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« Reply #390 on: Sunday, November 28, 2021, 16:17:48 »

One was taking a pi*s when they were counting😀
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« Reply #391 on: Sunday, November 28, 2021, 16:21:44 »

Warming his hands up.

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« Reply #392 on: Sunday, November 28, 2021, 16:34:06 »

The first duty of the officials is the safety of the players, the officials were fortunate as was KKH, not to have a stretcher on the field.  Regarding that and the incredibly inept penalty decision, the assessor should ensure that the entire crew don't get another game until their is a sufficient explanation of events with remedial action including re-training. 
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« Reply #393 on: Sunday, November 28, 2021, 16:41:40 »

What amazes me is the standard of refereeing was better in league 2 twenty/thirty years ago so we've gone backwards.
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« Reply #394 on: Sunday, November 28, 2021, 16:52:37 »

The other thing Iíve noticed is a lot of the simple passes amongst the back line seem to go behind the receiving player, so he is already pointing backwards when he gets the ball - inevitably back to JoJo. I reckon weíve got good enough players to drive forward at pace from the back - which happens quite often in away games.

I just donít understand the change of emphasis at home.
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« Reply #395 on: Sunday, November 28, 2021, 16:55:14 »

Referee Young was in the news earlier this month.

https://www.the-sun.com/sport/premier-league/3983403/alan-young-orient-hartlepool-blunder-referee-fa/


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« Reply #396 on: Sunday, November 28, 2021, 17:05:45 »

Check out how many cards he gives out per game over recent seasons😀

https://www.soccerbase.com/referees/referee.sd?referee_id=1884
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« Reply #397 on: Monday, November 29, 2021, 08:12:42 »

There is a video from a different angle of JMLís penalty award. Heís definitely fouled. So the evening up theory about why the Iandolo one wasnít given is shot down.

Thereís also a clear pic of Electric Squirrel being bear hugged in the area to stop him getting to a cross.

The refs at our level get so much wrong Iíd think any form of VAR would show them up for the useless twats they, generally, are.
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« Reply #398 on: Monday, November 29, 2021, 08:27:06 »

Check out how many cards he gives out per game over recent seasons😀

https://www.soccerbase.com/referees/referee.sd?referee_id=1884

I bet his Christmas card list is massive.
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« Reply #399 on: Monday, November 29, 2021, 09:10:01 »

There is a video from a different angle of JMLís penalty award.

Got a link please mate?

EDIT - never mind I found it:

https://twitter.com/Matt_r_Edwards/status/1465015392598953984
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« Reply #400 on: Monday, November 29, 2021, 09:20:32 »

In the circumstances a good point on Saturday against a clearly well drilled, competent side in Harrogate. I've only the clips on twitter to go on as I was sat in a services on the M1 waiting for a plane to land in at East Midlands airport, but we very nearly blew them away in the last 20 minutes or so. If we can get anywhere near that quality and tempo for more than just 20 minutes we'll be cracking this season. It still seems like we are a work in progress at home, which is frustrating.
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« Reply #401 on: Monday, November 29, 2021, 09:42:40 »

Hereís the pic of McKirdy being manhandled.



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« Reply #402 on: Monday, November 29, 2021, 09:44:12 »

Which begs the question as to why we canít generate that tempo and intensity from the beginning. Weíve got to sit through 45 minutes of dross almost every home game before thereís a chance of any excitement.

Full disclosure I saw nothing of this as I was holed up in a bunk house in the Dales with (from 8.30pm on Friday night) no electricity, no water and no mobile connection so the only way to follow any scores was to go and sit in the car and put 5live on! So I accept that I didn't sit freezing my nuts off watching it.

Haven't we basically done full circle from where we have been the last few seasons, in the past we seemed able to play 70 mins tops and would invariably then let at least 1 late goal in and never score any. Now we seem to be able to play 90 mins and get a fair few late goals but are a slower starter. I've always maintained at lower football levels, if you can keep on the game for 90 mins you have a chance, is it the fact that the way we play for the second half is just not sustainable for 90 mins and Garner realises that, yes its a bit dour but can the way we play actually be changed for the better or would we just revert to being fucked after an hour?

I recall before these two home games there were people saying they would be happy with 2 points, well we have double that. We have not lost in 4 games and have won 3 of them, to read some of the posts some seem to be hinting that garner is doing a bad job. We are averaging 1.83 points per game at the moment, keep that up it gets us to 84 points which would have won us this league last season.

Think where we were in late July.....

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« Reply #403 on: Monday, November 29, 2021, 09:51:36 »

I agree to some extent, but why the difference in attitude between home and away - cos thatís all it is. There is very little intent early on and, after 9 games, it us now obvious that that is part of the game plan as you have outlined.

Iím not saying it wonít be productive over the season and may even lead to promotion. My gripe, and only gripe, is thatís itís soporific and increasingly frustrating to watch.

And I donít go for all this harping back to 6 months ago. We are where we are now. Thatís all that matters.
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« Reply #404 on: Monday, November 29, 2021, 10:25:38 »

Teams will come to the CG though and work bloody hard to press high, force mistakes and try make us lose patience. Nab a goal and they can sit in and soak up the pressure. We've seen loads of teams do this, and Garner obviously anticipates this. So we have to be patient and grind teams down, knowing that they will eventually tire of the high press. It's failed on numerous occasions (Carlisle, Port Vale, Bradford) as we've made mistakes, giving the away side a lead to sit on. We definitely need an alternative out from the back though at times as going short isn't always an option. Think that was part of the reason Garner started with Williams and Gladwin on saturday.

It's different away - the home side has the onus to go out and attack, which is hard as we keep possesion so well. But when they are attacking, a well-placed tackle or mistake on the ball and we're well set up to counter.
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