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Topic: Beginning to doubt
Posted By: I.O.M.Lamb
Subject: Beginning to doubt
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2017 at 11:28am
I'm beginning to have my doubts about this team, from Morrell and Fowler right through the whole of the first team squad. It is Ok occasionally to come away from a game having been soundly beaten as long as you have given everything, that's football, it happens, and when it does it leaves you feeling down, fed up, and sometimes angry, but you should never come away from a game feeling embarrassed at your team. So far this season,

Boston (H) 0-3
Halifax (A) 0-4
Kidderminster (A) 0-6
Kidderminster (A) 0-4
Gainsborough (A) 2-3 (from 2-0 up)
Halesowen (A) 0-1
Farsley Celtic (H) 0-4
Nuneaton (H) 1-2
Nuneaton (A) 0-1
Halifax (H) 2-6

Every one of these performances embarrassing.

It seems to me that when the opposition sit back and allow us to play we are fine, when we need to win a physical battle, show some fight, aggression, spirit and heart we have nothing. We have a squad full of prissy little princesses that cower in the corner when there's a fight to be had, as I said, embarrassing. Yesterday's game against Halifax wasn't even men against boys, it was men against little girls, and I'm getting fed up of it. So, to all the players that we have that can't or won't battle and scrap for this club, I say sod off to somewhere I don't care about and let us bring in some players that will.

   Rant over, going for a lie down now.



Replies:
Posted By: Pilgrim Pod
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2017 at 11:52am
Whilst I completely agree there have been too many games this season where we have capitulated which has a few of us questioning the overall character of the team the league table tells us we are challenging at the right end of the table. I think at the start of the season most of us agreed our only true hope of promotion was via the play-offs and we're still in contention so whilst I get the frustration I don't understand all the doom and gloom.


Posted By: I.O.M.Lamb
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2017 at 12:42pm
Thanks for the balanced response Pilgrim, I was expecting to get dogs abuse for this one. As you rightly say, we are at the right end of the table and still in contention for the play-offs, however, the doom and gloom is justified in my opinion, when we have been embarassed as many times as we have this season, coupled with wondering where we might have been in this league if our players had a spine or actually gave a stuff.


Posted By: Highrise bert
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2017 at 1:52pm
Well said IOM and Pod,I enjoyed reading your comments which are both spot on.Sometimes I think to myself,is it really good for one's health being a Tamworth fan,all they seem to do is put us on a downer. Just when we think this is it,it's our turn to be on a winner,what happens?they kick us in the teeth and let us down big time.Walking around town this morning I had to endure some pretty sarcastic comments from the LAMBS stay at home fans,it's a good job I'm fairly thick skinned and laughed it off.AM has a couple of weeks to sort this mess out now,because I'll tell you what when Boston come, they'll take no prisoners.


Posted By: Bolehall Youth
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2017 at 2:47pm
We have one main issue, we Do Not have a Goalscorer,
Boston away should have been 1 up with a very easy miss & many other followed after we conceded. Lane went to Hospital with a head wound, Thomassen sent off.
Halifax away - very poor all round.
Kidderminster away - they were excellent, and on that night would have beaten anyone in our league or national.
           ".             ".    - once we conceded ever head dropped and I was great full it was only 4
Gainsborough away - many chance to score more, but you should never lose being 2 nil up against a poor side.
Halesowen away - embarrassing and even though it was a strong side, you have to wonder who they were playing for because it was not the club that nigh.
Farsley home replay - shocking once again who were they playing for, it was not the club that night
Nuneaton home - played very poorly yet had easy chances to have got something from it
Nuneaton away - far better performance and again missed chances could easily have got something from the game
Curzon home - poor performance but got 3 goals and the win still conceded 2 but got away from it
Halifax home - not sure what happened other than goals should have been 2 up before they scored, a certain amount of bad luck to say the least two deflected goals, a free kick which should, which we should of had one given earlier on half way line to us, Jack Lane was fouled as our last man, with his standing leg kick from under him, and there final goal is tipical of our throw in's, we give them away to easy, and in there half.
Halifax, Kidderminster and Nuneaton are full time, and therefore have longer to prepare for games.
Positives - may be hard to judge but
We kept going until the end, which is partly why they scored six
Arron Opoku and Kai Davis, did themselves proud, and ones for the future
2 week break so hopefully the injured players will be back except Ezwele, ( speedy recover & good luck to him)
We should start singing to Greeney "when will we see you again"
I.O.M. Lamb understand what you are saying, but I don't think it is the manager all the time, and yes it is time to bring a new face or two in, and not kids. Jed Davis not good enough, and Ellis Deeney is playing like he does not care and has all season, totally different to when he arrived, or he has been tapped up and wants away, and if that's the case get rid it not be great loss on his previous displays.
My rant over !



Posted By: Pilgrim Pod
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2017 at 4:01pm
Originally posted by Bolehall Youth Bolehall Youth wrote:

We have one main issue, we Do Not have a Goalscorer
Hellooo, Danny Newton, second highest goal scorer in the division?

I believe we're fifth highest scorers in the division, Dan has 14 leaving 32 coming from the rest of the team. We know how to score goals.

Defending is a different matter altogether... 45 goals shipped leaves us with the eighth worst defence in the league. But I don't think this statistic paints the whole picture.

Five league games out of twenty five we've lost by three or more goals. 23 goals were shipped in those five games. So over twenty other games we've conceded 22 times which isn't a great stat but it's the one game in five where we bottle it and get smashed I can't live with.

Our settled back four of Burns, Jones, Lane and Morley with Belshaw in goal on paper (at least to me) looks pretty good. For me, the issue lies with the lack of protection our midfield offers our defence.

Looking at the stats from the league we attack well as a team but unfortunately don't defend well as a group...


Posted By: The dosthill lamb
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2017 at 4:17pm
I O M Lamb.Dont know why you should expect abuse when what you say is spot on mate.Whilst we are capable of beating half decent sides, we are far too inconsistent to be a promotion threat in my opinion. Now i can handle getting beaten, but not in the manner in which we did on saturday and numerous other times this season. We dont just seem to get beat, we get thumped, and that must say something about our character. To concede 6 once might happen, and on saturday i realise 2 of the goals were flukes, in addition to a free kick that never was, but twice, no, and 3 other occasions thus far by 4 nil. Lets not forget we conceded 2 goals playing against 10 men. Not acceptable.I only hope it hurts the players as much as us loyal fans, but if it does it aint showing. Talking the talk in the press is one thing, but walking the walk out on the park is another.Midfield is full of prima donnas who need far too much time on the ball,and have no speed of thought or pace. Little protection is offered to the defence,and bugger all creativity going forward. I dont care if other teams are full time or not, that has nothing to do with us not being organised. Not having a goalscorer when Newts isnt playing doesnt help of course, but ultimately makes little difference if you have an inability to keep them out at the other end!The only shred of comfort from Saturday was the two kids who came on at half time. The lad Opoku showed strength and pace and desire. and the other lad Davis did well too in what was a difficult environment for them. No doubt with our Jekyll & Hyde nature we will manage to win games but it pains me to say it, that unless we can get in a few quality additions, i expect saturday will not be the last of our heavy defeats. Dont expect all to agree, and a lot of emotion in this post. Hurts even more when i see those t**sers down the A5 giving it large. Come on Tamworth, we deserve better, if not in results, at least in desire and effort 


Posted By: Highrise bert
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2017 at 6:19pm
Why not apply for the managers job Dosthill Lamb?You could have Pod and youth as your assistants,if you can see where we're going wrong,why can't the current duo,let's hope they read all the comments and take note.


Posted By: Chappy118247
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2017 at 6:35pm
Totally agree, just weren't any fight from the team in both halfs, we want players who will fight for the ball and give it 110 percent each game, still too slow on the ball and the creativity really needs working on in training. Like most have said very impressed with the 2 that came on, especially with epoku, dealing with the high ball for Davis. But yet again another very poor performance and I really can't see us landing in the playoff.


Posted By: Highrise bert
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2017 at 7:02pm
Flipping ek,just been informed that AM and his understudy were seen at the Lamb on Sunday afternoon scouting for players.Anyone got any idea who was playing there?


Posted By: The dosthill lamb
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2017 at 7:11pm
Think AM and MF are far more qualified than any of us Highrise. I think they are good blokes by the way, and desperately want them to succeed.Whether their hands are tied at being able to bring in any better additions or not, only they and the board will know. As others have said, despite some pretty awful performances at times, we are at the right end of the table, but we simply cant concede like we have been doing, and hope to maintain our position, and there have to be reasons why this keeps happening. I guess the art of being a good manager is being able to recognise this and put things right when they are going wrong?


Posted By: Footy Dave
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2017 at 10:37pm
I think from reading your comments, one thing stands out, lack of a decent midfield. Sort that & I think everything else will come together. We have a decent defence, but no one in midfield to help when needed. We have a good keeper, we have a decent striker in Newts, but Deeney is not the answer. At one point on Saturday, he gave the ball away & stood arms out, looking for someone to blame!. He is far too slow, same for Dyer, far too slow, wins a few headers, but heads to no one. If it wasn't for the fact he chips in with a few goals, I struggle to see how he would get in the team!.

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Posted By: BernardLamb
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2017 at 7:26am

Think midfield has been an issue for years and no manager seems to be able to sort it.

We are crying out for someone who can command in the middle of the park, provide power, height and leadership.



Posted By: Highrise bert
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2017 at 8:07am
We haven't had a decent midfielder since Courtney,I believe he's playing in a lower league,get him back,he can't be no worse than what we've got.


Posted By: Pilgrim Pod
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2017 at 8:50am
Originally posted by Highrise bert Highrise bert wrote:

Why not apply for the managers job Dosthill Lamb?You could have Pod and youth as your assistants
I'm more than happy with the job AM is doing. The squad he has assembled is capable of going toe to toe with anyone in the division when they are on their game. Unfortunately they also have it within themselves to implode and get rolled over. Again, a question of character and not their collective talent.

I think a match fit and raring to go Greeny 'could' adequately fill the hole in midfield; he just never gets a run of games going before he breaks down.


Posted By: I.O.M.Lamb
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2017 at 9:41am
Unfortunately Pilgrim I think the days of a fit and raring to go Greeny are long gone. Totally agree with you about the lack of character within the squad which was the basis of my original post, where I do disagree with you is the collective talent element of the squad. In my opinion we have a few players that have the talent to consistently perform at this level, Belshaw, Newton, Burns and Briscoe maybe, the rest of them, range from bang average to piss poor, coupled with a can't be arsed attitude from some of them goes some way to explaining the amount of poor performances we've seen this season.


Posted By: Coton Green
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2017 at 10:11am
Originally posted by I.O.M.Lamb I.O.M.Lamb wrote:

Unfortunately Pilgrim I think the days of a fit and raring to go Greeny are long gone. Totally agree with you about the lack of character within the squad which was the basis of my original post, where I do disagree with you is the collective talent element of the squad. In my opinion we have a few players that have the talent to consistently perform at this level, Belshaw, Newton, Burns and Briscoe maybe, the rest of them, range from bang average to piss poor, coupled with a can't be arsed attitude from some of them goes some way to explaining the amount of poor performances we've seen this season.
Bit harsh this .. Jones, Mills, Ezewele,  Morley, (an in-form) Tomassen, are all  good enough. 
Don't agree with the 'can;t be arsed' attitude either.  
Yes, team has collapsed to  4 or 5 embarrassing defeats,   but, likewise,  have shown a lot of fight to come back and win  games this season.  
  


Posted By: Pilgrim Pod
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2017 at 10:56am
Originally posted by I.O.M.Lamb I.O.M.Lamb wrote:

Unfortunately Pilgrim I think the days of a fit and raring to go Greeny are long gone.
Green is only 30 isn't he? He has a few seasons left in him providing he looks after himself, stays fit and doesn't suffer a major injury.

Originally posted by I.O.M.Lamb I.O.M.Lamb wrote:

where I do disagree with you is the collective talent element of the squad. In my opinion we have a few players that have the talent to consistently perform at this level, Belshaw, Newton, Burns and Briscoe maybe, the rest of them, range from bang average to piss poor, coupled with a can't be arsed attitude from some of them goes some way to explaining the amount of poor performances we've seen this season.
I said collective and not individual. For me, AM has built a good young squad that will only get better as they grow and mature as footballers. The trick I guess is keeping them together and adding one or two players who have the necessary qualities we are missing. As I understand it our budget is pretty small (maybe I am wrong) and AM for me, has done a great job so far.


Posted By: I.O.M.Lamb
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2017 at 11:04am
Coton, maybe I'm becoming a grumpy sod in my old age and not seeing the positives, but differing opinions is what a forum is all about, so respect what you say but have to disagree with you. it's strange how we can both watch the same players and team all season and come to such different conclusions.   


Posted By: Coton Green
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2017 at 12:58pm
Originally posted by I.O.M.Lamb I.O.M.Lamb wrote:

Coton, maybe I'm becoming a grumpy sod in my old age and not seeing the positives, but differing opinions is what a forum is all about, so respect what you say but have to disagree with you. it's strange how we can both watch the same players and team all season and come to such different conclusions.   
That's the beauty of football. All about opinions. 
Do you think we are under-achieving as a club though to be sixth in the table?  


Posted By: I.O.M.Lamb
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2017 at 3:05pm
I think we are under achieving, yes, given the lack of quality of teams in this league. AM assembled the squad ready for this season and I believe that a lot of the players that he signed are not good enough either technically or in terms of attitude. However,to be fair, if I was asked before the season started I would have said 6th was a reasonable achievement, but as I said, since then I've seen just how poor most of the teams we are up against are, and I think we've missed a big opportunity.


Posted By: Coton Green
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2017 at 3:31pm
My view is that if  we are under-achieving, what are sides like Nuneaton, who train full-time doing?   
I know  our budget is pretty low down the pecking order as well  


Posted By: leightonlamb
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2017 at 4:44pm
Actually Coton since Nuneaton had a new manager they are winning, they beat Guiseley 6-1 in the FA Trophy on Saturday and are steadily climbing up the league . My worry is if their winning streak doesn't end soon they may catch us up.


Posted By: The dosthill lamb
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2017 at 4:53pm
i think they have now actually won 9 on the spin in league and FA Trophy matches, and scoring goals for fun. Clearly playing with confidence, and whilst i didnt think they were particularly brilliant at our place, they and other teams have an ability to counter attack with pace,something which sadly, we are incapable of doing.


Posted By: Coton Green
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2017 at 5:19pm
Originally posted by leightonlamb leightonlamb wrote:

Actually Coton since Nuneaton had a new manager they are winning, they beat Guiseley 6-1 in the FA Trophy on Saturday and are steadily climbing up the league . My worry is if their winning streak doesn't end soon they may catch us up.
Not seeing as they are about to  lose Joe Ironside and Reece Styche


Posted By: Highrise bert
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2017 at 7:33pm
The thought of the other A5 t-----s catching us up or even overtaking us,I can't bear the thought of it.


Posted By: BernardLamb
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2017 at 8:18pm
Originally posted by Highrise bert Highrise bert wrote:

The thought of the other A5 t-----s catching us up or even overtaking us,I can't bear the thought of it.
Not a chance of that happening IMO


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2017 at 9:56pm
Ok - wanted 2 weeks off oh-hum- support IOMs comments - we have lost 250 home fans for a reason - sorry guys playing really well and winning at same time at home numbers want 6 times a year for so many seasons is not good enough - not my opinion but obviously theirs!! - AM budget - comments almost suggesting he's a pauper - he has a competitive budget which should afford him a chance of nicking one of the last two play-off places ifs he's anywhere near cute - 2nd close season to build up a competitive squad - IOM highlighted our top players - all but Briscoe new in - has AM built year on year - no he has not - WORRY about AM tactical ability - Hoof ball to Wasp every time against in main against big defenders is mind bending - not floor with his pace wins more than less! - forget where we are - said line in sand it's where we finish - remember winning run - still blew play-off place - for me if AM gets us a play-off place give him another contract for 1 year - see who he brings in and more importantly WHO HE KEEPS - if not out he goes. On a separate issue POD - you share my concerns over slow paced midfield however unlike you l for one not looking forward to the return of Green - just imagine - Denney-Clarke-Fox and the absent one in the same formation! - finally guys said we could not afford over the hill players in our team pre-season naming Dyer and Green - not proved wrong - maybe a Pratt but not a stupid one me thinks - and finally finally Deeney - wondered very early on how we could use his 'fast' turn of pace?



Posted By: BernardLamb
Date Posted: 18 Jan 2017 at 7:37am

Originally posted by Argus9 Argus9 wrote:

Ok - wanted 2 weeks off oh-hum- support IOMs comments - we have lost 250 home fans for a reason - sorry guys playing really well and winning at same time at home numbers want 6 times a year for so many seasons is not good enough - not my opinion but obviously theirs!! - AM budget - comments almost suggesting he's a pauper - he has a competitive budget which should afford him a chance of nicking one of the last two play-off places ifs he's anywhere near cute - 2nd close season to build up a competitive squad - IOM highlighted our top players - all but Briscoe new in - has AM built year on year - no he has not - WORRY about AM tactical ability - Hoof ball to Wasp every time against in main against big defenders is mind bending - not floor with his pace wins more than less! - forget where we are - said line in sand it's where we finish - remember winning run - still blew play-off place - for me if AM gets us a play-off place give him another contract for 1 year - see who he brings in and more importantly WHO HE KEEPS - if not out he goes. On a separate issue POD - you share my concerns over slow paced midfield however unlike you l for one not looking forward to the return of Green - just imagine - Denney-Clarke-Fox and the absent one in the same formation! - finally guys said we could not afford over the hill players in our team pre-season naming Dyer and Green - not proved wrong - maybe a Pratt but not a stupid one me thinks - and finally finally Deeney - wondered very early on how we could use his 'fast' turn of pace?

We are sixth in the league! As for competitive budget, I'd thin k you would be surprised as what side's like Fylde, Harrogate, and all are now paying.

Anyway, let's see what a shake up brings



Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 18 Jan 2017 at 8:16am
Originally posted by BernardLamb BernardLamb wrote:

Originally posted by Argus9 Argus9 wrote:

Ok - wanted 2 weeks off oh-hum- support IOMs comments - we have lost 250 home fans for a reason - sorry guys playing really well and winning at same time at home numbers want 6 times a year for so many seasons is not good enough - not my opinion but obviously theirs!! - AM budget - comments almost suggesting he's a pauper - he has a competitive budget which should afford him a chance of nicking one of the last two play-off places ifs he's anywhere near cute - 2nd close season to build up a competitive squad - IOM highlighted our top players - all but Briscoe new in - has AM built year on year - no he has not - WORRY about AM tactical ability - Hoof ball to Wasp every time against in main against big defenders is mind bending - not floor with his pace wins more than less! - forget where we are - said line in sand it's where we finish - remember winning run - still blew play-off place - for me if AM gets us a play-off place give him another contract for 1 year - see who he brings in and more importantly WHO HE KEEPS - if not out he goes. On a separate issue POD - you share my concerns over slow paced midfield however unlike you l for one not looking forward to the return of Green - just imagine - Denney-Clarke-Fox and the absent one in the same formation! - finally guys said we could not afford over the hill players in our team pre-season naming Dyer and Green - not proved wrong - maybe a Pratt but not a stupid one me thinks - and finally finally Deeney - wondered very early on how we could use his 'fast' turn of pace?


We are sixth in the league! As for competitive budget, I'd thin k you would be surprised as what side's like Fylde, Harrogate, and all are now paying.

Anyway, let's see what a shake up brings


Are you in the know then in terms of a possible 'Shake up' ?- as to budget Bernard - would not be surprised by the budgets the likes of Fylde and Harrogate on hence my comment about our 'competitive' budget with good management should be able to nick one of the lower play-off places. Can't and don't expect to walk off with this league however let us wait and see where we finish?


Posted By: Pilgrim Pod
Date Posted: 18 Jan 2017 at 10:40am
Originally posted by Argus9 Argus9 wrote:

On a separate issue POD - you share my concerns over slow paced midfield however unlike you l for one not looking forward to the return of Green - just imagine - Denney-Clarke-Fox and the absent one in the same formation!
All four starting at the same time; being a little theatrical there aren't we Argus? Mills and Briscoe are pretty much nailed on to start if fit leaving space for three of them at best in a five man midfield or two in a four. That's without factoring in Jed and Connor.

Originally posted by Argus9 Argus9 wrote:

finally guys said we could not afford over the hill players in our team pre-season naming Dyer and Green - not proved wrong - maybe a Pratt but not a stupid one me thinks
Dyer and Green are hardly over the hill aged 28 and 29 respectively. Now are they good enough for the division? I think they both are yes. The only issue I have is I believe Dyer to be quite limited as a footballer at this level and Greeny (at least this season) seems to be always injured...


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 18 Jan 2017 at 6:03pm
Originally posted by Pilgrim Pod Pilgrim Pod wrote:

Originally posted by Argus9 Argus9 wrote:

On a separate issue POD - you share my concerns over slow paced midfield however unlike you l for one not looking forward to the return of Green - just imagine - Denney-Clarke-Fox and the absent one in the same formation!
All four starting at the same time; being a little theatrical there aren't we Argus? Mills and Briscoe are pretty much nailed on to start if fit leaving space for three of them at best in a five man midfield or two in a four. That's without factoring in Jed and Connor.

Originally posted by Argus9 Argus9 wrote:

finally guys said we could not afford over the hill players
in our team pre-season naming Dyer and Green - not proved wrong - maybe
a Pratt but not a stupid one me thinks
Dyer and Green are hardly over the hill aged 28 and 29 respectively. Now are they good enough for the division? I think they both are yes. The only issue I have is I believe Dyer to be quite limited as a footballer at this level and Greeny (at least this season) seems to be always injured...


Being your first full season Pod you would not have seen Green in his prime for us before he took the money and went to FG - no problem with that but became a shadow of his former self when returning - his big injuries started at FG
- lost pace and hence trade mark tackle - nothing to do with age - paying decent wages for a lost cause - Dyer - don't get your comments as they seem to be agreeing with me? - again his pace was key - you must have seen it at your former club Hendesford when he ruled roost with his runs? - and that's gone?


Posted By: Pilgrim Pod
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2017 at 9:44am
Originally posted by Argus9 Argus9 wrote:

Dyer - don't get your comments as they seem to be agreeing with me? - again his pace was key - you must have seen it at your former club Hendesford when he ruled roost with his runs? - and that's gone?
I said he was limited not useless. The tactic surrounding him seems to be lump the ball towards the opposition's left back where Dyer provides a knock on for the other attackers. Now to be fair he wins the aerial duel more often than not but the knock on it provides goes to waste most of the time, particularly when Newton isn't playing. He also tracks back well... Limited usefulness. Agreed? Smile


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2017 at 9:50am
Before any movements are made public - me and Mrs Argus out last night with two other TFC addicts - made predictions on where we would finish - surprisingly with very similar results - 2 went for 10th - 1 for 9th and 1 for 8th - any views out there?






Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2017 at 10:09pm
Originally posted by Pilgrim Pod Pilgrim Pod wrote:

[QUOTE=Argus9]On a separate issue POD - you share my concerns over slow paced midfield however unlike you l for one not looking forward to the return of Green - just imagine - Denney-Clarke-Fox and the absent one in the same formation!
All four starting at the same time; being a little theatrical there aren't we Argus? Mills and Briscoe are pretty much nailed on to start if fit leaving space for three of them at best in a five man midfield or two in a four. That's without factoring in Jed and Connor.

Well Pods l obviously know AM a little better than - think his name should change to Andy LACKS AMBITION Morrell - just knew it would only be a matter of time before he choose possibly the worst midfield combination l have ever seen put on the TFC shirt - no prize wanted however - losing 3 points hard to swallow tonight


Posted By: CG RED
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2017 at 11:46pm
We won't get promoted under Morrell. His team selections are strange to say the least.

Can you seriously tell me Clarke, Fox, Deeney & Green are better or more creative than Briscoe.

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Posted By: Highrise bert
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2017 at 12:03am
What on earth is AM up to?All the bull we keep hearing off him about ins and outs and 2 new signings ready for tonight (Tuesday).The starting X1 he picked tonight was the most negative ever regards attacking,why have Briscoe and Newton in the dugout,they should have been on from the start,we never had a single effort on goal in the 1st half,and even Bells gifting them the 1st goal was painstaking.The players and management should put all their wages together and share the money out between the 50odd Tamworth fans who travelled to Cheltenham as an apology for that diabolical load of rubbish they put them through.No excuses this time Mr AM,if the fans can see it why can't you.


Posted By: I.O.M.Lamb
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2017 at 1:57am
In my opening rant on this topic I said that our players could play well if we were allowed to, but folded when the opposition got in our faces. Well, guess what, tonight Gloucester had a young, aggressive, battling team and our players do what they always do, folded in the face of a fight. Added to that the weird team selection of AM and it was bound to end in failure. Not the summary after the game but comments I made before kick off as others that were there will confirm. gutless, pathetic and embarrassing AGAIN.


Posted By: Pilgrim Pod
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2017 at 11:49am
Originally posted by Argus9 Argus9 wrote:

Originally posted by Pilgrim Pod Pilgrim Pod wrote:

[QUOTE=Argus9]On a separate issue POD - you share my concerns over slow paced midfield however unlike you l for one not looking forward to the return of Green - just imagine - Denney-Clarke-Fox and the absent one in the same formation!
All four starting at the same time; being a little theatrical there aren't we Argus? Mills and Briscoe are pretty much nailed on to start if fit leaving space for three of them at best in a five man midfield or two in a four. That's without factoring in Jed and Connor.

Well Pods l obviously know AM a little better than - think his name should change to Andy LACKS AMBITION Morrell - just knew it would only be a matter of time before he choose possibly the worst midfield combination l have ever seen put on the TFC shirt - no prize wanted however - losing 3 points hard to swallow tonight
I'm assuming all four started in midfield together? If so, that's disappointing to hear. I haven't been a fan of Deeney lately but I thought he had a good game the weekend. I have nothing bad to say about Clarke, I feel he warrants a place in the starting eleven. The jury is still out on Ben Fox. He seems to have a decent touch but was a liability the weekend; gives the ball away to easily and in dangerous positions.


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2017 at 1:49pm
Yes and no Pod - think Green started in a sweeper position in front of defence but ended up all over the place but mainly playing along side midfield - ended up in a shambolic TFC formation with majority of players looking lost. Can only assume AM decided he had to accommodate Green at any cost and built formation round him obviously at the cost of Briscoe - oh bloody hum me thinks - need some flare on Saturday - Alty away without Briscoe we would have 3 less points than we have now!







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