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The B-Ark / Re: FA Trophy
« Last post by youngchubby69 on Today at 12:07:16 AM »
I do think its an unnecessary insult to call Ashton United a dismal soulless dump. I support Boston but live near Ashton so have seen quite a few games there as a neutral. Last season they had crowds a little over 100 sometimes yet created what atmosphere they could and somehow managed to get promoted to the National North. Yes the stadium is not the best but so what ? At least it has a bit of character and the natives are friendly. Many times I've been stood on the Spayne Road terraces listening to the vitriol and abuse spouted by so called Boston fans who quite frankly are an embarrassment both home and away. The fact that small clubs like Ashton Utd have made it this far should be applauded , not ridiculed for a lack of new facilities and fans.
Nice drive over if you take the scenic route .
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The B-Ark / Re: Striker to watch .
« Last post by youngchubby69 on Today at 12:05:01 AM »
I am afraid our chubby is a reactionary poster as far as football management is concerned, win four back him, lose two sack him. I will leave that side to Mr Chairman he has all the facts and I trust his judgement.
I know Tash but I am also a mischief maker, stirred up some discussion soup this time.
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The B-Ark / Re: FA Trophy
« Last post by The Third Twin on November 12, 2018, 09:54:08 PM »
I would like to think it's a win-able game. There are worst draws we could have got. Maybe an away tie carries less pressure than a home one?
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The B-Ark / Re: Striker to watch .
« Last post by Lee Newell on November 12, 2018, 09:28:18 PM »
A win at home on Saturday and we could be back in playoff spot. Before start of season playoffs would a decent season. So we should be content that we're in the mix for playoffs.
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The B-Ark / Re: FA Trophy
« Last post by joshb on November 12, 2018, 09:25:12 PM »
Not my preferred tie. They'll fancy turning us over
And there'll be so few people there if we lose we may not have covered costs......

Didn't get to spent time around the ground last time but definitely looks a ropey place, more so than Boston!

At least stalybridge pubs won't let me down end route
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The B-Ark / Re: v AFC Telford
« Last post by joshb on November 12, 2018, 09:22:20 PM »
Seems to me we need a defender who can jump and head the ball as Telford's goal scorer was head and shoulders above our defender. We certainly miss Pidge. Keep the faith, Pilgrims.

Apart from 1 lapse and a few moments at the end when we got ragged pushing men forwards,we defended OK on Saturday
Did so well at Ashton

My worry is why are we having to defend well? Midfield aren't doing their job and also service to the top boys is poor.
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The B-Ark / Re: Striker to watch .
« Last post by Wyberton pilgrim on November 12, 2018, 09:18:40 PM »
I did not hear many complain about the summer star signings pre season. If one had been a failure we could have got over it but when they all let us and themselves down it was always going to be a struggle but Craig got rid and started again. It was always going to be difficult to get good players mid season as good players already have a club. He has given lower league players a chance to better themselves but if they cannot do it he has to let them go and try someone else, that is why we have had a big turnover of players, if the stars had done what they were once capable of we would not be in this position. It is easy to see the problem after the event but not so easy to correct it.
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The B-Ark / Re: Prediction League - Boston United vs Southport
« Last post by Devon Pilgrim on November 12, 2018, 09:04:13 PM »
Boston 1 Southport 0

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The B-Ark / Re: Striker to watch .
« Last post by youngchubby69 on November 12, 2018, 08:50:46 PM »
If we put last season to one side, and look at our current league position and lack of consistent form, are we honestly looking like a side that has improved from last season.
The team is no better with what we finished with last season, so have we improved????
We can all sit and blow sunshine up CE backside but the truth is we are not progressing on the pitch, results and performances speak for themselves, ultimately CE is responsible for recruitment, tactics, motivation and performances, that's his job he is the manager.
He won't get the sack and he doesn't look like a quitter, but yes we have a chairman that is willing to give a manager time to improve,but we also know that he is not afraid to release a manager or two if he sees no improvement in performance, that's a fact.
I personally don't see the point in this revolving door of players coming in and out of the team, it suggests to me that the coaching staff are not capable of developing what they have signed, and are desperately trying to bring players in as a quick fix.
The revolving door policy only promotes, disharmony, uncertainty, distrust,lack of consistency and disruption.
We have been lucky so far that other teams have had inconsistencies in their results, but that will soon change and if we don't follow suit, we will be set adrift in the deep waters of mid table trying to tread water and not slowly sink into relegation places.
All l am saying is if a change in manager is required to prevent this, then so be it.
I don't personally want that to happen as l like the guy, and yes he saved us from relegation and gave us something to play for at the end of the season, but that was last season and now we are in a new one that so far has been so up and down with performance that l actually feel sea sick.
YC, he didn't just "save us from relegation" he damn near took us into the playoffs from the bottom 3. I've tried to avoid being confrontational, but we are 6 points from the top of the league, what exactly is it that you expect? You were still backing AM 12 months ago when we were firmly in the relegation spots. I fully accept we have different opinions, but WTF?
Yes he did nearly take us to 3 points of the play offs, but not with the team he has now, and that's my point.
So l ask the same question again, is this / his team any better than he inherited from AM.
I expect a settled team now, with consistency in performance and a decent attacking front line, can you say that we have now, OXO has often commented on how poor our midfield is, even going as far to say it's the worst he has ever seen.
What the hell has happened to Wafula and Johnson again, they both seemed willing to take on defenders.
Believe me and table's don't lie, if other teams in this league had been consistent with performances we would be down the bottom half of the table and my comments would be not be out of place.
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The B-Ark / Re: Prediction League - Boston United vs Southport
« Last post by BostonTilIDie on November 12, 2018, 08:38:45 PM »
Boston 2 Southport 1 1027
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