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PARFC v Cinderford
Discussion started by Dewnansek (IP Logged), 20 December, 2019 10:25
20 December, 2019 10:25
Both Albion and Cinderford have announced their teams for the upcoming match - see offy twitter feed.



Herbie is back at #8 (yay!), Raumakita is in the starting XV, and Dan appears to have undergone a slight name change.

Cinderford sit just a couple of places above Albion in the table and are coming off a couple of straight but narrow losses - including one against bottom team Canterbury.

Here's hoping Albion can deliver a home win for the new head coach.

20 December, 2019 13:20



Plymouth Bred , Plymouth Born .

C'mon Albiiioooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.

20 December, 2019 13:55
Nice to see the pre-match video interview return (although this one is naturally a little short).

I hope the team deliver for James - and give us a win as Christmas present.

NB Dan's surname now corrected


21 December, 2019 11:55
The very best of luck to the squad this afternoon, 21st Dec -v- Cinderford.

21 December, 2019 11:57
Argyle (A) postponed. Forecast in PL1 isn't too clever, mind. Hopefully, we'll pick up a few Xmas shopping skivers...

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Come cheer up, my lads - 'tis to glory we steer!

21 December, 2019 21:49
Can't deny Cinderford were worthy winners today. They adapted to , and used, the conditions far more quickly than their hosts. Cinderford's strength was their strength and time and again were able to push Albi around the pitch wearing us down and picking off enough points to comfortably hold out. Yet again Albion found times to camp on the opponent's try line but couldn't, as has become the norm in recent games, find a way across. The first of two long spells we infringed when scoring looked easier and on the other occasion simply dropped the ball and Cinders cleared it to half way. A tactical play needs to be found to take full advantage of this good work. But I'm no coach.
That we kept going to the end in what were rapidly worsening conditions is to Albion's credit, with both sides suffering from losing the slippery ball countless times in the rain. Sorry to see Herb limp out so early but the quagmire of a pitch would have done him no favours. In these conditions Connor, nor anyone, would find kicking easy but the kick tennis that this turned in to near the end was only going to benefit one team. Not us for sure. It just made us look like we had no idea where to go.Granted, Cinderford are not a bad team. I've never seen an Albion pack made to slide backwards like that!!
All in all, we were just second best. There seemed like no way through. Good defending or do we simply not have enough guile to get through. To be fair to both sides it was an intriguing game in atrocious conditions. Bad luck and play on, Albion. Well done the 1270 that we are told paid to get in. Where are we now 10th/11th? About right at the half way stage?
I certainly don't give up on this team. There were some positives. Minor ones, the new boss will have learnt a bit more about us. Sure the fans were moaning at the end but didn't give up shouting. We're not having many good days at the moment. It'll come back. Bit of noodle, bit of dash. Some points on the board. May the Canterbury tale have a happy end.
Today we were the pantomime dames, and no Cinders, we won't be going to the ball....

(Darlo 92 Hull very few. This is the Hull that nearly stung us couple weeks back. We need to pull our fingers out.)

22 December, 2019 08:17
Yep, hats off to Cinderford, they played the perfect game in atrocious conditions, on a terrible surface. Well done the Albion lads for sticking in there and at least getting that late try. After a very difficult first half of the season, they all need a refreshing Christmas break and a chance to re-set in preparation for what 2020 will bring. Encouraging to see a decent crowd on a terrible day weather-wise. Albi, Albi, Albi!!

Igwok Dominus
22 December, 2019 09:32
Cinderford played well and having identified their strengths over Albion early on, set about punishing us with a dominant forwards play.

As far as Albion's performance goes, I would say it was sadly lacking. A lack of ability to keep the ball (Cinderford didn't have that problem) really poor decision making, failure to support players with the ball and what seemed to be a lack of cohesion throughout the squad.

Is Herbie is trying to make his return a little too soon? Possibly, and it could be having a detrimental impact on those who otherwise would be in the matchday squad.

With two weeks before what could be a decisive fixture against Rotherham, who it seems are going through similar turmoil, James is going to have a difficult job to get the cohesion back in the side.

My body is a temple - I desecrate it every day(Sm63)

22 December, 2019 12:17
Match report on the Cinderford game


Also, there is a post-match interview on the twitter feed.

Both of these are very welcome and quite quickly released. Perhaps these indicate that whatever caused the recent lack of media releases (Kevin Westlake's aside) have beeb rectified.

The only issue with Jack Guthries report is that the next game is away against Rotherham, with OE being the next home game.

Overall, great to see the improved media, and a good crowd as well.

Now all we need is results on the pitch.

22 December, 2019 20:57
Results will come , but the second half of the season will be to rebuild and for the new coach to set his foundations to sustain Nat 1 status , defence is improving and we know the guys can put points on the board , so for me mid table at best would be welcome , but the coach needs time to get the guys singing from the same hymn sheet .

JS has good pedigree as a player and as a coach and we are in safe and most capable hands to ride this season out (still 14 games ) and hopefully win most home games and a few on the road then next season hopefully can be more settled and balanced .

Oh , Merry Christmas to the Rugby Family smileys with beer


Plymouth Bred , Plymouth Born .

C'mon Albiiioooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.

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