How come? Power looks to push forward but is being held back and Dobson seemed to be able to go up and down. He definitely looks more technical than o9. I think McGeouch is the best option on the holding role. He's by far the best at keeping possession.3 CMs, especially those types of players would be absolutely chronic.
Everytime we drop Maguire it bites us on the arse - we are much better with him in the team imhoDrop Maguire and go with Power, Dobson and McGeough in the middle. We need to control the game in the middle of the pitch and dictate to the opposition.
All McGeady and Gooch want to do is get shots off at goal. Playing 3 in the middle will allow them to get further up the pitch to do this.
O9 was dropped for being poor and only brought back in to cover at RB.
That was the mistake that nearly cost us the 3 points. It think it's JR's mentality when we take a lead in the 2nd half, he immediately switches to a defensive set up so we are backs to the wall for the remainder of the game. We will never "kill-off" games employing this mentality. Dobbo is a good swap for Power, in fact I reckon Dobbo could be better than Max and if he came on I could see us killing them off 3 or 4 goals to 1.... you could play these two together as they are both CM's. Likewise Grant & Dylan are very similar, but playing them together snuffs out any attacking threat and makes us ultra defensive. Pure DM's. Away from home it's ok, but I'd like to see us when at home going for the jugular and building massive confidence.I think Ross is just going with experience at the minute due to the high pressure of the games. Thought it was an awful decision not to bring him on second half last night though and it nearly cost us.
Couldn’t disagree more personally. I think they are all a bit shit and we never ever ever control the midfield it seems.Agree but Power did well against Portsmouth.
Would be tempted to put Dobson back in then. Long season and rotation is necessary.
We’ve got strong CM options at this level thankfully.