I see nobody has done any ratings yet, and although that is not easy with 10-men I'll give it a go.
Belford 8 - Played really well last night in what is probably his last game (gave his gloves to a fan at the end)
Clohessy 7 - Not the most effective game by Sean but still gave his all
Phillips 7 - Pretty solid at the back
Cresswell 8 - Love this guy, wins everything in the air and reads the game very well.
Straker 6 - Hmmm. early days yet, but I hope he's got better performances in him. Disappointing going forward and passes too often misplaced
Leonard 6 - He can throw the ball a really long way.....
Timlin 8 - Thought he was our best player before he got (harshly) sent off - (mark is for the 27 mins. he spent on the pitch!)
Spicer 6 - Had hoped for a bit more from him, showed glimpses of what he might be but not match fit yet
Hurst 7 - Looks a decent player, good skill and strong for a wide man too
Ferdinand 8 - Thought Kane played well last night, worked really hard for 90 minutes too.
Tomlin 7 - Again worked really hard on his own up top - just wish he'd be a bit more positive sometimes
Assombalonga 7 - Looks to be strong and quick, would like to see more of him
Hall 6 - Could do with shedding some lbs by the look of him. Thought he'd change the game when he came on, he didn't!
Barker 7 - Looked strong and positive when he came on and whipped in one really good cross that could have led to a goal
Overall I was disappointed with the result, thought the ref ruined the game with the sending off (thought the lino missed an offside for their 1st goal too) but not too disheartened...yet!
Is it just me, I really don't get it. Last night his passing was woeful. He is so slow and easily passed by the opposition. We haven't the tall man up front to even make use of his long throw. Absolute joke to keep playing him.
Harsh comments towards Ryan Leonard.
He was brilliant last year, he is the exact type of player we want to play wide right, as discussed we can't play 2 out and out wingers. He plays maturely. Just cos he's had a few poor games after coming back doesn't make him a bad player.
He's pretty young.
He offers balance, and with him in the side last year we looked very very very well balanced.
Lay off. He is not the problem.
The problem is our best two strikers are injured AND we've only played a few games.
MEDICATION TIME is required for you lot.
Thats in a 442, we didnt play 442 last night.
Fair enough comments I suppose, but I don't think it's that easy to see what the formation is sometimes. I think Hall should play down the middle as an CAM or as a striker. He can be so clinical infront of goal and if he's given a chance or a ball to feet in the box he can turn and shoot.
I still dont know how to class that system, whether its 451 or 433.
With it changing home and away doesnt help either which may be why some people are missing that we have actually changed how we play at home.
With Hall you would miss his crossing if played in the middle, but with no one to really meet crosses not sure how much that would matter.
Not a fan of long throws and I don't think it is helping the team in that they need to be able to pass and move the ball on the floor - not rely on getting a throw near the box and then pile bodies forward.