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The Voice - Match preview Mansfield Town vs Bradford City Saturday 2nd September 2023 3:00pm

Discussion in 'City Talk' started by The Voice, Aug 30, 2023.

  1. Kevin1954

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    Happy with that irrespective of those who think we should beat a fancied team with no recognised midfield

    Pointon is getting better by the minute.

    Hope Mansfield enjoyed their cup final.
     
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  2. white coat bantam

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    Happy Clappers on here, take a bow
     
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  3. Botswana Bantam

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    Not really. Why shouldn't we have won?

    We played within ourselves to achieve a point. With better tactics we could have won.
     
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  4. Rogered Tart

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    A draw a fair result. Not a game I'll remember for anything with goal mouth action lacking. Set pieces from both sides and crossing generally woeful. But a good point nevertheless.
     
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  5. vin weasel

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    Defensively we are looking tight, apart from the Morecambe game.
    The balance between defending and attacking needs addressing.
    Pointon needs to start imo as he provides the energy.
    Chapman returning is vital.
    Best ball carrier in the squad.
     
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  6. Bronco

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    And a clean sheet, not a classic but draw away win at home gets you promoted, commentators saying best opposition team so far giving Mansfield a game.
     
  7. DimitriPayet

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    Point, yes. Performance, not good enough. If you can’t understand the difference then you’re deluded
     
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  8. Offcomedun

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    I wasn't talking about the situation as a whole. I was responding to comments saying that our play in this game was negative. It wasn't.

    I agree that the recruitment has been poor. We are lightweight up front and too reliant on Cook firing. We he isn't, or is injured, we look toothless especially without Pattison available.

    Are you seriously comparing us to Man City? Of course they expect to win every game but they are the exception. Most teams, in all divisions, don't. A point away at a strongly tipped team who had a previous 100% home record is a decent point.
     
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    Shocker on what I think... ;-)
     
  10. Rogered Tart

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    Neither team really deserved the 3 points as both were happy to pass back most of the time. A decent midfielder for either side would have seen them the winners.
     
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    Are we planning on drawing every game? We never look like scoring over the whole game. The same as many games this season… no chance we finish above 10th
     
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  12. Tony Wilkinson

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    Without the Crawley and Morecambe shitshows today's point would have been a decent one, still not creating anywhere near enough chances..mid table mediocrity beckons..
     
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    Good point today - Mansfield had won their previous three at home. I'm clapping happily. Thank You.
     
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    We didn't trouble the keeper at all.
     
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    With our traveling hoards of 1700 almost a sell out they said, they all come out of the woodwork to watch a BIG CLUB like Bradford City.
     
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    Would have taken a point before kick off, especially after that lineup was announced. Wasn't a classic, neither side deserved the win.

    Defensively tighter but we can't play through the transitions. We struggle to move the ball convincingly and as such we are the joint lowest scores in the league.
     
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    Let’s thank the referee for the point by the way. Without him, they have a couple of penalties
     
  18. Bigrod

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    Mansfield would have been 2nd in the league had they won today! They are seventh.

    A point away at one of the teams who were fancied to be in the mix for promotion is a reasonable result.

    Yes there are some on here, who expect us to play like Manchester City each and every game, score several goals, but we are a fourth tier club.

    Draw away and win at home and you get promoted, simple as.

    The result which was poor was Creepy.

    The team isn’t firing on all cylinders, but still picking up some points.

    Not wonderful, not a goal fest, a draw rather than a win……but still a point away against one of the better teams.

    We need to win next Saturday against the Whiffy Haddock’s or whatever they are called.
     
  19. Bronco

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    As @CamBantam@CamBantam says they have won their two previous home games, cheer up.
     
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  20. Offcomedun

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    Of course I understand the difference. Sure, the attacking performance wasn't the greatest, although we did play some nice stuff at times, but it was pretty solid defensively.
    Draw away, win at home is the way most teams achieve promotion. It's our home performances we need to be more critical of, not gaining battling away points.
     
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