Fa Cup 4th qualifying round Aldershot v Torquay 14/10/17

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Fa Cup 4th qualifying round Aldershot v Torquay 14/10/17

Post by lucy6lucy » 11 Oct 2017, 20:20

After the disappointing result against Dover, We have at least got 2 weeks to prioritise our next league match. So will the FA cup reinvigorate this wounded team? Possibly one the worst draws possible in my opinion. It's not a full gone conclusion that Aldershot will win, but they must be confident. Could a win turn the tides for our season. There is no doubt the league is the priority. I predict a 2-0 win for Aldershot. Incidentally which ADMIN deleted your former member of the months prediction thread, was it 1-1 by the way :na:
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Post by Trojan 67 » 11 Oct 2017, 20:46

I'm with Raynman on this one . . . 1-1. :nod:
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Post by wivelgull » 11 Oct 2017, 20:47

Not much hope, I'm afraid. Thus:

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Post by Modgull » 11 Oct 2017, 22:52

Another early exit from the FA Cup I'm afraid
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Post by tomogull » 11 Oct 2017, 23:37

We lost at Aldershot in the league (second match of the season) 3 - 2 by a controversial goalmouth scramble. We might just spring a surprise and get a draw ...... Always look on the bright side !


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Post by Forest gull » 12 Oct 2017, 00:55

Aldershot form dipped lately, United players given warning this week = battling draw for me.


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Post by Jeff » 12 Oct 2017, 06:26

tomogull wrote:
11 Oct 2017, 23:37
We lost at Aldershot in the league (second match of the season) 3 - 2 by a controversial goalmouth scramble. We might just spring a surprise and get a draw ...... Always look on the bright side !
I was at that game, and that summary is manipulating the truth by quite some stretch!

I'll be in the minority, but I'm not in the slightest bit bothered about the FA Cup this year and will be pleased to get this weekend out of the way. Irrespective of improved performances and stuttering form from them, I don't give us much hope so I just hope we get out of the game with key players intact (that's if the loanees can play?). Sure, the money would be great and so would a potential clash with an old league rival, but I'd rather see us crack on with getting out of the bottom 4


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Post by merse btpir » 12 Oct 2017, 07:21

Jeff wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 06:26
tomogull wrote:
11 Oct 2017, 23:37
We lost at Aldershot in the league (second match of the season) 3 - 2 by a controversial goalmouth scramble. We might just spring a surprise and get a draw
I was at that game, and that summary is manipulating the truth by quite some stretch!
Quite some stretch........had it been a boxing match it would have been stopped!


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Post by Plainmoor78 » 12 Oct 2017, 08:37

Jeff wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 06:26
tomogull wrote:
11 Oct 2017, 23:37
We lost at Aldershot in the league (second match of the season) 3 - 2 by a controversial goalmouth scramble. We might just spring a surprise and get a draw ...... Always look on the bright side !
I was at that game, and that summary is manipulating the truth by quite some stretch!

I'll be in the minority, but I'm not in the slightest bit bothered about the FA Cup this year and will be pleased to get this weekend out of the way. Irrespective of improved performances and stuttering form from them, I don't give us much hope so I just hope we get out of the game with key players intact (that's if the loanees can play?). Sure, the money would be great and so would a potential clash with an old league rival, but I'd rather see us crack on with getting out of the bottom 4
Agree Jeff. The best thing that could happen is that owers uses it to experiment with tactics, it would certainly be a more useful opportunity than the Devon bowl match provided.


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Post by merse btpir » 12 Oct 2017, 09:47

It comes to something when (with some justification) people are expressing a preference for yet again failing to even qualify for the First Round of the FA Cup to further damage being done to the club's perilous league position.

A lottery winner's legacy? Hmmph; Owers has walked into a bag of shit dumped by an incompetent predecessor and will have to perform in the manner of a promotion winner just to rescue the situation.

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Post by MellowYellow » 12 Oct 2017, 12:27

merse btpir wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 09:47
Owers has walked into a bag of shit dumped by an incompetent predecessor and will have to perform in the manner of a promotion winner just to rescue the situation.
I think the consistent blame on the predecessor has now run its course and the focus now must be on the present incumbent Gary Ower's who abdicated the Roman throne for a move to Torquay United.

"to rescue the situation" is his job! The club announced on his long awaited appointment that:

"It has been important to us find the individuals...that are key for a club wanting to climb and top the National League. These guys tick all the boxes for us"

Ower's predecessor was not without his faults but did keep us in this league under dire circumstances whereas Owers appointment was designed to take us to the top of the league. Well the clock is ticking so he better get a move on and "perform in the manner of a promotion winner" as that is what he was brought in to do.
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Post by merse btpir » 12 Oct 2017, 12:58

MellowYellow wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 12:27
Owers appointment was designed to take us to the top of the league. Well the clock is ticking so he better get a move on and "perform in the manner of a promotion winner" as that is what he was brought in to do.
I would argue that this is exactly what he is engaged in; but until he can eradicate those low standards, the inherited poor achievers and the weak mentality that saw the team once again roll over and die last weekend; then he is only at the start of the road.

Last Tuesday showed what they can achieve and last Saturday showed what they are more than likely to produce when they revert to type. Don't expect a journey to the top of the league with too many of this bunch of miserable losers out there on the pitch ~ to do that would be delusional to the point of believing what you were told about Owers being a lottery winner when he inherited much of that detritus.

Think on this: TWO goals conceded last Saturday when the much vaunted Gowling declined to attempt to get his head to the ball; TWO goals conceded without breaking the opposition's possession of the ball between leaving their goalkeeper and then hitting the back of our net. There is a lack of resolve within this squad that adequately illustrates just why they are at the bottom of the league; the last manager failed to nail it and the current manager still has to nail it and to my way of thinking the best way to nail it is to be brutal and get rid of the serial offenders!


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Post by PhilGull » 12 Oct 2017, 14:11

If we don't beat Aldershot then I think we are relegated.
The (league) pressure is off and we need a reaction from the Dover result. We saw against Maidenhead what the lads can do.
If we can't win this game when the pressure is off and the lads have seen the difference between putting in a performance and not in the last two games then I can't see how we will win another game all season.
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Post by tomogull » 12 Oct 2017, 15:32

merse btpir wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 12:58
Last Tuesday showed what they can achieve and last Saturday showed what they are more than likely to produce when they revert to type.
It's much too simple to compare the two games - and yes, I was at both. Maidenhead were poor on the night - probably affected by the long journey down to Devon and the short preparation time before the delayed kick off (although to be fair, they didn't use that as an excuse). Dover on Saturday played very well in my opinion and if they continue to play like that, they will be in the Play Off places at least.


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Post by desperado » 12 Oct 2017, 20:15

Oh Christ, he's having a go at Gowling now, I dont know whether to laugh or cry
No , he is not the best header of a ball we have ever seen at centre back for Torquay , but makes up for it
in plenty of other areas. I repeat, with Gowling in the side 5 goals conceded in 7 games without Gowling
in the side 23 goals conceded in 8 games

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