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NORMSKI

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Torquay
« on: December 12, 2020, 08:01:02 PM »
I think today showed that with Jones back and Barrows moving to the left instead of Brown that we were far more solid in defence than we had been for several games.
Brown looks good going forward but is a bit lightweight defensively.
Terrific result, especially being the first team to stop them scoring so far this season.
A home goal would have been the icing on the cake.  :scarf

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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2020, 08:50:16 PM »
Great result it just shows we can play and if keep up this standard up we will definitely stay up

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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2020, 09:31:35 PM »
Excellent result.  When you also consider no Brown, MCAuley, King or Kelly in the squad.   Seems IC has hit on something that just might work.   

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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2020, 10:03:51 PM »
Yep, 2 or 3 of the 4 you mention will have to fight very hard indeed to take a shirt away from the present holder.

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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2020, 11:49:51 PM »
Great performance, and result.  Much more balanced and versatile selection (IMHO) ensured we had a chance of being up their end a lot more, if you’ll pardon the expression, thus giving us much less defending (and failing) to do.  In the end, to have lost would have been a travesty.  Power was immense, but all played very well indeed.  We need fear no team in this league if we stick with that shape of team.  And King, Kelly, and Carey won’t lessen our performance.  Good thinking from the management duo, and great support, as always, from Stephen.  Notts County players may have double-stuffing over the Xmas period !......

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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2020, 09:19:17 AM »
Yes, very interesting going forward.
On the evidence of yesterday (and only one match in heavy conditions) we may not need 3 c h 's if we can stop the opposition from raiding down the flanks and putting the crosses in......that would gives us a much more balanced side, as yesterday. Gash returning is a big boost of course.
Which one of the other front players is going to prove the sharpest ? Southwell, Marriott and Mitchell have all missed sitters in the last 3 matches.

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Re: Torquay
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2020, 10:33:31 AM »
Torquay not being very complimentary on their forum regarding the pitch at the Walks.

"Mudheap" and "worst in the National Leage" are just two comments.

Thankfully Torquay Manager viewed matters differently and is more realistic about the reason behind the points being shared.

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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2020, 11:18:16 AM »
Torquay not being very complimentary on their forum regarding the pitch at the Walks.

"Mudheap" and "worst in the National Leage" are just two comments.

Thankfully Torquay Manager viewed matters differently and is more realistic about the reason behind the points being shared.

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Page 11 of the excuses book! Shame they couldn’t admit Lynn were better side and were unlucky not to win but there you go.

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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2020, 12:44:27 PM »
Gary Johnson saying Lynn deserved more than the one point gained says everything.  He said Torquay couldnt play their normal game, which he gave credit to Lynn for his side not being able to do that.

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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2020, 02:03:35 PM »
Torquay not being very complimentary on their forum regarding the pitch at the Walks.

"Mudheap" and "worst in the National Leage" are just two comments.

Thankfully Torquay Manager viewed matters differently and is more realistic about the reason behind the points being shared.

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With that as an excuse we'd be top of the league ourselves if it weren't for that damn pitch. Poor losers some of those fans. I think our groundsman does a great job considering the continual rain we've had. I haven't been able to cut my grass since early September.

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« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2020, 02:07:06 PM »
Yeah Mick I use to have a lawnmower like that  :laughcry:

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« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2020, 03:03:25 PM »
All about opinions, of course, but 3 CHs, a GK, 2 FBs, and 2 defensive midfielders , though understandable, gave us every chance of spending most games in and around our own penalty area. (IMHO! !  Found a good shape now -the next 6 games could be fun ! 

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Re: Torquay
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2020, 07:13:22 PM »
I am just keeping fingers crossed that the management stay with that formation in future, and that was not a rolled out system to cope with a top of table team.

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« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2020, 12:18:42 PM »
Now the dust has settled over the Torquay match, its important that we try and get a settled side. One of our problems has been the constant changing. We found the correct balance in midfield were we have been over run in most games, and up front Gash and Southwell is worth another look. Every player looked comfortable, stick with it.

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Re: Torquay
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2020, 12:56:08 PM »
Absolutely.....I would give that starting eleven a run of 3 games and then review.

 

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