Return of the Macc

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Return of the Macc

Post by Kernow Yellow » Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:12 pm

So a visit to Macclesfield beckons in the second round of the FA Cup. Another match that is unlikely to kick off at 3pm on a Saturday I reckon.

Our last (and only) FA Cup tie at Moss Rose was in fact our first ever competitive fixture there. The match was delayed when the goal net was pulled down in front of the away end if memory serves correctly - some Man City fans on a stag do I think. We won 1-0 under David Kemp (a rare occurrence). I'll take a repeat of that...

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Post by OUFC4eva » Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:44 pm

http://www.rageonline.co.uk/mainpage/fi ... 000-11-18/

Look at the all conquering team we put
out at the Moss Rose in November 2000.

A shiver has gone down my spine.

I did go to the game though - a very cold afternoon
but gave the Chester game in round two a miss.

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Post by Kernow Yellow » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:21 pm

Kernow Yellow wrote:Another match that is unlikely to kick off at 3pm on a Saturday I reckon.
And so it comes to pass. Live on BBC on the Friday night. Which has become something of a Cupset slot in recent years. :shock:

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Post by Werthers Original » Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:34 pm

Look at the all conquering team we put
out at the Moss Rose in November 2000.
Keith Brown?? No memory

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Post by Radley Rambler » Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:46 pm

Kernow Yellow wrote:
Kernow Yellow wrote:Another match that is unlikely to kick off at 3pm on a Saturday I reckon.
And so it comes to pass. Live on BBC on the Friday night. Which has become something of a Cupset slot in recent years. :shock:
Excellent - didn't fancy schlepping up to Macc for this one - so a cold can of lager and BBC1 it is. Add the £70k to OUFC coffers to boot and this is a good result.

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Post by Kairdiff Exile » Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:03 pm

Our fifth live televised cup game of the calendar year - that must be some sort of record for a side at our level!

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Post by Kernow Yellow » Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:22 pm

Werthers Original wrote:
Look at the all conquering team we put
out at the Moss Rose in November 2000.
Keith Brown?? No memory
My thoughts exactly!

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Post by tomoufc » Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:48 pm

Just a thought - have OUFC every been scheduled to kick off at 19:55?
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Post by OUFC4eva » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:23 pm

Macc sign forward Richard Brodie on loan from York City
but he is Cup tied for the Oxford game having played
for York in the competition against Curzon Ashton:

http://www.mtfc.co.uk/news/article/2016 ... 21004.aspx

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Re: Return of the Macc

Post by recordmeister » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:27 am

Who did Slumdon get in the next round...? ;)

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Post by Radley Rambler » Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:59 am

recordmeister wrote:Who did Slumdon get in the next round...? ;)
Weekend off (a)

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Post by Kernow Yellow » Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:04 pm

Radley Rambler wrote:
recordmeister wrote:Who did Slumdon get in the next round...? ;)
Weekend off (a)
Which is all we deserve after that shocking showing at Moss Rose last night. When Chris Maguire stepped up to that last-minute free-kick I thought what a travesty it would be if it went in!

That first half was a real low in terms of OUFC performances over the years. The central midfielders were most culpable, giving the ball away almost every time we went forwards, not tracking back and helping out when they did so, and adopting the ridiculous tactic of passing back to Eastwood at every opportunity (even working it back from the edge of Macc's penalty area at times!) so it could be hoofed up to their big centre backs. Brilliant! Maguire and Macdonald were equally infuriating, and the full-backs were constantly caught out of position, exposing the central defenders time after time. I'd have felt quite sorry for Dunks and Martin if they hadn't also conspired to turn simple situations into extreme danger by dwelling on the ball and tripping over it. Dunks also forced Eastwood into the save of the night and was arguably lucky to only see yellow for his desperate lunge which crunched Lewis's foot. He was still one of our better performers on the night, which says a lot.

Of course we should credit Macclesfield with their intensity and game plan, but did we have to make it so bloody easy for them? The fact that we improved for the last 25 minutes and matched a Conference team for that short period is no cause for celebration.

We've been given a massive lifeline in a competition which really ignited our success last season. Let's make the most of it.

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Post by Werthers Original » Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:16 pm

Yes agree with all that. Our midfield was invisible much of the time - we've taken Lundstram and Sercombe too much for granted, I fear. Nothing against the bloke, but it's a bit worrying if you have to put Ruffels on to make the midfield better (Johnson went to left back when Skarz came off). Our full backs looked very shaky against Conference wingers and I wonder if that's an area we'll look to strengthen at Christmas, along with the forward positions. Apart from Maguire they're all pretty poor, aren't they?

I was looking forward to a good night with pals in front of the telly, and showing the country how good we are!

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Re: Return of the Macc

Post by GodalmingYellow » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:39 pm

Kernow Yellow wrote:
Radley Rambler wrote:
recordmeister wrote:Who did Slumdon get in the next round...? ;)
Weekend off (a)
Which is all we deserve after that shocking showing at Moss Rose last night. When Chris Maguire stepped up to that last-minute free-kick I thought what a travesty it would be if it went in!

That first half was a real low in terms of OUFC performances over the years. The central midfielders were most culpable, giving the ball away almost every time we went forwards, not tracking back and helping out when they did so, and adopting the ridiculous tactic of passing back to Eastwood at every opportunity (even working it back from the edge of Macc's penalty area at times!) so it could be hoofed up to their big centre backs. Brilliant! Maguire and Macdonald were equally infuriating, and the full-backs were constantly caught out of position, exposing the central defenders time after time. I'd have felt quite sorry for Dunks and Martin if they hadn't also conspired to turn simple situations into extreme danger by dwelling on the ball and tripping over it. Dunks also forced Eastwood into the save of the night and was arguably lucky to only see yellow for his desperate lunge which crunched Lewis's foot. He was still one of our better performers on the night, which says a lot.

Of course we should credit Macclesfield with their intensity and game plan, but did we have to make it so bloody easy for them? The fact that we improved for the last 25 minutes and matched a Conference team for that short period is no cause for celebration.

We've been given a massive lifeline in a competition which really ignited our success last season. Let's make the most of it.
What he said.

Shocking display.

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