Darlington V Workington

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Darlington V Workington

Post by Darlopartisan » Tue Sep 12, 2023 4:25 pm

Let’s help our trio of stand in managers by picking a team for Friday.
I’m going to mix it up a bit, and why not .
3 4 1 2
Taylor.
Lees Platt Sukar,
Rivers Moke Hatfield Felix,
Barns,
Nelson Salkeld.
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Re: Team for Friday

Post by JE93 » Tue Sep 12, 2023 4:51 pm

Think I'm going to go for something a little bit more simple, 4-3-3:

---------------- Taylor -------------
Griffiths - Lees - Lawlor - Sukar
--- Hatfield - Barnes - Platt ---
Felix ------- Nelson ------- Curry

Rivers coaching on the side line.

Subs: Hedley, Moke, Liddle, Hazel, Salkeld

Let Nelson drop in and play as a little bit of a false 9 to try and drag the CB's out of shape, with Felix and Curry making some out to in runs across their full backs for through balls. Gives us pace down the wings to push teams back. Let Barnes play a free role in possession, carry the ball forwards, again hopefully looking to exploit space from having Nelson dropping deeper.

I'm working on the assumption Lawlor's suspension doesn't apply to FA cup games? On that basis its the defence that kept a clean sheet against Boston (not wholly convincingly but a clean sheet none the less). I don't know enough about Workington to know how much of the ball we're likely to have but if they don't have significant left wing threat and we might have more of the ball, could argue to include Windass at RB as a more attacking option.

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Re: Team for Friday

Post by EDJOHNS » Tue Sep 12, 2023 4:58 pm

JE93 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2023 4:51 pm
Think I'm going to go for something a little bit more simple, 4-3-3:

---------------- Taylor -------------
Griffiths - Lees - Lawlor - Sukar
--- Hatfield - Barnes - Platt ---
Felix ------- Nelson ------- Curry

Rivers coaching on the side line.

Subs: Hedley, Moke, Liddle, Hazel, Salkeld

Let Nelson drop in and play as a little bit of a false 9 to try and drag the CB's out of shape, with Felix and Curry making some out to in runs across their full backs for through balls. Gives us pace down the wings to push teams back. Let Barnes play a free role in possession, carry the ball forwards, again hopefully looking to exploit space from having Nelson dropping deeper.

I'm working on the assumption Lawlor's suspension doesn't apply to FA cup games? On that basis its the defence that kept a clean sheet against Boston (not wholly convincingly but a clean sheet none the less). I don't know enough about Workington to know how much of the ball we're likely to have but if they don't have significant left wing threat and we might have more of the ball, could argue to include Windass at RB as a more attacking option.
Will Barnes be allowed to play in the cup if he is "well thought of" by Yorks new management?

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Re: Team for Friday

Post by Old Git » Tue Sep 12, 2023 4:59 pm

Sorry guys but I don’t think York have given us permission to play Barnes in the FA Cup, so you may need to think again.

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Re: Team for Friday

Post by JE93 » Tue Sep 12, 2023 5:03 pm

EDJOHNS wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2023 4:58 pm
JE93 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2023 4:51 pm
Think I'm going to go for something a little bit more simple, 4-3-3:

---------------- Taylor -------------
Griffiths - Lees - Lawlor - Sukar
--- Hatfield - Barnes - Platt ---
Felix ------- Nelson ------- Curry

Rivers coaching on the side line.

Subs: Hedley, Moke, Liddle, Hazel, Salkeld

Let Nelson drop in and play as a little bit of a false 9 to try and drag the CB's out of shape, with Felix and Curry making some out to in runs across their full backs for through balls. Gives us pace down the wings to push teams back. Let Barnes play a free role in possession, carry the ball forwards, again hopefully looking to exploit space from having Nelson dropping deeper.

I'm working on the assumption Lawlor's suspension doesn't apply to FA cup games? On that basis its the defence that kept a clean sheet against Boston (not wholly convincingly but a clean sheet none the less). I don't know enough about Workington to know how much of the ball we're likely to have but if they don't have significant left wing threat and we might have more of the ball, could argue to include Windass at RB as a more attacking option.
Will Barnes be allowed to play in the cup if he is "well thought of" by Yorks new management?
Good point. In that case, Liddle or Salkeld in the more advanced CM role.

Also think we're allowed 7 subs on the bench so Rivers can get him self a place.

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Re: Darlington V Workington

Post by Darlopartisan » Fri Sep 15, 2023 7:17 am

I’ve changed the the thread title.

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Re: Darlington V Workington

Post by Darlopartisan » Fri Sep 15, 2023 7:23 am

Hopefully we can get a win tonight, players will be putting in even more effort as the potential new boss could be watching 😀
There will be a lot new manager spotting going on tonight, might even take my bino’s 😂

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Re: Darlington V Workington

Post by Darlopartisan » Fri Sep 15, 2023 7:49 am

So with Jim and Danny looking after the technical area tonight, Barns won’t be allowed to play, and Lawlor back from suspension , anyone like to predict the line up?

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Re: Darlington V Workington

Post by Darlo_Pete » Fri Sep 15, 2023 8:07 am

Massive game tonight, anything but a win would be a disaster.

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Re: Darlington V Workington

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Fri Sep 15, 2023 8:11 am

I remember the last time we played them, at Bishop A.

What a great game it was, a night fixture too and very entertaining. We came out comfortable winners. :D
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Re: Darlington V Workington

Post by eddie-rowles » Fri Sep 15, 2023 8:30 am

I would go for a major change as half the team have just been woeful
-------------------Reserve keeper------------
Windass- Hedley- Sukar-Mustoe
Harker- Hatfield- Platt- Rivers
Curry- Nelson

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Re: Darlington V Workington

Post by Heaton out » Fri Sep 15, 2023 8:33 am

I hope we give Windass a start tonight, we are badly lacking width and creativity so we may as well give the lad a start (if fit)

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Re: Darlington V Workington

Post by CrazyDarlo » Fri Sep 15, 2023 8:39 am

Taylor
Windass Lawlor Lees Sukar
Hatfield Platt Liddle
Rivers Nelson Salkeld

Griffiths, Hedley, Moke, Curry, Felix, Hazel, Harker

Why don’t we have a left winger in the squad?

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Re: Darlington V Workington

Post by poppyfield » Fri Sep 15, 2023 8:50 am

With Lawlor now available and Barns not , I would go for;
3 4 1 2 ,

Taylor.
Lees Lawlor Sukar,
Rivers Platt Hatfield Felix,
Moke
Nelson Salkeld.
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Re: Darlington V Workington

Post by Old Git » Fri Sep 15, 2023 8:56 am

I would definitely give Hazel a start tonight. He has been out of sorts recently, but no better chance to regain his confidence than against a team from a lower level who leak plenty of goals.
Wonder if Niall Brookwell will be eligible to play for Workington ?

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Re: Darlington V Workington

Post by DavidCurriesMullet » Fri Sep 15, 2023 9:00 am

eddie-rowles wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2023 8:30 am
I would go for a major change as half the team have just been woeful
-------------------Reserve keeper------------
Windass- Hedley- Sukar-Mustoe
Harker- Hatfield- Platt- Rivers
Curry- Nelson
My God. That would guarantee a defeat.

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Re: Darlington V Workington

Post by QUAKERMAN2 » Fri Sep 15, 2023 9:08 am

eddie-rowles wrote:I would go for a major change as half the team have just been woeful
-------------------Reserve keeper------------
Windass- Hedley- Sukar-Mustoe
Harker- Hatfield- Platt- Rivers
Curry- Nelson
Are you serious?

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Re: Darlington V Workington

Post by AndyPark » Fri Sep 15, 2023 9:59 am

eddie-rowles wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2023 8:30 am
I would go for a major change as half the team have just been woeful
-------------------Reserve keeper------------
Windass- Hedley- Sukar-Mustoe
Harker- Hatfield- Platt- Rivers
Curry- Nelson
Pass me some of the glue you've been sniffing :lol:

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Re: Darlington V Workington

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Fri Sep 15, 2023 11:14 am

"Reserve Keeper" Gulp......
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Re: Darlington V Workington

Post by don'tbuythesun » Fri Sep 15, 2023 11:24 am

Not that I agree with Eddie but this team did lose 5-0 to 13th place Buxton......
Taylor, Griffiths, Lees, Lawlor, Mustoe, Hatfield (sub Liddle 71), Platt, Barnes (sub Rivers 83), Nelson (sub Moke 57), Hazel, Curry

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Re: Darlington V Workington

Post by Old Git » Fri Sep 15, 2023 11:25 am

I know a few fans who are apportioning a lot of blame on TT for the number of goals we have conceded. I don’t totally agree with them. No question he could command his area a bit more, but I still think he is a decent keeper. If the reserve keeper is the same one who played in preseason then we definitely need to keep Taylor between the sticks, and try to develop the relationship between him and his defenders.

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Re: Darlington V Workington

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Fri Sep 15, 2023 11:40 am

;) "Reserve Keeper" doesn't appear to have a name.
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Re: Darlington V Workington

Post by eddie-rowles » Fri Sep 15, 2023 2:34 pm

Old Git wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2023 11:25 am
I know a few fans who are apportioning a lot of blame on TT for the number of goals we have conceded. I don’t totally agree with them. No question he could command his area a bit more, but I still think he is a decent keeper. If the reserve keeper is the same one who played in preseason then we definitely need to keep Taylor between the sticks, and try to develop the relationship between him and his defenders.
yes reserve keeper was more phishing for a nibble, command his area our whole back line panick as if he was a striker temporarily in goal, but I'm sick of TT charging out with no chance winning ball, eg dragging down bishop stortford no 9 before the goal or doing the same at home week before , was surprised lawlor blocks a certain goal, he has just not improved(hes not young inexperienced) his positioning and his distribution, kicking coming for corners the least said and he knows if he is not injured he plays

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Re: Darlington V Workington

Post by eddie-rowles » Fri Sep 15, 2023 2:34 pm

Old Git wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2023 11:25 am
I know a few fans who are apportioning a lot of blame on TT for the number of goals we have conceded. I don’t totally agree with them. No question he could command his area a bit more, but I still think he is a decent keeper. If the reserve keeper is the same one who played in preseason then we definitely need to keep Taylor between the sticks, and try to develop the relationship between him and his defenders.
yes reserve keeper was more phishing for a nibble, command his area our whole back line panick as if he was a striker temporarily in goal, but I'm sick of TT charging out with no chance winning ball, eg dragging down bishop stortford no 9 before the goal or doing the same at home week before , was surprised lawlor blocks a certain goal, he has just not improved(hes not young inexperienced) his positioning and his distribution, kicking coming for corners the least said and he knows if he is not injured he plays

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Re: Darlington V Workington

Post by darlo reborn » Fri Sep 15, 2023 3:15 pm

Have to agree he needs some decent competition for his place but not much chance of that giving our budget.

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Re: Darlington V Workington

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:04 pm

darlo reborn wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2023 3:15 pm
Have to agree he needs some decent competition for his place but not much chance of that giving our budget.
Yup. This is the problem.
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Re: Darlington V Workington

Post by Darlopartisan » Fri Sep 15, 2023 5:38 pm

Crowd predictions, 1100?

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Re: Darlington V Workington

Post by bga » Fri Sep 15, 2023 6:47 pm

Darlopartisan wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2023 5:38 pm
Crowd predictions, 1100?
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Re: Darlington V Workington

Post by quakersam » Fri Sep 15, 2023 7:44 pm

We are utterly painful to watch. 20 minutes in 1-0 up and coasting, kept Workington pretty much in their own half but absolutely no creativity to break through the lines, Moke happy to pass sideways or backwards, no bravery in going forward. Switch off as usual, more schoolboy defending, as usual and it’s 1-1. Being second best to a team that were two divisions below last season… :lol: it’s absolutely laughable. This team is rotten
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Re: Darlington V Workington

Post by Mario » Fri Sep 15, 2023 8:28 pm

I wonder if the Workington goalkeeper fancies a move to the North East?

Sounds like he's having a blinder.

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