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The Hotel End => Cobblers Corner => Topic started by: Dr Feelgood on February 10, 2018, 18:54:15 pm



Title: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 10, 2018, 18:54:15 pm
Same again please Mr H...


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: clarkeysntfc on February 11, 2018, 15:47:01 pm
This will be an extremely tricky game. They're really flying at the moment, and are second in the form table.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Grove on February 11, 2018, 15:55:49 pm
I shouldn't think so , he'll be there behind the goal with his kids as usual


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: alton on February 11, 2018, 17:00:18 pm
This will be an extremely tricky game. They're really flying at the moment, and are second in the form table.

Try this form guide

clickety click
 (https://www.twtd.co.uk/league-tables/competition:league-one/form/matches:6/type:home-and-away)


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: just.reading on February 11, 2018, 19:36:24 pm
This will be an extremely tricky game. They're really flying at the moment, and are second in the form table.

Nonsense, they are 13th and therefore bottom half of the table so an easier game!


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Dan on February 11, 2018, 19:44:21 pm
I shouldn't think so , he'll be there behind the goal with his kids as usual

 ;D ;D


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Cobbler78 on February 11, 2018, 22:24:29 pm
Nonsense, they are 13th and therefore bottom half of the table so an easier game!

Correct, this is one of the easier games weíll have this season. 2-0 KVV and JJOT


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: memyhead on February 12, 2018, 08:59:20 am
Correct, this is one of the easier games weíll have this season. 2-0 KVV and JJOT

Yeah, let's just turn up like we did against Rochdale ffs!

THERE ARE NO EASY GAMES!


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: DrillingCobbler on February 12, 2018, 10:10:37 am
I make their away record since the start of November, 4 wins, 1 draw, 2 defeats. This will be a very tough game for us.

Sc unthorpe on the other hand is actually quite winnable, they are on shocking form and add the Van Veen factor to it and its got away win written all over it!  ;D

Back to tomorrow though, without knowing what Gillingham's perceived strengths are its difficult to know whether or not we should stick with precisely the same side. They are a side bang on form, who will see the next 3 or 4 games as a chance for them to join the push for a play off position. I suspect that they will come here and attack us which should make for a very decent game hopefully.

Id take a point tomorrow, and go for three on Saturday!


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on February 12, 2018, 10:23:29 am
Correct, this is one of the easier games weíll have this season. 2-0 KVV and JJOT

*KvV


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: just.reading on February 12, 2018, 10:45:02 am
Correct, this is one of the easier games weíll have this season. 2-0 KVV and JJOT

It's win win for your system really. If we win, they remain bottom half and we've won an easier game. If we lose, they (probably) move up to the top half and we've lost a harder game. You must be very excited.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Cobbler78 on February 12, 2018, 11:54:55 am
It's win win for your system really. If we win, they remain bottom half and we've won an easier game. If we lose, they (probably) move up to the top half and we've lost a harder game. You must be very excited.

Itís a real treat isnít it. Either way, this is a game we should win.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: lordjord on February 12, 2018, 12:15:40 pm
I believe they have been playing with the two big lads up top Parker and Eaves. Taylor and Turnbull will certainly be tested aerially. I know Hoskins and Powell did well on Saturday but I would like to see Ariyibi start for Hoskins (as long as he gets played wide!).


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: The Rauldinho on February 12, 2018, 12:27:47 pm
Stick with a winning team for me, so the same eleven that started at AFC on Saturday.

Tough game as they have been in form, be nice to see Zak again but hope he doesn't get the abuse he got at the away game.

Hope the old players curse doesn't strike, we need the points!

Big games elsewhere at the bottom end effecting us(Oldham vs MK, Bury vs Southend,  hopefully if results go our way we can pull further away from the relegation places.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Sean_ntfc on February 12, 2018, 13:21:50 pm
We HAVE to win tomorrow. No ifs, no buts. It's my birthday !!


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: everbrite on February 12, 2018, 13:43:37 pm
I believe they have been playing with the two big lads up top Parker and Eaves. Taylor and Turnbull will certainly be tested aerially. I know Hoskins and Powell did well on Saturday but I would like to see Ariyibi start for Hoskins (as long as he gets played wide!).
Actually, Parker is not a big lad, but he has a turn of pace allied with unfortunately a football brain. Eaves is a big lump and was subbed against us as somewhat ineffective! Your point is correct that this may well be a difficult fixture. Incidentally, Hoskins gave their fullback the runaround at Gillingham and as he did well on Saturday would not (imo) drop him. I also think JHF may well bring Berto on when Hoskin tires. Happy to be wrong!


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: DrillingCobbler on February 12, 2018, 13:53:46 pm
It's win win for your system really. If we win, they remain bottom half and we've won an easier game. If we lose, they (probably) move up to the top half and we've lost a harder game. You must be very excited.

Alternatively, Cobbler78 could have a disastrous day at the office if we win say 1-0, but Oxford get beat by 3 goalsÖand thus the Gills move into the top half of the table on goal difference despite losing.

So many permutations. Is it an easy game, is it a hard game?



Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Cobbler78 on February 12, 2018, 14:06:08 pm
Alternatively, Cobbler78 could have a disastrous day at the office if we win say 1-0, but Oxford get beat by 3 goalsÖand thus the Gills move into the top half of the table on goal difference despite losing.

So many permutations. Is it an easy game, is it a hard game?



Iíll help you out, itís one of the 10 EASIEST games of the season, in my opinion.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Wolvo on February 12, 2018, 14:20:08 pm
Alternatively, Cobbler78 could have a disastrous day at the office if we win say 1-0, but Oxford get beat by 3 goalsÖand thus the Gills move into the top half of the table on goal difference despite losing.

Cobblers win and Oxford lose? Just need MK to lose and that'll be one successful Tuesday.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Cobbler78 on February 12, 2018, 14:24:40 pm
Cobblers win and Oxford lose? Just need MK to lose and that'll be one successful Tuesday.

The dream!


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Grove on February 12, 2018, 15:38:07 pm
A certain John Frain, said in commentary the other week "there are no easy games in this league"


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Cobbler78 on February 12, 2018, 15:41:29 pm
A certain John Frain, said in commentary the other week "there are no easy games in this league"

Paul Merson says the same about the Premier League, whatís your point?


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Grove on February 12, 2018, 15:47:44 pm
Paul Mersin says the same about the Premier League, whatís your point?

My point is , Who the fcuk is Paul Mersin


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on February 12, 2018, 15:48:20 pm
My point is , Who the fcuk is Paul Mersin

Ha  ;D


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Cobbler78 on February 12, 2018, 15:59:54 pm
My point is , Who the fcuk is Paul Mersin

FFS 😂😂😂


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 12, 2018, 16:03:45 pm
A certain John Frain, said in commentary the other week "there are no easy games in this league"
I heard that too I almost spat my bourbon out. It was the Rochelle game where we lost to the second worse team at home..


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Cobbler78 on February 12, 2018, 16:04:24 pm
I heard that too I almost spat my bourbon out. It was the Rochelle game where we lost to the second worse team at home..

Was Marvin there?


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Poggy on February 12, 2018, 17:00:58 pm
                   O'Donnell

Moloney - Taylor - Turnbull - Bunney

Hoskins - Crooks - Grimes - Ariyibi

                       JJOT

                     van Veen


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Boot and shoe on February 12, 2018, 18:33:40 pm
                   O'Donnell

Moloney - Taylor - Turnbull - Bunney

Hoskins - Crooks - Grimes - Ariyibi

                       JJOT

                     van Veen
I think it will be the same starting line up as Saturday .
One thing that confirms is that despite all the protestations we had no wide players prior to January - look who we have ended up settling for in the advanced positions .....
Two players that were already here .....


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on February 12, 2018, 18:49:00 pm
I think it will be the same starting line up as Saturday .
One thing that confirms is that despite all the protestations we had no wide players prior to January - look who we have ended up settling for in the advanced positions .....
Two players that were already here .....

Oh come on.......try harder......when have you not known JFH to make at least 4 changes to line ups from one game to the next?  ;D

Seriously......it should be the same side that played against the Wombles.......but we have a big squad, can make changes, and its the Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday effect. The poor petals aren't built like the old guys....some of them struggle with three hours hard work a week!!  :)


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Wolvo on February 12, 2018, 19:15:48 pm
I think it will be the same starting line up as Saturday .
One thing that confirms is that despite all the protestations we had no wide players prior to January - look who we have ended up settling for in the advanced positions .....
Two players that were already here .....

I firmly believe Long was rested with Tuesday in mind. I can see him coming in, and the rest staying as is.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Irchy cob on February 12, 2018, 19:18:58 pm
Jimmyís hinting at having to manage particular players workloads - I would imagine the only changes he may make would be Ariyibi for Powell and long for van veen but I hope he can select the same side.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on February 12, 2018, 20:51:42 pm
Stick with a winning team for me, so the same eleven that started at AFC on Saturday.

Tough game as they have been in form, be nice to see Zak again but hope he doesn't get the abuse he got at the away game.

Hope the old players curse doesn't strike, we need the points!

Big games elsewhere at the bottom end effecting us(Oldham vs MK, Bury vs Southend,  hopefully if results go our way we can pull further away from the relegation places.
Given the amount of times he played Iím amazed anyone recognised him?


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on February 12, 2018, 21:25:15 pm
He'll probably save van Veen for ex player effect at Scunny?


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Boot and shoe on February 12, 2018, 22:20:53 pm
I would say the one playerís work load that needs
monitoring is JJOT .
Itís a brave man that rests him but I think VV and Long might start .


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Irchy cob on February 12, 2018, 22:34:00 pm
I agree that jjot needs wrapping in cotton wool but I fear for the psychological effect if he gets rested given our record with/without him.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Boot and shoe on February 13, 2018, 07:59:29 am
I agree that jjot needs wrapping in cotton wool but I fear for the psychological effect if he gets rested given our record with/without him.
Yes , of course that is true - JJOT is a massive player for us but it is clear he is being pushed to his physical limits .
When JFH talks about looking after certain players in the busy schedule , who else could he be talking about if itís not JJOT ? Maybe Powell and Moloney if they are returning from injury .


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: WasRambo on February 13, 2018, 08:47:13 am
Try this form guide

clickety click
 (https://www.twtd.co.uk/league-tables/competition:league-one/form/matches:6/type:home-and-away)

Lots of hard looking games but some easier too. I hope we don't get an easier game against a team who sees us as easy. The world may implode.... :)


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: everbrite on February 13, 2018, 09:03:54 am
Very difficult to even hazard a guess at selection as JFH has confounded many of us recently. He may rest Powell and JJOT! Maybe play both Long and vV? I look fwd to team news with trepidation and excitement👀


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Snow Dive Larry on February 13, 2018, 10:42:17 am
I can see a bit of tinkering here...wouldn't be surprised to see JJOT rested from the start and KvV and Long start together for the first time.

Likely to be a tricky evening ahead - let's hope the cold and the televised goings on in Europe don't keep too many punters away.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Wolvo on February 13, 2018, 12:17:03 pm
After much thought and deliberation... I'm expecting another comfortable victory on our way to safety.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: The Rauldinho on February 13, 2018, 12:24:43 pm
Given the amount of times he played Iím amazed anyone recognised him?

Thought 20-odd games of being a pretty decent defender would have been enough.

Plus being pretty tall and having a nice little Mohawk made him quite recognisable I thought.  ;D


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: just.reading on February 13, 2018, 12:37:48 pm
I agree that jjot needs wrapping in cotton wool but I fear for the psychological effect if he gets rested given our record with/without him.

Why? Tonight is the first Tuesday night game in ages and we haven't got anymore coming up. If he can't play 90 mins once a week with one Tues thrown in I'd be very surprised.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: The Rauldinho on February 13, 2018, 16:23:46 pm
Doesn't seem to be much buzz around tonight, despite it being a pretty huge game for us.

I know it's a freezing cold Tuesday in spring, but we should all be excited?  ;D


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: cobblergaz59 on February 13, 2018, 16:37:44 pm
So the ref tonight is Craig Breakspear...Looks like we'll be finishing with less than a full team then  >:(


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Grove on February 13, 2018, 16:39:28 pm
Doesn't seem to be much buzz around tonight, despite it being a pretty huge game for us.

I know it's a freezing cold Tuesday in spring, but we should all be excited?  ;D

Pancake day, people prefer pancakes these days


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: The Rauldinho on February 13, 2018, 16:57:46 pm
Pancake day, people prefer pancakes these days

Meh, can't wait for the football tonight.

Really hope we smash them.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: OldStratfordCobbler on February 13, 2018, 17:02:07 pm
Doesn't seem to be much buzz around tonight, despite it being a pretty huge game for us.

I know it's a freezing cold Tuesday in spring, but we should all be excited?  ;D
That's because it's still winter.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: bpcobbler on February 13, 2018, 17:04:06 pm
KVV won't be playing, he's injured, just spoke with the man himself...


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: OldStratfordCobbler on February 13, 2018, 17:04:44 pm
So the ref tonight is Craig Breakspear...Looks like we'll be finishing with less than a full team then  >:(
Craig Shakespeare...I wonder what had happened to him!


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: cj on February 13, 2018, 17:08:54 pm
KVV won't be playing, he's injured, just spoke with the man himself...
What's he done?


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 13, 2018, 17:10:03 pm
I just remembered Zakuani plays for these.

Their last 6 games:

1-1 @ home to Pish
2-0 Loss away to Wigan
2-1 WIN Home to Fleetwood
3-1 WIN @ Scunny
2-1 WIN Home to Dale
2-1 WIN @ Charlton


This has draw all over it.



Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 13, 2018, 17:11:07 pm
What's he done?
Its probably because we have Scunny coming up.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: The Rauldinho on February 13, 2018, 17:17:39 pm
This has draw all over it.

Would be happy with that to be fair.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: The Rauldinho on February 13, 2018, 17:21:29 pm
That's because it's still winter.

Same thing these days.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Teachers Pet on February 13, 2018, 17:28:25 pm
So the ref tonight is Craig Breakspear...Looks like we'll be finishing with less than a full team then  >:(

Firstly his name is Charles Breakspear and secondly he's sent three Cobblers players off in the last two games he's refereed us - Buchs & JJOT against Shrews last season and Crooks against Walsall this season. Also, has issued nine red cards in nine games...eight of those in his last four games!! Players had better beware tonight.   


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 13, 2018, 17:46:11 pm
It will be Crooks or JJOT that will get sent off if anyone.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Grove on February 13, 2018, 17:53:39 pm
So if KvV is injured , do we get to see Boris on the bench. I doubt many will be happy with the team selection tonight whatever that may be. Iwas happy v Rochdale and annoyed v Wimbledon, look how they turned out


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 13, 2018, 18:50:06 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DV79JZhXkAEKrBB.jpg)


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 13, 2018, 18:51:57 pm
Crooks and KVV picked up knocks and are being replaced by Foley and Long


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on February 13, 2018, 18:57:48 pm
Thought 20-odd games of being a pretty decent defender would have been enough.

Plus being pretty tall and having a nice little Mohawk made him quite recognisable I thought.  ;D
I know, it just got on my nerves because he was good and we lost most of him because of that African Cup of Nations nonsense and that adding insult to injury injury, if you get what I mean? Before I get shouted at itís the timing of the competition thatís nonsense rather than the tournament itself in my eyes. Anyway, enough about them, morning all. 2-1 for me.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: TownOwl on February 13, 2018, 18:59:35 pm
Hope Foley does well in his proper position. He's done really well to come back from his pre-season injury in tough circumstances and he deserves to do well and get a run in the team.

Get into em
Fcuk em up!


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Baby Bear on February 13, 2018, 19:18:16 pm
Van veen was holding his hip and looked in a little discomfort when leaving the pitch on Saturday.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on February 13, 2018, 19:20:38 pm
Same team as Saturday according to Tim and Evers bird. Scrap that


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 13, 2018, 19:46:58 pm
We're orrrffff


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 13, 2018, 19:50:57 pm
Sluggish start


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 13, 2018, 19:51:34 pm
The Reek scores for Swindle again...


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 13, 2018, 19:53:12 pm
0-1 Hass Out!!


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 13, 2018, 19:55:16 pm
This sounds like the Dale game..We're crap so far


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Razor on February 13, 2018, 19:57:02 pm
Not good.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on February 13, 2018, 19:57:15 pm
They look two yards quicker than us at the moment. Struggling to cope with them.
JJOT playing much deeper.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Irchy cob on February 13, 2018, 19:59:48 pm
Why the f**k is foley playing advanced and jjot deep - they need to swap.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 13, 2018, 20:00:16 pm
Should have been 0-2 this is pathetic


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 13, 2018, 20:01:18 pm
Foley and JJOT don't mix. Hass needs to sort this or we could get pumped here.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Razor on February 13, 2018, 20:03:18 pm
Gillingham have had 66% posession so far. Says it all.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on February 13, 2018, 20:03:54 pm
This sounds like the Dale game..We're crap so far
Ditto


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 13, 2018, 20:04:33 pm
0-2


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 13, 2018, 20:04:51 pm
Bunney's garbage


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Luxembourg Cobbler on February 13, 2018, 20:05:12 pm
Oh dear!


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Baldy on February 13, 2018, 20:05:21 pm
Sack 'em all!!!


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Razor on February 13, 2018, 20:06:10 pm
Hasselbaink ain't a good manager.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Dr Feelgood on February 13, 2018, 20:06:16 pm
I'm done today I've seen enough.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on February 13, 2018, 20:06:32 pm
Boos ring out....we could be 4 down. Have not got anywhere near them


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: cobblerwatch on February 13, 2018, 20:11:19 pm
Like Rochdale we are losing every 50.50 ball - looking dreadful!


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Letchworthcobbler on February 13, 2018, 20:15:27 pm
 Seems they can't  play against a 3-5-2 formation.Hasslebank is inept tactically.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: WasRambo on February 13, 2018, 20:15:50 pm
Never fear, I'm here. We'll win 3-2 now


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Baldy on February 13, 2018, 20:17:25 pm
Well played Was.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Razor on February 13, 2018, 20:19:09 pm
If Hasselbaink takes us down is there anyone who'd like him to stay?


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Aitobs on February 13, 2018, 20:22:23 pm
Updates on some former players:

Marc Richards has scored for Swindon against Wycombe.

Ivan Toney has scored for Scunthorpe against Peterborough.

Alex Revell has been given a straight red card for Stevenage against Forest Green Rovers. It's his second red card of the season, after he was sent off for us in that terrible 0-6 pasting by Bristol Rovers.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on February 13, 2018, 20:22:38 pm
If Hasselbaink takes us down is there anyone who'd like him to stay?

NO IF WE GO DOWN HE HAS TO GO, GIVEN THE BACKING HE HAS HAD


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Irchy cob on February 13, 2018, 20:26:22 pm
Is this what itís going to be like for the rest of the season - schizophrenic performances one week to the next? It is really worrying how tactically inflexible JFH is.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Benji on February 13, 2018, 20:28:49 pm
Updates on some former players:

Marc Richards has scored for Swindon against Wycombe.

Ivan Toney has scored for Scunthorpe against Peterborough.

Alex Revell has been given a straight red card for Stevenage against Forest Green Rovers. It's his second red card of the season, after he was sent off for us in that terrible 0-6 pasting by Bristol Rovers.
2 also for Alfie Potter for Mansfield


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Irchy cob on February 13, 2018, 20:37:59 pm
Actually I take it back - we must have played 4 different systems in the space of 45 minutes none of which was remotely successful. Foley for one has played in about 4 different positions and doesnít look like he has a clue where heís meant to be.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: cobblertone on February 13, 2018, 20:39:04 pm
Based on that a straight forward 3 points for the Gills, although itís one of their easier games I suppose.
Pace, passing, desire and finishing. A bit of a footballing lesson really and they look like a top of the table team playing at home. He needs to work some magic to pull this one back. Awful.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Shoemaker on February 13, 2018, 20:39:41 pm
Come on cobblers step it up second half


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Razor on February 13, 2018, 20:42:09 pm
Might as well chuck Hilderberto on, there's a good chance he'll be terrible again but a small chance he'll do something spectacular.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: TownOwl on February 13, 2018, 20:44:43 pm
One thing that confirms is that despite all the protestations we had no wide players prior to January - look who we have ended up settling for in the advanced positions .....
Two players that were already here .....

Two players that were diabolical too.

We've been clueless and gutless. Their number 2 had had the freedom of the park to pick out whatever cross or pass he fancies. The front 2 have had the better of our defence, even Mr Reliable Taylor, and we've been out worked for the second home game in a row. Why JFH decided to pull JJOT back when KVV is out I have no idea, and why he didnt change that I've even less idea. Major half time talk required.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: The Rauldinho on February 13, 2018, 20:44:54 pm
Inept and lifeless.

Nobody seems to want it.

We are being undone by a long ball in behind, and havenít won a 50/50 ball the entire half. Should be at least 4-0 down.

Not sure how we end up being such a clueless side sometimes. Foley must get fed up of playing in a different position every ten minutes.

Poor decision to drop Crooks and put JJ back in the middle (if that is where he is actually playing).

Ten more minutes of this and it will be an early night for me. **** awful.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on February 13, 2018, 20:45:07 pm
Well this is a test isnít it? All very well and good getting a result when youíve turned up, but changing the game when your up against it is a fundamental part of management. At some point Jimmy needs to show the ability to affect performances when weíre struggling. The size of the squad and resources should mean he is in a better position than most?


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Irchy cob on February 13, 2018, 20:57:51 pm
Some really odd decisions today - pereira is playing in the hole despite being a winger and jjot still too deep.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Aitobs on February 13, 2018, 20:59:20 pm
2 also for Alfie Potter for Mansfield

Good night for him.

Worth mentioning that Marc Richards now has five goals in his last six games. JFH regretting his decision to release him?


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Oversees on February 13, 2018, 20:59:38 pm
All part of the masterplan.....   ha, ha, ha......


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Oversees on February 13, 2018, 21:03:27 pm
please let this be the goal that proves me wrong.....  ha...ha....ha!!!!


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on February 13, 2018, 21:03:36 pm
Good night for him.

Worth mentioning that Marc Richards now has five goals in his last six games. JFH regretting his decision to release him?

No


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Aitobs on February 13, 2018, 21:04:01 pm
GOAL! Ash Taylor gets one back, a header from a corner, makes it 1-2.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Oversees on February 13, 2018, 21:08:59 pm
We need corners and free-kicks for our set pieces.  Lots of falling down required.......


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Oversees on February 13, 2018, 21:11:12 pm
Alternatively, an exchange of "agreements".....  What-ho....  :)


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Aitobs on February 13, 2018, 21:12:31 pm
Alfie Potter gets his hat-trick for Mansfield.

Matt Taylor has just scored an absolute screamer for Swindon- a free-kick from 25 yards! Good to see he's still the veteran set-piece maestro he proved to be at our club...


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Oversees on February 13, 2018, 21:14:12 pm
It's all happening.....  Cripes, Bognor at home was postponed....  Tally Ho!!!!!!


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Oversees on February 13, 2018, 21:16:38 pm
It's all happening.....  Cripes, Bognor at home was postponed....  Tally Ho!!!!!!

Respect to our ex=players for a quality performance !!!!


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Oversees on February 13, 2018, 21:18:08 pm
As Dr.F would say....  we will this.   Why has he gone awol?????


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Oversees on February 13, 2018, 21:19:31 pm
Even Baldy would be expecting a result......


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Baldy on February 13, 2018, 21:20:19 pm
As Dr.F would say....  we will this.   Why has he gone awol?????
Part timer


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Oversees on February 13, 2018, 21:22:10 pm
He certainly is.....  a 2 goal deficit, and he's out on the pull.....  shameful.....  Good to see Baldy is here!!!!  good on you....  Big hugs.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Oversees on February 13, 2018, 21:24:30 pm
Please, can WE win a corner?????


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Oversees on February 13, 2018, 21:25:56 pm
Oh.... I forgot.... we don't do that.....  :(


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Oversees on February 13, 2018, 21:27:34 pm
Fantastic percentage play from NTFC.....  a shame that that percentage is s***e.....   (please make me eat my words....)


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Oversees on February 13, 2018, 21:32:39 pm
Thank your god that we not as s***e as the rest.....  and, I rest my case with a little quippppp.....   "You think you won?  Your misses thought the same.... "    Lots of love and big kisses....xxxxx


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Oversees on February 13, 2018, 21:39:19 pm
Highlights....  Jimmy almost got animated......  Big hugs.... xxxx


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: cobblertone on February 13, 2018, 21:41:02 pm
Better second half but got what we deserved tonight.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Razor on February 13, 2018, 21:42:22 pm
To cap it all off Hilderberto has been sent off after the final whistle.

Jimmy, you're leading an absolute shambles.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Oversees on February 13, 2018, 21:43:16 pm
Respect to those that paid for that s***e.....  I am happy to recommend a delivery firm that may free up your Saturdays.....  :)


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: cobblerwatch on February 13, 2018, 21:48:15 pm
Second half much better but game already lost by then - I just donít understand the non enforced tactical tinkering though .


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: bungle on February 13, 2018, 21:53:25 pm
Poor tinkering today.

Crooks is out, so the whole system goes out the window. The simple thing would have been to swap him for McWilliams who must be wondering what he has to do to get a game. We've been getting results with JJOT behind the striker, so why disrupt that?

We're lucky that pretty much everyone else (bar Oldham) also lost today.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Razor on February 13, 2018, 21:56:53 pm
11 goals and 1 red card from our former players in Leagues One and Two tonight.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Air-Dan on February 13, 2018, 21:57:01 pm
We're lucky that pretty much everyone else (bar Oldham) also lost today.

Blackpool also won (at Wigan no less!)


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on February 13, 2018, 22:06:56 pm
Ifollow was s***e as well tonight. Tim and Gregor suggested we were better second half? Hilda got a bit of a roasting for being Gills best asset in disrupting play, donít know if thatís fair?


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: AlistairSlowe on February 13, 2018, 22:09:29 pm
JFH to blame tonight. Again.

Don't mind what Hilda did, he was actually good when he came on and at least cares.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: TownOwl on February 13, 2018, 22:11:03 pm
Poor tinkering today.

Crooks is out, so the whole system goes out the window. The simple thing would have been to swap him for McWilliams who must be wondering what he has to do to get a game. We've been getting results with JJOT behind the striker, so why disrupt that?

Or Foley. Looked a simple Crooks for Foley swap from the team sheet.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: The Rauldinho on February 13, 2018, 22:28:28 pm
Shambolic first half followed by a pretty decent second half, but got exactly what we deserved tonight.

Fairplay to the crowd, everyone tried to get behind the team and made some noise second half but I am dumbstruck how we play so bad at times.

JFH must take some blame for playing Foley almost everywhere other than centre mid where he would excel and dropping JJOT back into midfield when he has won player of the month just behind the striker (plus Van Veen was injured).

Ariyibi must have earned himself a starting role on Saturday, Berto might have done if he had left the ref alone at the final whistle. McWilliams must be wishing he went out on loan to get some football.

Luckily most teams around us lost, so will take that as a positive.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Irchy cob on February 13, 2018, 22:28:57 pm
The stupid thing is with the possibility of crooks, van veen, facey and aryibi (who was one of the main/only bright spots of the second half) starting on Saturday and possibly Poole coming back in so that turnbull can switch to left back again we could very well get a result. Bunney has shown exactly what the Rochdale fans said we were getting - he can't defend and looks a liability at left back, should only be played as a wing back or left sided midfielder. One things for sure, we've got to sort out a method of how to play when we're at home pretty sharpish - it is absolutely criminal in a relegation fight to drop 6 points against Rochdale and gillingham and the fact is that we've been sussed out and other teams will try to do the same.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: AlistairSlowe on February 13, 2018, 22:31:23 pm
The worst thing is, Gillingham didn't have to be good or do anything clever or impressive in that first half. Just some long balls over the top and we were exposed every single time.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Stag on February 13, 2018, 22:36:18 pm

Deja Vous ......
                     Swop the managers swop the result


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: BackOfTheNet on February 13, 2018, 22:37:36 pm
 Awful, awful, awful first half. We might have had 2 enforced changes but Long was a straight swap for VV and either McWilliams or Foley could have been a straight swap for Crooks so there was no need to change the whole team structure. In JJOT we have a player who has in the past week won the divisional player of the month award for scoring a load of goals from an advanced role AND got into the FL's team of the week for getting 3 assists at the weekend. Dropping him deeper makes no sense, particularly as we continued to lump the ball forward when, in the absence of JJOT, we had no one to win those balls.

JFH seems better at addressing issues mid game than he does on setting out a side in the first place and we were far better in the second half, but you can't turn in a first half performance like that and then expect to take anything from the game. Very poor.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Snow Dive Larry on February 13, 2018, 22:42:56 pm
Echo what has already been said - clearly JJOT winning a monthly award for his performances in the number ten role wasn't enough! He looks laboured and not interested in the deeper role and I'd have much preferred McWilliams in there with JJOT pushed up. The whole ground could see it!

Other than that we were abysmal first half and the midfield didn't have a clue. Fair play to Gills for sussing us out from the off but we were all over the place. JFH still cones across as tactically inept and even the second half, when things got better, it seemed more out of a 'throw everything up the wall and hope it sticks' method.

It's going to the wire folks!


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: AlistairSlowe on February 13, 2018, 22:45:46 pm
Also Lovell realised we were on top and changed their formation and that shut up the game for them, Again, no answer.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on February 13, 2018, 22:57:21 pm
He's one of those managers who is all about nullifying the opposition threat rather than give them a threat to think about themselves.

Why not once, just once, have a go from the off at home?? 9 home defeats now.....we've certainly been found out.

Gillingham looked tidy, quick, incise, and precise. It wouldn't have been a surprise to see us 4 or 5-0 down at half time, it was that bad!

But when we came out of our shells, had the shackles loosened, we looked a bit better. I say a bit better because we really didn't create too many chances. But at least it was a bit more exciting. Gillingham closed the game out well in the end.

What can I say about the formation that hasn't already been said? Players looked lost, JJOT is wasted further back, and with Grimes deep as well we had a back 6 for most of the first half....and still leaked goals.
Poor Foley didn't have a clue where he was from one minute to the next, Hoskins put in his normal league 2 standard shift, Bunney and to a lesser extent Moloney we're defensively shaky. Taylor and Turnbull wobbly. I'm struggling to think of anyone who came out of the game with credit today.

Grimes picked up a booking, his 9th....he's got to avoid a yellow in the next three games or its a two game ban. Hilda gets a 1 game ban for his second yellow today.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Irchy cob on February 13, 2018, 22:58:20 pm
Also Lovell realised we were on top and changed their formation and that shut up the game for them, Again, no answer.
Agree with that - their double substitution coupled with our final change of Mathis for Powell killed the game stone dead and our game management in the last 10 minutes and injury time was naive to say the least.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: #Frank on February 13, 2018, 23:10:30 pm
Credit where it's due. Two great goals from a lively and effective front two for Gillingham. Bunney looked out of his depth first half and was targeted as a week point by Gillingham. He improved second half along with the rest of the team but other clubs will have been watching us tonight and will take home their reports as a week left side with Powell in front of Bunney.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: DrillingCobbler on February 13, 2018, 23:19:15 pm
Well that first half was a horror show worse than I think I've ever previously witnessed. Theres been the odd one to rival it (Plymouth away just after Boothroyd was fired) but in terms of lack of effort, desire, shapeÖIm struggling to think of one that actually trumps it. It could and should have been 4 or 5-0 to Gillingham at HT.

I make no apologies either when I say that Bunny's performance tonight was the worst individual performance I've seen since Constantine played for us. They may have all been rubbish tonight but Id have hauled him off after 15minutesÖand stuck Poole on, moving Turnbull to left back.  Oh wait a minute, he wasn't available. Barnett then. The back 4 were all over the place, they were killing Bunny (in particular) and JFH did absolutely nothing to try and rectify it. The 2nd goal predictably soon followed and it could have been far far worse.

The half can best be summed up by Sam Hoskins feigning injury out of sheer embarrassment for messing up a dummy. Man up FFS. That was truly pathetic! And Im not talking about the dummy...

He then lobs Pierra on at half time for Foley, who has been and continues to be 'used' in a way that Page 'used' Byron at Boro. Its like he wants him to fail. Left wing, right wing, centre mid, left wingÖstop using him as a pawn you bloody idiot and give the lad some stability by playing him in the same position for a few games running.

Next change, Hoskins for the Forest lad. No complaints, it did make sense. There were many abject performances on show tonight and Sams was one of them.

So by this point we had 3 wingers on the pitch, only one of whom seemed to be playing on a wing. We had Long who failed to jump for the ball once all evening (he seems to have escaped criticism but his effort levels tonight were appalling), JJ playing as a sweeper at times, Bunny constantly giving the ball away, making non challenges. Final change, Powell for Mathias. By that point JFH was just putting all the names in a hat, he didn't have a clue what to do!

JFH tonight made a right old mess of it, failed to 'manage from the dugout' after a shocking team/tactical selection and quite frankly his own performance was not far off of Pages one at Boro.

I didn't over-react after Rochdale, and saw and expected reaction at Wimbledon. But tonight is one too many for me. I didn't expect to see that lack of effort and desire again for some time. Seeing it so soon after RochdaleÖI question whether we have the heart to want to stay in this division. We have a talented team but too many of them don't give a sh1t half the time. We must have one of the highest wage bills in this division.

JFH went from 6/10 to 3/10 for me this evening. He seems to over complicate simple things and keeps repeating the same mistakes. We've clearly shown our hand for this season but moving ahead, and whichever league we start in come August, I now severely question whether he's the right man to take us forward. Im seething!


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: #Frank on February 13, 2018, 23:21:45 pm
.....and for those of you missing 78 he was seen by myself eating a nice bit of cake at half time as I walked along the concourse/walkway in the west stand. He looked in good health and the cake was probably carrot cake but I can't be sure I'm afraid.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Boot and shoe on February 13, 2018, 23:31:06 pm
Shocking
What a shambles
I question if JFH recruitment is any better than JEDís
Bunney and Turnbull were truly awful .
Tactically out thought again from the start .
Only Ariyibi and Moloney came out with credit .
We will go down at this rate


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: #Frank on February 13, 2018, 23:33:30 pm
Shocking
What a shambles
I question if JFH recruitment is any better than JEDís
Bunney and Turnbull were truly awful .
Tactically out thought again from the start .
Only Ariyibi and Moloney came out with credit .
We will go down at this rate


That's the spirit  ;D


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: everbrite on February 13, 2018, 23:43:38 pm
Quote from: DrillingCobbler

I now severely question whether he's the right man to take us forward.

Some good points raised and its pretty hard not to disagree with most of them. How a side can dissolve into a hopeless outfit after a professional display at Wimbledon is beyond me. I was astonished at JFH team selection or rather the system he adopted. Players all over the place probably confused by the change of system. Hoskins who has played well recently was shocking as was Long - did he care? Taylor and Bunney all over the place.  Interesting to see Gillingham merely hoof the ball up to their two strikers who had a field day. Second half was a lot better we rallied and for decent periods we regained the initiative; Gillingham lost their momentum and if Long had more about him we might have snatched an unlikely draw. Where was Powell supposed to be playing! When Aribyi and Berto came on we improved and at least showed some spirit in the second half.  The overall impression I was left with was that JFH lost us the game; he tinkered too much, putting players in inexplicable positions/situations. He had a winning formula at the Dons and should have stuck with that system and just made simple straight forward replacements.   Perhaps KT needs to have a word with him.    Still not in the dreaded bottom four just yet. Onwards - with the spirit shown in the second half we can and should survive.   


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: barton cobbler on February 14, 2018, 00:11:28 am
Now this is 100% true, when the Gills got a corner just going into injury time and all 11 were trotting back into the area, I shouted "Why don't we have someone up on the half way line". As I sit quite near the dug outs JFH looked around and then, a few seconds later, did his sheep whistle to get 2 players up the pitch !!!! It seems like he hadn't thought of that until  I shouted it !
   I then got blamed by the people sitting around me for not doing it earlier. But I really think he is seriously lacking tactically, he has been totally shown up in the last 2 home matches by Hill and Lovell completely out thinking him and add in his bizarre team and positional selections, it doesn't give us much of a chance sometimes.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: #Frank on February 14, 2018, 00:16:42 am
Now this is 100% true, when the Gills got a corner just going into injury time and all 11 were trotting back into the area, I shouted "Why don't we have someone up on the half way line". As I sit quite near the dug outs JFH looked around and then, a few seconds later, did his sheep whistle to get 2 players up the pitch !!!! It seems like he hadn't thought of that until  I shouted it !
   I then got blamed by the people sitting around me for not doing it earlier. But I really think he is seriously lacking tactically, he has been totally shown up in the last 2 home matches by Hill and Lovell completely out thinking him and add in his bizarre team and positional selections, it doesn't give us much of a chance sometimes.

Why aren't you a professional football manager? What held you back? Do you think it is too late to start or could you do a job at Oxford?


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: everbrite on February 14, 2018, 00:26:15 am
Why aren't you a professional football manager? What held you back? Do you think it is too late to start or could you do a job at Oxford?

Surprised at Barton descending to the level of the 'toys out of the pram' brigade'. It was poor first half very poor and it must be frustrating to those who saw the Wimbledon performance. Frank you should be more understanding.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: #Frank on February 14, 2018, 00:38:33 am
Frank you should be more understanding.

Maybe, but you should be more flamboyant. Go on, live a little. Treat yourself to a pair of outrageous trousers etc. You deserve it.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: barton cobbler on February 14, 2018, 00:40:37 am
Why aren't you a professional football manager? What held you back? Do you think it is too late to start or could you do a job at Oxford?
Yes I could do a job at Oxford, given the opportunity  ;D      Seriously, some of the stuff I've seen this season really is "school boy stuff", the lack of marking at throw in's, 2 players chasing in on the keeper for back passes, not being aware if the opposition try to take a short corner, that's stuff that  Sunday League players all know what to do when the event occurs.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: The Rauldinho on February 14, 2018, 00:52:38 am
That's another thing, I thought the Gillingham corners were excellent and maybe Grimes put as few balls in like they did.

Whipped in with lots of pace, almost like a shot on goal and caused panic every time they came in.

O'Donnell's kicking was woeful again tonight, don't think that helped the cause either. Still pissed off that JFH made his usual crazy changes that seemingly confused the team, but surely the players must take some of the blame for that first half.

Different team again against Sc***horpe? Definitely not making the trip for that one after today.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: #Frank on February 14, 2018, 00:57:30 am
Yes I could do a job at Oxford, given the opportunity  ;D      Seriously, some of the stuff I've seen this season really is "school boy stuff", the lack of marking at throw in's, 2 players chasing in on the keeper for back passes, not being aware if the opposition try to take a short corner, that's stuff that  Sunday League players all know what to do when the event occurs.

Well, Oxford will have to do without you as you are needed in your current position near our dugout.  ;) We can send evers in his new trousers if he is up for it.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: WadeyCobbler on February 14, 2018, 06:29:48 am
Not much been said about Pereira's sending off. You could see it coming stupid boy. He probably wouldn't have played much at Scunny anyway so won't be missed.  I had a bet on there being a red card in the match but Hills haven't paid out. It's with their Settled Bets team, presumably because it occurred after the final whistle. Interesting.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Rushdencobbler on February 14, 2018, 07:17:23 am
I had some some friends come and watch today, the first thing they noticed was you have no midfield.
Looking back at the game they were right for the first half, but 2nd we improved and could have got a point if we pushed harder.
We missed crooks in there I know he is not everyoneís favourite but he is a solid player and prob does more than most of us notice.
Long only works as a loan man if someone is playing just behind him, it looks like the gills did there homework and forced us to play jjot deeper.
Ayribi deserves a start after yesterday, Berto looked like a game winner in the advanced role, moved him to the right wing and he was shocking, again gills did there homework they kicked all over the place and then wound him up.
Also JFH fair enough if there are injuries you change but we seem to be constantly swapping and changing which does nothing for consistency.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Boot and shoe on February 14, 2018, 07:21:09 am
if this team is moving forward with Turnbull and Bunney as the left hand side of defence with Powell in front of them , we will go down .
All three were shocking last night and two of them no better against Rochdale .
McWilliams , Buchanan and Barnett must be watching that and wondering why they are not in the team


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Irchy cob on February 14, 2018, 07:52:58 am
Although the second half was undoubtedly better than the first (it literally couldnít have been worse) itís hard to say if it was down to us playing better or gillingham just stepping off the gas. The substitutes (Mathis apart who looks like a competition winner) improved us but again thereís no way that it couldnít - but there wasnít any structure or plan, it was just throw on as many attacking players as we could. Having said that why he took Powell off when he did was beyond me, we/he was looking semi dangerous at the time and Mathis didnít have the time or service to do anything.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Stag on February 14, 2018, 07:53:08 am
I had some some friends come and watch today, the first thing they noticed was you have no midfield.
Looking back at the game they were right for the first half, but 2nd we improved and could have got a point if we pushed harder.
We missed crooks in there I know he is not everyoneís favourite but he is a solid player and prob does more than most of us notice.
Long only works as a loan man if someone is playing just behind him, it looks like the gills did there homework and forced us to play jjot deeper.
Ayribi deserves a start after yesterday, Berto looked like a game winner in the advanced role, moved him to the right wing and he was shocking, again gills did there homework they kicked all over the place and then wound him up.
Also JFH fair enough if there are injuries you change but we seem to be constantly swapping and changing
which does nothing for consistency

Said this repeatedly Grimes ( the undroppable one who has never been subbed)is the problem - someone else mentioned he's only a booking or 2 away from a ban so fingers crossed - that could be a major positive turning point.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: paul thompson is on February 14, 2018, 08:58:31 am
Ist goal..... defense running away together in union.
Any strikers gonna have a go,

2nd goal.... defense running away together in union this time ball watching,
Striker mis*** shot found their only player in the box,

1. defender closes down the striker he can't shoot
2. defender closes down the striker he can't shoot

Basic stuff


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Wolvo on February 14, 2018, 09:20:53 am
I've now seen Turnbull play left back twice and thought he looks excellent there. Centre back two or three times, and think he looks a bit of a liability/brings Taylor down with him. Not sure if it's Turnbulls fault, or if it is Bunney giving him no protection? Either way, I'd prefer Poole and Taylor in the middle until Pierre returns.

O'Toole finally played in his perceived best position by us amateur football managers, albeit at a very odd time (on the back of a POTM award in the No. 10 role!), and he also struggled. We really could have used Crooks in there.

On the positives, I thought Powell, Ariyibi and Hilda worked very well together for a short spell. I said at the time they needed a link up striker (Van Veen?) as Long appeared to disappear during our one positive spell.

We're rapidly coming into the closing stages of the season. Hopefully JFH can find his best 11 quickly.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Quintonside on February 14, 2018, 09:32:31 am
This may sound strong, but possibly Bunneyís was the worst performance Iíve ever seen in a cobblers shirt, and Iíve seen Leon Constantine play!

Having said, Iím not saying he is a bad signing, he just had a really bad night. He is a league 1 player it will happen occasionally.

I thought he said Crooks was rested because he was sore? Or did I misread that?

Fully agree about defending corners, unless we are 1-0 up with less than ten mins to go, you have to leave long up there. Iím not sure what use he or Hoskins are back defending in our box.  Iím not sure Iíd sack JFH over it though.
Iím


Iím not Hoskins number 1 fan, but felt sorry for him yesterday. Was the only one who showed any industry and urgency in the first half, was played in about 248 positions and then hooked off while Powell stayed on. It was probably for Powellís height and the hope he might win a header at sum point during the game.

Hopefully van veen is fit and ready to do a number on his old team on Saturday.

If ariyibi doesnít start, I will a step closer to the ďdonít know what youíre doingĒ club.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: everbrite on February 14, 2018, 09:37:20 am
That's another thing, I thought the Gillingham corners were excellent and maybe Grimes put as few balls in like they did.

Whipped in with lots of pace, almost like a shot on goal and caused panic every time they came in.

O'Donnell's kicking was woeful again tonight, don't think that helped the cause either. Still pissed off that JFH made his usual crazy changes that seemingly confused the team, but surely the players must take some of the blame for that first half.

Different team again against Sc***horpe? Definitely not making the trip for that one after today.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: cj on February 14, 2018, 09:37:59 am
I've now seen Turnbull play left back twice and thought he looks excellent there. Centre back two or three times, and think he looks a bit of a liability/brings Taylor down with him. Not sure if it's Turnbulls fault, or if it is Bunney giving him no protection? Either way, I'd prefer Poole and Taylor in the middle until Pierre returns.

O'Toole finally played in his perceived best position by us amateur football managers, albeit at a very odd time (on the back of a POTM award in the No. 10 role!), and he also struggled. We really could have used Crooks in there.

On the positives, I thought Powell, Ariyibi and Hilda worked very well together for a short spell. I said at the time they needed a link up striker (Van Veen?) as Long appeared to disappear during our one positive spell.

We're rapidly coming into the closing stages of the season. Hopefully JFH can find his best 11 quickly.
Trumbull has impressed me also. He had a very good game at Blackburn having two jobs to do with Bunney covering him.
Yep, I said last night Hilda Powell and Arry could be a winning combination behind VV, and Rico would have been rubbing his hands at that prospect too.
I think JJ would work deeper with those three ahead of him coming from deep and for set pieces. I'd play him alongside Crooks initially rather than Grimes with McWilliams on bench.
As has been said, JFH needs to quickly find a couple of systems that work and stick to them, putting the right players in the right positions for those systems, rather than play the individuals he fancies on any particular afternoon/evening.



Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Village Idiot on February 14, 2018, 09:44:03 am
Is Hilda too much of a liability now he has been sent off FIVE times in 26 matches?


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Snow Dive Larry on February 14, 2018, 10:02:06 am
Is Hilda too much of a liability now he has been sent off FIVE times in 26 matches?

I'd use him sparingly as an impact sub but only that at the moment.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: AlistairSlowe on February 14, 2018, 10:09:38 am
Is Hilda too much of a liability now he has been sent off FIVE times in 26 matches?

Nah. He's one of the only players we have with a bit of trickery. Just have to accept that he is a nutcase.

My over riding concern is that JFH STILL has no clue what his best team is, no clue what his best formation is and still hasn't given us an identity.

I know "identity" is a bit of a football phrase, it rings true though. You can look at teams and usually define them, take Gillingham last night, move the ball quickly, pressed lots and played the ball in behind constantly. Oxford, passing game but give you time on the ball etc etc. Ours is what? Chaos!


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: everbrite on February 14, 2018, 10:18:40 am
I've now seen Turnbull play left back twice and thought he looks excellent there. Centre back two or three times, and think he looks a bit of a liability/brings Taylor down with him. Not sure if it's Turnbulls fault, or if it is Bunney giving him no protection? Either way, I'd prefer Poole and Taylor in the middle until Pierre returns.

O'Toole finally played in his perceived best position by us amateur football managers, albeit at a very odd time (on the back of a POTM award in the No. 10 role!), and he also struggled. We really could have used Crooks in there.

On the positives, I thought Powell, Ariyibi and Hilda worked very well together for a short spell. I said at the time they needed a link up striker (Van Veen?) as Long appeared to disappear during our one positive spell.

We're rapidly coming into the closing stages of the season. Hopefully JFH can find his best 11 quickly.

This is a good report/summary with some good points made. It is also very readable and free from over reaction.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Snow Dive Larry on February 14, 2018, 10:19:24 am
Nah. He's one of the only players we have with a bit of trickery. Just have to accept that he is a nutcase.

My over riding concern is that JFH STILL has no clue what his best team is, no clue what his best formation is and still hasn't given us an identity.

I know "identity" is a bit of a football phrase, it rings true though. You can look at teams and usually define them, take Gillingham last night, move the ball quickly, pressed lots and played the ball in behind constantly. Oxford, passing game but give you time on the ball etc etc. Ours is what? Chaos!

I play a bit of five a side and we seem like an enlarged version of that - no midfield positions and everyone just running around trying to get the ball. You're right about the identity problem, we absolutely haven't got one.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: everbrite on February 14, 2018, 10:23:18 am
Trumbull has impressed me also. He had a very good game at Blackburn having two jobs to do with Bunney covering him.
Yep, I said last night Hilda Powell and Arry could be a winning combination behind VV, and Rico would have been rubbing his hands at that prospect too.
I think JJ would work deeper with those three ahead of him coming from deep and for set pieces. I'd play him alongside Crooks initially rather than Grimes with McWilliams on bench.
As has been said, JFH needs to quickly find a couple of systems that work and stick to them, putting the right players in the right positions for those systems, rather than play the individuals he fancies on any particular afternoon/evening.


Another good report - dire performance certainly brings out the best comments.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: the_nosk on February 14, 2018, 10:28:19 am
Said this repeatedly Grimes ( the undroppable one who has never been subbed)

Wasn't this the case with the last Swansea loanee we had?


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Wolvo on February 14, 2018, 10:34:13 am
Fully agree about defending corners, unless we are 1-0 up with less than ten mins to go, you have to leave long up there. Iím not sure what use he or Hoskins are back defending in our box.  Iím not sure Iíd sack JFH over it though.

I saw a month back we are on the longest streak in the entire football league for consecutive corners faced without conceding. Not sure we've conceded since then either.

For how negative it appears, and for how much my personal preference of leaving 3 players forward, it's working well. Most Prem sides have adopted this too.

I did chuckle when the guy behind me (one of the biggest moaners of sat near in my 20ish years a season ticket holder) shouted, 'What can Long possibly do stood there?!'.... only for him to intercept a quick corner played to the edge of the box  ;D


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: crazycobbler on February 14, 2018, 10:50:35 am
Although the lads were shocking for 45 mins yesterday, I think JFH has to take a significant share of the blame. JJOT has just won player of he month playing in a more advanced role yet he decides to push him deeper. Even then, it was evident after their first goal that we couldnít hold onto the ball up the top of the pitch, at which point he should have pushed JJ on to give us more of a presence in attack and put Foley in central midfield with Powell out on the wing. Every time we had the ball we tried to hit Long or Foley and it was just coming straight back. I know people will say hindsight is 20/20 but that was a tactical thing that myself and a few others noticed within the first 15 mins of the game. Itís little things like that, which make me remain slightly unsure about JFH.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: clarkeysntfc on February 14, 2018, 10:52:56 am
It was Rochdale: The Sequel, except somehow worse because Gills had better players than 'Dale and should have won by more.

I don't have a great deal to add to other posts since everyone is in unified in our bewilderment about the manager's tactics, team selection and the performance of Bunney.

FWIW I'd have played our preferred 4-4-1-1 formation last night with O'Toole as a 10, and McWilliams in for Crooks. I'd also have started with Ariyibi ahead of Hoskins to push their full/wing backs backwards.



Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on February 14, 2018, 10:59:38 am
Thereís nothing like being at the ground if you want a true picture of whatís going on. You can pick up bits from commentary though. A number of times Tim O commented that players in the channel didnít have an option to pass to and were isolated. This happened a few times and that possibly could indicate a lack of effort and urgency? When you watch the best sides the player on the ball nearly always seems to have 3 or 4 options. It just struck me that this was identified as an issue a few too many times. Perhaps too many coasting last night, particularly first half?


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: threeinabed on February 14, 2018, 11:01:52 am
I saw a month back we are on the longest streak in the entire football league for consecutive corners faced without conceding. Not sure we've conceded since then either.


dont come on with facts to back up an argument, the natives wont like it.

as you say, most prem teams do it, in fact most teams do it across the world now, but we probably are the only club with fans who think this is the reason for our current terrible form.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: barton cobbler on February 14, 2018, 11:07:01 am
dont come on with facts to back up an argument, the natives wont like it.

as you say, most prem teams do it, in fact most teams do it across the world now, but we probably are the only club with fans who think this is the reason for our current terrible form.
Could you also include if we have conceded after we have cleared the ball but it came straight back in?

PS Can anyone from the North Stand confirm that Powell ducked out of that header, it certainly looked like it from where I sit.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: crazycobbler on February 14, 2018, 11:12:09 am
dont come on with facts to back up an argument, the natives wont like it.

as you say, most prem teams do it, in fact most teams do it across the world now, but we probably are the only club with fans who think this is the reason for our current terrible form.

Donít really buy into the whole Ďmost teams do ití argument personally. Just because there is a popular way of doing something it doesnít mean there isnít a better way of doing that thing. However I do accept that if the facts suggest itís working for us then you canít ignore that.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: clarkeysntfc on February 14, 2018, 11:12:48 am
When did we last score from a corner? Seems like ages.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on February 14, 2018, 11:21:12 am
When did we last score from a corner? Seems like ages.

Bratfud?


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: cj on February 14, 2018, 11:26:50 am
Could you also include if we have conceded after we have cleared the ball but it came straight back in?

PS Can anyone from the North Stand confirm that Powell ducked out of that header, it certainly looked like it from where I sit.
That's an interesting one. I was following the ball from Hoskins cross rather than Powell so am not the best judge, but it looked to me like he just got the header wrong (let's face it, for a man his size he's not the best in the air).
Most around me were convinced he ducked out though, but I gotta say the defender was not real tight, so I'm not sure what it was he is supposed to have ducked out of.
On another point, Hilda I think was right to be agrieved over that ref's decision, although it was absolutely no reason to wind himself up to the point that five minutes later he gets himself sent off. Imo TO called that wrong on radio later.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Irchy cob on February 14, 2018, 11:35:01 am
Powellís missed header was very similar to the one eaves missed in the second half - Iím still trying to work out how it was physically possible for him to miss the target from there.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: The Rauldinho on February 14, 2018, 11:38:06 am
Thereís nothing like being at the ground if you want a true picture of whatís going on. You can pick up bits from commentary though. A number of times Tim O commented that players in the channel didnít have an option to pass to and were isolated. This happened a few times and that possibly could indicate a lack of effort and urgency? When you watch the best sides the player on the ball nearly always seems to have 3 or 4 options. It just struck me that this was identified as an issue a few too many times. Perhaps too many coasting last night, particularly first half?

There was a real lack of effort in the first half all round, our movement off the ball was non existent and this didn't help us keep the ball. There was a lot of "up and under" ball that we failed to get underneath and didn't win a single 50/50 tackle.

Eventually this got to the players, and they were failing to connect with passes that were only ten yards to open men, looked like scared rabbits stuck in the glare of the headlights.

Second half was like a different team but we had given ourselves too much to do.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on February 14, 2018, 11:41:34 am
Thereís nothing like being at the ground if you want a true picture of whatís going on. You can pick up bits from commentary though. A number of times Tim O commented that players in the channel didnít have an option to pass to and were isolated. This happened a few times and that possibly could indicate a lack of effort and urgency? When you watch the best sides the player on the ball nearly always seems to have 3 or 4 options. It just struck me that this was identified as an issue a few too many times. Perhaps too many coasting last night, particularly first half?
Talking of Tim O he set a quiz last night, which 5 current league managers have played for us? I made it thereís 6. Perhaps I heard him wrong? Paul Wilkinson, Paul Harsley, Sean Dyche, Chris Wilder, David Artell, Paul Tidsdale.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: cj on February 14, 2018, 12:21:32 pm
Talking of Tim O he set a quiz last night, which 5 current league managers have played for us? I made it thereís 6. Perhaps I heard him wrong? Paul Wilkinson, Paul Harsley, Sean Dyche, Chris Wilder, David Artell, Paul Tidsdale.
Tim got the first five but had to be reminded of Tisdale.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: clarkeysntfc on February 14, 2018, 12:22:39 pm
Bratfud?

Ah yes, wasn't at that game.

Not sure when it last happened at Sixfields.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Snow Dive Larry on February 14, 2018, 12:30:11 pm
Tim got the first five but had to be reminded of Tisdale.

I think I heard them realising the mistake later on when someone mentioned Tisdale as well!


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on February 14, 2018, 12:36:37 pm
Tim got the first five but had to be reminded of Tisdale.
Cheers R, I was taking the kids to school and they were making a right racket so I couldnít hear sod all.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: GroundhoppingFC on February 14, 2018, 12:39:19 pm
Unlucky Cobblers, I feel your improvement in the second half maybe merited a point.

If you want a recap of the match, or if you happened to not be able to come, check out my vid which contains all of the goals:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QncREIbhqu0&lc=z22fxjzrwqvfdhxi504t1aokgqchjgqjfsi5t4xpvc2gbk0h00410

Tell me what you think!


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Mr. 6fields Owl on February 14, 2018, 12:55:39 pm
Talking of Tim O he set a quiz last night, which 5 current league managers have played for us? I made it thereís 6. Perhaps I heard him wrong? Paul Wilkinson, Paul Harsley, Sean Dyche, Chris Wilder, David Artell, Paul Tidsdale.
Does Wilkinson count as a league manager, he's caretaker at Grimsby?


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on February 14, 2018, 13:02:33 pm
Does Wilkinson count as a league manager, he's caretaker at Grimsby?
Dunno, donít know what the rules are, I suppose so if heís current?


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: cj on February 14, 2018, 13:56:00 pm
Unlucky Cobblers, I feel your improvement in the second half maybe merited a point.

If you want a recap of the match, or if you happened to not be able to come, check out my vid which contains all of the goals:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QncREIbhqu0&lc=z22fxjzrwqvfdhxi504t1aokgqchjgqjfsi5t4xpvc2gbk0h00410

Tell me what you think!
Not bad!
I fear you might get criticised locally for your description of our nice modern ground though.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: clarkeysntfc on February 14, 2018, 14:10:05 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-DyTVNXJIE

JFH seems to be a bit hoarse in his interview...!


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: everbrite on February 14, 2018, 14:13:04 pm
Nah. He's one of the only players we have with a bit of trickery. Just have to accept that he is a nutcase.

My over riding concern is that JFH STILL has no clue what his best team is, no clue what his best formation is and still hasn't given us an identity.

I know "identity" is a bit of a football phrase, it rings true though. You can look at teams and usually define them, take Gillingham last night, move the ball quickly, pressed lots and played the ball in behind constantly. Oxford, passing game but give you time on the ball etc etc. Ours is what? Chaos!

I think the same about Berto; stupid to get himself sent off after the final whistle. We certainly had more about us when he came on as did Ariyibi. Provided we can keep Berto on the pitch; he is unique and maybe the spark we need to stay up.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: everbrite on February 14, 2018, 14:31:07 pm

FWIW I'd have played our preferred 4-4-1-1 formation last night with O'Toole as a 10, and McWilliams in for Crooks. I'd also have started with Ariyibi ahead of Hoskins to push their full/wing backs backwards.


That's what JFH should have done - simple changes to account for missing bodies. As an afterthought would not have played Powell; unless he was on the wing.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Battery Man on February 14, 2018, 14:38:44 pm
Was Berto's Red card from a second yellow or did the ref just show a straight red. I was just curious as to how many games he misses.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on February 14, 2018, 14:41:08 pm
Was Berto's Red card from a second yellow or did the ref just show a straight red. I was just curious as to how many games he misses.

Second yellow.....the highlights on Sky showed it.  1 game ban


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: corno_ntfc on February 14, 2018, 16:35:39 pm
Was Berto's Red card from a second yellow or did the ref just show a straight red. I was just curious as to how many games he misses.

Second yellow.....the highlights on Sky showed it.  1 game ban

Looked like the ref told him to "go away" which he initially did, then turned round and continue to have a go.

Alleged racial slant though, if Twitter is anything to go by... though not certain it is his account


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: WadeyCobbler on February 14, 2018, 17:16:43 pm
Incidentally William Hill are NOT paying out on the red card in the match bet because the sending off was after the final whistle. Harsh.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: threeinabed on February 14, 2018, 17:31:51 pm
Incidentally William Hill are NOT paying out on the red card in the match bet because the sending off was after the final whistle. Harsh.

Bellends


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: AlistairSlowe on February 14, 2018, 18:04:44 pm
Looked like the ref told him to "go away" which he initially did, then turned round and continue to have a go.

Alleged racial slant though, if Twitter is anything to go by... though not certain it is his account

Link?


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: dolph on February 14, 2018, 19:24:02 pm
http://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/teams/northampton-town/11249698/northampton-1-2-gillingham


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Tabasco Kid on February 14, 2018, 20:13:20 pm
PS Can anyone from the North Stand confirm that Powell ducked out of that header, it certainly looked like it from where I sit.
I recall reading on the MK forum, that Powell cannot/will not, head a ball. It was posted by a number of different people.



Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Baldy on February 14, 2018, 20:22:35 pm
I recall reading on the MK forum, that Powell cannot/will not, head a ball. It was posted by a number of different people.


Who can blame him. It hurts.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Teachers Pet on February 14, 2018, 20:23:35 pm
I recall reading on the MK forum, that Powell cannot/will not, head a ball. It was posted by a number of different people.


That makes two then, Chris Long hides the other side of the defender every time the balls in the air.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: everbrite on February 14, 2018, 20:44:20 pm

Different team again against Sc***horpe? Definitely not making the trip for that one after today.

Part-timer!


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: AlistairSlowe on February 14, 2018, 22:22:41 pm
We'll be up at Scunny.

Maybe for the remainder of the season we should have a "guess the team" instead of guess the attendance, think it would probably be harder.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: corno_ntfc on February 14, 2018, 22:36:23 pm
Link?

https://twitter.com/HildebertoPere2/status/963756039068962816

Quote
Hildeberto Pereira‏
@HildebertoPere2
Following Following @HildebertoPere2
More
Replying to @clarkeysntfc
I did everything to help the team and it's true that red is not good for team !!
but I was insulted with racism and the referee heard this and did nothing that made me angry


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: AlistairSlowe on February 14, 2018, 22:42:57 pm
https://twitter.com/HildebertoPere2/status/963756039068962816


Cheers bud.

He did post that Twitter handle on his Instagram so presume it's real.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Tabasco Kid on February 14, 2018, 22:50:50 pm
Maybe for the remainder of the season we should have a "guess the team" instead of guess the attendance, think it would probably be harder.
Absolutely. I dont think that any of us could guess what selection will thrown up next. Fcuked if I know. Buchanan recall maybe?  ;D



Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Joes Sweet Left Foot on February 14, 2018, 22:56:59 pm
I suspect Turnbull to be moved to LB with Poole returning at centre back, but would not be surprised to see Bunny crop up on the left side of midfield.
He may not be able to defend but he has shown some ability with crosses. This is of course contingent with JJOT moving back to his most productive position leaving the way open for Ariyibi to play on the right hand side. If Crooks is still unfit, McWilliams has to play. Hoskins, Powell and Foley to all be benched.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: everbrite on February 14, 2018, 23:33:19 pm
I suspect Turnbull to be moved to LB with Poole returning at centre back, but would not be surprised to see Bunny crop up on the left side of midfield.
He may not be able to defend but he has shown some ability with crosses. This is of course contingent with JJOT moving back to his most productive position leaving the way open for Ariyibi to play on the right hand side. If Crooks is still unfit, McWilliams has to play. Hoskins, Powell and Foley to all be benched.

Dont forget vV!


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Aitobs on February 15, 2018, 10:47:56 am
Cheers bud.

He did post that Twitter handle on his Instagram so presume it's real.

It's a fake account.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: everbrite on February 15, 2018, 11:30:57 am
Absolutely. I dont think that any of us could guess what selection will thrown up next. Fcuked if I know. Buchanan recall maybe?  ;D


There are at least two experts on here who wonít fail to select a team - come what may! Quite enjoy some of the selections!


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: AlistairSlowe on February 15, 2018, 12:03:15 pm
It's a fake account.

Ta for confirming duck.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Quintonside on February 15, 2018, 14:13:44 pm
Can i have a go?   not my team, just what i think JFH will go with!!!

Odonnell

Moloney
Taylor
Turnbull
Bunney

Grimes
Crooks

Ariyibi
O Toole
Foley

Van Veen


if i don't get 9/11 i give up.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Quintonside on February 15, 2018, 14:14:37 pm
I'm already doubting myself, as Powell will probably worm his way in! 


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Teachers Pet on February 15, 2018, 15:37:49 pm
I'm already doubting myself, as Powell will probably worm his way in! 

I thought Powell was one of the better players on Tuesday and he also scored last Saturday.

Van Veen is rated as 50/50 for the game, so you can take him out of your line up.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Quintonside on February 15, 2018, 16:15:13 pm
You are right on Powell, he does always play when available.

ok Long for VV

Powell in for Ariyibi

I just know he likes someone who defends a bit in that 3, which is foley.  surely he wont start ariyibi and powell?  maybe he will? literally who knows.


Title: Re: Gilly @ Home 13th Feb
Post by: Oversees on February 15, 2018, 20:36:16 pm
Losing to the Gills was part of the Master=Plan.  Have faith.  All is good!