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Rabbit's in headlights

Postby lancer » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:13 pm

Could not handle Rhead or their bombardment. We were playing panic football with 20 minutes to go. Could not keep any possession for more than 2 passes and dropped back ontop of Logan everytime giving Lincoln free reign to pump the ball into our box.
Our fitness levels also looked poor .
A lot to think about for Flitcroft.
Last 2 home games we have given up a lead.
We need to be mentally stronger if we are to go up automatically.
On the plus side. We didnt lose and still only 2 point off the autos.
3 points on Saturday is a must with the next 3 games after that against the 3 sides in 1st 2nd and 3rd places
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Re: Rabbit's in headlights

Postby abc » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:20 pm

Totally overpowered. Danny Rose was finished after 60 mins, even so,if he had put Diamond on for the last 10 we would probably of taken 3 points.
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Re: Rabbit's in headlights

Postby lancer » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:26 pm

abc wrote:Totally overpowered. Danny Rose was finished after 60 mins, even so,if he had put Diamond on for the last 10 we would probably of taken 3 points.

That what I thought as well. We all knew what was coming so I would have took a forward off and brought Diamond on to take out the ariel threat of Rhead. In fact I would have started with Diamond.
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Re: Rabbit's in headlights

Postby Woodclanger 1 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:29 pm

abc wrote:Totally overpowered. Danny Rose was finished after 60 mins, even so,if he had put Diamond on for the last 10 we would probably of taken 3 points.


We said the same, would have put him on for the last half hour, if we could all see it
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Re: Rabbit's in headlights

Postby abc » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:32 pm

Woodclanger 1 wrote:
abc wrote:Totally overpowered. Danny Rose was finished after 60 mins, even so,if he had put Diamond on for the last 10 we would probably of taken 3 points.


We said the same, would have put him on for the last half hour, if we could all see it


...why couldn't those who matter ?
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Re: Rabbit's in headlights

Postby S7AGS » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:37 pm

Strange tactics and thinking....I get the whole ‘hang on to the 1 goal lead’ tactic, I do t like it and not sure it ever works but to make it work at least change the personnel and formation to suit...

Diamond for one of the strikers should have happened...why have 2 strikers on the pitch but camp in your own box?

Not player bashing but why on earth are we bringing Spencer and Atkinson on when mellis and angol are available? Evans was the same but I put it down to his ‘I know best’ attitude...the 2 he brought on have offered nothing all season and same today... at least bring something different in to make the opposition work for it.

Disappointing first game for flickers in my opinion...got it wrong in many aspects
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Re: Rabbit's in headlights

Postby Mr Grimsdale » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:38 pm

abc wrote:Totally overpowered. Danny Rose was finished after 60 mins, even so,if he had put Diamond on for the last 10 we would probably of taken 3 points.


He was absolutely shot, and as anyone with half a brain could see it was an uphill battle to stay in the game for the last 20.
When the abuse of Palmer started (who incidentally I'm told lost his young cousin last week to cancer) you could set your watch to the fact he was going to have a big say in the game.
Rhead never lost a ball in the air, and didn't deserve the moronic but predictable chants about his shape.
The last two games and Swindon for me demonstrate that we are a play off side and nothing more than that, and this is not having a go at Flitcroft I must say, but we could have put two sides to bed in Lincoln and Coventry as regards catching us....and we have failed miserably, mostly due in my opinion to a lack of fortitude and intelligence, oh and that second goal.
At 1-0 I said that gladly I would have taken a point, the maddening thing is recently that sentiment is so predictable to be proved right.
He needs to exert his influence and quickly ...


On a different note the applause the Lincoln fans gave to the supporter who passed away was very touching.
As for Palmers cousin, rest in peace young man.
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Re: Rabbit's in headlights

Postby cassellswasmagic » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:41 pm

Diamond far better than Bennett imo get him in for god sake.
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Re: Rabbit's in headlights

Postby part time pete » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:47 pm

I thought we played exactly like Swindon did when then beat us 1-0 the other week, unfortunately Lincoln scored whereas Swindon held out.
Can we play Accrington Stanley every week.
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Re: Rabbit's in headlights

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:20 am

I think Swindon created a lot more chances than we did tonight Pete. Did we only have one header on target all night? I'm struggling to think of the Lincoln keeper making a save.
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Re: Rabbit's in headlights

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:23 am

lancer wrote:Could not handle Rhead or their bombardment. We were playing panic football with 20 minutes to go. Could not keep any possession for more than 2 passes and dropped back on top of Logan every time giving Lincoln free reign to pump the ball into our box. Our fitness levels also looked poor .


I'd agree with that. Rheady had a very good game. He won almost every header.

That's the second time this season at Field Mill that Lincoln have finished the stronger side.
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Re: Rabbit's in headlights

Postby oldweststander » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:28 am

Best thread for a long time.

Someone has got to grab the players by the scruff of the neck and make them watch the video and learn, would be far more effective than trotting about the practice pitch for an hour or do at this stage of the season.

Get Diamond and Potter back in.
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Re: Rabbit's in headlights

Postby bellwhiff » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:05 pm

No apostrophe in rabbits.

Just saying.
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Re: Rabbit's in headlights

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:28 pm

cassellswasmagic wrote:Diamond far better than Bennett imo get him in for god sake.


Rhys Bennett has been playing really well and I prefer him at centre half to right back. I did notice at the Swindon away game that he had a long chat with David Flitcroft after the game. They might have known each other at Rochdale or through Keith Hill who is David Flitcroft's best mate.
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Re: Rabbit's in headlights

Postby Bridgford Stag » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:06 pm

I pretty well agree on all imo the above constructive posts.

Especially with all from where we sat the Lincoln fans applauding...as pointed out by Grimsy. Well done to their supporters.
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Re: Rabbit's in headlights

Postby Vice President » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:17 pm

If we are playing in the play-off's against the likes of Wycombe (Akinfenwa), or Lincoln (Rhead), then we need to learn from how these two players have bullied us (or more specifically Krystian Pearce). I am a big fan of Pearce - he has been excellent all season (and he has been our best central defender). However, up against these two particular beasts, I think that either Diamond's extra 'know how', or Bennett's extra height might be the best way to tackle them with this type of areal bombardment.
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Re: Rabbit's in headlights

Postby Sneag » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:27 pm

bellwhiff wrote:No apostrophe in rabbits.

Just saying.


What if the headlights belonged to the rabbit?
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Re: Rabbit's in headlights

Postby Bridgford Stag » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:47 pm

Vice President wrote:If we are playing in the play-off's against the likes of Wycombe (Akinfenwa), or Lincoln (Rhead), then we need to learn from how these two players have bullied us (or more specifically Krystian Pearce). I am a big fan of Pearce - he has been excellent all season (and he has been our best central defender). However, up against these two particular beasts, I think that either Diamond's extra 'know how', or Bennett's extra height might be the best way to tackle them with this type of areal bombardment.


That is my concern VP also re playing known attacking bullies

Against Lincoln we did look lightweight...their central defenders looked in control as did their midfield as did Rheady.

Is it me but do we as a team look physically lacking and therefore give that phsylogical (sp!) edge to the opposition?
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Re: Rabbit's in headlights

Postby The One » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:51 pm

Vice President wrote:If we are playing in the play-off's against the likes of Wycombe (Akinfenwa), or Lincoln (Rhead), then we need to learn from how these two players have bullied us (or more specifically Krystian Pearce). I am a big fan of Pearce - he has been excellent all season (and he has been our best central defender). However, up against these two particular beasts, I think that either Diamond's extra 'know how', or Bennett's extra height might be the best way to tackle them with this type of areal bombardment.



Second half at Wycombe we had him in our pockets hence the away win
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Re: Rabbit's in headlights

Postby Bridgford Stag » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:59 pm

The One wrote:
Vice President wrote:If we are playing in the play-off's against the likes of Wycombe (Akinfenwa), or Lincoln (Rhead), then we need to learn from how these two players have bullied us (or more specifically Krystian Pearce). I am a big fan of Pearce - he has been excellent all season (and he has been our best central defender). However, up against these two particular beasts, I think that either Diamond's extra 'know how', or Bennett's extra height might be the best way to tackle them with this type of areal bombardment.



Second half at Wycombe we had him in our pockets hence the away win


Begs the question then why can't we do that all the time if we are serious contenders on going up automatically?

Just a Plan B (before the game methinks) required on coping with big blokes.

A thought.....
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Re: Rabbit's in headlights

Postby Foxy » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:32 am

cudda shudda managed the time better in the last 5.. keeping hold of it taking it to the corner etc easier said than done i know but having just watched it again rushes of blood going for the 2nd meant we didnt see it out.
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Re: Rabbit's in headlights

Postby The One » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:47 am

Foxy wrote:cudda shudda managed the time better in the last 5.. keeping hold of it taking it to the corner etc easier said than done i know but having just watched it again rushes of blood going for the 2nd meant we didnt see it out.


Correct fox, fat one always talked about game management to run game down, i.e. Rose going other side pitch to Bish when he was about to be subbed.
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Re: Rabbit's in headlights

Postby bellwhiff » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:04 pm

Sneag wrote:
bellwhiff wrote:No apostrophe in rabbits.

Just saying.


What if the headlights belonged to the rabbit?


The word in would be wrong. ;)
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Re: Rabbit's in headlights

Postby Sneag » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:03 pm

bellwhiff wrote:
Sneag wrote:
bellwhiff wrote:No apostrophe in rabbits.

Just saying.


What if the headlights belonged to the rabbit?


The word in would be wrong. ;)


Typo :lol:
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