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  1. 12 minutes ago, desperado said:

    It’s unfathomable decisions to the normal sports loving public, that aren’t rugby nerds, that turn people off this game - bobbins

    Totally agree, I try and watch it and just fucks me off. Just a whistle and a ref with his hand up!

    Utter pish

  2. 28 minutes ago, Dr. Feelgood said:

    He shouldn't.  He's penalised for using his hands outside the area, not for saving outside the area.

    I think he would though as Red is for denying goalscoring opportunity, which wouldn't have been the case if we'd subsequently scored.

  3. What has he done that's any different tho having an Only Fans account??

    Slightly flippant from me not having been that close to it do happy to be corrected, but if the Police are not interested why should your employer??

  4. The top team in the play-offs could win the right choose their opponent for the semi's, based on current form rather than points??


  5. 7 minutes ago, Tombwfc said:


    And they are a lot nearer where we want to be.

    What we played last night (and in more than a handful of games since January) was shite football and every bit as bad to watch as the worse Megson days or whatever. You can't just brand yourself 'the good footballing team' and use that as a crutch when you get beat.

    Building from the back last night amounted to Rico standing still with the ball at his feet and knocking it to Toal. Plan B when that didn't work was lumping it down the line and losing it. Plan C was throwing every striker on in no particular formation... and still passing it around the back with no midfield.

    I'm not advocating ripping it up or Evatt abandoning how he wants to play, but we do need get our heads out of own arses about how noble we are for playing the way we do. 

    Bravo sir, bravo. Nail on head 👏

  6. 7 hours ago, Arrested development said:

    I just think it's too basic to say if we had an enforcer we would of beat them etc etc. 

    We didn't do what we are good at well enough over two legs. We play like we play. We sign players to fit the way we play. Hopefully in the summer we will some holes and improve in the base we built this season .

    I agree about the enforcer bit.

    However In terms of the 'way we play' I'd prefer a manager who can adapt the to the players he has got at his disposal. (Not saying I want rid of Evatt before the pile on btw!)

    Fine if this evolves over time, but Evatt's dogmatic approach to how we have to play has cost us a lot of points this season and the last two games are there for everyone to see.

    To be fair he has tightened up our defence this year from last, so let's hope he knows what needs to be done in midfield and up front as we need to start consistently scoring more than 1 goal a game if we want to go straight up.

  7. Just now, Rizlar said:

    Overall we have had a good season need to have a re-think on the squad. 
    Players out of contract doubt I would resign any of them , Bod is made of glass and Lee his legs have gone the others doubt they would be missed. 
    Dan can go back to Southampton and we could do with selling Vic he’s bobbins. 
    We need a LWB a RWB 2 tough midfielders and 2 strikers and a goal keeper but down to IE now he’s the manager . 

    We need different fuckin tactics too

  8. Commentators spot on, why have possession if you do nowt.

    Evatt sets us up in a way that is too hard to win games consistently, we don't score/create enough. 

    A second half of a play off match that you're losing and not one shot on target, crap.


  9. This is poor, 

    1 minute ago, CambridgeBWFC said:

    Pass pass pass pass around the back, aimless long ball the bypasses nlundulu and gets mopped up by there defence,  two passes later they have a shot or are in our box.

    It is rank

    Agreed, all the same old shit, being bullied and can't play through midfield.

  10. 44 minutes ago, Traf said:

    Leave two quick lads on the halfway line, they'll have to leave three back, which eases box congestion.

    I think it is the congestion that the defending team want?? Defending headers just need to keep it away from goal, attacking needs be on target etc.

    Therefore a crowded penalty box is more beneficial to the defending team, less space and opportunity for attackers to lose markers etc.

    No idea if I'm right but it's the only conclusion I could come up with that fits why they all do it.

  11. 1 minute ago, Gonk said:

    Hopefully Burton will now be knackered for Tuesday

    They pretty much staying up now with that performance, let's hope they go and enjoy it this weekend!!

  12. 1 minute ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:


    Did he seem confident in the physical battle, and no obvious shying away from a challenge?

    Far from it, well up for it👍 Also think he had a go at smashing Cosgrove late on at Wembley 

  13. 9 minutes ago, Stevowanderer said:

    Yeah the pitch isn’t helping but it looked a bit better than it did a few weeks ago. Hopefully it can keep improving for the run in as we get some better weather.


    I think we are evolving though… we had Dapo and Charles up front for a while … both quite small. When Bod was fit for a few games we went a little more direct and I think we have recruited Adeboyejo and Jerome for exactly that. We haven’t seen enough from them yet as they’ve only just signed but I think we will see that evolution going forward. Evatt is constantly striving for those marginal gains and I think he’s gone from being a football purist to someone who is more adaptable as he evolves as a manager. We still have an identity but we are definitely better defensively this season, we are looking a bit more dangerous on set pieces and we even used a long throw (he said in interviews how much he hated long throws in league 2).

    Generally I agree, we are definitely moving forward. Is just these kinda games we struggle.

    Just frustrating the amount of times the ball gets recycled down each side and back again in these matches without us getting anywhere near goal, we have loads of opportunities to provide a conventional cross but always seem to stop and play it back?? Add that to a reluctance to shoot, but well done Dempsey!!

    You're right though, Evatt has realised somethings wrong and hopefully the new signings will improve matters.


  14. Just now, onefinfrandsen said:

    The pitch isn’t helping our style either, IE mentioned the players having to take an extra touch yesterday 

    Which is true, but we had same issues against these types of teams regardless of the pitch to be fair.

    Just concerns me we don't really seem to be evolving, there is a theme to these kinda games. It would great to be able to win these matches in a way more commensurate with our league positions occasionally.

    Then you watch the rest of the goals in the division and the defences seem shite, mistakes all over. Yet play us, and they all play like team full of Baresi's, quite annoying.


  15. That fucking 3, he indicated to the bench he was injured then came back on to the pitch and ref watched him do it, before collapsing. 

    Why can't ref just say pop over and politely say, 'you walked back on, so walk back off if you're fucked. 'Play on!'

    Surely the rules are already there??

  16. 5 minutes ago, barrycowdrill said:

    conundrum at RWB

    Isgrove and keep the same back 3 or Jones and bring Mbete in on the left? 🤔 

    The latter for me, at least at Peterborough 

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