MotM: 04-01-20 Blyth Spartans (H) Prosser

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Harriers 0 Blyth Spartans 1

Poll ended at Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:12 pm

Will Mannion
0
No votes
Sam Austin
0
No votes
Ed Williams
0
No votes
Harry Higginson
1
5%
Cliff Moyo
0
No votes
Keith Lowe
8
36%
Alex Prosser
9
41%
Milan Butterfield
0
No votes
Ethan Freemantle
1
5%
Ashley Hemmings
3
14%
Oliver Shenton
0
No votes
Correy Davidson
0
No votes
Richard Peniket
0
No votes
Ashley Chambers
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 22

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MotM: 04-01-20 Blyth Spartans (H) Prosser

Post by Phil » Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:32 pm

First six pointer of the season?

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Re: 04-01-20 Blyth Spartans (H)

Post by TWG85 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:09 pm

Definitely one they can't afford to lose, else things could get jittery.

Blyth seem to finally be making some improvement with recruitment (they've certainly tried enough players!) & had some decent recent results. However, if Harriers can keep the lad Roberts quiet, I fancy their chances.

Look forward to taking in my first game for a month.

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Re: 04-01-20 Blyth Spartans (H)

Post by Colgofray » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:21 pm

The Predictions League guys may be setting themselves up for a big fall again. 34 have gone for a Harriers win, 1 person fancies and draw, and, with 3 punters still to post their January predictions, no-one has yet gone for a Blyth win. Hemmings now edges Chambers as the most likely opening Harriers scorer.
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Re: 04-01-20 Blyth Spartans (H)

Post by Harrierkit » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:30 pm

it would be great to get a big crowd on Saturday just to show that ticket prices do make a difference, £10 for an adult is a great deal,

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Re: 04-01-20 Blyth Spartans (H)

Post by pershoreharrier » Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:11 pm

That league table tells no lies - we are 4 points above 20th position and have played 2 games more - a win against Blyth will give us just a little breathing space and we could do with that.

A big crowd - probably not - I paid £12 to watch us fail in the most fundamental manner at Edgar Street - that was not a good deal so dropping our adult price to £10 is only a good deal if we are serving up attractive and entertaining football which we do actually deliver occasionally but not regularly enough.

I am already prepared for a dour game tomorrow but hope we can scrape a win.

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Re: 04-01-20 Blyth Spartans (H)

Post by harriershane » Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:30 pm

We may be 4 points clear of 20th but the drop zone is the bottom two, of whom we are 9 and 14 clear of. After tomorrow, it could be 12.
Although the table never lies, you can make it fib for you in certain scenarios
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Re: 04-01-20 Blyth Spartans (H)

Post by pershoreharrier » Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:50 pm

harriershane wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:30 pm
We may be 4 points clear of 20th but the drop zone is the bottom two, of whom we are 9 and 14 clear of. After tomorrow, it could be 12.
Although the table never lies, you can make it fib for you in certain scenarios
Indeed so and thank goodness for that but being 4 points clear of 20th is hardly comforting.

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Re: 04-01-20 Blyth Spartans (H)

Post by Phil » Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:38 pm

Might have to do without Correy Davidson for this game. Looks like the kicking he got at Hereford will see him sitting this one out.

Who replaces him then?

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Re: 04-01-20 Blyth Spartans (H)

Post by jamestheimpaler » Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:42 pm

My guess would be Higginson coming in at LB in a back four: Higginson - Lowe - Moyo - Austin?

Meaning we will have no senior defenders on the bench. Pray for no injuries.

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Re: 04-01-20 Blyth Spartans (H)

Post by tonythescout » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:11 pm

Nice to see us revert to a 433 or 442. That back four would be decent enough.
If the crowd was around 1300 I think we would have done well.
Rhys and Johnson both suspended?
Hopefully start with two up top. Penekit and Fremantle were too isolated NYD

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Re: 04-01-20 Blyth Spartans (H)

Post by Edgar T Peaceful » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:34 pm

jamestheimpaler wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:42 pm
My guess would be Higginson coming in at LB in a back four: Higginson - Lowe - Moyo - Austin?

Meaning we will have no senior defenders on the bench. Pray for no injuries.
You may well be right but I can't think of two more different full/wing backs than Higginson and Corey Davidson!

Have Rhys and Ollie Shenton gone home? Any clues anywhere?

EDIT - by the way - I'm sure many have noticed - that Shan has had Rhys as an overlapping centre-back down the right wing since he's taken over the team. How very modern! (a la Sheffield Utd). Rhys has the technique to pull it off I think.
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Re: 04-01-20 Blyth Spartans (H)

Post by redandwhitemike » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:44 pm

Methinks JS doesn't have a choice - if Davidson is crocked - already wafer thin, injuries and suspensions have finally caught up the Harriers.

Midfield - Prosser, Shenton, Butterfield & Hemmings playing out wide.

Peniket & Freemantle up top.

Just hope there are no injuries.

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Re: 04-01-20 Blyth Spartans (H)

Post by redandwhitemike » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:47 pm

redandwhitemike wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:44 pm
Methinks JS doesn't have a choice - if Davidson is crocked - already wafer thin, injuries and suspensions have finally caught up the Harriers.

Midfield - Prosser, Shenton, Butterfield & Hemmings playing out wide.

Peniket & Freemantle up top.

Just hope there are no injuries.

Bench will be a case of fans asking each other,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,"Who's he?"
Maybe Jaiden will get a recall??
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Re: 04-01-20 Blyth Spartans (H)

Post by Medieval » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:48 pm

pershoreharrier wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:11 pm
That league table tells no lies - we are 4 points above 20th position and have played 2 games more - a win against Blyth will give us just a little breathing space and we could do with that.

A big crowd - probably not - I paid £12 to watch us fail in the most fundamental manner at Edgar Street - that was not a good deal so dropping our adult price to £10 is only a good deal if we are serving up attractive and entertaining football which we do actually deliver occasionally but not regularly enough.

I am already prepared for a dour game tomorrow but hope we can scrape a win.
Suppose we all have our views, but what a depressing post.

Hopefully the table will tell a different story at the end of the season.

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Re: 04-01-20 Blyth Spartans (H)

Post by Medieval » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:52 pm

redandwhitemike wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:47 pm
redandwhitemike wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:44 pm
Methinks JS doesn't have a choice - if Davidson is crocked - already wafer thin, injuries and suspensions have finally caught up the Harriers.

Midfield - Prosser, Shenton, Butterfield & Hemmings playing out wide.

Peniket & Freemantle up top.

Just hope there are no injuries.

Bench will be a case of fans asking each other,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,"Who's he?"
Maybe Jaiden will get a recall??
Yes, if Davidson is out for any length of time, a recall for Jayden perhaps to play wingback even, if we stick with 3 central defenders.

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