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Papering over the cracks

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    34% of the ball in the whole game and had less than 20 for most of it. Can't keep playing like plucky underdogs I'd imagine Leeds would have 95% of the ball. Terrible aimless hoofball to Paterson and Glatzel and that vassell goal I could have scored that. Made me laugh people going Bobby who, when we clearly had no creativity or anyone capable of keeping the ball on the floor for 60 seconds.
     
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    Perhaps we will raise our game for better sides
     
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    We won
    3 points


    That’s all
     
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    Luton had more possession but what did they do with it? They never looked like scoring against a very well marshalled defence. I can't remember smithies making a save. We had twice as many shots than them. You failed to mention all the good work by Murphy down the left. Some people goto games and look for all the negatives and I think you are one of those.:friday:
     
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    I can't remember the Luton keeper making a save apart from the one in the first half. You are deluded if you think we will end up higher than 12th playing like that
     
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    Paper over the cracks
    There's a bigger picture if you play like that most weeks you'll lose more than win
     
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    You’ve mentioned that they didn’t look like scoring a few times now but they actually did score :shrug2:
     
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    So you can remember him making a save :sherlock:
     
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    While I agree the win is more important we really should be putting teams like Luton to the sword, I’ll give them the benefit of doubt as there was a few new players in the side
     
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    Yeah 1 in 90 mins you're going to need to have a hell lot more than 4 bloody shots on target a game
     
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    The phrase ‘papering over the cracks’ suggest the win is concealing long standing problems. How can this be claimed after 2 games?

    People often say “if we play like that every week” and “based on what I saw today”, usually about the opposition team.

    I think it’s a mistake to judge any team based on one, or even a couple of games, especially at the start of a new season, in a different division and especially for us yesterday as we had several debuts being made, 2 players only having been signed 48 hours ago.
     
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    “Teams like Luton” sounds a little arrogant doesn’t it? The sort of comment we’ve seen so many times before from relegated teams.
     
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    Long standing problems from last season. Correct can put up with Liverpool dominating the ball but when teams like Wigan and Luton are doing it to you there's a problem. And when the better championship teams do it there will be more defeats than wins
     
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    They're fucking tiny mate, don't pretend they're anything more than that. Neil obviously thought they were Madrid with the 60 yard hoof balls
     
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    Not really they was playing Wrexham in non league only a couple of seasons ago
     
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    Yesterday -

    Burnley won 3-0 (4 shots on target)
    Brighton won 3-0 (3 shots on target)
    Spurs won 3-1 (6 shots on target)

    Charlton won 3-1 (5 shots on target)
    Fulham won 2-0 (3 shots on target)
    Preston won 3-0 (5 shots on target)

    I could go on.
     
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    This is irrelevant as far as I’m concerned. This division has shown time after time that if you don’t respect the opposition it can bite you on the arse.
     
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    Not really sure why anyone is surprised anymore - this is how we've played for the last two seasons and will continue to be how we will play. That's how the team is setup up and the recent transfers reflect that. It's not pretty but it has proved to be effective even in the face of decriers. Possession means nothing without goals attached and don't forget, Leicester won the title playing like this, we won promotion and an average England side got to the semis of a World Cup.

    :shrug2:
     
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    I see you think like Neil and act like we are playing real Madrid every week
     
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