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Posted by: Poojah, February 23, 2021, 6:03pm
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A little bit crafty of us to line-up with 12 players but these are desperate times I suppose.

Edit: original Tweet from Town had 12 players in the line-up with Hendrie also starting. Now corrected.
Posted by: Nutsy, February 23, 2021, 6:04pm; Reply: 1
What’s the shape 4-5-1?
Posted by: wigworld, February 23, 2021, 6:08pm; Reply: 2
Quoted from Nutsy
What’s us the shape 4-5-1?


Posted by: Northbank Mariner, February 23, 2021, 6:08pm; Reply: 3
Looks to me like a "shut up shop" starting 11 then try n nick a goal second half, just hope it doesn't bite us on the posterior..
Posted by: Poojah, February 23, 2021, 6:08pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from Nutsy
What’s the shape 4-5-1?


I'm reading it as 3-5-2, with Hewitt part of a back three.

Eastwood
Hewitt - Waterfall - Menayese
Morais - Rose - Matete - El Mizouni - Bunney
Adams - Payne

Can't see how else it would work.
Posted by: Abdul19, February 23, 2021, 6:09pm; Reply: 5
I'd guess so with El Mizouni the furthest forward of the midfield 3?

(Getting into the pockets, as they appear to be called these days)
Posted by: Heisenberg, February 23, 2021, 6:12pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from Northbank Mariner
Looks to me like a "shut up shop" starting 11 then try n nick a goal second half, just hope it doesn't bite us on the posterior..


Where IS the bloody shop, that’s what I want to know?
Posted by: Garth, February 23, 2021, 6:15pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from Heisenberg


Where IS the bloody shop, that’s what I want to know?


Pesky Germans bomb it 1943
Posted by: IlkleyMariner, February 23, 2021, 6:15pm; Reply: 8
Could be 4 5 1
Posted by: psgmariner, February 23, 2021, 6:15pm; Reply: 9
Had to google who Adam’s was.

Internet suggests he’s a midfielder
Posted by: Mariner Timsky, February 23, 2021, 6:16pm; Reply: 10
I just did the exact same thing! Been so long since these lads signed up now eh
Please Town do the biz tonight PLEASE
Posted by: mimma, February 23, 2021, 6:18pm; Reply: 11
I know more about Crawley players as I do about ours!
Posted by: immariner, February 23, 2021, 6:21pm; Reply: 12
Adams isn't a striker and Morais isn't a wing back so can't see it being 3-5-2. 4-5-1 with the wide men high can work well. Kept us up under Jolley.
Posted by: bobbyturtle, February 23, 2021, 6:21pm; Reply: 13
Come on Town!
Posted by: chiangmaimariner, February 23, 2021, 6:23pm; Reply: 14
BBC (what do they know?) have guessed us line-up to be:

                                     44Eastwood
22Hewitt             6Waterfall             26Menayese           3Bunney
18Morais      4Rose      20Matete              38El Mizouni      45Adams
                                           40Payne


Seems plausible to me (what do I know?).




Edit: 4-1-4-1 with Rose shielding the back line, maybe?
Posted by: dicko995, February 23, 2021, 6:23pm; Reply: 15
thought we were supposed to be at home, that line up is a bit protective, but what do i know
Posted by: promotion plaice, February 23, 2021, 6:24pm; Reply: 16

Jeez could we do with a win.

Come on lads.
Posted by: pontoonlew, February 23, 2021, 6:25pm; Reply: 17
Quoted from psgmariner
Had to google who Adam’s was.

Internet suggests he’s a midfielder


And by far our best player at Newport
Posted by: HarrogateMariner, February 23, 2021, 6:26pm; Reply: 18
Are we not supposed to name a home grown player in the match squad.....no Pollock or Clifton.....we don't want a point deduction, we don't have any to start with!
Posted by: Hurstomariner, February 23, 2021, 6:28pm; Reply: 19
Let’s kick start the season tonight ! Get behind Hurst and then boys ! I can see 3 pts tonight
Posted by: DB, February 23, 2021, 6:30pm; Reply: 20
3 Points all the way moving up
Posted by: GrimRob, February 23, 2021, 6:36pm; Reply: 21
This time it's going to be different
Posted by: moosey_club, February 23, 2021, 6:39pm; Reply: 22
Quoted from pontoonlew


And by far our best player at Newport


matter of opinion...felt he was a little light on end product myself but i will take into account trying to pick a cross out on that ploughed field would be difficult.
Posted by: promotion plaice, February 23, 2021, 6:40pm; Reply: 23
Quoted from GrimRob
This time it's going to be different

We're going to lose against 9 men   ??)

Come on Town.



Posted by: Madeleymariner, February 23, 2021, 6:54pm; Reply: 24
Looks like a lack of strength/height in that team, but I'll be positive till Crawley score  :o
Posted by: DB, February 23, 2021, 6:56pm; Reply: 25
Quoted from Madeleymariner
Looks like a lack of strength/height in that team, but I'll be positive till Crawley score  :o


We'll have to score two
Posted by: promotion plaice, February 23, 2021, 6:57pm; Reply: 26

Bloody adverts I was listening to Hursty there.
Posted by: DB, February 23, 2021, 6:57pm; Reply: 27
Quoted from promotion plaice

Bloody adverts I was listening to Hursty there.


Put RH on and switch the vol off till match starts
Posted by: moosey_club, February 23, 2021, 6:58pm; Reply: 28
Quoted from promotion plaice

Bloody adverts I was listening to Hursty there.


haha...same here.
Posted by: NorthseaMariner, February 23, 2021, 6:58pm; Reply: 29
Not normally on this iPad, but does anyone know why I've just got a black screen on ifollow?
Posted by: 140348 (Guest), February 23, 2021, 6:59pm; Reply: 30
C'mon you Mighty Mariners. :)
Posted by: lukeo, February 23, 2021, 6:59pm; Reply: 31
We've lost I'm sorry guys.
Not because of the team, pitch, tactics etc but because I've got us in a bet to win.
9/5!!! For me I think it's very good odds so I had to do it. I'm sorry! 😂

Utfm!!!! Looking forward to this. I've spent far too much on ifollow this season
Posted by: MrsMariner, February 23, 2021, 6:59pm; Reply: 32
Quoted from HarrogateMariner
Are we not supposed to name a home grown player in the match squad.....no Pollock or Clifton.....we don't want a point deduction, we don't have any to start with!


Yes what happened to the home grown rule I thought the number was to increase each year but not heard any thing about it for a while
Posted by: KingstonMariner, February 23, 2021, 7:01pm; Reply: 33
Quoted from lukeo
We've lost I'm sorry guys.
Not because of the team, pitch, tactics etc but because I've got us in a bet to win.
9/5!!! For me I think it's very good odds so I had to do it. I'm sorry! 😂

Utfm!!!! Looking forward to this. I've spent far too much on ifollow this season


Good job you live down in the West Country 😎
Posted by: ginnywings, February 23, 2021, 7:02pm; Reply: 34
Bloody windy for the game again. Seems to happen every match day.
Posted by: Hagrid, February 23, 2021, 7:07pm; Reply: 35
Wtf is that defending waterfall
Posted by: promotion plaice, February 23, 2021, 7:07pm; Reply: 36

Poor defending again, we got lucky.
Posted by: Chrisblor, February 23, 2021, 7:07pm; Reply: 37
Well that should have gone in for them
Posted by: davmariner, February 23, 2021, 7:08pm; Reply: 38
Waterfall proving as useful as a chocolate teapot once again.
Posted by: Abdul19, February 23, 2021, 7:09pm; Reply: 39
Fucking hell, he's a good player too, thought we were 1 down there.
Posted by: Heswall Mariner, February 23, 2021, 7:12pm; Reply: 40
I am now on the edge - if they score in the next 10 minutes we are gone.for sure.
Posted by: Hagrid, February 23, 2021, 7:13pm; Reply: 41
We look shaky at the back for sure
Posted by: Northbank Mariner, February 23, 2021, 7:13pm; Reply: 42
Anybody else lost Comms on ifollow??
Posted by: promotion plaice, February 23, 2021, 7:13pm; Reply: 43
Quoted from Heswall Mariner
I am now on the edge - if they score in the next 10 minutes we are gone.for sure.

I find alcohol helps when watching Town   ;)

Posted by: chiangmaimariner, February 23, 2021, 7:14pm; Reply: 44
Quoted from Heswall Mariner
I am now on the edge - if they score in the next 10 minutes we are gone.for sure.


There's plenty of undrunk beer in the world.

It helps.
Posted by: livvo, February 23, 2021, 7:17pm; Reply: 45
Needed a goal on the end of that move.
Posted by: nightrider, February 23, 2021, 7:18pm; Reply: 46
Christ. When Hewitt is the best defender out of those 4, you know you've got problems
They're going to score at least one  : ??)  ??)
Posted by: forza ivano, February 23, 2021, 7:19pm; Reply: 47
Think that's 3 good chances and 2 half chances for creepy and only 15 mins gone
Posted by: Humbercod, February 23, 2021, 7:19pm; Reply: 48
Town looking ok, if they manage to get to half time without being behind we could win this with the wind behind us 2nd half.
Posted by: Heswall Mariner, February 23, 2021, 7:21pm; Reply: 49
Currently on the Italian Gavi vino- it numbs the brain - the pain  is bearable once the bottle has gone.
Posted by: DB, February 23, 2021, 7:21pm; Reply: 50
They got the wind this half for their attack
Posted by: bawarmy, February 23, 2021, 7:21pm; Reply: 51
Quoted from Humbercod
Town looking ok, if they manage to get to half time without being behind we could win this with the wind behind us 2nd half.


Knowing our luck the wind will change
Posted by: Hagrid, February 23, 2021, 7:24pm; Reply: 52
Really poor that From Bunney. Our wingers not in the game yet. Wind of course not helping
Posted by: Craigy01, February 23, 2021, 7:24pm; Reply: 53
1-0 come on town
Posted by: Chrisblor, February 23, 2021, 7:24pm; Reply: 54
get the intercourse in lads
Posted by: Hagrid, February 23, 2021, 7:24pm; Reply: 55
YES hahahha
Posted by: promotion plaice, February 23, 2021, 7:24pm; Reply: 56

Get in Morais
Posted by: KingstonMariner, February 23, 2021, 7:24pm; Reply: 57
Get in!!
Posted by: oochiad, February 23, 2021, 7:24pm; Reply: 58
Yay!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: sonofmadeleymariner, February 23, 2021, 7:24pm; Reply: 59
GET IN!
Posted by: Humbercod, February 23, 2021, 7:25pm; Reply: 60
Get in there come on town!!!!
Posted by: Northbank Mariner, February 23, 2021, 7:25pm; Reply: 61
Get in there!!!
Posted by: cmackenzie4, February 23, 2021, 7:25pm; Reply: 62
C,Mon Town!!
Posted by: Hagrid, February 23, 2021, 7:25pm; Reply: 63
A bit of luck! Yes yes yes yes!!!!!!!
Posted by: forza ivano, February 23, 2021, 7:25pm; Reply: 64
Morais eith a 30 yard piledriver 8)4
Posted by: WHYWONTYOULETMESIGNUP, February 23, 2021, 7:25pm; Reply: 65
Weve got a goal and they havnt! Whats this called again? I think it begins with w
Posted by: GrimRob, February 23, 2021, 7:26pm; Reply: 66
The keeper will be disappointed with that

But I wasn't  :)
Posted by: mariner91, February 23, 2021, 7:26pm; Reply: 67
Lovely stuff, great strike..
Posted by: Marinerdan, February 23, 2021, 7:26pm; Reply: 68
Typical just missed the goal saying goodnight to my daughter!
Posted by: bawarmy, February 23, 2021, 7:26pm; Reply: 69
Quoted from promotion plaice

Get in Morais


Strange. One of their old players scores for us. It’s usually the other way round.
Posted by: jaygy, February 23, 2021, 7:26pm; Reply: 70
When do we start taking it into the corner? ;)
Posted by: Abdul19, February 23, 2021, 7:28pm; Reply: 71
Get in! Hopefully their keeper can chuck another couple in  8)
Posted by: Poojah, February 23, 2021, 7:28pm; Reply: 72
Fortunate perhaps, but it was only possible because we've shown some attacking intent and backed it up with some ideas. Absolute night and day between this and our performances going forward in recent games.

We do look a little vulnerable at the back at times and I'm still to be convinced by Menayese, but this is much better.
Posted by: Heisenberg, February 23, 2021, 7:28pm; Reply: 73
Quoted from bawarmy


Strange. One of their old players scores for us. It’s usually the other way round.


Oh now you’ve gone and f#cking done it!
Posted by: promotion plaice, February 23, 2021, 7:29pm; Reply: 74

Refs having a good game.
Posted by: WayneBurnettsJockstrap, February 23, 2021, 7:29pm; Reply: 75
At the time of typing

"were not bottom, were not bottom,

WERE NOT BOTTOM ANYMORE"
Posted by: The Old Codger, February 23, 2021, 7:29pm; Reply: 76
Getthefuckin! Forgot how to spell that.
Posted by: KingstonMariner, February 23, 2021, 7:29pm; Reply: 77
Why the intercourse do we go to Hull when nothing is happening there and there's a corner in our game?
Posted by: Gaffer58, February 23, 2021, 7:31pm; Reply: 78
Quoted from promotion plaice

Refs having a good game.


Should probably have signed him in January then
Posted by: WayneBurnettsJockstrap, February 23, 2021, 7:31pm; Reply: 79
Quoted from bawarmy


Strange. One of their old players scores for us. It’s usually the other way round.


Yes but they have Two of ours!
Posted by: DB, February 23, 2021, 7:31pm; Reply: 80
Come on Oldham need you to win Barrow
Posted by: KingstonMariner, February 23, 2021, 7:31pm; Reply: 81
To get that back of the Main Stand feeling, I've scrolled my screen up so I can't see the far side of the pitch.
Posted by: nightrider, February 23, 2021, 7:31pm; Reply: 82
Oh no where did we get bunny from  ;D ;D ;D
He'd look out of place playing left back for crows nest

Seriously though, I don't think we can play many more games with him let alone the rest of the season
Posted by: Chrisblor, February 23, 2021, 7:33pm; Reply: 83
Cool that we still give away loads of flipping moronic free kicks all around our area all the time. Morons
Posted by: jaygy, February 23, 2021, 7:33pm; Reply: 84
Ffs
Posted by: Craigy01, February 23, 2021, 7:33pm; Reply: 85
It was coming 1-1
Posted by: forza ivano, February 23, 2021, 7:33pm; Reply: 86
That didnt last long
Posted by: DB, February 23, 2021, 7:33pm; Reply: 87
What was the wall doing
Posted by: Hagrid, February 23, 2021, 7:34pm; Reply: 88
Why didnt the wall jump!?
Posted by: sonofmadeleymariner, February 23, 2021, 7:34pm; Reply: 89
Stupid foul for the freekick but that was a good goal to concede
Posted by: davmariner, February 23, 2021, 7:34pm; Reply: 90
If Morais jumps there and takes one in the face then that doesn’t go in.
Posted by: promotion plaice, February 23, 2021, 7:34pm; Reply: 91

1-1   :-/

Get in level at HT and with the wind behind us who knows.
Posted by: pontoonlew, February 23, 2021, 7:34pm; Reply: 92
Bunney, Menayese and Waterfall are absolutely flipping shite
Posted by: KingstonMariner, February 23, 2021, 7:34pm; Reply: 93
On the positive side, we're half hour in and not losing.
Posted by: HertsGTFC, February 23, 2021, 7:34pm; Reply: 94
Good strike to be fair.
Posted by: sonofmadeleymariner, February 23, 2021, 7:34pm; Reply: 95
Quoted from Hagrid
Why didnt the wall jump!?


Probably told not to and hope the wind carried the ball up and over
Posted by: jaygy, February 23, 2021, 7:36pm; Reply: 96
We really aren't getting the luck of the bounce
Posted by: Black_and_White_Bear, February 23, 2021, 7:37pm; Reply: 97
Quoted from pontoonlew
Bunney, Menayese and Waterfall are absolutely flipping shite


Don't talk rubbish!

Posted by: KingstonMariner, February 23, 2021, 7:37pm; Reply: 98


Probably told not to and hope the wind carried the ball up and over


That would make sense if they were kicking into the wind.
Posted by: GrimRob, February 23, 2021, 7:37pm; Reply: 99
Quoted from KingstonMariner
On the positive side, we're half hour in and not losing.


And we've scored. I'd have taken that after 33 mins, with a strong bench (by our standards) as well.
Posted by: forza ivano, February 23, 2021, 7:37pm; Reply: 100
Surely there was a handball there? Just got to try m get thru to half time level
Posted by: Hagrid, February 23, 2021, 7:37pm; Reply: 101
Wonder if i dare say it in fear of being called a drug addicted whatever from Kris 2

But the defence particuarly Bunney/Meneyasie look very poor
Posted by: pontoonlew, February 23, 2021, 7:40pm; Reply: 102


Don't talk rubbish!



Not one of them have been capable of stringing a 5 yard pass together and we look vulnerable every time the ball comes towards them
Posted by: Craigy01, February 23, 2021, 7:41pm; Reply: 103
Need to get in at 1-1
Posted by: DB, February 23, 2021, 7:41pm; Reply: 104
Luck for us volley hit bar
Posted by: forza ivano, February 23, 2021, 7:42pm; Reply: 105
Crawley hit the bar.we look all over the place at the back at times.bunney having a mare.
Colchester losing again.they really are on the slide
Posted by: chipsandgravy, February 23, 2021, 7:44pm; Reply: 106
This formation isn't working at all. Got to go 442 with Hanson on
Posted by: Chrisblor, February 23, 2021, 7:44pm; Reply: 107
We are absolutely rancid at the back. Amazed we didn't sign a replacement for Waterfall (although if he was replaced with someone at a similar standard to Menayese it wouldn't have made much difference)
Posted by: louth_in_the_south, February 23, 2021, 7:45pm; Reply: 108
We’ve signed 2 left backs who are complete crocks . Wtf ?!
Posted by: Abdul19, February 23, 2021, 7:46pm; Reply: 109
Only a matter of time before we give a pen away
Posted by: bobbyturtle, February 23, 2021, 7:46pm; Reply: 110
the wind looks to be a nightmare.
Posted by: nightrider, February 23, 2021, 7:48pm; Reply: 111
He has to be replaced at half time and given his p45. Never seen a player so out of his depth
Posted by: KingstonMariner, February 23, 2021, 7:48pm; Reply: 112
Bit of gamesmanship there by Crawley. Player going down when we have the ball in their end.
Posted by: DB, February 23, 2021, 7:48pm; Reply: 113
Bunny's rubbish going forward and his defending is not much better
Posted by: KingstonMariner, February 23, 2021, 7:50pm; Reply: 114
What happened to your positivity DB?  ;D
Posted by: buckstown, February 23, 2021, 7:51pm; Reply: 115
H-T not losing
Posted by: forza ivano, February 23, 2021, 7:51pm; Reply: 116
Got to ht level, when we should be 2 or 3 down, so I will take that
Posted by: Boris Johnson, February 23, 2021, 7:51pm; Reply: 117
Hurst needs to sort this, 2nd best for most of the half, thankful for the opening goal, as we would almost certainly be heading for another defeat....over to you Mr Hurst
Posted by: GrimRob, February 23, 2021, 7:51pm; Reply: 118
Wind to our advantage in the second half
Posted by: Black_and_White_Bear, February 23, 2021, 7:52pm; Reply: 119
Quoted from pontoonlew


Not one of them have been capable of stringing a 5 yard pass together and we look vulnerable every time the ball comes towards them


Again, you're talking rubbish, or watching a different game to me.

Posted by: Hagrid, February 23, 2021, 7:52pm; Reply: 120
Back 4 awful. Maybe exception of Hewitt. Lucky to not be losing at HT
Posted by: zorro_is_a_Mariner, February 23, 2021, 7:52pm; Reply: 121
The wind clearly caused us issues that half hopefully  we can use it to our advantage this half
Posted by: Hagrid, February 23, 2021, 7:53pm; Reply: 122


Again, you're talking rubbish, or watching a different game to me.



Admire your optimism but you’re delusional. We should be 3/4 down man
Posted by: Davec, February 23, 2021, 7:53pm; Reply: 123
Bunney struggled with his passing against Newport also I remember, hopefully that comes with game time but that needs to come quickly as we don't have 6 or 7 games to get them match fit.

Menayese has not impressed me at all as yet, the defence still looks very dodgy.

Hopefully we can take advantage of having the wind going for us in the 2nd half.
Posted by: IlkleyMariner, February 23, 2021, 7:53pm; Reply: 124
Please explain who’s been so bad at the back. Surely that’s hursts strength
Posted by: DB, February 23, 2021, 7:53pm; Reply: 125
Positive we scored first
Negs, gave away another free kick for their goal, wall useless
No attack only 1 or2 up in their box
They attack in numbers

2nd half all to do but the wind should favour us. Crawley showed how to play with the wind so lets hope Town have learnt.
Posted by: lukeo, February 23, 2021, 7:54pm; Reply: 126
Difficult conditions I think in a couple of small patches wevee knocked it around well. I want us to come out second half with the wind on our side and improve and get more on the ball.  This is winnable! Utm

Ps id get someone alongside Payne aswell.
Posted by: zorro_is_a_Mariner, February 23, 2021, 7:54pm; Reply: 127
Quoted from Hagrid


Admire your optimism but you’re delusional. We should be 3/4 down man


Well we lack pace at the back mixed with the wind against us so that made us look really shakey that half
Posted by: cardiffmariner, February 23, 2021, 7:55pm; Reply: 128
Don’t deserve to be level. Simple as that. The second half will tell us hi much of that crap we can blame on the wind.

We looked like a team at Newport despite having only just met, now we look like who’ve only just met met despite having weeks together to get to know each other.
Posted by: Hagrid, February 23, 2021, 7:55pm; Reply: 129
Quoted from zorro_is_a_Mariner


Well we lack pace at the back mixed with the wind against us so that made us look really shakey that half


Thats true.
Posted by: mariner tommy, February 23, 2021, 7:55pm; Reply: 130


Again, you're talking rubbish, or watching a different game to me.



None of our defenders are playing well, we’re fortunate not to be losing.
Posted by: sonofmadeleymariner, February 23, 2021, 7:56pm; Reply: 131
I'm pretty happy with that, we were playing some nice football till they scored hopefully we start doing that again in the 2nd half.

Waterfall is having a mare and Hellmans is yet to do anything to impress.

The wind looks like its playing a big part hopefully we can use it to get Payne in over the top

Shame we conceded, but at least we look like we could win it for a change.
Posted by: Black_and_White_Bear, February 23, 2021, 7:56pm; Reply: 132
Quoted from Hagrid


Admire your optimism but you’re delusional. We should be 3/4 down man


But we aren't are we?  I'm sure you are well aware of how difficult it is to play in very windy conditions, I think we have done well against the wind, and their goal was the result of a midfielder making a bad tackle for the free kick they scored from.

Posted by: Mariner93er, February 23, 2021, 7:57pm; Reply: 133
Quoted from Hagrid
Wonder if i dare say it in fear of being called a drug addicted whatever from Kris 2

But the defence particuarly Bunney/Meneyasie look very poor


You must be watching a different game to me if you’re singling Menayese out over waterfall. No coincidence that they’re aiming balls over waterfalls head.
Posted by: carrot top, February 23, 2021, 7:58pm; Reply: 134
2nd best the moment but at least we are level. Wind causing problems for us which we can hope it is the same for them 2nd half. It is still a hard watch and the table standings looks ominous for the Marriners
Posted by: Hagrid, February 23, 2021, 8:00pm; Reply: 135
Quoted from Mariner93er


You must be watching a different game to me if you’re singling Menayese out over waterfall. No coincidence that they’re aiming balls over waterfalls head.


No i completely agree
Posted by: bawarmy, February 23, 2021, 8:00pm; Reply: 136
Shoot on sight second half.
Posted by: Madeleymariner, February 23, 2021, 8:00pm; Reply: 137
We can win this if we play the conditions right
Posted by: moosey_club, February 23, 2021, 8:00pm; Reply: 138
will take 1-1 at half time playing against a wind like that and after serving up some easy chances for them.

Positives - looks like we have plenty of energy and desire and a decent goal from someone being brave/ confident enough to shoot on site.

Negatives - too susceptible to a simple over the top ball , when we defend we are chasing the ball like schoolboys, especially around our area, swarming to the ball but leaving men open , cant afford to do that all night or they will eventually pick the right pass.  Payne completely isolated. Close to leaving our legs out in the area too for the simple penalty concede.
Left side again our weak point going forward , Adams looked lost there.

Good wind behind us should help second half so if we can keep some of the energy and test that keeper with some shoot on site policy we may come out on top.
Posted by: Fillipe Noche, February 23, 2021, 8:00pm; Reply: 139
Need to improve massively in 2nd half

Matete non-existent

Bunny hasn’t been able to pass wind

Not good enough to win on that first half performance
Posted by: DB, February 23, 2021, 8:00pm; Reply: 140
Quoted from Hagrid


Admire your optimism but you’re delusional. We should be 3/4 down man


But were not. 4/6 weeks ago they'd have gone in.Times are changing. Town looked ragged but are still in it. Get a goal, don't know from where, and a win is still on the cards  
Posted by: pen penfras, February 23, 2021, 8:01pm; Reply: 141
Quoted from Mariner93er


You must be watching a different game to me if you’re singling Menayese out over waterfall. No coincidence that they’re aiming balls over waterfalls head.


They've both been shite, as has Bunney. Amazing it's 1-1 really. Hopefully the wind helps us 2nd half.
Posted by: forza ivano, February 23, 2021, 8:01pm; Reply: 142
Everyone saying about the wind, but it's their clever,tricky players up front who are causing havoc.as Abdul said a crawley penalty looks almost inevitable.
I'd just remind you've theyve only won 1 in 6 ,and yet they look a step above us
Posted by: Fillipe Noche, February 23, 2021, 8:02pm; Reply: 143
Quoted from moosey_club
will take 1-1 at half time playing against a wind like that and after serving up some easy chances for them.

Positives - looks like we have plenty of energy and desire and a decent goal from someone being brave/ confident enough to shoot on site.

Negatives - too susceptible to a simple over the top ball , when we defend we are chasing the ball like schoolboys, especially around our area, swarming to the ball but leaving men open , cant afford to do that all night or they will eventually pick the right pass.  Payne completely isolated. Close to leaving our legs out in the area too for the simple penalty concede.
Left side again our weak point going forward , Adams looked lost there.

Good wind behind us should help second half so if we can keep some of the energy and test that keeper with some shoot on site policy we may come out on top.


Decent goal? It was a goalkeeper howler but I’ll take a scruffy lucky goal all day long
Posted by: fishcake63, February 23, 2021, 8:03pm; Reply: 144
wind very bad making it difficult for our back four first half , see if we can do same to them i'd put hanson or shop on 2nd half put cross after cross into box nxt goal wins
Posted by: monkeyboy, February 23, 2021, 8:04pm; Reply: 145
midfield gone missing barring rose tbh, mattete and el no where to be seen.  if they get a grip on the game it may help the defence.
swap the wingers and i think bunney could use morais help.
Posted by: promotion plaice, February 23, 2021, 8:04pm; Reply: 146

Strong bench for us, hopefully we will nick it.
Posted by: DB, February 23, 2021, 8:05pm; Reply: 147
Quoted from promotion plaice

Strong bench for us, hopefully we will nick it.


No problem definite win for us
Posted by: sonofmadeleymariner, February 23, 2021, 8:13pm; Reply: 148
OK its only 5 minutes but we clearly need a 2nd striker up top with Payne he's so issolated
Posted by: Marinerdan, February 23, 2021, 8:13pm; Reply: 149
Hewitt’s long throws are looking dangerous.
Posted by: chipsandgravy, February 23, 2021, 8:15pm; Reply: 150
Jesus...Hanson would have field day with these crosses!!
Posted by: KingstonMariner, February 23, 2021, 8:16pm; Reply: 151
Don't like this handball rule. Its nonsense
Posted by: Hagrid, February 23, 2021, 8:16pm; Reply: 152
That handball happened in the box in the first half. Nothing given
Posted by: forza ivano, February 23, 2021, 8:18pm; Reply: 153
Quoted from forza ivano
I think this Bunney needs putting out of its misery!!


Posted by: DB, February 23, 2021, 8:19pm; Reply: 154
Bunny rubbish free kick
Posted by: nightrider, February 23, 2021, 8:20pm; Reply: 155
Surely you'd put hendrie on at half time
Posted by: lukeo, February 23, 2021, 8:20pm; Reply: 156
Need two Upfront.
Posted by: DB, February 23, 2021, 8:20pm; Reply: 157
Why aren't we using the wind like they did
Posted by: promotion plaice, February 23, 2021, 8:20pm; Reply: 158

Get Hanson on.
Posted by: KingstonMariner, February 23, 2021, 8:20pm; Reply: 159
Quoted from forza ivano




Not one of those signings that put the hares up on the back of your neck  ;)
Posted by: DB, February 23, 2021, 8:22pm; Reply: 160
Town have no idea here to clear the ball. Just hit into empty spaces
Posted by: Hagrid, February 23, 2021, 8:22pm; Reply: 161
Poor Payne has got no chance
Posted by: sonofmadeleymariner, February 23, 2021, 8:25pm; Reply: 162
Finally a 2nd striker
Posted by: TAGG, February 23, 2021, 8:27pm; Reply: 163
Positive substitution
Sorry don't think mich of Bunny and Hewitt still a nothing player.
Posted by: DB, February 23, 2021, 8:30pm; Reply: 164
Bunny having a bad game. He's got mixie
Posted by: Hagrid, February 23, 2021, 8:30pm; Reply: 165
Get Hendrie on for bunney
Posted by: Black_and_White_Bear, February 23, 2021, 8:30pm; Reply: 166
Is JT drunk?
Posted by: oochiad, February 23, 2021, 8:30pm; Reply: 167
Not enjoying this at all......
Posted by: Hagrid, February 23, 2021, 8:31pm; Reply: 168
Wtf are you doing ref
Posted by: Chrisblor, February 23, 2021, 8:31pm; Reply: 169
Abject officiating, this referee is a clown if he couldn't see there was contact there. Adams was past the defender so why would he be going down deliberately in that position outside the area?
Posted by: buckstown, February 23, 2021, 8:32pm; Reply: 170
Is JT drunk?

He's not having a great game, seems to be missing great chunks of play
Posted by: livvo, February 23, 2021, 8:32pm; Reply: 171
Is JT drunk?


Ball goes out for an obvious throw. JT . Yes an obvious free kick there. 😳
Posted by: lukeo, February 23, 2021, 8:33pm; Reply: 172
Finally a second striker he listened.. Let's try again

We need pace upfront and a goal please
Posted by: Garth, February 23, 2021, 8:33pm; Reply: 173
Bunny going to lose us this game
Posted by: davmariner, February 23, 2021, 8:33pm; Reply: 174
Bunney is dogshit isn’t he?
Posted by: jaygy, February 23, 2021, 8:34pm; Reply: 175
I've given Bunney the benefit of the doubt for 70 minutes but he is having a real stinker
Posted by: Abdul19, February 23, 2021, 8:34pm; Reply: 176
Defends like he drives
Posted by: pontoonlew, February 23, 2021, 8:34pm; Reply: 177
Menayese and Bunney are as bad as any Holloway signing
Posted by: aldi_01, February 23, 2021, 8:34pm; Reply: 178
Waterfall really is a horror show
Posted by: Norseman, February 23, 2021, 8:34pm; Reply: 179
Bunney is crap. Useless against Newport even worse tonight. Hurst has not changed sits on his hands watching this crap. No plan b never has had
Posted by: Perkins, February 23, 2021, 8:35pm; Reply: 180
Bunney is awful. He doesn't warren,t a place.
Posted by: Black_and_White_Bear, February 23, 2021, 8:35pm; Reply: 181
It was outside the box JT, get some new glasses.
Posted by: DB, February 23, 2021, 8:35pm; Reply: 182
No engine room, No attack
Posted by: Marinerdan, February 23, 2021, 8:35pm; Reply: 183
Quoted from Chrisblor
Abject officiating, this referee is a clown if he couldn't see there was contact there. Adams was past the defender so why would he be going down deliberately in that position outside the area?


He not fit enough to keep up with play.

He’s trying the old PE teacher trick of not leaving the centre circle and guessing if he’s not sure.
Posted by: Chrisblor, February 23, 2021, 8:37pm; Reply: 184
If everyone was putting in a similar level of effort to Morais we might have a chance of winning this. Doesn't reflect well on the rest of the squad when a 35 year old has the highest work rate out of them all!
Posted by: KingstonMariner, February 23, 2021, 8:38pm; Reply: 185
Think it's a good job we're not in the ground. The atmosphere would be poisonous.
Posted by: nightrider, February 23, 2021, 8:38pm; Reply: 186
Might as well have inspector cloueseu at left back
Why is Hewitt on the left side defending when bunny is strolling around in no man's land
Posted by: promotion plaice, February 23, 2021, 8:38pm; Reply: 187

No way we are staying up on this performance against the mighty Crawley.
Posted by: Craigy01, February 23, 2021, 8:39pm; Reply: 188
2-1 come on town hold on now
Posted by: buckstown, February 23, 2021, 8:39pm; Reply: 189
2-1
Posted by: sonofmadeleymariner, February 23, 2021, 8:39pm; Reply: 190
Adams!!
Posted by: forza ivano, February 23, 2021, 8:39pm; Reply: 191
As soon as crawley up a gear we look in trouble
Posted by: promotion plaice, February 23, 2021, 8:39pm; Reply: 192
Quoted from promotion plaice

No way we are staying up on this performance against the mighty Crawley.

Get in..commentators curse   ;D

Posted by: DB, February 23, 2021, 8:39pm; Reply: 193
GGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL
Posted by: supertown, February 23, 2021, 8:39pm; Reply: 194
Get in
Posted by: Black_and_White_Bear, February 23, 2021, 8:39pm; Reply: 195
YESSSSSSSSSSS!
Posted by: Marinerdan, February 23, 2021, 8:40pm; Reply: 196
Quoted from Marinerdan
Hewitt’s long throws are looking dangerous.


Told ya
Posted by: zorro_is_a_Mariner, February 23, 2021, 8:40pm; Reply: 197
Gettt innn town
Posted by: KingstonMariner, February 23, 2021, 8:40pm; Reply: 198
8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
Posted by: Chrisblor, February 23, 2021, 8:40pm; Reply: 199
Lovely finish, now let's not do anything stupid in the last 10 minutes
Posted by: buckstown, February 23, 2021, 8:40pm; Reply: 200
We're scoring for fun!!
Posted by: KingstonMariner, February 23, 2021, 8:41pm; Reply: 201
No hurry now Town. Don't rush these free kicks.
Posted by: oochiad, February 23, 2021, 8:41pm; Reply: 202
Unbelievable!! Is this our lucky night? We have been awful to be honest.....
Posted by: WesternMariner, February 23, 2021, 8:41pm; Reply: 203
Win ugly you girl privates
Posted by: louth_in_the_south, February 23, 2021, 8:41pm; Reply: 204
Please hold on . Please hold on
Posted by: DB, February 23, 2021, 8:41pm; Reply: 205
Come on Oldham
Posted by: lukeo, February 23, 2021, 8:44pm; Reply: 206
3 out of 4 of my asks have happened. Thank you Hurst.
Posted by: sydney, February 23, 2021, 8:44pm; Reply: 207
Just hold on
Come on
Somehow hold on
Posted by: Southwark Mariner, February 23, 2021, 8:45pm; Reply: 208
Hopefully Coke can get us across the line...
Posted by: Hagrid, February 23, 2021, 8:45pm; Reply: 209
Big flipping hanson thats what he does!!!
Posted by: mariner tommy, February 23, 2021, 8:46pm; Reply: 210
Come on Town please!!
Posted by: WayneBurnettsJockstrap, February 23, 2021, 8:47pm; Reply: 211
Gaining points on the 7 teams above us. None of which are winning
Posted by: KingstonMariner, February 23, 2021, 8:48pm; Reply: 212
Absolutely not a penalty. Not even close.
Posted by: buckstown, February 23, 2021, 8:48pm; Reply: 213
Gracious me this is nerve wracking
Posted by: jaygy, February 23, 2021, 8:49pm; Reply: 214
VAR gives that as a penalty in my opinion
Posted by: psgmariner, February 23, 2021, 8:49pm; Reply: 215
Barrow score
Posted by: KingstonMariner, February 23, 2021, 8:50pm; Reply: 216
Take your time with this free kick
Posted by: chipsandgravy, February 23, 2021, 8:50pm; Reply: 217
With all these changes how the hell has Bunney remained on the pitch. Total liability tonight.
Posted by: bawarmy, February 23, 2021, 8:50pm; Reply: 218
Barrow score
Posted by: WesternMariner, February 23, 2021, 8:50pm; Reply: 219
A tondeur last five minutes me dicky ticker won’t take it
Posted by: Marinerdan, February 23, 2021, 8:51pm; Reply: 220
Last time we scored 2 goals was back in November 2020 when we beat Crawley 2-1.
Posted by: HertsGTFC, February 23, 2021, 8:51pm; Reply: 221
Hewitt needs shooting for that, lazy very lazy!!
Posted by: louth_in_the_south, February 23, 2021, 8:52pm; Reply: 222
I think Colchester will soon be joining us in our relegation bloodbath
Posted by: Chrisblor, February 23, 2021, 8:53pm; Reply: 223
Bunney is absolutely tragically bad
Posted by: sydney, February 23, 2021, 8:53pm; Reply: 224
Barrow Winning
Posted by: psgmariner, February 23, 2021, 8:53pm; Reply: 225
Bunney off - nice one
Posted by: HertsGTFC, February 23, 2021, 8:53pm; Reply: 226
Bunny now needs shooting as well 🤬
Posted by: Hagrid, February 23, 2021, 8:54pm; Reply: 227
intercourse sake he’s awful
Posted by: DB, February 23, 2021, 8:54pm; Reply: 228
Ref didus a favour and got rid of Bunny
Posted by: psgmariner, February 23, 2021, 8:54pm; Reply: 229
Barrow won
Posted by: jaygy, February 23, 2021, 8:55pm; Reply: 230
Bunney shouldn't wear a town shirt again, he is so slow and uncomfortable on the ball
Posted by: supertown, February 23, 2021, 8:55pm; Reply: 231
Bunney told to hop it
Posted by: HertsGTFC, February 23, 2021, 8:55pm; Reply: 232
How many times have we given the ball away softly from set pieces and simple passes?
Posted by: forza ivano, February 23, 2021, 8:55pm; Reply: 233
Bunney sent off.what a relief
Posted by: denni266, February 23, 2021, 8:55pm; Reply: 234
Phew
Posted by: promotion plaice, February 23, 2021, 8:56pm; Reply: 235

And relax....FT Town 2-1 Crawley   :)
Posted by: Craigy01, February 23, 2021, 8:56pm; Reply: 236
A win is a win, onwards and upwards now
Posted by: DB, February 23, 2021, 8:56pm; Reply: 237
WIN
Posted by: nightrider, February 23, 2021, 8:56pm; Reply: 238
Thank intercourse for that.
Paul Hurst wants shooting for playing him, even worse for keeping him on the field. Pay him up for Christ's sake
Posted by: psgmariner, February 23, 2021, 8:56pm; Reply: 239
Keeps our faint hope alive / delays the inevitable

Utm
Posted by: Black_and_White_Bear, February 23, 2021, 8:57pm; Reply: 240
Great stuff Town, well played all the lads.  UTM.
Posted by: buckstown, February 23, 2021, 8:57pm; Reply: 241
Horrible, scrappy, scruffy, lovely
Posted by: KingstonMariner, February 23, 2021, 8:57pm; Reply: 242
Well that worked out alright in the end. Power of positive thinking.

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: HertsGTFC, February 23, 2021, 8:57pm; Reply: 243
Quoted from psgmariner
Barrow won


So did we!!!

All we can do is focus on ourselves, and beat Barrow away.
Posted by: Marinerdan, February 23, 2021, 8:57pm; Reply: 244
Quoted from Chrisblor
Bunney is absolutely tragically bad


To be fair to Bunney he became a dad for the first time yesterday so I suspect he’s all over the place mentally.
Posted by: cmackenzie4, February 23, 2021, 8:57pm; Reply: 245
Great result for Town, hopefully we can get a run going now.
Posted by: Black_and_White_Bear, February 23, 2021, 8:58pm; Reply: 246
Look at their whingeing manager.
Posted by: HertsGTFC, February 23, 2021, 8:58pm; Reply: 247
Quoted from Marinerdan


To be fair to Bunney he became a dad for the first time yesterday so I suspect he’s all over the place mentally.


Nah we’ve had worse this season .....
Posted by: louth_in_the_south, February 23, 2021, 8:58pm; Reply: 248
A win will do wonders for confidence. Games in hand still and Colchester in free fall . Oh and don’t forget about the NL descending into chaos .
Posted by: Hagrid, February 23, 2021, 8:59pm; Reply: 249
We won!!!!!! Thank intercourse  did what we had to do!!!
Posted by: bawarmy, February 23, 2021, 8:59pm; Reply: 250
Quoted from Marinerdan


To be fair to Bunney he became a dad for the first time yesterday so I suspect he’s all over the place mentally.


They’ve been at it like rabbits
Posted by: Mariner93er, February 23, 2021, 8:59pm; Reply: 251
Actually think that’s was our worst performance in a few games but we won, funny old game. Anyway, over the moon with that! Got the monkey off our back, now it’s time to kick on
Posted by: moosey_club, February 23, 2021, 9:00pm; Reply: 252
jesus........awful second half , not much better first half.....but we got away with it.   Not pretty at all, massively disorganised at the back throughout.
A welcome 3 points but with Barrow winning it only maintains the status quo really. Just hope Southend drop points tomorrow.  

Posted by: ska face, February 23, 2021, 9:00pm; Reply: 253
It’s in our hands. Win our games & we stay up. Great win.
Posted by: GrimRob, February 23, 2021, 9:00pm; Reply: 254
5-15 in shots, 1-7 in corners but 2-1 goals!
Posted by: chipsandgravy, February 23, 2021, 9:00pm; Reply: 255
Ugly win thank god. Far more questions than answers. But I was so frigging annoyed at Hurst for keeping on a player who was so bad it looked like he could single handedly cost us the win. Thank the lord he misses the next game.
Posted by: zorro_is_a_Mariner, February 23, 2021, 9:01pm; Reply: 256
Great win bit gutted barrow got the win late on, scored 2 times in a game in a while amd were if the bottom now with a game in hand over Southend, massive game us vs barrow.
Posted by: Boris Johnson, February 23, 2021, 9:01pm; Reply: 257
Good 3 points, very lucky, but we perhaps deserved some luck
Posted by: TAGG, February 23, 2021, 9:01pm; Reply: 258
Quoted from Marinerdan


To be fair to Bunney he became a dad for the first time yesterday so I suspect he’s all over the place mentally.


If so why is in the side??
He was shocking
Posted by: Poojah, February 23, 2021, 9:02pm; Reply: 259
Quoted from HertsGTFC


So did we!!!

All we can do is focus on ourselves, and beat Barrow away.


That game is one month today. Could be absolutely pivotal.
Posted by: KingstonMariner, February 23, 2021, 9:02pm; Reply: 260
2 shots on target. 2 goals. That's efficient.  ;)
Posted by: BenBB, February 23, 2021, 9:03pm; Reply: 261
Now off to Tescos to get some WD-40 as my bum is sounding rather squeaky after that last ~15 minutes

UTM!
Posted by: Fillipe Noche, February 23, 2021, 9:03pm; Reply: 262
That has got to be the worst performance in an age. And absolutely scruffy, ugly daylight mugging of a win


And I blooming love it.

Get in you Mariners

Love to all XX
Posted by: Honestjhonsbankbalance, February 23, 2021, 9:04pm; Reply: 263
WE HAVE FXCKING DONE IT YESSSSSSS
Posted by: Grantham_Mariner, February 23, 2021, 9:04pm; Reply: 264


(groupwave)(groupwave)(groupwave)
Posted by: Norseman, February 23, 2021, 9:05pm; Reply: 265
2 positives. We scraped a win and bunney got sent off so Hurst can't pick him next game. What he sees in him is a mystery. Mayonnaise not much better
Posted by: Eastendmariner, February 23, 2021, 9:06pm; Reply: 266
can't believe it  Thank you Town
;D
Posted by: oochiad, February 23, 2021, 9:08pm; Reply: 267
Football is a funny old game. After that I’m less convinced we’ll stay up than after the Newport game. We were awful but I’ll take the win......not at all convinced though after that showing...
Posted by: bawarmy, February 23, 2021, 9:09pm; Reply: 268
Quoted from Eastendmariner
can't believe it  Thank you Town
;D


Only 21 points off the play offs
Posted by: KingstonMariner, February 23, 2021, 9:11pm; Reply: 269
Quoted from oochiad
Football is a funny old game. After that I’m less convinced we’ll stay up than after the Newport game. We were awful but I’ll take the win......not at all convinced though after that showing...


Winning ugly is better than losing playing well at this end of the table.
Posted by: RonMariner, February 23, 2021, 9:12pm; Reply: 270
26 points from 18 games somehow seems far less daunting than 29 from 19.
Posted by: fishcake63, February 23, 2021, 9:13pm; Reply: 271
Well think that could just about scunny apart be our worst performance yet under ph but a massive 3 points pity barrow won , fancy us to go on a run now 👍
Posted by: chelseacity, February 23, 2021, 9:14pm; Reply: 272
A new team of footballers, far from brilliant, but a win, i think the players will be relieved along with the management & us fans, there is now some light in the tunnel, i happen to think a weight has been lifted here & i believe we will improve on the back of this. UTM
Posted by: Withnail, February 23, 2021, 9:14pm; Reply: 273
Bloody marvellous. All about the result tonjght.

Let's kick on and get a run going now we've got the monkey off our back.

If we do, Barrow winning tonight will be completely irrelevant, as will Southend's result tomorrow night and the outcome of the league that should never be mentioned.
Posted by: ginnywings, February 23, 2021, 9:27pm; Reply: 274
Never watched the game tonight, didn't listen to the commentary and didn't look at the result before reading this thread.

Reading the comments on how cr@p we were/are, imagine my surprise that when I get to half time, we are drawing and at full time we have won.

Judging by some of the comments, we have a worse defence than your average Sunday league team, a terrible midfield, and ineffective strikers.

How on earth did we win?  :-/

Given our team is still getting to know each other; the lack of confidence that come from a long winless run and the terrible weather tonight, I am absolutely ecstatic that we have picked up three points.

Just seen that Barrow won away, which takes the edge off a bit, but you can't control what others are doing.

All in all, a decent week for us results wise apart from the Barrow result tonight and I'm convinced that some other sides are going to drop down to the bottom end.
Posted by: WayneBurnettsJockstrap, February 23, 2021, 9:31pm; Reply: 275
And 4 of the next 6 matches we have are at home so maybe........just maybe
Posted by: DB, February 23, 2021, 9:43pm; Reply: 276
It wasn't a good performance by any means, but it was 3 points and a start.

As the saying goes play well and deserve to win you lose. Play crap and win you get  3 points. In our position I'll take a crap game and niceties can start next season.
Posted by: Poojah, February 23, 2021, 9:58pm; Reply: 277
It's odd, I watched the game without particularly following this thread and I really didn't think the performance was that bad; in fact I thought it was a marked improvement on anything I'd seen in the late Holloway / early Hurst days.

We didn't create enough, but I thought we went forward with far more vigour and more ideas than we have for some time, and I at least felt like we had a midfield. Lack of goals aside, the midfield has been the area of greatest concern in recent weeks and I though the likes of Matete and El Mizouni, plus an improved Rose, looked a lot more robust and energetic than previous line-ups.

Was it perfect? No. Bunney in particular looked suspect, though I'm prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt given that he became a dad only yesterday, and there is work to be done at both ends of the pitch. But let's not forget, that is the first time we have taken so much as a point off a top-half side since we beat Cheltenham on 12th October. In fact, if I'm not mistaken it's the only other time we've done that all season.

For me, it's massive progress and a sign that we have a fighting chance of getting out of this mess.
Posted by: Norseman, February 23, 2021, 10:33pm; Reply: 278
Can't really judge team performances in conditions like tonight.Lets judge them Saturday if conditions are better. Tonight was all about the win. Which we got in dreadful footballing conditions
Posted by: DB, February 23, 2021, 10:41pm; Reply: 279
Quoted from Poojah
It's odd, I watched the game without particularly following this thread and I really didn't think the performance was that bad; in fact I thought it was a marked improvement on anything I'd seen in the late Holloway / early Hurst days.

We didn't create enough, but I thought we went forward with far more vigour and more ideas than we have for some time, and I at least felt like we had a midfield. Lack of goals aside, the midfield has been the area of greatest concern in recent weeks and I though the likes of Matete and El Mizouni, plus an improved Rose, looked a lot more robust and energetic than previous line-ups.

Was it perfect? No. Bunney in particular looked suspect, though I'm prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt given that he became a dad only yesterday, and there is work to be done at both ends of the pitch. But let's not forget, that is the first time we have taken so much as a point off a top-half side since we beat Cheltenham on 12th October. In fact, if I'm not mistaken it's the only other time we've done that all season.

For me, it's massive progress and a sign that we have a fighting chance of getting out of this mess.


I must have seen a different match. Defence highly suspect, couldn't cope with the high balls and speed of attackers. Hursty should put Bunny back in his cage. I'm happy for his new family but it's not an excuse for not doing your job, turn up at any work place and say I'm not putting a shift in because I'm a new parent and what do you think would happen?

Engine room needs improvement, couldn't find the attackers. Kept the ball reasonably well but failed to make use of it. They attacked with 5/6 in our box and we attacked with 2 or 3 if we were lucky. They used the wind to there advantage and we didn't, what's more they also showed how to attack facing the wind. I thought Eastwood did well especially stopping the lob shot. His distribution in the wind in the 2nd half let him down a bit but I felt more reassured with him than Macca.

Any performance is better than the end of the oloway era and 3 points from a crap game is always acceptable. We need to do more especially in the last 3rd, stats say 2 shots on target in 90 mins. Not enough and we'll definitely stay up.
Posted by: forza ivano, February 23, 2021, 11:54pm; Reply: 280
first time (& probably last time)you will see me disagree with poojah and agree with db, but the latter tells it how it was
Posted by: oochiad, February 24, 2021, 12:03am; Reply: 281
Yes I saw it sa DB did. I’m more worried about our performance and staying up from tonight as I was against Newport. Still we won and hopefully with out the awful conditions we’ll play much better because in reality we were lucky to get the result tonight. UTM!!
Posted by: forza ivano, February 24, 2021, 12:08am; Reply: 282
Quoted from oochiad
Yes I saw it sa DB did. I’m more worried about our performance and staying up from tonight as I was against Newport. Still we won and hopefully with out the awful conditions we’ll play much better because in reality we were lucky to get the result tonight. UTM!!


everyone keeps saying about the wind and pitch, but it was the same for both sides, and they didn't seem overly hampered by it - they certainly used the conditions better than we did plus they looked v dangerous whenever they got the ball up top.
ps whoever said mayonnaise was motm needs their head examined. apart from Hewitt (&Waterfall's heading) the defence was a disaster waiting to happen and got very lucky on a number occasions

pps haven't seen any praise for yet another goal saving challenge by the much maligned hewitt
Posted by: grimps, February 24, 2021, 2:07am; Reply: 283
Well we said we wanted to win ugly , that win was the a Quasimodo of 2-1s
Posted by: RonMariner, February 24, 2021, 12:12pm; Reply: 284
Think we need Hendrie back in the back four.
Posted by: Son of Cod, February 24, 2021, 1:06pm; Reply: 285
Haven't read the whole thread, but did anyone mention Hewitt's ridiculous back jump double leg block in the box in the second half? It was like a low flying reverse Higuita.
Posted by: TheRonRaffertyFanClub, February 24, 2021, 1:16pm; Reply: 286
Imagine what some of the comments would have been like if we had lost again!

The team hasn’t played a meaningful game for a fortnight and training must have been disrupted by the weather as well. The only pluses are that it gave time for some to get a bit fitter. The Eastwood signing looks the most significant when the defenders play like school kids. Their keeper made two McKeown type errors and our didn’t which shows why Macca needed a break.

Yes it was crap and I am no fan of Hurst but it is 3 points ........ and at this stage I will take crap play and 3 points any time.
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