Date: 15th August 2018 at 12:33pm
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Ok, so that wasn’t the best of games was it?

Steve Bruce looked, when he came to face the Sky cameras, like he’d blown his top in the dressing room.

Players you would have thought would have been looking to impress and really turn on the style against Yeovil were more like shy wallflowers.

I can’t really understand it, it’s not like Yeovil were a kick lumps out of the oppo type of team and the pitch was a great quality. No excuses at all. Fine, there were 9 changes to the team that played v Wigan at the weekend. But so what? As Ian Taylor said on Sky, although it does make a bit of a difference, these are professional footballers, they should be able to play with whoever they are asked to.

I thought in glimpses Andre Green looked good, and it’s such a shame his one belting shot didn’t go in, because it would have been a screamer of a goal.

You have to say that Yeovil were unlucky, they had a goal disallowed for no reason at all and missed a penalty. I guess the cliche is true, it doesn’t over matter how we played, we won and have progressed in the Cup. However, that did leave more questions than answers.

3 wins in a row now though, that’s the best start to a season since 1962. Who knows what we can do, if and when we start to play well.

Join in the debate in the match thread here…

So over to you, rate the players fine folks:

 

5 Replies to “How Do You Rate That Lot? Still, Cup Progress & Best Start To A Season Since 1962.”

  • Poor overall, as we have come to expect in these type of games. But job done. We go again. etc.

  • Seems the overall rating are pretty much the same as mine. Axel, Jack and Jimmy the only ones to come out with any credit, although I think Hourihanes goal has skewed his rating as he was poor.

  • Much as I enjoy winning I am disappointed with the performances. There is no tempo to the play, which is often laborious and slow.
    We never seem to be in control of the game and all of our opponents have looked very dangerous as we seem to concede far too much space in front of the back four, allowing players to turn unchallenged with alarming regularity.
    I watched Leeds with interest and the contrast was stark. They are playing with power and pace. I don’t feel that their team is any better on a man for man basis so why the difference? I think it comes down to the coaching and the managers approach.
    I like Steve Bruce but I don’t believe he is the man to handle “young, hungry players” and he will not get the best from them. He is better with old pros where he can rely on their experience.
    These results are a false dawn and a reality check is just around the corner. The Brentford match will be the acid test as they usually outplay us and make us look very pedestrian. I hope that it is different this time but something inside me suspects that it won’t.

  • It seemed to me that the players thought they just had to stroll about the pitch and Yeovil would roll over for us. Half of them are fringe players and should be busting a gut to get into the team for the weekend. I’m sure we will see an improvement on Saturday with a very different looking team. I hope these players Bruce is trying to get sorted includes another CB – Elphick scares me to death when he’s playing

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