Sunday, 15 January 2012

Game to forget..

Awful performance. The players just didn't turn up yesterday. We could have played all night and not scored. Stanley were shocking.

The pitch didn't help. It was completely iced up at one side of the pitch meaning we struggled to play our passing game. The referee was a joke, took him 40 minutes to award us a foul and looked incredibly biased to the away side. But the main reason we lost was that we didn't play well. Barnet were better in every department. They won every second ball, controlled the game and put their chances away. The less said about this game the better, hopefully we can pick something up against Aldershot.

Team Rating - 5/10

Stay positive.


Friday, 13 January 2012

Lets keep this run going....

Barnet are Accrington's opponents tomorrow afternoon with Coleman hoping to keep our current 10 games unbeaten run going. I can remember going to Barnet in September last year, a boring 0-0 game with neither side creating much. All i can really remember from that game was Craney's shot that went just wide, that was Stanley's only shot all game.

Barnet were without their top striker McLeod that day. Who is the top scorer in league 2 this season. Barnet find themselves in 20th place this season, very much the same as last season for them Spending most of the year glaring at the relegation zone.

I'm certainly not afraid of Barnet. To be honest, I'm quietly confident about what the result will be. As long as we can get the ball down as pass it around we should take the points. The players must have confidence running through their blood at the moment. With Stockley and Long now back at there parent club. Maybe its time for Bender and Guthrie to step up. I have seem much of Bender, apart from his head injury in the JPT. Guthrie really impressed me in Pre-season. I also thought he played well against Northampton. It was a struggle for him earlier in the season as we weren't creating chances either.

Let's hope of a great performance and another 3 points!


Saturday, 7 January 2012

E I E I E I O....

You all know the words. After a wonderful 2-0 victory over Burton (away from home as well!), I think this chant will be heard in the Clayton End very soon! We are now 9th in the table and only 2 points away from the playoff positions. On 39 points from 25 games, we are really looking strong and picking up the points, Big game on Saturday, Barnet at home. Like to think we'll get 3 points there. I thought we were certain for relegation this season, after losing Mcconville, Ryan, Cisak, Edwards, Jacobson and Gornell.

3 Words.

Coleman. Is. God.

Bring on Saturday!


Friday, 6 January 2012

Burton Tonight.

Unfortunately i will not be attending tonight's game so I won't be doing a detailed match report. First away game I've missed in a while :(. Hopefully we can get something from Burton tonight to carry on our unbeaten run. I can't see us winning though, With Kevin Long now returning to Burnley I think the team will need a couple of games to adapt. My Prediction 1-1 With Lindfield scoring!

Craney is back in contention while Joyce comes back into the squad after his 3 match ban. Question is, does he come back into the side? I think we've looked strong in midfield and after Barnett's superb performance on Monday, I don't think it would be fair to replace him. That leaves Procter and Hughes, Procter's captain so that leaves Hughes. After the way he's been playing, I don't think you can drop him either! I still think Joyce will play though, with Barnett coming off the bench late on.

My Predicted XI.

Murphy Winnard (New Everton defender) Mcclyntre
Procter Joyce Hughes
Evans Lindfield Amond

Subs: Barnett, Murdoch, Hessey/Bender, Stockley, Coid.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Super Stanley murder Macclesfield.

Good title, eh? ;)

A wonderful 4-0 win for the boys on Monday sees us now 9 games unbeaten and flying up the league 2 table.Goals from Linfield, Long (even though Amond got the final touch), Evans and Procter. A superb way to start 2012. I didn't think we deserved to win 4 nil though, Macclesfield dominated in the first half but couldn't create an oppertunity, where Stanley created little oppertunity's and scored them. Making us lead 2-0 at the break. The second half saw us get on top and play some 'proper' football, getting the ball on the ground and passing it round perfectly. Just like last season....

I thought everyone played brilliant on Monday but Charlie Barnett was my stand-out player. He gave us much more energy in midfield and offered much more on the wings.


Dunbavin 8
Kevin Mclntyre 7
Kevin Long 8
Sean Hessey 7
(Subbed for Peter Murphy 7)
Dean Winnard 8
Andrew Procter 8
Bryan Hughes 7
(Subbed for Danny Coid.)
Charlie Barnett 9
Micah Evans 9
Craig Lindfield 8
Amond 8