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Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)


By Total Tranmere
April 10 2017

As Tranmere host Forest Green in a vital National League game on Tuesday evening, keep up to date with the action and have your say on what’s unfolding with our Match Thread......

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the highs of Saturday's 9-0 home win over Solihull Moors, Rovers look to continue their unbeaten run as they host automatic promotion hopefuls Forest Green Rovers on Tuesday evening.

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Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
10/04/2017 11:40
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2017:04:13:18:13:31 by mini_andy.

 
Higgosboots
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
10/04/2017 11:58
Errm aren't we playing Forest Green, cut and paste error their

 
coltran
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
10/04/2017 12:02
Expecting a completely different game to the Solihull match. FGR will probably resort to time-wasting, cheating and spoiling tactics as they did last year. Will just be happy with a win whatever the score.

 
mini_andy
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
10/04/2017 12:03
😂😂😂😂 not guilty here!!

I'm going for a tight game which we'll edge by 1 goal.

 
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
10/04/2017 13:06
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Expecting a completely different game to the Solihull match. FGR will probably resort to time-wasting, cheating and spoiling tactics as they did last year. Will just be happy with a win whatever the score.

They have to try and beat us though if they want any chance of automatic promotion. A draw effectively puts them out of the race. They can't just set their stall out to spoil and hope we mess it up, unless they've given up on gaining the top spot. And they are better going forward than defending going by their record anyway. It will be tight, but I fancy us if we can play like we have in the last 2 home games (barring the last 15 minute aberration against Sutton).

 
Viking Tranmere
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
10/04/2017 13:23
They've got some good players, particularly Noble - who is brilliant - and Doige.
But then so have we.

Again, we have to be clinical, we have to win and do no worse than Lincoln in terms of the scoreline.

If we draw or lose its the playoffs.


Micky will have the lads in the right mindset.....

 
Borough Roaderd
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
10/04/2017 13:55
As we are the no.1 form team in Europe I'm going for another victory.Perhaps 2-1.

 
Fiftyyearsarover
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
10/04/2017 14:44
Back to white as a sheet time a win by 1-0 this week will determine what happens .i am more anxious of Aldershot myself

 
Hardly Irons
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
10/04/2017 15:31
I'll go for an uncomplicated 2-0 with rides and Vaughan on the score sheet

 
MoanerLesser
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
10/04/2017 16:05
Quote:
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Back to white as a sheet time a win by 1-0 this week will determine what happens .i am more anxious of Aldershot myself

Based on last 6 games it is a 50% chance of 1-0 and 50% chance of 3 or more goals scored.

 
pensbywhite60
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
10/04/2017 17:14
4-1 glad us was postponed we are by far the better team

 
smithy43
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
10/04/2017 18:28
As norwood always turns up against these lot I'm expecting a goal from him, we will surely get another so if the defence do their part like they have been we should see these out. Also Chester and Torquay haven't lost on the road for a while, same with Macclesfield (Lincoln's remaining home opponents)......

 
Yiggsy
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
10/04/2017 19:33
How does this sound?

Davies,
Vaughan, McNulty, Ihiekwe, Ridehalgh.
Jennings, Harris, Hughes,
Stockton, Cook, Norwood.

Tough on Buxton who has been brilliant and gives Vaughan a free running role but give FGR notice that TRFC mean business.

Otherwise, same again but with Cook for Stockton and looking to bring Sousa on or Stockton for Buxton if we need to go for it.

 
Miketrfc1
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
10/04/2017 19:55
Personally wouldn't change formation or line-up from what we have been putting out and getting the results. Also think we look far better and 'mean buisness' with the wing backs

 
WWStandsure
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
10/04/2017 21:41
One could look at - home win, Rovers miss a pen, one FGR own goal, several bookings (depends on ref), hardly any away fans (FGR don't have a great following anyway), the few FGR fans heckle their own players constantly throughout the game then turn on the manager & owner, while eating veggie pies - then they all resign from FGR and return home to their Eco friendly stadium. Some, most or all of the above. Enjoy the game Roverites.

 
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
10/04/2017 21:45
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Personally wouldn't change formation or line-up from what we have been putting out and getting the results. Also think we look far better and 'mean buisness' with the wing backs

+1

 
Eric01 Tranmere
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
10/04/2017 21:54
Quote:
Doogie'sGhost
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Miketrfc1
Personally wouldn't change formation or line-up from what we have been putting out and getting the results. Also think we look far better and 'mean buisness' with the wing backs

+1

And all this means is 2-0 win with a wee small fright here and there.

 
Cybertron
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
10/04/2017 22:19
This is going to real test, keeping Doidge on a short lead is essential as this appears to be where their biggest threat lies. I am guessing a 2-1 scoreline.

 
mini_andy
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
10/04/2017 23:16
I believe they've had a bit of a bust up behind the scenes, and a couple of their better player weren't available as a result on Saturday.

 
Trover1
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 00:49
If we can keep Miller of Dover relatively quiet, Doidge should suffer the same fate. Recent form has me confident, 2-0 win, Cole and Connor SWA

 
stairwaytoheaven
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 06:00
All depends which Forest Green turn up. A very capable side but never seem to put the same team out twice.
I don't think they are as strong as when we played them at their place, reports of fall outs between the manager and players has meant some of the 'fringe' players have been given the opportunity, Jake Cassidy's sending off for Guiseley on Saturday certainly helped them maintain their lead, and they were less than convincing against Lincoln.
I think they have resigned themselves to the play offs and finishing 3rd so may well be looking for a point at our place but after Saturday's result I am confident that we will score so it all depends on keeping a clean sheet.
I'd be very happy with a 1-0.

 
DevonExile
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 08:23
It also depends how we approach the game.At their place we played the first half as though a point would do and showed too much respect.The second half we took the game to them and their defence looked poor. With the same attitude in both halves we would have come away with all three points.
As for the now long standing rumours of something being amiss behind the scenes,there is no evidence for that given the number of times FGR have come up with late winners

 
EBAWB
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 08:26
We need to keep the momentum going and get after them and not sit back if we take the lead. A draw is probably not going to be good enough to go up automatically. C'mon ROVERS!

 
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BELMONT (IP Logged)

Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 09:29
I'll go for a 2-0 win for us and away win for Chester of 1-0 tonight and hopefully that will be the score's.thumbs down. You never know these things do happen in football the next best thing would be us winning by bigger goal difference than Lincoln tonight hopefully by three goal's every little step counts.

 
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HalfManHalfBiscan (IP Logged)

Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 10:42
Their forum have us as favourites...

[forum.fgrfc.net]

I'm buzzing with positivity....Can't wait for tonight...

3-1 to SWA



I left my heart in Papworth General

 
Viking Tranmere
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 11:50
Doige and Noble to watch out for in particular.
Need to win

 
chrisprover
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 12:40
I will maintain a 3 0 prediction as last time I predicted that we won 9 0

 
MoanerLesser
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 15:29
I am more concerned about Chester. Their form is so poor that the goal difference advantage Lincoln have could increase even if Tranmere win.

 
Cybertron
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 19:43
Same line-up as Saturday apart from Wallace in for Mekki on the bench.

 
Hardly Irons
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 20:41
Wallace standing off far too much, hasn't got the drive of Harris

 
Import
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 20:44
Nervy?

 
ming05
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 21:14
Of what?

 
Stewsydney
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 21:44
Big crowd comes back & we lose , very hard mow to come 1st hopefully can be positive going into the lottery of the play offs

 
goosed
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 21:47
How can we score 9 on saturday and @#$%& all tonight

 
DevonExile
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 21:48
So disappointing as it really looked on.But more disappointing is the loss of Harris.For me our season turned in the right direction when he regained a place in the side and the way we have been playing there was very reason to be optimistic even if it had to be through the play offs.
I very much doubt that a midfield of Wallace and Hughes can replicate the recent movement we have seen.

If it means a return to a less creative midfield then Cook has to start as the player most likely to get something from nothing.

If Maynard was fit than he could make a better replacement for Harris

 
Fiftyyearsarover
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 22:08
Once Harris went off and Wallace came on we where doomed and was punished for missed chances .its the playoffs now .why do we lose our best players when we are doing well and need them. just on 7000 there tonight .what a let down

 
pez
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 22:14
Wallace is Dog She*t!

If Harris is still out Friday, I'd prefer to play with wingers.

Sousa and Jennings out wide and I seriously think that Norwood should be benched.

How can Norwood start ahead of Cook? Seriously? How many times has he missed sitters this season?

Cook gets a sniff and it usually ends up in the net.

Wallace is an over paid luxury imo, he doesnt do enough and now that Maynard is fit, it's a no brainier.

 
CookieMonster9
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 22:15
We were effectively down to 10 men when Wallace come on. He doesn't have the legs anymore and I'd happily have Steve Jenno or Maynard ahead of him.

 
Jack of all Trades
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 22:18
Only ourselves to blame, we created enough to have been comfortably in front before they scored.

Jay Harris was fouled after he had played the ball and the FGR players full weight came down on it looked like his knee. Just hope it isn't ligament damage.

FGR game plan as last season was to spoil berate the referee at every opportunity and how Bennett stayed on the pitch after the tackle on Wallace is beyond me.

IMO,a decent enough performance but, our failure to score from good chances proved costly.

 
Borough Roaderd
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 22:37
After the Lord Mayor's Show......No to be fair it wasn't a bad performance more frustrating.Losing Harris was a major factor because Wallace just can't do the job.Also felt Cook should have come on earlier. Their centre backs and keeper won it for them. Roll on Friday..let's get this one out of the system.

 
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 22:38
Harris was the difference for me, no energy in midfield when he went off. Wallace needs to up his workrate or get a taxi home. Cook should not of come on, we only go hoof ball then, should of been Collins for Stockton as his touch was off tonight and Souza for Jennings at half time. Oh well, cant say never yet, but looks like another nervy Playoffs for the Whites! a win in the Wembley sun would be unreal though.

 
beb end regular
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 22:40
Harris - suspected ACL, scan in the morning, but out for the season it appears.
Wallace, far too immobile - Maynard was available - had a full work out with Mekki before the game, big selection error.
Might have been better to switch to 4312 with Vaughan or Buxton replacing Harris when injured, and sousa brought on to play out wide

 
Hardly Irons
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 22:44
This in reality is big pressure, as mentioned on the Lincoln forum we don't do well against the top sides.... Unfortunately that's who the playoffs are generally made up of. We need to get a result against Aldershot to build confidence.

My heart sunk when i saw Wallace coming on, it takes us back to the negative defending and slow midfield play, personally would have brought Cook on then and drop Jennings into the creative midfield.

Onwards and upwards and Lincoln haven't won it yet.

 
Jack of all Trades
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 22:44
FGR local press calling it a "smash and grab" quite honest and accurate reporting for a change.

 
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Old Rover (IP Logged)

Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 22:44
We lost our shape in midfield when Harris went off. Can someone please tell me why we pay Wallace a wage. He has no pace, wont tackle and cant pass a ball. We are going to have problems in mid field if Harris is going to be out for a while.

 
Jack of all Trades
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 22:56
Wallace could play a blinder score and would still be C*** according to the forum.

IMO after replacing Jay H he had a decent enough game but, he is not an all action player like Jay, this is going to be a big miss if out for the season.

 
beb end regular
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 23:03
He could............but not many believe he will.
other problem was that Jeff Hughes - who might have been expected to be the more combative player in midfield following the reshuffle, was already on a booking, limiting his effectiveness.
Lack of midfield possession limited wing backs, and reduced our effectiveness

 
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2 the moon (IP Logged)

Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 23:04
Thought we were excellent 1st half and just needed that goal to top it off. They slowly game into the game 2nd half and finished the better side to be fair. Yes gutted as even though there's a way to go you can't see Lincoln letting it slip now.
Not going to play the blame game as it's what we've been doing for years and has got us nowhere.
We've took just 2 point's in 7 games against the other teams in the top 5 and it's going to cost us the Championship but the play off gives us a chance to make amends. We go again.

 
Team Spirit
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 23:08
Typical Tranmere

Just when you think things may be going our way, another kick in the teeth.

As an FGR has said on their forum, if they played us ten times we'd win nine but tonight when it counts we manage to waste countless chances and then get mugged.

Lincoln beat them 3-1 and got nowhere near the level we played at tonight, yet we come away empty handed.

Unless Lincoln manage a Devon Loch its the play offs for us and our record against the top teams is hardly inspiring.

Thoroughly cheesed off.

 
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Old Rover (IP Logged)

Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 23:11
Quote:
Jack of all Trades
Wallace could play a blinder score and would still be C*** according to the forum.
IMO after replacing Jay H he had a decent enough game but, he is not an all action player like Jay, this is going to be a big miss if out for the season.
I respect your opinion but what exactly did Wallace do when he came on. Their players ran past him like he was'nt there. Too play in midfield you have to tackle and have pace. Wallace wont tackle and has no pace.

 
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BELMONT (IP Logged)

Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 23:15
I think it was Jennings that had two golden chances to but his foot through the ball and score twice but his attempts both time's we're powder puff.

But overall we outplayed them but they did their job frustrated us , break up play play to the Ref roll over as if they've been shot.

I just hope we miss them in the semi's and if we have to meet them let it be in the final with a real Referee and not like tonight's clown.



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Yiggsy
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 23:19
Had it been Saturday at least 2 of those scrambles and blocked attempts in their box would have gone in.

Vaughan and Ridehalgh had a tougher time getting a run down the flanks as the build-up play was ponderous and then we reverted to long-ball tactics. tbf early in the second half we got a bit of joy from the hoofball but it petered out.

Not going to slag anyone off but Hughes seems ponderous enough at times without putting a similar player on to replace Harris when someone busier was needed.

I honestly think that Sousa may have fitted the bill although haven't seen enough of him (10 minutes or so in total) to know what he is like defensively.

It stopped happening for Stockton after about 60 minutes and thought Cook could have come on then to maintain the momentum because we were still playing decent stuff at that point.

As for FGR... the dirty bunch of fecking rag-4rsed b4stards.

 
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BELMONT (IP Logged)

Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 23:35
Quote:
Yiggsy
Had it been Saturday at least 2 of those scrambles and blocked attempts in their box would have gone in.
Vaughan and Ridehalgh had a tougher time getting a run down the flanks as the build-up play was ponderous and then we reverted to long-ball tactics. tbf early in the second half we got a bit of joy from the hoofball but it petered out.

Not going to slag anyone off but Hughes seems ponderous enough at times without putting a similar player on to replace Harris when someone busier was needed.

I honestly think that Sousa may have fitted the bill although haven't seen enough of him (10 minutes or so in total) to know what he is like defensively.

It stopped happening for Stockton after about 60 minutes and thought Cook could have come on then to maintain the momentum because we were still playing decent stuff at that point.

As for FGR... the dirty bunch of fecking rag-4rsed b4stards.


Well summed up description of FGR they we're the same last season.

 
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Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 23:35
Not brilliant and frankly, it's not over for top spot, but that result has seriously hurt Tranmere's chances of getting top.

I'm not impressed, but you have to wonder if maybe there's a hangover from the 9-0 result and how quickly the players could get back down to earth in their own minds.



Then I ate his Liver.......... with some baked beans and a can of coke.

 
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 23:38
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Not brilliant and frankly, it's not over for top spot, but that result has seriously hurt Tranmere's chances of getting top.
I'm not impressed, but you have to wonder if maybe there's a hangover from the 9-0 result and how quickly the players could get back down to earth in their own minds.

We smashed them for the first part of the game until Harris went off. No hangover, just didn't go in the net, was a matter of time before it did before the game changer.

 
kennyspint
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 23:43
Not to make excuses oh ok then every time we get a good football way of playing the crucial player gets injured. Thinking Tollit and Harris. Tollit was injured in open play but i do think Jay was targeted tonight. How was Jeff's full with yellow yet the foul on Jay was not even a free kick. I believe Refs think an early yellow stamps their authority on the game. That worked well with handbags halfway through the first half. Could have been so different if Cookie had converted a golden opportunity of one of Bucko's free kicked had been six inches lower. Lincoln still haven't slipped up fair play to them. On tonight's evidence we can beat FGR in the play offs.

 
Hoots Mon
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 23:48
We were excellent for the first hour but there was no way that we were going to be able to keep up that level for the whole game. The Harris injury was obviously a big blow but to blame Wallace as some have on here is way wide of the mark. We basically ran out of steam towards the end and their pacy sub number 14 caught out our tiring defenders on a few occasions. The best chances we missed were by Connor Jennings yet some wrongly persist on blaming Norwood again. Their second half subs changed the game whereas ours didn't. We were going all out for the win so there was always a chance that they would nick one on the counter attack.Based on the first hour,it was daylight robbery-the last half hour not entirely surprising.
Buxton's two free kicks were desperately unfortunate not to go in,one smacking against the crossbar,the other brilliant saved by their keeper who had a fine game.

 
Hoots Mon
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 23:50
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pez
Wallace is Dog She*t!
If Harris is still out Friday, I'd prefer to play with wingers.

Sousa and Jennings out wide and I seriously think that Norwood should be benched.

How can Norwood start ahead of Cook? Seriously? How many times has he missed sitters this season?

Cook gets a sniff and it usually ends up in the net.

Wallace is an over paid luxury imo, he doesnt do enough and now that Maynard is fit, it's a no brainier.

Cook didn't get a sniff. I seriously disagree with all of your post

 
SmartRover
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
11/04/2017 23:53
Shame we couldn't convert some of those chances tonight, especially in the first half when 2-0 would have been a fair reflection on play, still amazed that full back stayed on the pitch after that horror tackle. Norwood as ever flatters to deceive and I just think he's not done enough this season to keep his place. FGR as widely accepted are a horrible bunch who can at times play decent football and credit to Davies for those two top notch saves in the second half before the lucky winner. Did think our midfield tired midway through that second half and MM was just a bit too slow tonight in changing it with subs. Great crowd, awful queues which goes with the big crowd, looks like I will be using my early bird tickets for Wembley to support the SWA.

 
Higgosboots
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 00:12
It was always a big ask to win 11 on the bounce but the players need to go again as it's a big ask for Lincoln to win 9 on the bounce they will drop points.

 
Hoots Mon
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 00:15
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It was always a big ask to win 11 on the bounce but the players need to go again as it's a big ask for Lincoln to win 9 on the bounce they will drop points.

+1

 
Yiggsy
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 00:23
Just a quick point on McNulty and Ihiekwe.

Ihiekwe won just about every aerial ball he contested and McNulty is just so clever with his play and won balls others wouldn't have got a sniff at. He got done for pace by their number 14 in the second half down our right when we were chasing but with his craft, anticipation and guile still managed to get a crucial tackle in.

If you crossed John Stones with Steve McNulty you would probably get arrested but would end up with a cracking player!

 
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 01:38
Quote:
Hoots Mon
Quote:
pez
Wallace is Dog She*t!
If Harris is still out Friday, I'd prefer to play with wingers.

Sousa and Jennings out wide and I seriously think that Norwood should be benched.

How can Norwood start ahead of Cook? Seriously? How many times has he missed sitters this season?

Cook gets a sniff and it usually ends up in the net.

Wallace is an over paid luxury imo, he doesnt do enough and now that Maynard is fit, it's a no brainier.

Cook didn't get a sniff. I seriously disagree with all of your post
Norwood isn't in ahead of Cook, Stockton is. Nors will Chase, press, track back and run after everything. Players at this level have their limitations and often need to go 'long'. Nors will chase after these and force errors not to mention the runs he makes to create space.. He's a very important cog in Mickey's wheel

 
luckyseven
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 02:22
Just got back, tiring drive for midweek!

Thought we played really well tbh, did everything but score. I don't see what some have re: Wallace, I thought he was a bit off the pace when he first came, on but grew into the game, and all things considered, performed well.

Frustrating to lose it like that after so many good chances, but that's football I guess. On to Friday now and hopefully straight back to winning ways.

FGR, bad team of yard dogs. Ref needs to have a word with himself as well, completely lost control at times.

 
mini_andy
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 06:45
Absolutely gutted. It looks like we've blown it, but you never know. Winning 11 on the bounce to win the league always was going to be optimistic.

It sounds like we did everything right, but couldn't score. Always the way with Tranmere!

Lincoln may have an awful Easter, who knows.....


(Maynard needs to play for Harris)

 
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 07:37
Bad night last night.. if it is to be the play offs, which looks likely now, then maybe in the semis it would be best to meet dover. An injured or out of sorts ricky miller would help. I know we have kept him quiet in the 2 games with them this season but still a very dangerous player..always the possibility of meeting shots in semis.. will be able to judge them on friday.

 
mini_andy
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 08:35
I think it'll either be aldershot of Dover taking 5th so assuming we stay second it's one of them.

 
DevonExile
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 09:50
Wel lets hope that it is Dover, for so far we have failed to beat Lincoln,FGR,Dagenham,or Aldershot. It is an odd set of results in a season with record points already achieved.
It was perhaps predictable that FGR yet again win with a late goal



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Jack of all Trades
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 09:52
Summary of my take on last night.

1 - Another good all round performance simply didn't convert our chances and should have been comfortably ahead before FGR scored.

2 - Same old FGR enough said.

3 - Referee out of his depth and not strong enough (How Jeff Hughes tackle was a yellow and so was Benett's ( FGR Nr 6) escapes me.

4 - FGR manager tactically got it right last quarter when we were still pushing to win the game.

Gutted to say the least but, a similar performance (with goals)against Aldershot and things could possible change over Easter.

 
Hoots Mon
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 09:53
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Wallace is Dog She*t!
If Harris is still out Friday, I'd prefer to play with wingers.

Sousa and Jennings out wide and I seriously think that Norwood should be benched.

How can Norwood start ahead of Cook? Seriously? How many times has he missed sitters this season?

Cook gets a sniff and it usually ends up in the net.

Wallace is an over paid luxury imo, he doesnt do enough and now that Maynard is fit, it's a no brainier.

Cook didn't get a sniff. I seriously disagree with all of your post
Norwood isn't in ahead of Cook, Stockton is. Nors will Chase, press, track back and run after everything. Players at this level have their limitations and often need to go 'long'. Nors will chase after these and force errors not to mention the runs he makes to create space.. He's a very important cog in Mickey's wheel

+1

 
Hoots Mon
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 09:57
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Summary of my take on last night.
1 - Another good all round performance simply didn't convert our chances and should have been comfortably ahead before FGR scored.

2 - Same old FGR enough said.

3 - Referee out of his depth and not strong enough (How Jeff Hughes tackle was a yellow and so was Benett's ( FGR Nr 6) escapes me.

4 - FGR manager tactically got it right last quarter when we were still pushing to win the game.

Gutted to say the least but, a similar performance (with goals)against Aldershot and things could possible change over Easter.

+1
Totally agree with Mellon's comments on the game.
This is the ref who used to be a player.He's been very weak every time I've seen him.

 
Fiftyyearsarover
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 10:39
Lincoln are not going to slip up .they are a lot better all round side and always do what they need to do home and away .they really deserve to be champions good luck to them I say .if that was them in our place last night they would have not lost it .thats the difference between them and us .when the going gets tough the tough gets going

 
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 10:55
What a let-down in front of a large crowd. We played brilliantly for most of the game but just couldn't score. The loss of Jay Harris was a major blow but I don't believe Wallace deserves some of the criticism he gets. Wallace is a different style of player than Harris and perhaps doesn't fit in to the "all-action" style of the current midfield. Some of his passing was excellent though. If Harris is now unavailable, I agree that Maynard would be a better fit. I wouldn't bet on Lincoln not slipping up though but let's hope that last night's defeat doesn't result in a mini slump which has happened so often in the past. Like many on this site, I don't feel that confident in our ability to win the play-offs due to our form against the top teams and our penalty conversion rate.

 
Viking Tranmere
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 10:56
Hughes and Norwood let us down last night. Hughes should have been sent off for that reckless challenge, what was in his mind?.
His corners and free kicks were appalling again, why Liam and Adam dont take them I dont know.
Norwood - failed to hold the ball up, offsides and fouls given away cheaply and usual poor finishing. Collins should get the nod next game.

Finally Forest Green - what a horrible bankorolled team of playactors (Cooper was a disgrace - deliberately trying to get Connor sent off) and horrible set of supporters. I can see why Lincoln hate them.

 
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 11:04
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Lincoln are not going to slip up .they are a lot better all round side and always do what they need to do home and away .they really deserve to be champions good luck to them I say .if that was them in our place last night they would have not lost it .thats the difference between them and us .when the going gets tough the tough gets going

It's not over yet, a long way to go.

 
Hoots Mon
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 11:07
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Lincoln are not going to slip up .they are a lot better all round side and always do what they need to do home and away .they really deserve to be champions good luck to them I say .if that was them in our place last night they would have not lost it .thats the difference between them and us .when the going gets tough the tough gets going

Can't you ever not be negative?



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Hoots Mon
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 11:12
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Hughes and Norwood let us down last night. Hughes should have been sent off for that reckless challenge, what was in his mind?.
His corners and free kicks were appalling again, why Liam and Adam dont take them I dont know.
Norwood - failed to hold the ball up, offsides and fouls given away cheaply and usual poor finishing. Collins should get the nod next game.

Finally Forest Green - what a horrible bankorolled team of playactors (Cooper was a disgrace - deliberately trying to get Connor sent off) and horrible set of supporters. I can see why Lincoln hate them.


Why are they ''a horrible set of supporters''?. Those who went last night who have commented on their site have all admitted that they were battered in the first half and have been reasonably fair about the second half too.

 
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 11:17
Just to get things straight' I'm not blaming Wallace for the defeat.I'm just saying that he's not good enough to be in the team. As for Norwood he should start every game because he works hard for the team.

 
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 11:26
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Wallace is Dog She*t!
If Harris is still out Friday, I'd prefer to play with wingers.

Sousa and Jennings out wide and I seriously think that Norwood should be benched.

How can Norwood start ahead of Cook? Seriously? How many times has he missed sitters this season?

Cook gets a sniff and it usually ends up in the net.

Wallace is an over paid luxury imo, he doesnt do enough and now that Maynard is fit, it's a no brainier.

Cook didn't get a sniff. I seriously disagree with all of your post
Norwood isn't in ahead of Cook, Stockton is. Nors will Chase, press, track back and run after everything. Players at this level have their limitations and often need to go 'long'. Nors will chase after these and force errors not to mention the runs he makes to create space.. He's a very important cog in Mickey's wheel

+1


I understand that Nors runs after the ball, but he does not do anything effective with it when he gets it!

Stockton is scoring goals, Norwood isn't, Cook likewise is scoring goals, Norwood isbpnt. Maybe play Norwood out wide or play all 3 of them?

Were playing catch up and these chances that keep going over and wide will certainly lead to our demise.

Even if we don't win the league, we still need to win 3 games against equally good opponents to win the play offs

 
Viking Tranmere
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 11:42
Their keeper played out of his skin last night but most of his saves were blocks with the ball spinning off back into the danger zone.
We were just not quick enough to pounce on the rebounds or accurate enough to finish off.
When Norwood gets it you just know its going to be a miss I'm afraid, but the others were just as guilty last night..

 
Theinsiderboy
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 11:44
Morning , had a good chat this morning with Jay Harris and he can put weight on his leg which is a good sign. Although his season over he's hoping it s not as bad as first thought he's feeling positive but scan booked for 1.30pm. Personally I think FGR had a plan to target Jay and this high fives of there players after every discraceful tackle confirmed it with me



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Fiftyyearsarover
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 13:18
Sorry hootsmon but I have been positive for awhile but now it's the playoffs I am just repeating what I have said for 6months I don't take any notice what you say about me as no matter what. you would disagree with what I say we all have opinions.people put predictions of 4-1 wins on here which I would not agree with and just think to myself ,good luck with that one but respect what they think and don't slag them off .but there again you don't seem to have a good word about anyone on this site .hope this is not to negative for you

 
Hoots Mon
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 13:57
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Sorry hootsmon but I have been positive for awhile but now it's the playoffs I am just repeating what I have said for 6months I don't take any notice what you say about me as no matter what. you would disagree with what I say we all have opinions.people put predictions of 4-1 wins on here which I would not agree with and just think to myself ,good luck with that one but respect what they think and don't slag them off .but there again you don't seem to have a good word about anyone on this site .hope this is not to negative for you


I don't say anything personal about you or anybody else as there are only 1 or two people I know personally on here.I don't slag anybody off,just put forward my opinions and if I disagree with somebody,I say so.But no name calling.For your information,I predicted we'd lose last night,so I'll be getting 1 point unfortunately on the Prediction League. But we were excellent in my opinion for the first hour and ok for the rest of the game but ran out of steam and were vulnerable to their speedy counter attacks late on.No player let us down and deserved criticism,it just wasn't meant to be our night.

 
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 13:58
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Sorry hootsmon but I have been positive for awhile but now it's the playoffs I am just repeating what I have said for 6months I don't take any notice what you say about me as no matter what. you would disagree with what I say we all have opinions.people put predictions of 4-1 wins on here which I would not agree with and just think to myself ,good luck with that one but respect what they think and don't slag them off .but there again you don't seem to have a good word about anyone on this site .hope this is not to negative for you

I tend to agree with you there, Hoots seems to think his opinion overrules everyone elses.

I've noticed this quite a bit on here.

Each to their own I say.

 
Hoots Mon
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 14:05
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Sorry hootsmon but I have been positive for awhile but now it's the playoffs I am just repeating what I have said for 6months I don't take any notice what you say about me as no matter what. you would disagree with what I say we all have opinions.people put predictions of 4-1 wins on here which I would not agree with and just think to myself ,good luck with that one but respect what they think and don't slag them off .but there again you don't seem to have a good word about anyone on this site .hope this is not to negative for you

I tend to agree with you there, Hoots seems to think his opinion overrules everyone elses.

I've noticed this quite a bit on here.

Each to their own I say.


I think nothing of the sort.But I don't call players ''Dog She*t'' or anything else like that.

 
mini_andy
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 14:21
Having just watched the highlights........ how did we not score?

Lady Luck was on their side last night. If she had been smiling in our direction, then we score at least 2, with a bit more composure, 5.

It's not over until it's mathematically impossible. If Lincoln win 9 on the trot, then fair play to them, they'll deserve it.

Some great play in the highlight, touch and go. Brilliant to watch.

 
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 14:24
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Sorry hootsmon but I have been positive for awhile but now it's the playoffs I am just repeating what I have said for 6months I don't take any notice what you say about me as no matter what. you would disagree with what I say we all have opinions.people put predictions of 4-1 wins on here which I would not agree with and just think to myself ,good luck with that one but respect what they think and don't slag them off .but there again you don't seem to have a good word about anyone on this site .hope this is not to negative for you

I tend to agree with you there, Hoots seems to think his opinion overrules everyone elses.

I've noticed this quite a bit on here.

Each to their own I say.


I think nothing of the sort.But I don't call players ''Dog She*t'' or anything else like that.

That's my opinion, he was hardly man of the match, and I don't see anything of note when he plays.

I would select Maynard every time over Wallace.

I'm guessing Maynard was not quite 100% last night as he wasn't on the bench.

Maybe I was a bit harsh with my initial post, but I just don't think Wallace is any good since his injuries.

He was once a decent player, but since his return he's been average at best.

Our chances would be vastly improved with Maynard back in the side.

I'm not going to sugar coat bad performances and in my opinion Wallace does not bring anything to the party.

 
Hoots Mon
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 14:42
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Sorry hootsmon but I have been positive for awhile but now it's the playoffs I am just repeating what I have said for 6months I don't take any notice what you say about me as no matter what. you would disagree with what I say we all have opinions.people put predictions of 4-1 wins on here which I would not agree with and just think to myself ,good luck with that one but respect what they think and don't slag them off .but there again you don't seem to have a good word about anyone on this site .hope this is not to negative for you

I tend to agree with you there, Hoots seems to think his opinion overrules everyone elses.

I've noticed this quite a bit on here.

Each to their own I say.


I think nothing of the sort.But I don't call players ''Dog She*t'' or anything else like that.

That's my opinion, he was hardly man of the match, and I don't see anything of note when he plays.

I would select Maynard every time over Wallace.

I'm guessing Maynard was not quite 100% last night as he wasn't on the bench.

Maybe I was a bit harsh with my initial post, but I just don't think Wallace is any good since his injuries.

He was once a decent player, but since his return he's been average at best.

Our chances would be vastly improved with Maynard back in the side.

I'm not going to sugar coat bad performances and in my opinion Wallace does not bring anything to the party.

Fine.I have no problem with any of that and agree Maynard should be back in ASAP

I just thought your description of Wallace seemed at odds with :-

''You will always get conflicting posts, but let's not resort to name calling''

 
pez
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 16:08
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Sorry hootsmon but I have been positive for awhile but now it's the playoffs I am just repeating what I have said for 6months I don't take any notice what you say about me as no matter what. you would disagree with what I say we all have opinions.people put predictions of 4-1 wins on here which I would not agree with and just think to myself ,good luck with that one but respect what they think and don't slag them off .but there again you don't seem to have a good word about anyone on this site .hope this is not to negative for you

I tend to agree with you there, Hoots seems to think his opinion overrules everyone elses.

I've noticed this quite a bit on here.

Each to their own I say.


I think nothing of the sort.But I don't call players ''Dog She*t'' or anything else like that.

That's my opinion, he was hardly man of the match, and I don't see anything of note when he plays.

I would select Maynard every time over Wallace.

I'm guessing Maynard was not quite 100% last night as he wasn't on the bench.

Maybe I was a bit harsh with my initial post, but I just don't think Wallace is any good since his injuries.

He was once a decent player, but since his return he's been average at best.

Our chances would be vastly improved with Maynard back in the side.

I'm not going to sugar coat bad performances and in my opinion Wallace does not bring anything to the party.

Fine.I have no problem with any of that and agree Maynard should be back in ASAP

I just thought your description of Wallace seemed at odds with :-

''You will always get conflicting posts, but let's not resort to name calling''


I totally agree! At the end of the day, we all have one thing in common, we all love Tranmere Rovers and wish them well.

Hopefully the result and display on Friday will have us all praising every member of the team and hoping that Lincoln slip up a few times during their next 5 games.

 
Aldo40
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 16:56
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We were excellent for the first hour but there was no way that we were going to be able to keep up that level for the whole game. The Harris injury was obviously a big blow but to blame Wallace as some have on here is way wide of the mark. We basically ran out of steam towards the end and their pacy sub number 14 caught out our tiring defenders on a few occasions. The best chances we missed were by Connor Jennings yet some wrongly persist on blaming Norwood again. Their second half subs changed the game whereas ours didn't. We were going all out for the win so there was always a chance that they would nick one on the counter attack.Based on the first hour,it was daylight robbery-the last half hour not entirely surprising.
Buxton's two free kicks were desperately unfortunate not to go in,one smacking against the crossbar,the other brilliant saved by their keeper who had a fine game.
. I agree with your comments Hoots and realistically it's the play offs I'm afraid ! Jay Harris has been a revelation since he has come back in the team and probably fresher as a result of his lay off.I do feel the FGR player may have left his foot in, which was in keeping with the horrible physical side they were.I do wonder where you draw the line in this win at all costs attitude ? It is precisely teams and tactics like this that you rely on a strong referee to offer you some protection,but sadly they were allowed to get away with it. Some chances were wasted by Hughes also and we may have been over elaborate in our build ups on occasions. Wallace did ok but he is much slower these days and cannot tackle like he used to, but he has a good footballing brain and can pick a pass. The subs should have been made on at least the hour mark, Connor Jennings was out on his feet but stayed on! Our next meeting with FGR may well be at Wembley when we can set the record straight.


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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 17:04
have just viewed the brief highlights on you tube of last nights game. from what I saw , we had plenty of chances and they had the one chance from which they scored and it sure looked a lucky goal. connor Jennings should have buried that chance in the 2nd half. I would describe the challenge on james Wallace, immediately after buxtons free kick crashed off the bar, as 'animalistic.' straight red for me.. jammy FGR gits.

 
rover87
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 17:17
Micky got it wrong for me last night. Totally dominant display whilst Harris was on the pitch, snapping at their heals not giving them a second on the ball. We lost all legs in the middle when he came off and they steadily saw more and more of the ball.
Personally would of dropped Connor bavk into the middle with Hughes and brought Sousa on in the number 10 role, Wallace half arsed not interested unift, Connor would of put a shift in and atleast gsve us the legs we lost when Harris went off.

 
Viking Tranmere
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 18:46
I think Micky would have learnt a lot from last night.
For the first time he would have witnessed what a bunch of lucky cheats FGR are.


4 wins on the bounce needed now and we'll see where we are...

 
Yiggsy
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 19:07
Agree with that rover87. Connor Jennings likes a tackle and can distribute.

What little we've all seen of Sousa he looks like he can make things happen and scare the heck out of retreating defenders.

Again I have little evidence as he has barely been on the pitch 15 minutes but we needed that pressure down the flanks to give support to Ridehalgh and Vaughan overlapping.

Ridehalgh takes such vicious looking curling freekicks from the left I don't know why he can't have a pop at the corners.

With Buxton's last free-kicks hitting the woodwork twice n the last few games could he not have a go from the right and have Hughes lurking on the edge of the box or challenging for headers himself?

I was glancing at the bench every couple of minutes from 60 minutes on hoping to see a bit of activity and I think I was staring at it from 75 minutes trying to use my non-existant psychic powers to have Sousa getting his shirt on.

MM is the manager and has a record second to none with an inside track to the players' qualities so I will bow to his greater knowledge but sometimes as a spectator you are thinking "GTF on with it and do something!"

 
Theinsiderboy
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 19:30
Great news for Jay Harris, results from scan not as bad as thought. Will be out for rest of season but can start rehab tomorrow.

 
Yiggsy
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 19:45
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Great news for Jay Harris, results from scan not as bad as thought. Will be out for rest of season but can start rehab tomorrow.

Good luck to the lad. He will be sorely missed. (pun acknowledged but not intended).

Type of player you would want to go into battle with but if he was playing for the opposition you would hate.

I think that's a compliment.

 
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 20:17
I had expected a lot more negativity, so well done all (mostly anyway). I wasn't able to go but from what I was able to follow we were comfortably the better side for 60 minutes and the old problem of inability to score has cost us dearly. Not any injury or anything else. I think those criticising Wallace are way off. We were still the better side when he came on and anyone expecting him to play like Harris are mad. They weren't the same type of player when Wallace first came here and they certainly aren't now. Both have their strengths and weaknesses. Now we have to adapt again and find a way to win with the players that are available.

 
Cybertron
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
12/04/2017 22:27
As they say, its the hope that kills you....
There is still time for Licoln to slip, but if they do win all their remaining games, then this result would make no difference. I don't think now is the time to experiment too much with formations or line-ups. It is far from over, if we win well against Aldershot and however unlikley Torquay sneak one against Lincoln we are back where we were, football can be unpredictable.

 
The sniper
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
13/04/2017 00:19
League is far from over yet and anything is possible...just everyone needs to keep positive and keep supporting the Rovers to 3 points for every game....let's face it forest green had 12 men with the referee on their side....let them cheats think they got 1 over on us and we'll smash them in playoffs on a worst case scenario if we don't win league....just everyone needs to keep positive and keep supporting the Rovers like the way we have...sing, scream, shout for every ball as we are the 12th man...S.W.A

 
Team Spirit
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
13/04/2017 10:20
Watched the highlights and how FGR No.6 doesn't get a red for that assault (it wasn't a tackle) on Wallace is beyond me.

If that's not a red card offence then I don't expect to ever see another player sent off.

The criticism of Wallace/Norwood on this thread is well wide of the mark.

Norwood may not look like he's ever going to score again but his work rate is without question and he keeps the opposition defence on the move and under pressure.

Wallace is not Harris but I don't see that he did much wrong. He's never going to have the engine Harris has after his injuries but is there a better passer at the club. He also doesn't shy out of a tackle which given his injury record is admirable. More than happy to have him as an option in the squad.

 
Hoots Mon
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
13/04/2017 12:33
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Watched the highlights and how FGR No.6 doesn't get a red for that assault (it wasn't a tackle) on Wallace is beyond me.
If that's not a red card offence then I don't expect to ever see another player sent off.

The criticism of Wallace/Norwood on this thread is well wide of the mark.

Norwood may not look like he's ever going to score again but his work rate is without question and he keeps the opposition defence on the move and under pressure.

Wallace is not Harris but I don't see that he did much wrong. He's never going to have the engine Harris has after his injuries but is there a better passer at the club. He also doesn't shy out of a tackle which given his injury record is admirable. More than happy to have him as an option in the squad.

+1

 
DevonExile
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Re: Match Discussion: Forest Green (H)
13/04/2017 16:27
Most of the posts are not a criticism of Wallaces performance but more a comment on whether what he offers is right for the team.With both him and Hughes in the team we do become slower and less imposing physically.In this league that is a loss as physicality is often the dominant feature of the game.It is in that context that Wallace looks a luxury.Hughes offers more as a more like for like player. Harris brings an added dimension to midfield and in his absence the versatile Maynard is better suited to replicating the contribution of Harris.
As for Norwood, he was good at doing the simple,intuitive thinks as a striker and that has gone from his game but it could return.His work rate however is exceptional and he is well worth his place in the side.Against teams like Greasly and Maidstone his pace is likely to stretch defenders

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