Crewe v Blackpool Official Matchday Thread 17.10.20

Bloodtangerine

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A walk down to the pub
4/5 beers pre match
bowl into the Ground just as kick off is happening
pint at HT in a mobbed concourse
a narrow victory
a couple more pints in the Drinker afterwards and a sing song and a taxi home, no harm done*......happy day out 👍


* I know it’s away but you get the drift
 

Macseasider

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Good luck to the team tomorrow but I feel this scattergun approach on and off the pitch will not last much longer without points on the board.

Good to see an experienced midfielder in Kenny D coming in. He must play IMO.

Madine up front with Yates on the left and CJ on the right for me. Fingers crossed for tomorrow.

There is an abundance of talent in this squad with the new additions and MV signing a new deal. But we really need points.
 

Macseasider

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Sean McGinlay has kindly contributed to our site with a Crewe preview piece. Worth a read:


Can I just say how I really enjoy reading your site / blog. Brilliant layout and easy to read along with great content. Can't say I agree with your selections (this week) personally but that's the beauty of football. Keep up the great work 👍
 

LA1 Seasider

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Good luck to the team tomorrow but I feel this scattergun approach on and off the pitch will not last much longer without points on the board.

Good to see an experienced midfielder in Kenny D coming in. He must play IMO.

Madine up front with Yates on the left and CJ on the right for me. Fingers crossed for tomorrow.

There is an abundance of talent in this squad with the new additions and MV signing a new deal. But we really need points.
Not sure where you’re getting a ‘scattergun approach’ from ? The signings have all seemed quite particular to me. It would have been ideal had the last 4 signings happened at the beginning of pre-season but that’s just the nature of the transfer window. We’ve signed what we needed when it was available and it doesn’t shock me that what appears to be 4 high quality signings have taken place come the end of respective windows. We needed defenders - we got them. We needed a defensive midfielder and we’ve got one and we needed someone to link up midfield and attack and support / put pressure on the existing strikers and with Woodburn we’ve got just that.
I agree now that results really need to start improving but with this squad of players I can’t see that not happening. It may not be immediate though as all these signings need time but come Christmas the performances should be representative of what we’re capable of.
 

Seaside shuffle

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3-0 Yates hat trick
Sadly I feel it's still too early to expect the deadline signings and the new centre backs to have settled in and therefore have influence. Happy with a point, delighted if it's 3!
Just so wish we could all go and back this young and exciting team. UTP.
 

tango94

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In last weeks match thread pre game my concerns were for the back four with two new full backs and Husband suspended. We can now add two new CH's and two new MF's to the mix, so again it is very likely that we will be starting today's game with a team that have never played together before as a unit.
With the squad we now have available I've every confidence that at some point soon NC will get it right and our season will take off but, much as SS is to be commended, this massive influx of players and complete overhaul of the squad has probably been the main cause of our slow start.
This was highlighted a bit last week with Gabriel, who I rate and think will do well for us, getting caught off the pace.
Much as i'm hoping for a good performance today part of me accepts that with all the changes, it's unrealistic to expect immediate results.
 

clappers

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Sadly I feel it's still too early to expect the deadline signings and the new centre backs to have settled in and therefore have influence. Happy with a point, delighted if it's 3!
Just so wish we could all go and back this young and exciting team. UTP.
I can’t see Critch playing any of the deadline signings even though I agree with Mac that Dougall would be picked if I were head coach.
 

LA1 Seasider

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3-1 to Blackpool - the midfield stepping up now their places are seriously under threat and the defence looking more solid and organised.
 

Alf

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We should be good enough to beat Crewe without the newest signings. Maybe put Ballard in with Ek and start with Williams, to be replaced by Dougall next week.
 
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