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offline The Great Eckscape

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I reckon it was a good pre-season, with positives to take from every game. The Hull game was always going to be tricky as it was the first time the team had played together in a match. However, to come out with a 1-0 defeat was respectable, and chances were being created for us which I believe would have been taken if the match had been later in the season.
As for the Dagenham match, the 3-0 scoreline didn't do us justice. We played some great football at times, and how we didn't score is beyond me.
Then there was the Southend game! This will stay long in the memory, as friendlies don't get much more competitive. This match showed how resolute this Canvey team can be, and the hard work payed off with a great win!
Gillingham gave us a deserved beating with our defence looking terrible. However, had we taken our chances we could have scored at least 4, as crazy as it seems to say against a near full strength Div 1 team.
Gravesend proved how when we do take our chances how lethal we can be, and Ollie and Grergors proved this by killing the game after 8 minutes!
Slough was an easy game, a much different prospect than the FA Cup game seasons ago. Good to see Lee Boylan get his first goal, also reassuring to know that we have another free-kick taker for when Prothers is injured.
Yesterday at Great Wakering completed a hatrick of scoring 4 goals in a game, hopefully we can continue tis scoring spell into the league. As for Ollie Berquez, I would start him against Basingstoke as he is looking very sharp.

offline Ian_W

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Last time we played Basingstoke at home we won 4 - 0, so who knows.

offline Andy the Marsh Rat

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Yes,agree with you there Glen,Ollie is looking very sharp and He,s working very hard too

offline Matt H

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Dare I say it, but should Boylan be on the bench for Saturday's opener for Berquez? Ollie has been sharp against Gravesend, Slough & GWR. Sharper than Boylan I'm afraid. But then again if I remember rightly, Boylan lost his place at the beginning of last season to Bertie Brayley, so maybe he'll rise to the challenge of gaining his place back...Or am I talking [****!!****] again?! <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

My Starting Line-up for Saturday:

__Smith - Chenery - Cowan - Crow
Kennedy - Midgley - Minton - Gooden

Theobald (if he signs)
N. Gregory

Matt CIFC <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

offline cangull

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I feel that the playing method used when Boylan is up front isn't productive for him ie, it appears that he is given a lone striker roll with his nearest partner/s too far off to assist, Boylans work rate is high but for very little returns in that sort of situation. Where-as Ollie is played along with Neil Greggory both combining a close pairing. I would like to see what a Boylan and Berquez pairing would create with our current set of players.

offline Marsh Rat

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Why don't we all put them in big plastic balls and see who's the better team then? I mean if the Humans could do it on 'Gladiators' then why can't we go back to our roots and do the same as our primitive pets?

Come on you Marsh Rats!!!!! <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

offline Little Miss Urchin

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Wasn't Brayley ex-West Ham youth?

offline Andy the Marsh Rat

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Yes,L.M.U.,and the way their going at the minute they,ll probably want him back soon!

offline Little Miss Urchin

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I read in the local yesterday how the youth/reserves were so short of players because a number of them were in the 1st team! It explained that a couple of friendlies were cancelled as a result of this.

I thought it was going to be an ad to attract a few players to help them out! <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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