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Spartans hold the Linnets.
« on: January 07, 2023, 04:58:30 PM »


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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2023, 05:30:00 PM »
A point gained rather than two lost by the sound of it? Fylde continue to build momentum and are at the moment the most consistent of the teams above and below us.

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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2023, 05:46:19 PM »
A point gained rather than two lost by the sound of it? Fylde continue to build momentum and are at the moment the most consistent of the teams above and below us.

Yes. Flyde are now only three points behind us, with a game in hand. We have a +5  goal difference over them.

Flyde have a home fixture against Blyth on Tuesday.
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2023, 06:01:37 PM »
 If Lynn beat Peterborough Sports next Saturday they will be top of the league

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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2023, 06:16:31 PM »
If Lynn beat Peterborough Sports next Saturday they will be top of the league

I think Flyde could technically stop that from happening.
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2023, 11:19:12 PM »
Dilly would rather not comment on that not surprising resultÖ.

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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2023, 10:08:55 AM »
With Omotayo, Scott, Clunan, Hargreaves all unavailable and with Ponticelli only just getting back to full fitness it is surely unsurprising that we were not at our best?

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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2023, 10:52:09 AM »
Hargreaves is a massive miss.   For me he makes things tick.  What surprised me the most is already without Ponticelli then Gold being out we were going to be really lightweight up top.  So thought Tommy would have brought in a loaner to do a job up front for us.  Maybe he thought it was a bottom of the League side so we had enough to get away with it. Giving him more time to bring someone in.
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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2023, 11:15:22 AM »
Hargreaves is a massive miss.   For me he makes things tick.  What surprised me the most is already without Ponticelli then Gold being out we were going to be really lightweight up top.  So thought Tommy would have brought in a loaner to do a job up front for us.  Maybe he thought it was a bottom of the League side so we had enough to get away with it. Giving him more time to bring someone in.
Too many people expect us to win every game. We came away with a point and Darlington lost at home, so not too bad. Iím sure TW and SC both realise that a new forward would be of benefit, but finding one isnít easy. We have got a really good squad with goals coming from all over. As TW says, if you donít win, then try not to lose, so a point and a clean sheet away are both good.
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2023, 11:27:51 AM »
Hargreaves is a massive miss.   For me he makes things tick.  What surprised me the most is already without Ponticelli then Gold being out we were going to be really lightweight up top.  So thought Tommy would have brought in a loaner to do a job up front for us.  Maybe he thought it was a bottom of the League side so we had enough to get away with it. Giving him more time to bring someone in.

I doubt that. I think it's fair to say that most managers will always be on the look out for players that will improve the squad, if they are allowed to. I really can't see Tommy being the type to play the waiting game. I can imagine him being one to be continually knocking on a Chairman's door.
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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2023, 12:12:16 PM »
Perhaps  I'm wrong, but I think it was 2 points dropped  yesterday.  We have to go to Darlington,  Brackley.  Flyde.  and 1 or 2 more near the top where maybe we are not surprised if we fail to pick up points.  Are away record against struggling teams is poor.

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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2023, 12:27:27 PM »
A good point with everything taken into account I would say. Never an easy game up at Blyth and they are needing points just as much as we do. Winning home games and a point on the road usually has you well in the mix come the end of the season.
Never an easy task bringing a loan player into a club midway through a season. Think TW indicated in his pre match interview that the club were waiting for the final assessment of Gold's injury so this is why maybe they have kept their powder dry for the moment. Once a period of time for recovery has been established then maybe a new face. Another factor will be that club's at this time of the year are not always so keen to allow players out on loan as they themselves have injury concerns and packed fixture lists to contend with, just like we have. Let's await the full extent of Gold's injury and take it on from there.

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« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2023, 12:29:10 PM »
Does anyone know why Clunan and Scott were missing from the squad?

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« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2023, 01:53:46 PM »
Does anyone know why Clunan and Scott were missing from the squad?

According to LN's, injured. 
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« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2023, 01:59:47 PM »
Perhaps  I'm wrong, but I think it was 2 points dropped  yesterday.  We have to go to Darlington,  Brackley.  Flyde.  and 1 or 2 more near the top where maybe we are not surprised if we fail to pick up points.  Are away record against struggling teams is poor.

Think you're right. It's OK for people to say win your home games and get a point away and you'll be in the mix (which may be true), but when you go away to the bottom teams you would expect a team in our position to put these teams to the sword.

Win your home games, away wins to bottom five or six teams, away draws to the remaining teams, THEN you know you'll be in the mix.

Won't do the team moral a lot of good if we become known for struggling against the bottom teams.
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