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By eltorrro
#892273
Oh dear, oh dear!! 2nd string out tonite and it shows...0-1 after 14mins...McCrorie ball watching lets his man go...easy goal. Walkes already having nightmare at RB...could be a massacre? 8)
By uspompeyfan
#892275
I was going to write that we'd try and win this cup again as it is a comparatively cheap way to secure 'bon amie' from the fans and provide the owners with Silverware which would keep them happy. I hate going with second string teams...at most rest 4/5 but not 9. We'll get what we deserve...if we eek out a win after 90 mins then the kids would have beaten their kids.....
By eltorrro
#892276
30 mins gone...shots on target = 0...shots 0 = 1. As you may guess...not very entertaining!! 8)
By eltorrro
#892277
1-1 Maloney...header from close in. At last started to move it around. Harness having a mare 8)
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By The Cincinnati Kid
#892278
Don't mind the second string at all here. We're the holders, cross it off the list and move on to more important things.
By uspompeyfan
#892279
Final score 2-1 win and moving on. Looks like some positive performances from the second string.
By Berkshire Blue
#892280
Only watching on ifollow, but after a very poor start we improved.

For me, Harness was a couple of levels above everyone else on the pitch, and thoroughly deserved MOM. Cannon was solid, and Marquis is a bit of a worry.
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By New Forester
#892281
What are the odds on Bournemouth, Saints and Brighton joining us in the Championship soon? 😃😃
By eltorrro
#892282
Great goal by Harness to win it. Came out a different team in second half...Marquis once again was very poor...shame. 8)
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By Weybridge
#892283
Look like Chelsea U21s got knocked out too. Wolves also.

Southern half of the draw is looking good for us.
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By New Forester
#892290
eltorrro wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:58 pm
Great goal by Harness to win it. Came out a different team in second half...Marquis once again was very poor...shame. 8)


What's the problem do we think? Why was he relatively prolific last season with Doncaster and scoring so few for us? Sure he and Kenny would welcome suggestions.
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By Locky_McLockface
#892291
uspompeyfan wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:04 pm
I was going to write that we'd try and win this cup again as it is a comparatively cheap way to secure 'bon amie' from the fans and provide the owners with Silverware which would keep them happy. I hate going with second string teams...at most rest 4/5 but not 9. We'll get what we deserve...if we eek out a win after 90 mins then the kids would have beaten their kids.....
[pedant mode]

'Bon homie'

[/pedant mode]
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By Selsey Bill
#892293
Wasn't at the game (saving myself for Wembley :wink: ) but I thought that was a pretty strong line up for a second string.

If I had my way I'd be starting McCrorie, Cannon and Harness in the league games anyway...
By eltorrro
#892294
New Forester wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:34 am
eltorrro wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:58 pm
Great goal by Harness to win it. Came out a different team in second half...Marquis once again was very poor...shame. 8)


What's the problem do we think? Why was he relatively prolific last season with Doncaster and scoring so few for us? Sure he and Kenny would welcome suggestions.
Must admit I knew very little about Marquis and didn't follow his career until he signed for us this time but, having watched him play every match for us thus far, I have to think a lot of his goal tally with Doncaster must have been fortunate. In my opinion the guy can't jump, head a ball, tackle, pass, shoot, run with the ball, has no ball control and doesn't read the game at all well!! The only thing he does well is put himself about...he has scored 5 goals for us and not one has been a 'quality' goal...a league 2 player at best? 8)
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By rumourmonger
#892297
Looking at goals he scored for Donny last season , he seemed to feed off some nice through balls from James Coppinger especially . We don't seem to be using him the same way at all. We have either put him up top on his own and lumped balls at him or withdrawn him into the midfield three and used him in a more creative role behind the main striker. Either way is very different to what he was used to in Yorkshire. I think there's something there , he works hard but in trying to adapt to new roles , he's lost that sharpness he had last season . Worth still persisting with for the moment anyway IMHO.
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