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Post by LoidLucan » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:39 am

In the interests of fairness regarding Campbell it should be pointed out that he's our top scorer with 3 goals in 7 games, a strike ratio of just about 43%. The previous game he earned us a point with a fantastic strike when all seemed lost and yesterday was only a couple of inches away from notching his 4th goal in 7.

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Post by don'tbuythesun » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:48 am

My lad was moaning about his first touch so I really rubbed it in when he scored that beauty! We need to give him time and not get on his back. Some of his goals on the net are excellent.

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Post by jjljks » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:39 pm

Do like O'Neill, but he is only on loan & we need to find a solution up front that will see us through the whole season. Campbell has good skills but lacks the necessary selfish streak a CF needs, but good to have him in the squad. He gives Thommo some competition and usually puts in a shift pressing and supporting, not to mention decent deadball kick that got us a point at Altrincham. Donawa has potential & will develop given a chance and some positive coaching. Rivers is tricky and only needs confidence to improve that final ball into the box. Having a Beck-like target in the middle as CF would help him. To summarize, AA is only one piece of the jigsaw away from a good forward line that would trouble most NLN teams.

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Post by grimsbyquaker » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:56 pm

AA would love a target man. He said as much to myself and Quakerman2 post-Motherwell. Thing is big target men are rare and/or expensive these days as the fashion among the bigger clubs/academies is now to sign small, mobile forwards, hence why there are more of them knocking around at lower levels. I’d never thought about this but it makes sense

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Post by onewayup » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:18 pm

Did Bradford player Headley not get two yellow cards ,I saw he got one in the first half, and I thought it was him getting another in the second half near the right side of tin shed end.maybe someone else got the second booking. I honestly thought Headley had been given his second.

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Post by Wiseacre » Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:35 pm

I was pleased to hear my suggestion for Quakers show-biz affiliations being followed up yesterday with Doris Day belting it out before the match - and in a way Doris is dead right; what will be will be. I believe AA has done so well to pick the club up that maybe, just sometimes, it's easy to be unrealistic and start moaning unfairly. So what if Thompson had a 'mare we know how good he generally is and sniping at Campbell seems very harsh. Don't forget the laudable pre-season view that mid-table and a few cup wins would suffice - I feel we're well set for that even if it is going to mean some poor stuff like Monday. As Doris would say we're a long way from the deadwood stage.

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Post by murtonquaker » Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:22 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:Great weather today, should hopefully boost the crowd, although can't see many coming from Bradford PA, hopefully over 1500.
I think the attendance ended up just short of the 1500 you mentioned...

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Post by D_F_C » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:05 pm

someone calling Campbell shocking??? Christ

someone else saying they deserved to win...what?!?!

Our performance wasn't anywhere near the standards we should be, but we were comfortably the better team. We still created enough chances to win and win well. It just didn't happen. Not going to cry about it too much. Thought O'Neill was a massive miss and we got better when he came on.

Thompson was the person I would have brought off on Monday with Donawa moving to the left. Thompson was as poor as I could remember, but everyone are allowed their off days.

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Post by HarryCharltonsCat » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:31 pm

Because we had a lot of the ball doesn't make us comfortably the better team. They set up to give us a lot of the ball. For eighty minutes we did little with it, save a couple of set pieces.

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