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Discussion started by Fiftyyearsarover (IP Logged), 13 December, 2019 13:09
Fiftyyearsarover
Fiftyyearsarover
13 December, 2019 13:09
Lincoln improving lately got some much needed points .will go for a 2-0 for Lincoln .you never can tell which Rovers are going to turn up ,but not confident

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Elvis
13 December, 2019 13:22
It's a long-shot, but I'm going for a nail-biting 1-0 Rovers win (9/1 on William Hill)



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jonesy792
jonesy792
13 December, 2019 14:41
Been twice in past 3 years, lost both times. Not a happy hunting ground (30 years without a win I think) Hope that can change. Why not?

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hong kong rover
13 December, 2019 15:00
a gritty 1-1

jal jal
jal jal
13 December, 2019 15:34
I'm not making any predictions as I don't think there will be much in it. But.....
The deciding factor could be the Ref Carl Boyeson we have had him before & for both teams he's made terrible decisions.
Hope Rovers are bringing a large support, as last season you were voted the best away support to visit Lincoln by the City fans for noise atmosphere & banter.

Referee: Carl Boyeson.
Assistants Refs: David Avent and Andrew Dallison.
Fourth Official: Hristo Karaivanov..

north end
north end
13 December, 2019 21:28
Looking forward to another good away day, which pubs are people going?

Loyden1
Loyden1
13 December, 2019 23:54
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Looking forward to another good away day, which pubs are people going?
I know there's a fanzone available

Tranmere pete San Francisco.
Pete SF
14 December, 2019 04:06
We need the points badly can not afford to sucked to the bottom three. Lots of games coming up over the Christmas period. All points will greatly appreciated. Merry Christmas to all total tranmere fans. From Pete SF.

DevonExile
DevonExile
14 December, 2019 11:06
The loss of home points against relegation rivals,Southend, Accrington, and Rochdale buts greater pressure on the need to pick up away points. A draw would do but we need some three pointers from somewhere soon

Borough Roaderd
Tranmere69
14 December, 2019 14:10
Hoping for 3 points but I'll settle for 1. Home form has to improve.

This is @#$%&
This is sh1t
14 December, 2019 14:10
Wonder what Elvis has to say about the keeper today...

Uptonrover
Uptonrover
14 December, 2019 14:31
Ferrier injured?

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hong kong rover
14 December, 2019 14:47
Cmon Rovers!

Borough Roaderd
Tranmere69
14 December, 2019 15:16
Anyone else having problem with i follow? Getting no pic here but all other games are being streamed!!!!!

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Elvis
14 December, 2019 15:24
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This is @#$%&
Wonder what Elvis has to say about the keeper today...

It's a massive snub for local lad Luke.

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hong kong rover
14 December, 2019 15:43
Bloody hell, down to 10 men...CBT sent off..

trfc-boi
trfc-boi
14 December, 2019 15:48
Ferrier has a family Bereavement

Hoots Mon
Hoots Mon
14 December, 2019 15:58
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north end
Looking forward to another good away day, which pubs are people going?

Took three hours to get from Stockport to Sheffield by train[bucked rails?] .Then the last one which would get me from Sheffield to Lincoln before kick off was cancelled due to lack of staff. The next one wasn't due at Lincoln station till half time.Then there's the fifteen to twenty minutes walk to the ground. And there's no way of foreseeing the time it would take to get back.

So I've come back home.

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hong kong rover
14 December, 2019 16:05
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Hoots Mon
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north end
Looking forward to another good away day, which pubs are people going?

Took three hours to get from Stockport to Sheffield by train[bucked rails?] .Then the last one which would get me from Sheffield to Lincoln before kick off was cancelled due to lack of staff. The next one wasn't due at Lincoln station till half time.Then there's the fifteen to twenty minutes walk to the ground. And there's no way of foreseeing the time it would take to get back.

So I've come back home.

bad day hoots..no chance of going to watch sheff utd v villa?



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hong kong rover
14 December, 2019 16:06
I reckon we have had more red cards than any other team in the division so far this season.. I think that's twice now that CBT has been sent off!

Jimsteel
Jimsteel
14 December, 2019 16:13
What a joke ref is a fkin prik.... We'll lose 6-0

Bored rover
Bored rover
14 December, 2019 16:41
Its not the refs fault weve got @#$%& players and cant defend

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hong kong rover
14 December, 2019 16:43
blimey! 1 down....Wimbledon, mk, accrington all winning..

Uptonrover
Uptonrover
14 December, 2019 16:45
Maybe Corey should get the chip on his shoulder removed during his free week off. Inexcusable

paulbyron
paulbyron
14 December, 2019 16:53
I know he made the goal against accy last week but don,t think he broke sweat and never helped rides out once, seemed to stroll around with a massive chip on his shoulder thinke he,s doing us a favour being here

Bored rover
Bored rover
14 December, 2019 16:59
Big changes needed in the squad, that will only come with big changes in the clubs attitude towards its squad. I don’t think the owners see players as investable assets more a drain on finance therefore we are gambling and trying to do it on the cheap. We are crying out for quality instead we are lumbered with has-beens, hope they will be’s and journeyman. We absolutely should have 3 really good strikers on the books not 9 gambles. I’d keep Ferrier bin the rest, same for the midfield, keep Morris bin the rest.

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hong kong rover
14 December, 2019 16:59
BAD DAY, with us losing...Wimbledon, MK, Accrington all winning, Southend getting a draw..

Bored rover
Bored rover
14 December, 2019 17:03
Am also not convinced by Mellon at this level but no real alternative to him and he deserves the chance to progress. Mickys hard work, energy and graft approach will get you by at Lg2 and NL, at this level you need quality, guile, patience and a plan mixed in with it. These teams are to good to overrun with tempo alone.

Fiftyyearsarover
Fiftyyearsarover
14 December, 2019 17:28
I said from day 1 this squad was not good enough and it’s coming home to roost ,I don’t know what the answer is ,we are stuck with most of them .Mellon picked them ,he has accepted the accolades for the promotions now he should accept the fact that this is down to him ,sorry but his-signings,since he arrived have been pretty dismal ,sick notes, has beens, and never will be and there the better ones ,.Accrington ,MKDons ,Wimbledon won today ,not looking good .i don’t care if they were the better team today I don’t know I wasn’t there but the bottom line is they lost ,CBT should go back to Villa ,not got the attitude we need ,he is lazy if he actually sweated he would need counselling .and no ,I don’t hate Mellon ,not got it in for him etc etc I said from day one I did not rate him but more by good luck and some good management at times he has done well ,but he is being found out through lack of funds and a lethal lack of ability to recruit well ,as I said before if you shop at Netto don’t expect prime beef .i await the Lynch mob ,

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BELMONT
14 December, 2019 17:40
Bad result we're heading for the bottom three and then we are going to get adrift in that bottom three with those above it breaking away points wise.

Sadly it looks like the drop our team is not up to it we can't score end up with red cards too often.

Accrington score 4 today in one game that's about four game's for us sorry MM surely there we're no positives in this game today.

Uptonrover
Uptonrover
14 December, 2019 17:44
One thing i would say is are they Mellons signings? In his press conference yesterday regarding a loan keeper he said “the recruitment team are looking hard for a goalkeeper” Maybe they need looking at very hard

Hoots Mon
Hoots Mon
14 December, 2019 20:34
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hong kong rover
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Hoots Mon
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north end
Looking forward to another good away day, which pubs are people going?

Took three hours to get from Stockport to Sheffield by train[bucked rails?] .Then the last one which would get me from Sheffield to Lincoln before kick off was cancelled due to lack of staff. The next one wasn't due at Lincoln station till half time.Then there's the fifteen to twenty minutes walk to the ground. And there's no way of foreseeing the time it would take to get back.

So I've come back home.

bad day hoots..no chance of going to watch sheff utd v villa?

No. Didn't want to. But could have gone to Stockport v Blyth Spartans in the FA Trophy

Hoots Mon
Hoots Mon
14 December, 2019 20:41
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Fiftyyearsarover
CBT should go back to Villa ,not got the attitude we need ,he is lazy if he actually sweated he would need counselling

He's on a two year contract not on loan.

rossb07
rossb07
14 December, 2019 21:51
Funny you say he should be sent back to villa but those that actually went the game said he was the best player on the park before he was harshly and more importantly naively sent on his way.

Cutting edge is what seems to be brought up rather than a dismantling.

Uptonrover
Uptonrover
14 December, 2019 22:01
Some would say naively ross, id say stupidly, you could see what sort of mood the ref was in therefore dont give him anything to penalise you by. He plays well in spurts but needs to get rid of the attitude. You were happy to sign for a league 1 club Corey so get on with it.

ADD
ADD
15 December, 2019 00:25
Ref was abysmal (Jal Jal called it) but we are our own worst enemy - IFollow didn't show the build up clearly but it certainly looked like he deliberately walked in the way of their defender, CBT has flashes of class yes (as does RHM) but CBT is already becoming a luxury player as as pointed out above he does nothing to help in backtracking. MM talked about educating him but if you are a lazy "glory boy" that doesn't work. He should be fined 2 weeks wages IMO - one for the fact he isn't available next week and one for the fact he has been sent off twice and arguably cost us 2 games. He needs a reality check PDQ - he is not a Villa player any more - he wasn't good enough so forget all the dreams of being a Premiership player and knuckle down. All that said MM is beginning to worry me big time. Like 50 I always thought he wasn't as great a manager as others on here think but I really wonder whether the pressure is getting to him. No Wilson at all - and no mention of him being injured? Woods on bench. Are they really worse players than those he picked... come on!



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aktrfc
aktrfc
15 December, 2019 08:45
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Some would say naively ross, id say stupidly, you could see what sort of mood the ref was in therefore dont give him anything to penalise you by. He plays well in spurts but needs to get rid of the attitude. You were happy to sign for a league 1 club Corey so get on with it.

Ross will never say anything negative about the team or the club. I’d love to live in his world, but unfortunately I live in a real one. This is the worst I’ve seen us in over 40 years. That said, I do think it was a tad OTT being sent off for something every player does, but if you don’t give the ref the opportunity, then you don’t walk.

Bored rover
Bored rover
15 December, 2019 08:47
The question I ask is whats our identity as a club and a team?

SmartRover
SmartRover
15 December, 2019 10:01
Nightmare of a train journey to the game yesterday, our 10:49 out of Piccadilly to Sheffield terminated in the middle of nowhere at New Mills Station and returned to Piccadilly, luckily an Imps fan sat in front of us managed to speak with Northern assist on his mobile, they immediately booked him a paid taxi to Sheffield over the Snake Pass, we jumped in with him, I saw a Rovers fan in a blue bobble get on the train a few stops earlier, went looking for him but to no avail, journey was a bit scary and by this time we knew trains to Lincoln weren’t running, on arrival at Sheffield they booked us a 2nd paid taxi getting us to the ground at 2:50 by the skin of our teeth, Lincoln are a totally changed team now Cowley is not there, both teams were pretty toothless and unfortunately they took their chance, game spoiled once again by Boyeson, how he never gave us the penalty in the last minute only he knows, straight forward journey home on the Wirral at 10:10pm, tired today.

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Doogie'sGhost
15 December, 2019 10:42
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Some would say naively ross, id say stupidly, you could see what sort of mood the ref was in therefore dont give him anything to penalise you by. He plays well in spurts but needs to get rid of the attitude. You were happy to sign for a league 1 club Corey so get on with it.

Ross will never say anything negative about the team or the club. I’d love to live in his world, but unfortunately I live in a real one. This is the worst I’ve seen us in over 40 years. That said, I do think it was a tad OTT being sent off for something every player does, but if you don’t give the ref the opportunity, then you don’t walk.
Really? Worse than the Worthington team that nearly sent us out of the league, worse than under Barnes, worse than the last few months under Adams. What about the first season with Brabin? Hyperbole I get, but this is nowhere near the worst Rovers team in the last 40 years.

Jack of all Trades
Jack of all Trades
15 December, 2019 11:04
Rather than start a new thread, I thought I would bring up the subject of referees.

Jai Jai had warned us about Boyeston and we had our own experience at Sunderland (and over the years). We can add to this Andy Haines and Kettle, all who have been on the league list for over 10 years and if anything are worst than went they started.

Tony Harrington (the ref against Accy) who missed two blatant penalties, was in charge of Leeds v Cardiff and gave Leeds a very dubious penalty. Unfortunately, without the officials we have no games but, the standard IMO is worse, I thought getting back into the league and it would improve (how wrong I was)

Assessors seem a pointless exercise because, if they watched some of the clowns in our games they would never referee again

comments please?

rossb07
rossb07
15 December, 2019 11:15
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Some would say naively ross, id say stupidly, you could see what sort of mood the ref was in therefore dont give him anything to penalise you by. He plays well in spurts but needs to get rid of the attitude. You were happy to sign for a league 1 club Corey so get on with it.

Ross will never say anything negative about the team or the club. I’d love to live in his world, but unfortunately I live in a real one. This is the worst I’ve seen us in over 40 years. That said, I do think it was a tad OTT being sent off for something every player does, but if you don’t give the ref the opportunity, then you don’t walk.

Not sure how you know me so well to garner that much information...Mum??

Worst team in 40 years, got the facts to back that statement?

Fiftyyearsarover
Fiftyyearsarover
15 December, 2019 11:25
I pondered that very question myself this week Boredrover . The feel good factor ,pride in the team .togetherness etc has fast evaporated ,the team is full of journeymen so by nature don’t have an infinity with club or history ,it’s just a club to get them by ,when they join and have their usual picture taken with the aloft raised scarf ,they are probably thinking ,it’s not even cashmere, my Rovers contained the likes of Thomas, Brennan Higgins Nevin, Aldridge ,Steel Malkin etc .but unfortunately the demise of the reserve sides has seen the end of home bred talent ,,a while ago i was thought of and probably still thought of as Mr Negative ,then I think it was Devon Exile who suggested i had been scarred by years of let downs and he was right it’s always been the same ,promise much but fail to deliver 3 playoff finals for PL 1 beaten by Notts county for League 1 a few thousand miles loads of time and money ,been to them all ,now history repeating itself, done the hard bit , now watch it fall apart I understand since those heady days the world and football has changed ,the PL has ruined football with the foreign mercenaries and stupid money and the small clubs the heart of a lot towns and cities can sink as far as they are concerned Mp is a really good guy and doing his best but is swimming against the tide ,the truth is we got promoted to soon ,no chance to build so now we are stuck with a team who are simply not good enough ,money wasted on mediocre players ,we are going down but not to perturbed as League 2 is where we belong to rebuild ,it also gives the powers that be an insight to the fact what it takes to move upwards MP already knows, he did not get time to plan for it .the manager ? Not for me ,but time will tell

jal jal
jal jal
15 December, 2019 11:33
If anyone hasn't seen highlights of the game here are a few from Lincoln Vitals site.

I did say it would be a tight game to call the result, they always are.

Carl Boyeson is a dreadful Ref.

Our No 12 is an 18yr old Ellis Chapman who seems to be able to hold is place in the team this season, as Michael Appleton likes young players in the team & will try to bring the average age down as he continues as manager for City.

[www.skysports.com]



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Fiftyyearsarover
Fiftyyearsarover
15 December, 2019 11:35
The standards of refs is very poor and officials in general ,the exception is the woman linesman in the PL her name eludes me ,but she is brilliant always spot on ,none of her decisions ever been questioned ,time to move her up to Ref ?

Bored rover
Bored rover
15 December, 2019 11:42
The standard of ref is the same for everyone including Wycombe, Ipswich etc

Aldo'smuzzy
Aldo'smuzzy
15 December, 2019 12:50
On a thread entitled "Lincoln away" it'd be nice to hear a few more reports and opinions from people who actually watched us at Lincoln away. Just for balance really.

And commiserations to those who tried to attend but were let down by our wonderful rail network, which I too had a bellyful of yesterday (though I wasn't going to Lincoln).

jal jal
jal jal
15 December, 2019 13:19
Here is a list of how City fans have rated the Refs and also what they thought and think of Carl Boyeson as a Ref.
And also their opinion of Boyeson on his Reffing of the game between our 2 teams yesterday.

[forums.vitalfootball.co.uk]



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Hoots Mon
Hoots Mon
15 December, 2019 13:44
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Nightmare of a train journey to the game yesterday, our 10:49 out of Piccadilly to Sheffield terminated in the middle of nowhere at New Mills Station and returned to Piccadilly, luckily an Imps fan sat in front of us managed to speak with Northern assist on his mobile, they immediately booked him a paid taxi to Sheffield over the Snake Pass, we jumped in with him, I saw a Rovers fan in a blue bobble get on the train a few stops earlier, went looking for him but to no avail, journey was a bit scary and by this time we knew trains to Lincoln weren’t running, on arrival at Sheffield they booked us a 2nd paid taxi getting us to the ground at 2:50 by the skin of our teeth, Lincoln are a totally changed team now Cowley is not there, both teams were pretty toothless and unfortunately they took their chance, game spoiled once again by Boyeson, how he never gave us the penalty in the last minute only he knows, straight forward journey home on the Wirral at 10:10pm, tired today.


I was on the 1028 from Stockport-due to connect with the 1137 from Sheffield to Lincoln. Eventually got to Sheffield at 1335 knowing that the 1337 to Lincoln which was due to arrive at 1449 had been cancelled due lack of staff. No individual or train company had a solution other than''get the next one''.That would have arrived at 1549 [half time] which,coupled with the 15-20 minutes walk,would have got us to the ground after the second half had started.
This is before we were reduced to ten men.
I decided to come back to Stockport and left Sheffield shortly after half two.
So it wasn't the greatest of awaydays-far from it.
So I didn't find out whether the Lincoln stewards had improved from their appalling treatment of us last season.Probably a good thing.



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martyd12
martyd12
15 December, 2019 15:13
Boyeson just happens to be the worst referee in the League . He had 4 or 5 big decisions to make and got every single one wrong. I felt we were the better side till the sending off. BT's first booking was extremely harsh whilst their first booking should have been a red card. There was a lot some of the Lincoln players got away with in the 2nd half which could have brought further punishment but Boyeson was too lazy to do anything. how he failed to see the clear foul in the last minute beggars belief. He was either dishonest or incompetent or probably both.
It would be interesting to see the assessor's report but of course that is not possible. Let it be said that the performance was appalling atrocious and wilful. I said 3 days before the match that he was the worst ref in the League and yesterday's performance only confirms that. I spoke to Mark and Nicola after the match and they rightfully were pretty livid by yesterday's events.
Rovers deserved a point but again didn't get it so there are some worrying times ahead. I believe we will pull clear but we need to start scoring goals soon.
Just as an aside do we remember Boyeson's performance against Lincoln city a couple of years ago when he sent Norwood off for celebrating scoring!

Bored rover
Bored rover
15 December, 2019 16:05
Cant keep blaming refs, the refs are their for everyone

Tommy Egg
Tommy Egg
15 December, 2019 16:43
I respect the opinions about the paucity of the squad and comments that it's the worst ever , and lack of spirit .I admit I had a break in attendance at games from early 70s to late 90s but Micky Adam's must surely be considered worse than the current squad As for the complaints of lack of spirit , the comeback to win the cup replay at Wycombe and yesterday 's effort when according even to Lincoln fans we should have been awarded a penalty.or two .It seems they deserved at least a point yesterday !

Hoots Mon
Hoots Mon
15 December, 2019 17:17
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Aldo'smuzzy
On a thread entitled "Lincoln away" it'd be nice to hear a few more reports and opinions from people who actually watched us at Lincoln away. Just for balance really.
And commiserations to those who tried to attend but were let down by our wonderful rail network, which I too had a bellyful of yesterday (though I wasn't going to Lincoln).

The trouble is that there's no chance of getting a refund on the match ticket.And I'm not even sure about the return leg of the rail ticket.

Hoots Mon
Hoots Mon
15 December, 2019 17:24
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Bored rover
Cant keep blaming refs, the refs are their for everyone

Change the record from your constant negativity. Where were you sat yesterday?

Hoots Mon
Hoots Mon
15 December, 2019 17:26
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Boyeson just happens to be the worst referee in the League . He had 4 or 5 big decisions to make and got every single one wrong. I felt we were the better side till the sending off. BT's first booking was extremely harsh whilst their first booking should have been a red card. There was a lot some of the Lincoln players got away with in the 2nd half which could have brought further punishment but Boyeson was too lazy to do anything. how he failed to see the clear foul in the last minute beggars belief. He was either dishonest or incompetent or probably both.
It would be interesting to see the assessor's report but of course that is not possible. Let it be said that the performance was appalling atrocious and wilful. I said 3 days before the match that he was the worst ref in the League and yesterday's performance only confirms that. I spoke to Mark and Nicola after the match and they rightfully were pretty livid by yesterday's events.
Rovers deserved a point but again didn't get it so there are some worrying times ahead. I believe we will pull clear but we need to start scoring goals soon.
Just as an aside do we remember Boyeson's performance against Lincoln city a couple of years ago when he sent Norwood off for celebrating scoring!

Re your last sentence-that was Andy Haines [IMO the worst ref] who sent Norwood off.

Bored rover
Bored rover
15 December, 2019 18:02
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Bored rover
Cant keep blaming refs, the refs are their for everyone

Change the record from your constant negativity. Where were you sat yesterday?

Its not constant negativity, when we play well I say so. And its absolutely not referees faults we loose games, its just an easy excuse pedalled by managers. Steve Bruce was whining yesterday about the same thing when reality was Newcastle were shite. If its ok by you I was fortunate enough to get a free invite to a box courtesy of a friend.

martyd12
martyd12
15 December, 2019 18:28
Thanks Hoots Mon.
My mistake! they are 2 of a kind. Like peas in a pod and both as bad as each other! What's the betting we get Haines before the end of the year! No doubt he will spoil someone's Christmas!

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Elvis
15 December, 2019 18:29
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Bored rover
Cant keep blaming refs, the refs are their for everyone

Change the record from your constant negativity. Where were you sat yesterday?

Its not constant negativity, when we play well I say so. And its absolutely not referees faults we loose games, its just an easy excuse pedalled by managers. Steve Bruce was whining yesterday about the same thing when reality was Newcastle were shite. If its ok by you I was fortunate enough to get a free invite to a box courtesy of a friend.

Apart from saying, "Touche" I'm unsure how Hoots can reply to that

Nicely done



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Hoots Mon
Hoots Mon
15 December, 2019 20:31
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Bored rover
Cant keep blaming refs, the refs are their for everyone

Change the record from your constant negativity. Where were you sat yesterday?

Its not constant negativity, when we play well I say so. And its absolutely not referees faults we loose games, its just an easy excuse pedalled by managers. Steve Bruce was whining yesterday about the same thing when reality was Newcastle were shite. If its ok by you I was fortunate enough to get a free invite to a box courtesy of a friend.

Fine by me. I was in a box too for hours courtesy of our train network. Agree with you re Bruce though.

Bored rover
Bored rover
15 December, 2019 21:45
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Hoots Mon
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Bored rover
Cant keep blaming refs, the refs are their for everyone

Change the record from your constant negativity. Where were you sat yesterday?

Its not constant negativity, when we play well I say so. And its absolutely not referees faults we loose games, its just an easy excuse pedalled by managers. Steve Bruce was whining yesterday about the same thing when reality was Newcastle were shite. If its ok by you I was fortunate enough to get a free invite to a box courtesy of a friend.

Fine by me. I was in a box too for hours courtesy of our train network. Agree with you re Bruce though.

Bad gear all that train business, should get next game free IMO

Fiftyyearsarover
Fiftyyearsarover
15 December, 2019 22:44
Why don’t you all get the coach ,comfortable ,warm take your sandwiches ,no cold draughty stations waiting for a train that might or might not turn up ,or take the car if 3/4 of you ,a lot of work done on the railway weekends ,all sorts of holdups ,can’t beat the coach

kennyspint
kennyspint
15 December, 2019 23:02
On that train too. We were meeting a mate who had to stand around at Sheffield station for two and a half hours. Went for a nice Tapas because we weren't going to get to the game. So only comment, nice Tapas bar, and will think about the coach next time. But got the train because the roads are so bad .Aaaaargh

Hoots Mon
Hoots Mon
15 December, 2019 23:43
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Fiftyyearsarover
Why don’t you all get the coach ,comfortable ,warm take your sandwiches ,no cold draughty stations waiting for a train that might or might not turn up ,or take the car if 3/4 of you ,a lot of work done on the railway weekends ,all sorts of holdups ,can’t beat the coach

The coach goes from Birkenhead .I live 45 ish miles away.

Fiftyyearsarover
Fiftyyearsarover
16 December, 2019 09:02
Unfortunate Hoots ,so those from the Wirral get the coach ,makes sense

Hoots Mon
Hoots Mon
16 December, 2019 21:45
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On that train too. We were meeting a mate who had to stand around at Sheffield station for two and a half hours. Went for a nice Tapas because we weren't going to get to the game. So only comment, nice Tapas bar, and will think about the coach next time. But got the train because the roads are so bad .Aaaaargh

I see Nicola Palios is bleating on her Twitter about being delayed for just an hour and a half on Avanti yesterday. Sympathy......................................not so sure.

SmartRover
SmartRover
17 December, 2019 12:41
I looked with interest at the comments re coach travel, sadly some of us haven’t got loads of cash to splash, it cost me £25.60 on train return to Lincoln for an adult & child, official club coach would have been £49. Ipswich coach £79 whilst our train tickets cost £39, Coventry coach £43, Rotherham £41, both these journeys by train cost less than half price, Watford train for both £20.40.
Luckily I managed to get to Lincoln with the help of a Lincoln fan, Southend again the week later I’ll be saving another fortune, I think I will take a chance and keep using the train, also used the car for Fleetwood, find the coach too restrictive, everyone to their own preference, wouldn’t dream of making everyone take the coach unless they decide to subsidise travel like Fylde have done previously. As long as we are there shouting for the SWA who cares how we got there.

DevonExile
DevonExile
17 December, 2019 15:28
I am in Sri Lanka for a few weeks so watched the game life. The refereeing was not great in that it was inconsistent. The sending off would have been justified if the same standard had been applied throughout the game.
As for the performance we were the better side until the sending off without making any clear cut chance in that period. Even in that period though some weaknesses were apparent.For al, Lincoln were singularly unimpressive they were able to attack with freedom down the right and Ridehaigh looked exposed, not helped by the poor cover in front of him.
The sending off changed the game and the goal itself was frustrating for it looked as though a otherwise sound Nelson should have cleared the ball
The loan keeper did not have much to do but he looked at times to be twitchy in terms of his positioning. He did nothing in this game that Pilling would not have done just as well but for all their second half possession Lincoln did not really test the keeper once. .
Lincoln looked very poor and add this result to tpoints dropped at home to Rochdale,Southend and Accrington and it is difficult to escape the conclusion that whatever the faults of referees we are were we are on merit and now very much in danger of losing touch.
If money is so tight I would rather have saved it for replacing patent weaknesses than setting aside the as yet barely untried Pilling

Fiftyyearsarover
Fiftyyearsarover
17 December, 2019 15:55
Fair or fare comment on the coach fares Smartrover ,didn’t realise the difference was so huge it’s a big chunk of money ,my mistake 🙄

Hoots Mon
Hoots Mon
17 December, 2019 17:08
Quote:
SmartRover
I looked with interest at the comments re coach travel, sadly some of us haven’t got loads of cash to splash, it cost me £25.60 on train return to Lincoln for an adult & child, official club coach would have been £49. Ipswich coach £79 whilst our train tickets cost £39, Coventry coach £43, Rotherham £41, both these journeys by train cost less than half price, Watford train for both £20.40.
Luckily I managed to get to Lincoln with the help of a Lincoln fan, Southend again the week later I’ll be saving another fortune, I think I will take a chance and keep using the train, also used the car for Fleetwood, find the coach too restrictive, everyone to their own preference, wouldn’t dream of making everyone take the coach unless they decide to subsidise travel like Fylde have done previously. As long as we are there shouting for the SWA who cares how we got there.

What type of fare was that SmartRover? Mine was £31.55 with my Railcard



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 17/12/2019 17:10 by Hoots Mon.

SmartRover
SmartRover
18 December, 2019 00:51
Used split ticketing with family & friends railcard to Lincoln, same for Rotherham. Coventry at Birmingham was very cheap from Chester direct with TFW. Always try and book tickets when released by train companies especially Virgin/AvantiWestCoast through Euston to Ipswich & Southend etc.


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