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By Dinksy
#891454
Bass
Bolton Burgess Raggett Brown

Harness Naylor Close Evans
Harrison Pitman

Curtis has got clearance from Ireland but needs a spell on the bench to get back his hunger.......and a better attiude.
Marquis simply hasn't delivered and doesn't look like he wil any time soon.
Evans is the first name on my teamsheet, Harrison and Pitman always create danger and Burgess and Raggett might be just beginning to form a useful partnership. They certainly seem better with the rock-solid Lee Brown back.
If Bass plays like he did on Tuesday night, we have a very good chance of nailing our third win in a row.
We need to start quicker and livelier, get the Fratton crowd going and score that all-important early goal.
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By New Forester
#891455
Sad reminder of last season. Loss home and away cost us promotion. Surely not three in a row?
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By Weybridge
#891456
Dinksy wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:46 pm
Bass
Bolton Burgess Raggett Brown

Harness Naylor Close Evans
Harrison Pitman

Curtis has got clearance from Ireland but needs a spell on the bench to get back his hunger.......and a better attiude.
Marquis simply hasn't delivered and doesn't look like he wil any time soon.
Evans is the first name on my teamsheet, Harrison and Pitman always create danger and Burgess and Raggett might be just beginning to form a useful partnership. They certainly seem better with the rock-solid Lee Brown back.
If Bass plays like he did on Tuesday night, we have a very good chance of nailing our third win in a row.
We need to start quicker and livelier, get the Fratton crowd going and score that all-important early goal.
Thats certainly in the ballpark of who I'd pick. I'd probably go with Cannon rather than Close at home. I think he gives us a little more impetus, and lately Close has been going AWOL for periods. I'd go with Williams over Evans too, but not by much. Both can run at defences, but at home I think Williams can gee up the crowd a little more on that right flank. If Gillingham are going to sit deep, I'd want Williams, but if they're pushing up - then Evans who seems to exploit gaps a little better. Horses for courses, I guess.
By Dinksy
#891457
Hi Weybridge. Yes, Cannon is certainly tapping Close on the shoulder. Close just about got my vote for that great assist against Donny and he can always pop up with a wonder strike. I feel Evans always puts in a shift until his age catches up with him and we are in need of some fresh legs from the bench.
By Pompey Dave
#891458
Bass

Bolton Burgess Raggett Brown

Naylor Cannon

Harness Evans Haunstrupp

Harrison

Bench Mcgee Pitman Downing Walkes Close Williams Curtis

If Marquis is fit then i would put him on the bench for Pitman. If Curtis not ready then I would swap on the bench for Maloney. Would ask Harness and Evans to regularly rotate. Would tell Evans to go for it and expect only 60 minutes.
#891463
Pompey Dave wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:16 pm
Bass

Bolton Burgess Raggett Brown

Naylor Cannon

Harness Evans Haunstrupp

Harrison

Bench Mcgee Pitman Downing Walkes Close Williams Curtis

If Marquis is fit then i would put him on the bench for Pitman. If Curtis not ready then I would swap on the bench for Maloney. Would ask Harness and Evans to regularly rotate. Would tell Evans to go for it and expect only 60 minutes.
Maloney is on loan to Bognor, so we'd have to recall him for a League game. Not quite sure how he's allowed to play EFL Trophy games for us, tbh. Tomorrow he has the delights of playing Potters Bar Town FC.....
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By Selsey Bill
#891464
New Forester wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:47 pm
Sad reminder of last season. Loss home and away cost us promotion. Surely not three in a row?
Already have lost three league games in a row to them. They beat us 3-1 at home in March 2018 :cry:
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By Selsey Bill
#891465
All depends on what formation we play, but assuming we are going to stick with 442 for the time being, I'd go with:

Bass
Bolton - Burgess - Raggett - Brown
Harness - Naylor - McCrorie - Williams
Harrison - Marquis

McGee, Downing, Close, Evans, Pitman, Cannon, Curtis

However, this is the team I reckon Jackett will put out:

Bass
Bolton - Burgess - Raggett - Brown
Evans - Naylor - Close - Harness
Pitman - Harrison
#891466
Selsey Bill wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:28 pm
All depends on what formation we play, but assuming we are going to stick with 442 for the time being, I'd go with:

Bass
Bolton - Burgess - Raggett - Brown
Harness - Naylor - McCrorie - Williams
Harrison - Marquis

McGee, Downing, Close, Evans, Pitman, Cannon, Curtis

However, this is the team I reckon Jackett will put out:

Bass
Bolton - Burgess - Raggett - Brown
Evans - Naylor - Close - Harness
Pitman - Harrison
Isn't McCrorie away with Scotland? Replace him with Cannon in your team and it looks strong to me.
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By Selsey Bill
#891467
Berkshire Blue wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:42 pm
Selsey Bill wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:28 pm
All depends on what formation we play, but assuming we are going to stick with 442 for the time being, I'd go with:

Bass
Bolton - Burgess - Raggett - Brown
Harness - Naylor - McCrorie - Williams
Harrison - Marquis

McGee, Downing, Close, Evans, Pitman, Cannon, Curtis

However, this is the team I reckon Jackett will put out:

Bass
Bolton - Burgess - Raggett - Brown
Evans - Naylor - Close - Harness
Pitman - Harrison
Isn't McCrorie away with Scotland? Replace him with Cannon in your team and it looks strong to me.
I'm not sure he is? I put Cannon in my team first and then swapped them last minute when I assumed the Scotsman was available. I do think Close is a good player (when he's on the ball) but he is too weak in the tackle for my liking, hence why I would go with Cannon or McCrorie instead as they will both 'put their foot in'.
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By New Forester
#891469
Selsey Bill wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:15 pm
New Forester wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:47 pm
Sad reminder of last season. Loss home and away cost us promotion. Surely not three in a row?
Already have lost three league games in a row to them. They beat us 3-1 at home in March 2018 :cry:

So the stats point towards an improvement for us! Wet weather gear out for tomorrow.
By Sam_Brown
#891481
What's that then? Three wins and a draw from the last four? Two draws if you count the game that we won on penalties as being a draw.

I guess more importantly than the score is the performance. How did we play?

BBC suggests 69% possession and 12 shots so a case of not taking our chances when we had them? Gillingham only one on target so sounds like the defence did ok.

Would be good to get some feedback from someone at the game.
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