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Matt (GNFC)

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re the dropping of Manny after the Hereford game- ironic that he has been voted the internet man of the match for that game. Its probably been said before, but in my opinion he is the key that can open up defences, and he encourages the passing game, at which we're most effective.

 

re the lack of central defenders for tuesday- I don't suppose we can persuade Ade to play one last time?!

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re the lack of central defenders for tuesday- I don't suppose we can persuade Ade to play one last time?!


I thought the same but wondered if the Club has him as a registered player? There's also that player who was at Carshalton last season who we have yet to see - isn't he a centre half?

Its at times like this you realise how useful Matt Lee was to have in your squad in terms of versatility. other options include pushing Saunders back into central defence and moving Protheroe into midfied so Gledhill can be brought back. Even with no recognised central defenders Andy still has plenty of options.

His probably mulling over his options as I type!

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That Bouadji guy from Carshalton has looked decent in the stiffs, but then so did Garry Abbott.

If Shearer isn't fit, which is likely, although he has claimed that he will play through the pain if needed then I expect Saunders to play there with Bouadji with Gledhill and Skinner at full back. I suppose Fordy could spring a suprise and play someone random there like Jefferson.

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re the dropping of Manny after the Hereford game- ironic that he has been voted the internet man of the match for that game. Its probably been said before, but in my opinion he is the key that can open up defences, and he encourages the passing game, at which we're most effective.

re the lack of central defenders for tuesday- I don't suppose we can persuade Ade to play one last time?!

I think Ade has his hands full caring for his new baby, let alone time to play football.
Bye the way, congrats to Ade.

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Bouadji is a forward i think.

Ade has retried from playing now anyway after all the operations he has had on his knee.

 

i will go for:

Wilkerson

 

Gledhill

Saunders

Shearer if ok

Skinner if he is ok / Lovell

 

Drury

McKimm

Surey

Jacko

 

Manny

Roy

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i would have to go for the back four the same, but:

 

Jacko Surey Mckimm Moussa (Drury was pretty poor on sat)

 

Essandoh Pinnock

 

Subs

Mitten

Bouadji

Drury

Manny

Lovell

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Almost sure Bouadji's a centre back, and hoping Shearer can play would have:

 

Wilko

Gledhill Shearer Bouadji Skinner

Protheroe Surey McKimm Jacko

Manny Roy

 

Subs

Mitten, Drury, Moussa, Pinnock, Saunders

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my guess is that it will be Saunders and Bouadji. Mind you if you look here it could be me and Chas. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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Regarding Mitton versus Wilko. I wasn't at the game on Saturday due to a breakdown in communication with my cars electrics and the alternator. (How about that for Devine intervention!) So I can't comment on Mittons performance.

 

However, I think there is NOTHING to choose between the two as far as who should be our number 1. They are both class goalkeepers.

 

Wilko is a great shot stopper and has great positional sense, but is prone to lacking in concentration at times. I have rarely seen a better catcher of crosses at this level of football, (with the exception of that guy who played for Chester last year!)

 

Mitton is nowhere near as spectacular, but has better positional sense and seems to be more focussed during a game. He is also has a good command of his area as well, he appears less vocal than Wilko, but seems a calmer individual.

 

The major difference is Wilkos awful kicking! In my opinion, if he could kick a ball in a straight line he had the ability to make it at League level. As it stands, when he does hit the green bit in front of him, he gets around of applause from the terraces! Its true isn't it!!!

 

If only we could put the two together, what a keeper that would be!

 

As far as the keepers are concerned, I think that we should consider ourselves lucky to have two such talented players, there are far more important things to worry about, like getting my car fixed!

 

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Quite a good summary, Andy.

Mitts IS a fine keeper, who happened to have a crap game. Good god, even Banks, Shilton,Clemence, Schmeichel and Seaman had the odd poor game. I think that is the first time he has failed the club. good keepers don't turn bad overnight. They lose confidence. Mitts kept superbly last year at the end of the season and kept Wilko on the bench on merit.

The problems are if a keeper has a poor game, you lose and blame him. if a striker has a poor game, you still lose and blame the defence.

Can't win.

Having said that, Mitts confidence must be shattered, so a recall for Wilko can be expected.

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Sorry Andy Y have to disagree that there is plenty to choose between Wilko and Mitten, Wilko is a better shot stopper, a better cross taker, more physical and verbal presence and will claim crosses that Mitten wouldnt even attempt to get through. Apart from kicking Wilko is a far superior keeper, Mitten is an excellent second choice but no more than that if Wilko were ever injured or worse left god forbid I would not be happy with Mitten as a first choice. I have to say I never rated him when he was with Margate, Dover, Gills etc but thought he did play well during last 5 games of last season. But he had a shocker on Saturday !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ah James! (But not as the girlies say it in the Bond movies!) Its all a matter of opinion.

 

Don't get me wrong I like Wilko, and rate him very highly indeed. Its intresting to note that he has obviously lost a fair bit of weight during the close season, so he obviously rates Mittton as a serious challenger. I would argue that sometimes his liking to take crosses that Mitton wouldn't normally go for has let him down. (Canvey this season, for example, the fact he was fouled aside.)

 

I would also say that haveing a vocal keeper isn't always an advantage. Schmichael may have been the best keeper for several years, but Seaman, has been by far the best England keeper for decades and he never shouted when it wasn't neccessary.

 

Mitton just appears to be a lot calmer than Wilko, in my view anyway. That said, I didnt see the game on Saturday, and he may have had a shocker! But Wilko has made the odd rickett this year as well!

 

Sell 'em both and bring back Glen Turner I say!

 

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