Please log in or register. Registered visitors get fewer ads.
Forum index | Previous Thread | Next thread
Cumbrians to be outfoxed by Super U's at Brunton Park 15:01 - Feb 9 with 657 viewsdurham_exile

JM takes his reinvigorated side to Cumbria this Saturday for an important game against Carlisle United. The Cumbrians are managed by Keith Curle and suffered a 4-3 reversal against the Chairboys with two very late goals sealing the win for the home side. JM please take note about late goals!

Encouraging news about Louis Dunne, who after suffering an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury in training has had a successful operation. Sam Walker and Brennan Dickenson have also suffered the same injury, the latter continues his rehabilitation and maybe back against Coventry City next Tuesday.

It is also 1000 games up for Colchester physio Tony Flynn (60 this year). Tony joined the U’s in the 2006 season and was a part of the Championship campaign as well as an almost ever present since. Only three games missed for family weddings. Congratulations Tony and Up the U’s.

Amongst Keith Curle’s players is one Jamal Campbell-Ryce (JCR) who played at Wycombe last week. JCR of course played at Yeovil in May 2006 whilst on loan from Southend and has always seemed to pop up for different teams that we have played against ever since. Let’s hope he has a quiet game on Saturday.

Keith Curle was at Swansea on Tuesday to watch Notts Co, who they play soon and would have enjoyed their 8-1 mauling at the hands of the Swans. He will be keen to put the disappointment of Saturday behind him when the Super U’s come to town this weekend.

Sam Walker has now clocked up 200 games for the U’s and is probably in the form of his career at present. He has kept 10 clean sheets this season and according to the stats in the Times this week has made 109 saves so far this season. Rene Gilmartin is most definitely responsible for his improved form.

Sean Murray, sadly, will be out for some games yet with his injury and Ryan Inniss may also be back within the next fortnight.

On the managerial front Mick McCarthy seems to be in the frame for the Tyke’s job at Oakwell and the board of directors at Poorman Road have expressed interest in JM. We will have to watch this space carefully for impending news.

There are several managers looking for jobs including; Paul Clement, Garry Monk, Simon Grayson, Phil Brown, Brian Laws and Paul Buckle. The Doog of course bleeds blue and white and mustn’t be ruled out but until the Barnsley situation become clearer there is nothing more to add.

JM will I hope be clearer about his starting XI for the Carlisle game and will now know much more about our new players; Liam Mandeville, Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe, Ben Stevenson and the still injured winger Olamide Shodipo.

Tomorrow is the start of our last 15 league games.

The table stands thus:

Luton 31 63
Wycombe 30 55
Accrington 30 55
Notts Co 30 54
Mansfield 30 53
Exeter 29 51
Swindon 31 51
Coventry 30 50
Lincoln 30 49
COLCHESTER 31 46
Newport 31 46

15 games sounds like a lot and it is potentially 45 points but realistically we need to achieve another 30 points to make 76 and an assured top seven finish. That means another 10 victories, and this means consistent form not a draw here and a defeat etc.

We are of course 5 points off the top seven and 8 points off the top three but have played at least one game more than our rivals.

Breaking the 15 games into bite size chunks of 3 games suggests that our next six games are more straightforward than the next six and the last three are positively dynamite. JM will need his best team and for them to be firing on all cylinders if we are to achieve a promotion result.

Carlisle A
Coventry H
Crewe A

Barnet H
Morecambe A
Mansfield A

Yeovil H
Stevenage A
Luton H

Forest Green A
Accrington H
Notts Co H

Lincoln A
Swindon H
Exeter A

Returning to February in Carlisle and given that the weather will be 7 degrees Celsius and wet tomorrow may influence JM’s thinking.

I would hope that he plays an adventurous 3,4,3 formation along these lines:

Walker

Eastman Kent Prosser (capt)

Jackson Lapslie Stevenson Vincent-Young

Senior Guthrie Mandeville

Subs:
Gilmartin Comley Kpekawa Szmodics Ogedi-Uzokwe Mandron Wright

I know that there is a clamour for Junior and Senior to start, but I think that JM will be slightly more conservative in his thinking. It is true though that JM has an embarrassment of riches to choose from and when Dickenson returns the competition will only intensify.

The January signing s have been made to achieve a top seven finish at the very least. JM expressed frustration that two players on the U’s radar recently went to League One clubs. That proves that we must get out of this basement league this season.

A safe journey to all the travelling faithful tomorrow. At just 54 miles this is about my shortest Away journey. The weather this week has been changeable, and we have seen plenty of snow showers but very little has stuck.

Three points tomorrow would be very welcome and get the promotion push ready for the tough game against the Sky Blues on Tuesday evening.

Enjoy the game.

Up the U’s

[Post edited 9 Feb 17:13]

Durham_exile

0

Cumbrians to be outfoxed by Super U's at Brunton Park on 11:38 - Feb 10 with 576 viewsdurham_exile

Lincoln drew 0-0 at Cambridge last night which led to the sacking of Sean Derry. Joe Dunne takes temporary charge for Cambridge.

Lincoln now on 50 points.

Weather improving after a wet start.

Safe journey to the faithful.

Up the U's

Durham_exile

0
Cumbrians to be outfoxed by Super U's at Brunton Park on 14:47 - Feb 10 with 556 viewsgerry_us

Cumbrians to be outfoxed by Super U's at Brunton Park on 11:38 - Feb 10 by durham_exile

Lincoln drew 0-0 at Cambridge last night which led to the sacking of Sean Derry. Joe Dunne takes temporary charge for Cambridge.

Lincoln now on 50 points.

Weather improving after a wet start.

Safe journey to the faithful.

Up the U's


Mandron starts with Sammy on the bench. Cannot believe it.
0

Cumbrians to be outfoxed by Super U's at Brunton Park on 15:48 - Feb 10 with 544 viewseagledares

We nick one at half time for a change
0

Cumbrians to be outfoxed by Super U's at Brunton Park on 15:50 - Feb 10 with 542 viewsgerry_us

Oh no. Senior puts us 1-0 up.
What will be the McG.philosophy post halftime? Please remember we can't defend a lead so don't try, play in their half please.
0

Cumbrians to be outfoxed by Super U's at Brunton Park on 16:42 - Feb 10 with 531 viewsgerry_us

Oh no, 1-1. Can we keep a point or maybe pinch three?
My guess is we will "park the bus" for the next ten minutes but in truth our parking is crap.
0
Cumbrians to be outfoxed by Super U's at Brunton Park on 20:10 - Feb 10 with 480 viewsdurham_exile

Cumbrians to be outfoxed by Super U's at Brunton Park on 16:42 - Feb 10 by gerry_us

Oh no, 1-1. Can we keep a point or maybe pinch three?
My guess is we will "park the bus" for the next ten minutes but in truth our parking is crap.


Gerry unable to write anything yet, still devastated by the result.

Courtney Senior is outstanding and Ben Stevenson will play premier league football, he is that good.

Up the U's

Durham_exile

0

Cumbrians to be outfoxed by Super U's at Brunton Park on 21:10 - Feb 10 with 468 viewsmfb_cufc

A big two points dropped, with six teams above us all dropping points. Could have got the gap to the play-offs down to 3 points, instead of remaining at 5.

mfb

0

Cumbrians to be outfoxed by Super U's at Brunton Park on 21:16 - Feb 10 with 467 viewsLeadbelly

Sounds like Guthrie's injury will mean another prolonged spell in the treatment room. Has he played his last game for us, I wonder?

Poll: Safe standing at football; yes, know or don't know?

0
Cumbrians to be outfoxed by Super U's at Brunton Park on 21:32 - Feb 10 with 463 viewswessex_exile

Cumbrians to be outfoxed by Super U's at Brunton Park on 21:10 - Feb 10 by mfb_cufc

A big two points dropped, with six teams above us all dropping points. Could have got the gap to the play-offs down to 3 points, instead of remaining at 5.


Or alternatively, a good point away at a tricky fixture, with six teams above us all dropping points as well - it's all about perspective?

Up the U's
Poll: How will we do in 2016/17

0
Cumbrians to be outfoxed by Super U's at Brunton Park on 21:56 - Feb 10 with 449 viewsmfb_cufc

Cumbrians to be outfoxed by Super U's at Brunton Park on 21:32 - Feb 10 by wessex_exile

Or alternatively, a good point away at a tricky fixture, with six teams above us all dropping points as well - it's all about perspective?


I only say dropped because we were winning, and therefore had the three points at that time. If we had come from behind I would have said it was a point won. I agree wessex, with the six teams above us dropping points we didn't lose any ground on them, but I thought it was a good opportunity lost to make up ground, because that many teams are not likely to drop points very often, and that might need to happen for us to make the play-offs. Five points may not seem like a lot to make up, but it requires putting a good run together to make up the deficit, and then to maintain it to stay there. I reckon we may require 75 points to be sure of making the play-offs, that means we need to get 28 points from the last 15 games. A tall order, but one we managed to do at the end of 2017, so not impossible.

mfb

0
Cumbrians to be outfoxed by Super U's at Brunton Park on 22:12 - Feb 10 with 433 viewsmfb_cufc

Cumbrians to be outfoxed by Super U's at Brunton Park on 21:16 - Feb 10 by Leadbelly

Sounds like Guthrie's injury will mean another prolonged spell in the treatment room. Has he played his last game for us, I wonder?


Sad that Guthrie's is injured again, but I am not too sure we will miss him like we did before. I know he needed games to get back match fit, but he seemed to have lost the plot in front of goal. In the Newport game he had two great chances, and on both occasions failed to even get a shot away. My thought at the time was he seems to have got the footballers equivalent of the yips. Or perhaps he was just thinking of the team he really wants to be playing for instead of us. This latest injury, if it is bad, is not going to do his chances of playing for another team any good, and he could yet be signing that contract we offered him.
[Post edited 11 Feb 15:03]

mfb

0
Cumbrians to be outfoxed by Super U's at Brunton Park on 13:51 - Feb 11 with 351 viewsburnsieespana

Cumbrians to be outfoxed by Super U's at Brunton Park on 22:12 - Feb 10 by mfb_cufc

Sad that Guthrie's is injured again, but I am not too sure we will miss him like we did before. I know he needed games to get back match fit, but he seemed to have lost the plot in front of goal. In the Newport game he had two great chances, and on both occasions failed to even get a shot away. My thought at the time was he seems to have got the footballers equivalent of the yips. Or perhaps he was just thinking of the team he really wants to be playing for instead of us. This latest injury, if it is bad, is not going to do his chances of playing for another team any good, and he could yet be signing that contract we offered him.
[Post edited 11 Feb 15:03]


Could we withdraw it if we don't fancy him for next season?
0
Cumbrians to be outfoxed by Super U's at Brunton Park on 15:21 - Feb 11 with 332 viewsLeadbelly

Cumbrians to be outfoxed by Super U's at Brunton Park on 13:51 - Feb 11 by burnsieespana

Could we withdraw it if we don't fancy him for next season?


Neither party has to abide by the terms of the contract until both have signed.

Poll: Safe standing at football; yes, know or don't know?

0
About Us Contact Us Terms & Conditions Privacy Cookies Advertising
© FansNetwork 2018 hosted by FastHosts