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Don't think I've ever seen that before. Listened on the radio and it sounded exciting, imagine that was your child's first game. Any idea of the crowd? So good to get 6 points on the board and can't wait to get to Southport and Chorley.


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Think it was about 1660 - not bad for midweek


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Apart from the massive divert Browny put in it in the 1st half... Not as bobbly thank God...

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Despite a class goal from Galbraith & neat header Beck, some poor stuff on show. Too much space and slack marking allowed Trinity to score the first goal, then come back from 3-1 down to equalise. Very little trace of method apart from relying on flicks on from Beck which usually ended up giving them the ball back. Needs a lot of work and Gray to get things sorted, especially at the back. Still enough to take the points, so it could have been so much worse. :thumbup:


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Brown MOTM despite us letting in three. Not sure what to make of that, but it sounds like on tonight's showing our defence still needs work - as was clear at the end of last season.

Still, we kept a clean sheet at Salford so perhaps an off day.

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For me the only worse player than Brown tonight was Collins, says it all really. Shocking positional sense, shocking in the air and shocking distribution. Yes we won and yes I'm probably going a bit over the top, but we haven't learnt anything from last season. What exactly does Gregan do if he can't organise the defence better.


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I disagree regarding Collins? I felt he won his headers, blocked well and only made around two or three passes that went astray (as expected from CB's at this level). He generally played on the front foot and seemed defensively disciplined.


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For me the only worse player than Brown tonight was Collins, says it all really. Shocking positional sense, shocking in the air and shocking distribution. Yes we won and yes I'm probably going a bit over the top, but we haven't learnt anything from last season. What exactly does Gregan do if he can't organise the defence better.

Here's me thinking our 2 CB's played ok?

We kept getting caught out down our right side... Gillies didn't assist Hunter. That's where the issue was tonight.

Anyway, 6 points in 2 game. I'll take that any day

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They played the long ball and if anyone was counting I suspect their forwards won more headers than our centre halfs. We let 3 goals in against a poor side and Brown still gets man of the match, it makes no sense at all. Of the defenders only Tez came out with any semblance of respectability.


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I thought they played some decent stuff going forward. Their runners off the centre forward where better than ours, and they were more inventive. Thankfully, they were worse defensively than us. Thought Bartlett was pretty ropey tonight. If that had been Jameson...........Caton should have had a couple but lacked a bit of composure and Harvey should have had one, had he taken it first time. Good to think we can win and score 4, when we haven't played well.

Oh, and someone needs to tell Gillies it's still summer. Thought he was hibernating until his goal. Can't see the point of him on the right. He's all left foot, to an alarming degree.


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Was near the dugouts tonight and I've got to say watching their management team was probably more entertaining than the game. They were absolutely bananas, assistant referee never got a break from a barrage of insults.


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Agree with you about Bartlett tonight. However the difference between him and Jameson on tonight's performance is that Bartlett came out positively when the ball was getting played through, if that had been Jameson he would have dithered and allowed the forward to get a shot away. I liked Pete in goal, but his decision making at times really let him down.


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Darlo_Rob wrote:
For me the only worse player than Brown tonight was Collins, says it all really. Shocking positional sense, shocking in the air and shocking distribution. Yes we won and yes I'm probably going a bit over the top, but we haven't learnt anything from last season. What exactly does Gregan do if he can't organise the defence better.
What game were u watching Collins had a decent game won a few headers made acouple of good tackles, no cover with hunter were the problem... According to Twitter Browny owes Gillies a beer or 2 for getting him out the do do...


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No you're right our defence was solid tonight, we only let in the three goals against a side who will be bottom half this season.


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Darlo_Rob wrote:
No you're right our defence was solid tonight, we only let in the three goals against a side who will be bottom half this season.
Think you're being a bit harsh. Collins in particular looked good at times to me, certainly a step up from last season. Yes mistakes were made and yes improvements need to be made.

But we're not going to be brilliant every match, particularly early in the season. In fact I'd be concerned if we were at top form in August. As my wife says, don't peak too early.

Whether we won 1-0, 5-0, 4-3 or 10-6, what matters is that we won. On to Alfreton.

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Gainsborough ,were very quick got nearly all first balls played some good football ,stuck to the task well, Darlington came out on top with more quality.


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No you're right our defence was solid tonight, we only let in the three goals against a side who will be bottom half this season.
Think you're being a bit harsh. Collins in particular looked good at times to me, certainly a step up from last season. Yes mistakes were made and yes improvements need to be made.

But we're not going to be brilliant every match, particularly early in the season. In fact I'd be concerned if we were at top form in August. As my wife says, don't peak too early.

Whether we won 1-0, 5-0, 4-3 or 10-6, what matters is that we won. On to Alfreton.

Actually if we win every game by 1 goal I'll be quite satisfied as it means we are not spending any more money than we need to on unnecessarily good players. They're all just the right amount better than the opposition! :thumbup:

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You're right that winning the match is the most important thing, but I'm just worried the defensive mistakes we made last year haven't been addressed. it is however only one match and from the reports the defence were excellent on Saturday, so let's hope it's just a blip. My worry is that the goals we gave away last night were similar to the ones we gave away last year.


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Darlo Fonz wrote:
Darlo_Rob wrote:
For me the only worse player than Brown tonight was Collins, says it all really. Shocking positional sense, shocking in the air and shocking distribution. Yes we won and yes I'm probably going a bit over the top, but we haven't learnt anything from last season. What exactly does Gregan do if he can't organise the defence better.

Here's me thinking our 2 CB's played ok?

We kept getting caught out down our right side... Gillies didn't assist Hunter. That's where the issue was tonight.

Anyway, 6 points in 2 game. I'll take that any day


Agreed, Gillies not tight enough & no surprise when he was subbed just after he scored. Hunter repeatedly left exposed which Trinity exploited with some great crosses, hence all the goals. Brown doing his bit with last ditch tackles whilst Collins still finding his place. Nobody in midfield able to win the ball & keep possession or cover for back 4. No improvement on last season's long punt. Only good thing was no heads dropped despite going behind and also losing a 2 goal lead, then snatching the winner.
Teams more professional than Trinity won't give us the chances to come back


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What was the shape like last night? Same as Saturday?

I assume we approached Salford in a more conservative manner and the players, wingers in particular, may have been asked to be a little more defensive minded.

Maybe it was just a case last night that Gray asked the likes of Gillies and Syers to play with a bit more attacking freedom and as a result the defence was more exposed.

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I think give some credit to the opposition. I live in Lincolnshire so hear the news about Gainsborough and Dave Frecklington came in at the back end of last season to kick them up the arse. He's strengthened well, but they actually have some of the best forwards in the division. Jarman is very good for this level. Going back to what Darlo James said, Johnno of Salford is mild compared to Frecklington. Just watch some of his You Tube interviews. I wouldn't spill his pint.
Going back to our errors, I agree that same issues as last season remain I.e. Shape when our 'wing backs' come forward. Trinity had obviously done their homework on us and it's when teams hit us on the break (which seems to be more of a trend in football - not just us. More away wins these days). The good news is that we're only two games in, so plenty of time to work on any issues, and reserves top of the league. Wonder if they're eligible for promotion to the Northern League.


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Maybe we should set up as if every match is an away game. We wouldn't get our money's worth like we did last night though. It would however help my heart rate and nails.


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jjljks wrote:
Darlo Fonz wrote:
Darlo_Rob wrote:
For me the only worse player than Brown tonight was Collins, says it all really. Shocking positional sense, shocking in the air and shocking distribution. Yes we won and yes I'm probably going a bit over the top, but we haven't learnt anything from last season. What exactly does Gregan do if he can't organise the defence better.

Here's me thinking our 2 CB's played ok?

We kept getting caught out down our right side... Gillies didn't assist Hunter. That's where the issue was tonight.

Anyway, 6 points in 2 game. I'll take that any day


Agreed, Gillies not tight enough & no surprise when he was subbed just after he scored. Hunter repeatedly left exposed which Trinity exploited with some great crosses, hence all the goals. Brown doing his bit with last ditch tackles whilst Collins still finding his place. Nobody in midfield able to win the ball & keep possession or cover for back 4. No improvement on last season's long punt. Only good thing was no heads dropped despite going behind and also losing a 2 goal lead, then snatching the winner.
Teams more professional than Trinity won't give us the chances to come back

I thought that in the first half we played some good football, especially down the left hand sidewhere Fergusen had loads of room...Also thought Gillies had a good first half.
In my opinion we struggled when we went 3...1 up. Their midfiel broke at pace to help out the forwards.
Our midfield lost concentration, Gillies in particular....Thought both Centre Backs did ok but we need to give them help when opposition midfielders run at them like they did last night.
Great crowd for a midweek game as well..Looking forward to Saturday.


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Overall a disappointing performance, but at the end of the day the result is all that matters. The atmosphere was pretty flat until the last few minutes. Do you think Galbraith meant to score, I think it was a cross that got lucky?


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Sorry just seen on the official site that Tex admits it was a cross that went in, good on him for admitting ir.


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Although we are not entirely the outright favourites for the title this season, we are always seen as a big scalp and 'lesser' teams will raise their game against us. Last night was no different and we were not clinical enough to close out the game professionally. We lost too many points with this attitude last season and although it's only the 2nd match it does slightly bother me that the same mistakes seem to have been made.

However, we were the right side of a 4-3 and I guess the 3pts are what matters! :thumbup:

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Despite a class goal from Galbraith & neat header Beck, some poor stuff on show. Too much space and slack marking allowed Trinity to score the first goal, then come back from 3-1 down to equalise. Very little trace of method apart from relying on flicks on from Beck which usually ended up giving them the ball back. Needs a lot of work and Gray to get things sorted, especially at the back. Still enough to take the points, so it could have been so much worse. :thumbup:


A fair assessment. Entertaining game but not one for the purist.


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