Date: 13th February 2020 at 5:45pm
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Following Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw at home against Milton Keynes, we asked our members what three things they learned from the match.

Here’s what Jamesimp said:

1. Every game just about this mentioned, we do not have the ability in defence to pass the ball quickly to a player in a reasonably safe position. I have no idea why we do it, even when it’s successful the ball ends up somewhere around the halfway line to a forward with a defender marking him, surely we can get the defenders out and have a better chance of defending if we don’t win the ball? Also, more importantly, the opponents are not bearing down on our goal with probably only the keeper to beat. Bolger does not look at all comfortable and Shackell usually loses it.

2. The forward line is lacking strength, John-Jules has a good first touch but as yet not the ability to muscle his way through, it’s still too early to judge Scully but he looks stronger, Hopper makes a lot of runs but his distribution lets him down. Hesketh plays too deep so as with previous teams the forward is isolated.

3. As a team we are simply not tall enough and look vulnerable at set-pieces, only Bolger and Shackell are tall enough to compete with the opposition forwards and centre-halves at corners, we have too many little players who can tackle but simply at this level not spring high enough.

Thank you to Graham Burrell and Lincoln City Football Club for the photograph!

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3 Replies to ““I have no idea why we do it.””

  • Totally agreed with comments above no faith in management team what so ever. We play risky often boring football who does Michael Appleton think he’s kidding. It is in fact a case of the kings new clothes supported city for over65years and this will be my last. Does he know a good footballer l doubt it. So sorry it had to end like this

    • I’m struggling to see where it says the individual has no faith in Michael Appleton. The simple fact of the matter is the football club is in transition. A lot of money was spent to get to where it now is, and Michael Appleton fits the model the football club wants to build, which is to bring in young players, develop them and sell them on for decent fees. Just look at what Appleton did at Oxford United.

      He’s had ONE transfer window and the team is still a long way from where he wants it to be. Some people really need to reset their unrealistic expectations after 3 incredible years. Remaining in League One will be the highest finish for 20 years and I for one, will be bloody delighted with that.

      Judging a manager after ONE transfer window when he hasn’t yet got the team he wants is unfair.

  • I have faith in most of what MA is trying to achieve, he wants to play passing football which in most areas is good to see, however round your 18 yard box is asking for trouble. Shackell will be gone at the end of the season and if he persists with this style so will Bolger IMO. I reckon the players he’s got so far are a technically better than the previous regime.

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