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Saturday 20th February 2021

pontoonlew

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Of course its been poor we haven't won a game, however until the Newport game the majority of the side was still Holloways rubbish (only 4 Hurst players started against Stevenage). But to say he's taken less points than Holloway is stupid, he's used his rubbish players for every game but one, and in Holloways last 6 games he only managed to beat a poor Scunny side 1-0 in a dour game where one goal from either side was going to win it.

Yes we should be beating 10 men and yes we shouldn't concede such poor goals, however any side that puts 10 behind the ball is difficult to break down, many teams have struggled to do that, especially ones devoid of confidence, goals and sat at the bottom of the league. We played very well against Newport, just didn't get the result deserved.

Maybe it was a one of, maybe it wasn't, I still believe we will go down and won't be blaming Hurst for it unless we play poorly and fail to win. If we put up a fight and win 6+ of our final 19 then I think he would have done the best he can do with the squad we have.

Only thing I will blame him for so far is not getting in players earlier in the window, but how much of that is down to money/squad limits (prior to salary cap being removed) and our position meaning players wouldn't come is any ones guess.
It’s literally a fact that Holloway picked up more points in his last 6 than Hurst has in his first 6. We can say all we like about him having a shit squad to work with but it was the same one Holloway had (granted only one of them was to blame for that). It’s not even like we had the new manager spring with Hurst. You also say about us scraping a 1-0 against Scunny, a few weeks later Hurst took us there and served up something far far worse.

I agree with the dithering on signings in Jan, but he did that every year in Non League so it’s no real surprise, it’s disappointing he didn’t act sooner given how vital those games were.
 

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It wouldn't have made a jot of difference if he was facing the other way, Monthe (no 6) was in no position to do anything about it.

You could argue the lads who were trying to close him down could have made things more difficult, but once he'd done that cute turn, the shot was unstoppable. Bahamboula's goal is one of the best goals I've seen, so why not acknowledge that skill instead?
He cannot do that. He is in an incurable gobshite.
 

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Pitch looking a bit heavy, not going to be a pretty by the looks of it.
 

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Yep, will take that. Goal out of nothing by Davison, been a struggle to keep hold of the ball Newport had a lot more of it maybe helped by being used to the surface., They've got Amond on the bench who always scores against us on the bench, so taking nothing for granted here.
 

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2-0, done better this half Newport caught out by their own pitch for that pen. We've played the conditions better.


Buried a clear penalty, probably been better this half though Ebou lucky not to see red for raising his arm.

Raised his arm but was a hand in the face, he didn't swing an elbow. Never a red in my book.
 

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2-0, done better this half Newport caught out by their own pitch for that pen. We've played the conditions better.




Raised his arm but was a hand in the face, he didn't swing an elbow. Never a red in my book.
Fair dos, going off audio only here. Hopefully we've got the cushion to see this out.
 

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Guarantee we'll make hard work of it Wednesday, we never do well at home to strugglers unless their bloody awful, which Southend aren't.
 

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Yep, delighted with that. Defending was miles better then Tuesday, we played the pitch a lot better then Newport which is odd, you'd think they'd have worked out a way to use it to their advantage but they hardly created anything.
 

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Yep, delighted with that. Defending was miles better then Tuesday, we played the pitch a lot better then Newport which is odd, you'd think they'd have worked out a way to use it to their advantage but they hardly created anything.
We’ve totally lost the plot and can’t work out how to play on RP. Stuck between lumping it long to shortarse strikers and passing backwards. FGR looked good, not in any real danger from us for whole game apart from a header early on. Cargill was v good, Stokes not far behind.
 

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We’ve totally lost the plot and can’t work out how to play on RP. Stuck between lumping it long to shortarse strikers and passing backwards. FGR looked good, not in any real danger from us for whole game apart from a header early on. Cargill was v good, Stokes not far behind.
Even when they added six minutes at the end I expected us to see it out, you were making the odd half chances but routinely fluffing them and we seemed pretty solid if nothing special.
 

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Even when they added six minutes at the end I expected us to see it out, you were making the odd half chances but routinely fluffing them and we seemed pretty solid if nothing special.
Sadly you didn’t need to be. We could play till next Sunday and not look like scoring. Walsall away on Wednesday on a grass pitch will hopefully get us back on track
 

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Newport need to sign another nine players.....
 

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Love this post-match comment from Newport manager:

Newport County manager Mike Flynn told BBC Sport Wales: "Forest Green were excellent in the way they didn't make any mistakes today.
"I said before the game it would be tough to create chances and it was today, they've had two chances from our mistakes and I think they'll win the league."
 

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Love this post-match comment from Newport manager:

Newport County manager Mike Flynn told BBC Sport Wales: "Forest Green were excellent in the way they didn't make any mistakes today.
"I said before the game it would be tough to create chances and it was today, they've had two chances from our mistakes and I think they'll win the league."
He’s got half a point particularly re the 2nd goal. Townsend should have done better with he 1st goal. But that’s league 2 football for you - if you don’t make any mistakes during the course of a season you’ll not be far from the autos.
 

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