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  1. Yes based on these stats Woking do not like playing away from home.....
  2. Thought this was an interesting item to start the ball rolling for Saturday's game, this is the form guide over the last 6 games:
  3. ITMAN

    Foul and goal

    They all count.....
  4. Better late than never, but I was interested to see first of all if the rest of your opinions coincided with my view of the game last night from my seat in the East Stand. Goal in the first 5 mins was correctly disallowed, however the cock up between the referee and the assistant did not set a very good tone for the rest of the game After 20 mins I told my son who was with me that Sutton had come for a draw First half we showed some promise going forward but it was obvious that Redshaw was not getting involved and having little impact on the game, probably because he was playing in a different role to his normal game. TSS did start and had some good touches, shame the goal was disallowed as it would have been a massive boost to his confidence 2nd half we were off the boil for the first 15-20 mins, most noticeable feature was that Dave was getting frustrated by the lack of service so he started to come back deeper into midfield looking for something t get involved in. This led to an upping of the tempo throughout the team who followed his example. The substitution of TSS with Allen, was the game changer. We then had pace and an attacking threat, with Dave responding to this and getting himself into some good positions to try to set up crosses into the box. For me the level of effort from TSS dropped in the second half, whereas he was closing down defenders and chasing balls into the corner in the first half, in the 2nd half he appeared to give up on some lost causes giving the Sutton defenders and keeper more time on the ball than they should have had. With Allen on this gave the midfield more options to release the ball early pushing the Sutton defenders back deeper, which in turn allowed our defenders to push up and with good pressing work we were able to force Sutton into a lot of errors. The final nail in the coffin for Sutton was when Cam King came on to be able to take advantage of the space and time he had in midfield to thread passes either into the channels for Dave and Allen to run onto or to spread play wide so that dangerous crosses could be delivered. Up to this point Redshaw had been largely ineffectual again, highlighted by one jinking run when he easily beat 2 defenders and then gave the ball away when he had a very simple option out wide that would probably have lead to a cross into the box. Not his best game but we know he has it in him to be a more influential player. The defensive unit played really well and Sutton rarely created a threat, it was nice for once not be nervous every time the opposition went forward in our half. Last 20 mins was a good tight defensive spell with the midfield tracking back to support the wing backs, breaking up numerous Sutton attacks before they were allowed to develop. The penalty was a penalty, if any contact is made then it is a direct free kick, accidental or not. All in all a game of 3 periods, first half good with no product, first 20 of the second half we lost the plot somewhat, not helped by Sutton's style of play, last 30 mins (inc. stoppages) much better display with a well deserved 3 points that had to be ground out. But winning ugly is the sign of a good team. I think the evidence is clear as to what the best strike partnership is at present and PW just needs to work out who the 3rd player should be in that attacking formation I am glad to say that they came out and put in a performance and, as could have happened, they did not roll over and give in. Roll on Saturday and let's see if we can do the same to Woking.
  5. "Players actively standing in front of a free kick taker until his team are set sometimes for upto 10 seconds without intervention . And even then it's just a "stop it" sort of situation.. some ref needs to take a stand sod it if it causes headlines" The simplest way to stop it is to caution the first one to try it on. This sends a signal to all players that enough is enough. From then on in the referee just has to have the bottle to follow it through. Any players who whinges if given a card cannot argue that you are being too harsh as you have given them a clear signal of your tolerance level to cheating and unsportsmanlike conduct. What I always liked about a caution was that a player could not appeal against one. So if possible, I would prefer to send a player of for 2 yellow cards rather than a straight red, it was usually for a foul in the first place followed up by second card for dissent, and avoid possibly getting embroiled in having to go go to the County FA to justify why I had dealt with a player in the way I had. There must be clear video evidence of the Sutton players trying to destroy the penalty area, so can this be submitted to the League so that the club might be given some sort of warning or fine for not controlling their players?
  6. ITMAN

    Foul and goal

    Oh we can dream can't we....
  7. I have never seen such behaviour before as when the Sutton players deliberately, and without any intervention from the referee or assistants, began to try to rough up the pitch around the penalty spot. In refereeing in local leagues players never resorted to such cheap antics and I am really shocked that the only team to get any cards given during the incident were Town players. The referee dealt with the whole situation poorly. Law 1 - The Field of Play A player who makes unauthorised marks on the field of play must be cautioned for unsporting behaviour. If the referee notices this being done during the match, the player is cautioned when the ball next goes out of play.
  8. I agree, it was always a misnomer that aschool could be rated Outstanding and then exempt from any inspections for goodness knows how long. A lot can change in 5 years....
  9. It might be someone from Sutton....
  10. In terms of the pitch, the rugby do not have another home game until the 22nd, so as long as we do not have any further storms etc then the pitch should gradually improve for the final run in.
  11. Referees at Level 4 and above, that is Step 7 in league terms, will probably be assessed at every game, especially in the National League. I qualified as an assessor for the WRCFA, as it happens both the Madeley brothers did the course at the same time as me, and I must admit that I would have given this evenings referee a low mark. He lacked control and allowed incidents to escalate without taking full control, the penalty fracas was a prime example. It is letting little things go that build up and lead to frustrated players taking things into their own hands, or feet, if they feel the referee is not getting a grip. Typical of this was the constant stealing of yards at throw-ins, the referee constantly had his back to the point of action the throw-in as he was focussed on the second phase of the play developing. To mitigate this he should have taken up a wider position which allowed him to be able to view the throw-in and the resulting second phase of play. I can only surmise that he was doing this because he had little confidence in his assistant, mainly on the East Stand side, who should have been assisting him with any possible foul play. After all we were always told that as assistants, we were all qualified referees and had the knowledge and experience to flag for any foul play, and the referee would always, or in 99% of cases, back up the assistant. In terms of the offside for the disallowed goal, some contributors are incorrect when they state that the referee cannot give na offside decision if the assistant does not flag for it. The referee is the final decision maker, with assistance from his other officials, therefore he is perfectly at liberty to award a free kick for offside if he wishes.
  12. ITMAN

    Tickets offer

    It's a long story. We live in Leeds, I have only been there 40 years trying to convert them, but unfortunately their formative years happened at a time when Leeds were in the Premier League, playing in Europe and Halifax were somewhere in the deep dark depths of what have been referred to often as the Glue League years- it was hard to convince them as to whether they wanted to go to Elland Road or the Shay! Having said that I did still manage to get them to come to the Shay with me a few times and they did confess that they like the rough and ready football at the Shay, including the fact they could change ends at half time, although even they turned their noses up at visiting the bogs at the Skircoat End.
  13. ITMAN

    Tickets offer

    Out of curiosity how many of the 6 match tickets were sold? I bought one, and would have taken a second only both my sons are Leeds supporters, one with a season ticket, and 3 of the Town home games clashed with Leeds home games, so they will pay at the gate when I drag them along.
  14. Che, I think the same applies to primary as well. I know a friend of ours who is the Head of an Academy group in Wakefield where she oversees I think around 10 schools. It is more of a business now than a vocation. With the focus on SAT's and Ofsted ratings, the true meaning of what a primary education is supposed to provide has gone by the board. To me there are 2 many chiefs and not enough indians, and those at the chalkface are drowning in paperwork and spending less time teaching than was previously the case.
  15. Tomorrow nights game will show if we are up for the challenge or about to fold....
  16. Well you will have all summer to catch up, and with global warming you can go on till September at least, or until the football kicks in again. Although there is the small matter of the Euro Finals across June/July.
  17. So as we have seen the rugby team have not ruined the pitch and the weather forecast seems OK, it looks like we have a game on tomorrow night. What do you think the likely line up will be? Have we any players suspended or coming back from suspension? Do we have any injury worries? More importantly what will the score be?
  18. ITMAN

    Halesowen

    Where are they all now! Having said that my younger brother flew in from Denver (Colorado) for the game as he said it was a once in a lifetime opportunity, not to be missed.
  19. ITMAN

    Halesowen

    What was the attendance when we played in the Final? How many of those were from Halifax?
  20. ITMAN

    Halesowen

    Possibly, Wembley would look pretty empty if only 10,000 turned up.
  21. ITMAN

    Halesowen

    Draw for the FA Trophy Semi-Finals, see Harrogate Town take on Notts County, and our good friends Halesowen take on the winners of Concorde Rangers or Royston Town, for a place at Wembley. Good luck to the Yeltz. As hoped for Harrogate and Notts County can tire each other out.....
  22. So with the first round of play-off games taking place from the 29th April, and the last league match day being the 25th April, this potentially leaves Nott County with 14 games to get in in 8 weeks, if you include the 2 FA Trophy semi-final games. Let's hope they don't have a big squad....... In amongst that lot they have a mid-week trip to Torquay, and a game at Barrow. So here's hoping they drop points and reduce the number of challengers for the 2/3 spots by one.
  23. Well back then she was known as Emma Everson, and we refereed and ran the line in the West Yorkshire League for a few seasons before she got promoted and moved onwards and upwards.
  24. It is Emma who is certainly not Mr Hock. Her husband is Gavin Hock, who also happens to be a referee, although he did suffer a serious knee injury a few seasons back.
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