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It seems the quality of the football not the league position is the main comment.... if at the start of the season I had a choice of winning the league cup and finishing mid table I would take that over getting in the play offs and failing to win promotion... winning a trophy to me is the priority but finishing mid table playing the type of dross we do is not acceptable.... as MTH stated ... I have only enjoyed four or five games all season and that is not the way to build a fan base.... to me if the board change manager at the end of season rather than now it will prove to be a big mistake....I can see absolutely no forward planning in ALs recruitment this season only stop gaps .....

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Everybody has said it all. I will be at the AGM on Thursday and it will be interesting to see what the manager has to say.

It is my view that the budget is not the problem. We have splashed a lot of dough on a good player who, if he got the right service is clearly an asset to the club. Yesterday I saw him, for the first time running back to collect the ball as he was not getting the service from the rest of the team. His partner is young and may develop but yesterday he was clearly out of his depth. I saw the game last week and though Ibe did not set the world alight he was more of a threat than Josh, so has he gone or looked at the rest of the team and decided it wasn't for him.

The man of the match was clearly Purcell who continues to put in a good performance but let's be clear Purcell struggled to get into the side 2 years ago and even now was not a regular at the start of the season so has he improved? My view is yes but for him to stand out the rest of the side has got worse.

Also what happened at half time, the manager was out early but the teams stayed in the dressing room for at least 20 minutes whilst us on the terraces got colder and colder.

There are people saying yesterday was the worst performance that they have seen from a Town side. I don't agree the game against Folkestone in 2017 stands out for me but the game yesterday was the worst I have seen at the Donkey Dome and is in the worst 2 games I have seen.

Hooving the ball forward is not football.

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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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Don't know why my post of yesterday has come up again, but then I am not that computer literate. Sorry for inconvenience.

But whilst I am on again I would like to give my Pulitza Prize of the week to Aaron Patel for his official report of yesterdays game. No wonder the management think everything is OK. Factually his comments on shots , saves etc were possibly accurate but there was no mention that we never came within a mile of the Casuals movement and interplay. For which I commend their manager/coach. Very rarely did they miss a pass by hoofing the ball 70yds down the ground. The way they played their football I WISH IT HAD BEEN US.!!!!!!!!

Unfortunately, like main stream journalism today, observations seem to be given to appease the few and do not serve to inform the majority. As members/supporters I think we are capable accepting both. After all we can see what is happening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The best recent one 4WF was the comment ‘against a decent Burgess side’ 😀.... tend to agree with Steph about Josh ... playing against a solid premier side is a step up from scoring three againt Burgess reserves but he certainly wasn’t any worse than the others and I would certainly like him to stick around longer than Adams as he has the same potential and next season isnt too far off.... with BB unlikely to stay and Hope well past this class there is an opportunity to make his mark.... but as I’ve bored myself mentioning that planning ahead does not figure in our managers agenda I won’t mention it again 

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another thing can we please play football on the ground and not in the air we are better on the ground !!!!!

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This season was the best chance for ages to actually win this league.Let alone finish top 5..The standard of the league this year is poorer then it has been previously and there are no big teams to compete against.

I feared this season would be a wasted.We are basically playing the same standard of football that saw us finish bottom half last season.Even the big money signing of a proven striker only seems to have made limited differences.

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I said it at the beginning of the season that the league looks more like s Southern League. I believe the league is a poorer one than last season and so are we. The potential is there but........

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What a frustrating afternoon - we can clearly play better than that, and have done on numerous occasions, but I was thinking when the referee got injured that it might actually be in our best interests for it to be abandoned and replayed! We did have the better of the chances before their goals (apart from them hitting the post in the first half), but I agree with much of what's been said above, we didn't look like we either wanted to, or could string 3 passes together. I'm fine with us clearing the ball when under pressure, as we aren't going to concede with the ball in touch, but too many times we just hit aimless long balls down the middle of the pitch which were bread and butter for their center backs. Whilst I'm not totally against playing it long at times if it brings results (obviously we'd all like to see free flowing passing football), we just don't have the personnel to play this way - I lost count of the number of times that Bricknell, Davidson and Youngs were beaten in the air... seriously - if the plan is to go long, then let's sign a proper target man and play off of him! Youngs looks lost on the right, he's clearly a quality player at our level, but needs to be playing an attacking CM role to be effective in my opinion, which would necessitate a change of formation / system. Not a good day at the office 👎

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Amid all the doom 'n gloom - and at the risk of giving the game away - Andy's clearly lulling the rest of the teams in the league into a false sense of security, allowing them to think he's not very tactucally astute. If you recall, his target at the start of the season was to average 2 points per game. All is going nicely according to plan: we have 17 games left and all we have to do to reach the target of 84 points is win 15 and draw 1 of those 17. Simples!

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2 minutes ago, behind-the-goal said:

Amid all the doom 'n gloom - and at the risk of giving the game away - Andy's clearly lulling the rest of the teams in the league into a false sense of security, allowing them to think he's not very tactucally astute. If you recall, his target at the start of the season was to average 2 points per game. All is going nicely according to plan: we have 17 games left and all we have to do to reach the target of 84 points is win 15 and draw 1 of those 17. Simples!

You really need to get out more often.

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20 hours ago, 72wembleyfinal said:

@Theodopolous

I think you will find that BBricknell signed a 2 year deal.

 

Billy must be thoroughly cheesed off that his mates Matt Johnson and Lewis Taaffe talked him into joining this Town side under this manager. Its so unbelievably frustrating when you look at the Haringey side flying high. Lets not forget that Haringey are doing rather well with 2 Andy Leese rejects in their side (Gabriel and Kirby). Gabriel was particularly scathing of AL during pre-season. At this point I would take Brad Quinton back in a flash, or maybe give the gig to Mario full-time.....we just need a change!

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Two things I have learnt to day. 

Firstly, that it seems BB is on a two year contract. As most of us know he was a great acquisition but this management seem incapable of thinking think up a method so that the team play to his strengths. His running of the ball calls for someone with passing ability. As it is he needs to be 20ft tall to take some of the current passes.  Surely the manager or scouts can look for a couple of players who don't have to kick hell out of the ball to make progress. I have to agree with CC but I for one would like to see a complete change.

Secondly on a lighter note, it is nice to see that some are able to keep their sense of humour. Thanks for that Andy and B-H-the Goal .

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One positive that everyone seems to have missed is we beat Corinthian Casuals 6-3 on aggregate 😊.

For those interested the after match interview with A.L is now on the ETFC YouTube channel.

 

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Glad to find BB will be with us next year... still think with the service he is a class goal scorer and any new manager who comes in will be more than happy to build a team around him.... is the manager on a contract for next season or is he a free agent next year ?

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1 hour ago, Theodopolous said:

Glad to find BB will be with us next year... still think with the service he is a class goal scorer and any new manager who comes in will be more than happy to build a team around him.... is the manager on a contract for next season or is he a free agent next year ?

I suspect another side might come in with an offer for next season if they hear that BB isn't entirely happy at a mediocre Bostik Prem side.

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I think your right TCC .... only speculating but we could find another mass exodus at the end of the season with players unhappy and we will be back to where we were  last season with Simon and Liam leading our attack.... 😩..... that’s why I think it’s vital now to make the change and get our decent players to want to stay because they will know deep down there is not a hope in hell of this management team leading us to promotion .... 

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What frustrates me more Theo is that with a couple of good midfielder players and some better planning we could still consolidate at least a play off place. It would help with a win to night, which of course will all want.  But even so it it will still leave many questions left unanswered.  

I will not be at the AGM as I am having some medical treatment earlier in the day. But I hope that not only AL is at AGM but all his coaching staff. It would be helpful if those members who have similar concerns to me, as I have expressed on this forum, ask them what plans they have to improve our method play in order to improve consistency, either from with in or by recruitment.  Also how we as members can help to facilitate this. 

I believe that decisions at this years AGM, both by the elected board and members, will play a crucial part in what happens to the clubs ability to continue to move forward. So don't miss out in having your say. 

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