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Squawkident said:
.Shame for the youngsters that were playing that our fans turned against the team, not exactly confidence building.
Abbey, what can you say... other than useless,again.

I can agree with all of that. I did get a tad annoyed at the cheering for Dover. Fair enough as a joke but after the first few times it stopped being a joke. Ben Abbey wasnt too good but has been in the last few conference games and Im annoyed at the bloke who shouted out "Do something Abbey you bag of [***!!***]" Thought that was harsh and out of order! Still i look forward to Saturday and the start of a ghood run in the trophy.

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Abbey, what can you say... other than useless,again.



No good singling Abbey out (who apparently played well at Chester as he has done in the last six or so games) as he was no worse than anyone else on the pitch. Walshe, considering he's a professional, wasn't very good and I thought that considering Evans had something to prove, even he was below par.

Still, well done to Dover. We can moan about second-string players, but some of theirs were as well, so good luck to them. And I note they brought about 80% on a Tuesday in a poor competition of what Margate brought on New Year's Day in the league. One team on the Kent coast, there's only one team on the Kent coast...

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The dover fans brouht a suprising amount up for a tuesday nite. Bit dissapointed at the performance overall, pinnock unlucky hitting outside of post though, and that was a definate penalty in the 1st half, also abbey should of put it away but good tracking back by the dover defender. Dover did look the better side, especially in the 2nd half. Good luck to them in the next round

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Dover fan - it wasnt Hyde in goal - your reserve keeper, and judging by his performance, he'll stay that way for a while - dropped or mispunched almost everything that came in his direction.

Carruthers looked sharp though.

Thought Walshe and Evans were the only 2 of our players who looked even vaguely interested - strange really, when you consider everyone should have been looking to impress to stand a chance of breaking back into the first team.

Mind you, should we not have had a penalty before Dover scored - quite how the ref failed to give the foul on Evans when he was standing 5 yards away is beyond me - if it wasnt a penalty, surely he should have booked Evans for diving?

Other than that though, I think we only had about 3 or 4 efforts on goal and the Dover keeper wasnt forced to save anything other than Walshe's shot which thumped into his midriff.

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It was Dave Wietecha in goal. To be fair to him it was his first match for a year due to injury so he might be a bit rusty. It was actually his debut tonight. We signed him from Folkestone last January and he got injured straight away without having played a match.

Lawrence Ball and Danny Welch were making their full debuts tonight too, and two of the subs that came on hadn't played in the first team before.

Carruthers' goals were two quality finishes, but if you'd seen him in the last two matches you might not be so keen on signing him.

Seems that Mr. Shearer, unlike your supporters, has lost his sense of humour, he stuck his fingers up at a fan who made a joke about his drinking.

We were not smiling when we found out how much it was to get in. If I'd had known it was going to cost a tenner for a KSC game between two half-strength teams I would have stayed at home.

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Poor show tonite considering most were 1st team squad. AF should seriously consider getting some replacements.
I have no problem supporting the Fleet in every which way but if the game was intended to be treated like a practice/friendly match then the entrance fee should have been likewise. Even so, the 'Git' wouldn't mind a gate like ours tonite for their Conf games!

Impressed with Dover reserves tho, most were youngsters and very sharp up front. Made our experienced lads look average. The 'Beckham' clone looked pretty good, think he'd fit in at the Fleet quite well!

Looking forward to Saturday's game, hopefully the match will be taken a lot more seriously!!

Mooro came off half-time because of a back problem. At least he's got some recovery time before his next game.

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It is a shame that someone at the club has not got the gumption or guts to make a token gestutre of reducing the price of admission by a couple of quid for such a match as this. Especially on an all pay night when only hard core supporters are likely to show up anyway. It is just poor pr and when you have paid a tenner to watch such a performance as we put on seconf half it does seem a rip off.
Having said that I thought the Dover finishing was very good and the banter with the keeper was amusing on an otherwise forgetable night.

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Although fun i think it was out of order to cheer the Dover players on towards the end and the verbal abuse of Evans when it had gone quiet was a dreadful shame. He quite clearly heard it all and looked very upset.
Mind you one thing that did bug me, was, if you are going to treat it as a friendly then they should NOT have charged us £10 for the privilage, I should get into friendlies free with a season ticket not have to pay a tenner!

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Attendance was 425. Proceeds shared with Dover.

I find it odd that the same people who proclaim that the only way forward is to go full-time and that we should look at every avenue to raise more funds are the same ones who then complain that there wasn't a couple of quid knocked off the price. (Changing your log-in name doesn't hide the fact <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> )

Next year just stay at hope and send your £8 to the trust, that way the club will be £3 better off.

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I find it odd that the same people who proclaim that the only way forward is to go full-time and that we should look at every avenue to raise more funds are the same ones who then complain that there wasn't a couple of quid knocked off the price. (Changing your log-in name doesn't hide the fact )



I think that people are more annoyed about paying the money to watch what was frankly, a shambles.
If we play like that all the time, then we will definately not be going full time.
I know that it's the KSC but it's still silverware at the end of it and the starting 11 should be able to play better than that.
They let the club down last night in my opinion. We lost fair and square to the better side but it was the lack of fighting spirit that wound me up.

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I thought Louie was our best player by far on an extremely forgetable night for the club. At least he seemed to want to fight for the ball. I wish he would be played as an attacking midfielder as opposed to a striker, though, because that's where he's likely to be far more effective.

Anyway, the kiss of death has been put on Louie's Fleet career as I bought his shirt at the recent auction. The last player's shirt I aquired was Tostao's and look what happened to him!!!!

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Richard C said:the verbal abuse of Evans when it had gone quiet was a dreadful shame. He quite clearly heard it all and looked very upset.

If that was the case, then it's shocking...will we never learn?

Whatever your thoughts on their ability, we ruined young Simon Parker through taunting and Louie was clearly affected last season too.

We send him out on loan to gain match fitness and confidence and he proved a revelation at Bedford. We get him back and he has looked very sharp recently - particularly seeing as how someone else on here said that Walshe and Evans were the only ones "up for it" I find the levels of abuse completly unnecessary and unfair irrespective of the player! Save it for our opponnts!

Yes, it's a crap result. But we clearly don't rate the KSC anymore now we're "the second biggest team in Kent".

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Im not peed about paying £10 not at all. I pay into the trust monthly, i bought Shearers shirt the other night, i am a season ticket fan and i will put money in jars at the fleet when required. I do however along with my brother and others feel that its a joke to pay £10 and then literally watch players put very little or no effort at all in. I could have been playing out there and would have looked our best player. That was what was unfair. I still dont regret another £10 into the club but it was awful value for money!

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i heard that shearer has to have an opperation on the 20th Jan to have three wisdom teth removed might just explain his performances at the moment i know when i have a tooth ache the last thing i want to ddo is run around might also explain his lack of humour

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Facinating thread, Fleet fans are articulate and dedicated, thought you might like to see what one of your fans wrote on our forum, "Re: Gravesend win
Author: Richard C gnfc (62.60.124.---)
Date: Wed 7 Jan 2004 11:15

Well played Dover. At least you guys turned up and wanted it unlike our 3rd team. Disgrace to make us pay £10 and then play the third team and they didnt make any effort to run around and look interested, all in all a disgrace even though it was only the kent senior cup! Well played Dover, very enthusiastic. First ive seen of Carruthers, if he had a better touch would be a very good player.

On another point - 'lucky for gravesend we didnt play our first team'!!!!

Lucky for Dover we didnt play ours aswell then!!

Strange night allround really!


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I wasn't there due to unforeseen circumstances, Louie Evans is NOT the sort of player who can take critism wth a pinch of salt, he is a great player but will not flourish with morons taunting him whenever he loses the ball or chooses the wrong option. The same goes for Ben Abbey, yet recently he has responded to the critism in the best way-playing well and scoring goals.

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Whatever happened during that match, the overall performance summed up exactly why so few (when compared to our conference attendances) chose not to attend.

Yes - it was awful.
Yes - the atmosphere was less exciting than a visit to the dentist.

No amount of griping is going to change the fact we all paid £10 to watch a very poor match.So let's move forward and worry about the Trophy game on saturday.

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