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Raingod

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  1. Assuming WR is in the know .. I simply passed on what I’d read ..
  2. Just heard on Twitter that Taaffe has left too ..
  3. Aaron greene moves to Bishops stortford 😢.. and Taylor Hastings also joins them from Harlow ..
  4. Friday 12 July FC United of Manchester (home, 7.45pm) Saturday 20 July Grays Athletic (away - Aveley FC - 3pm) Tuesday 30 July Barking (away, 7.45pm) Saturday 3 August Royston Town (home, 3pm) Doesn't feel we are testing ourselves enough so far? Glad I am away on the 3rd - don't ever plan to watch Royston again after the FAT exit in 2017!
  5. According to Grays we are playing them away on 20/7...
  6. Well .. what an eventful week .. I am on the "Andy in" side of the argument - as the target set was to achieve play offs or be close to. Yes I do think we massively under achieved with the team we had, and given the relative weakness of the league, but we were in with a shout until a few weeks to go. I have had a number of conversations with him and personally have a lot of time for him. i cant get to that many games - I think I have done 18 in the season - but as an out of towner do get to see most online afterwards. Can understand the frustration at the poorer performances. The great atmosphere at the Cup Final also makes me think Andy does have support from people not on this forum. If I was the board I would be publicly setting play offs as an absolute target next season, with an improved playing style also required, given this has been clearly raised by many. And that decisions should be made earlier in the season if this is not being delivered. I was expecting the squad to largely remain, with mainly the defence in real need of replacements, allowing us to start strongly, and Andy to build on the team he has created. Seeing three key players walk away from the club immediately at seasons end (including the vice captain that the manager gave his POTY trophy to!) does concern me greatly. Whilst I feel that Andy does deserve another chance next season to finish the job he has started, this was on the basis he could build on the squad he has developed. If he is unable to keep the squad together and it is ripped apart and we are forced to start over again, then I would have to question whether it was in fact time for a change. The blame for back to zero where we were 2 years ago would have to be laid at the doors of the management. Fingers crossed this does not happen and we can maintain the bulk of the team. Ryan B and Mark W both said on their end of season interviews they would be back next season, and Nathan is a more than acceptable replacement for Joe Yes Joe is a better stopper but his distribution has been very frustrating at times. Attacking players of the calibre of Bricknell, Faal, Davison, Youngs, Chaney, Taff, Sayoud, Greene playing together for a 2nd season should give us confidence. Up The Town!
  7. MTH - MW out with an ankle injury according to report last week. COME ON THE TOWN - 45 minutes to get at least 2 goals to win and keep us with a chance of the play offs ..
  8. Ricky Gabriel has left Braintree for Maidenhead ... I believe he was the last of the 14 players who left us that close season..
  9. Very very disappointing to see the result today and read the comments above. I have always been "glass half full" in my outlook to this season - and whilst we are in with a shout of the play offs well that was the target that was set of Andy. It is just mid-Feb, and the table does not make pretty reading - I think the top 3 are not catchable - Dorking, Haringey and Tonbridge (assuming they win their game in hand) - as we are 3 wins behind them with just 11 to play. There are then 9 teams in my view that are fighting for the final 2 spots - and 5 out of our next 6 matches are against these top 11 teams. Like other posts, I don't get the formation change, but also .. - why are Mulley and Ibe not starting - has Karl's loan ended? - we are SO short of defenders now, without even one on the bench today - had we had an injury then we would have to reshuffle the line up - any updates on Joe? This is the 2nd time he has pulled out within an hour of kick off? The cup final will be a great day (evening) out ... but play offs was the target, or getting close to them - and unbelievably we are in danger of being out of contention in February! In a season when we have a very strong line up on paper, and the league is "relatively" weak. I am very concerned ....
  10. Ralston G has joined Boreham Wood - will dent Haringay's title hopes! John Muleba has been released by Braintree - would love to see him back! Think that leaves Ricky Gabriel as the only ex Towner at Braintree now ...
  11. Exactly what I was thought CC - and I assume both cup tied for velocity final! Remi started the season extremely well for us but wouldn't say that was maintained. When I look on twitter, Hornchurch fans seem v unhappy about Jay going so hopefully we have the better of the deal!
  12. I think the manager at Hornchurch was Remi’s previous manager at Thurrock. Even then, swapping a play off chasing team for a team around the bottom doesn’t make sense?
  13. This is a must win game looking at the table and the opposition. Betway have us at 19/40 for the win, I have gone for us to win but them to score too at 15/8 . Disappointed to see remi leave us - first few games I saw him in, thought he really linked up well with Aaron, not been as effective since though. Leaves us even lighter in defence..
  14. Fantastic result .. away against the best team I have seen this season when they beat us 4-1! And a clean sheet! Can’t wait to read people’s views of the game. The dorking highlights on the net suggest we were unlucky midweek, so have we turned the corner? Any reason why Hope not in the squad?
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