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masi51

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I take it Ian Evatt considers himself above launching throw-ins into the box. Don't see why it's 'awful to watch' it's just another way of getting the ball into a dangerous area; kick it, throw it, head it, throw it to someone who then kicks it, the end result is the same. We're not average because we're throwing balls into the box, we're average because we're conceding too many and not scoring enough.

Advantages of the long throw are that you have an extra player in the box instead of having to have someone come to recieve the throw then cross it, also it catches teams out who think that putting the ball out for a throw will clear the danger. The only reason I think people associate the long throw with anti-football is because Stoke did it.
Hey i am not against it completly.The most creative skilful player to ever put a Bolton shirt on had a long throw to rival many but he was as likely to bend the ball into the top corner from 30 yards as he was to throw it in from 30 yards........but Ben Tozer is no JJ Okotcha
 

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the old 'this league is awful' line :woo: makes me chuckle, the 'big' clubs always like to state this fact.
Fact the champions of lge2 this season will have lost double figure in number of games
Liverpool lost one game two seasons back and came runners up.
Yes this is a shite lge and the numbers and facts tell you that
 

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Fact the champions of lge2 this season will have lost double figure in number of games
Liverpool lost one game two seasons back and came runners up.
Yes this is a shite lge and the numbers and facts tell you that
In terms of quality I'd place it somewhere between League One and the National League.
 

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Very true. We apparently had 65% possession in the 4-0 hammering at Cheltenham. It didn't feel like that and our first decent chance came around the 90th minute.
I think I'm right in saying we've won every game this season in which we've had less possession than the opponent, very odd one.
 

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Tozer would be playing in step 7 if it weren't for his throw. Shitehouse football.
He has the odd mare in him as most L2 defenders do but generally he's really good, he's known for the throw obviously but he's certainly an above average defender in this league.
 

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Going back some time there was maybe half a dozen Tranmere posters here
plus the one dickhead.
We can see you peeking in the corner

Going back the same amount of time there was just one Boltonian to be fair.
 
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I think I'm right in saying we've won every game this season in which we've had less possession than the opponent, very odd one.
Pretty much the case with us... we've lost too many now and I'm sure we had less possession in a few of those, think we had the lowest possession in the league and were top of the table at the same time, and we had lost the few games where we had more possession.
 

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We’ve won 6 in a row with less then 50% of the ball on all 6! Possession isn’t always the law.
Especially if most of that possession is passing along the back 4 and back in your own half.
 

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Fact the champions of lge2 this season will have lost double figure in number of games
Liverpool lost one game two seasons back and came runners up.
Yes this is a shite lge and the numbers and facts tell you that
All that tells you is the best in the Premier League are far better than the rest. It doesn't tell you how good a league is overall. All your stats suggest is that League 2 is relatively even in terms of capability - anyone can beat anyone.

Nearly forgot... fact.
 

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The current league 2 leaders gave the current Premier League champions elect a better game then most Premier League teams do.
 

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All that tells you is the best in the Premier League are far better than the rest. It doesn't tell you how good a league is overall. All your stats suggest is that League 2 is relatively even in terms of capability - anyone can beat anyone.

Nearly forgot... fact.
If anything it suggests the bottom half of the premier league is poor because the top sides beat them so regularly. So the overall quality is pretty shit.
 

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Do many of the top 11 still have to play each other in their little auto/PO/chasing PO groups?
 

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Do many of the top 11 still have to play each other in their little auto/PO/chasing PO groups?
We’ve got Salford at home and trips to Bradford and Forest Green. Other games at Walsall and home to Barrow, both just about safe, but also home v Colchester which could be pivotal for both sides.
 

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Do many of the top 11 still have to play each other in their little auto/PO/chasing PO groups?
We have carlisle, cambridge, cheltenham, all at home and exeter away + scunny and crawley at home and southend away.
 

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We’ve got Newport and L’Orient, both away.
 

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Fact the champions of lge2 this season will have lost double figure in number of games
Liverpool lost one game two seasons back and came runners up.
Yes this is a shite lge and the numbers and facts tell you that
That argument could be used the other way round.

Liverpool were a good team in a crap league and (for instance) Cheltenham are a good team in a good league.

To be honest, I don't think the standard is as high this season but it is definitely flatter. By which I mean the teams at the bottom are better but the teams at the top are worse....and no. That was not a dig at Bolton.

Casey
 

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That argument could be used the other way round.

Liverpool were a good team in a crap league and (for instance) Cheltenham are a good team in a good league.

To be honest, I don't think the standard is as high this season but it is definitely flatter. By which I mean the teams at the bottom are better but the teams at the top are worse....and no. That was not a dig at Bolton.

Casey
To be fair to Masi he's never denied how gash Bolton have been at times.
 

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Bolton before Christmas were as bad as they have been in there 140 year history.
We made 22 signings pre season i expect 4/5 of those to be at the club First game next season.
Whichever league we are in i expect a major overhaul we simply are not good enough. We added another 8 in January which are head and shoulders above our pre season signings. Are we a good team today..........No
We may be one if not the best team today in lge 2 but we are not good.
I dont expect many teams to survive promotion next season in league 1 unless they invest heavily
Rochdale are bottom of lge 1 Not many teams in lge 2 are better than them.
 

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we've got Newport, Cheltenham, Bolton and Orient, all away
we've got Orient, Tranmere, FGR and Exeter all away.... and Exeter at home.
but Morecambe and Salford (and Exeter as we havn't played them) are the only teams in the top half we've not taken points off this season.
 

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we've got Orient, Tranmere, FGR and Exeter all away.... and Exeter at home.
but Morecambe and Salford (and Exeter as we havn't played them) are the only teams in the top half we've not taken points off this season.
the question was directed at top half teams only, so jog on :devil:
 

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Because your no mug team are just that.......you relied on one player who got injured and you now are bang average at best.
Tranmere the same. without Vaughan
Bolton without Doyle
Cambridge without Mullin/Hoolihan

Cheltenham deserve to win the league but will return here next may......This league is awful
You'll still be here next year.
 

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You'll still be here next year.
Bolton 60% chance lge1 next season
Bolton 40% lge2 next season


Orient 100% league 2

If we are in div 2 next season we will be taking the Hms piss the league out to sea
 

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I’m surprised Kieran Lee isn’t listed above for Bolton as he’s the best player in the league.
 

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1 Cheltenham
2 Bolton
3Cambridge
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4Morecambe
5Tranmere
6FGR
7 Newport
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Thats it for this year !!
 

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Does feel like the top 3 is pretty much set all of a sudden. With our goal difference, 9 points from our final 6 games guarantees promotion!
 

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1 Cheltenham
2 Bolton
3Cambridge
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4Morecambe
5Tranmere
6FGR
7 Newport
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Thats it for this year !!
We can only hope.
 

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