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westlynnmike

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Merthyr on Saturday
« on: April 06, 2018, 09:30:24 AM »
We all seem to be focussing on Kettering next Thursday but, we have an important game against Merthyr Town FC tomorrow.

Lynn need to maintain the pressure on Kettering, Weymouth and of course Hereford. Even if we don't catch Hereford (that is in their hands really) we need 2nd place for home davantage in the Play Off's.
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Re: Merthyr on Saturday
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2018, 09:54:17 AM »
Totally agree, to lose tomorrow would be a massive blow to our points and confidence in the run-in to the play-offs. we need to take every game as a cup final if we are to succeed in our quest for promotion, but im confident Culverhouse will have everything in place :worship:  :scarf:

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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2018, 05:18:09 PM »
All we really have to do is win the last two games of the season and promotion is assured. The other games are to try to simplify those last two games. Unless, of course, the horns come off those bulls.  COYFL   

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Re: Merthyr on Saturday
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2018, 10:10:33 AM »
Well that was disappointing to say the least.

We dominated play with Merthyr having the occasional foray into our half. Merthyr packed their half with defenders and put bodies in the way of shots. Player after player were lining up to score but it appeared that a "force field" had been deployed and nothing was going to get through into the net.

After a bright start where it seemed that goals would be coming a sense of frustration set in - on and off the pitch. The team looked unbalanced somehow. Silly errors from many players added to the gloom and doom and the first half whistle didn't come soon enough. Tom Ward had a very poor game by his standards. However, a very dry pitch with bare patches and an uneven surface may well have contributed to poor control.

The Merthyr goalie was not the most imposing of players and he punched at everything and didn't take a single catch. Was he actually an outfield player drafted in?

Lynn were out early for the 2nd half after, I suspect, a roasting by Ian Culverhouse. In another frustrating half where nothing was going fall into place for Lynn we then had Pedro to thank for a brilliant double save. So, it was one of those days where nothing was going right for either team. Merthyr were lack lustre and Lynn couldn't finish.

Did we have the right players on the pitch? Were some being rested in advance of Thursday evening against Kettering?

Hey, Ho! Onto the next game where we will need to play completely differently if we hope to beat Kettering.
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Re: Merthyr on Saturday
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2018, 11:19:47 AM »
Not sure it was the formation or personnel but rather the players not being on it, IC said pretty much the same on Radio Norfolk - we just looked leggy and didn't have any pace about us.  Thought Merthyr were one of the dirtiest sides we have seen at the Walks this year and we weren't helped by a ref who seemed far more concerned about stamping down on any dissent rather than any of the challenges which lead to the dissent!

Anyway on to Kettering, just hope the crowd can get behind the lads a bit more as it was very quiet yesterday

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Re: Merthyr on Saturday
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2018, 12:03:17 PM »
Do we have  big game on Thursday,not seen the publicity machine kick in yet? :dontknow:
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2018, 12:23:17 PM »
Not like Friday's banger racing with large fluorescent green posters banging on all the way through Lynn from the A17 to the A149 at Sandringham causing a distraction to drivers and
possibly breaking the law.

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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2018, 12:33:07 PM »
Even a shared poster online again would have been good,people could have printed them off again,no good leaving it until the last minute? :dontknow:
"If a window was broken or a drain was blocked up, someone was certain to say that Grissles had come in the night and done it, and when the key of the store-shed was lost, the whole farm was convinced that Grissles had thrown it down the well. Curiously enough, they went on believing this even after

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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2018, 01:13:24 PM »
Even a shared poster online again would have been good,people could have printed them off again,no good leaving it until the last minute? :dontknow:

Perhaps you could be sent the template, and produce them yourself Griss. Would be a doddle for you with your keyboard skills.  :coffee:

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Re: Merthyr on Saturday
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2018, 02:25:38 PM »
Even a shared poster online again would have been good,people could have printed them off again,no good leaving it until the last minute? :dontknow:

Perhaps you could be sent the template, and produce them yourself Griss. Would be a doddle for you with your keyboard skills.  :coffee:

Rob is going to share one, and I will print from there.  :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:
"If a window was broken or a drain was blocked up, someone was certain to say that Grissles had come in the night and done it, and when the key of the store-shed was lost, the whole farm was convinced that Grissles had thrown it down the well. Curiously enough, they went on believing this even after

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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2018, 03:08:38 PM »
Merthyr came yesterday with an obvious game plan, which worked for them.

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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2018, 03:51:57 PM »
It was a poor tired performance from Lynn. The first touch, decision making, passing etc all were below standard. I hope they have saved there best for the play offs ! Merthyr in the end deserved their point for a gutsy defensive display.

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Re: Merthyr on Saturday
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2018, 07:14:07 PM »
Totally agree, even Man. City can't win them all!  :laughcry:

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« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2018, 08:05:55 PM »
The tiredness was more worrying for me than the actual performance. There were a number who looked cream crackered only half an hour in.

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Re: Merthyr on Saturday
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2018, 08:34:34 PM »
I watched the Mersey derby and the Lynn match yesterday but the best football I saw was in an under 9's game in the morning.