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Topic: Gainsborough
Posted By: abcdefg
Subject: Gainsborough
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2015 at 6:48pm
Complete sh*te today. Kayden Crapson and Reece Styche in particular were shocking. Styche spent more time stationary than the corner flags. Their 2 centre halves, a fat bloke and a pensioner made mugs out our strikers. Completely embarrassing, and against a very poor Gainsborough side.



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Posted By: pete cox
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2015 at 7:46pm
Personally I don't know how you can single out anyone for criticism when it was hard to find any of the team who played well. The only one I thought had an outstandingly bad game and worthy of singling out was the Ref. probably the worst this season.

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Posted By: abcdefg
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2015 at 8:55pm
Actually I thought Belshaw played well, and Hibbert ran his socks off and played well. The others not mentioned played badly, and the two mentioned in my original post were so shocking as to be almost unbelievable. Agree the ref was horrendous.


Posted By: Thommo
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2015 at 9:01pm

Agree Belshaw and Hibbert were the pick.

It says it all when Belshaw was our most dangerous attacker! So close with that header!




Posted By: Red Blooded
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2015 at 11:14pm
I thought Dom Smith had a very good game fortunately. He made two superb last minute tackles that kept us in the game. Wilkins for Thornton I thought was a strange substitution unless he was injured and had to come off. Not convinced that Wilkins is good enough.


Posted By: mr lamb.
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2015 at 6:57am
Tactics all wrong. After 30 minutes of long ball and the 2 big defenders just clearing every time you would of thought we would try some thing different. Boston game is a must win or seeing it being the end of our season.


Posted By: Dawn1
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2015 at 9:53am
Totally agree with above posts , Dom was impressive as he should be and tactics were all wrong,
Not too sure what the forum thoughts are but if we are not careful our exciting end to the season may not happen.
We have phil trainer sitting patiently( and players ready to come back) trainer is ready to step up to any occasion and continually overlooked for a start.
He's been involved in the best of non-league games but I think it's time Andy to play your trump card
He knows what's expected and a player for the big occasion
Dawn1


Posted By: Pricey2
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2015 at 10:28am

Thoroughly depressing afternoon to be honest. The second half in particular annoyed me. We found ourselves a goal down at the break and in fairness to him, we have come from behind several times to pick up points and even wins under AM so it's unfair not to acknowledge that but the second half completely lacked urgency.

You won't turn round every losing situation and I appreciate that but I expected Gainsborough to have to withstand a barrage if they were going to take all the points. That just didn't happen. We barely created a chance. As above, I could exempt Dom Smith from criticism and Hibbo for his effort, Jon Adams didn't hide but didn't have his best game either but the rest of our outfield players were poor with Styche having a notably poor game.

There's a debate to be had about whether the right players were brought off but I would say that Wilkins, Taylor & Mettam contributed very close to bugger all between them once they came on. I expected us to be tearing into them and it just petered out in the end.

The positive way to look at this is it was so out of character for an AM home performance that there's good reason to hope it won't be repeated but we must get something Monday now or even two vastly improved home performances won't make any difference come the final reckoning.

That said, I'd have taken this in mid November so it's swings and roundabouts I suppose.



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Posted By: TTID
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2015 at 6:44pm
I am no in way having a pop at AM but I do believe that yesterday was the 1st time this season that he got his team selection and tactics wrong, I could not actually make out what the game plan was except to pump the ball forward hoping that Hibbert would win it in the air and that Styche (who for me looks uninterested or out of his depth, he spends more time protesting with referees than getting on with the game) would maybe make a run and get on the end of a knockdown.

From the 1st minute it was apparent that this was not going to work as their centrebacks were both going to win everything in the air, the subs were introduced too late, and to be honest the game was already lost by then as the whole team didn't believe that they were going to score, we could still be there today and wouldn't have scored yet.

I think that AM will go back to basics for the Boston game and try to keep it tight at the back and maybe try to snatch a 1-0 win which I think we are more than capable of, for me he needs to start Mettam and Taylor who I believe offer more going forward than Styche and Jackson, whilst Taylor offers more defensively, I would also get Sampson back in the defence and I would possibly try C Smith at right back if Vidal or Green are still out, however I'm not sure if he can play this role or not.

At least the talk is about us making the play offs and not staying up as I thougth it was going to be before AM took, so I will look on the bright side and say we have the nucleus of a very good side should we need to build again for a promotion push next season, and with a few signings one that may be able to compete in the prem.


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Posted By: manutdblue
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2015 at 7:09pm
Hello ... As one of the few travelling fans from Gainsborough I can agree with abcdefg the fat bloke and the old guy had your strike force in their pockets . Not that your players were rubbish it was that the defence were better . Trinity are very gratefull for the 3 points but one downside to it is that it gave Boscum a little more edge over you . So please go to Boscum tomorrow and kick ass . Good luck with the rest of your season and hope you take play off spot from Boston


Posted By: Grauniad
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2015 at 9:12pm
Manutdblue, thanks for your comments. I was really annoyed at the stupid hoofball. AM the manager had Tamworth playing really good passing football on the grass. Didn't win 12 on the trot for nothing. Then it's gone to pot. Nothing to do with injuries as claimed. The siege mentality has come back from Belford days. Hoofball and head tennis now the norm. AM is good as a manager, but he has to tell the team, get the ball back on the ground. Any ball higher than 5 feet of the ground won't work. Tamworth scored no end of headed goals with the ball at said height.

By the way, that tosspot of a ref, was sending out Easter cards, ha! blinking ha!


Posted By: Pricey2
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2015 at 10:38pm

Originally posted by manutdblue manutdblue wrote:

Hello ... As one of the few travelling fans from Gainsborough I can agree with abcdefg the fat bloke and the old guy had your strike force in their pockets . Not that your players were rubbish it was that the defence were better . Trinity are very gratefull for the 3 points but one downside to it is that it gave Boscum a little more edge over you . So please go to Boscum tomorrow and kick ass . Good luck with the rest of your season and hope you take play off spot from Boston

Follows non league football ? - Credit

Travels to Tamworth to watch a side with virtually nothing to play for ? More credit due.

Wishes us (much needed) good luck for Monday ? And yet more.

BUT, Of all the usernames available in the whole world, starts with "manutd" ? We didn't need to know that about you, you've let yourself down (although at about 80ish miles Gainsborough to Manchester, you count as a very local fan by their standards).

Good luck to Gainsborough for the rest of the season and hope United continue to go potless and languish bitter and twisted in City's shadow for many years to come



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Posted By: manutdblue
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2015 at 7:47pm
Oh dear Pricey I see you lost at Boscum ... I was being nice to your lot but after comments like that up the Boscum hope you finish with f*** all


Posted By: Grauniad
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2015 at 10:03pm
manutdblue, I fear you may be right, but a win today was most unlikely after Saturday's inept performance.


Posted By: Pricey2
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2015 at 10:51pm

Originally posted by manutdblue manutdblue wrote:

Oh dear Pricey I see you lost at Boscum ... I was being nice to your lot but after comments like that up the Boscum hope you finish with f*** all


There we go then, genuine Man Yoo fan!

Tiny bit of fair and accurate criticism and he's cheering on a team he professed to hate yesterday.

In seriousness, good luck to Gainsborough and fair play to you for travelling Saturday but ask Phil Neville just how popular people with Man United connections are in Tamworth. Don't do it to yourself. You don't live in or near Manchester and their fans are absolute arseholes one and all.

Supporting a non league club is a conversation starter with people the world over and can often spark friendships. Revealing you're a non local United fan to any one other than a fellow brain donor will just illicit the response of them glazing over and concluding you're an arsehole. Honestly, just don't do it. You're better than that.



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Posted By: phishphood
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2015 at 1:03pm
I would be interested in the possession stats for Saturday - Had a lot of the ball, but also gave it away a lot too.  We seemed to have all the play for long periods without making any decent chances, other than the one for Belshaw.  Their keeper looked like he's been grabbed from one of the Coton Green teams on the terraces. We never troubled him.  The big CH looked like he could hardly move but gobbled up every high ball we foolishly hoofed to him (took his goal well tbf).  Other than the big no 5 they had nothing but for a brilliant double save by Belshaw it would have been game over at HT.  Thought that might kick us into gear but it was all a bit predictable....I know we have injuries, but every other team in the land has injuries and suspensions and have to get on with it.  As I said on a previous thread, we never thought we would be top half, let alone pushing for play offs - I'll take it.  Worying loss of form and 3 games without a goal but we're fine for this season and its too early to go back up. Too much work to be done - AM needs to look at a few and see if they are what he wants.  I suspect a few will be told no thanks and their will be new faces, AM's new faces. He's done well to get what looked like a squad on it's knees into this position.  Would be nice to nick another couple of wins and see how the others cope who are right in there and you never know we may sneak in. 



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