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Topic: Hitchin
Posted By: Argus9
Subject: Hitchin
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2019 at 5:28pm
False hope better than no hope - Can we get to 7th? - Better idea after next two away games. A just maybe at the moment on that one for me. Will have a much better idea by 17-00 hours on Saturday - can’t afford to drop many points if we want to continue to claw points back from the many that are above us. Tell you what if we do get maximum points from the next two it won’t be false hope anymore! - going for a win on Wednesday but only just j



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Posted By: Highrise bert
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2019 at 7:19pm
Nice positive thinking Argus,I think we will get the better of Hitchin by a couple of clear goals.Saturday will be different,but fancy us to get a point at least.See you Wednesday night.


Posted By: Highrise bert
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2019 at 7:23pm
There's a couple of spare seats on the bus going to Hitchin if anyone's interested,if so message or ring DB or BW to book or TFC site.


Posted By: DanTFC
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2019 at 8:49pm
Originally posted by Argus9 Argus9 wrote:

False hope better than no hope - Can we get to 7th? - Better idea after next two away games. A just maybe at the moment on that one for me. Will have a much better idea by 17-00 hours on Saturday - can’t afford to drop many points if we want to continue to claw points back from the many that are above us. Tell you what if we do get maximum points from the next two it won’t be false hope anymore! - going for a win on Wednesday but only just j
Why seventh? 


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2019 at 9:01pm
Originally posted by DanTFC DanTFC wrote:

Originally posted by Argus9 Argus9 wrote:

False hope better than no hope - Can we get to 7th? - Better idea after next two away games. A just maybe at the moment on that one for me. Will have a much better idea by 17-00 hours on Saturday - can’t afford to drop many points if we want to continue to claw points back from the many that are above us. Tell you what if we do get maximum points from the next two it won’t be false hope anymore! - going for a win on Wednesday but only just j
Why seventh? 


Just testing Dan! - Sure 7th will be ok for next season though when they lower the play-off bar again - meant 5th of course


Posted By: DanTFC
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2019 at 9:03pm
Originally posted by Argus9 Argus9 wrote:

Originally posted by DanTFC DanTFC wrote:

Originally posted by Argus9 Argus9 wrote:

False hope better than no hope - Can we get to 7th? - Better idea after next two away games. A just maybe at the moment on that one for me. Will have a much better idea by 17-00 hours on Saturday - can’t afford to drop many points if we want to continue to claw points back from the many that are above us. Tell you what if we do get maximum points from the next two it won’t be false hope anymore! - going for a win on Wednesday but only just j
Why seventh? 


Just testing Dan! - Sure 7th will be ok for next season though when they lower the play-off bar again - meant 5th of course
Ha. I did just check myself ..it is daft though ..should be uniform in my view ..if it's good enough to have top seven for league above ..


Posted By: Skippo10
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2019 at 12:52am
I'm going for a 2-1 win to Tamworth, will be trickier than some of the more recent games, but I feel we will get the result.


Posted By: Bolehall Youth
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2019 at 12:53pm
I Don’t care what the score is “Just Win”

Come on you Lambs


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 07 Mar 2019 at 12:19am
Very scrappy first half which we just edged certainly in clear cut chances - attempted to play it on floor. Really disappointing second half where a lot of our previous frailtys came back to haunt us. Scared to shoot and so many misplaced passes and little shape. Hitchin very poor throughout has to be said but we were worse in second half. Missed Laite with his runs and sure would have got closer with 2 close on free kicks towards the end. Test now for the Smudge to get the team ready and rocking for Saturday! Come on you Lambs!


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 07 Mar 2019 at 10:18am
Massive benefit of doubt moment last night - would have bitten hand off for the start we’ve had under Smudge - perhaps in hindsight just too many changes last night all forced on team through injuries and work commitment absentee . Made the right sub calls as well and at the right moments. Looks like we’ve got Smudge till the end of the season now minimum with no managerial announcements forthcoming- for me absolutely right call


Posted By: Highrise bert
Date Posted: 07 Mar 2019 at 4:58pm
Yeh,very disappointing result for us,like Argus mentioned,to scared to have pop at goal from outside 18yard box and the missing of our super striker led to our downfall.Histon were no great shakes but took there chance and we came home with nothing.Looking ahead to weekend now and hopefully get back on the winning trail.


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 07 Mar 2019 at 5:43pm
Originally posted by Highrise bert Highrise bert wrote:

Yeh,very disappointing result for us,like Argus mentioned,to scared to have pop at goal from outside 18yard box and the missing of our super striker led to our downfall.Histon were no great shakes but took there chance and we came home with nothing.Looking ahead to weekend now and hopefully get back on the winning trail.


God mate what great memories- you mentioned Histon? - last time we played there - think we were 2-1 down and scored 2 late goals in stoppage time and nicked it - bit like at moment apart obviously from last night! - Smudge has given us hope and the fact even me looking forward to games again something not done since middle of AM regime says it all - no longer an obligation and duty to turn up for torture and and a beating!


Posted By: Pricey2
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2019 at 5:52pm
Not that it affects us but the 5th rather than 7th for play offs seems right given the super play off nonsense across step 3 generally

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Posted By: Pricey2
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2019 at 5:55pm
For those who didn't clock it at the start of the season (I was convinced in August it would affect us so hands up there), winning the play offs in this league does not guarantee you promotion. The 4 winning step 3 play off finalists will play 2 super finals (decided geographicalky by far) so two go up and two stay down thanks to lack of spaces at step 2. Shocking in my opinion that 2 from 16 play off entrants go up but 2 from 24 would have been even more farcical.

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Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2019 at 9:53pm
I’m in the minority of 1 on here l know supporting the PO concept from previous posts - don’t know wether it’s because TFC has not been involved in these magnificent events and you folks haven’t experienced them? - Been to Wembley twice on back of them and won both with Swindon although only one counted and another final at the Palace where we beat Gillingham. Great play-off matches on way with burning tension and threaded nerves which can’t be matched in even FA Cup games - Players just know it’s do or die after 42 or so matches boiling down to just this PO game. League above open to 6 teams and us now 4 so fact we have to play similar amount of games with the super play-off match (happy to be corrected). Only real concern is how they decide on the super-final venue - obviously over one match but whilst accepting the teams play those closest to themselves assume it would be on a toss of a coin who gets home advantage- that said home advantage doesn’t seem to matter that much


Posted By: Pricey2
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2019 at 10:16pm
No - home advantage will be allocated to team with highest points per game ratio over the season

You aren't in a minority of one in supporting play offs. I think pretty much everyone does but if you finished runners up in league and won the play offs and then didn't get promoted you would be pissed off I imagine?

Should have been 4 down from North and south and promote all play off winners would have been my shout

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Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2019 at 10:18pm
As a footnote- my comments above don’t reflect any feeling that following STFC rather than TFC have been any more or less enjoyable . Infact we were Infact separated by a mere 17 league places at one point with us high in Conference Premier and STFC riding low in League 2/- oh hum


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2019 at 10:27pm
Originally posted by Pricey2 Pricey2 wrote:

No - home advantage will be allocated to team with highest points per game ratio over the season

You aren't in a minority of one in supporting play offs. I think pretty much everyone does but if you finished runners up in league and won the play offs and then didn't get promoted you would be pissed off I imagine?

Should have been 4 down from North and south and promote all play off winners would have been my shout


We had a debate over the Play-offs on this forum and from memory it was 7 to 1 against the concept - don’t really get the argument as said at the time about finishing runners up and feeling pissed off - you know the rules from the start and on that basis if you ain’t good enough to win the league you ain’t good enough to go up.


Posted By: Pricey2
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2019 at 11:08pm
My point is if you enter the league, qualify for the play offs, win them and don't get promoted because of a team from another league you'd feel a bit miffed wouldn't you?

If Kettering won the league and weren't getting promoted because Taunton had won a different competition with more points then it would be ridiculous. For the league to come up with a plan where 50% of the play off winners don't get promoted is just absurd as far as I'm concerned. Play offs generally I am with you, but this season, at step 3 it is an absolute farce.

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Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2019 at 6:59am
Originally posted by Pricey2 Pricey2 wrote:

My point is if you enter the league, qualify for the play offs, win them and don't get promoted because of a team from another league you'd feel a bit miffed wouldn't you?
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The League Committee who decided this obviously have no idea and a sense of reality what it’s like being a fan! - as usual quite a distance from the football rockface! - absurd 100% Yes Pricey


Posted By: Pricey2
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2019 at 8:11am
March 9th 2019 - me and Argus agreed on something - I feel like this needs marking annually :-)

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Posted By: Bolehall Youth
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2019 at 10:22am
From the football point I thought we did enough in the first half to have won the game, but as the saying goes it is a game of two halves and we certainly did not come out for the second half, the mistake came from our possession giving the ball away then another mistake by Dias who decided to play football when virtually last man. That said still a very good team spirit which I believe will bounce back at Needham.

It must be the worst ground I have seen for many many years of following TFC, everywhere seems to be falling down, and standing behind the goal on timber planks which a sign saying “Caution Slippery Surface” I thought was hilarious., even the club house is in such a bad state of repair.

On a positive I thought the flood lights were decent for this standard


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2019 at 10:59pm
Originally posted by Pricey2 Pricey2 wrote:

March 9th 2019 - me and Argus agreed on something - I feel like this needs marking annually :-)




Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2019 at 11:06am
Originally posted by Bolehall Youth Bolehall Youth wrote:

From the football point I thought we did enough in the first half to have won the game, but as the saying goes it is a game of two halves and we certainly did not come out for the second half, the mistake came from our possession giving the ball away then another mistake by Dias who decided to play football when virtually last man. That said still a very good team spirit which I believe will bounce back at Needham.

It must be the worst ground I have seen for many many years of following TFC, everywhere seems to be falling down, and standing behind the goal on timber planks which a sign saying “Caution Slippery Surface” I thought was hilarious., even the club house is in such a bad state of repair.

On a positive I thought the flood lights were decent for this standard


Thought their Director Longe shack looked like a 1950s public convenience- Infact a Supporter who will remain anonymous went there thinking the shack was a tea point! - disturbing a full on Directors gathering. Their main stand however looked surreal viewed from the other side basking in neon light. Very impressive till you realised they were Infact from the Shell Petroleum Garage directly behind it. In my cockney Michael Caine accent - “Did you know that the seats in the main stand were originally housed in the old Wembley Stadium- not a lot of people know that” - obviously till now



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