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 Post subject: Leamington v Darlington
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:01 am 
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It's been an odd kind of week. The buzz of a team that is starting to produce some results on the pitch slightly tempered by the sale of Styche mid week. I won't comment much further than that on the basis of has been covered on other threads. But Leamington gives us another opportunity to build on this series of results.

Our opponents are in a similar position to us having lost their Striker Matt Stenson to Solihull Moors in the week, after he submitted a transfer request and explaining he wished to move into full time football. After a good start to the season Leamington have slipped back and now sit in 16th place with 15 points. However, they do have a game in hand over us.

There is no denying that our uplift in form has come about with increased defensive solidity. Our form in our last 5 league games is WDLWW in which time we have conceded 3 goals in 5 matches. If we can keep ourselves in games it always gives you the opportunity to snatch results.

The other big question is how we will set up. On Saturday we used 3-5-2 / 5-3-2 and after some minor blips in the opening exchanges of the game it's a formation we looked very solid with. Tommy add it Trotman to the 3 CB's seemed to in part solve the pace problem which can arise from having 3 CB's on the pitch. Not too dissimilar to how Chelsea and Man City have used Azpilicueta and Walker respectively. It's hard to break up a winning team, and as such I think it's worth trying to work with 3-5-2 a little longer.

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5-3-2 / 3-5-2

--------------------------- Maddison -----------------------------

--------- Trotman ---- Hughes --- Galbraith -------------
Thompson ------------------------------------------- O'Hanlon

--------- Wheatley --- Nicholson --- Elliott -------------

------------------- Saunders ------- Aigne --------------------

Subs: Syers, J Burn, Hall, Henshall, Glover.


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Hard to disagree with that line-up. AW said the other week that 3-5-2 was their preferred formation and that our signings and pre-season was geared around that. Bring on tomorrow...looking forward to the drive over from Lincs with Vodka_Vic


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grimsbyquaker wrote:
Hard to disagree with that line-up. AW said the other week that 3-5-2 was their preferred formation and that our signings and pre-season was geared around that. Bring on tomorrow...looking forward to the drive over from Lincs with Vodka_Vic
Still not so sure about Elliott ,would not mind Burn in our back 3 to give us a more physical look.Would then go with that team Nick.A win tomorrow and we are back in the ball game.

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grimsbyquaker wrote:
Hard to disagree with that line-up. AW said the other week that 3-5-2 was their preferred formation and that our signings and pre-season was geared around that. Bring on tomorrow...looking forward to the drive over from Lincs with Vodka_Vic
Still not so sure about Elliott ,would not mind Burn in our back 3 to give us a more physical look.Would then go with that team Nick.A win tomorrow and we are back in the ball game.

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What are your reservations about Elliott Quakerman2? From any time I've seen him he always appeared to be a tidy player, good on the ball and plenty of energy.


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My only concern is the fact that when we play with him, Wheatley and Nicholson we look very lightweight in the middle.


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Just get the ball to Thompson. He can do it for us again.


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No chance of getting Azipilcueta & Walker on loan so may have to chance the boys in our squad. Agreed our improvement is the defence so need to keep a clean sheet.


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JE93 wrote:
QUAKERMAN2 wrote:
grimsbyquaker wrote:
Hard to disagree with that line-up. AW said the other week that 3-5-2 was their preferred formation and that our signings and pre-season was geared around that. Bring on tomorrow...looking forward to the drive over from Lincs with Vodka_Vic
Still not so sure about Elliott ,would not mind Burn in our back 3 to give us a more physical look.Would then go with that team Nick.A win tomorrow and we are back in the ball game.

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What are your reservations about Elliott Quakerman2? From any time I've seen him he always appeared to be a tidy player, good on the ball and plenty of energy.
Too lightweight IMO.Agree with Divas.

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Looking forward to this game, confidence in the team should be good. Although we are not scoring a lot of goals the defence is much stronger and Ainge is getting back to fitness from what was a bad injury.

Things off the pitch and on it all appear to be going in the right direction.

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We may get a result today but surely we can't continue with just Ainge and young Harvey S up front. We need a third striker in ASAP!

I don't believe we can't afford it.

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theoriginalfatcat wrote:
We may get a result today but surely we can't continue with just Ainge and young Harvey S up front. We need a third striker in ASAP!

I don't believe we can't afford it.
Why? Ok I get why it would be beneficial, but if we have to we can revert to 4-5-1 which most were saying was our best formation anyway which does make it less important.

I'd be more inclined to get cover for Wheatley as we've struggled most when he hasn't played, but saying that our defence appears more solid now anyway.

We should strengthen, if money and availability of suitable players allow, but if either of those aren't then we should just cope as best we can.

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Anyone else disappointed with the interview with Ray Simpson a couple of days ago - no questions on Styche, no questions about loan signings, no questions on the current finances.

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PierremontQuaker03 wrote:
Anyone else disappointed with the interview with Ray Simpson a couple of days ago - no questions on Styche, no questions about loan signings, no questions on the current finances.
Ray never asks any difficult questions never has and never will..


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:20 pm 
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The team for today
Maddison, Trotman, Hughes, Galbraith, Elliott, Henshall , Wheatley, Nicholson, Thompson, Ainge, Saunders

Subs:- Glover, A. Burn, J. Burn, Syers, Lingthep.


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HarrytheQuaker wrote:
PierremontQuaker03 wrote:
Anyone else disappointed with the interview with Ray Simpson a couple of days ago - no questions on Styche, no questions about loan signings, no questions on the current finances.
Ray never asks any difficult questions never has and never will..


Not really his job though. He works for the club so he's not going to put the manager in a tight spot.

Stoddart is the one who should be asking the difficult questions, but he won't rock the boat either.

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Shawry - If (as it seems) Harvey is getting promoted to playing every week, then at the minimum we need to find a replacement for the space he's left.

Only two strikers is just asking for problems - as a toothless team simply won't function - see last season post Beck pre Styche or back at the Arena when Matt Clarke played up top.

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PierremontQuaker03 wrote:
Anyone else disappointed with the interview with Ray Simpson a couple of days ago - no questions on Styche, no questions about loan signings, no questions on the current finances.


He's still suffering from PTMGD (Post Traumatic Martin Gray Disorder)

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Why the attack on Mr Simpson, surely decorum is needed here, Mr Simpson is doing and has done an awful lot for darlington football club over the year's especially his fundraising stunts, so I think if you're not happy with his interview technique then speak to him about it he won't bite, expressing about it on here is just wrong.


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Why the attack on Mr Simpson, surely decorum is needed here, Mr Simpson is doing and has done an awful lot for darlington football club over the year's especially his fundraising stunts, so I think if you're not happy with his interview technique then speak to him about it he won't bite, expressing about it on here is just wrong.
His interviews are for the club website, they are specific for upcoming games etc, not searching interviews about finances etc, and nor should they be.

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Shawry - If (as it seems) Harvey is getting promoted to playing every week, then at the minimum we need to find a replacement for the space he's left.

Only two strikers is just asking for problems - as a toothless team simply won't function - see last season post Beck pre Styche or back at the Arena when Matt Clarke played up top.
Are we toothless if we go 4-5-1 though, common thought not long ago was it was our best formation.

I'm not arguing against getting someone else in, but not just picking the 1st available striker, or getting someone in on loan to sit on the bench

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O'Hanlon injured? or is it the formation keeping him out?
Seems to be very little team/player news coming out of the club these days

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PierremontQuaker03 wrote:
O'Hanlon injured? or is it the formation keeping him out?
Seems to be very little team/player news coming out of the club these days
He is still suffering hamstring injury

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Styche scored on his debut.. Shocked

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Ainge. 1-0


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At this rate Saunders will be getting snapped up by a bigger club... Good on him deserves it


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LEAMINGTON DOWN TO 10


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What is it with teams getting players sent off against us..lol


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