Town's playoff hopes

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by Tangfastic » Thu Mar 03, 2022 8:21 am

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I think last nights results combined with our struggling to score goals has just about finished off any realistic chances of scraping into the play offs. How ironic that at the start of the season under Paul Cook we were the second highest scoring team in the EFL after Fulham but couldn’t defend, and now under McKenna the defence is pretty solid but we can’t score to save our lives.

What a strange game football can be, but at last we have hope and our football club at last feels like it’s in safe hands.
I’d worry more if we weren’t creating chances. McKenna did a very good job of making us more sound defensively. The players looks more suited to this system.
I was a little worried at one stage that we were going towards a Lambert-style where it was all possession, but creating hardly any chances. But we’re at least creating chances.
I just don’t see us getting on a 5-6 game winning run. We can’t steam-roller teams or consistently scrape a narrow win. Over the course of a full season I can see us being in the mix, but not good enough to play catch-up. The only side above us we’ve beaten is Wycombe so that’s another concern. I’m resigned to being here next season with hopefully the nucleus of the side still here with a few new faces (strikers/LWB).

If we can get on a 3 game winning run soon, I’ll start believing again but we need one of those front men to have a purple patch.

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by marko69 » Thu Mar 03, 2022 8:38 am

4 points dropped v Horsey country and Toffee Apple country were 4 nails in the coffin.
Anything less that 3 extremely precious points v Candy Floss country and its curtains.

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by Bluemike » Thu Mar 03, 2022 9:20 am

My prediction is Toto gives us a penalty for old times sake

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by marko69 » Thu Mar 03, 2022 9:24 am

Bluemike wrote:
Thu Mar 03, 2022 9:20 am
My prediction is Toto gives us a penalty for old times sake
Whats the weather like where you are? :D

I genuinely hope you are kicking back and relaxing 100% after your recent health issues and enjoying the well earned break. 👍👍

Don’t stay away from writing the previews for too long because Frosty is fkn shyte at it. Dont tell him about this pm though! :D

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by hallamblue » Thu Mar 03, 2022 11:21 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by Bluemike » Thu Mar 03, 2022 3:49 pm

marko69 wrote:
Thu Mar 03, 2022 9:24 am
Bluemike wrote:
Thu Mar 03, 2022 9:20 am
My prediction is Toto gives us a penalty for old times sake
Whats the weather like where you are? :D

I genuinely hope you are kicking back and relaxing 100% after your recent health issues and enjoying the well earned break. 👍👍

Don’t stay away from writing the previews for too long because Frosty is fkn shyte at it. Dont tell him about this pm though! :D
Hiya Marko, its really relaxing here and in the low 20s with blue skies which is just perfect for me. This is exactly what I needed to be honest after the last Two months, cheers mate lol.

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by AzzurroMark » Thu Mar 03, 2022 5:57 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Thu Mar 03, 2022 3:49 pm
Hiya Marko, its really relaxing here and in the low 20s with blue skies which is just perfect for me. This is exactly what I needed to be honest after the last Two months, cheers mate lol.
Just try not to drink all the beer Mike as i am out there at the end of the month! :wink: :lol:

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by Bluemike » Thu Mar 03, 2022 6:27 pm

Plenty to go round mate, but the all inclusive servings are just ridiculous lol

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by Charnwood » Sat Mar 05, 2022 4:41 pm

Large not small I hope Mike 👍

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by Bluemike » Sat Mar 05, 2022 4:56 pm

Very large

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by Charnwood » Sat Mar 05, 2022 5:38 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Sat Mar 05, 2022 4:56 pm
Very large

Spanish measures usually are, especially G&T’s !

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by mendipblue » Sat Mar 05, 2022 6:00 pm

mendipblue wrote:
Sat Jan 29, 2022 11:42 pm
Gillingham H..3pts ✅
Doncaster A...3pts ✅
Mk Don's A..1pt ✅
Burton H...3pts ✅
Cheltenham H...3pts ❌...1pt
Morecambe A...3pts ❌....1pt
Fleetwood A...3pts...✅
Lincoln H...3pts....correct 💥
Portsmouth H...3pts
Oxford A...0pts
Plymouth H...3pts
Cambridge H...3pts
Shrewsbury A...3pts
Rotherham A...0pts
Wigan H...1pt
Crewe A...3pts
Charlton H...3pts

13 Wins
2 Draws
2 Defeats
41pts. To gives us a total of 82pts Dream still alive :wink:
Last edited by mendipblue on Wed Mar 09, 2022 11:26 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by BlueBalls » Sat Mar 05, 2022 6:39 pm

This is getting a bit self-indulgent. Fine whilst it was correct, but ought to be a buried thread now imo.

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by mendipblue » Sat Mar 05, 2022 8:03 pm

BlueBalls wrote:
Sat Mar 05, 2022 6:39 pm
This is getting a bit self-indulgent. Fine whilst it was correct, but ought to be a buried thread now imo.
It's the 82pts that's the aim. Once that is not achievable I will stop. You could always self indulge yourself elsewhere and not read the thread noballs. :wink:

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by BlueBalls » Sun Mar 06, 2022 9:28 am

Sorry, id had a beer when i posted that. Ignore me.

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by hallamblue » Sun Mar 06, 2022 9:29 am

Only one !!!! Come on BB let yer hair down munchkin we WON 🙌

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by mendipblue » Sun Mar 06, 2022 12:32 pm

BlueBalls wrote:
Sun Mar 06, 2022 9:28 am
Sorry, id had a beer when i posted that. Ignore me.
No need to apologise we all like beer. 👍

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by Denny61 » Sun Mar 06, 2022 5:27 pm

Looking at our last 3 games..and thinking we could have a easy run in .as Wigan may have been promoted by then .Crewe. relegated .and Charlton safe and nothing to play for .so we may not meet teams .even if they do play a good game..definitely won't be parking the bus like a lot of teams have done..therefore creating more space for our players .so the more wins we Can have from nxt 7 games will tell a lot..

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by Tangfastic » Sun Mar 06, 2022 6:38 pm

Denny61 wrote:
Sun Mar 06, 2022 5:27 pm
Looking at our last 3 games..and thinking we could have a easy run in .as Wigan may have been promoted by then .Crewe. relegated .and Charlton safe and nothing to play for .so we may not meet teams .even if they do play a good game..definitely won't be parking the bus like a lot of teams have done..therefore creating more space for our players .so the more wins we Can have from nxt 7 games will tell a lot..
If we’re still in with a chance with 3 games to go…. I’ll bite your hand off for that.

I think a couple of months back, I’d have taken 5pts of top six with 5-6 games to go.

For me, it’s all about momentum. If we can win 3 in a row then it’s game on again. We haven’t won 3 in a row for over a year. We haven’t beat anyone above us apart from Wycombe. Before we get to the last 3 games, we’ll face top sides or other play-off challengers. This month should be the make or break. Next four games are the most important for me.

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by hallamblue » Sun Mar 06, 2022 10:39 pm

The next four games are season defining frankly …

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by saint jude » Tue Mar 08, 2022 2:58 pm

Not being over confident but in all truth feel we possess the capabilities to beat any opposition now this league can offer. But it'll take all players focus and reading from the same song sheet to be able to occur. Not to reiterate but if only some select names could finish chances and play to their full potential, would be all too easy to envisage a top six position by final game.

One last time certain damage was done earlier in the season that where repairs were undertaken a little too late to reverse a (then) deteriorating situation. Regrettably that's the scenario that should - or will - see us miss out. Kind of relief when it's out of our hands then the issue needs no further mention or addressing old ground.

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by mendipblue » Tue Mar 08, 2022 10:57 pm

mendipblue wrote:
Sat Mar 05, 2022 6:00 pm
mendipblue wrote:
Sat Jan 29, 2022 11:42 pm
Gillingham H..3pts ✅
Doncaster A...3pts ✅
Mk Don's A..1pt ✅
Burton H...3pts ✅
Cheltenham H...3pts ❌...1pt
Morecambe A...3pts ❌.... 1pt
Fleetwood A...3pts...✅
Lincoln H...3pts....✅
Portsmouth H...3pts
Oxford A...0pts
Plymouth H...3pts
Cambridge H...3pts
Shrewsbury A...3pts
Rotherham A...0pts
Wigan H...1pt
Crewe A...3pts
Charlton H...3pts

13 Wins
2 Draws
2 Defeats
41pts. To gives us a total of 82pts Dream still alive :wink:
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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by marko69 » Tue Mar 08, 2022 11:32 pm

That next 3pts will be massive, Mendip. Keep it going, dude.

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by hallamblue » Tue Mar 08, 2022 11:44 pm

….. just as we look like we’ve picked up injuries to three key players . You couldn’t bloody write!

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by marko69 » Tue Mar 08, 2022 11:47 pm

hallamblue wrote:
Tue Mar 08, 2022 11:44 pm
….. just as we look like we’ve picked up injuries to three key players . You couldn’t bloody write!
it ?

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by hallamblue » Wed Mar 09, 2022 11:54 am

Ha ha , yes “it” !! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by mendipblue » Sat Mar 12, 2022 6:39 pm

mendipblue wrote:
Tue Mar 08, 2022 10:57 pm
mendipblue wrote:
Sat Mar 05, 2022 6:00 pm
mendipblue wrote:
Sat Jan 29, 2022 11:42 pm
Gillingham H..3pts ✅
Doncaster A...3pts ✅
Mk Don's A..1pt ✅
Burton H...3pts ✅
Cheltenham H...3pts ❌...1pt
Morecambe A...3pts ❌.... 1pt
Fleetwood A...3pts...✅
Lincoln H...3pts....✅
Portsmouth H...3pts...wrong 1pt
Oxford A...0pts....wrong 1pt
Plymouth H...3pts...correct 3pts
Cambridge H...3pts
Shrewsbury A...3pts
Rotherham A...0pts
Wigan H...1pt
Crewe A...3pts
Charlton H...3pts

13 Wins
2 Draws
2 Defeats
41pts. To gives us a total of 82pts Dream still alive :wink:
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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by hallamblue » Sat Mar 12, 2022 7:28 pm

We’d have won that game had we not had the injuries we have now. They were scared to death of us tbh.

I5 should have been 3-0 before Morsy and Jackson went off.

Need new strikers next season. An Absolute must.

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by mendipblue » Sun Mar 13, 2022 10:05 am

We just can't win more than 2 in a row. Unfortunately that is costing us.

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by rossi » Sun Mar 13, 2022 1:37 pm

hallamblue wrote:
Sat Mar 12, 2022 7:28 pm
We’d have won that game had we not had the injuries we have now. They were scared to death of us tbh.

I5 should have been 3-0 before Morsy and Jackson went off.

Need new strikers next season. An Absolute must.
I'm not sure about that, Liz, although initially I agreed that strikers was our problem.

But yesterday I saw a different problem, and thinking about it on the way home I now think that the strikers being starved of decent service is more of the problem.

How many corners do we get lately? Loads. Why? Because we can't cross the ball properly, more often than not our crosses hit the first man and rebound off for a corner. How many times have we scored from a corner? Hardly any. Why? Because we can't put in a decent cross with pace and positioning. So I think it's more to do with the crossers of the ball (Burns, Chaplin, Donacien, Thompson) than the striking. Get some decent balls in and we will score more.

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