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Carshalton Womble reckons England didn't win the World Cup in 1966, because Hurst's goal didn't cross the line, plus the referee should have halted play when the fans invaded the pitch just before the fourth goal. The clinical West Germans were obviously fitter and would have definitely won in extra time or penalties. Fact. End of. ;p
18th Oct 2017 15:59:21 
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also, my grandmother's testicular stewardship afforded her the opportunity to play an alternate role as my grandfather
I actually think McDonald would have done okay in the formation that we played last night if played instead of Taylor. He looks lost with three up front but having Forrester in closer support from midfield with Kaja and Barcham also pushing forward, I think he'd find it more of a traditional striker role than the role he's been asked to do so far.
18th Oct 2017 15:53:22 
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Sharif - from earlier, I agree with you about playing CK at LB. I thought Francomb did well last night, but he got into good crossing positions on several occasions and then had to cut back. He did put in one good cross with his left late on though.
18th Oct 2017 15:48:00 
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A Don since 74.
True
18th Oct 2017 15:43:32 
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Ivor
18th Oct 2017 15:42:08 
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I'm not in the know but Ardley is the manager so who else would it be
18th Oct 2017 15:41:34 
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Sharif, perhaps I could have been clearer. Is NA responsible for bringing in Long and Forrester? Or is it others at the club? Goes without saying he should be praised for good recruitment. It's a key point that feeds into the NA in / out debate.
18th Oct 2017 15:37:54 
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kt2
Talking as someone who is not as ITK on internal club management as others on here.
We do lack options off the bench though, such as a target man. Feel like we could do with someone like Antwi even if it's just in the Azeez role of running really quick and scaring tired defenders for ten minutes at the end of each game...
18th Oct 2017 15:36:05 
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kt2 - surely the answer to that is yes? If we're critical of his poor recruitment then we should equally praise him for bringing in players like Long and Forrester.
18th Oct 2017 15:32:45 
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Thing with Cody is I just don't think we play a system to suite him. Not a bad player. Kevin Phillips only came good when he played alongside Niall Quinn for instance.
18th Oct 2017 15:27:31 
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CW - season long, apparently.
18th Oct 2017 15:21:20 
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Nick - hence my question earlier as to whether NA is to be credited for the signing of Long and Forrester. If so his recruitment could ultimately turn out to be deemed reasonable on balance, with obvious caveats.
18th Oct 2017 15:21:09 
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We do need a target man though. Struck me last night if we had their lump then we'd probably be upper mid-table.
KD -- Not saying it was all about luck. I'm a big fan of Lyle and have advocated giving him a freer role for a while, enabling him to judge which runs down channels or into the box he should make. But sometimes external elements change the course of things.
18th Oct 2017 15:02:21 
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NAZ -- In answer to your earlier questions, to which I saw no responses, the last goal at the JG end was Barcham's vs Gillingham and the last time we scored 3 in the League was the same match (last season) vs Rochdale in which Lyle scored prior to last night. Don't know last time we went in 1-0 up at HT at home, but we did it away at Blackburn.
How long is Forresterís loan for?
18th Oct 2017 15:00:03 
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Bet McDonald is on a three year deal or something
18th Oct 2017 14:58:00 
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It was certainly a decent performance and enjoyable game last night - agree that LTB, Forrester and Long were all decent and nobody seemed poor. Sadly, I think that MCDonald is going to disappear from sight - very much this season's "Warren Cummings" signing, still if for every "McDonald" NA brings in a "Forrester" he will be doing a decent job at recruiting. Certainly the last two wins (and hopefully a win on Saturday if we don't all get blown away by the forecast gales at the time) will have done enough to keep NA in his role and give him time to get to January. Oddly he seems to be someone who is a poor manager when things are going well (all his big ideas about "total football" get the better of him), but is a good man in a crisis and making the best of what we have - as we saw emphatically in his first season here.
18th Oct 2017 14:56:22 
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Yes I should have included a winky smiley on my last post.
18th Oct 2017 14:55:09 
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And if we'd played Cody 'Big Mac' McDonald as target man again, we'd have lost
18th Oct 2017 14:50:01 
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HTH
Sitting in John Green stand last night, the ref kept giving free kicks against Lyle for no apparent reason, one time the defender literally lifted Lyle. Oh and how awesome it was to see Long so passionate at the end, what a guy he is!! You could see how much the goal meant to Lyle, kissing the badge, just looked so relieved. Chuffed to bits for him. And great to see NA react to the chorus of NEAL ARDLEY in injury time. A great night.
18th Oct 2017 14:43:23 
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The 2nd goal was a blatant push by Forrester, very lucky the ref didnít give that, would have been a draw if he had
18th Oct 2017 14:43:03 
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Ardley will be pleased his 'we've been unlucky' thing is filtering through even though it's nonsense
18th Oct 2017 14:41:25 
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Luck!
18th Oct 2017 14:41:12 
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Nothing to do with Taylor being centre forward again then (!)
Ambadad unless we ended up losing 4-1
18th Oct 2017 14:37:43 
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And the ref at Northampton gave us the rub of the green too, perhaps our luck is turning
18th Oct 2017 14:37:16 
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TF -- Indeed. A little push, sets Lyle away and bingo, 2-1. If ref had given the free-kick we might all have been saying something like, "OK, they are 4th, but that was a decent performance and a useful point against a good side."
18th Oct 2017 14:28:31 
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