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3 minutes ago, Johnnyrotten said:

Took loads last season, mainly from left side.  I remember many people sat round me in ESL commenting on how his corners were a massive improvement on the dross we'd got used to from the likes of Vela (not having a go at him btw), Darcy hit it with pace and curve normally towards the far post, under or near the bar.  We've not seen anything of the like this season, although I accept set pieces isn't what we are about, if our success is based on that we're going nowhere.   

Fair points, but I'm not sure that we have nobody to take set pieces, I think it's not a big part of our game at the moment, we could have a free kick 25 yards out and pass it sideways, that's the management and tactics.

Good teams have an array of ways of scoring goals, sometimes we look as though we need to score the perfect goal, but if you look at some of our last minute goals v Barrow, Southend etc... it's far from it. Even todays goal was a scruffy one.

It's only a slight worry as we are getting results, but watching our games and looking at our set pieces, its definitely frustrating, the good thing is, we have stemmed the flow of goals against from set pieces... 2 way thing.

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Carry on playing like that for the rest of the season and we'll be going up as Champions.....

Bollocks to the play-offs, it ain't happening....

Williams & Lee are class in centre mid.....

COYFWM!!!

 

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17 minutes ago, jeep said:

Carry on playing like that for the rest of the season and we'll be going up as Champions.....

Bollocks to the play-offs, it ain't happening....

Williams & Lee are class in centre mid.....

COYFWM!!!

 

Feel we may run out of games though. I’ve not seen anyone in this league play the football we have done recently. Still gutted we drew

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I always thought Lee was quality right from his debut at Exeter.

Hes pushed on another level the last 2 games.

If there's more to come from him and I don't know whether there is, he'll rip this division a new one

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Think the most important thing about today was that was  probably the best 90 minutes we’ve had all season . We are defo improving match by match think we will only get better . 

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1 minute ago, emus wig said:

Think the most important thing about today was that was  probably the best 90 minutes we’ve had all season . We are defo improving match by match think we will only get better . 

Agreed and let's hope so fella 👍🏻

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Feel deflated, which considering we were playing a team bang in form shows how far we have come.

thought we played really well, but still don’t create enough  out and out chances.

doyle should have done better with that header. 
 

good save by gilkes.

Would have taken a draw before the game, but better game management after we scored would have won it.  We have scored a lot of late goals, so probably due one against.

Win another 10 which we can do and we will be there or there abouts.

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42 minutes ago, superkev said:

Feel we may run out of games though. I’ve not seen anyone in this league play the football we have done recently. Still gutted we drew

How many other teams in this league have you watched? 

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20 minutes ago, radcliffewhite1 said:

Cambridge play 6 of the top 8 in their next 7 games 

Still nearly a quarter of a season to go - will be a roller coaster in th3 next couple of months, squad quality and size will play a huge part.

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2 hours ago, ianofcleveleys said:

Momentum can be a factor in last dozen or so games, as can squad size and quality, we've both of those to call upon. Cheltenham and Morecambe both maintaining consistent progress, as are Exeter, most of the rest throwing an off one in now and then. 

I didn't particularly rate Cambridge last time, if Crellin hadn't chucked one in we'd have beaten them on their own patch even with the half a team we had then. 

Was frustrating today only because it was another nearly-but-not-quite day, great defensive structure and workrate, collective commitment, plenty of possession, stylish play up to final third but, the big but, not clinical enough again with final decision, pass, cross. Corners were awful again too. Isgrove's look like he's a kid on an adults pitch who's struggling to get it further than near post.

Lots of takes on Doyle tonight, for me he's a L1/2 striker for a reason. He's a bit too particular where he wants the ball when it comes in, doesn't gamble enough and is on his heels too often on balls that are fired into that corridor of uncertainty around six yard line, and by his own admission, doesn't like heading it much. He's a flat footed runner without much pace, doesn't stretch defences, his hold up play isn't anything special and he doesn't make it stick enough if anything is put up to him above waist height.

Having said all that, I wouldn't particularly put Miller in before him and we've nobody else in the wings so either he needs to try to adapt (not that likely) or we need to work harder at being more accurate and selective with our crossing, so he gets it where he wants it more often, then it's up to him to convert a big enough percentage.

 

Great stuff, agree with every word.  I would say that my opinion of Doyle has shifted slightly from being a nailed on league one striker when we go up (this season or next) to being a "maybe, we should be able to get better".  A bit limited, but you know what you're going to get, and attitude/commitment can't be faulted.  Just that other teams will probably have a striker that has more of an all round game in league one.

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Doyle is a L2 striker. A decent one I believe and not one we are using to full potential but if our starting 11 today started in L1 in August, a striker would be my 1st target - after replacing Gilks

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57 minutes ago, Biggish Dave said:

I always thought Lee was quality right from his debut at Exeter.

Hes pushed on another level the last 2 games.

If there's more to come from him and I don't know whether there is, he'll rip this division a new one

A pleasure to watch Lee, always in control, never flustered.  Where I would say he could improve compared to his CV, is providing a goal threat.  At Sheff Wed, runs into the box seemed to be a feature of his game, we've not seen any sign of that.  MJW is completely defensively minded, so no reason for the other centre not to be allowed to break forward.  Between Sarce and Lee their CV says shots at goal, the reality has been very different, so we are completely reliant on the strikers, we aren't getting much from attacking midfielders.

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4 minutes ago, Johnnyrotten said:

A pleasure to watch Lee, always in control, never flustered.  Where I would say he could improve compared to his CV, is providing a goal threat.  At Sheff Wed, runs into the box seemed to be a feature of his game, we've not seen any sign of that.  MJW is completely defensively minded, so no reason for the other centre not to be allowed to break forward.  Between Sarce and Lee their CV says shots at goal, the reality has been very different, so we are completely reliant on the strikers, we aren't getting much from attacking midfielders.

Confidence - it's coming. Our instinct at the moment is try to win but don't lose.

Once the realise they are in the top 1 talented sides in the division, I think the shackles will losen a touch.

Enjoy the ride over the next 10 weeks. How's yer nerves

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14 minutes ago, Biggish Dave said:

Confidence - it's coming. Our instinct at the moment is try to win but don't lose.

Once the realise they are in the top 1 talented sides in the division, I think the shackles will losen a touch.

Enjoy the ride over the next 10 weeks. How's yer nerves

100% better than they were a month ago when I was more concerned about how Grimsby and Southend went on than Cheltenham and FGR.  This is enjoyable, how football should be, if it all goes pear shaped, we start again in August with a much better squad than 6 months ago.  And watching live.

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2 hours ago, Burndens Bogs said:

Someone in that top 3 will probably sink like a stone, it usually happens. Also, a team thats been in a play off position most of the season will throw a wobbly and fall down the division. Twists and turns yet.

agree with this, it's exciting times i'm gutted we only drew today we deserved all 3 points but i  still feel confident we'll be somewhere in the top 7 come the end of the season

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Just like to say very well played today in what was an entertaining game, unlike most in this division. Thought overall you looked the stronger and fitter side and if you play everyone like that i'm sure you will be in the automatics. Our strong point is our defence which kept us in the game today right to the death, and with a player like Rowe in your side we're always a threat when just 1 down. That Lee in your midfield looks a great player and ran the middle of the park today. If you had a better striker than Doyle you would improve massively. Anyhow good luck for the rest of the season and I hope you go on another great run beating teams we're chasing along the way.

 

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2 minutes ago, Hoofy said:

Just like to say very well played today in what was an entertaining game, unlike most in this division. Thought overall you looked the stronger and fitter side and if you play everyone like that i'm sure you will be in the automatics. Our strong point is our defence which kept us in the game today right to the death, and with a player like Rowe in your side we're always a threat when just 1 down. That Lee in your midfield looks a great player and ran the middle of the park today. If you had a better striker than Doyle you would improve massively. Anyhow good luck for the rest of the season and I hope you go on another great run beating teams we're chasing along the way.

 

Thanks Hoofy and good luck for the rest of the season. Be good if we both could get up and meet next season in L1

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