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  1. Slocombe, Kelly-Evans, Rawlinson, Lacey, Bakayogo, Osborne, Booty, O'Brien, Tyson, Wootton, Dennis. Would change most of the team. Just go for it, got nothing to lose. Only the FA Trophy
  2. Brentford 2-0 Fulham Stoke City 2-1 Reading Ipswich Town 2-1 Bristol Rovers Lincoln City 1-0 Tranmere Rovers Fleetwood Town 2-1 Gillingham (Joker) Scunthorpe United 2-2 Colchester United Walsall 0-0 Macclesfield Town Crawley Town 1-2 Port Vale
  3. Slocombe 6 - Didn't have much to do. Made some risky decisions which paid off. Brindley 5 - Got forward ok in the first 15 minutes but I just don't know about him. Got it in him to be a good player but never shows enough of it Rawlinson 5 - Ok ish on the ball again. Got a 50p head though. Headers go everywhere Turner 5 - I worry about it him. Looks like he's about to do something stupid any second. He's alright but just a bit clunky McCrory 5 - Not as bad as previous games but still can't pass. Steady Boldewijn 6 - Great persistence for the goal. That's what he can do. Wasn't the same second half Rose 6 - Really good first half. Accurate passing and put in some important tackles. Doyle 5 - Tries and wants the ball all the time. Ran out of position on occasions when Sutton countered, making easy for them to bypass the midfield Shields 6 - Good endeavour getting back and helping McCrory. Put himself about Thomas 6 - Got the goal but apart from that, didn't really get any service. Wants the ball a lot but never gets it. Makes intelligent runs Wootton 6 - Battled like he usually does but poor first touch on occasions. Alright link up play
  4. Blackburn Rovers 1-0 Derby County (Joker) Middlesbrough 1-1 Charlton Athletic Blackpool 1-1 Fleetwood Town Tranmere Rovers 2-1 Accrington Stanley Exeter City 0-1 Northampton Town Colchester United 3-1 Salford City Yeovil Town 1-1 Halifax Town Dagenham & Redbridge 3-1 Maidenhead United
  5. Might be to do with previous players or a certain previous owner and personnel involved during his time
  6. Regan Booty on the wing written all over it. Turner has to turn up (and actually be able to turn, the carthorse). Must stand up to their physicality. Would start Bakayogo as well, as McCrory has been a bit shaky recently
  7. Got sent off in his first game after 38 minutes
  8. Of course this season is still there to play for. We're only 4 points off the top 7 with almost half the games gone. We have showed we can be a good team but we haven't been consistent (of course cos we only started signing players 3 days before the start of the season). We shouldn't keep using that as an excuse though as it does have it's expiry date. However, we must realise tweaks have to be made in the team, whether it's just a simple player swap or a change in formation. Ardley needs to realise you can't play Doyle or Rose together as we do not create anywhere near enough. It's also up to the players to start being braver with the ball and recognise where them crucial passes need to be played and when to be played to break down the opposition. I was expecting mid table at the start of the season but with the squad we built, my course of expectation changed to a play off battle. We have been in and around them so far and we went on a good run of form to get ourselves into a position to be in a play-off battle this season. Slight tweaks in the team are what's needed and a need to speed it up when teams high press against us. If these circumstances happened in League Two, we wouldn't be as we are but as it is non-league, we are all worried about being stuck in this league for years and that's understandable.
  9. Welcome to PON @Mark159
  10. Welcome to PON @Glenn
  11. Rose is suspended so he has no choice but to bring Booty into the middle and put Ozzy on the wing. If this happens and we win, then surely it should click that Rose and Doyle doesn't work
  12. Slocombe 6 - Not troubled much. Distribution slow at times Brindley 5 - Guy isn't bothered sometimes Rawlinson 6 - Cleared one off the line and alert. Our best player Turner 4 - Accident waiting to happen McCrory 4 - Not quick enough on the ball and again poor with his passes. For the first goal, he wasn't alert and didn't track his man Boldewijn 4 - On occasions, failed to track back in the first half. Lost the ball for the first goal. Quiet 2nd half Rose 5 - Completed passes this game but lost the ball in the build up to Aldershot's first goal. Still not anywhere near effective Doyle 5 - Apart from a wayward shot that ended up being an assist, did not do enough to impact the game Booty 6 - Good deliveries into the area but no one on the end of it. Why is he playing on the wing Wootton 5 - Scored but barely did owt second half Thomas 4 - The old Wes is back. The one who can't finish Dennis/Shields/Tyson N/A - Nothing of note
  13. Bristol City 1-1 Nottingham Forest (Joker) Stoke City 0-1 Wigan Athletic Sunderland 1-1 Coventry City Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Bristol Rovers Cheltenham Town 2-2 Colchester United Carlisle United 1-0 Cambridge United Hartlepool United 2-2 Boreham Wood Dover Athletic 1-2 Solihull Moors
  14. @liampie Enzio is a player that we have start with. He may come in for criticism for his effort sometimes (he was injured last season which didn't help) but he's improved his defensive game and we need that player who can produce magic out of nowhere. Rose has fell below standards in the last few games. On occasions, we do need his presence and ball winning capabilities, but you can only play one of Doyle or Rose in my opinion. When both play together, we are too deep and lack creativity and energy in midfield. Rose's game isn't centred around creativity or unlocking the oppositions defence but basically winning the ball back.
  15. We have done well without him, however we need his clinical passes. We do have Regan Booty to play his role but Ardley puts him on the wing and that diminishes the influence he can have on the game. For me you have to play one of Booty or O'Brien and then one of Doyle or Rose. One to sit and protect and one to roam forward. JOB and Regan can do their job well out wide but they need to be in the centre to be able maximise their impact We also miss his energy. This is where he is crucial against the top teams. His energy disturbs the flow of the opposition game, giving them less time to think when in possession and rushing them into quick decisions, which leads to mistakes.
  16. Yesterday was very disappointing. Seeing how far we have progressed over the last few months has been great but yesterday's performance made us feel very dis-heartened. This is because of how expectations have risen over the past two months as the team has got better. One loss does not suddenly make us a bad team. Before yesterday's defeat we had not lost at home for 3 months and had lost only 3 games in our last 17. We also had scored in ever game bar 3, had the joint best defence and had the highest goal difference. We were beaten by the better team who obviously had come with a game plan and had done their homework. Couple this with a below par performance from Notts (not something we've seen much of this season) and you have your winner. Barrow played some decent football and worked us out. They closed us down quickly, not allowing us the freedom we'd normally have. We played into their hands though as we were not quick enough on the ball and made rash decisions inside our own half and in Barrow's half as well. Decision making in both boxes was poor and our passing was not good enough. We rushed into passes without thinking Notts weren't brave enough or clinical enough when in possession with the ball or going forward towards the final third. This is the one thing that could determine our season. Our tempo must get quicker if we are to challenge the top of the table. However, this season has shown so far, we will have more good days than bad days. We have shown we are a good team this season, battling in and around the play-offs for the best part of two months despite only starting to sign players, the week the season started (not using that as an excuse). Notts have played some decent football this season. Every team has bad days and we had a bad day yesterday. Need to get it out our system and go again at Aldershot.
  17. Massive game. Best home form over the last eight games vs best away form over the last eight games Win this and we will launch right into the auto promotion pack, plus it will keep our strong home record going. Two teams who like to play expansive football so I imagine more space will appear than normal. Booty must start. Also must be weary of Scott Quigley as he is high up in the scoring charts. We kept Jamie Reid out, no reason why we can't do the same
  18. He is the best man for the anchor role in our midfield. Jim O'Brien and Regan Booty can play that role if they wanted to, but they are more suited to the forward thinking passing role and hurtling forward to support the forwards. Doyle can bring the ball out from the back when the centre backs split. He's not just that guy who spreads the butter connecting defence and attack, but he makes them crucial interceptions when the opposition start going forward in numbers, as Ebbsfleet were on Saturday in the 2nd half. He can dictate the tempo of the play, something that's important in home games, plus he can take the pressure of the centre backs playing out from the back
  19. Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Milton Keynes Gillingham 1-1 Lincoln City Exeter City 1-0 Cheltenham Town Macclesfield Town 0-2 Mansfield Town Leyton Orient 1-1 Scunthorpe United Bromley 1-1 Harrogate Town (Joker) Dagenham & Redbridge 0-0 Aldershot Town Woking 2-1 Halifax Town
  20. I think his move to Grimsby was to help the wage bill to help bring in players in January Not sure what game it was but I know Swindon was definitely one we dominated 1st half and were poor 2nd half. He wasn't fit last season (neither was anyone) due to a woeful pre season (cheers Kevin). He's that type of striker that loves to be in and around the penalty area and when used correctly, he can be of huge importance. That's why he's got such a good goal record, the 18 yard box is his oyster and his finishing is good
  21. We seem to be almost there in terms of the squad gelling and we do get behind the team quite a lot. There are good signs being shown game by game Especially the last few. The will to win and the ability to change up our tactics. Another good sign is the strong team togetherness to bounce back from defeat and also keep calm and remain focused when we are behind in games. These are vital essentials that a team, that wants to be up at the top of the table, needs.
  22. We have one of the larger squads in the league I believe. Plenty of competition for places which is important as it keeps everyone on their toes and makes sure that no players are slacking Also vital we have squad depth for these stages in the season when the fixtures build up and injuries become more frequent Not just that but we have strength in depth too. For example in midfield we have Michael Doyle (anchor man), Jim O'Brien and Regan Booty (Forward thinking passers) and Mitch Rose (the presence and the ball winner). We also have Tom Crawford who is energetic and likes to roam forward too. Up front as well is another area. Kyle Wootton (the target man), Wes Thomas and Nathan Tyson (pace and pressing), Kristian Dennis (poacher). The quality is unlike many in this league (no disrespect but not many teams have our strength in depth). Some in our squad shouldn't be playing at this level but Notts and Ardley have the pulling power at this level to attract. GK - Slocombe, Fitzsimons, Kean (if you can count him) RB - Brindley, Kelly-Evans, Tootle CB - Turner, Rawlinson, Lacey, Bird LB - McCrory, Bakayogo CM - Doyle, O'Brien, Booty, Rose, Crawford W - Boldewijn, Shields, Osborne ST - Wootton, Dennis, Thomas, Tyson Out on loan: Dunn, Howes, Campbell, Culverwell

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