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Pre-Match Thread Southend United v Boreham Wood, Saturday 6th August, 15:00ko, NL

Starting XI and Result

  • Steve Arnold

    Votes: 138 90.8%
  • Gus Scott-Morriss

    Votes: 9 5.9%
  • Harry Taylor

    Votes: 109 71.7%
  • Jaden Crowhust

    Votes: 16 10.5%
  • Shaun Hobson

    Votes: 121 79.6%
  • Ollie Kensdale

    Votes: 137 90.1%
  • Louis Lomas

    Votes: 38 25.0%
  • Nathan Ralph

    Votes: 135 88.8%
  • Tom Clifford

    Votes: 97 63.8%
  • Cavaghn Miley

    Votes: 130 85.5%
  • Noor Husin

    Votes: 95 62.5%
  • Wes Fonguck

    Votes: 56 36.8%
  • Dan Mooney

    Votes: 135 88.8%
  • Jack Bridge

    Votes: 41 27.0%
  • Callum Powell

    Votes: 114 75.0%
  • Chris Wreh

    Votes: 54 35.5%
  • Collin Andeng-Ndi

    Votes: 3 2.0%
  • Tommy Davis

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Ollie Coker

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Jon Benton

    Votes: 3 2.0%
  • Louie Arrowsmith

    Votes: 3 2.0%
  • Luke Reeve

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Jake Hyde

    Votes: 94 61.8%
  • .....

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • .....

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • .....

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • .....

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Win

    Votes: 68 44.7%
  • Draw

    Votes: 32 21.1%
  • Lose

    Votes: 14 9.2%

  • Total voters
    152
  • Poll closed .
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Piledriver

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So people seem to be settled on the back 5 and Keeper. Mooney and Miley also nailed on starters in most people’s eyes. So it’s the other 3 places up for grabs. At the moment voting seems to be as follows:

Husin>Fonguck
Powell>Bridge
Hyde>Wreh

Nice to have problems like this for a change, squad looks much stronger than last year, especially as JD, Cardwell, Murphy and Scott-Morriss are not yet available - assuming Lomas might make the bench due to lack of minutes but he’ll be in the mix for a start soon as well.
Agree and i think the key to winning some evenly matched games will come down to being far more adventurous with the quality' subs together with a plan of action , I felt some games last season our subs came on quite late and it was desperate headless chicken stuff (ie poor crosses into box for the towering powell) after going behind usually following a period of looking like we were going to concede too..
So my wish is for real impact proactive subs around the 60 minute mark not reactive at 85 minutes, just a thought...
 

Texas Eslan

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Messages
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This is a great game to open the season with. A very good team with an excellent coach who should be in and around the playoffs this season. Gives us an early look at whether the current squad will be good enough to challenge for a top 7 finish or if some more recruits are needed.

Personally I went for a similar team to others.

Arnold

Ralph
Kensdale
Hobson

Clifford
Miley
Husin
Taylor

Bridge
Hyde
Mooney
 

Sensei Phil

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That's the exciting thing compared to last year. Play Bridge and you have Powell to come off the bench, and vice versa. Play Husin and you can bring on Fonguck. Play Hyde and you have Weah Werh Wreh. Happy days.
I'd start Fonguck over Husin now he's had some pre-season minutes simply due to his height advantage which we'll need to defend set plays, where Boreham will pose a threat from.
 

Ipswhrimp

F.K.A. Ipshrimp but lost my password....⭐
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I'd start Fonguck over Husin now he's had some pre-season minutes simply due to his height advantage which we'll need to defend set plays, where Boreham will pose a threat from.
It'll be interesting to see what Kev chooses. Does he stick with the remaining spine of last year's side or does he shake things up? Does he choose 'horses for courses' now he has a more flexible squad or keep things fixed where possible? Two days to go until we start to find out...
 

Massimo Giovanni

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I'd start Fonguck over Husin now he's had some pre-season minutes simply due to his height advantage which we'll need to defend set plays, where Boreham will pose a threat from.
I am in agreement with that, a more experienced pro too. It will be a HOT and tiring game so subs ought to be used early, AND how good is it to have positive midfielder options?
 

Murkey_Mouse

President
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Messages
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Location
Benfleet
This is a great game to open the season with. A very good team with an excellent coach who should be in and around the playoffs this season. Gives us an early look at whether the current squad will be good enough to challenge for a top 7 finish or if some more recruits are needed.

Personally I went for a similar team to others.

Arnold

Ralph
Kensdale
Hobson

Clifford
Miley
Husin
Taylor

Bridge
Hyde
Mooney
Playing Taylor as RWB is suicidal, he wouldn’t offer an threat going forward. If Clifford not on his game, we are ineffective going forward.
 

Petejames

Striker
Joined
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Messages
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Arnold

Taylor Hobo. Kenz. Ralph

Miley. Husin

Mooney. Wes. Bridge

Hyde

I know this line up is highly unlikely but in this formation it gives us a good attack minded side with miley and husin sitting…get the ball to the lads in the front and away we go 😀
 

Boreham Blue

Match day squad⭐
Joined
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Messages
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Location
Boreham
Beyond the 343 what formations have we tried in pre-season? I can’t see KM changing it if the first team haven’t been playing differently. I think we have gone 4 at the back but mainly when the youngsters have come on. Otherwise I think there is a lot to be said for what Petejames has suggested
 

Murkey_Mouse

President
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Location
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We should top 5,000 home tickets sold tomorrow evening :-)
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4831 Sold*​

3302 seats available.
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Not bad considering its still The Summer Holiday season
Don’t forget Col Ewes Vs Carlisle on Saturday too, it’s be interesting to see which club get bigger crowds.

Don’t forget 500-1000 probably turn up on the day, like me, as some of us have plan or not at weekend.
 

Zeuss

Manager
Joined
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Messages
2,255
Don’t forget Col Ewes Vs Carlisle on Saturday too, it’s be interesting to see which club get bigger crowds.

Don’t forget 500-1000 probably turn up on the day, like me, as some of us have plan or not at weekend.
The only interesting comparison with Colchester’s crowd will be whether or not we get twice as many.
 

Chalky

Coach
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Messages
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Playing Taylor as RWB is suicidal, he wouldn’t offer an threat going forward. If Clifford not on his game, we are ineffective going forward.

I agree, I now know what he meant when he said in his signing announcement press release that he wanted to play in the middle. Also thats what he spoke with Kev about.

He isn't a wing back. Just not his nature as a player at all. You can watch the highlights from the Palace u23 game on their YouTube, his positioning was miles off it. You can also tell he just does not enjoy it.

I would wheel out Ole Demi for this one, or Jaden Crowhurst if Kev believes he can hold his own.
 

Smiffy

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I agree, I now know what he meant when he said in his signing announcement press release that he wanted to play in the middle. Also thats what he spoke with Kev about.

He isn't a wing back. Just not his nature as a player at all. You can watch the highlights from the Palace u23 game on their YouTube, his positioning was miles off it. You can also tell he just does not enjoy it.

I would wheel out Ole Demi for this one, or Jaden Crowhurst if Kev believes he can hold his own.
Demi is suspended for the first 3.
 

Napster

The Horse with no Name⭐
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Oh mate....I was literally this morning about to quote reply someone else on here being all snarky "For the 37th time....Demetriou is suspended!"

But yet here I am, fallen for the Cypriot Curse. Im gonna have a Camonile & Rose W̶e̶s̶t̶ tea and get an early night in.

Have some turmeric with it as well
 

Chalky

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Messages
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Have some turmeric with it as well

It really is all going off at this club at the moment, aint it?

All I need now is a discount from PG Site Services and then I can have my Camonile tea with Turmeric while reading Carl Reader's "Boss it" book and checking my Crypto holdings on Swapsicle on my brand new patio with a house I secured through Gilbert & Rose.
 

Napster

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It really is all going off at this club at the moment, aint it?

All I need now is a discount from PG Site Services and then I can have my Camonile tea with Turmeric while reading Carl Reader's "Boss it" book and checking my Crypto holdings on Swapsicle on my brand new patio with a house I secured through Gilbert & Rose.
Patio eh?
 
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