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Monkey Tennis

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A couple of our players back from the dead. A few of Jolley's signings condemned. Speaks volumes.

We won't see a few of them again, I reckon. Wouldn't be surprised to see Donohue released in the coming days.
 

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Decent line up for us, I feel like tonight will be a true reflection of our chances of staying up. A lot of our fans are feeling better about things, if it’s garbage again tonight I wonder what else we can possibly do to turn it around.
 

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Don't really mind what occurs tonight, we're comfortably mid table but I doubt we have enough to threaten 7th.
Bradford 5/4 with b365 tonight, great odds because whilst we're not pushovers, we are nothing special.

2-1 bradford, Os to scoe first.

(Very surprised to see Rowe starting, saw him plenty of times at Fylde in the non league and I've never rated him, Cook is far better)
 

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We're missing our starting CB and RB again, poor George Taft going to have to play alongside Jacob Bedeau.

Two left-footed CBs doesn't seem right.
 

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One change to the starting line-up

_____________________________Farman_________________________________
Tanner_________Hayden________________Bennett___________Anderton
_________Riley_______________Guy______________Mellish_______________
Patrick______________________Kayode__________________________Toure

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Norman, McDonald, Furman, Dickenson, Zanzala, Alessandra, Scott

The back five picks itself, though Anderton hasn't been as good since the return.
Midfield also unchanged but Toure in for Dickenson up front. Makes sense as Dickenson didn't have a great game against Salford and Toure offers that 'something different' and he's pretty reliable if not especially clinical. Scott gets onto the bench too, if that means he's ready to play then we have a potentially exciting option up front.


Don't think Alessandra or Riley have been totally ineffective, Alessandra scored against Exeter. Too early to talk about permanently dropping anyone but there are definitely opportunities for other players to come into the starting line up. Guy has looked like he's carrying a knock and Mellish is taking longer to get back into the swing of things, which is what you'd expect since he's learning a new position. Up front we just want to see people who might score goals get opportunities, because we could do with a striker going on a run.

If Guy is carrying a knock then Furman should be starting.
 

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Bolton have choose to swap ends, am I missing something or is their no point as there isn't fans in or sun to deal with?
 

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O’Connor doesn’t get forward enough. Until he sorts that part of his game out then he won’t be playing at RB. Only way I see him getting a game is at CM.
I’d rather defenders who can defend first. What a shambolic start from tonight’s defensive team!
 

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We've barely touched the ball after 10 minutes
 

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81% possesion.....some good stuff being played but its 0-0
 

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Fuck me we’re winning! :eek:

Howler from Crawley’s keeper but I’ll take it.
 

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Stevenage for a change have actually come to VP and are trying to win the game.

Couple of shaky moments at the back for us, best defender has been Crookes. The others need get on the same page a little more.

Rodney with the best chance for us. Should really have looked up and think Swan had a tap in but as always have to allow for a few moments where not quite the right option is taken with Rodney.
 

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We've had more shots tonight than we had in Jolley's reign. We'll still cock up at the back and lose though, but we are looking a lot better at least.
 

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Hilariously bad sitter missed by Feeney for Tranmere who hits it on the volley a couple of yards out from goal only for it to sail out of play over the benches heads on the far side
 

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Surely that's not enough incredibly soft penalty?

Of course it is, what a suprise.
 

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And that's game.

One equalising goal all season.

Cheers for that one ref.
 

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Oh well for a whole 9 minutes I knew what it felt like to be ahead in a game and it was great.
 

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cagey game this, we’ve certainly had the better chances but Cheltenham very much in this, just hope we stay mistake free and hannant keeps his cool.

KTF
 

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Well we've been the much worse team but to be losing like that is so frustrating, second bullshit penalty in as many weeks.

You know it's bad when even the Bolton commentators who are very bias think it was soft.
 

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Parts of our play are good, others utterly atrocious, our back 4 have been fucking embarrassing.

Menayese and Bunney are as bad as any Holloway signing, garbage.
 

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I’d rather defenders who can defend first. What a shambolic start from tonight’s defensive team!

Not watching tonight but not the best defensively it seems!

When we go forward Jay Spearing usually sits back to protect the defense. That then gives our full backs license to get up the field which is crucial now. Macdonald does it very well and O’Connor needs to take note. It’s why we’ve been so much better with Kahn acting as a RB
 

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Crookes and Swan done a good job for us tonight. Legge and Smith grown into it much more as the game has gone on.

Midfield particularly Taylor and Conlon not quite been at it and Monty been unimpressive also.
 

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We've played okay - back to where we were six weeks or so ago. Players know their roles and the strikers are seeing the ball.
Oldham have been dreadful though, so I expect them to step it up in the second half, especially "best player ever" Bahamboula, who's been anonymous.
 

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