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    Yes 3 plus hours round trip and it was disappointing. The defence is down to not having Nathan and as he seems to be out for most of the season we must get someone in. Shame Leon went as he was useful. The midfield missed Lewis, but George was unlucky, hit the post twice? Jay found it difficult to complete against their number 6 who was quicker, but George got the crosses in, but Sean Marks missed a few. On the day they were a very good team. We need new blood and hopefully ones who are not signed and injured!
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    Player update please

    Hi again a player update please. I’ve trawled the updates and it seems that we have signed the following: Michael Clarke Joe Christou James Goode George Forrest Have all the above been signed but are injured? Also I think I’m right in saying Nathan, Livings and Connor are all still injured. Cheers and Happy New Year to all and the team - good performance on Saturday.
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    Margate Away - Was it a goal?

    Good news about yesterday’s game. Did anyone have any news on Nathan’s recovery? Cheers
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    Player update please

    We need to get these new players in and build a period of stability and let Mark work on tactics and skills. There is already a different style emerging, but we need to work on passing skills and as sometimes passes are intercepted and put us on the back foot. Early days, lets get some training sessions in and get the players in too. But when can we expect Nathan back? He is very important to the side. He is a natural leader and a formidable player and ensures a solid defence. Also sad to see Theo go. A new manager could have developed him even more I think.
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    Player update please

    Can anyone update me on the where the following players are: Leon McKenzie Leon Smith Sean Marks Nathan Livings Bode Nathan Cooper Are they all injured? Cheers
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    Thanks for everything Jim

    I agree with the previous comments. Although I have been grumpy about style of play etc you cannot fault the dedication of Jim, Colin and others who have out their heart and soul into the club and if it had been for Jim and his team we probably wouldn’t have survived the troubles we encountered in the past. My best wishes to Jim. Put your feet up and relax and come back and enjoy the matches from the sideline when all you need to worry about is whether you have enough ketchup on your chips! Well done and good luck for the future.
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    Sitting in the clubhouse with no atmosphere at all is not the flexibility needed to bring families back. I’ve been to grounds where With signage they make a point of this being a family friendly club and to tone down the language. The seating area near the toilets, clubhouse and refreshments could be a family area. It can be done just needs leadership to chnage the culture. They can still be plenty of passion!
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    Worthwhile draw

    Very good and food to see a different style of play. Good performances all round, but I would single out George Saunders excellent. He has done extremely well to step up a few league s and I think he can only get better. We were unlucky and could easily have won if the woodwork had been on our side. What is the background to our new coach? I believe his name is Glenn Robson and googling suggest he was at Aveley five years ago but I couldn’t find anything more recent. If his coaching contributed to Saturday’s performance well done Glenn.
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    As a grandad would I bring my 7 year old grand daughter to a game? No. Simply I would not want her to hear the language. Not from the supporters Riverside, but from the dog outside and from players on the pitch. If we could something about that then I would and bring my partner too. Sorry just re-read my message obviously I meant the dug outs!
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    Predictions Hx v Benfleet ESC 3RD Tue 6th Nov

    If we draw (hopefully not!) is it a replay or extra time and penalties tonight?
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    Predictions Hx v Merstham Bostik Prem 30th Oct

    Merstham were controlling much of the game and passing the ball around neatly whereas Hornchurch were very one dimensional, often firing aimless balls up to the front two of Marks and McKenzie and hoping for a flick on to create an opportunity. I agree with the match report. We need to change our game if we are to succeed in this league.
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    Jim Cooper

    I think that previous post hits the nail on the head. Wouldn’t these two want to be the manager? Who will have the final say is the crucial question.
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    Urchin horror show

    I’m confused by how we are playing. We have had a number of games where we have played well and these have been where we have played a passing game. Where wingers have been been whipping in crosses for hopefully someone to be on the end of. Where the defence has been rock solid. Now Nathan being out is a real blow. I appreaciate that, but we have the a calibre of players to do well in this league but we must be consistent. Recently it’s been the same old routine: Callum’s long ball and surprise surprise it goes to Sean Marks who enviarably gets a nudge in the back and doesn’t connect. Result ball comes straight back at us. Jay does the throw in. And who to? Sean Marks who try’s to head back, but again the defence usually have their arms round him to frustrate the header. George can’t get shots off because the opposite now know how to stop him. Long ball after long ball doesn’t achieve anything. It has it’s place but let’s vary it please. Anyone from Tonbridge who spied on the game on Tuesday will know exactly our game plan and how to frustrate it. I’ve lost count of the times I have heard the opposing supporters who sit near me say ‘all they do is boot it up’. It’s getting boring. Lewis were a well drilled team. There was clear direction and their passing was good and they showed hunger for the ball. We need to learn from that and if we do we can expect to do well.