PNE 1-1 Swansea

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Our midfield was bollocks yesterday, very lucky to get the point as the penalty looked a bad decision, yet to see a replay but his hands were down his side. Earl's second yellow was also meant to be dodgy but at the time it looked like he could have no complaints.

Stockley had a great debut, his control and awareness looks excellent. Him and Storey easily our best players, what a prospect Storey is.

Potts had a decent enough debut but you can tell he needs time to adapt to our system, he drives forward well and you could see his quality with that second half pass. We looked miles better when Maguire came on and got close to Stockley.

Swansea looked decent to me, lots of quality on the ball and numerous players who can go past you at pace and put you on the back foot.
 

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Just watched the highlights.

The Swansea player definitely moves his elbow towards the ball, penalty.

There's a definite case for Earl's challenge being two-footed even though he wins the ball, under the current rules its probably the correct decision. Pussy game now.
 

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I don't think the two challenges that Earl made warrant a sending off, but to leave the ground when on a yellow card is stupidity in the modern game. I don't see the hype around him either, not Championship standard at the minute for me.

I was impressed with Stockley, he did everything he needed to do, if we could actually stick a decent ball into the box he'll score goals.

Storey's class, as soon as Davies is back fit I'm hoping that we see them two start as a partnership. I don't think we're in any danger of going down so why not give them half a season together, before having a proper go next year.
 

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I don't think the two challenges that Earl made warrant a sending off, but to leave the ground when on a yellow card is stupidity in the modern game. I don't see the hype around him either, not Championship standard at the minute for me.

I was impressed with Stockley, he did everything he needed to do, if we could actually stick a decent ball into the box he'll score goals.

Storey's class, as soon as Davies is back fit I'm hoping that we see them two start as a partnership. I don't think we're in any danger of going down so why not give them half a season together, before having a proper go next year.
I've never seen Earl put in a performance that was anything more than ok, he needs a year in League One. Fulham away last year was probably his best game for us. Hughes is a good squad player but we need to be looking for another left back in the summer.

12-18 months down the line i'm doubtful that Jordan Storey will still be here, he's got the lot.
 

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Aye, Browne, Barky, DJ and Pearson were all well off the pace yesterday... which meant we just couldn't get going at all.

DJ was no worse than any of the other golden boys, but yet again he's being singled out for special treatment on Pne-online. Properly gets unnecessary stick that lad. One Muppet even suggested that he should never wear a PNE shirt again and said he's league 1 standard at best. Fucking unreal that place at times.

Potts showed promising glimpses. Good technique, good ball control, vision and a willing to drive forward with the ball.

Stockley had me buzzing. What a signing he's going to be. Awesome at bringing the ball out of the air to find a man. Absolutely fantastic technique. Surprised me big time. 3 times he plucked it out of the air with ease... controlled it into the path of Browne, but Browne was a kip and we lost possession. Seemed unusually sluggish to me yesterday, Browne.

Service to Stockley was awful though. Just kept sand-wedge punting it hopefully up towards his general direction. Often when he was isolated with no white shirt within 20yrds of him.
He seems to score most of his goals from proper crosses and from in and around the box.....so I hope we're not going to persist with those awful punts up to him, and expect him to work miracles (as we've been doing all season with Nmecha). It's just not his game.

But yeah, shite game, shite performance, Swansea were better than us. Very fortunate to grab a point, but I'll take it obviously.
 

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Browne is definitely not fit enough to be starting at the moment, he was fucking awful.

Potts should have played as the 10, with Barker or Nmecha playing instead of Browne.
 

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