Whats this an away tie in a cup game? just what is going on as we have enjoyed so many home cup games in all the competitions.I know some feel this cup is not that important, but it has great history and Bucks would love to win it for the club.
I really do not think still being in the FAT will have any ill effect on our promotion hopes and we really have a good chance to be back at Wembley again in the final.
If Hodges and Wroe are fit then I think we can safely say they will regain their places in the side and I would expect Green will be starting up front with Sills. No games are every as easy as they may look on paper, but I still expect us to win this game and go on into the next round.
I suppose the difference this year is that we have players like Thompson, Adams and Robertson who can come in and do the business. Hence, I am more positive about this competition this year although it could still create a fixture congestion come April.
After a somewhat light fixture list in the past month, we have two mid week league games either side of this match and maybe there is some merit in deviating from the preferred policy of playing the same XI. Maybe resting players like Hargreaves, Woods and playing Carayol on the wing may just freshen things up.
If we are looking to rest players rjd, then Hodges should be one of them, he has featured in most games and I would put Ellis in his place.Mark is raring to go and we know he can do the job there, maybe have Sills on the bench and play with three up front, Green, Dsane and Benyon. I would just like to see how we would play with a more attacking line up.
Really like Ellis as a player as well. We just seem to have many quality players at central defence presently. I think both Robertson and Ellis could be good long term prospects at the club but play better when alongside an older head.
I would love to be at that game with those three up front as think there may be a few goals. ;D
The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him.
I can see the same thing happening again and this time we have a weaker strike force, I also don`t want to go to Wembely just to lose focus on the bigger picture, why aren`t the play-orfs before the cup finals its ridiculous!
Fifty years ago tomorrow, Southport and Torquay United played their first ever competitive match in the newly formed Football League Fourth Division and seven days later I was taken by my father to my first ever Torquay United game at Plainmoor.
So it's the golden anniversary for Southport v Torquay games tomorrow and my golden anniversary next Saturday. The fact that next week's game is the farthest away possible in the BSP matters not, and I will be at Holker Street, Barrow In Furness (weather permitting!) with a select little group of friends for the occasion and we have booked an overnight stop en route to mark the occasion.....................more about that next week, but good luck lads for tomorrow as we hit the Wembley trail again!
Wish I'd gone to Southport myself now, Romford Kev has just phoned and put an old Gulls "legend" on the line who is in the country visiting his son who doesn't live a million miles from Haig Avenue himself.
I'm not allowed to reveal who it is just now as Kev plans to snap them both and put a competition up tomorrow, so until then I'll keep Schtumm; but it's good to hear from ***** and learn that he and the family are all well living in warmer climes than we enjoy in Good Old Blighty!
We will have to wait and see if we get any match reports, as to how this line up works, or not works, not sure I think its the best formation to go and get the game finished off as soon as possible.
Disappointed that Green is not starting,he has been playing better with Sills and more games together can only make their partnership even better. Playing with just one striker is in my view not what is required, but then I don't pick the team or get judged by the decisions I make.
A Woods cross and header by Sills is the closest we have come to scoring, the wind seems to be playing a big part in the game, as we hit balls far to long. I hope we see a change in the line up for the second half.