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See Wardy not available and Smudger is banned so change is enforced but Ill still take Canvey 2-1 with the winner in the final 15 minutes

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Found it a little puzzling that Wardy was picked on Tuesday, bearing in mind he was going to miss Saturday. Hopefully we will get to see Cowan play.

I agree with a Canvey win, we were awesome at times Vs St Albans, Lee Boylan is surely a player good enough for Div 2or3. Also good to see Midgely and Theobald settling into the team well.

I'll go for 3-0.

Also, Is Potter playing????????????????????

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The Official site states that Potter is out and Glen Johnson has been called up to the First XI. 16 players available for tomorrow at Hendon.

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Quite concerned with both Wardy and Buzz's absence. Could be caught out for pace at the back if they have some quick un's up there. Just got to keep things tight and mean at the back and I'm sure the opportunities will come up front.

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hendon have lost 2 at home so far this season.. but they normally score goals against us.. but with our new miserly defence im hoping we keep em down to one, i reckon we are good to score a couple .. so im going for 1-2 to the gulls .. come on lads!

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Got it right Canv for their one goal but sadly not right for ours. It's still early days and we have at least started off this year but do we still need that extra something to make sure we win the title this year.

But the fact is, we should be getting results from teams like Hendon now if we are going to do it this year.

This is really controversial but I wonder if Minton is so good that he is too good for us sometimes. We seem quite light weight and small in the middle of the park and I would like to see a big powerhouse in there winning more in midfield. JK is wasted in the middle.

Minton is a class act and we have seen him in action twice against us for Brighton and Port Vale before we actually signed him. He played well against us in those games but at the same time we played well against his team. Not his fault but the teams he played for never achieved anything. While he has skill on the ball, you don't notice him much for the rest of the game. For what we gain on skill, we lose something else from the other battling qualities of a midfielder.

I wonder at our level, should we sacrifice someone with his skill level for someone with more physical presence in that area. When it really matters, like in the Aldershot game, Minton was just cancelled out and just kept jumping up in the air when we needed someone else with a bit more fight in there.

I am really going to be shot down for writing this so I would like you views on Minton. Yes, he is worth the money to watch a class act but I wonder if the sacrifice for someone with a bigger physical presence in the middle at this level would be better for us.

Don't think the team without Minton can't play sexy football because they have done so in the past if the right ones are selected.







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i wast there cant comment till after tuesdays game
play 442 or 532 or 352 what ever u want to call it
but put jk on the right of midfield which is his position ,why use him in the middle when he is the best right sided midfielder in the league (if thats what they did today)
minton is class he has to play but i agree he would be helped with a minder doing the donkey work, we have two, dobbers and benno..if we play a midfield 5 you can then use parms gooden of duffers how you wish if we play 442 then maybe there is less need for the dobbers benno role.. strange results in the league today leaves us still well placed .. unless of course anyone thinks 'shalton and regis are the real threats..? we dont play either of em till nov...

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Superb squad this year and should edge the league but (only my opinion) if you are to play three at the back then one mid-fielder should be in the holding role in front of the back three
Jeff is not and will never be the holding hard tackling mid-fielder, He is creative not destructive by nature
The holding man in the hole is there to ensure the back three are required to make the second tackle, its his job to negate quick free kicks etc and he should also be the man pulling the other mid-fielders into defensive positions when required
In the top matches to come we need to have an established defence that is first at its best defending and second feeds the ball to creative and/or wide players
My concern is that our wing backs are neither fullbacks or wingers and this impacts on both defending and movement through the middle on attack
Aint it lovely to have the season underway giving us all a chance to have opinions without responsibility

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yup football is all about praising then moaning, the mood swinging from week to week, change this, no hang on put that back...

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Its unfortunate that Dobbinsons been injured because that sounds like his role

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I would like to see Bennett in there but I'm not sure about his distribution.
Just like to echo Pabird's mention on us using this channel for our thoughts.
All it needs now is a match report so we can celebrate or give a post morteum. Any chance Andy or is there too much to concentrate on with the scribbling and watching.



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It is a bit tricky butI,ll give it a go if you want

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Andy - I thought you enjoyed going to Park Lane!!

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Yeh I love it Vic,its just that my 28 year old English literature G.C.S.E.doesn,t seem to be doing the trick when it comes to match reports,but here we go again:
Within a few minutes of kick off we could see that this should be a game that Canvey could win at a canter.Braintree were giving our midfield all the space and time they wanted.Within ten minutes The Gulls had three good chances(1 miss,1 save and 1 defender clearance off the line).However the breakthrough came just one minute later,from a throw in Chris Duffy squared the ball to Neil Greggory who hit a trademark volley(unusually this one went wide)Neil Midgely got the side of his boot to it and that was goal number one hitting the roof of the net
Goal number two was a very straightforward one.Potter took a free kick(from an offside)the Braintree No.3 headed the ball and it fell to Lee Boylan,who saw the keeper was off his line and looped his header over him
The third goal came after 32 minutes,Steve Parmenter collected a diagonal ball,somehow managed to pass to Lee Boylan whos shot came off a defender and fell to Neil gregory who hit a low hard shot to the bottom right of the net.However one minute later the Iron hit back with a well struck cross from the by line finding Franklin on the edge of the box from where he hit a good goal.
Before the half time whistle Canvey had at least another three chances,including a great shot from Duffy and a diving header from Midgely that was brilliantly saved by Braintrees Keeper
The second half was a different affair to the first.Canvey sat back a little and defended from the centre line,however this didn,t mean we didn,t have our chances as any ball hit over the Braintree defenders was fair game for Boylan,Greggors or Minton.Braintree seemed to run out of ideas and spent a lot of time passing between defenders and not going antwhere(although the number 7 was very lively
Canvey had several more attempts at goal,but it wasn,t until the last minute that NeilGreggory scored his second and Canveys fourth goal of the night,a short corner to Protheroe was well hit to the far post where Greggors was waiting to head it home

This was a good all round performance and I cant name a M.O.M.


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Thanks and well done again Andy.

There is virtually no level of detail of the games on the offical site. You've put together more here than 5 of the official site's view of the games.

If the club thought about it, from a historical perspective, all the reminders of how games fared is now being lost with the closure of the unofficial site. In future, someone might want to look back at previous encounters, that are going on now, but cannot. All the expertise is around us to provide this information, but is not being put to good use. Definitely a step back.



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good point Phil. i can remember many results but a quick look back at a match report and suddenly you can even remember where u were standing on the day.. plus it helps with the adverse effect beer has on ones memory

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Blimey,I,d forgotten about the adverse affect beer has on your memory

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beer? what beer?




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