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Southend (21st August)
« on: August 18, 2021, 01:53:40 PM »
So, just three days until the big kick-off (COVID permitting) and we can all get back to worrying about what happens for 90 minutes on that patch of grass at the Walks and (temporarily) forget about everything else at the club and maybe the world in general.

In the absence of any news coming out of the club, we have to assume Culverhouse will be limited to the squad he has had during pre-season plus the recent addition of Rowley from Chesterfield.  Not sure where we are on the injury front after Alfreton but assuming everyone (bar Jones) is fit do we think he will go for 3 or 4 at the back and how many of Dilly's nipsters should he pick?

Personally I would go for:
                Jones
   McFadden, Fernandez, Bird
Barrows, Coleman, Sundire, Denton
                  King
         Omotayo, Morias

leaving a bench of Fleming, Bowry, Clunan, Rowley, Gyasi

To be fair, I have no idea as to which two from three of the new centre halves are better / are more likely to form a partnership and we do still look short of a forward on the bench.  My main hope for the season is that we can somehow get back to playing some of the football that IC encouraged at steps 3 and 2 but we got so far away from last season due to a mix of not replacing  players who couldn't handle the step up and recruiting players who didn't fit that pattern, hopefully the off season will have gone some way to addressing both issues but the squad does look paper thin

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Re: Southend (21st August)
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2021, 02:35:57 PM »
Looks about right Tony.  Think Iíd go with Bowry for Fernandez.    We do look painfully thin in terms of numbers.    Is that down to not being able to find the right bodies,lack of budget  Or players not wanting to come ?

What is the story with Alex Brown, injured, moved on ?

Iím going for a 2-2 draw.

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Re: Southend (21st August)
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2021, 02:54:04 PM »
...What is the story with Alex Brown, injured, moved on ?

Potentially was on trial with Altrincham but I have just looked and he is not listed in their squad.  Also they have a current squad photo on their website unlike Lynn where you can play the 'who is still with us' game  :dontknow:

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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2021, 03:02:22 PM »
Yes, I would accord with that line up Tony. Bowry was injured during pre season Mall..
I suspect since he has not featured much so far, that he could well be on the bench for Saturday.

Didn't know the Alty angle on Brown...thanks for that Tony. Brown has ,I believe, one season left on his Lynn contract.

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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2021, 03:22:33 PM »
Good point re- Bowry, KES.

Canít believe IC is happy going into a season this thin on players. I guess the lad Gascoigne goes into the mix as well

Have we got anyone out wide to collect those over hit crosses ?

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Re: Southend (21st August)
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2021, 03:37:38 PM »
Good point re- Bowry, KES.

Canít believe IC is happy going into a season this thin on players. I guess the lad Gascoigne goes into the mix as well

Have we got anyone out wide to collect those over hit crosses ?

To be fair to Gascoigne, he looked very lightweight when he got his chance last year and could probably do with a year playing senior football at a lower level (step 3?) regularly as opposed to getting the odd spot on the bench at Lynn, I would say the same for Fleming too but given the depth of the squad we probably can't afford one less body at present.

As for the over hit crosses, both full backs have found the net in pre-season so can we assume they will have a more advanced role this season?

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Re: Southend (21st August)
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2021, 08:28:46 AM »

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 Football is back.  There are just 10 premier seats left to sell and 260 standard seats.  Hospitality is sold out - please arrive early so no one misses kick off.


Apparently 1500 Southend fans in that figure

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Re: Southend (21st August)
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2021, 08:44:48 AM »
Bring it on

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Re: Southend (21st August)
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2021, 09:01:19 AM »
To right Malc.  First game of the season.  You canít wack it.    Good opportunity for FOTL to make a few bob as well, with a captive audience like that.

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Re: Southend (21st August)
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2021, 10:08:05 AM »
Good luck to the team, and consequently the fans.  Canít have an opinion on your nipster query, TonyM, because the nipsters in the club havenít been assessed at Dilly headquarters, as I havenít seen any of the newbies yet.  Dillification of the selection always hopes to see a team with players capable of keeping the opponents on the back foot for as much of the time as possible, because I believe that, in the tide and flow of the playing waves, it is better to have attackers defending, when necessary, than defenders attacking.  Prediction, on guesswork, until analysis can be made at headquarters - KLTFC 1 Sarfend 2Ö.  but, like all on here, Iíd love that score to be reversed, and hopefully increased !

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Re: Southend (21st August)
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2021, 02:42:55 PM »
1-0 to Lynn, via an 89th minute penalty.

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« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2021, 04:57:31 PM »
2683 attendance. Massive V Sign to SC?  :cheers:

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Re: Southend (21st August)
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2021, 05:02:06 PM »
Massive V Sign to SC.

I thought we lost!
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« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2021, 05:11:24 PM »
When you're dead, you don't know you are dead. The pain is felt by others. The same thing happens when you are stupid.

 

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