Excited for this one, but also nervous as if we lose, we are in big big trouble!
I'm intrigued to see what selection and formation Joey goes with, as I've got no idea what his preference was for at Fleetwood.
Cautiously predict a 2-1 Gas win. UTG!
Yeah, Northampton and Rochdale playing each other, and very close for everyone else at the bottom. We've had a ridiculously long spell of losing matches but not actually dropping down the table much. That's bound to end soon.
Tougher game than some may be thinking..... I do think though with JB in charge and the bounce that’ll give, the generally improved performances over the last few games and players again stepping up and wanting to make sure that they’re in JBs teams and plans that we’ll win this one... an @marshy 3-1 special for me!
Will we see any changes to the team or formations? Think we might see Sammy and Ehmer back in for Harries and possibly Ayunga or Hanlan?
Think we’ll be 3-4-1-2 (I’m guessing he won’t want to change too much if he hasn’t got the right squad for a formation change) and it’ll be:
Ehmer, Kilgour, Baldwin
Williams, Grant, McCormick, Leahy
Hanlan or Ayunga, Daly
Here’s for a rocking iFollow watch! UTG! JB’s Blue & White Army!
Post by rememberhalifax on Feb 23, 2021 9:45:55 GMT
This aint gonna be easy folks , Wigan have shown they are up for the fight but i believe we will come out on top with another 3-1 win, even tougher one Sat against another once struggling side who must be near the top of the form tables, come on Rovers !
Post by goodnightirene1883 on Feb 23, 2021 9:54:49 GMT
Just a quick 'hats off' to Jonah. It's great to see him in so many of our line ups after being written off by so many including Tis. I was really wanting to see more of him knowing that the 'style' of our play was to pump it long more than a quick, crisp passing build up and he hasn't let me down. Fair play to the lad.
If the players were confused as to their role on the pitch under Tisdale then they have to hope Barton keeps instructions simple. New manager bounce hopefully but all I can see is 3.1 Wigan then pick up in the next two/ three games after he has put his mark on HIS team.
I would imagine he’ll bring in Upson to improve the midfield.
I would go for something like:
Williams, Kilgour, Ehmer, Leahy
Grant, Upson, McCormick,
Hanlan, Daly or Ayunga
Did you say bring in Upson to improve the midfield .... You must surely be joking.
Awful waste of space who adds very very little - the complete opposite of what is needed if we are to avoid relegation.
Hopefully JB has sussed him out already.
With JB having proper footballing pedigree, understanding and appreciation of the game, I will genuinely be shocked if he doesn’t include Upson. I have to disagree with you, and say that Upson is definitely who we need if we’re going to stay up.
Absolutely no idea how we will line up, but we have to hope we get a new man bounce like we did against Pompey as this is a must win. I was very concerned with JB's appointment, and whilst success cant be guaranteed and whilst i worry we will get huge bad publicity at some point, I cant help but warm to him over the past 24hrs based on everything he has said. Fingers crossed it works out. I dreamt a 4-0 lead after 66 minutes last night but not one squad player was in the team so what does that help! Day Williams Kilgour Baldwin Leahy Grant McCormick Hanlon Nicholson Daly Ayunga
Post by thegasareback on Feb 23, 2021 12:02:14 GMT
In a game where we hopefully will have at least 50% possession, I think it’s time for Oz to shine. It’s been stop start for him but we’re so much better with him in there, despite him only showing it in flashes. From watching his Fleetwood team a lot, Joey likes proper footballers who can retain and dominate the ball.
Wouldn’t surprise me to see him partner Westbrooke with Grant and push Mc into a 3 with Oz and Nicholson. That combination has energy, legs and quality. Not sure we need two number 6’a in a must win game. We absolutely dominated them away from home.
I’m not expecting miracles overnight but I’m quietly confident of a result.