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  • #234822
    lesgeolesgeo
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    1) Lost to the award of a dubious free kick.
    2) Another super display by Rory.
    3) Central defence looked better without Taft. The amount of crosses into the box was pretty dreadful but generally well defended. Delaney my MOTM.
    4) I do not think Nuttall received three clean balls in the entire game.
    5) We worked our socks off.
    6) Some great displays by youngsters.
    7) Much improved defending on the edge of the box – got closer to attackers than any time I can recall.
    8) The worst feature was – and remains – link play between midfield and forwards.

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    #234823
    NorthumbironNorthumbiron
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    What forwards?

    Do we have one worthy of the name?

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    #234824
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    Sums up the season really.

    Huffed and puffed, plenty of effort, defended well and had a few moments going forward but they’re just so pitifully short of goals and any real creativity.

    If you’re looking for a few crumbs of comfort it was a very young side with lots of lads right at their beginning of their careers – and who will hopefully be with us next season – so there’s just a little bit of hope going forward.

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    #234825
    lesgeolesgeo
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    How would we know when the service is so appalling?
    Loft was no star but he was starved of ball – and so has every forward over recent years.
    Give us a 20 goal striker for next season and he’ll probably not make double figures.

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    #234826
    mkironMK Iron
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    Spot on Les.

    One of our best away performances this season and yes I know it’s a low bar.

    Great to see a decent performance with Lewis, Gallimore, Rowe and Cribb having come through the youth system here. If you throw in Watson who wasn’t here as a youth but has never played league football anywhere else suggests a tiny light at the end of our very dark tunnel. Especially when you think Pugh and O’Malley would have been playing if they were fit.

    You can send Taft off on his holidays Keith.

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    #234827
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    That’s true to a very large extent.

    The quality of front players at the club is dismal but the service is so poor it’s irrelevant who is up front really because they’re feeding off scraps.

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    #234830
    cassidystashcassidystash
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    1. BBC stats gives us 5 shots on target, I don’t remember their keeper making a save. ( I might have dropped off )
    2.Feeney borrowed Pyke’s invisibility cloak and shared it with Beestin.
    3. No quarrel with levels of effort.
    4. Still give the ball away cheaply.

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    #234852
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    We need to sort out the final third – we remain clueless in the final third – just no clue what to do.
    I noticed when we stole the ball in midfield,
    being 1-0 down and we just stopped. No movement no forward momentum they just had no idea.
    Need Paul Hayes in to sort out the attack because Hill hasn’t a clue about attacking football

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    #234857
    Square Ball BullimoreSquare Ball Bullimore
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    We need to sort out the final third – we remain clueless in the final third – just no clue what to do.
    I noticed when we stole the ball in midfield,
    being 1-0 down and we just stopped. No movement no forward momentum they just had no idea.
    Need Paul Hayes in to sort out the attack because Hill hasn’t a clue about attacking football

    Is that as in sack Hill and bring Hayes in as manager, or add him to the coaching staff? Doesn’t Daws with the senior squad to provide attack coaching or does his role only involve the youth team?

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    bartonscorpionbartonscorpion
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    The lads put plenty of effort in, but once again our MOM was Rory Watson, and his saves obviously kept the score down, fair play to the young guys, and Hackney also had a good game, but once again there was little up front to cause Forest Green much worry, I have just checked the Scunthorpe record of the year 2022, so things really look grim for next season in the National League.

    PLAYED – 17, WON – 1 DRAWN – 2 LOST – 14 So what difference has the new manager made??
    PLAYED – 17, GOALS SCORED – 7 GOALS AGAINST – 34.
    PLAYED – 17, FAILED TO SCORE IN 11 GAMES SCORED 1 GOAL IN 5 GAMES SCORED 2 GOAL IN THE OTHER.
    PLAYED – 17, POINTS SCORED – 5 POSSIBLE POINTS ON OFFER – 51.
    GAMES PLAYED SINCE A WIN, – 10 MATCHES AND COUNTING.

    So what a bloody pathetic record, during all these years, I never thought it possible for our club to sink to these depths, I hope that you are proud of your management record Mr Peter Swann, and the old saying of yours “that I will leave the club in a better state than when I took over”.

    I just hope that some younger supporter can still try and get this protest arranged.

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    #234870
    Iron-aweIron-awe
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    1. BBC stats gives us 5 shots on target, I don’t remember their keeper making a save. ( I might have dropped off )

    I’ve watched the highlights cass and their keeper made a double save second half and we hit the post first half. Stay off the afternoon whisky mate, unless it’s single malt of course.

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    #234876
    cassidystashcassidystash
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    Not a whisky lover, G&T though if you’re having one.

    #234953
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    1) Lost to the award of a dubious free kick.

    Nope, lost to an inability to defend a cross. Don’t fall for distraction tactics about refereeing decisions.

    #234954
    lesgeolesgeo
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    Both points are true.

    #234960
    Iron-aweIron-awe
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    It’s always the same answer though les, you can’t do anything about a poor refereeing decision but you can do something about the situation it creates. We failed to do the second point and as a result lost.

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    #234969
    FerriteFerrite
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    The free kick was awarded because the ref decided it was a foul. The laws talk about “the opinion of the referee”, a bit often overlooked in tedious punditry about the “right” decision.

    #234971
    mkironMK Iron
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    We gave away four or five other free kicks for definite fouls in similar positions. Just with this one they got the delivery right and we did not defend it well.

    Remember when we were kids and everyone used to shout at us “play to the whistle”. Still good advice.

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    Iron-aweIron-awe
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    Good point MK, the amount of times you see professional players at all levels in the game stop playing and appeal to the referee for a free kick for a foul they believe has taken place. It’s not up to players to make a decision it’s up to the referee, that’s the referees job, the players job is to keep bloody playing until the referee let’s them know different. Unprofessional on the players part when they stop without the whistle IMO, only situation where you should is if you think a fellow players life is in danger or an obvious serious injury has occurred.

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