Away Match Day Thread 26/09/20 L1 - Accrington Stanley V OUFC

chuckbert

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I love this bit from Chris Williams' match report:
They made the most of it with two sweet Taylor finishes. On 85 the striker chested the ball perfectly, swivelled and fired past Savin for a peach of a goal from outside the area. Two minutes later he threw himself forward and headed past the keeper once again for his second. No savin that and in their new white kit, United had been the Real deal.

Start the car.

 

brassmonkey

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I only saw the first half. Was getting annoyed with henrys sloppy passes when he scored. Assume he played much better 2nd half. Great that we won.
 

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Not sure if I like the aftermatch show. It seems very remote from the match missing people phoning in!!

I actually quite like it. Nice change from the standard phone in, and some good analysis and discussion.
 

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Great performance from a makeshift side and a dodgy keeper. The difference was how we played when under pressure for awhile in the second half.. looks promising for the future.. concerned again about Eastwood, may be worth putting Stevens in v Crewe and Gas.
 

Oslerian

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Great to see such an improved team peformance. Such a shame that we could not be on the 'Wham' terraces to see that Taylor volley head towards us. Super Matt!
 

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When there's that many players around you, it's probably a good time to consider punching, rather than trying to catch.

Whereas for the penalty, he had absolutely no need to be coming for that whatsoever.....completely unnecessary, and could have cost us two points.

Those weren't even the only two poor decisions. As I say, he just looked anxious and frantic by the end of the game.
I agree with what you’re saying but as I’m sure you have seen keepers under pressure at corners or incoming free kicks go down with a 95% chance of getting the freekick
 

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A bit out the blue but very welcome win, sounds like a good performance as well as the result. Hopefully can kick on now, COYY
 

Andy1505

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I actually quite like it. Nice change from the standard phone in, and some good analysis and discussion.
Yeah I agree, they are actually talking about things that matter and that may have happened rather than letting any prat phone in who never goes to a match and who talks absolute tosh week in week out!!?
 

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Great win!

Eastwood- OK in the first half, but a bit dodgy in the 2nd, didn't command his box well at all, clumsy foul for the pen, and distribution was poor. Must improve. 5

Clare- Much improved performance to be fair, grew into the game, and got forward and used the ball well. Still a lot to learn about the position, but encouraging signs. 7

Moore- Very comfortable with and without the ball, never looked troubled at any point. 8

Atkinson- Steady performance, won a few headers, and brought the ball out of defence well a couple of times. Still looks a bit raw, but an improvement on the last two games. 6.5

Long- Started off a bit shaky, but grew into the game, and looked more assured as the game went on, solid 2nd half. 6.5

Forde- MOTM. Excellent performance! Got stuck in, very assured and composed on the ball, passed well, always in space, and did some great defensive work on the edge of our box towards the end. Great cross for Taylor's 2nd goal. Has to be one of the first names on the team sheet on the basis of his last couple of games. 8.5

Kelly- Another who got better as the game went on, looking more and more confident with the ball, very good 2nd half. 7.5

Henry- He's back! Full of running and enthusiasm, the goal seemed to take the shackles off of him a bit, and the pass for Taylor's goal was world class. 8

Hall- Drifted in and out a bit, but looking fitter, sharper and stronger than he has for a long time, did some good work, and has a good eye for a clever pass. 6.5

Agyei- Good first half, and looking like he could be a good outlet out wide. Great work to stay on his feet and set up the first goal. Faded a bit in the 2nd half, but showed encouraging signs that he deserves to be more involved this season. 6.5

Taylor- Saw more of the ball than in the previous couple of games, and linked up play well, especially in the 2nd half, and the control on his chest and finish for his first goal was truly top class. 7.5

SUBS:
Brannagan- Ticked over well, with some nice touches and passes. 6
Cooper- Looked lively, with some exciting runs, looking forward to seeing more of him. 6.5
Osei- Too late to have any impact, but some important minutes none the less.

Overall, a much improved team performance, with more urgency and aggression, and there was a lot more desire and motivation in the team, which was good to see, but lets not get ahead of ourselves, we can't overlook the fact Accrington were awful, weather that was us making them look bad, or them making us look good, remains to be seen. But a big improvement, and very encouraging signs.

We're still gonna need to do some clever business between now and the end of the transfer window, to add some quality and depth where we can, but I'm certainly feeling a lot more positive than I was!

Well done Robbo and the lads, onwards and upwards!
I thought that Eastwoods distribution was better than normal.
A couple of quick throws started off good attacks
 
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