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Hereford, who suffered the indignity of having to substitute Bradley Hudson-Odoi, apparently because his red boots tore and he had no back-up pair

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2008/oc...football-oldham

i saw something hanging off his boots but I thought it was a piece of turf obviously not!

 

 

Which idiot doesnt bring another pair of boots?

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It looks like the Guardian actually had a reporter there. Are you watching NOTW & the rest of you sunday tabloids!!!

 

Also Editors please learn from the Telegraph:

 

"Of course, Hereford will not be confronted by teams as efficient as Oldham, who climbed to third in the table behind Scunthorpe and Leicester, who visit this corner of Lancashire on Saturday."

 

Not bloody G*****r M********r!!

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Not to mention several lucky six yard box escapes, Jones clearing off the line and a brilliant save from Fleming.

 

To illustrate how Hereford were in the game at times here are some selected extracts from the match report in the Hereford Times:

 

"Hereford should, however, have been back on terms within a minute.

 

Andy Williams skipped past a defender on the right of the area and pulled the ball back to Toumani Diagouraga whose weak shot was blocked by Jones.

 

A minute later, goalkeeper Mark Crossley dropped a Kris Taylor corner and was relieved to see his fly-hacked clearance rebound off Stephen O’Leary but just clear the bar.

 

Guinan’s speculative effort from the right touch-line had Crossley scrambling across his goal and relieved to see the ball drift a foot wide.

 

But the keeper did well on 19 minutes when he pulled off a point-blank save to block Bradley Hudson-Odoi’s fierce drive.

 

Hereford continued to build-up neatly without finding a way through

 

Hereford’s luck was out a minute before the interval when Kris Taylor’s curling free-kick from 20 yards smacked against the bar and bounced over.

 

Hereford made a concerted effort to claw something back at the start of the second period.

 

N’Gotty volleyed just over from a Kris Taylor corner and Williams saw a powerful drive tipped over by substitute keeper Greg Fleming.

 

Jones then somehow prevented Simon Johnson from getting the decisive touch to Richard Rose’s far post cross and Kris Taylor saw a shot deflected over for a corner.

 

With Hereford still in search of some reward, O’Leary broke into the penalty area only to scuff his shot wide."

 

 

We need to avoid giving Leicester chances like these, and with Gregan stepping up to the mark, like he did against Leeds, we could tweak the fox's tail.

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To illustrate how Hereford were in the game at times here are some selected extracts from the match report in the Hereford Times:

 

"Hereford should, however, have been back on terms within a minute.

 

Andy Williams skipped past a defender on the right of the area and pulled the ball back to Toumani Diagouraga whose weak shot was blocked by Jones.

 

A minute later, goalkeeper Mark Crossley dropped a Kris Taylor corner and was relieved to see his fly-hacked clearance rebound off Stephen O’Leary but just clear the bar.

 

Guinan’s speculative effort from the right touch-line had Crossley scrambling across his goal and relieved to see the ball drift a foot wide.

 

But the keeper did well on 19 minutes when he pulled off a point-blank save to block Bradley Hudson-Odoi’s fierce drive.

 

Hereford continued to build-up neatly without finding a way through

 

Hereford’s luck was out a minute before the interval when Kris Taylor’s curling free-kick from 20 yards smacked against the bar and bounced over.

 

Hereford made a concerted effort to claw something back at the start of the second period.

 

N’Gotty volleyed just over from a Kris Taylor corner and Williams saw a powerful drive tipped over by substitute keeper Greg Fleming.

 

Jones then somehow prevented Simon Johnson from getting the decisive touch to Richard Rose’s far post cross and Kris Taylor saw a shot deflected over for a corner.

 

With Hereford still in search of some reward, O’Leary broke into the penalty area only to scuff his shot wide."

We need to avoid giving Leicester chances like these, and with Gregan stepping up to the mark, like he did against Leeds, we could tweak the fox's tail.

According to those excerpts from the Hereford match report they won 4-0 or certainly should have done.

 

I was there and most of those are wildly inaccurate, I can recall everyone of the incidents mentioned and some of them where hardly worth mentionong and yet they are described as if Hereford were desperately unlucky not to have scored at least 4 themselves.

 

The fact remains they scored none and rarely looked like scoring, they were well beaten by a better team on the day.

 

They looked very poor to me and I for one will be absolutely amazed if they stay up.

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Not to mention several lucky six yard box escapes, Jones clearing off the line and a brilliant save from Fleming.

We had a fair few near misses ourselves, not to mention a couple of penalty shouts in the second half (can't really complain about that,considering the penalty we got).

 

wondered why hudson-odoi was brought off so early,thought he didn't look injured. The workmanship in Indonesian sweatshops isn't what it used to be, is it?

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It looks like the Guardian actually had a reporter there. Are you watching NOTW & the rest of you sunday tabloids!!!

 

The Grauniad is not known for its coverage of lower league football. The NOTW has at least a little tiny report of games and often a larger one from one top game in all the lower leagues. For all its socialist pretentions, when it comes to football, the Grauniad is only interested in promoting the greedy league, with this rare exception.

 

Most weeks, for the sake of being right on, women's football, which is rubbish, and in which no one but the participants is interested, gets more coverage than the lower leagues. Give me the News of the Screws any day.

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We had a fair few near misses ourselves, not to mention a couple of penalty shouts in the second half (can't really complain about that,considering the penalty we got).

 

wondered why hudson-odoi was brought off so early,thought he didn't look injured. The workmanship in Indonesian sweatshops isn't what it used to be, is it?

 

You should all go to the HU website and listen to Graham Taylor, particularly his last sentence.

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The Grauniad is not known for its coverage of lower league football. The NOTW has at least a little tiny report of games and often a larger one from one top game in all the lower leagues. For all its socialist pretentions, when it comes to football, the Grauniad is only interested in promoting the greedy league, with this rare exception.

 

Most weeks, for the sake of being right on, women's football, which is rubbish, and in which no one but the participants is interested, gets more coverage than the lower leagues. Give me the News of the Screws any day.

Bit harsh, and i don't think there's really any regular coverage of women's football in the guardian. Its sport coverage on the whole's terrible, unless you're a greedy league/rugby union fan.

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The fact remains they scored none and rarely looked like scoring, they were well beaten by a better team on the day.

 

Granted, but the fact remains that if Leicester had created those same chances, they would probably have taken them. Let's not have those "Latics moments", as someone described them, next Saturday.

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Bit harsh, and i don't think there's really any regular coverage of women's football in the guardian. Its sport coverage on the whole's terrible, unless you're a greedy league/rugby union fan.

 

My humble apologies for causing offence - but truth demanded frankness and honesty. I agree about the egg chasing. You get about 15 pages after internationals, with one Nigel after another lining up to say what went wrong or what went right, and who is cock of the dressing room and who isn't. They also have photos of said Nigels who, without exception, wear smart casual clothing--chinos, blue shirt with a couple of buttons at the top undone, loafers. I'm loving the clothing, but how many Nigels does it take to describe a mud wrestle? The coverage also has a moralistic flavour, which makes me think of Victorians, and the home counties, and other unpleasant things.

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Granted, but the fact remains that if Leicester had created those same chances, they would probably have taken them. Let's not have those "Latics moments", as someone described them, next Saturday.

I agree, I think Leicester would probably have scored a couple of goals given the same chances that Hereford had yesterday.

 

I'm hoping the return of Gregan will give us more assurance, aerial power and leadership at the back than we have had in his absence.

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I agree, I think Leicester would probably have scored a couple of goals given the same chances that Hereford had yesterday.

 

I'm hoping the return of Gregan will give us more assurance, aerial power and leadership at the back than we have had in his absence.

 

It's glaringly obvious we need a little bit of orginisation at the back. Welcome back Greegs.

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