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Onwards and upwards. Tonight is a result best swept under the carpet.

Rochdale on Saturday then:)

Bear in mind that Elder is suspended and Johnson and Smith still injured.


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Newton Wilson Bennett Wood
Halls O'Connor Pead Poole
Williams MacDonald

Subs: Brown, Phillips, Bean, Dickson, Ademola.


My reasoning for some of these selections are as followed;
Newton looks more assured defensively than Halls and I think Halls is too valuable to the team not to play.
Bean hasn't done enough for me to warrant a place over Kev. In our two best performances, Kev and Pead played together in the midfield. Pead was also MoTM at Wycombe before he got dropped (ok, i know he was poor v luton but the whole team were below average). Kev is being treated badly by Scott at the moment. Wouldn't blame him for walking. He could walk into most League One teams.
Williams over Ademola purely because I feel Saturday is a game where experienced heads are needed. A big test. He was very poor at Aldershot up front but it would be unfair to drop Moses in it on Saturday (a la Carson v Croatia). Plus we need attacking options on the bench other than wingers.

Rochdale on Saturday is a big big game. It could be the catalyst for our entire season based upon how we react to tonights result. Let's hope for all 3 points, ay.. :sorted:
 

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Halls, Wilson, Bennet, Wood.
Williams, Bean, Ochoa, Poole.
Mac, Moses.

2-0 win. Ochoa with both :sorted:
 
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Why isn't Bean playing. :confused:
Bean and O'Connor are too similar. And O'Connor and Pead played well together earlier in the season. Bean has shown flashes of brilliance but is just very frustrating to watch. In my opinion, Kev can do his job and better.
 

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Hamer

Newton Wilson Bennett Wood

KoC Bean Halls Poole

Williams Mac


Bench: Brown, Philips, Dickson, Pead, Moses

I would play KoC as we need some experience to steady the ship after tonight, he played well on the wing against Yeovil and if we need more presence up front he and Marvin could switch.

Big game, eventual defeat was inevitable but its the reaction that matters.
 

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I'm yet to be convinced by Halls. Although he does show occasional much needed skill in being able to do a pass that takes an opposition player out of the game, at times he seems far too casual. He gave away the foul that led to their goal on Saturday and at times I think is so casual that I am waiting for the next mistake or for someone to pinch the ball off him.

If it's true that he has only come here to put himself in the shop window then I don't see why we should do him any favours if he is not putting in the effort demanded and that our other midfielders or right backs put in - possibly just his style, but I don't think he warrants his place in the team. It can't be too good for morale either. Other loan players look like they care about the team and result (our centre backs and keeper) but I don't see the same for him. Must be galling for other sub players see him in the side playing half heartedly and not being able to get in themselves. Is he that good - after all, no one else took him when they had the opportunity?
 

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Onwards and upwards. Tonight is a result best swept under the carpet.

Rochdale on Saturday then:)

Bear in mind that Elder is suspended and Johnson and Smith still injured.


Hamer
Newton Wilson Bennett Wood
Halls O'Connor Pead Poole
Williams MacDonald

Subs: Brown, Phillips, Bean, Dickson, Ademola.


My reasoning for some of these selections are as followed;
Newton looks more assured defensively than Halls and I think Halls is too valuable to the team not to play.
Bean hasn't done enough for me to warrant a place over Kev. In our two best performances, Kev and Pead played together in the midfield. Pead was also MoTM at Wycombe before he got dropped (ok, i know he was poor v luton but the whole team were below average). Kev is being treated badly by Scott at the moment. Wouldn't blame him for walking. He could walk into most League One teams.
Williams over Ademola purely because I feel Saturday is a game where experienced heads are needed. A big test. He was very poor at Aldershot up front but it would be unfair to drop Moses in it on Saturday (a la Carson v Croatia). Plus we need attacking options on the bench other than wingers.

Rochdale on Saturday is a big big game. It could be the catalyst for our entire season based upon how we react to tonights result. Let's hope for all 3 points, ay.. :sorted:
Not a hope in hell of Bean being dropped.
 

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Halls, Wilson, Bennett, Wood

Newton, Kev, Bean, Poole

Williams, MacDonald

subs: Brown, Phillips, Dickson, Ochoa, Ademola
 

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I'm yet to be convinced by Halls. Although he does show occasional much needed skill in being able to do a pass that takes an opposition player out of the game, at times he seems far too casual. He gave away the foul that led to their goal on Saturday and at times I think is so casual that I am waiting for the next mistake or for someone to pinch the ball off him.

If it's true that he has only come here to put himself in the shop window then I don't see why we should do him any favours if he is not putting in the effort demanded and that our other midfielders or right backs put in - possibly just his style, but I don't think he warrants his place in the team. It can't be too good for morale either. Other loan players look like they care about the team and result (our centre backs and keeper) but I don't see the same for him. Must be galling for other sub players see him in the side playing half heartedly and not being able to get in themselves. Is he that good - after all, no one else took him when they had the opportunity?

:sorted: spot on, in my view Halls has been S**T!

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Newton---- Wilson---- Bennet ----Wood


Williams----KOC-----Bean---Dickson

------------Poole--------

-----------Mac Donald---

Poole just behind shooting when he can, we dont seem to be scoring at the moment play to our strengths, Poole long range efforts, and poole slips passes through for Mac. KOC to bring effort/tackle/good distribution.
 

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Newton, Phillips/Wilson, Bennett, Wood
Williams, O'Connor, Pead, Poole
MacDonald, Elder (if fit)

Subs: Brown, Bean, Halls, Wilson/Phillips, Dickson

At some stage during the game I want to see Phillips with Bennett. We had the most success with Pead in the midfield and O'Connor hasn't done anything wrong. We look toothless up front if we don't have Mac and Elder and Ademola is not ready for League football.
 

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Williams, O'Connor, Pead, Poole
MacDonald, Elder (if fit)

Subs: Brown, Bean, Halls, Wilson/Phillips, Dickson

At some stage during the game I want to see Phillips with Bennett. We had the most success with Pead in the midfield and O'Connor hasn't done anything wrong. We look toothless up front if we don't have Mac and Elder and Ademola is not ready for League football.

I know we'll soon lose Wilson, but I don't see any point in penalising ourselves by leaving him out on Saturday (or taking him off early)

Hamer
Newton, Wilson, Bennett, Wood
O'Connor Bean, Pead, Poole
Williams, MacDonald

subs Brown, Phillips, Dickson, Halls, Ademola

... or get a big striker on loan, in which case Williams to RM, Kev to CM and Pead replacing Halls on bench
 

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Wouldn't surprise me to see a striker in on loan this week.
 

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we need some one up front as eldders knee has gone again other wise our season of hope will go up in smoke.bet lee thorpe cant wait for sat game
 

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newton wilson bennett wood

williams KO'C Bean Poole

Mac moses
 

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Wouldn't surprise me to see a striker in on loan this week.
wouldn't surprise you, I'll be livid if we don't. Marvin Williams is NOT a striker, just because you can run fast, doesn't mean you can pop it in the onion bag. Moses is a 20min sub man at best, so therefore we are left with Charlie Mac up front, sort that out AS.

As for the team Saturday;

Hamer
Newton Wilson Bennett Wood
Williams O'Connor Bean Poole
MacDonald New Loanee

Halls can have a little seat on the bench and have a think about where he finds himself.
 

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wouldn't surprise you, I'll be livid if we don't. Marvin Williams is NOT a striker, just because you can run fast, doesn't mean you can pop it in the onion bag. Moses is a 20min sub man at best, so therefore we are left with Charlie Mac up front, sort that out AS.

As for the team Saturday;

Hamer
Newton Wilson Bennett Wood
Williams O'Connor Bean Poole
MacDonald New Loanee

Halls can have a little seat on the bench and have a think about where he finds himself.
spot on good shout:sorted:
 

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how can we get a loan in a week!!!

maybe next week.
:confused:

Andy knew Elder was suspended as of last Saturday, he keeps telling us he knows who he wants, we need more goals = new loanee by Saturday. Simple
 

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Andy knew Elder was suspended as of last Saturday, he keeps telling us he knows who he wants, we need more goals = new loanee by Saturday. Simple
i can't see it in 3 days sorting it all out (wages,papers,club conditions.)

also i feel that most of the good strikers are already on loan or playing for their clubs:(

who could we get in?:confused:
 

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i can't see it in 3 days sorting it all out (wages,papers,club conditions.)

also i feel that most of the good strikers are already on loan or playing for their clubs:(

who could we get in?:confused:
not for me to say, but as I keep reading that AS knows who he wants, then it should be fairly simple for him to act on it.
 

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you win games by scoreing goals and we are not getting enough goals we need a decent front man for charlie mac ,elder knees gone again so he wont perform we need a front man now andy scott
 

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i can't see it in 3 days sorting it all out (wages,papers,club conditions.)
I see this as the least of the problem tbh and there are plenty of youngsters in reserves wanting a chance. I guess the issue is whether there is enough in the kitty to get who we need.
 

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Halls, Wilson, Bennett, Wood

Newton, Kev, Bean, Poole

Williams, MacDonald

subs: Brown, Phillips, Dickson, Ochoa, Ademola
Probably the team I would pick, either that or drop Halls for Newton, play Williams on the right and bring in Pead in a 5 man midfield
 

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I may be a little conservative, but I'd (more or less) stick with the team that had gone 12-ish games unbeaten...


Hamer

Newton
Wood
Phillips
Bennett

Poole
Bean
Halls
Williams

McDonald

and I'd give Moses a start up front.
 

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I may be a little conservative, but I'd (more or less) stick with the team that had gone 12-ish games unbeaten...


Hamer

Newton
Wood
Phillips
Bennett

Poole
Bean
Halls
Williams

McDonald

and I'd give Moses a start up front.
why drop wilson when it's his last game... he's almost certain to play imo

hamer
newton bennett wilson wood
KOC Halls Bean Poole
Williams MacDonals

brown, phillips, dickson, moses, pead

and that i believe is our entire squad... nobody else is available at the moment!
 

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Cant we recall Ross ?
could do no worse if we can't get anyone in on loan... did alright for the spell he played last year, seem to remember it was the time when we played the best football last season, and then promptly started hoofing it when elder arrived...
 

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why drop wilson when it's his last game... he's almost certain to play imo

hamer
newton bennett wilson wood
KOC Halls Bean Poole
Williams MacDonals

brown, phillips, dickson, moses, pead

and that i believe is our entire squad... nobody else is available at the moment!
I forgot Wilson...I'll draft an immediate apology and drop Phillips :sorted:
 

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GK Hamer
RB Halls
LB Wood
CB Bennett
CB Wilson
RW Ochoa :cool:
CM Bean
CM O'Connor
LW Poole
FW MacDonald
FW Ademola (no-one else other than Williams!!!)

Subs: Brown, Williams, Newton, Phillips and Dickson.
 

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Willams, Pead, Bean, Poole

MacDonald, "Shearer" :eek:

subs: Brown, Phillips, Dickson, Halls , Ademola
 
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:nono: I'd even prefer Phillips!
Moses has had 113 minutes on the pitch this season (JPT apart)

I don't think he has had much of a chance to prove anything yet.

Elder is out, lets give the guy a start :sorted:
 

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Wood

Newton
Bean
O,connor
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Williams
Macdonald

Subs..
Seb brown,poole,wilson,pead,ademola
 

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I think there will be 1 or 2 loanees to come in.
 

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Halls Bennett Wilson Dickson

Newton Bean O'Connor Poole

McDonald Williams

Subs: Brown, Phillips, Wood, Pead, Ademola

:sorted:
 

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Sometimes you have to play to your strengths...and we are not exactly overflowing with options...the result is paramount on saturday, who cares how we play...
 

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Newton Bennett Wilson Woods

O,Connor Bean Pead Poole

McDonald Williams

Feel that unless injured Pead should return to the team as a) we know the extent of his abilities b) He has played in the position well untill be dropped for no good reason that I could see c) when he was in midfield we actually passed the ball more d) due to c we looked a more dangerous team.

No doubt there will be many who will disagree however we have, in my opinion, been getting worse as a footballing team and often it is luck that has got us through the games ( lost track of the number of balls cleared off the line) This deterioration tends to have started when Pead was dropped, may be coincidence but all his replacements have failed with the latest, Halls, being the most noticable and probably the most dissappointing in view of his abilities.
 

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I think Halls is a tremendous footballer but he is one of the worst CMs I have ever seen. We've had evidence of this a few times now and I can't believe he will start there for us again unless we have a very long injury list. Two players that worry me when they are selected are KOC and Pead but I'd rather have either ahead of Halls in the middle.
 

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O,Connor Bean Pead Poole

McDonald Williams

Feel that unless injured Pead should return to the team as a) we know the extent of his abilities b) He has played in the position well untill be dropped for no good reason that I could see c) when he was in midfield we actually passed the ball more d) due to c we looked a more dangerous team.

No doubt there will be many who will disagree however we have, in my opinion, been getting worse as a footballing team and often it is luck that has got us through the games ( lost track of the number of balls cleared off the line) This deterioration tends to have started when Pead was dropped, may be coincidence but all his replacements have failed with the latest, Halls, being the most noticable and probably the most dissappointing in view of his abilities.
:sorted:
 

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looks like new singing will have some part to play now!!:)
 

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RB Halls
LB Wood
CB Bennett
CB Wilson
RW Ademola
CM Bean
CM O'Connor
LW Poole
FW Bowditch
FW MacDonald

Subs: Brown, Newton, Williams, Phillips and Dickson.

;)
 

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