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Re: Next Up: Maidenhead United (H)
Posted by: Jack of all Trades (IP Logged)
Date: 20 January, 2018 19:41

Decent enough performance today scored 3 good goals but, defensively sloppy, Rides IMO at fault for the first by not stopping the cross and the second (not convinced it was a free kick) found Taylor wanting.

Josh G had a good game unfortunately not the same build as DMH, if he was,he would have probably done even better.

Not impressed with the lump it up to the big men tactic of Maidenhead who IMO were one of the poorer times we have played.

Hopefully Eddie back for Wrexham with Cooky.

Adding to the comments about the referee, he missed three late tackles almost on the bounce by Maidenhead players and the goal kick at the end beggars believe.

We need to be far less sloppy defensively against Wrexham next week.

No Pilling on the bench today Dunn and Mangan subs and what news of Ben T?

Re: Next Up: Maidenhead United (H)
Posted by: the kav (IP Logged)
Date: 20 January, 2018 19:47

Mickey said wallace is close and tollitt getting reassessed in a couple of weeks .

Re: Next Up: Maidenhead United (H)
Posted by: chrisprover (IP Logged)
Date: 20 January, 2018 20:10

Fantastic win but I think if Clarke had played he would have ran into the space in front of him more than rides according to Wirral radio so lets keep it going now.

Re: Next Up: Maidenhead United (H)
Posted by: Higgosboots (IP Logged)
Date: 20 January, 2018 20:15

Not winning the league on that performance, much needed 3 points but did our best not to win. Missing Banks’ influence massively.

Re: Next Up: Maidenhead United (H)
Posted by: Hoots Mon (IP Logged)
Date: 20 January, 2018 20:15

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Delighted by the win but we should not be having to hang on for dear life at the end like this against teams as limited as Maidenhead were today.
Oh and 2 ever constants...
Norwood once again missing a 1 on 1.
The referee - today he was spectacularly bad - if he had been passed a few crisp twenties to try and ensure a Maidenhead win he would have made less obvious errors than he did today - missing a massive deflection with 2 minutes to go and giving Maidenhead a goal kick was truly ineptitude of the highest level.

Having seen many of Norwood's 1 on 1's,my theory about todays is that because of all the comments made by message boarders on the subject,James thought he would try something different and instead of shooting decided to go round the keeper.The net result was that he was forced wide by the keeper and chasing defender[I heard one wag after the game say ''he almost made it to the Sportsman'']
He was still IMO our best player-good goal,superb pass which set up Ginelly's goal on a plate,a number of excellent crosses and his usual non stop effort and harrying of the opposition defence.

Maidenhead were a very big direct team but they had a real good go playing the way that they do.I enjoyed the game but it was a bit heartstopping at times. Each time they made a sub,it seemed that an even bigger player came on than the one he replaced. I couldn't understand why the Kop booed Emmanuel after his early collision with McNulty. He was obviously limping and it was no surprise that he was replaced soon after.

''Spectacularly bad'' is a vast understatement to describe the ref. I have seen many at this level in the past two and a half seasons and he was comfortably one of the very worst.The goal kick he gave them in added on time totally defied comprehension and belief.
It was yet another game where the opposition were given a lot of free kicks in our half,yet I can hardly remember one for us in their half at all. With their gang of giants,the number of set pieces was a constant danger to us-our centre backs overall did well.Buxtons ball control was nothing like as good as normal and Ridehalgh was skinned by the wide man for their first[the ball should have been in touch long before the cross]

Re: Next Up: Maidenhead United (H)
Posted by: Jack of all Trades (IP Logged)
Date: 20 January, 2018 20:19

Hoots totally agree about Nors, who was given MOM I believe.

Re: Next Up: Maidenhead United (H)
Posted by: Higgosboots (IP Logged)
Date: 20 January, 2018 20:28

Norwood can finish when he has no time to think, one option and can’t eyeball the keeper, in a one on one situation he has options, and can see the goalie, he needs to think less. It’s like when you loose control of your car and you “notice” the lampost guaranteed your hitting it or when you tee the driver up and think just hit it anywhere other than in that pond!

Re: Next Up: Maidenhead United (H)
Posted by: chrisprover (IP Logged)
Date: 20 January, 2018 20:40

About Nors one on ones, when you watch other strikers they sometimes just seem to hit the ball and it seems to go through the keeper somehow, whereas with Nors the goalie makes a save, Just keep getting them on terget Nors and they will come but always hit the target a fantastic player for us and scored 11 now with no pens dont think we have had any this season.

Re: Next Up: Maidenhead United (H)
Posted by: Tranmere69 (IP Logged)
Date: 20 January, 2018 20:54

Super performance by Norwood. Let him loose on Wrexham!!!😊

Re: Next Up: Maidenhead United (H)
Posted by: Yiggsy (IP Logged)
Date: 20 January, 2018 21:18

Thought we were by far the better side and played some really good stuff, eg the lead up to Norwood's opener, and his through ball to Ginnelly for the second.

They seemed like a very tall side. At one point in the second half they had a throw just in front of me in the Beb paddock and I looked around the pitch and every Maidenhead player seemed to tower over his Tranmere marker.

In that situation it seemed pointless lumping the ball up and the goals came from intricate passing and a brilliant shot from Jeff Hughes.

Their two goals were ludicrous.

Rides is a better defender than Clarke despite their first goal but Cookie and Clarke back next week and it will be interesting.

Re: Next Up: Maidenhead United (H)
Posted by: Uglybob (IP Logged)
Date: 20 January, 2018 22:26

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About Nors one on ones, when you watch other strikers they sometimes just seem to hit the ball and it seems to go through the keeper somehow, whereas with Nors the goalie makes a save, Just keep getting them on terget Nors and they will come but always hit the target a fantastic player for us and scored 11 now with no pens dont think we have had any this season.
Yeah Chris we got one at Fylde on New Years Day . Didn't make much difference though !

Re: Next Up: Maidenhead United (H)
Posted by: Matt34 (IP Logged)
Date: 20 January, 2018 23:11

I'm happy that Ginnelly got on the score sheet and I'm happy that the result didn't happen because Tranmere were tying to win when it was 2-2, but the couple of goals of was adding a bit of unnecessary pressure.

However being 2 points off second and 5 off top feels better and I think if Tranmere can beat Macclesfield, that they have a good chance of still getting top spot.



Then I ate his Liver.......... with some baked beans and a can of coke.

Re: Next Up: Maidenhead United (H)
Posted by: kennyspint (IP Logged)
Date: 20 January, 2018 23:43

Ive kept being interrupted on each post so far so-
good battling performance against a physical side
Norrs fantastic effort and his one on one was actually one on two as the defender forced him wide so there
Ref worst I've ever seen including Wallasey under 13 Sunday League
Another ref thread said to a neutral most decisions look 50 50 today in the last few minutes 5000 saw a corner 1 ref saw a goal kick. I despair.

Re: Next Up: Maidenhead United (H)
Posted by: aktrfc (IP Logged)
Date: 21 January, 2018 08:31

I thought we missed a big man up front. We needed a bit of muscle to hold the ball. Mangy when he came on looked a bit rusty, but you can still see he has something to offer. They were very poor.

Re: Next Up: Maidenhead United (H)
Posted by: the kav (IP Logged)
Date: 21 January, 2018 08:49

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Two keeper errors? Looked that way from the other end of the pitch. Otherwise a good performance. Some composure from Ginnelly for the finish. Not sure if kirby will get another chance. Mangan quite useful with fresh legs for the last 20 mins or so.
I thought it was an own goal but either way Taylor does not inspire me...both goals conceded were soft as anything from nothing.
Kirby held the ball up well and looked composed - could have had a goal but just out of reach. Ginelly scored a good goal and was busy. We also missed Clarke today as no real outlet down the left.
Overall this was just so typical... we looked excellent for the first 10 minutes with neat one touch passing and I thought this was going to be an easy big victory but after that we lost a bit of composure though all 3 goals were well made.
Delighted by the win but we should not be having to hang on for dear life at the end like this against teams as limited as Maidenhead were today.


Oh and 2 ever constants...
Norwood once again missing a 1 on 1.
The referee - today he was spectacularly bad - if he had been passed a few crisp twenties to try and ensure a Maidenhead win he would have made less obvious errors than he did today - missing a massive deflection with 2 minutes to go and giving Maidenhead a goal kick was truly ineptitude of the highest level.


The worst thing about the ref missing that massive deflection was after the reaction of all 4 sides of the ground the penny dropped, you could almost see the refs thought process as maidenhead attacked ' if they score here im f---ed' he was looking for any reason at all to give us a free kick and managed to spot some shirt pulling on the edge of the box which none of us could see ( my seat is in line with the18 yard line in the paddock) . We all just laughed once it was given it was such a poor decision.... he completely bottled it

Re: Next Up: Maidenhead United (H)
Posted by: ADD (IP Logged)
Date: 21 January, 2018 09:08

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Norwood can finish when he has no time to think, one option and can’t eyeball the keeper, in a one on one situation he has options, and can see the goalie, he needs to think less. It’s like when you loose control of your car and you “notice” the lampost guaranteed your hitting it or when you tee the driver up and think just hit it anywhere other than in that pond!
That is spot on Higgo... and you must have seen my golf game in actionsmiling smiley Yes he will never be an instinctive finisher as no matter how you much you practice you can't replicate the pressure of the actual match. What he is doing great this season is scoring critical goals when he has to be instinctive and just lets fly. His harrying and chasing lost causes was once again of the first order yesterday. Definitely a MOM performance for me.

Re: Next Up: Maidenhead United (H)
Posted by: SmartRover (IP Logged)
Date: 21 January, 2018 10:01

Another typical home performance from the SWA, offered so much with a bright start then lost their way, couldn’t put the game to bed no matter how many goals we scored, no surprise Nors missed his usual one on one, however Harris moments earlier should have put him through instead of ignoring the obvious easy pass and tried to play in Kirby instead which came to nothing, from the JK it looked like McNulty took their player out in the first half which resulted in his injury when he was about to score, midfield never stamped their authority throughout and cannot believe how Rides & Sutton let their lad get the cross in for their first goal, As picked up by others didn’t feel Taylor shows any confidence and not yet on same wavelength as his defence and his kicking is poor. Missed Clarke & Cook I felt and hope both play next Saturday as we know how our opponents are set up no to lose and then try and scrape a single goal win. Finally the ref : saw fouls nobody else did, took an age to decide what his decision was going to be then the deflection at the end, surely he’s got 2 assistants and a 4th official all mic,d up to let him know he’s dropped a massive one and help him out or did they just want him to drown in his own poor performance.

Re: Next Up: Maidenhead United (H)
Posted by: Phil65 (IP Logged)
Date: 21 January, 2018 10:43

I'm afraid we may see more of those grinding out, nail-biting performances before the season's over. Admittedly, not good for those with a nervous disposition, but watching Tranmere we should all be afflicted by this! I'd like to turn it on it's head and give Maidenhead some credit, as I feel they deserve it. Yes, they were a physically big, strong team, but did not revert to the thuggish behaviour that some other teams have. In fact, they had some decent periods of possession with some quality passing and movement between them. They also had some good pace down the flanks, which exposed us for their first goal. They worked their socks off for each other, making it as difficult as they could and didn't crumble on both occasions when going two goals down. They are in a decent mid-table position on merit. Although I don't think we were at our best and I have had time to reflect, it's another three points in the bag which is the most important outcome. Ginneley showed Nors how to do it! (sorry Nors, you had another very good game and scored; what more could we ask.......). I could nit-pick about individual performances (may have done that if I'd have posted immediately after the game), but teams will give their all to make it difficult for us and we rose to the challenge and took the spoils.

Re: Next Up: Maidenhead United (H)
Posted by: Hoots Mon (IP Logged)
Date: 21 January, 2018 12:45

+1
although I think Norwood's superb pass set up Ginnelly's goal on a plate.

Re: Next Up: Maidenhead United (H)
Posted by: Jack of all Trades (IP Logged)
Date: 21 January, 2018 12:53

I realise that I will probably be a nervous wreck by the season end but, another 16 tight victories will do!!!!

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