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Thread: Wembley of the North

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    Wembley of the North

    My *rse

  2. #2
    I'll go for a 2 -1 win to the reds at the Womble-ee of the North in front of the twin kilns to keep our 100% record!

  3. #3
    my instinct is telling me we will lose, but I am ignoring that and going for 1-1.

  4. #4
    Fiesty game me thinks. 10 - 10 left on the pitch. I'll go for 1 -1. Wasn't going to go, can't do with looking over my shoulder all the time outside the ground, but match day has arrived and I can't resist. DARAWA.

  5. #5
    Didn't get there today. Would appreciate a summary. It was murder waiting for my phone to update on the last 10 minutes!

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    1st half the Vale were clueless and just hitting the ball in the air for Pope and hoping he could do something with it.He is not the player we remember, his only asset is his heading ability The red card was spot came by the ref and when we scored we were playing some decent football. In the second half the Vale came out and took the game to us . DA said they rarely threatend us but from the stand they looked the better team and some of our passing in midfield was woe full. In the end it was 3 points in the bag and we are still unbeaten. We need to play teams who are near the top to judge if our squad is good enough for a promotion push.

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by jamesdad View Post
    We need to play teams who are near the top to judge if our squad is good enough for a promotion push.
    Like Newport for example

  8. #8
    Is it too early to worry about only 5 goals in 4 games? Our two strikers scored 33 goals between them last season- are they getting the supply they need? Where else are the goals coming from?

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by gazan View Post
    Is it too early to worry about only 5 goals in 4 games?
    FAR too early!


    Quote Originally Posted by gazan View Post
    Our two strikers scored 33 goals between them last season- are they getting the supply they need?
    33 goals between them ..........after 46+ games!!
    We've only played 5 ..........and they have 6 between them already!!
    You do the Maths!


    Quote Originally Posted by gazan View Post
    Where else are the goals coming from?
    Cooper - once he gets going!
    Jones - when fit!
    Even Ray is worth a few once he starts.

    Bowery? - ok!

  10. #10
    going to be an interesting season on the positive side. Will we wont we !

  11. #11
    That second half was excruciating. A win is a win, but any side with a better striker would have finished at least 3 of the chances they had against us second half. Knowing what we know about Pope, why was he given so much time and space? We rode our luck with the chance that hit the bar, but then allowed at least two more free headers after that - it's possible that we missed Raynes in there, who would have been the perfect player against Pope, but our defenders have to be closer to a player like him in the air.

    Cooper got an assist and got a player sent off, but for the rest of the game seemed invisible. In the first half you could tell he had been picked out as a danger man - 2 or 3 Vale players on him every time he had the ball - but in the second half he had a lot more space yet still didn't create enough.

    Honestly we were fortunate to get 3 points out of the game. That almost makes it even better because there's nothing funnier than seeing Vale fans suffer injustice, and so of course I had a great Saturday night and a hangover yesterday - but we need to be better when we come across a team that's actually capable.

  12. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by RenegadeDS View Post
    That second half was excruciating. A win is a win, but any side with a better striker would have finished at least 3 of the chances they had against us second half. Knowing what we know about Pope, why was he given so much time and space? We rode our luck with the chance that hit the bar, but then allowed at least two more free headers after that - it's possible that we missed Raynes in there, who would have been the perfect player against Pope, but our defenders have to be closer to a player like him in the air.

    Cooper got an assist and got a player sent off, but for the rest of the game seemed invisible. In the first half you could tell he had been picked out as a danger man - 2 or 3 Vale players on him every time he had the ball - but in the second half he had a lot more space yet still didn't create enough.

    Honestly we were fortunate to get 3 points out of the game. That almost makes it even better because there's nothing funnier than seeing Vale fans suffer injustice, and so of course I had a great Saturday night and a hangover yesterday - but we need to be better when we come across a team that's actually capable.
    Notice you fail to mention us hitting the bar, our other chances we should have scored and the fact that Ben was never tested. You actually sound like a vale fan.

  13. #13
    I didn't go to the WotN but am encouraged by two particular things. Firstly, we are winning matches that we wouldn't have for the last 2 or 3 seasons (Vale and Barnet) and not losing matches we would have lost. The reason for that is my other reason to be cheerful - we aren't conceding as many silly goals. Therefore 1 or 2 goals scored each game is enough.

    We have been crying out for an effective defence since Adam was a lad and to get one you have to make compromises. I'm more than happy that the Back 4 (or 3 or 5) looks more solid, without Raynes, Ng, Zooms or Ray for one or more matches each, and that we are creating enough chances to get 1-0 wins or decent draws. I reckon we will start to create and convert more chances as the season goes on and the players are integrated fully into the way Dave likes to do things. I don't think it will make us Top 3 material, though I hope I'm wrong, but it keep us well away from the bottom 3rd and, who knows, maybe a play off place if we keep our best players all season.

  14. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by England_First View Post
    Notice you fail to mention us hitting the bar, our other chances we should have scored and the fact that Ben was never tested. You actually sound like a vale fan.
    One thing I can never be questioned of being is a Vale fan. I'm just honest about it - it feels amazing to beat the Vale, as it always does, but that second half could have gone a lot differently. Of course, it could have been different for us too if Porter had put his header either side of the keeper or if Zooms attempt had gone in, but at that point a better opposition would have already scored against us. It's good that we can grind out 1-0 wins, but we need to do our homework in future about players like Pope, who we afforded too much time.

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