Post by tufcwewillbeback on Jul 15, 2008 13:24:31 GMT
It will be interesting to see who starts. They've had the Tiverton game and a week or two of training so tonight's starting eleven may be an indication of Buckles thoghts on his strongest eleven. Havig said that, Buckle has said that he wants everyone to come out of these 2 games with around the same amount of match practice so he may have that in mind when picking his starter's. If not tonight then Bristol Rover's, being the first big game, might show us this.
It will be a case of two half's and we may well see, what Paul feels is maybe his starting eleven, in the first half. I'm just looking forward to seeing all the new faces and get a feel for how well I hope they will play.
I think PBs comments in the HE today mean that we can read nothing into the starting line up tonight - he wants all players to have the same experience e.g. starting, mins played, coming on as sub etc.
I think the Bristol Rovers game will give a fuller impression.
Post by northyorkshiregull on Jul 15, 2008 21:00:32 GMT
A very enjoyable game tonight which we won 7 0 I think(lost count near the end).Benyon scored 4 and looked very sharp.Players that caught the eye were Hodges who scored twice,Green looked lively and the midfield of Wroe,Thompson and Carlisle all played well
Post by tufcwewillbeback on Jul 16, 2008 15:18:13 GMT
The game yesterday was a little to easy so I think we'll get a much better idea of our new signings strengths and weaknesses against Bristol Rovers on Sat. If i was to pick 1 out from the game yesterday it would probably be Sills though. For me, the reason Benyon thrived in the second half was the fact that he was able to play off Sills. There has been some comments suggesting that Sills may not fit in to the team if we are playing a "passing and moving" game. However, after last night it surely has to be Sills and one other. As i have stressed before, i am a big fan of Benyon and i believe, given the chance he could be a 15-20 a season striker so it was great to see him score a few goals in what was an entertaining 2nd half. I felt that in the first half they were not quite as fluid, at times, as they might have been but this can be expected against inferior opposition on a poor surface. I personally, was suprised by the very well controlled 2nd half. Despite the fact they would have bagged afew goals however they played they really seemed to make a concious effort to keep moving and working for each other and there were not many stray passes either. Well done also to the Newton goalkeeper and the number 11. Despite the 7 goals the keeper made some decent saves and the no 11 won alot in the air and went close to scoring in the first half, while setting up his strike partner for what could have been a goal in the 2'nd.