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Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)


By Deadly Submarine
September 8 2016

As Tranmere host Lincoln City on Saturday afternoon, keep up to date with the action and have your say on what’s unfolding with our Match Thread.......

 

 

 

 

 

After defeat for Rovers last Saturday for the first tme this season, it's back to Prenton Park for Rovers this weekend as they host Lincoln City on Saturday afternoon.  Rovers will be looking to begin an all new unbeaten run after going seven games unbeaten to start the new season for falling 3-1 to Aldershot in unfortunate circumstances last weekend.

Whether you are at the game or are following from somewhere else, why not discuss what you are seeing or hearing from the match as it progresses, using our Message Forum facility at the base of this story?  Fans of both Tranmere and Lincoln City are welcome to join in the discussion before, during and after the game.

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Lincoln City are the next visitors to Prenton Park on Saturday afternoon

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Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
08/09/2016 18:46
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Higgosboots
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
08/09/2016 19:07
If we don't win then suddenly the good start to the season isn't a good start.

 
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
08/09/2016 19:20
Looking forward to this one as it has the feel of a "real" game and a genuine test. Brother-in-law lives in Lincoln and follows the imps so more than just the result at stake. Each game was a tough encounter last season. My heart says a win (1-0) but my head says 1-1. Hopefully we can keep up our winning ways at home and this is one game I don't mind how we win; scrappy or not! I was hoping for Rhead to start as I don't rate him, but looks like their going for pace upfront as they see this as our Achilles heel.

 
mini_andy
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
08/09/2016 20:00
They're a good team looking to go up, so won't be coming here for a point. I think it'll be a good, close game. But we'll just edge it

 
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
08/09/2016 22:56
9-0 to us but some fans still complaining we should've had a cricket score

 
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
09/09/2016 02:18
Excited about this one as like phil65 says it has the feel of a real game.
Heart says we can win.
Head says if they don't score we will win.
If they do score it will be a draw.
If they score more than one we will lose.

 
aktrfc
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
09/09/2016 06:43
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2 the moon
Excited about this one as like phil65 says it has the feel of a real game.
Heart says we can win.
Head says if they don't score we will win.
If they do score it will be a draw.
If they score more than one we will lose.

Just the 1 goal for us moon, can't imagine why you think that, what with our free scoring open play we've shown so far



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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
09/09/2016 07:02
Title battle ! Who will win? Us if Mekki is left on the bench 😳

 
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
09/09/2016 07:20
I watched lincoln in their televised game at torquay last weekend..they looked pretty decent as an attacking force especially down the left.. ex grimsby player, nathan arnold was the lincoln player that stood out for me.

 
iagoapcen
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
09/09/2016 07:46
Tough yes but they aren't Real Madrid either, so at home, we have to win. I'm going for 3-2

 
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
09/09/2016 08:24
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2 the moon
Excited about this one as like phil65 says it has the feel of a real game.
Heart says we can win.
Head says if they don't score we will win.
If they do score it will be a draw.
If they score more than one we will lose.

Just the 1 goal for us moon, can't imagine why you think that, what with our free scoring open play we've shown so far
I should of really just put
Tranmere 1 Lincoln ?

 
Impdale
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
09/09/2016 09:15
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I was hoping for Rhead to start as I don't rate him, but looks like their going for pace upfront as they see this as our Achilles heel.

Should be a good game for both sets of fans and the neutrals. Would have been a good one for BT Sport.

I was interested in the quote from Phil65 on Matt Rhead. At first glance, many wouldn't rate him. He's not exactly fast and can't turn on a sixpence but what you can't deny is that he knows where the goal is. When he's not scoring, his work in the build up to any chances is also quality. He has the strength to shield the ball and can play with his back to goal. When you have accomplished finishers in your side like Marriot and, to some degree Arnold, it can pose a real threat for the opposition. Bump into Rhead in a pub and ask him what he does for a living and you probably wouldn't believe him if he said Professional Footballer, in much the same way that someone might not believe your McNulty!

Rhead has actually scored 6 in 5 this season as he hasn't played in all the games through injury. He got 20+ last season and as of 2 days ago, was the bookies favourite to finish as National League top scorer at 4/1 odds.

He may be a doubt for Saturday due to the position of a head wound which required stitches last weekend.... Or maybe he will start, who knows! He'll be good company for McNulty and keep him occupied or, we might just stick on a few more pacy attackers and try to run a few (rather large) rings around him. Either way, it'll be a good game and there are more decent players on both teams aside from Rhead and McNulty.

As well as Rhead and Marriot, we also have Bonne on loan from Colchester. At 20 years of age, he has amassed a number of league 1 appearances and goals. He can play as an out and out striker or as a ball-to-feet target man.

Anyway, hopefully we'll have a good game and I hope we're both at the right end of the table come the end of the season. It would be good to see two proper football league clubs getting promotion at the expense of the likes of 'plastic' Forest Green' and their artificial 'silver spoon' club.

 
roger mellie
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
09/09/2016 09:45
Back to a winning mentality. 2- 1 Rovers.
I agree that Rhead is a terrific player at this level.

 
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
09/09/2016 10:14
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Back to a winning mentality. 2- 1 Rovers.
I agree that Rhead is a terrific player at this level.

+1

 
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
09/09/2016 12:29
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roger mellie
Back to a winning mentality. 2- 1 Rovers.
I agree that Rhead is a terrific player at this level.


Rhead a good player but Goodison(Sm60) will have him in his pocket. Oh sh*t time lapse(Sm164).

 
Hardly Irons
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
09/09/2016 12:51
Unfortunately rather than a Deadly Submarine in the past, we've become the QE2.....absolutely huge turning circle until we can get on the straight and then we're full steam ahead. .

I'm sensing a 2-1 loss.

 
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
09/09/2016 22:06
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Back to a winning mentality. 2- 1 Rovers.
I agree that Rhead is a terrific player at this level.

Give me Norwood any day (different role now I know!). I would echo "at this level" as this is Rheads level; he's a non-league striker hence my rating of him (or lack of). Norwood should be playing at a higher level. Would rather be facing Rhead than pacier players. Having said that Rhead is highly entertaining; the bigger they are the harder they fall (and easier). He's not as popular with all Lincoln fans who do see him for what he is. Sorry but I have trouble accepting Rhead as a terrific player whatever the level. If we were offered Rhead on a free at Tranmere I wouldn't want him; happy to keep Cook in this role. Of course this is mostly my opinion with a little input from family who follow Lincoln. That's it, Rhead will play tomorrow and score the winning goal to make me eat my words!! Time to take cover from all the Rhead groupies!!

 
Impdale
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 09:26
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I watched lincoln in their televised game at torquay last weekend..they looked pretty decent as an attacking force especially down the left.. ex grimsby player, nathan arnold was the lincoln player that stood out for me.

And to be honest, that was one of our poor performances in terms of the way we played. Granted, we grabbed a late late winner but Torquay could have quite easily have done the same.

As an Imps fan, I hope we get the three points but I won't be too disheartened if we leave with nothing. We're both good teams this season and I'm hopeful that this will be a good game of football, the perfect advert for National League football and that we'll both be at the right end of the table come the end of the season as clubs with a proper football league infrastructure and history.

 
DevonExile
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 09:36
Agree about Rhead who was a flop at league level but I am convinced that Norwood would succeed.
Are we in danger of talking teams up? Lincoln are sound but any team with promotion ambitions would expect to win at home.Our perspective may reflect 3 seasons of indifferent home form which is hopefully a thing of the past
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Impdale
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 09:43
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Quote:
roger mellie
Back to a winning mentality. 2- 1 Rovers.
I agree that Rhead is a terrific player at this level.

Give me Norwood any day (different role now I know!). I would echo "at this level" as this is [youtu.be] level; he's a non-league striker hence my rating of him (or lack of). Norwood should be playing at a higher level. Would rather be facing Rhead than pacier players. Having said that Rhead is highly entertaining; the bigger they are the harder they fall (and easier). He's not as popular with all Lincoln fans who do see him for what he is. Sorry but I have trouble accepting Rhead as a terrific player whatever the level. If we were offered Rhead on a free at Tranmere I wouldn't want him; happy to keep Cook in this role. Of course this is mostly my opinion with a little input from family who follow Lincoln. That's it, Rhead will play tomorrow and score the winning goal to make me eat my words!! Time to take cover from all the Rhead groupies!!

No Rhead 'groupies' here.... Although he is the current 4/1 favourite to end the season as National League top scorer.

Granted, if you bumped into him in a pub and asked him what he did for a living, you would probably not believe him when he replied "professional footballer".

He's definately not the 'chasing through balls' type but he has a nice touch, an eye for a pass, strength, an ability to hold the ball up and he knows how to find the net (over 20 last season). He has 6 goals from the 5 games he's played in this season so far.

The assertion that he has found his level in the National League is relative. It depends what you are looking for in a striker. If you're a league 2 side with small pacy strikers and you're looking for a target man, you'd be silly to overlook Rhead.

Let's remember, Lincoln also have Marriot, a forward with skill, pace and brilliant finishing who plays off Rhead very well. Bonne on loan from Colchester who is a young striker with appearances and goals at League 1 level who can also operate as a 'ball to feet' target man. We also have Simmons, a product of our youth team who is highly rated, can also operate on the wing and scored 6 goals in a reserve fixture in midweek (our reserves won 15-0). And of course there's Arnold who is predominantly a winger but generally scores about 10 a season and can operate up front. We're no longer an 'eggs in one basket' side which has been our downfall in recent years.

I know Tranmere have plenty of options too and it's set up to be a good game today. I hope it lives up to its billing, regardless of the result.

Enjoy the game folks!

 
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 10:19
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MoanerLesser
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 11:55
We have a few who have scored more than 20 last season. Based on the way we are set up, it is unlikely two or three of them will reach that again this season. I can cope with getting out of this league by 1-0 or 2-1 wins with the odd loss but it is a shame that the main benefit to two of our forwards is they are not playing for our competitors! I can only go by what has happened in the last 30 or 40 games and the last 8 in particular. Stats do not lie. So don't expect Lincoln to concede more than 2 at most. IT is Brabin's style so while it gets us into possible promotion, fine. If we start to lose though, I can see questions as to why the setup seems to reduce opportunities for forwards to score regularly.

 
AndyMase
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 12:05
i'm going for 1-1 as i cant see us scoring 2. I thoght rhead looked decent last season, he is ;imited in terms of pace but like McNulty i think he links the game well.

No players in this league have all attributes that you would like in a player, if they did they would be playing at a higher level, and depending on those sttributes that could be league 2 to championship level

 
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 15:00
got live commentary on bbc radio Lincolnshire. they have said about 500 Lincoln fans there.

 
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 15:53
sounds as if we have had most of the possession but maybe Lincoln with better chances. interesting that the bbc radio Lincoln co -commentator sees lee Vaughan as a weak link in our defence, but he has been quite complimentary of some other rovers players. he describes mcnulty as the best defender in the conf.



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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 16:01
I think we did improve as the half went on. Don't look like scoring in a hundred years though.

 
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 16:54
2 defeats on the bounce now

 
aktrfc
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 17:04
Sorry but that was v poor. Not one of them looked like they could play football. Signs have been there for a few games. No better than last year

 
ste25yearsafan
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 17:05
Mr Brabin's tactics are baffling Surely Mr Palios can see the problem !

 
DevonExile
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 17:07
So those that expressed concerns when we were winning games where not just imagining problems.We are suffering from inadequacy in both full back positions.Combine that with slow build up and a lack of creativity and it is not hard to see why there are so few efforts on goal.The only real chance in the second half was the effort by Davies.
Depressingly it feels like last season and the evidence of progress is looking increasingly questionable.The temptation is to argue that we have a good side that is I effectively managed but I am not sure that is so.Even the year we were relegated there were claims that the side was better that our closest rivals.
The next few weeks will be a test for Brabin.If the slide is halted we will still be in touch but if not I suspect that MP patience will not extend too long

 
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 17:07
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Sorry but that was v poor. Not one of them looked like they could play football. Signs have been there for a few games. No better than last year
Agreed. Certainly at home the late late penalty v Barrow and the last minute winner v Eastleigh just papered over the cracks. The goalkeeper came closest to scoring today.

 
bumhobo33
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 17:08
Best part of the game was when the radio feed cut out at the 87th minute, gave me a few minutes of my morning back. We sounded uninterested, and diserving of the result. Might be time to reconsider the line of thinking that we have the best talent in the league as we haven't showed anything near that this season, even when we were winning.

 
aktrfc
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 17:17
Think that header by Davis was our only real attempt on goal

 
ming05
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 17:29
Wasn't there so can't comment

 
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 17:31
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Wasn't there so can't comment

Lucky you, wish I was in the pub or anywhere but

 
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 18:10
On a positive note, Stephenson looked really good !

 
Fiftyyearsarover
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 18:14
Very poor indeed .i won't mention tactics/manager as it brings the wrath of the rose tinted brigade down on me ,I am sure it was posted that this side was assembled to take us into League 1 .someone is having a laugh, this is possibly the worst Tranmere side for many a year it's only the fact we are in this League that makes us look half decent outside this League we would be hammered we are only 9 games in and look at the GD with our rivals .we are going to be like Luton ,Grimsby spent years trying to get out of this League and Wrexham still trying .Ihope this is a negative enough post it might make people think instead of accepting this dross being inflicted on a Loyal band of supporters

 
tranmerepete
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 18:17
I could not go today as I had to go a party. I was gutted but it sounds like I did not miss anything.



Every ball is a white ball............TRFC

 
Fiftyyearsarover
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 18:24
Lucky you Pete

 
Higgosboots
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 18:27
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Mr Brabin's tactics are baffling Surely Mr Palios can see the problem !

Appears the football is largely irrelevant so long as money is rolling in.

As I said weeks back, fullback(s) not good enough, no endeavour going forwards, except when Stephenson came on, lack of goal threat, poor tactics and it all shows in the fact we have only beaten teams who will be in a relegation battle, having played 6 teams in the bottom 1/3 and we haven't even beat them all, and it's all down to the tactics. I note the media speak from Brabin has gone from "We're here for promotion to were in a better place to challange for promotion". Says it all, the mans a bottler.

That's it for me now, not putting another penny through those turnstiles whilst the one who's name shan't be mentioned is there.



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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 18:32
Out muscled in midfield and poor at LB/RB AGAIN. Getting fed up of watching this dross. Southport, Guiseley. Aldershot and today was below rubbish. We are crying out for more players, why Hughes is playing LB is a joke. I'm not into jumping on bandwagons getting managers sacked but if Brabbin doesn't deliver 3pts on Tuesday he's got to go!

 
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 18:54
ive only missed away at shots this season, but enough is enough. Home to guisley should have finished it for me. The fact that MP wasn't even there for the game, did he sit at home and watch on TV? Can't get my money back for my season ticket, but if I could I would like a rat up a drain pipe. Past the point now, if we were having a go, I would be OK, but even after 5 wins out of 5, things were wrong. Even then I was slatted on here for being negative. The whole set up needs looking at, I'm now not going to York and I was looking forward to that. Booked 2 days off work, hotel and couldn't wait to relive my youth with a trip around the railway museum. Not now

 
Uglybob
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 19:51
Same old , same old . Too many long balls . When we do play it to feet we are far too pedestrian lacking pace and purpose . Final third - run out of ideas . Final balls - nowhere near good enough . Set pieces - enough said ! Another Saturday the away goalkeeper didn't have to earn his wage . Beside one save low to his right in the first half and Scotty`s header going close he may as well put a deckchair up and enjoyed the sun ! All very pretty knocking round the back four or occasionally advancing as far as the half way line but when oh when are we gonna show some fight in US and attack teams with numbers and pace ? Take the game to them , make them think . Thought their No 29 Bonne ? Had a good game , had pace and skill and wasn't afraid to take men on . Stephenson showed some of that as well when he came on . Pity the rest didn't .

 
ste25yearsafan
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 19:55
I too, was planning on going to York, but finding it difficult to believe in the team as long as this Manager is making the decisions.
Today's game was a mirror image of the problems we all saw last season, I'm sure MP can see it but am also sure he won't have the courage to make a managerial change just yet.

 
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 19:55
I've waited and waited this season for the mighty SWA to show some promise at home instead we are treated to an inept manager bumbling through week by week with 10" thick rose tinted glasses, fans have moaned about teams parking the bus - well that's only because we are so pedestrian by the time we pass the ball over the centre line it's taken a bloody age and they have regrouped for a cup of tea and put their slippers on, we have consistently looked like a team that have not trained or played together, don't get me started on free kicks and corners it's a joke, said it all when Ridehalgh high fived and laughed with his teammate for ballooning another one over the target. We've no real game plan on how to play fast attacking football, as shown today when Norwood was inline with our own defence having to try and have a go only to lose it and cause panic. Sorry I could go on, those defending the man should have watched Dover v F.G - How long is it going to take us to score 7 goals, Rhead was an absolute menace today I wish I could say the same about our forwards Cook & Norwood. I don't think our squad (the managers choice after two seasons) is strong enough, it looks like we are in this league for the long haul now, is it what we really want or deserve. Sorry Mr Brabin please go quietly AND soon.

 
mini_andy
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 20:07
I can't comment on the match, but it's a results business. The results need to start coming.

 
pc1968
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 20:18
I see Cole Stockton scored again today .. Very well taken apparently
That's five now .. At a higher level
Do we think it's worth a recall ?

 
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 20:46
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I can't comment on the match, but it's a results business. The results need to start coming.

Why won't you comment on the game, you were quick to comment with regards to a few of us being stupid an half of us looking stupid last week because we raised concerns.

 
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 21:18
[quote DevonExile]Agree about Rhead who was a flop at league level but I am convinced that Norwood would succeed.
Are we in danger of talking teams up? Lincoln are sound but any team with promotion ambitions would expect to win at home.Our perspective may reflect 3 seasons of indifferent home form which is hopefully a thing of the past
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" Rhead was a flop at league level" I shall take your word for that, what is a fact he is not a flop and this level.
Not only is he a prolific goal scorer but he also creates a multitude of opportunities with little headed flicks and lay offs for his team mates. I would have him at Tranmere tomorrow.
The one thing I don't like about his game is his propensity to feign injury, made even more irritating by his stature.As regards our prospects of promotion we have no chance as long as Mr Brabin is in charge.
I take no pleasure in saying this, just the opposite in fact, but a sad reality I fear.

 
Uglybob
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 21:29
Not just because of his goal but I thought Bonne looked a better player than Rhead today . Pace , commitment and good reading of the game . I was impressed .

 
Jack of all Trades
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 21:35
Todays game summed in up for me, IMO, we were the better team over the 90 minutes but, lost to a team set up perfectly tactically by a manager Dan Cowley (Ex Braintree) who knew exactly what game plan was required and his team stuck to the script.

What is the use of creating good openings and trying to pass the ball into the net 3 first half 1 second half. Darren Stephenson did enough, again IMO, to be included from the start even if our formation has to change to accommodate him.

I have been a strong supporter of GB in the past but, my support is wearing very thin at the moment. They say a team reflects their manager unfortunately, GB does not exude confidence, is indecisive found tactically wanting and seems incapable of getting the best out of probably the best man for man squad in this league on a regular basis.

Having said all that I honestly cant think of anyone to suggest as a replacement?



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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 21:40
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I can't comment on the match, but it's a results business. The results need to start coming.

Why won't you comment on the game, you were quick to comment with regards to a few of us being stupid an half of us looking stupid last week because we raised concerns.

I'm getting @#$%& off with your attitude on here. If you can find the exact post where I called you or anyone else stupid then I would be much obliged. The quote your referring to was from a Facebook post that deadly quoted FROM SOMEBODY ELSE!!!! I merly said I agreed with SOME of it.

The reason I cannot comment on today is because I wasn't there, I only attend about 8 games a season, sorry if that makes me less of a fan then you.

 
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 21:41
I don't think we were the better team over 90 minutes. Personally my MOM Scot Davies kept the score respectable. Think their keeper was doing a crossword.

 
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 21:48
The only issue now is the lack of a replacement. We have hit the acid test and we have been found wanting, with the same faults from last season.

Perspective has now been applied and our start is now in its place - which is a 'par' performance.

Nobody is on here offering any defence to the manager because there isn't one.

The system we are playing, the players selected and the style of play are all wrong. If we were getting results against ALL types of teams, I would shut up.

However, we have run into half decent teams and hit a brick wall so Brabin either has to sort things out or be replaced.

 
mini_andy
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 22:01
This week is massive, two away games games against 2 lower half sides. 6 points required

 
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 22:15
How after nearly one and a quarter seasons can we still be without players in two key positions defensively, fullback, its incredible if I was Palios he'd be in the offence after Bromley and Braintree asking why the @#$%& weve had two games with two midfileders and excellent ones at that in the back four, get it sorted.

 
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 22:19
Couldn't agree more mini Andy......

but how...

just listened to GB and he is at it again... 2 stone wall penalties etc. etc. but there was no creativity and as other have said Davis had our best chance...


Norwood was terrible today....so why on earth take Cook off...

Kirby did nothing in 45 minutes... but then he never saw the ball so either he is hiding from the ball/ not up to it/ etc etc. or the team is not capable of changing tactics after 45 minutes....

Kirby BTW in my opinion was excellent pre - season and I expected him to be a major force but he was ignored at the start of the season and is definitely not a target man for pumped up long balls.

By the end, I and those around me were at our wits end and gallows humour was the order of the day.... I do so hope MP was indeed watching and does not allow this to fester for too long if performances do not improve (yes performances not wins- we can all accept an unlucky defeat when we have played well but we haven't been doing that for many games now)....

 
Uglybob
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 22:53
Agree 2 the moon , we were not the better team over 90 minutes .So , some might say we had more possession , so what , it's what you create with that possession that counts . You can knock it around all game but if you don't penetrate ( or more importantly put the ball in the net ) , it counts for absolutely Zippo . I thought Lincoln came to play and didn't throw 10 men behind the ball . Good luck to them . I said to my son at the end of the game that we didn't deserve anything from that game and I stand by it .

 
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Phil65 (IP Logged)

Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 23:23
I think we need to call some sort of truce with the in-fighting. Everyone of us will be feeling wounded this evening regardless of which side of the "negative/positive" spectrum we are on. I was feeling particularly low after today's game but have been to a fundraising event for Clatterbridge cancer unit this evening which has put the whole thing into perspective. I'm now ready to move onto the next game as today's wasn't the end of the world despite the pain.

 
Uglybob
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 23:31
+1 Phil .

 
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 23:46
I look forward to when we lose. Only time I see a lot of comments. None are constructive ( apart from the likes of Hoots and Deadly and a couple of others) but there you go...

 
Uglybob
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
10/09/2016 23:57
Sorry 8530KG but I have ALWAYS given a fair assessment of what I see , warts and all . I don't view things through Rose tinted glasses , nor am I particularly ascerbic in my comments . I have never slagged GB off and I don't look forward to when we lose . I try and post constructive criticism when I think it warrents and praise when it warrents . If you view things differently , that is your prerogative .

 
AndyMase
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
11/09/2016 00:36
Poor today i thought, passing slow and inaccurate, didnt really create a chance of note. Stephenson needs to start at least he looked interested. Maynard i thought was again probably our best player in the holding role, Jennings not good enough and Jake Harris seems to be unable to pass a ball more than 5 yards, i would play Harris (coz he can win the odd ball) and Hughes in the middle as he seems able to pass.
Lincoln looked the better side and fully deserved winners in my opinion.

 
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2 the moon (IP Logged)

Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
11/09/2016 02:01
Stephenson did at least look like he wanted to play. Position wise he was all over the place, jumped to early for headers and hit the worst cross of the season. He needs more game time but for me he looks like he could have something we are missing.



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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
11/09/2016 08:23
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I can't comment on the match, but it's a results business. The results need to start coming.

Why won't you comment on the game, you were quick to comment with regards to a few of us being stupid an half of us looking stupid last week because we raised concerns.

I'm getting @#$%& off with your attitude on here. If you can find the exact post where I called you or anyone else stupid then I would be much obliged. The quote your referring to was from a Facebook post that deadly quoted FROM SOMEBODY ELSE!!!! I merly said I agreed with SOME of it.

The reason I cannot comment on today is because I wasn't there, I only attend about 8 games a season, sorry if that makes me less of a fan then you.

Point taken and apologies for offence caused. Should have let the topic go and to single you out was wrong. I for one don't beleave that attending less games makes you any less a fan, far from it. I only react when people do suggest that others are less of a fan because of what they think or how they show it. My only beef is with the team as a whole at this time and how they are playing.

 
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
11/09/2016 08:42
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
11/09/2016 10:09
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Sorry 8530KG but I have ALWAYS given a fair assessment of what I see , warts and all . I don't view things through Rose tinted glasses , nor am I particularly ascerbic in my comments . I have never slagged GB off and I don't look forward to when we lose . I try and post constructive criticism when I think it warrents and praise when it warrents . If you view things differently , that is your prerogative .

So in the 'couple of others'? I refer to those who only appear in full pelt when we lose.

On this topic, it does seem that the team has lost its way. Maybe it hasn't and was just lucky for first 7 games?

In any event there is an issue it seems. Inability to hit the back of the net in any amount that puts games to bed.

Do you think it is because of the old "square peg, round hole" situations?



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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
11/09/2016 10:10
I had full match commetary on bbc radio lincolnshire but for some unknown reason it cut out for the last few mins and went to commentary of the boston utd game so I quickly changed over and got the last few moments on wirral radio. Wirral radio always have live commentary for the final 5 mins no matter where u are in the world. As soon as I tuned into wirral, scott davies had his chance. Seemed like our only real chance in the game. Was quite impressed with the lincoln commentary duo. They appear to understand the conf well.

 
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
11/09/2016 10:15
Fair comment 8530KG.

 
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
11/09/2016 10:24
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I had full match commetary on bbc radio lincolnshire but for some unknown reason it cut out for the last few mins and went to commentary of the boston utd game so I quickly changed over and got the last few moments on wirral radio. Wirral radio always have live commentary for the final 5 mins no matter where u are in the world. As soon as I tuned into wirral, scott davies had his chance. Seemed like our only real chance in the game. Was quite impressed with the lincoln commentary duo. They appear to understand the conf well.

It was a game of few chances, however defo should of had at least 1 pen. And Steve Jenno had a couple were he should of hit it rather than panic, Davies header was the closest we got though yes. Then again Lincoln came with a decent plan and they have some decent attacking players and they seemed better prepared for battle than us. Crowd didn't help though, only chanter on us the whole 90 mins was "Steeevvveeee" which sounds more like booooooo somehow

 
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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
11/09/2016 12:56
I've just been watching the EFL round-up and marvelling at the simplicity of some of the goals and also at the way individuals in the team actually take responsibility when in a shooting position to take an attempt at goal. All right we are not in the EFL now but we do have players who you think would have the ability and guile to shoot from promising positions. The glaring example was Steve Jennings' woeful pass to nobody when in a perfectly good scoring position. It's sad as has been said on here already that the best effort seemed to be Scott Davies' header in the dying seconds. Why was the hard working Andy Cook replaced when James Norwood's mind seemed to be elsewhere? There's a lot said about Norwood's "running" and effort and yes he is our leading goal scorer, but he really does run up blind alleys at times.

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