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Blyth game

Post by quakerste » Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:20 am

I hope we are covering the pitch today as it is forecast to be minus 3 tonight.

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Re: Blyth game

Post by Emdubya » Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:20 am

No frost expected according to the Met Office.

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Re: Blyth game

Post by quakerste » Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:09 pm

Bbc site changed from -3 to -1 this morning so hopefully we will get a bit of cloud cover.

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Re: Blyth game

Post by Old Git » Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:49 pm

This really is a game we should be winning. If we have serious aspirations to get into the playoffs there can be no excuses for not winning this one especially with Spennymoor and Brackley away coming next. Come on lads time to step up the home form and give us a win.

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Re: Blyth game

Post by jjljks » Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:59 pm

Forecast is for more rain and temperature going down to zero, but not below. For second game in a row, I will have no regrets about watching it on QTV. Perhaps our next fundraising effort should be for a weatherproof box for the commentary team? At least the pitch has not had heavy usage this season, no rugby scrummaging and it seemed not to cut up v Spennymoor.

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Re: Blyth game

Post by JE93 » Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:58 pm

Hopefully we can pick up that elusive first league win of the season tomorrow. No disrespect to Blyth but they're in a bad way and they're the kind of team we need to be beating if we climb the league. For me we have to stick with the 4-3-3 that made us solid vs Spenny.

Second game in a couple of days I'd be tempted to go with a little bit of rotation, especially players who cover a lot of ground, don't want players out for 2 or 3 weeks after a hamstring strain, could mean they miss 6 or 7 games. Would bring Hedley in for McMahon at RB. From the looks of the way he went down Laing could be out for some time. Though Reid did very well on Boxing Day I'd still prefer Storey in there with Hunt at the centre of defence. Liddle is fresh back from a hamstring strain I'd rather he was rested and brought back in vs Spenny. Midfield is a tough one, the three that started are definitely our best combo, but maybe looking at the squad we lack a little bit of depth in the CM department to rest Hatfield or Holness when they're carrying knocks. Sousa covers a lot of ground give him a little rest to keep him fresh for the next couple of away games at Spenny and Brackley. Love for Charman to be fit as feel he could put an unconfident defence to the sword, but would be happy to stick with Maguire, without gale force winds perhaps we can play in more of a way to get him in the game.


(If Charman isn't fit enough to play) I'd go for:

‐-------------------- Minter ----------------------
Hedley ----- Hunt --- Storey --- Watson
-- Hatfield --- Wheatley --- Holness ---
Rivers --------- Maguire ------ Campbell

Subs: Atkinson, Sousa, O'Neill, Hudson, Reid

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Re: Blyth game

Post by Darlo_Pete » Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:14 am

Well there is a pretty hard frost atm pretty close to BM. There will be problems if the pitch isn't covered, as it's going to be really cold tomorrow.

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Re: Blyth game

Post by super_les_mcjannet » Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:32 am

Was out at 7am this morning and no chance the game is in any danger.

No frost at all.

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Re: Blyth game

Post by quakerste » Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:41 am

Bit of black ice about this morning but should be fine. Three points a must today

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Re: Blyth game

Post by Maurice_Peddelty » Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:35 am

super_les_mcjannet wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:32 am
Was out at 7am this morning and no chance the game is in any danger.

No frost at all.
I think Darlo(serial weather troll)Pete's "heavy frost" disappeared with his "lots of lying water" from a few days ago.

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Re: Blyth game

Post by Old Git » Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:44 am

According to official website Charman and Hedley definitely out through injury and Holness unlikely to be fit. That limits how many changes are likely to be made for today.
Would expect to see Reid starting in defence alongside Hunt and possibly Atkinson in midfield instead of Holness. The only other change I would consider is whether Rivers plays instead of Campbell or Sousa.

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Re: Blyth game

Post by comeondarlo » Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:50 am

Maurice_Peddelty wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:35 am
super_les_mcjannet wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:32 am
Was out at 7am this morning and no chance the game is in any danger.

No frost at all.
I think Darlo(serial weather troll)Pete's "heavy frost" disappeared with his "lots of lying water" from a few days ago.
I couldn’t have put it better myself!

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Re: Blyth game

Post by TFDM » Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:50 am

Game on.

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Re: Blyth game

Post by Wiseacre » Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:40 am

:idea: :| Might be another tricky one - Blyth gave themselves a boost coming back against Gateshead and that home hoodoo is still hovering. Would be happy with a scruffy 1-0. My only concern is how best to accommodate O'Neil - he's still the player he was last season. Nice to see Thompson again.

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Re: Blyth game

Post by Quakerrunner » Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:47 am

It will be interesting to see who AA plays today as it will be a changed side today. I would like to see us bring back Storey. Having said that I don't know what has happened to him since the Telford game and so Reid I think will start at CB. As Hedley is out McMahon starts but I would put in Watson for Liddle, given that he has just come back from injury. The defence were solid against Spenny but I think a we may make an odd change to ensure the legs are kept fresh.

In the midfield I expect us to make a few changes. Perhaps we will see Wheatley or Hatfield being rested. I would like to see Theo Hudson given a game as he looks like a neat player (for Holness who went off early against Spenny) and I think Atkinson may come in if Wheatley or Hatfield is rested. I expect Jaz to come in for Sousa. I think AA may start with O'neill if Charman is not fit.

I've gone for a different looking side to normal.The team I would like to see us play if Charman is not fit, given AA has said he will make changes is:

Formation: 4-3-3

Minter

McMahon
Hunt
Reid
Watson (Liddle was excellent against Spenny but may be worth resting him given he has just come back from injury)

Atkinson (if we rest Wheatley - defensive midfielder)
Hatfield
Hudson (Holness went off against Spenny and he comes in for him) - he offers pace and that burst of energy needed

Rivers (comes in for Sousa against his former club)
O'neill (offers height and his technical ability and comes in for Maguire, who I would rest for the Spenny game)
Campbell

Subs: Saltmer, Sousa, Wheatley, Liddle, Maguire.

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Re: Blyth game

Post by PierremontQuaker03 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:59 pm

The team looked solid against Spenny, but did not offer much in the way of creativity - and Spenny just put an extra man on Sousa to try and keep him quiet. Against Blyth I think we need an extra forward thinking midfielder - so I think Rivers will come in for Holness, who looked as though he picked up an injury. I would like to see more of Hudson, he needs to be given a chance at some point otherwise I think he will go elsewhere and I don't blame him. I also expect Tyrone to start instead of Maguire.
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Re: Blyth game

Post by Darlogramps » Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:22 pm

Looks like it’s 4-4-2. Atkinson at RB, Reid at CB with Campbell and O’Neill up front. Storey back too.

Minter; Atkinson, Reid, Storey, Watson; Rivers; Hatfield, Wheatley, Sousa; Campbell, O’Neill.

That defence worries me.
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Re: Blyth game

Post by Old Git » Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:26 pm

6 changes today. Storey comes in for Hunt,Atkinson in for McMahon. Watson in for Liddle in a much changed defence. Rivers and O’Neill also recalled.

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Re: Blyth game

Post by Darlofan97 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:41 pm

Darlogramps wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:22 pm
Looks like it’s 4-4-2. Atkinson at RB, Reid at CB with Campbell and O’Neill up front. Storey back too.

Minter; Atkinson, Reid, Storey, Watson; Rivers; Hatfield, Wheatley, Sousa; Campbell, O’Neill.

That defence worries me.
It’ll be 4-2-3-1, or what actually ends up looking like a 4-1-5 at times.

Lack of cover for this makeshift defence is worrying, again.

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Re: Blyth game

Post by jjljks » Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:05 pm

AA going for 5-4 win

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Re: Blyth game

Post by Comfortably_numb » Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:09 pm

Going well so far, 3-0 up at half time :)

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Re: Blyth game

Post by jjljks » Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:28 pm

Still giving Blyth chances & we should have put this to bed ages ago

O'Neill just has! Great touch & finish
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Re: Blyth game

Post by Darlo_Pete » Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:29 pm

Currently we are in 18th position in the live table & only 7 points off a play-off spot. It's amazing how a good result can lift a team & fans. O'Neill makes it 4-0. get innnnnnnnn.

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Re: Blyth game

Post by joejaques » Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:35 pm

Thank God for uncovered. Unable to get live stream & lost DFR at half time. It's down to you lads & Ceefax to keep me informed now. :roll:

and Ceefax is 5 minutes behind Darlo Pete, never thought I'd type that. :roll:
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Re: Blyth game

Post by Darlo_Pete » Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:44 pm

5-0 McGuire scores, this will do our goal difference no harm at all. Oops now 6-0 with a lob from O'Neill.

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Re: Blyth game

Post by joejaques » Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:46 pm

Cheers Pete, still 4-0 on Ceefax :roll:
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Re: Blyth game

Post by Darlo_Pete » Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:51 pm

6-0 FT, some great performances on the pitch, against poor opposition.

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Re: Blyth game

Post by joejaques » Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:52 pm

Cheers Pete :roll:
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Re: Blyth game

Post by bga » Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:54 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:51 pm
6-0 FT, some great performances on the pitch, against poor opposition.
Only AA will know why he has not played O'Neill upfront before today? Great performance and team selection AA.

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Re: Blyth game

Post by jjljks » Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:10 pm

Deffo be watching the highlights but how will they cram them all into 15 minutes?😁

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