JAMIE HOYLAND: Big home win would send shockwaves through League Two

Jamie Hoyland

Jamie Hoyland

First published in Shakers Updates

CAPTAIN Jim McNulty talked about setting the Bury juggernaut in motion after Saturday’s first win of the season at Hartlepool.

I can understand what he means, as I think there is enough talent now in this squad to really take League Two by storm.

It was never going to be easy though to string together back-to-back wins, with the Shakers heading on to Kenilworth Road.

That was always going to be a tough fixture, but Bury nearly pulled it off and I think they can take real heart from the point.

Luton ran away with the Conference last season on the back of an almost imperious home record.

And I think replicating that kind of reputation at the JD Stadium is something Bury need to focus on.

They have come through three really tough away fixtures on the bounce – including their extra-time Capital One Cup defeat at Bolton – with a great deal of credit.

It just showed the character they have in the squad that they were able to recover from opening day disappointment at home to Cheltenham to come through games at Bolton, Hartlepool and Luton with renewed confidence.

Now they need a strong performance in the next two home games, starting with Plymouth on Saturday, to really kick on.

A couple of big wins and I think that will send shockwaves through the division.

Visitors will already be looking at the team on paper with real concern – add a few imposing displays and I think Bury can recreate the kind of fear factor that helped propel Luton to their title.

I believe a big part of that will be the introduction of young Danny Rose, whose arrival is a very important, if not final, piece to the jigsaw.

He may not be the last signing of the summer, but I think it was key for David Flitcroft to bring in somebody with his youthful enthusiasm and energy to add to the guile of Ryan Lowe and Danny Nardiello.

You can rely on those two to lead the line, take the game to the opposition and hold up the ball when necessary, while also grabbing important goals.

But Rose brings something different. He can stretch teams, go in behind defences and will have the freedom that comes with youth to try something different that may be the key to victory at times.

I think it is also a great sign and testament to the lad’s attitude that he was not prepared to continue picking up the pay check in League One.

The fact he is willing to drop down a division to get games just shows how hungry he is, and that can only bode well for the future.

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4:03pm Fri 22 Aug 14

easylife44 says...

I would not under estimate Plymouth Argyle. They were two or three wins away from the playoffs last year and when we trounced them earlier this year, their season was technically over.

This is a marathon not a sprint.
I would not under estimate Plymouth Argyle. They were two or three wins away from the playoffs last year and when we trounced them earlier this year, their season was technically over. This is a marathon not a sprint. easylife44
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11:16am Sat 23 Aug 14

Eileenshakers says...

easylife44 wrote:
I would not under estimate Plymouth Argyle. They were two or three wins away from the playoffs last year and when we trounced them earlier this year, their season was technically over.

This is a marathon not a sprint.
I agree we need to make a strong start today against Argyle,Sheridan's team are always competitive and with Reuben Reid and Dean Smalley in their side will cause us problems.
The former always seems to score against us with his previous sides.
The reason we lost against Chelty was that we didn't make a strong start and surrendered the initiative.
A lot of teams will come to the JD stadium with a very defensive formation playing 3 centre halves and easily dealing with pumped up high balls in to the box.
Has DF got a plan to deal with this?,only time will tell,so far we have had an average pre-season and a solid start with regard to results,
Prediction for today 1-1,Plymouth will be buoyant with their recent win against Exeter and late point against Stevenage whilst we will have to pick ourselves up after conceding 2 late points on Tuesday with a lapse in concentration.No more excuses let's turn our overall domination in games to 3 points.
[quote][p][bold]easylife44[/bold] wrote: I would not under estimate Plymouth Argyle. They were two or three wins away from the playoffs last year and when we trounced them earlier this year, their season was technically over. This is a marathon not a sprint.[/p][/quote]I agree we need to make a strong start today against Argyle,Sheridan's team are always competitive and with Reuben Reid and Dean Smalley in their side will cause us problems. The former always seems to score against us with his previous sides. The reason we lost against Chelty was that we didn't make a strong start and surrendered the initiative. A lot of teams will come to the JD stadium with a very defensive formation playing 3 centre halves and easily dealing with pumped up high balls in to the box. Has DF got a plan to deal with this?,only time will tell,so far we have had an average pre-season and a solid start with regard to results, Prediction for today 1-1,Plymouth will be buoyant with their recent win against Exeter and late point against Stevenage whilst we will have to pick ourselves up after conceding 2 late points on Tuesday with a lapse in concentration.No more excuses let's turn our overall domination in games to 3 points. Eileenshakers
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9:28am Sun 24 Aug 14

Eileenshakers says...

Well the BT might not uhave covered the game yesterday via it's usual match day feature but at least we can rely on other media sources to bring analysis and a match report to the fans..
A great result and the shoreline doesn't really reflect the dominance of us against a very workmanlike and well drilled Argyle.
For Sheridan to say that his team when matched up were the better side is utter nonsense.Like Flits said if that was the case then the better side lost ha ha.
As predicted the annoying Reuben Reid scored against us again even if he had to cheat in order to con the referee to awarding his team a penalty.
We showed great resolve digging in and getting over the line with a much needed 3 points.
Luckily the gaffer's decision to make 3 subs before Nards got injured didn't come back to haunt him.He made the same mistake against the same opposition last November in his second game in charge but I'll forgive him as he wanted to inject new life in to our team in the second half with them coming more in to the game having made their 3 subs.Yes the shock waves of this result will be felt even on Talksport.
Well the BT might not uhave covered the game yesterday via it's usual match day feature but at least we can rely on other media sources to bring analysis and a match report to the fans.. A great result and the shoreline doesn't really reflect the dominance of us against a very workmanlike and well drilled Argyle. For Sheridan to say that his team when matched up were the better side is utter nonsense.Like Flits said if that was the case then the better side lost ha ha. As predicted the annoying Reuben Reid scored against us again even if he had to cheat in order to con the referee to awarding his team a penalty. We showed great resolve digging in and getting over the line with a much needed 3 points. Luckily the gaffer's decision to make 3 subs before Nards got injured didn't come back to haunt him.He made the same mistake against the same opposition last November in his second game in charge but I'll forgive him as he wanted to inject new life in to our team in the second half with them coming more in to the game having made their 3 subs.Yes the shock waves of this result will be felt even on Talksport. Eileenshakers
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6:06pm Sun 24 Aug 14

easylife44 says...

Certainly a solid mental performance after they scored. These are the types of games we would have lost or drawn before David came to town.

Well done lads, lets brush Accy aside next week.
Certainly a solid mental performance after they scored. These are the types of games we would have lost or drawn before David came to town. Well done lads, lets brush Accy aside next week. easylife44
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