Match thread from St. James Park (Exeter City)

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Re: Match thread from St. James Park (Exeter City)

Postby Jokerman » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:18 pm

ROVERS STILL TREADING WATER. Tuesday 26th December.

Real shame,looked as though they were up for it today.
Great turnout in support.
Soggy journey home.
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Re: Match thread from St. James Park (Exeter City)

Postby Tommo » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:19 pm

tommyd wrote:
Silver Surfer wrote:
camel wrote:
Silver Surfer wrote:No Bugiel?


According to FGR Twitter video he got was on the team bus and down in his training kit so presume he wasn't picked for the match day squad for footballing reasons (rather than injury).


He has been so disappointing this season. I was looking forward to a Bugiel/Doige partnership to score lots of goals, but Omar just doesn't look sharp at the moment.


He's not had a run of games to be fair. Don't think even doige could score sat on the bench. Quite difficult to make an impression with 5 minute cameos.


Agreed. He seems to have fallen out of favour and not been given much of a chance to redeem himself through a series of games. The current formation doesn’t suit him well and I suspect he is one of those making way for these new signings. Mulling is the other obvious one. Plus KMB and Gomes maybe. I’m hoping we keep Fitzwater though.
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Re: Match thread from St. James Park (Exeter City)

Postby Pitchfork » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:37 pm

Having driven all that way, was pleased to see 45 minutes of football although it was inevitable the game would be abandoned. The forecast was abysmal and the rain was intense all afternoon.

The pitch appeared firm underneath, but the surface became increasingly drenched with several large puddles by half time. The players from both sides coped admirably with the conditions and there looked to be few complaints from them during the first half. A few minutes from half time, when the referee looked at one of the growing puddles, players from each side tried desperately to remove it side footing it out of play. Great photo!

Our performance was several notches above that of last Saturday. All looked committed and we put together some good moves, considering the rain-soaked pitch. It was impressive how players kept their feet, especially the likes Osbourne and James who moved at speed. Arguably the best chances fell to Exeter, but we still could have been ahead by the break. Bradley Collins appeared composed and his kicking was faultless.The match could have gone either way....just like the two cup fixtures.

I'm pleased we will have another crack at them later in the season: with a stronger squad we should be capable of beating them on the 5th attempt! Hopefully none of the players are too worse for wear. Osbourne did pick up a yellow and Charlie had to have stitches after a nasty stamping just before half time.

Support was great - almost 250 on a horrible day after a poor home display. Well done to all who travelled, hope everyone made it home safely.
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Re: Match thread from St. James Park (Exeter City)

Postby Pitchfork » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:03 pm

Just in case anyone is wondering:

Terms & Conditions of F.A. Match Tickets

9.3. In the event of the abandonment of a Match after kick-off you will be entitled to free admission to any rearranged Match upon presentation of your Ticket
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Re: Match thread from St. James Park (Exeter City)

Postby Philpot » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:02 am

Lady Magpie wrote:Not happy about today's referee, Forest Green playing in Devon, Referee Brett Huxtable is from Devon. At least he doesn't have to far to go home.

Don’t be so naive
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Re: Match thread from St. James Park (Exeter City)

Postby Lady Magpie » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:06 am

Philpot wrote:
Lady Magpie wrote:Not happy about today's referee, Forest Green playing in Devon, Referee Brett Huxtable is from Devon. At least he doesn't have to far to go home.

Don’t be so naive


Thank you Philpot for those educational words of wisdom.
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Re: Match thread from St. James Park (Exeter City)

Postby The Jovial Forester » Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:46 am

Lady Magpie wrote:
The Jovial Forester wrote:Was the away attendance given anywhere?


230 from forest green with total attendance 4107

Cheers LM, that's a good effort especially given standings and last showing
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Re: Match thread from St. James Park (Exeter City)

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Re: Match thread from St. James Park (Exeter City)

Postby T50 BOS » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:01 pm

Has a new date been confirmed for this game yet?
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