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  • #203753
    mistertonmickmistertonmick
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    I don’t know which way this will go, if we play like we did against Oldham we have a chance, if we played like we did against Southend we will get hammered.

    #203754
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    Unfortunately I can’t see us winning as we don’t seem to be able to score many goals at present, but I have been wrong before.

    #203756
    mistertonmickmistertonmick
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    but who was expecting a performance like Saturday after a good performance against a decent Oldham team.

    #203761
    cassidystashcassidystash
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    O’Malley is unavailable for tomorrow due to international call up. (Congratulations BTW young man)
    Cox says many of the players are “leggy” after a lot of games in a short period of time.
    Wouldn’t it have made sense to play O’Malley on Saturday and play a fresh Brown tomorrow? Just a thought.

    #203765
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    O’Malley is unavailable for tomorrow due to international call up. (Congratulations BTW young man)
    Cox says many of the players are “leggy” after a lot of games in a short period of time.
    Wouldn’t it have made sense to play O’Malley on Saturday and play a fresh Brown tomorrow? Just a thought.

    Logic Cassidystash.

    Get out, line up near to 442 and go for it from 1st whistle.

    #203777
    forever ironforever iron
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    Win it and we are safe so I hope they go all out for the win. Have a little break and then play the last 10 games with no worries.

    #203778
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    Yep I will settle for your assessment fi, also worth a mention if Barrow beat our local rivals tonight then the Cods will be well and truly GUTTED and FILLETED although I suspect they are already down.

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    #203783
    KeadbyIronKeadbyIron
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    0-0 tonight.

    #203784
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    Interesting team selection, no clarke after ban overturn and in come the unfit ony and the out for the season taft. Who saw that coming?

    #203785
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    Scratch that i was looking at sky sports app and it had the team from the suspended game. They have updated it now and its quite a bit different

    #203786
    IronaweIronawe
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    doesn’t fill me with confidence and it looks like another 4-4-1-1. So with my predictive abilities we’ll probably win even though I’m going for a 2-0 Bradford

    #203787
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    Not sure we’ll get much out of this one tonight….my heart say’s a plucky ‘backs to the wall’ 1-0 win, my head say’s 2-0 defeat.

    #203789
    IronaweIronawe
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    At least my predictive abilities are consistent

    #203790
    DarrynStampGoalMachineDarrynStampGoalMachine
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    Worrying about what they are doing again! Cox is so frustrating sometimes.

    #203794
    SODIronSODIron
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    Green has put in a good shift…

    #203795
    mistertonmickmistertonmick
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    Massive improvement from Saturday, it could have been 8-8, how we kept some of their chances out was remarkable and their keeper made some good saves as well, impressed with Howard, Howe, Clarke, Bedeau and Eisa and nobody had a bad game, another couple of wins should see us safe but just a pity about Saturdays performance, I thought the referee was pretty good also.

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    Great result and not a bad performance. Defended really well at the end to just about keep the clean sheet in tact!

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    The lads put in a good shift tonight and came away with the 3 points. They ride their luck at times and Bradford hit the woodwork 3 tumes and pronably two or three good chances, but after saying that, Scunny scored two good goals and also missed a few chances, but I think that we just shaded the game.

    HOWARD—5—His kicking is terrible, and test your nerves a few times, no saves to make.
    BROWN–6—Played ok although being injured during the 1st half.
    BEDEAU—8—Is getting a good partnership going with Clarke, very good defending throughout.
    KARACAN—7—Also played well in midfield, but always does.
    HOWE—8—Played very well, he is quick and links up well with Gilliead, great debut.
    GILLIEAD—9—MOM tonight, had some great runs, and what a ball for 1st goal.
    SPENCE–7—Worked very hard, and full of energy.
    CLARKE—8—Has really settled in the centre of our defence, played really well.
    GREEN—6—Quick, 2 or 3 good runs, but then falls over, took the goal well.
    EISA—7—-Did enough to keep his place, took his goal well.
    LOFT—5—Had a stinker, lost the ball, or poor passes from him.

    REF—8—A ggod ref who was not drawn to diving players, noy an easy game to ref really.

    COX—6—Did ok, but still a defensive system, but is limited with the players we havw available, very pleasing to see Howe perform well, he stood out, and will be a good signing.

    A good performance by the lads, but the 2-0 score lime could have been 5-4 with the chances both teams had. Enough points to call ourselves safe for this season, Gilliead, How and Kanacan need long term contracts sorting out, but Gilliead is Champiuonship level really, and far too good for Leagues 1 or 2.—

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    Not sure if signing Howe is an option, as he’s only here on loan from Blackpool.

    Good performance from him tonight though, so I’d be in favour of bringing him in at the end of the season to replace Clarke. Can’t see Blackpool releasing him if he performs well for us though.

    Bloody delighted with the result as it gives me bragging rights over my Bantam mate for a couple of weeks.

    Thought we defended well and Cox used his late subs sensibly. Much happier than Saturday!

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    I don’t know how you give Howard 5 Barton, he kept a clean sheet and made a good block save near the end, I base a keeper on his saves and not on where he kicks the ball unless it is to a oncoming forward, a keeper who keeps finding his man is a bonus, I am not knocking anyone tonight because the all put a shift in and you couldn’t say that against Southend.

    I agree with you on the referee, he was excellent.

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    “COX—6—Did ok, but still a defensive system, but is limited with the players we havw available”.

    It was based on defence, but for the first time in weeks there did seem to be a plan. Instead of the brainless hoof ball they did pass the ball and counter attack. Enjoyed the game for a change. Loft would have been a 3 from me, but he did win one header and Green scored.

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    Mick, As I have said many times friend, everyone has his or her opinion of players performances on the day, in my opinion Howard is a nightmare, today he did keep a clean sheet, but Bradford missed a few sitters, they hit the woodwork three times, and the save you are on about Mick, the ball hit him on the body because of a bad shot of theirs. To be honest mate did you not think that Bradford had scored on two occasions??? because I certaimly did, the fact is Mick, that he did not really make a save worth noting, and a 5 is an average score for a very average performance.

    Anyway if you agree with ten of my ratings, I will settle for that ha ha!, but Howard really did have a very average match, and had another feck up with Clarke, and Hull KR scouts were spotted in the stands, they must be after a new goal kicker!!!!!!!

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    I am watching Bedeau very closely at the moment.
    As he has been given more responsibility in recent weeks, his game has improved. There are fewer errors and he is seeming to read the game better too.
    Probably now worth a new contract.

    #203816
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    A decent night’s entertainment and a solid performance all round. As others have pointed out, Eisa, Gillead, Beadeau and Howe were the stand outs but no-one really had a poor game.

    I fear we won’t be seeing Gillead here next season as he surely must realise he’s better than the lower rungs of league 2, seemed to catch the attention of Bradford fans aswell.

    #203820
    mistertonmickmistertonmick
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    Barton 5 is a below average score, 6 is average.

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    seemed to catch the attention of Bradford fans aswell.

    50+ games on loan at Bradford.

    Interestingly he’s scored as many goals for us in his 50+ games than he did in his 130+ previous league outings.

    #203874
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    Well last night shows exactly what I know about football…a much needed, and totally unexpected win. At times our goal lived a charmed life, how on earth they didn’t score is beyond me. That said, we had a couple of cracking chances too.

    The only downside to last night was that the cods won…mind you, they are probably down and out.

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    The Cods scenario is interesting, we all give them stick as local rivals and vice versa but it’s in our financial interests for them to stay up. Any promoted side from the National League we play at home next season will provide slim pickings financially compared to playing the Cods, I presume we will be allowed back in next season to watch.

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