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Gainsborough

Postby Ed » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:30 pm

Gainsborough manager says in his victory on Saturday he used a 4-5-1 formation at home v Alfreton. Do we if necessary have the flexibility to counteract 5 across midfield?
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Re: Gainsborough

Postby Zidane » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:11 pm

NO.

Next ....
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Re: Gainsborough

Postby Ed » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:00 pm

Guess we'll find out tomorrow.
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Re: Gainsborough

Postby andrewa » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:38 pm

I think we might win tomorrow, our away form is much better than at home. If we do win it will just disguise the fact we can't put away poor sides when they visit VP. And that needs sorting.
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Re: Gainsborough

Postby Ed » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:41 pm

Now what?
2 pts against bottom 3 teams is by any definition relegation form.
Good job Haughton got us a few points mid season.
But still need 8 more to be safe.
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Re: Gainsborough

Postby Paul Brennan » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:57 pm

The excuse of "full time team with more resources" obviously won't wash in the last two failures -and yet we beat Salford and York -and have four points from an admittedly dire Kidderminster (at least they were at VP) so 'go figure'.
For me it's simply the case that too many players are certain of their start -there is no competition for places.

At least Darr has been given a contract which means we might get a fee when we sell him :roll:
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Re: Gainsborough

Postby chewy380 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:12 pm

The rumours that the Hottest ticket to sponsor the U18s has been won by Glass Ceilings Ltd are totally unfounded.
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Re: Gainsborough

Postby Away days » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:22 pm

totally agree...too many players are assured of their starting place..I would love to see Anson, Darr, southworth given a chance .... at least they would run and fight for the shirt. why are we playing our best attacking player at right back ??... Hughes could easily fill the void that haughton has left, or at least show our goal shy strikers the way! still can't see how wilson scored double figures in a mediocre team last season... he's been lazy for most of the season... the fans can see what's wrong with the team but Jansen can't..... Brewster doesn't look arsed.....Jake a shadow of last season.... and as soon as haughton goes we revert back to hoof ball....we are so much better than that.....
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Re: Gainsborough

Postby andrewa » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:27 pm

chewy380 wrote:The rumours that the Hottest ticket to sponsor the U18s has been won by Glass Ceilings Ltd are totally unfounded.

Very Good!
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Re: Gainsborough

Postby Ed » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:31 pm

Challoner's return will release Hughes to play higher up.
Metz loan signing might come off now he's been given a chance.
But FCUM have good home record so that will be hard.
Can't see us getting 30 pts from last 14 games though (as MJ says he'd like on audioboom). Means we have to win 10!!
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Re: Gainsborough

Postby andrewa » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:41 pm

Perhaps on the positive side this might bring the long awaited changes and, who knows, opportunities for other players to prove thenselves. Maybe the FCUM game will be the start of something better - or am I being too optimistic?
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Re: Gainsborough

Postby Tempie » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:01 am

It’s time for Jansen to go. He’s just not the right man. Nice bloke but time to go
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Re: Gainsborough

Postby Paul Brennan » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:11 pm

To use a cliche -"football is a results game" -so evidence consists of -since Salford on 23/12, we have drawn and lost to Southport (then really struggling);lost to Harrogate and Gainsborough ( bottom 3 at the time); drawn with Kiddy , NFU ( certain to go down) and Darlington (really, really struggling)and beaten Curzon.
On the last 8 form guide table, we are 19th! Poor by any standards.

Matt says "we are playing well, can't fault the lads just not converting chances" -but please God, if Harrogate and NFU are good performances then we are in big, big trouble.
Both were abysmal games and CFC played poorly. Southport was marginally better.
I didn't go to Darlington but friends who did say they were there for the taking; Curzon was an improvement but Nick was the key difference.

Last season we scored 60 goals in 42 games -so far we have 32 in 28 -so unless we go on a spree of "goal fests" we will not get anywhere near that.Teams above scored -89,79,81,76,and 109. last season. OK we made the play-offs and did well -but we know we profited from Darlington's troubles.

We're also told -"don't just get someone in for the sake of it" -but surely enough is enough-we don't score enough now and didn't last season either. Try someone else -give Scott Leather a chance up front -he's strong, good in the air, (much) quicker than Walker -might be the new Simon Ainge.

Just don't say "we go again" -where??
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Re: Gainsborough

Postby man in the stand » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:13 pm

Less yoga. More shooting practice.
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Re: Gainsborough

Postby mike1 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:20 pm

Paul Brennan wrote:To use a cliche -"football is a results game" -so evidence consists of -since Salford on 23/12, we have drawn and lost to Southport (then really struggling);lost to Harrogate and Gainsborough ( bottom 3 at the time); drawn with Kiddy , NFU ( certain to go down) and Darlington (really, really struggling)and beaten Curzon.
On the last 8 form guide table, we are 19th! Poor by any standards.

Just don't say "we go again" -where??


I fully understand your frustration, Paul, but I think there are factors to be taken into account. Most recently we have missed Matt Challoner which has meant playing Matty Hughes out of position when he could have been used further forward. Hughes has to replace Nick in the creative role. We are seeing the tremendous value of Nick now; I say again we'd be fighting relegation had he not shored us up mid-season in so many ways. Perhaps it wasn't quite as bad as the bare result last night - their manager says his keeper kept them in it in the second half. But, yes, we are crying out for goals. Is it just non-finishers or is there more to it? Are chances being put on a plate for strikers to finish or are the strikers feeding off scraps? It has got to be addressed sooner rather than later. At the same time, I happen to know that tireless efforts have been made and are being made to recruit - but you wouldn't believe how potential deals can be sabotaged by 'moneybags' in this league! We are at present a sort of Burnley model (sorry, Ian!) - don't concede many, certainly don't score often enough, need to win 1-0 more often that not, and are fairly boring to be honest! But like the Clarets we are relatively safe, though I'd like to see Ed's proposed 48 points on the board fairly soon to dispel any lurking anxiety. Surely we can bag a couple of wins from somewhere. Have to say Matt's hopes for 30 points from the next 14 games are the stuff of fantasy, looking at the fixture-list and bearing in mind our goals-for column - but I'd love to be proved wrong and the boss is perfectly entitled to set his players a challenging target.
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Re: Gainsborough

Postby Ed » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:04 pm

The YouTube video of u21 game between Chorley and Workington last night shows what Brewster, Whitham, Roscoe et al can do.
Quite cultured inter-passing although opposition not as strong as Vanarama North.
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Re: Gainsborough

Postby Prodigal son » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:11 pm

Ed, a very young Workington side were never in the game due to the experience and awareness of Anson, Challenor, Roscoe and Whitham, their passing was a joy to watch and several of the young players looked very good and composed on the ball, but as you said a big difference to NLN.
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