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Re: EDS/Academy Games

Postby Douglas Higginbottom » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:38 pm

craigmcfc wrote:EDS drew 1-1 with Liverpool tonight at the Etihad.


Pity I didn't see the 2 high scoring games so I could make a comparison with this one. I've said it many times before at these games but wow they are so much bigger than we are!!!

Basically they looked like blokes playing against kids and it looked like that times when strength won the battles. But apary from that LPool were pretty well organised and looked as though they were very keen to make sure we didn't score 6 against them.

Overall LPool will go home wondering how the hell they didnt win the game. They were the better side and created alot more dangerous situations than we did but the one time they got the ball in the net it was ruled offside. ( looked an iffy decision to me) We had one great chance but Touazi shot over on the stretch.

Their goal was a great cross and header but our left back Wilson maybe should have done better to stop the cross. Our equaliser was a beauty mostly created by Poveda who played a super pass to the overlapping full back ( Wilson) who crossed for Matondo to tap in.

No great performances tonight apart maybe from Lattibeaudierre. Very good at the back alongside Ogbeta who I think might have been playing his first EDS game. Touazi hardly involved, touch pretty poor when the ball was fired into him. Gomes looked decent without being special

Plenty of playing the ball out from the back as LPool pressed hard and we mostly survived and did it ok but there were some scary moments.
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Re: EDS/Academy Games

Postby littlebig » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:23 pm

I miss the old DH training reports. Back in the old days #givedougapass
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Re: EDS/Academy Games

Postby nottsblue » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:49 pm

The young guns equalise in the last minute at Shrewsbury
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Re: EDS/Academy Games

Postby nottsblue » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:13 pm

nottsblue wrote:The young guns equalise in the last minute at Shrewsbury

Then lose 3-1 on penalties
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Re: EDS/Academy Games

Postby Douglas Higginbottom » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:19 pm

nottsblue wrote:
nottsblue wrote:The young guns equalise in the last minute at Shrewsbury

Then lose 3-1 on penalties


Poor penalties it has to be said. Touazi had scored the equaliser but tried the other corner with the first one and hit a weak effort which the keeper saved with ease. Bernabe's was quite decent but the keepet finger tipped it onto the post. Tom Dele hit the bar and only Matondo scored with one hiigh into the net.

A draw though was a decent result against obviously a bigger stronger side. Sadly the standard of the refereeing was exactly what we are used to in the prem. Crap. Plenty of times our lads were pushed off the ball blatantly and not just being out strengthed.

They scored as you might expect.Long ball into the box and they win the header and on this occasion they won the 2nd ball easily to score. We got more and more into the game and threatening and it was subs plus an injury to Tyreke Wilson that helped us imo.

Latibeaudierre came on at cenre back for Humphreys and Colin Rosler joined hin there while Ogbeta moved from the center to lefy back. The new right back ( not certain but might have been Diounkou ) was physically better than Rosler and really quick. It was his sprint forward that won the pen. We were close to a winner as well. Good effort overall.
Bernabe looks quality
Garre flatters to deceive but got no help from the ref
Matondo is a flying machine but lacks a bit of nouse.
Tom Dele Bashiru was quite good driving forward at times but lacks the pass
Gomes looks very tidy, composed on the ball. I like him
Touazi looks ddangerous, makes good runs but was poor in his link up play.
Muric is fine and looks the business. One question would be whether he should go for more crosses. He didn't at all today but it's hard from behind the goal to know whether he should have.
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Re: EDS/Academy Games

Postby Fidel Castro » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:24 pm

Just watching the u19 in the youth league vs Lyon. Look pretty shocking tbh
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Re: EDS/Academy Games

Postby Nigels Tackle » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:28 pm

Fidel Castro wrote:Just watching the u19 in the youth league vs Lyon. Look pretty shocking tbh


see that we're 2 down after 20 mins
how is gomes looking?
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Re: EDS/Academy Games

Postby Fidel Castro » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:37 pm

Nigels Tackle wrote:
Fidel Castro wrote:Just watching the u19 in the youth league vs Lyon. Look pretty shocking tbh


see that we're 2 down after 20 mins
how is gomes looking?


Game passing him by a bit. Defence very sloppy and tend to be bypassing midfield, either hitting it long to Simmonds or feeding Povedo and Garre down the flanks, who tend to lose it 9 times out of 10
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Re: EDS/Academy Games

Postby Douglas Higginbottom » Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:42 pm

Fidel Castro wrote:
Nigels Tackle wrote:
Fidel Castro wrote:Just watching the u19 in the youth league vs Lyon. Look pretty shocking tbh


see that we're 2 down after 20 mins
how is gomes looking?


Game passing him by a bit. Defence very sloppy and tend to be bypassing midfield, either hitting it long to Simmonds or feeding Povedo and Garre down the flanks, who tend to lose it 9 times out of 10


Overall I thought Gomes was pretty good and the only hint of a player who can help run the midfield.Trouble is he didn't have a great deal to work with as it was just about the weakest team I can remember seeing at this level.

Tom Dele Bashiru isn't a bad player but he's all about driving with the ball and needs a bit too much space to be of real value. Bernabe clearly has talent but just disappears a bit too much. Looks for space between the lines and is dangerous when he gets the ball there but he just doesnt help run the midfield.

Lyon on the other hand seemed to have a 6 and an 8 who did run the midfield and as a result won the game. First half I though we were poor and deservedly down even though we had a couple of chances there was nothing solid in what we did. I felt it relied mostly on whether Poveda could dribble through or not. On the other side Garre flattered to deceive as ever. I still don't think I have ever seen him beat his man! Works quite hard but just doesn't do it for me.

Changes at half time took off Frimpong, moved Ogbeta to left back and brought on Taylor Harwood- Bellis at center back. Felix Nmecha also on for Bernabe. Seemed to make a difference too and for a while we played well. The main threat was Poveda and his dancing run set up the goal for Nmecha. It felt like we were more likely to equalise than them score again. One double chance saw Matondo's fierce shot blocked by the keeper and when it looked a cert for Poveda to score his shot was spectacularly turned over by the keeper as he got up. Quite freaky as Pveda seemed to have most of the goal to score into but hit it high into the corner where the keeper was getting up!!

Then of course they scored 2 in 2 minutes! Both from out right and both basically from errors by Diounkou. Sad for him as he seems to be ok and a real athlete. Going forward he made some great breaks but his defending really must get more solid.

After their goal we had a number of chances and good ones but somehow their keeper kept them out. It made me think after that their guy made probably 6 great saves and I can't remember ours making even one!

We deserved to lose but 4.1 was cruel
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Re: EDS/Academy Games

Postby johnny crossan » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:59 pm

Douglas Higginbottom wrote:Overall I thought Gomes was pretty good and the only hint of a player who can help run the midfield.Trouble is he didn't have a great deal to work with as it was just about the weakest team I can remember seeing at this level.

Tom Dele Bashiru isn't a bad player but he's all about driving with the ball and needs a bit too much space to be of real value. Bernabe clearly has talent but just disappears a bit too much. Looks for space between the lines and is dangerous when he gets the ball there but he just doesnt help run the midfield.

Lyon on the other hand seemed to have a 6 and an 8 who did run the midfield and as a result won the game. First half I though we were poor and deservedly down even though we had a couple of chances there was nothing solid in what we did. I felt it relied mostly on whether Poveda could dribble through or not. On the other side Garre flattered to deceive as ever. I still don't think I have ever seen him beat his man! Works quite hard but just doesn't do it for me.

Changes at half time took off Frimpong, moved Ogbeta to left back and brought on Taylor Harwood- Bellis at center back. Felix Nmecha also on for Bernabe. Seemed to make a difference too and for a while we played well. The main threat was Poveda and his dancing run set up the goal for Nmecha. It felt like we were more likely to equalise than them score again. One double chance saw Matondo's fierce shot blocked by the keeper and when it looked a cert for Poveda to score his shot was spectacularly turned over by the keeper as he got up. Quite freaky as Pveda seemed to have most of the goal to score into but hit it high into the corner where the keeper was getting up!!

Then of course they scored 2 in 2 minutes! Both from out right and both basically from errors by Diounkou. Sad for him as he seems to be ok and a real athlete. Going forward he made some great breaks but his defending really must get more solid.

After their goal we had a number of chances and good ones but somehow their keeper kept them out. It made me think after that their guy made probably 6 great saves and I can't remember ours making even one!

We deserved to lose but 4.1 was cruel
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Re: EDS/Academy Games

Postby mr_nool » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:05 pm

Seconded.

I saw a clip of our goal. That was some solo run from Poveda!
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