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Topic: 2015
Posted By: thekingsburylamb
Subject: 2015
Date Posted: 31 Dec 2014 at 8:57pm
Happy New Year to all TFC fans, what a last six weeks we have witnessed its been that good that my wife is getting sick to death of Tamworth FC talk in our household. The big question is now how far can Andy Morrell take this football club this season in the league, some people were saying after the Hyde game that our season was finished.Wink I believe after the last two games we will finish in the play-offs IF we can keep our defence together until the end of the season and get Mettam back fit and scoring goals. 
COYL



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Posted By: Grauniad
Date Posted: 01 Jan 2015 at 8:01pm
Happy New Year to you and your families too.


Posted By: abcdefg
Date Posted: 01 Jan 2015 at 10:16pm
Not sure getting Mettam back fit is an essential, he has contributed nothing so far and we dont seem to have missed him lately.  That said however, I have been his biggest critic from day one.  He looked overweight and lethargic before getting injured.  I truly hope he comes back fit and hungry and makes me look a dope, just as Brendan Daniels is :-)


Posted By: Thommo
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2015 at 8:10am

I think the thing with Mettam is that he is  a poacher, not an all-round great player.  We weren't really creating much before his injury but  some of the delivery into the box of late has been excellent and maybe he would benefit from that. As you say though, we've been doing just fine without him.

Do think we will need to strengthen up front, either with Mettam coming back to fitness or a new signing. Can't rely on Morrell for ever.



Posted By: SadbutTrue
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2015 at 7:49pm
Not been impressed with Mettam at all, he seems to lack pace and has no physical presence , maybe if he comes back fully fit and gets a couple of goals his confidence may improve and he can prove me wrong, I hope so.


Posted By: thekingsburylamb
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2015 at 8:08pm
What I have read about Mettam is that he is desperate to show Tamworth fans what he is about. His record speaks for itself albeit at a level below with Worksop played 80 games over a two season spell and scored 66 goals, we may not have missed him over the last 8 games but we need all players available to chip in when required. 


Posted By: Grauniad
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2015 at 8:55pm
Chip in when required......what a pun!


Posted By: Thommo
Date Posted: 07 Jan 2015 at 8:24pm

If he's fit, Mettam might get his chance now.

Jackson out for a month ,...

http://www.tamworthherald.co.uk/Gutted-Jackson-vows-come-stronger-injury/story-25819389-detail/story.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.tamworthherald.co.uk/Gutted-Jackson-vows-come-stronger-injury/story-25819389-detail/story.html



Posted By: SCAMP
Date Posted: 07 Jan 2015 at 8:42pm
Originally posted by Thommo Thommo wrote:

I think the thing with Mettam is that he is  a poacher, not an all-round great player.  We weren't really creating much before his injury but  some of the delivery into the box of late has been excellent and maybe he would benefit from that. As you say though, we've been doing just fine without him.

Do think we will need to strengthen up front, either with Mettam coming back to fitness or a new signing. Can't rely on Morrell for ever.


Agreed... Mettam isn't going to run the channels chasing hit and hope passes, he is a penalty box finisher from what we have seen. Felt sorry for him earlier in the season as the style of play and quality just wasn't there.

A striker someone like Reece Styche on loan would be useful until the end of the season to cement our place in playoffs.

Hibbert isn't the answer, said it away at Rushall & Harrogate that he won't and he doesn't score enough goals...


Posted By: abcdefg
Date Posted: 07 Jan 2015 at 9:23pm
If Mettam isnt fit one would assume we need to bring another striker in.  


Posted By: tfcfan1
Date Posted: 07 Jan 2015 at 9:24pm
Certainly agree we need a loanee, Gash/Styche both could be viable options. With Daniels and Green either side you'd hope Mettam would get the ideal delivery, we cut open Stockport 3/4 times on Sunday, without taking any of the chances. While Hibbert isnt a 20 goal a season striker, he's definitely worthy of a place with Jackson and Mettam injured, leaving Taylor, Hibbo and Morrell who won't play every week.


Posted By: CG RED
Date Posted: 07 Jan 2015 at 9:47pm
Spoke to a Nuneaton fan who said Gash is badly overweight and dosn't run.

Styche would be a better bet for me.

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Posted By: Thommo
Date Posted: 07 Jan 2015 at 10:55pm

Heard the same, Gash has been very poor at Nuneaton.

Styche still tweets about Tamworth. I reckon he'd want to come back



Posted By: happy red
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2015 at 1:37pm
There's a player, played for Wales and Sheffield United a striker. They say he even buy your drinks if you go out with him. Nice lad.


Posted By: Footy Dave
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2015 at 1:57pm
The thing is at the moment our goals are coming from all over, if that continues I can't see there being a problem. Even defenders are knocking them in, just need to keep creating chances, Morrell only played for a short period on Sunday & Jackson was injured early on & we still won 2-0.
 


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Posted By: TTID
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2015 at 5:10pm
I don't see the big panic to get a striker in, as footy Dave has said we are getting goals from across the team, as long as we keep creating chances I think the goals will keep coming.

As for someone saying Hibbert is not the answer up front I disagree, admitently he may not get you 20 goals a season but he will get his fair share and also create space for those that are playing off of him, why do people think that Mettam or Styche are going to be any better, Mettam has never done it at this level and has been disappointing so far from what I've seen and Styche whilst done ok when here earlier this season I don't think he has pulled up any trees at Kiddy.

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Posted By: TFCTom
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2015 at 5:27pm
Sounds like Daniels may sign a new deal which would be good news! 

http://www.tamworthherald.co.uk/Brendon-Daniels-hails-Tamworth-FC-spirit/story-25826444-detail/story.html


Posted By: The dosthill lamb
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2015 at 7:51pm
Agree with you TTID regarding Hibbert. I said when we signed him that his record showed he was not a prolific goalscorer and wouldnt get loads of goals for us. However the bloke is a damn good target man who holds the ball up well and brings others in to play. He works his socks off and does his fair share of helping out in defence. He is a handful for any defender and provides the strength we need up front in what is at times a physical league


Posted By: thekingsburylamb
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2015 at 10:09pm
Dave Hibbert is the best centre forward Tamworth have had since Super Bob, very mobile has got a wonderful first touch for such a big guy and holds the ball up well. He has a nice first name as well Wink
With a sharp Mettam or Jackson playing off him they will score a hat full. Looking forward to Saturday already.


Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2015 at 7:16pm
Sorry Big Bob I only caught the the backend as I'd just started watching Tamworth then.... I'd say the best centre forward I've seen since was the lanky twat who loved himself that went to Cambridge with Tait...sorry cant remember his name as I've been on the sherry...


Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2015 at 7:18pm
Well that's what she said her first name was....lol


Posted By: happy red
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2015 at 9:07pm
Dave the fanny Hibbert hasn't scored a goal as such, ok he scored 1 or 2 for Sherwsbury. Bloody hell he should be putting them in this sxxxty league.Hallen what ever his name was, was in his 50 s couldn't stop scoring.




Posted By: abcdefg
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2015 at 9:56pm
Hibbert is a great example of what Morrell has turned our team into.  Hard working, disciplined and quick to close players down.  It is what has made us difficult to beat.  As somebody said in The Herald, we are not a team of stars.  Personally I like Hibbert as a player, regardless of the amount of goals he scores, in the same way I appreciated Tommy Wright.


Posted By: CG RED
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2015 at 10:33pm
Happy Red. You obviously missed Hibbos header against Solihull. Absolutely top class.

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Posted By: happy red
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2015 at 10:58pm
Morrel done wonders. Hibbert has scored a lot of goals for one club in a good standard football, then not scored at all. At 28 this league he should piss 20 goals, and say I should scored more a lot more. Correct me if I am wrong . Don't forget he scored 29 goals for Shrewsbury in a good standard of football.


Posted By: abcdefg
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2015 at 11:09pm
Originally posted by happy red happy red wrote:

Morrel done wonders. Hibbert has scored a lot of goals for one club in a good standard football, then not scored at all. At 28 this league he should piss 20 goals, and say I should scored more a lot more. Correct me if I am wrong . Don't forget he scored 29 goals for Shrewsbury in a good standard of football.

You would assume he was also playing with a better class of player !


Posted By: happy red
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2015 at 11:40pm
He's payed to score goals for Tamworth. Dropping down leagues you would expect him to do a lot better, if he's a honest he would tell you the same. After all he is a 20 goal + a season player. He's done it before and there's no reason why he's not doing it now.


Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2015 at 12:09pm
Depends on the service


Posted By: happy red
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2015 at 1:12pm
Originally posted by Get real 2 Get real 2 wrote:

Sorry Big Bob I only caught the the backend as I'd just started watching Tamworth then.... I'd say the best centre forward I've seen since was the lanky twat who loved himself that went to Cambridge with Tait...sorry cant remember his name as I've been on the sherry...
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So is he best thing since sliced bread or just sex bit around the female plumbing ? We will wait and see if he goes down the drain.


Posted By: The dosthill lamb
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2015 at 1:29pm
I may be wrong but i cant see where at any time Dave Hibbert has scored 20 goals a season with any club. He scored 29 goals for Shrewsbury in 104 appearances but other than that has never been a regular scorer. Still think he is a more than useful player to have though. 


Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2015 at 5:31pm
Happy Red who scored today then.......erm........erm......oh yes Hibbert !


Posted By: CG RED
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2015 at 5:32pm
Useful today lol.

A great win against another good team. They are defending now like their lives depend on it. It was a great save from Belshaw at the end as well.

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Posted By: Wiggington Red
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2015 at 5:55pm
Great win today. 10 out of 10. Truly amazing. We absolutely have to keep hold of Andy Morrell. Plenty of clubs in the leagues above us will be looking for new managers in the next couple of months and he's bound to be one of the names on their shortlists. Happy and a little bit worried at the same time.


Posted By: Footy Dave
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2015 at 6:02pm
Another good win, but I thought we made them look better than they were by standing off especially second half. When we pressed they made mistakes, which we should have done more of. But, overall a decent performance, thought Daniels should have scored one of his chances.

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Posted By: Cheggers13
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2015 at 6:27pm
Great win , was great to see the effort from all players on the pitch ! Slated Taylor early on this year but fantastic work rate from him and Hibbert , can't believe Preston or one of the others didn't get man of the match. ! Come on me babbies !!


Posted By: CG RED
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2015 at 6:40pm
Apparently on the Wrexham forum, they want Wilkins sacked and Morrell back. In turn Nuneaton want Daish sacked and Wilkin back !! They have noticed how we have won 10 on the trot with 5 ex Nuneaton players in the team and 2 more on the bench !!

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Posted By: Wiggington Red
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2015 at 6:43pm
For some reason the powers that be at the club don't seem to be capable of promoting the club to the wonderful residents of sunny Tamworth. Fewer than 1000 there today for our 10th win in a row. It's up to us fans to get more folks through the turnstiles.  Let's try to double that before the end of the season. Bring a mate, a family member, an elderly neighbour, anyone. 2000+ for a home game by the end of the season would be amazing.


Posted By: SCAMP
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2015 at 6:55pm
Originally posted by Get real 2 Get real 2 wrote:

Happy Red who scored today then.......erm........erm......oh yes Hibbert !

yeah 5 yards out, plumb centre and hits the defender on the line and nearly missed

Would of had a hat trick if he was up with play when Daniels had two shots parried by their keeper
but wasn't even in the 18 yard box... He isn't for me!

Great result, defended well and looked solid again Smile



Posted By: SadbutTrue
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2015 at 7:16pm
I enjoyed the game but was hoping for a second goal to relieve the tension . The big difference for me is the team are working there socks off from front to back. I agree with m.o.m for Daniels but wouldn't argue if Sampson or Preston were awarded it. As a Tamworth fan you've got to be enjoying this run, I hope the word spreads and more fans return to create an even better atmosphere.


Posted By: tfcfan1
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2015 at 7:30pm
Could've given MOTM to about 6/7 candidates, gritty game but just did enough, solid at the back and their one good chance was saved really well by Belshaw, Andy is working miracles!


Posted By: NWL
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2015 at 7:42pm
Not posted for a number of weeks due to moving and havining to wait for a connection, very well done and keep it going, AM is doing a great job time for the town to turn out and give its support.


Posted By: Thommo
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2015 at 7:55pm

Originally posted by Wiggington Red Wiggington Red wrote:

For some reason the powers that be at the club don't seem to be capable of promoting the club to the wonderful residents of sunny Tamworth. Fewer than 1000 there today for our 10th win in a row. It's up to us fans to get more folks through the turnstiles.  Let's try to double that before the end of the season. Bring a mate, a family member, an elderly neighbour, anyone. 2000+ for a home game by the end of the season would be amazing.
Bit harsh that. What more can they do? Reduced the prices for kids and teens. There were about seven pages in the Herald, articles on Tamworth Informed website and facebook, TCR FM and Touch FM promoted it. Promoted it themselves on twitter and facebook.

Guiseley didn;t bring many today, so not  a bad crowd for a conference north game. Would be great to top a 1000 soon tho



Posted By: NWL
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2015 at 8:55pm
Originally posted by NWL NWL wrote:

Not posted for a number of weeks due to moving and havining to wait for a connection, very well done and keep it going, AM is doing a great job time for the town to turn out and give its support.


Only just seen the attendance, not bad for a Con North game, but realistically even if we return to the Con Prem the home gate will only be at best just above the 1200 mark, unless we are in the top 8, which is a big ask.


Posted By: CG RED
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2015 at 10:46am
If Guiseley had brought more than about 50 the gate would have been over 1000 ! The TFC fans are coming back slowly.

The good thing is in the past we have got good gates and played crap but now she the gate goes up we are putting in a performance.

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Posted By: pete cox
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2015 at 10:52am

Another interesting game, we edged the first half and they edged the second. Despite loads of possession and good football Guiseley only really tested Belshaw on one occasion in the second half.

Another good game by Hibbert, scored, held the ball up well and produced a cracking overhead shot. His work rate is superb, which showed towards the end, when he looked totally knackered.

Although not the classiest game, a first class effort by the whole team, especially the defence, which these days is all eleven players.Clap I would just like to see us defend a little higher up the pitch when the opposition's in possession.

Well done Andy Morrel.Clap  



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Posted By: Pricey2
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2015 at 4:12pm
Hadn't logged on for a week or so so had loads of posts on here to catch up on. I think the criticism of Hibbert is a bit harsh. I'm not trying to be wise after the event with him netting the winner yesterday but his workrate has been terrific, especially since he's come back from injury. He's not a 20 goal a season striker but strikers who hold the ball up, put a shift in and occupy defenders to create spaces for others to run into are worth having. He does that job well for us. He was a decent shout for man of the match yesterday for me but again we were in the happy position of having half the team possible choices.


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Posted By: thekingsburylamb
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2015 at 4:12pm
Spot on Pete, Dave Hibbert is a man mountain and is as hard working centre forward you will see and got another goal. Second half we got deeper and deeper and could not hold the ball because the only outlet was our two forwards and at time it was 8 in defence. We did have our chances on the counter to finish the game but couple of good saves and mix ups by ourselves kept it tense to the final whistle. Brendan Daniels was a handful all day and deserved a goal but another win under our belts against a team that will be there or there abouts. Impressive defensive stat 5 clean sheets in the last 6 games and our rivals are saying Tamworth's winning run must come to an end, but will it. 10 wins down 17 games to go, this side has forgotten what losing is.


Posted By: Shiny Disco Balls II
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2015 at 9:24pm
Yesterday was my first game since before Christmas and the way the team pressed and defended is the main difference in my opinion.  Up until about the last 20 minutes every time a Guiseley player got the ball he had a man hassling him.  The pressure we put on them in their own half was fantastic and only towards the end when we tired did that change.
The defence looks so much more solid and organised as well.  I think either Preston or Sampson would have been worthy MOM yesterday - bar one slip that let in their centre forward near the end I thought they were brilliant.
If I was to be critical at all I was a bit disappointed that we didn't get some fresh legs on a bit sooner - you could see some of them were getting tired after about 60-65 minutes.  Linked in with that we then started dropping very deep and just asked for them to come on to us.  Having said that the defence (and Belshaw) stood firm and kept them out.
The change since the start of the season is amazing and it's such a great feeling to leave a game feeling that you've seen your team give it their all and reaped their reward.  Good times indeed.


Posted By: CG RED
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2015 at 8:37pm
I love the look of this !!!
 
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Posted By: mmaybury
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2015 at 10:37am
Tamworth v Guiseley Highlights http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUGd_Pr0-V0" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUGd_Pr0-V0


Posted By: thekingsburylamb
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2015 at 6:33pm
Mettam scores again. I believe that a couple of people at the start of this post wasn't impressed with him and believed 'he couldn't cut it at this level'. Well he was starved of service yesterday but when he had his one chance of the game he stuck it away to get us the point. With scoring the winner last week has he now started to change some peoples views on him, wrong to judge him when he was not fit.


Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 02 Mar 2015 at 7:30pm
I still don't think he's got enough pace and I questioned his ability, happy to be proven wrong and hope is good form continue


Posted By: TTID
Date Posted: 03 Mar 2015 at 11:06am
I agree with get real 2, he did nothing earlier in the season before his loan spell, he looked overweight but fair play to him he seems to have shifted some of this, his goal against Oxford City my gran could have scored, if there was a proper keeper in goal and not an outfield player then I'm sure that would have been saved, by all accounts his finish against Fylde was well taken but I got told his overall performance wasn't the best.

Saying that as long as he keeps scoring keep picking him, but for me I think long term he is not what we are going to need.

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Posted By: etonboybodger
Date Posted: 03 Mar 2015 at 1:08pm
everyone has an opinion, the only one that matters when it comes to selecting the team is Andy Morrells.
Natural goal scorers are hard to find.


Posted By: Pricey2
Date Posted: 03 Mar 2015 at 10:06pm

I love an over reaction and we seem to churn them out at every turn. Connor Taylor is one example. He was a poor impression of a footballer in the early games but as I've stated in other threads, he's significantly improved. However, to listen to some of our fans, he's the new Ryan Giggs now. He absolutely is not but I accept you'd be churlish not to credit him for improving.

I fear we're headed the same way with Mettam. He was woeful (although admittedly possibly injured) prior to his loan spell but since then his performances have not plumbed those depths and scoring important goals in back to back games is definitely to his credit but if you watched the Oxford game, you'd have been hard pressed to rate him above 6/10 for all round performance and I'd have been mightily disappointed if he hadn't taken the chance he scored. I'm not knocking him and I hope he turns out to be one of those strikers who, once he's got a couple, goes on a run of scoring six or seven fairly quickly but can we lay off anointing him the new Alan Shearer because I really don't think he is?



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Posted By: pete cox
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2015 at 12:41pm

Connor Taylor isn't the best player in the side, but in my opinion the most improved player this season. Who knows what his future holds, but with age on his side he's worth developing in the squad.

With regard to Mettam I don't think he's been fit since he joined us and now he is, he can only keep improving. Lets get off his back and give him a chance, with 6 goals in his last 7 games surely he's worth the opportunity, currently he and Hibbert are still developing their partnership. If it doesn't workout no great loss, because no one else is banging them in with any consistency.



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Posted By: CG RED
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2015 at 3:00pm
Leon Mettams goals have netted us 4 points out of the last 6. We are probably, with Barrow, the most consistent team in the division.

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Posted By: etonboybodger
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2015 at 7:57pm
Mettam isn't about all round performance in the same way that Lineker wasn't and no Iam not saying Mettam is Lineker. Mettam is a goal poacher who has had a rubbish season due to injuries. He missed preseason injured, almost got match fit and got injured again. Since coming back Metts has scored 6 goals in 7 games. Any striker would be happy with those stats. Long may it continue. Swap him out if he aint scoring sure. Next season will need a different approach depending on where TFC end up. 9 games to go, a goal a game from Mettam would go a long way to seeing us in the playoffs. IMO all of the lads are HERO'S.
COME ON YOU LAMBS


Posted By: etonboybodger
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2015 at 7:59pm
I believe Mettam is on a 2 year contract?


Posted By: Hallam90
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2015 at 10:18pm
Correct



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