SWINDON TOWN: First of many for Kasim?

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Yaser Kasim celebrates his goal against Coventry Yaser Kasim celebrates his goal against Coventry

DESPITE scoring just his first goal of the season during the 2-1 victory over Coventry City on Saturday, Yaser Kasim believes he can finish the season with 15 if chances continue to fall his way.

Kasim was allowed to roam further forward than usual after being introduced as a half-time substitute in the win against the Sky Blues and produced a sizzling volley to level matters in the 76th minute after Leon Clarke put Coventry in front.

The Iraqi also hit a post late on and, having got the goal scent, he’s now setting himself grand targets.

When asked by the Advertiser what his realistic goal tally for the season should be, Kasim said: “It depends how the game is being played but if I get as many chances as this then 10 goals, maybe to 15.

“Why not?

“If I get as many chances as that then definitely.

“I think I could have got a few more and I was in some good positions as well but sometimes the boys didn’t see it, and it was the same with me.”

Kasim feels that his ability in front of goal has been negated by the deep-lying role he has been handed since arriving in Wiltshire over the summer.

Last week, however, Kasim was utilised in a more attacking position in training, and practice made perfect on matchday.

“When you try to establish a certain way to play sometimes certain things get lost in the team and the players,” he said.

“If I get a bit more freedom I think I can get more chances like today and I’d love to get more chances to score because goals are an important part of the game and it would help me become a better player.

“The boys are trying to gel together and there are certain players have a certain quality, so they’ll do that, and I have a certain quality so I’ll do that a lot more and have a little less freedom.

“When people learn how each other play a bit more then other players fill in for you and you go and you have that trust a bit more.

“It just takes time.”

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7:25am Mon 23 Dec 13

Fernham Red says...

Great attitude from a versatile and disciplined player!
Great attitude from a versatile and disciplined player! Fernham Red

8:22am Mon 23 Dec 13

Is that you Lovesey says...

I saw the game a bit like this, Cov were closing us down and putting us under real pressure, our midfield doesn't tackle and there was very little support for Nile in the first half, Cov should have been three nil up at half time, second half was very similar until cooper changed the formation and then eventually went 4-4-2, Miles running in behind them scared the life out of the Cov defence as all of a sudden, instead of playing in front of them which they were comfortable with, we had a lightning quick forward turning them and running behind them, which meant they were facing goal and running scared.

Now, I din't post Saturday, because everyone was praising Coopers subs and how he changed the game, I see it differently, this team could play every game 4-4-2 and with support for Nile and a quick striker with him we would win a lot more games than we lose, but Cooper would rather play 4-6-0 and try to defend (when we struggle to keep a clean sheet), so yes he changed the game, but IMO he shouldn't be starting with negative formations in the first place.
I saw the game a bit like this, Cov were closing us down and putting us under real pressure, our midfield doesn't tackle and there was very little support for Nile in the first half, Cov should have been three nil up at half time, second half was very similar until cooper changed the formation and then eventually went 4-4-2, Miles running in behind them scared the life out of the Cov defence as all of a sudden, instead of playing in front of them which they were comfortable with, we had a lightning quick forward turning them and running behind them, which meant they were facing goal and running scared. Now, I din't post Saturday, because everyone was praising Coopers subs and how he changed the game, I see it differently, this team could play every game 4-4-2 and with support for Nile and a quick striker with him we would win a lot more games than we lose, but Cooper would rather play 4-6-0 and try to defend (when we struggle to keep a clean sheet), so yes he changed the game, but IMO he shouldn't be starting with negative formations in the first place. Is that you Lovesey

9:58am Mon 23 Dec 13

Another view says...

I agree with everything you say, Lovesey. But we need to bear in mind Cooper's only been here for 1/2 a season, and his only other league experience was the fiasco at Peterborough when he was on a hiding to nothing, so you can understand him starting the season cautiously.

Saturday will obviously have given him confidence, and realistically there should not be too much pressure on over the next two games, as Brentford and Bradford will be favourites. This could be the time when the guys surprise a few people with a sensible attacking formation away from home.
I agree with everything you say, Lovesey. But we need to bear in mind Cooper's only been here for 1/2 a season, and his only other league experience was the fiasco at Peterborough when he was on a hiding to nothing, so you can understand him starting the season cautiously. Saturday will obviously have given him confidence, and realistically there should not be too much pressure on over the next two games, as Brentford and Bradford will be favourites. This could be the time when the guys surprise a few people with a sensible attacking formation away from home. Another view

10:05am Mon 23 Dec 13

MarksDad says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
I saw the game a bit like this, Cov were closing us down and putting us under real pressure, our midfield doesn't tackle and there was very little support for Nile in the first half, Cov should have been three nil up at half time, second half was very similar until cooper changed the formation and then eventually went 4-4-2, Miles running in behind them scared the life out of the Cov defence as all of a sudden, instead of playing in front of them which they were comfortable with, we had a lightning quick forward turning them and running behind them, which meant they were facing goal and running scared.

Now, I din't post Saturday, because everyone was praising Coopers subs and how he changed the game, I see it differently, this team could play every game 4-4-2 and with support for Nile and a quick striker with him we would win a lot more games than we lose, but Cooper would rather play 4-6-0 and try to defend (when we struggle to keep a clean sheet), so yes he changed the game, but IMO he shouldn't be starting with negative formations in the first place.
You will always see things the way you want them, especially if it suits your attitude towards the manager and team.
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: I saw the game a bit like this, Cov were closing us down and putting us under real pressure, our midfield doesn't tackle and there was very little support for Nile in the first half, Cov should have been three nil up at half time, second half was very similar until cooper changed the formation and then eventually went 4-4-2, Miles running in behind them scared the life out of the Cov defence as all of a sudden, instead of playing in front of them which they were comfortable with, we had a lightning quick forward turning them and running behind them, which meant they were facing goal and running scared. Now, I din't post Saturday, because everyone was praising Coopers subs and how he changed the game, I see it differently, this team could play every game 4-4-2 and with support for Nile and a quick striker with him we would win a lot more games than we lose, but Cooper would rather play 4-6-0 and try to defend (when we struggle to keep a clean sheet), so yes he changed the game, but IMO he shouldn't be starting with negative formations in the first place.[/p][/quote]You will always see things the way you want them, especially if it suits your attitude towards the manager and team. MarksDad

10:38am Mon 23 Dec 13

Oxon-Red says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
I saw the game a bit like this, Cov were closing us down and putting us under real pressure, our midfield doesn't tackle and there was very little support for Nile in the first half, Cov should have been three nil up at half time, second half was very similar until cooper changed the formation and then eventually went 4-4-2, Miles running in behind them scared the life out of the Cov defence as all of a sudden, instead of playing in front of them which they were comfortable with, we had a lightning quick forward turning them and running behind them, which meant they were facing goal and running scared.

Now, I din't post Saturday, because everyone was praising Coopers subs and how he changed the game, I see it differently, this team could play every game 4-4-2 and with support for Nile and a quick striker with him we would win a lot more games than we lose, but Cooper would rather play 4-6-0 and try to defend (when we struggle to keep a clean sheet), so yes he changed the game, but IMO he shouldn't be starting with negative formations in the first place.
After their goal it was quite clear that we went 3-5-2 with Ward/Hall and one of the full-backs. At times we seemed to be playing 2-6-2 as both full-backs pushing forward.

It seems that most people enjoyed the attacking play and if we want it to continue I think we need to accept that we may concede more. The conceding of more will not necessarily be down to the Central pairing but the style of play.

I would be happy to see us "go for it". It may lead to a few goals against but can we be like Keegan's Newcastle (without bottling it at the end) ?

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: I saw the game a bit like this, Cov were closing us down and putting us under real pressure, our midfield doesn't tackle and there was very little support for Nile in the first half, Cov should have been three nil up at half time, second half was very similar until cooper changed the formation and then eventually went 4-4-2, Miles running in behind them scared the life out of the Cov defence as all of a sudden, instead of playing in front of them which they were comfortable with, we had a lightning quick forward turning them and running behind them, which meant they were facing goal and running scared. Now, I din't post Saturday, because everyone was praising Coopers subs and how he changed the game, I see it differently, this team could play every game 4-4-2 and with support for Nile and a quick striker with him we would win a lot more games than we lose, but Cooper would rather play 4-6-0 and try to defend (when we struggle to keep a clean sheet), so yes he changed the game, but IMO he shouldn't be starting with negative formations in the first place.[/p][/quote]After their goal it was quite clear that we went 3-5-2 with Ward/Hall and one of the full-backs. At times we seemed to be playing 2-6-2 as both full-backs pushing forward. It seems that most people enjoyed the attacking play and if we want it to continue I think we need to accept that we may concede more. The conceding of more will not necessarily be down to the Central pairing but the style of play. I would be happy to see us "go for it". It may lead to a few goals against but can we be like Keegan's Newcastle (without bottling it at the end) ? COYMR Oxon-Red

10:50am Mon 23 Dec 13

umpcah says...

Years ago it used to be a matter of which team had the best eleven. Nowadays it`s tactics, changes of tactics and suitable substitutes at the right times that brings in the pleasing results. So it`s usually managerial skills on the day as the two managers pit their wits against each other. Coops is still learning and I`m happy with his progress along the curve ! COME ON YOU REDS !
Years ago it used to be a matter of which team had the best eleven. Nowadays it`s tactics, changes of tactics and suitable substitutes at the right times that brings in the pleasing results. So it`s usually managerial skills on the day as the two managers pit their wits against each other. Coops is still learning and I`m happy with his progress along the curve ! COME ON YOU REDS ! umpcah

12:03pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Is that you Lovesey says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote: I saw the game a bit like this, Cov were closing us down and putting us under real pressure, our midfield doesn't tackle and there was very little support for Nile in the first half, Cov should have been three nil up at half time, second half was very similar until cooper changed the formation and then eventually went 4-4-2, Miles running in behind them scared the life out of the Cov defence as all of a sudden, instead of playing in front of them which they were comfortable with, we had a lightning quick forward turning them and running behind them, which meant they were facing goal and running scared. Now, I din't post Saturday, because everyone was praising Coopers subs and how he changed the game, I see it differently, this team could play every game 4-4-2 and with support for Nile and a quick striker with him we would win a lot more games than we lose, but Cooper would rather play 4-6-0 and try to defend (when we struggle to keep a clean sheet), so yes he changed the game, but IMO he shouldn't be starting with negative formations in the first place.
After their goal it was quite clear that we went 3-5-2 with Ward/Hall and one of the full-backs. At times we seemed to be playing 2-6-2 as both full-backs pushing forward. It seems that most people enjoyed the attacking play and if we want it to continue I think we need to accept that we may concede more. The conceding of more will not necessarily be down to the Central pairing but the style of play. I would be happy to see us "go for it". It may lead to a few goals against but can we be like Keegan's Newcastle (without bottling it at the end) ? COYMR
I would rather see us play a bit of decent attacking football and lose having had a go than watch boring dross, I dont see us passing the ball around like a training match as good football, Keepball is not good football there is more to it...
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: I saw the game a bit like this, Cov were closing us down and putting us under real pressure, our midfield doesn't tackle and there was very little support for Nile in the first half, Cov should have been three nil up at half time, second half was very similar until cooper changed the formation and then eventually went 4-4-2, Miles running in behind them scared the life out of the Cov defence as all of a sudden, instead of playing in front of them which they were comfortable with, we had a lightning quick forward turning them and running behind them, which meant they were facing goal and running scared. Now, I din't post Saturday, because everyone was praising Coopers subs and how he changed the game, I see it differently, this team could play every game 4-4-2 and with support for Nile and a quick striker with him we would win a lot more games than we lose, but Cooper would rather play 4-6-0 and try to defend (when we struggle to keep a clean sheet), so yes he changed the game, but IMO he shouldn't be starting with negative formations in the first place.[/p][/quote]After their goal it was quite clear that we went 3-5-2 with Ward/Hall and one of the full-backs. At times we seemed to be playing 2-6-2 as both full-backs pushing forward. It seems that most people enjoyed the attacking play and if we want it to continue I think we need to accept that we may concede more. The conceding of more will not necessarily be down to the Central pairing but the style of play. I would be happy to see us "go for it". It may lead to a few goals against but can we be like Keegan's Newcastle (without bottling it at the end) ? COYMR[/p][/quote]I would rather see us play a bit of decent attacking football and lose having had a go than watch boring dross, I dont see us passing the ball around like a training match as good football, Keepball is not good football there is more to it... Is that you Lovesey

12:07pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Is that you Lovesey says...

MarksDad wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote: I saw the game a bit like this, Cov were closing us down and putting us under real pressure, our midfield doesn't tackle and there was very little support for Nile in the first half, Cov should have been three nil up at half time, second half was very similar until cooper changed the formation and then eventually went 4-4-2, Miles running in behind them scared the life out of the Cov defence as all of a sudden, instead of playing in front of them which they were comfortable with, we had a lightning quick forward turning them and running behind them, which meant they were facing goal and running scared. Now, I din't post Saturday, because everyone was praising Coopers subs and how he changed the game, I see it differently, this team could play every game 4-4-2 and with support for Nile and a quick striker with him we would win a lot more games than we lose, but Cooper would rather play 4-6-0 and try to defend (when we struggle to keep a clean sheet), so yes he changed the game, but IMO he shouldn't be starting with negative formations in the first place.
You will always see things the way you want them, especially if it suits your attitude towards the manager and team.
My attitude towards the manager is built up from watching him all season, you drive up to sheffield, shrewsbury, macclesfield and watch what he served us up and see if you get to a similar conclusion as me. we should never play 4-6-0 , unless we have absolutely no strikers available, but when you have 3 fit strikers in the squad......Play a forward in a forwrds role.....
[quote][p][bold]MarksDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: I saw the game a bit like this, Cov were closing us down and putting us under real pressure, our midfield doesn't tackle and there was very little support for Nile in the first half, Cov should have been three nil up at half time, second half was very similar until cooper changed the formation and then eventually went 4-4-2, Miles running in behind them scared the life out of the Cov defence as all of a sudden, instead of playing in front of them which they were comfortable with, we had a lightning quick forward turning them and running behind them, which meant they were facing goal and running scared. Now, I din't post Saturday, because everyone was praising Coopers subs and how he changed the game, I see it differently, this team could play every game 4-4-2 and with support for Nile and a quick striker with him we would win a lot more games than we lose, but Cooper would rather play 4-6-0 and try to defend (when we struggle to keep a clean sheet), so yes he changed the game, but IMO he shouldn't be starting with negative formations in the first place.[/p][/quote]You will always see things the way you want them, especially if it suits your attitude towards the manager and team.[/p][/quote]My attitude towards the manager is built up from watching him all season, you drive up to sheffield, shrewsbury, macclesfield and watch what he served us up and see if you get to a similar conclusion as me. we should never play 4-6-0 , unless we have absolutely no strikers available, but when you have 3 fit strikers in the squad......Play a forward in a forwrds role..... Is that you Lovesey

1:23pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Bassett Hound says...

MarksDad wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
I saw the game a bit like this, Cov were closing us down and putting us under real pressure, our midfield doesn't tackle and there was very little support for Nile in the first half, Cov should have been three nil up at half time, second half was very similar until cooper changed the formation and then eventually went 4-4-2, Miles running in behind them scared the life out of the Cov defence as all of a sudden, instead of playing in front of them which they were comfortable with, we had a lightning quick forward turning them and running behind them, which meant they were facing goal and running scared.

Now, I din't post Saturday, because everyone was praising Coopers subs and how he changed the game, I see it differently, this team could play every game 4-4-2 and with support for Nile and a quick striker with him we would win a lot more games than we lose, but Cooper would rather play 4-6-0 and try to defend (when we struggle to keep a clean sheet), so yes he changed the game, but IMO he shouldn't be starting with negative formations in the first place.
You will always see things the way you want them, especially if it suits your attitude towards the manager and team.
I agree MarksDad,if it was that simple we would do it every week. This team is still finding its way and it was interesting what MC said after the game that it was the first time they had played with attacking discipline,which is why we have not played the more positive approach more often.
[quote][p][bold]MarksDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: I saw the game a bit like this, Cov were closing us down and putting us under real pressure, our midfield doesn't tackle and there was very little support for Nile in the first half, Cov should have been three nil up at half time, second half was very similar until cooper changed the formation and then eventually went 4-4-2, Miles running in behind them scared the life out of the Cov defence as all of a sudden, instead of playing in front of them which they were comfortable with, we had a lightning quick forward turning them and running behind them, which meant they were facing goal and running scared. Now, I din't post Saturday, because everyone was praising Coopers subs and how he changed the game, I see it differently, this team could play every game 4-4-2 and with support for Nile and a quick striker with him we would win a lot more games than we lose, but Cooper would rather play 4-6-0 and try to defend (when we struggle to keep a clean sheet), so yes he changed the game, but IMO he shouldn't be starting with negative formations in the first place.[/p][/quote]You will always see things the way you want them, especially if it suits your attitude towards the manager and team.[/p][/quote]I agree MarksDad,if it was that simple we would do it every week. This team is still finding its way and it was interesting what MC said after the game that it was the first time they had played with attacking discipline,which is why we have not played the more positive approach more often. Bassett Hound

2:24pm Mon 23 Dec 13

old town robin says...

I thought the article was more about Kasim than cooper.

He did well when he came on and unlucky not to get a brace. Will he start against Brentford, hard to say, probably depends on the role he will play. In Douglas they have a consistent midfielder and with Macormack, if we allow him to get forward he could have a great game or maybe if he's up against a bit of pace like Miles, he will invite the yellow or maybe even red card. Whatever the mid field set up will be we need to get in their face and not give them the same space we gave Coventry in the first half.

One after thought, I hope Jay starts and take cares of Donaldson who is a big old boy for a winger. he gave Byrne's a torrid time in the play-off's so really can't see Cooper giving him that height advantage again.

Always think Brentford are a bit of a lucky team when they get late goals, but then maybe it's because they keep going for 90 minutes, either way we need to match them and put them on the back foot, noway should we defend deep and hope to hang on for 90 minutes.
I thought the article was more about Kasim than cooper. He did well when he came on and unlucky not to get a brace. Will he start against Brentford, hard to say, probably depends on the role he will play. In Douglas they have a consistent midfielder and with Macormack, if we allow him to get forward he could have a great game or maybe if he's up against a bit of pace like Miles, he will invite the yellow or maybe even red card. Whatever the mid field set up will be we need to get in their face and not give them the same space we gave Coventry in the first half. One after thought, I hope Jay starts and take cares of Donaldson who is a big old boy for a winger. he gave Byrne's a torrid time in the play-off's so really can't see Cooper giving him that height advantage again. Always think Brentford are a bit of a lucky team when they get late goals, but then maybe it's because they keep going for 90 minutes, either way we need to match them and put them on the back foot, noway should we defend deep and hope to hang on for 90 minutes. old town robin

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