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Been lookinfoward to this all year. Too windy for boat, even for camping. So came by car and my annual pint in The Railway.

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Nolan, Mulley, Porter, Johnson,  Hatton, Weatherstone, Youngs,  Chaney, Ibe, Davison, Greene

Subs

Parcell, Sayoud,  Quarrington-Carter,  Taafe, Wales

 

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Town 1 down 83 mins

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A free header from a corner gives the hosts the lead - Sort of sums up the season

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Season is over with a 1-0 defeat

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Posted (edited)

I know:-

It was an end of season game with nothing to play for.

The pitch was hard, bobbly and one of the worst we've played on this season.

The wind and cold made it difficult.

....but we still had to travel for 3 hours to get there and back and I don't think what we got from the players yesterday was acceptable at this club. With one or two acceptions I didn't think we looked interested.

So after 2 years of the current project I agree with those saying it's time to move on. It's not been a disastrous season - we've stayed up and Andy can be rightly proud of the Velocity Trophy win - but we could, and should have been so much better. Yes, we were only 3 wins, and a few weeks, off a play off place but the standard of performances, both ours and in this league generally, have been poor this year. I understand, and respect, the opinions of those who think the management should get another chance but fear that we'd be forced into making a difficult decision at a more troubling time come October, with a troubling impact on revenue from reduced supporter numbers.

There are those who've been calling for the manager to be replaced for sometime - with winks and nods towards a board not listening to the fans. I don't believe that to be the case - we all need to remember that our board are all volunteers and the Chairman has full-time employment to fit in so the process of bringing somebody new in is difficult to accommodate.  We're not a full-time outfit. It takes time and I think early in the close season is a better time to consider making that change.

I would have liked to have seen better use made of the U23s. I've watched them on a number of occasions this year and they've been very entertaining. There is a big gap between that and the first team, I fully acknowledge, but Josh for instance has looked a better, stronger player from his recent games (and has the potential to form a good partnership with Billy and/or Mo) - I suspect he might not have got the chance but for enforced injuries. George Quarrington-Carter's performance was also one of the bright spots yesterday - again enforced by injury. Disappointing in recent weeks that we've seen the likes of Ed, Mario and Steve named as substitutes with very little  intention to play - a little more thought in advance could surely have helped to blood some more youngsters into the first team frame, even if they haven't ended up playing.

There weren't too many there yesterday that would have been keen to go to another away game next week had we had one!

 

Edited by AnfieldTowner

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a player we should have kept

Brandon Adams

Striker

W 15 L 6 D 4
Appearances:
25
Goals scored:
23
manager could not see potential ????

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Completely agree, OT. Believe it was Brandon's choice to move on - but would he have made that choice if we'd given him game time? It was, of course, at the time of the season when we were persisting with one up front - never given the opportunity to partner consistently with Billy.

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I wonder how the supporters of Hendon felt when they had to travel to Taunton and back? Six hours plus there and back.

Diappointing to read that the performance was unacceptable. Sorry to say this but doesn't that tell you something about what's happening between players and management.

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Posted (edited)

I must say I find your posts are somewhat confusing OT. When writing on the Potters Bar comments you seem to be  giving opinions completely diametrically opposite to this one. On here you are giving support to many things that I have been posting for months. Could it be that there are two of you???? Shall we have a vote on it!!!!!!

Good to see that for both Liam Hope and Harry Ottaway will be playing in the up and coming play-off matches. I am sure Harry would have been great along side Billy B. Perhaps AL forgot to enter him in his little black book.

Edited by 4wembleyfinals

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Nice post Anfield... the end of it echoed what I put about last season playing Hope and Thomas right to the end in six meaningless games instead of giving youngsters six very valuable game time ... it really does show a complete lack of thinking picking Wales and  Noto ... surely if Leese didn’t quite get the point then Mario should have... yes not giving Adams a chance was another awful future planning decision... but they seem to be a common theme....

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23 hours ago, old towner said:

God news Guernsey still in bostiik league

 

I take it you meant GOOD news.

 

Stifled rumours of financial trouble at the club, and now Jersey are hoping to start flying across.

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2 hours ago, 4wembleyfinals said:

I must say I find your posts are somewhat confusing OT. When writing on the Potters Bar comments you seem to be  giving opinions completely diametrically opposite to this one. On here you are giving support to many things that I have been posting for months. Could it be that there are two of you???? Shall we have a vote on it!!!!!!

Good to see that for both Liam Hope and Harry Ottaway will be playing in the up and coming play-off matches. I am sure Harry would have been great along side Billy B. Perhaps AL forgot to enter him in his little black book.

ok no more from me bye

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Great post Anfield towner.

Totally agree with everything you said.

Say was the first time for many seasons that I have missed a game purely because I couldn't be bothered.

I have nothing but praise for the board and various Sponsors who collectively funded the squad but sadly the manager quite clearly couldn't manage them.

Thanks Andy but time to move on 

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Posted (edited)

Sorry OT no offence meant. 

But getting back to comparing 2017/18 with this year. On a very loose calculation, if the same number of  games had been played in both years, say 42, it can be made to show that we would have only lost only one less game in 17/18 ( ie  42/46 x 18 lost = 16) against this seasons 15.

It's those damn statistics again giving the answer I wanted to prove a point.

Anyway I hope you all have a good summer and enjoyable holidays.

It has been most interesting reading all your posts and knowing that so many supporters care what happens to the club, even if at time we are not all in agreement. We can all start again once we know what is planned for next season.

NOTE :- Must get plenty of ink for the printer.

 

Edited by 4wembleyfinals

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After watching Cheshunt hoof balls forward last night made me appreciate watching us play... that must be one weak  league for them to be challenging for promotion... on to Bracknell Saturday I think... come on you Ambers... at least that will guarantee us six points next season😀

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Strange comment Theo when i've seen fans complaining about the quality of football from Town on this forum. If we can overcome a good Bracknell side we will see about those 6 points, last night we did what we had to do to get the result and there was plenty of nerves on show, we can and we have played a lot better.

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No one has complained more than me Sweet about the football at the town... often go to cheshunt and have a lot of mates that go but even they said the football was poor but as you say job done and I will be supporting them at Bracknell and look forward to the matches next season 

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