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by nicholaldo
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Can we be-a-tad little shellfish and make this the U-turn of the season? Colchester United Away 19th Sep 2020 15:00pm
Replies: 192
Views: 3284

Re: Can we be-a-tad little shellfish and make this the U-turn of the season? Colchester United Away 19th Sep 2020 15:00p

I found out on Saturday that it's possible to switch between home and away match commentaries. It's hardly ideal, but BBC Radio Essex were certainly more competent than Bolton FM are.
by nicholaldo
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Can we be-a-tad little shellfish and make this the U-turn of the season? Colchester United Away 19th Sep 2020 15:00pm
Replies: 192
Views: 3284

Re: Can we be-a-tad little shellfish and make this the U-turn of the season? Colchester United Away 19th Sep 2020 15:00p

Back to football. There is legal precedence that someone who can't attend a game for which he or she has bought a season ticket does not get their money back; that legal precedent was set in a case won by Bolton Wanderers FC back in the days when everyone wore hats. I might well be being dim here, ...
by nicholaldo
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Can we be-a-tad little shellfish and make this the U-turn of the season? Colchester United Away 19th Sep 2020 15:00pm
Replies: 192
Views: 3284

Re: Can we be-a-tad little shellfish and make this the U-turn of the season? Colchester United Away 19th Sep 2020 15:00p

Back to football. There is legal precedence that someone who can't attend a game for which he or she has bought a season ticket does not get their money back; that legal precedent was set in a case won by Bolton Wanderers FC back in the days when everyone wore hats. I might well be being dim here, ...
by nicholaldo
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Can we be-a-tad little shellfish and make this the U-turn of the season? Colchester United Away 19th Sep 2020 15:00pm
Replies: 192
Views: 3284

Re: Can we be-a-tad little shellfish and make this the U-turn of the season? Colchester United Away 19th Sep 2020 15:00p

Toe-to-toe is too extreme. I don't want us to lose control, just not be concerned if a more direct passing intent results in a more equal share of possession. The consequence would hopefully be that the opposition open up and we find it easier to create goal scoring opportunities. If we score first,...
by nicholaldo
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Can we be-a-tad little shellfish and make this the U-turn of the season? Colchester United Away 19th Sep 2020 15:00pm
Replies: 192
Views: 3284

Re: Can we be-a-tad little shellfish and make this the U-turn of the season? Colchester United Away 19th Sep 2020 15:00p

I'm pleased we changed to a back four, and relieved that Evatt confirmed it was a tactical change rather than a change forced upon him by a mounting injury list. It comes as no surprise to me we were better able to play higher up the pitch with a more convential shape and I hope we persist with it. ...
by nicholaldo
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: creeeeeeeekeeeeeet
Replies: 4524
Views: 140483

Re: creeeeeeeekeeeeeet

Lovely stuff.

Great captaincy, great bowling. Archer and Woakes will get the plaudits, but what a contribution from Sam Curran.
by nicholaldo
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Haven't Seen You Her-Bi-Vore. Inaugural Meat-ing. Forest Green Rovers (H) Sat 12/09/20 15:00 (Division 4)
Replies: 199
Views: 3682

Re: Haven't Seen You Her-Bi-Vore. Inaugural Meat-ing. Forest Green Rovers (H) Sat 12/09/20 15:00 (Division 4)

Afternoon all, hopefully we are on our way to overcoming the disappointment of yesterday. I'm here to ask a favour - I am currently unable to view the full match replay for some reason and I would rather like to watch the game back (yes I'm that mad) - therefore if anyone who bought the FGR iFollow...
by nicholaldo
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Haven't Seen You Her-Bi-Vore. Inaugural Meat-ing. Forest Green Rovers (H) Sat 12/09/20 15:00 (Division 4)
Replies: 199
Views: 3682

Re: Haven't Seen You Her-Bi-Vore. Inaugural Meat-ing. Forest Green Rovers (H) Sat 12/09/20 15:00 (Division 4)

Afternoon all, hopefully we are on our way to overcoming the disappointment of yesterday. I'm here to ask a favour - I am currently unable to view the full match replay for some reason and I would rather like to watch the game back (yes I'm that mad) - therefore if anyone who bought the FGR iFollow...
by nicholaldo
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Haven't Seen You Her-Bi-Vore. Inaugural Meat-ing. Forest Green Rovers (H) Sat 12/09/20 15:00 (Division 4)
Replies: 199
Views: 3682

Re: Haven't Seen You Her-Bi-Vore. Inaugural Meat-ing. Forest Green Rovers (H) Sat 12/09/20 15:00 (Division 4)

LeverEnd wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:26 am
I don't know if we have more or fewer dickheads than the average club, but we do have a lot.

We seem to have a disproportionately large number on social media, and, to be honest, I think it's at the stage now that it's hurting us as a club.
by nicholaldo
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Haven't Seen You Her-Bi-Vore. Inaugural Meat-ing. Forest Green Rovers (H) Sat 12/09/20 15:00 (Division 4)
Replies: 199
Views: 3682

Re: Haven't Seen You Her-Bi-Vore. Inaugural Meat-ing. Forest Green Rovers (H) Sat 12/09/20 15:00 (Division 4)

I don't think it helps Gordon that our lack of incisiveness and urgency in getting up the pitch means the final third often ends up being quite congested.
by nicholaldo
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Haven't Seen You Her-Bi-Vore. Inaugural Meat-ing. Forest Green Rovers (H) Sat 12/09/20 15:00 (Division 4)
Replies: 199
Views: 3682

Re: Haven't Seen You Her-Bi-Vore. Inaugural Meat-ing. Forest Green Rovers (H) Sat 12/09/20 15:00 (Division 4)

In my defence, that was just my spine. I'm not sure who I'd have in the remaining positions, or what formation to go with, although I'd probably have Hickman in too. I assumed you'd have Hickman at right-back - not sure he's a winger. But then, nobody in this squad is. The 4-3-3 we ended with might...
by nicholaldo
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Haven't Seen You Her-Bi-Vore. Inaugural Meat-ing. Forest Green Rovers (H) Sat 12/09/20 15:00 (Division 4)
Replies: 199
Views: 3682

Re: Haven't Seen You Her-Bi-Vore. Inaugural Meat-ing. Forest Green Rovers (H) Sat 12/09/20 15:00 (Division 4)

Honestly, Nicko, I think you may be disappointed. I don't think Evatt had a moment of tactical clarity and change the shape, I think he wanted to lob another striker on and that meant going 4-3-3. If it had been 0-0 we'd not have done it. It was the same as when Steve McClaren used to have 5 strike...
by nicholaldo
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Haven't Seen You Her-Bi-Vore. Inaugural Meat-ing. Forest Green Rovers (H) Sat 12/09/20 15:00 (Division 4)
Replies: 199
Views: 3682

Re: Haven't Seen You Her-Bi-Vore. Inaugural Meat-ing. Forest Green Rovers (H) Sat 12/09/20 15:00 (Division 4)

It was right that he changed our shape deep into the second half, and encouraging that he recognised the necessity of doing so. It's how I would set us up for at least the time being. A more traditional back four needn't have to mean we play any less expansively or cede the majority of posession, b...
by nicholaldo
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Haven't Seen You Her-Bi-Vore. Inaugural Meat-ing. Forest Green Rovers (H) Sat 12/09/20 15:00 (Division 4)
Replies: 199
Views: 3682

Re: Haven't Seen You Her-Bi-Vore. Inaugural Meat-ing. Forest Green Rovers (H) Sat 12/09/20 15:00 (Division 4)

It's hard to see how he can fashion a competent defence out of such apparent individual shiteness, but I'd start by dropping both wing backs. And put Taft back in for either Santos or Greenidge, who was every bit as shit as I expected him to be. And Taft hasn't looked even remotely good either. Eve...
by nicholaldo
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Haven't Seen You Her-Bi-Vore. Inaugural Meat-ing. Forest Green Rovers (H) Sat 12/09/20 15:00 (Division 4)
Replies: 199
Views: 3682

Re: Haven't Seen You Her-Bi-Vore. Inaugural Meat-ing. Forest Green Rovers (H) Sat 12/09/20 15:00 (Division 4)

Dreadful, and there should be no hiding away from it. It was inevitable the system Evatt wants to implement would take time to bear fruit, but we're doing nothing right. No dominating of possession, yet no pressing to speak of either. No urgency or zip about our play, precious little sign of the win...
by nicholaldo
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Haven't Seen You Her-Bi-Vore. Inaugural Meat-ing. Forest Green Rovers (H) Sat 12/09/20 15:00 (Division 4)
Replies: 199
Views: 3682

Re: Haven't Seen You Her-Bi-Vore. Inaugural Meat-ing. Forest Green Rovers (H) Sat 12/09/20 15:00 (Division 4)

Haven't had my ifollow code yet. Have emailed the to let office with absolutely no expectation of acknowledgement, like the other times I've emailed the useless feck*. Had to mail them for mine. It came through a couple of hours later. WELL BULLY FOR YOU!! No fecking use though. I can't get on as I...
by nicholaldo
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Wrecking Crewe - In search of a Tin Pot to piss in. Crewe Alex (H). FL Trophy 7PM 8/9/2020
Replies: 140
Views: 2198

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

I agree on Brockbank by the way. He could probably do a job at right-back, but we don't play with full-backs.
by nicholaldo
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Wrecking Crewe - In search of a Tin Pot to piss in. Crewe Alex (H). FL Trophy 7PM 8/9/2020
Replies: 140
Views: 2198

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

The defensive calamity extends beyond the three centre-backs in my opinion. Rarely have I seen us turned inside out so often and with such ease.

We have to drastically improve our shape and structure or accept we can't push players forward as readily as we do without dominating possession.