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Scunthorpe...

Post by LoidLucan » Fri Nov 17, 2023 4:38 pm

Well Adam Lakeland showed this week how to get the better of Scunny. He said he formulated a gameplan and "the lads executed it brilliantly."

"The amount of effort, workrate, determination, resilience, character, balls that we showed is everything I want to see in my team,” he said after King's Lynn's victory. He had inherited a drifting side, devoid of confidence and slowly built them into a fighting unit.

Scunny's midfielders like Butterfield and Clunan make them tick and you have to get to grips with them and knock them off their stride to get anywhere.

We should expect a fully committed, organised and battling performance as a minimum tomorrow. It's amazing what a carefully devised gameplan can do coupled with a bit of organisation, leadership and team spirit.
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Re: Scunthorpe...

Post by PierremontQuaker03 » Fri Nov 17, 2023 4:55 pm

let this misery end....please
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Post by Heaton out » Sat Nov 18, 2023 3:02 pm

I gona get in early on this one, nothing but a defeat expected at big money scunny!
Usuals on here baying for blood (some since day 1..fact) twitter (x) lot even worse! Usual abuse etc

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Its all about the next two league games for me, simple as that, both must win games, not even sure 4pts would do but, I guess, I and most ppl would take 4pts at the moment.

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Post by Old Git » Sat Nov 18, 2023 3:10 pm

1 down after 8 minutes 🥲

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Post by Old Git » Sat Nov 18, 2023 3:27 pm

2 nil now after 27 minutes 🥲🥲

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Post by tdk1 » Sat Nov 18, 2023 3:31 pm

Christ, what a mess we are in

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Post by Blackwell64 » Sat Nov 18, 2023 3:43 pm

I mean, honestly pre the game on paper what is the expectation as a good result away to Scunthorpe? Arguably what lose by 1 or better = good/great even?. Lose by 2-3 is expected, lose by 4 is bad, and 5 or more is terrible?

Granted it’s the attitude of performance, the grit of it, which is as poignant as the scoreline.

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Post by Old Git » Sat Nov 18, 2023 5:00 pm

Finished 2-0. On the face of it not a disgrace, but as I wasn’t there don’t really know how we played. Hopefully, some of our ardent fans that made the trip will post later and give us the lowdown. Never happy to lose, but maybe some pride restored before a crucial week with 2 home league games to come.

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Post by darlo reborn » Sat Nov 18, 2023 5:03 pm

By the sounds of it we had some chances late on to make the score more respectable

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Post by Vodka_Vic » Sat Nov 18, 2023 5:06 pm

Much better today. Ngandu and Nella could have scored. Ran the 2nd half.

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Post by still_darlo » Sat Nov 18, 2023 5:17 pm

Ten NLN sides lost to lower league sides today. TEN. Is this a really poor league we're in this year?

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Post by Quaker85 » Sat Nov 18, 2023 5:21 pm

still_darlo wrote:Ten NLN sides lost to lower league sides today. TEN. Is this a really poor league we're in this year?
Maybe it’s so good clubs are sacrificing the cup to ensure they stay in it Image


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Post by Yarblockos » Sat Nov 18, 2023 5:37 pm

still_darlo wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2023 5:17 pm
Ten NLN sides lost to lower league sides today. TEN. Is this a really poor league we're in this year?
No, they are resting players. There is very little money to be made from the Trophy unless you get to Wembley.

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Post by LoidLucan » Sat Nov 18, 2023 5:54 pm

Today was mission accomplished (I detest writing that) to the extent of avoiding another humiliating battering, showing some limited signs of recovery from Tuesday and getting our new signing on the pitch. Scunny will also be pleased to get the game won by half-time so they didn't have to over-extend themselves for the rest of the game.

For us the acid test of whether we can realistically launch a consistent survival battle comes now. No excuses, no more talking, no more one step forward and two steps back. Only some positive and sustained results will do.

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Post by still_darlo » Sat Nov 18, 2023 5:58 pm

Do you really think that teams like Banbury, Boston, Buxton, Chester, Farsley (and Darlington, for that matter) aren't bothered about extra prize money otherwise unavailable, and a not-unrealistic shot at Wembley? Serious question.

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Post by darlo reborn » Sat Nov 18, 2023 6:04 pm

NLN could be really competitive next year if Radcliffe,Macclesfield come up and Kiddy and Fylde or even York come down know it`s early days but possible

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Post by lo36789 » Sat Nov 18, 2023 6:33 pm

darlo reborn wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2023 6:04 pm
NLN could be really competitive next year if Radcliffe,Macclesfield come up and Kiddy and Fylde or even York come down know it`s early days but possible
Definitely. Shows the levels needed in that division as well.

I still have hope we will finish the year outside the relegation zone. If we do that we just need to put perform what is around us.

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Post by Yarblockos » Sat Nov 18, 2023 7:06 pm

A small bonus, we get 45% of the gate receipts for today, minus VAT and expenses. So at least twice as much as we would have got in prize money.

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Post by TKOA » Sat Nov 18, 2023 7:08 pm

Scunthorpe won that at a canter today. We got nowhere near them for all of the first half and most of the second. However, we did show up for the last ten minutes and had a couple of chances.
I’d have liked a cup run but there was no chance we were going to beat them today.

Scunthorpe looked like a team from a higher league, I suppose next year they probably will be! If we can play like we did for the last ten minutes against Warrington on Tuesday we might just get something. Was nice to see Asante get on the pitch, he had a few neat touches but can’t really judge from today. Hopefully we’ll see him again on Tuesday.

Good to see the fans applauding the players at the end today. We need 6 points from the next 2 matches though, as Heaton out said above I don’t think 4 will be enough.

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Post by still_darlo » Sat Nov 18, 2023 7:11 pm

A 1900+ crowd, I think? And presumably all paid spectators, no season tickets, so more than decent.

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Post by lo36789 » Sat Nov 18, 2023 7:12 pm

Vodka_Vic wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2023 5:06 pm
Much better today. Ngandu and Nella could have scored. Ran the 2nd half.
TKOA wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2023 7:08 pm
We got nowhere near them for all of the first half and most of the second.
Haha the beauty of football.

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Post by Vodka_Vic » Sat Nov 18, 2023 7:29 pm

Spoke to some of their fans at the end who were impressed with us in the 2nd half

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Post by 50 years » Sat Nov 18, 2023 7:31 pm

To be honest, I quite enjoyed the game, first goal was just poor marking and concentration, second goal was a shot from outside the box in the top corner, both possibly stopable, other than that although in the first half I didn't think they caused Tommy any real problem, although they controlled the half and we did mot trouble their keeper once.
Second half, thought we matched them without causing them any trouble until we made the subs, our new striker, Hatfield and Salkeld and last 10 mins thought we had 4 opportunities, with some nice play. Our players seem afraid to shoot unless they are in the box, down to confidence I suppose.
The young fans at the back were brilliant they sang the whole game.
Don't know how many players Scunthorpe have but squad numbers on the pitch had several in the 40's.
Against a team expected to be promoted, I was not down hearted with the performance.

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Post by grimsbyquaker » Sat Nov 18, 2023 7:55 pm

Exactly this…we obviously rested players with an eye to our two pretty crucial games next week. Thought Lees looked at fault for the first but he grew into the game and looked more solid. Second was a long-ranger.
My standouts today - Griff, Sukar, Moke, Ngandu. We looked better when Will and Salkeld came on but understood resting them ahead of next week. Sims was poor and Hazel offered nothing (on what looked like his curtain call judging by his waving bye bye to us when subbed plus the others hugging him at final whistle??). Asante was clearly rusty and lacked match fitness BUT BUT BUT he’s a big unit and looked a real handful - fair play to JG for bagging the athletic target man that AA said were so hard to find. If he can hold the ball up and bring Salkeld, Hatfield, Rivers et al into play around the area then we’ll carry much more of a threat. Also, holding the ball up the other end will mean we’ll have fewer counterattacks to deal with

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Post by 50 years » Sat Nov 18, 2023 8:04 pm

A little bit off thread, but those saying Hartlepool are not our rivals any more, at the York game today they were singing "we hate Darlo". It is nice they remember us :D

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Post by Lawman3 » Sat Nov 18, 2023 8:30 pm

Weren’t they just singing “he hates Darlo” to Danny O’Connor? To which he responded with a smile and a raised fist?
Never argue with an idiot: The best possible outcome is that you win an argument with an idiot.

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Re: Scunthorpe...

Post by 50 years » Sat Nov 18, 2023 8:43 pm

Could be

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Post by Quakers2009 » Sat Nov 18, 2023 11:14 pm

Yarblockos wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2023 7:06 pm
A small bonus, we get 45% of the gate receipts for today, minus VAT and expenses. So at least twice as much as we would have got in prize money.
That’s great, but as we are eating into our cash reserves subsidising Gowling-ball I’m sure they’d much prefer both the already guaranteed gate receipts and prize money for winning a game of football.

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Re: Scunthorpe...

Post by Quakers2009 » Sat Nov 18, 2023 11:15 pm

lo36789 wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2023 7:12 pm
Vodka_Vic wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2023 5:06 pm
Much better today. Ngandu and Nella could have scored. Ran the 2nd half.
TKOA wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2023 7:08 pm
We got nowhere near them for all of the first half and most of the second.
Haha the beauty of football.
Bloody bias kicking in again.

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Re: Scunthorpe...

Post by loan_star » Sun Nov 19, 2023 11:00 am

Shows how far we have fallen that we are glad we only lost 2-0, in a week where we have conceded 12 goals without reply…..

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