Saturday, 01 October 2022
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Holy – 7 – Some solid goalkeeping to keep us in the game first half, distribution can be improved.

Back – 5 – Struggled defensively at times and not quite sharp enough in possession.

Armer – 5 – Dependable defensively, got into some great positions offensively in the first half.

Whelan – 5 – Solid enough defensively but poor on the ball.

Huntington – 5 – See Whelan.

Mellish – 4 – Ok in defence, looked lost in midfield. Instead of (now predictably) pushing him into midfield when he’s already knackered we should bring a genuine midfielder on and take a defender off if we want to support our forwards.

Guy – 5 – Needs more support in midfield, battled manfully but one against four is a bit unfair.

Moxon – 2 – Slow, sloppy, unfit. Maybe he thinks he’s made it as a professional because he scored a goal midweek, but this sort of timid half-arsed performance is unacceptable. Did his regular trick of vanishing into this air second half but even his first half effort was fairly awful.

Gibson – 6 – Some dribbling, passing and a shot on target. Playing himself back into form but still overplaying frequently.

Dennis – 0 – Wasted the best opportunity of the match and floated around (mostly in offside positions) like he didn’t give too much of a toss. McDonald barely raised a sweat all afternoon up against such a pathetic, powderpuff, uninfluential waste of space. I really don’t care how many goals he’s scored this season, as a footballer (and on today’s effort) he sucks arse. Simpson’s decision not to substitute him was laughable, frankly.

Stretton – 5 – Some great effort without ever really threatening but playing with the handicap of Dennis alongside would be tough for any player. Harshly subbed when a combination with Patrick upfront would’ve caused Crewe more problems.

Subs:
Patrick – Had a shot on target, that was one more than Dennis managed in 94+ minutes.
Harris – Had an impact, but nobody else on the pitch was making any effort at that point. Wanted the ball and tried to use it intelligently, which was a novelty today.
Charters – Replaced Guy.
1 month ago
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#317298
I wonder what pig would make of Harland-he does sweet fanny Adam other than score goals-again


You saw him assist twice today then, no?

Haaland btw


I'm being pedantic, but to be if you want to be totally correct, it's Håland.


Well done .:p
1 month ago
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#317305
Bit harsh on Moxon . He was driving a UPS van until June.

Maybe three hard games in a week took its toll but overall he looks a very tidy player.


If he's not fit enough to play three consecutive games, the manager shouldn't pick him.

There are plenty of other options in midfield, surely it's poor management not to understand what your players are capable of?

Yes, it's a massive step from part-time football and regular employment to full-time professional football, so surely it makes more sense to integrate him more gradually and rotate the squad a bit.
1 month ago
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#317306
What are these vast array of options? :o
1 month ago
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#317313
Did I say "vast array"? No, I said "plenty".

You had Harris and Charters on the bench for a start.

You could also have played Ellis as the right side central defender and pushed Whelan in midfield.

Or even given Idehen a shirt and pushed Mellish forward into midfield.

That's four options without even thinking. "Plenty".
Did I say "vast array"? No, I said "plenty".

You had Harris and Charters on the bench for a start.

You could also have played Ellis as the right side central defender and pushed Whelan in midfield.

Or even given Idehen a shirt and pushed Mellish forward into midfield.

That's four options without even thinking. "Plenty".




Who wrote the following less than 2 weeks ago?

It blows my mind folk are advocating playing Mellish further forward in midfield.

He was abysmal for over two years, arguably up there with the worst midfielders to wear the shirt.


Answers on a postcard.
1 month ago
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#317318
Did I say "vast array"? No, I said "plenty".

You had Harris and Charters on the bench for a start.

You could also have played Ellis as the right side central defender and pushed Whelan in midfield.

Or even given Idehen a shirt and pushed Mellish forward into midfield.

That's four options without even thinking. "Plenty".




Who wrote the following less than 2 weeks ago?

It blows my mind folk are advocating playing Mellish further forward in midfield.

He was abysmal for over two years, arguably up there with the worst midfielders to wear the shirt.


Answers on a postcard.


It wasn't the clown who watches from afar who knows nothing about the game by any chance was it :D
1 month ago
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#317329
Where did I say playing Mellish in midfield is something I would ever do?

We were talking about options for Simpson if he chooses to rest Moxon.

Clearly, given Simpson has been pushing Mellish into midfield during many games lately it is an option for Simpson.

It's not really that difficult to understand, is it? Although given the continual stunning examples of intellect provided by the knuckle dragging happy-clapping element on here, I shouldn't be surprised.
1 month ago
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#317333
Christ, I really can’t believe we are still regurgitating this pointless post, it’s totally irrelevant due to its inaccuracy…..move on, nothing to see here…..
1 month ago
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#317334
I've been a critic of mellish in the past, but I think we would be buggered without him this year. His defensive play has improved greatly. He looks quicker, and he peels off, gets forward, then resumes at the back very well. His tackle against grimsby was a sign of his improved reading of the game. It also allows armer to get forward as well
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