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  1. Having read the official club article regarding the Academy's achievements I will be interested to see whether any of the young players mentioned will be given a chance to grow in the first team. Assuming that the playing manager remains unchanged I am not holding my breathe!!!!! We can only wait and see.
  2. Yes congrats Cheshunt. I said last week I had a feeling they would do it. They started a good run at the right time. In beating Bishops Stortford and Hornchurch in the last week they deserved their achievement.
  3. Great crowd. But utter disappointment in conceding 2 goals against in 3minutes. What went wrong??? Too early for recriminations but I hope we will start planning for next season straight away so as to keep the momentum going. Finally congratulations to Cheshunt who I now fancy will do it again on Monday.
  4. Great result....😄 It will be even better, DW, on the 2nd May, Bank Holiday, which is the date for the Premier Final according to the leagues fixture list. But don't let us get to far ahead of ourselves. 🤞🤞
  5. Well that was my first game I have been able to attend in 7 months. It seems that I had gone back in time to when AL's initial team drew 1-1 with Folkestone at home, in August 1917. I can only paraphrase what I said a few days later on this forum which was .... "Great Crowd, pity about the football" I also went on to say that most of the players seems to be competing with one and other to see how hard and high they could kick the ball. I also ask where was all the smart interplay which supporters had been writing about over that Summer. Or was that delusional. Off course I am as pleased as punch we have made my the play-offs again. But I find that our method of play shown yesterday was rather embarrassing. To me it was deja vu and I think CC and OT summed it better than I can.For my part I can only suggest that the team be allowed to formulate there own plan and for the management team to leave them well alone. I am sure they will come up something better than what we saw yesterday
  6. You sound as superstitious as me Barney. I was thinking the same thoughts as I wrote my post. About time I change my underpants. But then I am also a fatalist and believe that what will be will be. So in the spirit of DJW's post let's conjure up another few more wins this month so we can all enjoy a Happy Easter. Ps. Never tried crossing my toes as well as my fingers before!!!!!! It better work. Finally, once again a thank you to all those members who take the time to write their observations and views on each game. It has certainly helped me to stay in the loop over the last 5 months.
  7. Although I have not always seen eye to eye with Andy Leese's philosophy towards how teams should play it would be churlish of me not to congratulate him for receiving this month managers award. Having missed the best part of half a season from what I have read, by way of this forum, it is apparent that at last he has brought together a team with the ability to succeed at this level. I sincerely hope that he and his staff go on to finish the job. As this will be a tribute and just reward for all those who give their time unreservedly behind the scenes for the benefit of club. Let's all keep going!!
  8. As BU correctly pointed out earlier in the week that, following the Merstham game, we will still need to win all our final 5 games to be in a position to have a chance of a home tie in the first play-off rounds. But we can still make sure of a playoff place by winning 3 from our 5 remaining league games. Even if Lewis and Folkestone win all of their last five. So that must be our first goal. But strangely there another way, if my understanding of the fixture position is correct. It involves Cheshunt, who hold the key to the final line up, since they have home games against Bishop Stortford, Hornchurch, Lewis. A Cheshunt win in any of these games could alter the final position at the top of the table. There is also another additional fixture between Bishop S v Folkestone to be considered in the mix. Finally, now is the time to forget our differences expressed on this forum over the past months and united to help the team succeed in winning our final games. Disregarding how well we play or do not play so long we get the points to stay in the race. A Win is a Win!!!!! Although any points will be welcome!!!! ( Note. My observations above have not mentioned Worthing as I have assumed they will get the 6 points, from their last five games, needed for them to win the League Title and Promotion. )
  9. Not usually one to criticise the Ref's decisions but I think the that if they had one the off field official would have sent him to the monitor. Seeing as how both players had raised studs. If Cass had not caught Mickey's boot it would have done him a lot of damage you know where!!!! Possible appeal maybe????
  10. Great result. Look forward to reading full report. Also what caused Cass to see RED.
  11. Having read all the reviewsto me, at home in my ivory tower, another 3pts was very pleasing. No matter how they were achieved. Now we are reaching the climax of the season's there is still lots to do and every point will have to be earned. Nine matches to play and a 2 points per game average must be our aim. Nothing should be taken for granted. As OT often says there are still several banana skins laying about. At least after the past few week's results we have made a start. As for Hornchurch next week a point would be acceptable. Thought for the week, from my past, to our playing staff,..... " Defenders should never be afraid to put the ball out when in tight situations. I don't expect you to be flash and try to make the magical pass to get out. I would have signed conjurors if I wanted that. Your first job is to break up play and stop the opposition from scoring". Attributed to the late Jack Charlton, as told to me by one of his Irish players. Still true today!!!
  12. Would be nice to think that some of what Crusty says is acted upon. But I am not holding my breathe. Especially has I have given similar views, from a coaching prospected, during each year of AL's reign. Often receiving quiet strong abuse. I have pontificated on such things ...as retaining the ball... wasting energy chasing long balls.... team method.....ad infinitum.... something we were taught to us way back in the 50s. I still recall a statement made by Brian Clough in the 70s,which is still true today " If God wanted football played in the sky he would have made the grass grow on clouds"!!! Finally I still stand by my assumption that we need at least 80pts to ensure a 2nd or 3rd place to get a home tie. Yes another 21pts. That is 7 wins out of 10 game which, if everyone wants it enough, is not impossible. Let's see if the management, players and supporters are up to the challenge.
  13. As you know OT I have actually been saying the same as C.Lee for several years. Perhaps somewhat more cynically. Also something else I have been going on about since he first came is AL's insistence in using the long ball game as his main choice of preference. However, promotion is still in his hands and those of the team depending how much they want it. Obviously it must be clear to all this can only be achieve by way of the play-offs. Unfortunately, if we don't achieve this I feel the next few years will be tough for the club. You can't expect to continue to retain support if you are asked to accept the status quo for year after year. However, I still feeling that 21 more points, ie. 7 wins from ten games, will ensure us getting to stage one, the play-offs. From there it will be down to the luck of the draw. It is now up to the playing staff, both management and players, to show us that they have the grit to get there.
  14. WHO???? That's my last word. Before FJ starts pulling his hair out.
  15. One thing though, the story could have not come from Boris this time because he has been at a party all day in Munich. Or was it his double???
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