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promotion plaice
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Where's Ginny when you want him.

OK....I'm no good at doing in depth analysis but...

First half we were a bit under the cosh and Macca kept us in it, great goal for us against the run of play towards the end of the half  

Second half we actually played a lot better which surprised me considering the opposition.

I dont know what Jolley said to them at half-time but that team togetherness mentioned on a previous thread on here shone through tonight.

Pleased I made the effort to go tonight  UTM





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Once again, like Saturdays game thats the sort of game we would of thrown away last season. It just shows what improvements Jolley has made coming into this season, both on and off the pitch


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Just back... from the pub!

Enjoyed it again tonight. They had a lot of the ball, played lovely football, but got nowhere with it. They looked dangerous, but weren't. We defended all over the pitch, put some good moves of ourselves. Macca made his usual worldly just after we scored. The goal itself was all about Cook. He won the ball halfway in our half and drove at their defence, played it out wide to Ogbu. He played it back to Cook on the edge of the box and beat the keeper. Everyone put in a shift. Ogbu is going to be a Town cult hero. He is so unpredictable, but also skill full with it. He is a joy to watch. The defence played really well, Wright in midfield was all over the place as was all the others. All in all, we played really well against a good footballing side. Bring on FGR next Saturday.

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100 mile + round trip. £15-00
2 tickets £34-00
Fish & chips twice £10-00

Beating Donny..... Priceless

So after some deliberating about the cost and then seeing our team selection, I was questioning my sanity ( the bit I still have that is after following Town all these years )

But leaving Blundell Park on a high after seeing off opposition from the league above, has given me just the boost I need to see me through the rest of the week

I even cheered when we got Macclesfield at home in the draw... not the most inspiring of ties, but winnable and on the basis of our recent resilience, we should have enough to put this bogey side to the sword in a couple of weeks time

Onwards & upwards we go!

UTM GTID ATAW 🏁
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Really enjoyed the game Town seemed to try and play a bit more football and Pollock and Wright were both fantastic but MOTM James Mckeown thanks to a stunning reflex save . We look to have a far better squad than for a long time and we also look hard to beat FGR next up is a proper test but win,lose or draw I predict we are gonna do alright this year.
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Quoted from promotion plaice

Where's Ginny when you want him.

OK....I'm no good at doing in depth analysis but...

First half we were a bit under the cosh and Macca kept us in it, great goal for us against the run of play towards the end of the half  

Second half we actually played a lot better which surprised me considering the opposition.

I dont know what Jolley said to them at half-time but that team togetherness mentioned on a previous thread on here shone through tonight.

Pleased I made the effort to go tonight  UTM





Still lurking but not been to a game yet this season. Other stuff taking priority at the moment.
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Just back... from the pub!

. Ogbu is going to be a Town cult hero. He is so unpredictable, but also skill full with it. He is a joy to watch.



I would say he is frustrating to watch. He uses his strength well and can have great close control (altho not always) but then he will sometimes fall over the ball or something like that. His decision making is certainly suspect too. That said he is obviously a very awkward player to defend against, they won't have come up against too many like him! I would say we are likely to have people moaning about him as often as praising him.
Great to have him as an option tho
I would say he can do a job in the middle of a front 3 but Hansen is going to be  better and more consistent in that role
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Seems to me that Ogbu is the sort of player that will get the support of the fans in a good team that’s performing well, but in a team that’s scrapping against relegation he’d probably get hammered!


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Really enjoyed it again, don't want to get too excited but it feels like this could be a good season for us!

Saw a fair few comments about the price of a ticket in relation to the side selected and I do get it, whichever way you dress it up we went out with our second string with the exception of in goal and Davis in the absence of anyone else fit in that position.  

I can't imagine we'll start many games with a midfield trio of Hewitt, Ring and Cook!

McKeown made his usual world class saves at various points of the game and you can argue that without him....however that's what he's there for.  Pollock grew into the game after a shakyish first ten minutes whilst Davis looks a different player from last season.   Jury still out on Gibson for me but he needs time to settle and get match fitness. Hendrie was just Hendrie, ultra-dependable.  In the middle I'm not overly keen on Hewitt in that role and whilst Ring buzzed about he looked a bit lost, understandably.   As per Gibson, jury still out on him.  I thought Cook was excellent and has probably given Jolley another option in the midfield area, should he feel that in games he needs someone a little bit more attack minded.  Bonus is that with him in there you wouldn't see a significant drop in the energy levels either.   Took his goal excellently.

Up top Ogbu did his usual excite-frustrate-excite which we're just going to have to get used to.  He doesn't look particularly physical but a few occasions where the Donny defenders just bounced off him.  I'm not even sure he or Jolley know what his best position is but he was absolutely fine in that central role.  He won't use the ball like Hanson does there, nor win many headers but he does hold the ball up very well.  Thing I do like about is that he tries to play it as well, few times when the ball fell for him when defending a corner and he looked for the quick pass rather than just hammering it away - only time will tell if that catches us out at times.   Vernam impressed me and his turn of pace and quick feet give us another alternative in attack, same for Wright who had one of those games where it was just the bounce or run of the ball that didn't go for him.  On another day he could have been away a few times, couldn't fault his effort though.  In fact couldn't fault anyone's effort which is really pleasing.  When you look at the attacking options we've got, it's embarrassing really to compare it to the previous 2/3 seasons.

When Green and Hessenthaler came on it showed how we've matured as a side, some clever use of the ball to run the clock down and kill things off.

As per the Bradford game I thought the significant factor was that we looked like we wanted it more, that simple.

3 games - 2 wins, 1 draw, 2 clean sheets and only a single goal conceded.  Can't argue with that.
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Great to hear reports of us wanting it more for the last 2 games. FGR on Saturday which will be a good test for us. Last season we played 3-5-2 in both games against them and they were just much better at playing it. If we can keep this momentum going it would be great.
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