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Pre-Match Thread Southend United v Maidenhead United, Tuesday 23rd November, 19:45ko, NL - POSTPONED

Starting XI and Result

  • Steve Arnold

    Votes: 60 77.9%
  • Jason Demetriou

    Votes: 33 42.9%
  • John White

    Votes: 6 7.8%
  • Kacper Łopata

    Votes: 61 79.2%
  • Shaun Hobson

    Votes: 58 75.3%
  • Nathan Ralph

    Votes: 47 61.0%
  • Rob Howard

    Votes: 26 33.8%
  • Charlie Sayers

    Votes: 14 18.2%
  • James Dunne

    Votes: 15 19.5%
  • Abu Ogogo

    Votes: 21 27.3%
  • Nathan Ferguson

    Votes: 33 42.9%
  • Harry Phillips

    Votes: 32 41.6%
  • Will Atkinson

    Votes: 4 5.2%
  • Louis Walsh

    Votes: 54 70.1%
  • Terrell Egbri

    Votes: 16 20.8%
  • Matt Dennis

    Votes: 17 22.1%
  • Zak Brunt

    Votes: 61 79.2%
  • Rhys Murphy

    Votes: 57 74.0%
  • Sam Dalby

    Votes: 44 57.1%
  • Matt Rush

    Votes: 7 9.1%
  • Tom Clifford

    Votes: 3 3.9%
  • Josh Coulson

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • Harry Seaden

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • ....

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • ....

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • ....

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • ....

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • Win

    Votes: 37 48.1%
  • Draw

    Votes: 7 9.1%
  • Lose

    Votes: 13 16.9%

  • Total voters
    77
  • Poll closed .
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Flinty

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After Friday’s display, I don’t ever want to see Atkinson, Demi and even White in the team again, especially together. I’d even put Dunne in with that bunch. They all need to be replaced with younger legs who’ll actually get around the pitch. If everyone is fit, I’d go with a simple 4-4-2..

Arnold
Howard, Lopata, Hobson, Ralph
Walsh, Ferguson, Phillips, Brunt
Dalby, Murphy

Dennis, Dunne, Egbri, Rush, White
As nice as 4 4 2 would be that middle would be bullied and easily over run I’m afraid in my opinion
 
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I think we need 4 at the back but also 3 in midfield could make that stronger. But rather than have defenders sitting in there be a little more attacking. Front foot football

Arnold
Howard hobson kasper Ralph

Ogogo

Ferguson Brunt

Walsh Murphy Dennis

Subs: Dunne White Philips Dalby egbiri
 

Userorange

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Joined
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Messages
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I think King Kev and his two right hand men need to start picking up points. Experienced managers in this league will tell you that the target to avoid relegation is a minimum of 50 points, that means we need another 39 points from 29 games. The only possible difference this season is that only 3 teams will be relegated, not sure if that works in our favour or not.
It’s going to be Dover plus 2. So, surely we can drag ourselves out of this.
 

Shrimperjohn

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Joined
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Messages
221
Can we stop calling nearly every game a 'a must win game' until they really are which is no time soon !.

Sure with them being just above us it is a very important game but if we where not to win although it would be yet another disappointment with so many points to play for and window open to potentially improve our squad climbing up the League would still be a real possibility.
We must win this game.
 
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Time for tom clifford to come back into the team.Will be like a new signing and he's actually good and someone we should keep.
 

Jasrod

In the West Stand ⭐
Joined
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536
Location
Peterborough
Time for tom clifford to come back into the team.Will be like a new signing and he's actually good and someone we should keep.
Can’t see him back just yet as a long way from match fit and would be foolish to create another Akinola type injury if he’s not up to speed
 

Jasrod

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Joined
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Messages
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Location
Peterborough
I’ve gone as follows:

Arnold
Howard Lopata Hobson Ralph
Dunne
Walsh Ferguson Brunt
Dalby Murphy

If fit I think Ralph and Brunt will create down the left. Think Howard deserves another go and was unfortunate last time he played as he came up against one of the fastest opposition left backs that I’ve seen. And if we find ourselves 2 in front would like to see Rush given a bit more game time ie coming on for last 30 minutes
 

MattE

Manager⭐
Joined
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Messages
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I think King Kev and his two right hand men need to start picking up points. Experienced managers in this league will tell you that the target to avoid relegation is a minimum of 50 points, that means we need another 39 points from 29 games. The only possible difference this season is that only 3 teams will be relegated, not sure if that works in our favour or not.

Has to doesn't it? And perhaps drops the points needed a little
 

Leicester Shrimper

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As nice as 4 4 2 would be that middle would be bullied and easily over run I’m afraid in my opinion
Against a bully like Maidenhead?

We won’t score without a bit of creativity and we’re creating nothing with the current set up.
 

slapheadsteve

First XI
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I would love to play a more attacking role but Tuesday is not the game.

Arnold
Demi Hobson. Lopta. Ralph. Howard
Dunne Ogogo. Brunt
Ferguson
Murphy.

Subs. Dennis. Walsh. White. Kinali. Dalby
 
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WickfordShrimper

President
Joined
Jan 21, 2007
Messages
4,698
Looking likely a crowd under 4,500 sadly, that's if season ticket holders don't turn up in numbers.

The '' sold '' figures include around 3,200 Season Ticket holders

I reckon we win this one IMHO, we actually played OK on Friday night,

Grimsby also looked awful and they was at home and top of the leagie


4333 Sold*​

3800 seats available.
 

Zeuss

Manager
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Messages
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We can't go for 2 ageing full-backs again. I think Demi still has quite a good engine but I'm afraid John White has looked shot for the last few games. I think Dunne needs a rest too. On that basis, I'd go for:

Arnold

Demi Łopata Hobson Ralph

Ferguson Phillips

Brunt

Walsh Dalby Murphy

Subs: White, Dunne, Dennis, Egbri, Rush

Although I truly hope we sign another central midfielder before Tuesday. If Ralph isn't fit then I'd play Sayers.
That’s exactly the team I’d pick.
And it’s also the most popular choice from the 41 so far who’ve selected from the list above.
All 41 have voted for Arnold,Hobson+the 2 loanees.Presumably:
1)the few not voting for Ralph don’t think he’ll be fit enough.
2) the person who voted for Atkinson and the other 3 voting for White haven’t been watching any of our games.
 
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Messages
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The possibility of Sam Barratt, Kane Ferdinand & Emile Aquah in a starting line up wouldn’t normally strike too much fear… and yet it worries me immensely.
We usually concede against ex players let's hope it's not all three!
 

Yorkshire Blue

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They have conceded 15 goals in their last three matches.

So we all know what's gonna happen......
I think their last 3 matches have all been against sides using 3-5-2, so it might be worth reverting back to it.

Arnold
Hobson Lopata Ralph
Egbri Ferguson Brunt Phillips Sayers
Murphy Dalby
 

JackT77

Striker
Joined
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Messages
198
Not much point debating the starting 11 from my point of view. Nothing we do in terms of personnel or formation is making a blind bit of difference. The only thing I have seen improve since Maher arrived is effort.

That’s not a dig at Maher though as I can’t see what else he can do.

Personally I think we lose this. Sam Barrett takes our full backs apart.
 
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