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Thread: Romared Match Thoughts: Cambridge-v-Barnsley

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    Romared Match Thoughts: Cambridge-v-Barnsley

    With games coming thick and fast this game represents virtually the completion of the first quarter of the season.

    The tight bunching of the top half of the Third Division means that a win for presently 13th placed Cambridge will take them above presently 7th placed Barnsley. Under Mark Bonner Cambridge have established themselves as a sound, well organised Third Division club working on a limited budget.

    This will be a tough game for Neill and Jon's team. Neill and Jon are entering the phase of the season when their preferred core of players and their preferred organisation, style of play and tactics should be emerging. This Cambridge game and Exeter to quickly follow represent the ideal opportunity for Neill and Jon to stamp their personality on the team. Barnsley are undefeated in their four away games and Neill and Jon will be looking to extend this run. The more direct Cambridge style will be an interesting contrast to Neill and Jon's more possession based slower build up play.

    A tough one for Barnsley with Neill and Jon learning all the time about what is required in the Third Division to be successful and be involved in a league where, unlike at Tampa, seeking promotion is an integral part of the remit set by the owners and the desire of fans

    # Go Well the Men's Team from Oakwell.
    Last edited by SBRed48; 02-10-2023 at 03:21 AM.

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    Good look tomorrow with Neill and Jon’s team so please select a starting eleven organising them well/tactically to win the game please.

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    A game for Cosgrove to start I think. It will be a tough game but we do appear to know how to play away games and get a result at the moment, so fingers crossed.

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    Tough game. Cambridge picked up a very good point and a clean sheet at pride park on Setdy.

    Their home record reads
    Played 5
    W 3
    D 1
    L 1
    Scored 7
    Conceded 3

    On the other hand, our away record is impressive too

    Played 4
    W 3
    D 1
    L 0
    Scored 7
    Conceded 2

    Let's hope our lads bounce back or is the rot perhaps setting in after Saturday? Either way, it'll be an education and no lectures please on Collins' tactics!

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    Well we haven’t lost to these in the last 5 encounters, last defeat coming in 1991.
    In those 5 games they have scored once and we have hit 9, so history is on on our side. Let’s hope this trend continues tomorrow?

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    I think this will be a tight affair but playing away on the counter seems to suit us & obviously the season so far shows we are a lot more comfortable on the road , therefore I expect our good run to continue & take the points all though I am always happy with a point when playing away & a draw would not be the worst result in the world.

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    Expecting a close affair with our away form giving us the three points.

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    Expecting getting turned over , small ground , tight pitch and a Cambridge team well up for it .

    Big test for that back three tonight and I'm far from convinced they are up to it .

    Sincerely hope I'm wrong .

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    Obviously Iíd like a win.
    But more important is taking note of any changes in how we play.

    As Collins as said - the players need to be braver - so Iíll be watching how many times we use the slow crab tactics compared to how many times we move the ball forward quickly - and I donít mean just lumping it up the field.
    I suspect Iíll not be the only one - as some on the BBS and Twitter such as EyUp&Down will be looking for the same thing.

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    KILLIP, SHEPHERD, DODGSON, COTTER J.BENSON, MCATEE, COSGROVE

    Jon Russell, Nicky Cadden and Max Watters come in for Theo Chapman, Owen Dodgson and John McAtee.
    Josh Benson back on the bench. Still no Adam Phillips
    Last edited by POGGYWELL; 03-10-2023 at 05:57 PM.

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