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Re: Neal bishop

Postby stagsfan6493 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:42 pm

Bish will be missed in any game, hopefully the other players can step up when he is out for 2 games.
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Re: Neal bishop

Postby Martin Shaw » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:51 pm

BH_Stag wrote:Someone on Facebook reckons he spoke to MacDonald yesterday and he says he’s playing for the reserves tomorrow and if he comes through it he could be in the squad for Newport. It’s a big ask for him to come back in so quick, but I’d be more comfortable with Macca filling in when Bishop is inevitably suspended as opposed to Atkinson even though he’s been out for a while.

If Macca is ready for a match like he supposedly is playing tomorrow then he has another 2 weeks to get up to speed before he could be called upon if Bish is booked. Let’s see if he plays tomorrow!

I spoke to Macca at length before the game on Saturday. Told me how settled he is living in Southwell and considers this area his home now.

He was very pleased with how his injury has come on in the last few days. Told me what a good player Grant is now that he is training with him and can see it at close quarters. Told me he knows it will be tough to get into the team as they are playing so well. Reckoned he would be ready for the bench within two weeks.
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Re: Neal bishop

Postby James » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:56 pm

MacDonald will be a massive boost to have on the bench.
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Re: Neal bishop

Postby lifestags » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:03 pm

I was a bit concerned about the strength in depth of our bench but having Macca back would really boost that! Any news on Craig Davies? Be good to have him play a part too.
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Re: Neal bishop

Postby Stag95 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:03 pm

James wrote:MacDonald will be a massive boost to have on the bench.

I think people forget how good he was at parts last season.
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Re: Neal bishop

Postby arsene wengers coat » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:10 pm

Martin Shaw wrote:
BH_Stag wrote:Someone on Facebook reckons he spoke to MacDonald yesterday and he says he’s playing for the reserves tomorrow and if he comes through it he could be in the squad for Newport. It’s a big ask for him to come back in so quick, but I’d be more comfortable with Macca filling in when Bishop is inevitably suspended as opposed to Atkinson even though he’s been out for a while.

If Macca is ready for a match like he supposedly is playing tomorrow then he has another 2 weeks to get up to speed before he could be called upon if Bish is booked. Let’s see if he plays tomorrow!

I spoke to Macca at length before the game on Saturday. Told me how settled he is living in Southwell and considers this area his home now.

He was very pleased with how his injury has come on in the last few days. Told me what a good player Grant is now that he is training with him and can see it at close quarters. Told me he knows it will be tough to get into the team as they are playing so well. Reckoned he would be ready for the bench within two weeks.


Think he and Jamie McGuire both live in Farnsfield (not together), which is the southwel area.

He will be a huge return. I think he can do the Bishop role.
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Re: Neal bishop

Postby marker_mtfc95 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:16 pm

lifestags wrote:I was a bit concerned about the strength in depth of our bench but having Macca back would really boost that! Any news on Craig Davies? Be good to have him play a part too.


Looks like Davies out for season mate.
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Re: Neal bishop

Postby Spiritater » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:08 pm

arsene wengers coat wrote:
Martin Shaw wrote:
BH_Stag wrote:Someone on Facebook reckons he spoke to MacDonald yesterday and he says he’s playing for the reserves tomorrow and if he comes through it he could be in the squad for Newport. It’s a big ask for him to come back in so quick, but I’d be more comfortable with Macca filling in when Bishop is inevitably suspended as opposed to Atkinson even though he’s been out for a while.

If Macca is ready for a match like he supposedly is playing tomorrow then he has another 2 weeks to get up to speed before he could be called upon if Bish is booked. Let’s see if he plays tomorrow!

I spoke to Macca at length before the game on Saturday. Told me how settled he is living in Southwell and considers this area his home now.

He was very pleased with how his injury has come on in the last few days. Told me what a good player Grant is now that he is training with him and can see it at close quarters. Told me he knows it will be tough to get into the team as they are playing so well. Reckoned he would be ready for the bench within two weeks.


Think he and Jamie McGuire both live in Farnsfield (not together), which is the southwel area.

He will be a huge return. I think he can do the Bishop role.


I don't, there aren't many players in Lge2 that read the game as well as Bish does.
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Re: Neal bishop

Postby Vice President » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:51 pm

Macca isn't the same type as player as Bishop. I see Macca more as a winger rather than a central midfielder - and he doesn't have the defensive qualities, or the touch, or ability to read a game in the way that Bishop does. I'm not sure that any player in league two is as good as Bishop at the 'Bishop role'.
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Re: Neal bishop

Postby Rob » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:58 pm

Vice President wrote:Macca isn't the same type as player as Bishop. I see Macca more as a winger rather than a central midfielder - and he doesn't have the defensive qualities, or the touch, or ability to read a game in the way that Bishop does. I'm not sure that any player in league two is as good as Bishop at the 'Bishop role'.


I agree, in fact I am not sure where Macca's best position is, maybe wide right in a 4-4-2? That said, I very much like what I have read about Tomlinson, he does appear to tick all the boxes in terms of being able to at least partly fill the void left if Bish is suspended.
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Re: Neal bishop

Postby Stag95 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:22 am


Wow what a stat that is!
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Re: Neal bishop

Postby Conker » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:52 am

I think Evans initially putting Macca in CM and DF keeping him there was madness, he’s not a centre mid in a million years. I suppose he could do the 10 role but he’s behind Grant and Khan so that’s a waste of time.
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Re: Neal bishop

Postby Marky Mark » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:09 am

That would be a great stat for Bishop if that was the only thing he did, he'd be up on the stats in just about every other benchmark.

I'm not sure where Macca's best position is, cant see him playing anywhere central through the team, he might actually be a useful right wing-back
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Re: Neal bishop

Postby yorkshire stag » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:12 am

I have to say, after watching him at Bradford Park Ave pre season when the game just passed him by, i thought omg here we go last pay day wife’s mates with the CEO, i then spoke to Scunnys manager at the time who lives next door who said “ you have your new talisman real 100% leader and midfield general give him a pre season then talk to me, speaking to him last night he said “ see what i mean “ have to say i’m still full on the humble pie i’m still eating, top player and the gel that holds us together
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Re: Neal bishop

Postby Dan » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:35 pm

I did tell you when we signed him that he’d be player of the season, that we should build the team around him & make him club captain. I know a lot of you thought I was mad with how old he is but you won’t find a fitter player than Bish at his age.
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Re: Neal bishop

Postby Conker » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:38 pm

I thought Bishop was pretty widely regarded to be quality, that's the feeling I got from the summer anyway.
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Re: Neal bishop

Postby ParisStag » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:57 pm

Has he said anything about his future? Does he want to continue next season?
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Re: Neal bishop

Postby adamstag » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:04 pm

ParisStag wrote:Has he said anything about his future? Does he want to continue next season?


If we were fortunate enough to make league 1 I can't see him wanting to retire
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Re: Neal bishop

Postby Aspleystag » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:54 pm

I think the key thing is to have our best squad available for lincoln, we could beat county without him , fgr would be more difficult, but if we beat newport that will put us in a good position to lose him, so rather than rest him and if he gets through newport but we win, then we could do without him and county is likely to be a match where both sides will pick up cards because of the animosity in the game.
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Re: Neal bishop

Postby ST4GS » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:26 pm

Aspleystag wrote:I think the key thing is to have our best squad available for lincoln, we could beat county without him , fgr would be more difficult, but if we beat newport that will put us in a good position to lose him, so rather than rest him and if he gets through newport but we win, then we could do without him and county is likely to be a match where both sides will pick up cards because of the animosity in the game.

If we start ranking games in terms of easy and hard and telling Bish to steady on in case he picks up a booking (or worse still rest him) then we are on a slippery slope. We just need to carry on on a game by game basis and keep the momentum we have.
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Re: Neal bishop

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Re: Neal bishop

Postby Spiritater » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:11 am

Bish can play next week at t'Lane. We'll be needing him now.
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Re: Neal bishop

Postby 88BenM » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:52 am

Neal Bishop 7/8/1981 37 years.
Michael Doyle 8/8/1981 37 years.

Has there ever been an older key battle in the middle of the park during a professional game?
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