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Next Up: Maidstone United (A)


By Kenny_Crons
February 23 2018

A look ahead to Rovers' visit to Maidstone United on Saturday afternoon....

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: this preview has been compiled after a memory removal procedure on the author to delete the events between 7.45pm and 10pm on Tuesday 20th February 

Maidstone is not only the destination for our latest National League away game but is also the birthplace of a childhood hero of mine - Tony Hart from Take Hart. Many a happy hour was spent in our house watching the feature called 'The Gallery' when kids had sent in paintings/drawings which were then shown on telly. We used to try and guess the age of the artist and scoff when a Da Vinci style painting was produced by 'Steve' aged 7. 

Unfortunately, Tony passed away in 2009 so will not be at The Gallagher Stadium tomorrow to watch his beloved 'Stones' take on the Rovers (I might have made up the bit about 'beloved'). 

However, I am sure that the Super White Army will be there in force to watch the boys attempt to gain an away victory on Maidstone's cheats pitch. Confidence should be there in large quantities though because we normally do well on the plastic and they are in a bad run of form at the moment. 

We are in a decent run of form ourselves at the moment though for some reason we have dropped from 2nd in the league on Saturday to 6th and I have no knowledge of why this happened???? A picture of a totally bald man doing keep ups with David Dickinson while wearing silk shirts keeps popping into my head and.......arrrgghhhh..........my memory of Tuesday night has just foooded back. Oh dear me. 

In light of this new knowledge, Saturday's game has taken on added significance and it seems like it could be close to a must win game if we are to consign Tuesday to a 'bad day at the office'. Particularly as three of the teams above us are at home tomorrow. 

But despite the result from Tuesday and the subsequent analysis of our form against the top sides, I stand by my earlier comment about confidence in getting a result. We should win tomorrow and make reports of our demise premature in the extreme. 

I will be tuning in to whatever format I can tomorrow to hopefully listen to commentators painting a beautiful picture of our performance. We need to morph into our ruthless selves and not allow the opposition a chance. The creative talent we have at our disposal needs to show it's maturity and make the game men against boys. 

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23/02/2018 18:21
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018:03:02:13:33:03 by mini_andy.

 
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23/02/2018 18:24
We'll all get over it Kenny! Tomorrow a 0-2.

 
chrisprover
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23/02/2018 18:53
We lost one game and we could have won on another night so lets get another run going now 2-0 to us

 
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23/02/2018 19:14
We need a win to stay in contention for a top two play offAs for automatic promotion we would have to be unbeaten over the rest of the season to realistically close the gap.We need to go all out for a win as a third successive away draw would represent a falling behind the pace of others.

 
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23/02/2018 19:21
Goal dried up lately so a narrow 1-0

 
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23/02/2018 19:25
Agreed and the players and MM know that! I have gone 2-0 Rovers in the Prediction League. Going on the coach and leaving PP at 7.15! No doubt we will get there 3 hours early!

 
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23/02/2018 23:44
I’m going for a spell binding performance from the lads and a 3-1 win. SWA.

 
Hardly Irons
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23/02/2018 23:59
Depending on the weather.... looking at the forecast it's not cold and raining, so it's a 2-0 away win for the SWA

 
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24/02/2018 01:51
Good write up Kenny. After Tuesday nights disaster heres hoping things improve and I am sure that we will all be able to TAKE HART from a good performance n result from the Rovers today. With the game not being broadcast by bt sport it means that I won't need to switch my teleVISION ON so instead will be tuning into wirral radio. if it ends in another disastrous 4-1 defeat today then regular painkillers will not be enough to quell the agony of it all, it will have to be the MORPHine... 2-0 for the Rovers.



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24/02/2018 02:11
Maidstone winless in their last 15 games and have lost 6 of their last 7.

 
mini_andy
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24/02/2018 07:40
A 2-3 win after being 0-3 up

 
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24/02/2018 08:52
a stroll in the plastic park 4-1 to us

 
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24/02/2018 09:36
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Good write up Kenny. After Tuesday nights disaster heres hoping things improve and I am sure that we will all be able to TAKE HART from a good performance n result from the Rovers today. With the game not being broadcast by bt sport it means that I won't need to switch my teleVISION ON so instead will be tuning into wirral radio. if it ends in another disastrous 4-1 defeat today then regular painkillers will not be enough to quell the agony of it all, it will have to be the MORPHine... 2-0 for the Rovers.

HKR, the gift that keeps giving! I'd take any scrappy victory in a Hartbeat today. Everyone of us will be feeling downharted after Tuesday. Here's hoping the boys put in a winning performance that earns them a Blue Peter badge. Let's hope tonyght the atmosphere will be more lightharted on here after a TRFC victory. So, to all those watching from the gallery today, leave behind your heavy harts and get behind the boys!

 
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24/02/2018 09:40
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Good write up Kenny. After Tuesday nights disaster heres hoping things improve and I am sure that we will all be able to TAKE HART from a good performance n result from the Rovers today. With the game not being broadcast by bt sport it means that I won't need to switch my teleVISION ON so instead will be tuning into wirral radio. if it ends in another disastrous 4-1 defeat today then regular painkillers will not be enough to quell the agony of it all, it will have to be the MORPHine... 2-0 for the Rovers.

HKR, the gift that keeps giving! I'd take any scrappy victory in a Hartbeat today. Everyone of us will be feeling downharted after Tuesday. Here's hoping the boys put in a winning performance that earns them a Blue Peter badge. Let's hope tonyght the atmosphere will be more lightharted on here after a TRFC victory. So, to all those watching from the gallery today, leave behind your heavy harts and get behind the boys!

Whoops, sorry! Tried unsuccessfully to morph this post into the above!



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24/02/2018 10:03
Lol nice one phil

 
mini_andy
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24/02/2018 14:31
Can anybody work out our formation today?

 
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24/02/2018 14:41
wirral radio have said dunn is playing and monthe goes straight into the side, solomon-davis on the bench.

 
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24/02/2018 14:54
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Can anybody work out our formation today?

its a bit difficult to work out, no clarke or ridelagh on the left, is it a 3 man defence or is jeff hughes playing a kind of left wing back role

 
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24/02/2018 14:58
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Can anybody work out our formation today?
Glad it's not just me....

 
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24/02/2018 15:04
hughes is in as left back I think

 
mini_andy
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24/02/2018 15:17
Bizzare. Where does Solomon-Davies play?

 
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24/02/2018 15:26
blimey 1 down

 
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24/02/2018 15:37
get in cookie

 
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24/02/2018 15:37
I dont understand his team selection today. Hughes is a midfielder not a left back or winger.

 
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24/02/2018 15:43
sounds like it was a very dubious penalty awarded to maidstone

 
aktrfc
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24/02/2018 15:50
Listening on the Tranmere player. Can't believe what I'm hearing from Doyle. Blaming the pitch, the ref. Am I wrong to think they haven't won a game in 16.

 
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24/02/2018 16:09
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Listening on the Tranmere player. Can't believe what I'm hearing from Doyle. Blaming the pitch, the ref. Am I wrong to think they haven't won a game in 16.
That's right only 1 game. MM has taken all the pace out of the team.

 
Kenny_Crons
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24/02/2018 16:19
Maidstone is not a tough place to go and if we don't win today, we won't get promoted.

This is a key game to demonstrate mental toughness and bottle.

 
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24/02/2018 16:25
mm hasnt a fookin clue wer is mcnulty clarke rides ???

 
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24/02/2018 16:29
I am completely lost. Duggan now replaced by Tollitt....

 
goosed
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24/02/2018 16:31
who subs a sub duggen for tollit

 
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24/02/2018 16:32
When you bring on a sub, then sub the sub, you really are up @#$%& creak with out a paddle

 
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24/02/2018 16:41
yess equalizer cmon rovers last 5 mins

 
DevonExile
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24/02/2018 16:41
If a manager selects a bizarre set up against a team in dreadful form and his team then struggles then he must take the blame.What has Clarke done to be ignored.At present he offers our best source of crosses. There are those that post as though Mellon is infallible but performance nice today is inexcusable.
I wish he would forget this theory of selection for each fixture and just put out our best side.
We have just equalised but that does not change the fact that we should win this at a canter

 
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24/02/2018 16:41
we have a penalty cmon rovers

 
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24/02/2018 16:42
yesssssssssssss fkn get in woo hoo

 
aktrfc
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24/02/2018 16:46
Apologies and I eat my words with joy if we get a win.

 
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24/02/2018 16:52
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mm hasnt a fookin clue wer is mcnulty clarke rides ???

Predictable post. If you watch the interviews and read the various news items you would know that various players haven't been risked because of the pitch. Mcnulty has been carrying an injury, for example. Playing on the artificial pitch was deemed a risk. As for Clarke....

Did you post when the team was banging them in, to praise the selection? (rhetorical) Obviously had a clue then didn't he?

And guess what, now 3-2.

 
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24/02/2018 16:52
yessssssssssssssss get in rovers massive result.

 
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24/02/2018 16:53
woooooooooo hooooooooooo

 
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24/02/2018 16:54
macc have gone 1 up in the 90th min, jammy gits

 
Borough Roaderd
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24/02/2018 16:57
Thank God for that.3 points is all that matters.SWA

 
Hardly Irons
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24/02/2018 17:00
Never doubted us for a second...

 
Kenny_Crons
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24/02/2018 17:03
Me too.....

 
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24/02/2018 17:06
omfg, what a result from the depths!

Brilliant result lads and thanks to the SWA who made the trip.

An amazing five minutes... all credit to those who achieved it.

 
aktrfc
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24/02/2018 17:06
I bloody did

 
Kenny_Crons
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24/02/2018 17:06
I do think Norburn is flattering to deceive a bit though.

Jeff and Jay are a a safer bet I think if we are are going to attack from the wings.

 
jonesy792
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24/02/2018 17:06
Missed this game and radio
Comm. would be good to hear from someone who went to the game about what/who was to blame for goals conceded, how the likes of Monte, Dunn performed....

 
Hardly Irons
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24/02/2018 17:08
It's goosed I feel sorry for now, hope he's coping okay.

 
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24/02/2018 17:09
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It's goosed I feel sorry for now, hope he's coping okay.

lol

 
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24/02/2018 17:13
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A 2-3 win after being 0-3 up

u got the right scoreline andy,

 
aktrfc
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24/02/2018 17:14
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mm hasnt a fookin clue wer is mcnulty clarke rides ???

Predictable post. If you watch the interviews and read the various news items you would know that various players haven't been risked because of the pitch. Mcnulty has been carrying an injury, for example. Playing on the artificial pitch was deemed a risk. As for Clarke....

Did you post when the team was banging them in, to praise the selection? (rhetorical) Obviously had a clue then didn't he?

And guess what, now 3-2.

If what you say was true, then we have the bet squad and manager in the league, so we must be top and running away with it.

Must say I feel we were a bit lucky to get away with it

 
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24/02/2018 17:22
The lads must have had a bit of a hart to hart before that last 5 minutes!! I said I'd accept any scrappy win and I do!!
Couldn't get Wirral radio so listened in on Mixlr, but that kept breaking up at important moments! Scrappy radio reception and scrappy win won't dampen my delight!
Let's get back on the wagon and up our game for the remaining fixtures and see what happens. We ain't goosed yet!!

 
aktrfc
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24/02/2018 17:27
Hi Phil, don't know about you, but mine went off when we got the bloody peno. Had to watch on the bet365 report.

 
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24/02/2018 17:33
wirral radio online no problem here in hong kong 6,000 miles away completely uninterrupted

 
Hardly Irons
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24/02/2018 17:33
Mixlr was awful, cutting out all the time and the presenters were just as dull as that 0-0 with Charlton in 95.

 
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24/02/2018 17:40
was that our first penalty of the season?

 
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24/02/2018 17:42
Keep the Faith

 
Fiftyyearsarover
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24/02/2018 17:43
A good enough win well done ,but the goals are starting to dry up again we had to depend on an OG and penalty to get the win today .O Tuesday 1 Last Saturday its a few games since Norwood scored ,Tuesday was a killer blow but they had enough to get the job done today albeit not really convincing judging by report .but we are still 3rd we’re I would put us the end of season, Macc and Sutton looking solid and don’t appear to be afflicted by self doubt.they can and do win when it matters

 
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24/02/2018 17:49
macc win 1-0 in the 91st min and only 1,600 there , do the macc public really want to see their football team return to the football league???

 
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24/02/2018 17:49
Jennings scored a penalty away at Fylde HKR. Have to agree with Hardly Irons that it was dull listening to Mixlr; at 2-1 down they could have driven me to commit harakiri! aktrfc, mine broke up for the second goal and the penalty!

 
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24/02/2018 17:52
ok thks phil

 
the kav
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24/02/2018 18:04
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was that our first penalty of the season?

Fylde away mate

 
mini_andy
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24/02/2018 18:32
Had perfect commentary on Wirral radio. It’ll be a shame to lose them (they need £40k apparently).

I can only assume both rides and Clarke are injured for their exclusion. Fair play to MM for changinging it, and throwing caution to the wind. Good to see Dunn getting praise (maybe MM saw my list of forgotten players and it jogged his memory?)

It’s a results business, and today we got one.

 
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24/02/2018 18:50
Only1600 at Macc as HKR says ,but if you look at League 2 the clubs there don’t do much better our 76000 Tuesday was outstanding .the big danger how long can we expect people to stick if we stay in the NL .but saying that the gates are improving in the NL perhaps some specs are getting fed up with the premiership circus and supporting their Local side

 
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24/02/2018 19:32
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I do think Norburn is flattering to deceive a bit though.
Jeff and Jay are a a safer bet I think if we are are going to attack from the wings.


Apparently Norburn will be suspended for the next two games due to reaching the yellow card limit. To be honest,I thought he was very lucky not to be sent off against Macclesfield .

I have also read somewhere that Clarke was not risked due to a dodgy knee but not sure if this is correct.

 
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24/02/2018 19:42
Jesus Fifty, why are we down in this league if we can still pull in 76,000 smiling smiley

I’ll take any win especially when we’re not at the races and have a very thinned out squad for the game due to injury.

I normally wouldn’t do this and I apologise in advance to those it doesn’t affect but goosed what a poor excuse for a ‘supporter’ you are. Only posting when the goings tough including today when 2-1 down. Shame on you...

 
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24/02/2018 19:49
It was a strange looking line-up, McNulty was no surprise , Clarke, who was ill, and Rides who had a stiff neck, the rest was a mystery. The Hughes/Duggan/Tollitt substitutions not a clue.
The defence today was a little jittery, and nearly gifted them a goal early on. The first Maidstone goal was a free kick into the area (which the ref allowed them to retake after they tried to take a quick one and lost possession), not sure who was responsible but it wasn't dealt with (possibly Davis should have cleared it). Their penalty looked a bit soft, but their player had been able to carry the ball a long way without anyone putting in a challenge. The concerning thing for me was that on a plastic pitch, too many passes in our midfield were not finding their man, and there was a reliance on punting the ball forward.
I thought Monthe had a good fame, he is clearly a big strong lad, and read the game reasonably well.
To go behind twice and come away as winners shows some character.

 
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24/02/2018 20:08
Great win thought we had lost we will have to play better just accurate passing will do.
Fifty I see you did predict correctly for the Mac game, but next time you get that losing feeling just post thet you think we will win, its called the Uri gueller effect and I would like to invite you to try it, you will have heard of him, please try it with no ending comments of us losing thanks.

 
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24/02/2018 20:13
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who subs a sub duggen for tollit

Sir Alex Ferguson

 
the kav
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24/02/2018 20:28
Without wanting to sound like goosed davies messed up again today i believe

 
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24/02/2018 22:08
It was heartening to see so many of us there today especially after last Tuesday and the distance too. Well done to all.

 
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24/02/2018 22:16
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Without wanting to sound like goosed davies messed up again today i believe

Don't worry the kav, there's no chance of that. He's in a league of his own, with the long departed, seemingly never to return and for those with a good memory, Hugh Jarce.

That match certainly had some twists and turns and I would never have predicted 2 penalties and an own goal, but fair play the team came away with 3 points.

Just a shame Macclesfield snuck a late one, as it would have been 2 points eaten out of their lead.

As for Sutton, without the changes to their pitch finishing above Tranmere will mean nothing, except how it affected the playoff draw, but Tranmere still have a chance of top spot but it isn't going to be easy.



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



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24/02/2018 22:20
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A good enough win well done ,but the goals are starting to dry up again we had to depend on an OG and penalty to get the win today .O Tuesday 1 Last Saturday its a few games since Norwood scored ,Tuesday was a killer blow but they had enough to get the job done today albeit not really convincing judging by report .but we are still 3rd we’re I would put us the end of season, Macc and Sutton looking solid and don’t appear to be afflicted by self doubt.they can and do win when it matters

We score three and goals are drying up apparently. OGs and pens are perfectly valid ways to score. I might suggest you've been spoilt this season if it weren't for the defensive errors lately which I think is what really needs fixing. Maybe Manny can do a job. Let's see.

Still best GD in the league.

The consensus from some fans and Micky himself is that we need more composure in midfield and an extra pass or two would go a long way. Bizarre considering our main complaint in the autumn was that there wasn't enough urgency getting forward.

 
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24/02/2018 22:31
Boring game other than the last 20. Brilliant perseverance and would of put the lads spirits back on high! Great!

 
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24/02/2018 23:31
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mm hasnt a fookin clue wer is mcnulty clarke rides ???

Predictable post. If you watch the interviews and read the various news items you would know that various players haven't been risked because of the pitch. Mcnulty has been carrying an injury, for example. Playing on the artificial pitch was deemed a risk. As for Clarke....

Did you post when the team was banging them in, to praise the selection? (rhetorical) Obviously had a clue then didn't he?

And guess what, now 3-2.



If what you say was true, then we have the bet squad and manager in the league, so we must be top and running away with it.

Must say I feel we were a bit lucky to get away with it

Apparently, you read what you want to read. Not what was written. Are you related to Goosed. Or same person?

 
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24/02/2018 23:43
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Can anybody work out our formation today?




Sorry Micky if you can't work it out no point of coming on here asking us.

 
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Re: Next Up: Maidstone United (A)
24/02/2018 23:46
Adam Buxton tweeted that we massively dodged a bullet today and every player was below par, which gives some creedance to aktrfc last sentence. Adam also tweeted a win's a win and we move on, which is sound advice I think we should all listen to.

 
kennyspint
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Re: Next Up: Maidstone United (A)
25/02/2018 00:02
Lost on Tuesday. Micky changed it. Not working. Micky changed it. 3 points. We're not Man City. But we're in the playoffs of the
National League. Surely happy days.

 
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Re: Next Up: Maidstone United (A)
25/02/2018 08:46
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Lost on Tuesday. Micky changed it. Not working. Micky changed it. 3 points. We're not Man City. But we're in the playoffs of the
National League. Surely happy days.

Exactamundo Kenny. It's an Inspiration Point. Like the Bucko quote, we should accept we're not perfectamundo and all remain cool. We're third, but let's not sit on it, let's go for it. If we could winkle some more results out like yesterday, it could be Happy Days indeed!

 
Jack of all Trades
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Re: Next Up: Maidstone United (A)
25/02/2018 09:32
At this stage of the season it would be nice to blow all teams away with neat attractive and goal galore performances.

Unfortunately, this will not happen every game as we know, whether we play well, poorly or indifferently the three points is what matters.

We certainly by all accounts road our luck in this game and probably didn't deserve all three points but, there have been games this season where we have deserved a win or draw and not got it.

4G pitches are notorious for having little give and causing injuries MM was quite right in taken this into account in team selection of certain players, the last thing we want at this stage of the season is more avoidable injuries.

Useless piece of information, we have won on all three 4G pitches this season (Bromley, Sutton & Maidstone)

 
Fiftyyearsarover
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Re: Next Up: Maidstone United (A)
25/02/2018 10:23
I am sure rovers have a 4G pitch and use to train on it and as stated we usually win on them ,so can’t see the problem ,why we panic .if people are struggling with an injury and are left out that makes sense ,but anyone coming in should be used to them ,not many teams win at Sutton and Bromley .

 
Kenny_Crons
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Re: Next Up: Maidstone United (A)
25/02/2018 10:36
The Solar Campus does not have a 3G/4G surface to practice on.

I don't know if the team has access to one of these surfaces somewhere else though.

 
goosed
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Re: Next Up: Maidstone United (A)
25/02/2018 11:32
if a pro footballer cant play on a 4g pitch there is somethin up imagine if all the players said i dont wana play today on a 4g pitch can u get someone else from down the road to take my place , ho petty does that sound

 
Jack of all Trades
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Re: Next Up: Maidstone United (A)
25/02/2018 12:22
As usual Goosed you totally miss the point again!!!

It is all about the effect a 4G pitch has on certain injuries which players may be coming back from or suffer a recurrence of, as there is no give on 4G compared with a normal grass pitch. It can even cause injuries such as Jake Kirby the first season we played on 4G.

Nothing whatsoever to do with not wanting to play on a 4G pitch.

 
goosed
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Re: Next Up: Maidstone United (A)
25/02/2018 13:32
So tollit who has been out injured was ok to play on it then ???

 
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Re: Next Up: Maidstone United (A)
25/02/2018 13:44
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So tollit who has been out injured was ok to play on it then ???

Only off the bench and probably only because we were losing at the time.

 
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Re: Next Up: Maidstone United (A)
25/02/2018 14:44
Obviously in this case he was!!!!

 
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Who nearly shot the Dragons?
25/02/2018 20:47
Yesterday I was a guest at the Racecourse to see a very entertaining 2-2 draw, Wrexham v Aldershot. By coincidence the same result as my last visit a few weeks back, then of course with 1800 or so of the travelling SWA. It was very interesting this time to be based with the home supporters and get their take on the current scramble for NL PO places. Aldershot suffered two injuries in the warm up including one to to their goalkeeper. Yet they played crisp, attacking, passing football that was a pleasure to watch. From defence to attack no bouncing off shins and into row H when these guys receive a ball from a team mate.

The general consensus of views was this was the best team to have played at the Racecourse this season, Those that didn't say that said Aldershot AND THE SWA were the best two teams to have played there this season, which was nice to hear. Wrexham probably just about deserved a draw and had the on loan Quigley to thank for both goals, including a coolly taken one on one (yes I know, I know). He is a very tidy and accomplished player, but did not get the service and support he needed, they played him alone up front for some reason. Wrexham fans are now very disappointed with their 9 draws out of 12 matches which puts our 1 defeat to Macc into perspective. I did not need to update myself on how things were going at Maidstone as the most common q all around me 'how are Tranmere doing?' and then all the phones came out. When we did it late on 3-2 I had to remember where I was and not be too demonstrative about my joy, which was only tempered by the late,late goal at Macc. I also had to not respond to those calling MM 'melon head' and 'pathetic', apparently for his views on the reason(s) for our defeat to Macc.

Conclusion: Wrexham as a club are like us i.e. too big to be in the NL but also like us have to deserve their promotion as past reputations, big stadiums (stadia?) or even big (gish) crowds count for nothing, it's points that matter. And we will have to be right on our game on 14 April at PP to beat the Shots. But I believe we will, otherwise there's no point in me turning up

 
Loyden1
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Re: Next Up: Maidstone United (A)
26/02/2018 00:27
Yes.interesting what goes on up there and I agree shots could be a stumbling block don't fancy playoffs with them .certain posters will have us beat b4 a ball is kicked.but I'm staying positive till the end

 
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Re: Next Up: Maidstone United (A)
26/02/2018 01:29
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So tollit who has been out injured was ok to play on it then ???

The point of some selection changes was not risk reoccurance of some peoples injuries or the impact on people.

McEverley played against Kilamrnock for Ross county last season and said it took him the best part of a week to recover because the 4G impacted on his knees in a certain way. Mellon listened earlier in the season and limited his pitch time on 4G pitches.

As for Tollit almost certainly being used as an impact player only for limited time.

Players not used were deemed a risk, not because they kicked up rough about playing on the surface, because that is a 99.9% certainty that they would not moan about 4G pitches and refuse to play on them, but if you were a footballer and you'd played on one and some of your joints were still feeling the impact 3-4 days later, would you tell your manager it's not a problem to play on such a pitch, or suggest your impact be limited to the subs bench or not at all, when the team next played on such a pitch?

I rather think you would do the latter don't you, so you wouldn't risk possible impact damage to said joints again, that could hamper how long you played football in your career, or damage that could eventually premeditate constant niggles through the rest of your life and if John Fashanu is in early stage knee arthritis in his mid 50's, then why should McNulty end up like him, because he plays once too often on 4G surfaces?



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

 
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Re: Next Up: Maidstone United (A)
26/02/2018 07:42
Wonder how the Maidstone squad cope with the 4G ? Do they have a high percentage of knee injuries?

 
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Re: Next Up: Maidstone United (A)
26/02/2018 14:30
Maidstone cope by not winning in 17....

 
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Re: Next Up: Maidstone United (A)
26/02/2018 20:18
Really impressed with Andy Mangan's interview after the game and his attitude.

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Re: Next Up: Maidstone United (A)
26/02/2018 21:21
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Maidstone cope by not winning in 17....

I guess they all have @#$%& knees, feet and toes then 😆

 
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Re: Next Up: Maidstone United (A)
27/02/2018 00:15
An anagram of what happens to Maidstone United players or opposition, who suffer a 4G accident.

Stud in toe, man die.

What can't happen on a 4G pitch.

Stained toe in mud.



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

 
dicko111
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Re: Next Up: Maidstone United (A)
27/02/2018 09:37
Dont know if this has already been said but when Cook scored why did he or nobody else celebrate apart from Jennings running over and giving him a pat on the back ?

 
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Re: Next Up: Maidstone United (A)
04/03/2018 11:05
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mm hasnt a fookin clue wer is mcnulty clarke rides ???
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