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Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: Yiggsy (IP Logged)
Date: 26 December, 2017 20:16

Thought that was a superb performance today and Fylde looked a very decent side who will cause problems for a lot of teams in this league.

We were dominant first half but I was wondering where the goal was coming from and then Richie Sutton pops up with a double which we deserved.

We tended to play down the left with Eddie Clarke and Connor Jennings and DMH wasn't fed like he should have been although their number three was no mug.

Norwood and Cook had a decent partnership going and Nors' tenacity got the third and fourth teed up for Connor but DMH was very involved in the fourth down the right when he got his chance to run at the full-back.

Some daft heading decisions at the back by Clarke and Steve put us in trouble but apart from that and their stupid goal we were pretty comfortable.

Onwards and upwards... only question was that if we had got a penalty, 4-1 up with five minutes to go would you give it to Richie Sutton or Connor Jennings for their hat-tricks?

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: Higgosboots (IP Logged)
Date: 26 December, 2017 20:18

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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.

We weren't so much woeful as they were really good. They came out pressed, and got on the front foot and used the flanks well making it really difficult. They are a really good side whose league position similar to ours doesn't reflect their squad, a bit of naivety has cost them this season. The fact Cup games show they are better against footballing teams

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: Hoots Mon (IP Logged)
Date: 26 December, 2017 20:43

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Higgosboots
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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.

We weren't so much woeful as they were really good. They came out pressed, and got on the front foot and used the flanks well making it really difficult. They are a really good side whose league position similar to ours doesn't reflect their squad, a bit of naivety has cost them this season. The fact Cup games show they are better against footballing teams

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Fylde match
Posted by: Tranmere69 (IP Logged)
Date: 26 December, 2017 19:42

Played well and deserved the win.The Kop are getting very hopeful with their singing.Let's hope they are right.Macclesfield are the team to overhaul.Here's hoping ! SWA
P.S. Little lad one row in front went to the toilet twice during the Maidstone game.Both times we scored. He went again today and Sutton scored.We found it funny.Perhaps he should be a mascot.!!!!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: Matt34 (IP Logged)
Date: 26 December, 2017 21:29

A cracking result and being in the playoffs is a big plus right now. Macclesfield have a decent lead but as pointed out, with a game in hand and them still to play, the race for the title could just take an interesting turn where Tranmere are concerned and Jennings getting 3 in 2 is on a bit of a hot one and perhaps he is spurred on by the potentially imminent return of Wallace, in an attempt to well and truly nail his colours to mast and say nobody not even Wallace will dislodge me from that starting lineup.

I had reasons to doubt Mellon 2 months ago, as he wasn't achieving the kind of league position I believe Tranmere had the capability to achieve, but I am more heartened now and feel more assured about my decision not to turn my back on him.

However winning vital games against those around Tranmere in the table is a must and they are capable, so the next 2-3 games should be interesting.



Then I ate his Liver.......... with some baked beans and a can of coke.

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: the kav (IP Logged)
Date: 26 December, 2017 21:34

Im gonna be the negative nellie lads and i apologise in advance , but did jeff hughes look as inneffective as he was before he got injured. Half hearted tackles and pointless 5 yard passes .

Sorry everyone

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: hong kong rover (IP Logged)
Date: 27 December, 2017 11:11

Just been having a look at the full NL table, current form table n the home and away tables.. see that rovers now sit in first place in the home table but a lowly 13th in the away table. Hope for a few away wins in january coz 80% of rovers january games are away from home.. also seems as if the bottom 4 in the table are becoming adrift.

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: DevonExile (IP Logged)
Date: 27 December, 2017 15:10

We are now scoring goals and yet defensively sound which can only help away form. The sobering thought for me is that our mini revival is aided by a number of loan players made possible because we have been able to off load some our own on loan
Our loanies are doing well in contrast Alabi, Waring, and Mangan are bench warming. Because of form, the former group could be recalled by their clubs and those contracted to us sent back.

It is this uncertainty that makes it difficult to predict where we will finish. It also suggests that those that argued that all the trio needed was a chance to play could be wrong , as they have made little impact whilst away

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: Higgosboots (IP Logged)
Date: 27 December, 2017 15:39

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DevonExile
We are now scoring goals and yet defensively sound which can only help away form. The sobering thought for me is that our mini revival is aided by a number of loan players made possible because we have been able to off load some our own on loan
Our loanies are doing well in contrast Alabi, Waring, and Mangan are bench warming. Because of form, the former group could be recalled by their clubs and those contracted to us sent back.

It is this uncertainty that makes it difficult to predict where we will finish. It also suggests that those that argued that all the trio needed was a chance to play could be wrong , as they have made little impact whilst away

I think the only one we would miss is Banks, DMH has been ok but his final ball is poor, he made a big difference at first as he has good pace which we lacked at the time, not saying he’s been poor just not irreplaceable, Tollit will be back soon and Kirby is getting fit, both can do a similar job for us.

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: hong kong rover (IP Logged)
Date: 27 December, 2017 16:34

Macclesfield n Sutton utd sit on top of the away form table, Macc with an excellent 8 away wins and Sutton with 7 ( both of those sides away form/results has been better than their home form/results ) Rovers have only won 3 away from home so far this season in the NL and as the kav recently pointed out in another post, 2 of those 3 away wins have come on the plastic, so come on rovers, lets start winning away on the real stuff.



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Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: WWStandsure (IP Logged)
Date: 27 December, 2017 20:35

This team is capable of being a promotion side i feel. Did anyone else spot the arm/handball in the first half? - the ref/linesman was blind to it again - what a waste these jokers are. Hope MM manages to retain/sign all players for the remainder of this season - financial income must be an advantage now (crowd was 6,993 I understand), plus return of injuries Tollitt, Kirby, Wallace etc & Gumbs, Duggan, Clarke in the squad together with Pillings, Harris, Cole etc provide excellent 'cover' (think Ridehalgh, McEveley, Waring, Dunn, Mangan & Rokka would be better off w'with other clubs' - no room at the Inn senario now I feel). Last years situation of not taking any/few points from the top sides put to bed with the Sutton & Macclesfield away games now history. I feel the fans are starting to have a new belief in the SWA again.

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: kennyspint (IP Logged)
Date: 28 December, 2017 20:55

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Higgosboots
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DevonExile
We are now scoring goals and yet defensively sound which can only help away form. The sobering thought for me is that our mini revival is aided by a number of loan players made possible because we have been able to off load some our own on loan
Our loanies are doing well in contrast Alabi, Waring, and Mangan are bench warming. Because of form, the former group could be recalled by their clubs and those contracted to us sent back.

It is this uncertainty that makes it difficult to predict where we will finish. It also suggests that those that argued that all the trio needed was a chance to play could be wrong , as they have made little impact whilst away

I think the only one we would miss is Banks, DMH has been ok but his final ball is poor, he made a big difference at first as he has good pace which we lacked at the time, not saying he’s been poor just not irreplaceable, Tollit will be back soon and Kirby is getting fit, both can do a similar job for us.
DMH put in a cross in for both Connor's goals. (Yeah Yeah first cross deflected). Dylan and Eddie are multiple marked- we get goals. Go figure

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: Cybertron (IP Logged)
Date: 28 December, 2017 23:38

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kennyspint
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Higgosboots
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DevonExile
We are now scoring goals and yet defensively sound which can only help away form. The sobering thought for me is that our mini revival is aided by a number of loan players made possible because we have been able to off load some our own on loan
Our loanies are doing well in contrast Alabi, Waring, and Mangan are bench warming. Because of form, the former group could be recalled by their clubs and those contracted to us sent back.

It is this uncertainty that makes it difficult to predict where we will finish. It also suggests that those that argued that all the trio needed was a chance to play could be wrong , as they have made little impact whilst away

I think the only one we would miss is Banks, DMH has been ok but his final ball is poor, he made a big difference at first as he has good pace which we lacked at the time, not saying he’s been poor just not irreplaceable, Tollit will be back soon and Kirby is getting fit, both can do a similar job for us.
DMH put in a cross in for both Connor's goals. (Yeah Yeah first cross deflected). Dylan and Eddie are multiple marked- we get goals. Go figure
DMH and Eddie were keeping a player occupied when they didn't have the ball and created space for other players. What was very impressive in the game was the way Cook/Norwood/Jennings are playing off each other, something I only picked up watching the highlights was that Norwood had a hand in three of the goals. As for the loan players, a lot depends who is back from injury, Tollitt or Kirby can certainly do the job DMH has been doing, it would be harder to cover Banks, he seemed to be playing a slightly deeper role similar to Hughes but of the two I would put Banks ahead, Wallace is going to be a bit of an unknown quantity in an ideal world we would keep the loanees to the end of the season.

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: roger mellie (IP Logged)
Date: 29 December, 2017 16:25

Challinor had clearly done his homework. Set them up to stop DMH and Clarke getting forward. And Nors and Cookie hardly got a look in. Really impressed with their left back Tunnicliffe; and Smith and Rowe up front. Rowe really is quality and it would be a miracle if he doesn't score over both games. But the difference was the finishing. I only really appreciated Suttons first watching the highlights; and Jennings two strikes were superb. More Lincoln than Manchester City. But who cares if we keep scoring 3 and 4 a game.

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: Hoots Mon (IP Logged)
Date: 29 December, 2017 18:42

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Challinor had clearly done his homework. Set them up to stop DMH and Clarke getting forward. And Nors and Cookie hardly got a look in. Really impressed with their left back Tunnicliffe; and Smith and Rowe up front. Rowe really is quality and it would be a miracle if he doesn't score over both games. But the difference was the finishing. I only really appreciated Suttons first watching the highlights; and Jennings two strikes were superb. More Lincoln than Manchester City. But who cares if we keep scoring 3 and 4 a game.

The left back who impressed me was Zaine Francis-Angol

Re: Next up: Fylde (H)
Posted by: Jack of all Trades (IP Logged)
Date: 29 December, 2017 19:07

Eddie is a young up and coming player with tremendous potential but, still a lot to learn defensively,

Francis-Angol IMO, is the best left back I have seen in a long while both defensively and offensively.

Eddie needs games to continue his progression but, may need a rest at some point in the season.

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