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General Discussion / Re: Next 4 League games.
« on: December 02, 2020, 05:54:28 PM »
I feel we were wrong to lose Street and Nathan Fox.  I don’t know why Fox slipped down the ladder so quickly.  He replaced Blake-Tracy, and did very well.  Only had one chasing last season, IMHO, and that was by the dynamic Chester right-wing nipster.  We are picking such defensive teams, including 2 midfielders most games, that there aren’t enough players coming forward as a team, and therefore hardly any balls to feet or “through” for the strikers to use.  I still feel Chorley were the best lesson we’ve had this season.  The wife wants me to get the bin in.  I dunno, I’m not keen on the dark.....  Further advice available for a small fee.....

General Discussion / Re: FA CUP
« on: December 01, 2020, 06:50:16 PM »
Have to say I meant to put Richards/Carey - haven’t made my mind up.....

General Discussion / Re: FA CUP
« on: December 01, 2020, 06:48:13 PM »
I like it KES, I like it !!!.....

General Discussion / Re: FA CUP
« on: December 01, 2020, 06:30:26 PM »
We mustn’t fall back into the trap of thinking loads of defenders will keep teams out for 90 minutes.  It worked against Port Vale because those tactics can win games, but not consistently, just occasionally.  So the Dilly team has been selected to frighten the life out of them tonight.  We should still have 9 or 10 behind the ball when they get out from our pushing them back.  The Dilly team....  Mair;  Barrows, McFadden, McCauley, Brown; Richards, King, Loza, Power ; Mitchell, Southwell/Marriott.  Subs Kelly, Carey, Gash, Clunan, Bastock.  I’m doing this for nothing !

General Discussion / Re: FA CUP
« on: November 30, 2020, 11:11:17 PM »
We can’t block or check opponents runs in the penalty area.  We would concede penalties !  It’s ok in American football ( not soccer !).  And I can’t see that we’re defender heavy - we had 3 CHs on Sat, and 3 more defenders plus a GK.  That’s why we hardly get in their half against good teams.  Chorley are virtually bottom of NLDiv 1 Nth, yet they were in P’bro’s half as often as the other way round.  Attacking is defending too....  OK, now for Bromley......All IMHO, We’re all on the same side, just pooling ideas, but not sure IC has it right yet, maybe he should get us all in !

General Discussion / Re: FA CUP
« on: November 29, 2020, 02:02:33 PM »
Sacrilege coming up, but I suspect Alex Street’s “spirit” might have saved some of the goals we’ve been losing.  He had a brave and determined way that may not have gone as far as Mair’s might take him, but he often kept us in games.  We didn’t lose the 2 games he played in this season .....and I think he wouldn’t have been grounded with some of the high balls yesterday.  No, Portsmouth were very good, but we didn’t play well, overall.  But we are good enough to stay in this league - the main thing.

General Discussion / Re: FA CUP
« on: November 29, 2020, 12:47:00 PM »
Ye Godz, I think we’re all more or less in agreement.  I particularly agreed with KES and Jackdaw.  kenny r - you were right about the Dilly team having 12 players.  Well spotted.  I thought it was our best chance, if no one noticed !  My only thing, and apols for banging on about it, is that having a team capable of attacking them is a better way of defending than picking 3 CHs and defensive “ coverers” in front.  It was as though Chorley were told to shoot on sight and ours were told to shoot whenever we crossed the half way line !  But look, we’re all on the same side.  Let’s go, in the league.

General Discussion / Re: FA CUP
« on: November 29, 2020, 10:26:57 AM »
I thought there was a big lesson to be learned from the Chorley performance.  I watched the game, and they were every bit as good as P’bro, after a lot of defending in the first half.  They picked a team that was capable of spending almost half the game in the opponent’s half, then defending with 9 or 10, when necessary, obviously not only defenders.  That meant P’boro attacked them far less than Portsmouth did us.  Worried that Mair makes great saves but is nowhere on corners and crosses.  And King must start, home or away.  IMHO....  Stay safe.......

General Discussion / Re: FA CUP
« on: November 28, 2020, 02:27:35 PM »
Didn’t mean Ed - meant KES, (predictive text)...   Can’t we put a bid in for that Solihull nipsters, Archer - he frightens the life out of Morecambe’s big links at the back !

General Discussion / Re: FA CUP
« on: November 28, 2020, 02:16:55 PM »
Ed, have to say that’s almost exactly what I said, and I agree that my flood forward, or your trios won’t be often or regular, just whenever possible.  Just watching a bit of Morecambe vs Solihull, and The Moors are still nippy, quick, and slippery enough to worry the league side, 2-2 at the moment.

General Discussion / Re: FA CUP
« on: November 28, 2020, 01:29:06 PM »
No, Kenny - including Mair !  Two legs waiting to start the counter - preferably Power’s !  Can’t mess about with “Back 3s, “Diamonds”, “Holding Roles, or”that Number 10 position” ....  Just 10 men behind the ball, and flood forward when poss!...Main tactic, Fingers Crossed......

General Discussion / Re: FA CUP
« on: November 28, 2020, 12:37:55 PM »
Thought there would be loads of people having a go at picking a team today, but perhaps staying calm and crossing fingers is understandable.  IC has a very difficult task today - we have an embarrassment of riches at present, but ok, it’s unlikely to be enough....   Still, stranger things have happened.  For what it’s worth, this is the Dilly team today....  Mair:  Barrows/Jones, McFadden, McCauley, Smith, Brown:  Clunan, Carey, King/Kelly, Power:  Southwell/Marriott, Loza.  Forest of legs (20), and flood forward when poss....   subs Bastock, Richards/Jarvis, Gash, Southwell/Marriott, King/Kelly., UT Cobley......  I don’t envy IC at all !

General Discussion / Re: The Linnnets bounce back.....
« on: November 17, 2020, 11:45:42 PM »
Agreed, B & G....  Forest of 18 legs defence for most of the first half, with McCauley clearing everything that came through in the air.  Loza quick and tricky, plus fine goal.  Then looked good going forward in the 2nd half.  King and Carey, Kelly and Loza had them back-pedalling, and Clunan everywhere. And Mitchell, tonight.  We can do well in this league.  Congrats to IC and SC, excellent entertainment tonight.  Barnet didn’t look good, but that takes nothing away !.......

General Discussion / Re: Barnet away Tuesday
« on: November 17, 2020, 07:39:04 PM »
Spresto - Small nipsters wouldn’t stop them, but we’d be up the other end with them stopping us, or not !  I just think attack is the best form of defence.   And if we’re talking worldwide, I watched Barca and Spain- with no “holding players, and no CF “holding it up” winning every match for about 10 years !  I recall the Spain manager, on being asked why he hadn’t picked a CF striker - he said he had six players to score goals !  And Alonso (L’pool/real m/ Spain said he doesn’t understand the English obsession with “tackling” !  But, Thanks B & G, It’s only my opinion.  It might be rubbish, but it’s fun ! cOYLs.  Don’t like the selection tonight, though, by the way !  Can’t imagine crossing the half way line with the ball.  Nice to see SK though....  FINITO !!!

General Discussion / Re: Barnet away Tuesday
« on: November 17, 2020, 11:09:52 AM »
Ok - not my last post !  So many people in England, never mind KL, want their team to have 3CHs, 2 FBs, a GK, a couple of hard-tackling M-F hooligans, ....   We’d never get out of our own penalty area !  Then a couple of their small nipsters will score another 5 !  IMHO !  COYLs.  Pick a team to worry them, then everyone back if they get a touch of the ball !!  Start tonight !

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