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10 Mar 2019 19:16 #51 by newcarlislefan
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Always good to win when not at your best but it was a tough watch for much of the game yesterday.
I was buzzing after hearing Pressley on Friday night and hoped that his drive and passion and single mindedness would seep into the side.
Once I heard the team news my heart sank. As hard working and competitive and impressive Slater has been I felt it was a big ask for him to play the role asked.
In fairness to him though he did play very well and for the first 10 or 15 minutes I thought we looked OK.
Despite getting little service Cullen looked fired up and snapped into a couple of tackles and Devitt and O'Hare linked up well.
Once Cullen went off and Swindon changed things the game changed.
Slater no longer had the room to play and we lost the out ball and focal point.
The second half of the 1st half and for most of the second it was poor.
I can't remember Parkes, Liddle and Grainger collectively having such a shaky error strewn afternoon. It was a very heavy pitch so maybe that contributed.
Gerrard, again, was excellent and without him we'd have been beaten.
You can see by Pressly's reaction at the end how impressed he had been by his performance.
That middle hour of the game was a worry.
We looked edgy, disjointed and at times uncertain of who or where to pass to.
I thought Collin was a bit too far over for the free kick and it felt inevitable where the ball would end up.
Etuhu coming on changed things. I know hindsight is a wonderful thing but I felt it was a mistake to leave him out.
He got about the pitch and helped to change the feel of the game and then out of nowhere the momentum shifted after Gerrard flashes one wide after the corner.
Up to that point I thought we were lucky to still be on level terms.
And then Thomas came on and he showed just what he is capable of a couple of times.
He really can beat a man. Very nimble, quick feet with explosive pace.
But it was Callum O'Hare for me, who showed what he can do when played higher up the field.
Like Thomas, he has such quick feet and was not phased by the buffetings. He's direct, was willing to run at players and you could see him and Devitt linking up occasionally.
A bit like with Yates and Sowerby earlier in the season when played in his best position you get the best out of him.
The big problem with playing him there however is that we lost Scougall and Devitt for much of the game. It works for O'Hare but we lose the best of some of our other players.
I know Devitt can and has played wide and can do it but I want him involved in the heart of the action in the final 3rd.
It's a real challenge for SP to work out how to get the blend and the balance right as we are so top heavy with number 10s and 11s but sadly a bit short with 9s.
And unfortunately that's the legacy for me from the game yesterday.
The one player we can't afford to lose is Cullen. Simpson did OK when he came on but he won't get us up just yet.
Cullen has that quality with proven goal scoring pedigree, if not fitness.
You just hope it's a short term thing and even if he does come back it's another lay off and arguably this season might be too early for him now.
With Devitt, Scougall, O'Hare, Thomas and Slater about there's no shortage of creativity in the side and that's what gives you hope for the run in.
But going on yesterday's disjointed performance you hope they click and flow and join up together sooner rather than later.
And if they do provide the ammunition, and they are certainly capable of doing that, who's going to fire the bullets?
I was hugely deflated after the game, despite the win, but driving back today feel a bit more optimistic.
It's still a win against a decent side and we're still trying to piece together our jigsaw to some extent.
Winning ugly is not to be sniffed at but yesterday's performance was a worry.
God knows what the management team must be thinking today. Can only imagine what formations and systems they are dreaming up.
Hopefully it's a bad day at the office and for much of the game I was almost watching it through my fingers, but you'd take 10 more of those if it was a win each time.
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10 Mar 2019 20:43 #52 by I love jamesphillips
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newcarlislefan wrote: Always good to win when not at your best but it was a tough watch for much of the game yesterday.
I was buzzing after hearing Pressley on Friday night and hoped that his drive and passion and single mindedness would seep into the side.
Once I heard the team news my heart sank. As hard working and competitive and impressive Slater has been I felt it was a big ask for him to play the role asked.
In fairness to him though he did play very well and for the first 10 or 15 minutes I thought we looked OK.
Despite getting little service Cullen looked fired up and snapped into a couple of tackles and Devitt and O'Hare linked up well.
Once Cullen went off and Swindon changed things the game changed.
Slater no longer had the room to play and we lost the out ball and focal point.
The second half of the 1st half and for most of the second it was poor.
I can't remember Parkes, Liddle and Grainger collectively having such a shaky error strewn afternoon. It was a very heavy pitch so maybe that contributed.
Gerrard, again, was excellent and without him we'd have been beaten.
You can see by Pressly's reaction at the end how impressed he had been by his performance.
That middle hour of the game was a worry.
We looked edgy, disjointed and at times uncertain of who or where to pass to.
I thought Collin was a bit too far over for the free kick and it felt inevitable where the ball would end up.
Etuhu coming on changed things. I know hindsight is a wonderful thing but I felt it was a mistake to leave him out.
He got about the pitch and helped to change the feel of the game and then out of nowhere the momentum shifted after Gerrard flashes one wide after the corner.
Up to that point I thought we were lucky to still be on level terms.
And then Thomas came on and he showed just what he is capable of a couple of times.
He really can beat a man. Very nimble, quick feet with explosive pace.
But it was Callum O'Hare for me, who showed what he can do when played higher up the field.
Like Thomas, he has such quick feet and was not phased by the buffetings. He's direct, was willing to run at players and you could see him and Devitt linking up occasionally.
A bit like with Yates and Sowerby earlier in the season when played in his best position you get the best out of him.
The big problem with playing him there however is that we lost Scougall and Devitt for much of the game. It works for O'Hare but we lose the best of some of our other players.
I know Devitt can and has played wide and can do it but I want him involved in the heart of the action in the final 3rd.
It's a real challenge for SP to work out how to get the blend and the balance right as we are so top heavy with number 10s and 11s but sadly a bit short with 9s.
And unfortunately that's the legacy for me from the game yesterday.
The one player we can't afford to lose is Cullen. Simpson did OK when he came on but he won't get us up just yet.
Cullen has that quality with proven goal scoring pedigree, if not fitness.
You just hope it's a short term thing and even if he does come back it's another lay off and arguably this season might be too early for him now.
With Devitt, Scougall, O'Hare, Thomas and Slater about there's no shortage of creativity in the side and that's what gives you hope for the run in.
But going on yesterday's disjointed performance you hope they click and flow and join up together sooner rather than later.
And if they do provide the ammunition, and they are certainly capable of doing that, who's going to fire the bullets?
I was hugely deflated after the game, despite the win, but driving back today feel a bit more optimistic.
It's still a win against a decent side and we're still trying to piece together our jigsaw to some extent.
Winning ugly is not to be sniffed at but yesterday's performance was a worry.
God knows what the management team must be thinking today. Can only imagine what formations and systems they are dreaming up.
Hopefully it's a bad day at the office and for much of the game I was almost watching it through my fingers, but you'd take 10 more of those if it was a win each time.


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10 Mar 2019 21:13 #53 by PADDOCK
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Who are the knobs in the Warwick with the old chants of 'We hate Leeds' and '[censored] the I.R.A'. Are the our official throwback mob?

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10 Mar 2019 22:17 #54 by Yorkie Blue
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If they were up to date they should be singing `we hate Man City` and [censored] isis.


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11 Mar 2019 08:23 #55 by NORTHERNSOUL
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CCU wrote: Players out there!

Joe Mason, releases by Wolves, or Giles Barnes, back from MLS.

They may be used to bigger wages, but why not offer one of them £1500 a week (Obviously providing they prove fitness etc!) for two months and a chance to be in the shop window?


Loads of Scandinavian players are still free agents before the season starts up there

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11 Mar 2019 08:27 #56 by NORTHERNSOUL
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munchymagic wrote:

CCU wrote: Players out there!

Joe Mason, releases by Wolves, or Giles Barnes, back from MLS.

They may be used to bigger wages, but why not offer one of them £1500 a week (Obviously providing they prove fitness etc!) for two months and a chance to be in the shop window?


I get what you are saying but even though we technically have access to cash the January window showed a massive fondness not to spend any of it.

I don't think that EWM/Jenkins can afford to go up as funny as it sounds as the pair of them are shocked at League Two money so League One would make the pair of them baulk.

More about survival for that pair.


Maybe they should have a word with Andy Holt then turnover at Accy has gone up by three times since they were promoted last year.

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11 Mar 2019 09:49 #57 by 1954Blue
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I think the officials have been poor recently and, lets face it, the standard of the teams in the league this season is equally poor.

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11 Mar 2019 16:07 #58 by Wukkie
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As you know neither Mason or Barnes are Strikers CCU. It would certainly be a shock to the system having played in Vancouver,Houston etc landing in Carlisle.

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11 Mar 2019 16:18 #59 by CCU
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Wukkie wrote: As you know neither Mason or Barnes are Strikers CCU.


Yes they are...

www.transfermarkt.co.uk/joe-mason/profil/spieler/120706

www.transfermarkt.co.uk/giles-barnes/profil/spieler/37236

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11 Mar 2019 16:27 #60 by munchymagic
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Not bothering getting someone in already is criminal for a side chasing promotion.

I know that Bennett is not the preferred option for many on here but I reckon Bennett feels the same as he starts every game at the minute for Morecambe and has been scoring goals, looks like he might help lead them to safety and might have a future there.

So we bring him back (if possible as it might be stipulated in his loan contract that we cannot) and we stick him on the bench as a plan 'b' if we are not winning a game - he is going to sulk like mad at that prospect so best to leave him where he is unless you can promise him a start.

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11 Mar 2019 17:13 #61 by Wukkie
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I don't count Wingers as Strikers CCU nor No.10's.

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11 Mar 2019 17:31 #62 by CCU
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munchymagic wrote: Not bothering getting someone in already is criminal for a side chasing promotion.

I know that Bennett is not the preferred option for many on here but I reckon Bennett feels the same as he starts every game at the minute for Morecambe and has been scoring goals, looks like he might help lead them to safety and might have a future there.

So we bring him back (if possible as it might be stipulated in his loan contract that we cannot) and we stick him on the bench as a plan 'b' if we are not winning a game - he is going to sulk like mad at that prospect so best to leave him where he is unless you can promise him a start.


We can’t recall him...

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11 Mar 2019 17:55 #63 by munchymagic
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CCU wrote:

munchymagic wrote: Not bothering getting someone in already is criminal for a side chasing promotion.

I know that Bennett is not the preferred option for many on here but I reckon Bennett feels the same as he starts every game at the minute for Morecambe and has been scoring goals, looks like he might help lead them to safety and might have a future there.

So we bring him back (if possible as it might be stipulated in his loan contract that we cannot) and we stick him on the bench as a plan 'b' if we are not winning a game - he is going to sulk like mad at that prospect so best to leave him where he is unless you can promise him a start.


We can’t recall him...


Some will be glad at that but some not - but not many of us knew that his career at Carlisle United was completely over.

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11 Mar 2019 18:20 #64 by Dancingbear
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munchymagic wrote:

CCU wrote:

munchymagic wrote: Not bothering getting someone in already is criminal for a side chasing promotion.

I know that Bennett is not the preferred option for many on here but I reckon Bennett feels the same as he starts every game at the minute for Morecambe and has been scoring goals, looks like he might help lead them to safety and might have a future there.

So we bring him back (if possible as it might be stipulated in his loan contract that we cannot) and we stick him on the bench as a plan 'b' if we are not winning a game - he is going to sulk like mad at that prospect so best to leave him where he is unless you can promise him a start.


We can’t recall him...


Some will be glad at that but some not - but not many of us knew that his career at Carlisle United was completely over.


You mean some know the rules and some don’t?

There's only one way of life and that's your own!!!

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11 Mar 2019 19:08 #65 by munchymagic
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Dancingbear wrote:

munchymagic wrote:

CCU wrote:

munchymagic wrote: Not bothering getting someone in already is criminal for a side chasing promotion.

I know that Bennett is not the preferred option for many on here but I reckon Bennett feels the same as he starts every game at the minute for Morecambe and has been scoring goals, looks like he might help lead them to safety and might have a future there.

So we bring him back (if possible as it might be stipulated in his loan contract that we cannot) and we stick him on the bench as a plan 'b' if we are not winning a game - he is going to sulk like mad at that prospect so best to leave him where he is unless you can promise him a start.


We can’t recall him...


Some will be glad at that but some not - but not many of us knew that his career at Carlisle United was completely over.


You mean some know the rules and some don’t?


As you can play for two teams in a season then it is down to the paperwork surely - which I will as stated admit to that I am not aware of.

Obviously with your advanced knowledge of everything contractual you are more skilled on this than myself.

Then again - your little coffee mornings with Mr Holdsworth will have filled you in on all the chat no doubt.

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11 Mar 2019 19:37 #66 by Dancingbear
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No generally If your on a half season loan you can’t be recalled.

There's only one way of life and that's your own!!!

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11 Mar 2019 20:52 #67 by CCU
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If we reach the Play-Offs, Bennett would be available for us...

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11 Mar 2019 21:16 #68 by I love jamesphillips
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