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Title: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 16:54:18
We have reached the point where I'm quite pleased to have squeaked a point at Harrogate side without their best player.


Title: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 16:55:17
Mahoney, Young, Kemp, Kokolo, maybe Minturn if you're being generous the contenders. Props to Brewitt, the first time one of our subs has improved us in a long time now.

Kemp for me. We're going to miss him something fierce.


Title: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 17:00:19
Mahoney by a country mile, we would have conceded 4 with a lesser keeper like Brynn or Kovar.


Title: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 17:02:58
Mahoney probably made the most obvious vital contributions.

Thought Kemp was a passenger personally.
Think Minturn did well considering where heís at in his development. Think we also looked better with him in midfield!

Kokolo lots of endeavour and getting into good positions. A lot of crosses hitting his man (who had closed him down well tbf) youíd hope that - that is Kokolo unfit & not match sharp because it looks like we might have a decent player on our hands if that him at say 80%


Title: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: Crozzer on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 17:06:29
Murph, it could have been 4 : 1 without him.


Title: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 17:06:43
I'd been toying with the idea of ignoring Mahoney's match-drawing performance so that I could reward newcomer Kokolo who I thought looked promising.  But then MMs save from Odoh reminded me it might not even have been especially close.  The only fair choice.


Title: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 17:07:14
Absolutely a clear and obvious winner here with Mahoney.

Honorable mention to young for that finish, and early attacking in general


Title: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 17:07:58
Mahoney by a country mile, we would have conceded 4 with a lesser keeper like Brynn or Kovar.

Harsh on Brynn that! I liked him.


Title: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 17:09:59
Harsh on Brynn that! I liked him.
Brynn better than Kovar but Mahoney is a decent step up in shot stopping for me than Brynn.


Title: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 17:10:24
The two one-on-one saves from Mahoney were the difference between a draw & a defeat.

A great goal from Young, but we didnít look much of a threat outside of that.

Nobody else really stood out, but nobody else was really bad either


Title: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 17:10:25
Mahoney for me. At least 3 top drawer saves.


Title: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 17:11:17
Mahoney, Young, Kemp, Kokolo, maybe Minturn if you're being generous the contenders. Props to Brewitt, the first time one of our subs has improved us in a long time now.

Kemp for me. We're going to miss him something fierce.

I know its a personal opinion, but your man of the match choices remind me of the home games at the CG where the sponsors makes an obscure choice and the crowd respond with a vocal 'huh/what'.

Mahoney was vital. I actually thought Kokolo is looking a good option as an attacking LWB. Young scored a great goal, pretty patchy the remaining players imo.


Title: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 17:11:29
Mahoney, Young, Kemp, Kokolo, maybe Minturn if you're being generous the contenders. Props to Brewitt, the first time one of our subs has improved us in a long time now.

Kemp for me. We're going to miss him something fierce.
Some disappointment intimated by others during the game.

We all know what he can do but I thought his energy and enthusiasm in getting a "foot in" was impressive, especially first half.


Title: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 17:12:00
Clear Murphy. Followed by Khan, Minturn and Kinsella. Kokakola flattered to shockingly deceive. Hutton's worst game for ages. Kemp poor first half I thought but good second


Title: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 17:15:00
I know its a personal opinion, but your man of the match choices remind me of the home games at the CG where the sponsors makes an obscure choice and the crowd respond with a vocal 'huh/what'.

Mahoney was vital. I actually thought Kokolo is looking a good option as an attacking LWB. Young scored a great goal, pretty patchy the remaining players imo.

If I'm honest, I tend not to vote for the player who I think will win our vote, which today was always going to be Mahoney. I'd rather make sure that the second/third best player gets a few votes rathe than the usual joke votes (hello Austin)
 


Title: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 17:19:18
Eminem.


Title: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 17:24:05
If I'm honest, I tend not to vote for the player who I think will win our vote, which today was always going to be Mahoney. I'd rather make sure that the second/third best player gets a few votes rathe than the usual joke votes (hello Austin)
 

Fair enough Nemo, each to their own and variety seemingly is the spice of life, although personally I'd go for cumin.

Edit - I've opened myself up to potential punnage there!


Title: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 18:52:49
We would have lost had it not been for 3-4 saves from M-M.

I like the look of Kokolo. He had a good games.

Minturn is a limited player, but did his job well.

Young had a good 1/2 half.

Hutton did what he always does.

Kemp had small flashes.

Kinsella had his best game.

The rest were Ďmehí


Title: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 19:31:37
I thought Minturn had a good game, does what others donít- tackle. Kept tight to his man and one fantastic interception/tackle in the 2nd half. As others, I like the look of Kokolo.

MM obviously gained us the point but some of his kicking/distribution was poor.

One thingís for sure - no matter how results are going Flynn is sticking with this Ďsystemí.

God help us!


Title: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: Robinz on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 19:54:12
Suggest we should monitor and vote on who has had a bad performance... currently over the season this would clearly show Charlie Austin.


Title: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 20:12:18
Suggest we should monitor and vote on who has had a bad performance... currently over the season this would clearly show Charlie Austin.

He has the lowest votes per game of any regular, by some distance. Until the last few weeks I might have argued this was just a lack of outstanding performances rather than consistently bad ones, but it's certainly not been what we'd hope for.


Title: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 20:23:51
Austin was contributing the team early on. mostly assists and the odd goal, and defensive duties.

last few he's been right off it. not immune to fatigue, form and a lack of confidence.

unlike most, I don't think he's finished. But he does need rest and shouldn't be immune to being on the bench.

circumstances dictate otherwise though.


Title: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 21:03:32
I think Charlie's definitely finished at League level.... Happy to be proved wrong...


Title: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 21:07:41
Austin was contributing the team early on. mostly assists and the odd goal, and defensive duties.

last few he's been right off it. not immune to fatigue, form and a lack of confidence.

unlike most, I don't think he's finished. But he does need rest and shouldn't be immune to being on the bench.

circumstances dictate otherwise though.

This is where I'm at. He was contributing and then we've played him too much. It was never going to work.

That said he could be finished, but the flashes we saw at the start of this season don't really indicate that.


Title: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 21:18:11
I think Charlie's definitely finished at League level.... Happy to be proved wrong...

Agree. Something not right with him and Flynn today.
A few spotted it. Could just be one of those but Austin not anywhere near where he needs to be at this level.


Title: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 21:23:23
Pitman was the same but tended to stay in the box more so wasnít exerting so much energy!


Title: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 21:24:51
Pitman was the same but tended to stay in the box more so wasnít exerting so much energy!

Would rather have Austin with one leg than that wanker.


Title: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: Bob1978 on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 22:34:30
If you look at Austinís history he hasnít really been the same since he left QPR in 2016 - 8 years ago.


Title: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 22:51:42
If you look at Austinís history he hasnít really been the same since he left QPR in 2016 - 8 years ago.

I think this is his last season.
Way off the pace now sadly. Remember that away second leg play off game at Charlton when we were down to 10. That was one of his best ever games for us leading the line, he was unplayable that night.
Happens to us all, age catches up.


Title: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 23:29:17
Itís a shame. Donít want the fans to get on the back of a club legend. Would love him to be a player coach and just on the bench for emergencies and 5-10 min cameos (for the rest of the season). But, weíd need more bodies before that could happen.


Title: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: MangoRed on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 23:40:16
Itís a shame. Donít want the fans to get on the back of a club legend. Would love him to be a player coach and just on the bench for emergencies and 5-10 min cameos (for the rest of the season). But, weíd need more bodies before that could happen.

Club legend? 😂

Not for me. Far from it.


Title: Re: Re: Harrogate v Swindon MoM Thread
Post by: Oaksey Moonraker on Sunday, November 19, 2023, 18:16:14
Club legend? 😂

Not for me. Far from it.
Only Sam Parkin has scored more goals for us this century and 26th on the all time list ahead of Coxy, Billy Paynter, Dave Bamber and JAF.

Not sure we will see the likes of a Chalky, Andy Rowland or Duncan Shearer getting to or close to the 100 club with how long good players stay these days.