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Re: Tonights Games

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:38 pm

FT: Crawley Town 0 Carlisle United 3
An excellent away win for Carlisle United as Crawley Town had not lost at home since 23rd November 2019 (14 games). However Carlisle are Crawley’s bogey team as they have won 11 of the 19 league games against them.

Rhys Bennett had given Carlisle a half time lead when he was on hand to follow up Gime Toure’s shot from the edge of the area in the 43rd minute and tap it in at the second attempt. Carlisle were then very good in the first 20 minutes of the 2nd half. Right back, George Tanner, dribbled into the area past Jake Hassenthaler and his cross was tucked away at the near post by Josh Kayode. David Sesay (on for Archie Davies) then headed Aaron Hayden’s header off the line from a corner. In the 62nd minute, Josh Kayode’s long throw caused chaos in the Crawley area and the ball fell to Lewis Alessandra on the left and he smashed it back across goal for Aaron Hayden to poke it in and make it 3-0. A goal each for both Carlisle centre halfs. Midfielder, Jon Mellish headed wide from a corner. He has been in a purple patch with 7 goals from midfield. David Sesay made another great block to stop sub Omari Patrick scoring but then Patrick went on a great run down the centre of the pitch. Patrick skipped past several Crawley players and was running through on goal but Sesay chopped him down and was sent off. Carlisle had 23 attempts on goal and 11 were on target. Crawley had 6 attempts with none on target.

It will be difficult for the Carlisle manager, Chris Beech, to make changes but you would think that a front free of Josh Kayode in the centre with Gime Toure on the left and Omari Patrick on the right would be a handful for most defences. Lewis Alessandra is starting up front at the moment though and he did play well today.

Carlisle MOM: Josh Kayode and George Tanner
Crawley MOM: Glenn Morris
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Re: Tonights Games

Postby Martin Shaw » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:13 am

Ian Holloway post Tranmere 5-0 Grimsby
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08z5x1d
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Re: Tonights Games

Postby london amber stag » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:56 pm

Martin Shaw wrote:Ian Holloway post Tranmere 5-0 Grimsby
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08z5x1d


Entertaining listen that was, he is losing the plot!
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Re: Tonights Games

Postby bellwhiff » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:31 pm

london amber stag wrote:
Martin Shaw wrote:Ian Holloway post Tranmere 5-0 Grimsby
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08z5x1d


Entertaining listen that was, he is losing the plot!


He lost it ages ago
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Re: Tonights Games

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:09 pm

21/11/20: Newport County 1 Port Vale 0
A terrible week for Port Vale as they were 3-2 up with ten men in the 92nd minute at home against Tranmere Rovers last Saturday and then ended up losing 4-3 with Kieron Morris scoring a screamer with the last kick of the match. They then got mugged 1-0 at home by Scunthorpe having had 70% possession and Scunthorpe scoring with one of their two shots on goal. It was also another worldie by Abu Eisa. They then played well yesterday against Newport but had Leon Legge sent off in the 68th minute. It looked like they had hung on for a point until the 96th minute when a Matty Dolan corner fell to the 41 year old sub Kevin Ellison at the near post and he smashed it in with the last kick of the game again. Heartbreak for Vale.

I decided to watch this game instead of Leyton Orient v Harrogate as I had also watched the two previous Port Vale games and I fancied another look at league leaders Newport. It was a very open first half with Newport dominating the first 10 minutes before Port Vale took over for the next 25 minutes and Newport then coming back just before half time. Newport’s pitch is starting to get heavy again and is cutting up which does not suit their new passing style of football. Three rugby teams also play on the pitch which does not help.

Scott Twine had a free kick saved early on by Scott Brown and Brown then made another save from Brandon Cooper. The 35 year old Vale keeper is still one of the best keepers in League 2. His opposite number, Nick Townsend, then had to make a save from David Worrall as a Mitch Clark long throw found its way to the far post. Nathan Smith played a great ball through to Worrall who laid it off to Tom Conlon whose well struck shot was saved again by Townsend. Mark Cullen then headed a Worrall cross from the left over the bar. The dangerous Worrall literally had his shirt ripped off his back by Brandon Cooper and had to wear a spare shirt which looked three sizes to big for him.

Newport’s full backs, Liam Shephard and Ryan Haynes push up well and Jamie Proctor stabbed wide from a Haynes cross and Liam Shephard’s shot was tipped over the bar by Scott Brown. Great play between Shepherd and Jamie Devitt then saw Shephard’s shot touched onto the post by Brown who was Vale’s MOM. Shephard then shot wide again just before half time.

Port Vale had to make a change at half time and Tom Conlon was replaced by left back, David Fitzpatrick, with Christian Montano pushing into midfield. Newport pushed forward in the 2nd half with Shephard once again bombing forward from right wing back. It was even stevens though until Leon Legge was sent off for a second yellow in the 68th minute. Vale sat in with two banks of four and it became defence v attack for the rest of the game. Vale were certainly on the ropes as Amond and Cooper headed wide from the numerous crosses and corners Newport were putting in. It looked like Vale had hung on for a point though until the veteran Ellison popped up with his 96th minute last kick winner from Dolan’s corner to make it 7 home wins on the trot for Newport. I'm sure this is what Mike Flynn signed him for.

Newport MOM: Liam Shephard, Josh Sheehan and Matty Dolan (Jamie Devitt played well 1st half)
Port Vale MOM: Scott Brown, Nathan Smith and David Worrall.
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Re: Tonights Games

Postby Martin Shaw » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:17 pm

Ellison post-match reaction
“I said to him ‘you’ve given me six minutes, but imagine what I could do if you gave me a bit more!’, said Ellison.
https://www.dai-sport.com/kevin-ellison ... nty-flynn/
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Re: Tonights Games

Postby The One » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:23 pm

Martin Shaw wrote:Ellison post-match reaction
“I said to him ‘you’ve given me six minutes, but imagine what I could do if you gave me a bit more!’, said Ellison.
https://www.dai-sport.com/kevin-ellison ... nty-flynn/


Do they still do Manager of the Month ?
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Re: Tonights Games

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:32 pm

Kevin Ellison is also Newport's mental health ambassador.

https://www.newport-county.co.uk/news/2 ... mbassador/
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Re: Tonights Games

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:03 pm

london amber stag wrote:
Martin Shaw wrote:Ian Holloway post Tranmere 5-0 Grimsby
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08z5x1d


Entertaining listen that was, he is losing the plot!


You can watch the video version here

https://www.grimsby-townfc.co.uk/news/2 ... re-rovers/

I think John Tondeur from BBC Radio Humberside is one of the most negative BBC local radio commentators in the country. He's been doing the job for 35 years and he has this very world weary air which gives the impression that Grimsby are complete raspberries even if they are playing well. He's not a good commentator to listen to. I think it's time for him to retire. He seems to enjoy himself the most after Grimsby have been hammered. He was the guy who eventually provoked Michael Jolley into saying f*ck 58 times and which got him the sack.

Saying that, Ian Holloway's answers were bizarre. It was incredible that he was talking about culling his squad and player departures before the game. It's not the best way to motivate your players before a match. He blamed his scout for getting the Tranmere formation wrong and said you cannot watch games because of Covid (iFollow?). He is now bringing in his own scout, Graham Bird, with whom he has worked at Bristol Rovers, Plymouth Argyle and QPR and who found Ashley Barnes.

Holloway is being criticised for his poor recruitment but to be fair he was not helped by the fact that all players who signed had to agree to a 25% Covid 19 pay reduction until crowds were allowed back in the stadium. He has signed around 13 players and Grimsby fans are saying that at least half of them are not good enough. He has signed 7 young loan players but Holloway was complaining that he can only play 5 of them. He also admitted that one player he signed was not fit enough, Bilel Mohsni. He has also accused Sean Scannell of not being fit enough. He announced that Mohsni had been released* along with Ludwig Ohman but then said he had to help him find another club. There were also rumours that some Grimsby players would be put on furlough.

If I were Ollie's agent or lawyer then I would be advising him not to sell his house and buy £100,000 of shares in Grimsby which he is proposing to do.

* = Mohsni has tweeted to say he has not been released. Replying to the report of his departure, Mohsni said: “I have not left Grimsby Town FC, I am still contracted and feeling great and fit. I get on with my team mates very well so there is no issue whatsoever.”

https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/spor ... ay-4726545

https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/spor ... rs-4729299
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Re: Tonights Games

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:25 pm

More insane but entertaining ramblings from Ollie

https://www.grimsby-townfc.co.uk/news/2 ... 24-nov-20/
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Re: Tonights Games

Postby James » Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:13 am

and to think some people wanted him here.
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Re: Tonights Games

Postby MTFCMAD » Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:25 am

James wrote:and to think some people wanted him here.


At one point it was more than some.
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Re: Tonights Games

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:37 pm

It was always a big ask for Ollie to not offer contracts to the likes of Charles Vernam, Elliott Whitehouse, Billy Clarke etc because Grimsby could not afford to do so during the pandemic and then sign 7 young loan players late on and hope for any consistency. They played well away at Cheltenham and Orient. I like Oduru Edwards (Bristol City) and Owen Tudor (West Brom). Danny Preston has done ok at left back (Forest). You know you are struggling though if you lose players like Charles Vernam to Burton Albion; and Elliott Whitehouse has really gone to Forest Green just to be a squad player.
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Re: Tonights Games

Postby Sedgwick » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:38 pm

James wrote:and to think some people wanted him here.


Im still confused why he went to a poor grimsby side that has no money when he had decent offers at good good clubs higher up.
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Re: Tonights Games

Postby Rob » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:53 pm

Sedgwick wrote:
James wrote:and to think some people wanted him here.


Im still confused why he went to a poor grimsby side that has no money when he had decent offers at good good clubs higher up.


He's partial to a large Cod?
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Re: Tonights Games

Postby Sedgwick » Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:13 pm

Rob wrote:
Sedgwick wrote:
James wrote:and to think some people wanted him here.


Im still confused why he went to a poor grimsby side that has no money when he had decent offers at good good clubs higher up.


He's partial to a large Cod?


:lol:


Didn't he get shares or something?
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Re: Tonights Games

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:48 pm

See my post above.

"If I were Ollie's agent or lawyer then I would be advising him not to sell his house and buy £100,000 of shares in Grimsby which he is proposing to do."
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Re: Tonights Games

Postby Sedgwick » Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:52 pm

Tippy Tappy Football wrote:See my post above.

"If I were Ollie's agent or lawyer then I would be advising him not to sell his house and buy £100,000 of shares in Grimsby which he is proposing to do."


Their training ground reminds me of the pitches at Rolls Royce... crap and enough to put anyone off going there as a pro.
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Re: Tonights Games

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:17 pm

24/11/20: Tranmere Rovers 1 Carlisle United 0 (HT: 0-0)

I watched this game after the Stags game. It was the Master v the Apprentice as Chris Beech had worked with Keith Hill at Rochdale for 6 years. It was a very tight game which was settled by a brilliant ball from veteran centre half, Peter Clarke, to Corey Blackett-Taylor on the left who cut inside George Tanner and fired into the far corner. Carlisle huffed and puffed but did not create any chances until the lively Omari Patrick came on as a sub and forced Scott Davies into a save in the 89th minute.

Rhys Bennett was playing at centre half for Carlisle and Otis Khan was playing in a deeper midfield role than normal for Tranmere. Otis probably had his best game on Saturday when Tranmere beat Grimsby 5-0 since Walsall away last season. He was involved in the build up for the first goal and scored the fourth goal from the edge of the area. He now needs to do this on a regular basis which was his main problem for the Stags. It took him 18 months to score his next goal for the Stags after scoring two on his debut against Newport in August 2017.
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