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TJFootie

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    Enfield Town v Brightingsea Regent

    Good to see the bandwagon has started up now, with the good start to the season some of you must have been disappointed that you couldn't commence your 'Leese Out' campaign earlier. Whilst the last 3 results have been disappointing, the team is still in a good position and for those that actually watched last nights game you probably came away wondering how we didn't comfortably win that game. Plenty of chances just a combination of poor finishing and a couple of decent saves by their keeper kept them in it and they achieved what they set out to do, go home with a point. The majority on here feel that the squad is decent and that the managers tactics are to blame, so I ask you this, do you think the manager sends his players out and says to Micky Parcell, when you get the ball pass it to the opposition twice within 10 seconds or to Bricknell, when you're in the six yard box, don't score, hit the keeper instead. The manager will accept responsibility for last nights 'defeat' But some of the players need to take responsibility for their own performances. As for the bring back Brad brigade, no thanks, football might have been better but we're still in the same division and if he gets a better offer he will be off again rather than stay and finish the job, which he was on his way to doing before he left and took the entire team with him.
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    BRAD OUT OF A JOB

    Wow, bit of a harsh post Theo, in my opinion. You are obviously entitled to yours and that should be respected. I know it's still early in the season but Andy has got this team into a decent position so far, he's assembled a good squad and got a young management team in place. They haven't lost in the league yet and it's definitely an improvement on last season, which is what we all wanted.
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    Enfield Town v AFC Hornchurch

    For those that watched yesterday, it's easy to be disappointed because Enfield dominated so much of the game, but we'll probably play worse and win games. Thought Johnson and Youngs were excellent in the centre of midfield, Johnson just shading MOM for me. It will be interesting to see if Bricknell changes the dynamic up front and games can be killed off, having said that thought Hope had a decent game yesterday. Onwards and upwards. On a side note (I like those) seen on the Bostik site, that we signed Matthew Nolan from Great Wakering, is this the same player (keeper) from last season?
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    Enfield Town v Bishop's Stortford

    Great performance and result last night, following up an equally good result and performance from Saturday. I know it's early days but you can't ask for a much better start than that. I Agree with Andy we were on the back foot but I think that this team has a bit more resilience about it and last season we would have possibly drew or even lost this match. If the team keeps playing this way the players waiting to come back in might have to sit on the bench for a while. Saturday will be a strong test against the bookies favourite for promotion. Looking forward to it. On a side note, it looks like that this forum will follow the same pattern as last season where wins were less frequently commented on than defeats. I know it's early in the season but let's see shall we.
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    All quiet on the Enfield Front

    Good work by the manager so far, seems to have got the spine of the team sorted, Wright, Tafiq, King, Blackman, Johnson, Bricknell and Wadkins. I' m sure with the rest to be added there has to be a decent optimism for the season ahead and if they all stay relatively fit could push for the top.
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    All quiet on the Enfield Front

    The manager has made some decent signings so far and these things take time. Building a team is a lot like building a house, start with the foundations, then you build the rest.........
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    Darren Purse leaves town

    Steve Bould has been Arsenal's number 2 now for a number of years now and if anything our defending has got worse, my point being it doesn't always translate on to the pitch. Anyway, I'm sure the manager won't have to look far for a replacement, there's plenty of contributors on here who seem to know better. Ps - the second paragraph is an attempt at that thing we used have - humour Good luck all, have a great summer
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    Enfield Town V Worthing

    With regards to the players at Enfield Borough, you have to remember that they are playing at step 6. I'm not saying they're not good guys but there is a massive difference between step 6 and step 3, I've even seen a big difference between step 3 and 4 this season. I'm a bit torn about the younger players because although they should be given a chance are they ready for a real tough season at this level or should they be loaned out to clubs at step 4 for instance to get valuable playing time. Experience is everything at this level. It is my understanding that the 3 youngsters that came from Broxbourne u18 (Hockney, Nolan and QC) were considered the best players in that side. Hockney stayed with the squad all season, while QC and Nolan were loaned out to Cheshunt and Egham respectively. Finally to Mr 4WF, sir, it is with the greatest respect that I ask this. I have read of your difficulties this season and I am sorry for your troubles. You made your mind up about the Manager very early from what you were told, but have you tried to speak to the man himself? I too had heard and read differing comments about him, but to satisfy my own curiosity decided to speak to him myself and this resulted in my view being pro the manager and that he should be given time to get it right.
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    Tonbridge Angels v Enfield Town

    Totally agree with the above 2 posts by littlehampton and benj. I did try to make similar points some time ago but was shot down or ignored as I'm fairly new to this forum. I've found that there are a lot more comments on topics after a defeat by people criticising the players and manager and there are fewer after a good win, whether that's because posters can't be bothered or they don't want to give praise to the manager to contradict themselves, only they can say. It has been a difficult transition this season but I think that if you reflect properly from where the team was when the manager was appointed (2 players only and one of them was long term injured) to where the team is now you would have to say he's done ok. Some of the performances haven't been good but again on reflection some have been, especially against the top two teams and if these type of consistent performances can be produced against other teams something good could happen next season. I believe the manager deserves at least another season to improve on this one. Would still like to see some youngsters come through, have only seen Junior from the academy in the last couple of weeks in the squad, no Hockney or George QC and I believe the young keeper Nolan is on loan at Egham Town.
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    Enfield Town v Billericay Town

    Another decent point yesterday and a good performance. In order to improve for next season a quality central defender and an out and out goal scorer are needed. I take the point about Ward-Cochrane doing well at PBT, but from the games I've seen at Ware, Cheshunt and Hertford this season the standard is quite a bit different in that league compared to this one. There seems to be a lot of players in the squad so perhaps a bit of a clear out needs to be done. Now is a crucial time in recruiting players for next season and I'm sure that Andy and Darren are on the case, having missed out on this period last year.
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    Town v Staines

    Good performance yesterday albeit a disappointing result. Going forward can't really complain, thought Wadkins and Hockney linked up very well, promising partnership going forward. Just felt that too much space was afforded at the back when the opposition attacked. Personally thought Hockney deserved MOM as he had a hand in all 3 goals and winning the penalty, be interested to see what other youngsters are still at the club and whether they'll get any games before the seasons out. There is hope for the future.
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    Town v Lowestoft

    Three very different welcomes there. Thank you Steph1, isn't that what football is all about, everyone sees things differently and opinions are what makes forums and chats in the pubs great. The only point I was trying to make was that after (what I saw) a good performance and win why was there negativity about that performance. There have been plenty of poor games this season where the majority of comments are justified. I will only ever comment on what I see, not what I have heard or been told about. I can't really comment on their keeper as that's the only game I've seen him play this season so don't know if it's common for him to make ricketts like the first goal. I didn't see the penalty incident, like everyone else I think I'd followed the ball to the corner. The 3 subs did change the way the game was played against a tired opposition by that time and I think Hockney deserves a start. Andyetfc, for the record I'm not a board member, I don't think the club is the best thing since sliced bread and I don't know that much about what goes on at other clubs, you're obviously much better informed than I am. Lovely Stuff, thanks I'll bear that in mind when I read your comments. I, like Steph1, thought that I was contributing to a friendly discussion.
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    Town v Lowestoft

    Congratulations to those above who have managed to factor in some negative comments about Saturday's game, which was imo 95% dominated by ETFC. I mean really, complaining about the types of goals scored now in an attempt to create the negativity, is this what it has come to. Did you comment how unlucky the team was against leatherhead who scored a deflected free kick to hand them the win, probably not. On the point about loan players, agree it is not the best scenario as they can be recalled as soon as they arrive, but sometimes things work out for the better, as I believe they did with Aaron Greene at the start of the season, wasn't he on loan from Chelmsford City.
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    Town v Lowestoft

    Decent performance today from the team, well done to Andy and Darren in what must have been a tough game for Andy given his recent personal loss. Played some good passing football at times and looked solid in defence. Credit to Lowestoft who despite their troubles, never gave up and looked liked they had a few youngsters out. Nice cameo from Hockney in the last 15 minutes who looked good on the ball and passed well, very unselfish in giving Hope his goal. Deserved MOM for Blackman, does that guy ever stop running!! Well done all.
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    Enfield Town v Leatherhead

    I've been following Enfield from near and far since the early 80s, since I discovered one of my PE teachers at secondary school (Bishop Stopford) was a centre half, for those of you with long memories, it was Dave Waite. After bouncing around watching various non clubs in the area, I decided that this season I would focus on watching Enfield. Now I've read a lot on this forum this season, with quotes from 'reliable sources' and 'it's my understanding' etc and whilst I agree that some of the performances haven't been good, I've found that some of the criticism being levelled at the manager has been way over the top. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and whilst I respect yours, as a payer at the turnstiles, I also have mine. My opinion is that the manager has done a job this season and he has got something to build on for next season. The man needs time and it takes time to build, if you want quick success, support Man City. Can't remember who put the comment on that he was out of his depth, but what a stupid comment that was. How can you say that about a manager who has managed this level for over 20 years, I'd also be interested in your experience at managing this level for you to back up that comment. I don't know what the budget is, but I'm afraid that the bigger the budget the better the players you can get, he doesn't have unlimited resources, that's football today. Some posters have been negative about him from the start and are quick to post after a defeat even if they haven't seen the game, also backed up by very few comments after the creditable draw recently at Dulwich. To those of you who say he is unapproachable, have you actually tried to have a conversation with the man? Well I have, I've spoken to him 3 or 4 times after a game in the bar, does he not say in his programme notes you can do that, but if your going to be half pissed and start slagging him off how do you thing he's going to react to you. I approached him and started a conversation about the game and got talking about football in general, and despite him being a Stoke City fan, his knowledge and passion was so evident. He wants to do well and will try his very best, the start of the season was the revolution now is the time for evolution, but like all things that takes time and in my opinion he will get it right. Sorry for the long first post, I don't particularly like posting on forums and in future I will try to contribute where I can.
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