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Felt we were bereft of confidence til we scored and then considering the team we had out except switching off for their 2nd we were decent 

credit to the patched up team

hes a soft sod at times but Kachunga has moments of real class. His 2 touch and then ball to Doyle for that chance was absolute top drawer.

Pretty even game overall and 4 pts this week is decent but we could easily have had 6.

Entertaining  game and I hope @MickyDenjoted his special coffee 😁

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57 minutes ago, Mr Grey said:

Entertaining game, customary disallowed goal, customary denied penalty.

Doyle, you've got one job, put one of them chances away and it's 3 points.

MotM, their No: 10, Alfie May, Evatt have a word in his ear.

Our MotM, Kachunga.

Agree with all this

We were getting overrun first 20 then a change of formation and we looked a different team.Never thought I'd say this but Kachunga was superb.

Thought it was a very good game 

Was sat right behind Kachunga's goal cracking finish that

Now time to thaw out coyfwm

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To be fair to Doyle for that chance from Kachunga…and yes he has to score it…as a lone man up top with the 2 wife men being so far from him, I’d give him a little justification/excuse that he’d ran his socks off that much his legs were like lead by then

We look best when we get it wide and stretch them. just a little quality off winning.

Also if we hold off til half time without switching off for their 2nd I think we win by 2 or 3


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Good performance, very entertaining game.

Kachunga is really coming on.

Thought the substitutions were a bit strange; Delfounso offers very little and Gordon was, again, outstanding.

Good tactical switch from Evatt.

A most pleasing afternoon, pity we couldn’t take the 3 points.

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26 minutes ago, Casino said:

Great afternoon that, despite the cold

Credit to them too, for keep attacking

Stewarding and officials the only real letdown, except the get it up front brigade


Jesus, the ones behind us are going to get launched one of these days

Really enjoyed that.

Bizarre substitions mind, especially Baptiste for Gordon.

Thomason was excellent again.  Kachunga and the Hamburg lad also really good.

Good stuff.

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Really enjoyed the game today, neither team deserved to lose it. They were better than us in the first half, we were better in the 2nd, but very little in it.

We generally defended well, looked better when we went to 3 at the back after they scored.

Need to see the highlights again as I thought their 2nd goal was offside, I also thought we should have had a penalty and that Doyle should have scored with 20 mins to go.

All in all, I’d have taken a point at 3pm and it was a fair result, but Jesus, how fucking cold was it?

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Probably a fair result.....they shaded the 1st half, dominated midfield & aren't a bad team but after a bit of a reshuffle, going to a back 3, we were on top 2nd half & in patches played some lovely stuff.

Thomasson looked a bit out of his depth 1st half but sprayed the ball around beautifully 2nd half, both full backs were effective going forward ( still not sure about Gordon's defending, but he ran himself into the ground & it was right to bring on Baptiste ) & Kachunga again got better & better as the game went on ,MOTM.

Shame we still have some thickets squealing " gerrit forward" & "gerrit in the box" especially when we did go long down the middle we got nowhere, & when we were patient we made plenty chances, but still an enjoyable game.

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Doyle should have scored the chance at the end. The others he had, fairly play to the keeper. That's what keepers are there for, and thankfully Dixon did similar in the first half when their number 6 waltzed through.

They ripped us a new one down our right, and we're dominant until we switched formation.

Fair play to Evatt for that, though I was surprised how poor we were at first- didn't seem to know their roles.

For all Doyle's misses- he got them on target. Amaechi wasted 2 good chances too, and second half we had loads of opportunities from crosses and lay offs, but no one seemed to have their shooting boots on, apart from Kachunga with the super finish.

Their 28 caught the eye for me; moreso than May. Pulled strings for them, but we improved after the change of formation as he didn't get on the ball as much.

Finally a shout out for Thomason. Not the finished article, but he's got himself a bit stronger, works like a trojan, and has a classy pass on him.

Haven't missed Sheehan particularly since he came in, and more than happy when mj is fit, to have a midfield three of those 2 and Lee.

Decent game, was wrapped up enough to cope with the cold, and laughed at the lad as he shivered for the second half. Put more fuckin clothes on!

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Enjoyed that. Happy with a point in the circumstances given how few fit players we’ve got. 

Thomason head and shoulders above everyone else for me. Some of the balls he played in for John and Kachunga unreal. Can see why other clubs got pissed off with Kachunga, looked like he couldn’t get in to the game for chunks of the first half but was absolutely outstanding after that.

Gordon excellent again. Won’t blame him for fluffing his lines with his chance in front of goal. Probably the last player you’d want the ball to fall to in that situation, at least until Baptiste did exactly the same late on.

Did Cheltenham get rid of their long throw mon from last season?

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