Torquay United v Maidenhead, Match Day Thread 03/10/17

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Torquay United v Maidenhead, Match Day Thread 03/10/17

Post by budegull1954 » 05 Oct 2017, 11:34

Was that really Torquay United??!!


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Post by Ottery gull » 05 Oct 2017, 18:36

Missed the match on Tuesday but just watched the highlights. Wow!
The pace and accuracy of passing was, quite honestly, really surprising. If we can carry that momentum forward then we could be in for a very interesting season. Who knows? We still have Dowling, Pitman and Lee to come back from injury so it all bodes well. Competition for places will no doubt help as will the cumulative effect of the training regime under Owers and Kuhl. Optimistic ? Yes, why not?


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Post by Ottery gull » 05 Oct 2017, 18:45

Forgot to mention the pending return of Jake Gosling and Ryan Clarke. The squad is looking stronger thank goodness. Let's hope we keep everyone fit


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Post by Jeff » 05 Oct 2017, 19:45

Ottery gull wrote:
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Forgot to mention the pending return of Jake Gosling and Ryan Clarke. The squad is looking stronger thank goodness. Let's hope we keep everyone fit
Not meaning to be pedantic, but it's Pittman who is close to returning. Gosling with his broken bone will be out for a good month or two yet.

GO will have something of an embarrassment of riches when everyone is back fit. But the quandary is the current starting XI is perfectly meshed with the formation and system. When people are back, I struggle to see where they would fit


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Post by Ottery gull » 05 Oct 2017, 20:16

Not pedantic Jeff. Spot on. Gosling will be out for a while yet. My mistake. But it does make you smile at the dilemma Owers will hopefully have when and if we have a fully fit squad!


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Post by DB57 » 05 Oct 2017, 20:17

An embarrassment of riches - one of the problems of being a lottery winner.


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Post by JamieE » 05 Oct 2017, 20:38

Jeff wrote:
05 Oct 2017, 19:45
Ottery gull wrote:
05 Oct 2017, 18:45
Forgot to mention the pending return of Jake Gosling and Ryan Clarke. The squad is looking stronger thank goodness. Let's hope we keep everyone fit
Not meaning to be pedantic, but it's Pittman who is close to returning. Gosling with his broken bone will be out for a good month or two yet.

GO will have something of an embarrassment of riches when everyone is back fit. But the quandary is the current starting XI is perfectly meshed with the formation and system. When people are back, I struggle to see where they would fit
I don’t think the system will change. I think Dowling will come straight in when fit for Lathrope and Clarke will probably come back in goal. Pittman and Gosling will add to the depth when fit and I’d expect Myrie-Williams to leave the club.

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Post by Scott Brehaut » 07 Oct 2017, 01:26

JamieE wrote:
05 Oct 2017, 20:38
Jeff wrote:
05 Oct 2017, 19:45
Ottery gull wrote:
05 Oct 2017, 18:45
Forgot to mention the pending return of Jake Gosling and Ryan Clarke. The squad is looking stronger thank goodness. Let's hope we keep everyone fit
Not meaning to be pedantic, but it's Pittman who is close to returning. Gosling with his broken bone will be out for a good month or two yet.

GO will have something of an embarrassment of riches when everyone is back fit. But the quandary is the current starting XI is perfectly meshed with the formation and system. When people are back, I struggle to see where they would fit
I don’t think the system will change. I think Dowling will come straight in when fit for Lathrope and Clarke will probably come back in goal. Pittman and Gosling will add to the depth when fit and I’d expect Myrie-Williams to leave the club.
It would be VERY harsh on Dorel if Clarke walked straight back into the team. Obviously I’ve not seen him play, but the reports have been excellent. He should be told the position is his until Clarke can find a way to oust him.
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Post by Plainmoor78 » 07 Oct 2017, 07:24

Scott Brehaut wrote:
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It would be VERY harsh on Dorel if Clarke walked straight back into the team. Obviously I’ve not seen him play, but the reports have been excellent. He should be told the position is his until Clarke can find a way to oust him.
Agree totally. Not only has Dorel earned the right to the no.1 spot, you have to realise that clarke whilst a good goal keeper is injury prone. Dorel is by far the better choice for the future and everything should be done to ensure he stays at the club.


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Post by nickbrod » 07 Oct 2017, 08:45

Though Dorel hasn't yet agreed the offer of a short term contract.


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Post by tufcyellowarmy » 07 Oct 2017, 08:54

I doubt if we could afford to keep both unless Clarke agrees to be the No 2 and take a coaching role within the club . This will edpend on his qualifications of course.Dorel is a young talented keeper and needs 1st team action to push on IMO.


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Post by forevertufc » 07 Oct 2017, 10:14

Really don't think a goalkeeper with nearly 450 professional games under his belt needs a qualification to coach. Don't think it's case of whether the club can afford to keep both, with out a keeper coach, and a not fit for purpose understudy (not meant as personal, or criticism) the club can't afford not to keep both.

Think Ower's clearly knows this, hence Osborn going out on loan and an attempt to keep Dorel at the club. Whilst Clarke did nothing wrong prior to his injury, Dorel has been outstanding since his arrival at TUFC, therefore should, and no doubt will keep his place.


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Post by Mattpuma » 07 Oct 2017, 10:19

Scott Brehaut wrote:
07 Oct 2017, 01:26
JamieE wrote:
05 Oct 2017, 20:38
Jeff wrote:
05 Oct 2017, 19:45


Not meaning to be pedantic, but it's Pittman who is close to returning. Gosling with his broken bone will be out for a good month or two yet.

GO will have something of an embarrassment of riches when everyone is back fit. But the quandary is the current starting XI is perfectly meshed with the formation and system. When people are back, I struggle to see where they would fit
I don’t think the system will change. I think Dowling will come straight in when fit for Lathrope and Clarke will probably come back in goal. Pittman and Gosling will add to the depth when fit and I’d expect Myrie-Williams to leave the club.
It would be VERY harsh on Dorel if Clarke walked straight back into the team. Obviously I’ve not seen him play, but the reports have been excellent. He should be told the position is his until Clarke can find a way to oust him.
GO has already said the shirt is Dorels as long as he keeps performing to the same standard. That is how it should be.
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Post by Jeff » 07 Oct 2017, 11:23

Mattpuma wrote:
07 Oct 2017, 10:19
Scott Brehaut wrote:
07 Oct 2017, 01:26
JamieE wrote:
05 Oct 2017, 20:38


I don’t think the system will change. I think Dowling will come straight in when fit for Lathrope and Clarke will probably come back in goal. Pittman and Gosling will add to the depth when fit and I’d expect Myrie-Williams to leave the club.
It would be VERY harsh on Dorel if Clarke walked straight back into the team. Obviously I’ve not seen him play, but the reports have been excellent. He should be told the position is his until Clarke can find a way to oust him.
GO has already said the shirt is Dorels as long as he keeps performing to the same standard. That is how it should be.
And I think that sends out a really good message, especially given GO has stated he wants to bring in more free agents if he can. Come in, do a good job and there could be a longer term contract waiting for you. Have too many occasions like Chinua Cole - come in to help us out and then we'll show you the door - won't encourage people to sign

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