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Today's Line Up

By CockandBear26/9 14:32Sat Sep 26 14:32:36 2020

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Breeden ,Cotton Gudger Egenguele Kettle Edmunds Shamsi Lita Brown Dias Tomkinson
Subs: Hood Landers Ruff Dunbar Neligwa

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Highlights.

By VS Town (VS Boro)26/9 20:00Sat Sep 26 20:00:42 2020In response to Today's Line UpTop of thread

Views: 753

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Re: Highlights.

By blueandwhitemad26/9 20:20Sat Sep 26 20:20:07 2020In response to Highlights.Top of thread

Views: 726

O dear embarrassing not a good day at the office for our goalkeeper !!! so painful to watch.

Edited by blueandwhitemad at 11:41:50 on 27th September 2020

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Re: Highlights.

By almost average 227/9 12:08Sun Sep 27 12:08:06 2020In response to Re: Highlights.Top of thread

Views: 486

Watching these highlights and talking to a fan who went it looks to me like we somehow managed to lose a game we should have at least got a draw from if not won . If your going to miss a pen and your keepers going to have a nightmare i'm afraid it's highly likely your going to get beat .

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Re: Highlights.

By VS Town (VS Boro)27/9 12:39Sun Sep 27 12:39:02 2020In response to Re: Highlights.Top of thread

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There were enough chances for both sides to win it; Boro probably shaded them (including a long pin ball type sequence).

Bredon made other errors, and more than once they tried to catch him out from a very long distance..... his reputation for playing like a sweeper goes before him.

With him coming out so often he is going to be caught occasionally and even catch the attacker. I think the risk far outweighs any perceived benefit of his attempted long passes.

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Re: Highlights.

By The Silverback27/9 21:37Sun Sep 27 21:37:06 2020In response to Re: Highlights.Top of thread

Views: 407

One of the positives from the game for me was Leroy Lita, two great finishes for his goals,

Still a class act at 35.

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Re: Highlights.

By MJNB28/9 08:47Mon Sep 28 08:47:37 2020In response to Re: Highlights.Top of thread

Views: 378

Similar to Harewood.

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Re: Highlights.

By VS Town (VS Boro)28/9 10:54Mon Sep 28 10:54:49 2020In response to Re: Highlights.Top of thread

Views: 339

I didn't see it like that. Lita finishing was spot on, but didnt seem to contribute like Harewood did.

REMEMBER - I think Harewood was playing league football the season before Boro where Lita has played games at (I think) same/lower level.

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Re: Highlights.

By stone ragma28/9 12:29Mon Sep 28 12:29:08 2020In response to Re: Highlights.Top of thread

Views: 346

Think Harewood was more mobile than Lita is now, that said if he can get himself in the box and score goals that’s the main thing

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Re: Highlights.

By MJNB28/9 13:03Mon Sep 28 13:03:04 2020In response to Re: Highlights.Top of thread

Views: 321

IF Lita does that regularly, I think it could be the end of Benbow at Boro'.

Can't see both starting week in, week out, although personally the more natural finishers on the pitch the better. Two clinical strikers is great if the service is right

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Re: Highlights.

By stone ragma28/9 13:13Mon Sep 28 13:13:37 2020In response to Re: Highlights.Top of thread

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From what I have seen of Lita in pre season don’t expect too much, he is not the most mobile, legs look like they have gone in terms of making runs, think when Benbow is fit he will be back in

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Re: Highlights.

By VS Town (VS Boro)28/9 15:02Mon Sep 28 15:02:41 2020In response to Re: Highlights.Top of thread

Views: 303

Agree

Amazing though - he seems fitter and slightly more mobile than brown

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Re: Highlights.

By stone ragma28/9 16:19Mon Sep 28 16:19:25 2020In response to Re: Highlights.Top of thread

Views: 278

Brown looked decent when he was at Kiddy but seems to have gone downhill since then, maybe needs to stay at one club for a while and hopefully find some form again

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Re: Highlights.

By MJNB28/9 13:16Mon Sep 28 13:16:02 2020In response to Re: Highlights.Top of thread

Views: 329

would not be surprised to see Benbow make a surprise appearance from the bench tonight against his old club if we are searching for a goal.

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Re: Highlights.

By mark-nbfc28/9 13:16Mon Sep 28 13:16:47 2020In response to Re: Highlights.Top of thread

Views: 327

Don't think he's fit enough yet mate unfortunately

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Re: Highlights.

By MJNB28/9 13:24Mon Sep 28 13:24:00 2020In response to Re: Highlights.Top of thread

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Benbow sub on 88
Benbow goal 90+2

You heard it here first.

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Re: Highlights.

By mark-nbfc28/9 13:48Mon Sep 28 13:48:32 2020In response to Re: Highlights.Top of thread

Views: 312

Yes please :)

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Re: Highlights.

By stone ragma28/9 13:37Mon Sep 28 13:37:43 2020In response to Re: Highlights.Top of thread

Views: 310

Psychic MJNB

Edited by stone ragma at 13:40:15 on 28th September 2020

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Re: Highlights.

By almost average 228/9 12:03Mon Sep 28 12:03:59 2020In response to Re: Highlights.Top of thread

Views: 342

I liked the way Lita seemed to enjoy the goals . I always got the impression with Herewood that he was being professional but was just seeing the season out . Lita seems to really enjoy still playing .

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Re: Highlights.

By joetowny (Joe)28/9 16:21Mon Sep 28 16:21:31 2020In response to Re: Highlights.Top of thread

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question. whats all this " i dont fancy Lita " talk
i seem to remember similar with Harwood and dont forget Williams ( same ) Ironside too.
why do people love knocking or doubting our goalscorers i dont get it.
Leroy scored TWO away goals saturday
you know what i dont have a problem with that
two more tonight would be perfect ....
or even one would suffice... which means they have to score two to win... sadly they probably will
but thats not his department.

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Re: Highlights.

By stone ragma28/9 16:29Mon Sep 28 16:29:06 2020In response to Re: Highlights.Top of thread

Views: 281

Don’t think anyone said they don’t fancy Lita, just recognise that he doesn’t have the legs anymore

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Re: Highlights.

By joetowny (Joe)28/9 16:35Mon Sep 28 16:35:57 2020In response to Re: Highlights.Top of thread

Views: 282

ok straight question. do you or dont you fancy him ?
if he gets this club say 15 goals this season that will be a big plus.
not saying he will but lets just see how he goes eh.

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Re: Highlights.

By MJNB28/9 17:25Mon Sep 28 17:25:20 2020In response to Re: Highlights.Top of thread

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I'm with you Joe.

Admittedly I'm yet to see Lita play. But I'd rather a 15 goal a season play who doesn't leave the eighteen yard box/sprint than a headless chicken.

Ian Muir didn't run marathons, but he did win us points and ooze class.

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Re: Highlights.

By VS Town (VS Boro)28/9 18:13Mon Sep 28 18:13:54 2020In response to Re: Highlights.Top of thread

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Lita only played about a dozen games in the last two seasons for a reason. I suspect he signed as a bit player but needs must.

Modern football requires movement. Ian muir played behind 2 of 4 or 5 excellent strikers.

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Re: Highlights.

By joetowny (Joe)28/9 17:45Mon Sep 28 17:45:25 2020In response to Re: Highlights.Top of thread

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im not championing him im just spelling it out as it is.
his playing knowledge for this standard must be second to none.
he wont need anyone ( like Harwood ) to tell him how to do it.
he will need support all strikers do
and yes he will imo need some legs up with him
he seems like he wants to play and be part so for me at the moment thats good enough.
things change quickly in football hence never say never

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Re: Highlights.

By stone ragma28/9 16:51Mon Sep 28 16:51:21 2020In response to Re: Highlights.Top of thread

Views: 285

Straight answer I think a fit Benbow will score more goals, that isn’t to say Lita won’t contribute, with his experience he still has something to offer

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Re: Highlights.

By joetowny (Joe)28/9 17:18Mon Sep 28 17:18:17 2020In response to Re: Highlights.Top of thread

Views: 268

yes i would probably agree with that
age is definitely not on his side

as for Benbow last season he played in a side that imo was as difficult as any to play for.
we didn't need a goal getter we needed a miracle man.
too lightweight in midfield often overrun + weak fullbacks, the norm.
hence had little or no support at times.
sometimes the obvious fall guy
" wait and see, we will see etc etc " whatever the terminology lets hope lessons have been learnt.

Edited by Joe at 17:21:27 on 28th September 2020

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Re: Highlights.

By mark-nbfc27/9 12:17Sun Sep 27 12:17:05 2020In response to Re: Highlights.Top of thread

Views: 503

Indeed. Breeden apologised to the rest of the team for two errors which cost them a point or three. See Dave Sharpe's interview with JG.

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Re: Highlights.

By MJNB26/9 21:00Sat Sep 26 21:00:03 2020In response to Re: Highlights.Top of thread

Views: 622

WOW!

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View

By VS Town (VS Boro)26/9 19:32Sat Sep 26 19:32:14 2020In response to Today's Line UpTop of thread

Views: 647

Only went as my son was coming up from London.

At the back they were as poor as boro, and 3-2 was a surprisingly low score line.

Boro defence was a shambled, and whilst Kettle came off, the back 4 was no really weakened.

I am a champion of 442, but playing 2 wide players (a right footed player on the left, and the other who I feel is better suited as a striker BUT the stand out threat in 1st half) is foolhardy, particular with the lack of quality in the other 2 midfield players. This left it wide open for the defence to be put under pressure.

People will point to injuries, which is fair.
Benbow apparently was unfit when he returned and Brown does not look fit.
Even with injuries I would say the 11 who started were probably man for man (and £ for £) better than KL.

Bredon was poor and at fault for all 3 goals.
1) Seemed to fancy playing at left back and got caught (not for the only time in 1st half)
2) Was beaten on a 1-on-1 header vs hards chance; Went to punch and missed it
3) Beaten by a very long shot and went down very slow (I initially was surprised he had punched it for a corner....then the net bulged). Not only was it a long way out, but there was a very strong wind that would have held the ball up.

I try (andI admit often fail) and take into account the level the club are at, but last season and what I have seen this Boro are very much a Southern League club. There seems very little direction/tactics/thought/plan and it (again) seems like players are signed because they are available and they turn up every game to play football....whilst that is clearly true at every level, the set up does not make it look much different to parks football.
In some ways Boro are now equals to the likes of Kings Langley, Barwell & Biggleswade.

The main saving grace is that I think the club are "lucky" to be in this league given the situation above.
I could well see Boro' back in Conf-North next season as I fear for many clubs at that level. I would not be surprised to see Conf North/South/Midlands next season.

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Re: View

By stone ragma26/9 19:51Sat Sep 26 19:51:38 2020In response to ViewTop of thread

Views: 639

JG weakness as a Manager is definitely tactically, with the players we have and a Manager who is tactically aware and organised we should challenge for this league,

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Re: View

By Wotnostrikers26/9 22:13Sat Sep 26 22:13:07 2020In response to Re: ViewTop of thread

Views: 564

A very worrying observation considering the manager can keep his job as long as he likes regardless of performances or results.

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Losing 1-0

By boropod (BoroughPod)26/9 15:59Sat Sep 26 15:59:56 2020In response to Today's Line UpTop of thread

Views: 760

and we have missed a pen

worst forum poster ever

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Drawing 1-1

By CockandBear26/9 16:10Sat Sep 26 16:10:14 2020In response to Losing 1-0Top of thread

Views: 758

Lita

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Winning 2-1

By CockandBear26/9 16:15Sat Sep 26 16:15:50 2020In response to Drawing 1-1Top of thread

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Lita second goal

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Drawing 2-2

By CockandBear26/9 16:17Sat Sep 26 16:17:23 2020In response to Winning 2-1Top of thread

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Breedon own goal

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3-2

By VS Town (VS Boro)26/9 16:49Sat Sep 26 16:49:33 2020In response to Drawing 2-2Top of thread

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Anyone know Belford number !!!!

All 3 keeper mistakes

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Three goalkeeper mistakes.

By Unnamed Sauce26/9 17:13Sat Sep 26 17:13:05 2020In response to 3-2Top of thread

Views: 835

Odd.

Given the plaudits for Breeden earlier.

Conspiracy theory?

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Re: 3-2

By blueandwhitemad26/9 16:52Sat Sep 26 16:52:25 2020In response to 3-2Top of thread

Views: 883

Not good enough full stop . Goalkeeper thinks he is a outfield play far too often for my liking he should stay on his line a bit more and let the defensive players do there jobs .

Edited by blueandwhitemad at 12:13:52 on 27th September 2020

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Re: 3-2

By almost average 227/9 12:24Sun Sep 27 12:24:23 2020In response to Re: 3-2Top of thread

Views: 443

To be fair he's been very good since he joined us and everyone has an off day it just shows up more if its the keeper .

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Re: 3-2

By 70s stalwart27/9 12:38Sun Sep 27 12:38:59 2020In response to Re: 3-2Top of thread

Views: 423

As a former (poor) keeper I agree with that wholeheartedly.

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Re: 3-2

By blueandwhitemad27/9 12:30Sun Sep 27 12:30:42 2020In response to Re: 3-2Top of thread

Views: 433

Fair comment.

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Re: 3-2

By joetowny (Joe)26/9 17:17Sat Sep 26 17:17:19 2020In response to Re: 3-2Top of thread

Views: 739

was not there so cant really comment
apart from the fact if you miss a penalty make goalkeeping errors
and are light in midfield ( im certain we are ) your ALWAYS going to struggle particularly away

Edited by Joe at 17:18:54 on 26th September 2020

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Re: 3-2

By 70s stalwart26/9 17:03Sat Sep 26 17:03:01 2020In response to Re: 3-2Top of thread

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I really enjoyed early March to mid September. Now its back to the weekly disappointment of following the twitter feed detailing the latest Boro’ comedy/disaster. Will the good old days of a settled first X1 that can actually play football ever return? Or am I being too harsh, given the level we are at?

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Re: 3-2

By mark-nbfc26/9 17:29Sat Sep 26 17:29:41 2020In response to Re: 3-2Top of thread

Views: 710

Too harsh, I think. Injuries.

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Re: 3-2

By 70s stalwart26/9 17:33Sat Sep 26 17:33:30 2020In response to Re: 3-2Top of thread

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Fair enough. I’m just very disappointed to see yet another poor start to a season.

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Re: 3-2

By mark-nbfc26/9 17:43Sat Sep 26 17:43:29 2020In response to Re: 3-2Top of thread

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A draw, win and loss?

Is that not a mixed start?

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Edited by mark-nbfc at 17:43:43 on 26th September 2020

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Re: 3-2

By MJNB26/9 19:27Sat Sep 26 19:27:46 2020In response to Re: 3-2Top of thread

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At this level of football, with the calibre of player we have and reduced budget to probably be in line with the rest of the league, it’s a poor start.

Maybe I’m living in the past but I am never gonna accept conceding 3 against the likes of Kings Langley, and losing to them three games in a row is good enough.

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Re: 3-2

By 70s stalwart26/9 18:18Sat Sep 26 18:18:45 2020In response to Re: 3-2Top of thread

Views: 674

Again, fair enough. I would just like us to record a nice stress free 3-0 win.

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Re: 3-2

By mark-nbfc26/9 20:11Sat Sep 26 20:11:32 2020In response to Re: 3-2Top of thread

Views: 569

That would be fantastic!

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Re: 3-2

By stone ragma26/9 17:49Sat Sep 26 17:49:40 2020In response to Re: 3-2Top of thread

Views: 685

You don’t get promoted with an FA Cup win, League draw and loss

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Re: 3-2

By mark-nbfc26/9 17:59Sat Sep 26 17:59:49 2020In response to Re: 3-2Top of thread

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You don't win or lose the promotion in three games either.

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Re: 3-2

By stone ragma26/9 18:14Sat Sep 26 18:14:43 2020In response to Re: 3-2Top of thread

Views: 657

You don’t win or lose it in two games, think it will be another season of consistent inconsistencies

Edited by stone ragma at 18:15:32 on 26th September 2020

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Re: 3-2

By Lord of the Manor26/9 18:40Sat Sep 26 18:40:18 2020In response to Re: 3-2Top of thread

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Its the same every season .... Hype it up.... Good signings.... then failure to deliver from the off.

Difference this season I guess, not many season tickets sold (due to circumstances) and fans will vote with there feet later, giving less income over the season.

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Re: 3-2

By blueandwhitemad26/9 19:02Sat Sep 26 19:02:20 2020In response to Re: 3-2Top of thread

Views: 642

Spot on with that assessment could not have said it better myself disappointing result today a bogey team for us , hope I am proved wrong though. After all its all Jimmy's and Lavs signings this time around or so we are told. Positive results are all that's required to get out of this league nothing less, easier said then done it seems. Early days yet without going overboard lots of injuries to a few key players does not help but then again all teams have them do they not, you have to live with it and crack on. Win Monday will put things right...here is hoping.

Edited by blueandwhitemad at 19:13:50 on 26th September 2020

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Re: 3-2

By MJNB26/9 19:28Sat Sep 26 19:28:12 2020In response to Re: 3-2Top of thread

Views: 614

Stourbridge 2 wins out of 2. Always there or thereabouts. Gonna be tough.

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Re: 3-2

By boropod (BoroughPod)26/9 19:52Sat Sep 26 19:52:31 2020In response to Re: 3-2Top of thread

Views: 583

+1

worst forum poster ever

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Re: 3-2

By The Silverback26/9 18:51Sat Sep 26 18:51:53 2020In response to Re: 3-2Top of thread

Views: 629

Yes a poor start to the season as usual.

Kings Langley must love playing against the Boro, that's three league wins out of three!

Another season of mid-table mediocrity beckons.

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Tactical genius

By VS Town (VS Boro)26/9 16:53Sat Sep 26 16:53:53 2020In response to Re: 3-2Top of thread

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HOod now centre forward

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Re: Tactical genius

By boropod (BoroughPod)26/9 17:00Sat Sep 26 17:00:11 2020In response to Tactical geniusTop of thread

Views: 835

are we surprised?

worst forum poster ever

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Re: Tactical genius

By stone ragma26/9 17:30Sat Sep 26 17:30:12 2020In response to Re: Tactical geniusTop of thread

Views: 753

Nope, missing our 3 best midfielders, probably too reliant on Shamsi upfront ( as we were Benbow last season), young inexperienced lad at right back, probably need better defensive back up than Hood.

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Re: Tactical genius

By mark-nbfc26/9 17:25Sat Sep 26 17:25:48 2020In response to Re: Tactical geniusTop of thread

Views: 772

What other options were there given the players available?

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Re: Tactical genius

By VS Town (VS Boro)26/9 19:17Sat Sep 26 19:17:07 2020In response to Re: Tactical geniusTop of thread

Views: 637

When I posted that I didnt realise how close to the end of the game it was.


That said, there were still 3 strikers on the pitch.

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Injury List

By CockandBear26/9 18:42Sat Sep 26 18:42:08 2020In response to Re: Tactical geniusTop of thread

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Armsden, Baker, Benbow, Kelly, Kelly Evans, Goddard, now possibly Kettle.
Gonna need a bigger treatment room.
Another game Monday night.
Up the Boro

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Re: Injury List

By joetowny (Joe)26/9 20:55Sat Sep 26 20:55:23 2020In response to Injury ListTop of thread

Views: 625

tbf that list is a tad unfortunate.
very early doors, no need to panic
however criticism is part and parcel of the game
whether your JG or a top league manager it goes with the territory.
remember one important thing nobody ever won a league or got relegated after two league games
think i will keep my powder dry for now, if you get my drift.
40 games more than enough time to put matters right
if not then the criticism will carry some weight

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Re: Injury List

By mark-nbfc26/9 22:21Sat Sep 26 22:21:13 2020In response to Re: Injury ListTop of thread

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"think i will keep my powder dry for now, if you get my drift"

I do Joe.

Let's wait and see :)

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Re: Injury List

By mark-nbfc26/9 20:12Sat Sep 26 20:12:39 2020In response to Injury ListTop of thread

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Definitely Kettle out for a few weeks.

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