Assume much the same side, but with a busy week, maybe the odd change? Cantwell in for Stieperman maybe?
It was the whole team Morty, Rotherham practically ripped us a new one but missed a few sitters inc the pen (with ten men).I have to admit Gerry I didn't see the game but I did see a bit of divided opinion on how he played.
I think you might be right...................but why? It's not his style or ours, or has he forgotten that we aren't in the EPL anymore. We still have the players to play the flowing football which works in this league. If DF wants to abandon that, then best he f*cks off, cos in my book that's his only saving grace.I'd put Cantwell in for Idah. That's Cantwell's position and he's good at it. We all know it's not really right for Idah or the team.
Do you get enough creativity from Skipp/Rupp/Stiepermann? Not sure. But maybe DF is stepping away from our once stylish, flowing (and successful) football to something more workmanlike.
Birmingham could be described as obdurate.Yeah I rate Idah a lot but he did feel a bit like a square peg in a round hole playing on the left wing against Rotherham. If Cantwell's fit then he starts over Stiepermann for me, but I think he'll likely be on the bench. I would actually quite like to see Josh Martin in the side as he has looked promising whenever he has got a chance. I think Farke will likely stick with the winning team (maybe Pukki for Hugill),but I would be happy to see Placheta and Martin in for Idah and Stepi.
I think we really need to see a much better performance than Rotherham on Saturday, as well as at least a point (though obviously preferably 3). If we can get a win here, and then beat Wycombe at the weekend, who have lost every game so far, that'll be 9 points from 9 and our situation will look much more encouraging.
I think they’re just too similar. Both busy, tidy centre midfielders who are a safe pair of hands in the middle. Same with McLean. I think in Skipp’s case he at least is very good defensively as well, but having both of them in the middle doesn’t give us anything like the creativity that we have if Mario is in there. It’s hard to take Rupp out because as I said in the post above he was brilliant today, but it was against a team who were literally camped in their own box, and I can’t help but feel that if Vrancic is fit he should be one of the first names on the teamsheet.Yeah, I thought both Rupp and Skipp had decent games but I’m not sure if they’re a pair.