Julian, Tom & Owen sit down and reflect on a difficult afternoon for United. We discuss whether Bonner was right to set up as we did, a bad day at the races for key players and Anthony Scully’s hairline.
We also chat with Hugh from the PO4 podcast, who previews just how much of a hiding Pompey are gonna give us at the weekend.
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Great analysis as usual lads.
Bonner’s sides often bounce back straight after an off-day, but Portsmouth away will be a massive ask to do that.
I think everyone’s assuming we’ll go one up top and a five man midfield, so hopefully that can frustrate Pompey. But we rarely look like a side who can park the bus.
I’m concerned about the defensive midfield partnership as well as the full-backs. I’d like to see Weir alongside Digby, I think the midfield battles against better sides tend to be a bit too much of an ask for Liam O’Neil.
Weir looks a quality player with potential to get forward as well as defend and it’s amazing that a £500k player at a Premier League club cannot get much game time for United.
Need to bounce back, but maybe the two home games will provide better chances than Pompey away. No danger of complacency, following Saturday’s tonking, but also we need to be wary of paying bigger clubs too much respect, especially away from home. We’ve been guilty of that in the recent past and I wonder if it’s a factor in why we’ve lost all our games against Pompey since returning to the EFL?!