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Match Thread: Oxford United v Lincoln City

sedgleyimp

Vital Football Hero
Full time. Just on audio you have to say that the first half was very poor and disjointed. Second half so much better. Oxford will be around the top 6 again I think. We will consolidate and be higher mid table methinks.
There is a need though to play players in positions they are comfortable in and not try and enforce the usual tactic onto players.
 

Brendan Bradley

Vital Squad Member
Second half better as everyone has said, but then again, it really had to be.

A shame that just as we starting to look like we were getting back into the game we conceded the penalty.

A positive at least was that we finished the game strongly and showed what the team could do when it moved the ball around a bit. Bishop looks as good a Grant replacement as we could have hoped for.

It's not really possible to judge anything yet until we have a squad that's 90% fit and available.

But deservedly beaten today.
 

oldgaurd

Vital 1st Team Regular
I am hopeful we can get some injuries cleared up soon and get some points on the board. No need to worry as yet but its probably going to be a fight all the way this season
 

New gold dream

Vital Squad Member
One of those games to forget about
Wycombe and Oxford away on the bounce would be a tough set of games at any part of the season
Hopefully some irons in the fire this week to add some attacking wingers
Not playing next Saturday is a blessing in disguise
Were sat in between Charlton and Ipswich tonight in the table so not just us
Onwards Imps
 

PerthImp

Vital Football Hero
FT. Much, much better second half. MA sorted the structure out (which he should have played from the start) and they played so much better, with increased belief as the half went on. In the end they looked like they were enjoying it and playing like they should. Bishop is a superb player. Adelakun looked a decent CF when he got put inside - certainly better than playing wide. Bridcutt played his normal role second half and looked a lot happier and more effective. Sorensen also had a decent second half. Fiorini played really well coming on - looked composed and played some lovely short passes. All the damage was done in the first half until MA sorted out the structure. Bishop easily MoM. Just get through Tuesday and hopefully get a few players back after the international break. With any luck we may get at least one player in before the transfer window closes as well 🤞. Hopefully have more to cheer about in September. Up the Imps 👏👏
 

imps_joe

Vital 1st Team Regular
Always disappointing to lose, but none of us can say that was surprising. Very limited players available and I think Appleton would agree his tactics were off the mark to begin with.

Sounded like we were much improved in the second half after the slight reshuffle but Oxford deservedly take the points. Good to see no one blaming Josh today!

The real (and obvious) concern is the current state of the squad. Not only are we not full strength, but the those players will be so far away from full match fitness and gelling together. Never known a Lincoln team to be this decimated by injuries in August.
 

clanford

Vital Squad Member
Worrying times with these injuries. How long before we get anything like a settled side.More questions on relation to Tayo. Injured or moving on? So it’s Bradford on Tues. Will we be able to create anything like the performance we put in last season. I hope so but a win will bring in much needed funds. UTI