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Re: home vs Yeovil (3rd Oct)
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2020, 12:32:34 PM »
Great to finally see the season start and to watch Lynn on the TV was some compensation for not actually being there, reaction to other NL clubs streams seems to have been 'mixed', so that is something that will evolve over the course of the season

On the pitch a continuation of IC's template, first half lots of possession and we opened them up a couple of times without testing the keeper, second half Yeovil upped their game and we lost control but proved we can still create opportunities, interesting comment from Grant Holt afterwards about the 'Mazz effect' in that the other players have more belief with him on the pitch (yesterday is unlikely to reduce that with another poacher's finish to earn the point)

Personally thought Richards was head and shoulders our MotM, yes could have done more for their first but should never have been marking their 'big' centre half (I did express my concerns about set pieces in the opening post) but did a fantastic job breaking up stuff in the middle of the park.  Back four still cause for concern and remains to be seen if IC eventually sacrifices elsewhere to bring Burrows in as the third centre half.  Lacked a bit in the final third but to be expected with the loss of Mazz, Gash and Henderson from last year and Loza injured so not sure how many of those on the pitch would be in our 'first XI' - can't fault Southwell's effort but isn't a lone striker, Kelly did what he has done since he arrived - showed some good touches but ultimately no end product, similar for King who found space well but never really used it (lack of options in front of him?) and Power looked out of his depth when he couldn't beat the full back or centre half for pace.  Jarvis made us tick first half but struggled when Yeovil upped the pace second half which was always the fear when we stepped up a level - can he still play at the pace required?  Carey and Mazz made a huge difference when they came on, happy to see Sonny given his chance and remains as positive as ever, yes a bit more composure needed for his chance but his drive got the the whole team back on the front foot and he will only get better.

So, what for the future, I thought last night emphasised all the strengths and weaknesses of this team - will will still create opportunities but there remains a soft underbelly for sides to exploit, particularly from set pieces.  I suppose the question is, much as previous years, can we convert enough of our opportunities to secure the points we need?  One thing is for sure bookies will be keep lengthening the odds on nil-nil draws involving King's Lynn Town

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Re: home vs Yeovil (3rd Oct)
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2020, 01:23:30 PM »
Yeovil played it tactically 1st half by sitting back deep and soaking up Lynn's attacking style. Came out 2nd half with an attacking attitude that caught us on the hop as they had not really mounted a formal attack phase (relying on breakouts 1st half).

Fortunately the Lads were not rattled by the first goal and worked steadily to get back into the game. Got 1 back then could not really do anything about Yeovil's thunderbolt for their 2nd. Couple of changes made a lot of difference and we chased for and got our 2nd to gain a point. Happy with the result and the experience will do us good.

I think Yeovil had done their homework and realised that we are an attacking team that can be caught out by the breakout counter-attacks. We are weak at defence in depth, especially on the counter-attacks with Jones and Brown forward on their wing attacking.

We need a solid back three even when we are playing during our corners - don't have all the eggs (players) in the penalty box (basket) getting in each others way. Whoever is left back in defence (Rory usually goes up for corners) needs to be able to tackle (like Quigs) and some, no names, are not really tacklers.

I would like to see Ross Barrows (please, not Burrows) in place of Chris Smith who does not seem too comfortable with the ball.

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Re: home vs Yeovil (3rd Oct)
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2020, 01:25:20 PM »
Very fair summary Tony.  Still think the ex Norwich  Centre Half Is coming in from Sligo when their season ends in 3 games time. With   The Squad numbers We are missing a No 4.

On the subject of Hendo I wonder if he is having any regrets.  Two 4-1 defeats since he joined The Greens.  Have a feeling he would have enjoyed himself last night.

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Re: home vs Yeovil (3rd Oct)
« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2020, 04:24:47 PM »
Very fair summary Tony.  Still think the ex Norwich  Centre Half Is coming in from Sligo when their season ends in 3 games time. With   The Squad numbers We are missing a No 4.
Apparently when he is available is more to do with their cup games than league games. If they get to the final, it could be November before he appears in Lynn's colours.   :dontknow:
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Re: home vs Yeovil (3rd Oct)
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2020, 05:28:06 PM »
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