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Originally posted by FREEWHEELER FREEWHEELER wrote:

Only saw the first half yesterday but he was the best player on the park for that 45, quick, determined, clever and classy. 
 
If his injuries are behind him, Kenny will start him.  Streets ahead of any of the forward players McCarthy used (yeah I know McCarthy used him in his last couple of qualifiers).  The lad is ready in my opinion.
 
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It’s typical of us that we have pretty much nothing coming through up front for 20 years and then have about 5.

Looking at how Kenny sets up in 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 Id say Connolly will immediately be putting pressure on McClean on the left. Over the next year or two, Robinson might have to get used to playing on the right or competing with Obafemi (not a natural position for Obafemi by any means). I suppose that leaves Idah, Parrott, McGoldrick, and Long competing for number 9. You can always see Parrott dropping back as a 10, but Kenny has spoken about him as an orthodox number 9 in the past.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fozz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jun 2020 at 2:49pm
If we were playing tomorrow, I'd have Connolly in the starting 11.
Our back 4 picks itself (bar the Coleman/Doherty conundrum) and the McCarthy would be in front on those.
The big questions are who else would be in the team as we've options.
Personally, I'd have Molumby in based on what I've seen at U21 level and for Milwall all year.  Brings a lot of energy to the table, which we badly need.
The critical #10 is up in the air.
Up front would have to be Long until such time as an Idah or Parrott come into their respective first teams.
I appreciate Long is not prolific, and putting McG in behind him means we'd be looking for goals from elsewhere...hence Connolly out wide and, maybe, Obafemi on the other side?
Some team to play in the NL anyway and see what happens.  Likely get overrun in midfield!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote You Tell Me Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jun 2020 at 2:49pm
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Needs first team football - he's 21 now. Hopefully gets a loan move.

Hes 20.
 
He's closer to 21 than 20.

So just to confirm, the guy is still 20. 
 
He's coming 21.

Assuming it's still Warren O'Hora we're talking about he turned 21 back in April.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BrendanD88 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jun 2020 at 3:07pm
Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

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Originally posted by BrendanD88 BrendanD88 wrote:

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Needs first team football - he's 21 now. Hopefully gets a loan move.

Hes 20.
 
He's closer to 21 than 20.

So just to confirm, the guy is still 20. 
 
He's coming 21.

Assuming it's still Warren O'Hora we're talking about he turned 21 back in April.

So he’s coming 22 then.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Left foot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jun 2020 at 7:29pm
Starts vs man utd which shows real confidence in him.

Duffy also starting which is a real plus
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Tough one for Connolly, chasing shadows out there up front on his own.

I think Idah had a similar experience against United earlier in the season. 

Hopefully this doesn't mean he gets dropped against Norwich on Saturday, would have a much better chance to have an impact in that game.
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I think Brighton have decided this game isn't worth it and focus on getting 3pts v Norwich.
We'll see Maupay back for that I'm sure. 
50/50 Aaron will start there. 
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Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

Tough one for Connolly, chasing shadows out there up front on his own.

I think Idah had a similar experience against United earlier in the season. 

Hopefully this doesn't mean he gets dropped against Norwich on Saturday, would have a much better chance to have an impact in that game.
Tbf not Connolly's fault he's living off scraps up top on his own. And he's won two free kicks while driving forward himself. Brighton need a few creative midfielders.
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Connolly's got nothing. Couldn't blame him for not having an impact on that first half. 
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Connolly feeding off scraps, Duffy has done nothing wrong at the back. Both still on in the second half I see. Better aggression and midfield play needed by Brighton- nothing to be gained by standing back and admiring what looks like a good Utd team these days.
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Infuriating to watch brighton, get the ball out wide or in an advanced midfield position... Connolly makes a a good run off the defender, and Brighton pass backwards or sideways every time
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Desperately unlucky not to score there, great save.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BrendanD88 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jun 2020 at 9:53pm
You’re going a bit OTT there.

Decent strike, decent save.
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To his credit he has kept going despite the fact he's chasing a lost cause tonight. Had a good effort saved and has forced a corner and a good few free kicks. Couldn't have done much more to be honest.

Looks a lot fitter as well, still looking strong after 80 minutes. I like him a lot, think he'll be a big player for us for the next decade although maybe not as an out and out centre forward.

The fact he looks to be playing the 90 here suggests he might not start on Saturday though.
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Any forward with that sort of pace is going to worry defenders. Connolly has a good future ahead of him. Brighton will not go down. Another win and they will have 36 points, which was enough to keep them up last season. The Norwich game should clinch it and the other teams below are panicking. I don't think Brighton are any better than they were under Chris Hughton and Shane Duffy should be an automatic first team choice.
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Watched the game tonight. Connolly was chasing shadows in first half even gary Neville said he felt sorry for the front two as they got no service. He was more involved in 2nd half as Brighton offered a bit more going forward. Have to feel for Connolly any game I watched  no creativity in the brighton midfield at all, anything Connolly does or gets is purely down to his own hard work.

Duffy was solid even though they conceded 3 goals, none in my opinion was his fault. How he is not playing every week is a joke really,  everyone can see it except porter himself. 
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Duffy will never be a Potter type centre back, he'll have to move to become a regular again. Burnley, Watford or a promoted team might be a good fit.

Brighton have huge problems in midfield, they need to get some pace and vision in there over the summer. If they can do that it will help Connolly to kick on as well.
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