Yeovil Town (Hive) The Power of Glove Match Thread

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Re: Yeovil Town (Hive) The Power of Glove Match Thread

Postby Ajtheone04 » 03 Aug 2019, 23:11

About half an hour in the game i saw them closing off half off the second block in the away stanf
At the start the whole block was open so did lots of people buy tickets and not turn up?
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Re: Yeovil Town (Hive) The Power of Glove Match Thread

Postby letchbee94 » 04 Aug 2019, 06:35

Good to start the season with a win and a clean sheet.
What was encouraging is we got the win and was missing some key players (shaq, Johnson, Sweeney, Boucard)

Having seen the highlights again on BT sport that save from Loach from the free kick was very impressive.
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Re: Yeovil Town (Hive) The Power of Glove Match Thread

Postby watfordbee » 04 Aug 2019, 06:57

djhdjh wrote:I'm guessing they didn't expect to open more than 2 blocks in the North Stand was the issue (and presumably something that makes that harder than simply telling fans to go and sit there). A bunch of their fans were moved into the next block, some having been standing in the aisles, half an hour or so into the game. Good to see our usual customer service standards being maintained.


Plenty of room in the first two blocks, they were just choosing the stand at the back. Still why don’t the club open the whole stand? Creates unnecessary stress.
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Re: Yeovil Town (Hive) The Power of Glove Match Thread

Postby let_it_bee » 04 Aug 2019, 07:32

becbee wrote:I didn't think Yeovil were awful, they certainly were the better side for the first 25 or so minutes. I'd have taken 0-0 at that stage. We then came into the game more and ultimately deserved our win. Even so, we could have done with a second goal to ease the nerves.
They had 8 debutants, 2 of whom only signed today/ yesterday. Probably a good time to play them, but we'll play worse teams than them this season.


The above is a good summary. I went along with low expectations today, which were compounded by our slow start to the game, but we grew into it and were good value for the win in the end, particularly without a recognised striker in the starting line-up. Akinola is definitely not suited to that role. There was some good build up play and quality crosses (including some from the much reviled Sparkes!), but so often no one really competing to get on the end of them. The midfield and back 4 look strong though, and we can build on this. Biggest worry for me is the lack of cover in central defence. Santos was limping quite badly at times yesterday, and we all know how injury prone he and Reynolds are. I've no idea who would cover for them - we desperately need to get someone in, even if it's a loan.

Great to see Currie's passion at the end. Maybe we've finally found what we've been looking for for a long time - a competent young manager, with a real feel for the club and a connection with the supporters - a formula that we've seen work so well for other clubs in recent years.
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Re: Yeovil Town (Hive) The Power of Glove Match Thread

Postby hoofer2 » 04 Aug 2019, 07:55

Good to see the Bees win from my holiday in Cymru. This’ll give confidence for the next game.

We have competition for places in the team and lineup suggests Currie selected based on strength of team as sum of parts rather than individual reputation. .

Perhaps Currie is expecting the obvious from wingers ie deliver ball into box which is why EMC did not start. A great option from bench for tiring opposition. Coulthirst is a proven goal scorer as proven last season and looks like he may have to break into team again, but judging from minimal appearances in PSFs perhaps he is nursing an injury / personal issue.

I would not be surprised if Astro specialist Barham gets to play vs Sutton. Seems to thrive on that surface as If it is just a big 5 A Side pitch.
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Re: Yeovil Town (Hive) The Power of Glove Match Thread

Postby Psycho » 04 Aug 2019, 07:57

I have to agree with Mr GloverLover that there were a few problems yesterday.

The ticket scanning was a shambles with those that had printed out their tickets being rejected (not all but two sets of fans in front of me). So where were the stewards? Just one by the terrace with a half-hearted search of my bag that didn't appear to be fully trained but I've seen a lot worse so maybe a bit unfair. I saw the Yeovil fans queuing at 2.35 to enter the ground - I thought that was a bit strange as you would expect to sail through the turnstiles at that time. Maybe there were delays on the roads? Opening up just one section of the away end is tight and penny-pinching though. The pub choices around Canons Park and Queensbury are fairly limited.

Good that Yeovil fans made a noisy atmosphere. It's always preferable than being played in a library. Best of luck for the rest of the season, Mr GloverLover. It's a tough division where bottom can beat top (you can't say that about the Premier League) and adjusting to it will take time.

A good day for Barnet on the field yesterday but we have to treat away football fans with more respect. Oh, and I saw the traditional Indian wedding. Why on earth they come to THL beats me?
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Postby barnet_pls » 04 Aug 2019, 08:03

I thought a much more organised, structured and effective performance than l expected when l saw the team sheet. They all seemed to play to a pattern and actually delivered effective passes and crosses without our usual dithering too long in the ball. So this is a great improvement on the start of last season when we looked so disjointed. In Akinola, Santos, Loach, Dunne we virtually have 4 new players in the spine of the team. Reason to be hopeful - even more so with a striker to come to bang those crosses in the back of the net.
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Re: Yeovil Town (Hive) The Power of Glove Match Thread

Postby Ajtheone04 » 04 Aug 2019, 08:11

After the match I heard EMC talking to Martyn Box about how his ankle is and he went to have a warm down with other players on a different pitch. That could be why he didn't start
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Re: Yeovil Town (Hive) The Power of Glove Match Thread

Postby Hiveoccupier » 04 Aug 2019, 08:21

watfordbee wrote:
djhdjh wrote:I'm guessing they didn't expect to open more than 2 blocks in the North Stand was the issue (and presumably something that makes that harder than simply telling fans to go and sit there). A bunch of their fans were moved into the next block, some having been standing in the aisles, half an hour or so into the game. Good to see our usual customer service standards being maintained.


Plenty of room in the first two blocks, they were just choosing the stand at the back. Still why don’t the club open the whole stand? Creates unnecessary stress.


Having problems getting 553 away supporters into a less than 30% full stadium isn’t a good performance whatever way you look at it.

Nice solid start to the season. The starting line up was odd but with so many games in such short order it may pay dividends that strikers recovering from PSF injuries weren’t exposed to the rigours of a full 90 minutes. The first games from Dunne and Loach were also very positive signal that we might expect a decent season.
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Re: Yeovil Town (Hive) The Power of Glove Match Thread

Postby Reckless » 04 Aug 2019, 08:31

Psycho wrote:Oh, and I saw the traditional Indian wedding. Why on earth they come to THL beats me?


I think they live locally.
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Re: Yeovil Town (Hive) The Power of Glove Match Thread

Postby Eltel » 04 Aug 2019, 08:53

I attended yesterday expecting a 2 0 defeat. We started slowly but gradually grew into the game and I though we ended the first half the stronger team. The second half was much better and we were more direct. I do not agree about Sparkes as I thought he was our weak link as apart from crossing the ball he contributed very little else. Even his free kicks never seemed to find one of our players. It is obvious that Akinlola is not a CF but he worked his socks off and I like him. He is sharper and quicker than Shaq and he won the penalty and took responsibility to put it away. So he won us the game so give him some credit.When shaq came on I thought we lost a bit as he is not the fastest and needs someone to feed off of. I also thought Reynolds had a good captains game yesterday and several times covered for Santos who still seems to limp a bit. Also no one mentioned the ref who I thought had a good game.
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Re: Yeovil Town (Hive) The Power of Glove Match Thread

Postby JWTBee » 04 Aug 2019, 08:58

One swallow certainly does not make a summer so far too early for optimism - but Loach looks an improvement on Cousins, Dunne looked sound, a fit Santos would improve any team at this level, Elito showed more effort and enthusiasm than I remember ever seeing last season, Alexander had a decent game, etc.[/quote]

A very good summary on what I saw! Elito is a quality player - he is one of the most creative players that we have & has the ability to pick out a good pass very often.The problem with him is what exactly is his best position? Probably in the centre of midfield?
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Re: Yeovil Town (Hive) The Power of Glove Match Thread

Postby pgbee » 04 Aug 2019, 09:19

Eltel wrote:I attended yesterday expecting a 2 0 defeat. We started slowly but gradually grew into the game and I though we ended the first half the stronger team. The second half was much better and we were more direct. I do not agree about Sparkes as I thought he was our weak link as apart from crossing the ball he contributed very little else. Even his free kicks never seemed to find one of our players. It is obvious that Akinlola is not a CF but he worked his socks off and I like him. He is sharper and quicker than Shaq and he won the penalty and took responsibility to put it away. So he won us the game so give him some credit.When shaq came on I thought we lost a bit as he is not the fastest and needs someone to feed off of. I also thought Reynolds had a good captains game yesterday and several times covered for Santos who still seems to limp a bit. Also no one mentioned the ref who I thought had a good game.

The fact no one mentioned the ref means he had a good game!
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Re: Yeovil Town (Hive) The Power of Glove Match Thread

Postby MCB » 04 Aug 2019, 09:39

Loach and Dunne were fabulous additions with a lot more to come from Dunne. It's great that we're signing players that will start every game they are fit. That's how to measure improvements to the squad. For the sake of comparisons, Dunne is a better footballer than Togwell, and I can see him chip in with goals.

Reynolds and Alexander could be key players for us this year, Callum was great at everything except when he had time on the ball but that's not his job.

Not having criticism of Sim. In an unfamiliar role he drove forward constantly and got into great situations. When he was 1 on 1 you feared for the defender. His dink onto the bar was beautiful.

Little note for H Taylor - he's turning into a better player than I thought he could be. DC believes in him and so do I - will start more than Adams and Boucs I imagine.

And yes Medy looks great on the ball at getting out of tight positions and spreading the ball. But, when will he start creating more chances?!? He's not much of a threat.
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Re: Yeovil Town (Hive) The Power of Glove Match Thread

Postby barnet34 » 04 Aug 2019, 11:47

Another strong performance from Callum Reynolds.That's 9 clean sheets from our last 13 league games, and he is our only C B that has played in all of them. No coincidence for sure.
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