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Title: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: Andrew Flynn on January 02, 2018, 02:53:01 PM
Can't see another 6-0 win this time around...

We're due a draw and I fancy this to be a tight 1-1, conceding late on.


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: Alty Dave on January 02, 2018, 03:01:36 PM
Expect a response from the players after yesterdays narrow defeat.

I would go back the starting 11 for Coalville if all fit, although JJ looking a tad jaded for me, so perhaps give Miller/Peers a go.

Tight game on a heavy pitch, hopefully a 2-1 victory to the Robins


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: The Thriving Jezza on January 02, 2018, 05:30:36 PM
Just put on another thread that it may be an idea to rest JJ again as PP did at the start of the season....I'd go with Miller as he seems to be getting back now...

Otherwise I'd go for the team that beat coalville.

Would be happy with a draw but hoping for a reaction and return to winning ways so I'll go 3-1 to alty


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: oneedham on January 02, 2018, 05:48:17 PM
I think JJ will be just fine with a 7 day gap inbetween games. He runs so much,even chasing back that maybe two games in 48hrs may have been a bit too much. Especially on a heavy pitch. I think he will be fine for Saturday and a must starter for me. Moult looks the most fatigued to me.


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: cheshire cat on January 02, 2018, 07:45:53 PM
The kind of runs he does getting traction must have been a big problem on Saturday.


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: wayno on January 02, 2018, 08:37:04 PM
The kind of runs he does getting traction must have been a big problem on Saturday.
your not wrong the pitch was awful from kick off

There were large areas where the ball did not bounce

Also lots of surface water and players falling over

I'm sure that the first goal for them the ball just dropped dead in front of the player before he smashed it home

It's a shame that despite all the work on the pitch it seems worse than ever now

I know it's been a challenge over the years but its awful


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: robininstockport on January 03, 2018, 06:42:41 PM
Suspect Hampson will be a miss. White at LB and Hannigan in for Jones. Wouldn't be changing anything else unless forced to.

As disappointing as it was to lose on Monday we did score 3 (again).

Farsley 1-2 Alty Hancock and Johnson


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: Mrs Warbouys on January 04, 2018, 08:05:26 AM
Farsley 7/4
Draw 3/1
Altrincham Evs


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: One Foot in the Grave on January 04, 2018, 12:30:23 PM
Another difficult pitch beckons. We need to dig in.

2-1 (Hulme, Hancock)

Attendance 358


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: JTH on January 04, 2018, 02:27:02 PM
Itís been wet this side of the Pennines since Monday, but Iíd have backed us to beat Witton playing on Farsleyís pitch judging by the highlights link on the main website. Tough game no doubt, important to get something after Monday, hopefully a narrow win.


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: HashtagAlty on January 05, 2018, 11:43:02 AM
No planned inspection according to the clubs social media team.


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: roytonmike on January 05, 2018, 01:02:46 PM
Illness prevents my attending - I think I'm fated never to get to Farsley ... - but all the best to all those travelling & let's hope the performance is as professional & the result as good as the last game I saw (Boxing Day at Marine).


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: robininstockport on January 06, 2018, 08:31:42 AM
Shaw Lane off so I chance to turn the screw


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: wayno on January 06, 2018, 09:37:01 AM
Shaw Lane off so I chance to turn the screw
totally agree big backlog for them as well


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: Sarf London Alty on January 06, 2018, 09:49:37 AM
Shaw Lane off so I chance to turn the screw

They now have to go to Workington on a Tuesday night. Perfect.


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: Toff Apple on January 06, 2018, 10:43:50 AM
Shaw Lane off so I chance to turn the screw

They now have to go to Workington on a Tuesday night. Perfect.
By then i suspect workington could be in with a shout so it could be a vital fixture, hope they schedule it feb, march, can t be doing with that drama in april


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: Alty Dave on January 06, 2018, 05:35:41 PM
Sounded like we played well today and fully deserved the points. Well done to the lads and all the supporters that made the trip.

Jordan is on fire.

Onward and upwards.


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: Alty Bri on January 06, 2018, 05:42:22 PM
Indeed. A huge well done to PP, the players and the travelling support today. Hopefully not famous last words, but things are looking good...


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: Mrs Warbouys on January 06, 2018, 05:56:23 PM
Well done, just keep plugging away


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: wayno on January 06, 2018, 05:57:34 PM
Great win up the reds


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: T.C on January 06, 2018, 06:10:15 PM
another great away result and performance by the sound of it, i am getting the same kind of confidence in away fixtures as i have in home one's. long may it continue


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: Sarf London Alty on January 06, 2018, 06:18:13 PM
Big 3 points that against a side who smashed the Aquaforce on Monday. Well played PP and the lads.


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: distancetraveller on January 06, 2018, 06:19:19 PM
Didn't make it today but plenty of positive comments on here.

If the fans are feeling good then I'm sure the lads playing will be feeling just the same.

Well done to PP and his staff

Keep going Alty


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: robininstockport on January 06, 2018, 06:36:42 PM
Winning games like that is what wins leagues. Should have been out of sight by ht. Superb effort though against a bang average team (,apart from the 3 who was decent).

Don't think Thompson had a real shot to deal with.

3 more big games coming up


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: One Foot in the Grave on January 06, 2018, 06:53:53 PM
Easily the better side, and could have been two up at the break but for their keeper.

But why do we make life hard for ourselves but dropping deeper as the game wears on ? We only needed to cock up once and two points could have gone down the pan.

If Farsley beat Shaw Lane 4-2, the latter can't be THAT good. And by the time they get to that playoff 6 pointer at Workington, they should need a telescope to see us. We will win this league by a margin of at least 10 points, and I fancy Grantham or Warrington for the playoffs.


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: Dunham Alty on January 06, 2018, 06:55:59 PM
Sounded like a great win. Winning ugly is a good trait to have. Today Mark Simpson on RR said we haven't conceded a goal in the league since Whitby (10th October) with Hannigan in the team. That's a great stat.


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: Snork Maiden on January 06, 2018, 06:58:08 PM
Hannigan is the best defender in the league by a country mile,just hope is fitness issues are behind him.


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: PukkaPieman on January 06, 2018, 07:00:32 PM
Hannigan is the best defender in the league by a country mile,just hope is fitness issues are behind him.

I agree but Harrison is just as good.
It wasnt that long ago many experts on here saw Hannigan as an injury prone luxury :o ???
How wrong they were ;D


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: Alty Bri on January 06, 2018, 07:08:09 PM
When they are together in the team, I never fancy us to concede.


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: robininstockport on January 06, 2018, 08:01:54 PM
I wouldn't swap Harrison or Hannigan for anyone I've seen this season and Jones is well above average.


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: Snork Maiden on January 06, 2018, 09:04:51 PM
Hannigan is the best defender in the league by a country mile,just hope is fitness issues are behind him.

I agree but Harrison is just as good.
It wasnt that long ago many experts on here saw Hannigan as an injury prone luxury :o ???
How wrong they were ;D

I was one of them tbh Pukka. His ability was never in doubt,he's a class act,it was just his injury record which is hopefully now behind him.


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: Paul Cain's Chip Pan on January 06, 2018, 10:23:13 PM
Delighted with another 3 points today. Keep it going lads!


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: SammyH8 on January 06, 2018, 11:04:38 PM
getting more and more confident that we'll piss this tinpot league. up the reds


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: Matt Taylor on January 07, 2018, 12:31:33 AM
Hannigan is the best defender in the league by a country mile,just hope is fitness issues are behind him.

I agree but Harrison is just as good.
It wasnt that long ago many experts on here saw Hannigan as an injury prone luxury :o ???
How wrong they were ;D

Have a day off Ian. Any criticism last season was fully justified. He was signed on big money (relative to our budget), with a big reputation, was a massive disappointment, and was a big part of the worst season weíve ever had.
Itís not like he was pulling up any trees in the games he was fit for.

Good on him (and the current management team) if he has regrouped over the summer, got himself fit, and is doing well at a lower level than we signed him to play at. But any fans expressing concerns with Tom Hannigan during last season deserve more respect than your condescending drivel.



Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: Sarf London Alty on January 07, 2018, 09:35:46 AM
Hannigan is the best defender in the league by a country mile,just hope is fitness issues are behind him.

I agree but Harrison is just as good.
It wasnt that long ago many experts on here saw Hannigan as an injury prone luxury :o ???
How wrong they were ;D

Have a day off Ian. Any criticism last season was fully justified. He was signed on big money (relative to our budget), with a big reputation, was a massive disappointment, and was a big part of the worst season weíve ever had.
Itís not like he was pulling up any trees in the games he was fit for.

Good on him (and the current management team) if he has regrouped over the summer, got himself fit, and is doing well at a lower level than we signed him to play at. But any fans expressing concerns with Tom Hannigan during last season deserve more respect than your condescending drivel.



Absolutely spot on. The fact that TH is now one of our key players (and long may that continue) does not erase a season of crushing disappointment from a player who joined us with a very big rep. If he leads us to the North AND continues to perform next season at the higher level then the debt is paid.


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: Andrew Flynn on January 07, 2018, 10:20:16 AM
Hannigan is the best defender in the league by a country mile,just hope is fitness issues are behind him.

I agree but Harrison is just as good.
It wasnt that long ago many experts on here saw Hannigan as an injury prone luxury :o ???
How wrong they were ;D

Have a day off Ian. Any criticism last season was fully justified. He was signed on big money (relative to our budget), with a big reputation, was a massive disappointment, and was a big part of the worst season weíve ever had.
Itís not like he was pulling up any trees in the games he was fit for.

Good on him (and the current management team) if he has regrouped over the summer, got himself fit, and is doing well at a lower level than we signed him to play at. But any fans expressing concerns with Tom Hannigan during last season deserve more respect than your condescending drivel.



Bang on the money. Iíll hold my hands up and say I gave him plenty of stick, especially away at Fylde last season. Every player deserved it last season. Well done to those who felt indebted enough to stick around, but quite frankly, after the atrocities of last season the very least the likes of Hannigan can do is boss a league they werenít even signed to perform in.

Him and Harrison have been sublime, should it continue we will have this league wrapped up with games spare.


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: Andrew Flynn on January 07, 2018, 10:22:13 AM
Sounded like a great win. Winning ugly is a good trait to have. Today Mark Simpson on RR said we haven't conceded a goal in the league since Whitby (10th October) with Hannigan in the team. That's a great stat.

Good shout as I believe he was substituted before Mickleoverís consolation in the 1-2 away victory? Nice stat. Definitely not pinching it.


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: The Thriving Jezza on January 07, 2018, 11:25:38 AM
After the Nantwich game when Tom got himself sent off I lost patience and said we should tear up his contract.....

I'm delighted that Tom has since proved me wrong and that PP stuck with him...for me if he helps us get out of this league he will have repaid his debt....

His attitude and play have been spot on this season...


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: PukkaPieman on January 07, 2018, 06:01:45 PM
It just shows what can be achieved with a positive management approach and talented players.
I always thought he was a good player, unlike many on here as some have admitted,... but he just got injured early on and was not well managed last year,...
It now seems most fans agree how well Tom is doing as to be fair are all the players in my opinion.





Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: robininstockport on January 07, 2018, 09:35:45 PM
Reading PPs interview on the main site looks like it got a bit heated from their fans as our players walked off the pitch


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: wayno on January 07, 2018, 11:01:10 PM
Reading PPs interview on the main site looks like it got a bit heated from their fans as our players walked off the pitch
i do like the way phil articulates himself

It's good we are finally getting under the skin of people after rolling over for such a long time


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: Mrs Warbouys on January 08, 2018, 09:03:28 AM
He needs to stop taking to heart bits of stuff off the internet though. Football is a game of opinions. Also, plenty of people, who are genuine supporters rather than spectators, unfortunately wonít have anything positive to say about any aspect of the  club until changes at the top are seen and fresh investment/ideas are on board. Thatís not his fault, and I appreciate he wants togetherness but To be fair nothing is detracting from getting behind the team from those that still attend. Hell, imagine the backing if everyone still went


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: Andrew Flynn on January 08, 2018, 09:26:33 AM
He needs to stop taking to heart bits of stuff off the internet though. Football is a game of opinions. Also, plenty of people, who are genuine supporters rather than spectators, unfortunately wonít have anything positive to say about any aspect of the  club until changes at the top are seen and fresh investment/ideas are on board. Thatís not his fault, and I appreciate he wants togetherness but To be fair nothing is detracting from getting behind the team from those that still attend. Hell, imagine the backing if everyone still went

The quickness to pick up on the most minor of criticism is a growing concern of mine.


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: Mrs Warbouys on January 08, 2018, 12:22:44 PM
Also, I notice a glib remark on a recent story on the clubs official Facebook page. The remark in question was made by a Liverpool fan that I havenít seen at moss lane for a decade or more. I fully Understand wanting a feel good factor, but social media will always produce nonsense, we all know that and most engage in nonsense in one way or another. Itís genuinely not important. On wards to Stafford 


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: cheshire cat on January 08, 2018, 12:29:38 PM
He needs to stop taking to heart bits of stuff off the internet though. Football is a game of opinions. Also, plenty of people, who are genuine supporters rather than spectators, unfortunately wonít have anything positive to say about any aspect of the  club until changes at the top are seen and fresh investment/ideas are on board. Thatís not his fault, and I appreciate he wants togetherness but To be fair nothing is detracting from getting behind the team from those that still attend. Hell, imagine the backing if everyone still went

The quickness to pick up on the most minor of criticism is a growing concern of mine.

For me, it is good that he is seeking feedback. I'm not necessarily expecting him to react to it but operating in a vacuum with no awareness of how your product is being perceived is a high risk approach and the trait of a poor manager whether that be football or anything else.


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: Sarf London Alty on January 08, 2018, 12:54:57 PM
He needs to stop taking to heart bits of stuff off the internet though. Football is a game of opinions. Also, plenty of people, who are genuine supporters rather than spectators, unfortunately wonít have anything positive to say about any aspect of the  club until changes at the top are seen and fresh investment/ideas are on board. Thatís not his fault, and I appreciate he wants togetherness but To be fair nothing is detracting from getting behind the team from those that still attend. Hell, imagine the backing if everyone still went

The quickness to pick up on the most minor of criticism is a growing concern of mine.

Fully agree. The football being served up is excellent but PP shouldnít mix that up with correct and deserved criticism of our off the field operation. I suspect he has only heard a rather one sided version of events with regards to what has happened off the field at the club over the past 2 years.


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: oneedham on January 08, 2018, 02:18:02 PM
Hannigan has been brilliant alongside Harrison. I don't think we have conceded a goal when Dens has STARTED at RB. He came on against Witton and didn't start against Warrington in the trophy replay. Dens has been quality. The whole defence have been spot on.


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: Teasierbeaver on January 08, 2018, 03:11:32 PM
Hannigan has been brilliant alongside Harrison. I don't think we have conceded a goal when Dens has STARTED at RB. He came on against Witton and didn't start against Warrington in the trophy replay. Dens has been quality. The whole defence have been spot on.

Absolutely and going for the cliche coupon buster, if you hold possession like we are doing this season, the opposition are less likely to have chances to score. I do think it's fair to say the Workington and Witton defeats were down to very specific circumstances and they account for 9 of the 21 goals conceded thus far. It means we've let in 12 goals in the other 24 games played, which will always give us a more than even chance of winning, as Saturday showed.   

We might be seeing a lot more of those Witton circumstances though and I hope that the management team have taken that on board and prepared  accordingly. I have some faith that they have.

I imagine PP is surprised at the state of the pitch. If we want to play sexy football in this league then we need to have a decent playing surface at home because we cant reply on the opposition for that.


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: distancetraveller on January 08, 2018, 03:46:18 PM
There is no doubt the surface does/will effect the style of play that PP likes to play and no slight on the ground staff whatsoever but I would love to see a concerted effort at the season end to rectifying the problem once and for all. perhaps a brainstorming meeting with the likes of the council and if possible a rep from MUFC (as I think there under 18s use it) and whoever else to sort the drainage problem once and for all.

I do think it would probably entail a fair bit of work though.


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: Snork Maiden on January 08, 2018, 03:49:38 PM
Hannigan has been brilliant alongside Harrison. I don't think we have conceded a goal when Dens has STARTED at RB. He came on against Witton and didn't start against Warrington in the trophy replay. Dens has been quality. The whole defence have been spot on.

Absolutely and going for the cliche coupon buster, if you hold possession like we are doing this season, the opposition are less likely to have chances to score. I do think it's fair to say the Workington and Witton defeats were down to very specific circumstances and they account for 9 of the 21 goals conceded thus far. It means we've let in 12 goals in the other 24 games played, which will always give us a more than even chance of winning, as Saturday showed.   

We might be seeing a lot more of those Witton circumstances though and I hope that the management team have taken that on board and prepared  accordingly. I have some faith that they have.

I imagine PP is surprised at the state of the pitch. If we want to play sexy football in this league then we need to have a decent playing surface at home because we cant reply on the opposition for that.

4G?


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: TheCultOfIanTunnacliffe on January 08, 2018, 05:29:26 PM
There is no doubt the surface does/will effect the style of play that PP likes to play and no slight on the ground staff whatsoever but I would love to see a concerted effort at the season end to rectifying the problem once and for all. perhaps a brainstorming meeting with the likes of the council and if possible a rep from MUFC (as I think there under 18s use it) and whoever else to sort the drainage problem once and for all.

I do think it would probably entail a fair bit of work though.



Haven't we already been down that route though?

http://www.footballfoundation.org.uk/digitalpublications/fsif-focus-2017/?page=10 (http://www.footballfoundation.org.uk/digitalpublications/fsif-focus-2017/?page=10)


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: oneedham on January 08, 2018, 05:54:54 PM
Hannigan has been brilliant alongside Harrison. I don't think we have conceded a goal when Dens has STARTED at RB. He came on against Witton and didn't start against Warrington in the trophy replay. Dens has been quality. The whole defence have been spot on.

Absolutely and going for the cliche coupon buster, if you hold possession like we are doing this season, the opposition are less likely to have chances to score. I do think it's fair to say the Workington and Witton defeats were down to very specific circumstances and they account for 9 of the 21 goals conceded thus far. It means we've let in 12 goals in the other 24 games played, which will always give us a more than even chance of winning, as Saturday showed.   

We might be seeing a lot more of those Witton circumstances though and I hope that the management team have taken that on board and prepared  accordingly. I have some faith that they have.

I imagine PP is surprised at the state of the pitch. If we want to play sexy football in this league then we need to have a decent playing surface at home because we cant reply on the opposition for that.

4G?

I would personally hate 4g, it isn't the same game. However our pitch is terrible this year, when other pitches at our level are OK. Just needs addressing this summer.


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: distancetraveller on January 08, 2018, 06:06:13 PM
There is no doubt the surface does/will effect the style of play that PP likes to play and no slight on the ground staff whatsoever but I would love to see a concerted effort at the season end to rectifying the problem once and for all. perhaps a brainstorming meeting with the likes of the council and if possible a rep from MUFC (as I think there under 18s use it) and whoever else to sort the drainage problem once and for all.

I do think it would probably entail a fair bit of work though.



Haven't we already been down that route though?

http://www.footballfoundation.org.uk/digitalpublications/fsif-focus-2017/?page=10 (http://www.footballfoundation.org.uk/digitalpublications/fsif-focus-2017/?page=10)


Fair comment, perhaps there is a problem/ blockage somewhere in the system.


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: robininstockport on January 08, 2018, 08:57:21 PM
Farsley are investigating an allegation of a fan spitting at one our playing staff.

Dirty bastard (allegedly)


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: wayno on January 08, 2018, 09:02:35 PM
Farsley are investigating an allegation of a fan spitting at one our playing staff.

Dirty bastard (allegedly)
i got spat on once in the face at work in the trafford centre . I wanted to throw him over the top balcony


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: robininstockport on January 08, 2018, 09:09:45 PM
Farsley are investigating an allegation of a fan spitting at one our playing staff.

Dirty bastard (allegedly)
i got spat on once in the face at work in the trafford centre . I wanted to throw him over the top balcony

If it's the same culprit we'll sort it


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: TheCultOfIanTunnacliffe on January 08, 2018, 09:12:55 PM
Farsley are investigating an allegation of a fan spitting at one our playing staff.

Dirty bastard (allegedly)

i got spat on once in the face at work in the trafford centre . I wanted to throw him over the top balcony


Well, if you will insist on getting involved in a heated fracas with Bob Carolgees....


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: wayno on January 09, 2018, 09:29:41 AM
I wouldn't have minded but he had halatosis


Title: Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread
Post by: Stan Hibbert on January 13, 2018, 05:31:04 PM
Easily the better side, and could have been two up at the break but for their keeper.

But why do we make life hard for ourselves but dropping deeper as the game wears on ? We only needed to cock up once and two points could have gone down the pan.

If Farsley beat Shaw Lane 4-2, the latter can't be THAT good. And by the time they get to that playoff 6 pointer at Workington, they should need a telescope to see us. We will win this league by a margin of at least 10 points, and I fancy Grantham or Warrington for the playoffs.
Well said that man!