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General Discussion / Re: Is it time to call a halt ?
« on: Today at 12:43:58 PM »
Sensible posts on this thread.  I agree with KH’s post, but also Jackdaw’s response to it, especially that the  “the country” didn’t vote for it.  But yes, it does look ridiculous when players and officials start by “ elbowing”, and celebrate or finish with hugs and kisses - some of them virtually making love !!  I certainly agree that all football should be halted, until the virus is either a minor or non-existent concern, or when it does start again properly, it will be played and supported by far too many very sad people who have suffered the bereavement of the closest people in their lives.

General Discussion / Re: Altrincham away Tuesday POSTPONED
« on: January 13, 2021, 08:32:32 PM »
And forgot to say, on the lockdown, KESand Mallard are spot on, in particular....  There y’areI’m top on all four now- I’m the new Beatles !

General Discussion / Re: Is it time to call a halt ?
« on: January 13, 2021, 08:27:54 PM »
Got to go with gs50...... The season should be ended now.  We all love it, but it IS just a game.......

General Discussion / Re: Lockdown help needed
« on: January 13, 2021, 08:25:40 PM »
All the regulars on here are spot on about the feebleness of the lockdown.  Apart from those who have to, and especially those who are trying to keep people alive, we have to realise there are fools out there who are endangering the rest of us.  I’m so impressed with the discussion that I’m making the next three Dillyselections  free of charge.  Stay safe, everyone.....

General Discussion / Re: Power on the move?
« on: January 13, 2021, 08:07:09 PM »
Great pity, but inevitable.  It has been obvious he can go a lot higher.  I think he can do very well at League level, particularly as he’ll be supplied with balls, rather than have to forage for them.  You can spot talent after 5 minutes.  He’ll be very difficult to replace, but the last 2 signings look very good, and similar on YouTube......

General Discussion / Re: Halifax
« on: January 11, 2021, 09:16:47 AM »
We tried that formation for several weeks, Wearywillie, and got stuffed nearly every time.  We are slowly constructing a slipperier team, and it’s working, because the opponents have to spend more time stopping us, instead of concentrating their whole game on sticking 5 past us.  AND - I haven’t seen a team beating us through physicality this season, only by being too slick and nippy for us.  Glad to see KES is enjoying seeing us making them defend as well !!!  I’m still considering charging, but appreciate that times are hard at the moment.  I’m already being paid by Matt Hancock for “crying lessons”, so that’s keeping me going ....

General Discussion / Re: Halifax
« on: January 09, 2021, 07:57:43 PM »
You’re both probably right, KES and Mall....  I should be charging, but you can probably tell I’m not one to blow my own trumpet.  I’ll give it a bit more thought.  And as for a title, how about “Tactical Technician who Doesn’t Believe in Tactics”....  Trouble is, I’m reluctant to go back into it, because the last one ended badly.  I was at Barcelona, but got slung out for knocking off the Chairman’s wife.  Ah well, Barca’s loss, KLTFC’s gain.  Tell you what though, KLTFC may have turned the corner - they look good enough to hold their own in this league now, but I still fear they’ll go 8 defenders and hackers and start getting pummelled again.  Today’s team was leaning that way on the team sheet, but Power, Southwell, and Kiwomya kept pegging them back - the best way to defend, and at the same time, increase our chances of winning.  Marriott played his way in to the next Dilly team, alongside Southwell....OK, got to go - Real Madrid are on the blower.......

General Discussion / Re: Halifax
« on: January 09, 2021, 01:13:01 PM »
I can’t pick a team because I don’t know enough about the newcomers.   BUT....  I think IC should carry on with the more versatile line-up that he picked against Torquay.  Every time we have played a team packed with defenders we have been stuffed.  He has to spend more time up their end, rather than trying to keep them out.  So, I agree with KES, and would include King in Loza’s inside left slot, and go with the Dilly team of several months !  Power, Southwell and Marriott other names on the team sheet, and Gash for a shorter period.  Dilly is available for further advice, and FREE OF CHARGE  !!!  ......

General Discussion / Re: The season
« on: January 01, 2021, 09:04:47 PM »
British Common Sense !!!  Admired the world over !z,

General Discussion / Re: Happy New Year
« on: January 01, 2021, 08:59:23 PM »
And to you, B & G....

General Discussion / Re: Jamar Loza
« on: January 01, 2021, 08:58:31 PM »
We are always hearing about “Big and Strong” !  It’s such a macho cliche, because they never call a player “small”...  They get round it either by making out he “may have a “low centre of gravity (!!!”), but he’s “ So Strong !!  And who is the tactical genius all teams in the EPL, presumably “the Penalty box co-ordinator” who is employed on about 40 grand a week to shout “AWAY” in a cockney accent, every time the ball gets humped through the air into the Penalty Area ?!!  Do they go on a course, or something  ?!

General Discussion / Re: Jamar Loza
« on: December 30, 2020, 11:12:35 PM »
Well gents - Certainly agree with your assessment of the atmosphere - nothing more than hopefully enjoyable banter.  We do disagree on aspects of the game, but that’s no problem.  Just a quick nip at KES (!) - I do think “strong” is a highly exaggerated cliche in the game.  You’ll hear commentators and pundits saying “showed his strength” in a situation, when it was obvious that it was either balance or nipping through a gap, and with no contact whatsoever, never mind “strength” !  And I don’t think 80% of the NL players are “strong”.  Whenever we’ve been burned it’s by slippery nipsters !  We’ve lost one ( Loza), but if YouTube is right, Gyasi is an ideal replacement nipster - if he can leap the gap up to NL.  Finally, again HNY to you both, but I must continue to advise managers , etc, some/many I believe got the job by impressing Chairmen by cliches like “character” and “strength” in the interview !  That’s why managers are always getting sacked ! (IMVHO!!)

General Discussion / Re: Jamar Loza
« on: December 30, 2020, 01:11:11 PM »
Hi Mallard and DilligAf, and a genuine Happy New Year to you both.  In answer to the two points raised.  I have “gone figured” the WBA situation, and it is this....  Every game in a hundred, a team defending for the whole match can squeeze a win, but their method WILL lead to their relegation or thereabouts, by season end.   Nine times out of ten, the best team wins.  On Dilligaf’s suggestion, my theory is already put to the test, regularly as clockwork..  the best team wins nearly all the time. so all those teams at the top in any league are there through playing the best football.  They do this by picking match-winners, not stodgers, or “holding players”, or playing a “Number 10”, or a “diamond”.  I’ve touted Leipzig on here for a couple of years, since the great Barca team, and it should be a cracker against Mane and co !!

General Discussion / Re: Jamar Loza
« on: December 30, 2020, 10:27:35 AM »
I fear that the muddy-pitch, FACup, “Up and at-‘em types will all be back pushing for a team of more tough guy defenders, 2 midfield workers, and 6 hooligans, when we get playing again.  It mustn’t happen.  The team against Torquay changed our fortunes, as predicted by Dilly on seeing the pre-match team sheet.  Should Dilly pick the team when we re-start ?  Of course he should.  He would have told Mourinho he was nuts getting rid of Salah, De Bruyne, Guadrado, etc....  The game is what you can see with the naked eye - not how many cliches you know !  Happy New Year to all !!!.......

General Discussion / Re: Jamar Loza
« on: December 28, 2020, 11:12:42 AM »
Thanks for that, KES !  I know that’s the sort of thing we hear from managers and pundits every time, but I don’t believe it !  Watch a manager, even at top level, or a coach, briefing a sub, ie teaching him what he’s being sent on for.  Turning the pages over - but none of them are listening - just trying to hide their disinterest !  A player with what you call “raw ability”, like Power will always supply more to a team than another who knows all the theory, but doesn’t have the ability.  I don’t think eg, Redknapp or Carragher make sense to players, except on a subbuteo board !  But, good to exchange views.  Power won’t get to a championship team by learning more - only by having great games. All IMHO, and Happy New Year to you !!  Even IC is learning now that you can’t defend by having 8 defensive players defending for 90 minutes, at least not often....

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