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  1. Rockfords Love Child

    yoevil v rovers

    No, but the senior player would know he should be on the bench on merit and is not because of a daft rule, which is frustrating for manager and player. I think this is what Mellon is referring to.
  2. Rockfords Love Child

    yoevil v rovers

    How do we fill the squad then, if we can't afford 20-25 players of our own ? It is the parent club that makes those stipulations and we have little choice but to agree.
  3. Rockfords Love Child

    yoevil v rovers

    The 'Stockton role' is not some holy grail that we need to strive for. You just need two strikers, of any style, who can work together.
  4. Rockfords Love Child

    yoevil v rovers

    In regard to recruitment more generally, it is not an exact science and there will always be a percentage of successes and failures with any club, at any level, let alone a lower division side with limited resources. However, given the financial constraints he has operated under, I think...
  5. Rockfords Love Child

    yoevil v rovers

    I would suggest you address your concerns to Andy Parkinson, as Mellon is not responsible for coaching the young players. I daresay youngsters come in and out of form, and have positive and negative periods, as with any other player. However, given that we no longer have an academy and youth...
  6. Rockfords Love Child

    yoevil v rovers

    Even if it leaves big gaps in the squad, given the financial constraints (cf. McCullough, Smith) ? Our budget is similar to most clubs at this level, so we are all in the same boat. DMH is the only unnecessary loan I can think of (Franklin was just a wild-card signing, which may or may not work...
  7. Rockfords Love Child

    yoevil v rovers

    Because they are not doing well enough at the moment to be selected. Mellon has explained this at length in his interviews: he only wants to put youngsters on the bench on merit, not to make up the numbers. He thinks it is bad for the development of the youngsters to include them in the squad...
  8. Rockfords Love Child

    yoevil v rovers

    Yes, it is a ludicrous rule which once again penalises clubs with more limited resources.
  9. Rockfords Love Child

    FA Cup

    The draw for the first round will be held at 7pm on Monday, and for the first time since 2014 our inclusion is guaranteed. A welcome benefit of our return to the Football League. Personally, I would like us to draw any non-league side at home to give us a good chance of progression. We would...
  10. Rockfords Love Child

    yoevil v rovers

    I was disappointed we did not win a game I thought was there for the taking. Once we settled, it was clear we had more quality in midfield than Yeovil and some of our passing moves were very good. However, we were let down by our final ball, and by tactics which probably hindered us against a...
  11. Rockfords Love Child

    yoevil v rovers

    In Norwood's defence, the ref was an absolute clown and gave him nothing all game. It is no wonder he got frustrated.
  12. Rockfords Love Child

    yoevil v rovers

    A decent performance but disappointed not to beat a poor Yeovil side. Norwood should have won it for us at the end.
  13. Rockfords Love Child

    yoevil v rovers

    Buxton out apparently injured, Sutton replaces him. Monthe at left back.
  14. Rockfords Love Child

    yoevil v rovers

    The Huish was a different ground to Huish Park, Yeovil's current home. The new ground opened nearly three decades ago now. It is always good to visit Yeovil, despite our terrible record there: a friendly club in a nice part of the world. Our last match there was a 1-0 defeat under Ronnie Moore...
  15. Rockfords Love Child

    2018/19 - 10 games in

    I don't understand it either. He has not scored, but then he did not score that many in the division below unless he was played in the number ten role. The fact that he has been preferred to several natural wingers on the left of midfield (Tollitt, DMH, arguably Cole) emphasises how highly...
  16. Rockfords Love Child

    2018/19 - 10 games in

    He was playing at a lower level then and he actually scored more goals in the NL when he was partnered with Cook. He can play the lone striker role but I think he will score more goals as part of a front two.
  17. Rockfords Love Child

    rovers v macc

    Good to have you back. What prompted your return ?
  18. Rockfords Love Child

    2018/19 - 10 games in

    I think the change in formation and the arrival of Gilmour is the reason for this. In the 451 formation the midfield players have more license to get up in support of the striker, hence we have had three midfield scorers in the last week. Conversely, Norwood has to do more work without the ball...
  19. Rockfords Love Child

    rovers v macc

    Yes, Micky confirmed this was the reason in his interview.
  20. Rockfords Love Child

    rovers v macc

    Having watched the highlights, I think Banks played really well for periods of the game. He faded in the phases when the team as a whole struggled. His strength is as a creative player, so I don't see why having responsibility in that regard would cause a dip in form. I think he and McCullough...