- 7 Dec 2017
Yes we seemed to come alive when Whyte came on. Thinking about Sinclair's contribution, I wonder when the last time an Oxford striker scored twice in one game? I am happy to be proved wrong, but I can't think of anyone since Danny Hylton.Great result !!
Didn’t see that coming after the 1st 60 minutes but once Whyte came on it was clear the players had a lift and showed more energy and determination.
After the 1st goal the confidence started flowing.
But true to form we had to make it a squeaky bum finish .
Now on to next Saturday to make it 3 league wins in a row!!
McAleny scored two separate hat tricks for us two years ago. Chesterfield and Bury.Yes we seemed to come alive when Whyte came on. Thinking about Sinclair's contribution, I wonder when the last time an Oxford striker scored twice in one game? I am happy to be proved wrong, but I can't think of anyone since Danny Hylton.
Interesting comments on McMahon. They reckon he’s the leader of their back line, and his absence lead to the poor shape and marking from which sinclair scored twice. Masterstroke loaning him to them from our perspective!Brad Mell, Matt Blanchard and Matt Ellis discuss the 2-1 defeat to Oxford United, which has the Iron looking over their shoulder ahead of a massive game with Bristol Rovers next weekend. <a class="g1-link g1-link-more" href="https://www.iron-bru.co.uk/episode-18-oxford-blues/">More</a>www.iron-bru.co.uk
Any one want a Sunday night dose of bitterness?
Just had a look at this!I agree he’s better than Hanson. All round really. Defensively he was sound, not that he was tested massively by Scunthorpe. It would be good to see the data from @Shosho
But I think we stopped much getting at us down the channels, which takes the pressure off of Dickie and Nelson.
His energy was world class today! Up and down the pitch for 90 minutes. But most importantly it was at the right times!!!!! Not leaving us exposed or chasing back. He read the game very well.
He looked like he wanted to keep the shirt and KR should reward him likewise.
Impressive by long but where does that leave the big money (for us) signing of Hanson?
Hanson seems pretty keen to get in front of the attackers, make interceptions. He has been caught out several times this way. Long is much more solid but doesn’t offer as much on the ballWatching the game the old-fashioned way, Long looks far better positionally than Hanson.
He's been caught out far more often by being nowhere near the player he is meant to be covering.Hanson seems pretty keen to get in front of the attackers, make interceptions. He has been caught out several times this way. Long is much more solid but doesn’t offer as much on the ball
Agree with that.Hanson seems pretty keen to get in front of the attackers, make interceptions. He has been caught out several times this way. Long is much more solid but doesn’t offer as much on the ball
So essentially 23 crosses, 18 crap and 5 decent.Scunthorpe had 13 crosses, 8 accurate. 4 came from Tom Pearce, the left back. Oxford had 23 crosses, 5 accurate. Graham the most productive crossing 8 times from open play.
Yep! As I’ve been banging on crossing isn’t very efficient and normally ends up giving possession back to the opposition or being blocked. We crossed from better areas and Sinclair stayed in the six yard box.Agree with the general sentiments here - Long was excellent defensively on Saturday (as, to be fair, was the entire back line other than the first five minutes and a bit of an injury time panic).
He is also very limited on the ball - there were a couple of passes at the weekend that he overhit by a good twenty yards.
However, that would only really be a prime consideration if his competition for the right back spot had Baldockian prowess (figured George deserves his own adjective) going forwards. Hanson doesn't, and we're in a scrap for our League One lives here, so you take the defensive solidity every time.
So essentially 23 crosses, 18 crap and 5 decent.
But of those 5 - two were of the highest order. Mousinho's in particular was sublime - almost nothing you could do to defend that one (Sykes' for the first goal was great too, although I feel like the left back should have done more. He didn't exactly make Sinclair's life difficult for that one).
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