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Will Stoke be the cat amongst the pigeons?
« on: August 25, 2021, 08:30:17 AM »
Our first genuine test - they look pretty good (no more Pulis long balls) - we need to win this before the international break 
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Re: Will Stoke be the cat amongst the pigeons?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2021, 08:50:52 AM »
Anyone seen Stoke this season? Their record matches ours, but I don’t know how well they actually have played. Strengths? Weaknesses? Any hood intel?

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Re: Will Stoke be the cat amongst the pigeons?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2021, 08:52:08 AM »
That was supposed to be “good intel”


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Re: Will Stoke be the cat amongst the pigeons?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2021, 08:56:26 AM »
That was supposed to be “good intel”
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Re: Will Stoke be the cat amongst the pigeons?
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2021, 08:59:36 AM »
No

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Re: Will Stoke be the cat amongst the pigeons?
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2021, 09:00:26 AM »
We  will beat them. We have a much stronger squad and they wont cope with Harry, or Robinson. Mitro will scare the life out of them and score AGAIN.


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Re: Will Stoke be the cat amongst the pigeons?
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2021, 09:14:52 AM »
There will be a hiccup or two along the way of course but we don’t need to fear any other team in this division with the squad that the manager has. The Stoke game is very winnable just like all the others.

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Re: Will Stoke be the cat amongst the pigeons?
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2021, 09:27:27 AM »
Just cannot stand the idea of going into the international break on the back of a loss

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Re: Will Stoke be the cat amongst the pigeons?
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2021, 09:33:10 AM »
Michael O’Neil is doing well there, he has them playing quite well from the hilights i saw on the sky website. Will be a tough challenge i think of course I could be totally wrong

They have beaten Reading, Forest and Swansea and drawn with Birmingham


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Re: Will Stoke be the cat amongst the pigeons?
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2021, 09:44:35 AM »
Stoke have played Forest,Swansea, Birmingham and Reading. I think we have had the tougher matches so far.

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Re: Will Stoke be the cat amongst the pigeons?
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2021, 09:56:49 AM »
Stoke are looking good and will be up in the play offs, they appear to be playing some fantastic passing football and this will be a real marker, a win would be massive.
In midfield they have Tom Ince, Joe Allen, Sam Clucas, Vrancic, Nick Powell who have plenty of premiership and international experience between them. Upfront Steven Fletcher is always capable of sticking the ball in the net and they paid £5 million for Sam Surridge. At the back a lot of experience in players like James Chester and Danny Baath. Confidence will also be sky high in there camp after a very good start exactly the same start as us.

While I believe we are the best team in the division in our day unlike previous games an 80% performance won’t get us 3 points here this will be one of our toughest challenges against a promotion rival.

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Re: Will Stoke be the cat amongst the pigeons?
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2021, 10:00:32 AM »
Easy win for us.


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Re: Will Stoke be the cat amongst the pigeons?
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2021, 10:17:45 AM »
Thanks cookie, nice analysis.
Not much is easy in this league, and overconfidence won’t help us get results.
Luckily, I think Silva will take them very seriously, and he’ll prepare the team well.
Here’s hoping…

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Re: Will Stoke be the cat amongst the pigeons?
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2021, 10:22:57 AM »
2-0 minimum Mickey

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Re: Will Stoke be the cat amongst the pigeons?
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2021, 10:44:30 AM »
Their manager has done a fine job.

We will be favourites but expect a tough outing


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Re: Will Stoke be the cat amongst the pigeons?
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2021, 10:52:43 AM »
Certainly our toughest test yet and although we should win, I don't see any reason for complacency or arrogance on our part.

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Re: Will Stoke be the cat amongst the pigeons?
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2021, 11:11:06 AM »
Certainly our toughest test yet and although we should win, I don't see any reason for complacency or arrogance on our part.
Exactly. It's very early days and we must respect every opponent. Teams will cause us problems and we must not get complacent. I think Marco and the team will remain professional though as they have been so far. It's a long season with lots of games to play and we need to keep going with the same high tempo and attitude to win games.

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Re: Will Stoke be the cat amongst the pigeons?
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2021, 11:19:26 AM »
For me, could be a real indicator of where we are and likely going. Win comfortably, and the wave we're riding continues. Narrow draw, not end of the end but will start to beg the question how we'll fare against in form/top 6 clubs. Lose, and maybe we aren't quite as dominant as we think we are.


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Re: Will Stoke be the cat amongst the pigeons?
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2021, 11:29:00 AM »
I have talked about this on some other threads, but I think this will be a really big test of the tactical approach used by Fulham so far. I think its likely that Stoke, with a strong midfield themselves, will be able to pass their way through the Fulham counter-press when we lose possession, if they do, they may be able to create high-quality goal-scoring chances on the counter-attack because Fulham's typical attacking play this season has involved pushing so many players into the attacking third of the field.

It will be interesting to see if Fulham moderate their attacking approach in anticipation of this, will we see players overlapping as much, particularly the full backs? Will we be as direct as we have been, or will we try to control the ball more (like under Parker)? Or perhaps Fulham will play the same way as usual, in which case, will they be able to suppress the counter-attack as they have done so effectively so far?


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Re: Will Stoke be the cat amongst the pigeons?
« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2021, 11:33:38 AM »
If we play 'Millwall Plus' then we should win. Wilson should be back, so 'Millwall Plus' is on.