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About Leroyfromthestart

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  1. Leroyfromthestart

    National League Play Offs

    I was impressed with Smiths movement last night, he appears to have a great attitude as despite lacking in service to him, he didn’t give up pressing the keeper and defenders. Gutting his only opportunity, summing up his movement was ruled out incorrectly for offside. Hopefully returning and training with better players and similarly being ‘mentored’ by the likes of Reid on how to use his body to his advantage as that appeared to be something he needs to improve. Having said that some of those Boreham Wood players were units that he would unlikely face further up the leagues. One thing he has that we’ve lacked in the final third is raw pace and Smith has that in abundance! Good luck to the lad over the next year!
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    Shortly before O'Dowda got injured LJ commented that he ran 14 Kms (8.7 miles) in 2 consecutive matches, which suggests to me that that's one of the highest if not the highest longest distance runners in the squad
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    Smith and Pack

    Completely agree and to think, please correct me if I'm wrong, they cost a swap deal with Liam Kelly and £75k respectively...they're now invaluable to this team/squad progressing
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    Marlon Pack

    Re Pato - It certainly does happen, he was little below his usual best but I'd still credit him for getting into great positions, top notch work rate as always and along with bobby 2 of the best in tight situations in retaining possession, probably due to both having excellent balance...Would be difficult to get the football off of each of these in a phone box!
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    Marlon Pack

    Well summarised by OP, the Carrick of our team that's vital in supporting defence in winning first balls aerially, being available in possession, keeping things ticking over nicely by switching play and has vision to play those cute reverse balls when there's the movement ahead of breaking the lines of the opposition. One of our best 'footballers'. For what it's worth I thought Korey and Bobby were outstanding too...as were the collective, this team never know when they're beaten, well done lads!
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    Singing section asked to sit in allocated seats for Man City game

    What if I do believe that the club/Bristol sport are conspiring against the singing section?
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    Singing section asked to sit in allocated seats for Man City game

    Just another attempt by the club to provoke a response from those in the singing section so they've got an excuse to make the singing section extinct. The recent home game only a month or so ago (think it was Leeds) where 20 odd coppers were 'positioned' in the singing section was another failed attempt to break us up! Unfortunately, the club know that at least one fan in the singing section won't abide by this and will ultimately use it against us! I hate modern football and what the club/Bristol sport are doing to the core support!
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    Tonight gate

    Just to counter argue further the OPs rubbish being spouted, Cardiff had 17k last night who are positioned higher than us and our game was on sky! A few years ago we would have had half as many for a game on sky, shows how far we've progressed, so many positive things to look forward to on and off the pitch, well done all!
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    Would Wilson have taken us to the Prem?

    I agree
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    I 'reluctantly' renewed my season ticket yesterday, transferring from the atyeo to the new singing section. I love this club too much and would miss the banter amongst friends and family on a matchday. I, like many thousands more have commitments much more important and yet I feel I have been cheated and conned into renewing, ironically by showing loyalty to my club. I'm generally quite a placid person that tries to see the best in people and I have in the past been naively and foolishly too supportive of our managers. However, the time has come surely Mr Lansdown to get shot of 'it' (I feel sick, angry, upset (you name the emotion) when I hear/read our head coachs name that I can no longer say/write it)! Please give us our club back by doing the right thing by getting shot of it! IT OUT NOW!!!!!!
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    Lj have gone

    Think I might renew my season ticket now
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    Thanks for 'not' cheering me up, so forest get warburton while we've still got the masterbaker!
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    When I opened this thread I was expecting it to be about how well he played (more so in the second half I'll admit). The movement ahead of pack/hegeler was shocking in the first half and to be fair in the second half before the substitutions. I include all our forward players in this but most notably everyone's saviour, Tomlin. When the team is confident, the players/fans backs are up, players like Tomlin in particular shine, but the negativity/anxiety in all of us became more and more evident after every failed attempt by Tomlin with his fancy flicks and needless losing in possession many times. In contrast Pack got on the ball, used it effectively in the role he's asked to do, much like Hegeler, both not outstanding but they contributed to our win by shielding the defence, being brave by being the only ones to show for the ball and majority of the time found one of our players. I really like Tomlin when he 'makes the right decisions' in the final third, unfortunately too many times he didn't find a man, dribble into an opponent or tried his frustrating flick round the corner (which only worked once). On Tuesday he did everything correctly from a player playing the free role, but clearly where he was outstanding then and praised for effectively getting us a point, he should be constructively criticised this time around for our failings up until his substitution. Obviously I don't lie the inept teams 60 mins solely with him but his teammates were made to look bad because they were having to work that extra bit harder for his footballing incompetence in possession and furthermore, his unprofessional attitude out of possession, basically he would rather point/instruct others to do his running and defensive work. Anyway to compare back to Packs performance, one other notable thing (which has been clear with the comparison of the loving of the wonder kid Korey) is when Pack switches possession, which he did very well yesterday to start attacks you get a few applauds (almost like the crowd are stunned we have a player that can generally do that consistently) but when it's Tomlin like on one occasion shortly before he was subbed (following two identical, consecutive switches by pack) it was met with rapturous applause. The above paragraph is what sums up many fans stubborn views towards certain individuals. Pack came into his own and was much more notable when he had people running ahead of him, even hegleler/Bryan/cotterill seemed to go up a level with the tempo/movement in/out of possession by the front 3. Pack played a hand in the goal by breaking up possession and giving it to one of our forward players (who consequently found a teammate). Isn't that what he's in the team to do and what others in the same position get commended for? I just want to add with the negative comments on here in the past 12 hours or so, I certainly didn't want to turn this into a negative one and where I was critical of Tomlin I tried to be constructive with it. I love the guy and want him to play and be the star I know he can be like last season and on Tuesday, but I do feel others are unfairly given a hard time unjustiably and I used the comparison of the said two players to make my point. Finally, well done to the team (and majority of the time us fans) for persisting to try to get the winner and hold on for a much needed 3 points to hopefully give us some confidence again.
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    The Atyeo lot today.....

    It was just a suggestion based on something I noticed when some of the repetitive songs were fading, it does make a difference at other grounds like the example I've given at Celtic. Where I agree with you is that we can still create an atmosphere without a drum, just think with those types of songs it does help keep everyone (not just in the vicinity of the atyeo) in rhythm. It didn't work in the east end because the drums were over used, but played by the right person at the right times I think it could work.
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    The Atyeo lot today.....

    Being in the atyeo, one thing that is notable (in particular yesterday) is when singing repetitive songs (like the 'frankie fieldings in the building...') when it appears that the song is quietening/fading (call it what you like), the side/back of block h (whatever it's called now?) is continually hit/struck to get the necessary levels of noise/people clapping/singing back up again. For this reason alone I think it would make a difference having a drum in the atyeo to be used in moments like this to 'drum up the interest' in keeping everyone involved and in rhythm together. I think it would help our neighbours in the dolman too get involved as noticed a few in block a (again don't know what it's called now) loved joining in these repetitive songs. The standing section at Celtic being trialed I believe has a drum and their 'continental' atmospheres they generate in that area stem from keeping everyone in rhythm and those in the vicinity of this area can often be seen/heard joining in too. Is this something we should/could do? ...Also, I do think that with the injustice of officiating of late, it gave everyone that added incentive to shout/boo/stamp their feet when anything was given (even the most obvious decisions that should have been in Ipswichs favour)