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10/8/22

EFL Cup

Conor McCarthy 8

An excellent slide tackle in the second half.

Luca Connell 7

Did a good job as a ball-winner in the centre.

Tayo Adaramola 5

Got the fans excited with his first touch of the ball with a show of tenacity to wriggle free of his marker and displayed explosive pace down the left but not the dream debut everyone had hoped for. Showed glimpses of quality but looked a bit raw at times. Replaced by Bidwell on the hour.

Jack Taylor 6

Perhaps didn't have the desired effect his manager was looking for as Posh never really got back the control of the midfield he was brought on to help regain.

11/8/22

EFL Cup

Dara O'Shea 7

Albion's sole survivor from Monday seemed to be flying with confidence. Very composed in tight situations and his raking diagonals to the wings are getting more accurate.

Callum Robinson 7

Like so much of last season, Robinson drifted in and out of this game - yet he came to the fore and delivered when it mattered. Played a hand in creating a Mowatt opening in the first half before he stood up an inviting cross for Grant to net.

John Egan 7

Was in the right place at the right time to mop up after a rare poor effort from his partner Ahmedhodzic. Handled himself well despite the change to a back four.

12/8/22

Championship

Josh Cullen 6

Good recovery tackle on Sarr early on after Muric error and was busy in midfield. Knows his role.

Dara Costelloe 5

Couldn't get in the game in the first half and while there is a talent in there, he will need time and patience.

13/8/22

Premier League

Nathan Collins 6

Caught the eye on his Molineux debut by breaking the lines with his passing out from the back to set Wolves on their way forwards. Defensively, dealt well with Mitrovic on the whole but was caught out by the striker's physicallity on occasion in what will be one of the toughest matchups of the season for Wolves' new recruit.

Mark Travers 5

The Cherries' goalkeeper was always going to come under pressure against a rampant, hungry City side, and that proved to be the case. He was helpless to keep out the first two goals, but perhaps could have been stronger for Phil Foden's effort. Yes, there was a deflection, but his body position didn't scream authority. Nothing he could have done for the fourth.

Gavin Bazunu 7

Wasn't needed for the first half an hour but quite literally sprung into action when Jack Harrison fired a shot towards his bottom corner from a wide angle. He kept that out with a strong left arm before denying Rasmus Kristensen from the resulting corner.

Championship 

Callum O'Dowda 9

Another assist chalked up and, to be fair, should have had two or three more when his excellent crosses preceded spurned chances. The driving force of Cardiff's attack.

Scott Hogan 6

Was in front of goal with a chance to score the equaliser but a crucial block from defence denied him. Did not see much of the ball in the first-half, though had a chance to equalise after the break.

CJ Hamilton 6

Limited time to make an impact.

Ryan Manning 8

Pressed really well throughout and regularly won the ball high up the pitch, such was his endeavour. Looked dangerous on corner duty too. Tougher second half but was still very impressive.

Michael Obafemi 7

The forward was beating his arms in the air as fans chanted his name during the warm-up, and Obafemi looked full of confidence. Twice denied by Dan Grimshaw in the first half but always looked lively when on the ball. Unselfishly squared to Olivier Ntcham for the winner.

Will Smallbone 6

Played part in the equaliser with ability to take the ball forward. Good cross for Gayle’s disallowed goal.

Robbie Brady 9

Brilliant performance. Made the right decisions on the ball and seemed to have more time on it than anyone else. So composed, ran himself into the ground and his cross for the goal was sublime.

Alan Browne 8

The skipper set the tone early doors with his work off the ball. Led by example, getting up and down throughout and looking to hurt Luton with his powerful runs. One sloppy moment in the second half but PNE's defence dealt with the danger.

Troy Parrott 8

A tireless and selfless display from him up top. Was a focal point for PNE all game and linked play up fantastically. Never stopped making himself available and running for the team. Had a chance to kill the match at the end.

Alan Browne - 8

The skipper set the tone early doors with his work off the ball. Led by example, getting up and down throughout and looking to hurt Luton with his powerful runs. One sloppy moment in the second half but PNE's defence dealt with the danger.

Jeff Hendrick 5

Has the vision to play higher up the field, but still looks a little off the pace. Hopefully as he gets more minutes through the season he’ll get fitter, because he has the tools to be useful at this level.

Subbed off for Mamadi Camara and will need to provide more end product for Reading in the future if he wants to play the full 90.

Shane Long 6

What’s fantastic to see about Long is that he’s matured and developed into a really well rounded footballer. He does nothing spectacular, but as the old football saying goes: “he does all the basics well” like a Heskey or a Milner.

Would like to see him given earlier service from his midfielders in future weeks because he gets himself into good positions but is often overlooked. Does well to link up play in the final third and is proving to be more than just a nostalgia pickup for Reading so far.

Jimmy Dunne 8

Should have been more alert to deny Stewart following up to tap home a rebound but otherwise very good at the heart of the defence as Sunderland’s dangerous front two were well contained in the second half. Made a brilliant block on the line to deny Sunderland a dramatic winner.

Olamide Shodipo 5

Given the chance to start and did little to justify the decision. Struggled to beat a man consistently and was far too easily dispossessed – and bar one cross to Adomah he failed to deliver from out wide.

Sinclair Armstrong 7

Made a huge difference when he came on for the final 10 minutes. Forced a fine save from keeper Anthony Patterson following a barnstorming run that saw him brush aside Sunderland full-back Denis Cirkin. Forced the corner that led to the equaliser after earlier trying to score with an audacious bicycle kick.

Mark Sykes 7

Played the pass that freed Conway on the right which led to the opener. A real work horse at wing-back, what he lacks in a positional sense he makes up for in desire. A brilliant cross for Conway who couldn't convert.

League 1 

Glenn Whelan 8

Did a crucial job for his manager that should not go unnoticed. With several of Barton's midfielders short of match fitness, Whelan played from the start and was dogged for his 59 minutes on the pitch. He policed the midfield and allowed Barton to bring Rossiter on for the final half hour, easing him back from injury.

Joe Rafferty 8

Another solid performance from the right-back as he proves a shrewd piece of business.

Sean Raggett 9

Had a real tussle with on-loan Saints striker Dan Nlundulu - but there was only going to be one winner.

Ronan Curtis 6

Added a threat and had one decent run on goal.

Jason Knight 8

Rosenior spoke in midweek as to how the right-back spot suits his qualities despite being a midfielder by trade. Hard to disagree with that on this fine showing.

Eiran Cashin 9 - Star Man

Had a terrific first half in which he demonstrated calmness, composure and some excellent distribution. Is a firm fans' favourite and was majestic.

Conor Hourihane 8

Was a joy to watch in the first half and looked like he really enjoyed himself. Created the first goal and his vision played a key role in the second. Left foot is so good it could peel carrots.

James Collins 6 

Had an excellent chance in the second half and you can't help but feel there is a goal coming soon. Cannot underestimate his work rate for the team.

Marcus Harness 7

A week on from opening his Ipswich account, Harness now has his first Portman Road goal to his name after reacting well to turn Wes Burns’ spilled shot away. Aside from his goal, the former Portsmouth man had some decent moments before being replaced in the second period. He’s learning his role in this side and has certainly shown he’s going to be an important player.

Paudie O'Connor 6

Probably played slightly better than his centre-back partner. 

Anthony Scully 6.5

Played a key role in the opening goal with his floated cross causing havoc in the Forest Green defence, although he did generally struggle. 

Jack Taylor 5

The entire Posh midfield had no answer to Plymouth's competitive and skilled midfield and they were outplayed as a result. Substituted at half-time which told us what the manager thought of this performance. 

Kieran Sadlier 6

Went to right wing and did what he could going forward. Tracked back well too.

Scottish Premiership

Liam Scales 6

A brilliant cross for Miovski to score Aberdeen’s first. A couple of moments where he wasn’t his composed self.

Jonny Hayes 6

The Irishman put in a shift and scored at the second time of asking to put Aberdeen ahead. But like his fellow attackers there wasn’t a constant attacking threat.

Ross Tierney 7 

Gave Motherwell more attacking legs from midfield, set up Van Veen for a chance and nearly scored himself.


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13/8/22

League 1

Warren O'Hora 5.5

Didn't make any stand-out mistakes, and was the most reliable defender really, but couldn't get the backline to gel.

Conor Grant 5.5

Had a great chance to draw Dons level but fired over the top. Was withdrawn at half-time as Dons changed shape.

Jordan Shipley 6

He got among the Wycombe players, putting in some good challenges playing behind the front two. Put in a great ball into the box for Pyke to attack in the first half.

14/8/22

Scottish Premiership

Alan Power 6 

Some good recoveries in the middle of the park and controlled the ball when he had it.

Deji Sotona 4

Not much for him to feed on.

Jamie McGrath 4

Not his sort of game at all. Barely saw the ball but did very little when was on it.

Championship

Darragh Lenihan 5

Partly culpable for both goals. First he gave Berge too much space and the second his sliced clearance conceded the throw before he allowed Ndiaye to spin off him. Some sloppy balls out of defence and was rash to needlessly jump into some tackles and aerial duels. Assist for the second equaliser.

John Egan 6.5

Neat and tidy in and out of possession for the most part but couldn't help United see out the victory, with Boro's equaliser coming from a set-piece. Good covering tackle in injury-time prevented a good Boro chance after Ahmedhodzic was beaten by Watmore.

Sam Szmodics 6

Wasn't overly involved in the match, in truth. Did his defensive duties but didn't contribute much offensively.

Dara O'Shea 6

A stoic performance from O'Shea in front of ROI manager Stephen Kenny. It was a tough enough task with Blackburn's forward pairing amongst the most physical in the league, but O'Shea as usual acquitted himself well enough.

Jayson Molumby 4

Game passed Molumby by for large parts in the first half. Was excellent v Watford but much quieter here and had much less involvement in proceedings. Sacrificed as Albion pushed.

Callum Robinson 5

Unable to make any meaningful impact in the final third.
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Disappointing to read that about Molumby, on the face of it.
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16/8/22

Championship

Scott Hogan 7

A surging run and an accurate cross showed the assists of pre-season are going to continue into the campaign. Earned himself one pot-shot in the second half but this was a day for working hard without the ball.

Mark Sykes 5

Was enjoying a solid game until the bizarre incident after the hour mark when he received a straight red card for reacting to a challenge. Put his side under unnecessary pressure when his team were cruising. Up until then, he was proving to be a handful. Will now miss the next three games.

Josh Cullen 7

Delicious pass for Rodriguez goal and helped Clarets control the contest.

Robbie Brady 8

Excellent vision and range of passing to create openings in behind the Rotherham defence during the first half. Fizzed a deflected shot wide in the second half, early doors, and continued to have quality in his crossing.

Alan Browne 6

A couple of sloppy moments in possession in the first half. Got himself into good areas at times though and created a glorious chance for Parrott before the break. Improved in the second half and saw a shot from 20 yards held.

Troy Parrott 7

Started so brightly. Created a huge chance for Johnson after a purposeful drive forward and then went close himself moments later, showing quick feet inside the box. Had a massive opportunity just before half-time but was denied. Finishing touch was lacking, but work rate and link-up play very good, again.

Jimmy Dunne 6

Sometimes uncomfortable in possession but was typically combative.

Sinclair Armstrong 7

Was again excellent after coming on. Quick, powerful and with boundless energy – the youngster is great to watch and has so much potential.

League 1

Luca Connell 8

Did not get the glory like some others, but oils the wheels and was very tidy indeed.

Glenn Whelan 5

Could not change the pattern of the game. The Gas could not penetrate and Barnsley continued to fly forward onto anything loose.

Marcus Harness 8

The attacker ultimately came up with the winner in this game, firing home his third in as many league matches from outside the penalty area. Prior to that he had gotten away with one when an extremely loose backpass set Ahadme clear in the first half, with Walton bailing him out. His touch wasn’t always on point but he kept working hard, which allowed him to take his chance when it came. His start in an Ipswich shirt has been an excellent one. 

Warren O'Hora 7.5

Defended well throughout, didn't put a foot wrong but will be frustrated with the late Vale goal.

Conor Grant 6.5

Got on the ball and looked to get things going.

Jack Taylor 8

Much better from a player who should be strong at League One level. He was always looking for the ball and he generally used it wisely. His headed goal was a bonus and a good sign from a player who will be a threat when getting into the opposition penalty area. 

Joe Rafferty 7

Is proving a shrewd piece of business. Another solid performance.

Sean Raggett 8

Man mountain at the back again and set up Bishop’s equaliser.

Ronan Curtis 7

Was fired up for the occasion and endeavour was rewarded with a goal.

Jason Knight 7

Got into some great positions in the first half and there were a couple of occasions when he turned down the option of a cross to make an extra pass. Defended well, mind.

Eiran Cashin 7

Like Stearman was rarely tested as Derby had control of the game for large spells. Had a couple of willing runners in the Shrewsbury attack to contend with but was solid.

Conor Hourihane 6

The Derby midfielder always looked capable of making something happen in an attacking sense and created a good chance for Tom Barkhuizen in the first half.

James Collins 5

Foraged away up front without much joy as Shrewsbury, as you would expect under Steve Cotterill, were well organised. Never stopped looking for a chink in their armour.

David McGoldrick 5

Had a header saved by Marosi. Minutes will have done him the power of good.

17/8/22

Championship

Will Smallbone 6 

Forced lucky save from Steffen. Dangerous at times when he got on the ball in final third even if not everything came off.

Gavin Kilkenny 6 

On to try to help Stoke keep hold of the ball.

Darragh Lenihan 8

Was excellent at the back. Battled well throughout and orchestrated things.

Jeff Hendrick 7

Gave the team lots of energy in the midfield with his pressing and driving runs. Did tend to frustrate from time to time, though, when he got into some decent positions but then gave the ball away.

Shane Long 9

A masterclass from the veteran striker. Chased everything, won his headers, flicked the ball on, held it up, linked play up nicely - the full works. Only downer was not scoring a goal, although he did go close with fierce drive. Withdrawn for Joao.

Sam Szmodics 4

Pretty anonymous. Didn't see any of the ball due to the huge disconnect between defence and midfield. When he did have it, he struggled to create much.

John Egan 5

Lapse of concentration allowed the visitors back in it. Undercooked his pass to McAtee and Lynden Gooch pounced to race clear and lob Foderingham.

Dara O'Shea 6

Scythed down Ojo on the run in the first half, it was a blatant yellow card. From there, he was walking a bit of a tightrope against a lively and mobile forwards but generally fared okay. In truth, Albion's defence had little to worry about in the second half.

Jayson Molumby 5

Booked early on when tugging back O'Dowda. Threw himself into challenges but didn't always come away with the ball.

Callum Robinson 6

Looked the most likely of the subs to have an impact, wasn't far away from finding Grant shortly after coming on.

Callum O'Dowda 8 

Not his natural position, especially in a back four, so we didn't see his attacking prowess. Did a brilliant makeshift job, though.


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Was at the Reading game last night - The summed up Shane Long's performance perfectly there. Was MOM for me, Blackburn couldn't handle him. Keeper had to pull off a brilliant save to deny him.

Thought they were a bit generous with Jeff's rating - His final ball a few times was poor but he definitely was energetic and was always showing and looking for the ball which I think indicates a player not lagging confidence. Think he will do well over the season.

Sam Szmodics - Harsh on him to rate him so low. He was being played as an advanced attacking midfield but I can only remember him getting a couple of touches which was mainly down to the fact that Blackburn had very little of the ball in the first half.
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18/8/22

Europa Conference League

Conor Coventry 6

With Declan Rice suspended and Flynn Downes currently having a minor concern over a toe issue, Conor Coventry was thrown in from the off and started in the centre of midfield next to Tomas Soucek. Viborg tried to add tempo in midfield as much as they could and it gave plenty for Coventry to deal with, Viborg getting joy countering the Hammers at times. Better after the break, seemed to be given more freedom, allowing him to better express a range of passing. Taken off late on.

20/8/22

Premier League

Nathan Collins 6

Collins produced one excellent challenge to prevent Son from finding a way past Sa when the South Korean was one on one. He backed that up with a number of good blocks, but Collins switched off for a split second at a corner and Kane drifted in behind him to score the winner.

Mark Travers 5

Powerless to prevent Arsenal's three goals. Pulled off a good stop before the first, but was let down by poor performances from those in front of him. Could perhaps have looked to claim more crosses to ease the burden on the centre-backs, but this is a minor point. Made several good saves late on to prevent the Cherries from conceding more.

Championship

Scott Hogan 6

Had one early shot which probably shouldn't have been blocked, then fluffed a counter attack when Bacuna had flown past him. Kept his work-rate up but the ball wouldn't drop for him in the box.

Josh Cullen 5

Played into trouble by Muric but a bad touch allowed Corbeanu to strike. Booked in second half.

CJ Hamilton 6

Lively off the bench and whilst his decision making could've been better, he drove Blackpool up the pitch.

Robbie Brady 7

Was one step ahead of others on plenty of occasions and created a couple of chances in the game. Tried to play at the right speed and tempo but was reduced to sending in hopeful crosses towards the end.

Alan Browne 6

Two good chances for him to score over the piece and Bachmann saved well on both occasions, in either half. Sometimes looked to do too much on the ball but okay on the whole. Covered plenty of ground at both ends of the pitch.

Troy Parrott 6

Dropped deep to link up play and was lively in the first half. Looked after the ball well up against big defenders but drifted in and out of the game in the second half. Had a couple of sights at goal - one saved from distance and another blocked.

Greg Cunningham 6

Passed well out from defence. Lack of pace an issue at times as Watford got joy in behind.

Jimmy Dunne 6

Lots to admire about the big Irishman’s passion, will to win and commitment – and one buccaneering run down the left wing that forced a corner in the first half was sight to behold. However, he has to take responsibility for the Rotherham goal by yet again failing to clear the ball from danger when he diverted it straight into the path of Chiedozie Ogbene for a simple finish. Almost handed another chance to the Millers in the second half with a very poor quick free-kick. Arguably looks more comfortable in a back three.

Sinclair Armstrong 6

A typically barnstorming cameo from off the bench for the teenager, but he will be cursing himself after spurning a glorious chance to open his account when he found himself one on one with Johansson but shot tamely at the Swede. A sign of things to come for him from Championship defenders when he was poleaxed off the ball and behind the referee’s back by a Rotherham player. Put the ball on the plate for Chair to score with a fine run and cross, but needs to find the composure to match his hugely impressive enthusiasm.

Olamide Shodipo 6

Another player guilty of failing to get a touch on a cross into the six-yard box with no-one close to him when he spurned Chair’s fine pass by letting the ball run across him for what should have been his first QPR goal.

Jeff Hendrick 7.5

Tenacious and energetic display by the Irishman who had a couple of chances to get on the scoresheet. Firstly, he had a shot deflected over the bar and he almost latched onto a pass by Tom Ince but let the ball run past him.

Shane Long 7.5

Another hard-working display from the fan favourite but didn't have much to show for his efforts. Had a decent chance to score early in the second half but couldn't get his shot away cleanly. Had an hour before making way for Joao.

Darragh Lenihan 7 - Star Man

Boro's best as he kept two good strikers in Long and then Joao quiet throughout.

John Egan 6 

Relatively comfortable afternoon for the Republic of Ireland international up against Brereton Diaz. Got the better of that one.

Sam Szmodics 5

Was tasked with sitting on Norwood at the base of Sheffield United's midfield. Didn't get any service to try and affect the game going forward.

Gavin Kilkenny 6

Smashed in the face by Simms’ elbow. Kept wanting the ball and showed some tight turns.

Will Smallbone 5

A couple of dangerous runs down the inside channel without being able to find final ball. 

Ryan Manning 4

Caused a few issues when he moved back to the left, although he was looser than usual in possession.

Michael Obafemi 5

Barely got a sniff in the first-half as Swansea struggled to create chances. Worked hard to no avail.

Dara O'Shea 8

Big afternoon for Dara, who was handed the captain's armband in the absence of the benched Livermore. He was the consummate professional and showed great desire to add to Albion's tally at the death when a combination of him and a defender met the ball.

Jayson Molumby 8

Brought back into the side and partnered Okay from the off. Was everywhere and worked incredibly hard to revive attacks. Brought plenty of energy from minute 1 to minute 90 and possesses a nasty side that fans like.

League 1

Kieran Sadlier 4

Booked in closing stages and didn't make a great impact.

Mark McGuinness 8

An assured debut from the Cardiff City man on the left of the back three. Did his defensive duties with a minimum of fuss and looked calm on the ball.

Harry Charsley 7

Impressed on the opening day against Fleetwood. The fact he has struggled for game time since then shows the strength in depth of the Vale midfield.

Jason Knight 8 

You can see why Rosenior wants to keep Knight at right-back. Dovetails really well with Mendez-Laing on that right-hand side.

Eiran Cashin 7 

Might have had a goal if he controlled his effort a little bit better. Defended very well and was part of the build-up a lot.

Conor Hourihane 7 

Not as influential as he might have hoped. Had a couple of chances from distance in the first half.

James Collins 6 

Yet to find his shooting boots but he is getting into those areas and still causing defenders a world of hassle.

Warren O'Hora 7.5

A confident and assured outing after signing his new contract. Didn't put a foot wrong.

Conor Grant 6.5

Showed some good touches but too few and far between. Measured his pass to Robson for the goal really well though.

Jack Taylor 9

The second imperious midfield performance in a matter of days from a player revelling in the extra time and space at this level. Pretty much foot perfect on and off the ball.

Glenn Whelan 5

Was the enemy of the home fans when his challenge on Louis Thompson led to what looked like a serious injury for the Portsmouth midfielder. It was a forceful challenge, and it had significant consequences, but it did not appear to meet the typical criteria for a red card, catching Thompson on the side of the leg and the studs were not used. Taken off at half-time.

Joe Rafferty 8

Been a really impressive start to the Scouser's Pompey career and he continued in the same vein. Tenacious defensively and a constant option down the right.

Sean Raggett 5

Put in a typically robust display which was undone when he was caught napping and dispossessed by Marquis for the visitor's leveller. The former Blues striker had been in his pocket until that point.

Ronan Curtis 8

Really impressed as he was used at the top of the pitch with Colby Bishop. Set the tone for Pompey's pressing while causing his fair share of problems when in possession, but should have done better with one second-half chance.

Marcus Harness 7

Involved early, turning a corner wide and having another low effort saved, on an afternoon where he worked extremely hard, linked play really nicely and showed that his partnership with Davis could potentially be a really profitable one for Ipswich. His link-up with John-Jules was positive, too.

Scottish Premiership 

Jake Doyle-Hayes 6

Restored to the starting XI, he was tidy enough in midfield and did not allow a first-half yellow-card to stymie his combative instincts. Came off for Lewis Miller in the latter stages on game.

Jonny Hayes 7

Jonny Hayes marked the weekend win with his 300th appearance for the club. Goodwin joked that he was sick of “blowing smoke up Jonny’s backside every week” but the influence of the Irish winger is clear to see, all the more so when it is a team of individuals that needs to come together to form a cohesive unit. Hayes’ celebrations at full-time were enthusiastic enough to belie his 35 years as were the sprints on the flank he was still putting in as the game neared to its closure. Hugging Ross McCrorie and then Lopes, whom he had a few pointers to offer, Hayes showed why he can be such a critical part of Aberdeen this term given the influence and experience that he exerts.

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Jason Knight 8 

You can see why Rosenior wants to keep Knight at right-back. Dovetails really well with Mendez-Laing on that right-hand side


Knight has ten days to leave Derby or we'll have ourselves a league 1 right back... at least till January.
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Don't see anyway paying the money Derby would want now when they could get him cheaper in January or even on a pre contract if teams outside England become interested in Jan.
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21/8/22

Championship

Callum O'Dowda 5

Struggled to impose himself on things as he usually would. Being greeted by boos every time he touched the ball didn't help. Put in a lovely cross for Ojo, who scored but was offside.

23/8/22

EFL Cup

Mark McGuinness 7

Has seamlessly slotted into the back three. Won his fair share of headers and was aggressive in the tackle. Taken off in a tactical switch at half-time.

Josh Cullen 7

Quietly effective in the middle and helped Burnley control the contest for large periods.

Dara Costelloe 6

Youngster came on late and was steady.

Kieran Sadlier 5

Went to right wing-back after coming on in closing stages.

Jason Knight 8

Was released from his position at right-back to play in the midfield position which is a natural fit and he revelled in it. Nice, bright and sharp around the box.

David McGoldrick 8

His first start of the season and showed care, vision and quality in the final third. Gives Derby's attack a different dimension when he's in this kind of form. 

Conor Hourihane 7 

Looked lively when he came on.

James Collins 6

Showed one or two neat touches.

Dara O'Shea 5

Not as commanding or as reassuring as he has been in the league of late, perhaps that's natural in an entirely different team. Didn't close down Sibley quickly enough as he picked his spot.

Callum Robinson 4

Picked up plenty of decent positions in and around the penalty area, but he was nowhere near as clinical as Albion needed him to be when he was granted the opportunity to find the target.

Gavan Holohan 6

Had some good forward runs playing in the more advanced role but could not find the killer pass when presented the opportunity.

Nathan Collins 7.5

The Irishman has been very impressive since arriving at Wolves in July, and he continued that trend with another good showing against Preston. He mopped things up at the back and defended very well.

Greg Cunningham 6

Took a booking in the first half and Wolves' speed was tough for him at times. Tidy enough on the ball.

Alan Browne 6

Came on and looked assured on the right side. Then went into midfield and did fine.

Troy Parrott 6

Brought on for the final 15 minutes and he created the massive chance for Potts at the back post, after a clever run to peel off the defender.

Shane Duffy 4

Tried in vain to rally the Fulham defence into some sort of organisation. Ponderous on the ball, and every pass back to Marek Rodak gave me shivers. Showed some character in the second half, and at times looked like he was on a one man mission to dribble through the entire Crawley defence.

Mazeed Ogungbo 8

Couple of key interceptions in the opening minutes and defended well against Fossey who was bright early on. Got forward to put in an inviting cross that Nadesan couldn’t direct home.

Ronan Curtis 8

Back at home on the left where he ruthlessly exposed Newport’s first-half naivety with his hard running and quality finishing.

Sean Raggett 5

Replaced Robinson as he was eased back in, but picked up a booking and couldn’t do anything to stop the winner.

Ben Greenwood 6

Didn't enjoy the start he would have wanted on his debut, having been booked just eight minutes into the game. Caught out of position occasionally during the first half, but toed the line well after the break. His confidence was boosted after he stepped into a tackle well and played a pass into midfield. Unfortunately involved in the second goal, with Norwich slicing their way down the left to score.

Jack Taylor 6

It was a surprise to see such a key man start and he had to tread carefully after collecting a second minute caution. He looked sharper than most, apart from his shooting.

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Ed McGinty 5.5

His botched clearance and booking early on showed his decision-making still needs work. Distribution ranged from excellent to exasperating and flapped at a couple of crosses.

James Golding 7.5

Pushed high and gave fellow teenager Rodney a tough time on United's right. His positivity helped fashion a couple of chances, while there were some important defensive contributions too.

Warren O'Hora 8.5

Brilliant again. Ruled the backline, never missed a challenge, stepped in at key moments, made big blocks. A real captain's performance.

Dawson Devoy 8

Gave the fans even more reason to sing his name. Excellent from box-to-box, great touches, good eye for a pass and an assist to his name.

Darragh Burns 9 - Star Man

A goal and an assist in front of family and friends, but was an all-round nuisance to the Watford defence, a handful and a problem throughout. The best Dons performance all season.

24/8/22

EFL Cup

Conor McCarthy 5

Conceded a penalty for a despairing late challenge on Sinisterra and error led to third.

Evan Ferguson 7

Initially he worked hard but was at times well shackled by Rovers' defence. Showed his distribution skills when he set up Undav for what should have been 3-0. Still, a solid display and brought others into the game. Right at the death, got his goal with a close-range finish.

Andrew Moran 6

Showed he has twinkling, dancing feet and has wonderful balance on the ball. Just couldn't quite get into the game as much as he would have liked in attacking areas.

25/8/22

Europa Conference 

Conor Coventry 5

There was also a runout in midfield for Coventry alongside Downes. Ran about and made himself tough in tackling.
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Was it a Boys or a Pats man writing those MK Dons reviews? Great stuff. Hopefully Devoy and Burns get into the team. O'Hora is surely destined to move up a division by next year. 
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26/8/22

Championship 

John Egan 6

Perhaps could've organised his defence better for Morris' first half goal but provided the assist for McBurnie's equaliser with a smart header.

27/8/22

Premier League 

Gavin Bazunu 7.5

Made a great save to keep out Anthony Elanga on 19 minutes and also denied Scott McTominay’s volley in the second half. Could do little about the goal.

Mark Travers 3

A horror afternoon for the Cherries’ first-choice goalkeeper, made worse by the fact that he was not culpable for any of the nine goals. There was little he could have done for the first two, and before the hosts ran riot, he denied them with several superb saves to take away a degree of credit. To ship as many as he did will hurt him, however.

Sam Szmodics N/A

Taken off after almost 20 minutes following a series of collisions with Stoke players. Hopefully, nothing too concerning.

Jack Bonham 7

Smart save running out to stop Brereton-Diaz in first half and good save to stop Dack in second.

CJ Hamilton N/A

Brought direct running power and allowed Bowler a free role in the latter stages.

Callum O'Dowda 6

Was clearly targeted by Preston due to his status as a makeshift left-back. Certainly looked a little awkward defensively, but made some positive contributions going forward, producing a couple of promising cross-field balls.

Greg Cunningham 6

Passing was hit and miss but stuck to his position and helped see a clean sheet over the line. Got forward right at the end and caused problems with a low, driven cross after an overlapping run. Was beaten a couple of times one-versus-one.

Robbie Brady 5

Lacked his usual quality on the ball and struggled defensively on a couple of occasions in the first half, but kept working up and down the left flank. PNE were looking to him all game to unlock the door; they just couldn't get the Irishman on the ball, in good enough areas, anywhere near enough.

Alan Browne 5

A frustrating afternoon for the skipper. Took too long on the edge of the box with a first half chance and saw very little of the ball before being taken off just after the hour. The two starting attacking midfielders struggled to get up close to Parrott.

Troy Parrott 5

So isolated in the first half, with nobody in yellow close enough to him. Kept making himself available and making the runs, but Kipre had him in the wars and Parrott cut a frustrated figure. Had one moment in the second half but his shot was blocked after the Irishman cut inside.

Dara O'Shea 4

Shocker of a first half from O'Shea, who once again was the captain in Livermore's absence. Exposed by the midfield but Anjorin got the better of him and that seemed to knock his confidence.

Jayson Molumby 6

Didn't impact the game in the first half and Huddersfield certainly won the midfield battle, but the second half was more like Molumby. He was tigerish and expended all his energy in trying to keep pressure on regain possession.

Darragh Lenihan 7

Another really solid and commanding performance at the back. Two excellent blocks in either half.

Ryan Manning 5

More threatening in attack after switching to left wing-back, but final ball was lacking.

Michael Obafemi 5

Poor shot at goal just before Middlesbrough's opener and didn't get a sniff after that despite his good work-rate.

Jeff Hendrick 7.5

Worked so hard in the midfield to press the Millwall players and provided an outlet higher up the pitch. Missed a golden opportunity to score early in the second half when he was played in by Ince but he fired straight at the keeper.

Shane Long 5

Came on for Joao for the latter stages. Prodded wide when clean through on goal.

Scott Hogan 5.5

Totally peripheral in opening 45, made a few runs down the channel but even when Blues found him there was little he could do to make an impact. Had a chance early in the second period, which if he takes changes the game. Worked hard but needs to produce when the chance arises.

Jimmy Dunne 7

Saved his central defensive partner’s blushes with a covering tackle in the first half after Dickie was caught with the ball high up the pitch. Given a real test by the dangerous Ken Sema but did well overall on a tough afternoon for the centre-backs.

Sinclair Armstrong 6

Came on for the final 10 minutes and helped close out the win by giving Watford’s defenders something to worry about.

Josh Cullen 8

Outstanding in the first 45 minutes and retained the ball well after the break.

Chiedozie Ogbene 8

Troubled Blues repeatedly and won a penalty after being tugged back by Roberts. Continued his impressive start to the campaign. Millers need to keep hold of him and if they do that, it will be the best news in the final week of the window. 

Andrew Omobamidele 8

League 1

Jason Knight 7

Returning to right-back, Knight slipped seamlessly into the role. Dealt well with Clarke-Harris on occasion when the service-starved striker pulled out to the left in search of some supply. Drove well with he ball down the right and revived a growing relationship with Barkhuisen down the right. Came up with the goods at the end with a bullet header.

Eiran Cashin 7

Kept his concentration well to come up with a pivotal header to deny Clarke-Harris from getting on the end of a dangerous delivery from the right just after the half-hour mark. Complemented Stearman well and was on hand for a vital last-ditch defensive clearance facing his own goalkeeper to prevent a one-on-one. On hand to clear a goal-bound effort off of the line after Clarke-Harris came close to scoring against the run of play with a back-post header. 

Conor Hourihane 7

Orchestrated a neat corner-kick routine that presented Sibley with an open effort from inside the area that was well saved down low. Another corner tested Bergstom to the extent the Chelsea loanee almost parried into his own goal. After a litany of on-the-money set-pieces inside the opening ten minutes, his deliveries were hit-and-miss at best. Didn't really get a grip of the game in the centre. After a strong start from set-pieces, Hourihane pulled another crucial one out of the bag to set up Knight.

James Collins 5

Couldn't get into the game early on with chances almost exclusively falling to the attackers behind him. Lacked service aerially, but was unable to hold up play on the occasions that direct balls came into his chest, often being crowded out by a mass of Posh players. Became a bit more involved after the break, but his link play left a lot to be desired. Just wasn't his day in a Derby shirt. 

David McGoldrick 7 

Introduced straight away after Posh took the lead for the ineffective Collins. Made runs in behind to stretch the Posh defence and threatened to pull them out of place but did drop off and link proceedings better than his predecessor. Turned a Sibley cross-cum-shot at goal that Bergstrom kept out well before finally getting his rewards with the winner late on. 

Jack Taylor 7

Cautioned for a succession of apparent fouls, but was playing well when sacrificed following Nathan Thompson's red card. He was missed. 

Marcus Harness 7

Made a difference once he came on, picking up space in dangerous areas and testing the Barnsley back line. Had the ball in the net with an excellent finish, which would have put his side 3-1 up had he not been penalised for a foul on Liam Kitching. It was a poor decision from the referee, which effectively cost Ipswich two points. Harness is a threat.

Paudie O'Connor 5

Poor defending for the Fleetwood goal but defended well in the second half. 

Sean Roughan 7

Assisted Bishop's second goal with a fine cross. Was substituted for Robson in the 68th minute.

Anthony Scully 7

Looked lively in the opening 45 minutes and played a role in the opening goal. Was substituted for Vernam. 

Kieran Sadlier 6.5

Went to left wing-back to replace Iredale. Added some extra attacking impetus down that flank.

Joe Rafferty 7

Another proving to be a dependable presence and during one first-half moment covered superbly to thwart Harrison. Comfortable on the ball and rock solid at the back.

Sean Raggett 8

Lost centre-half partner Michael Morrison early on but shrugged it off to produce another commanding performance. The pick of the defence and comfortable all match.

Ronan Curtis 6

Replaced by Michael Jacobs on 65 minutes. Struggled to get involved consistently in proceedings, although always willing to track back to help defence. A first-half header and second-half blocked angled shot were best attacking moments.

Mark McGuinness 8

The Cardiff City loanee barely put a foot wrong. Rock solid showing. Has acquitted himself really well since moving to Hillsborough.

Scottish Premiership

Liam Scales 8

The best defender on the pitch; Scales was outstanding at the back as he cleared threat after threat when Livingston attacked in the opening half hour. Goodwin has talked about wanting to tie him down permanently, and this performance showed exactly why, as he makes himself undroppable from the defence.

Jonny Hayes 7

Hayes has been remarkable in recent games, and during this fixture he was exactly the same as he devastated the Livingston defence. Also unfortunate not to get an assist as his corners into Stewart were teeing him up perfectly, but nonetheless a fine display from the Irishman.




A 3 seems incredibly harsh on Travers given they felt that he a) wasn't to blame for any of the goals and b) made "several superb saves". But anyway...
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27/8/22

League 1

James Golding 6

It was a tough ask for the 18-year-old to start a League One game in an unfamiliar position. Did not do anything wrong, but did not have much of an impact during his time on the pitch.

Warren O'Hora 7.5

Led the defence from the centre again, making key tackles and blocks.

Dawson Devoy 7

A strong first league start for the Irishman. Picked up clever spots and found space in front of the defence to turn the ball over and into attack. A solid hour on the pitch.

Conor Grant 8

A goal and an assist to his name, was involved in almost everything Dons did in attack.

Darragh Burns 7

Looked eager to impress as ever, but saw the game largely unfold on the opposite flank.

28/8/22

Premier League 

Nathan Collins 7

The Irishman made an uncharacteristic error which almost cost Wolves right at the beginning of the match. But Collins regained his composure to produce another good performance. He made lots of blocks and clearances, and had the measure of ex-Burnley teammate Wood, before a few hairy moments at the end as Newcastle applied some pressure.

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Jamie McGrath 5 

Some nice feet but couldn't get anything going.
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30/8/22

Premier League

Gavin Bazunu 7 

Wasn't overly busy but looked confident whenever called into action.

Championship

Scott Hogan 6.5

Him using his body to nudge defenders out of the way is becoming a regular thing. Ran off the ball well but when it got to him his touch let him down in the first period. It didn't at the start of the second though, he was in the perfect place to score his second of the season. Worryingly he was subbed soon after.

Andrew Omobamidele 8

Josh Cullen 7

Broke up play well when required and is metronomic in the give and go stakes.

Dara Costelloe 6

Back in the squad and off the bench for final 10 minutes.

Jimmy Dunne 7

Another very solid showing from the big Irishman. Cleared his lines when he had to, as he and Dickie dovetailed well at the back. However, he and his central defensive partner will be disappointed by a late Hull strike to prevent a clean sheet.

Sinclair Armstrong 6

Came on for final 10 minutes and gave the tiring Hull defence a hard time as he crashed and bashed his way into the game to help his side keep the ball down the right end of the field after Hull’s late goal gave them hope.

Cyrus Christie 5

Looked rusty, but didn't get a huge amount of support in the first half from Longman and was therefore exposed with too much regularity. 

John Egan 7.5

Was indebted to his partner Norrington-Davies for bailing him out of trouble after a poor pass into midfield, and then a missed challenge, presented Reading with a superb chance to equalise in the first half. Recovered after that in fairness and the visitors didn't have much more of a sniff.

Dara O'Shea 6

His sabbatical to right-back lasted just twenty minutes before he was shuffled back inside when Ajayi was withdrawn. Was collected under pressure though there was one moment of miscommunication with Button.

Jayson Molumby 6 (Star Man)

Demanded more from his teammates when winning a ball high, which was refreshing, but then perhaps his style of play was costly as he went into the book when catching Power late.

Darragh Lenihan 6

Difficult evening as Boro struggled to plug gaps and stop the pace and power of Watford's attack before he then got injured.

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Good service, YTM. Thanks for it. 

If it wasn't for you, boring old scorers like Hogan would barely get a mention. But the earth will tremor when Parrott finally scores. And did you notice, the walking tattoo got, as one poster informed us, an "assist to an assist" somewhere in Italy? 
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Originally posted by Mr Brick Mr Brick wrote:

Good service, YTM. Thanks for it. 

If it wasn't for you, boring old scorers like Hogan would barely get a mention. But the earth will tremor when Parrott finally scores. And did you notice, the walking tattoo got, as one poster informed us, an "assist to an assist" somewhere in Italy? 

LOL Fair play Mr Brick. You are a great man to deliver a compliment 
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Originally posted by Mr Brick Mr Brick wrote:

Good service, YTM. Thanks for it. 

If it wasn't for you, boring old scorers like Hogan would barely get a mention. But the earth will tremor when Parrott finally scores. And did you notice, the walking tattoo got, as one poster informed us, an "assist to an assist" somewhere in Italy? 

I was too young to remember Italia 90 but I imagine it'll be like that on the streets of small town Ireland when Parrott scores a Championship goal. People hanging out of cars waving Preston flags, people hanging off lampposts, people singing and such.
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