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FCUM

PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:07 am
by andrewa
Looking at the weather forecast for Saturday ie; very wet, does this mean a possible postponment?
If the match is on it looks like the annual churning up of the pitch might take place today, which is a shame as we are becoming known as a "footballing side" this season. It was about this time last year when the long ball game became the only way to counter a very difficult surface.

Re: FCUM

PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:32 pm
by Ed
Tight 1-0
despite seemingly chances for all 3 strikers.
Bit worrying though that only one player is scoring for us these days.

Re: FCUM

PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:20 pm
by Paul Brennan
Agree Ed -both Jason and Marcus missed "sitters" -they have never been that prolific in their careers but have hit a bit of a rough patch recently.

A solid performance after the exertions of Tuesday against a pretty decent FC -certainly not the worst team we've played and they took the game to us, which is to their credit.

Given the conditions it was a good win.

Re: FCUM

PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:08 pm
by Prodigal son
Good 3 points in those conditions, absolutely appalling weather. We could and should have won convincingly but thanks to Nick Haughton we got there in the end. Have to echo Jansen though, it is a team game and Jake and Josh Wilson got through a tremendous amount of "hard graft" to enable Nick to play his football. Defence looked solid again, have to mention Adam Anson, was impressed with him in the PSF's and he is a very good prospect. Hughes did well today in his short stint, as I said, excellent 3 points. If Marcus could finish like Nick he wouldn't be at our club! COYM

Re: FCUM

PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:03 pm
by mark
Today the key was to go in level at half-time. Once we had managed that I was very confident we would go on to win comfortably, which we more or less did. FC United hit the bar at the end of the first half but did not threaten in the second half, thanks to solid defence and playing into a vicious wind. I echo the praise for Anson: when it was still possible to play a bit of football before the pitch turned into a bog, he looked very impressive on the ball.

Re: FCUM

PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:01 am
by Ian R
Credit were it's due thought Anson was exceptional,also wing backs top drawer.Marcus extra training

Re: FCUM

PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:59 pm
by magpie1875
Ian R wrote:Credit were it's due thought Anson was exceptional,also wing backs top drawer.Marcus extra training


Marcus Carver is a conundrum. His work rate is second to none and he brings his team mates into the game like no other, but as strikers go, barn doors and banjo's come to mind.

Can't drop him because he brings so much to the team... Can't pick him coz he can't score...

Extra training indeed.

Re: FCUM

PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:42 pm
by mike1
magpie1875 wrote:
Ian R wrote:Credit were it's due thought Anson was exceptional,also wing backs top drawer.Marcus extra training


Marcus Carver is a conundrum. His work rate is second to none and he brings his team mates into the game like no other, but as strikers go, barn doors and banjo's come to mind.

Can't drop him because he brings so much to the team... Can't pick him coz he can't score...

Extra training indeed.


As you say, Marcus has his qualities and important ones too. He laid one on a plate for Jason Walker early on yesterday but HE missed. It's just a case of Marcus not being a natural finisher and more often than not you wouldn't put money on him scoring when one on one with the keeper. Yet he managed it in style against Telford and got us three points when we were down to ten. He is what he is in my book and I doubt if extra training would change him. If he could finish as well as he works for the team he wouldn't be at Chorley. I don't think we should be too critical after a remarkable performance by the whole team yesterday, especially fitness-wise in appalling conditions and after the long trek and extra time at Boston in midweek. Terrific result in the circumstances.

Re: FCUM

PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:03 pm
by man in the stand
Karl Marginson has left FCUM by mutual consent after 12 years in charge. Obviously though, this being FCUM it was done in the 'right way'.

Re: FCUM

PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:57 pm
by magpie1875
man in the stand wrote:Karl Marginson has left FCUM by mutual consent after 12 years in charge. Obviously though, this being FCUM it was done in the 'right way'.


They certainly didn't to it 'right away', he should have gone years ago and him staying has, IMO, held them back - should have got out of the Evo-Stik years earlier.