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Chris Clapham

Midweek Games 18th-20th November

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I am just saying my point of view I am neither a windsor or molesey fan I just watched this game, I didn't like the way the windsor fans were talking.

 

I say too good as they created far more and didn't let windsor have a sniff most of the game. Agree its about putting the ball in the net but performance wise I thought they was a lot better.

 

FWIW, I don't like the way some of them talk either. I was stood next to one last night constantly moaning at the officials who I thought showed neither team any favouritism and ref'd the game in a respectful and professional manner throughout.

 

Did you like the way some of the Molesey fans were shouting abuse at the Windsor players?

 

At the end of the day, it's all banter, and something most of them (on both sides) have been doing for many years I'd suggest - they'll never change.

 

I rarely lose my rag at games and never make excuses - but it's relevant to any reader with even the remotest interest in getting a balanced view of the game to know that Windsor played without a recognised 'keeper or their star player last night. 

 

I would certainly have been interested to know if Molesey had been without THEIR star striker last night - it would certainly have explained something! ;) If it HAD been the case, for someone to have imparted that info today would have been helpful - for me to have then jumped on it as an excuse would have seemed a bit bizarre. (Well, to me it would, anyway.)

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Not a game that was particularly kind on the eye but a well scrapped point for Windsor at Molesey. No Ben Harris, an outfielder in goal and a red card for stupidity meant it was very hard earned.

 

Molesey helped the cause with some very poor shooting. I think they knew we didn't have a proper keeper and tried to shoot too early rather than taking their time and looking for the neat finish.

 

Having said that George Gould did make some fine saves.

 

Seeing as we only had 1 or 2 real chances, rarely testing their keeper, I'd say on reflection, we got out of jail last night.

 

Titch kept asking if we were going to say a little prayer tonight. The answer given was no, it'll be a big prayer, you stick to the little ones. Whatever - maybe God was on our side last night! ;)

 

I think Rother, Windsor Sec maybe Chubby and Matt were refering to your comments above about players not being available, getting sent off, (can that be an excuse tho' ?), an outfield player in goal etc. 

 

Come on, George Gould has played in goal for Windsor on a few occasions and is infact a capable keeper, its just that he prefers to play out on the pitch, so not directly an outfield player whos never played in goal ! Some of the saves and clearances he made last night were not that of a novice !  I do wonder if George who was in goal last last is any relation to Ian Gould who played in goal for Slough, Burnham (?) and I believe Arsenal ? ;)

 

Having said that Gould playing in goal was a detriment to the team, this is where reserves football takes it place, to call upon players and of course to play first teamers on their road to full fitness from injury or those to get game time, 

 

Rother, Windsor Sec. I noticed from the Windsor website today that Windsor used Matt Collis No2 keeper from  Burnham, presume on loan, who played in the cup game against Shrivenham recently, so why didn't he play ? 

 

EVERY club has their injuries, suspensions and non-availabilites thru work or another reason, so in theory every club can make this excuse when they either lose, play badly or dominated as Windsor were last night for most of the game as you have acknowledged...''got out of jail''..  and thats football folks :P  !!!!!

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I believe that Windsor were let down by a keeper the day before the game (possibly an illness) as Mick was in contact with us trying to get one of our keepers on loan, however as our first team keeper had a slight groin issue, we had to take our second choice keeper on the bench as cover in case.

So guessing Mick did his utmost best, but just didn't quite happen in time.

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I believe that Windsor were let down by a keeper the day before the game (possibly an illness) as Mick was in contact with us trying to get one of our keepers on loan, however as our first team keeper had a slight groin issue, we had to take our second choice keeper on the bench as cover in case.

So guessing Mick did his utmost best, but just didn't quite happen in time.

 Neil its difficult to keep 2 ''good'' keepers happy especially with no reserves. One would have thought that Windsor youth keeper not upto CCL Premier standard ?  Sometimes thats the situation one leaves themselves in, fortunately for Windsor they have an adequate replacement in Gould.  The reason for my post is about the comments of ''making excuses'' 'cos its not only Windsor who has this problem I'm sure.  

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Epsom Athletic 1 up v Sandhurst Town 15 mins

South Park 1 up v Cray Valley PM 31 mins

Cray miss penalty right on half time.

Both half times and both 1-0.

Epsom 1-1 Sandhurst 51mins

Cray 1-1 South Park 55mins

Epsom 2-1 Sandhurst 62mins

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BAD GUY, if anyone can seriously read my comments and think I am offering up excuses then I think they need their heads examined.

 

You will no doubt recall that I informed the Forum of George Gould's heritage when he made his debut in goal 6+ months ago.

 

He is NOT a keeper, and has now played in the position just 3 times for Windsor, and that makes a grand total of 3 games since he was 11 years old. So his Dad tells me anyway, and if, as I believe you said 6+ months ago, you played with Ian many moons ago, you'll probably know well enough not to go questioning the accuracy / honesty of his statement to me!! :)

 

Where did you sit / stand last night?

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Epsom 2-2 Sandhurst 65 mins

Cray Valley 2-1 South Park 64mins

Cray 2-2 South Park (Lavery penalty against run of play). 84 mins

Epsom 2-3 Sandhurst 86mins

CVPM 2-3 South Park (Lavery)

Cray 10 men straight red

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FT Cray 2-3 South Park.

FT Epsom 2-4 Sandhurst

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Freindly

 

Villa 4 - 1 Lammas

 

Highlight has to be Newby at LB

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BAD GUY, if anyone can seriously read my comments and think I am offering up excuses then I think they need their heads examined.

 

You will no doubt recall that I informed the Forum of George Gould's heritage when he made his debut in goal 6+ months ago.

 

He is NOT a keeper, and has now played in the position just 3 times for Windsor, and that makes a grand total of 3 games since he was 11 years old. So his Dad tells me anyway, and if, as I believe you said 6+ months ago, you played with Ian many moons ago, you'll probably know well enough not to go questioning the accuracy / honesty of his statement to me!! :)

 

Where did you sit / stand last night?

I sat in the stand.....

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Well done South Park.Have Cray Valley PM got any connection to Cray Wanderers FC? Lewis Wood,Joe Nwoko,Laurent Hamici,used to ply their trade there a couple of seasons ago.Think Hamici,scored the winner against Park in their F.A Cup 4th Qualifying defeat,at Hayes Lane,Bromley.Revenge is sweet they say.

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I sat in the stand.....

Bad Guy,were you serving a Suspension from the Dugout then?You are what your moniker says then A NICE GUY,turned BAD GUY.

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Corinthian Casuals 3-1 Westfield

 

Casuals worked hard but for step 4 are not the best of sides but we simply didn't perform. Literally handed two of their goals to them on a plate Nice friendly club and lovely pitch

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Yes they lost 0-1 to Old Hamptonians

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Well done South Park.Have Cray Valley PM got any connection to Cray Wanderers FC? Lewis Wood,Joe Nwoko,Laurent Hamici,used to ply their trade there a couple of seasons ago.Think Hamici,scored the winner against Park in their F.A Cup 4th Qualifying defeat,at Hayes Lane,Bromley.Revenge is sweet they say.

Exactly right smudge (except it was 2nd QR!) But as you say, revenge is sweet!

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What a game to watch. Lavery comes on with ten to go after taking a knock sat and wasnt fully fit and scores a brace. They were so full of it, boasting about how much they were on etc. Skipper was sayin how hes on 200 a game! Always nice when a team with £0 budget comes out on top. Looking forward to the next round now at home.

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Freindly

 

Villa 4 - 1 Lammas

 

Highlight has to be Newby at LB

freezing cold turn up late due to work issues , sean go lb .............cheers , never had a right foot let alone a left lol

 

had to shoot straight off mate daniel day lewis was gonna give me some tips haha did pop in the bar but didnt catch you see you soon mate.

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 I do wonder if George who was in goal last last is any relation to Ian Gould who played in goal for Slough, Burnham (?) and I believe Arsenal ? ;)

Yes George is Ian's son and like his dad is also a very capable cricketer and groundsman as well !  Ian also played for a number of football clubs in Sussex including Worthing and now plys his trade as a test match umpire.  

 

Rother, Windsor Sec. I noticed from the Windsor website today that Windsor used Matt Collis No2 keeper from  Burnham, presume on loan, who played in the cup game against Shrivenham recently, so why didn't he play ? 

When we knew Dennison would be out for a few games we spoke to several keepers and Collis said he was available for all the games scheduled but suddenly at late notice wasn't available for the Molesey game !  We have two other keepers dual-registered but they were both playing for their other teams that night.  A young keeper we had been chasing during the close-season has now become available after a trial period with a Scottish pro club so he will be signing as cover tonight !   

 

 

 

Apart from George we also have outfield players Ben Harris, Miles Norman and Dan Hicks who are all very capable in goal so in that respect we are very lucky and although the situation wasn't ideal on Tuesday we had no qualms about George going in goal.  We wouldn't use our U18's team keeper as he's only 16 and not physically or mentally strong enough for Step 5 football yet but his time will  come.  Introducing the U18's into the 1st team setup is something we do on a regular basis but whereas you can do it with outfield players it's a very different prospect with keepers as it's such an isolated position and too much pressure can destroy the youngsters if you're not careful !  

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Apart from George we also have outfield players Ben Harris, Miles Norman and Dan Hicks who are all very capable in goal so in that respect we are very lucky and although the situation wasn't ideal on Tuesday we had no qualms about George going in goal.  We wouldn't use our U18's team keeper as he's only 16 and not physically or mentally strong enough for Step 5 football yet but his time will  come.  Introducing the U18's into the 1st team setup is something we do on a regular basis but whereas you can do it with outfield players it's a very different prospect with keepers as it's such an isolated position and too much pressure can destroy the youngsters if you're not careful !  

 

Thanks Windsor Sec.  With regards to missing players all clubs have that problem thats part and parcel of the season.  Totally agree about U18 keper especially if only 16.   Some will say if hes good enough hes old enough...that doesn't always run true especially in a specialist position such as a keeper....... but I do know of some big 16 year olds...it must be in the porridge !!! ;)   

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