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Cheltenham Town (h) Play-off Semi-final 1st Leg

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« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2020, 12:33:56 pm »

9 of that 11 picks itself - either marshall / harriman or arnold / cornell

KC will bring hoskins back in for the 2nd leg - his slices out of play will be useful in empty stadiums.

but with 5 options from the bench, if everyone is fit then we have plenty of options to freshen up / change.

smith, williams for the front 2 - marshall / anderson behind the front 2 or out wide and options in the middle 2 - although Macca and Watson, if on form should be more than good enough!

im going 3-1 us, cornell howler from long range in added time to keep it interesting and a mccormack red with 10 to go
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« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2020, 12:46:35 pm »

One thing worth bearing in mind - and without wanting to get too ahead of myself - with potentially 3 games to be played in 12 days it’s unlikely that McCormack is going to be able to stay fit/on pace.
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« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2020, 12:59:38 pm »

I think I read somewhere that we could have 9 subs, with 5 being made (maybe that was just Prem).
If that is the case though, it gives loads more flexibility.

I personally would like to see us go at them from the off with Marshall and Adams on the flanks and plenty of getting in their faces. I dont think Cheltenham are the type to shy away from that like Bristol Rovers back in '98, but in the circumstances an aggresive approach has to be worth a shot... could work in our favour or could turn nasty with McCormack getting sent off before his breaks a sweat. Either way, makes for a more interesting game.

Really hard to predict a full team though and guess it will be largely down to how players are training. Assume the back 3 pick themselves along with Adams and McCormack, but all other positions are up for grabs. I'll guess at:

Cornell
Goode
Wharton
Turnbull
Marshall
Adams
McCormack
Olayinka
Lines
Oliver
Morton

Bench: Arnold, Harriman, Watson, Anderson, Pollock, Smith, Williams (+Jones +Warburton if we're allowed 9).
That still that excludes McWilliams (if fit), Roberts (who could sneak on to the bench as he offers something a bit different), Martin, Hall-Johnson + a few other young lads who have been in and around the 1st team... oh and Hoskins of course who is suspended but available for the 2nd leg.

No doubt there will be a couple that drop out with injuries but the squad is looking in pretty good shape with lots of options!
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« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2020, 15:55:25 pm »

if we are at full strength and lines starts then something is horribly wrong.

last 2 games of KC's reign if that happens.
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« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2020, 16:00:29 pm »

It's all subject to everyone returning non positive tests:

https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/cobblers-set-crucial-covid-tests-ahead-play-fixtures-2885959

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« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2020, 17:26:02 pm »

his charisma covers up the fact he talks with absolutely no substance and its all cliches and b*lls***

that said, i dont mind him - just dont like his style of football

i wont complain if we go up though obviously!


That's how I feel also. Get that win and I'll forgive the playing style.

Definitely has more about him in the flesh than on the radio. Hope that his confidence is justified.
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« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2020, 21:10:10 pm »

Is there any news out on who’s unfit/ injured for Thursday? Or will it all be released along with Covid test results?
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« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2020, 22:39:37 pm »

Have we definitely got Olyinka still? Haven't heard his name mentioned (apart from on here). Anyone seen him in any of the training pics? He looked class when he played and could be a surprise package for Cheltenham to have to handle.
If all players fit we could almost have two decent XI's. Is that too much choice though?!
Any word from the Cheltenham camp on player fitness/availability?
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« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2020, 23:16:36 pm »

Have we definitely got Olyinka still? Haven't heard his name mentioned (apart from on here). Anyone seen him in any of the training pics? He looked class when he played and could be a surprise package for Cheltenham to have to handle.
If all players fit we could almost have two decent XI's. Is that too much choice though?!
Any word from the Cheltenham camp on player fitness/availability?
I have read that Cheltenham are mostly fit, with just one fringe player missing.
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« Reply #29 on: June 16, 2020, 23:59:39 pm »

Curle says he's already picked his team for the game, and also says hes had a squad of 24 players in training since day 1.

Looking through the player names on the official site its difficult to figure who is missing because when I include the likes of Jones and Olayinka I make it 26......

Cornell, Arnold (2)
Hall-Johnson, Martin, Goode, Turnbull, Wharton, Harriman, J Williams, Jones (Cool
McCormack, Watson, Adams, Lines, McWilliams, Olayinka, Anderson, Marshall, Roberts, Pollock (10)
Hoskins, Smith, A Williams, Oliver, Morton, Warburton (6)

Not included.... Lashley, Hughes, C McWilliams, Ballinger, Whaler, Newell, Harding, Chukwuemeka, Johnston, Waters (10)

My, what a big squad we have!!
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« Reply #30 on: June 17, 2020, 08:11:56 am »

if jones is no longer with us i would think the other is mcwilliams - who had a long term injury!?

maybe.

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« Reply #31 on: June 17, 2020, 08:56:34 am »

It's not been clearly stated but I think Curle did at least intimate at one point that the parent clubs of our loan players would be happy for their players to stay with us if the play offs went ahead.
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« Reply #32 on: June 17, 2020, 12:45:48 pm »

if we are at full strength and lines starts then something is horribly wrong.

last 2 games of KC's reign if that happens.

OTT - why pick on Lines as a hate figure with such at odds forceful spiteful rhetoric against player and manager. Disgraceful biased opinion.
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« Reply #33 on: June 17, 2020, 14:23:21 pm »

OTT - why pick on Lines as a hate figure with such at odds forceful spiteful rhetoric against player and manager. Disgraceful biased opinion.

Agreed, lines isn’t a bad player just hasn’t hit top form for us, on his day I’m sure he could be a very good player for us and elevate our game immensely
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« Reply #34 on: June 17, 2020, 15:31:36 pm »

Curle says he's already picked his team for the game, and also says hes had a squad of 24 players in training since day 1.

Looking through the player names on the official site its difficult to figure who is missing because when I include the likes of Jones and Olayinka I make it 26......

Cornell, Arnold (2)
Hall-Johnson, Martin, Goode, Turnbull, Wharton, Harriman, J Williams, Jones (Cool
McCormack, Watson, Adams, Lines, McWilliams, Olayinka, Anderson, Marshall, Roberts, Pollock (10)
Hoskins, Smith, A Williams, Oliver, Morton, Warburton (6)

Not included.... Lashley, Hughes, C McWilliams, Ballinger, Whaler, Newell, Harding, Chukwuemeka, Johnston, Waters (10)

My, what a big squad we have!!

Maybe he's referring to outfield players.
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« Reply #35 on: June 17, 2020, 15:48:20 pm »

All clear:
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/cobblers-receive-final-test-results-play-opener-2886731
Although it doesn't say if any are unavailable for other reasons...
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« Reply #36 on: June 17, 2020, 16:26:37 pm »

Did I read somewhere that there’s going to be VAR in the playoff games - if there is then McCormack might need to watch himself and Goode’s swan dive might be a risk. If there had been VAR at the Mansfield game I reckon we could have finished with 7 or 8 men.
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« Reply #37 on: June 17, 2020, 16:31:02 pm »

Did I read somewhere that there’s going to be VAR in the playoff games - if there is then McCormack might need to watch himself and Goode’s swan dive might be a risk. If there had been VAR at the Mansfield game I reckon we could have finished with 7 or 8 men.

Not quite. Goal-line technology only.
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« Reply #38 on: June 17, 2020, 17:01:02 pm »

Not quite. Goal-line technology only.

Might be just as well!
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« Reply #39 on: June 17, 2020, 17:16:57 pm »

It's all subject to everyone returning non positive tests:

https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/cobblers-set-crucial-covid-tests-ahead-play-fixtures-2885959

Fingers crossed.   Cool
Shouldn't team mates of any player returning a positive test, then isolate for fourteen days? I would imagine it would be almost impossible for players to maintain adequate social distancing whilst preparing for a match.
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