Well today we could have seem our run end, or York lose their unbeaten home record, unless the game ended in a draw and then both teams would have kept their runs going. What a great effort once again, in a team that may have seen weakened by the players, who would have been first choice today.
I take back my views about the need to play fringe players in the lesser cup games, I had felt that such players would not be match sharp and would be unable to come in a do a decent job. Well Ellis sure proved me wrong and it goes to show, that all the work they do in training, must be first class.
It sounded as if Dsane was not doing too well up front, a place he would I think prefer to start anyway, but I said in the Dsane thread, that he would not keep missing the chances that came his way, today he put a good goal away, to get the team on its way.
It also sounded like Bevan had a good game and pulled of some top drawer saves, I have to ask, do we need Poke back, Bevan's record must now surly be better than Pokes in goal for us.
Like you all my heart sank when York got their goal, in seasons past you knew it was going to happen and we often went on to lose the game. OK we got some good fortune, with their keeper dropping a cross, but I have always believed you have to make your own luck.
Also in games past, we would after letting in a late goal, just end up even deeper and that is always fatal, as you just invite a second goal. The boys must have been really hungry to get the win and credit to them and the team selection and tactics used by Bucks today.
It sure feels good to be a TUFC fan at this time, I know our next game is on Tuesday night and that will play its part on the size of the crowd. We could go top and lets hope as many fans as possible do their best to be there, the team and the club deserve to be supported by us.
We all said that this season, we were better off than last, due to have a team with more strength in depth, that has surly been proved yet again today, so a big well done to those players like Ellis, who has had hardly any games. To come and give a man of the match performance speaks volumes to the team spirit, we now have at our club.
Like most I would have settled for a point. So 3 is an excellent return. The run has been something I`m sure none of us could have imagined back in August. well done once again to PB, the coaches and the players.
Although these are great times to be a Gull, I`m not getting carried away. A club equalling run has only got us into a play off slot. Nothing has been achieved yet in terms of the league.
lewes arguably represents the toughest hurdle yet since the run began. Its a home game where any dropped points in what is going to be a tight season, would be seen as a blow to promotion. If we scrape out a 1-0 win I`ll be more than pleased.
Anybody know how many Gulls fans were up there today?
Did not hear an figures given out on the radio, I hope we will get a report or two later, from any members who were at the game, they may have heard it given out at the game.
Radio Devon estimated between 100 /150.
That was a fantastic result - it was also really sweet to notch a late goal against them after the match earlier in the season!! I wasn't expecting a win today - it sounded as tough and competitive game as we were all expecting, so to win in the manner we did says such a lot about the team at the moment. Great to see Ellis back - playing against Dyer and Sodje today is the sort of test that I believe will make him improve a player - I really believe that he is capable at playing at a much higher level and hope that over the remainder of the season he can produce the form that means he is a fixture in the starting line-up.
The drive and the determination in the squad is there for everyone to see. We have been without one of the most electric players of the last few weeks in Carayol - we changed our formation that has been so successful as of late to reflect this and still we got the win.
I'm not so bothered about the record as such - but at the moment is proving to be something positive (rather than a millstone which prevents makes less positive and less eager to go for the win). As Buster says above, the Lewes game on Tuesday will be another test to our team - I'm absolutely convinced that the squad will go about the match with exactly the same attitude as if we were playing Burton.
Post by ohtobeatplainmoor on Nov 15, 2008 21:29:19 GMT
I remember when we were on the record of consecutive wins back in 1998 - Jason Roberts had just been recalled by Wolves for their trip to Leeds in the FA Cup and we faced Cambridge - who hammered us 3-0 - and a run one win in several games began (effectively cosing us automatic promotion)!!