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[ Mon 26th Aug ] v St Ives Town, KO 3pm SLPDC HOME

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:21 am
by Dazzler
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Just putting this thread here, as next Match follows soon after the Saturday match, on the Bank Holiday Monday.

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Re: [ Mon 26th Aug ] v St Ives Town, KO 3pm SLPDC HOME

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:13 pm
by Dazzler
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Re: NEXT UP! [ Mon 26th Aug ] v St Ives Town, KO 3pm SLPDC HOME

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:40 am
by Dazzler
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Re: NEXT UP! [ Mon 26th Aug ] v St Ives Town, KO 3pm SLPDC HOME

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:39 pm
by Harry Flashman
We have players who are showing great resilience and character, today against opponents who with more ambition should have won this game when we were down to 10. Set pieces are our strength this season and what a fantastic Collard winner.
Three points again against a below average team and the league table doesn’t lie.
There is however no doubt that we have not yet found a team balance in midfield and we lack a cutting edge up front although both strikers made a contribution today.
My concern is that when we play stronger sides we will struggle in both departments and have an over reliance on our defence. Surely Ben was MOM today.
Second familiar concern is why the manager waits so long before making much needed substitutions as seen again today where Tom could have been on earlier.
Happy days though 3 points in difficult playing conditions .

Re: NEXT UP! [ Mon 26th Aug ] v St Ives Town, KO 3pm SLPDC HOME

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:22 pm
by Brownie
A big struggle today against the worlds most negative side, I feel sorry for the poor sods who have to watch that garbage every week. Unfortunately you have to score against St Boring early and not for the first time we didn’t, got there in the end though so 3 points and happy days, hopefully after the new year we won’t be playing them again and their season ends in the fully deserved relegation. 🤞

Re: NEXT UP! [ Mon 26th Aug ] v St Ives Town, KO 3pm SLPDC HOME

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:23 pm
by Pigman
Really difficult conditions today, baking hot, and energy sapping - great credit has to go to the 10 who had to put in an extra shift due to the sending off!

For me personally, Jack Ashton should have been taken off at half time, I said so at the time, so it’s not me being wise after the event - I predicted he wouldn’t see the game out! Sadly I was right! That was a poor decision to keep him on and it almost cost us! We got lucky! But then I guess we made our own luck in the end - thank goodness for Collard!

Ben Heath’s saves kept us in the game and he was certainly my man of the match. Alex kind of deserved it because he stole us the points, just after it’d been announced !!

It would be churlish of me to criticise things too much because I’d have taken your arm off for 4 wins out of 5 and 12 points out of a possible 15 before we started the season! But I still don’t think we’ve seen the best from this group of players and we’ve yet to play the formation I’d like - but an 80% win rate kind of vindicates Andy’s choice of tactic!

Next up a tricky away match at Redditch - then a nice little break for the FA Cup !!

Re: NEXT UP! [ Mon 26th Aug ] v St Ives Town, KO 3pm SLPDC HOME

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:37 pm
by BartonRaz
Got out of jail today although the lads showed a lot of grit and determination to hang in there with 10 men.

It was refreshing to see so many changes to the line-up after Saturday's disappointment, but we still managed to play players out of their natural positions. It felt a bit like we were trying to accommodate certain players in the side when a simple 4-4-2 would have sufficed. Gosnal-Tyler seems really inhibited at wing back and a lot more dangerous further forward, whilst on the other side i'd much prefer to see Sam Brown operate more defensively.

As others have said it's hard to be too critical at this point given our points haul, but if we're using the phrase 'the table doesn't lie' then we should have expected to beat 4 teams that currently occupy 4 of the bottom 7 positions. Much tougher tests lie ahead, particularly in October.

Re: [ Mon 26th Aug ] v St Ives Town, KO 3pm SLPDC HOME

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:40 am
by Dazzler
Jon Dunham's review

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Alex Collard grabbed a stoppage-time winner for AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Re: [ Mon 26th Aug ] v St Ives Town, KO 3pm SLPDC HOME

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:11 pm
by therushden
Isn't that pic from up the other end?

Re: [ Mon 26th Aug ] v St Ives Town, KO 3pm SLPDC HOME

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:12 pm
by Dazzler
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