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Lichaj is a better player than Dawikwa and deserves to be back in the team. I didn't like Warburton's post match interview as he preferred to say how great Dawikwa is than acknowledging what a good game Lichaj had.

There's no way Lichaj will be here next season, which is a great shame.

That did seem a bit odd, but I can see a strong case that we would have been better in the first half with Darikwa playing. He plays so far forward that he would have provided the width that was lacking as a result of Osborn, Cummings and McKay all playing centrally.
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For me, Velios is, from what I have seen, ideal for us. I've said before, I can only think the reason he's not playing is contractual.

He came from Olympiakos pre Marinakos take over part 1. Murky waters back then, maybe there is an unfulfilled verbal agreement. He can't not be getting a game on ability. The local press don't ask questions, maybe telling.
I've heard some rumour stuff that, if true, would partly explain why he's not being used. If it's not true then it would indicate some level of briefing against him. Either of which strongly suggests he's not ever going to play under this regime, and probably never again at the club.
There's no way Lichaj will be here next season, which is a great shame.
His reaction to stuff suggests that. Fair play to him that he seems to carry himself professionally and do the right things. I'm not sure that he's a better player than anyone...but I'm absolutely sure that nobody tries harder.
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Pre Burton, I was keen to see more of Cummings. At half time, I was happy to never see him in a Forest shirt again. 2nd half was better, worth another chance, but he doesn't excite me.

He's 22 and getting used to the division. He's showing enough for me that he could be good if he works hard.
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Lichaj is a better player than Dawikwa and deserves to be back in the team. I didn't like Warburton's post match interview as he preferred to say how great Dawikwa is than acknowledging what a good game Lichaj had.

There's no way Lichaj will be here next season, which is a great shame.
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Pre Burton, I was keen to see more of Cummings. At half time, I was happy to never see him in a Forest shirt again. 2nd half was better, worth another chance, but he doesn't excite me.
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For me, Velios is, from what I have seen, ideal for us. I've said before, I can only think the reason he's not playing is contractual.

He came from Olympiakos pre Marinakos take over part 1. Murky waters back then, maybe there is an unfulfilled verbal agreement. He can't not be getting a game on ability. The local press don't ask questions, maybe telling.
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I've been heartened by Cummings...he has something..but isn't quite at the level physically yet. Clough is in a bit of a dip.

He's very game. He never stops running and gets himself into good positions, but he needs to work on his composure. Certainly worth persevering with.
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It's a brave man who's watched Warburton, in regard to selection, and thinks that Velios will get games. I'm not saying i agree on ability and performances...but in picking a team other factors often come into play. Velios isn't in the frame. He's under the patio.

Oh, I agree that he is under the patio. But from everything I've seen he would fit in really well to this system. He has a good football brain, positioning is excellent, holds the ball up well and has a habit of scoring critical goals. He is still not yet at his 'peak' age, being in his mid 20s and seems popular amongst the squad. It's perplexing really. The only thing I can think is that he perhaps can't play the wide position, which Brereton and Cummings can do (although are average at best doing it), so with one up front it would be a like-for-like swap with Murphy and I suspect Warburton wants people who can play multiple positions.

If Murphy gets injured, I think Vellios is back in the squad. I'd rather see him get a run before then but doesn't look likely.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: What's pleasing me today
Last post by Dave Rave -
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Finally, sh!te first half but good second.

But FFS speed up the passing and get the ball forward faster and I don't mean hoof it