Tranmere 2 – 1 Albion


Nicky Forster will sit this one out injured, allowing for a probable start for Glenn Murray up front with Liam Dickinson. Managerless Rovers are up for the taking, they’re having a torrid season. Hang back – Gary Hart getting the nod over Dickinson, 4-5-1?

Murray’s started brightly, two chances in ten minutes. First excellent chance falls to Rovers, Kuipers saves well and Hoyte puts it out. McNulty’s been clattered about three times and is going off, and Jake Wright is replacing him, Macca is one the unluckiest footballers I can remember. Snap shot from Bennett, tipped over. 1-0 to Tranmere, the whole defence look to the lino, not given. Bollocks. Murray booked for fuck all. This referee is yet another ass-clown. Now Bennett’s been booked! Half-time, not good, Slade needs to make changes for the second period.

More of the same early second half, Kuipers saves brilliantly again to keep us in it. I can’t believe we’re in danger of losing to this muggy team. Hart booked now, time for a red ref? You know you want to. Cox replaced Thornhill at H-T, I didn’t even know Thornhill was playing he was so invisible first half. Murray misses a sitter, it’s going to be one of those games folks – I’m not feeling the love here, I think they borrowed this ref from the Wirral under-12 league.

Rovers 2 Albion 0, game fucking over, wankers. Tranmere had lost 10 out of 12 games before this, I can see this one ending 3-0. Bennett still trying, winning and delivering corners – straight to Rovers’ first man, every time. Dicko getting ready, TOO FUCKING LATE SLADE. PENALTY – Murray brought down, keeper should be off, and he only books him? Eh? Murray scores the spot kick – game on again. And within 2 minutes Murray picks up his second yellow and the Seagulls have their SIXTH sending off of the season. Dicko now on and Hart makes way. Virgo charges up to partner Dicko for the last few minutes. 4 minutes of extra-time, like it will make any difference. Game over, beaten by the League One whipping boys, an embarassment.

The Hovian’s Albion Team Performance : 4 out of 10

The Hovian’s Albion Man of the Match : Michel Kuipers

Albion Team (goalscorers in bold):

(4-4-2) Kuipers; Hoyte, Virgo, Elphick, McNulty (Wright 28); Bennett, Crofts, Dicker, Thornhill (Cox 45) ; Murray, Hart (Dickinson 80)

Subs: Smith, Tunnicliffe, Wright, Navarro, A Davies, Dickinson, Cox

League One table

Saturday, 17 October 2009 17:07 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
Full League One table
1 Charlton 13 11 28
2 Leeds United 11 13 27
3 MK Dons 13 6 26
4 Colchester 13 13 25
5 Bristol Rovers 12 3 22
6 Norwich 12 6 19
7 Swindon 13 -3 19
8 Huddersfield 13 8 18
9 Millwall 13 8 18
10 Southend 13 2 17
11 Walsall 13 -1 17
12 Oldham 13 -3 17
13 Hartlepool 13 0 16
14 Yeovil 13 1 15
15 Leyton Orient 13 -7 15
16 Gillingham 13 -3 14
17 Brentford 13 -4 14
18 Stockport 13 -7 14
19 Brighton 13 -7 13
20 Exeter 13 -9 13
21 Carlisle 13 -6 11
22 Tranmere 13 -17 10
23 Southampton 13 5 8
24 Wycombe 13 -9 7

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2 Responses to “Tranmere 2 – 1 Albion”

  1. glasfryn Says:

    afraid to say this but we have some slackers in the team somewhere Slade has said it and for the first goal you clear then argue your point its no good doing the Arsenal hands up offside ref and expecting a t**t like the ref they had to give it.
    no good blaming the ref even if he was a t**t we were poor and RS will definitely make changes.
    I just hope we have Fozzie back next game otherwise we are scratching for someone to score ……………..and we should not be relying one one man to get us out of the s**t.


  2. The Hovian Says:

    We are a one man team in the final third anyway. Dickinson has lost his mojo after a great start to the season, Murray has lost the plot, Hart is too old and Davies is elsewhere.

    No excuses for not beating a team like Tranmere. It might come right before I get home and watch both the Hartlepool and Saints games. Forster should be back next week for the Latics – even 45 mins of Fozzy is better than 90 of Dicko/Hart/Murray


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