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28 February 2017 23:09 Post ID: #110969
Simon Walton
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Well done to all associated with the club. Our biggest win for quite some time and a clean sheet. Enjoy the moment but I fear Exeter will take the points on Saturday, their away record is phenomenal.
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01 March 2017 08:08 Post ID: #110970 - in reply to #110969
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Think it might have been in spite of those associated with the club rather than because of those associated with the club.

Which league manager would leave his top scorer on the bench for such periods of time?
Amond was on he bench for 61 minutes, he was on the pitch for less than 10 before scoring and then becoming the catalyst for almost everything going forward. How he and Rooney cannot get in a front three with Thomas is beyond me. What's further beyond me is how poor Oates is and still gets game time. The kid looked as though he was running through treacle, apt for a shrove Tuesday. The only thing he possesses is pace and he lacked that for most of the night.

Everything was breaking down with him in the first half and only Jones knows how he got to come out for the second half. He thought he was getting hooked on 61 minutes, and so did a lot of people, however when he didn't he must have thought 'i'm going to have to up my workrate here', because that's what he did. Still not brilliant and would have preferred to see Rooney, Amond and Thomas up there, we might have chipped away further at our goal difference who knows.

Once we got the second they were reminiscent of pools in recent times, they crumbled and fell to pieces. Really poor team and they will be lucky if they are three worse teams than them come May.

It was a great win and a clean sheet to boot, but we needed it...and more.

Onwards and upwards, Exeter will be different gravy and that will be the yard stick.

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01 March 2017 08:13 Post ID: #110971 - in reply to #110969
Luke James
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Can't be too churlish about last night's victory it was a result much needed by the team and will, hopefully, boost self belief within the squad. However, Crewe were poor!

Pools players, to a man, certainly put a shift in and reaped their rewards for that effort.

Saturday's match against Exeter will be more difficult, but with the same application and the positivity coming from last night's result - you never know!
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01 March 2017 13:40 Post ID: #110972 - in reply to #110969
Simon Walton
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There are few teams in England with a better away record than Exeter. However well we play I fear we will lose. I hope I am wrong.
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01 March 2017 19:43 Post ID: #110973 - in reply to #110969
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Fantastic win and Orient getting hammered has swung the goal difference in our favour massively.

Orient play Newport on Saturday and if that game is a draw and we can pick up three more points we'll be looking a lot more healthy.
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01 March 2017 20:52 Post ID: #110974 - in reply to #110969
Simon Walton
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Exeter's away record: Won 11 Drawn 2 Lost 5 For 32 Against 20

Nothing else to add.
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01 March 2017 21:55 Post ID: #110976 - in reply to #110969
Luke James
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Can't agree with Billy's assessment of Oates' contribution to last night's game, agreed he struggled early on but so did everyone else in midfield and up front. Oates also can claim 2 possibly 3 assists for Pools goals on the night.
I accept he's not the best technically, but he does provide energy and a physical presence. Reminds me of Steve Fletcher when he was at Pools, before going on to be a legend at Bournemouth.

Exeter's away form is good, especially when compared to their home form, but I'm confident Pools will be up for the fight come 3 o'clock on Saturday.
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01 March 2017 22:33 Post ID: #110977 - in reply to #110969
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The thing with Oates is that he puts himself out there and covers so much ground for the team. Yes it might be donkey work like chasing down defenders but we've seen earlier in the season that we don't have those types of players in the side.

Players like Woods and Allesandra at times look like great players but just as often let the game pass them by entirely.

Especially away from home I think Oates is the type of player you want in there. A worker who can help us grind out points.
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01 March 2017 23:15 Post ID: #110978 - in reply to #110969
Simon Walton
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"Exeter's away form is good, especially when compared to their home form, but I'm confident Pools will be up for the fight come 3 o'clock on Saturday."

I agree Pools will be well up for it but the problem is Exeter have proved themselves on away grounds consistently all season and may well be too good for us. If we give them chances like those we gave Crewe, I suspect they will take the lead and not give it up. I hope I am wrong.

Edited by Alfalfa 1/3/2017 23:17
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03 March 2017 08:07 Post ID: #110984 - in reply to #110976
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Old Poolie - 1/3/2017 21:55

Can't agree with Billy's assessment of Oates' contribution ........ Oates also can claim 2 possibly 3 assists for Pools goals on the night.


Tenuous? The first goal, the ball into the box was well behind the player and still needed two touches before hitting the onion bag, one from a defender. The second, Amond's, he still had to hook the ball over the defender then go against an out rushing keeper before scoring. Both goals, there was still plenty to do after Oates' 'assists'.

He even lost his one and only asset on Tuesday, pace. He was puffing like an old train, only player with his hands on his hips or bent over trying to catch a breath [and definitely not down to his 'bursts' of energy]

We all see things differently. In my opinion the player has very limited ability in this division and we have better players out on loan or on the bench. Putting him in before your leading scorer is not conducive to our league survival.

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03 March 2017 11:40 Post ID: #110985 - in reply to #110969
Luke James
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Whatever you think of Oates he was part of a team that won 4 - 0.

The game perfectly illustrated our season. The first half up until the goal was poor to say the least. The players were nervous or actually frightened. Once they got in front they played well and finished it off comfortably.

It seems like an issue of confidence more than anything. It's the coach's job to build confidence. Hopefully that win will build the confidence to win some more starting this weekend.
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03 March 2017 19:17 Post ID: #110987 - in reply to #110969
Luke James
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Football is all about opinions, mine differs from Billytwodogs in respect of Oates' contribution on Tuesday night, what really matters though is we beat Crewe and that result should help the team / squad gain some self belief.

Hopefully, we can get another result tomorrow against Exeter.
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