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The Hotel End => Cobblers Corner => Topic started by: andycobbler on March 06, 2018, 12:07:25 pm



Title: Brizzle rovers
Post by: andycobbler on March 06, 2018, 12:07:25 pm
Having similar issues at home to us. I fancy us nicking a win Saturday especially given our half decent away form.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: The Rauldinho on March 06, 2018, 12:20:39 pm
Let's hope so, especially after the spanking they gave us.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Poggy on March 06, 2018, 12:30:58 pm
Heavy rain forecast all day on Saturday. That open, exposed away end terrace is going to be fun. Although from our Boxing Day win there in 2003, I didn't seem to mind the rain so much that day


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on March 06, 2018, 12:34:38 pm
We're aren't selling the seats on Saturday?


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Irchy cob on March 06, 2018, 12:38:01 pm
Having similar issues at home to us. I fancy us nicking a win Saturday especially given our half decent away form.

I wish we were having similar issues at home to them - they’ve won 10 out of 17 so far this season and are 6th in the league for home form. Admittedly they have lost 6 times as well but with only 1 draw it suggests there will be a result one way or another.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Wolvo on March 06, 2018, 12:52:06 pm
O'Toole and a 1-0 win. Heard it here first.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on March 06, 2018, 13:08:23 pm
We're aren't selling the seats on Saturday?

Answering my own question: not online


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on March 06, 2018, 13:56:39 pm
Half of me is looking forward to it, nice short trip up the road. Half of me is dredging it! The thought of Harrison and Gaffeney  getting in and behind our defence time and time again with balls over the top could end in another hammering. That said I'm going to be posative and go for a 1-0 Ash Taylor header to settle it.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: everbrite on March 06, 2018, 14:14:49 pm
Half of me I'd looking forward to it, nice shirt trip up the road. Half of me is dredging it! The thought of Harrison and gaffeney  getting in and behind our defence time and time again with balls over the top could end in another hammering. That said I'm going to be posative and go for a 1-0 Ash Taylor header to settle it.

No 8) - JJOT with Taylor to clinch it 0-2. Not 100% I am able to make it!


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: The Rauldinho on March 06, 2018, 14:38:32 pm
I'm stuck in Birmingham for a suit fitting at 2pm (Brother's Wedding), so will be missing out. I think Jimmy will probably go with:

            O'Donnell

  Facey Ash Turnbull Bunney

  Hoskins Crooks Grimes Ariyibi

           JJOT
                   Long

I agree that 5-3-2 is worth as punt though, especially as we have Poole missing out on the sidelines. Then we could go with:

            O'Donnell

          Ash Poole Turnbull
Facey                                Bunney
        Crooks Grimes Ariyibi

           JJOT
                   Long

I'd still like to see McWilliams, I think we are missing a trick by not giving him game time and letting him develop. He gives us passion and grit in the middle of the field that has been lacking for large parts of this season. The crowd are always behind a local lad, even when he makes mistakes.

I'd take any result here, but a win would be amazing. 2-1 with JJOT and Long netting.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 06, 2018, 15:35:20 pm
Think we'll get tonked here. They've only lost 2 out of their last 12 games.

3-1 Brizzy


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 06, 2018, 15:53:19 pm
Not 100% I am able to make it!
Partimer!!!


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: #Frank on March 06, 2018, 17:44:07 pm
Only two players that started the reverse fixture are likely to start on Saturday, Taylor and Grimes. I don't think they will be beating the MK 2 team 6-0.

Jimmy's thoughts...
https://www.youtu.be/B43l1SORRyw


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Wolvo on March 08, 2018, 09:35:18 am
Hoping we get to see a return to left back for Turnbull this week. From what I've seen, he looks very good in this position. Bunney left wing. Then either of the two loanees on the right.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Snow Dive Larry on March 08, 2018, 10:21:22 am
Here we go then...

The beast from the east, it came and went with snow followed by ice
A seaside trip on a Tuesday night now won’t be awfully nice
But first there’s precious points to be had as the Town do travel west
To a ground too often than not where we’ve been second best

We’ll need every ounce of passion, of verve, of style and sass
If we are to create some breathing space by turning off the Gas
Recent thrashings still in mind, one 0-5 one 0-6
So anything will do from here, even dirty tricks

Thankfully the storm has passed and there’s no chance of getting snowed in
And there’s more good news that Rovers no longer have Billy Bodin
There’s still no clue on Jimmy’s best eleven, it’s anybody’s guess
It’s causing even the most casual Cobblers fans almighty amounts of stress

Away from home the Town seem better, away from some of the jeers
There’s not so many screaming fans playing on our fears
But now it’s really kicking in, it’s squeaky bottom times
All we need is a cheeky John-Joe header or a belter from Matt Grimes

Hopefully some fresh injury news from those who are in the know
But maybe all we’ll get again is that Van Veen is ‘touch and go’
Those who take to the pitch at The Mem need to show some spirit
Or else at 4:50pm the Town will be right in it

The finish line is creeping up and all is still in play
We cross our fingers and hope that Jimmy doesn’t end like Stuart Gray
It’s time to bite those nails, hold your breath and feel the tightening of the joints
As Town go in search of what would be a lifesaving three points…


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on March 08, 2018, 10:34:42 am
It’s like listening to Wordsworth and Chaucer’s lovechild.

0-2 by the way.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Snow Dive Larry on March 08, 2018, 10:40:11 am
It’s like listening to Wordsworth and Chaucer’s lovechild.

0-2 by the way.

Secret's out  ;D

1-1


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dan on March 08, 2018, 12:09:14 pm
Heavy rain forecast all day on Saturday. That open, exposed away end terrace is going to be fun. Although from our Boxing Day win there in 2003, I didn't seem to mind the rain so much that day


I imagine we will have our beer jackets on by the time we get there Pog  ;D


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: #Frank on March 08, 2018, 12:44:13 pm
Having just perused their forum I can report the vast majority of "Brizzle" rovers fans on there think they are going to win easily. O..and they are still very bitter about Jon Joe.



Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Snow Dive Larry on March 08, 2018, 14:04:34 pm
Having just perused their forum I can report the vast majority of "Brizzle" rovers fans on there think they are going to win easily. O..and they are still very bitter about Jon Joe.



I remember once before them being overly confident about beating us...


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Shoemaker on March 08, 2018, 14:35:31 pm
1-4


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: cobblerwatch on March 08, 2018, 14:41:08 pm
I remember once before them being overly confident about beating us...

Indeed - even the commentator at 3 nil was talking inappropriately - then big John Gayle got one back there - and the rest is delightful history and without doubt the game with the best atmosphere Sixfields has ever seen.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Poggy on March 08, 2018, 15:11:38 pm
New striker signed. Could mean we won't be seeing KvV anytime soon?


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Snow Dive Larry on March 08, 2018, 15:40:13 pm
Indeed - even the commentator at 3 nil was talking inappropriately - then big John Gayle got one back there - and the rest is delightful history and without doubt the game with the best atmosphere Sixfields has ever seen.

Yep, Sixfields has never reached that level again, though that'd be extremely hard to match! I think there was a story doing the rounds that Big John psyched out the Rovers players in the tunnel including chucking the ball at their heads pre match!


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: cj on March 08, 2018, 18:34:00 pm
Indeed - even the commentator at 3 nil was talking inappropriately - then big John Gayle got one back there - and the rest is delightful history and without doubt the game with the best atmosphere Sixfields has ever seen.
He was still talking inappropriately after Gayle scored, at the finish.
Wembley!... lol


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Poggy on March 09, 2018, 10:03:56 am
They've had the edge over us for the last few games and if they get an early goal it could get ugly again.

Our recent away form does give some hope though.

                 O'Donnell

Facey-Barnett-Taylor-Turnbull-Bunney
                       
                  Grimes

           Crooks JJOT Aribiyi

                     Long



Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Grove on March 09, 2018, 15:12:21 pm
Heavy rain forecast all day on Saturday. That open, exposed away end terrace is going to be fun. Although from our Boxing Day win there in 2003, I didn't seem to mind the rain so much that day


Did you drop your phone through the temp stand one year poggy


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Poggy on March 09, 2018, 15:24:50 pm
Yes, it was that game and I'd somehow managed to get into this stand for the second half. Phone still worked though, the Nokia 3210 was indestructible


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 09, 2018, 15:29:33 pm
                 O'Donnell

Facey--Taylor-Turnbull-Bunney
                       
                  Grimes

           Crooks JJOT Aribiyi

                Long Lucky


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: cobblerwatch on March 09, 2018, 15:45:20 pm
Yep, Sixfields has never reached that level again, though that'd be extremely hard to match! I think there was a story doing the rounds that Big John psyched out the Rovers players in the tunnel including chucking the ball at their heads pre match!

No that was against Swansea - he did it to Carl Heggs - when we subsequently signed the Heggo there was some initial tension in the dressing room


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on March 09, 2018, 15:54:38 pm
Should be brightening up by kick off tomorrow.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Charlatan on March 09, 2018, 16:30:40 pm
Yep, Sixfields has never reached that level again, though that'd be extremely hard to match! I think there was a story doing the rounds that Big John psyched out the Rovers players in the tunnel including chucking the ball at their heads pre match!
Yep I heard that as well Larry. He also did to Heggs@ Wembley who was not psyched out of it!


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Zen Master on March 09, 2018, 19:51:43 pm
Found this gem about Big John Gayle and the Cardiff play off Home leg. Lively everywhere!

The Cobblers ran out 3-2 winners back at Sixfields in a match that Cardiff's Jason Perry has conceded they lost "in the tunnel".

"Northampton were very loud and physical and some of our younger players didn't react to it as well as they might have," he told Wales Online.

Grayson concedes that they were not averse to using their physical advantages.

"We had John Gayle staring everybody down and we were quite an imposing team," he said. "We were very good defensively and we won quite a few games 1-0."


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: everbrite on March 09, 2018, 20:44:00 pm

"We had John Gayle staring everybody down and we were quite an imposing team,"

This new guy Lucky has that look about him too.

Not sure about the weather for tomorrow - it's a heavy pitch when wet!
https://www.accuweather.com/en/gb/bristol/bs1-6/hourly-weather-forecast/327328


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Irchy cob on March 09, 2018, 21:14:43 pm
This new guy Lucky has that look about him too.

Not sure about the weather for tomorrow - it's a heavy pitch when wet!
https://www.accuweather.com/en/gb/bristol/bs1-6/hourly-weather-forecast/327328

It might not be a bad thing if the weather makes the pitch heavy - if the match turns into a battle/lottery it probably gives us a better chance.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Tabasco Kid on March 09, 2018, 23:20:31 pm
My predictions for tomorrow, it will rain, we all get soaked on that poxy corner terrace, and the traffic away from the game will be horrendous. Nothing new there then.
As for the actual game, Buchs to return at left back, JJ to score first and get sent off for over celebrating, (he was already on a yellow, for a wild challenge) and Berto to come on as sub, beat half the team on a wild mazy run, and completely miss an open goal in front of the away seats, the ball ending up in someones garden behind the stand. And we lose 3-1.
As you can tell, I am not optimistic about this one.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Boot and shoe on March 10, 2018, 10:23:22 am
We won’t get anything here unless one or two of the under performers come off .
Bunney , grimes , Long and JJOT need to hit form and Facey has to start .


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Manwork04 on March 10, 2018, 13:44:37 pm
I fear another heavy defeat here 3-1 Gas


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Tabasco Kid on March 10, 2018, 14:14:36 pm
As you were. No changes.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DX7tKvjWkAM2-Dn.jpg)


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Tabasco Kid on March 10, 2018, 14:17:13 pm
I note that Adam Smith, only makes the bench now.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on March 10, 2018, 14:28:50 pm
I note that Adam Smith, only makes the bench now.

He loads his place to slocombe in their last game, Smith had played the previous 20 games.

As for our team....same old same old!! Facey must be fit but can’t dislodge Moloney, can Veen was touched but didn’t go, and the Lukasmeister is on the bench. Hoskins retains his place...McWilliams gets a new set of splinters, Bunney left back.....eek!!

The rain is coming down, glad I’m in the rentatent behind the goal!!


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: everbrite on March 10, 2018, 14:34:43 pm
He loads his place to slocombe in their last game, Smith had played the previous 20 games.

As for our team....same old same old!! Facey must be fit but can’t dislodge Moloney, can Veen was touched but didn’t go, and the Lukasmeister is on the bench. Hoskins retains his place...McWilliams gets a new set of splinters, Bunney left back.....eek!!

The rain is coming down, glad I’m in the rentatent behind the goal!!
 
What’s the mood like GPC - terrace in good voice? Try and give a feel for the game! Trying to sense the mood in the camp!


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Irchy cob on March 10, 2018, 14:38:11 pm
Just got to pray that somehow this lineup clicks and rovers have an off day. I notice that we’re in orange just to compound matters.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on March 10, 2018, 14:38:35 pm
Ground filling up nicely.... it very quiet at the moment...save for the very loud PA

The rain has stopped so the terracers are now staying dry!!

No discernible mood detected yet but I’ll keep you informed!!


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: everbrite on March 10, 2018, 14:56:25 pm
Ground filling up nicely.... it very quiet at the moment...save for the very loud PA

The rain has stopped so the terracers are now staying dry!!

No discernible mood detected yet but I’ll keep you informed!!

Thks


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on March 10, 2018, 14:57:52 pm
Thks

Sun's out now.

Fecking hoskins stating again! When will jimmy learn. It will be too late by then!


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 15:04:37 pm
No Baldy again....partimer


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Baldy on March 10, 2018, 15:05:53 pm
No Baldy again....partimer
I've just put some pasta in a pan.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 15:06:36 pm
Under the kosh already..


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 15:09:07 pm
Pitch looks crap..


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 15:09:39 pm
Bunney getting skinned again..


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 15:10:58 pm
Aryibi is causing them problems. Hes had a couple of decent runs..


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on March 10, 2018, 15:12:20 pm
Pitch is crap, they’re definitely targeting Bunneys side of the pitch. Gboly a couple of good attacking runs though, has the beating of their right side. Quite decent so far....Cobblers fans quiet, couple of hundred  in the seats and the same on the terrace.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on March 10, 2018, 15:13:21 pm
Rivers pressure and the hit the bar after we fault to clear about 5 times!! Their fans in good voice behind the goal.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on March 10, 2018, 15:13:46 pm
Rovers got a man over everything attacking down the right. Bunney not going with him. Will cost us in a min


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on March 10, 2018, 15:15:58 pm
Long is so isolated once again too


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 15:17:32 pm
Jjot's been quiet as well


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 15:18:39 pm
Fleetwood losing


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 15:21:03 pm
Oldham losing to bury..


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 15:25:30 pm
Long booked


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on March 10, 2018, 15:27:39 pm
Long through, just the keeper to beat and puts a tame shot straight at him. Big chance!


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on March 10, 2018, 15:33:22 pm
Giving them so much time and space it's unreal. It will cost us soon.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 15:35:07 pm
Crooks is booked again. A booking next week and hes suspended.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on March 10, 2018, 15:36:52 pm
More rubbish defending....1-0 to Gas


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 15:37:14 pm
Longs walking a tightrope..


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 15:37:31 pm
Hass out!!!


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on March 10, 2018, 15:37:41 pm
Giving them so much time and space it's unreal. It will cost us soon.

Clanger by o donnell but the space and time we are giving them will keep costing us.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Baldy on March 10, 2018, 15:39:22 pm
Sack 'em all!!!


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 15:40:50 pm
Wombles winning..its looking grim


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on March 10, 2018, 15:41:23 pm
Unfortunately it's inevitable if you give a team with a bit of ability this much time and space they will hurt you over and over again


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 15:41:35 pm
Time to bring on the Luckmeister


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Baldy on March 10, 2018, 15:42:42 pm
Time to bring on the Luckmeister
He's the greatest.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 15:44:30 pm
I can see us going down to 10 men. The Longmeister or The Tool will get sent off.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Baldy on March 10, 2018, 15:45:23 pm
I thing I'll do the ironing.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: WasRambo on March 10, 2018, 15:46:18 pm
Afternoon. Still $hit I see....


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: ajp on March 10, 2018, 15:47:00 pm
We're going down the players don't believe!! Or don't care!


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 15:47:09 pm
I thing I'll do the ironing.
how many garments?


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 15:50:33 pm
1-0 HT


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on March 10, 2018, 15:51:38 pm
HT 0-1......Gboly the only bright spark....Jimmy wil probably take him off at h/t!

We e had a couple of chances but they’ve had more. Grimes and Jj having mares, Crooks a bit better, Hoskins awol. Bunney all over the shop, Moloney rusty, O’Donnell at fault, Long wasteful!


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 15:52:00 pm
The Hassmeister not happy. Hes bellowing at the ref


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Teachers Pet on March 10, 2018, 15:54:43 pm
Wombles winning..its looking grim

No there not, 1-1.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Manwork04 on March 10, 2018, 15:57:21 pm
Sorry but this is absolute shyte can't string 2 passes together, Bunney is just not a defender or a footballer for that matter.
JFH will get us religated I have absolutely no doubt don't think we'll get to 45 points let alone 52.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Vintage Cobbler on March 10, 2018, 15:57:50 pm
Our man at the Chron tweeting that Bunney is being ripped apart.  Nice one Jimmy!


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 16:02:18 pm
Got to get Perreira and the Luckmeister on..


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on March 10, 2018, 16:03:07 pm
The players also neither look intrested or bothered which is telling too


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on March 10, 2018, 16:05:25 pm
O’Toole off for Hilda at half time


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: cobblerwatch on March 10, 2018, 16:07:34 pm
Sorry but this is absolute shyte can't string 2 passes together, Bunney is just not a defender or a footballer for that matter.
JFH will get us religated I have absolutely no doubt don't think we'll get to 45 points let alone 52.

On every measure we are currently second best - well apart from stupidity from Long - already on a booking and kicks the ball in the net long after the whistle.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on March 10, 2018, 16:09:24 pm
O’Toole off for Hilda at half time

JFH out o toole was poor buy how the feck can hoskins stay on the park before jj!!


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on March 10, 2018, 16:10:25 pm
Should be 2, cracking from turnbull off the line


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 16:13:55 pm
Turnbull and Rosie spatting


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: everbrite on March 10, 2018, 16:14:29 pm
The players also neither look intrested or bothered which is telling too

Is he right GPC as Glastons comments seem at odds with commentators?


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Baldy on March 10, 2018, 16:15:56 pm
how many garments?
Only 6 but I did a damn good job on them.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 16:16:31 pm
Fleetwood 1-1 back in the bottom 4 we go


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 16:17:44 pm
Only 6 but I did a damn good job on them.
good man...keep up the good work..


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on March 10, 2018, 16:18:09 pm
Is he right GPC as Glastons comments seem at odds with commentators?
Is he right GPC as Glastons comments seem at odds with commentators?

Wouldn’t say they can’t be bothered....just second best, not as sharp, not as switched on or focussed.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 16:19:42 pm
The Luckmeister coming on


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on March 10, 2018, 16:20:55 pm
The Luckmeister coming on

For Ariyibi....


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on March 10, 2018, 16:22:36 pm
Inspired sub!!! lucasssssssssen 1-1


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on March 10, 2018, 16:23:54 pm
1st decent ball in the box and 1st time we've got 2 bodies in the area


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 16:24:13 pm
THE LUCKMEISTER


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Baldy on March 10, 2018, 16:24:43 pm
He's the greatest!!!


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: everbrite on March 10, 2018, 16:25:33 pm
Wouldn’t say they can’t be bothered....just second best, not as sharp, not as switched on or focussed.

Thks GPC - good to see accurate report


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 16:26:06 pm
Almost 2-1 hoskmeister just wide


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: cobblerwatch on March 10, 2018, 16:26:22 pm
1st decent ball in the box and 1st time we've got 2 bodies in the area

Clearly he has not been here long enough to have JFH coach that positive element out of him .....


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 16:27:13 pm
We have to start 2 up top..


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on March 10, 2018, 16:27:25 pm
Harrison missed an open goal from 2 yards. Can't see them not scoring again


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on March 10, 2018, 16:30:58 pm
2 up front and slinging longer balls upfield...just what’s needed on this glue pot pitch...


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 16:32:46 pm
Dale winning


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on March 10, 2018, 16:34:27 pm
Crooks sent off....second yellow


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Vintage Cobbler on March 10, 2018, 16:36:15 pm
Idiot (again)


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 16:36:30 pm
3 match ban...idiot


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 16:37:28 pm
Wombles winning..


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Wolvo on March 10, 2018, 16:38:44 pm
Crooks sent off....second yellow

Should guarantee 2 up top or Mcwilliams for the next 3 games. Trying to be positive...


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 16:39:01 pm
Facey on for Long


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 16:41:15 pm
I can see Lucky grab a second..


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 16:42:28 pm
Bury 2 2 Oldham


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 16:44:17 pm
Hilda booked


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: BackOfTheNet on March 10, 2018, 16:46:20 pm
Horrible feeling we're going to concede at the death....


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 16:51:21 pm
5mins added


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 16:54:13 pm
Grimes' set pieces are awful. We miss Matty Taylor


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 16:56:47 pm
1-1 FT...great point. Can we play away every week..


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Baldy on March 10, 2018, 16:57:21 pm
That'll do.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: cobblerwatch on March 10, 2018, 16:58:37 pm
More effort with the 10 men - not pretty but a good point


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Irchy cob on March 10, 2018, 17:00:14 pm
Great point especially as it sounds like we were under the cosh for the majority of the match - comes at a big cost though with crooks out for 3 matches and what looks like an injury to jjot.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: lambretta on March 10, 2018, 17:18:26 pm
Crook's absence may be an opportunity for Mcwilliams to step up.
The lack of discipline is embarrassing. Crooks has the swagger of a school boy from Byker Grove. Hildeberto behaves like a big baby and Long winds up fans for no real reason.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Boot and shoe on March 10, 2018, 17:32:01 pm
Right now , we are one of the worst four teams in the division and deserve to go down .
JFH has not got us playing to our strengths or with any pattern.
We are poor and the away results we are scraping are papering over the cracks .
Bunney is an almighty disaster and is not suitable in any way to this team


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Teachers Pet on March 10, 2018, 17:37:15 pm
Right now , we are one of the worst four teams in the division and deserve to go down .
JFH has not got us playing to our strengths or with any pattern.
We are poor and the away results we are scraping are papering over the cracks .
Bunney is an almighty disaster and is not suitable in any way to this team

We've just got an excellent away point and you come on here with your negative comments like you always do. How about giving some positives for once.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on March 10, 2018, 17:40:03 pm
Good point but if I was a rovers fan I’d be disappointed they didn’t give it a go when we went down to 10....the onslaught never came and we saw out time pretty comfortably.may be a crucial point at the end of the season...we did ok!!
They hit the bar, had one cleared off the line and forced O’Donnell into a decent save. Overall a decent point...certainly didn’t deserve all three!

We looked good with two up top....but crooks sending off soon saw us back to one.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: everbrite on March 10, 2018, 17:41:20 pm
More effort with the 10 men - not pretty but a good point

How did the new guy play?


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on March 10, 2018, 17:45:29 pm
How did the new guy play?

Looked mobile and strong. Nice finish for the goal...if we play more direct he’ll be an asset!


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 17:56:52 pm
The Carrot Crunchers thought we were one of the best teams they played  ;D

http://gaschat.co.uk/thread/11815/northampton-matchday-thread



Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: WasRambo on March 10, 2018, 18:47:44 pm
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/football/match-reports/bristol-rovers-1-northampton-town-1323894.amp

Bristol Post view. Mind you, they do label one pic as having Yaser Karim in it.....

Good point. They're all good points now...


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: WasRambo on March 10, 2018, 19:22:32 pm
Just seen the skylights and Crooks 2nd yellow looks very harsh


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Irchy cob on March 10, 2018, 19:23:44 pm
A good point away from home but plenty of food for thought for Jimmy. Firstly he needs to make a decision about left back before it costs us too much, it is obvious that every opposition that we come up against are going to target Bunney - either Turnbull needs to shift across or buchs has got to come back in and then he can move Bunney into a more advanced position. Secondly if Van veen ever gets fit again there must be now be a temptation to drop long and go with big kev and vv. Thirdly the problem with crooks’ suspension is that as we’ve seen before jimmy dropped jjot back to a deeper midfield role and he/we didn’t look comfortable - I would much prefer McWilliams or foley in the centre of midfield to give more bite. Finally how to accommodate pereira is becoming an issue - by all accounts he improved us when he came on and we need to find a way to fit him in.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2018, 20:10:00 pm
Just seen the skylights and Crooks 2nd yellow looks very harsh
Crooks was a muppet he fouled the same bloke just before and played straight into his hands for the second. Total liability..


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Zen Master on March 10, 2018, 20:21:13 pm
Under Wilder, O’Tooles best position was as a deep lying midfielder in my opinion. That said he’s moved forward and done well due to the lack of attacking options.
Personally I’d like to see McWilliams play as he can pick a pass, likes to get stuck in and he’s one of our own.
Full back is a headache undoubtedly as Bunney is getting targetted as a weak spot. Is his crossing and getting forward worth the risk in our position?
 Facey at right back. Either Turnbull or Buchanan at left back.
Two up front.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: AlistairSlowe on March 10, 2018, 20:31:09 pm
I thought we deserved a point. 1st half was poor but we had a few chances, 2nd half much improved. The effort was definitely there and the new striker looks just what we need, I think he won everything that came his way!

Bunney an obvious weak link, not sure shouting abuse at him will help though.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Irchy cob on March 10, 2018, 20:41:40 pm
I thought we deserved a point. 1st half was poor but we had a few chances, 2nd half much improved. The effort was definitely there and the new striker looks just what we need, I think he won everything that came his way!

Bunney an obvious weak link, not sure shouting abuse at him will help though.

I agree entirely, I feel for bunney but jimmy's got to realise that he's being exposed - if he gets off to a shaky start against Rotherham next week I dread to think the grief that some of our fans will give him.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: cj on March 10, 2018, 20:57:18 pm
Bunney is a liability, no doubt. The number of times he gets done one on one is embarrassing. His positional play is rubbish and he currently offers nothing going forward. If JFH won't play Buchanan, he has to play Turnbull at leftback . We got away with a point today largely because Rovers were poor in the final third.
The decision to send Crooks off was a poor one, even if he should have been sent off 60 secs before.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: AlistairSlowe on March 10, 2018, 21:58:18 pm
The comments on their site are a bit OTT. They played the nicer football by far but there was no huge gulf in class at all. The fact it ended 1-1 and that we only had 10 men for a period of time suggests they may want to question why they didn't win.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: #Frank on March 10, 2018, 22:09:01 pm
Just seen the skylights and Crooks 2nd yellow looks very harsh

It was but it was one of many today so he may have gone due to totting them all up.

Great point today, good substitutions this week by jimmy.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: The 12th Marquis of Sixfields on March 10, 2018, 22:37:56 pm
Took the Mrs to the game today, she noted that crooks looks more like a rugby player, wondered why we don't pressure them when they have the ball, that we got tired very early in the second half and we looked disorganised. If she can see all this (and believe me, she has zero interest in football) then you have to wonder why can't the management


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: The 12th Marquis of Sixfields on March 10, 2018, 22:38:40 pm
With that being said, good result at the end of the day


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: everbrite on March 10, 2018, 22:47:33 pm
Took the Mrs to the game today, she noted that crooks looks more like a rugby player, wondered why we don't pressure them when they have the ball, that we got tired very early in the second half and we looked disorganised. If she can see all this (and believe me, she has zero interest in football) then you have to wonder why can't the management

What did Mrs Marquis think of the last 20 minutes and also Crooks sending off.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on March 10, 2018, 22:55:09 pm
Bunney is a liability, no doubt. The number of times he gets done one on one is embarrassing. His positional play is rubbish and he currently offers nothing going forward. If JFH won't play Buchanan, he has to play Turnbull at leftback . We got away with a point today largely because Rovers were poor in the final third.
The decision to send Crooks off was a poor one, even if he should have been sent off 60 secs before.

Agreed...I can't fathom why Bunney defends almost in his six yard box whilst leaving their wide player in acres of space.....his positional awareness is so poor its untrue. Also why was Moloney playing over Facey? Brendan is so slow and also got caught out, mainly a possession a few times in the first half. He hasn't been the same player since that injury. We played with two weak full backs today...and got away with it. I'm glad they got rid of Bodin!!

Crooks........idiot!! He got the first yellow which was fair and as you said above, the first foul in the second half was far worse than the second one which saw him get the yellow. Long was lucky to stay on.....Hildeberto picked up a other yellow for dissent......discipline is not our strong point is it? O'Donnell and Turnbull had a dust up, Jimmy had to restrain the fitness coach.....it was all happening!!


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on March 10, 2018, 22:59:44 pm
Crook's absence may be an opportunity for Mcwilliams to step up.
The lack of discipline is embarrassing. Crooks has the swagger of a school boy from Byker Grove. Hildeberto behaves like a big baby and Long winds up fans for no real reason.

This or have others have said opportunity to play 2 up top maybe in a funny twist of events give us more of a fighting chance of avoiding the drop


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on March 10, 2018, 23:02:06 pm
We've just got an excellent away point and you come on here with your negative comments like you always do. How about giving some positives for once.

It's a posative result but only if we back it up with a home win on Saturday.  Rochdale have gone to Rotherham today and won so we need 3 points next week at home otherwise today means bugger all


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on March 10, 2018, 23:08:42 pm
The comments on their site are a bit OTT. They played the nicer football by far but there was no huge gulf in class at all. The fact it ended 1-1 and that we only had 10 men for a period of time suggests they may want to question why they didn't win.

The chances they missed 1st half, they could/should have been 3 up at ht. That said they created very little the last 25 mins. Some of the credit for that is down to our defending


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on March 10, 2018, 23:11:40 pm
Took the Mrs to the game today, she noted that crooks looks more like a rugby player, wondered why we don't pressure them when they have the ball, that we got tired very early in the second half and we looked disorganised. If she can see all this (and believe me, she has zero interest in football) then you have to wonder why can't the management

She knows more about football than nevers clearly good lass!!

How much we stand off teams and tge time and space we allow them is embarrassing at times and the better teams will hurt you.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: The 12th Marquis of Sixfields on March 10, 2018, 23:23:17 pm
What did Mrs Marquis think of the last 20 minutes and also Crooks sending off.
most of her comments, bar the tiredness one, were pre 70 mins. She'd pretty much lost interest come the last 20. Personally, I'm just disappointed that I spent the extra couple of quid for the stand after reading the weather forecast and seeing it was supposed to be raining all day. Not seen a single drop at all!
Still, good to catch up with Poggy after the match


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Buster on March 11, 2018, 08:02:10 am
...Full back is a headache undoubtedly as Bunney is getting targetted as a weak spot. Is his crossing and getting forward worth the risk in our position? ...

What crossing?


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: clarkeysntfc on March 11, 2018, 10:15:09 am
I'm pretty sure that Grimes is on 8/9 yellows so very near a 2 game ban.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Vintage Cobbler on March 11, 2018, 10:49:05 am
Most would have taken a point at the kick off but wins are needed and needed badly.  I think our relegation fight will go down to the last couple of games.  The main worry is our poor form at home. In the past we have tended to win the so-called "six pointers" matches at Sixfields but there has been no sign of that happening.  Other worries are the loss of form of JJOT, the 3 match suspension of Crooks and Grimes is walking the suspension tightrope.  One more worry is the refusal of JFH to see Bunney is not good enough for the left back role.  It is fair to comment that Buchanan was also struggling in that position but not to have him in the squad is downright recklessness.  In short, plenty to worry about bu that is how it is being a Cobblers' supporter!


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on March 11, 2018, 11:16:19 am
I'm pretty sure that Grimes is on 8/9 yellows so very near a 2 game ban.

He’s on 9.....as long as he doesn’t get one next game he’s alright as the cut off is 37 games.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: everbrite on March 11, 2018, 11:33:18 am
Just seen the skylights and Crooks 2nd yellow looks very harsh

I thought so too!


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: TownOwl on March 11, 2018, 14:05:27 pm
Judt a couple of observations from me that I haven't seen mentioned above. Surprised a few are blaming O'Donnell for the goal. It wasn't great keeping, but I'd be more concerned with the time and space afforded for the cross (Boli jogging steadily back rather than Bunny I'd say) and whatever Grimes thought he was doing (very weak), which were the main causes of the goal conceded.

I suppose I can't blame Long for shooting when 1 on 1, but Crooks made a brilliant run and has a tap in if Chris slides a simple square pass to his left.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: cj on March 11, 2018, 15:12:31 pm
most of her comments, bar the tiredness one, were pre 70 mins. She'd pretty much lost interest come the last 20. Personally, I'm just disappointed that I spent the extra couple of quid for the stand after reading the weather forecast and seeing it was supposed to be raining all day. Not seen a single drop at all!
Still, good to catch up with Poggy after the match
It was raining on the walk from my car to the ground but stopped soon afterwards. I like you, I paid the extra two quid but then wasn't asked to show my ticket for the stand. Looked like there was free movement between terrace and stand all afternoon to me. Jeema was sheltering under the stand when I got there only to move back to the terrace for KO.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on March 11, 2018, 15:42:24 pm
The pitch was terrible and it affected a few of our players (passing, control and slipping) especially in the first half. From their fans, it was the first time that Rovers had played well on it and that is after a few games where they haven't.  Our main problem was not closing them down quick enough like they did, which allowed them time to play the conditions and they took advantage of that.
Crooks was unfortunate for his second, he had pulled out, but he could easily have gone for the incident about 30 seconds before.
Bunny was playing too narrow, is it to provide cover for Turnbull in the centre?  He must be under instruction, because it's not natural for a full back, especially when they had a player on the chalk dust every time?
The Turnbull/O'Donnell incident, Rosie appeared to be blaming Turnbull for clearing the ball but I didn't hear a shout and it was quiet enough at the time to have, I don't think he did.
Taylor did well again and was continually talking and cajoling the players, he is a quality captain and plays by example to the rest of the team.  However I thought that Hoskins was one of only a couple who, like Bennett, used his low centre of gravity to the best effect, in the conditions, all over the pitch and had a couple of good efforts on goal in the second half.
If Kevin's introduction wasn't a massive hint to JFH about playing two up front with someone like Hilda behind to feed them I don't know what is? 
Let's take the game to the opposition for a change, it is like the old adage, attack is the best form of defence.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on March 11, 2018, 18:18:53 pm
I thought so too!

That's because it was not just for that challenge. He'd made 2 or 3 like it inside about 3 mins and tge ref had just warned him literally 20 secs before.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: eddieeddie on March 11, 2018, 19:01:28 pm

Bunny was playing too narrow, is it to provide cover for Turnbull in the centre?  He must be under instruction, because it's not natural for a full back, especially when they had a player on the chalk dust every time?

That's Jimmy. It's one of my main complaints in his time here, the wide men end up doing the more conventional full back job and the full back ends up in the regular CB interception of cross position.

Disclaimer: I didn't see this game.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on March 11, 2018, 20:41:32 pm
It was raining on the walk from my car to the ground but stopped soon afterwards. I like you, I paid the extra two quid but then wasn't asked to show my ticket for the stand. Looked like there was free movement between terrace and stand all afternoon to me. Jeema was sheltering under the stand when I got there only to move back to the terrace for KO.

Late decision to go for me as I only got my on call covered at late notice, so I went on the train with my son. A nice 2 mile walk from Filton Abbey Wood in the rain, paid on the gate and because it was raining we paid for the seats.....the seat turnstiles were not in use, the seat refreshment kiosk was not in use, and the toilets were not in use either. No checks made as I walked from the terrace to the seats, and to the kiosk and back at half time. IT was raining up until about half 2, and yes Jeema was in the seats before wandering off onto the terrace, muttering and mumbling as he went.....sunglasses and umbrella to hand!


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: #Frank on March 11, 2018, 22:09:53 pm
Jeema was in the seats before wandering off onto the terrace, muttering and mumbling as he went.....sunglasses and umbrella to hand!

I once had a Lowry print entitled 'Man with umbrella' but it was sadly damaged beyond repair during moving house. There was a little resemblance the the legend that is Jeema. No sunglasses though.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on March 11, 2018, 23:21:31 pm
Keep saying it but viewed from 11,000 miles away, our back line is sitting way too deep? All this backing off to the edge of the 6 yard box is asking for it. Bristol mainly played a higher line first half and ran the show. As soon as they sat deep we got back in the game. I though the modern game was all about compress and press? I know playing a higher line is risky but we are just giving too much space away at the minute? Not sure how Bunney would get on playing that way though? Get 2 up top, and playing a higher line would give the player in possession more forward options? When not in possession it would get more of our players closer to the ball quicker? Seems to possibly solve a few of our more obvious problems anyway? Especially happy to be corrected by those in attendance though?


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: WasRambo on March 12, 2018, 10:16:43 am
That's because it was not just for that challenge. He'd made 2 or 3 like it inside about 3 mins and tge ref had just warned him literally 20 secs before.

I think this frustrates players and fans alike. If a foul is worth it of a booking then flash the card and be done. This totting up malarkey is bo11ocks.  You can commit two worse fouls then get booked for a third that is nowt.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Poggy on March 12, 2018, 10:46:11 am
I'm not quite sure how we managed to get out of this game after being completely battered for the first 60 minutes. But strange things can happen in football and the introduction of Luckasson changed the game for us. We even looked the stronger team after that goal until Crooks was sent off.

Long spurned a couple of chances in the first half and I don't think his finishing is good enough for this level because he doesn't have much else in his game. Compare the way  Harrison and Gaffeney bullied our defence and gave them the run around. So many opposition defenders have had an easy game against us this season and the way Luckasson bullied their 2 centre backs does give cause for optimism.

Bunney at left back isn't working and Buchanan should be recalled although I can't see JFH doing so.

Grimes was wasteful and we really need to get someone who is more consistent from set pieces.

Aside from the football, it was successful weekend on the p155 and i think i counted 19 pubs / establishments were visited over the course of the weekend.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: everbrite on March 12, 2018, 12:23:35 pm
......
Long spurned a couple of chances in the first half and I don't think his finishing is good enough for this level because he doesn't have much else in his game. Compare the way  Harrison and Gaffeney bullied our defence and gave them the run around. So many opposition defenders have had an easy game against us this season and the way Luckasson bullied their 2 centre backs does give cause for optimism.

Bunney at left back isn't working.

Grimes was wasteful.

Interesting post Poggy! I agree with you on Long, Bunney and Grimes. Personally would not risk Grimes for Saturday as best not to lose him for 3 games with Crooks out. Our two central defenders appeared to come out of the game well according to the Chron! The BR Forum were generally quite critical of the performance of Harrison and more so of Gafney. Guess that is hindsight criticism! I am pleased that the team rallied well for the last 20 mins and Lucky did well. You must have spent well in excess of £150 for the week end but was the game and point worth it?


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on March 12, 2018, 13:36:49 pm

Aside from the football, it was successful weekend on the p155 and i think i counted 19 pubs / establishments were visited over the course of the weekend.

It couldn't have been that good if you can remember how many you counted...


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: rebelspawn on March 12, 2018, 13:47:20 pm
Interesting post Poggy! I agree with you on Long, Bunney and Grimes. Personally would not risk Grimes for Saturday as best not to lose him for 3 games with Crooks out. Our two central defenders appeared to come out of the game well according to the Chron! The BR Forum were generally quite critical of the performance of Harrison and more so of Gafney. Guess that is hindsight criticism! I am pleased that the team rallied well for the last 20 mins and Lucky did well. You must have spent well in excess of £150 for the week end but was the game and point worth it?

How would you set up the midfield if you don't want to risk Grimes? JJ and McW in a flat four with Grimes on the bench?


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: everbrite on March 12, 2018, 14:32:46 pm
How would you set up the midfield if you don't want to risk Grimes? JJ and McW in a flat four with Grimes on the bench?

Don’t really know but would stick JJOT in his place and hope for the best!


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Poggy on March 12, 2018, 14:59:24 pm
Interesting post Poggy! I agree with you on Long, Bunney and Grimes. Personally would not risk Grimes for Saturday as best not to lose him for 3 games with Crooks out. Our two central defenders appeared to come out of the game well according to the Chron! The BR Forum were generally quite critical of the performance of Harrison and more so of Gafney. Guess that is hindsight criticism! I am pleased that the team rallied well for the last 20 mins and Lucky did well. You must have spent well in excess of £150 for the week end but was the game and point worth it?

I actually thought the 2 centre backs did ok but it wasn't an easy afternoon for them.

About right with that figure when you include visits to late night eateries. I probably shouldn't have turned down Karl's offer to buy me a pint in Wellington after the game. And yes, always worth it to have a couple of good nights out with mates particularly as we didn't lose.



Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Spinney cobbler on March 12, 2018, 15:59:44 pm
How would you set up the midfield if you don't want to risk Grimes? JJ and McW in a flat four with Grimes on the bench?
Exactly that.The sooner Grimes is dropped or suspended the better.Do not see what he offers the team his set pieces are generally awful,there is surely someone else who can take them.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: everbrite on March 12, 2018, 16:09:32 pm
Exactly that.The sooner Grimes is dropped or suspended the better.Do not see what he offers the team his set pieces are generally awful,there is surely someone else who can take them.

Oh well, select him for Rotherham then! Perhaps being too cautious about Grimes being played but the apparent suspension of Crooks is untimely. Would like to see the Club challenge the decision on the second yellow which I thought was harsh. However, GPC said it was merited so that is that!


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Zen Master on March 12, 2018, 16:19:50 pm
I don’t think you can challenge yellow cards.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: rebelspawn on March 12, 2018, 16:34:41 pm
Exactly that.The sooner Grimes is dropped or suspended the better.Do not see what he offers the team his set pieces are generally awful,there is surely someone else who can take them.

It could work, but i am not sure Luckasson could do 90 minutes at the moment. Who would you play up top? I guess you could play Long, with Ariyibi behind him and then bring Luckasson on later.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: DrillingCobbler on March 12, 2018, 16:34:49 pm
In the end it was a very decent point and a game that on most occasions we'd have lost given the way it all panned out.

First half…Longs chance aside (from a mistake by their defender), a couple of runs from our on loan winger, and some industrious play from Hoskins aside, we were pretty awful. Once again we lost the midfield battle; JJ was pretty anonymous, Crooks was woeful and Grimes was having another shocker. Like Ive said previously (on Facebook I think), when Grimes plays bad the whole team plays bad because it seems that we have to play everything through him, as well as the point he takes all of our set plays.

In addition, Bunney was being ripped to shreds at left back; our chances of staying in this division would increase significantly if we stopped playing him at left back. The rest of the back 4 and keeper played well, O'Donnell was unlucky with the goal.

My text at half time to a mate read "1-0 ht. we've got a goal I'm us on the break but really struggling defensively. How on earth Bunney keeps getting picked, they are targeting him every single time like all recent opposition has. Grimes been totally sh1t again. Crookes and JJ hit and miss'" On reflection, Id say more miss than hit!!

Anyway, after around the hour mark a significant occurrence happened in the world. Namely a new Bayo was born. 6 foot 1, built like a brick sh1t house, zero expectation on his arrival other than 'he will be terrible' being the main thinking. And like when Bayo came off the bench, we were 1-0 down away from home (Swindon eh?!)

The rest as they say is history. He scores, his hold up play was the best we've seen from a member of our team since….errr Bayo. He drew fouls, took the pressure off of his team mates, collected long balls. What a bloody breath of fresh air! And for the next 20 minutes we looked more likely to score than they did.

Then came Crookes sending off. At the time, I had no complaints, I thought he'd been bloody stupid…again. But having seen the replay, the kid was very very unlucky. Wasn't even a foul, let alone a yellow card. I mean, you have to put in a challenge for a foul to potentially occur, surely! He didn't, the Bristol player just tripped over him. After which, we held on gallantly. And even looked a decent threat on the break, thanks to the Baby Bayo. He was our best defender in that last 20minutes, the ball stayed up top for far longer than it would have done at any time in the last few years given the circumstances.

Finally, Turnbull. My man of the match. I thought he was absolutely brilliant. One of a handful of 9/10 performances; annoyingly there was a sprinkling of 4's and 5's as well. Some real positives, some real negatives.

But overall a good point, and one we all hope to build on against Rotherham. Will Baby Bayo start? Unlikely I guess but based on that 30 minute cameo he can't be far off. He certainly looked fit enough!


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: everbrite on March 12, 2018, 16:34:55 pm
I don’t think you can challenge yellow cards.

Could they challenge the red card based on the 2nd yellow shown?


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on March 12, 2018, 16:44:01 pm
Oh well, select him for Rotherham then! Perhaps being too cautious about Grimes being played but the apparent suspension of Crooks is untimely. Would like to see the Club challenge the decision on the second yellow which I thought was harsh. However, GPC said it was merited so that is that!

You can't challenge a caution.
Like GPC said, he was probably cautioned the second time for 'Persistent' offending for which it is subjectively up to the official how many he/she determines as persistent, there is no specific number in Law.
To be honest, I thought that Saturday's official did a good job considering the pitch conditions, unfortunately Crooks gave him a decision to make even if it looks like the contact was originated by their player, so he did (he had warned him a couple of minutes beforehand).
He attempted to ignore Hilda, however he kept on at him so again gave him no choice but to caution him.  I honestly don't know why players do that after they have had their initial whinge, it's a needless caution


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: The Rauldinho on March 12, 2018, 17:10:34 pm
He attempted to ignore Hilda, however he kept on at him so again gave him no choice but to caution him.  I honestly don't know why players do that after they have had their initial whinge, it's a needless caution.

Me either, we have picked up quite a few "additional" yellows this season which could have been avoided if players shut their mouths when they are told to by the ref.


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on March 12, 2018, 19:17:03 pm
In the end it was a very decent point and a game that on most occasions we'd have lost given the way it all panned out.

First half…Longs chance aside (from a mistake by their defender), a couple of runs from our on loan winger, and some industrious play from Hoskins aside, we were pretty awful. Once again we lost the midfield battle; JJ was pretty anonymous, Crooks was woeful and Grimes was having another shocker. Like Ive said previously (on Facebook I think), when Grimes plays bad the whole team plays bad because it seems that we have to play everything through him, as well as the point he takes all of our set plays.

In addition, Bunney was being ripped to shreds at left back; our chances of staying in this division would increase significantly if we stopped playing him at left back. The rest of the back 4 and keeper played well, O'Donnell was unlucky with the goal.

My text at half time to a mate read "1-0 ht. we've got a goal I'm us on the break but really struggling defensively. How on earth Bunney keeps getting picked, they are targeting him every single time like all recent opposition has. Grimes been totally sh1t again. Crookes and JJ hit and miss'" On reflection, Id say more miss than hit!!

Anyway, after around the hour mark a significant occurrence happened in the world. Namely a new Bayo was born. 6 foot 1, built like a brick sh1t house, zero expectation on his arrival other than 'he will be terrible' being the main thinking. And like when Bayo came off the bench, we were 1-0 down away from home (Swindon eh?!)

The rest as they say is history. He scores, his hold up play was the best we've seen from a member of our team since….errr Bayo. He drew fouls, took the pressure off of his team mates, collected long balls. What a bloody breath of fresh air! And for the next 20 minutes we looked more likely to score than they did.

Then came Crookes sending off. At the time, I had no complaints, I thought he'd been bloody stupid…again. But having seen the replay, the kid was very very unlucky. Wasn't even a foul, let alone a yellow card. I mean, you have to put in a challenge for a foul to potentially occur, surely! He didn't, the Bristol player just tripped over him. After which, we held on gallantly. And even looked a decent threat on the break, thanks to the Baby Bayo. He was our best defender in that last 20minutes, the ball stayed up top for far longer than it would have done at any time in the last few years given the circumstances.

Finally, Turnbull. My man of the match. I thought he was absolutely brilliant. One of a handful of 9/10 performances; annoyingly there was a sprinkling of 4's and 5's as well. Some real positives, some real negatives.

But overall a good point, and one we all hope to build on against Rotherham. Will Baby Bayo start? Unlikely I guess but based on that 30 minute cameo he can't be far off. He certainly looked fit enough!

Very fair assessment of the game!!

Was it Crooks on Sinclair a few minutes earlier? The Rovers man stayed down for along time whilst play was still going on. Got treatment and gingerly carried on....only to be "taken out" again.

Turnbull was great...that clearance off the line was superb. His copybook was only blotted by taking the ball off O'Donnell who I could clearly hear call for it. The keeper gave him both barrels after that!! He also came over to the away end and shook many fan's hands whilst chatting to someone he obviously knew.

Think Grimes has been off pretty much all season, but since he made it to 9 yellows he's gone so far into his shell he's almost coming out the back of it!! Saturday is the last game he needs to avoid a yellow and subsequent two game ban.

Yes plenty of 4's and 5's.....Bunney is an awful defender and when you get team after team targeting him as our weak link you know something is wrong...but JFH can't see it....or he can but can't swallow his pride enough to drop Bunney in favour of Buchs. Moloney just doesn't do it for me either.....a fit Facey over him every day of the week. And Facey is/was fit or he wouldn't have come on would he?

Hoskins......i'm sorry, I just don't see what he brings to the party....and how he plays ahead of either Foley or Powell I don't know.

God only knows what McWilliams has done wrong.......didn't do anything bad before losing his place and despite being named on the bench every game he never gets on.

Had to laugh, the tunnel and changing room at the Mem were over the opposite side of the bench, so Barnett on needing to make a call of nature was seen heading into the portaloos in the second half!! Slumming it with the rest of us.....not all footballers are pampered!!

But the biggest mystery of all.......and it should surely be featured on Crimewatch, or Saturday Night Takeaway at least.....where is Regan Poole??  ;D


Title: Re: Brizzle rovers
Post by: Spinney cobbler on March 12, 2018, 19:26:44 pm
It could work, but i am not sure Luckasson could do 90 minutes at the moment. Who would you play up top? I guess you could play Long, with Ariyibi behind him and then bring Luckasson on later.

Long and Luckasson,even if Luckasson is not match fit just having him up there will give defender's something to think about.Many people have commented on other team's defence having a easy ride against us this season the only way he is going to get match fit is to play in games.