What's happened to the striker we have on loan from Plymouth? Not even on the bench today but the Fulham one and Gibson are.
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Went to Singapore
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He isn't remotely good.
Probably more chance of Henry the Hoover scoring goals for us. Anyway serious question for you puds who would you let go in the summer?
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The North Stand project manager.
Edited by Chuds at 16:40:12 on 9th March 2019
Hahahahahaha what about players ?
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The vast majority. Except for the defence.
Surprised about this he’s been hoovering up the goals in training
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Haha now that is a kind of magic answer.
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Perfect example today when you get your team game going, played the opposition perfectly both with and against the wind yet lose to a 93rd minute goal.
With absolutely nothing in our forward line and a midfield that couldn't deliver one decent ball into the area all game, whether from a corner, free kick or speculative cross. Guthrie wanders around waiting for the ball to come to him, if he gets too near to closing the oppo player down he backs off just sufficiently while after a couple of games what exactly Gibson gives us can someone tell me? His blinding miss this afternoon says it all but in truth we could have been 2 or 3 goals up had we had an ounce of quality and their 93rd minute goal should have been a mere consolation.
Instead despite all the hype about Bury being a class above we made them look mediocre and in no way did they deserve any points let alone three. Just imagine if Dino had managed to sign a couple of strikers and a midfielder we just might have been looking at the play-offs this season.
Guthrie was one of our best players today. His work rate on the flank was superb.
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I was clearly watching a different match.
Enjoyment and excitement is subjective.
The fact that a very large proportion applauded tells me you are in the minority that thought the game lacked excitement and enjoyment.
The ET after a shit or uninspiring performance resulting in a defeat is characterised by muttering, silence, hands in pockets or boos. That simply wasn't evident yesterday. At FT the performance was roundly applauded in a show of gratitude for the (good) performance, and commiseration for fucking it up at the death.
I applauded as I was appreciative of the effort some of them put in.
Edit: It doesn’t surprise me that I am in the minority. C’est la vie. My comment was more in response to somebody’s comment about Guthrie than the match itself. Yesterday wasn’t the worst we’ve played. It held some interest but, in my opinion alone it seems, I felt that we were lacking in certain departments and much of that probably came from the way the team is set up to play. I’ve staunchly defended Dino in the past when some have questioned why we haven’t put 7 past Macclesfield. Or was it Morecambe? I responded to a Bury supporting friend on twitter that it wasn’t as dreadful as usual as a bit of a tongue in cheek comment as he had seen us play, dreadfully, three times himself this season but he was representing Stevenage at hockey yesterday so happened to miss it. It wasn’t dreadful. It was ok. There was little excitement but Chuds has covered that. Anyway, onwards we go. I’ll probably continue to be a miserable sod in the minority but I’m too fucking old to change.
Up the Boro.
Edited by Geoff Wode at 19:46:05 on 10th March 2019
See you tomorrow night you miserable old sod
I’ll be the one in the minority.
I'm excited just at the thought of driving 80 miles in the rush hour to see a thrilling game, with light drizzle to make the pitch shimmer, and with a solitary half-chance at one end, which may or may not be squandered depending on who it falls to.
Followed by a drive back where no doubt there'll be an overnight motorway closure extending my journey by 20 miles and 40 minutes, meaning I'll never complete it without at least one wee stop.
A1 was always shut northbound after a Tuesday night game. Now I've stopped going to them.
M1 closures screwed me going back to Cov again tonight, as usual, had the delight of 47 MK roundabouts again.
Still at least I don't have to negotiate them again in a few days time... Oh.
Surely the excitement of your journey will be sufficient and you’ll be content with an absence of it at the match. I have a 6 mile round trip. Potential for excitement is limited unless I see the fella in the sailor’s hat walking down Valley Way.
I only wear that sailors hat when I'm going to the Blue Oyster Bar.
You can have a good performance that is enjoyed and warrants applause, without there being anything to get anyone excited.
Yesterday being the perfect example.
Edit: Probably the best way to explain it is that regular fans (those with an affinity to us, regardless of frequency of attendance) will have been content with yesterday and appreciated the hard-working, organised performance that nullified a good side for 93 minutes, and could/should have won it via Gibson. I enjoyed our performance.
However, floating/neutral fans will have found it rather dull and lacking in any excitement as it was very uneventful. Very little in the way of goal mouth action, genuine chances created, good saves, potential penalty or red card incidents, goals etc.
The quality of football is unlikely to be good, certainly for sustained periods, as this is L2, and that is fine, but you would hope for more events to get everyone going and excited. To get people jumping up. It is this that brings people back to games, and simply because it is L2 in no way means there shouldn't be plenty of those. Games like yesterday will do nothing to bring neutrals back, but will keep us regulars happier. Take my attendance at Biggleswade when we have shit away games for instance. Why do I go there instead of staying at home? Because games are eventful and excite me, there is always plenty of action and talking points. If there wasn't, regardless of dogged displays by them, I wouldn't go. We need to be the same to people who could come to us ten or so times a season, and need to give them that excitement and reason to attend.
Of course it could be argued that the manner of our performance prevented that and that both sides' organisation cancelled each other out, and that had we been more gung ho to create these exciting moments they may have won 3-0 and nobody would be happy.
Edited by Chuds at 11:32:12 on 10th March 2019
Indeed. No one is claiming those who didn't find it enjoyable is lying. Simple a difference of opinion. But to insist something isn't something because you yourself don't like it is a bit much.
Millions of people love coffee, I hate it. Does that make coffee shit? No it means I have a different opinion to the majority. But no one is going to convince my taste buds that coffee is nice.
Personally I don't think excitement is the right word to use. I've probably only genuinely been excited by football a couple of times a year. Enjoyable or interesting absolutely.
I wonder if those who didn't fund anything exciting yesterday, enjoyed the game (before the goal) or not?
And I think as Chuds pointed out elsewhere it's a lot to do with expectation. Decades of watching non league and league 2 football have led to my expectations being met generally. Those wanting an adrenaline rush from it may always be left disappointed and miserable sounding.
I quite like a Cappuccino, but wouldn't have a regular white coffee.
Thought you'd be a Flat Whites kind of guy