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Re: Pre-Season Friendlies

Post by GhostoftheBok » Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:33 pm

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Interesting that Evatt has only named 7 subs. An indication that he’s using this as a dress rehearsal for the Bradford game?
Good first 11 for L2, but not much on the bench to change a game unless Amoateng (I assume he's the trialist) is a serious player.

We have good depth for rotation, we just need a couple of lads who can turn a match on its head with 30 minutes left.

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Re: Pre-Season Friendlies

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:35 pm

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Interesting that Evatt has only named 7 subs. An indication that he’s using this as a dress rehearsal for the Bradford game?
He used exactly that phrase in the interview quoted in the BN this morning. Let’s see if he sticks to only using three of them... as Ghost says, not many gamechangers on the pine.

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Re: Pre-Season Friendlies

Post by sonicthewhite » Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:53 pm

Interesting to note that Adam isn't invoved either
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Re: Pre-Season Friendlies

Post by Prufrock » Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:07 pm

You'd assume the Triallist is Amoateng not Adam.

And ahead of Faal. Baptiste in for Delaney you'd say the only place there's doubt for next week barring a shocker/great performance. Hickman sounds pleasingly like he's pushing Jones.
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Re: Pre-Season Friendlies

Post by brommers95 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:27 pm

CODE: SELECT ALL This is my biggest fear this season. There’s going to be some hairy moments at the back...

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Re: Pre-Season Friendlies

Post by GhostoftheBok » Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:39 pm

Sounds like Delfouneso is busy, as you'd expect.We will need a shift from him every week. Big ask with the volume of games.

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Re: Pre-Season Friendlies

Post by officer_dibble » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:27 pm

2-0 down, one off a long ball t’other off a corner.

Consider HMS piss the league anchored.

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Re: Pre-Season Friendlies

Post by GhostoftheBok » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:36 pm

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2-0 down, one off a long ball t’other off a corner.

Consider HMS piss the league anchored.
Basic drill issues then? To be expected given it's a totally new squad with less than a few weeks together. Some of the Twitter comments are more worrying than the result/performance. I had thought our lot might have learnt some humility from what has happened to us, but we are still giving it the Billy Bigbollocks bit and moaning about how embarrassing it is to concede to a team who are a bloody division above us.

We need to wind our necks in and the lads need to get their heads down and work.

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Re: Pre-Season Friendlies

Post by sonicthewhite » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:37 pm

East Stand Lower comes to mind :D
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Re: Pre-Season Friendlies

Post by GhostoftheBok » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:43 pm

sonicthewhite wrote:
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East Stand Lower comes to mind :D
Knobhead corner will be expecting to win every game by at least 7 goals.

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Re: Pre-Season Friendlies

Post by DJBlu » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:49 pm

3 nil to Crewe.

Gonna take a bit of time me thinks.

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Post by officer_dibble » Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:06 pm

See what Evatt thinks. Caught us on the break at the end for the third. Clearly Crewe are above our level - disappointing we don’t sound like we have created much, as I think we look like a team that needs to out score the opposition as oppose to nick a 1-0.

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Post by GhostoftheBok » Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:21 pm

I suppose we arguably have two cup games to "get it right." We have a tough start to the season. Bradford are no mugs, Crewe went up and just battered us in a friendly, then into the league against two of the better sides last season.

We need to make a decent start to the season and it'll be tough.

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Post by officer_dibble » Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:32 pm

Barrow lost 5 out of first 8 last season. I have no idea how they went about pulling a squad together / when Evatt was in place there etc. I suspect we will need to keep calm until October! As suggested we might be sitting tight on transfers yet.

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Re: Pre-Season Friendlies

Post by GhostoftheBok » Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:40 pm

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Barrow lost 5 out of first 8 last season. I have no idea how they went about pulling a squad together / when Evatt was in place there etc. I suspect we will need to keep calm until October! As suggested we might be sitting tight on transfers yet.
IE was manager there for two seasons. By all accounts it took him a while to impose his style/system on the club.

I'm not fussed about a fast start for playing reasons. I just think that a slow start will see the fans turn fast. All this "the future starts now" stuff is a veneer. A huge number of our lot genuinely expect to shred this division and when we don't they'll start causing a fuss.

Thinking about it, not having fans in the ground to start with might actually help. If we get a couple of months without the booboys in IE might have time to win a few.

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Re: Pre-Season Friendlies

Post by sonicthewhite » Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:48 pm

What he said!
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Re: Pre-Season Friendlies

Post by officer_dibble » Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:09 pm

The reaction of the fan base on twitter has been a bit cringe...!

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Re: Pre-Season Friendlies

Post by brommers95 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:16 pm

The goals from tonight if you can bear to watch. Forewarning, it’s not pretty but I’m optimistic come the season, it’ll be reet.

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Re: Pre-Season Friendlies

Post by irie Cee Bee » Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:17 pm

officer_dibble wrote:
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The reaction of the fan base on twitter has been a bit cringe...!
Not totally unexpected. I knew that the moment a couple results didn't go our way some "fans" would go bollox. Just didn't expect it in pre-season after two losses to teams in a division above us!! What planet are we on??? My expectation for the season is still top 6.

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Re: Pre-Season Friendlies

Post by officer_dibble » Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:19 pm

Yep mistakes by defence and keeper for all 3. Sloppy. Nowt that can’t be sorted on the training ground.

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