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Decent turnout from Fleet fans for this one?
We should be bringing 400-500.
Looking to making you our next psf conference scalp after hammering Barnet 3-0

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I think you'll find the Fleet fans more accommodating and less arrogant; never having been a League team. Wouldn't count on a great turn out, being mid-week and a friendly, but I'll be there for one and looking forward to it as well.

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I was going too, but then some chavs smashed my front windows in for no reason on a Monday night, so don't think I'll be venturing out.

God I HATE chavs.

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Is it too early for a lastest score/attendance/how we played etc?
I couldn't make it tonite.
Day off work + school holiday + sunny weather = day at seaside (Rye) munching lots of ice cream and getting home at 7.30 with 2 grizzly children.
I know what I would rather be doing tonite!!!

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1-1 apparently, from my AFCW contact. Crowd 600-700, Essendoh scored ours with about 12 left, after they opened the scoring in the first half.

Our best players were Pinnock and McKimm according to him, while Moussa has learned how to tell Lee Gledhill to 'f*** off' apparently... <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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Sorry Andy, days off during the week mean working weekends. Not too worried about missing the freindlies, but the bummer is on the first day of the season I'm driving to Fort William from Locherbie. Still The Willies!!!! play in the Highland League div 2 in front of crowds of about 150 so it might be worth a look.
glad Moussa is learning proper English instead of Chav or Chathamese!

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They are the nearest scottish side to the Fleet terms of groundsize and have the "almost in the league" factor about them.
Don't bother with their website, though - very unfreindly- ACCESS DENIED!!!
Still the locals are freindlier than Aberdeen. I saw the Dons v Everton a couple of years ago and the thick, ignorant locals mistook my broad Grayvesend accent with scouse!! Still, they could have thought I came from Margit!

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Mitten played well again tonight,as did Jacko with some telling crossfield passes in the first half.Build up play was reasonable but the goal chances in the first half were a few speculative shots.Second half play gave Saunders a couple of good chances,a header that he should have put away,and a cross shot that just went wide of the far post.things livened up when Moussa replaced Manny,and Roy Essendoh`s headed goal was a beauty!This came from a free kick won by Moussa`s pace.Quite an entertaining game overall;suggest Ben Surey doesn`t take too many corners!

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his corners were appalling, i think he was aiming for the near post, where no one ever was, when he should be aiming for Essandoh, the silly thing was after the 1st 2 he stepped up to take a 3rd, would of thought he'd learned his leasson with the first two. Mousa was lively running from the right to the inside a lot. First half played 4-3-3, with manny, roy, and pinno, and look like we lacked a lot of width which they took advantage of quite well. The referee was quite bad, letting them get away with a lot of very niggling things, like pulling on shirts and hard tackles. Makes me think if they are going to enforce the law for red card offences' like with prothers, then they should at least enforce offence that blatantly deserve yellows.

For us 1st half was a bit lack luster, for a while we did attack well though with pinnock or saunders (hard to tell from the other end as they both look the same), hitting the bar from a good header. Then they scored as one of their player managed to get a clear path to goal and slot it past mitten, who played quite well today.

Early half showed some improvement, but wasnt un till moussa came on that we played some really good attacking football culminating with a good headed goal from Essendoh at the back stick from an excellent cross field ball. Also saunders had a good headed oppertunity from which he did a good job of making contact but his directioning was poor, but was probaly best he could do with a defender infront of him.

MoM for me Moussa as he added that spark to the attack we at periods we seemed to lack

Also didnt quite look the 400-500 fans promised but respect to them for bringing quite a few.

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Along with this evenings game I've now seen four of the friendlies, (Folkestone, VCD & Gillingham). Can it be arranged that (8) Jay Saunders sits in the bottom left seat of the team photo.

Over recent seasons it's been an unlucky spot, as whoever sat there has gone by November. Against Gillingham and AFC Wimbledon he has been bloody awful. I doubt he could pass water, let alone a ball. If he sees a red shirt he passes to it, even if it's in the crowd. He tries to shimmy and dodge past two or three players, but always fails. And then complains to other players that they weren't helping him out.

Do us a favour Andy, since he's on a contract lone him back to Margate for the season.

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Against Gillingham and AFC Wimbledon he has been bloody awful. I doubt he could pass water, let alone a ball. If he sees a red shirt he passes to it, even if it's in the crowd. He tries to shimmy and dodge past two or three players, but always fails. And then complains to other players that they weren't helping him out.

Do us a favour Andy, since he's on a contract lone him back to Margate for the season.

Not quite sure what extra dimension Jay brings to the midfield. reminds me a bit of jimmy Strouts - who proved not quite up to Conference standard

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I think Saunders, Surey and McKimm are too similar and we could do with someone a bit more creative in the middle, like Drury.
Jacko hit some superb passes last night but playing 4:3:3 he was pulled too far into the middle.
If Drury was fit last night he would have started in place of Moore so presumably we would have played 3:4:3 which is a new one on me!

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Lets get off Saunders back. He's only played a couple of friendlies with his new team mates.. Margate fans have seen him play over a number of seasons and they say he's class and thats good enough for me.

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I trust Andy and Ade.
If they think Jay merits a place in the bigger picture, fine by me. We DO need cover in every position. Suspensions and injury will no doubt take a heavy toll, so although Saunders may be of a similar,combative syle to Macca and Surey, there will come a time (probably a cold wet Tuesday evening in the Midlands) when his particular talents will be required.

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...agree that Saunders has not shown much at present but lets give him a chance although he needs to show much more than thus far to get in the side.
Did anyone else think the crowd looked bigger than announced? I thought 800+ looked about right.

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I agree re the crowd.

One thing confused me from last nights game - did the ref ask for our second half number 10 to be substituted (sorry - not sure who he was)?

The ref trotted towards our bench with our player beside him. The player promptly went off and it appeared that the bench and the sub were unprepared to change over? (Or am I just going plain mad - dont answer that, please !!)

Thought Pinno looked good again tonight, albeit that he was rather selfish once or twice. The control of the ball that dropped over his shoulder wide on the right in the first half was superb, and his run across the defence which ended with a fierce left footer just over the top, wasnt bad either.

The biggest concern was that we didnt create too many clear opportunities - but having said that, their attackers were generally played out of the game as well by our defence.

Chris Moore needs to sharpen up a bit I think - the one where the opponent got round the back of him and he had to bring him down, being a particular concern.

Thought Matt Rouse did well again and it was his excellent free kick that Roy headed home.

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I thought Jay improved in the second half after an awful first half and could/should have had at least one if not two goals from header and then volley later on. Wimbledon were very ordinary apart from goalkeeper, N0 9 and NO 18 who came on in second half they did not create anything after first twenty minutes,the three up front did not really work Pinnock was excellent again, Manny is a luxury I am not sure we can afford in the conference, he might be alright for last twenty minutes when team are tired.From what I have seen so far in the preseason games my starting 11 for game against Northwich would be

Wilko
Gledhill Shearer Moore Skinner
Drury Surey McKimm Jackson
Essendoah Pinnock

Subs. Porter Moussa Manny Mitten Saunders

with Manny and Moussa on for last twenty at least

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Alan W (GNFC) said:
One thing confused me from last nights game - did the ref ask for our second half number 10 to be substituted (sorry - not sure who he was)?

The ref trotted towards our bench with our player beside him. The player promptly went off and it appeared that the bench and the sub were unprepared to change over? (Or am I just going plain mad - dont answer that, please !!)


I could be wrong, as I'm no expert on the laws of the game (is anyone?) but . . . it looked to me like Andy Ford was trying to
re-introduce Jacko into the game during the second half having been substituted at half time.

However, the ref went over to Andy and said something along the lines of "We can't allow that Andy" to which Andy looked a little bemused.

Is there some rule that doesn't allow a player to be re-introduced into a game if he has previously played and been substitued or did I misunderstand the situation?

I'm sure this never used to be the case for pre-season friendlies i.e. a player could come on and off the field as many times as he liked.

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