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there seems to be a lot of talk about team selection so
1/ what team would you pick
2/what formation would you play

lets see if anybody gets it right for saturday??????????????????????
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We need more sexy, flowing, attacking football:

4 - 3 - 1 - 2

Wilkerson

Lee Shearer Duku Gibbs

Owen McKimm Walshe

Evans (In a Paul Scholes kind of role)

Howarth Kumbur (The sooner he's match fit, the better - goal ratio speaks for itself)


Leaving a bench of: Slade, Skinner, Drury, Pinnock, Abbey

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GK- Wilko
LB-Skinns
RB- Matt Lee
CB-Fridge
CB- Chris Moore
LM- Walshey
RM-Rob Owen
CM- Macca
Attaking center mid- Andy Drury (iknow es left footed & a winger, but if he brings his flair inside we could b alot moecreative.
FC- Rob Haworth
FC- Kumbur or Pinno- NOT BEN ABBEY!!

No need 2 do subs?

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5-3-2,
Wilko,
Lee (wing back) Shearer (cb) Moore(cb) Gibbs (forward cb) Skinner (wing back)

Owen (rmf) Mckimm (cmf) Walshe (lmf)

Pinnock, Evans.
Bench: O'Reilly, Duku, Kumber, Finn, Drury.

Could change to defending 5-4-1, attacking 3-5-2, standard 4-4-2, etc with a single sub. And no high, hopeful balls.

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Over the top criticism of Ben Abbey on here has been disgraceful, but why is it some players seem to be exempt particularly Rob Owen. He didn't play well at Barnet, and was very poor and substituted at half-time on Saturday. Rob Haworth's performances are poor week after week. Let's have a bit of consistency.

My side for Tamworth

Wilkerson
Lee
Skinner
Shearer
Duku
Moore
Drury
Owen
Haworth
Mckimm
Walshe

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Haworth and Abbey/Pinnock get no decent service whatsoever.
We're not creative enough.
Howarth wins his fair share of headers but if the other forwards don't want to run for the ball or are too small to get the knockdowns, then we're not going to score are we?
We need a link up attacking central midfielder.
David Platt in his prime would do or we could put in a cheeky bid for Scholes in the transfer window!

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[quote]FourFourTwo said:
"Rob Owen. He didn't play well at Barnet"

Was I watching a different Rob Owen at Barnet. He was by far our strongest player going forward and in the last half hour was pushing up the left wing giving their no.4 all sorts of problems. I would like to see him do more of this which he does so well particularly on the right when he manages to get round behind the defenders to the dead ball line and cut the ball back across goal. Even Abbey has a chance of scoring from these type of balls...

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[quote]FourFourTwo said:
Over the top criticism of Ben Abbey on here has been disgraceful. Rob Haworth's performances are poor week after week. Let's have a bit of consistency.


***I agree that Abbey probably gets 'picked on' more than other players, but I notice he doesn't make your team either? The abuse is over-the-top but he clearly shouldn't be a regular starter. Haworth's had a hard time of it recently but mainly due to poor service. He's still scored five or six since he's been here, and the one he got against Exeter... if that had been Abbey or Stadhart or Booth or probably even Pinnock, it would have been hit at the keeper.

My XI would be:

Wilkerson
Lee
Gibbs
Shearer
Moore
McKimm
Owen
Walshe
Pinnock (as an attacking midfielder)
Haworth
Evans

Subs: O'Reilly, Drury, Kumbur/Abbey, Skinner, Strouts

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I would play....

Wilko
Lee
Moore
Shearer
Gibbs/Skinner-(if fit)
Walshe
Macca
Strouts
Drury
Haworth
Kumbur/Evans

Bench: O'reilly, Gradley, Owen, Kumbur/Evans, Daly

I wouldn't even give Ben Abbey a place on the bench, I know even though we have a striker shortage, he just ain't worthy of wearing the Red and White ( or Blue) of GNFC.

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Slartibartfast said:
Thats a pretty good team Stu but who is going to tell Duku that he doesn't even make the bench?




He'll have plenty of opportunities when the others get sent off/suspended...

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Interesting to see Dukes not appearing in some of the line-ups. I believe the Shears/Mooro partnership has worked better and Shearer should also be Captain. There, that's upset a few!

Abbey should go and look elsewhere, he's been around the block and no-one else wanted to keep him so why should we? It's time to get decent players in (not cast off's) which may mean having a manager who can attract them to this club.

Wasn't Rob Owen playing well and man-of-the match a few times earlier this year and then, after being dropped for some strange Fordy reason, appeared to have lost his way/confidence for a while?

How many times does Rob Haworth nod on from throw-ins and there's not a fleet player behind him??? Pretty obvious but who does anything about it! Same goes for the long ball, most of the time.

Time for Evans me thinks... not the fastest but talented, intelligent, superb kick on him and now full of confidence after his Bedford spell. Bury your differences, if any, AF and give him another go on Sat. A 5-0 win at Tamworth and we leapfrog them and Louie gets a hat-trick. Ooops ..dreaming for a minute there!!!

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During the summer we signed two goalscoring midfielders in Pinnock and Drury, because we didn't have enough strikers Pinnock got played as a forward.
Why don't we give Drury a try upfront. He's big enough, skilfull enough and with eighteen goals for Sittingbourne last year he must have a good eye for a goal.

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I like that Idea. He should be given a chance. I mean, come on, we've played Shears upfront, so why not Andy Drury? He's only 19 ( 20 in 9 days time), and so surely we should give him a chance to shine. I'm only 16, and I think that him and Rob.H upfront would make quite a good strikeforce. Better than Rob H and Ben A., Beacuse Ben does absolutely sod all, and it's left to Rob to do all the work.
Surely if we give him a chance as a striker, we can always slot him back in to his midfield role if it doesn't work out.

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Personally I don't think that Drury is ready for the first team, he still seems to think that he is playing in the DM League.

For my taste there is too much showboating, and not enough of the simple things, particularlly in our own half. Trying to beat men back there is going to cost us if he doesn't cut it out.

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If Drury wasn't ready for the first team, would he have played in 13 games this season. It took him a long time to get back to full fitness after the injury he sustained at Bishop Stortford, and I for one am glad to see him back in the team.
I don't know what game you were watching on saturday sideliner, but all i saw was Drury making forward runs trying to get the ball up to Rob.H. so that we would at least have a chance of scoring. He wasn't the only one at fault, and I saw a lot more players trying to beat men in our own half more than he did. He doesn't show boat, he just does what he has to, to win the ball and get away from his markers. Before anyone says anything YES, I AM DEFENDING HIM BECAUSE HE HAS A GREAT TALENT.


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So drury was the only one making forward runs and getting the ball up there?? So why not leave him at midfield for the moment so he can keep getting these runs and balls up to Rob H and give Louie his chance in attack.

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