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Title: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on November 14, 2021, 15:12:58 pm
FA Cup Replays....remember them? Well we have a first round replay to look forward to as we travel to Cambridge to play for the right to play either Exeter or Bradford in the second round.

Both teams are coming off the back of defeats, we lost 2-1 at Bristol Rovers and Cambridge were sent packing on the end of a 4-1 defeat at MK Dons.

The U's have slipped to 12th in League 1 now following that defeat, and since the draw with us they were also beaten by Stevenage in the Papa Johns Trophy. That game didn't really matter though as they'd pretty much qualified already and indeed despite the defeat they still went through as group winners.

43 games between the sides now, we lead 16 to 14 on the head to head. As for games at the Abbey we have won 10 out of 21 games there, losing five and drawing six. Only one FA Cup meeting there in the past, we came from two down with Stamp and Hargreaves goals to force a replay in 2002, losing at Sixfields by the only goal. Our last meeting there was in the Trophy, Harry Smith with the only goal in a 1-0 Cobblers win, we also had a penalty shootout trophy win there in 2018.

Darren Drysdale is scheduled to be the referee for the game, 48 yellows and two reds in just 12 games this season including 10 yellows and a red in the Crewe v Accrington fixture in August. We last saw him in that notorious game last season at Ipswich, a game which saw the referee charged with improper conduct following a clash with Alan Judge, and which eventually saw him serve a suspension.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: west stand oap on November 14, 2021, 19:54:12 pm
If scores are level at 90 minutes do we have extra time or do we go straight to penalties?.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on November 14, 2021, 20:11:56 pm
If scores are level at 90 minutes do we have extra time or do we go straight to penalties?.

Extra time to be played if required.

FA Cup Replays are back from rounds 1 to 4 inclusive.....from round 5 its back to a one-off game.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on November 16, 2021, 10:12:04 am
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/brady-will-put-out-the-best-team-we-can-in-fa-cup-replay-against-cambridge-3459206


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Boot and shoe on November 16, 2021, 10:15:12 am
Really looking forward to tonight .
Crisp , cold evening under the lights . Chance of winning and a decent curry before the game .
New road makes the journey very easy now .
Personally i think Lewis should play alongside McWilliams if Sowerby is not fit . Flores for me is flaky and i would play Pollock in the Lewis position behind Etete or even Rose .

Chicken Madras with pilau rice and garlic naan and a pint of Kingfisher. Ta very much .


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: west stand oap on November 16, 2021, 10:18:25 am
Let's hope we win it in 90 minutes as neither team will want extra time. Should we win it would be good to see the Exeter/Bradford replay go all the way. We have an excellent record at Cambridge let's keep it going.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on November 16, 2021, 11:25:59 am
I just hope we turn up and put the last terrible performance behind us...


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Coolcat on November 16, 2021, 11:45:07 am
Let's hope we win it in 90 minutes as neither team will want extra time. Should we win it would be good to see the Exeter/Bradford replay go all the way. We have an excellent record at Cambridge let's keep it going.
Yes, I hope a long fruitless haul down to Devon for Bradford City this evening goes someway in our favour for Saturday...though they might just use Leeds/Bradford Airport for a quick hop!


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: everbrite on November 16, 2021, 13:34:11 pm
Yes, I hope a long fruitless haul down to Devon for Bradford City this evening goes someway in our favour for Saturday...though they might just use Leeds/Bradford Airport for a quick hop!

Hoskins winner in extra time; totally against the run of play!


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Mysterious Curle on November 16, 2021, 13:45:18 pm
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/brady-will-put-out-the-best-team-we-can-in-fa-cup-replay-against-cambridge-3459206

But will we try to pass to each other is the question?

How many long balls will be punted forward I wonder.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: SadOldGit on November 16, 2021, 14:15:55 pm
Really looking forward to tonight .
Crisp , cold evening under the lights . Chance of winning and a decent curry before the game .
New road makes the journey very easy now .
Personally i think Lewis should play alongside McWilliams if Sowerby is not fit . Flores for me is flaky and i would play Pollock in the Lewis position behind Etete or even Rose .

Chicken Jalfrezi with 3 chapatis and a pint of Cobra. Ta very much .



Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Coolcat on November 16, 2021, 18:40:18 pm
SKY has us 1-0 up (Etete 6 min)...thought 7.45k.o!?!?


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Teachers Pet on November 16, 2021, 18:59:56 pm
SKY has us 1-0 up (Etete 6 min)...thought 7.45k.o!?!?

 ;D Wasn't that the first game?

Team:-

Roberts; Harriman, Horsfall, Guthrie, Kioki; Hoskins, McWilliams, Lewis, Connolly; Rose, Etete

Subs: Maxted, McGowan, Kabamba, Pinnock, Pollock, Flores, Ashley-Seal, Dyche

Looks like 4-4-2

Revan is injured and misses out.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: CJ on November 16, 2021, 19:23:45 pm
442.
That's disappointing if correct.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: west stand oap on November 16, 2021, 19:25:42 pm
Oh joy, Peter Walton summarising again on Radio Northampton. He's just mentioned John Joe O'Neill anybody remember him?.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Smoking Boots on November 16, 2021, 19:28:01 pm
Oh joy, Peter Walton summarising again on Radio Northampton. He's just mentioned John Joe O'Neill anybody remember him?.
That skin head playing for Mansfield?


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Tabasco Kid on November 16, 2021, 19:34:11 pm


Team:-
Revan is injured and misses out.
thats not all he missed during the Rovers match.
By the end of tonight, my two least favorite venues will be done and dusted. The Memorial, and the shabby. (Mind the cowpat.)
For me Kidderminsters finest, Chicken Balti Pie, two garlic naan washed down with a pint of local Black Country brew from that boozer opposite the railway station.
Ta very much.




Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Manwork04 on November 16, 2021, 19:41:10 pm
thats not all he missed during the Rovers match.
By the end of tonight, my two least favorite venues will be done and dusted. The Memorial, and the shabby. (Mind the cowpat.)
For me Kidderminsters finest, Chicken Balti Pie, two garlic naan washed down with a pint of local Black Country brew from that boozer opposite the railway station.
Ta very much.



I bet your fàrts make the dog leave the room after that lot.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Tabasco Kid on November 16, 2021, 19:48:52 pm
I bet your fàrts make the dog leave the room after that lot.
I havent got a dog, but next doors does cartwheels when Im around.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: CJ on November 16, 2021, 20:01:04 pm
FFS.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: cobbler151 on November 16, 2021, 20:01:32 pm
442.
That's disappointing if correct.

+1


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on November 16, 2021, 20:01:41 pm
Brady out!!


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Baldy on November 16, 2021, 20:01:52 pm
Bollocks!!!


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: cobbler151 on November 16, 2021, 20:02:49 pm
Saw we were playing 4-4-2 and was about to comment we are doomed

We are indeed doomed


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: CJ on November 16, 2021, 20:03:14 pm
thats not all he missed during the Rovers match.
By the end of tonight, my two least favorite venues will be done and dusted. The Memorial, and the shabby. (Mind the cowpat.)
For me Kidderminsters finest, Chicken Balti Pie, two garlic naan washed down with a pint of local Black Country brew from that boozer opposite the railway station.
Ta very much.



Used to be able to get a good bacon sarnie at the Shabby.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Dr Feelgood on November 16, 2021, 20:03:24 pm


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Dr Feelgood on November 16, 2021, 20:07:05 pm
Im starting to get a very bad feeling here


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Baldy on November 16, 2021, 20:13:35 pm
Plagiarism
Thank the Lord you're alive. Mrs. Baldy and Young Baldy were worried sick!!!


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Dr Feelgood on November 16, 2021, 20:27:27 pm
2-0 Game over


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: CJ on November 16, 2021, 20:27:38 pm
FFS.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Baldy on November 16, 2021, 20:28:30 pm
Concentrate on the league.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on November 16, 2021, 20:28:46 pm
I truly believe we have a goal in us........


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Dr Feelgood on November 16, 2021, 20:31:18 pm
I truly believe we have a goal in us........
I dont


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on November 16, 2021, 20:31:42 pm
Harriman off injured....replaced by McGowan


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: DrillingCobbler on November 16, 2021, 20:32:23 pm
listening to the wireless, but like a few others...as soon as I saw 4-4-2 I thought we'd lose it.

Think Brady has made a very big error tonight. Hopefully this will come back to bite my ass in an hours time but I don't reckon it will...


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Baldy on November 16, 2021, 20:34:06 pm
I truly believe we have a goal in us........
So do I.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Dr Feelgood on November 16, 2021, 20:40:18 pm
Maybe we can get the Revmeister in. He got sacked last week. Bradys having a mare.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: west stand oap on November 16, 2021, 20:44:26 pm
According to Tim we are having more of the possession yet according to BBC half time stats it is 60% -40% to Cambridge. I think we need Peter Walton's dad to shout a bit louder in the second half.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Mysterious Curle on November 16, 2021, 20:47:16 pm
One touch pass drills in the warm up. Have we tried any in the game or has it been hoof ball again?


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: CJ on November 16, 2021, 20:53:45 pm
3-0. Game over.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on November 16, 2021, 20:57:14 pm
3-0. Game over.

There's still 40 minutes to go yet......have faith!!


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Coolcat on November 16, 2021, 21:00:32 pm
**** off Brady!
Will be at Bradford on Saturday, Oldham at home next week, Harrogate away and Barrow away...other than that, me done!


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Baldy on November 16, 2021, 21:00:56 pm
Maybe we can get the Revmeister in. He got sacked last week. Bradys having a mare.
He's the greatest!!!


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Jonesy9 on November 16, 2021, 21:01:42 pm
Is it another example of us dominating but having no attacking cutting edge?
Stats seemed to suggest we were the better team in the first half?

Should have finished them off at Sixfields when we were the better team.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: CJ on November 16, 2021, 21:04:42 pm
There's still 40 minutes to go yet......have faith!!
You're right GPC.
Time for the Seal.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: cobbler151 on November 16, 2021, 21:06:44 pm
I wonder why Brady reverted to 4-4-2 when its not worked all season.

Baffles me


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on November 16, 2021, 21:11:27 pm
I wonder why Brady reverted to 4-4-2 when its not worked all season.

Baffles me

Kneejerk reaction to a defeat when playing 4-5-1?


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: CJ on November 16, 2021, 21:14:49 pm
I wonder why Brady reverted to 4-4-2 when its not worked all season.

Baffles me
I think he needs Sowerby alongside McWilliams in a 4-5-1 as he doesn't trust anyone else.
Fat lot of good it's done tonight.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Mysterious Curle on November 16, 2021, 21:15:27 pm
3-0 down 20 minutes left and JB doesn’t take Etete or our only fit CM off.

Fingers crossed.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on November 16, 2021, 21:19:09 pm
Pinnock on for Connolly and Kabamba on for (shock horror) Hoskins.....


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: cobbler151 on November 16, 2021, 21:19:22 pm
I think he needs Sowerby alongside McWilliams in a 4-5-1 as he doesn't trust anyone else.
Fat lot of good it's done tonight.


Likely, but Flores or Pollock could have popped in there, players clearly like it and our results with 4-4-2 have been shocking


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: CJ on November 16, 2021, 21:20:59 pm
3-1.
16 mins to save the earth.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: cobbler151 on November 16, 2021, 21:34:48 pm
Does anyone think Connolly adds anything to our team?


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: CJ on November 16, 2021, 21:39:06 pm
Does anyone think Connolly adds anything to our team?

Haven't seen enough of him to pass judgement


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Winslow Lee on November 16, 2021, 21:41:49 pm
Hopefully we won’t see 4-4-2 again for the rest of the season now


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Coolcat on November 16, 2021, 21:49:06 pm
Let's hope we win it in 90 minutes as neither team will want extra time. Should we win it would be good to see the Exeter/Bradford replay go all the way. We have an excellent record at Cambridge let's keep it going.
;)


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: St Edmundsbury Cobbler on November 16, 2021, 21:52:45 pm
Well I've watched a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining game of football, but that wasn't it.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Coolcat on November 16, 2021, 22:24:45 pm
If anyone feels down, just have a peek on Yellows forum - from page 21 when they go 3-1 up in ET (the arrogance) to the meltdown unfolding as the Gas score three in the final five minutes!  ;D ;D ;D

See you at Bradford!


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: everbrite on November 16, 2021, 22:36:31 pm
Marginally a better performance but Guthrie was below par as was Horsfall whose passing was awful. Harriman poor abnf got done for the first goal which led to a sloppy first goal. Excellent save by Roberts but the rebound fell to one of theirs. Again untidy defending. Much learned comment on 4:4:2 but I douubt very much if it affected the result. We had our chances but as a team far below recent the first tie. 700 there this evening very good after Saturday. When McGowan and Pinnock came on things did improve but Ete was well marshalled with Lewis and Rose looked anonymous! The difference this time there was some better performances or at least some improvements generally all round and the team did more or less hold its shape which disappeared last Saturday. Guthrie and Horsfall will have to do better next Saturday!


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Boot and shoe on November 16, 2021, 22:43:09 pm
Completely outclassed by a decent Cambridge side tonight and then patronised all the way home by their radio presenters who seem to think they are some sort of super team .
Torn to shreds time and time again down the wings as they were clinical about everything they did .
Harriman and Connolly were simply nowhere near good enough .
Roberts should have come for the first goal but didn’t and Koiki was also taken to the cleaners .
Up front we lost every battle until Pinnock came on . In what world does connolly get selected above Pinnock exactly ?
Our first eleven is ok and after that we have serious cracks .


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: everbrite on November 16, 2021, 22:54:48 pm
Completely outclassed by a decent Cambridge side tonight and then patronised all the way home by their radio presenters who seem to think they are some sort of super team .
Torn to shreds time and time again down the wings as they were clinical about everything they did .
Harriman and Connolly were simply nowhere near good enough .
Roberts should have come for the first goal but didn’t and Koiki was also taken to the cleaners .
Up front we lost every battle until Pinnock came on . In what world does connolly get selected above Pinnock exactly ?
Our first eleven is ok and after that we have serious cracks .

I didn’t think we were outclassed at least not to the extant we were overrun. Cambridge are a bang ordinary L1 side. Agree about Roberts not coming for the first goal and Koiki who is fast becoming a liability!


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Manwork04 on November 16, 2021, 23:12:44 pm
Completely outclassed by a decent Cambridge side tonight and then patronised all the way home by their radio presenters who seem to think they are some sort of super team .
Torn to shreds time and time again down the wings as they were clinical about everything they did .
Harriman and Connolly were simply nowhere near good enough .
Roberts should have come for the first goal but didn’t and Koiki was also taken to the cleaners .
Up front we lost every battle until Pinnock came on . In what world does connolly get selected above Pinnock exactly ?
Our first eleven is ok and after that we have serious cracks .
Harriman is a truly dreadful defender, as for Connolly he’s was picked from the bargain bucket and should be returned.
Says quite a lot when BAS can’t even get a sniff.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: everbrite on November 16, 2021, 23:59:29 pm
3-0 down 20 minutes left and JB doesn’t take Etete or our only fit CM off.

Fingers crossed.

Is this a criticism of JB  or an astute observation?


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Risdene on November 17, 2021, 06:02:14 am
I think we have a good first elven for our division BUT the rest of the squad is woeful!!......................roll on 1st January.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Boot and shoe on November 17, 2021, 06:23:32 am
I didn’t think we were outclassed at least not to the extant we were overrun. Cambridge are a bang ordinary L1 side. Agree about Roberts not coming for the first goal and Koiki who is fast becoming a liability!
you are mistaking bluster snd running around a lot as quality football .
Everything they did was efficient from defending stoutly to moving the ball to hurt us to finishing .
We had lots of crosses and didn’t get on the end of one in the first half . Our full backs were turned over constantly and the wide men were truly awful .
Outclassed is the correct word .


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Mysterious Curle on November 17, 2021, 08:25:31 am
Is this a criticism of JB  or an astute observation?

Both


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Mysterious Curle on November 17, 2021, 09:13:12 am
Some interesting post game comments from Bonner. Basically saying the first game was open, Northampton were aggressive playing with one up front, one sitting and wingers in wide positions which seemed to help us overload the box. Whereas playing with a front two seemed to stop that happening, which mirrors the last half hour at Rovers.

Its a shame our management didn't identify this.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Boot and shoe on November 17, 2021, 09:32:47 am
Some interesting post game comments from Bonner. Basically saying the first game was open, Northampton were aggressive playing with one up front, one sitting and wingers in wide positions which seemed to help us overload the box. Whereas playing with a front two seemed to stop that happening, which mirrors the last half hour at Rovers.

Its a shame our management didn't identify this.
He is a good manager , Bonner . He has got a good thing going there and is correct in what he said .
I can’t understand why we changed it to 2 up front . All he had to do was drop Lewis into Sowerby’s role and then play Pollock or even Rose behind Etete . Pinnock should also have started .
Ridiculous really .


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Madrid Cobbler on November 17, 2021, 10:24:21 am
Missed last night's match but a Cambridge supporting mate has told me we had a perfectly good goal disallowed when it was 0-0. Is he just winding me up?


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: west stand oap on November 17, 2021, 10:41:50 am
The only good thing to about last night was Bradford having the long trip to Exeter and then playing extra time. Mind you we are going to need a vast improvement from the last 2 games to get any points there.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: lordjord on November 17, 2021, 11:11:43 am
Possibly the biggest criticism I can have of Brady so far during his tenure is that he seems to be overly keen on keeping the more senior players involved, despite the lack of output they have provided and the changes in structure it causes the team.

If we were going to drop Lewis back into CM then surely Pollock could slot into the CAM role, or switch the two around.

There have been several other occasions where the game is seemingly won and instead of bringing on someone who can provide continuity or who we can develop we bring on someone who is as good as they going to be. It seems fairly certain that Connolly, Rose and Kabamba are coming off the bench, but are any going to be better than they are now? It seems like we change shape simply to accommodate the experienced pros.

I can understand it to a degree, needing to keep the experienced ones engaged via game time, but it does feel like a mistake. Its going to be very hard to offload players in January as I am sure everyone will want to do the same. But shipping out a few of the fringe players for either a clear upgrade or to allow some of our youth to be called upon when needed would help us moving forward IMO.

I would rather see the likes of Pollock and Cross feature instead of a journeyman who has proven of little benefit to the club at this time.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Risdene on November 17, 2021, 11:51:13 am
He is a good manager , Bonner . He has got a good thing going there and is correct in what he said .
I can’t understand why we changed it to 2 up front . All he had to do was drop Lewis into Sowerby’s role and then play Pollock or even Rose behind Etete . Pinnock should also have started .
Ridiculous really .

Why did you not post your comments at 7.44pm last night?...........hindsight!


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Boot and shoe on November 17, 2021, 12:28:40 pm
Why did you not post your comments at 7.44pm last night?...........hindsight!

you must stand corrected my friend .
I have mentioned this at least twice once it became clear Sowerby was missing .
Apologies accepted


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: everbrite on November 17, 2021, 12:35:28 pm
Both

Surprised you did not apply for the Managers post with your perceptive, mostly hindsight comments. Your weakness of course is that you only surface when things go wrong. You clearly have a downer on JB so  please give your main reasons for doing so?


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Carton Lid on November 17, 2021, 12:37:08 pm
Just watched the highlights which, pretty much, confirms what I thought last night. Their number 9, Ironside, was fouling and jumping into defenders all night and only got pulled up a couple of times, watching the first goal, he still has a handful of Kioke's shirt as the ball enters the net. The third goal he just jumps straight into Guthrie not even looking at the ball. The foul on Kabamba near the end on the edge of the box was one of the most obvious fouls you will ever see but he waved "play on"
    I thought Drysdale was poor, the amount of time wasting after we scored was laughable but he never said a word to them, I timed one corner kick at 1 minute and 5 seconds from the ball going out to them taking the kick . Also we had a player booked recently for going to the North stand fans after scoring which a lot of the Cam Utd players did after their third but not a word. I know I moan about refs but all I want is a bit of consistency which we very rarely get


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: west stand oap on November 17, 2021, 12:50:51 pm
Talking about referees Sam Allison who we had at Bristol Rovers and was very poor was at it again last night. He had the Exeter/Bradford game and allowed Exeter to bring on 6 subs instead of the allotted 5, talk of the game maybe having to be replayed.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: everbrite on November 17, 2021, 12:54:13 pm
you are mistaking bluster snd running around a lot as quality football .
Everything they did was efficient from defending stoutly to moving the ball to hurt us to finishing .
We had lots of crosses and didn’t get on the end of one in the first half . Our full backs were turned over constantly and the wide men were truly awful .
Outclassed is the correct word .

This is a chronically anti NTFC comment. So much that I wonder if you were actually there  ::)
Having watched NTFC for many years I generally recognise the difference in the quality on show. For an accurate report of the game please read the Chrons report as it is remarkably free of the bias you display.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: everbrite on November 17, 2021, 12:59:23 pm
you must stand corrected my friend .
I have mentioned this at least twice once it became clear Sowerby was missing .
Apologies accepted

Sounds if you are still on your prematch booze up and more!


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Boot and shoe on November 17, 2021, 13:46:31 pm
This is a chronically anti NTFC comment. So much that I wonder if you were actually there  ::)
Having watched NTFC for many years I generally recognise the difference in the quality on show. For an accurate report of the game please read the Chrons report as it is remarkably free of the bias you display.

another embarrassing attempt to wind up a fellow poster and supporter …, again !!
Anti NTFC !! Hilarious accusation against someone that continually speaks up in support of the management team and even chairman to a point …


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: everbrite on November 17, 2021, 14:54:26 pm
another embarrassing attempt to wind up a fellow poster and supporter …, again !!
Anti NTFC !! Hilarious accusation against someone that continually speaks up in support of the management team and even chairman to a point …

Have you read the Chrons account of the game?


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Norfolk_In_Chance on November 17, 2021, 15:48:12 pm
Koiki would be a great asset playing left side attacking mid but he's not a particularly good defender for me


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: everbrite on November 17, 2021, 16:51:12 pm
Koiki would be a great asset playing left side attacking mid but he's not a particularly good defender for me

Been saying that for the last few games and after last night would play him left midfield or further up. Out of harms way!


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Boot and shoe on November 17, 2021, 18:11:35 pm
Has anyone got a link to the goal that was disallowed last night ?
It’s not on the highlights and haven’t heard anyone discuss it .
They hardly ever get given but it was good work by Etete


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Another Pedj on November 17, 2021, 19:20:41 pm
Been saying that for the last few games and after last night would play him left midfield or further up. Out of harms way!

The left back would be.?


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Shoemender on November 17, 2021, 20:06:58 pm
Has anyone got a link to the goal that was disallowed last night ?
It’s not on the highlights and haven’t heard anyone discuss it .
They hardly ever get given but it was good work by Etete

It was on Anglia news earlier. Don't know if you can get it on ITV hub. Not sure of the rules on such an incident but keeper kicked it out and Etete stuck his leg out and it went in. Looked alright to me.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: MCHammer on November 17, 2021, 20:08:47 pm
Koiki will be an excellent attacking left back.  Still learning his trade and improving defensively.  That much needed word again....patience.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: Shoemender on November 17, 2021, 20:09:09 pm
Could have been BBC. It was on the local news anyway.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: everbrite on November 17, 2021, 21:40:21 pm
The left back would be.?

 Flores*, Dyche, Harriman, Pollock; even Hoskins but that would unsettle the team :D. The lad who played left back against Brighton U21 might be a reasonable choice. At a pinch 'Oki provided we are patient and give him time to settle and learn his trade - quote MCH 8)
*I mentioned Flores as a renowned person from this forum who went to Forest Green in the Checkatrade Cup Evening game said Flores did ok at full back. Plenty of choice really!


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: bungle on November 17, 2021, 21:43:01 pm
Some interesting post game comments from Bonner. Basically saying the first game was open, Northampton were aggressive playing with one up front, one sitting and wingers in wide positions which seemed to help us overload the box. Whereas playing with a front two seemed to stop that happening, which mirrors the last half hour at Rovers.

Its a shame our management didn't identify this.

He's hit the nail on the head.

Brady's mistake has been to abandon the successful 4-2-3-1 following Sowerby's injury in order to shoehorn in supposedly senior players. The overall system should transcend individuals and the likes of Pollock should be doggedly learning the positions so that they can fill in when required. We've looked utter gash whenever we've played 4-4-2 this season because, as many have pointed out, we simply don't have the conventional wingers or coherent strike partnership needed to make it work.

As someone else said it's ironic that Brady as a former youth team manager seems reluctant to blood young prospects such as Pollock.

Brady needs to wise up to that fast. Plan A is 4-2-3-1. Plan B should be 4-2-3-1 with different personnel (some of whom will need to be brought in during the January window).


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: 1HorshamCobbler on November 17, 2021, 22:07:34 pm
Watching Stockport tonight, that’s what I call ‘bums off seats football’. And Quigley, with players like that in the Conference why do we end up with Kabamba, Connelly and BAS!


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: everbrite on November 17, 2021, 22:09:05 pm
He's hit the nail on the head.

Brady's mistake has been to abandon the successful 4-2-3-1 following Sowerby's injury in order to shoehorn in supposedly senior players. The overall system should transcend individuals and the likes of Pollock should be doggedly learning the positions so that they can fill in when required. We've looked utter gash whenever we've played 4-4-2 this season because, as many have pointed out, we simply don't have the conventional wingers or coherent strike partnership needed to make it work.

As someone else said it's ironic that Brady as a former youth team manager seems reluctant to blood young prospects such as Pollock.

Brady needs to wise up to that fast. Plan A is 4-2-3-1. Plan B should be 4-2-3-1 with different personnel (some of whom will need to be brought in during the January window).

Not sure if you are giving professional footballers their due respect if they are unable to adapt  to a change in formation. CW did it a lot when short of top player. I find it very hard to fault JB to reverting to 4-4-2 when he can partner Ete with Rose, even Kabamba or BAS; perhaps Pollock too. However I take your point on the success of 4231 but its highly dependent on Ete not being shackled by half of the opposing defense. The main problem at Cambridge is that they had Ete pretty well shackled and Rose appeared to go AWOL Lewis merely reverted to normal total anonymity.
To aid Ete in the absence of a goal scoring partner how about playing BAS up front so taking the attention of the oppo defense and Ete as one of the front 3, preferably more forward of the front 3 - almost at times partnering Ete. Surely that might give the opposing defense some issues. Can see it now with Hoskins buzzing around give all a headache.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: the grumpy old man on November 17, 2021, 23:18:59 pm
Watching Stockport tonight, that’s what I call ‘bums off seats football’. And Quigley, with players like that in the Conference why do we end up with Kabamba, Connelly and BAS!

I watched that game as well - it was a fantastic game and credit to Stockport for a remarkable comeback after being 0-2 down after 5 minutes. I agree about Quigley he was an absolute handful and very impressive and streets ahead of BAS and Kabamba and probably Rose too.

The fact that Stockport are only 11th in the National League shows just how strong that league is.


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: SadOldGit on November 18, 2021, 08:33:38 am
Watching Stockport tonight, that’s what I call ‘bums off seats football’. And Quigley, with players like that in the Conference why do we end up with Kabamba, Connelly and BAS!

Everything about that club puts us to shame. The players, the playing style, the ground capacity, the redevelopment, the owner, the pitch....


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: DrillingCobbler on November 18, 2021, 08:59:04 am
Everything about that club puts us to shame. The players, the playing style, the ground capacity, the redevelopment, the owner, the pitch....

Apart from that they are 11th in the national league having scored a really impressive 17 goals in 14 games with their super players and have a minus goal difference as opposed to being 4th in league2!


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: DrillingCobbler on November 18, 2021, 09:04:32 am
Koiki will be an excellent attacking left back.  Still learning his trade and improving defensively.  That much needed word again....patience.

He's the best attacking left back we've had for many a year and has massive potential to play at a much higher level...

His biggest attribute is setting up counter attacks from deep positions and driving forward. Which he wouldn't be able to do so much if he was played further forward.

He's also got a phenomenal recovery rate. He just needs to work on his defensive positioning which I'm certain will improve the more he plays in that position!


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: everbrite on November 18, 2021, 10:16:44 am
Apart from that they are 11th in the national league having scored a really impressive 17 goals in 14 games with their super players and have a minus goal difference as opposed to being 4th in league2!


Admirable reflective opinion




Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: 45Yearsandstillsupporting on November 18, 2021, 16:46:43 pm
Couple of days on and time think how the seasons going.  If I'd been asked "would you think 4th in the league and out of all cups would be a good place to be end of November?" I would be reasonably happy.  Until Tuesday and the game against Bristol Rovers we were trundling along nicely.

Seen another thread starting about refs.  Some of the refs we've had have been poor.  Time wasting is a bug bear of mine, ref on Saturday let the Gas take the utter p**s out of him.  In the second half it was shocking.  I pay for 90 minutes of entertainment not 60 minutes and 30 minutes of players just kicking or tossing the ball away!

Cambridge on Tuesday was disappointing, we didn't deserve to win but their No. 9, Ironside I think every time the ball was pumped up to him took out Horsfall or Guthrie and the ref give nothing, repeatedly playing the man before ball with that intention.

Etete still our brightest star, defenders all had an off night, in fact they all pretty much did. 

It's becoming worse in our league for poor refs, and I think they are having a bigger impact on the game then ever before.

Did anyone else think for their third goal our player was shoved out of the way when about to receive the ball?

But, we are fourth and luck will turn with the refs!


Title: Re: Its Cambridge again Tuesday 16.11.21
Post by: ntfclad on November 18, 2021, 19:20:27 pm
Watching Stockport tonight, that’s what I call ‘bums off seats football’. And Quigley, with players like that in the Conference why do we end up with Kabamba, Connelly and BAS!

Couple hundred grand and £4K a week explains a fair bit!