Yeah we've kinda stopped taking long throws recently, though with Kayode back from injury we were gonna give it a go, it seemed as though it was no longer really part of our game planRegards long throws what Leon Legge does I’m not even sure that qualifies as a long throw as it barely makes it to the penalty area though believe he used to be able get some distance on it earlier in his career.
Obviously Tozer has a huge throw though we defended that quite easily, it was open play they hurt us. Harrogate also had someone who could launch it though was a windy day so not sure if that’s regular with them and Carlisle had a pretty ineffective one on Saturday. Other than that can’t think of any other teams who really use it.
It's not defending set pieces that's the problem, you do remember we had 11 wins in our unbeaten run and i think 8 had a clean sheet, now at the other end we have witnesed the worst set piece score rate in our entire history, we never look like scoring any set piece and a corner is just a waste of a ball these days. The only goal i can remember from a corner was a shot by Doyle at the near post at home in our very bad early season days.I genuinely think you’ll beat us tomorrow btw. Think we have joined the ‘bottle brigade’ around us. We were outplayed and outfought on Saturday and Carlisle are direct and fantastic at set pieces which we are shit at dealing with.
Our record at Stevenage was similar before this season we’d played there 4 times and lost the lot before gaining a wonderful 0-0 draw there this season despite getting battered for the whole game under honest Ollie.I checked our Football League record at Stevenage yesterday - it's bloody depressing.
Played 5 - lost 5.
Scored - 3
Conceded - 17!!!
He seems like a Manager who is constantly on the defensive and talking shite, I heard that he said about our game that after we went 1-0 up Bolton took control of the game and he made it sound like we were lucky, despite his goalkeeper having one of the busiest games he’s had for Months and us missing countless chances.It's not though is it. Not every team apart from Bolton. He just sounds bitter and delusional.
We conceded at least 2 if not 3 goals against them from set pieces in the return fixture inside the first half an hour. We had conceded the most from set pieces in the league this season before this run and we looked awful at the weekend against 2 physical front men. That’s more what I meant. Carlisle are very direct and create a lot of chances. They aren’t the best defensively so I think we will create chances. I really hope I’m wrong and we see a big reaction but if we defend and finish like we did on Saturday we won’t win.It's not defending set pieces that's the problem, you do remember we had 11 wins in our unbeaten run and i think 8 had a clean sheet, now at the other end we have witnesed the worst set piece score rate in our entire history, we never look like scoring any set piece and a corner is just a waste of a ball these days. The only goal i can remember from a corner was a shot by Doyle at the near post at home in our very bad early season days.
not quite right - IF we win and Grimsby lose they would be 12 points behind us with 4 games left, so even then they could catch us on points (but probably not goal difference), but IF we win and Southend fail to win then yes Southend can't catch us.Just looking at the permuations.
So if Colchester win tonight then that's Southend all but down, they'd have to win all three of their remaining games, hope Colchester lose theirs and also turn over at least twelve goal difference. if Grimsby lose they'll still have four games to go and at most ten points to make up so won't be down... yet. A Southend win will put them three points behind Colchester and Grimsby could also close the gap to make for a tense few weeks.
If Barrow win tonight and Southend fail to win then they're mathematically safe. Scunthorpe have a similar situation whereas Mansfield and Walsall will be mathematically safe provided Southend don't better their results.
The top remains tight with anyone down to FGR looking capable of gaining automatic promotion.