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  • #211050
    tonkatonka
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    I think fans will reserve judgement on the new goalkeeper as I think he should have saved the second goal,and I’m afraid if we don’t get somebody up front to lead the line we might play some reasonable football but we will struggle to win matches, hope I’m wrong, up the iron.

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    #211052
    mkironMK Iron
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    Bit of a reality check against a very good Lincoln side who could and probably should have had 3 or 4.

    Small consolation but any of last seasons first 11’s would definitely have shipped the four. Kept working and trying which is a step forward. Agree with Tonka the keeper will be disappointed with their second but made a couple of decenter saves as well.

    Disappointing to see Millen injured within 5 minutes. Davis went off injured after 44 minutes improving Taft’s reputation.

    Agree goals are going to be hard to come by against decent sides.

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    #211053
    lesgeolesgeo
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    From our angle, it looked a tremendous goal. Never occurred to us that it might have been saveable.
    Hopper outjumped Onariase and set up first goal with a super header.

    Musings:
    Having Kenyon breathing down his neck seemed to get more out of Beestin who will probably now get the nod.
    Kenyon could either be played in front of the back four – or be decent backup.
    I like Davis.
    Think Roe is developing well.
    Bunn is a class act. Keep him fit and he will do great things.
    Perry is a terrific signing. (Glad the club took my advice on Saturday night.) How did we get him?
    Can we play Loft and O’Neill together?
    Perhaps controversial but I would play Jessop ahead of Hallam. Jessop oozes potential and work rate. Could easily have had a brace tonight.
    Trialist C from Saturday apparently not needed – we have Wilson!
    Jae Rowe coming along nicely.

    Lincoln looked classy. Will be in contention again this season, I expect. Great workout. Game was really tough. Terrific. Four good attempts on goal – we usually had to wait a month for that last season.
    Again – not casting away possession on every third pass.
    The attitude is substantially better.

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    #211055
    morris left footmorris_left_foot
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    Lincoln provided us with what we needed-a proper test. They knew what to do with the ball and when they lost it and were generally that little bit more clinical in all areas. Their defence mainly kept us to half chances, the midfield moved the ball far better than we did and their front line, led well by Hopper, gave the back line a challenge.

    Positives for me were the attitude from the players, always trying to do the right things. Perry looked effective in midfield, just wish he had the other trialist from Saturday next to him. Pugh looked very good at the back and Beestin did enough to persuade me he should start. From the bench, Taft looked effective without really threatening ⅝6 and Wilson did enough to suggest he could win free kicks in good positions and his energy was contagious.

    On the flip side, we look poor up front, there is a serious lack of punch there. No player suggested they’d be clinical in front of goal, not did we create too much for those forwards to be able to prove me wrong. If we are able to bring in an finisher, this team has potential to do significantly better than we have seen for a few years.

    6 out of 10 tonight, but definitely moving in the right direction!

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    #211056
    WonderGoalsWonderGoals
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    Awful tonight. Anything other than 4/4/2 doesn’t really work.

    We need another striker which is plain to see.

    I hope Cox was simply trying a few different things out tonight and won’t continue fielding the same system we played last season.

    4/4/2 we look a much, much better side. Always been the same at Scunny, when said manager takes away the width we look terrible.

    I hope to god Cox doesn’t revert back to it.

    I’m fairly sure one of the loan signings Cox is looking at is a striker, so fingers crossed he’s half decent.

    We have target men but no quick striker who plays on the shoulder of the last man, we’re desperately missing that type of player.

    Part of this problem we have upfront is down to Swannster, we still have fecking Turan and Jarvis on the books.

    GK despite reading good comments looked a bit shaky. I hope he improves.

    Cox said we’re after 2 more loans. Get another striker in and another wide player and we’d be much better.

    No excuse now though for Cox to field that system into next season. Perry can ping the ball around and has a really good range of passing to knit play together, I like Green, Bunn and Young Wilson looks a fine prospect out wide so we have enough about us to play 4/4/2.

    Pretty good at the back as well when everybody is fit. GK position worries me a bit but fingers crossed he picks up.

    By the way Davis banged his head and felt a bit groggy so should be fine in a few days time but Millen apparently felt his hamstring after being pushed into a hoarding/fence in the first minute and then went down 5th minute unable to continue so it appears he’s crocked right from the off.

    Hardly ideal.

    #211061
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    Lots of effort on show, but I still think it is going to be another long old season.

    Lincoln were great. Positive, incisive, accurate and moved it at pace… a bit like we used to.

    The pitch is a disgrace btw!

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    #211063
    AwaywegoAwaywego
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    Thought Green and Hallam played really well, Davis gave the ball away to much in bad areas,other than that all the newbies looked ok. Lincoln played really well and dominated but we still created 4 good chances, definitely need that striker. Ps,they were taking cash in the Bricon stand as well as card payments for food and drink.

    #211067
    Iron-aweIron-awe
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    Is the pitch that bad SST?, well usually it’s in great nick come the new season so what is that all about, don’t say we are penny pinching on pitch standards now, if so that’s not conducive to good passing football that Cox says he is trying to get his players doing. As a matter of interest what sort of crowd was there and are players still taking the knee before kick off?

    #211073
    AwaywegoAwaywego
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    Pitch looked ok to, me tad to long maybe? 2 to 3 hundred Lincoln fans, probably 8 or 9 hundred scunny, no knee, only saw 1 person with a mask on.

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    #211079
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    #211083
    IronaweIronawe
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    The squad is full of committed guys who will keep going. What this means is our heads won’t drop at 2-0 down. If we don’t supplement the squad with some flair and attacking prowess then its going to be a struggle.

    Pitch looks to be a bit mottled and will be threadbare fairly soon. The region is blessed with the best turf in the land but no doubt Swann acquired some during his wilko shelf stacking days 😂

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    #211084
    mistertonmickmistertonmick
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    It is up to the manager to turn them into a winning team, no messing about with negative systems and let’s try to win all games not target games, we won’t win them all but let’s try to be difficult to beat and let teams worry about us not bow to the opposing teams style of play, especially at home, we’ve seen enough negative crap over the last three seasons.

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    #211091
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    but let’s try to be difficult to beat and let teams worry about us not bow to the opposing teams style of play, especially at home, we’ve seen enough negative crap over the last three seasons.

    If we’re “difficult to beat”, aren’t we going to be pretty negative?

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    #211101
    mistertonmickmistertonmick
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    not necessarily.

    #211109
    WonderGoalsWonderGoals
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    That’s does hint mick at a counter attacking style which results in said team having to soak up pressure and cough up the lions share of possession.

    I’d much rather we stayed resolute and actually tried to score. If Cox opts for last seasons bullshit, I expect him to be sacked pretty sharpish.

    #211110
    cassidystashcassidystash
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    If we don’t have anybody likely to score regularly, and at the moment it looks like we haven’t, then the managers tactical options could be very limited.

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    #211120
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    Let’s go full Greece 2004 – sit deep, smother the opposition’s attacks, nick the game on a set piece. 46 1-0 wins!

    #211122
    alcazaralcazar
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    That’s does hint mick at a counter attacking style which results in said team having to soak up pressure and cough up the lions share of possession.

    I’d much rather we stayed resolute and actually tried to score. If Cox opts for last seasons bullshit, I expect him to be sacked pretty sharpish.

    Really?
    I’d beg to differ.

    #211126
    Iron-aweIron-awe
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    That’s does hint mick at a counter attacking style which results in said team having to soak up pressure and cough up the lions share of possession.

    I’d much rather we stayed resolute and actually tried to score. If Cox opts for last seasons bullshit, I expect him to be sacked pretty sharpish.

    Don’t think the sacking game is part of the plan nowadays WG. If you throw a lot of money at something and things ( due mainly to the chairman’s ego IMO ) don’t go your way as fast as you like, then the sack comes. When you have the lowest budget in the league and are looking just to tick over on reduced gates to just about break even, then sacking managers, paying up contracts and spending money you don’t want to on a replacement staff is low on the priorities list. Unless we are rock bottom and adrift by Xmas things won’t change and even then the chairman has the ground in his pocket now, he won’t rush to spend anymore then he has too. Don’t forget, fans are not a priority in the world of the redevelopment business. If we are shit, tough, that’s how it’s going to stay.

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    #211130
    cassidystashcassidystash
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    If the ‘savings’ go as low as buying half as much, lower quality grass seed then there are hard times ahead for certain.

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    #211134
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    Am I remembering wrongly? Didn’t our groundsman regularly used to get an award for our pitch?

    #211135
    AwaywegoAwaywego
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    Everybody should make their own minds up on the pitch when there, just a strange look to it Imo.

    #211137
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    Am I remembering wrongly? Didn’t our groundsman regularly used to get an award for our pitch?

    Graham Colby retired, Craig Housley left and joined Lincoln !
    Jordan Stevenson is current grounds man, looks a bit young so probably a bit short of experience although been here before then was a green keeper with the council so should know what he’s doing.
    But the changes in personnel might explain a bit.

    #211141
    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    He worked for the council? Lol, he’s obviously a ‘replica pistol’ as far as Alcazar is concerned then!

    #211142
    DarrynStampGoalMachineDarrynStampGoalMachine
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    I’ve never known “works for the council” and “knows what he’s doing” to go hand in hand before.

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