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CORINTHIAN CASUALS V TOWN

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Team

McDonald, Chappell,  Urquhart,  Thomas, Weatherstone,  Pepera, Small,  Blackman, Bricknell,  Youngs, Della-Verde

Subs   Gyebi, Kiangebeni,  Muleba,  Mubiayi,  Asari

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as it stands

  1 Cheshunt0-1                                
  2 Bishop's Stortford1-0                                
  3 Worthing1-1                                
  4 Haringey Borough1-1                                
  5 Carshalton Athletic0-1 3                              
  6 Enfield Town0-0                                
Edited by old towner

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Weatherstone red carded

FT 

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Liked the comment on the official Twitter regarding the team..... " but were toothless going forward".  Couldn't be because of the age of some of the players!!!!

I feel just as frustrated OT.  I hope for your sake that some subscribers don't get you mixed up with me. I'd hate you to get some of the flack I have received over the past 3 years for daring to criticise  how the team is organised. But then I still hope we succeed on Tuesday. Depends on which team turns up.

I look forward to reading the report of to days game in the next couple of days. 

Edited by 4wembleyfinals

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What a disgraceful performance. With the casuals playing 5 at the back we persisted with a centre forward without any kind of support. In the second half Casuals passed the ball around why we merely gave it away. Casuals ran into space whilst we looked stationary and bewildered.

Casuals used the full width of the pitch whilst we thought that a pass of around 10 yards was a long ball.

Something has to change.

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Give him time.....new squad      we beat Kinstonian......we're in top half......????

No....yesterday was my first game since last season.     Really looking forward to seeing CC and the Town put on a display.

What did I see...little imagination....inability to break down a steady defence...frustration as we continue to leak sloppy goals.   Think only real change 2nd half was switching wingers.

I had my doubts over past 2 seasons.    I don't any more.   My mind is made up.    

I support the team and the club but it can't be blind faith any more.    

 

 

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We can't all be wrong, but then we appear to have little say.

Only one player up front immediately suggests to me that if played the right way there is always 3 defenders free to support their attacks. It should not take, even a mediocre coach, to quickly come up with a way to redress the balance. Normally this is done by pushing up two wide men to occupy the backs. Its not rocket science. 

But no action is the ultimate way of making " A pig's ear out of a silk purse". 

But as I keep saying, with diminishing hopes, that lessons will have been learned for the next game. As if!!!!!

 

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I wasn't at the game on Saturday, but was on Tuesday - the biggest frustration for me is that we clearly can turn up and play very well at times, but we just can't seem to do it consistently enough. We need to put together the consistent run of performances and results that our squad is more than capable of - I think Andy deserves a lot of credit in putting an (in my view) excellent squad together, but the pressure is now on him to get us playing well (or at least grinding out results when things aren't clicking) game after game, not just from time to time.

As a side point, as I know a lot has been spoken about how isolated Bricknell is at times, I do think that Okoje is a key player for us, and an excellent foil for Bricknell, and him getting injured has set us back significantly. Does anyone have any update on his injury and how long he's expected to be sidelined for?

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Barney, we shoould not have to rely on one player and one system of play.

The game on Saturday with Casuals playing a 5 man back hi line with a good passing play required a change of tactics. 2 centre forwards (strikers at least) with players in midfield prepared to run from deep to support the winger. Whilst there was often 1 player wide on the left the right side of the park was ignored for long periods. This is where Mickey Purcell excelled but he was not the manager's favourite.

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1 hour ago, Steph1 said:

Barney, we shoould not have to rely on one player and one system of play.

Agreed - I'm not saying we should either. All I'm saying is that I think Okoje is a more natural centre forward, and foil for Bricknell, and we miss him as a result.

Although I wasn't at the game on Saturday, based on what people have said, it sounds like we should have changed things sooner when they weren't working, and should generally be more adaptable in terms of formation.

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12 minutes ago, Barney said:

Agreed - I'm not saying we should either. All I'm saying is that I think Okoje is a more natural centre forward, and foil for Bricknell, and we miss him as a result.

Although I wasn't at the game on Saturday, based on what people have said, it sounds like we should have changed things sooner when they weren't working, and should generally be more adaptable in terms of formation.

We were warned by Chesham fans that AL doesn't like to change things around. Time and again we have found that to be true. We have false dawn after false dawn. 

Listen, I don't think AL will get us relegated, but I cannot see him getting us anywhere near promotion.

We need a manager with fresh ideas if we actually want to progress.

Anyone can see that plonking Billy up top on his own is a recipe for disaster. He is not a target man. He's a very good footballer, but he doesn't have lightning pace either.

Looking very much like another season written off already. 

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 I did warn supporters, CC, of  AL's inability to accept change, three seasons ago. This was based on the observations of people who are well informed regarding non- league football. My criticism at the time got me pillared by many. All the comments I am now reading seem to show that my points are now coming home to roost.

I have to admit, however, that his forte is that he has an ability to quickly bring together a squad, especially on a limited budget. But he appears to insist that they play his way whether they want to or not or they get frozen out. 

I have consistently stated how I would like to see us play but now except that it is unlikely to happen under Al's watch. Consequently I have little choice but to see what happens on a game to game basis, starting tomorrow.!!!!  I am now at the point where any win is a win however gained. 

I was recently informed that all our coaches hold UEFA coaching  badges. Can anyone confirm this and what they hold. Because if it is true I am surprised that they haven't suggested making changes.

 

Edited by 4wembleyfinals

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Wasnt at the game but clear from the comments the performance wasnt good enough - same at Horsham looking at the highlights and Bishops Stortford which I was at.

 

BUT, in an attempt to be glass half full ..

- we are 3 pts off the top of the table

- 1.71 pts/game would give us 72 points 

- 100% record at home - can we make the QE2 a fortress this season?

- we do have a good squad - let's see the changes Andy makes tonight!

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