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Title: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on April 29, 2021, 23:06:13 pm
Its Brady's last stand......or is it? The final home game of a very strange season is upon us, and the requirements are clear.....we must not lose, and preferably we must win, and even more preferably we must win whilst Wimbledon lose and Wigan don't win! Are you following all this??

22nd place Cobblers welcome 5th placed Blackpool to the PTS. Blackpool have no chance of automatic promotion but do have a better than average chance of a playoff place, sitting three points ahead of 7th placed Oxford with a game in hand. After us they have back to back home games against Doncaster and already relegated Bristol Rovers so its definitely theirs to lose.

The Tangerines are managed by former Liverpool U21 coach Neil Critchley, who has overseen 23 wins and 14 defeats in his 54 games in charge so far. Blackpool themselves have righted the ship after a little wobble of late, a 16 game unbeaten run was punctured by back to back defeats, however a superb 1-0 win at Sunderland on Tuesday night has left them in good shape. Those defeats were surprisingly against Rochdale and Shrewsbury. They have struggled for goals of late, scoring just three goals in their last five games, they have though only conceded two in those same five.

Away form has been ok, 10 wins and 8 defeats, the sixth best record in the division. Their main goal threat comes from Jerry Yates, he has 20 goals to his name this season, 18 of them in the league, none in his last 6 outings though. Sullay Kaikai comes next in the charts with just seven goals, it was he who scored the winner at The Stadium of Light on Tuesday night. Kaikai picked up an injury in that game and faces a fitness test before Saturday.

Another player who faces a fitness test is former Cobblers loanee Keshi Anderson who has been out since January with a hamstring injury but is closing in on a return of some sort before the end of the season...hopefully they'll save him for the playoffs! Former Cobblers always seem to score against us.

Head to head, well now 33 games between the sides in the league, The Cobblers coming out on top in just nine of them. Seven of those wins have come at home for us though, with five defeats. Their last visit to Sixfields ended in defeat, Sam Hoskins with the only goal of the game after 21 minutes enough to give us the points. Blackpool last won at Northampton in 2002, a 90th minute John Murphy winner enough to separate the sides.
Earlier this season, in fact only a couple of months ago, we slipped to a 2-0 defeat on the Fylde coast, Ekpiteta and Yates the goalscorers.

Referee for this game is Peter Wright, he has already reffed two Blackpool away games, at Crewe (1-1) and Oxford (2-0 Blackpool win), and he has reffed us away from home too, sending off Joe Pritchard late on in our goalless draw at Accrington. This will be his first visit to the PTS since last season, a game where he sent off Sam Hoskins after just 10 minutes of our defeat to Mansfield.  89 yellow and three reds in his 30 games so far this season.
Hoping for no injuries amongst the match officials as Trevor Kettle is the fourth official for the game!!


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Manwork04 on April 30, 2021, 09:03:09 am
1-3 to The Seasiders.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: woody84 on April 30, 2021, 09:20:48 am
Good summary. Although wont be keeping an eye on Wimbledon, think they're safe (from us) now. Rochdale v Donny is the one to watch.
Hopeful we can win this and then take it to the last game when anything can happen. But realistically getting prepared for watching L2 football again.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on April 30, 2021, 09:45:01 am
Good summary. Although wont be keeping an eye on Wimbledon, think they're safe (from us) now. Rochdale v Donny is the one to watch.
Hopeful we can win this and then take it to the last game when anything can happen. But realistically getting prepared for watching L2 football again.

The problem is that we need to be above two of the three: AFC, Wigan and Rochdale. 
Realistically Wigan and Rochdale are the two, but all we can do is win both of our games and keep all appendages crossed.  ;)


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: west stand oap on April 30, 2021, 14:26:04 pm
A game with 2 teams in identical form, both have 8 points from their last 6 games. We are 3rd in the home table with 13 points from our last 6 home games while Blackpool are 3rd in the away table with a similar record. Only Hull have conceded less goals than Blackpool's 37 but they have only scored 54 in 43 games and you have to go down to 12th placed Ipswich to find another club with fewer. Therefor their games tend to be low scoring affairs with a total of 91 from 43 games, average 2.1 per game. In their last 10 away games they have kept 7 clean sheets so appear hard to break down, now watch us roar into a 4-0 half time lead as we did against Portsmouth.
We still owe Blackpool one for our last game of season defeat, at their place, which relegated us from the top flight in 1966 with the highest points total a team had been relegated with. Before winning at out of form Sunderland ( bottom of the last 6 games chart) they lost at home to Shrewsbury and away at Rochdale and have only scored twice in their last 5 games, both against Sunderland. We are capable of winning this and taking it down to the final round of matches.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: SadOldGit on April 30, 2021, 16:21:23 pm
A must-win game I understand.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on April 30, 2021, 16:38:09 pm
A must-win game I understand.

Plagiarist... ;)


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: everbrite on April 30, 2021, 17:37:40 pm
A must-win game I understand.

A draw might be ok? Based on a dicey far fetched scenario!


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Baldy on April 30, 2021, 20:58:26 pm


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on April 30, 2021, 21:46:13 pm


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: everbrite on April 30, 2021, 22:40:24 pm
A game with 2 teams in identical form, both have 8 points from their last 6 games.  ..........................................We are capable of winning this and taking it down to the final round of matches.

Along with GPC you make some decent comments so would like to join you both in wishing the Cobblers that most sought after talisman lady luck!


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: cobblertone on May 01, 2021, 13:15:27 pm
I’m starting the ‘Cobblers weekend of love’
It may be that some are lumping this site under ‘social media’ but then again we’ve probably run out of hope and things to say.

I wonder if those who do post can be ‘kind’ this weekend? I appreciate this will be harder for some than others  ;D
I reckon anything argumentative should be £1 into a charity of their choosing, outright insults £5. Anyone tells me to **** off it’s a tenner.  :P

Failing that it might be good to have a quiet weekend and start the autopsy on Monday!

Good luck today boys and girls….UTC.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Steve Massive Massey on May 01, 2021, 13:47:32 pm
I’m starting the ‘Cobblers weekend of love’
It may be that some are lumping this site under ‘social media’ but then again we’ve probably run out of hope and things to say.

I wonder if those who do post can be ‘kind’ this weekend? I appreciate this will be harder for some than others  ;D
I reckon anything argumentative should be £1 into a charity of their choosing, outright insults £5. Anyone tells me to **** off it’s a tenner.  :P

Failing that it might be good to have a quiet weekend and start the autopsy on Monday!

Good luck today boys and girls….UTC.

Great idea Tone, although charity's are a bit iffy right now. Feed the world..well they didn't and apparently Oxfam now rape children? I don't know where to turn?

With that in mind, charity begins at home so if we start the "Finish the East stand" charity and as we are playing Blackpool if Evers dons a kiss me quick hat, I'll go tongues in for a tenner.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Clarity on May 01, 2021, 14:15:25 pm

Cobblers: Mitchell, Kioso, Jones, Horsfall, Mills, McWilliams, Morris, Watson, Hoskins, Miller, A Jones
Subs: Woods, Chukwuemeka, Edmondson, Harriman, Bolger, Rose, Marshall


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 01, 2021, 14:30:21 pm
Disappointed not to see Chucks start


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Dr Feelgood on May 01, 2021, 14:40:19 pm
Ive got a very bad feeling about today..


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Shoemender on May 01, 2021, 14:40:57 pm
Ive got a very bad feeling about today..

I haven't.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Keith on May 01, 2021, 14:45:05 pm
why do topics disappear
unless started by the chums of Mark and army boy


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: yayo bayo on May 01, 2021, 14:51:26 pm
I got given a club shirt two weeks ago and have worn it in the last two games and we haven't lost...missus has been away all week and I have let household chores slide. It has been in the washbasket with dirty laundry and stinks...I shall be wearing it regardless...utc!


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: cobblertone on May 01, 2021, 14:53:32 pm
Decent crowd on the bank today with the local meat wagon.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Keith on May 01, 2021, 14:57:17 pm
Decent crowd on the bank today with the local meat wagon.

how many are there roughly


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: BackOfTheNet on May 01, 2021, 14:58:14 pm
Right, come on, let's do this. Miracles do happen. Granted, not usually for us, but you never know...


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: cobblertone on May 01, 2021, 14:58:49 pm
how many are there roughly

The dirty dozen. The fair is on so people generally milling about.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 01, 2021, 15:03:58 pm
I-Follow seems like it's broken today.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: SadOldGit on May 01, 2021, 15:04:34 pm
What, no Nuttall today? For either team.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Robas on May 01, 2021, 15:04:58 pm
Yes, looks like iFollow is not playing ball today.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: bungle on May 01, 2021, 15:07:17 pm
Yep, I'm also having ifollow problems.

Is there anyone we can contact? Obviously the social media
is all off.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: cobblerwatch on May 01, 2021, 15:09:33 pm
Yep, I'm also having ifollow problems.

Is there anyone we can contact? Obviously the social media
is all off.

It work on the app but not on PC or Mac at the moment



Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Keith on May 01, 2021, 15:09:39 pm
Yep, I'm also having ifollow problems.

Is there anyone we can contact? Obviously the social media
is all off.

they timed that well,

ifollow is bollox


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: cobblerwatch on May 01, 2021, 15:12:55 pm
Mills off injured - Harriman on


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: cobblerwatch on May 01, 2021, 15:13:56 pm
Jones slipped on what should have been one on one with the keeper


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: BackOfTheNet on May 01, 2021, 15:14:20 pm
Jones doesn't like one on ones, does he?


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Baldy on May 01, 2021, 15:16:44 pm
Doctor Feelgood missing again I see. Part timer!!!


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Dr Feelgood on May 01, 2021, 15:17:59 pm
Doctor Feelgood missing again I see. Part timer!!!
Hi


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: OCoole on May 01, 2021, 15:18:18 pm
I never want to have to use iFollow again, what a dreadfully executed service.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Baldy on May 01, 2021, 15:19:26 pm
Hi
Thank the Lord!!! CJ was worried sick.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: cobblerwatch on May 01, 2021, 15:20:31 pm
I never want to have to use iFollow again, what a dreadfully executed service.

Well its certainly s***e today but I've used it all season from abroad with no problems - even today I think its a NTFC website issue as it does work on the app on my phone


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: CJ on May 01, 2021, 15:21:21 pm
Oh dear.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Baldy on May 01, 2021, 15:21:47 pm
Sack 'em all!!!


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: cobblerwatch on May 01, 2021, 15:21:54 pm
Mitchell again  - awful goal to concede


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Dr Feelgood on May 01, 2021, 15:23:21 pm
Wigan losing


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: CJ on May 01, 2021, 15:23:52 pm
I never want to have to use iFollow again, what a dreadfully executed service.
I gave up in it 4 games ago when it suddenly decided to lock me out of the match I'd subscribed to without reason or warning.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: the grumpy old man on May 01, 2021, 15:24:01 pm
I follow is working fine on my PC, wish I could say the same about the team. Alex Jones is the new BAS.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Shoemender on May 01, 2021, 15:24:12 pm
Fukking jammy kunts. Foul on Jones and Mitchell probably should have done better.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Dr Feelgood on May 01, 2021, 15:24:34 pm
Wigan equaliser


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Clint on May 01, 2021, 15:25:18 pm
Mitchell is absolutely feckin useless.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Shoemender on May 01, 2021, 15:26:22 pm
I gave up in it 4 games ago when it suddenly decided to lock me out of the match I'd subscribed to without reason or warning.


Not gloating or anything, but I haven't had any problem with I follow all season and I've watched every game.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 01, 2021, 15:27:47 pm
Attacker fluffs chance, goalkeeper concedes from ridiculous angle, pretty much sums up the season.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: cobblerwatch on May 01, 2021, 15:27:51 pm
Mitchell is absolutely feckin useless.

I'm loath to blame our almost certain relegation on individual players but surely there were better keeper options out there - poor goalkeeping can costed us many many points


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Dr Feelgood on May 01, 2021, 15:27:57 pm
Wigan losing again


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: OCoole on May 01, 2021, 15:28:03 pm
Well its certainly s***e today but I've used it all season from abroad with no problems - even today I think its a NTFC website issue as it does work on the app on my phone

No it's an iFollow issue, if you search 'iFollow not working' on Twitter there are fans of all clubs berating it


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Shoemender on May 01, 2021, 15:28:41 pm
Ref's a kunt too.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Baldy on May 01, 2021, 15:30:36 pm
Ref's a kunt too.
There's no need for bad language.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: cobblerwatch on May 01, 2021, 15:31:42 pm
No it's an iFollow issue, if you search 'iFollow not working' on Twitter there are fans of all clubs berating it

Maybe but for me I'm getting a scaled down opening page opening very slowly on the official site with both PC and Mac - 100+ mbps  so its not that - but working perfectly on the app


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Shoemender on May 01, 2021, 15:32:06 pm
There's no need for bad language.

There is, in certain situations.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Dr Feelgood on May 01, 2021, 15:32:18 pm
Rochdale losing ..come on lads 3pts today


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Irchy cob on May 01, 2021, 15:33:08 pm
Can someone explain the logic of going with the same starting lineup as last Saturday when the consensus was that we were poor until the changes were made at halftime/the second half? This is why I’m starting to wonder if the Brady bunch is the right way forward.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: CJ on May 01, 2021, 15:33:52 pm
Not gloating or anything, but I haven't had any problem with I follow all season and I've watched every game.
I did too from about game 4 onwards and although the quality of picture was largely crap on my tablet I persisted, but when it locked me out after about 40 minutes mid game I gave up.
I actually changed my mind about 2pm this afternoon and went to sign up for this one but I'm now getting told the service isnt available.



Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: CJ on May 01, 2021, 15:35:52 pm
Can someone explain the logic of going with the same starting lineup as last Saturday when the consensus was that we were poor until the changes were made at halftime/the second half? This is why I’m starting to wonder if the Brady bunch is the right way forward.
Yes, apparently it's all about neutralizing the opposition before bringing our most likely to score players on... Its what they learn at college.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 01, 2021, 15:36:33 pm
Can someone explain the logic of going with the same starting lineup as last Saturday when the consensus was that we were poor until the changes were made at halftime/the second half? This is why I’m starting to wonder if the Brady bunch is the right way forward.

Thought the same when I saw the lineup


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: cobblertone on May 01, 2021, 15:36:56 pm
It’ll be about right if all three of us lose today. Disappointing after a bright start.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Shoemender on May 01, 2021, 15:40:55 pm
Hmm. Mitchell keeps us in it!


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Irchy cob on May 01, 2021, 15:43:37 pm
I’m not advocating a kamikaze approach from the off but it just goes to show that regardless of who the manager is 9 times out of 10 they will take a conservative approach.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Baldy on May 01, 2021, 15:44:09 pm
Hmm. Mitchell keeps us in it!
He's the greatest!!!


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Dr Feelgood on May 01, 2021, 15:48:50 pm
I truly believe theres a goal in us.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: OCoole on May 01, 2021, 15:49:13 pm
I truly believe theres a goal in us.

I don't!


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Dr Feelgood on May 01, 2021, 15:50:08 pm
2 late Hoskmiester pens 90th min 96th min


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: BackOfTheNet on May 01, 2021, 15:50:23 pm
We're getting fùck all from the ref...


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: the grumpy old man on May 01, 2021, 15:50:49 pm
This is a dreadful game.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: OCoole on May 01, 2021, 15:51:55 pm
2 late Hoskmiester pens 90th min 96th min

Just what the doctor ordered


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Shoemender on May 01, 2021, 15:52:43 pm
We're getting fùck all from the ref...

Like I said earlier, he's a cad.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Dr Feelgood on May 01, 2021, 15:53:44 pm
Kioso booked


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Manwork04 on May 01, 2021, 15:53:47 pm
We look like a L2 side......
Mitchell is utterly dreadful.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Shoemender on May 01, 2021, 15:54:28 pm
Reffing hell. He jumps for the ball and gets booked.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Shoemender on May 01, 2021, 15:55:24 pm
We look like a L2 side......




Mitchell is utterly dreadful.

Unlike a lot of the others.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: BackOfTheNet on May 01, 2021, 15:56:47 pm
Shìt or bust second half - let's get Chuck on for Morris and throw everything at them.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Shoemender on May 01, 2021, 15:58:34 pm
All bottom 6 losing. Time to pull something out of the bag.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Manwork04 on May 01, 2021, 16:00:00 pm
Get Miller off he’s useless, get Marshall on for his last home appearance.
Edmundson and Chucks too.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Manwork04 on May 01, 2021, 16:01:12 pm
All bottom 6 losing. Time to pull something out of the bag.
A rabbit?


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Coolcat on May 01, 2021, 16:01:43 pm
The ref is an utter c**t! Any time the Cobblers put a challenge in, a Blackpool player falls down and guess what?
Also, for years now and today, wondering about (in these days of BLM) the racist element. Kioso cleanly headed the ball but, na, has dreadlocks...Akinfenwa, likewise, constantly targeted by refs!

Did I say the ref is a c**t?


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: bungle on May 01, 2021, 16:02:10 pm
Brady needs to make similar changes to the ones he made against Gillingham, but sooner. I just want to see us having a proper go.

- Marshall for Miller or Hoskins
- Chuks for Morris

Then Edmondson for A.Jones if/when he gets knackered.

Miller for me is a player that flatters to deceive: he's got pace and good control but there's very rarely an end product. Marshall IMO is more likely to provide that every elusive assist given his directness and crossing ability.



Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Dr Feelgood on May 01, 2021, 16:02:18 pm
Get Trotter and Chucky on...all or nothing


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Shoemender on May 01, 2021, 16:04:10 pm
A rabbit?

Maybe. Might do better than some of them.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Manwork04 on May 01, 2021, 16:05:11 pm
Maybe. Might do better than some of them.
Definitely a better keeper 😂


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 01, 2021, 16:06:26 pm

Miller for me is a player that flatters to deceive: he's got pace and good control but there's very rarely an end product. Marshall IMO is more likely to provide that every elusive assist given his directness and crossing ability.



Agreed


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Baldy on May 01, 2021, 16:07:10 pm
I've just done some ironing to take the edge off. I feel better now.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Manwork04 on May 01, 2021, 16:08:34 pm
I've just done some ironing to take the edge off. I feel better now.
We’ve got this game in the bag now.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Shoemender on May 01, 2021, 16:08:52 pm
I've just done some ironing to take the edge off. I feel better now.
Time to break out the bourbon now.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: yayo bayo on May 01, 2021, 16:09:30 pm
Tim bang on the money regarding the goalkeeping situation.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Dr Feelgood on May 01, 2021, 16:09:50 pm
I've just done some ironing to take the edge off. I feel better now.
how many garments? Manny was worried


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: CJ on May 01, 2021, 16:10:10 pm
Edmo on McWilliams off.
Still no Chuk.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: CJ on May 01, 2021, 16:10:32 pm
Or Marshall


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: CJ on May 01, 2021, 16:11:15 pm
Tim's just spotted Rose  ;D


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Shoemender on May 01, 2021, 16:13:12 pm
Not sure about Edmonson for McWilliams, unless he's injured and fukking Rose instead of Chucks ffs. Happy to eat my words though.🙂


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Baldy on May 01, 2021, 16:13:21 pm
how many garments? Manny was worried
Only 2 pairs of traysers. It did the trick though. I'm calm now. Come on lads!!! Do the northern barstards!!!


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Manwork04 on May 01, 2021, 16:14:50 pm
Super Sam, our most natural goal scorer  :P


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Boot and shoe on May 01, 2021, 16:14:57 pm
Mitchell has cost us very dearly this season .
At fault today and last week .
Not professional standard


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Manwork04 on May 01, 2021, 16:18:27 pm
Mitchell has cost us very dearly this season .
At fault today and last week .
Not professional standard

Not to put too finer point on it but Mitchell is utter w@nk.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 01, 2021, 16:20:24 pm
Going down without a fight.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Irchy cob on May 01, 2021, 16:21:02 pm
Story of the season - absolutely zero quality going forward when Watson doesn’t come to the party.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Shoemender on May 01, 2021, 16:21:54 pm
It's all turning g to shît. Come on, sort it out.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: NTFC Nut on May 01, 2021, 16:21:57 pm
Abysmal. Only positive is Posh completely **** up their promotion party.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Shoemender on May 01, 2021, 16:23:49 pm
But as Tim says, at least we've got Bernie Keith to look forward to.😪😩😪


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: CJ on May 01, 2021, 16:23:59 pm
Anyone else gonna hazard a guess how long Chuk and Marshall are going to get?
I'm going 12 mins and 5 mins plus injury.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Boot and shoe on May 01, 2021, 16:24:28 pm
get Chuck on and Edmundson .
it’s all or nothing


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Irchy cob on May 01, 2021, 16:25:23 pm
I know that Mills going off hasn’t helped but our set pieces are atrocious.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: bungle on May 01, 2021, 16:26:14 pm
Edmo on McWilliams off.
Still no Chuk.

Marshall is what we need. This is the story of this season: you can throw on as many forwards as you want but unless you improve the supply line (Hoskins, Miller) they’re going to be feeding off scraps.

The crossing and set pieces have been **** today.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Shoemender on May 01, 2021, 16:26:23 pm
Anyone else gonna hazard a guess how long Chuk and Marshall are going to get?
I'm going 12 mins and 5 mins plus injury.

As I've said several times, you'd think between the three of them they'd see he must be a better option. Mitchell keeps us in it again!


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Manwork04 on May 01, 2021, 16:26:26 pm
Even the commentators are calling out Hoskins for having no quality.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Manwork04 on May 01, 2021, 16:27:16 pm
Get fcuking Marshall on!


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Shoemender on May 01, 2021, 16:28:47 pm
Has Watson touched the ball yet second half?


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Irchy cob on May 01, 2021, 16:29:30 pm
Our shape has gone completely - nothing in midfield.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: CJ on May 01, 2021, 16:29:45 pm
Marshall is what we need. This is the story of this season: you can throw on as many forwards as you want but unless you improve the supply line (Hoskins, Miller) they’re going to be feeding off scraps.

The crossing and set pieces have been **** today.
The season started to go properly wrong when Curle got rid of Adams dropped Marshall and didnt **** on Holmes.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 01, 2021, 16:31:18 pm
Even the commentators are calling out Hoskins for having no quality.
Miller, Hoskins, Edmondson & Rose are so f@cking sh1t


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Manwork04 on May 01, 2021, 16:33:25 pm
Get Adam Morton on for Hoskins.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 01, 2021, 16:34:38 pm
Abysmal. Only positive is Posh completely **** up their promotion party.

Hope you haven’t jinxed this!


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Clint on May 01, 2021, 16:35:20 pm
These players aren’t good enough for league 2.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Irchy cob on May 01, 2021, 16:35:37 pm
This is pathetic - going down with a whimper. Get a new broom in and shake the dice once again.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: OCoole on May 01, 2021, 16:35:44 pm
Get Adam Morton on for Hoskins.

 ;D I would be in favour of this, what a good lad he is


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Shoemender on May 01, 2021, 16:35:51 pm
Miller, Hoskins, Edmondson & Rose are so f@cking sh1t

Rose and Edmonson, simply the worst strike partnership in our history. Bring back Leon Constantine.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Manwork04 on May 01, 2021, 16:37:20 pm
;D I would be in favour of this, what a good lad he is
He simply couldn’t be any worse than Hoskins.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: bungle on May 01, 2021, 16:38:23 pm
The season started to go properly wrong when Curle got rid of Adams dropped Marshall and didnt **** on Holmes.

This.

I know he’s got a hamstring issue but we need to ****: Marshall should have been in ages ago.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Shoemender on May 01, 2021, 16:40:40 pm
This.

I know he’s got a hamstring issue but we need to ****: Marshall should have been in ages ago.

Brady also had the chance to sign Holmes but for some reason didn't.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: CJ on May 01, 2021, 16:41:24 pm
Brady's lost the plot today.
Not sure he's the man for next season right now.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Manwork04 on May 01, 2021, 16:41:32 pm
Mitch at his best finally gets us out of our misery.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 01, 2021, 16:42:22 pm
Hilarious goalkeeping!


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Shoemender on May 01, 2021, 16:42:30 pm
I concur, Mitchell is shît. But so are the rest of them.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: cobblerwatch on May 01, 2021, 16:42:55 pm
Mitch at his best finally gets us out of our misery.


.....and you had the nerve to give Chris Dunn a hard time!


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: BackOfTheNet on May 01, 2021, 16:43:08 pm
An even vaguely competent U15 keeper could have dropped his hat on that one.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Irchy cob on May 01, 2021, 16:43:12 pm
I think that sums it up, there are better keepers than Mitchell on the local park. If Watson and McWilliams aren’t injured then KT needs to put Brady back with the youth team on Monday and look to appoint at his earliest opportunity.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 01, 2021, 16:43:44 pm
All the best everyone, I’m off to bed.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: WasRambo on May 01, 2021, 16:43:58 pm
If that clown is in net come next season get ready for the Conference

I'm better than that useless fanny


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Shoemender on May 01, 2021, 16:44:08 pm
I concur, Mitchell is shît. But so are the rest of them.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 01, 2021, 16:44:31 pm
I soon as we made the half time substitutions the next goal was only ever going to be at one end


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: 1HorshamCobbler on May 01, 2021, 16:44:58 pm
Everbrite thinks he’s quality though. He is one of the primary reasons we are going down, along with Curle of course.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Manwork04 on May 01, 2021, 16:45:05 pm
Is Hoskins KTs B@stard son?


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: OCoole on May 01, 2021, 16:45:36 pm
Don't think I can remember watching a worse keeper than Mitchell play for us. Really not sure what his redeeming features are as a goalkeeper?


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Shoemender on May 01, 2021, 16:46:39 pm
Is Hoskins KTs B@stard son?

Rose isn't any better. How lo he's he got left on his contract?


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: WasRambo on May 01, 2021, 16:47:05 pm
To the third, to the third
We are saying goodbye to the third
And as we are saying goodbye to the third
We are saying hello to the fourth....


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 01, 2021, 16:47:31 pm
Miller, Hoskins, Edmondson & Rose are so f@cking sh1t

Don’t let neverbrite see you say that.

He fell out with me for saying similar last week!


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Irchy cob on May 01, 2021, 16:48:43 pm
Got to agree with Luke Graham - our loan signings have been - Kioso apart - atrocious, in the lower leagues your loanees make the difference.  


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 01, 2021, 16:50:07 pm
Rose isn't any better. How lo he's he got left on his contract?

However long it is, it’s too long


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Shoemender on May 01, 2021, 16:51:09 pm
Don’t let neverbrite see you say that.

He fell out with me for saying similar last week!

He's a martyr, which is admirable, but sometimes people just need to be realistic.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Baldy on May 01, 2021, 16:51:38 pm
What a load of s***e.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Shoemender on May 01, 2021, 16:51:47 pm
Time to get the heroin out.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: OCoole on May 01, 2021, 16:51:59 pm
Do you think we can forfeit the Sunderland game?


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: covcobbler on May 01, 2021, 16:52:13 pm
Honestly this game pretty much sums up our season, no goal threat, crap defence, poor decision making and managers making the wrong tactical decisions (although this has been an ongoing issue since post Wilder). It could just be the disappointment that this squad didn't show any effort what so ever to get themselves out of this position but I wouldn't trust many of these players to get us out of League two cause they simply don't have the talent or the character (excluding Watson, a couple of the loan players and possibly the two Jones's) but this is just my opinion and I'm just an angry supporter fed up with the crap we've had to watch all season.

I'm still behind Brady but imo he has next season (or at least until Christmas) to put his stamp on things and prove he's the man for the job as I'm not sure any manager could have come in and change the direction of this team with the players available.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 01, 2021, 16:53:56 pm
Abysmal. Only positive is Posh completely **** up their promotion party.

There’s your positive gone! Total jinx!


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: tcobb on May 01, 2021, 16:54:17 pm
if anybody thinks Brady is the man for the job, just look at the shots on target in a game we had to win !!!! Same as most games that Brady has been in charge of to be fair.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: WasRambo on May 01, 2021, 16:54:47 pm
And pish go up from three nil down


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: JollyCobbler on May 01, 2021, 16:55:47 pm
At least we've been spared our typical last day misery. Let's not forgot, even allowing for how weak the squad is, it has been the repeated failure to perform against the poorest teams which is sending us down (I'm not including Blackpool among that group). Really can't see Brady getting the gig after this showing. New broom time.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: the grumpy old man on May 01, 2021, 16:55:52 pm
We haven't laid a glove on them this half, just not good enough. I think they have tried their best but there simply is no quality there.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: andycobbler on May 01, 2021, 16:56:04 pm
No passion or desire. Get rid of all of them.  New manager and squad needed.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: WasRambo on May 01, 2021, 16:56:20 pm
One of the worst days ever as a Cobbler


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Irchy cob on May 01, 2021, 16:56:28 pm
There’s nothing I would have liked more than for the Brady bunch to have succeeded but the last few games have shown a lack of tactical nous and motivation. It depends who realistically we could go for - Wilkin possibly?


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: BackOfTheNet on May 01, 2021, 16:56:48 pm
I've been expecting us to go down for a while, but it's disappointing to finally go down on the back of this wet fart of a performance.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Shoemender on May 01, 2021, 16:56:52 pm
We haven't laid a glove on them this half, just not good enough. I think they have tried their best but there simply is no quality there.

Exactly.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 01, 2021, 16:57:03 pm
Do you think we can forfeit the Sunderland game?

Like we have this one?


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 01, 2021, 16:57:49 pm
We haven't laid a glove on them this half, just not good enough. I think they have tried their best but there simply is no quality there.

Awful half time substitutions.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: JollyCobbler on May 01, 2021, 16:58:32 pm
Honestly this game pretty much sums up our season, no goal threat, crap defence, poor decision making and managers making the wrong tactical decisions (although this has been an ongoing issue since post Wilder). It could just be the disappointment that this squad didn't show any effort what so ever to get themselves out of this position but I wouldn't trust many of these players to get us out of the right end of  League two cause they simply don't have the talent or the character (excluding Watson, a couple of the loan players and possibly the two Jones's) but this is just my opinion and I'm just an angry supporter fed up with the crap we've had to watch all season.

I'm still behind Brady but imo he has next season (or at least until Christmas) to put his stamp on things and prove he's the man for the job as I'm not sure any manager could have come in and change the direction of this team with the players available.

I corrected it for you.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: OCoole on May 01, 2021, 16:59:33 pm


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: OCoole on May 01, 2021, 17:00:44 pm

The only positive from that was listening to Luke Graham's coherent analysis


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: CJ on May 01, 2021, 17:01:41 pm
Don't think I can remember watching a worse keeper than Mitchell play for us. Really not sure what his redeeming features are as a goalkeeper?
He thinks he's much better than he is, is that it?


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Shoemender on May 01, 2021, 17:06:35 pm
Fukking load of shìte. Unless major changes are made from top to bottom we're staring oblivion in the face. I'd be looking to get rid of 90% of these players. I think we all know the only ones we'd keep, although we'll struggle to do so.
 Time for Mr football man KT to make it his prime objective to get his problems with the council sorted out and start delivering on his promises.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on May 01, 2021, 17:09:49 pm
Fukking load of shìte. Unless major changes are made from top to bottom we're staring oblivion in the face. I'd be looking to get rid of 90% of these players. I think we all know the only ones we'd keep, although we'll struggle to do so.
 Time for Mr football man KT to make it his prime objective to get his problems with the council sorted out and start delivering on his promises.

And how exactly are a few boxes and a bit of cladding going to sort out all our problems?


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Irchy cob on May 01, 2021, 17:10:13 pm
Fukking load of shìte. Unless major changes are made from top to bottom we're staring oblivion in the face. I'd be looking to get rid of 90% of these players. I think we all know the only ones we'd keep, although we'll struggle to do so.
 Time for Mr football man KT to make it his prime objective to get his problems with the council sorted out and start delivering on his promises.

This 100%. KT is lucky fans were not there today, and the last few months to be fair. Root and branch change is required or we are staring into the abyss.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Clint on May 01, 2021, 17:11:52 pm
And how exactly are a few boxes and a bit of cladding going to sort out all our problems?

It might indicate the chairman is fecking interested in the club.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 01, 2021, 17:12:17 pm
This game was never the one that killed us, it was the god awful Burton back-pass, the Hoskins penalty kick miss against Wimbledon, and all the other 6 pointers where we came out with 0.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: NTFC Nut on May 01, 2021, 17:13:09 pm
Abysmal. Only positive is Posh completely **** up their promotion party.

Oops ;D


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on May 01, 2021, 17:13:50 pm
It might indicate the chairman is fecking interested in the club.

I think KT has indicated often enough exactly what he is really interested in.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Carton Lid on May 01, 2021, 17:16:30 pm
Really not sure what his redeeming features are as a goalkeeper?
The shirt that we have fits him ?


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Athena on May 01, 2021, 17:21:27 pm
So relegation it is. So disappointing, but what many of us have seen coming for a long time. Only surprise to me is that we will not finish bottom of the league.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Shoemender on May 01, 2021, 17:24:16 pm
And how exactly are a few boxes and a bit of cladding going to sort out all our problems?


That's not all he promised or at least suggested though is it. I agree, the finished stand as it would be, from the existing structure, would be of absolutely no benefit to anyone, but if the land and it's redevelopment are worth anywhere near some of the figures quoted on  here, then KT/DB could afford to start again with the East, extend North and South stands, build conference centre, hotel, sweet shop et al and still be left with a tidy profit.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: bungle on May 01, 2021, 17:30:37 pm
I don't blame Brady for Mitchell's howlers. Arnold is equally poor and his back injury has forced Brady's hand in terms of selection. As a manager you just cannot legislate for that kind of individual incompetence. Curle's recruitment is the primary reason for our relegation, and we have to remember that.

However, Brady's substitutions smacked of a worrying Dean-Austenesque tactical naivety today. Two things that both Curle and Brady have repeatedly failed to understand this season:

1. You cannot score if you do not have possession of the football. Taking McWilliams off meant that Blackpool started to completely dominate midfield possession. Taking Morris off would have been a much better choice, but I think Brady kept him on out of a misguided sense that he would be more 'creative'.

2. You cannot score if your crossing and creative-decision is terrible and you leave your best assist-maker on the bench until the 75th minute.   Hamstring or no hamstring, Marshall should have been on way sooner today as he is our best and often only chance of an assist. As widemen, Miller and Hoskins have no creative end product and their decision making is poor.

All the talk about strikers this season has been largely missing the point IMO. Curle and Brady's constant throwing on of extra strikers has just been shuffling the deckchairs on the Titanic. The fundamental issue is the creative supply line and neither of them have done enough to address it. Strikers who can create chances for themselves with zero service are as rare as rocking **** at this level. Chuks is the nearest we've got to someone in this category and he should have been given more minutes than Edmondson and Rose today.

Having said all that, I'm not one for throwing the baby out with the bath water. IMO Brady has done just about enough to emerge as a credible candidate to take us forward. Overall, the style of play has improved, he's improved players like Watson and Horsfall and the results against the likes of Portsmouth, Ipswich and Oxford suggest that he can make an impact at this level. I'd like to see what he can achieve with a full transfer window and a fully fit squad. I just hope he learns from his mistakes in games like this. Time will tell whether he's given the 'assurances' which he needs to take us forward.
















Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on May 01, 2021, 17:42:05 pm
That's not all he promised or at least suggested though is it. I agree, the finished stand as it would be, from the existing structure, would be of absolutely no benefit to anyone, but if the land and it's redevelopment are worth anywhere near some of the figures quoted on  here, then KT/DB could afford to start again with the East, extend North and South stands, build conference centre, hotel, sweet shop et al and still be left with a tidy profit.

The latest offer is a completed stand, some car parking behind the completed stand, and possibly a fans village.....that’s it!


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Carton Lid on May 01, 2021, 17:52:26 pm
The latest offer is a completed stand, some car parking behind the completed stand, and possibly a fans village.....that’s it!
Snap his hand off, the car parking will be off the next offer.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: CJ on May 01, 2021, 17:55:32 pm
The latest offer is a completed stand, some car parking behind the completed stand, and possibly a fans village.....that’s it!
And what exactly does a fans village constitute?!


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on May 01, 2021, 17:58:25 pm
And what exactly does a fans village constitute?!

A space where local traders can come in and sell their wares...like at the Saints. Bratwursts and micro breweries....


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: CJ on May 01, 2021, 18:07:05 pm
A space where local traders can come in and sell their wares...like at the Saints. Bratwursts and micro breweries....
So a bit like the market square but only open once a fortnight (I havent been to Franklin Gardens).
Not much of a money spinner then.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on May 01, 2021, 18:08:23 pm
Another gutless performance. It’s not really even worth getting into the recriminations, as there is only going to be subject that saves apportioning blame elsewhere.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Shoemender on May 01, 2021, 18:08:36 pm
A space where local traders can come in and sell their wares...like at the Saints. Bratwursts and micro breweries....

What, no church, village hall, duck pond, village green or pub?


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Shoemender on May 01, 2021, 18:12:26 pm
What, no church, village hall, duck pond, village green or pub?

Oh, and popular local football team.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 01, 2021, 18:13:02 pm
I don't blame Brady for Mitchell's howlers. Arnold is equally poor and his back injury has forced Brady's hand in terms of selection. As a manager you just cannot legislate for that kind of individual incompetence. Curle's recruitment is the primary reason for our relegation, and we have to remember that.

However, Brady's substitutions smacked of a worrying Dean-Austenesque tactical naivety today. Two things that both Curle and Brady have repeatedly failed to understand this season:

1. You cannot score if you do not have possession of the football. Taking McWilliams off meant that Blackpool started to completely dominate midfield possession. Taking Morris off would have been a much better choice, but I think Brady kept him on out of a misguided sense that he would be more 'creative'.

2. You cannot score if your crossing and creative-decision is terrible and you leave your best assist-maker on the bench until the 75th minute.   Hamstring or no hamstring, Marshall should have been on way sooner today as he is our best and often only chance of an assist. As widemen, Miller and Hoskins have no creative end product and their decision making is poor.

All the talk about strikers this season has been largely missing the point IMO. Curle and Brady's constant throwing on of extra strikers has just been shuffling the deckchairs on the Titanic. The fundamental issue is the creative supply line and neither of them have done enough to address it. Strikers who can create chances for themselves with zero service are as rare as rocking **** at this level. Chuks is the nearest we've got to someone in this category and he should have been given more minutes than Edmondson and Rose today.

Having said all that, I'm not one for throwing the baby out with the bath water. IMO Brady has done just about enough to emerge as a credible candidate to take us forward. Overall, the style of play has improved, he's improved players like Watson and Horsfall and the results against the likes of Portsmouth, Ipswich and Oxford suggest that he can make an impact at this level. I'd like to see what he can achieve with a full transfer window and a fully fit squad. I just hope he learns from his mistakes in games like this. Time will tell whether he's given the 'assurances' which he needs to take us forward.


Do you want the managers job Bungle? Sounds like you know what you're talking about.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Bertie on May 01, 2021, 18:16:54 pm
Wasn't expecting a miracle - but I was expecting us to go down with all guns firing. Didn't happen - can't remember a cross that got past the first defender. No real fight at all. To be fair to Blackpool they handled us well and were in the driving seat after the first 15 minutes, barely needing to get out of 2nd gear.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: west stand oap on May 01, 2021, 19:06:15 pm
This performance epitomised our season. Lack of ceativity and cutting edge leading to the opposition goalkeeper having one of his easier games of the season. Poor delivery of crosses, corners and free kicks with too many giving their 'keeper catching practice. Presenting the opposition with goals, 2 from our 'keeper today to add to his collection although since xmas there has not been too many from defensive errors as there was in the first half of the season starting in the first minute of the first league game. Don't know why people are complaining about Watson being subbed as he was hardly in the game today.
Not sure why some people are mentioning Adams and Holmes. Adams was rightly let go as he could not reproduce his division 2 form in division 1 with very few assists and Holmes was mostly ineffective in his short time here and has not been great at Southend apparently.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Carton Lid on May 02, 2021, 00:41:03 am
Abysmal. Only positive is Posh completely **** up their promotion party.
Have you seen the penalty decision for their equaliser ?  I really don't like Lincoln either but that decision was one of the worse ever, they must be SO pissed off.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Irchy cob on May 02, 2021, 07:19:41 am
Spinning off at a tangent - if you thought the ref in our game was bad then have a look at the penalty that John Busby gave P**h to make it 3-3. Absolutely unbelievable.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: DrillingCobbler on May 02, 2021, 10:15:33 am
Quite some irony that we kept the worst of everything in our locker before releasing it all in time for our relegation party...

1. Worst goal keeping display of the season.
2. Worst tactical set up of the season.
3. Worst use of subs of the season.

If there was ever a moment that summed up our season it was when it was 0-0 - striker goes clean through on goal, and then falls over. Almost biblical!

As for Brady; not one bit convinced, sorry. We've gradually (overall) got worse and worse during his reign, with the odd little spike along the way. He has no previous football league credentials, it would be a huge g@mble to appoint him and it could very easily end in Austin style tears, 10 games in....

His points per games ratio is basically no better than Curles, and thats with a better squad of players than Curle had to choose from during the first half of the season.

He interviews well, he's a top bloke, but I've made my mind up now. No thanks!



Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Carton Lid on May 02, 2021, 11:51:37 am


His points per games ratio is basically no better than Curles, and thats with a better squad of players than Curle had to choose from during the first half of the season.



Come on Shane, this "better squad" was assembled by Curle and Curle had 7 games after the start of the January transfer window and picked up 3 points. Brady has managed to get 20 points from 19 games which is considerably better than KC. Also take into consideration that KC had a choice of keepers, something that Brady has never had.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: cobblertone on May 02, 2021, 12:14:56 pm
Spinning off at a tangent - if you thought the ref in our game was bad then have a look at the penalty that John Busby gave P**h to make it 3-3. Absolutely unbelievable.

Yeah I saw that. Must be one of the biggest refereeing howlers I’ve seen, so much so that it was actually funny. The guy should have been given a straight red for how bad the simulation was!  ;D
I always wonder what a ref must think when they watch something like that back? He had a good view too.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: EB Claret on May 02, 2021, 20:31:29 pm
Spinning off at a tangent - if you thought the ref in our game was bad then have a look at the penalty that John Busby gave P**h to make it 3-3. Absolutely unbelievable.

Just seen it! Unbelievable!
If that was a penalty and luck evens itself out over a season we are due about 25-30 pens!


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: BackOfTheNet on May 03, 2021, 18:48:08 pm
Have you seen the penalty decision for their equaliser ?  I really don't like Lincoln either but that decision was one of the worse ever, they must be SO pissed off.

I've just got around to watching this - that's disgraceful refereeing! He looked to be in a good position too so quite how he fell for that...


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: cobblertone on May 04, 2021, 17:25:52 pm
I've just got around to watching this - that's disgraceful refereeing! He looked to be in a good position too so quite how he fell for that...

Lincoln have received an apology from the head of referees. That ref must have been proper cringing watching that back.  ;D


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: Carton Lid on May 04, 2021, 17:40:50 pm
Lincoln have received an apology from the head of referees. That ref must have been proper cringing watching that back.  ;D
Well that's all OK then, the head of referee's has apologised  :(. I assume that the ref will make up the hundreds of thousands of pounds that that decision will cost Lincoln. We've all seen some dodgy decisions this season but that particular decision has some really far reaching consequences.


Title: Re: Seasiders at home Sat 01.05.21
Post by: cobblertone on May 04, 2021, 17:52:48 pm
Well that's all OK then, the head of referee's has apologised  :(. I assume that the ref will make up the hundreds of thousands of pounds that that decision will cost Lincoln. We've all seen some dodgy decisions this season but that particular decision has some really far reaching consequences.

I guess it will if Lincoln win tonight and Sunday and the P*sh lose. Slightly funnier due to it being Appleton.
For all it’s faults I’m sure even VAR would have pulled that one up.