Date: 26th August 2017 at 12:43pm
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The post-mortem on last night’s shambles at the KCOM

Mark Howard (5)
Felt genuinely sorry for him. The keeper had no real chance of saving any of the four goals that flew past him. His distribution was average but I felt he could have released the ball much quicker, which would have enabled Wanderers to push up much further up the pitch.

Filipe Morais (3)
Undoubtedly the worst game I`ve seen from the Portuguese winger, looking very lethargic in large parts of the game. Lacked width and failed to see one of his usual darting runs in behind. When given the ball, his crosses were very poor and gave no chance for the likes of Madine to get on the end of due to being too close to Hull City keeper Allan McGregor.

Reece Burke (3)
A very inexperienced performance from the West Ham loanee. Although he was one of the few that kept fighting till the end, he generally just had a bad day at the office. Mainly at fault for two of the goals, the second one more notably- allowing the skilful Kamil Grosicki down the line way too easily and whipping a teasing ball in and Jarrod Bowen nodding home.

Dorian Dervite (4)
Another average performance from the Frenchman. Dervite, run ragged by the athletic Tigers frontline gave me no hope that he can compete week in week out effectively at Championship standard.

Mark Beevers (3)
What has happened? Last season Beevers didn`t put a foot wrong once but suddenly he has just fallen apart recently. On many occasions the Tigers` Adana Diomande cruised past him at ease and it was a very worrying sight. Beevers looked almost weak in many of his challenges and for some reason he doesn`t carry that potent threat in the penalty area anymore.

Andy Taylor (2)
Quite abysmal, being brutally honest. Taylor looked exhausted for large parts of the game. The ex-Wigan man seemed unable to keep up the flow of the game and the fluidity of the Hull attack brought him many problems. Feels we`ve almost lost that reliability on the left flank.

Darren Pratley (0)
No excuses, it`s a real shame to see our club captain give up so easy. Pratley is expected to set an example to the other players on the field, especially the younger lads, and to see him strolling around the pitch with a lacklustre attitude is poisonous for the club. Harsh, but a real perceptive view around Pratley`s performances in current time.

Josh Cullen (3)
Again another disappointing performance from the West Ham loanee. Although the movement up top is almost non-existent his play is very sideways and lacks no real intent in his play. I feel he plays too deep for the type of player he is, we need him on the ball running with it and creating space – allowing others to get involved.

Will Buckley (3)
Another one I was very disappointed with after such a positive performance in midweek against Sheffield Wednesday. Failed to really get on the ball and didn`t do enough to influence the game in any shape or form. Expected Buckley to play much wider and personally think the 3-5-2 formation doesn`t suit him at all.

Adam Armstrong (2)
I felt his frustration for large parts of the game but as soon as the effort went I had no sympathy. He gave up on the fans, like many others. Although very little space was created, Armstrong didn`t give 100% and it was very disappointing to see.

Gary Madine (3)
Again, another one that gave up way too easily. Gave the team no real outlet, however the team didn`t support him enough and were too slow getting up the pitch when holding the ball up. There was no real service at all and Wanderers never really looked like scoring.

 

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