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Re: The Imps scorefred sponsored by welcome to David Flitcro

Postby 1966Stag » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:43 pm

Just listened to Flitcroft's post match interview and can't disagree with anything he said, good to hear that he wasn't happy with us going long ball against the long ball specialists and that he thought we dropped too deep.

Also refreshing that the ref wasn't blamed, he did not label them as one of the best in the league etc etc - just focussed on what we need to do to win matches.

Lincoln were a tough team with an effective plan but ovrall I came away pleased that we have moved on from our conference years - Lincoln have still to go through that transition from what I saw.
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Re: The Imps scorefred sponsored by welcome to David Flitcro

Postby wink68 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:46 pm

The main differences between last night and Evans team. On a positive note Logan giving the ball to the defence to play out rather than kick it up field. On the negative side the midfield didn't press as much giving Lincoln time on the ball. Maybe this was because of the Imps tactics. Their no 30 wasn't interested in having the ball just followed Macca everywhere giving him no time on the ball. He played deeper and deeper to try and find space. Add to this Kings yellow we lost the centre mid battle therefore not great service to the front two. Would Evans have sacrificed a forward for Diamond for the last five minutes cauce we all knew what Lincoln were going to do. Flitcroft would have been hammered for being negative if he had done.
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Re: The Imps scorefred sponsored by welcome to David Flitcro

Postby Woodclanger 1 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:49 pm

We lost the midfield as soon as King was named. Seen him twice and he's a boy in a man's game.
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Re: The Imps scorefred sponsored by welcome to David Flitcro

Postby DoomMerchant » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:00 pm

Had a text this morning off of a bloke from Lincoln who I used to work with: "your support is f**kin shut. Lol"

I replied with: "But you haven't an opinion on our support before 2017, because you're in your forties and like the majority at Lincoln, had no concept of previously following the Imps....Lol"

Still awaiting a reply.
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Re: The Imps scorefred sponsored by welcome to David Flitcro

Postby bobbystagsfan » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:10 pm

DoomMerchant wrote:Had a text this morning off of a bloke from Lincoln who I used to work with: "your support is f**kin shut. Lol"

I replied with: "But you haven't an opinion on our support before 2017, because you're in your forties and like the majority at Lincoln, had no concept of previously following the Imps....Lol"

Still awaiting a reply.



'where were you when you were raspberries' comes to mind :lol:
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Re: The Imps scorefred sponsored by welcome to David Flitcro

Postby Bridgford Stag » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:37 pm

EdwinstoweStag wrote:
ianb wrote:
tmwilson wrote:What a ridiculous post .
Did you actually go to the game ?


Yes, I did go to the game.

The longer the game went on, the more it was punted long to Rose.

The gap between midfield and attack got bigger and bigger.

The goalkicks were a good 20 yards longer, hoof, chase that.

It felt like we'd gone back two years...


Some of what you state is true. Lincoln had our measure and they were, more often than not, in control of the midfield. They were always on the ‘second ball’ and Rhead had an excellent game.
I thought King was out of his depth and Flitcroft was right to remove him at half time.

Hamilton looked frightened of his boots and he became completely anonymous in the second half and he should have been removed.

Spencer needs to consider a different career, based on what we’ve seen from him since his arrival. He was completed ineffective when he came on. I would have preferred to see Diamond get a run.

Hemmings seemed to work hard, but his influence was negligible. Rose seemed to be knackered by the middle of the second half.

Logan seems to have fallen in love with punching! Your criticism of “hoofing long balls” is correct. Certainly in the last 20 minutes we just defended too deep and were always under pressure to ‘get rid’.

Much of the stylish midfield play witnessed in recent weeks was conspicuously absent.

We have no grounds for complaint at getting just one point. That’s just about right IMO.

We’re still in a great position - we just need to play better than last night.


CJ needs us to get behind him..but not as a defender. I couldn't believe he was having to challenge Rheady on at least 3 occasions 1st half in an areal duel!

And tbf Lincoln were having a real good go at pumping balls into the box. With their tactics we were under so much pressure and for me Logan did really well. Got taken out on a couple of corners.

Our central defence didn't really protect him on high balls - how obvious was that?

Generally not a good day at the office. Off the pace all round but hope Flits has got a bit of an idea on what is required.
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Re: The Imps scorefred sponsored by welcome to David Flitcro

Postby STAGS FOR LIFE » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:55 am

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Postby STAGS FOR LIFE » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:11 pm

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Re: The Imps scorefred sponsored by welcome to David Flitcro

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:13 pm

Just in case you were wondering what the stats were for our former strikers at Sincil Bank

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Re: The Imps scorefred sponsored by welcome to David Flitcro

Postby EdwinstoweStag » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:21 pm

Bridgford Stag wrote:
EdwinstoweStag wrote:
ianb wrote:
tmwilson wrote:What a ridiculous post .
Did you actually go to the game ?


Yes, I did go to the game.

The longer the game went on, the more it was punted long to Rose.

The gap between midfield and attack got bigger and bigger.

The goalkicks were a good 20 yards longer, hoof, chase that.

It felt like we'd gone back two years...


Some of what you state is true. Lincoln had our measure and they were, more often than not, in control of the midfield. They were always on the ‘second ball’ and Rhead had an excellent game.
I thought King was out of his depth and Flitcroft was right to remove him at half time.

Hamilton looked frightened of his boots and he became completely anonymous in the second half and he should have been removed.

Spencer needs to consider a different career, based on what we’ve seen from him since his arrival. He was completed ineffective when he came on. I would have preferred to see Diamond get a run.

Hemmings seemed to work hard, but his influence was negligible. Rose seemed to be knackered by the middle of the second half.

Logan seems to have fallen in love with punching! Your criticism of “hoofing long balls” is correct. Certainly in the last 20 minutes we just defended too deep and were always under pressure to ‘get rid’.

Much of the stylish midfield play witnessed in recent weeks was conspicuously absent.

We have no grounds for complaint at getting just one point. That’s just about right IMO.

We’re still in a great position - we just need to play better than last night.


CJ needs us to get behind him..but not as a defender. I couldn't believe he was having to challenge Rheady on at least 3 occasions 1st half in an areal duel!

And tbf Lincoln were having a real good go at pumping balls into the box. With their tactics we were under so much pressure and for me Logan did really well. Got taken out on a couple of corners.

Our central defence didn't really protect him on high balls - how obvious was that?

Generally not a good day at the office. Off the pace all round but hope Flits has got a bit of an idea on what is required.


I am sure that Flitter will have learned a lot from Tuesday night. Bring on Colchester!
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Re: The Imps scorefred sponsored by welcome to David Flitcro

Postby withnail » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:53 pm

I think Logan pulled off some quality saves against Lincoln, particularly in the first half when all too often exposed by a stationery defence. He'll be disappointed with the goal and I must agree that he's often static or hesitant when he should be commanding his area, but then again if he had all the tools and knew how to use them then he'd be playing in the championship or higher.
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Re: The Imps scorefred sponsored by welcome to David Flitcro

Postby bellwhiff » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:48 pm

withnail wrote:I think Logan pulled off some quality saves against Lincoln, particularly in the first half when all too often exposed by a stationery defence. He'll be disappointed with the goal and I must agree that he's often static or hesitant when he should be commanding his area, but then again if he had all the tools and knew how to use them then he'd be playing in the championship or higher.


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Re: The Imps scorefred sponsored by welcome to David Flitcro

Postby withnail » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:52 pm

Pedantic.
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Re: The Imps scorefred sponsored by welcome to David Flitcro

Postby Chris M » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:06 pm

I thought our performance on Tuesday night was a little nervous compared to recent home games. In other games with have threatened to rip the opposition apart, but on Tuesday we looked like we were hanging on rather than forcing the issue. Our midfield were dropping further back as the game went on which created a huge void between midfield and attack. This meant that whenever we cleared the ball forward our players were outnumbered further up the pitch. Lincoln simply collected the loose ball and launched it forward again. Think Saturday will be a different style of game altogether. Let us hope we can return to winning ways.
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Re: The Imps scorefred sponsored by welcome to David Flitcro

Postby Vice President » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:20 pm

Woodclanger 1 wrote:We lost the midfield as soon as King was named. Seen him twice and he's a boy in a man's game.


The January transfer window can make or break a team's success. I think that Steve Evans has had a very disappointing January transfer window.
We aren't any stronger than we were before January.
Evans had built a strong 22, but only marginally improved the first eleven ....... and that is the eleven that counts. We just needed that quality striker & quality midfielder. It didn't happen.
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Re: The Imps scorefred sponsored by welcome to David Flitcro

Postby Stags 2002 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:26 pm

Saturday will be a different style Colchester play football and not at times rugby like Lincoln did.

Ive said elsewhere lincoln are one of, if not, the most physical team in the league but having said that we've taken a 4 point return from them.

I went to the away game at Colchester and we plain and simple didn't turn up that day, we need to ensure we are up for it as it won't be a push over.
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Re: The Imps scorefred sponsored by welcome to David Flitcro

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:41 pm

BBC Radio Lincs Friday Football programme talking about the game on Tuesday

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05x8f2w
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