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Re: Next up: Fylde (A)
Posted by: Uglybob (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2018 19:53

Dire performance today , indeed it did look like they were all out on the lash last night . So frustrating to watch , balls played into spaces with no-one there , long balls up to Cook time and time again , passes going direct to white shirts or going out of play , no urgency or cohesion . Don't honestly know what the reason was - we just didn't turn up ( Bit like Wembley ) . The pitch was the same for both , the weather , the officials . Let's just put it down to a bad day at the office , learn from it and move on . I'm sure most of us would have taken 9 points out of 12 over the holiday period . We're still in it .

Re: Next up: Fylde (A)
Posted by: Jack of all Trades (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2018 20:00

Quite right 9 from 12 is a good return. Hopefully it is a one off and normal service will be resumed at Barrow.


Whilst Luke Pilling is a decent replacement from Scotty, it leaves us light in the goalkeeping department. Do we know how bad it is (rupture sounds very bad and potentially rest of the season?)

Re: Next up: Fylde (A)
Posted by: Higgosboots (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2018 20:05

Micky makes some odd decisions sometimes, I feel as though he thinks he has to do something to justify either his wages or keep people on their toes, he’s like a poor mans Benitez, as someone above says overthinks it sometimes. Clarke should never have been dropped, even if he is struggling (which by the by he isn’t the way he ran up that wing on Saturday)and if he is play him today and give him the week off trainin. Perosnally I just think MM bottled it, “Oh it’s a big game can’t play an academy kid, need Rides in to cope with their width”. I’m very much a fan of MM but I fancy he bottled the play off final aswell in his team selection selecting Mangan for example and that’s worrying as it will defo be passed onto the players on the pitch during preparation.

Not over by a long shot another 5 from 6 and we’ll be right up with Mac but today would have sent a really big message if we could have took 3 points, would have climbed right up with other results.

Re: Next up: Fylde (A)
Posted by: Old Rover (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2018 20:13

Why change a winning side ? We spent most of the first half lumping the high ball up front.

Re: Next up: Fylde (A)
Posted by: aktrfc (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2018 20:16

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Phil65
Funny the unwritten no criticism rule; an example being a few fans who were vociferous in their response to anyone who was critical at the game today,yet left ten minutes before the end; 14 minutes if you include the added time (I'm sure they'll view themselves as "proper" supporters). I'm not going to be fluffy about our performance, we were dire in the first half today and only one team were up for a battle; our pretty football didn't work and we were left wanting. A slight improvement second half, but we couldn't be any worse. On the subject of Davies, many were blaming him for at least two of the goals and if parrying the ball straight back in front of him on two occasions is okay, then he's not to blame. Fylde are an average side in an average league, but definitely had more grit and determination than us today. A massive reality check, hard to take, but I do have confidence that we will learn from it and move on. Having said that, people will only learn if they accept their performance was under par and indeed, that mistakes were made. Brought a wry smile to my face when the Fylde fans chanted "You're getting beat by a pub team". Banks goal was a cracker (had to finish on a positive!)

Phil, not sure what u are saying in your first couple of lines, but it appears you are doing a bit of fan bashing. Just because some departed early. Why when the support has been superb for a long while have a few started posting about missing posters and how they should stay away. If you want a forum for kiss ass, they start a Trfc love in. If you want true fans view, expect thing you may not like.

Re: Next up: Fylde (A)
Posted by: Higgosboots (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2018 20:26

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Jack of all Trades
Quite right 9 from 12 is a good return. Hopefully it is a one off and normal service will be resumed at Barrow.

Whilst Luke Pilling is a decent replacement from Scotty, it leaves us light in the goalkeeping department. Do we know how bad it is (rupture sounds very bad and potentially rest of the season?)

Ruptured groin is a posh way of saying groin strain, it’s like a hamstring graded 1-3 1 being a minor strain, 3 being a complete or almost complete tear or rupture. I very much doubt that they could diagnose a 3 at the ground this usually requires a scan, unless Fylde have an MRI, sonar, x-ray or the like and allowed us to use it which I doubt on all counts.

Recovery is generally 4-6 weeks before training can commence, surgery may be required for a grade 3 which doesn’t really alter the recovery time if undertaken in the first week. He will likely go for a scan in the morning, unless this was a pre-match injury or long term health issue which would lead them to think it was a 3. If it was a pre Match injury pretty stupid to play him will only end one way.

Very much doubt this type of injury would occur from a kick or stamp as suggested above.

Re: Next up: Fylde (A)
Posted by: Matt34 (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2018 20:28

A poor result for sure, but Tranmere could potentially get back in it, by beating Macclesfield in the forthcoming fixture and winning the game in hand and teams do win leagues without being unbeaten, so I wouldn't say the result writes Tranmere off for the title, but a couple of defeats on the back of this could potentially kill it off for good, so bouncing back with 2-3 wins is a must.



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

Re: Next up: Fylde (A)
Posted by: Phil65 (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2018 20:43

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aktrfc
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Phil65
Funny the unwritten no criticism rule; an example being a few fans who were vociferous in their response to anyone who was critical at the game today,yet left ten minutes before the end; 14 minutes if you include the added time (I'm sure they'll view themselves as "proper" supporters). I'm not going to be fluffy about our performance, we were dire in the first half today and only one team were up for a battle; our pretty football didn't work and we were left wanting. A slight improvement second half, but we couldn't be any worse. On the subject of Davies, many were blaming him for at least two of the goals and if parrying the ball straight back in front of him on two occasions is okay, then he's not to blame. Fylde are an average side in an average league, but definitely had more grit and determination than us today. A massive reality check, hard to take, but I do have confidence that we will learn from it and move on. Having said that, people will only learn if they accept their performance was under par and indeed, that mistakes were made. Brought a wry smile to my face when the Fylde fans chanted "You're getting beat by a pub team". Banks goal was a cracker (had to finish on a positive!)

Phil, not sure what u are saying in your first couple of lines, but it appears you are doing a bit of fan bashing. Just because some departed early. Why when the support has been superb for a long while have a few started posting about missing posters and how they should stay away. If you want a forum for kiss ass, they start a Trfc love in. If you want true fans view, expect thing you may not like.

Steady on aktrfc, you're completely missing my point; I suggest you read it again or perhaps I should be less cryptic. By the way, what are true fans? I like to think I'm honest and the least kiss ass person. I wouldn't blame anyone for leaving early today and am happy to accept people voting with their feet; just had a pop at the few mouthy kiss asses stood close to me who hypocritically left early today after berating anyone else who said or did anything they perceived as being negative. Hope that's clearer; no offence intended. We deserved better today, but to be fair, we have been spoilt of late.

Re: Next up: Fylde (A)
Posted by: Cybertron (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2018 21:13

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Jack of all Trades
Quite right 9 from 12 is a good return. Hopefully it is a one off and normal service will be resumed at Barrow.

Whilst Luke Pilling is a decent replacement from Scotty, it leaves us light in the goalkeeping department. Do we know how bad it is (rupture sounds very bad and potentially rest of the season?)
Scotty's injury needs to be properly assessed, it could be 4-6 weeks minimum, probably time to look for a GK as cover for Pilling.

Re: Next up: Fylde (A)
Posted by: WWStandsure (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2018 22:33

Could not make the game at Fylde, and tuned on to find us 1-4 down, Horrible, something had to have happened - initially I thought it could be due to the weather, then I noted Ridehalgh had returned - bad error MM, he will not tackle and up against speedy, young forwards - well, I am only glad that McAlevey and Mangan didn't turn out too. Learn a lesson MM, if playing Davis injured? or otherwise seems to be like playing Tollitt on a heavy pitch on his return - it just spells disaster. Clarke should be prefered to Ridehalgh every time. MM has put a fine side out for the last several games and the results have been positive how one has to raise ye olde question of playing favourites again - IT DOES NOT WORK.

Re: Next up: Fylde (A)
Posted by: the kav (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2018 23:28

mellon has to get us a winger tomorrow, where was kirby? We need to speak to our freinds in the football league and get someone like dmh who is coming to try and not just soak wages up, maybe chat to liverpool and see if they can help us .

Re: Next up: Fylde (A)
Posted by: Phil65 (IP Logged)
Date: 02 January, 2018 01:00

Picking up on the winger issue raised by the kav, Cole was completely ineffective whilst he was on and played very central. Go figure.

Re: Next up: Fylde (A)
Posted by: aktrfc (IP Logged)
Date: 02 January, 2018 06:37

Quote:
Phil65
Quote:
aktrfc
Quote:
Phil65
Funny the unwritten no criticism rule; an example being a few fans who were vociferous in their response to anyone who was critical at the game today,yet left ten minutes before the end; 14 minutes if you include the added time (I'm sure they'll view themselves as "proper" supporters). I'm not going to be fluffy about our performance, we were dire in the first half today and only one team were up for a battle; our pretty football didn't work and we were left wanting. A slight improvement second half, but we couldn't be any worse. On the subject of Davies, many were blaming him for at least two of the goals and if parrying the ball straight back in front of him on two occasions is okay, then he's not to blame. Fylde are an average side in an average league, but definitely had more grit and determination than us today. A massive reality check, hard to take, but I do have confidence that we will learn from it and move on. Having said that, people will only learn if they accept their performance was under par and indeed, that mistakes were made. Brought a wry smile to my face when the Fylde fans chanted "You're getting beat by a pub team". Banks goal was a cracker (had to finish on a positive!)

Phil, not sure what u are saying in your first couple of lines, but it appears you are doing a bit of fan bashing. Just because some departed early. Why when the support has been superb for a long while have a few started posting about missing posters and how they should stay away. If you want a forum for kiss ass, they start a Trfc love in. If you want true fans view, expect thing you may not like.

Steady on aktrfc, you're completely missing my point; I suggest you read it again or perhaps I should be less cryptic. By the way, what are true fans? I like to think I'm honest and the least kiss ass person. I wouldn't blame anyone for leaving early today and am happy to accept people voting with their feet; just had a pop at the few mouthy kiss asses stood close to me who hypocritically left early today after berating anyone else who said or did anything they perceived as being negative. Hope that's clearer; no offence intended. We deserved better today, but to be fair, we have been spoilt of late.

No offence ment Phil, just couldn't work out what you were saying. When I use the term true fan, I mean any supporter who's not afraid to say what they think. We all see it different and I think this forum would be rubbish if we all just, as you put it kiss ass

Re: Next up: Fylde (A)
Posted by: ADD (IP Logged)
Date: 02 January, 2018 06:58

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Phil65
Picking up on the winger issue raised by the kav, Cole was completely ineffective whilst he was on and played very central. Go figure.
Though in his post match interview he stated Cole played exactly in the same role as last game.... difference of course was that he had dropped Clarke which I find completely bizarre. It was noticeable also how in the post match interview MM completely avoided answering the question as to why Clarke had been dropped - easiest answer would have been he is a young lad needs a break - the only problem with that is after last game he had said Clarke has a great engine and definitely does not need a break! So why drop him? This is classic MM poor management in my book. Also how must Pilling be feeling today? Davies has an iffy game and then is injured so he gets on the pitch but MM states he has to think long and hard as to whether he will bring in someone on loan as he is just a kid! Not good.

Re: Next up: Fylde (A)
Posted by: roger mellie (IP Logged)
Date: 02 January, 2018 08:42

Three soft goals left us with a mountain that we never looked capable of climbing. Davies culpable for all three. He failed to gather a cross for the first leaving a simple tap (knee) in. He was statuesgue for the second; and elected to punch instead of catch for the third leading to another one yard tap in. Possibly a hint of offside about the first and third. And I thought that Banks was fouled in the lead up to the second. The first was also preceded by a series of refereeing gaffs, started by giving them a free kick when it was Norwood who was clearly fouled. After that we never managed to clear our lines and the first followed. Result nothing to do with the return of Rides - if 10 Clarkes were playing it would have made no difference. Just one of those days. Need to re boot and move on.
Again impressed by Fylde. The way they set up it looked like they had an extra man. Completely snuffed out our creative players. When Cookie missed that one on one you knew it wasn't going to be our day.
Soaked before the game, massive away following, and tonked on NYD, It was ever thus.



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Re: Next up: Fylde (A)
Posted by: Hoots Mon (IP Logged)
Date: 02 January, 2018 09:14

I should have realised when I parked my car outside the church graveyard on the main road that it was tempting providence for the continuance of our winning run.

Re: Next up: Fylde (A)
Posted by: ADD (IP Logged)
Date: 02 January, 2018 09:43

Quote:
Hoots Mon
I should have realised when I parked my car outside the church graveyard on the main road that it was tempting providence for the continuance of our winning run.
Very funny Hoots!

Re: Next up: Fylde (A)
Posted by: hong kong rover (IP Logged)
Date: 02 January, 2018 13:40

Quote:
Hoots Mon
I should have realised when I parked my car outside the church graveyard on the main road that it was tempting providence for the continuance of our winning run.

lol

Re: Next up: Fylde (A)
Posted by: hong kong rover (IP Logged)
Date: 02 January, 2018 13:50

have just been looking at maccs remaining fixtures and trying to work out the games where I think they could drop points. don't think it will be this coming saturday coz they are at home to solihull but their next game after that is away to fylde. their remaining home fixtures don't look difficult to me and they are good on their travels so lets hope for a drop in form at some point or a few injuries in their relatively small squad. a lot can still happen in the next 4 months and macc do have a habit of falling away in the 2nd half of the season.

Re: Next up: Fylde (A)
Posted by: Jack of all Trades (IP Logged)
Date: 02 January, 2018 14:04

Macc have been probably the most consistent team so far with I think 9 away wins the backbone of their success.

Not so clever at home, it took a 90 minute equaliser against us and they have lost a couple.

Still have a nice cushion of 6 points?

All to play for, wasn't particularly impressed with either Bromley or Ebbsfleet last night, both to play at home yet.

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