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Pinnock is fast becoming a very very very good player!!! He holds the ball up better than any striker ive seen this season for any side and thats a compliment. He chests the ball and it sticks to him - brilliant - keep it going pinns!!!!!!

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However, the couple of examples of racist abuse that I heard during the first half have no place at Stonebridge Road or life in general.


Surely not from our lot. We've got Duku and I'd love to see someone try to abuse him!!!


There were two incidents that were definately racist. One was just assanine name calling, the other was making noises like a monkey. Neither were welcome or needed

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Surely not from our lot. We've got Duku and I'd love to see someone try to abuse him!!!



I fear the brainless tossers who indulge in this sort of thing wouldn't appreciate the irony even if we had a team of 11 black players. You only have to look at these 'gentlemen' to see they've crawled from under a stone and are in the first stages of evolving from amoeba.

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You only have to look at these 'gentlemen' to see they've crawled from under a stone and are in the first stages of evolving from amoeba.


Surely a typing error here Stu you mean to an amoeba don't you.

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Credit to Aldershot - they were a joy to watch going forward even if my heart was in my pants everytime they attacked. But for Wilko's presence it could have been a rugby score!

The Programme notes for the last couple of matches have remarked upon the drop in gates but you have to win your home games, especially against semi-pro teams if you want the "missing 200" to return.

You win your home games by playing the best team available. Owen on the bench? Insane! Owen has been a revelation on the right this season and is 1 of the few players who can pass the ball WELL, retain possession and more importantly - not give it away to the opposition.
On current form its like leaving Ryan Giggs out for Man UTD - you just don't do it!

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Looking forward to the return match!

Let's hope the ref's better and we get 6 instead of 3! <img src="/images/graemlins/tongue2.gif" alt="" />

Oh and I definitely think you will stay up, but it may be a long season for you.

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No complaints at all about the result, Aldershot looked really awesome in attack and but for some brilliant saves by Wilko it could have been embarrasing, we shouldn't be too downhearted to lose to such a good team.

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<img src="/images/graemlins/bow.gif" alt="" />WILKO FOR ENGLAND<img src="/images/graemlins/bow.gif" alt="" />
By far man of the match, outstanding saves.
We were quite good when we had the ball on the floor passing it around, but we just dont look like the side that played exeter, stevenage and hereford. What has happened??
Ref was useless (to put it softly)

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Aldershot were head & shoulders above us last night. We just couldn't cope with the speed & mobility of their front runners or the inevitable danger caused by their set pieces.

However, look at Exeter's recent results. Against them, we streaked into a 3-0 lead at the start of the 2nd half of a game where they had initially threatened to murder us. We re-shuffled & dealt with them. Would we have done so with last night's line up?

Must finish by complimenting Terry Brown. Apart from the work he's done on their set pieces, he was the most fair minded opposition manager I've ever encountered. At least twice I heard him loudly berating the ref. on behalf of barmy decisions against our players. It was so much easier to hate Aldershot when Mad George Borg was doing his bit. Now I wouldn't begrudge them - or be surprised by - a place in the play offs.

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Exeter 3-2 winners at Barnet last night & 4-3 at Burton last Friday, yet we gave them a right thumping in the 2nd half a couple of weeks ago.

If we'd been able to play Miller, Lee, Owen & the Duke last night? Still Aldershot had players out too. It's a very thin line between looking the business & struggling. We looked good last night until they won their first free kick in a dangerous position & bang we were behind.

Personally,I acknowledge Andy has worked wonders playing horses for courses, but I think sometimes he overdoes the tinkering, viz: Saturday's last second substitution & last night's formation.

Still, I shall be confidently predicting 1 point at least at the North West seaside on Saturday.

EC

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Wilko absolutely fab, wouldn't be surprised if he woz playin in 2nd Division in a few years- It'd cost the buyers a bit though!
James Pinnock just failed to impress again, hes a fighter, and itll cum 4 him, but he hasnt gt a strikrs instinct, his first touch isnt al that and he is crap in the air (fair enough hes 5"5') If we get another Rob Haworth well be alrite, as Walshey and Drury wil peak soon, and they need sum1 on the end of their crosses! The drum woz o.k, but I thought it couldv kept goin a ltl longer, and help get behind the boys. THE REFEREES A W*N*E* Up the fleet at Morecombe!


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Some of the comments on this board amaze me, and I really do wonder how much the average Gravesend fan knows about football. Blame the referee, blame the midfield, one minute the managers flavour of the month, the next they want him out. The side who drew at Hereford contained one player from last year, so Andy has carried out an excellent re-building job. As for the debate on Walshe, Owen and Drury - I would play them all. Drury, who himself would probably admit he didn't have the best of the games - but who did apart from Shearer and Wilko - has scored two goals in around three full games and probably earnt us two points. Despite some opinions on here I thought Walshe had a good game. Owen has had an excellent start to the season, but I believe has only scored one Conference goal so my midfield would be Drury, Owen, Mckimm, and Walshe. Stop blaming the midfield, and front players it's obvious where our problems lie. To let two or three goals in a game doesn't give us much chance of getting something from the game. Finally let's give credit to an outstanding Aldershot side, who stopped us from playing at our best.

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If you have access to TFFC then it would be worth a watch, just for the comments about the ref from Terry Brown....

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K Shep!!!!!

What on earth are you on about!

ANY fleet fan can see that without pinnock the ball would fly back at our defence even quicker than it does at the moment. he is the BEST and i mean Best ive seen in a fleet top at holding the ball up and distributing when the space is available! Please watch him at the next game and maybe your opinions will change for F***s Sake!!!!

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Yeah, Terry Brown seems like a decent bloke, an honest manager, its always better then those managers whose teams always played crap when they lost or the arsene wengers " i didnt see it!". Also from TFFc you can see that even an aldershot player seems to be having a go at the ref for the 2 bookings.

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Yes all credit to Terry Brown, a complete contrast to Borg, and it was good to see such a display of attacking football, though it would have been even better if we weren't on the receiving end!

Pardon my ignorance but what is TTFC?

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Have to agree with K Shep. I've seen Pinnock play a few decent games, but I thought he was awful on Tuesday. He certainly tried to hold the ball up, and I was watching him very closely, but every time he ended up losing it, perhaps due to some excellent defending. I'm not over-impressed with Haworth either, although obviously I missed the Hereford match. Great in the air, and not bad at holding the ball up, but his shooting whenever I've seen him has either been non-existent or woeful. Having said all that it's our defence that's losing us games.

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TFFC - The Footballers Football Channel - the website that offers video highlights of all Conference games - hence the camera on the half way line each match.

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Rob Haworth hasn't impressed me either over the last couple of matches with his overall game but isn't he still our top scorer? Didn't we have a player last season who was hardly impressive in any game he was in yet ended up our top scorer? Hint, he nows plays for Margate. If Rob can play like a crippled ferret but still score almost a goal a game then that's good enough for me!!

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Rob does put in 110% though, unlike another top scorer that we know! We would be five goals worse off if it wasnt for his contribution.




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