Today’s marks
Another hard fought win, rode our luck at times however could easily have got another

SJ 7 little to do but alert whenever needed, save in 1st half top class

Furlong 7 Plentry of space on his flank and kept the dangerous Pole winger quiet

Townsend 9* Really steps up today, did well against Bowen, used the ball well and supported the attacks at every opportunity, looks fitter than last season

Semi 8 Another great showing

Bartley 8 See above, good distribution too

Livermore 9 Excellent, was all over the pitch, ever more excellent given the early booking

Sawyers 8 Excellent use of the ball as always. Far be it from me to criticize Slav but screaming for him to bring Brunt on for Sayers with 10 left knowing a yellow would cost us him and Livermore v Wednesday, shame

Diangana 7 Sloppy in possession today but still a massive threat every time we attacked, thought The ex Villa full back Leiche did well for them today

Pereira 7 Quickly becoming a marked man which is affecting his influence somewhat, still showed touches of class at times and worked hard as always

Phillips 6 Never quite came  off for Matty today, struggled to beat first man with crosses

HRK 8 Great shift, worked hard and some great link play


Krovinovic 8 Thought he was excellent today, seems to have quickened up his play recently which was a criticism when he started the season, very intelligent footballer

Edward 7 lively when on

Kenneth 6 got a couple of minutes

Another good win on the road, shame about the suspensions for Sheff Wednesday, be interesting to see if it’s Hegazi and Brunt in or Krovinovic and Brunt, the later for me, I’d be loathed to break up Bartley and Semi at the minute

Top of the league!

I'd give Johnstone 8, maybe 8.5, but would agree with the rest.

Good team performance and we did really well in last 15 to take the sting out of Hull and just let the game drift to 1-0.
It was an important and great save in the first half but I can’t remember him making any others of note?

That’s a good thing by the way!

Good marks. Would just give Jake moth over Townsend. Goal & excellent composure after an early booking,

Probably not, but could Hegazi play in the Livermore role & not Ajayi? Comfortable enough going forward & doesn’t break up the pairing. Sheff Wed are a big side so one or the other needs to be in there alongside Krov.
Agree with most of that Cuzer but thought Bartley or Semi were MOTM.

Townsend offers us the natural balance we got with Gibbs, but is better defensively, and his performance today was as good as anything Gibbs has put in!

Johnstone 8 - 2 more points won, was excellent again

Furlong 7 - think his position may come under pressure from Ferguson
Bartley 9 - another colossal performance today
Ajayi 9 - gets better by the week, him and KB have been outstanding in the last2
Townsend 8 - balances attack and defence well, and delivers a decent ball

Sawyers 8 - could have been a 10 but again a few sloppy passes played us into trouble and led to their 2 best opportunities
Livermore 9 - true captains performance and a great goal. He played a bit deeper and won a lot more of the loose balls we’ve been losing in previous games

Grady 7.5 - made the wrong decision a couple of times when presented with opportunities to score,but always a threat
Pereira 8 - got no protection from the ref today, and HRK and he haven’t quite worked up an understanding yet
Phillips 6 - poorest game of the season, just didn’t get going,

HRK 8 - pushed their defence back a good 10 yards further than CA would, and won us a lot of territory up the field. Found some really good positions but service Into him let him down.

Krovinovic - 8 - seems to relish the role of coming on against tired legs. Finds a lot more space late on in games than when he starts

Slav - 8 - thought he tweaked the system a bit today, our fullbacks didn’t commit as far forward as usual, and Livermore was a lot deeper stopping those breaks through the middle we saw in the last few games. Points dropped for not getting Sawyers off when the booking looked inevitable.

Weds will be a very tough game as playing the way we do without Sawyers or Livermore will be difficult!
Some great points as usual Cuz and SW4...

SJ an 8 for sure and will continue with my Jake love-in and have to give him MoM closely followed by both Semi and Bartley. Just hope Slav does not break up the partnership for Sheff Weds. They are simply magnificent together.
Are both Livermore and Sawyers suspended for Sheff Weds?
(11-09-2019, 09:12 PM)Lightnin Wrote: Are both Livermore and Sawyers suspended for Sheff Weds?

(11-09-2019, 09:12 PM)Lightnin Wrote: Are both Livermore and Sawyers suspended for Sheff Weds?

Pretty much agree with SW4’s marks. Townsend is superb going forward and put in two wonderful crosses but the left footer on the right wing who got canned at half time gave him plenty of trouble cutting in.

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