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BUXTON SATURDAY
« on: October 04, 2023, 08:56:59 AM »
A tough start for the new management team against a good Buxton team who are playing well and whom only last Saturday won 3-0 away at Scunny.
It will be interesting to see how many of the injured players return to the matchday squad and who if fit is left out of the squad which would be perhaps a sign of who will be released to make way for new blood.
As the manager has only had a week to work with the squad I think most supporters would be happy with a point.
A loss would not be a disaster as it would be more important the manner of defeat, how the team played and if tactically some improvement can be seen to go forward with.



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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2023, 10:58:40 AM »
A tough start for the new management team against a good Buxton team who are playing well and whom only last Saturday won 3-0 away at Scunny.
It will be interesting to see how many of the injured players return to the matchday squad and who if fit is left out of the squad which would be perhaps a sign of who will be released to make way for new blood.
As the manager has only had a week to work with the squad I think most supporters would be happy with a point.
A loss would not be a disaster as it would be more important the manner of defeat, how the team played and if tactically some improvement can be seen to go forward with.

Buxton are a good example of how things can quickly change.

I was speaking to a Buxton official at the start of the season, and he really didn't hold out much hope for this season. They have now got some decent wins and points on the board, with a couple of decent away results.

Could be a tough, and interesting game.

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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2023, 10:39:19 AM »
Finally got round to watching the new duo's first interview, seem a sensible couple of blokes and wish them all the best.  Will be interesting to see what they think of some of the experienced players after working with them for a week, obviously the narrative around the start to the season was injuries and suspensions meant key players were missing but for me the worry was the players who were still in the starting XI that 'went missing' in games and it was actually the younger, less experienced players who have impressed me so far this season. 

I guess AL will bring back those that are fit as, in his words, they more about those players but I don't think it will be long before we some of the youngsters back in and a few older lads being shown the door, which won't be a bad thing imo.  As for Buxton, had this years regs on timewasting been in place last year we would probably have still been watching that game in June given the awful anti-football seen that night so hoping for a better game on Saturday and I still think we have players more than capable of producing a win, so long as AL can find a system to get the best out of them and put round pegs in round holes.

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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2023, 05:02:20 PM »
A tough start for the new management team against a good Buxton team who are playing well and whom only last Saturday won 3-0 away at Scunny.
It will be interesting to see how many of the injured players return to the matchday squad and who if fit is left out of the squad which would be perhaps a sign of who will be released to make way for new blood.
As the manager has only had a week to work with the squad I think most supporters would be happy with a point.
A loss would not be a disaster as it would be more important the manner of defeat, how the team played and if tactically some improvement can be seen to go forward with.
        Just lost 3-1 so major reshuffle to be done

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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2023, 06:57:44 PM »
Same old story...no goalscoring forwards, no points.

Hopefully it won't take this manager another 10 games before he is ready to off load some.

He speaks of a nucleus........and I guess everyone will have their view on that....for me, the keepers, Crowther, Oke,Hargreaves.

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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2023, 10:31:12 PM »
Have to say, I haven't come away so disappointed from the Walks in a long, long time.

On the positive side, Hargreaves' return showed what we have been missing for most of 2023, MotM for me by a country mile, also good to see Barrett playing more of a role although ultimately the most positive thing from today will be that AL and SW will be left in no doubt about the size of the task ahead of them, saw AL's comments about 'rebalancing' the squad but think he may struggle moving some on - we are already the bottom rung of full time football so where can we move them to?

Biggest negative was that we went in with 3 centre halves, two wing backs, two midfielders and then a front three a system that we have gone with for the majority of home games this season but which doesn't work with the players in the squad, even with the new pairing of Hargreaves and Oke playing in the middle of the park.  We did eventually change but next week's training has to focus on a different formation, the problem being that most of the centre halves are better in a 3 whereas neither of the full backs look close to having the skill set of being wingbacks and the starting front three continue to look like individuals battling with the system rather than more than the sum of their parts.

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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2023, 11:03:50 PM »
Have to say, I haven't come away so disappointed from the Walks in a long, long time.

On the positive side, Hargreaves' return showed what we have been missing for most of 2023, MotM for me by a country mile, also good to see Barrett playing more of a role although ultimately the most positive thing from today will be that AL and SW will be left in no doubt about the size of the task ahead of them, saw AL's comments about 'rebalancing' the squad but think he may struggle moving some on - we are already the bottom rung of full time football so where can we move them to?

Biggest negative was that we went in with 3 centre halves, two wing backs, two midfielders and then a front three a system that we have gone with for the majority of home games this season but which doesn't work with the players in the squad, even with the new pairing of Hargreaves and Oke playing in the middle of the park.  We did eventually change but next week's training has to focus on a different formation, the problem being that most of the centre halves are better in a 3 whereas neither of the full backs look close to having the skill set of being wingbacks and the starting front three continue to look like individuals battling with the system rather than more than the sum of their parts.

I don't think it's that bad.

I agree we didn't offer a lot, but up to when we equalised, I thought we had the momentum and I thought we would push on and possibly win.

Their second goal killed that and from where I was standing, it did look a hell of a strike.

Their third, we got punished for a poor backpass (I think that's what he was trying) and then it was game over.

Regarding the formation, I firmly believe the management team are astute enough to pick the best formation they can, with the players available - so with his comments after the match, if he can get players in / ship players out, we may see a change in that formation.........

........who knows, they've only been in charge for one match.

If we are all saying the same things in three or six months time, then it will have been a failure, but we have to have some belief and faith

Adam Lakeland is the best manager in the league after all (that was a joke by the way, quoting our chairman!!)

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Re: BUXTON SATURDAY
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2023, 12:11:22 PM »
Have to say, I haven't come away so disappointed from the Walks in a long, long time.

On the positive side, Hargreaves' return showed what we have been missing for most of 2023, MotM for me by a country mile, also good to see Barrett playing more of a role although ultimately the most positive thing from today will be that AL and SW will be left in no doubt about the size of the task ahead of them, saw AL's comments about 'rebalancing' the squad but think he may struggle moving some on - we are already the bottom rung of full time football so where can we move them to?

Biggest negative was that we went in with 3 centre halves, two wing backs, two midfielders and then a front three a system that we have gone with for the majority of home games this season but which doesn't work with the players in the squad, even with the new pairing of Hargreaves and Oke playing in the middle of the park.  We did eventually change but next week's training has to focus on a different formation, the problem being that most of the centre halves are better in a 3 whereas neither of the full backs look close to having the skill set of being wingbacks and the starting front three continue to look like individuals battling with the system rather than more than the sum of their parts.
Oke was a passenger in midfield. Absolutely no idea

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Re: BUXTON SATURDAY
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2023, 01:55:42 PM »
why were full time footballers playing on a "field" not worthy of village football?

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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2023, 02:56:07 PM »
why were full time footballers playing on a "field" not worthy of village football?

Why ARE we full time....and playing on a 'field'?!

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Re: BUXTON SATURDAY
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2023, 07:57:05 PM »
New tactic to level up the opposition’s superiority!

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« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2023, 09:10:22 PM »
New tactic to level up the opposition’s superiority!

Hadn't thought of that but anyway, it doesn't appear to be working?!

 

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