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5 hours ago, ramsgate valiant said:

Match tickets have arrived & been printed off.

 

Lucky you. I am in email conversation which the ticket office while they try to explain why they have taken the cash out of my account but not sent me tickets. If I don’t get them tomorrow morning I shall be visiting the Col U ticket office with a large pointy object. 

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8 minutes ago, Jacko51 said:

Lucky you. I am in email conversation which the ticket office while they try to explain why they have taken the cash out of my account but not sent me tickets. If I don’t get them tomorrow morning I shall be visiting the Col U ticket office with a large pointy object. 

Only just got my link to print them off an hour ago, despite buying them originally over a week ago. 

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12 minutes ago, TJHValiant said:

Only just got my link to print them off an hour ago, despite buying them originally over a week ago. 

I bought mine on 17th February!!

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2 hours ago, Jacko51 said:

Lucky you. I am in email conversation which the ticket office while they try to explain why they have taken the cash out of my account but not sent me tickets. If I don’t get them tomorrow morning I shall be visiting the Col U ticket office with a large pointy object. 

No way to describe Eddie!

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There's no way Edmondson doesn't play, but I would just play Wilson and Proctor together and add Charsley to the midfield, 352 with Walker still in the back 3. He has been ok, just was soooo cumbersome on Tuesday.

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1 hour ago, The French Connection said:

With the exception of the keeper, I think that's the team we'll start with. 

Its a good line up, but would definitely keep Walker instead of Martin - it was scary how they carved us like butter early in the second half - good job they counldnt shoot straight. This is not a knock at Aaron Martin as I like him, but purely that Walker has been part of a defence that has not leaked many goals since he has been in. I alos would like to see Lucas being given another chance - theres a knats d*ck worth of difference between any of our keepers

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With the exception of the keeper, I think that's the team we'll start with. 
If it is, I hope Wilson and Edmondson aren't pushed out wide again. AC seems to love 343, despite the 3412 working so well against Carlisle. Amazed we haven't played it since
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2 hours ago, 1 said:

There's no way Edmondson doesn't play, but I would just play Wilson and Proctor together and add Charsley to the midfield, 352 with Walker still in the back 3. He has been ok, just was soooo cumbersome on Tuesday.

I noticed their forwards kept leaning into walkers back whenever he went to head the ball, but for me, he just isn't strong enough or seems to relish the battle in that part of the pitch. That's why I think Smith is much better in that role. If smith does move across, who do you then put in at RCB.

I'd prefer to see Proctor and Wilson closer together in a front two - which is what Dazzler started with and said he always likes two up top

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The criticism Holy gets doesn't make sense to me. I'd be amazed if he was dropped given his stats. He wasn't to blame for Tuesday night's goal, take your pick from Pett, Smith, Walker and Hall. The late goal against Rochdale should have been cleared by Hall but it got caught under his boot and he fluffed it and it was a good finish into the corner..

His save percentage is better than Stone, his goals conceded per game is less than Covolan and Stone and he has 3 clean sheets in 8.

I do understand that Stone has come on twice this season to replace Covolan and the team have been down to 10 men which muddies the stats a little but Holy isn't the awful goalkeeper that people have labelled him to be. 

EDIT: His distribution does need to improve though. He has a cannon of a right foot but he needs to gauge it better, he gives the ball back to their goalkeeper too many times.

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4 minutes ago, Rocky said:

The criticism Holy gets doesn't make sense to me. I'd be amazed if he was dropped given his stats. He wasn't to blame for Tuesday night's goal, take your pick from Pett, Smith, Walker and Hall. The late goal against Rochdale should have been cleared by Hall but it got caught under his boot and he fluffed it and it was a good finish into the corner..

His save percentage is better than Stone, his goals conceded per game is less than Covolan and Stone and he has 3 clean sheets in 8.

I do understand that Stone has come on twice this season to replace Covolan and the team have been down to 10 men which muddies the stats a little but Holy isn't the awful goalkeeper that people have labelled him to be. 

EDIT: His distribution does need to improve though. He has a cannon of a right foot but he needs to gauge it better, he gives the ball back to their goalkeeper too many times.

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I also can’t understand the flack Holy is getting to blame him for Harrogates goal is a bit unfair if that had been Scott Brown nobody would have said a word 

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13 minutes ago, Coyney Valiant said:

I also can’t understand the flack Holy is getting to blame him for Harrogates goal is a bit unfair if that had been Scott Brown nobody would have said a word 

I think Holy has done great - he is part of our ducks arse defence, but would be interesting with our new look defence with Walker to see the high press with Lucas playing as a sweeper 

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15 minutes ago, Coyney Valiant said:

I also can’t understand the flack Holy is getting to blame him for Harrogates goal is a bit unfair if that had been Scott Brown nobody would have said a word 

I think it’s because people like Cov as a bit of a cult hero. He started off badly, but improved and threw it all away. 

We want him to succeed because he sounds cool and has an interesting Brazilian background. If he was called Bob Smith, he would not be missed. 
 

The fact it was McKirdy he kicked out at also can’t have damaged his rep with fans either. 
 

Holy isn’t seen as our keeper, being purely a loan and being so big, seems a bit lumbering compared to the crowd pleasing athletic Cov. 

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8 minutes ago, TJHValiant said:

I think it’s because people like Cov as a bit of a cult hero. He started off badly, but improved and threw it all away. 

We want him to succeed because he sounds cool and has an interesting Brazilian background. If he was called Bob Smith, he would not be missed. 
 

The fact it was McKirdy he kicked out at also can’t have damaged his rep with fans either. 
 

Holy isn’t seen as our keeper, being purely a loan and being so big, seems a bit lumbering compared to the crowd pleasing athletic Cov. 

I also think because of Covolan's theatrics when under pressure from strikers and he has to clear, this has put unnecessary pressure on Holy from the crowd, you can feel it in the ground.

I'm not saying he's the greatest goalkeeper in the world but I think overall, he's the best one we have. As I've said before, the problem in the team isn't at the back, it's scoring goals up top. We don't kill teams off and we don't have out and out creative players in the squad, but there are goals in our midfielders and strikers, Wilson can create something out of nothing, deserved a goal in injury time on Tuesday night, Garrity/Proctor/Edmonson are a danger in the box when Hussey puts the ball in. And sitting back when taking a lead is why we've drawn so many games IMO.

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Watching Everton first half last night and the commentator said something which is very true about Vale in games where they struggle, the back 3 do not pass it quickly enough because by the time they do pass it the opposition have players on our midfield so we have to go long which is absurd with Wilson up there has he ain't going win anything in the air (that's not his game ).

So moving forwards we may have to go with a more comfortable on the ball back 3 to aid us in all aspects of attacking play and that means that Smith at some point will have to be dropped as most of his passes are either too slow and safe or straight out of play ,we need to get the ball to Wilsons feet if it goes above knee height the players should be fined as we have to change play this kick and rush is not serving us well at all it could make a difference but lets face it we were more of a good side watch with Cass and Jones in the side we passed it with more accuracy and it was a damn sight lot quicker than what I witnessed this year in my opinion 

OK Hall Walker and Smith are solid and so they should be as the 2 wing backs help  out and so does I am here there and everywhere Pett and Garrity so most of the time when clear the ball it's too no one we need to improve tenfold to obtain minimum play offs but with a few attacking at the back tweaks and better ball distribution who knows top 3 is very achievable  

No more long ball play it quickly through the field on the floor as we have good players who are at present made look poor by long ball hot potato Ness 🥔 

UTV 

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Jesus this online ticketing at Colchester is ridiculous. How hard can it be to buy a couple of tickets to a football match?

Hope they get relegated or we go up so I don't have to go through this <ovf censored> again.

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12 minutes ago, mr.hobblesworth said:

Dunno if it's been mentioned but Covolan's injured. Crosby's confirmed that Jones is out too.

There is always a chance of that when you're shadow kung fu kicking in your bedroom.

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