How can we ever hope to score....

southshore

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I thought Turton was outstanding yesterday. He’s Mr reliable and managers like that.

,,,,and yet another opposing goal came from his side of the field. It seems to me he has been instructed to push forward more, which he is doing quite well, but seems to subsequently think he's now a right winger.
 

Middxile

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Absolutely right about the lack of quality in our corners and free kicks. They are woeful ! Many do do not even beat the first man.
 

1966_and_all_that

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.....when we don’t create any chances ? Gary Madine back-heeled a ball unexpectedly to create a little chaos, from which we scored. In the entire game, not a single chance was fashioned. Not one ! Still no one runs beyond our front three , and still we concede down our right flank. Stupidity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different result. Nothing has changed since Plymouth. Lots of meaningless possession on the halfway line, with absolutely no creativity.

Most of Pool's possession is in areas where the opposition are more than happy to let us pass it about. Teams wait for a bad ball and then move it wide and attack our full backs...Turton is experienced but slow, whereas Mitchell is quick but positionally poor. A total lack of creativity in midfield doesn't help our forwards but...Hamilton has pace but is closely marked and given no space, Madine has presence and touch but is immobile, and Yates has very little to commend him other than he runs around to little effect. None of the front 3 have a good career goalscoring record so are not likely to be prolific.
Good analysis. A tad harsh on Turton perhaps but the whole of the back 4 were at fault for the Crewe goal and their other two attacks of note.
 

hills98

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,,,,and yet another opposing goal came from his side of the field. It seems to me he has been instructed to push forward more, which he is doing quite well, but seems to subsequently think he's now a right winger.
While that’s true, without vilifying Ekpiteta, I felt it was his lunge for the ball opened us up. If he doesn’t do that and stands in front of his man, we’re not at sixes and sevens and turned about running back towards our own goal. Turton bust a gut to get back, and sort of made it, but couldn’t cut out the cross. That happens IMO.
 

Ghost_of_Max

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Lots of meaningless possession on the halfway line, with absolutely no creativity.

I think back to the days of Ollie when we were getting a dozen or so shots on target every game and it's where Neil needs to be aiming. I even applauded Williams wayward effort which went a mile wide because at least he had a shot!
 
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