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Posted by: Peeler_Crab, August 13, 2019, 6:59pm
McKeown, Gibson, Pollock, Davis, Hendrie, Ring, Hewitt, Cook, Wright, Ogbu, Vernam.

Subs: Russell, Hessenthaler, Cardwell, Green, Painter, McPherson, Hope.

Posted by: Meza, August 13, 2019, 7:10pm; Reply: 1
Quoted from Peeler_Crab
McKeown, Gibson, Pollock, Davis, Hendrie, Ring, Hewitt, Cook, Wright, Ogbu, Vernam.

Subs: Russell, Hessenthaler, Cardwell, Green, Painter, McPherson, Hope.



Hmmm 4 fullbacks anyone know the formation?

Posted by: Hagrid, August 13, 2019, 7:12pm; Reply: 2
drunk off tbh. Expected some changes but thats basically the entire team. 22 quid ticket as well tonight
Posted by: AdamHaddock, August 13, 2019, 7:17pm; Reply: 3
Guessing 532 with Ring as a left centre half and Hewitt defensive midfield?
Posted by: Meza, August 13, 2019, 7:19pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from Hagrid
drunk off tbh. Expected some changes but thats basically the entire team. 22 quid ticket as well tonight


i'd have to agree with you Hagrid, that's pretty poor on the paying customer.  I'd have thought this sort of change would have been done for the checka trade, not for the Carabao, when a decent crowd 3000+ turn up.
Posted by: jaygy, August 13, 2019, 7:25pm; Reply: 5
This cup will need scrapping soon, even league 2 sides are putting reserve teams out for it 🤷🏼‍♂️
Posted by: headingly_mariner, August 13, 2019, 7:26pm; Reply: 6
£22 and not a recognised centre mid in the 11. When did we get the the stage that we could field a weakened team? Let’s not forget who we are!
Posted by: dicko995, August 13, 2019, 7:27pm; Reply: 7
My grandson is mascot tonight so ive just been told, been asked to present ball to referee, he,ll be buzzing, only 7, an up and rising Town fan, hope he,s a good omen :)
Posted by: chipsandgravy, August 13, 2019, 7:27pm; Reply: 8
Ridiculous amount of changes. I know the league is a priority but Its only ruddy three games in. All for giving a run out for those that haven't started but balance it with decent options on the bench. Happy to be proved wrong though.
Posted by: buckstown, August 13, 2019, 7:30pm; Reply: 9
£22??? That's more expensive than a league game isn't it?
Outrageous
Posted by: Malta_Mariner_90, August 13, 2019, 7:32pm; Reply: 10
Think this shows we need to get at least 1 more CM in asap. An injury to any of Hess, Clifton or Whitehouse we are in trouble.
Posted by: Grantham_Mariner, August 13, 2019, 7:39pm; Reply: 11
Ring and Gibson fullback. Hendrie and Hewit in Midfield.  Looks 4 3 3 to me.
Posted by: Oly1987, August 13, 2019, 7:40pm; Reply: 12
4-4-2 with ring left mid, hewitt and Cooke in the centre and wright on the right, ogbu and vernam up front
Posted by: sam gy, August 13, 2019, 7:41pm; Reply: 13
I appreciate frustrations from fans paying full price, but I do think it’s a tad harsh/disrespectful to some of the players to label this a reserve team...especially as we’re only two games into the season and therefore don’t know what our first team will end up looking like.

We want to see the youth given a chance so in come Pollock and Wright.

Cook and Vernam are good players at this level and deserve a chance to play...also we need them match fit and firing after missing a chunk of pre season.

Gibson and Ring are respectively victims of injury and Hewitts amazing crosses from the right/Hendries general amazing ability to play anywhere and both deserve a game.

Rose is injured, Ohman is injured/under precaution. In come Ogbu and Pollock.

I think it’s fair to say that Whitehouse and Hanson should be managed properly/not risked.

If we’re gonna have a good season, we need a fit and competitive squad.
Posted by: The Old Codger, August 13, 2019, 7:41pm; Reply: 14
Quoted from Meza


Hmmm 4 fullbacks anyone know the formation?



Gibson can play centre back, Hewitt can play midfield so can Cook and Hendrie. I’m guessing three CBS, Gibson, Pollock and Davis, Ring and Wright as wide midfielders, Hendrie and Hewitt central with Vernam, Ogbu and Cook up front in a 3-4-3 but pleased I haven’t paid 22 quid for the privilege
Posted by: promotion plaice, August 13, 2019, 7:59pm; Reply: 15

Not sure how strong a team Doncaster have put out but we are second best at the minute, early in the game though.
Posted by: Tommy, August 13, 2019, 8:04pm; Reply: 16
Quoted from dicko995
My grandson is mascot tonight so ive just been told, been asked to present ball to referee, he,ll be buzzing, only 7, an up and rising Town fan, hope he,s a good omen :)


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Posted by: promotion plaice, August 13, 2019, 8:05pm; Reply: 17

Great save by Macca
Posted by: Grantham_Mariner, August 13, 2019, 8:06pm; Reply: 18
Don't Doncaster have to agree match prices? They may not have wanted lower priced tickets?
Posted by: LondonMariner43, August 13, 2019, 8:10pm; Reply: 19
Seems like a better line up that the one that started last season.  Plenty on here have been wanting to see Cook get a run in midfield.
Posted by: bigbadmarinerbob, August 13, 2019, 8:12pm; Reply: 20
Anybody else getting feedback on the I follow?
Posted by: jaygy, August 13, 2019, 8:15pm; Reply: 21
Commentary not very good for me
Posted by: psgmariner, August 13, 2019, 8:16pm; Reply: 22
Sounds like commentators are in a womb
Posted by: Tommy, August 13, 2019, 8:20pm; Reply: 23
Quoted from LondonMariner43
Seems like a better line up that the one that started last season.  Plenty on here have been wanting to see Cook get a run in midfield.


....and plenty want to see Max Wright get a start. And Pollock.

Yeah it's a lot of changes but:

a) it's a squad game. Good chance to keep everyone involved for morale and spirit of the whole squad if nothing else. Show everyone they're all a part of it. Good chance to get people off and running after having pre season then not playing for 2 weeks.

b) the lads that have come in tonight are hardly such inferior players and will probably all be needed to play a part over the season.

c) we could have a decent cup run but its league form and league position MJ will be judged on. So I understand him prioritising the league by using the cup to give minutes to players who need them.
Posted by: WHYWONTYOULETMESIGNUP, August 13, 2019, 8:22pm; Reply: 24
Sounds like an atari video game
Posted by: psgmariner, August 13, 2019, 8:23pm; Reply: 25
Many there?
Posted by: essexexile, August 13, 2019, 8:24pm; Reply: 26
Yeh sort the sound terrible
Posted by: psgmariner, August 13, 2019, 8:24pm; Reply: 27
Sounds better now. The commentary not the game.
Posted by: essexexile, August 13, 2019, 8:25pm; Reply: 28
Bit better now ta!
UTM
Posted by: gtfcmd, August 13, 2019, 8:26pm; Reply: 29
1 nil cook
Posted by: gtfcmd, August 13, 2019, 8:26pm; Reply: 30
1 nil cook
Posted by: sonofmadeleymariner, August 13, 2019, 8:26pm; Reply: 31
COOKIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: psgmariner, August 13, 2019, 8:27pm; Reply: 32
Forgot he existed but a well taken goal. I bet Boston and Gainsborough are drafting loan bids tonight!
Posted by: promotion plaice, August 13, 2019, 8:28pm; Reply: 33

Another great save by Macca
Posted by: promotion plaice, August 13, 2019, 8:35pm; Reply: 34

HT  Town 1-0 Doncaster

Against the run of play but who cares  😀
Posted by: buckstown, August 13, 2019, 8:38pm; Reply: 35
Donny fans complaining about feedback and poor sound  commentary on their ifollow as well
Posted by: headingly_mariner, August 13, 2019, 8:39pm; Reply: 36
Enjoyed that. Donny probably had the better of it but we look dangerous on the break. Ogbu is amazing at holding the ball up.
Posted by: chipsandgravy, August 13, 2019, 8:43pm; Reply: 37
Luke Waterfall playing tonight for Shrewsbury. There 3-0 down at half time and at home. The fans aren't happy with him.
Just saying!
Posted by: Maringer, August 13, 2019, 8:44pm; Reply: 38
7 changes to the starting team and two of the 4 are playing in different positions as well. We're playing 4-3-3 and midfield is underpowered, to say the least (two full-backs and a striker in there theoretically!). Gibson struggling at left-back as well so probably not fully fit at present.

Donny have been the better by a good amount without creating too much. Lots of shots outside the box, a couple of good saves by McKeown, one excellent to keep us in front.

Well-taken breakaway goal for us with Cook and Ogbu playing it off well and then Vernam forced a couple of saves. I think we'll need to play better in the second half to win this one or even get to penalties so I wonder what subs we might make?
Posted by: toontown, August 13, 2019, 8:46pm; Reply: 39
Well taken goal by Cooke after a good run from him and a nice layoff from ogbu. Unsurprisingly given all the changes we have looked pretty disjointed.
One good save from Macca and one absolutely ridiculously good reaction stop from him, amazing.
Posted by: golfer, August 13, 2019, 8:47pm; Reply: 40
Quoted from buckstown
Donny fans complaining about feedback and poor sound  commentary on their ifollow as well


Doesn't ifollow use radio humberside for their broadcast. Humberside having problems with their digital broadcast
Posted by: hheh2, August 13, 2019, 8:51pm; Reply: 41
1-0 up at HT really good considering they are playing their first team!
Posted by: promotion plaice, August 13, 2019, 8:51pm; Reply: 42

These new floodlights are impressive, what a difference.
Posted by: chipsandgravy, August 13, 2019, 8:52pm; Reply: 43
[quote=747]Luke Waterfall playing tonight for Shrewsbury. There 3-0 down at half time and at home. The fans aren't happy with him.
Just saying![/quo

Injured after 6 minutes although they were already 2-0 down lol!
Posted by: Gaffer58, August 13, 2019, 9:06pm; Reply: 44
Quoted from promotion plaice

These new floodlights are impressive, what a difference.


They could be our twelve man, or lucky oman,
Posted by: forza ivano, August 13, 2019, 9:13pm; Reply: 45
Morecambe winning at mansfield. Maybe they aren't quite as bad as people make out?

In non league news dann y East has scored for alfreton.anyone know if that's our dann y east?
And the funniest scoreline has to be woking going 2 up at dear old chesterfield. The joys of the national league, eh?
Posted by: TownSNAFU5, August 13, 2019, 9:16pm; Reply: 46
Teams currently losing 0-3 at home:

Barnsley
Bradford City (We softened them up).
Salford
Shrewsbury
Tranmere
Posted by: KingstonMariner, August 13, 2019, 9:21pm; Reply: 47
Quoted from Gaffer58


They could be our twelve man, or lucky oman,


Or unlucky Yemen
Posted by: KingstonMariner, August 13, 2019, 9:25pm; Reply: 48
Quoted from TownSNAFU5
Teams currently losing 0-3 at home:

Barnsley
Bradford City (We softened them up).
Salford
Shrewsbury
Tranmere


Not very often I'd cheer a Leeds goal, but tonight's one those nights.
Posted by: bigbadmarinerbob, August 13, 2019, 9:30pm; Reply: 49
And derby winning too  ;D
Posted by: AdamHaddock, August 13, 2019, 9:31pm; Reply: 50
Shrews 4-0 down
Posted by: forza ivano, August 13, 2019, 9:33pm; Reply: 51
Louie Soares and Aswad Thomas score for Hampton and Ebbsfleet respectively whilst Scunts continue on their wonderful start to the season as they go one down to a Derby County Reserve XI
Posted by: TownSNAFU5, August 13, 2019, 9:34pm; Reply: 52
Bradford also now 0-4 down at home.

(0-4 is the new 0-3 home defeat).
Posted by: buckstown, August 13, 2019, 9:37pm; Reply: 53
Meanwhile the pride of Scotland on their way out of the Champions League again
Posted by: sonofmadeleymariner, August 13, 2019, 9:39pm; Reply: 54
Get in a win against a league one side with a majority reserve side, you can't complain about that can you
Posted by: Fishy clapper, August 13, 2019, 9:40pm; Reply: 55
Football fortune awaits
Posted by: KingstonMariner, August 13, 2019, 9:40pm; Reply: 56
Nice one.  :)
Posted by: headingly_mariner, August 13, 2019, 9:40pm; Reply: 57
Haha well worth £22 to see our reserves. Entertaining game and some fine performances. Can’t believe Poloock is 17.
Posted by: chipsandgravy, August 13, 2019, 9:41pm; Reply: 58
Quoted from chipsandgravy
Ridiculous amount of changes. I know the league is a priority but Its only ruddy three games in. All for giving a run out for those that haven't started but balance it with decent options on the bench. Happy to be proved wrong though.


Well done Town. What do I know!!
Posted by: TwoLeftFeet, August 13, 2019, 9:42pm; Reply: 59
Great night.. Town win with the a lot of the squad getting some mins.. nice draw needed now
Posted by: Madeleymariner, August 13, 2019, 9:45pm; Reply: 60
Brilliant result, finding it hard not to get carried away on a sea of optimism. :)
Posted by: Maringer, August 13, 2019, 9:45pm; Reply: 61
We looked a lot better organised in the second half and deserved to win overall. Just a pity we didn't make more of the few attacking opportunities which we created. The final ball or touch just wasn't quite good enough.

Very solid performance considering most of the starters were effectively 'reserves'.
Posted by: forza ivano, August 13, 2019, 9:47pm; Reply: 62
Scunts lose again.
Asante scores gain for Chester as he gets 90th minute penalty



and Gtfc continue their unbeaten start to the season.Happy days.
Posted by: Town Monkey, August 13, 2019, 9:47pm; Reply: 63
Is that our first league cup win for 11 years? Great performance lads!
Posted by: Grimsby2012, August 13, 2019, 9:50pm; Reply: 64
Get in. The 1-0 win won me an accumlator bet. £700 richer tonight.
Posted by: The Boys Paddock, August 13, 2019, 9:52pm; Reply: 65
Quoted from Town Monkey
Is that our first league cup win for 11 years? Great performance lads!


first goal since 2008, when Newey scored against Blackburn
Posted by: HertsGTFC, August 13, 2019, 9:53pm; Reply: 66
Good night all round, well done Town!
Posted by: WOZOFGRIMSBY, August 13, 2019, 9:54pm; Reply: 67
Quoted from The Boys Paddock


first goal since 2008, when Newey scored against Blackburn


And the day my goddaughter was born
Posted by: livosnose, August 13, 2019, 9:54pm; Reply: 68
Quoted from The Boys Paddock


first goal since 2008, when Newey scored against Blackburn


Ooh it was a great goal that one ! Free kick if I recall
Posted by: KingstonMariner, August 13, 2019, 9:55pm; Reply: 69
Scunthorpe are out then. Still, they'll be able to concentrate on the league. The National League.
Posted by: Davec, August 13, 2019, 9:56pm; Reply: 70
Quoted from livosnose


Ooh it was a great goal that one ! Free kick if I recall


Shame we lost 4-1! If I rememeber right wasn't the free kick thanks to some awful keeping from their keeper
Posted by: IlkleyMariner, August 13, 2019, 9:58pm; Reply: 71
Quoted from livosnose


Ooh it was a great goal that one ! Free kick if I recall


Correct. Went 1-0 up but lost to Premiership side Blackburn 4-1.
Good strike by Newey though.

Posted by: dicko995, August 13, 2019, 9:59pm; Reply: 72
Great win. Think I will get my grandson to be mascot at every game :)
Posted by: jock dock tower, August 13, 2019, 10:02pm; Reply: 73
Quoted from buckstown
Meanwhile the pride of Scotland on their way out of the Champions League again


Don't be daft Auchinleck haven't got a game tonight! ;)

Posted by: Heisenberg, August 13, 2019, 10:05pm; Reply: 74
Quoted from buckstown
Meanwhile the pride of Scotland on their way out of the Champions League again


Celtic = pride of Ireland.
Rangers = pride of scotland.
Posted by: KingstonMariner, August 13, 2019, 10:08pm; Reply: 75
Quoted from Heisenberg


Celtic = pride of Ireland.
Rangers = pride of scotland.


Both are the Pride of the 17th Century.
Posted by: supertown, August 13, 2019, 10:11pm; Reply: 76
Home to Macclesfield
Posted by: bartgtfc, August 13, 2019, 10:11pm; Reply: 77
Home to macclesfield
Posted by: pizzzza, August 13, 2019, 10:12pm; Reply: 78
FFS....
Posted by: Hagrid, August 13, 2019, 10:12pm; Reply: 79
Winnable
Posted by: supertown, August 13, 2019, 10:13pm; Reply: 80
Quoted from pizzzza
FFS....


That’s ok, very winnable and the big teams come in next round
Posted by: Swansea_Mariner, August 13, 2019, 10:15pm; Reply: 81
Great win tonight, winnable draw, lots more mins for our squad players what's not to like!
Posted by: buckstown, August 13, 2019, 10:16pm; Reply: 82
Wouldn't imagine they're too chuffed either. Long way for their 6 fans on a Tuesday night
Posted by: Posh Harry, August 13, 2019, 10:16pm; Reply: 83
Gives us a good chance of getting to round 3 when the real big boys join the competition
Posted by: CodHead, August 13, 2019, 10:16pm; Reply: 84
As long as it doesn’t go to penalties
Posted by: promotion plaice, August 13, 2019, 10:16pm; Reply: 85

Can someone else do the Just Back thread this time please   :)
Posted by: hheh2, August 13, 2019, 10:17pm; Reply: 86
Chance to progress and make more dosh hope for FA cup run this year again 2
Posted by: lukeo, August 13, 2019, 10:17pm; Reply: 87
To me you want 1 of 2 teams.. A big team away (ie Newcastle) or a doable team at home to try progress to potentially get a big prem team.. So I'm happy with the draw.
Posted by: Limerick Mariner, August 13, 2019, 10:19pm; Reply: 88
Is this the first time we've beaten Donny since they were utterly excrement, with no fans, and playing at ground made out of slag heaps - in the first Buckley promotion season, so spring 1990?
Posted by: OllieGTFC, August 13, 2019, 10:19pm; Reply: 89
If we get through from Macclesfield  hopefully we get Tottenham away for there new ground or united
Posted by: The Old Codger, August 13, 2019, 10:22pm; Reply: 90
Winnable next game means chance of extra prize money....and The next draw would be before the window closes
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 13, 2019, 10:23pm; Reply: 91
Anyone else noticed how lucky Newport are.....another potential TV game with West Ham at home.....they have made some TV money last few seasons  
Posted by: KingstonMariner, August 13, 2019, 10:24pm; Reply: 92
Quoted from OllieGTFC
If we get through from Macclesfield  hopefully we get Tottenham away for there new ground or united


I'm getting ahead of myself (Macc are obviously no pushovers) but any of Arsenal, West Ham or Tottenham would be nice. Plenty of tickets, plus I've not been to any of these 3 new grounds yet. I've seen Town at every other London Prem/EL ground (apart from White Hart Lane). Plus a fair few non-League grounds.
Posted by: supertown, August 13, 2019, 10:27pm; Reply: 93
Quoted from Brazilnut
Anyone else noticed how lucky Newport are.....another potential TV game with West Ham at home.....they have made some TV money last few seasons  


As have Lincoln
Posted by: Abdul19, August 13, 2019, 10:28pm; Reply: 94
We've beaten Macc once at BP in 11 games. Tom Newey scored then too.
Posted by: Madeleymariner, August 13, 2019, 10:28pm; Reply: 95
Lincoln also get a moneyspinner again
Posted by: forza ivano, August 13, 2019, 10:29pm; Reply: 96
Great draw. A chance to see one of world football's all time great footballers at BP (albeit in the dugout) :-/
Posted by: Madeleymariner, August 13, 2019, 10:31pm; Reply: 97
We all know that if we beat Macc next round will be something like Norwich away
Posted by: promotion plaice, August 13, 2019, 10:36pm; Reply: 98
Quoted from Madeleymariner
We all know that if we beat Macc next round will be something like Norwich away


Can we draw Chelsea ?  

After seeing them against Man Utd I reckon we have a chance.

Posted by: The Boys Paddock, August 13, 2019, 10:37pm; Reply: 99
Quoted from Brazilnut
Anyone else noticed how lucky Newport are.....another potential TV game with West Ham at home.....they have made some TV money last few seasons  


Lincoln as well
Posted by: Lincoln Mariner 56, August 13, 2019, 10:47pm; Reply: 100
Quoted from OllieGTFC
If we get through from Macclesfield  hopefully we get Tottenham away for there new ground or united


Went last week for game v Inter Milan and it is pretty unbelievable and viewing is absolutely fantastic. As an aside boarded train at Eltham Lock and was quickly joined by three guys one of whom was wearing a town shirt. Had great chat with them on train and outside the ground when I bumped into them again. The town shirt wearer was from Kirton Lindsey and has a passion for visiting as many football grounds as possible and pretty sure he told me he was approaching 160 different ones.

Would love to go back with Town in the two legged semi-final 😩😄😄😄
Posted by: Mariner Timsky, August 13, 2019, 10:50pm; Reply: 101
Do we know how many changes Donny made to the side they put out at the weekend??
Posted by: Madeleymariner, August 13, 2019, 11:01pm; Reply: 102
5 complete changes inc, keeper + Blair who replaced an injured player on sat after 25mins anyway
Posted by: moosey_club, August 13, 2019, 11:07pm; Reply: 103
Thought we struggled with the system first half , allowed Donny too much space out wide and didn't retain the ball well enough. Settled into it and grew in confidence.

Great counter attack goal, Cook ( who played very well in the centre ) broke up play and went directly forward....with options either side he exchanged passes with Ogbu and finished smartly, midway in our half to back of the net in seconds, fantastic goal.
Vernam went close not long after forcing a good save out of their keeper, just had Macca had made a wonder save moments before that.

Second half it looked like Jolley had got a quick coaching session in at half time as the shape worked smarter to close the width out and as a result Donny looked blunt and were forced backwards and sideways before ultimately giving up posession, all the side started to look at ease with the shape and their roles within it.
Various changes in personnel and positions didnt shake the solidity and apart from a few nervy moments at the death Donny hardly troubled us in the second half.

Given it was a team of arguably fringe/ squad players its clear the 4-3-3 system is being drilled into all and that all the players are willing to graft for each other.  Wright, Ogbu, Cook, Pollock looked first team ready...Gibson looked a little shakey at first with the ball but settled into it , Vernam was Vernam, bright spots and anonymous spots.

Jolley has definately got this group focussed and working hard.  Good to see.  UTM
Posted by: bobbyturtle, August 13, 2019, 11:09pm; Reply: 104
didnt the system change to  a 442?
Posted by: lee65, August 13, 2019, 11:36pm; Reply: 105
Quoted from bobbyturtle
didnt the system change to  a 442?


Yes, when Green came on
Posted by: bobbyturtle, August 14, 2019, 12:10am; Reply: 106
Quoted from lee65


Yes, when Green came on


thought it was earlier than that, went to a 4 1 1 , then. with ogbu dropping deeper. what i like about it, is that we have a plan b as well heart and fight. utm
fear no one
Posted by: arryarryarry, August 14, 2019, 12:37am; Reply: 107
Quoted from promotion plaice

These new floodlights are impressive, what a difference.


To be honest I wasn't that impressed. Yes they were brighter but they didn't look to have been set up right. From the back of the Youngs stand the areas round the corner flags looked a strange yellow colour. The lights don't appear to have the same colour temperature. 8)
Posted by: barralad, August 14, 2019, 6:43am; Reply: 108
Quoted from Lincoln Mariner 56


Went last week for game v Inter Milan and it is pretty unbelievable and viewing is absolutely fantastic. As an aside boarded train at Eltham Lock and was quickly joined by three guys one of whom was wearing a town shirt. Had great chat with them on train and outside the ground when I bumped into them again. The town shirt wearer was from Kirton Lindsey and has a passion for visiting as many football grounds as possible and pretty sure he told me he was approaching 160 different ones.

Would love to go back with Town in the two legged semi-final 😩😄😄😄


The chap in the Town shirt was Graham Precious ex Mariners Trust board member and a top bloke..
Posted by: rancido, August 14, 2019, 7:42am; Reply: 109
Quoted from The Old Codger


Gibson can play centre back, Hewitt can play midfield so can Cook and Hendrie. I’m guessing three CBS, Gibson, Pollock and Davis, Ring and Wright as wide midfielders, Hendrie and Hewitt central with Vernam, Ogbu and Cook up front in a 3-4-3 but pleased I haven’t paid 22 quid for the privilege


This is all about the squad and every player tonight is capable of and would be expected to figure in the matchday squad/team at some point. The only way they can demonstrate what they can do is under match conditions and that is also the only way they can be " match fit ".
Posted by: rancido, August 14, 2019, 7:46am; Reply: 110
Quoted from barralad


The chap in the Town shirt was Graham Precious ex Mariners Trust board member and a top bloke..


The technicians were there during the game and further adjustments were being made after the match. As in all things like this some fine tuning is required to get everything set up correctly.
Posted by: Civvy at last, August 14, 2019, 8:05am; Reply: 111
Quoted from rancido


The technicians were there during the game and further adjustments were being made after the match. As in all things like this some fine tuning is required to get everything set up correctly.


Why was Graham Precious being adjusted ?? 😉 😂😂
Posted by: forza ivano, August 14, 2019, 10:25pm; Reply: 112
I think there was a small financial windfall as well. I read that there is 5k awarded for a first round win and we get half the crowd receipts which wont be too bad if 2500 were paying full price
Posted by: thornemariner, August 15, 2019, 9:16pm; Reply: 113
Quoted from Lincoln Mariner 56


Went last week for game v Inter Milan and it is pretty unbelievable and viewing is absolutely fantastic. As an aside boarded train at Eltham Lock and was quickly joined by three guys one of whom was wearing a town shirt. Had great chat with them on train and outside the ground when I bumped into them again. The town shirt wearer was from Kirton Lindsey and has a passion for visiting as many football grounds as possible and pretty sure he told me he was approaching 160 different ones.

Would love to go back with Town in the two legged semi-final 😩😄😄😄


I was one of the three. Good to meet you. I met Graham at Brimsdown having gone to see Brentford the day before and went back with him. As Barralad said, Graham is a good bloke.

I was well impressed with the Spurs ground. Last time I saw them play at home was 1988. Fantastic view where we were. We bumped into quite a few folk from the Grimsby area on the day.

I think Graham has seen Town at 160 grounds. Not sure how many grounds I've seen Town at but I'm in the 200s for all clubs visited. Graham has already asked me to sort him out for a ticket at Brentford's new ground next season! For once Grimsby and Bees' home games haven't clashed much so I'm getting some last home games in at Griffin Park whilst holding a season ticket for Town.

Fond memories of GP. Town will always be my team but I did visit GP a lot when I lived down there and have really good friends at  Brentford.

Salford will be my fourth new ground this year after Grantham, Scarborough and Spurs and I think Spurs just get the nod.

We spoke to quite a few Spurs fans and they were very friendly and weren't abashed to bring up our win against them in 2005. Great day out.

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