (I can't emphasise that enough) but I think we could easily be looking back at the end of the season, just a handful of points off 3rd place, while wistfully thinking back to our lack of courage in games like this to go for all 3 points rather than settling for one and being happy to nick 3 by relying on a bit of magic. Can also see our goals drying up further when the winter weather/pitches start to impact our play, which it will more than others in this league.
     
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  24. stevefloyd

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    Thats McNulty getting away lightly!!
     
  25. covcity4life

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    Whiney bitches
     
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  26. stevefloyd

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    I quite like Grimmer, he never gives up and obviously is part of our solid defence this season, I see him as a half decent division 4 player
     
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    I must say our striker department is living on the edge of the trade descriptions act, really really need something coming from them ASAP if we are to get promoted, each game I think they will score soon but sadly don't, hopefully if and when they do the flood gates will open
     
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  28. Cov kid 55

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    The lack of goals is obviously disappointing, but I think both McNulty and Biamou are good players, and show promise of things to come.
     
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  29. Otis

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    I think Biamou has done alright. Beavon I think is definitely a decent option from the bench (wouldn't pick him from the off at the moment because I don't think he suits the system we play).

    It's just not clicking for McNulty at the moment. He's busy, but not looking like scoring and not tying in well with his fellow strikers. Been the biggest disappointment so far from me. I was expecting great things from the lad. He's just not being showing that thus far.
     
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    Its 12 games into the season. How long before we start clicking??
     
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    I think McNulty has been unlucky - at the start of the season he looked ring rusty and was just getting some sharpness back when he got injured. Looks like the kind of player who puts on a kg a week when he's injured and clearly lacking a bit of confidence in front of goal. Could just as well have played Beavon on Saturday when McNulty was asked play the defensive forward role.
     
  32. MCB

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    Well, that was dull as ditchwater!

    Possibly a bit unfair to say you lacked any cutting edge as the one area we are injury free is at CB. Losing Jamal Campbell-Ryce just before kick off was unexpected - and really left us without any creative players with any league experience.

    Coventry fans created a good atmosphere, what was appreciated was the lack of 'we should be beating teams like little old xxxxx', and general patronising tone (as seem by every other team that has come down here - see Portsmouth, Swindon, Luton, Stockport etc etc). Hope you all enjoyed the day out despite the football and when we come up to yours we have a fully fit squad to provide a more entertaining game. And hope you break your top 6 hoodoo this year!
     
  33. better days

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    A nice day out but a bad game especially as it was on TV. Couldn't blame Barnet for playing as they did with so many players missing
    The Bar 66 is excellent and your whole set up there is first class
    Good luck over the rest of the season - apart from at the Ricoh of course...........
     
  34. clint van damme

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    was delighted to see JCR missing, every time I see him play against us he gives us problems.
    Had a great day out, the set up down there is spot on. Hopefully your club can keep building and get a few more fans down there, must be difficult been so close to the big north London clubs though.
     
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    Strange game, they worked hard and i felt we gave the ball back too easily. We almost were trying to be too clever at times.

    Felt the shipley sub was probably not what we needed, but he did well with the high looping corners he clipped in.

    Ponti's 5 mins at the end is pointless, needs more time.

    Would have liked to have seen beavon included but that meant sacrificing biamous height.
     

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