Post by ohtobeatplainmoor on Nov 25, 2011 21:05:29 GMT
I don't think it will cut much ice with Barty - he's making the journey on a pre-booked train ticket on Saturday.
I suspect Barton Downs could find something interesting to occupy himself with in most parts of the country! Either that or it's a perfect opportunity to do some Christmas shopping in beautiful Stoke on Trent!
Sounds like we are very much under the cosh so far this half..... Definitely would be happy with a draw.
Post by ohtobeatplainmoor on Nov 25, 2011 21:15:06 GMT
LR-T does play at centre-half but he also plays left-back. I suppose if MLing doesn't see LR-T as his first choice (in the event of any other player missing-out) then he did need to bring-in cover - but in reality it only needs a recurrence of Robertson's injury to leave us totally without any defensive cover for the next 5 weeks (other than Leadbitter). Better safe than sorry.
0-0 Full Time. From what I heard it was a bit of a battle out there without our passing game that get going. Lathrope said to be our best player but agreed that O'Kane was missed. Still a good point in a tough arena.
The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him.
Back from the game. They just about edged it, I think, but didn't take their chances. Olejnik's save from Pope at the end of the first half was outstanding. There were a few late blocks on the line too.
We didn't create many big chances but put together some nice moves - missed the final bit of creativity O'Kane would usually provide 2 or 3 times a game. I think Mansell had a chance which he skewed on the volley - probably should've headed it. LRT had a tame shot saved when through on goal, although to be fair he is a defender - he had quite an impressive 20 minutes otherwise. Lathrope was a bit slow and ponderous at times and gave the ball away a fair bit. Bodin was a disappointment - seemed to be running around circles when on the ball and off it he seemed reluctant to get back into position quickly. Wasn't really a night for Stevens either. Nicholson was exposed umpteen times by Myrie-Williams which is most likely why LRT came on. The only thing McPhee did after he came on was make a tit of himself by dribbling into touch, which doesn't do his cause any good
As for them, Pope was a big physical presence, made a nuisance of himself and drew the defenders in, but didn't offer an awful lot creatively beyond that. Madjo was Madjo - didn't really seem to do an awful lot other than head the ball on a few times. I'm not sure if the partnership works - they're too similar. There was quite a bit of long ball but not as much as Argyle. The midfield was physical - they'd done their homework on us - but when on the ball you can tell they're on a bad run because they lacked confidence and made a lot of mistakes. Their keeper looked a bit dodgy too but we didn't make the most of it. You sense that if they can get a lucky goal here or there, they could surge back up the table. A good side on a bad run, like we were a month ago
A point gained rather than 2 lost. I'll take 0-0 in the circumstances. Not bad but not brilliant
What relevance this has with the match(well nothing really), but the FA youth cup match with Man utd is being shown on MUTV. So it will kill me to subscribe but I think I will have to even though I live in Wigan, how much does it cost presuming a monthly charge will be needed?
well i would of been happy with a point before the game,i really cant add anything else,wasnt there didnt listen to the commentary,but it keeps the unbeaten run going,a clean sheet and 22 points to safety,happy with that
what a person is told is not half as important as what they think they have been told
Thanks for your thoughts there James, they were much appreciated!
Out of interest, how did Morris do in the advanced midfielder role? Also, you say the wide man did not do as well last night but was that to do with the central midfield changes?
Morris seemed a bit lost playing the O'Kane role. He worked hard and had the odd trick but i would have preferred him on the wing with Bodin in the hole. The 3, Stevens, Bodin and Morris, were quite fluid and swapped places regularly
O'Kane was a big miss as very little was created. Felt sorry for Howe who worked hard but very little stuck upfront.
All 3 officials were homers and had poor games but did not affect the result.
Well done to the 200+ away fans. still tired today after getting in at 1.30am