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« Reply #440 on: January 14, 2021, 14:44:34 pm »

Looks quick, skilful and has an eye for goal.
KC will soon get that out of him.
Pace and left footed is a good starting point.

Welcome to the Cobblers.

Now the next attacker!!?
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« Reply #441 on: January 14, 2021, 14:55:31 pm »

Good to see we're being active in trying to get a proper squad turnaround in this window.

Personally I would be trying to move on for any fee (or free transfer) Arnold, Harriman, Martin, Adams (with a heavy heart), Marshall, Smith, perhaps even Korboa too? Most of these are limited players at League One level and if we freed their wages I'm sure we could improve on them all across the pitch. In the case of Marshall, I think he is capable at this level but he simply doesn't fit KC's system so there seems little point in him staying. I am always surprised by how many on here rate Harriman; I think he isn't nearly aggressive enough in his defending and his technical ability on the ball and his ability to beat his marker is very limited.
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« Reply #442 on: January 14, 2021, 14:56:23 pm »

I'm assume he's never going to play out wide though, so ?? where he fits in to the first 11.
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« Reply #443 on: January 14, 2021, 15:01:02 pm »

I'm assume he's never going to play out wide though, so ?? where he fits in to the first 11.

My thoughts entirely unless Curle is going to change the formation for one player?
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« Reply #444 on: January 14, 2021, 15:02:53 pm »

Well, the long heralded Edmondson joins as well, so further questions I guess unless both Rose and Benny intend to be benched? Please, please, don't be intending to play Miller at Wingback or something Keith.
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« Reply #445 on: January 14, 2021, 15:08:07 pm »

Quote from the Rotherham forum...

I was surprised by that news but if we're going to stick with the wing backs then he isn't really going to get any game time. Makes sense for him to go and play.


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« Reply #446 on: January 14, 2021, 15:11:50 pm »

Edmondson and Miller in, feels like 2 good signings

Edmondson more of a target man so will challenge Smith in that role which I think we were desperate for
Smith's work rate has left a lot to be desired of late and young lad will be hungry to show him up and develop

Miller has been a long term Curle target, has a lot of what we lack going forward. Knows Ricky korboa well. Wants to play week in week out and looks like he impressed some Rotherham fans in the Championship so a worthwhile punt

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« Reply #447 on: January 14, 2021, 15:14:54 pm »

Two strikers then.....good stuff! Obviously one of the problem areas for us so good to address this.
Whether they both play together or who they keep out of the side is interesting.....

Does this mean Chukwuemeka will be off? Heís presumably just been knocked two pegs down the order, hardly an incentive to sign his first pro contact with us?

Welcome to both the new boys.
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« Reply #448 on: January 14, 2021, 15:26:21 pm »

Good to see we're being active in trying to get a proper squad turnaround in this window.

Personally I would be trying to move on for any fee (or free transfer) Arnold, Harriman, Martin, Adams (with a heavy heart), Marshall, Smith, perhaps even Korboa too? Most of these are limited players at League One level and if we freed their wages I'm sure we could improve on them all across the pitch. In the case of Marshall, I think he is capable at this level but he simply doesn't fit KC's system so there seems little point in him staying. I am always surprised by how many on here rate Harriman; I think he isn't nearly aggressive enough in his defending and his technical ability on the ball and his ability to beat his marker is very limited.

I would be tempted to keep Harriman for his versatility. Iím surprised that other than Korboa non of the summer signings are on the list, Missilou & Horsfall have been poor, Bolger, Sowerby and Rose have all been a bit disappointing.
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« Reply #449 on: January 14, 2021, 15:35:11 pm »

Like the look of the 2 new boys. Perhaps direct replacements for Smith (who is hopefully off) and Holmes?
I wouldnt be surprised to see Adams, Martin and Korboa all go too if anyone will take them.

Martin just isnt very good, Adams (like Holmes) isnt the player he was but should be in demand and Korboa has looked like a competiton winner in the last games he's played - well out of his depth and/or severely lacking in confidence.

If we can get 3 in to replace them, then another centre back, wing back and centre mid would be good.
I guess Marshall could be on his way out too, although I think he has something to offer!
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« Reply #450 on: January 14, 2021, 15:40:51 pm »

Presumably we also need to get working on moving some of these lads on? The squad is getting a bit bloated, we have at least 7 strikers now for example which really isnít necessary, and we seem to have at least 6 players capable (to varying degrees) of playing centre back
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« Reply #451 on: January 14, 2021, 15:50:24 pm »

Edmondson and Miller sounds like a couple of comedians to me. Saw Ade Edmondson on University Challenge, suprisingly well-informed, although Ben Miller not seen since he bowed out of Death in Paradise.
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« Reply #452 on: January 14, 2021, 15:50:28 pm »

I'm sure that those over 21s told that they won't be part of the 22 man squad might be doing their own job hunting...if they are told early enough.  Cool
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« Reply #453 on: January 14, 2021, 15:52:35 pm »

Quote from the Rotherham forum...

I was surprised by that news but if we're going to stick with the wing backs then he isn't really going to get any game time. Makes sense for him to go and play.


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And from their manager and KC plays with wing backs..... confused

"I pulled him into the office and had a good chat with him. I said: 'You've just got to keep your levels high in training.' He's a very good trainer.

"I could see a little bit of the spark had gone from his face. He was feeling he just wasn't going to get on the pitch. I get it. I don't want to see any of my players suffering. Unfortunately, some of them have to."

The Croydon-born forward had impressed in flashes, particularly in the 3-0 derby win over Sheffield Wednesday, but Rotherham's recent switch to wing-backs in a 3-5-2 system curtailed his game-time.

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« Reply #454 on: January 14, 2021, 15:52:47 pm »

good signings - happy with that .
Keep Sheehan and McWilliams fit and then get the others to up their game 20% .
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« Reply #455 on: January 14, 2021, 15:58:43 pm »

Does second half of MK game and these signings suggest that maybe KC is switching to 433 formation?

Miller Edmonson Rose/Hoskins
Watson McWilliams Sowerby
Mills Bolger Jones Harriman

Utilising Sheehan when fit either at LB or CB, also could push Jones to RB in place of Harriman
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« Reply #456 on: January 14, 2021, 16:11:09 pm »

Keep Sheehan and McWilliams fit and then get the others to up their game 20% .

Do you think operating at 30% will make much difference?  Grin
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« Reply #457 on: January 14, 2021, 16:12:42 pm »

Iíve always thought that the system was being driven by the players we were able to sign as much as anything? Desperately need another Sheehan/McCormack influence in midfield though?
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« Reply #458 on: January 14, 2021, 16:16:16 pm »

Does second half of MK game and these signings suggest that maybe KC is switching to 433 formation?

Miller Edmonson Rose/Hoskins
Watson McWilliams Sowerby
Mills Bolger Jones Harriman

Utilising Sheehan when fit either at LB or CB, also could push Jones to RB in place of Harriman

It makes sense, but if I canít see KC moving away from a back 5 and is Miller a better option as a wide attacking player than Holmes, I think not.
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« Reply #459 on: January 14, 2021, 16:28:13 pm »

Ryan Edmonson is going to be hard to tell apart from Cian Bolger on the screen
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