I hope that performance puts an end to a few of you getting massively carried away with the Southend result.
Ricky was the only person who looked good for the entire nintey minutes. A couple of others played okay to good, but the rest were very average. The defence was in a coma for most of the game. I hope things are picked up in time for Monday.
The attendance was around the figure we should be averaging this season, but I can't see us getting much repeat business from tonight's result.
Typically your post sounds negative, I found tonight positive.
We played a very good side!!
You would be stupid if you believed Kingy would put out a side that could lose to us.
I hope we learned a bit tonight, we will not play many sides like this, they were clever and committed, they worked the ref (12th man) and they exposed our weaknesses, they made us play very deep and capitalised on the unforced errors that we made!!
There was a lot of positives (Ricky etc)but we were pressured sometimes when we could have been applying pressure, that will be useful to look at when we play the likes of Dartford. Sometimes we break to slowly, this invites the oppistion to come back at us and forces us to play deep.
Westy on the surface struggled tonight, although he is not going to come up against a Johnny Keeling in our league, at times he coped very well, I hope he uses tonights experience when we play the likes of Ricay, he looks like he is going to be class!
All in all, it was nice to see some of the old faces, Wardy, Minton, Keeling, Duffy. I suspect CIFC got more out of this fixture than Chelmsford!
Next season we will finish top half!!!