Jump to content
Welcome to the new software - Please read! Read more... ×
Fans Focus - Non League football clubs
Sign in to follow this  
Hempstead Gaz

Changes

Recommended Posts

A couple of times recently, Andy has gone on record saying if performances don't improve then not everyone will be here at the end of the season.

Does anyone have any guesses as to whom Andy is referring ?

I suspect a little management confused.gifdisillusion is creeping in regarding the performances of McClements, Shearer, Duku, Evans, Gradley and Pinnock.

With the exception of the Duke, all at best are fringe players now, and we seem to struggle when they play.

The Duke is a shadow of himself when he played in the Ryman. Headers aren't won cleanly, control is lacking and too often clearances are sliced.

Moore, on the other hand, knows his limitations and plays within them.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Still think Evans needs a decent opportunity - he rarely seems to get decent balls played to him when he gets on the pitch, as too often the rest of the team are playing poorly. This happened both yesterday when he got on and on Tuesday.

 

If Duku and Shearer go, who plays alongside Moore?

 

Fordy still seems to think McClements can play left back - he is more a right sided player and I would, if Andy plays Matt Lee and McClements - rather see Matt on the left and Mcclements on the right.

 

I wonder if there was a problem with Perkins yesterday? Otherwise, it seems strange that Andy didnt bring him on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It should be noted that McClements is not a defender but a midfielder, albeit a lightweight one. Evans and Pinnock are also midfielders, not strikers. If you play someone out of position, especially at this level, they're not going to perform to the top of their game and as a result, cause a weakness within the team on the pitch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
John@TheFleet said: If you play someone out of position, especially at this level, they're not going to perform to the top of their game and as a result, cause a weakness within the team on the pitch.


This doesn't always have to be the case, John. As far as I know, when we first signed Protheroe on loan he was described as a midfielder, yet he has performed very well as a left-back for us so far. At least he should be available for the Halifax game, as should Moore.

Yesterday's second half collapse was really inexplicable, particularly given that we were playing in a prestigious competition from a non-league perspective. Although I agree with others on here that we could have scored more before half-time, I still didn't really think the game was in any danger with us 2-0 up at the break. Perhaps complacency was our worst enemy in the second half.

P.S. Glad to see Abbey silence his critics (who were still moaning about him at the beginning of the first half) with a well-taken goal - I still can't see why people get on his back so much, particularly when the alternatives aren't really any better. I only hope the injury, which looked serious, doesn't keep him out for longer than the three to four weeks that Charles Webster suggested.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

I think Andy should look at his own performances,

he has not shown any ability to motivate the players.The lacklustre performances are getting to the fans. We have a very average side with a forward line who have pace but little else,a midfield who do not seem to be able to communicate with each other and our tactics in set peices such as corners are at times quite laughable.

Come on Andy don't pass the buck onto the players that underperform, you brought them to the club you have to get the best from them every game.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Duku has been in recent weeks a liability, moore and shearer are the way of the future. Duku has little or no clearaning ability and his headers are getting worse by the game. Yesterday he was getting on louis' back because, "I need that channel" after hoofing another ball to no-one with his head down staring at the floor.Maybe he should raise his eyes,look around and aim for someone rather than punt it?

As for mcclements, i think he needs a good game to regain confidence after recent poor performances, when he is on form he is v.good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think Eddie's lacking much confidence and for someone playing out of position has done his best for us. He is a bit of a liability at left back but he's worth keeping in the squad. At least he gives his all every game and I enjoy seeing his bursts forward, livens up the game a bit anyway.

 

Before Shears' injury, I was singing his praises and thought he'd make a great and even better skipper. Recent performances haven't been brilliant and he needs to get back to his best soon alongside Mooro. Agree, Dukes is struggling a bit and appears to be lacking motivation.

 

Evans will be more useful in midfield but I'd definitely release Gradley & Pinnock IMHO.

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I forgot to mention Stroutsy. Heard him on RK last week - he seems very happy at Welling at the moment and has a lot of old (Fleet )freinds there. I sadly think he has played his last game for Fleet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:
I wonder if there was a problem with Perkins yesterday? Otherwise, it seems strange that Andy didnt bring him on.

 

 

I think that a point may have been being made after it looked like Perks showed disappointment and dissent after being taken off at Chester.

 

Andy got the substitution right at the Chester game, unfortunately it did not work out this week.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Chatham Gary said:
A couple of times recently, Andy has gone on record saying if performances don't improve then not everyone will be here at the end of the season.


Well, the speculation has hotted up, with BBC Teletext (p. 395) reporting this morning that Andy told RK that money has been set aside for him to spend on players, and that he feels 'one or two changes' will have to be made swiftly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Get Ports out of retirement. He must only be about 33. Will still get a shedful of goals.

Also , where is Matt Gubbins? Last seen at Ashford about 5 years ago. Can only be about 29. Was really classy back in 1994.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Scar(f)th and Logie?

 

How about Crichton Lockhart and Jimmy Robertson? God what a team they were all in!

 

Or Jim Towers...Gee he scored a lot! But he was in a losing team and the Logie era was a winning one...

 

haha

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think that we've all gathered from experience watching the game that Eddie McClements cannot play in either midfield or defence. The number of times in the second half that I heard Walshie call for the ball to be played up the line to him from McClements, and he was completely ignored, and the ball played inside, where the play was lost. I can only imagine the mood between them in the dressing room after the game.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I do feel sorry for Eddie. He gives 100% every time he puts a Fleet shirt on (and bloody rightly so! They all should!) but he just can't seem to hack it at this level. He's obviously a skillful and committed player but seems too lightweight to me. When playing defence, he's been turned and/or out-run by forwards on a number of occasions and just can't seem to get to the by-line when coming forward. I can't help feeling he's one of the players on the way out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As the founder, and as yet the only menber of the Eddie McClements fan club I honestly think the guy has got potential. Thought he had an OK game on Saturday. Not so long ago Ben Abbey was the public enemy number one, but his recent form has changed a few people's minds. I think Eddie can do the same. Now I've said that, Andy will probably release him before the end of the week !!!!!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×