Norwich City boss Neil Adams said there were no plans to exploit Heurelho Gomes' positioning prior to the Canaries 3-0 win against Watford

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On two occasions during the Hornets’ 3-0 defeat at Norwich City, Heurelho Gomes watched the ball sail over his head into the net. Canaries boss Neil Adams says that was down to his players’ vision rather than a pre-match plan to exploit the Brazilian goalkeeper’s positioning.

Both Bradley Johnson and Lewis Grabban scored chipped goals against Gomes at Carrow Road yesterday and Alex Tettey lashed in a third to complete the victory.

When asked if Norwich had identified Gomes’ positioning during open play as something they could take advantage of, Adams said: “It wasn't to be honest with you. We look at every opponent in depth but it is not something we had identified before the game.

“That is a credit to the players’ vision. They have seen he is a little bit off his line and have got their shots, which were inch perfect, away.”

He continued: “I thought all three goals were top drawer. Bradley's chip, it takes a quality player to do that. If Leo Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo had done that then we'd be watching it time and time again.

“I'm delighted for Lewis because he has been excellent in pre-season. He worked his socks off today and scored a great goal.

“Alex's goal is a tremendous strike as well but he is been upstaged almost by fantastic finishes from his colleagues.”

The Hornets were reduced to ten men at Carrow Road in only the second minute of the contest as Joel Ekstrand was dismissed for elbowing Nathan Redmond.

Adams said he had not seen the incident in his post-match press conference but added: “I saw Nathan on the floor and straightaway you are looking at the officials.

“The linesman had the best view of it and seemed as though he wasn't going to flag. But he did and has deemed it enough to warrant a red card.

“I have spoken to Nathan and he didn't know what hit him. He said he felt a bang and then went down. He is not pointing the finger at the defender. Like I said, I haven't seen it but the officials have seen enough.”

He added: “The sending off after just three minutes was a massive turning point in the game, just as we said last week at Wolves.

“It is then a case of the opposition digging in and making it difficult for you.

“Watford went for 4-4-1 and left Troy Deeney upfront, who is a massive threat even on his own and he can keep a defence occupied single-handedly when he is at it.

“Watford always had that out ball but when you have that numerical advantage for such a long time you have got to be patient, you have got to keep the ball, and you have got to keep it with quality.

“We did that throughout the game. We scored three but we could've scored many more.

“I was delighted with our application and our quality shone through.”

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11:46am Sun 17 Aug 14

bornyellow says...

To play 87 minutes with 10 men was always going to be an uphill task...it was a silly tackle and to be fair their 3 goals were very good....onwards and upwards...
To play 87 minutes with 10 men was always going to be an uphill task...it was a silly tackle and to be fair their 3 goals were very good....onwards and upwards... bornyellow
  • Score: 3

11:48am Sun 17 Aug 14

buckler says...

bornyellow wrote:
To play 87 minutes with 10 men was always going to be an uphill task...it was a silly tackle and to be fair their 3 goals were very good....onwards and upwards...
Poor goalkeeping for 2 of them! Every team in the league will try lobbing him after seeing his poor positional side !
[quote][p][bold]bornyellow[/bold] wrote: To play 87 minutes with 10 men was always going to be an uphill task...it was a silly tackle and to be fair their 3 goals were very good....onwards and upwards...[/p][/quote]Poor goalkeeping for 2 of them! Every team in the league will try lobbing him after seeing his poor positional side ! buckler
  • Score: -7

12:22pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Feff says...

Jury has to be out on Gomes. Spurs didn't think much of him just as Arsenal didn't think much of Almunia. Neither top notch goalkeepers like Coton, Miller or, in the old days, Rankin.
Jury has to be out on Gomes. Spurs didn't think much of him just as Arsenal didn't think much of Almunia. Neither top notch goalkeepers like Coton, Miller or, in the old days, Rankin. Feff
  • Score: -22

1:32pm Sun 17 Aug 14

CARDIFFHORN says...

buckler wrote:
bornyellow wrote:
To play 87 minutes with 10 men was always going to be an uphill task...it was a silly tackle and to be fair their 3 goals were very good....onwards and upwards...
Poor goalkeeping for 2 of them! Every team in the league will try lobbing him after seeing his poor positional side !
That's just like saying every team will shoot low and hard (as for the third goal).
[quote][p][bold]buckler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bornyellow[/bold] wrote: To play 87 minutes with 10 men was always going to be an uphill task...it was a silly tackle and to be fair their 3 goals were very good....onwards and upwards...[/p][/quote]Poor goalkeeping for 2 of them! Every team in the league will try lobbing him after seeing his poor positional side ![/p][/quote]That's just like saying every team will shoot low and hard (as for the third goal). CARDIFFHORN
  • Score: 8

2:02pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Meadey39 says...

Feff wrote:
Jury has to be out on Gomes. Spurs didn't think much of him just as Arsenal didn't think much of Almunia. Neither top notch goalkeepers like Coton, Miller or, in the old days, Rankin.
Long way to go. People must realise e is not top drawer. Was highly rated in dutch football, but the pace and aggression of english football exposed his weaknesses rather alarmingly. If he has learned from this then he will be a good addition to the team. If not he will be a very weak link. I think its important Jonathan Bond gets regular first team football and come back to us as a stronger more commanding goalkeeper.
[quote][p][bold]Feff[/bold] wrote: Jury has to be out on Gomes. Spurs didn't think much of him just as Arsenal didn't think much of Almunia. Neither top notch goalkeepers like Coton, Miller or, in the old days, Rankin.[/p][/quote]Long way to go. People must realise e is not top drawer. Was highly rated in dutch football, but the pace and aggression of english football exposed his weaknesses rather alarmingly. If he has learned from this then he will be a good addition to the team. If not he will be a very weak link. I think its important Jonathan Bond gets regular first team football and come back to us as a stronger more commanding goalkeeper. Meadey39
  • Score: 7

2:06pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Denzil D says...

buckler wrote:
bornyellow wrote:
To play 87 minutes with 10 men was always going to be an uphill task...it was a silly tackle and to be fair their 3 goals were very good....onwards and upwards...
Poor goalkeeping for 2 of them! Every team in the league will try lobbing him after seeing his poor positional side !
I think Gomez's positioning was alot to do with the threat posed by Norwich getting in behind our back 4. By pushing forward to the 6-yard box he was able to close down a couple of chances before they scored, and TBF it was a quality and well-disguised chip.
To get caught a second time was not so excusable though.
[quote][p][bold]buckler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bornyellow[/bold] wrote: To play 87 minutes with 10 men was always going to be an uphill task...it was a silly tackle and to be fair their 3 goals were very good....onwards and upwards...[/p][/quote]Poor goalkeeping for 2 of them! Every team in the league will try lobbing him after seeing his poor positional side ![/p][/quote]I think Gomez's positioning was alot to do with the threat posed by Norwich getting in behind our back 4. By pushing forward to the 6-yard box he was able to close down a couple of chances before they scored, and TBF it was a quality and well-disguised chip. To get caught a second time was not so excusable though. Denzil D
  • Score: 12

2:24pm Sun 17 Aug 14

neilhorn says...

buckler wrote:
bornyellow wrote:
To play 87 minutes with 10 men was always going to be an uphill task...it was a silly tackle and to be fair their 3 goals were very good....onwards and upwards...
Poor goalkeeping for 2 of them! Every team in the league will try lobbing him after seeing his poor positional side !
he's been a pro for 15 years, in the top division in Holland, Germany and the Premier League. I think if he was getting lobbed every game, someone might have mentioned it before now- don't you?
[quote][p][bold]buckler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bornyellow[/bold] wrote: To play 87 minutes with 10 men was always going to be an uphill task...it was a silly tackle and to be fair their 3 goals were very good....onwards and upwards...[/p][/quote]Poor goalkeeping for 2 of them! Every team in the league will try lobbing him after seeing his poor positional side ![/p][/quote]he's been a pro for 15 years, in the top division in Holland, Germany and the Premier League. I think if he was getting lobbed every game, someone might have mentioned it before now- don't you? neilhorn
  • Score: 27

2:30pm Sun 17 Aug 14

the jesterwestport says...

neilhorn wrote:
buckler wrote:
bornyellow wrote:
To play 87 minutes with 10 men was always going to be an uphill task...it was a silly tackle and to be fair their 3 goals were very good....onwards and upwards...
Poor goalkeeping for 2 of them! Every team in the league will try lobbing him after seeing his poor positional side !
he's been a pro for 15 years, in the top division in Holland, Germany and the Premier League. I think if he was getting lobbed every game, someone might have mentioned it before now- don't you?
very true plus didnt one also take a deflection
[quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]buckler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bornyellow[/bold] wrote: To play 87 minutes with 10 men was always going to be an uphill task...it was a silly tackle and to be fair their 3 goals were very good....onwards and upwards...[/p][/quote]Poor goalkeeping for 2 of them! Every team in the league will try lobbing him after seeing his poor positional side ![/p][/quote]he's been a pro for 15 years, in the top division in Holland, Germany and the Premier League. I think if he was getting lobbed every game, someone might have mentioned it before now- don't you?[/p][/quote]very true plus didnt one also take a deflection the jesterwestport
  • Score: 21

2:34pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Watfordwes says...

Feff wrote:
Jury has to be out on Gomes. Spurs didn't think much of him just as Arsenal didn't think much of Almunia. Neither top notch goalkeepers like Coton, Miller or, in the old days, Rankin.
Miller??? Not in same league as coton or Gomez or almunia! How many champions league games did he play? Or how many caps? Or what was the biggest club he played for?
[quote][p][bold]Feff[/bold] wrote: Jury has to be out on Gomes. Spurs didn't think much of him just as Arsenal didn't think much of Almunia. Neither top notch goalkeepers like Coton, Miller or, in the old days, Rankin.[/p][/quote]Miller??? Not in same league as coton or Gomez or almunia! How many champions league games did he play? Or how many caps? Or what was the biggest club he played for? Watfordwes
  • Score: 2

3:02pm Sun 17 Aug 14

neilhorn says...

Watfordwes wrote:
Feff wrote:
Jury has to be out on Gomes. Spurs didn't think much of him just as Arsenal didn't think much of Almunia. Neither top notch goalkeepers like Coton, Miller or, in the old days, Rankin.
Miller??? Not in same league as coton or Gomez or almunia! How many champions league games did he play? Or how many caps? Or what was the biggest club he played for?
Miller was a great keeper. Since when was the number of champions league matches you've played in a deciding factor on whether you are any good or not?
[quote][p][bold]Watfordwes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Feff[/bold] wrote: Jury has to be out on Gomes. Spurs didn't think much of him just as Arsenal didn't think much of Almunia. Neither top notch goalkeepers like Coton, Miller or, in the old days, Rankin.[/p][/quote]Miller??? Not in same league as coton or Gomez or almunia! How many champions league games did he play? Or how many caps? Or what was the biggest club he played for?[/p][/quote]Miller was a great keeper. Since when was the number of champions league matches you've played in a deciding factor on whether you are any good or not? neilhorn
  • Score: 15

3:30pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Terry Dactile says...

Feff wrote:
Jury has to be out on Gomes. Spurs didn't think much of him just as Arsenal didn't think much of Almunia. Neither top notch goalkeepers like Coton, Miller or, in the old days, Rankin.
Fickle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!! You should be embarrassed coming out with that after 2 games!
[quote][p][bold]Feff[/bold] wrote: Jury has to be out on Gomes. Spurs didn't think much of him just as Arsenal didn't think much of Almunia. Neither top notch goalkeepers like Coton, Miller or, in the old days, Rankin.[/p][/quote]Fickle!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! You should be embarrassed coming out with that after 2 games! Terry Dactile
  • Score: 18

3:39pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Hornankey says...

The best remedy for yesterday's performance is to turn on the style at Rotherham. It will be a better indicator of our prospects this season. I still struggle to understand how a coach who cannot communicate can possibly motivate the players.
The best remedy for yesterday's performance is to turn on the style at Rotherham. It will be a better indicator of our prospects this season. I still struggle to understand how a coach who cannot communicate can possibly motivate the players. Hornankey
  • Score: 13

3:43pm Sun 17 Aug 14

buckler says...

neilhorn wrote:
buckler wrote:
bornyellow wrote:
To play 87 minutes with 10 men was always going to be an uphill task...it was a silly tackle and to be fair their 3 goals were very good....onwards and upwards...
Poor goalkeeping for 2 of them! Every team in the league will try lobbing him after seeing his poor positional side !
he's been a pro for 15 years, in the top division in Holland, Germany and the Premier League. I think if he was getting lobbed every game, someone might have mentioned it before now- don't you?
Probably something to do with training with chamberlain .. Any case was poor and saw it coming all game!
[quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]buckler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bornyellow[/bold] wrote: To play 87 minutes with 10 men was always going to be an uphill task...it was a silly tackle and to be fair their 3 goals were very good....onwards and upwards...[/p][/quote]Poor goalkeeping for 2 of them! Every team in the league will try lobbing him after seeing his poor positional side ![/p][/quote]he's been a pro for 15 years, in the top division in Holland, Germany and the Premier League. I think if he was getting lobbed every game, someone might have mentioned it before now- don't you?[/p][/quote]Probably something to do with training with chamberlain .. Any case was poor and saw it coming all game! buckler
  • Score: -7

3:52pm Sun 17 Aug 14

neilhorn says...

they were good goals, it happens. Can you find me another example of Gomes being chipped though? Must be hundreds surely, if he is susceptible to it and he's been playing for 15 years
they were good goals, it happens. Can you find me another example of Gomes being chipped though? Must be hundreds surely, if he is susceptible to it and he's been playing for 15 years neilhorn
  • Score: 11

9:41pm Sun 17 Aug 14

UHORNS1 says...

Our players wont be the issue this season but the manager might just be!!!
Our players wont be the issue this season but the manager might just be!!! UHORNS1
  • Score: 0

11:46pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Hornet Cornet says...

Ekstrand getting sent off had nowt to do with the manager
Ekstrand getting sent off had nowt to do with the manager Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 6

11:59pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Hopemole says...

Saddened at the negative comments on Gomez. They were good goals,but the following quote from Lewis Grabbanis worth noting:
“It’s a good moment for me, to get off the mark and also get our first win – it’s been a positive day,” said Grabban. “We’d done a little bit of work and Gomes likes to come out, so that was in my mind. And he was off his line again, so I just tried to go for it. We hadn’t really worked on it in the week, but it was something that was out there and something you can try to take advantage of. So we tried to do that."
Saddened at the negative comments on Gomez. They were good goals,but the following quote from Lewis Grabbanis worth noting: “It’s a good moment for me, to get off the mark and also get our first win – it’s been a positive day,” said Grabban. “We’d done a little bit of work and Gomes likes to come out, so that was in my mind. And he was off his line again, so I just tried to go for it. We hadn’t really worked on it in the week, but it was something that was out there and something you can try to take advantage of. So we tried to do that." Hopemole
  • Score: 3

2:15am Mon 18 Aug 14

Henry VIII says...

Any team, losing a man after three minutes changes a game. It's amazing that after last week so many think we are a top team, after yesterday we are something so different. It's a marathon. It's a very tough marathon against teams that came down with a lot of cash. Goalkeepers always get blamed for there exposure, whereas an outfield player can, at times get away with his errors because someone covers. Two games in. Two games, one played with essentially ten men. Let us please be realistic. Gomez played for Tottenham, not non-league, but Champions League with others. He is no mug. I love my club and my fellow fans, but at times the fickleness on here is just so.... disappointing.
Any team, losing a man after three minutes changes a game. It's amazing that after last week so many think we are a top team, after yesterday we are something so different. It's a marathon. It's a very tough marathon against teams that came down with a lot of cash. Goalkeepers always get blamed for there exposure, whereas an outfield player can, at times get away with his errors because someone covers. Two games in. Two games, one played with essentially ten men. Let us please be realistic. Gomez played for Tottenham, not non-league, but Champions League with others. He is no mug. I love my club and my fellow fans, but at times the fickleness on here is just so.... disappointing. Henry VIII
  • Score: 13

9:12am Mon 18 Aug 14

mellow yellow says...

Henry VIII wrote:
Any team, losing a man after three minutes changes a game. It's amazing that after last week so many think we are a top team, after yesterday we are something so different. It's a marathon. It's a very tough marathon against teams that came down with a lot of cash. Goalkeepers always get blamed for there exposure, whereas an outfield player can, at times get away with his errors because someone covers. Two games in. Two games, one played with essentially ten men. Let us please be realistic. Gomez played for Tottenham, not non-league, but Champions League with others. He is no mug. I love my club and my fellow fans, but at times the fickleness on here is just so.... disappointing.
Agree with this totally. A while back I said that the Pozzos probably expect 20 points after 10 games. With this squad, that is entirely doable. I will reserve judgement until then, but should we fall significantly below that - and to my mind that would be 17 points or less - and that will be the end of Sannino. We have a very tough November. All the more reason to be hopeful of five more wins, two draws, and only one further defeat in the next eight. Saturday was a write off after the second minute. A lost cause against a decent team. All the more galling for its crass stupidity, should that prove to be the case.
[quote][p][bold]Henry VIII[/bold] wrote: Any team, losing a man after three minutes changes a game. It's amazing that after last week so many think we are a top team, after yesterday we are something so different. It's a marathon. It's a very tough marathon against teams that came down with a lot of cash. Goalkeepers always get blamed for there exposure, whereas an outfield player can, at times get away with his errors because someone covers. Two games in. Two games, one played with essentially ten men. Let us please be realistic. Gomez played for Tottenham, not non-league, but Champions League with others. He is no mug. I love my club and my fellow fans, but at times the fickleness on here is just so.... disappointing.[/p][/quote]Agree with this totally. A while back I said that the Pozzos probably expect 20 points after 10 games. With this squad, that is entirely doable. I will reserve judgement until then, but should we fall significantly below that - and to my mind that would be 17 points or less - and that will be the end of Sannino. We have a very tough November. All the more reason to be hopeful of five more wins, two draws, and only one further defeat in the next eight. Saturday was a write off after the second minute. A lost cause against a decent team. All the more galling for its crass stupidity, should that prove to be the case. mellow yellow
  • Score: 4

9:20am Mon 18 Aug 14

Harry's Bar says...

UHORNS1 wrote:
Our players wont be the issue this season but the manager might just be!!!
The reality is that although we have a strong squad there are still weak links in the team. For example, the on field leadership issue still hasn't really been sorted and left wing back is still a problem position. You can't blame Saninno entirely for that.
[quote][p][bold]UHORNS1[/bold] wrote: Our players wont be the issue this season but the manager might just be!!![/p][/quote]The reality is that although we have a strong squad there are still weak links in the team. For example, the on field leadership issue still hasn't really been sorted and left wing back is still a problem position. You can't blame Saninno entirely for that. Harry's Bar
  • Score: 3

10:10am Mon 18 Aug 14

cbuk1983 says...

buckler wrote:
bornyellow wrote:
To play 87 minutes with 10 men was always going to be an uphill task...it was a silly tackle and to be fair their 3 goals were very good....onwards and upwards...
Poor goalkeeping for 2 of them! Every team in the league will try lobbing him after seeing his poor positional side !
If you're 'blaming' Gomes for the 2 chipped goals I'd say you're crazy. Alright, he was perhaps a little too off his line, but one was simply a stunning goal and should have been blocked by the defence - the other took a massive deflection to lob it over Gomes... I still think he's a good 'keeper and think he'll learn from this game...
[quote][p][bold]buckler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bornyellow[/bold] wrote: To play 87 minutes with 10 men was always going to be an uphill task...it was a silly tackle and to be fair their 3 goals were very good....onwards and upwards...[/p][/quote]Poor goalkeeping for 2 of them! Every team in the league will try lobbing him after seeing his poor positional side ![/p][/quote]If you're 'blaming' Gomes for the 2 chipped goals I'd say you're crazy. Alright, he was perhaps a little too off his line, but one was simply a stunning goal and should have been blocked by the defence - the other took a massive deflection to lob it over Gomes... I still think he's a good 'keeper and think he'll learn from this game... cbuk1983
  • Score: 2

10:20am Mon 18 Aug 14

Wimbledonhorn says...

Beppe - please, please give Tommie Hoban a decent run in the team. He is a fantastic prospect. It will also give JE the kick up the back side that he needs...
Beppe - please, please give Tommie Hoban a decent run in the team. He is a fantastic prospect. It will also give JE the kick up the back side that he needs... Wimbledonhorn
  • Score: 5

10:59am Mon 18 Aug 14

UHORNS1 says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
UHORNS1 wrote:
Our players wont be the issue this season but the manager might just be!!!
The reality is that although we have a strong squad there are still weak links in the team. For example, the on field leadership issue still hasn't really been sorted and left wing back is still a problem position. You can't blame Saninno entirely for that.
There are strong and weak links in every Championship squad but this is the one of the best set of players i have seen assembled in over 40 years of watching and supporting Watford.
I am just not sure whether Sannino is the right person to get the best out of what he has got.
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]UHORNS1[/bold] wrote: Our players wont be the issue this season but the manager might just be!!![/p][/quote]The reality is that although we have a strong squad there are still weak links in the team. For example, the on field leadership issue still hasn't really been sorted and left wing back is still a problem position. You can't blame Saninno entirely for that.[/p][/quote]There are strong and weak links in every Championship squad but this is the one of the best set of players i have seen assembled in over 40 years of watching and supporting Watford. I am just not sure whether Sannino is the right person to get the best out of what he has got. UHORNS1
  • Score: 0

11:06am Mon 18 Aug 14

RobboBTC says...

Amazing how people are picking on Gomes already, last Saturday he made 2-3 top saves, keeping out the header late on against Bolton was quite remarkable. We literally play the whole game against a Premiership squad with 10 players and suddenly Gomes is at fault. Playing against Norwich with 11 players would have been an extremely tough task, let alone with 10. Any finger pointing should be directed at Ekstrand, whether he did or didn't elbow the player he has created the situation and provided the officials with the opportunity to dismiss him. For me he is the weak link, hopefully Hoban will come in and grasp the chance over the next three games.
Amazing how people are picking on Gomes already, last Saturday he made 2-3 top saves, keeping out the header late on against Bolton was quite remarkable. We literally play the whole game against a Premiership squad with 10 players and suddenly Gomes is at fault. Playing against Norwich with 11 players would have been an extremely tough task, let alone with 10. Any finger pointing should be directed at Ekstrand, whether he did or didn't elbow the player he has created the situation and provided the officials with the opportunity to dismiss him. For me he is the weak link, hopefully Hoban will come in and grasp the chance over the next three games. RobboBTC
  • Score: 5

11:45am Mon 18 Aug 14

Harry's Bar says...

UHORNS1 wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
UHORNS1 wrote:
Our players wont be the issue this season but the manager might just be!!!
The reality is that although we have a strong squad there are still weak links in the team. For example, the on field leadership issue still hasn't really been sorted and left wing back is still a problem position. You can't blame Saninno entirely for that.
There are strong and weak links in every Championship squad but this is the one of the best set of players i have seen assembled in over 40 years of watching and supporting Watford.
I am just not sure whether Sannino is the right person to get the best out of what he has got.
He's got to sort out the away form, that's for sure. As someone else said, doing well at home and struggling away equals mid table, and that won't be good enough this season.
[quote][p][bold]UHORNS1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]UHORNS1[/bold] wrote: Our players wont be the issue this season but the manager might just be!!![/p][/quote]The reality is that although we have a strong squad there are still weak links in the team. For example, the on field leadership issue still hasn't really been sorted and left wing back is still a problem position. You can't blame Saninno entirely for that.[/p][/quote]There are strong and weak links in every Championship squad but this is the one of the best set of players i have seen assembled in over 40 years of watching and supporting Watford. I am just not sure whether Sannino is the right person to get the best out of what he has got.[/p][/quote]He's got to sort out the away form, that's for sure. As someone else said, doing well at home and struggling away equals mid table, and that won't be good enough this season. Harry's Bar
  • Score: 0

1:19pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Meadey39 says...

cbuk1983 wrote:
buckler wrote:
bornyellow wrote:
To play 87 minutes with 10 men was always going to be an uphill task...it was a silly tackle and to be fair their 3 goals were very good....onwards and upwards...
Poor goalkeeping for 2 of them! Every team in the league will try lobbing him after seeing his poor positional side !
If you're 'blaming' Gomes for the 2 chipped goals I'd say you're crazy. Alright, he was perhaps a little too off his line, but one was simply a stunning goal and should have been blocked by the defence - the other took a massive deflection to lob it over Gomes... I still think he's a good 'keeper and think he'll learn from this game...
he was too far off his line. He won't be next game
[quote][p][bold]cbuk1983[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]buckler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bornyellow[/bold] wrote: To play 87 minutes with 10 men was always going to be an uphill task...it was a silly tackle and to be fair their 3 goals were very good....onwards and upwards...[/p][/quote]Poor goalkeeping for 2 of them! Every team in the league will try lobbing him after seeing his poor positional side ![/p][/quote]If you're 'blaming' Gomes for the 2 chipped goals I'd say you're crazy. Alright, he was perhaps a little too off his line, but one was simply a stunning goal and should have been blocked by the defence - the other took a massive deflection to lob it over Gomes... I still think he's a good 'keeper and think he'll learn from this game...[/p][/quote]he was too far off his line. He won't be next game Meadey39
  • Score: 0

4:58pm Mon 18 Aug 14

BryantheOrn says...

Hopemole wrote:
Saddened at the negative comments on Gomez. They were good goals,but the following quote from Lewis Grabbanis worth noting:
“It’s a good moment for me, to get off the mark and also get our first win – it’s been a positive day,” said Grabban. “We’d done a little bit of work and Gomes likes to come out, so that was in my mind. And he was off his line again, so I just tried to go for it. We hadn’t really worked on it in the week, but it was something that was out there and something you can try to take advantage of. So we tried to do that."
Grabbans goal was a lucky deflection
[quote][p][bold]Hopemole[/bold] wrote: Saddened at the negative comments on Gomez. They were good goals,but the following quote from Lewis Grabbanis worth noting: “It’s a good moment for me, to get off the mark and also get our first win – it’s been a positive day,” said Grabban. “We’d done a little bit of work and Gomes likes to come out, so that was in my mind. And he was off his line again, so I just tried to go for it. We hadn’t really worked on it in the week, but it was something that was out there and something you can try to take advantage of. So we tried to do that."[/p][/quote]Grabbans goal was a lucky deflection BryantheOrn
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10:19pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Nick El Greco says...

BryantheOrn wrote:
Hopemole wrote:
Saddened at the negative comments on Gomez. They were good goals,but the following quote from Lewis Grabbanis worth noting:
“It’s a good moment for me, to get off the mark and also get our first win – it’s been a positive day,” said Grabban. “We’d done a little bit of work and Gomes likes to come out, so that was in my mind. And he was off his line again, so I just tried to go for it. We hadn’t really worked on it in the week, but it was something that was out there and something you can try to take advantage of. So we tried to do that."
Grabbans goal was a lucky deflection
I have no idea why everyone is blaming Gomes. We were basically rubbish in all areas. Easy to blame our keeper but his performance was at least as good as everyone else's. We were pony and outclassed. Hopefully it was a blip
[quote][p][bold]BryantheOrn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hopemole[/bold] wrote: Saddened at the negative comments on Gomez. They were good goals,but the following quote from Lewis Grabbanis worth noting: “It’s a good moment for me, to get off the mark and also get our first win – it’s been a positive day,” said Grabban. “We’d done a little bit of work and Gomes likes to come out, so that was in my mind. And he was off his line again, so I just tried to go for it. We hadn’t really worked on it in the week, but it was something that was out there and something you can try to take advantage of. So we tried to do that."[/p][/quote]Grabbans goal was a lucky deflection[/p][/quote]I have no idea why everyone is blaming Gomes. We were basically rubbish in all areas. Easy to blame our keeper but his performance was at least as good as everyone else's. We were pony and outclassed. Hopefully it was a blip Nick El Greco
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