Wrecking Crewe - In search of a Tin Pot to piss in. Crewe Alex (H). FL Trophy 7PM 8/9/2020

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Post by GhostoftheBok » Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:31 am

Didn't see a match thread, so here we go. We might be broke and it might be Mickey Mouse, but this is the best chance of a Wembley trip for any team at this level.

Plenty of squad lads will be wanting in and I'm sure a few will get a chance, allowing for the competition rules.

Tough draw for the first group stage match, but Crewe are carrying a few knocks and we're at home so going for an optimistic 2-1. Important we don't take a beating days before the real season opener against Forest Green.

Points of interest will be whether Baptiste plays (3 games in a week would surely be too much), whether the Captain is kept in and what we do about the forwards. Do we ask Delf to keep running for 3 matches a week and do we risk Doyle when he's clearly important to our promotion hopes? Enough there to hold the interest, even if you're not too fussed about the trophy.

What do you lot think?

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Post by Harry Genshaw » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:06 am

Aye, tough choices for Evatt. Play the older, experienced lads to improve their match sharpness or rest them to conserve energy for when it matters. I went to the game last year against City u21s where Crawford got his season ending injury in the last minute. It ain't worth it.

I expect a mix and match with the new lad (Miller?) starting and a few others who didnt start Saturday.

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Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:25 am

As the wise man above me points out, it’s a tough decision that can’t achieve all aims. In some respects we need to keep the first-choice XI on the field to sharpen up and improve their communication/teamwork, but (1) they should feel competition and (2) pressing is tiring.

So I’d expect mix-and-match rather than wholesale changes. Maybe switch out the wingbacks to see what Mascoll and Hickman can do, and rest Baptiste for Delaney. I’d be minded to keep the spine together - the two wide centre-backs, Comley/White, Sarce, Doyler/Fonz. Maybe rest Fonz’s legs late on by giving Miller half an hour - he won’t be up to more yet - and the same for Crawford, maybe replacing Sarce to give him a breather. There’s an argument for seeing Tutte but I’d be wary of too much central disruption when we are trying to inculcate good habits.

Might depend on how tired they are - and for that matter how Evatt judges that; Parky and Allamby pored over the data to see who was fit and I dare say Evatt and his team will do similar. Tonight isn’t a nothing game but Saturday is more important - although four losses on the bounce wouldn’t be a good look.

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Post by Bruce Rioja » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:25 am

Which one's this? Is this the Freight Rover Trophy?
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Post by Worthy4England » Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:14 am

“We have to stop giving away poor goals – and we’ve had this meeting with the defenders today,” he [Evatt] said. “We have to understand that first and foremost they are defenders and they have to defend the goal with their lives. It’s great we’re asking them to build attacks and play but they are going to be judged on clean sheets."

Amen to that Padre.

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Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:26 am

Bruce Rioja wrote:
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Which one's this? Is this the Freight Rover Trophy?
Yes boss. First of three group games (also Shrewsbury and Newcastle Kids). It’s the one where a draw gives you a point each but you have a penalty shootout for a bonus point.

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Post by Prufrock » Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:28 am

Wingbacks, Greenidge, Delaney in for me. And Delf no more than an hour.
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Post by Bruce Rioja » Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:46 am

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:26 am
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:25 am
Which one's this? Is this the Freight Rover Trophy?
Yes boss. First of three group games (also Shrewsbury and Newcastle Kids). It’s the one where a draw gives you a point each but you have a penalty shootout for a bonus point.
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Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:15 am

Here’s my suggestion on an eyeball-friendly greensward (courtesy of Chosen11.com if you want a go)
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Post by BWFC_Insane » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:41 am

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:15 am
Here’s my suggestion on an eyeball-friendly greensward (courtesy of Chosen11.com if you want a go)
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I'd change and rest as many as possible. Give others a chance to fight for places. I understand about cohesion etc but right now we need too see how is firing and who isn't. So play a different 11 and see how they do.

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Post by GhostoftheBok » Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:48 pm

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:15 am
Here’s my suggestion on an eyeball-friendly greensward (courtesy of Chosen11.com if you want a go)
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I think that might well be what Evatt goes with, but I've always had an issue with playing lads you know you need to sub off after an hour or so. At this stage of the season, coming off preseason, you're often vulnerable to pull or strain and once you have used a sub or two for injuries your plans are gone.

I think I'd rather give lads like Miller and Tutte an hour and risk them having to play 90. I think I'd be tempted to go with this, but it's probably too much rotation for Evatt at this time:
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Post by officer_dibble » Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:47 pm

I can’t see Baptiste playing.
He could well rotate the wing backs.
I think Miller might start. Otherwise, same as the weekend I reckon.

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Post by TonyDomingos » Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:26 pm

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:26 am
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:25 am
Which one's this? Is this the Freight Rover Trophy?
Yes boss. First of three group games (also Shrewsbury and Newcastle Kids). It’s the one where a draw gives you a point each but you have a penalty shootout for a bonus point.

1-1 and Crewe to take Brucie's Bonus (Forsyth not Rioja!).
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Post by nicholaldo » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:08 pm

Crellin, Hickman, Brockbank, Delaney, Taft, Gordon, White, Crawford, Sarcevic, Delfouneso, Doyle

Alexander, Jones, Comely, Darcy, Tutte, Miller, Senior

I'm really pleased to see Brockbank given a chance.

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Post by GhostoftheBok » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:13 pm

Delighted with that, to be honest. I'd have liked to see Comley get the chance to play a 90 to set his head right, but seeing Hickman, Brocky and Crawford start is fantastic. Really interested in this game now.

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Post by GhostoftheBok » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:24 pm

Average age of our defensive players works out at 22. What a chance this season is for some young lads to stake a claim and get their careers going.

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Post by Bruce Rioja » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:27 pm

nicholaldo wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:08 pm
Crellin, Hickman, Brockbank, Delaney, Taft, Gordon, White, Crawford, Sarcevic, Delfouneso, Doyle

Alexander, Jones, Comely, Darcy, Tutte, Miller, Senior

I'm really pleased to see Brockbank given a chance.
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Post by Worthy4England » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:35 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:27 pm
nicholaldo wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:08 pm
Crellin, Hickman, Brockbank, Delaney, Taft, Gordon, White, Crawford, Sarcevic, Delfouneso, Doyle

Alexander, Jones, Comely, Darcy, Tutte, Miller, Senior

I'm really pleased to see Brockbank given a chance.
Is that us or them? :D
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Post by brommers95 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:46 pm

Can someone please tell me if I am being thick or not.

This is Amoateng warming up in this video yes?
CODE: SELECT ALL But he is not in the starting line up or even on the bench right?
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Post by GhostoftheBok » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:48 pm

Think there are a few involved in the prematch who are not in the side, yeah. Supposedly Santos is too.

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