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Title: Gloucester at Home
Post by: Mallard on September 12, 2019, 12:20:57 PM
Ok what we going for result, score and gate wise.   The visitors have shipped plenty on the road so far this season, and with Gash n Marriott bang in form I’m gonna plump for a 4-1 home win and if the Lynn Media department is on song in excess of 1400 there.
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: KES80 on September 12, 2019, 12:38:24 PM
2-1 Lynn in front of 1289
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: Bluboy on September 12, 2019, 01:15:26 PM
3-1 to lynn ( Marriott 2 gash ) 1088
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: Les Smith on September 12, 2019, 02:13:55 PM
3-0 to Lynn. Will Norwich V Man City affect the gate even though it is a 5:30pm kick off? Nevertheless, I'll be surprised if it is not around 1250.
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: Wingwizzard on September 12, 2019, 02:27:32 PM
Would take a win by any score  1-0 or 5-0  its only 3 points  -   gate about 1000

weather look fantastic 
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: Blue Moon on September 12, 2019, 03:19:04 PM
I'm copying KES,  he was cock on last week and won lottery 3 times, be a fool not to.
 :scarf:
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: westlynnmike on September 14, 2019, 09:18:36 AM
Looking at a 4 - 1 win and Attendance of 1250 on this sunny day.
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: Linnet on September 14, 2019, 05:31:48 PM
Great point rescued Guess the Norwich home game took some of the crowd away
Westlynnmike it was Barrows who came on at the end not Stewart
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: KES80 on September 14, 2019, 05:57:20 PM
Good spirit at the end.........just lost that edge last couple of games.......could do with a break from the league......and here comes the FA Cup.......good timing !!
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: mike20382 on September 14, 2019, 06:23:03 PM
Very disjointed performance probably worst of the season. Great spirit shown late on. Need to hope it was a one off
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: Mallard on September 14, 2019, 06:37:02 PM
Can’t give goals at this level and always get away with it.   Looked tired legs out there today.  Squad needed thickening out in certain areas.  I don’t think Carey or Stewart are starting material at this stage.  Maybe get em out on loan to get some game time into them and bring in a player or two to give a little bit of fighting for the shirt. We are still too much of Gash n Marriott to keep producing 90 mins each and every game.  Get em some help IC
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: KES80 on September 14, 2019, 07:06:49 PM
That's the challenge going forward...our best 11 if fresh and on form are as good as anything in the league. The squad overall although good isn't as strong as a number of teams up there. Feel we need a couple of extra bodies and we need to be sensible and not spread the resources into too many different ventures........by that I mean we should IMO use the full squad in the starting elevens for the cups .
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: KES80 on September 14, 2019, 07:25:28 PM
Just seen the interview with IC. Strong references to the budget and the squad there. It begs the question of what you do if your starting eleven is good enough for promotion, but the current budget and sponsorship not able to fund the required squad and ground improvements. The answer for the moment at least is...just stay in the league.
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: KES80 on September 14, 2019, 07:49:22 PM
I actually thought that IC seemed a bit exasperated by the fact that the squad will have such demands on it.......I guess the meeting of the 'Main men ' has happened after the 10 games.....such on field success can bring problems and tensions. Hopefully IC is content with the current set up and happy to continue to oversee the situation for a few seasons, while hopefully the rest of the club develops.
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: dillydilly on September 14, 2019, 08:10:40 PM
Great spirit to pull it back at the end.  We did have other chances which we didn’t mess up - credit to the opponent’s defensive determination.  We played well but ran into a team who smothered us very well with a forest of legs.  Disagree with Mallard about Carey in particular, as I think we saw today he’s a fine natural footballer.  IC couldn’t change a winning team, but Messrs Kelly and Carey are every bit as good as the rest - in fact I predict super seasons for both, plus Payne......York will be the test, but we have 15 players who can take this league to the wire, IMHO.....
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: dillydilly on September 14, 2019, 08:15:46 PM
By the way, .... rather disappointing attendances despite real improvement from last season, but the team IC, and SC deserve far bigger crowds.  SPREAD THE WORD !!
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: Mallard on September 14, 2019, 08:27:22 PM
Dilly, nothing wrong with Carey and I think he will be a decent asset for the future.I just don’t think he is ready for a run of games in the starting 11 and may benefit more by dropping down to say step 4 for a loan period.

However after listening to the IC interview it would seem it doesn’t really matter for this season as he tho ha we are likely to fall away at some point during the season.  Maybe the start to the season we have enjoyed is a bit of a false dawn.

IC also said the club as a whole is not anywhere near ready for step 1 football anyway.  Which we all
Can’t really argue with. However with Mr Cleeve aim of Football League it does seem disappointing that things off the field are failing to keep pace with those on it.

Then again maybe we shouldn’t be surprised
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: KES80 on September 14, 2019, 08:49:58 PM
I think the team have exceeded expectations by a long way so far. The club had not been developing off the field to any great extent for a number of years, as far as I am aware, before the Chairman's arrival. There has been significant progress in a number of areas, but the success on the field is now highlighting how much catching up is required in a few key financial areas. It seems to be that the club could do with a part time financial and marketing expert to really source and harness some new income streams......there is after all only so much that one man can do at a time.
With the gradual progress that is being made in building bridges between SC and The Trust, I wonder if there are people within the Trust who may be able to assist - I remember a number of years ago, when I was based nearer the club, there were some talented and experienced financial people within the Trust........I guess they are probably still on board (?)
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: KES80 on September 14, 2019, 08:54:09 PM
By the way dilly, fair post....do personally think we would need 17/18 rather than 15, to be able to take it to the wire.
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: Stan on September 14, 2019, 09:56:35 PM
Rome wasn't built in a day. A couple of drawn games and negativity starts to creep in. FFS!
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: KES80 on September 14, 2019, 10:00:55 PM
Don't see any negativity Stan, just a healthy dose of reality
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: MARCUS ROSE on September 14, 2019, 11:45:01 PM
I think the team have exceeded expectations by a long way so far. The club had not been developing off the field to any great extent for a number of years, as far as I am aware, before the Chairman's arrival. There has been significant progress in a number of areas, but the success on the field is now highlighting how much catching up is required in a few key financial areas. It seems to be that the club could do with a part time financial and marketing expert to really source and harness some new income streams......there is after all only so much that one man can do at a time.
With the gradual progress that is being made in building bridges between SC and The Trust, I wonder if there are people within the Trust who may be able to assist - I remember a number of years ago, when I was based nearer the club, there were some talented and experienced financial people within the Trust........I guess they are probably still on board (?)

"based nearer the club"?  move out of town?  :dontknow:
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: Linnet1993 on September 15, 2019, 07:20:29 AM
Gloucester executed their game plan very well today, a rare error from Jarvis and a shot that I thought Pedro somewhat gifted them 2 goals. I thought our midfield 3 lacked today winning very few second balls all game and when on the ball it wasn’t moved on quick enough. Like IC said people
do need to get real, we’ve had an unreal start but aslong as we stay up we have had a great season.
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: dillydilly on September 15, 2019, 02:46:14 PM
I take on board points made by Mallard and Kes (I think), but do think we lack much structure in fund raising, etc..  Despite being pleased to see good improvement in attendances this season I feel the actual attendance, considering the superb entertainment that is being served, is disappointing.  We have a huge catchment area (KL-Hunstanton- Fakenham - Downham- Wisbech area -Kl, and all villages in that circle) so really should be “pulling them in”.  We need cover, in part, behind the goals - few clubs at our level lack it. Back to the squad - still disagree with The Duck Man re Carey.  IMHO we can’t let him out on loan - he is FAR too good, and thought he looked very good on Sat vs Gloucester....Kelly as well - exactly what we need in this level of better players and less reliance on “physicality” which usually results in fouls and injuries.....and not points in the bag...
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: Mallard on September 15, 2019, 04:24:38 PM
Dilly I don’t disagree with you about Carey but I don’t see him getting too many starts in the few months ( unless injuries dictate) so can see benefit in letting him go out and get some game time rather than getting splinters in his derričre with odd 10-15 minutes here and there.  We do seem to be on overloads with midfield players  ( Payne, Clunan, Jarv, Kelly, Hendo, Richards and Carey), yet only have the 2 main strikers.  Maybe a little shuffle around is needed.
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: westlynnmike on September 16, 2019, 07:32:22 PM
Dilly I don’t disagree with you about Carey but I don’t see him getting too many starts in the few months ( unless injuries dictate) so can see benefit in letting him go out and get some game time rather than getting splinters in his derričre with odd 10-15 minutes here and there.  We do seem to be on overloads with midfield players  ( Payne, Clunan, Jarv, Kelly, Hendo, Richards and Carey), yet only have the 2 main strikers.  Maybe a little shuffle around is needed.

Hendo is our Utility Player for Midfield and Striker, Jarvis is a Midfield but can step back into Defence, Kelly is naturally a Left Midfield/Winger but Fox is a Left Wing/Back.

Aaron Jones is also capable of Right Wing/Back and Midfield "General" in place of Clunan. Payne is Midfield/Attack alongside Hendo and Richards. Stewart can also come on as Midfield/Midfield-Attack with Barrows as Right Back (possibly Wing Back - allowing Jones to move into Clunan role)

McAuley is the lynchpin of the Defence and sorely missed on Saturday.

Chris Smith is fine as Centre Back alongside McAuley and Fryatt - releasing Jones, Fox on Wings and Jarvis back into Midfield alongside Clunan/Jones. Gash and Marriott as main Strikers with Hendo/Richards/Stewart supporting as Midfield/Attack.


My preferred Team:

Street

Jones/Barrows - Fryatt - Smith - McAuley - Fox

Clunan/Jones - Jarvis/Stewart

Henderson/Kelly - Payne/Richards

Gash - Marriott/Henderson


Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: KES80 on September 16, 2019, 07:38:13 PM
Given that we have seen Alfreton play at first hand, very recently, what is your preferred starting eleven for the cup tie WLM ?
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: KES80 on September 16, 2019, 07:41:46 PM
Ps any updates re Harry Limb anyone....has he recovered from the illness ?
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: Mallard on September 16, 2019, 07:54:08 PM
West Lynn was maths one of your strong subjects at school ? Cos by my reckoning  you are starting with 12 players Seems you’re are going with 5-2-2-2 system
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: KES80 on September 16, 2019, 08:02:19 PM
Well that will confuse Alfreton and of course should ensure we finish with 11 :laughcry: :laughcry:  :laughcry:
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 16, 2019, 08:35:41 PM
West Lynn was maths one of your strong subjects at school ? Cos by my reckoning  you are starting with 12 players Seems you’re are going with 5-2-2-2 system

Well, you of all people should know where the extra player will be used!
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: Mallard on September 16, 2019, 08:40:36 PM
Not for those overhit crosses, surely
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: Stan on September 19, 2019, 06:39:11 AM
By the way, .... rather disappointing attendances despite real improvement from last season, but the team IC, and SC deserve far bigger crowds.  SPREAD THE WORD !!
What was the attendance. Can't find a reference to it anywhere. B & G have not yet updated their results for this season.
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: KES80 on September 19, 2019, 07:37:45 AM
Just over 1000 Stan......1049(?), about 20 away fans I believe.
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 19, 2019, 07:59:09 AM
By the way, .... rather disappointing attendances despite real improvement from last season, but the team IC, and SC deserve far bigger crowds.  SPREAD THE WORD !!


Factors to take into account were Norwich at home to Man City and world Stock car championship on the same day,and the local leagues are playing again? :dontknow:
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: Stan on September 19, 2019, 08:33:12 AM
Just over 1000 Stan......1049(?), about 20 away fans I believe.
Cheers Mallard. I couldn't make the game and also frustrated to be away for Chester at home too. Can't make Alfreton but hopeful of getting to York.
Title: Re: Gloucester at Home
Post by: westlynnmike on September 19, 2019, 10:20:28 AM
Just over 1000 Stan......1049(?), about 20 away fans I believe.

1044.