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 21 
 on: December 10, 2018, 04:11:10 PM 
Started by The Thriving Jezza - Last post by ManagementGuru
I am perfectly happy for any side that loses to us to believe its because they were below par, as opposed to us being good. Its a stealth 25 points from 27 games!

 22 
 on: December 10, 2018, 04:09:22 PM 
Started by The Thriving Jezza - Last post by ManagementGuru
I am pretty certain (>90%) that the answer to this question is "Yes he is"

 23 
 on: December 10, 2018, 03:18:03 PM 
Started by The Thriving Jezza - Last post by Andrew Flynn
From John Laidlar's award winning site;

BUCKS' VIEW
The Shropshire Star reports that "Gavin Cowan believes his AFC Telford United side were the instigators of their own downfall after slipping to a 3-1 defeat at Altrincham.
The Robins, who had won their last five in all competitions, took an 18th minute lead after John Johnston skipped past two tackles, before finding former Buck, Josh Hancock, who slotted home. Hancock sealed the win with a goal late on, after Connor Hampson's super curling free kick had got the hosts in front 16 minutes from time.

The Bucks chief believes his side had control of the game for large parts, but errors cost his team on a wet afternoon at the J Davidson Stadium. He said, 'They were difficult conditions but they were the same for both sides so there is no argument there. I think we had a couple of chances in the first half we didn't put away, but I felt we controlled the game in parts.

'We were comfortable in open play and we nullified them for the most part, but we were the instigators of our own downfall, and that is not really us. We are quite a reliable team, individually and as a team. I was frustrated because we work hard through the week on specific things, and rely on the lads going over the white line.

'We did that in the first 18 minutes and controlled the game and, then, four players have gone jumping and sliding into tackles and that is uncharacteristic.'

Daniel Udoh drew his side level after 25 minutes of the game, but apart from that the Bucks never forced goalkeeper Tony Thompson into a save.

Cowan introduced Brendon Daniels and Yusifu Ceesau from the bench late on in a bid to grab an equaliser, but the Bucks got overrun and Hancock sealed the win with his second.

The manager took the blame for the third goal, and said 'In the second half we took control again and, as staff, we were talking about when we should go for the jugular. We tried to stay in the game as long as we could, and the third goal was my fault really because I have gone gung-ho. I felt we were in control of the game for parts, but we were not threatening in our attacking phases.


Think it's a pretty fair assessment of the game from their perspective, to be honest.

 24 
 on: December 10, 2018, 01:19:10 PM 
Started by The Thriving Jezza - Last post by The Thriving Jezza
Anyone know?

 25 
 on: December 10, 2018, 01:17:00 PM 
Started by Alty TV - Last post by MarpleAlty
If Hemmings proves (as suspected) to be the more powerful option of the two, I'd just keep JJ on the better side each half, and Hemmings on the heavier side.

JJ's effectiveness really did crash through the floor last winter, but unfortunately he was our best outlet at the time, hopefully we've got the personnel to mix that about a bit more this year.

 26 
 on: December 10, 2018, 01:03:59 PM 
Started by The Thriving Jezza - Last post by The Thriving Jezza
From John Laidlar's award winning site;

BUCKS' VIEW
The Shropshire Star reports that "Gavin Cowan believes his AFC Telford United side were the instigators of their own downfall after slipping to a 3-1 defeat at Altrincham.
The Robins, who had won their last five in all competitions, took an 18th minute lead after John Johnston skipped past two tackles, before finding former Buck, Josh Hancock, who slotted home. Hancock sealed the win with a goal late on, after Connor Hampson's super curling free kick had got the hosts in front 16 minutes from time.

The Bucks chief believes his side had control of the game for large parts, but errors cost his team on a wet afternoon at the J Davidson Stadium. He said, 'They were difficult conditions but they were the same for both sides so there is no argument there. I think we had a couple of chances in the first half we didn't put away, but I felt we controlled the game in parts.

'We were comfortable in open play and we nullified them for the most part, but we were the instigators of our own downfall, and that is not really us. We are quite a reliable team, individually and as a team. I was frustrated because we work hard through the week on specific things, and rely on the lads going over the white line.

'We did that in the first 18 minutes and controlled the game and, then, four players have gone jumping and sliding into tackles and that is uncharacteristic.'

Daniel Udoh drew his side level after 25 minutes of the game, but apart from that the Bucks never forced goalkeeper Tony Thompson into a save.

Cowan introduced Brendon Daniels and Yusifu Ceesau from the bench late on in a bid to grab an equaliser, but the Bucks got overrun and Hancock sealed the win with his second.

The manager took the blame for the third goal, and said 'In the second half we took control again and, as staff, we were talking about when we should go for the jugular. We tried to stay in the game as long as we could, and the third goal was my fault really because I have gone gung-ho. I felt we were in control of the game for parts, but we were not threatening in our attacking phases.

 27 
 on: December 10, 2018, 01:03:05 PM 
Started by Alty TV - Last post by Hale Alty
i was stood by the worst bit for the entire second half and i can assure you the water on that side didn't go anywhere. i was a bit surprised there was no attempt to clear the water the spongey-roller devices the club possesses rather than the rather pointless attempts at replacing divots.

 28 
 on: December 10, 2018, 09:49:15 AM 
Started by Toff Apple - Last post by distancetraveller
I was talking to one of the groundsman before the game and he was saying the pitch down the right towards the golf road end could do with about a foot depth of clay soil being removed from that area. He also said in fairness to MUFC they do carry out quite a bit of work on the pitch

 29 
 on: December 10, 2018, 08:54:02 AM 
Started by Alty TV - Last post by Alty Dave
Excellent highlights and surprised match started. Must say drainage appears to have improved as water did dissipate during the match

Some very good football in difficult conditions and what a strike from Connor

 30 
 on: December 10, 2018, 07:18:11 AM 
Started by Toff Apple - Last post by anglo alty
Way back in the day in my Grandads time they had a similar problem, Moss lane as everyone knows is built on a bog and they solved the problem with tons of sand to help drainage and going through the sixties/seventies whilst not perfect the pitch was a lot better not many games postponed due to waterlogged pitches unlike last season. I know last season was unprecedented

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