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Mallard

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Hereford away
« on: March 23, 2023, 04:22:33 PM »
I wonder what line up and formation Tommy will go with on Saturday.   This 5 at the back heís stumbled on seems to be misfiring somewhat.  Really didnít see the point against Fylde when they stopped us playing out. 

Letís hope Tommy has a rethink and uses the next 7 games to come up with a cunning plan for the play-off.  He seemed to stick with it throughout the whole game on Tuesday,  not risking throwing another striker on to try and force the game.  Just went like for like on his changes.    Bizarre


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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2023, 05:41:05 PM »
Mall, we have played with three centre backs for virtually every game this season, both that great patch at the start of the season culminating in the Darlington and Doncaster performances through to the poor displays, even with positive results, that have been seen too often since Christmas.  The real difference has been in midfield where injuries to Theo then Hargreaves prompted TW to change formation and now it feels like he is forcing a formation to get players on the park rather than picking the best team.  For me I think playing Stephens AND Barrett means we don't get the best out of either of them and by picking them both we also concede the middle of the park.

With two winnable away games, I would like to see Tommy revert (as much as injuries allow) to the formation that served us so well earlier in the year:

                     Dixon-Hodge
          Crowther, Coulson, McFadden
Jones, Clunan, Widdrington, Hughes, Jones (obviously Scott if fit)
                     Stephens
                      Ponticelli

Think you could make a case for Cosgrave, certainly the better finisher, but just think Ponticelli brings others into play better and creates more space for others.

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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2023, 07:29:56 PM »
Too much is expected of managers and formations.  We have had ďsafety firstĒ selections for far too long this season.  Itís true we have lost Hargreaves and Scott, and of course Jones, but the new GK has mitigated that latter problem.  But ďsafety-firstĒ is rarely that, because it concedes too much ground (and therefore chances) to the opposition.  Plus, whenever TW makes substitutions late in a game to salvage a self-induced deficit, he takes one attacker off and puts another on.  That changes nothing.  He needs more attackers on the pitch if we need goals.  We still have the players to win promotion, but we have to pick them, especially as Iím sure the opposition do pick theirs!  Nothing wrong with having attackers in m/f alongside Clunan and Hargreaves, when we need wins!  Keep the Faith!!!

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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2023, 08:04:20 PM »
There lies the rub Tony.  When we had Denton as part of the three and Scott on the left we had the pace in there to get out.  Just seems despite what personal are available Tommy wants to stick with this rigid 5.  We stuck with again for 90 mins the other night despite having to chase the game.

I agree with you re- Barrett.  Great quality but the other night he did very little.  He looked way short on fitness and didnít offer very much at all.  Shame really Tommy hasnít been able to get the best out of him. 

As for the striking role.  If we have no target man and canít get out through the wingbacks then whoever is up front is going to struggle with having 60 yard Ďbombs launched at them from the keeper.   
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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2023, 11:58:23 AM »
Whatever team Tommy selects and it surely will be attack minded. I hope his overriding message will be to play without fear, play on the front foot and to express themselves.

To a degree the pressure is now off, so they should just go out and enjoy playing the game!

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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2023, 02:50:04 PM »
We need to pick an attacking side and score some goals. The side that have been picked lately has not worked for us. Attack, Attack for a change :scarf:

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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2023, 02:54:51 PM »
For me tomorrow is the first step of seven to the play offs.  We need to try and achieve the runners up spot, and be on a decent run of form when the play offs kick in. 
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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2023, 08:02:48 PM »
I see Hereford have lost Levi Andoh (Defender) who walked today to join another club

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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2023, 10:29:46 AM »
I see Hereford have lost Levi Andoh (Defender) who walked today to join another club

They have also lost defender Thierry Latty-Fairweather who has been recalled by Burton Albion!

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« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2023, 11:55:33 AM »
Game is live on Radio Norfolk with guest summariser Stephen Cleeve.  Should be entertaining
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« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2023, 12:51:05 PM »
Game is live on Radio Norfolk with guest summariser Stephen Cleeve.  Should be entertaining

As a summariser i find him to be both knowledgeable and entertaining. Perhaps this is his true vocation?

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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2023, 02:25:50 PM »
There may be reasons for omissions weíre not party to, but the line-up today appears to be disappointingly defensive. If three attackers can make the bench then why not play one of them with Cosgrave?  Surely we need a win not a potential draw?

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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2023, 02:27:58 PM »
Looks like we are going for the draw Mal with that line-up Hope not

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« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2023, 02:44:09 PM »
Sort of line up I expected, that is the norm for TW when away from home. A draw would be an ok result, especially if Chester and Brackley fail to win their games. With our starting line up, hopefully we will dominate possession, I guess thatís Tommyís thinking. Lynn to win 2-1 with a late Stephens goal.

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« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2023, 02:59:27 PM »
Just seen the line-up.  Is he hoping for a couple of breakaways,one in each half?.  Canít we get Conte - heís the latest to be found wanting!  Whatís our formation, 8-1-1?Ö.. If we sneak a win today, we will have less chance of winning enough other games.

 

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