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Wright, Parcell,  Sutton,  Johnson,  Weatherstone,  Rumens,  Greene, Blackman,  Bricknell, Youngs, Davison

Subs Mubiayi,  Hatton, Ibe  Sayoud, Empson

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Late change: Hope replaces Ibe on the bench

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Still 0-0 but we have an injured referee after 80 mins

 

New official found

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FT 0-2

 

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Not proud to admit for the first time in over 40 years of following Enfield I was indoors before the final whistle... not feeling well at all  i made the effort only to be subjected to the most tedious 75 minutes since the last tedious 90 minutes the 0-0 with Merstham.... not going to lay all the blame with the management as usual ... the players quite simply were poor... the skill level the control and passing was way below the level required.... after going out of the FA trophy which was described as a inconvenience so we can concentrate on the league this will probably be described as a blessing so we can now concentrate on the cup..... honest opinions please lads .... 

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Sorry that you are feeling under the whether Theo, but I too left when the Referee unfortunately got injured. I have little to say that I haven't said many times before and I certainly cannot add to THeo's and CC's comments. Other than that I believe there are some players in our squad who, given the right leadership, are good enough to bring success to the club. But I am afraid no matter how he excuses himself AL and his coaching staff are not adequate for the task. 

No wonder the ground was voted No1 we will never wear the grass out playing as we do. I have seen U10's string more passes.

I await the Politza Book prize contributions who can convince me otherwise.

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I defy anybody to come on here and defend the way ETFC played today. Please don't say CC stopped our expansive game or that we were unlucky. We were shocking! I can't remember the number of times the ball got lost in the clouds or was given away needlessly. We got what we deserved and that was nothing. I have yet to thaw out.😡

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So difficult to argue with the comments above. This was one of the worst performances I’ve seen( and I’ve seen a lot of poor performances). We have no shape, the players all seem to get the urge to clear the lines, booting the ball in the air as far as they can. Tactics are and have been wrong, it’s not fun watching this rubbish, I have no doubt that the players are giving their all, but they collectively have neither the skill, ability, intelligence needed at this level. The manager is responsible and I have reluctantly to agree that AL has not been able to produce a team which entertains. We don’t seem able to win either so we don’t even get pleasure from playing drab winning football. I have to agree that it is clear that AL is not able to provide us with a team that us good to watch and which wins regularly. I’ve had enough, I will continue to support the club, attend the matches but we must find a manager who excites and inspires both players and supporters, now is the time for change so we can prepare for next season.

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We will probably be told to attend the AGM and put questions to the manager as to why we played so badly? What good will that do? He knows why. We know why. So what's he going to do about it? And please don't say it's all because Mo is out injured!

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I too thought that the players individually were good enough but now I have my doubts.... Again we saw the ridiculous tactic of hoofing the ball forward to a 6ft 2 defender who won every single header with Billy left to just barge into him in the hope of putting him off....but even when the ball was on the floor most of the passing was dire.... I’m glad TCC said it first ... Leese out and start planning for the new season at this rate as I put before we will start next season from scratch again and be back to square one.....

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the ref had a poor game too ,,,, there keeper said they have only had 1good ref this season ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, that's 1 more than us !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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As MTH said I too will continue supporting the club since it's hard to break a many many years habit , but on an occasional basis until things change.

To me sport should be entertaining ,or at least show some attempt to be so at what ever level. As say this because there are people volunteering time of the pitch to help the club achieve something. They at least should be able to expect that the  paid playing management etc within the club try to meet their expectations. I regret that from what I have seen in the past 18 months is amongst the worst football I have ever watch from an Enfield side.

As for OT observation I'm afraid the refs are not an excuse for our players weeks on end trying to see who can belt the ball the highest. But then you must see things differently.

 

Edited by 4wembleyfinals

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To be honest 4WF i have absolutely no qualms about the commitment and will of the players... the work rate is first class we just fall short on the tactical and the skill level required for success in the league... for me now it’s about the cup and preparing for next season and I don’t see this manager as the type to prepare the club for that ....

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2 hours ago, MTHead said:

we must find a manager who excites and inspires both players and supporters, now is the time for change so we can prepare for next season.

how about the Mr Jose Mourinho   

 

 

 

 

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25 minutes ago, old towner said:

how about the Mr Jose Mourinho   

 

 

 

 

Yet again you townies call for Andy's head after a couple of bad matches. No manager on earth gets it right all the time . Its your boardroom that stumps up the cash for Andy . He can only spend what he's given . You lot still don't get it do you. Get a proper chairman , Get shot of the palsy walsy club . They have taken it as far as it goes. 😜

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'The ref had a poor game too'. His performance had nothing whatsoever to do with the dire ETFC performance. How many goals did we concede after he went off?

So now it's time some may say to 'get behind the boys', get behind the manager, remember we have a limited budget!, supporters owned club, etc, etc. 

Supporters do want success and pay good money to watch their team. It does make one wonder what else the supporters can do?

 

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Well AW what do you know. We’ve been watching the AL project for over a year now. I’ve no doubt that he tries his best but the type of football we get us far below what we need. It’s not one or two results that have influenced my judgement it is a combination of intransigence, lack of flair and imagination. I can only really recall four or five matches which I could say I enjoyed. Results are not all, I am realistic in that no team can provide exciting, skilful football all the time, but I think we are entitled to expect to see some progress. We have been patient beyond the call of duty. We know we haven’t got the best budget but the Board have a ten year plus history of progress and I am proud, not only of what we have achieved over the past decade and they now need courage to maintain the progress. 

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AL came to ETFC with a reputation - for cup success and producing sides which had performed consistently well in the Southern League. Barring some fleeting FA Cup success last season he has failed to produce a successful and entertaining side. Is the budget too low? Well presumably AL doesn't think so otherwise he wouldn't have hung around as long as he has - or even taken the job in the first place. How long are we supposed to give him? I appreciate that this forum isn't used by the entire fanbase, but everyone on this thread seems to have reached the same conclusion. If the board don't either act or at the very least clarify what constitutes an adequate season, then it would be clear that they are content with mid-table Isthmian mediocrity. I, for one, am not happy with that.

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I cannot agree more with the last two posts. Welcome lads to the reality. 

I want as much as anyone for this club to succeed.  To gain another promotion in my lifetime what make me happy.  But too many are happy with the status quo. We have have chosen to go down the road of self management so we will have to face up to the reality of what that means. We have to raise more income to resource a better team and manager if we are to go forward. For example we could start by raising a share debenture in the club. But that is if you want it be a Football Club or a Social Drinking Club with a football team. The choice is yours,  

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I cannot make any observation on entertaining or effective playing styles, as I am 12,000 miles away in Australia. I can only comment on what I see on YouTube highlights and read as facts on the website and this forum.  All I can say is that I am finding this season disappointing and a mid-table finish is becoming ever more likely. I desperately want ETFC to do well and I started the season on a high given the early performances but that is all drifting away. W are now 14 points off the top and 14 points above the relegation places. That's a good definition of mediocrity.

What makes it all the more galling is we are fourteen points behind a team that four seasons ago was in the Essex Senior League, a team which has a couple of ex-ETFC players and an ex-Enfield FC manager. I am talking about a team that I knew when I reached adulthood as Edmonton, plying their trade in such august leagues as the Delphian League. When ETFC was formed in 2001 they were, as Edmonton & Haringey, in the South Midlands Spartan League playing before minimal crowds.

The question is what have they done that is right and why hasn't ETFC not done as well? I cannot believe that they have bigger and better resources than us. I support many of the above comments. I am not one who advocates change at the drop of a hat but the Board needs to think long and hard about where they want the club to be and what is the right structure to get there. National League South ought to be the minimum.

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