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Title: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 21:45:10
Beginning to see a side and a style of play coming together tonight. Some really decent individual performances too. We might be alright this year.


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: Stef Troll on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 21:48:27
Payne for me. Broke through the line a number of times and looked Swindonís biggest threat.

Surprised someone voted for Grant. Gave the ball away sloppily a few times today and it could have cost us on another day. He did make some good interceptions during the game however.


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 21:55:46
The majority of the control, energy and creativity came from Payne.  A couple of great balls in the channels to set up chances, just a shame he hasn't got a better/harder shot on him.

Best player in red tonight though..


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 21:56:06
I went with Wollacott... Very assured performance...


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 21:56:34
I went with Wollacott... Very assured performance...

Great shout, close runner up for me.


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: Arriba on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 21:57:56
I went with Wollacott... Very assured performance...

Same as you.


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 22:02:57
Very tight between Wollacott and Grant. Was originally going to give it to Grant, but I think that Wollacott kept us in the game.

Wollacott 8.5:
Couple of very good saves that kept us in the game

Hunt 7
Played better than the weekend. Managed to push forward more.

Critchlow 7
Defended well. Only one dodgy moment in the second half where he could easily have given away a penalty

Conroy 7
Solid and looked a little more mobile. Couple of sprayed passes went awry.

Odimayo 6
Distribution and final ball was way off the mark today. One of his poorer performances

Reed 7
Played much better tonight. Pushed further forward than at the weekend and also broke play up. Seemed to play in partnership with Grant tonight, rather than getting in his way

Grant 8.5
Back to his best. One howler in the first half, but awesome thereafter

Payne 8
He was our only consistent threat until Williams came on. Everything good went through him and he worked well with Reed and Grant

McKirdy 7
Best chances of the game, one saved by the keeper and the other hit the post. Then there was the wonderful through ball from Payne that the keeper did brilliantly to save. But, unfortunately, McKirdy drifts in and out of the game and goes through periods where he doesnít pass it.

Parsons 7
Very good debut. Couple of good touches. Took the ball past a couple of defenders and had a strong shot.

Simpson 6
Couple of good touches and one shot. Gave away too many silly fouls.

Subs:
Gladwin 5
Looks very slow. Not yet up to speed. Thought he started off too deep. Then got a bit better playing up the pitch. But, like the reast of the midfield, we were too slow and ponderous and crowded out on the edge of the box. Had to rely on slide rule passes to unlock the defence. When we did, keeper did very well

Iandolo NA
Didnít really have enough time to build and influence the game.

Williams 7
Not on long, but changed the threat on the left. Looked very bright and tricky. Looking forward to seeing more from him. Not sure who is going to bury any chances he makes though.


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: MangoRed on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 22:03:17
Wollacott for me also, looking like a smart piece of business.


Title: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 22:04:21
Walacott.

Payne and Grant were excellent too


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 22:11:42
Did anyone else notice Payne(?) telling Odimayo to make a run instead of standing still?

I'm not pointing it out to be critical. Quite the opposite. It's that type of stuff that we just haven't ironed out yet and there'd be a lot more examples that are less obvious.



Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 22:13:07
Walacott.

Payne and Grace were excellent too
Young Mr Grace?
(http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7270/1971/1600/mr%20grace.jpg)


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 22:15:23
Did anyone else notice Payne(?) telling Odimayo to make a run instead of standing still?

I'm not pointing it out to be critical. Quite the opposite. It's that type of stuff that we just haven't ironed out yet and there'd be a lot more examples that are less obvious.


Yes, and from a standing start he muscled past the defender then crossed it straight into another defender.

Odimayo not yet up to speed and didnt have a great game tonight (Not a 'bad' one, but his touch and movement wasnt good)


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: Pookemon on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 22:26:45
Very tight between Wollacott and Grant. Was originally going to give it to Grant, but I think that Wollacott kept us in the game.

Wollacott 8.5:
Couple of very good saves that kept us in the game

Hunt 7
Played better than the weekend. Managed to push forward more.

Critchlow 7
Defended well. Only one dodgy moment in the second half where he could easily have given away a penalty

Conroy 7
Solid and looked a little more mobile. Couple of sprayed passes went awry.

Odimayo 6
Distribution and final ball was way off the mark today. One of his poorer performances

Reed 7
Played much better tonight. Pushed further forward than at the weekend and also broke play up. Seemed to play in partnership with Grant tonight, rather than getting in his way

Grant 8.5
Back to his best. One howler in the first half, but awesome thereafter

Payne 8
He was our only consistent threat until Williams came on. Everything good went through him and he worked well with Reed and Grant

McKirdy 7
Best chances of the game, one saved by the keeper and the other hit the post. Then there was the wonderful through ball from Payne that the keeper did brilliantly to save. But, unfortunately, McKirdy drifts in and out of the game and goes through periods where he doesnít pass it.

Parsons 7
Very good debut. Couple of good touches. Took the ball past a couple of defenders and had a strong shot.

Simpson 6
Couple of good touches and one shot. Gave away too many silly fouls.

Subs:
Gladwin 5
Looks very slow. Not yet up to speed. Thought he started off too deep. Then got a bit better playing up the pitch. But, like the reast of the midfield, we were too slow and ponderous and crowded out on the edge of the box. Had to rely on slide rule passes to unlock the defence. When we did, keeper did very well

Iandolo NA
Didnít really have enough time to build and influence the game.

Williams 7
Not on long, but changed the threat on the left. Looked very bright and tricky. Looking forward to seeing more from him. Not sure who is going to bury any chances he makes though.


Very harsh on Gladwin.  He played at least one brilliant pass to set up McKirdy.  Also drew countless defenders towards him to free up others.   Not really sure why you've said he's the worst in the team tonight.

Thought Grants passing was awful and well below his best.


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 22:29:58
Wollacott by a country mile for me, dont think he did anything wrong all game and made one point blank save that earned us a point.


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: Redhouses on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 22:37:29
Grant was outstanding when defending, breaking up the opposition play, but as someone says, going forward/passing he can let himself down. We need a striker, probably two, I donít think Simpsonís got whatís needed, heís second to most balls. Parsons looked good, McKirdy too - just had to make sure he gets his pass away.


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 22:39:48
Very harsh on Gladwin.  He played at least one brilliant pass to set up McKirdy.  Also drew countless defenders towards him to free up others.   Not really sure why you've said he's the worst in the team tonight.

Thought Grants passing was awful and well below his best.
Just the way that I saw it. Really liked Gladwin when he was with us before. Really hoping we see that player again. I think he is just off the pace at the moment.


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: digby on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 22:54:16
I thought Gladwin looked a class above tonight !  He seemed to glide across the pitch, he was composed and seemed to have more time on the ball.  This required the opposition to put an extra player on him, which in turn, created more space for the others. I know his fitness is lacking at the moment, but I'm really looking forward to him ripping up this league.  We are currently lacking creativity, but if we could somehow get him, Williams and McKirdy in the same team, then we would create loads of chances for a striker, if we had one !


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: Saxondale on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 22:57:34
Bloke appeared behind me for the last 20 minutes to be an nice old fashioned 'get it forward' man.  His main target was Gladwin.  Or Gladwin you lanky fucking slow ponce.


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: RedRag on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 23:10:45
I actually went for Wollacott v Carlisle and he was even better tonight.

However, Payne exerted real influence and really drove the team forward tonight in midfield and helped create momentum.  A couple of near assists with deft through balls.  A division lower but he looks a class above last season's version and probably has even more competition for his midfield spot.

A couple of direct free kicks dispappointed (oh for a Twine!) but Payne nicks my vote tonight for sheer endeavour.


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 23:11:06
Gladdy Long Legs


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: RedRag on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 23:15:05
Gladdy Long Legs
:clap:


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 23:22:40
Gladdy Long Legs

 ;D

That works.


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: JBZ on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 23:50:27
The lad in goal did well this evening.


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 06:15:03
Wollacott without a doubt.

A couple of Parsonsí turns and runs were top class. Weíve got something to look forward to with him!


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 07:29:39
Wollacott without a doubt.

A couple of Parsonsí turns and runs were top class. Weíve got something to look forward to with him!

I agree with that.


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: Cookie on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 08:08:28
Payne for me. A touch more class than anyone else until Williams come on and that through ball to Mckirdy was the best moment of the match, sublime.


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: RWB Robin on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 08:19:36
It felt like Payne might be really struggling under the previous regime, but has a new lease of life now, and is back to the player we expected when he arrived. Great that he stayed.


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: mexico red on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 08:23:18
Hugely improved performance.
Sigh of relief when they took off their striker.
I can only see us improving and for me Reed is the glue holding it together, makes himself available always playing the simple pass but moving the ball well.
A fully fit midfield of Reed gladwin Williams Payne and lyden will see us in the top 10 minimum.

Grant nearly cost us 2 or 3 goals and a blatant penalty, needs to concentrate more.


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: BoA Vagabond on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 08:30:56
Parsons for me because I thought he looked at home at this level and made a few good things happen. I was sorry to see him go off. A combination of Glady long legs and Parsons over the course of the season will do us very well. Maybe Gladwin 70 mins and replaced by Parsons? Who knows, but he was a real surprise for me and held his own against one of the better teams we will face.


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: Abrahammer on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 08:46:41
Payne for me, was the main creative spark and I lost count of how any chances he created or was on the end of. JoJo was pretty much faultless so definitely has a case

Can rule out Grant based on the blatant penalty that somehow wasnít given


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 08:58:16
Voted for JoJo Wollacott. So good they named him twice.

Just pipped Payne.


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 09:13:02
I voted for Payne, thought a lot of what was good came through him. Had to chuckle when the supporters gave Anthony Grant the 'official' man of the match, yes he did some things very well as you come to expect but he was equally very sloppy at times and gave away what looked to me a penalty holding onto Dieservwe. (sp) Some very good showings tonight though, we look an excellent work in progress overall.


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: NotHarryAgombar on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 09:44:30
Has to be Woolacott - those two second half saves - from No.9ís header and Reedís miscue ultimately won us a point.


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 09:46:18
Ah yes, forgot to mention Wollacott. It's massively refreshing after last season's shambles between the sticks that we look to have a good all round keeper. Someone mentioned similarities to Wes, I think there is something there to be honest, good with ball with his feet, great reflexes, not bad in the air for a keeper that isn't massive.


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 20:06:37
Wollacott was superb. Made the saves, took the crosses, organised his defence, looking for a quick release to set up attacks, good kicking.  That was frankly a brilliant performance. I thought Payne also played very well, but Wollacott was near faultless.


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: Saxondale on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 20:38:54
Yeah I was impressed by Wollacott.  He certainly had an awareness of what he needed to do to combat Tranmere's big fella up front rather than just hanging back to hope the defence dealt with it.  He came out to one very dangerous cross just flicking it away before the big fella got in.

Very promsing, but maybe we have low expectations after the last year of keepers!


Title: Re: STFC vs Tranmere R MoM
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 22:29:08
Very promsing, but maybe we have low expectations after the last year of keepers!

You may be right, but let's be positive. :-)