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Game 36 - Monkey Hangers (A)

Team: Hartlepool United

Date: 22/02/2020

Where: Victoria Park



What line-up should Neal Ardley opt for? What will be the key areas for the Magpies to get a victory? What do you think the final score will be?

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We've got to go into this one with a more positive mindset then the one against Woking and Dover. Don't be afraid to run at the opposition and push forward in numbers. When Enzio and Roberts ran at Woking's defence, it got them on the back foot,.

Our decision making in both areas of the pitch has to be better. We have to be quicker passing the ball and quicker with our decision making. We need to get it to our danger men faster. More link up play like the one that created the Wootton and O'Brien chances.

I've seen that Dave Challinor said that we didn't play well against Woking and that they should have won. Whilst I agree I don't think we played that great, did he not see the two chances we had through Wootton and O'Brien in the 1st half which would have put us 2-0 up. Not just these chances but the Callum Roberts miss in the second half. This, to me, seems like a way of aggravating us a bit

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Defensively, we should try to exploit them at the back because they can struggle if pressured.

Allow their midfield time on the ball, they'll work hard and create chances. If we write them off, they'll teach Notts a lesson. I highly rate some of their players, they build around young talent and can do well.

I remember Notts being 2-0 up, seeing fans say how poor they're and I warned that they can break down teams/fight back. I think it ended up a draw.

Wootton will be useful, pace is required and our midfield needs to have a top performance to get something.

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Worst possible result and it looks like the call about a meltdown was spot on.

Another day Notts could have won.

Neal Ardley just needs to demand better from players during the games, as its a poor display not to give them a game. I just want to see 100% given and I wonder how many can say they did that.

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23 hours ago, Chris said:

Allow their midfield time on the ball, they'll work hard and create chances. If we write them off, they'll teach Notts a lesson. I highly rate some of their players, they build around young talent and can do well.

I'm really not one to gloat, but the writing was on the wall.

Notts needs to learn how to gain ground and stop being pushed back, it sounded like our tactics were weak and played into their hands. I'm not surprised we didn't win, I do feel the performance could have been better though.

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18 hours ago, DonnyNotts said:

Playoffs look a long way off, but I always thought this would be a difficult season. The longer we are in it, the harder it will be to get out, we are seen as a scalp. 

think its a matter of trying to start some good form, confidence is up and down at the moment. i dont think its unrealistic to think we can make the playoffs, but if the poor performances continue it will become naturally hard.

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9 minutes ago, liampie said:

think its a matter of trying to start some good form, confidence is up and down at the moment. i dont think its unrealistic to think we can make the playoffs, but if the poor performances continue it will become naturally hard.

Yes agreed, I just think with the up an down way we are at the moment, they are a long way off, but as you say, not out of the question 

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