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Steph1

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  1. Merry Christmas. Mo fatal is good but rather injury prone and seemed to be lacking strength. If we could include the old club, Carl Richard's stands put along with Tony Harding and Tom Lawrence. With the present club Faal partnering Billy Britnell in his prime.
  2. Either the league web site is wrong or the etfclondon site is wrong. We will see next week.
  3. Getting back to the game. The substitutions illustrated our manager's mind set. We had 2 forwards who were causing real trouble throught the period when both were on the pitch. First substitution seemed to be necessary because of injury, and it was clear that Britnell was tiring, but when they both went we had nobody to take or harry for the ball in our opponent's half. Result, we were kept under constant pressure and had to succumb. I thought that Britnell should have not been subbed, although tiring he would at least have given us an out ball. With regard to the manager he doe
  4. And home to Hovis for tea. Ah those were the days. How many of our youngsters know who the Bisto tramps were. Wasn't that WM
  5. I disagree, Sport is supposed to be between groups of equal standing with the same circumstances affecting all participants - to this end football lays down situations such as the size of the pitch within certain parameters, size of the ball independant officials and size of the goal posts. Within this level playing field is the period during which games are played. All teams in the league play on the same days, hopefully play the same number of games against each other. So tell me those who think the league made the wrong decision how could Folkestone and Margate compete on lev
  6. I can recall Roger running down the wing with an inside forward running with him. "I'm here, I'm here!" said Roger. He receives the pass. "I don't want it!"said Roger. There was another time, he received the ball out wide around 2 yards from the touch line with the opponent's defence funneling back. He stopped and looked around. He then started instructing players where to go. Our opponents were mesmerised as if it was a free kick. After a few seconds he stepped away from the ball, still giving his instructions. Finally someone in the opponent's side realised this wasn
  7. This has always happened in non league football. Older fans will recollect when Tom Lawrence went to Slough and took the cream of the amateur cup winning side with him.
  8. It is a sad fact that in football - money rules. I am sure that many people contribute to the finance of the club, as they should as owners. However, football is a game and the players start to play football because they enjoy it.If they become proficient they can rise to a higher level. As a fan owned club we cannot afford to throw money at the players and join the rat race that many clubs have in the past. Find a rich financier and use their money to raise the club to a higher level. Then sooner or later that rich financier gets fed up, dies or goes broke and then the club slips down th
  9. I was shocked to see that we had slipped a place when perusing the league table. It seems that Kingstonian have been allocated a 1000 points. I didn't think that they were that good when we played them. https://etfc.london/table/league-table-2020-21
  10. An exciting game with a good result. However, Brightlingsea had barely 3 chances to score and scored from 2 of them. A fantastic save from McDonald in the closing minutes ensured that we got the 3 points but questions have to be asked about their 2 goals. For every chance that Brightlingsea had we must have had 2 and yet we only converted half of them. There were glaring misses on at least 2 occasions which would have wrapped the game up. We have to convert pressure into strong winning positions. It was good to see that Bricknell had more support in this game.
  11. Equal record goals scored and record win. Not a bad Saturday afternoon.
  12. Thanks Andy, These young whippersnappers think they know everything. It was different in our day!
  13. Note that Casuals lost 4-1 yesterday. So far this seawson makes no sense. There we are second in th etable on goal difference with a negative goal difference! Game last night - more of the same. If Ramsgate had taken their chances first half we would clearly be chasing the game. I thought that we played better with Sam on the pitch, he got forward a lot more than Blackman. I have not forgotten that Blackman was injured in the goal area challenging for the ball but that was the first time I had seen him supporting the attack. (I did go to the heads for a time in the first half)
  14. Barney, we shoould not have to rely on one player and one system of play. The game on Saturday with Casuals playing a 5 man back hi line with a good passing play required a change of tactics. 2 centre forwards (strikers at least) with players in midfield prepared to run from deep to support the winger. Whilst there was often 1 player wide on the left the right side of the park was ignored for long periods. This is where Mickey Purcell excelled but he was not the manager's favourite.
  15. What a disgraceful performance. With the casuals playing 5 at the back we persisted with a centre forward without any kind of support. In the second half Casuals passed the ball around why we merely gave it away. Casuals ran into space whilst we looked stationary and bewildered. Casuals used the full width of the pitch whilst we thought that a pass of around 10 yards was a long ball. Something has to change.
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