Jump to content
Fans Focus - Non League football clubs

Recommended Posts

Very best of luck to our players, officials and supporters, for our Isthmian Premier League match against Lewes at the Dripping Pan this afternoon.

It's going to be a tough game, but we travel in confident mood, second in the table, have a good side, and are unbeaten home or away this season to date.

Let's hope we can add to those successes, chalk up another away win, with three points from our visit to East Sussex.

'COME ON THE TOWN'

Link to post
Share on other sites

To say I am stunned by this first half score-line would be an under-statement. Lewes have drawn their previous two home games this season, and we have looked pretty watertight in defence. It is quite breezy down here on the south coast today, so that may have played a part. We have a lot of ground to make up in the next 45 minutes, hopefully, the wind will be on our backs and we will launch a big fight back, and get something from this game. Fingers crossed !

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, littlehampton said:

To say I am stunned by this first half score-line would be an under-statement. Lewes have drawn their previous two home games this season, and we have looked pretty watertight in defence. It is quite breezy down here on the south coast today, so that may have played a part. We have a lot of ground to make up in the next 45 minutes, hopefully, the wind will be on our backs and we will launch a big fight back, and get something from this game. Fingers crossed !

3-1 it’s working ...... I hope

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Father Jack said:

It appears that the Lewes club shop is a vending machine

 

 

20210911_134706.jpg

Another non-league club that doesn't sell pies (the natural food of the football match) by the look of it! 🤬🤬🤬

Link to post
Share on other sites

Final Score  Lewes  4-1  Town

Sadly, our second half comeback never materialised, and we lost the match and our unbeaten start to the season. A disappointing result, but one defeat certainly doesn't make us a bad team. We have played played and beaten some decent sides prior to this reverse, and the aim now will be to get back to winning ways on Tuesday evening, when we face Haringey Borough in the League at the QE2 Stadium, before our important home FA Cup match against Hadley next weekend.

Our next opponents Haringey Borough lost at home 0-1 today against Corinthian Casuals. We have slipped to 4th in the Table and they are 5th. Should be a good match on Tuesday evening. Sure we will be looking to bounce straight back. Keep the faith !

Link to post
Share on other sites

I sincerely hope so LH!!!  But we will have to tighten up our defensive discipline. Three first half goals in 13 minutes and 1 goal only 4 minutes after our only goal suggests a lack of organisation and leadership. Mind you these frailties started to show during last Saturday's game. This has to be addressed promptly before next Saturday's FA cup tie. Otherwise we could come unstuck against Hadley and we all agree we need the prize money.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Wasn't there yesterday (the joys of taking my daughter around the country to look at universities!)

Just posted the highlights up from Lewes - and looks like we had some good opportunities before they had a crazy 15 of scoring 3...

One defeat only - would have taken 4th place and still in the cup at this stage if you'd offered it to me the evening of the 1-7 Hayes game in pre season!!

Looking forward to Tuesday - a good vocal crowd at home - no reason why this is not just a blip ..

Some competition for places too  - strong bench where all 5 of the subs would be expecting to start .. 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I am more than a little concerned that we have ridden our luck so far this season - lets not forget that in our win against Cheshunt the oppo hit the woodwork twice and spurned a few other good chances. At this stage I don't necessarily think we've progressed a great deal (despite the Lewes Manager's claim that our team has got stronger each year since AL took over). And if  Mo leaves at or before Xmas I fear it might be mid-table mediocrity for us this year. Still hoping to be pleasantly surprised but we shall see. I don't mind the long ball game when we have Cunnington on the field - it makes a change from the past when we have played that way without having had a target man on the pitch! 

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/09/2021 at 11:03, The Crowing Cockerel said:

I am more than a little concerned that we have ridden our luck so far this season - lets not forget that in our win against Cheshunt the oppo hit the woodwork twice and spurned a few other good chances. At this stage I don't necessarily think we've progressed a great deal (despite the Lewes Manager's claim that our team has got stronger each year since AL took over). And if  Mo leaves at or before Xmas I fear it might be mid-table mediocrity for us this year. Still hoping to be pleasantly surprised but we shall see. I don't mind the long ball game when we have Cunnington on the field - it makes a change from the past when we have played that way without having had a target man on the pitch! 

i agree with you mo will go by xmas for sure we know that , will billy re join ? do we any other strong strikers

we need to be putting away ALL chances to get a chance of playoffs this season if we dont make that then i think andys lease WILL be over

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/09/2021 at 16:09, 4wembleyfinals said:

Not really surprised OT since I didn't think it would take long for an apposing manger to work out AL's long ball strategy. Now it's up to him to start the fight back in the dressing room with a different plan.

 

 

Perhaps we are going to be surprised!!!!!

Perhaps unsurprisingly you choose to comment on this thread when we are 0-3 down 4WF, after no comments at all on the threads of the previous 4 or 5 games where we've played reasonably well, and had good results. It's a shame that you can't get past your fairly obvious anti-Leese agenda, as it's pretty clear to me that you're knowledgeable about football, and when you do express opinions about tactics, formations, players etc. they're usually bang on the money.

In my view, there's a lot to be said for supporting the manager, even if you don't completely agree with their style (and I don't entirely myself) - life's too short to spend constantly wanting to be proven correct, waiting for a bad result and then making the same point over and over again. Step back, approach each game with an open mind and support the team - we might end up having a bad run, a bad season or whatever, but you should definitely enjoy the times we do play well, or really what's the point?

Link to post
Share on other sites
54 minutes ago, Barney said:

Perhaps unsurprisingly you choose to comment on this thread when we are 0-3 down 4WF, after no comments at all on the threads of the previous 4 or 5 games where we've played reasonably well, and had good results. It's a shame that you can't get past your fairly obvious anti-Leese agenda, as it's pretty clear to me that you're knowledgeable about football, and when you do express opinions about tactics, formations, players etc. they're usually bang on the money.

In my view, there's a lot to be said for supporting the manager, even if you don't completely agree with their style (and I don't entirely myself) - life's too short to spend constantly wanting to be proven correct, waiting for a bad result and then making the same point over and over again. Step back, approach each game with an open mind and support the team - we might end up having a bad run, a bad season or whatever, but you should definitely enjoy the times we do play well, or really what's the point?

surely you cant give 100% support  if you dont agree 100% with his style ?

Link to post
Share on other sites
28 minutes ago, old towner said:

surely you cant give 100% support  if you dont agree 100% with his style ?

Speaking personally, I can give 100% support to the team - being an Enfield Town fan, I have always fully supported the side irrespective of who is manager.

Edit to add: perhaps I should have said "backing the manager", rather than "supporting" - ultimately AL is in charge, and I want Town to do well, so by extension I want AL to be successful and win games. I'm relatively time poor, and can't commit any time to the club as a volunteer, so as such, I trust the board to make decisions in the best interests of the club, including managerial appointments.

Edited by Barney
Link to post
Share on other sites

I do try to be objective, Barney, but my opinions, and they are only opinions, are based on what I observe from the past couple of games. It is quite clear that AL continues to build his teams on a long  ball strategy. Perhaps he truly believes that this is the best way to survive in this league. Which one has to admit so far has worked but leave it hard for us to proceed further. 

However, allowing for restrictive finances etc of which, we are all aware, I believe he has within the squad players who are be capable of adapting to another plan when required. But it never seems to happen.

On the other hand, in the last cup tie, following our second goal, Dereham's manager made a simple switch. He move his left winger, probably the best technical player on the pitch, inside. This led to our left followed him leaving the left field open for an opposition player to run into.  Where did their goal come from??   As a consequence, in the last 10 minutes we were in a state of panic!!.

Finally I have always believed it is right to get behind the team what ever happens.  As for getting behind the manager is concerned I have always adopted the great Len Shackleton's philosophy which was " I always do because it's the best place to be so you can see what he's up to".

Ps. I appreciate your comment, re "your time available" in your latest post. I too am not able to support the club, due to age and physicality, but do in other ways when required. So no need to reproach yourself..

 

Edited by 4wembleyfinals
Link to post
Share on other sites

I wasn't at the Carshalton or Lewes games but looking purely at the highlights on YouTube, it seems to me that 3 of the 4 goals we scored against Carshalton were down to their sloppy defending, and 3 of the 4 goals we conceded against Lewes were down to our sloppy defending (the free kick Lewes scored you just have to stand back and applaud, it was a terrific goal). Just goes to show that it is all about the defence. The meanest defence in the league usually wins that league.

We defended well against both Brightlingsea and Cheshunt (games I did get to see) and I hope we do the same against Haringey tonight. I agree with Lovely Stuff's earlier post - it is important that we do bounce back tonight and if we do get a decent result, none of us should complain about the start to the season. With the recent addition of Della-Verde, we have a strong-looking squad that should be more than capable of challenging for the play-offs. Credit for that should go to the manager - he brings the players in.

 

 

Edited by Benjrider10
typo
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...