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Cambridge (H) Easter Monday


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Well that was a bit rubbish today. Hey ho. If we’d taken a point at Exeter and beaten Cambridge who wouldn’t have been happy? I’ve got no coaching badges and don’t have any inside info on the squad so I’ll trust that Evatt makes decisions based on what he knows. Onwards we go…

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6 minutes ago, Farnywhite said:

And how does that compare to the teams around us on the form table ? Not looked myself but we’re still top 6 so the rest can’t be doing much better 

Yes they are.

Peterborough we’re at least 10 points behind us after we beat them.

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Do teams going for promotion draw at cheltenham

Lose at home to lincoln

Its a fact that tired bodies are more likely to suffer injuries

My big gripe with today was not putting mj in once he felt the need to rip the midfield apart

 

One bright spot, for me, was big dan

Thought he looked proper up for it

 

Oh and santos is brilliant for us and however bad mbete was at the end, clowns booing him are just that...fucking clowns

I noticed he ran straight down the tunnel at ft

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Very disappointed. I’m being both kind and reserved with my language😉

Full house? Never. Lots of Billy blue seats all over. 
One setback won’t decide our season. The next few games will. IE had his reasons for that selection today, some forced on him. He’s got more right than wrong. Still confident we’ll get a playoff place.

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2 minutes ago, desperado said:

Quotes, for those who don’t click to hear our manager….

 

“One or two had niggles and fatigue… it would’ve been a huge risk, we could have lost those players for a longer period. We trust the squad. Some took their chance, some didn’t….We freshen up and go again. We are still in a good position, it’s in our hands, that’s all that matters. This time now gives the other lads a chance to be back and make a difference at the end of the season” 

 

A bit too positive for some to take I realise after a draw at home to a relegation side. But I think that is a realistically positive approach to take with all things considered. 

This

only IE knows the state of the players and we have to trust him to make the right calls. After we scored we should have put the game to bed but credit to Cambridge who fought to the last.

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3 minutes ago, desperado said:

Quotes, for those who don’t click to hear our manager….

 

“One or two had niggles and fatigue… it would’ve been a huge risk, we could have lost those players for a longer period. We trust the squad. Some took their chance, some didn’t….We freshen up and go again. We are still in a good position, it’s in our hands, that’s all that matters. This time now gives the other lads a chance to be back and make a difference at the end of the season” 

 

A bit too positive for some to take I realise after a draw at home to a relegation side. But I think that is a realistically positive approach to take with all things considered. 

Fair comment, its his  decision, he knows the players. Only time will tell with the next two tough away games whether he was right or not. Its still in our own hands, lets hope he was right, because, he generally is.

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Poor game why some fans boo our players I never know , Mbata was poor but he’s not Santos who we really miss . The only gripe I had was not starting Lee the Utd kid gives away too many free kicks and his wasteful with the ball. 
Still think it will go to the last game but Peterboro worry me they have hit form at the right time and scoring plenty. 

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14 minutes ago, desperado said:

Quotes, for those who don’t click to hear our manager….

 

“One or two had niggles and fatigue… it would’ve been a huge risk, we could have lost those players for a longer period. We trust the squad. Some took their chance, some didn’t….We freshen up and go again. We are still in a good position, it’s in our hands, that’s all that matters. This time now gives the other lads a chance to be back and make a difference at the end of the season” 

 

A bit too positive for some to take I realise after a draw at home to a relegation side. But I think that is a realistically positive approach to take with all things considered. 

At least he’s been brave enough to call out those that didn’t take their chance.

We are stuck with Mbete because of injuries but Shoretire is looking bang average.

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First half was dreadful, 1 moment were John should of played it to unmarked Thomason but choose to be greedy/didn't look.

Better 2nd half and some good chances.

If only half of the team had the energy/performance of Nlundulu's cameo we'd have won comfortably.

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Odd atmosphere first half. At times it had the nonchalance of a pre-season friendly or testimonial, at other points it felt very much like the tension of the Peterborough promotion game. And both of those were probably reflected in the sometimes pedestrian build up and those misplaced passes that are generally so rare for us. Two narrow banks of four are so hard to break down, and that front two simply weren’t the right pair in such a situation.

The first batch of substitutions certainly livened us up and were almost an admittance from Evatt that he’d left out too many big hitters, albeit I thought it was a little harsh on Thomason who has having an excellent second half at that point.

I was hopeful the first goal would open the floodgates, but the changes immediately after the goal were perplexing at best, completely disrupted the shape of the team and were almost as if we’d put the cue on the rack and dishing out random runouts.

Should really have been home and hosed with the chances missed, particularly the pinball and the one that hit the post. Fair play to Cambridge, they really grew in to the game and were by far the best footballing side out of all of the lower placed teams to visit us. Such a soft goal to concede though and we’re just lucky that Derby dropped points too. Mbete had a pretty dreadful afternoon all told; Santos can’t come back soon enough on that front.

I’m missing the next three games on honeymoon which is probably a bit of a blessing as I’m not sure I’d be able to hack the tension! Hopefully when we’re back for the Accrington game we’ll have a bit more of a cushion and will be pushing to confirm our play off spot. 

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2 minutes ago, Rizlar said:

Peterboro worry me they have hit form at the right time

I can only think this is typical Bolton negative thinking.

Last week, yes last week….I watched their home game against Oxford, and guess what they struggled at home and drew. They won their previous 2 games.

But do you know what? The result before that they lost 0-3 to Cheltenham. 

Listen I get it. They are above us, their league form at the moment is probably a bit better than ours. But don’t kid yourself that they are all that. 

Why can’t we play our best 11 next week at Oxford and get back (Plymouth and Exeter results evidence) to our best? Maybe I’m just too positive in my outlook.

But that’s the reason I’ll be there next week and believing that a win will get us back on track for promotion 

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If the game is 0-0, you make certain changes, he did this, we got on top but no goal.

He readies his subs based on 0-0, then we score . At that point we should not be making the changes he made especially as it meant we had none left. Closing a game down who do you want in midfield MJ or Kachunga ? If was still 0-0 and he goes for it fair enough but as they say 'goals change games'.

Whilst I did not like initial team can see why he made changes and rested players and we got our noses in front once he changed it up. 

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1 minute ago, desperado said:

I can only think this is typical Bolton negative thinking.

Last week, yes last week….I watched their home game against Oxford, and guess what they struggled at home and drew. They won their previous 2 games.

But do you know what? The result before that they lost 0-3 to Cheltenham. 

Listen I get it. They are above us, their league form at the moment is probably a bit better than ours. But don’t kid yourself that they are all that. 

Why can’t we play our best 11 next week at Oxford and get back (Plymouth and Exeter results evidence) to our best? Maybe I’m just too positive in my outlook.

But that’s the reason I’ll be there next week and believing that a win will get us back on track for promotion 

My opinion win our game in hand and then it’s back down to us. 

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Today's positives:

Dan Nduludlulululu - looked like a fkin pedigree racehorse. Deffo a player in there. 

No more injuries, although that slide on Trafford at the end reeked of cuntism.

Free parking 

Today's negatives:

The rain

Shoretire, Mbete - both not great, again

Santos missing - a colossal loss particularly at the business end.

My Mrs coming home from ireland

 

 

 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, captainmed said:

Shoretire is looking bang average.

He was poor today. 

Listen this isn’t me saying I knew better than Evatt - but my starting line up (earlier in thread) had Morley, Lee and Nlundulu in. All  (well not Morley, but he rested at Sheff Wed) who were fresh and all who made a positive impact when they came on. 

Thing is with Shoretire, he’s showed glimpses of brilliance, but that’s all it’s been. 

Him and Mbete are young lads still learning, that’s why they are here. 

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11 minutes ago, Ani said:

If the game is 0-0, you make certain changes, he did this, we got on top but no goal.

He readies his subs based on 0-0, then we score . At that point we should not be making the changes he made especially as it meant we had none left. Closing a game down who do you want in midfield MJ or Kachunga ? If was still 0-0 and he goes for it fair enough but as they say 'goals change games'.

Whilst I did not like initial team can see why he made changes and rested players and we got our noses in front once he changed it up. 

Think Evatt already let the asst ref know who he was bringing on, MJ was the call at 1-0 but not at 0-0. We paid for the first half performance… it was dire. However we would all of taken 4 points from the 2 games after the final… looking at the fixtures going forward we’ve got to massively fuck up not to make the play offs. 

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I'd love to know how many shots Adeboyajo has had for us in his 10/11 games. Less than 10? We've had strikers who couldn't hit a barn door before, but this guy could be Jared Borgetti/Ivan Klasnic in front of goal and no-one would ever know. Seems to be the only thing he's comfortable/capable of doing is dropping deep with his back to goal and laying it off.

Big Dan looked a proper handful when he came on.

Result isn't the end of the world, but there are too many players who simply don't look good enough. And that'll cost us eventually.

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11 minutes ago, desperado said:

He was poor today. 

Listen this isn’t me saying I knew better than Evatt - but my starting line up (earlier in thread) had Morley, Lee and Nlundulu in. All  (well not Morley, but he rested at Sheff Wed) who were fresh and all who made a positive impact when they came on. 

Thing is with Shoretire, he’s showed glimpses of brilliance, but that’s all it’s been. 

Him and Mbete are young lads still learning, that’s why they are here. 

I Wouldn’t be playing either of them between now and end of season. 

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2 minutes ago, Tombwfc said:

I'd love to know how many shots Adeboyajo has had for us in his 10/11 games. Less than 10? We've had strikers who couldn't hit a barn door before, but this guy could be Jared Borgetti/Ivan Klasnic in front of goal and no-one would ever know. Seems to be the only thing he's comfortable/capable of doing is dropping deep with his back to goal and laying it off.

Big Dan looked a proper handful when he came on.

 

Personally I think victor is poor and up to now been a waste of half a million but let’s see .  

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