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Post by 2weirdtown on Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:54 pm

Feeling quite hopeful about today - wouldn't call it optimism. 2 week break, new signings. Must be in with a shout.
Chelmo though have a keeper on loan from Barnsley. Singlehandedly kept Ebbsfleet out last weekend.
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Post by stillmanjunior on Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:08 pm

Yes - the keeper is Andy Dibble's son.
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Post by Luton Roman on Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:50 pm

Win 2-0. Benny and Kaid wouldn't you just know it.

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Post by the demon headmaster on Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:22 pm

Good result. Quite relieved that the balloon didn't burst after the news of the new signings. Just hope Kaid can keep it up and for his stardust to rub off on our other strikers. Sounded like we created quite a few chances today after a nervous start. Well done everyone; looking forward to BS now.

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Post by Beau Nash on Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:41 pm

Whilst Kaid got Man of the Match,  my choice was Steve Phillips for his three / four outstanding saves.

Than you Ben for reserving another blockbuster for a game I was at.  Basketball
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Post by 2weirdtown on Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:45 pm

Very good performance. Played with 3 up front so always a threat. Defence put in a good shift. When Chelmo got a chance, Phillip's positioning and anticipation was spot on.
Anyone could have been MOM. Danny Bowman was flawless in defence, Simmo will have to go some to dislodge him.
Chelsea lost again.
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Post by comrade powell on Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:56 pm

Yes, very encouraging performances from all today. Particularly pleased for Bowman, who had a torrid time in the Sutton game, and that was by far Big Chas's best game this season for me. Kaid brought a lot more pace and urgency to our attack. While McCootie's physical presence is useful, he is continually let down by his first touch. I'd start with Watkins, Pratt and Kaid next week - a combination which could really stretch defences.
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Post by Marc Monitor on Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:00 pm

Glad you mentioned Bowman. He was right back on form today. Mohamed brings a great new option. He is, in the best way, a very selfish player which means that he is going to shoot before passing and often that is exactly what we need. Pratt works hard for the team but, by doing so, sometimes isn't in the right positions to score. Nick hold it up well but, obviously, isn't always front and centre of the goal to hit them in.

I thought that one or even two more wouldn't have flattered us and, while Chelmsford City had chances, it only looked like they would get one back. Nice to feel so confident after a run of rubbish games.
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Post by Steve Whites Missus on Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:22 pm

Anyone notice Miles John looks even shorter than Danny Barrow!

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Post by Ian Jones on Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:30 pm

First game in quite a while. I have no idea how anyone would want to give our keeper MOTM. Yeah he played well and dealt with a few attacks but City were far superior throughout. As said above Dan was excellent and really I liked the work ethic. We are certainly more dangerous when balls are played into players. Second half we wasn't quite as good but still never looked like losing this one. I also thought they were decent, their number 11 was a handful yet we managed the activity well. A really enjoyable afternoon seeing old faces and a win. No wonder why it's very easy to fall in love with this great football club!

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Post by comrade powell on Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:50 pm

Good to see you back, Ian. You're always very welcome!
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Post by Ian Jones on Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:19 pm

Thanks Martin, also feel very privalidged to see Mr Pringle again who showed me his Legion of Honour medal, the highest medal bestowed to an English serviceman from the French. Haven't seen him for a few years, always helped him up to his seat. A true hero and incredible humble man.

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Post by Steve Whites Missus on Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:55 pm

I think we were helped in part by Chelmsford wanting to play football rather than just launch it forward. This allowed Bath to play to their strengths.

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Post by Roy D Hacksaw on Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:26 am

It shows how decent our performance was when everyone is picking a different MOM. While we second guessed that Kaid would win it yesterday (especially as he seems stronger, and has developed a liking for chasing back that he never had in his last stint), for us it was McCootie, who put in a terrific shift at both ends of the field. Yes, his first touch does let him down occasionally, but he's far less worrying in front of his own goal, and was putting in some tremendous passes too. It's almost as if he's received some coaching somewhere down the line. Has he been going private?

Move of the day though was towards the end of the second half, where Kaid drew three defender away to let Dave Pratt run through unguarded. For me that was as exiting as any goal. Decent afternoon's sport.

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Post by Steve Whites Missus on Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:29 pm

First game I've seen McCootie without his compression shorts on under his City shorts.
Maybe extra stretching in that private coaching.

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Post by Roman Mike on Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:14 pm

So what was the difference? Why did we win?
I'd say we created just as many chances in the Sutton game (fewer than the Harlow game) but we put them away at crucial times as well. Still wasted a few good chances in the 2nd half.
We seemed better organised and harried and hassled more.
The most encouraging thing for me was that there was no real MOTM - a good team performance. Good spirit.
I don't think 4-3-3 will suit us every week. We will get overrun in midfield. Thankfully, Chas had one of his better games.
It will be interesting to see who makes way for Artus and how well he links up with Mo on the left.
I can see Watkins ending up like Stearn - impact sub.
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Re: City v Chelmsford

Post by sned on Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:55 pm

Highlights on the Chelmsford City website:

http://www.chelmsfordcityfc.com/videos/bath-city-2-vs-0-chelmsford-city-extended-highligh-73713.html

Adelsbury's goal even better from this angle

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Post by Marc Monitor on Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:17 pm

That video confirms two things, that Chelmsford are indeed another good footballing team and that Phillips made some great saves (as did their keeper).

Two questions, did Pratt backheel the ball purposefully to Adelsbury and did the shot get a deflection?
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Post by Roman Mike on Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:42 pm

sned wrote:Highlights on the Chelmsford City website:

http://www.chelmsfordcityfc.com/videos/bath-city-2-vs-0-chelmsford-city-extended-highligh-73713.html

Adelsbury's goal even better from this angle

Also shows 1st half 1on1 was clearly offside 1:32
I do wonder about these officials. See to be getting worse
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Post by Palms on Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:49 pm

Roman Mike wrote:
sned wrote:Highlights on the Chelmsford City website:

http://www.chelmsfordcityfc.com/videos/bath-city-2-vs-0-chelmsford-city-extended-highligh-73713.html

Adelsbury's goal even better from this angle

Also shows 1st half 1on1 was clearly offside 1:32
I do wonder about these officials.  See to be getting worse

The one where Bowman is playing him on by almost a yard...? scratch
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Post by Roman Mike on Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:24 pm

Palms wrote:
Roman Mike wrote:
sned wrote:Highlights on the Chelmsford City website:

http://www.chelmsfordcityfc.com/videos/bath-city-2-vs-0-chelmsford-city-extended-highligh-73713.html

Adelsbury's goal even better from this angle

Also shows 1st half 1on1 was clearly offside 1:32
I do wonder about these officials.  See to be getting worse

The one where Bowman is playing him on by almost a yard...? scratch

Not convinced (but then I am biased)
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Post by Marc Monitor on Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:47 pm

They also had a run called offside that was anything but.
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Post by Beau Nash on Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:06 pm

Roman Mike wrote:So what was the difference?  Why did we win?
I'd say we created just as many chances in the Sutton game (fewer than the Harlow game) but we put them away at crucial times as well. Still wasted a few good chances in the 2nd half.
We seemed better organised and harried and hassled more.
The most encouraging thing for me was that there was no real MOTM - a good team performance.  Good spirit.
I don't think 4-3-3 will suit us every week.  We will get overrun in midfield.  Thankfully, Chas had one of his better games.
It will be interesting to see who makes way for Artus and how well he links up with Mo on the left.
I can see Watkins ending up like Stearn - impact sub.

I can't comment on the Sutton game, didn't see it.

The young lady who chose the MoM was sat in the directors box and, if she isn't a regular attendee at Twerton Park, may help to explain why our attendances can vary.  Kaid was very good and showed commitment BUT more importantly, especially for the occasional spectator, a lot of flair which is very entertaining.
As the Chronicle report says: "...a magnificent performance from Phillips, whose stops in the first 10 minutes prevented what could have been a much different game for the home side" so I can see why those two were the pick.

If fit I would expect Artus and Simpson to return for Bowman and McCootie.

Bishop's Stortford have a poor home record last four games, drawing one and losing three, scoring once conceding five, so we should go there expecting to win.

Oxford City home, will be a real test of the newly found confidence...
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Post by Steve Whites Missus on Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:41 pm

[quote="Beau Nash]
If fit I would expect Artus and Simpson to return for Bowman and McCootie.
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Interesting thought. To me Artus, while capable, seems to never really deliver what I'm expecting.... maybe I'm biased in some way... I'm not sure whether he can really be bothered at times.

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Post by Luton Roman on Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:54 pm

Accepting his languid style at times, I've seen him work hard this season esp at Harlow where he virtually carried the team.

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