Quantcast
  1. Welcome to Bantam Talk

    Why not register for an account?

    Not only can you then get fully involved in the community but you also get fewer ads

  2. Premium Membership now Available


    Please see this thread for more details

    Dismiss Notice

The Voice - Match preview Newport County vs Bradford City Saturday 11th March 2023 @ 3:00pm

Discussion in 'City Talk' started by The Voice, Feb 26, 2023.

  1. Kevin1954

    Kevin1954 Squad Player
    P.L.22/23 Entrant P.L.23/24 Entrant Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2018
    Messages:
    17,564
    Likes Received:
    15,076
    Good!
     
    Bronco likes this.
  2. andyc

    andyc Impact Sub
    P.L.23/24 Entrant

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2018
    Messages:
    3,105
    Likes Received:
    5,840
    How hard is it for the keeper, he only has the penalty area line to think about, so i thought we probably got away with one there, on the other hand, how hard would it have been to cover up the rugby lines properly.
     
  3. banbrotam

    banbrotam Impact Sub

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2018
    Messages:
    3,093
    Likes Received:
    3,655

    Yep! Delayed an important overnight stay meeting until the following week. I ain't missing this one!!!
     
    JonButterfield likes this.
  4. banbrotam

    banbrotam Impact Sub

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2018
    Messages:
    3,093
    Likes Received:
    3,655
    All of our rivals meet more times than we do them. Indeed, apart from us, Mansfield play every team in the Top 7.

    Nobody seems consistent enough to claim the autos.
     
    vladimir and Stoneski like this.
  5. Foghornleghorn

    Foghornleghorn Squad Player
    P.L.22/23 Entrant Euro 2020 P.L. 20/21 Top 10

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2018
    Messages:
    3,342
    Likes Received:
    4,469
    And that's the thing there is no consistency hence the League table stats.
    Everyone can literally beat each other the quality of football is so poor.
    It will inevitably go down to the wire.
    On the subject of line markings did the referee do a proper pitch inspection.
    I was stood on the back row of the Bisley stand and believe me the rugby lines were a disgrace.Their ground staff and match officials failed big time yesterday not the players.
     
  6. Ollylondonbantam

    Ollylondonbantam Squad Player

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2018
    Messages:
    1,681
    Likes Received:
    3,558
    Agree. Ironically it seems Clayton has fixed some of the issues around our midfield 3 however the person I would see correct to drop, Smallwood, is unlikely to happen this close to the end of the season. Equally if Hughes was to switch to a two instead of a three, Clayton and Smallwood wouldn’t be the answer IMO. Clayton & East/Gillead preferable.

    What I do believe is Hughes trusts the back 4 and Clayton so see little change there barring injuries. Is he brave enough to change a formation with limited games left? I’m not so sure…..
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
    Inspector and Fordy117 like this.
  7. ahar964

    ahar964 Squad Player
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2018
    Messages:
    4,027
    Likes Received:
    5,713
    Agree, but what I would say is Clayton looks to run out of steam around the 60/70 minute mark
     
  8. Bronco

    Bronco Star Player
    P.L.22/23 Entrant P.L.23/24 Entrant Supporter Euro 2020 P.L. 20/21 Top 30

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2018
    Messages:
    38,462
    Likes Received:
    41,649
    In your opinion of course.
     
  9. wetherbywhaler

    wetherbywhaler Impact Sub

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2018
    Messages:
    1,701
    Likes Received:
    4,922
    More the latter Andy. Talking before the game I was told there is no more Rugby on that pitch until October. The reason for this is Gwent Dragons didn't finish high enough in their 'league' to qulify for home games in the various knock out competitions and will be playing all remaining games away.
    The attempt to cover the white marking with green was ineffective with white clearly showing all over the pitch when they could have completely covered the white over.
    In my view the Ref got it right and further when he spotted pre-match that the dugout area seating contravened EFL rules and made them remove a number of seats.
     
  10. Bronco

    Bronco Star Player
    P.L.22/23 Entrant P.L.23/24 Entrant Supporter Euro 2020 P.L. 20/21 Top 30

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2018
    Messages:
    38,462
    Likes Received:
    41,649
    Rugby marking might have been well covered at the start of the game (although @Foghornleghorn@Foghornleghorn above says they were not) during the game they became less and less noticeable because of the constant rain , I thought Mark Hughes comment after the game were bang on good common sense refereeing.

    "I think it's supposed to be blue or green, but the rain had washed it away.

    "I think the referee displayed common sense. He understood that it wasn't intentional.

    "Harry genuinely thought he was in the penalty area. It wasn't deliberate and I think the referee got it right."
     
    #510 Bronco, Mar 12, 2023
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2023
  11. Kevin1954

    Kevin1954 Squad Player
    P.L.22/23 Entrant P.L.23/24 Entrant Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2018
    Messages:
    17,564
    Likes Received:
    15,076
    It would have been rescinded on appeal if he got a red. Clearly those lines were inadequately treated. Deliberately?
    We have seen hundreds of games played on mixed sport pitches, yes you can see the vague markings, but those yesterday were akin to a US football field of play.
    Doesn’t excuse anything , result etc, but it does show the ref used his brain. Should he have stopped the game until the lines were treated again?
     
    Bantam-in-Greece and Bronco like this.
  12. Bumblebee_Tuna

    Bumblebee_Tuna Squad Player
    P.L.23/24 Entrant

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2018
    Messages:
    1,046
    Likes Received:
    1,608
    There is not a chance Hughes would have said the same if the situation were reversed. He'd be straight out with 'rules are rules' and expecting an apology from the ref.
     
  13. Captain Grumpy

    Captain Grumpy Impact Sub
    P.L.23/24 Entrant Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2018
    Messages:
    1,954
    Likes Received:
    3,868
    I’m thinking that Swindon maybe out of the race by the time we play them and might just lack that bit of intensity. Our prospects though will depend on wether we can win most of our home games.
     
  14. Bronco

    Bronco Star Player
    P.L.22/23 Entrant P.L.23/24 Entrant Supporter Euro 2020 P.L. 20/21 Top 30

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2018
    Messages:
    38,462
    Likes Received:
    41,649
    You could tell by the way Harry came out to gather the ball he was under no pressure he thought he was within his goal area, now if he'd been charging out to stop a Newport attack I think the referee would have looked at it differently.
     
  15. Bronco

    Bronco Star Player
    P.L.22/23 Entrant P.L.23/24 Entrant Supporter Euro 2020 P.L. 20/21 Top 30

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2018
    Messages:
    38,462
    Likes Received:
    41,649
    I think Hughes has been proved right in the past with regards referees (apologises for getting decisions wrong twice I believe) I think he was also right with his opinion about yesterday incident, as @Kevin1954@Kevin1954 says the markings were very much like the old days of football in America when games were played at American Football stadiums.
     
    Kevin1954 likes this.
  16. Inspector

    Inspector Squad Player
    P.L.22/23 Entrant Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2018
    Messages:
    3,267
    Likes Received:
    7,350
    The Bolton side that went up recently were decent in my opinion.
     
    Fordy117 likes this.
  17. Inspector

    Inspector Squad Player
    P.L.22/23 Entrant Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2018
    Messages:
    3,267
    Likes Received:
    7,350
    With the importance of Cook to this team, I wouldn’t be surprised if Northampton looked to nobble him when we play them in April. There’s a good chance we’ll meet them in the playoffs. Take him out of the equation and we’re mid table at best.
     
    Onside likes this.
  18. Idlebantam

    Idlebantam Squad Player
    P.L.22/23 Entrant P.L.23/24 Entrant P.L. 20/21 Top 10

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2018
    Messages:
    9,743
    Likes Received:
    21,491
    Who knows, Cookies goals might have dried up by then and we have Derbyshire and Oliver banging them in
     
    Onside likes this.
  19. Allotment Bantam

    Allotment Bantam Squad Player
    Qatar 2022 Entrant P.L.22/23 Entrant P.L.23/24 Entrant Euro 2020 P.L. 20/21 Top 30

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2018
    Messages:
    2,325
    Likes Received:
    4,441
    I am in agreement with @Foghornleghorn@Foghornleghorn the rugby lines were clearly visible before kick off.
     
    Onside and Bronco like this.
  20. Stafford Bantam

    Stafford Bantam Captain
    Moderator P.L.22/23 Entrant P.L.23/24 Entrant Supporter P.L. 20/21 Top 30

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2018
    Messages:
    4,682
    Likes Received:
    7,884
    The lines before kick off:
    upload_2023-3-12_11-19-33.jpeg
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
    Bantam-in-Greece and Onside like this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice