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Re: Similarities and Differences

By rwakeley28/11/2019 12:35Thu Nov 28 12:35:15 2019In response to Re: Similarities and Differences

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In search of some more of the above, I've nipped over up/down the road to St Albans. Their forum's section on player movement gives some useful pointers what to expect and offers differing views. My hunch is that we are going to be reasonably similar in style to St Albans in terms of blueprint. Then again, I maybe completely wrong! Pure conjecture. Just more random thoughts.
I pulled up the line-ups of the Saints from the start of 2019. Traditional back line, the lad Sambou, (highly recommended on their forum), tenacious type, looks to have strong qualities. Watched a vid of a goal of his vs Oxford, (off the top of my head), powerful. Big pointer from that side, Bid Dave in the defensive role. Who fills that role under the new gaffer is for me pretty significant. Ex-green Khale Da Costa one of the cast. They also mention the lad Lucien on their board. One recent post citing his tendancy to cut inward and curl shots over the bar. That's reminded me of the same accusation I made at the lad Stanislaus. I don't get that vibe. I think the lad has evolved, looks stronger, and has acquired a tendency to hit the by-line more.
My only personal disappointments have been the potential loss of Corks and presumably in time the Hemel lad. The latter if so, may prove less damaging dependent on the lad Brooks. I do think having such options out wide gives us a totally unique, separate identity and the Saints with Da Costa as a prime example demonstrates how both components are required. A bit of a Father and Son analogy perhaps, but I think there maybe similarities. Each case on it's own merit. If these wide lads fully function - frankly I would rather be in our position. As for the Saints, their average age on Saturday - 24. Whilst over there, I last night watched their gaffers recent post-match offerings. I think you can overlay a lot of the sentiments, all round, to similar sides. I thought Allinson Snr spoke very well, the same interview he gave on the Saturday we went to Swindon could have been equally delivered by Allinson Jr. Last week's Saint's vid vs Welling demonstrated the attacking style, I think we may see aspects of. Defensively, is a bit unknown again probably in both cases. As for the immediate, just gaining some cohesion, (I haven't seen us put more than 3 passes together all season), could prove transformational.
Interesting to see what happens when the rubber hits the road over the ensuing weeks. The gaffer clearly has set out his own stall and has a plan. How it equates to sides in this division with quite definable traits remains a key issue. At least we can stop banging our heads against the wall. I hate to type this yet again, - I'm reasonably optimistic. First objective - a win on Saturday.

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