Match Day Thread Wigan Athletic v Sunderland – Tuesday 13th April - KO 18:00

Discussion in 'Sunderland' started by RTB, Apr 11, 2021.

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Your prediction

Poll closed Apr 13, 2021.
  1. Home win (WAFC)

    7.8%
  2. Away win (SAFC)

    83.1%
  3. Draw

    9.1%
  1. Makemstine Roger

    Makemstine Roger Well-Known Member

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    I think LJ will have taken steps and did what is needed cant see past a win there's no emoji for fingers crossed<laugh>
     
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  2. Hettonista

    Hettonista Active Member

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    I admire your investment and persistence, put it into your graft and you'll do alright mate
     
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  3. TopCat_SMB

    TopCat_SMB Well-Known Member

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    We just have the look of a team on the verge of a dip. It's been 5 years since we ended a season strongly, I hope I'm wrong
     
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  4. Makemstine Roger

    Makemstine Roger Well-Known Member

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    noooooooooooooooo dont put the mockers on it:bandit:<laugh>
     
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  5. KLD

    KLD Well-Known Member

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    We need another statement performance like away to Pompey. Tuesday please be the day
     
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  6. KLD

    KLD Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully Hume starts. Pretty clear from these comments from Adkins teams know McFadzean is our weak link

    "We thought maybe we could expose them a little bit in their left-back positions from throw-ins and we scored from that."

    #SAFC
     
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  7. Makemstine Roger

    Makemstine Roger Well-Known Member

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    opps Sorry RTB was that busy responding i forgot to thank you for another brill thread, must be the best one on the site and i have looked at quite a few, gone for the win again like last week, difference this week is im sure LJ has thought long and hard about the defeat and come up with cunning plan to smash them, thats the theory plus we are stronger in most departments bearing howlers we have got this
     
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  8. Wolfy

    Wolfy Well-Known Member

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    Great thread as usual. Away win, can’t see any other outcome.
     
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  9. Makemstine Roger

    Makemstine Roger Well-Known Member

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    gerrin there, posts been written word checked and ready for posting love it when the board comes together
     
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  10. Gil T Azell

    Gil T Azell Well-Known Member

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    I expect the cuddlies to win and win comfortably. 1-4. Wyke to get back to scoring,McGeady free kick, Gucchi and O9 (bouncing in off his left buttock)
     
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  11. Sunderpitt

    Sunderpitt Well-Known Member

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    :emoticon-0148-yes: RTB

    WE HAVE TO WIN
     
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  12. marcusblackcat

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    Ok ok... Whis hacked Wolfy?

    great to see the positivity. Hope you’re right. I never do pre match predicting as I’m almost always wrong but can’t find myself predicting against SAFC!!
     
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  13. TopCat_SMB

    TopCat_SMB Well-Known Member

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    Johnson has to decide on his best 11 and stick to it for the final 7 games. I don't think this constant tinkering is doing anyone any favours

    Get Wright back in the team and stick the following (which I believe to be our bext XI)

    Burge
    McLaughlin Sanderson Wright Hume
    Power O'Nien Winchester
    Jones Wyke McGeady
    Trying to find a way to get O'Brien in the team as I think Wyke plays better with him next to him, but I'd be nervous playing a midfield 2 containing O'Nien
     
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  14. Oliver's Army

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    I think that's our best 11. Onien would be a canny number 10 playing behind Wyke imo
     
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  15. Sandy Camel

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    You can't be playing the same 11 for every game imo, too much fatigue will creep in increasing the chances of injury. Pretty much every team rotates it's players and I can't see why we would be any different.
     
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  16. KLD

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    Wright was rumoured to be getting some minutes today for the 23's so cannot see him involved in any way on Tuesday aswell
     
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  17. TopCat_SMB

    TopCat_SMB Well-Known Member

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    7 games left. 7 Cup finals. I don't think it's too big an ask to play the same team in those games.
    What I don't want to see is needless tinkering for the sake of it
     
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  18. Sandy Camel

    Sandy Camel Well-Known Member

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    How do you know it's needless tinkering? Not like you have access to the medical side of things to see where a player is fitness wise. And it could well be too big an ask to expect the same players to be at 100% for every game, especially when we're going to be playing 2 games a week. Not sure any team will be playing the same starting 11 between now and the end of the season tbh.
     
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  19. The Norton Cat

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    Johnson has stated that he picks the team and the formation based on what he thinks is required for the opposition. That decision will be based on detailed scouting reports. That's not tinkering, its modern football management. The idea of a "best 11" is archaic in modern football.
     
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  20. TopCat_SMB

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    How do you know it's not needless tinkering?
     
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