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National League 2016/17

Discussion in 'football' started by JimW, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. JimW

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    Bizarre day out in Devon.Scrappy first half we maybe shaded without really threatening, every prospect of one goal being enough then our shaky defending exposed three times in quick succession and we look dead and buried. FGR proceed to perk up and give it a go to pull level with three of our own in under ten minutes and press for a winner only to be undone again. Stupid game, football.
     
  2. quiet guy

    quiet guy Bimbling along

    We had the worst game going but managed to get a goal after the Macclesfield goalie fumbled a catch and one of his defenders bumped into him. The referee didn't want to book anyone for the first half even when Wallace was upended and the tackle was definitely late. Norwood has gone off form again and isn't really helping matters with the other forwards, curse of the contract extension.
     
  3. JimW

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    Another snore-fest with Torquay :-o Heads went down at five three down so to come back and be pressing for the win ought to be heartening but of course we can't ship goals like we have been and expect to contend.
    Torquay did some.good straightforward attacking and got their reward but a couple were bizarre, Pinnock seemed to make ground to put it through his own net and Sam Russell watched a free kick into the corner seemingly convinced it was going wide.
     
  4. Argonia

    Argonia Happy go licky

    Aldershot have done the double over us and we have now slipped into the relegation zone. Not a good start to the year.
     
  5. quiet guy

    quiet guy Bimbling along

    Less said about today's debacle the better.
     
  6. JimW

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    Groundhopper was at the game -- "best he's ever seen". Oh to be a neutral:

    Comedy defending warning. Sam at the free kick looks even worse than it did at the time.
     
  7. JimW

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    Turns out you can score five and not concede as many! Back to winning ways with a bang, though actually thought we were still a bit wobbly at the back. Bromley pulled it back to 2-1 at one point and it could have got nervy but this time we scored a cracker again within the minute and pushed on from that.
    Expect Bromley will moan about the ref as we got the lion's share of the decisions but they really were far more niggly IMO. That led to a late sending off for a second bookable but it was all done and dusted at that point anyway.
    More of the same Tuesday night please!
     
  8. JimW

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    Eastleigh away tonight, they had a poor day out in the cup but I'll be delighted if we can win again on a pitch that's cutting up with their loan players all available.
    Lincoln and Tranmere not playing so would be good to keep the pressure on. Win by six clear goals and we go top :D
     
  9. JimW

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    Can't really complain about a draw in the end but had three clear cut chances at the death to win it so a bit frustrating. Kelly got a great croos across the face for Mullings who contrived to send it toward the corner flag from a foot out was the worst though being charitable maybe their incoming defender got an amazing foot in. Eastleigh were quite physical and I think that unsettled us as we were scrappy in midfield and Frear not starting carrying a knock reduced our threat going forward by quite a lot. Poor old Doidge works his socks off alone for an hour (and managed a goal) but needs someone alongside him, which didn't happen until Mullings of the miss on late.
    Good news for the other challengers as it's points dropped but can't really take it away from Beastleigh as they earned theirs.
     
  10. quiet guy

    quiet guy Bimbling along

    Bit of a respite from the league battle this weekend when we take on the mighty South Park FC in the FA Trophy.
     
  11. JimW

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    We're away at Chester for that. Hope the bus doesn't break down on the way like it did for the league fixture. They've not beaten us for about thirteen years so we ought to be confident but who knows? We'll field a pretty strong side if the previous round is anything to go by when we made heavy weather of getting past Truro.
     
  12. JimW

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    Very professional performance won by two excellent Kelly goals either side of half time. Player news was almost more exciting, great to see Sam Wedgebury come on for ten minutes after being out injured for more than a year now. Then we learn Kieffer Moore is sold to Ipswich. Quite a surprise, great move for him and hope he shines.
     
  13. quiet guy

    quiet guy Bimbling along

    4 -1 to Rovers but South Park didn't disgrace themselves. They played some good football and took their chance with their goal.
     
  14. JimW

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    Elliot Frear wants out too apparently and won't play again. There were three bids from an SPL club (Motherwell is the guess) turned down in the week but who knows where he'll end up. We've got an international lined up to replace him - Jake Gosling, Gibraltar's top scorer with mighty two goals, from Bristol Rovers. Sounds more than capable of doing a job at this level.
     
  15. JimW

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    Drawn away at Macc in the Trophy. Winnable if the league game is anything to go by and they sell Rowe, shame it's somewhere we've been but of course that was always likely.
     
  16. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Chelmsford City at home for us, which is kinda nice. Probably means we'll take this trophy more seriously than we really should
     
  17. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Domination Snert

    Another great result after Tuesday's cup win. I'm almost starting to have confidence in the team...not sure that's happened in the last 30 years. :hmm:
     
  18. quiet guy

    quiet guy Bimbling along

    Game against Woking cancelled due to a frozen pitch.
     
  19. quiet guy

    quiet guy Bimbling along

    Tomorrow's game against Woking cancelled due to a frozen pitch.
     
  20. JimW

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    Had to labour for the draw, plenty of.possession but not doing much with it, Braintree decent going forward whenever they got the chance.
    New loan signings looked handy coming on late but we're not looking like title challengers.
     
  21. Argonia

    Argonia Happy go licky

    The frozen pitch against tranmere postponement has meant that we have slipped back into the relegation zone. This season is a motherfucker.
     
  22. JimW

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    See off Twitter what would have been our late winner wasn't in fact offside like the lino thought. Arse.
    ETA Though now having seen the highlights think the lino was right, which makes Cooper look bitter and unfair to braintree.
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2017
  23. JimW

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    Flogged one of our best defenders to Barnet, Charlie Clough for an undisclosed fee. Arse, title bid was already looking unlikely.
     
  24. JimW

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    Cheers Barrow! Let's hope that's all your home goals for the month used up too.
     
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  25. JimW

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    So it's our turn at Holker Street tomorrow, hope they're puffed out after their heroics Tuesday. Taking the coach so setting off at silly o'clock. Couple of new loan signings in, Gosling and Woolery I've seen and they look handy, new lad Ellis from Carlisle is to replace Clough and on paper ought to be up to it.
     
  26. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Our first league game for four weeks. Nice and easy one, home to Daggers...
     
  27. JimW

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    Belting away win at the death, ref was a bit poor but barrow played into his hands being just a touch too physical. Sort of victory that we should kick on from. Ellis was solid and makes good decisions. Half way home and still chuffed.
     
  28. JimW

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    "We're the famous FGR and we've been a quiz question..."
     
  29. JimW

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    No favours from Woking or Solihull sadly. Sounded like Lincoln were comfortable and Tranmere very good second half. And they've brought in even more strike power and some promising midfielder off Liverpool. Still, title challenge back on once we beat them both away.
     
  30. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Domination Snert

    I quite like the idea of a club refusing to serve anything apart from Mexican food. 'Sorry, it's a burrito or nothing.' :D
     
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