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Bald Eagle

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  1. Tom has 12 in his last 45 appearances. Several of these were penalties. Building our attack round a fading 35 year old will not yield the success we crave. Tom still has a role, but for me now an impact sub. it may be controversial, but I think Askey should stick with either Robinson or Cullen as his first choice rather than chopping and changing. It may well be that neither is the answer and an upgrade when Tom’s no doubt sizeable League 2 wage can be added back into the budget and a quality No9 signed.
  2. Totally agree, however several will be dusting down their ‘not a proper fullback’ quotes in readiness
  3. Ref garbage, but re key incidents he was involved in we won some and lost some: Ours never a peno, Conlon wrapped his left leg around the defender then fell over. Well finished though Stunning set piece for Amoo to score Sending off - No complaints. As others have said it was a strong yellow as a minimum, but in 2020 a red more likely. A lunge in he did not need to make half way in their half. Joyce put in a similar challenge first half in front of Lorne Street where he did not catch the man. Maybe this was in the refs head which could be the reason for the swift red?
  4. How dare you criticise tom pope for being dominated by 2 non league centre halves. He scored a lot of goals in a season a long time ago don't you know. I’m sure they will have the full back catalogue post typed just ready and waiting for the spring😉
  5. More 7’s than Len on Strictly. I take it when we actually play well we get some 12’s out of 10?
  6. After a night’s sleep and reflection. Brown - 6 - Little to do and no chance with the goal. Defence. Clark easily MoTM, with Smith decent also especially as he was carrying Legge today. Crookes ok but offers little offensively. Midfield - woeful. How some can scream for 442 when we struggled to dominate the middle of the pitch with an extra man is beyond me. What was the point of having Manny on the bench if you just leave them to perform like that! Forwards - Amoo our only real attacking threat on the day, albeit Wozza unlucky to have his strike chalked off. I note th
  7. Arrogant man, soul less club. They go well together
  8. Minimising changes makes sense after 2 good results.
  9. Excellent result Smithy MOTM for me, absolute beast at the moment and impressive throughout. Special mention for Burgess too, who in the last 2 games has lived up to the exceptionally high work rate / influence of last year, rather than him being a Macc cast off in the eyes of the ‘experts’ once more. Wozza 2nd half - Wow! Popey did well when joining the action, but think Robinson would have been judged more harshly on here if he had side footed that gilt edged chance from Burgesses cross against the post . Excellent 2nd half and result, quality keeping and resilience first half.
  10. Agree. Thought he led the line well and was bringing others into the play. Missed chances - another week will score chances. That’s football, especially in the lower leagues. only 3 points off Automatic places
  11. And yet they created far more down our right against Clark than they did against Monty. Usual ‘not a proper full back’ lazy drivel
  12. I thought Lainton dropped out due to injury?😀
  13. When assessing the season so far need to take into account 5 of 7 opponents feature in the Top 7, and the other 2 are 9th and 12th. Amoo especially has been a big loss as our main creator, as well as Wozza being below last years form. I’m not a happy clapper, but likewise not going to throw the baby out with the bath water. Askey has been more good than bad, and deserves more time and a bit of patience. Start is in line with last year, just 2 points off the play offs, we look like qualifying the the next stage of the FLT and on the whole solid defensively. keep calm and
  14. Cullen back on bench alongside Rodney and Pope giving us plenty of attacking options if needed
  15. Thats how I saw it - minor contact if that. Would still take him off though - having another shocker
  16. Assessing them objectively / without bias will never catch on though. Far better to continue to use Man City as an every day example
  17. Just love how every ‘Pope is not God any more’ has to be classed as a dig. Everyone has a shelf life, and Pope is close to his Best Before, but not beyond his Use By. He was top notch when fresh. P.S it was not a dig but an honest assessment
  18. Well if you take last season as the most recent evidence then out of 37 appearances (where we were often on top in games) they ‘managed to contain’ his goal threat in 31 of these, or 33 if you include the 2 games when his goal contribution was from the penalty spot. As you are asking this question in 2020 I would go for Worrall, Rodney, Conlon and Cullen as the first person they would look to contain. If it was 2013 I would have given Pope and JMW as the answer. I repeat it does not mean Tom has nothing to offer, but that his impact is now more limited and needs to be recognised as such
  19. Agree with this. For me some seem unable to separate the 2020 version vs the all conquering 2013 version. Agree still has something to offer, but doesn’t suit the high press game Askey has had most success with. For me now Tom is a sub when we perhaps go 2 up top. This does not mean I undervalue his past achievements, but i do see that his powers are much diminished, and for me other starting options suit us / Askeys preferred style better
  20. I wouldn’t bet too much
  21. Tom’s having a bad few days - now the Sneyd Arms is closed permanently!
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