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Title: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: everbrite on January 23, 2018, 21:19:47 pm
Not sure if this has been mentioned before (did check) but went on line to buy a (seated) tkt for this game and found that only standing tkts are available; all the seated seats have been sold? Any spare tickets?


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Chopper67 on January 23, 2018, 21:32:29 pm
Think there was only 75 available..!!


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Moultoncobb on January 23, 2018, 22:05:24 pm
Not sure if this has been mentioned before (did check) but went on line to buy a (seated) tkt for this game and found that only standing tkts are available; all the seated seats have been sold? Any spare tickets?

All sold out


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Coolcat on January 23, 2018, 22:24:11 pm
Didn't even know they'd gone on sale till just a few hours ago, after by chance looking on the official site.
Booked a terrace ticket. With only around 775 available, surprised STHs haven't been given priority!


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Alan Partridge on January 23, 2018, 22:29:44 pm
Didn't even know they'd gone on sale till just a few hours ago, after by chance looking on the official site.
Booked a terrace ticket. With only around 775 available, surprised STHs haven't been given priority!

They were. I bought mine Saturday!


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: The 12th Marquis of Sixfields on January 23, 2018, 22:38:39 pm
 ;D ;D ;D Love it when superfan messes up and misses out on a ticket :D


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: everbrite on January 23, 2018, 23:11:05 pm
;D ;D ;D Love it when superfan messes up and misses out on a ticket :D

I will get a ticket off one of yr pals ;)
You have so many?


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: corno_ntfc on January 24, 2018, 05:19:43 am
Didn't even know they'd gone on sale till just a few hours ago, after by chance looking on the official site.
Booked a terrace ticket. With only around 775 available, surprised STHs haven't been given priority!

They didn't really promote it, but priority was Saturday and Monday, in the shop or over the phone only, and 1 per STH


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Spinney cobbler on January 24, 2018, 14:41:19 pm
They didn't really promote it, but priority was Saturday and Monday, in the shop or over the phone only, and 1 per STH
It was on the scoreboard several times Saturday. Also on the official website and twitter account.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Coolcat on January 24, 2018, 19:02:20 pm
I will get a ticket off one of yr pals ;)
You have so many?
'You have so many' isn't really a question, is it...as neither is my tag!


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: #Frank on January 29, 2018, 22:21:07 pm
How are we doing on sales for this game. I won't know until on the day if I can make it or not.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 29, 2018, 22:33:38 pm
How are we doing on sales for this game. I won't know until on the day if I can make it or not.
Then you wont get a ticket.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: #Frank on January 29, 2018, 23:04:03 pm
Then you wont get a ticket.


I will have to sneak in the home end with evers then  :P



Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dan on January 30, 2018, 12:47:49 pm
10 of us on the train for this. Drinking in central London to avoid being in Norbiton for as much time as possible  ;D


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Coolcat on January 30, 2018, 19:45:52 pm
10 of us on the train for this. Drinking in central London to avoid being in Norbiton for as much time as possible  ;D
Kingston is ok, with a really decent pub just 7-10 min walk from the ground!


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 30, 2018, 19:56:49 pm
Kingston is ok, with a really decent pub just 7-10 min walk from the ground!
Serious question, which one? Presumably, there will be some decent ales on.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Moultoncobb on January 30, 2018, 20:06:19 pm
Then you wont get a ticket.


Don't think we've ever sold out at Wimbledon, not sure what makes you think we might this time


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: just.reading on January 30, 2018, 20:08:04 pm
Don't think we've ever sold out at Wimbledon, not sure what makes you think we might this time

I think we pretty much did when we beat them 3-0 (with 10 men?) Jacob's scored a couple I think. No room in the main stand so got stuck in the overflow section in the corner which was also rammed.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 30, 2018, 20:16:48 pm
Don't think we've ever sold out at Wimbledon, not sure what makes you think we might this time
New found optimism? And a day out in the smoke.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: everbrite on January 30, 2018, 21:00:03 pm
I will have to sneak in the home end with evers then  :P



Always possible ; TO have promised me a seat if any come back. Wendy likes me!
Even so I bought a terrace tkt JIC.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Coolcat on January 30, 2018, 22:30:49 pm
Serious question, which one? Presumably, there will be some decent ales on.
Ok, we normally keep mum in decent pubs (like on Sat) or we get everyone trying for taxis  ;) but...
Albion
Fairfield Rd
KT1 2PY.

Out of Kingston Station, past Spoons and head for park. It's less than 10 minutes walk. Used to be utter garbage pub but now around eight ales, ten crafts and ciders on.
Bit on the snooty side but nowt they were going to do last season with around ten of us buying ales!

From there, around a 7-10 min walk to the ground. Other pubs in Kingston centre ok-ish, but hardly worth the extra walk away from Norbiton tbh!

Canbury Arms and Black Horse as you get towards Norbiton station, though not sure if I've been to either!  ;)


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: OldStratfordCobbler on January 31, 2018, 04:59:39 am
Ok, we normally keep mum in decent pubs (like on Sat) or we get everyone trying for taxis  ;) but...
Albion
Fairfield Rd
KT1 2PY.

Out of Kingston Station, past Spoons and head for park. It's less than 10 minutes walk. Used to be utter garbage pub but now around eight ales, ten crafts and ciders on.
Bit on the snooty side but nowt they were going to do last season with around ten of us buying ales!

From there, around a 7-10 min walk to the ground. Other pubs in Kingston centre ok-ish, but hardly worth the extra walk away from Norbiton tbh!

Canbury Arms and Black Horse as you get towards Norbiton station, though not sure if I've been to either!  ;)
Serious question, Rob. Have you ever thought of writing a book about away day pubs? Those that are decent and those to avoid. You have so much knowledge about real ales etc that the world needs to know about it in my opinion.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: DrillingCobbler on January 31, 2018, 09:48:32 am
Serious question, Rob. Have you ever thought of writing a book about away day pubs? Those that are decent and those to avoid. You have so much knowledge about real ales etc that the world needs to know about it in my opinion.

Robs started to write a book on the subject on many occasions, the issue being he always leaves his work in a pub somewhere and can't remember which one because he was p1ssed!


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: everbrite on January 31, 2018, 10:28:54 am
Robs started to write a book on the subject on many occasions, the issue being he always leaves his work in a pub somewhere and can't remember which one because he was p1ssed!

Really - this is disgraceful behaviour! I heard it was more to do about arguments on grammar! Often came to fisticuffs!


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Coolcat on January 31, 2018, 19:22:36 pm
Really - this is disgraceful behaviour! I heard it was more to do about arguments on grammar! Often came to fisticuffs!
Actually, it's twats walking into the pub asking for change to park their car (after extensive research on footie forums) that lead to (select worst expression of your choice);

Fisticuffs

(a) set to

Handbags


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Coolcat on January 31, 2018, 19:28:17 pm
Serious question, Rob. Have you ever thought of writing a book about away day pubs? Those that are decent and those to avoid. You have so much knowledge about real ales etc that the world needs to know about it in my opinion.
Must admit, the football ground guides are generally pathetic! Written by the clueless brigade who seem to only know/mention the nearest Fosters serving outlet..."Frankie & Benny's at Sixfields serves beer to away fans..." blah blah snooze!

The great Rob Marshall provided me with the inspiration back in the nineties, in the much missed WALOC!


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: everbrite on February 01, 2018, 14:36:52 pm
;D ;D ;D Love it when superfan messes up and misses out on a ticket :D

Thanks to a very decent fan on here I now have a seated tkt.  Was sold it on a 'confidential' basis - but the gent is a well known punter on here. My terrace tkt is now available...Frank please note.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Poggy on February 01, 2018, 15:33:02 pm
I note England rugby are playing in the 6-Nations on the same as day as this not so far away in Twickenham. Hopefully find a decent pub that isn't too populated with Egg Chasing fans.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Coolcat on February 01, 2018, 15:39:14 pm
I note England rugby are playing in the 6-Nations on the same as day as this not so far away in Twickenham. Hopefully find a decent pub that isn't too populated with Egg Chasing fans.
That's Waterloo off the list then!   ;D
Yes, last season was England v Scotland at Twickenham (iirc). Didn't affect Kingston, Norbiton or Clapham (after) tbf. Waterloo was early doors, so only small numbers there too!


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: clarkeysntfc on February 01, 2018, 16:35:40 pm
England v Wales kicks off 1h 45m later than our game so I'd imagine that this would mean that both sets of fans would largely miss each other.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Boot and shoe on February 01, 2018, 16:45:23 pm
England v Wales kicks off 1h 45m later than our game so I'd imagine that this would mean that both sets of fans would largely miss each other.
Happy days - I love the 6 nations .
Watch the football and then off to Richmond to get involved with the rugby atmosphere afterwards .
What a great day out ...
Home for Match Of The Day ....


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on February 01, 2018, 17:49:34 pm
Happy days - I love the 6 nations .
Watch the football and then off to Richmond to get involved with the rugby atmosphere afterwards .
What a great day out ...
Home for Match Of The Day ....

Sunday morning repeat?


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dan on February 01, 2018, 18:06:18 pm
That's Waterloo off the list then!   ;D
Yes, last season was England v Scotland at Twickenham (iirc). Didn't affect Kingston, Norbiton or Clapham (after) tbf. Waterloo was early doors, so only small numbers there too!

Still going to aim for Waterloo but glad to know of this.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: #Frank on February 02, 2018, 17:03:54 pm
Thanks to a very decent fan on here I now have a seated tkt.  Was sold it on a 'confidential' basis - but the gent is a well known punter on here. My terrace tkt is now available...Frank please note.

Thank you Tony but I won't know till the morning on the day off kick of whether I can attend.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: just.reading on February 02, 2018, 17:43:13 pm
Heading for a sellout. I bought two tickets earlier and there's less than 200 left. Great effort!


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dan on February 02, 2018, 18:38:13 pm
It would be great to sell out. While it's arguably the worst away end in the division (yes I've been to Gillingham), it's still a London away day and ticket prices are reasonable.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: everbrite on February 02, 2018, 18:48:25 pm
Thank you Tony but I won't know till the morning on the day off kick of whether I can attend.

Home end for you then - good luck and behave yourself!


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: #Frank on February 02, 2018, 18:55:27 pm
It would be great to sell out. While it's arguably the worst away end in the division (yes I've been to Gillingham), it's still a London away day and ticket prices are reasonable.

Under the section with the low roof you can generate quite a noise so it's not all bad.



Evers, you won't even know i'm there (if I make it) :P


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dan on February 06, 2018, 19:14:16 pm
That is true to be fair. And with a well oiled away end, it should be a vocal affair ;D


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 06, 2018, 21:41:13 pm
They have only lost 2 twice in 8 games. We do have a good record against them but still got a bad feeling.

2-0 Wombles and I fear Hass will be in trouble..


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: WadeyCobbler on February 06, 2018, 22:40:58 pm
A bad defeat for them tonight at bottom club Bury may harm their confidence. It's another six-pointer on Satdee. I hope we're up for a battle.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Boot and shoe on February 07, 2018, 08:11:59 am
Wimbledon losing to Bury will make no difference to us at all if we play like we did on Saturday .
It’s all about us and who turns up .
As for Facey playing - no chance .
If you even slightly tweak a hamstring you are not ready a week later . You are probably not ready two weeks later either .


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: clarkeysntfc on February 07, 2018, 08:26:16 am
If Moloney isn't fit, hopefully JFH will do what he should have done on Saturday and put McWilliams at RB.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: The Rauldinho on February 07, 2018, 08:29:14 am
Facey should be rested until fully fit, McWilliams will do just fine at right back.

                 O'Donnell

McWilliams Taylor Turnbull Bunney

Ariyibi   JJOT    Grimes      Foley

         Van Veen  Long

Simple 4-4-2 away from home, bit of pace and trickery with Ariyibi on McWilliams side and Foley covering the more adventurous Bunney on the other side.

Plenty of options from the bench, didn't want to leave Crooks out but if JJ is fit then he needs to be back in the midfield now we have Van Veen.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on February 07, 2018, 08:36:43 am
I'd go with Sam Hoskins instead of Ariyibi with the latter available to replace him from the bench after 60-65.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: The Rauldinho on February 07, 2018, 10:02:04 am
I'd go with Sam Hoskins instead of Ariyibi with the latter available to replace him from the bench after 60-65.

Would not be against that, think Sammie has done well lately and was unlucky to be replaced by Berto at the weekend.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Wolvo on February 07, 2018, 10:32:49 am
Facey should be rested until fully fit, McWilliams will do just fine at right back.

                 O'Donnell

McWilliams Taylor Turnbull Bunney

Ariyibi   JJOT    Grimes      Foley

         Van Veen  Long

Simple 4-4-2 away from home, bit of pace and trickery with Ariyibi on McWilliams side and Foley covering the more adventurous Bunney on the other side.

Plenty of options from the bench, didn't want to leave Crooks out but if JJ is fit then he needs to be back in the midfield now we have Van Veen.

I think that's exactly how I'd play it... and on paper, that is a really good/balanced side.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: everbrite on February 07, 2018, 13:03:44 pm
I think that's exactly how I'd play it... and on paper, that is a really good/balanced side.

Will you selection experts go to the game on Saturday to see if your preferred team does ok? Mind you the above team selections look fine!


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: DrillingCobbler on February 07, 2018, 13:42:50 pm
I think that's exactly how I'd play it... and on paper, that is a really good/balanced side.

So do I.

But the team Jimmy picked on Saturday was too a man the team Id have picked!  ;D


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: just.reading on February 07, 2018, 14:18:13 pm
Can't see us playing two up front away from home. Jimmy seems far too cautious to do this.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: everbrite on February 07, 2018, 14:46:10 pm
Can't see us playing two up front away from home. Jimmy seems far too cautious to do this.

Was hoping that JFH would play vL in JJOT's place with the great man dropping back to centre midfield in a 4 - 4 -2.
Here's hoping JFH reads this thread ;D


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: The Rauldinho on February 07, 2018, 15:10:21 pm
Will you selection experts go to the game on Saturday to see if your preferred team does ok? Mind you the above team selections look fine!

I'm a season ticket holder and go to away games as well, so yes............



Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: The Rauldinho on February 07, 2018, 15:13:40 pm
Not quite sure what your issue is with people that don't go to every game though, they are just as entitled to an opinion as you.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on February 07, 2018, 15:34:41 pm
Not quite sure what your issue is with people that don't go to every game though, they are just as entitled to an opinion as you.

Hold the back page, nevers is not at it with different people on a separate thread too is he?!?!?

I think someone has issues!!!

Heaven forbid if anyone has an opinion that isn't in line with yours nevers or if they don't go to every single game!!!

😂😂😂😂



Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 07, 2018, 15:52:37 pm
I just can't see him starting the Longmeister and VV up top.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: everbrite on February 07, 2018, 19:25:57 pm
Not quite sure what your issue is with people that don't go to every game though, they are just as entitled to an opinion as you.


You would say that! Everybody has the option to go to an away game or not. I don't for a start go to every away game! If people cant go for any reason whatsoever that's fine. So your snide comment is unwarranted. The point I made (Einstein) was a query only just curious that's all.
Incidentally I think somebody has hijacked your last message and added to it; grossly adding manic opinions to it. Disgraceful.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: The Rauldinho on February 07, 2018, 20:11:07 pm
You would say that! Everybody has the option to go to an away game or not. I don't for a start go to every away game! If people cant go for any reason whatsoever that's fine. So your snide comment is unwarranted. The point I made (Einstein) was a query only just curious that's all.
Incidentally I think somebody has hijacked your last message and added to it; grossly adding manic opinions to it. Disgraceful.

Would you reply the same to somebody who is not going? Or someone that might only be able to make a few games a season, or follows online/through radio? It makes no difference, the idea is that we all are Cobblers fans.

Get the idea out of your head that going to a raft of games makes your opinion any more valid than anyone elses. It doesn't. Be gracious if people don't have the same opinion as you.

On pretty much every thread you post on, you make reference to the fact that you are going to a game and other people might not be. It's not a snide comment, just a home truth.

Make of that what you will.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: everbrite on February 07, 2018, 20:55:06 pm
Would you reply the same to somebody who is not going? Or someone that might only be able to make a few games a season, or follows online/through radio? It makes no difference, the idea is that we all are Cobblers fans.

Get the idea out of your head that going to a raft of games makes your opinion any more valid than anyone elses. It doesn't. Be gracious if people don't have the same opinion as you.

On pretty much every thread you post on, you make reference to the fact that you are going to a game and other people might not be. It's not a snide comment, just a home truth.

Make of that what you will.


Please show me an example this season where I have actually criticized somebody for not going - happy to apologize. What you don't get is that I don't go to every away game and have made that known on here. If I don't go to an away game I am naturally reticent to voice a comment on the game.   All I asked is "do the selection experts go to a game (an away one in this case) to see how their preferred choice perform" all they had to do was say yes or no! You decided to manipulate a simple answer to suit your argument; personally I thought your team selection was fine. Its a pity you decided to make it an issue - if the hat fits so be it.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: guest2487 on February 07, 2018, 20:59:36 pm
At least try and keep it to football


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: everbrite on February 07, 2018, 21:15:09 pm
At least try and keep it to football

wilco


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: The Rauldinho on February 08, 2018, 07:38:13 am
I just can't see him starting the Longmeister and VV up top.

Maybe Van Veen can play just behind and cause a bit of havoc like JJOT has been?


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: The Rauldinho on February 08, 2018, 08:12:37 am
Please show me an example this season where I have actually criticized somebody for not going - happy to apologize.
Quote from: Glastonbury Cobbler on February 05, 2018, 21:43:32 pm
Rochdale were below average no better. We made them look good. Fair play to Keith hill tho, the way he shackled jj went a long way to winning them the game

To come up with that opinion seems to suggest that again you were not there?

Quote from: Razor on February 05, 2018, 16:46:08 pm
It's not one poor game in five that's the problem though is it?
I've been unconvinced by JFH since the beginning. He's got the biggest budget of any Cobblers manager in my lifetime and we're still sh*te. Tactically he's VERY hit and miss and Saturday merely served to illustrate what poor decision making he possesses.
I gave him the benefit of the doubt before the transfer window but he's been backed by the board and now it's time to deliver.
So you didnt see Blackburn , MK , Southend and Bradford games then ?

Quote from: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 10, 2018, 18:40:10 pm
Very poor reviews of the lad of the coventry fans site, I will wait to see him before making judgement, but it's not encouraging

You haven't been to the last 6 games or more.

Not direct "criticism" but certainly using it to imply that your opinion is better than someone else's.

Anyway, lets stick to the football.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Boot and shoe on February 08, 2018, 09:08:23 am
I see Jimmy has stated that we will add energy to the side this weekend .
I think he will play McWilliams in midfield with Moloney right back .
Van Veen up front and rest either Long or JJOT .
Hilda may not be in the squad and replaced by Powell .
Changes are needed and no one can complain at being dropped after last week’s showing .
My team would be

            O’Donnell

Moloney.   Taylor.  Turnbull.    Bunney

Ariyibi      Grimes.   McWilliams.     Foley.
           
                   JJOT
 
                 Van Veen

       


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: everbrite on February 08, 2018, 12:08:06 pm
Quote from: Glastonbury Cobbler on February 05, 2018, 21:43:32 pm
Rochdale were below average no better. We made them look good. Fair play to Keith hill tho, the way he shackled jj went a long way to winning them the game

To come up with that opinion seems to suggest that again you were not there?

Quote from: Razor on February 05, 2018, 16:46:08 pm
It's not one poor game in five that's the problem though is it?
I've been unconvinced by JFH since the beginning. He's got the biggest budget of any Cobblers manager in my lifetime and we're still sh*te. Tactically he's VERY hit and miss and Saturday merely served to illustrate what poor decision making he possesses.
I gave him the benefit of the doubt before the transfer window but he's been backed by the board and now it's time to deliver.
So you didnt see Blackburn , MK , Southend and Bradford games then ?

Quote from: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 10, 2018, 18:40:10 pm
Very poor reviews of the lad of the coventry fans site, I will wait to see him before making judgement, but it's not encouraging

You haven't been to the last 6 games or more.

Not direct "criticism" but certainly using it to imply that your opinion is better than someone else's.

Anyway, lets stick to the football.


 ;D


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on February 08, 2018, 12:41:23 pm
Less than 100 tickets remain, going to be tight...


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on February 08, 2018, 12:51:58 pm
I see Jimmy has stated that we will add energy to the side this weekend .
I think he will play McWilliams in midfield with Moloney right back .
Van Veen up front and rest either Long or JJOT .
Hilda may not be in the squad and replaced by Powell .
Changes are needed and no one can complain at being dropped after last week’s showing .
My team would be

            O’Donnell

Moloney.   Taylor.  Turnbull.    Bunney

Ariyibi      Grimes.   McWilliams.     Foley.
           
                   JJOT

 
                 Van Veen

       

I do quite like the look of this, JFH is right extra energy required and Mcwilliams gives us that. It maybe time for Long to have a rest too.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: The Rauldinho on February 08, 2018, 17:16:33 pm
            O’Donnell

Moloney.   Taylor.  Turnbull.    Bunney

Ariyibi      Grimes.   McWilliams.     Foley.
           
                   JJOT
 
                 Van Veen        

Is Van Veen as mobile as Long? Only problem I could seew with this is we end up a bit slow and "hoofbally" like we were with Rico/Revs up top. Suppose it could work if Bunney/Foley and Moloney/Ariyibi offer support quickly out wide for them.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Boot and shoe on February 08, 2018, 18:14:39 pm
Is Van Veen as mobile as Long? Only problem I could seew with this is we end up a bit slow and "hoofbally" like we were with Rico/Revs up top. Suppose it could work if Bunney/Foley and Moloney/Ariyibi offer support quickly out wide for them.

I see no reason why we should be any more hoof ball with VV up front as opposed to Long .
If he plays VV and Long , he would have to drop JJOT unless VV played wide .


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Coolcat on February 08, 2018, 20:31:06 pm
Quote from: Glastonbury Cobbler on February 05, 2018, 21:43:32 pm
Rochdale were below average no better. We made them look good. Fair play to Keith hill tho, the way he shackled jj went a long way to winning them the game

To come up with that opinion seems to suggest that again you were not there?

Quote from: Razor on February 05, 2018, 16:46:08 pm
It's not one poor game in five that's the problem though is it?
I've been unconvinced by JFH since the beginning. He's got the biggest budget of any Cobblers manager in my lifetime and we're still sh*te. Tactically he's VERY hit and miss and Saturday merely served to illustrate what poor decision making he possesses.
I gave him the benefit of the doubt before the transfer window but he's been backed by the board and now it's time to deliver.
So you didnt see Blackburn , MK , Southend and Bradford games then ?

Quote from: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 10, 2018, 18:40:10 pm
Very poor reviews of the lad of the coventry fans site, I will wait to see him before making judgement, but it's not encouraging

You haven't been to the last 6 games or more.

Not direct "criticism" but certainly using it to imply that your opinion is better than someone else's.

Anyway, lets stick to the football.
So a person who hasn't watched a movie's opinion is as valid as one who has?

Don't be so ridiculous eh!


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: The Rauldinho on February 08, 2018, 21:15:43 pm
So a person who hasn't watched a movie's opinion is as valid as one who has?
Don't be so ridiculous eh!

What about if he read the book? Or listened to an audiobook version?  ;D


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on February 08, 2018, 21:42:51 pm
What about if he read the book? Or listened to an audiobook version?  ;D


Very often the book is actually better than the movie 😉😂😂😂😂😂


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: guest2235 on February 08, 2018, 21:52:43 pm
So a person who hasn't watched a movie's opinion is as valid as one who has?

Don't be so ridiculous eh!
Ffs opinions differ even if you were there!


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: everbrite on February 08, 2018, 22:54:42 pm
Ffs opinions differ even if you were there!

Always been the same!

ps I find your personalized picture unnerving ;)


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on February 09, 2018, 07:44:08 am
I try to avoid commenting on individual performances where I can on account of never being there, although my temper does get the better of me on occasion. Therefore I do have some sympathy with my fellow non attendees. In my case I put it down to staying up till 4am in an alcohol induced haze. Although baring in mind pre match I also advocated 5 at the back against Rochdale, I appear to not know what I’m on about before the game whilst stone cold sober either?


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: just.reading on February 09, 2018, 08:18:59 am
Sorry if already mentioned - England v Wales at Twickenham 16.45 kick off so the M25 / A3 will be very busy.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: rebelspawn on February 09, 2018, 08:40:39 am
Ffs opinions differ even if you were there!

That's the exact point though. If you are there, you are witnessing with your own eyes and coming up with your own interpretation of what you are seeing.

If you watch on Ifollow you are still seeing the game, but only certain parts of it depending on where the camera is focused and zoomed at any given time. I have seen cameramen miss goals on many occasions.

For all those who listen on the radio, they are spoon fed one person's interpretation of what the commentaor is actually witnessing. I think therefore that radio listeners are more likely to have the same opinion as each other, because they did not interpret themselves and were simply handed an other's own interpretation.

For me i give more credit to the opinions of those that were there. It goes like this -  There in person>watched on ifollow>listened on the radio

Having said that i don't understand why evers keep calling out posters about whether they attend or not, and all opinions are valid, but for me some carry more weight than others.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on February 09, 2018, 08:51:32 am

For all those who listen on the radio, they are spoon fed one person's interpretation of what the commentator is actually witnessing. I think therefore that radio listeners are more likely to have the same opinion as each other, because they did not interpret themselves and were simply handed an other's own interpretation.


Agreed. Regularly we read that those listening on RN abuse or praise players based on what they are listening to, sometimes these are found to be diametrically opposed to the opinions of those who attended and begin contributing, once in a position to do so.  It's almost as if they have listened or watched a totally different match. 
(But then again, sometimes those who have attended also give the impression that they have turned up at the wrong ground and watched a completely different game!!)


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on February 09, 2018, 09:49:14 am
Facey "touch and go", Moloney is fit...


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: everbrite on February 09, 2018, 09:53:05 am

Having said that i don't understand why evers keep calling out posters about whether they attend or not, and all opinions are valid, but for me some carry more weight than others.

... but I don’t call people for not going ; how can I when I miss quite a few! It’s an argument introduced by some with a chip on their shoulder. A good example of this is Rauldinho a page or two back. He goes to more away games than I do!

#benicetoposters


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Wolvo on February 09, 2018, 10:02:53 am
... but I don’t call people for not going ; how can I when I miss quite a few! It’s an argument introduced by some with a chip on their shoulder. A good example of this is Rauldinho a page or two back. He goes to more away games than I do!

#benicetoposters

Quote from: Glastonbury Cobbler on February 05, 2018, 21:43:32 pm
Rochdale were below average no better. We made them look good. Fair play to Keith hill tho, the way he shackled jj went a long way to winning them the game

To come up with that opinion seems to suggest that again you were not there?

Quote from: Razor on February 05, 2018, 16:46:08 pm
It's not one poor game in five that's the problem though is it?
I've been unconvinced by JFH since the beginning. He's got the biggest budget of any Cobblers manager in my lifetime and we're still sh*te. Tactically he's VERY hit and miss and Saturday merely served to illustrate what poor decision making he possesses.
I gave him the benefit of the doubt before the transfer window but he's been backed by the board and now it's time to deliver.
So you didnt see Blackburn , MK , Southend and Bradford games then ?

Quote from: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 10, 2018, 18:40:10 pm
Very poor reviews of the lad of the coventry fans site, I will wait to see him before making judgement, but it's not encouraging

You haven't been to the last 6 games or more.

Not direct "criticism" but certainly using it to imply that your opinion is better than someone else's.

Anyway, lets stick to the football.

I feel Everbrite buys a newspaper every morning to figure out what day of the week it is.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: everbrite on February 09, 2018, 10:09:40 am
I feel Everbrite buys a newspaper every morning to figure out what day of the week it is.

?.....does it matter tho. My fourth wife always reminds me in any case.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: cj on February 09, 2018, 10:49:48 am
Agreed. Regularly we read that those listening on RN abuse or praise players based on what they are listening to, sometimes these are found to be diametrically opposed to the opinions of those who attended and begin contributing, once in a position to do so.  It's almost as if they have listened or watched a totally different match. 
(But then again, sometimes those who have attended also give the impression that they have turned up at the wrong ground and watched a completely different game!!)
Got to say when in my car and exiting from Sixfields I feel TO generally gives a balanced opinion of the afternoons events. He gets things wrong (or at least I disagree with him) at times, but more often than not I think he calls it accurately. With that in mind, if I'm listening in to an away game I have reasonable faith in his version of events, but would I hold those opinions as mine? No!


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Wolvo on February 09, 2018, 11:10:33 am
On a side note. Does anyone else feel really bored about following the Cobblers on the back of a dull 1-0 loss to one of the 'easiest' games in the league.

And then Friday comes about, and all the hope and anticipation returns?! I'm certain we'll win tomorrow.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: OldStratfordCobbler on February 09, 2018, 11:38:41 am
I see no reason why we should be any more hoof ball with VV up front as opposed to Long .
If he plays VV and Long , he would have to drop JJOT unless VV played wide .

Yeah, let's drop JJOT who has just won the League One Player of the Month, is no doubt full of confidence and fired up for Saturday. With ROD he should be the first name on the team sheet no matter what formation we play. You only have to check out the number of points we have gained when JJOT plays in the team as opposed to when he doesn't.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Wolvo on February 09, 2018, 11:41:53 am
Yeah, let's drop JJOT who has just won the League One Player of the Month, is no doubt full of confidence and fired up for Saturday. With ROD he should be the first name on the team sheet no matter what formation we play. You only have to check out the number of points we have gained when JJOT plays in the team as opposed to when he doesn't.

He never suggested dropping O'Toole. He said if you want Long and KvV up top, you'll need to drop O'Toole (whether that is dropping him from the team, or dropping him back into a more defensive midfielder).


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: everbrite on February 09, 2018, 12:09:09 pm
On a side note. Does anyone else feel really bored about following the Cobblers on the back of a dull 1-0 loss to one of the 'easiest' games in the league.

And then Friday comes about, and all the hope and anticipation returns?! I'm certain we'll win tomorrow.

Sincerely hope you are right


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: The Rauldinho on February 09, 2018, 16:21:50 pm
A good example of this is Rauldinho a page or two back. He goes to more away games than I do!

No proof of this.....

Hope we get to see McWilliams again tomorrow, his opportunities have been limited as of late (even from the bench).

Definitely no Facey from the sound of things, so he stands a fighting chance.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on February 09, 2018, 19:13:15 pm
SOLD OUT - No pay on the gate.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Zen Master on February 09, 2018, 19:57:38 pm
Home end then


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Coolcat on February 09, 2018, 20:09:18 pm
?.....does it matter tho. My fourth wife always reminds me in any case.
Are you from Saudi by any chance?


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 09, 2018, 20:30:07 pm
?.....does it matter tho. My fourth wife always reminds me in any case.
Your 4th wife named Kevin.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: everbrite on February 09, 2018, 21:36:32 pm
Your 4th wife named Kevin.

Lost me there Aristotle - are you able to clarify?


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Tabasco Kid on February 09, 2018, 22:55:49 pm
?.....does it matter tho. My fourth wife always reminds me in any case.
:o
I am genuinely hoping that, it is just divorce that has led to this. If this is the case, then you must have a massive pension plan.  ;D


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: exiledinspace on February 10, 2018, 06:45:57 am
?.....does it matter tho. My fourth wife always reminds me in any case.

 ;D Fair play!

Do you have a nice patio?


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: OldStratfordCobbler on February 10, 2018, 08:35:45 am
He never suggested dropping O'Toole. He said if you want Long and KvV up top, you'll need to drop O'Toole (whether that is dropping him from the team, or dropping him back into a more defensive midfielder).
Good point, Wolvo. Bit of an ambiguous posting originally then. I read it as your former suggestion.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on February 10, 2018, 11:00:13 am
A lot of egg shaped people on my train, both of the English and Welsh persuasion...


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: CobblerTilIDie on February 10, 2018, 11:17:04 am
Big day for JFH today.

Lets forget the shambes of last Saturday and stick with what we know.

I think he will go with something like this:

                 RO'D

Brendan  Poole  Taylor   Turnbull

Ariyibi    JJOT    Grimes    Bunney

                  KVV
                 Long

Turnbull at left back has been his preference the last 2 away games.

Now we have KVV it seems the right time to get JJOT back into the middle... on his day everything goes through Grimes, so Crooks should make way for me.

Perreira showed last week that he is an impact substitute... on the wing Jimmy, not as a wing back!

Poor Sam Foley who played left wing, right wing back and in behind the stiker at times last week may miss out.. although if JFH sticks with Turnbull at centre back and Bunney at left back, Foley may remain on the left, covering Bunney.

On the right wing i'd give Ariyibi a start... he looks decent when he gets out wide.... not when he plays down the middle of the park! I also think Hoskins is fully deserving and in need of a break... he was well out of form in January.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: everbrite on February 10, 2018, 12:18:33 pm
No proof of this.....


So where are you and Glastonbury seated today?


#nice&polite


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: The Rauldinho on February 10, 2018, 13:33:07 pm
So where are you and Glastonbury seated today?
#nice&polite

Nando's at the minute, why?


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: The Rauldinho on February 10, 2018, 13:52:11 pm
And not seated.  ;)


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Tabasco Kid on February 10, 2018, 14:08:13 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DVrck0bXUAAkoDe.jpg)


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: CobblerTilIDie on February 10, 2018, 14:12:43 pm
Powell and Hoskins?  :-\

Why did we sign all those players in January?!

Joking aside.. we are back to 4-4-1-1 and he's got the wingers in who offer some cover.

Harsh on Long who generally scores when we give him service, but he may benefit from a rest.

Come on Town!


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: WasRambo on February 10, 2018, 14:26:41 pm
Afternoon

Here a bit early to savour the atmosphere


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Manwork04 on February 10, 2018, 14:37:10 pm
WTF JFH had better win this another bizarre selection dropping Chris Long is just crazy.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Joes Sweet Left Foot on February 10, 2018, 14:43:01 pm
Interesting. Only one loanee in the starting XI and two not even in the eighteen.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 10, 2018, 14:45:18 pm
The Revmeister starts for Stevenage..


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on February 10, 2018, 14:45:55 pm
Interesting. Only one loanee in the starting XI and two not even in the eighteen.

Assume Poole is injured? Mathis isn’t going to get near the first team picture.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Razor on February 10, 2018, 14:51:36 pm
I'd have gone for the following, I think dropping Long is ridiculous...


                  O'Donnell

McWilliams   Taylor   Turnbull   Bunney


              O'Toole   Grimes
  Hoskins                            Foley
               
                  Van Veen

                    Long


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Baldy on February 10, 2018, 15:00:30 pm
The Revmeister starts for Stevenage..
He's the greatest.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: TownOwl on February 10, 2018, 15:01:03 pm
Long fresh for a start on Tuesday I bet.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Baldy on February 10, 2018, 15:08:17 pm
Get in there!!!


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 10, 2018, 15:08:44 pm
Hurrah


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: WasRambo on February 10, 2018, 15:09:39 pm
Great start


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 10, 2018, 15:10:50 pm
Looked like JJ was tripped. Nice pen from the Grimemeister


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 10, 2018, 15:27:14 pm
Oldham and the dongs winning


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: cj on February 10, 2018, 15:34:51 pm
Sounds like the wombles aren't too good. Nice comfortable away win then..


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: dolph on February 10, 2018, 15:36:37 pm
Sounds like the wombles aren't too good. Nice comfortable away win then..
Sshhh


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: salsalocust on February 10, 2018, 15:37:31 pm
WTF JFH had better win this another bizarre selection dropping Chris Long is just crazy.

When Long punted the dead ball over the North Stand like a 14 year old with "behaviour issues", he was asking to be dropped.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 10, 2018, 15:41:42 pm
Crooks booked


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 10, 2018, 15:46:03 pm
0-1 HT


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 10, 2018, 15:49:02 pm
Crooks needs to chill..


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: WasRambo on February 10, 2018, 15:50:37 pm
Good arf


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 10, 2018, 16:06:59 pm
We go again...no changes


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: WasRambo on February 10, 2018, 16:07:07 pm
Gash


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 10, 2018, 16:07:28 pm
Drat


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Baldy on February 10, 2018, 16:10:43 pm
There's a surprise.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 10, 2018, 16:12:43 pm
Back in the dropzone


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Razor on February 10, 2018, 16:14:58 pm
We really have to win today, anything less is a terrible result.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 10, 2018, 16:22:35 pm
Boom


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Baldy on February 10, 2018, 16:23:00 pm
The Crookmeister!!!


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 10, 2018, 16:23:42 pm
The Crookmeister!!!
hes the greatest


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Razor on February 10, 2018, 16:24:40 pm
I always said he was a good player. Heartbeat of the team.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 10, 2018, 16:25:04 pm
I truly believe theres a third in us


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 10, 2018, 16:25:59 pm
I always said he was a good player. Heartbeat of the team.
he'll score a brilliant goal then get sent off for something stupid


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 10, 2018, 16:26:24 pm
Wheres defender?


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Snow Dive Larry on February 10, 2018, 16:26:29 pm
Get in there!

Goal back for Blackburn against Oldham...


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Razor on February 10, 2018, 16:27:01 pm
I truly believe theres a third in us

I don't.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 10, 2018, 16:30:47 pm
Almost 2-2...cmon lads keep it tight


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: TownOwl on February 10, 2018, 16:32:15 pm
Boooooooommm!!!


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Baldy on February 10, 2018, 16:32:49 pm
We're the greatest team in the whole world!!!


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Snow Dive Larry on February 10, 2018, 16:33:57 pm
Three! And all from players up a lot of debate about their places this season.

Just as Blackburn make it 2-2 against Oldham with plenty of time to win it...


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 10, 2018, 16:34:06 pm
Well it worked before..I truly believe theres a 4th in us


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Razor on February 10, 2018, 16:34:27 pm
Crooks, Powell and Grimes who'da thought it?!


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Razor on February 10, 2018, 16:34:42 pm
Well it worked before..I truly believe theres a 4th in us

I don't.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Baldy on February 10, 2018, 16:36:38 pm
Well it worked before..I truly believe theres a 4th in us
I don't


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Baldy on February 10, 2018, 16:37:22 pm
I don't.
Plagiarism!


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 10, 2018, 16:48:46 pm
Soaking up the pressure..


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 10, 2018, 16:53:15 pm
Dongs losing..


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Snow Dive Larry on February 10, 2018, 16:54:09 pm
The Donkeys now behind  ;D

Strangely comfortable for Town...this could be a huge set of results...


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 10, 2018, 16:55:43 pm
The Longmeister booked again..


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 10, 2018, 16:56:25 pm
1-3 FT..huge 3pts


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Razor on February 10, 2018, 16:56:32 pm
Huge win. Get in there.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Snow Dive Larry on February 10, 2018, 16:56:54 pm
Wunderbar! Five wins from the last 14 games should do it now.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 10, 2018, 16:58:52 pm
Results going our way as well..upto 18th.
Win on Tuesday and its midtable.
Get in!!!.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Bugbrooke Boy on February 10, 2018, 17:00:08 pm
5 more wins should do it? We'll need more than that to make the play offs


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Snow Dive Larry on February 10, 2018, 17:01:41 pm
Oldham host MK on Tuesday night, Wimbledon go to Plymouth and Blackpool, who are right back in it, are at Wigan.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Snow Dive Larry on February 10, 2018, 17:02:11 pm
5 more wins should do it? We'll need more than that to make the play offs

Sorry, typo, should have said 15.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Irchy cob on February 10, 2018, 17:05:12 pm
Great result - if we can back it up on Tuesday things will look a lot more comfortable.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: everbrite on February 10, 2018, 17:49:58 pm
Great result - if we can back it up on Tuesday things will look a lot more comfortable.

Yes it was and enjoyed it. Selection today totally at odds with the in house selection committee - 😮
How on earth Wimbledon beat Bradford 0-4 is beyond me.
Another thing Hoskins played very well thru’ out. JJOT was good.
 


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: guest2487 on February 10, 2018, 18:29:37 pm
Great win. Tuesday will be tough as they've turned their season around, if we can get a win then we could be looking in a much comfier position.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Macc Cobbler on February 10, 2018, 18:37:21 pm
Thought JFH got team selection spot on today. Both Powell and Hoskins had cracking games. Fully deserved win


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 10, 2018, 18:56:06 pm
Thought JFH got team selection spot on today. Both Powell and Hoskins had cracking games. Fully deserved win
Yes he did, there were many on here and I'm sure at the ground thinking WTF..


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on February 10, 2018, 19:33:37 pm
Stunning result, missed the build up as I went to the 20/20 debacle at the MCG, saw the line up and figured I was in for the day from hell. Following my plea for 5 at the back against Rochdale I can safely add punditry to the list of things I can’t do.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Manwork04 on February 10, 2018, 19:37:20 pm
Yes he did, there were many on here and I'm sure at the ground thinking WTF..
Well done Jimmy and the boys great result, now we need to back it up on TUESDAY.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: The Rauldinho on February 10, 2018, 19:38:31 pm
Thought JFH got team selection spot on today. Both Powell and Hoskins had cracking games. Fully deserved win

Totally agree, although it wasn't what I would have chosen!  ;D



Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: clarkeysntfc on February 10, 2018, 20:19:23 pm
Very comfortable away win. Even when they equalised I was pretty comfortable that we'd come away with at least a point.

We looked like a far better team than them when we were able to get it down and play. Suspect they're in for a tough run in.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: GroundhoppingFC on February 10, 2018, 20:27:17 pm
Well played Cobblers, as a neutral I felt that you deserved the win.

If you couldn't make the game today, or want a recap on a brilliant win, check out my Groundhopping video which contains all 4 goals:

https://youtu.be/a4HqZKpiFgY

Tell me what you think! I'm also going to the match on Tuesday, so hopefully you play as well as this next time!


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on February 10, 2018, 20:42:30 pm
Yes he did, there were many on here and I'm sure at the ground thinking WTF..

Totally agree, well done jfh


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: southofthecounty on February 10, 2018, 20:52:30 pm
Did BM do enough to keep his place for Tuesday?


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Tabasco Kid on February 10, 2018, 21:03:28 pm
Well played Cobblers, as a neutral I felt that you deserved the win.
Good job, done well. Theres some good shots in your video.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: St Edmundsbury Cobbler on February 10, 2018, 21:05:15 pm
Great result and a massive win. Saw the highlights and JJOT looked absolutely immense while Crooks looked like the player we were so excited to sign.



Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: coboz on February 10, 2018, 21:47:03 pm
Good job, done well. Theres some good shots in your video.


  Enjoyed the video. Well done.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dan on February 10, 2018, 21:51:59 pm
Also enjoyed that video, thanks for sharing it. The two count attack goals in the second half were both excellent.

Me and my group had to settle with the uncovered part of the terrace, and ironically had the best view at Kinsmeadow that we've ever had  ;D today was a bloody great performance.

Crooks and JJOT  particular were both immense. And credit to both Grimes and Hoskins. I've criticised both on several occasions but they were both brilliant.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: bungle on February 10, 2018, 21:55:44 pm
Very decent win.

Back four looked solid throughout, which is a testament to JFH's coaching given that three of them (including the keeper) are new signings.

We struggled to keep possession at times, but Crooks grew in influence as the game wore on and made some good driving runs. Grimes had some neat and tidy moments without really imposing himself. I still wonder whether we'd look better with McWilliams in the engine room as a proper defensive midfielder to give the others a platform to play.

Hoskins and Powell certainly justified their selection today. Sammy's work rate was excellent and Powell's finish was coolness and composure personified. Would still like both of them to get more crosses in if we're going with a proper 4-4-1-1, but I think that both should keep their place over Ariyibi and Perreia due to their superior defensive discipline.

Van Veen made some clever runs, but it will take time for our midfielders to get on his wavelength. He looks to be the kind of striker who plays on the shoulder of the last defender and thrives on through balls. Time will tell, but he put himself about and did a fairly decent job for the team.

AFCW looked poor. Surprised to see that their fans want rid of Ardley, though - surely they're still over-achieving relative to their budget?





Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: everbrite on February 10, 2018, 22:06:46 pm
Good job, done well. Theres some good shots in your video.


Cant be easy to broadcast a game when the away side are winning, but yes decent views and thanks for putting it on here.
Well done Frank you did well!


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: everbrite on February 10, 2018, 22:53:34 pm
Thought JFH got team selection spot on today. Both Powell and Hoskins had cracking games. Fully deserved win

Well we defended well, but Wimbledon were clueless at times. Playing into that drizzle and wind first half was not pleasant. Hoskins played very well. Powell he did score the vital 3rd goal and he slotted into defensive duties well. Cant quite bring myself to say he had a cracking game; to me he seems to have lost some of his pace and really should have roasted their full back more than he did. Will he play on Tuesday? Perhaps JFH may want a more offensive player. We were slightly lucky to be ahead first half as Wimbledon missed at least one decent chance; should have been buried. The second half after they scored was fearing the worst as we lost control of midfield giving the ball away losing tackles. Then we got back into the game thanks to Grimes, JJOT and Crooks who led a couple of decent charges up field causing havoc . JJOT now in his element making the second and passing an unselfish pass out to Powell who slotted home.  It was not a classic game; Wimbledon and the weather saw  to that. I was not impressed with their goalie who should have done better with the third goal(imo!).  It was in truth a gritty win carved out by the side against a truly hoof ball side. We need to beat some one decent before we can be more confident of safety.
The support did well in inhospitable conditions plenty of fanatical support especially by the knot of supporters out in the open and near to away stand which incidentally had quite a few vacant seats. Strange that.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: CobblerTilIDie on February 11, 2018, 07:56:12 am
Hopefully now Jimmy will stick with the formation that suits us so well. As yesterday showed, even players a little out of form or being questioned after last week's debacle can slot in and be effective. Man for man our squad is now of top 10 quality... set them up properly and they will win more than they lose - as shown in recent weeks.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: The Rauldinho on February 11, 2018, 09:05:57 am
A massive improvement on last week.

Slightly baffling selection (for me and a lot of others at least) of Powell/Hoskins out wide showed JFH knows his players, and in the 4-4-1-1 formation we looked comfortable again.

I thought the first half was pretty awful, the weather and prima donna ref certainly didn't help matters but we showed signs of being effective on the counter attack. Van Veen has good movement, once everyone knows where he is going will be a huge asset for us.

JJOT was so lucky to get the pen, and Crooks was lucky to still be on the pitch by half-time. Once they got there goal in the first few minutes of the second half, we did well to soak up a fifteen minute or so spell of pressure without conceding. We looked reasonably solid although but could not get hold of or keep hold of the ball and they did have chances.

Once the second goal went in, we looked a different team. Crooks took the game by the scruff of the neck and showed why we paid good money to bring him here. Hopefully we can see more of that version of him. Powell and Hoskins worked hard as well as looking to get forward, such a calm finish from Powell for the goal.

Overall, I felt happy enough (and cold and wet) when I left. Getting the three points was the most important thing and luckily results around us went okay. Still need something on Tuesday, that will be a much tougher game.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Bertie on February 11, 2018, 11:07:56 am
Such an important win after the Rochdale fiasco. Let's hope everyone can keep it going into the Gills match. Nice homemade video above - interesting perspective.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: everbrite on February 11, 2018, 11:16:34 am
Very comfortable away win. Even when they equalised I was pretty comfortable that we'd come away with at least a point.

We looked like a far better team than them when we were able to get it down and play. Suspect they're in for a tough run in.

Love it nerves of steel man!


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: everbrite on February 11, 2018, 11:18:24 am
Did BM do enough to keep his place for Tuesday?

Yes


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on February 11, 2018, 11:23:29 am
Did BM do enough to keep his place for Tuesday?

Yes, but only if Shay Facey is still unavailable...


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Ralap on February 11, 2018, 11:28:34 am
Well played Cobblers, as a neutral I felt that you deserved the win.

If you couldn't make the game today, or want a recap on a brilliant win, check out my Groundhopping video which contains all 4 goals:

https://youtu.be/a4HqZKpiFgY

Tell me what you think! I'm also going to the match on Tuesday, so hopefully you play as well as this next time!


Thank you mate, really enjoyed that. Look forward to seeing Tuesdays edition.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: DrillingCobbler on February 11, 2018, 17:42:33 pm
The first hour was pretty awful to watch, a right old battle. But then we came into our own a bit, played some really good stuff and came away deserved comfortable winners.

The ref was absolutely appalling, for both sides. Where do they keep finding them from? And their guy who got booked when he took the free kick, only for him to be given a 2nd go at it. WTF was that about?!  ;D

Some really decent individual performances as well. At half time I had Sammy Hoskins down as mom, and that was still the case after an hour. But JJ was good throughout and was absolutely superb for the majority of the 2nd half. So he edged it for me. BM had his best game of the season, competition for places eh? Facey would have to wait for his return to the side if I had my way, BM has the shirt and its his to lose.

I particularly impressed myself with the tactical changes I wanted to see happen. I said to my mate that we should replace Crooks with Long and go 4/4/2 - 2 minutes later Crooks scored. I honestly thought he'd get sent off.  A few minutes later I wanted Powell to be replaced by Foley 'to shore things up a little'. 2 minutes later he scored as well. Love it!  ;D

Im glad we got to see the reaction I predicted after last Saturdays no show. That Rochdale 'performance' will probably do more for us staying in this league than any single actual win we've managed or will manage throughout the season.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Poggy on February 12, 2018, 11:02:48 am
A decent win for us on Saturday.

Solid performances from Moloney, Hoskins and Powell. And finally some glimpses of Crooks who was almost unplayable in the second half.

I didn't think it was a penalty but happy to take it and the 3 points.

A great day out on the p1ss though around Waterloo station before / after the game. Egg chasers everywhere


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: #Frank on February 12, 2018, 16:12:16 pm
I didn't get to this game in the end but the action from Groundhopping fc helped make up for this. Thank you.


Title: Re: Wimbledon (a)
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 12, 2018, 16:57:29 pm
Well played Cobblers, as a neutral I felt that you deserved the win.

If you couldn't make the game today, or want a recap on a brilliant win, check out my Groundhopping video which contains all 4 goals:

https://youtu.be/a4HqZKpiFgY

Tell me what you think! I'm also going to the match on Tuesday, so hopefully you play as well as this next time!
Just watched this and it was very very good. You get a decent view of the pen there was contact but soft. Either way 3pts..
Keep up the good work.