Torquay v Wrexham Match Day Thread 9/9/17

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Torquay v Wrexham Match Day Thread 9/9/17

Post by forevertufc » 09 Sep 2017, 17:38

Didn't concede, didn't lose, and that's two with out defeat so a starting point to build from hopefully. Back four solid, gave nothing away, Dorkel think had only one shot to save, apart from a few crosses which he dealt with was a spectator, midfield compact, sadly in the final third nothing doing today.

The overall team performance acceptable with out being brilliant, the team got the point they deserved. Dorkel has made a massive different, handling flawless, in total command of his area, two games I know, but right now he's starting to look like the best keeper we've had down here since Bobby.O.

Cole another good performance at left back, having a proper left back in football how revolutionary, as for Dowling, please someone from the club first thing Monday make the call and extent his loan period, this lad's a class above anything we've got.
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Post by westbaygull » 09 Sep 2017, 17:41

Yes, a good point. We kept a clean sheet against the 3rd placed team which I certainly didn't expect this morning. I expected a 4-0 humiliation. I know what you're saying WestYorkie, but honestly, did you really think we'd get anything out of this game?

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Post by MellowYellow » 09 Sep 2017, 17:51

Good to see Gallifuoco (you know the one that was not good enough for Torquay) holding the defence together at little part-time club Dover as they sit on top of the National League. Any chance of us going part-time or even becoming a Pub Football club, just might win a couple of matches
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Post by westyorkshiregull » 09 Sep 2017, 17:53

tufc si wrote:
09 Sep 2017, 17:21
westyorkshiregull wrote:
09 Sep 2017, 17:04
Terrible point....at home...only bleeding 9 games gone ...not scored at home and you say good point

Terrible
WYG, you are aware of our recent form and our goals conceded tally, yes?....
I am aware , not scoring at home against a bang average team in my eyes is not a good result. Your just finding positives out of negatives


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Post by arrywithanh » 09 Sep 2017, 17:55

MellowYellow wrote:
09 Sep 2017, 17:51
Good to see Gallifuoco (you know the one that was not good enough for Torquay) holding the defence together at little part-time club Dover as they sit on top of the National League. Any chance of us going part-time or even becoming a Pub Football club, just might win a couple of matches
and he scored for them today, do you know he wasn't even offered a deal. The guy may have seemed inconsistent but not surprising as then good old Kev played him all over the place. Shame.


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Post by westyorkshiregull » 09 Sep 2017, 17:57

westbaygull wrote:
09 Sep 2017, 17:41
Yes, a good point. We kept a clean sheet against the 3rd placed team which I certainly didn't expect this morning. I expected a 4-0 humiliation. I know what you're saying WestYorkie, but honestly, did you really think we'd get anything out of this game?

I hear what you say ;

But you can't just call a poor result a good result because of how crap we have been before.
I can't call a 0-0 at home to mediocre team good ever

It's not good enough today as with other matches

Piss poor


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Post by westyorkshiregull » 09 Sep 2017, 17:59

Edit ###

Ok piss poor might be too strong

I feel its poor really

And before I get ambushed I live in west York's so no I wasn't at game but did listen to what i could before falling asleep

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Post by MellowYellow » 09 Sep 2017, 18:05

forevertufc wrote:
09 Sep 2017, 17:38
Didn't concede, didn't lose, and that's two with out defeat so a starting point to build from hopefully. Back four solid, gave nothing away, Dorkel think had only one shot to save, apart from a few crosses which he dealt with was a spectator, midfield compact, sadly in the final third nothing doing today.

The overall team performance acceptable with out being brilliant, the team got the point they deserved. Dorkel has made a massive different, handling flawless, in total command of his area, two games I know, but right now he's starting to look like the best keeper we've had down here since Bobby.O.

Cole another good performance at left back, having a proper left back in football how revolutionary, as for Dowling, please someone from the club first thing Monday make the call and extent his loan period, this lad's a class above anything we've got.
Clarke before injury was brilliant for us too, so now we have two brilliant keepers and I agree the defence is starting to look solid. The weakness is the forward line and this was if you read back on these post identified pre-season. It was clear then that we needed a target man. We got Fallon? We all presumed that there was no budget but on the radio commentary (yes, I boycotted the match) it was said that Nicho stated he still had money left in the players budget for emergency. Well having no target man is in my opinion an emergency so another Nicho failing I am sorry to say.
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Post by merse btpir » 09 Sep 2017, 18:09

To get a proper perspective of this 'result' just look at the league table and ask yourself whether one point is really enough?

Especially with two away games now coming up in the same week...they really should be called in tomorrow for some quality recovery; come in on Monday to get any lingering injuries sorted and train light; travel up to the far side of London on Tuesday and play, not getting back until the early hours. They'll be feeling their legs after a game on the Bromley 3G, so Wednesday off. Recover and prepare Thursday and off to Barrow on Friday morning.

Anyone satisfied with the returns from today needs their head examining!


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Post by gateman49 » 09 Sep 2017, 18:20

Merse, it isn't a matter of being satisfied with it, but it does feel just a little as if a corner has been turned. After all, however good or bad Wrexham were, they lie third in the table one point off the top spot. Even if they weren't exactly hanging on at the end they were the team delaying and playing for a point rather than us as the second half wound down.

I've come away feeling more optimistic than pessimistic for the future about the on field happenings.


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Post by yellowsmiffy » 09 Sep 2017, 18:21

Two poor sides in one of the most boring matches I've ever witnessed. Neither looked like scoring.

Positives for us were Dowling, Cole and the keeper. All excellent additions. Gowling looked solid enough. Higgins not bad.

Negatives were that we didn't look like scoring in any way. Set pieces only chance. Haworth and Reid were very bad. It was my first game this season, but didn't think Keating or Grey looked like doing much. We also need a manager as that team didn't look like one that had been coached to have any sort of game plan or identity.


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Post by westyorkshiregull » 09 Sep 2017, 18:24

Agree merse.. ..today is a pittance.

1 point at home against average is poor , esp when your bottom of the league. Couldn't score

Not even bothered we didn't let a goal in...id much rather a 4-4 draw


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Post by arcadia » 09 Sep 2017, 18:39

I agree with Forevertufc best keeper I've seen at the club but it's early days. It's no good going over the good points again but the place we need to improve are both wide areas and a big centre forward who can hold the ball up. A big improvement but please get the new manager in place by the next game.


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Post by gullintwoplaces » 09 Sep 2017, 18:42

A frustrating game today, although many positives for me.

The negatives. Cole was excellent, sadly he had Reid with him on the left who was, to put it mildly, dreadful. Overall, too many balls up the centre to the Wrexham defence, who gobbled up most of them with ease. A distinct lack of creativity for most of the game.

The positives. Cole, but see above. Our defence was strong, good performances from Gowling and Dorel. Dorel is a first class keeper. Please can we have Dowling for the season, a great prospect and fine player. I also felt Gray had a decent game, 100% effort.

The referee. How on earth Wrexham ended the game with eleven men I do not know. They should have had nine.

Edit: A special word for the extremely gobby number 3 for Wrexham. A very lucky man to see out 90 minutes.
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Post by desperado » 09 Sep 2017, 18:55

Enough comments on the game from people who were not at the game
We played well today , look so much more solid with Gowling back , he is so calm and composed
The 3 new players have made a big difference, Dowling was outstanding, and Cole looks the business
Granted up front we are lightweight and Reid and Haworth on the wings didnt have their best games
The priority for the new manager is to get a striker who can not only find the net but unsettle defenders,
easier said than done I know. Think we will win one of these next two away games, bit more encouraged
after todays performance

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