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Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: Kenny_Crons (IP Logged)
Date: 26 December, 2017 10:19

Positivity is a very important commodity if success and achievement is your goal in anything, and it certainly feels like this is with us at the moment. Recent results have certainly created this but the Sutton game in particular has given us a massive shot in the arm. Not only did we play well and score some great goals but our rivals dropped points at the same time, allowing us to claw back some ground.

As well as all those facts though, the words of Sutton manager Paul Doswell in his after match press conference are well worth a listen. He doesn't deal in cliches and sound bites but instead goes for straight talking, so his comments about our qualities and strengths ring true. And they also betray what opposition managers must think about us even if they don't admit it in public.

So we head into two home games brimming with confidence and also with huge competition for places. We are winning games with key players still sidelined and everyone is stepping up to the mark at the moment.

Fylde will provide good opposition today because they have made a good fist of their first campaign at this level. Also Dave Challinor is a young manager showing promise and sound tactical thinking so they will be well set up against us.

But we should be targeting a win today, and in every home game we play, which is a very achievable goal.

We exist in an era of multimedia that magnifies positives but negatives more so. I love listening to (and participating in) radio phone ins, trawling through Twitter for Rovers info and also being actively involved on sites like this. Listening to othernopinions is great and responding to them is very healthy indeed.

But let's not be our own worst enemy and allow too many negative gripes to get too much airtime. The rest of the league know we are coming now and are aware of the danger we pose. Let's keep that feeling bubbling and roar the team back into contention.

See you all later.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/01/2018 08:53 by mini_andy.

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: the kav (IP Logged)
Date: 26 December, 2017 10:53

Rowe will be a massive problem today mcnulty and suttons lack of manoeuvrability will be a problem against him.

Fyldes full backs are poor so i can see us getting plenty of space down the flanks i would be tempted to push banks on when we attack from wide his height will be useful, maybe get norburn to sit in when he pshes on...

Three one rovers

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: Phil65 (IP Logged)
Date: 26 December, 2017 10:57

Positivity is definitely the order of the day. Massive win at Sutton and our confidence should be sky high. Going for a 2-0 win for the Rovers; only downside is that we have a couple of extra family members attending who, in the past, have not witnessed us at our best; here's hoping that changes today!

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: Hardly Irons (IP Logged)
Date: 26 December, 2017 11:14

2-0 boxing day tradition since Aldo's double against Oldham

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: Tranmere69 (IP Logged)
Date: 26 December, 2017 11:22

2-0 win.No problem.

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: Hoots Mon (IP Logged)
Date: 26 December, 2017 12:16

Quote:
Kenny_Crons
Positivity is a very important commodity if success and achievement is your goal in anything, and it certainly feels like this is with us at the moment. Recent results have certainly created this but the Sutton game in particular has given us a massive shot in the arm. Not only did we play well and score some great goals but our rivals dropped points at the same time, allowing us to claw back some ground.
As well as all those facts though, the words of Sutton manager Paul Doswell in his after match press conference are well worth a listen. He doesn't deal in cliches and sound bites but instead goes for straight talking, so his comments about our qualities and strengths ring true. And they also betray what opposition managers must think about us even if they don't admit it in public.

So we head into two home games brimming with confidence and also with huge competition for places. We are winning games with key players still sidelined and everyone is stepping up to the mark at the moment.

Fylde will provide good opposition today because they have made a good fist of their first campaign at this level. Also Dave Challinor is a young manager showing promise and sound tactical thinking so they will be well set up against us.

But we should be targeting a win today, and in every home game we play, which is a very achievable goal.

We exist in an era of multimedia that magnifies positives but negatives more so. I love listening to (and participating in) radio phone ins, trawling through Twitter for Rovers info and also being actively involved on sites like this. Listening to othernopinions is great and responding to them is very healthy indeed.

But let's not be our own worst enemy and allow too many negative gripes to get too much airtime. The rest of the league know we are coming now and are aware of the danger we pose. Let's keep that feeling bubbling and roar the team back into contention.

See you all later.

If only all opposition managers were as refreshingly honest and straight[forward] as Mr Doswell......

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: HardlyYardley (IP Logged)
Date: 26 December, 2017 12:18

Thanks for the round up. I was also impressed by the way Paul Doswell spoke - I wish other managers would be as straight and honest. Bonus today - if a ball goes into Borough Road, Dave Challinor will be able to throw it back, no problem!

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: 853OKG (IP Logged)
Date: 26 December, 2017 14:39

The Sutton official highlights commentator was very complimentary about Tranmere. And as I mentioned previously, Leyton Orient are doing us a favour against Dagenham.

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: mini_andy (IP Logged)
Date: 26 December, 2017 14:56

2-0.

D&R just lost, c’mon rovers!!!!!

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: mini_andy (IP Logged)
Date: 26 December, 2017 17:39

Brilliant result. Can’t comment on the performance, but the points are all that matter!

Up to 6th now. I still think we’ll be top 3 by January 2nd

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: HardlyYardley (IP Logged)
Date: 26 December, 2017 17:54

Excellent result. Things are definitely looking much better. Macclesfield may take some catching (I'd always rather have the points than a game in hand) but it could still be done and I'm really hoping my earlier pessimism will be proved wrong. Seems like we have a settled side now and, although we still lack creativity, we're finding ways of winning games and scoring a few goals - goal difference is looking good now.

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: Higgosboots (IP Logged)
Date: 26 December, 2017 18:02

Great game from both sides today. I thought Fylde looked really dangerous and a point up at their place will be a good result. Really need to keep hold of Banks until the end of the season, think he and Norburn are making the difference in the middle. Dmh gone off the boil somewhat. Top by end of January!

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: 853OKG (IP Logged)
Date: 26 December, 2017 18:32

Quote:
mini_andy
Brilliant result. Can’t comment on the performance, but the points are all that matter!
Up to 6th now. I still think we’ll be top 3 by January 2nd

I think there were some tired legs out there but the quality of the goals was great.

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: mini_andy (IP Logged)
Date: 26 December, 2017 18:41

Macclesfield play Sutton on Saturday, so at least one team above us will drop points.

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: aktrfc (IP Logged)
Date: 26 December, 2017 19:07

Start of second half we were woeful. Big Mac heading back across the 6 yard box. Numerous chances for them. Another team could and would of punished us. There keeper was rubbish and should have save 3 of our goals.

All said fantastic 3 points, but don't think the score line reflects the game. We need to be better in the reverse fixture. Don't mean to be negative, and I'm happy, but can't help thinking it could have been totally different.

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: jal jal (IP Logged)
Date: 26 December, 2017 19:09

I think now Rovers are on a run with plenty of confidence regained in the team, by Easter they will be top of the league.
Let me know at Easter, you heard it here first. thumbs down

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: hong kong rover (IP Logged)
Date: 26 December, 2017 19:10

3am here and just arrived back at home, missed tonights commentary, my pal threw a boxing day party and have arrived home well oiled n a bit worse for wear lol..great result for rovers get in, onwards n upwards, just need macc to start putting in a few indifferent performances n dropping points and then hopefully we will be right up there. looking good now chaps. anyway, off to bed now to sleep off all this xmas excess. merry xmas n happy new year, have checked all tonights results in blurred double vision lol, chester seem to be going from bad to worse.

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: Jack of all Trades (IP Logged)
Date: 26 December, 2017 19:39

Decent enough performance and a deserved win Fylde played far better second half and after their first goal we were a shambles for 10 to 15 minutes particularly defensively.

Danny Rowe was kept quiet for most of the game except for one shot which hit the bar, although I don't know if Scotty got a touch.

It wont be an easy rematch but, if we kept our shape we will score goals against them. Fylde's goalkeeper must be the smallest I have seen in many years and defensively (apart from the left back who kept DMH quiet) they are suspect.

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: 853OKG (IP Logged)
Date: 26 December, 2017 20:12

Quote:
aktrfc
Start of second half we were woeful. Big Mac heading back across the 6 yard box. Numerous chances for them. Another team could and would of punished us. There keeper was rubbish and should have save 3 of our goals.
All said fantastic 3 points, but don't think the score line reflects the game. We need to be better in the reverse fixture. Don't mean to be negative, and I'm happy, but can't help thinking it could have been totally different.

But it wasn't ;o)

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: Hoots Mon (IP Logged)
Date: 26 December, 2017 20:15

One of the most enjoyable matches of the season. We scored our goals at the right times[particularly the third and fourth].If it had gone to 3-2 ,it could well have been panic stations. Fylde were way better than their league position suggests-played some great football in the second half. Their left back particularly impressed me-had DMH on toast and still found time to get forward regularly and cause us problems. DMH was actually better defensively than offensively today.

Sutton and Jennings were our two best players but everyone put in a shift.It's rare that we have a such a good win in front of a good crowd[6669?]hope they all come back.

We need to beat Guiseley on Saturday as,judging by today,New Years Day could prove to be a very difficult game.

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