Match Day Thread versus Portsmouth

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  1. Plymborn

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    Derek Adams needs to turn this around on the training pitch this coming week...away to Bristol R next Saturday...they're not doing well either....we mustn't lose that one.

    Looks dire at the moment....given 11 goals away in the last three matches.

    Won one league game in the last eleven played.

    Comments on the GoS recording that Ashley Smith-Brown doesn't commits himself too much in the tackle.

    On pasoti the continual comments about Conor Grant not being involved in much other than crosses.....some ask if he has paid for a ticket to watch the match....hasn't missed a league match yet this season ?
     
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    You were in this position right up to Christmas last season so don't hit the panic button just yet
     
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    You looked more like a football team when Carey and Lameiras came on as second half substitutes, but your defence doesn't protect your young keeper enough. He made some good saves yesterday, but no one appeared to try and tackle our two wingers, so he had his work cut out.
    Why doesn't Adams start matches with both Carey and Lameiras playing, and even Ryan Taylor ?
     
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  5. Plymborn

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    He said that the team played better in the first have...when asked about Carey & Lameiras coming on at half-time.....Adams has a problem so it seems with those two....so why did he bring them on....and why did he knock them down with such a comment ?
     
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    Carey has so far this season looked average at best. I just read a comment on pasoti which said the writer often heard comments that the team did well if Carey did well. His theory was that Carey did well if the team were playing well and for me that's more true. Lameiras has somehow fallen out of favour. Don't know why.

    Our defence is dire at the moment and again I don't know why. If the closed doors dressing room clear the air hasn't worked this time then god knows how we reverse the results. I am more than a little pee'd off with Argyle at the minute. Not just me it seems because I noted a couple of comments that people would not renew season tickets next term if we were in league 2. Argyle cannot expect unconditional loyalty to last forever. If they start to lose customers then it is only going to serve to make the playing squad even worse.
     
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  7. notDistantGreen

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    Carey and Lameiras may make us look pretty but the fact is that we conceded 2 goals in the second half, twice as bad as the first half!!

    When we played our best under Adams we were a counter attacking side, home and away. There were times in 2016/17 and in our purple patch in 2017/18 when you could see even the strongest opponents being sucked forward onto an impregnable 9 man defence and then being hit so hard on the break that it made your eyes water.

    We aren't defending like that now for whatever reason. It's not just a question of picking a theoretical best 11, it's getting it to function as a team.
     
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    I've been reading the local rag with stories about what went wrong and how much we miss this one or that one. Does that excuse for a paper ever have an idea of it's own or does it just scout around the various chat sites and see what everyone else is saying and just rehash it and report it as if they have had a brain wave. I'm still a bit on the down side since Saturday. Is there nothing happy on the horizon or is this the rest of the season to come?
     
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  9. AWAY IN BC

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    Gee i hope it gets better getting up at 7am can be a challange
     
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    Blimey BC....if I got up as late as 7am...I'd be put out for the rest of the day trying to catch up all that lost time.

    When Adams stops experimenting with his new players and goes back to his trusted players from last season the better....he needs to decide who are replacing.....Threlkeld and Bradley and build a solid defence because without that we're lost....we haven't a goal scoring attack that would cover up for a poor defence so stopping goals is priority one.
     
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    BC....in predictions this week sensible reminds you that the Bristol R's game is a 5AM start for you (1300 kick-off)....that I admit will be an early start for you...of course if we lose you could go back to bed and sleep it off.
     
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