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  1. 18 hours ago, Joe B said:

    DC with a very reasonable analysis. Mansfield very good and in a false position in the table (thinks they'll finish top 10) ; too many 4-5/10s for us. Conlon with a bit of brilliance, Lucas responding well to Saturday's criticism. You'll have off days in League 2 and when you do, you take the point and move onto the home game.

    Agree re the manager's analysis.

    Interesting that The Sentinel gave everyone between 7.5 and 6 !!!

  2. 18 minutes ago, CambridgeDon said:

    Should have been two - by all accounts Conlon played Rodney in, takes it round the goalie and then... falls over

    Took the ball past the goalkeeper, reached it, but instead of shooting from the best angle took an extra touch, then stumbled...

    He is infuriating at times, but he did make the run and got past the keeper.

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  3. 1 hour ago, dishydave said:

    His first touch is the problem you can get away with it on the wing when he has a bit more time to control the ball but when you have two centre halves next to you it needs to be better a lot better

    Agree about his first touch.

    Speed is his major asset, and would like to see him / the team use it more often.

    Last season I would have said strength and not getting knocked off the ball too, but he seems to be losing the ball / being outfought more so far this term, though he does seem to be fouled more - opposition wising up to him?

    What he doesn't show is a scorer's instinct - expecting the ball, getting into good positions, expecting a knockdown or a loose ball in the goal area - or even making runs. Thought it was astonishing, in one of the iFollow commentaries towards the end of last season, Adam Yates saying in effect he didn't do too much in training, he liked to look after his body.

    So, he's not going to be Bernie Slaven, but he could be a quicker Ernie Moss, and we'd all be lucky and delighted if that's what he becomes. 


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  4. 8 hours ago, Rocky said:

    I think Benning showed glimpses of what he can do nearer the end of the game on Saturday.

    Unfortunately his most memorable contribution near the end was to stand watching as O'Keeffe ran past him to score the winner!

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  5. 21 minutes ago, valeparklife said:

    But what is the point of having ability if he's never on the pitch to show it?

    He made 26 appearances in the last 2 seasons with us.

    We could have Lionel Messi on the books but if he only played 1 game a season he'd be a waste of a wage.

    In many people's minds the more Manny didn't play the better he got...

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  6. 1 hour ago, Paul6754 said:

    What was a pain yesterday, apart from Vale's 1st half performance, was the many white seats in the stands. watching on iFollow when a cross came into either box or when the ball was hit in the air the white ball against the background of white seats made it difficult to see and I often lost the flight of the ball or lost it altogether. Perhaps I need a trip to the opticians.

    iFollow was difficult to follow a lot of the time. Camera was zoomed in too far e.g. didn't show goal when corners taken, so forever panning quickly to follow ball and stopping / revesing quickly too. Coupled with low steaming resolution this lead to a fuzzy ball passing out of focus blobs rather than clear on focus players.

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  7. 13 hours ago, Rampant Zebra said:

    Maybe he would have benefited from a pre season with the squad to enhance his chances of finding another club. 

    The consideration should be how would a largely new squad benefit from having an underperforming disinterested malcontent in their midst. Answer: not at all. 

    Theo has been provided with ample training and fitness time and facilities with the youngsters. His response is up to him.


  8. 1 hour ago, CambridgeDon said:

    Might have just got a deflection but it was a great left-footed strike with real power, which will do Wilson a world of good.

    The interplay with Proctor made me wonder whether Proctor and Wilson might be our best pairing, which would give DC a serious selection problem. 

    I guess we’ll find out soon enough.


    If having players doing well is a problem, then what's having players doing badly?

  9. 40 minutes ago, Bob Newtonian said:

    I would hope if we sign a 20 year old from a club relegated from the premiership that he would want to be straight on it and in contention for a place rather than 1 for the future? If he can’t get in our team as a 20 year old after being released by West Brom he s heading for non league !

    And he's not even got on the pitch in the last two games.

  10. 2 hours ago, geosname said:

    By 323 votes.

    It makes you wonder if they would have won if the candidate wasn't the sister of Jo Cox? 

    Cynical perhaps?

    Or what would have happened if George Galliway hadn't taken 8,000+ votes?

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  11. 5 minutes ago, Joe B said:


    Smith Martin Legge

    Gibbons Taylor Walker Conlon Jones

    Wilson Rodney


    Is where we are currently with still about 8-10 signings to go. Not bad. This leaves the likes of Worrall on the bench too.


    I'd prefer 4 at the back (no Legge) and get the best out of Worrall instead.

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