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Re: This reminds me of 2016-17

By John Rogers2/1/2019 10:14Wed Jan 2 10:14:57 2019In response to Re: This reminds me of 2016-17

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These posts are absolutely spot on, there's a lot of parallels... Players coming and going within a few weeks, unable to pick a consistent back-four because of injury problems and the manager trying to remould a side as he goes. I don't know how many of those players pitching up for a couple of weeks and then disappearing from view are down to player-led decisions and how many are down to the manager.

I thought yesterday was better from the Walton game (can't comment on anything post-Walton as I haven't been able to make anything) in terms of the fact that we were more solid and the level of application and attitude was much better. Not a lot went our way in the final third but I thought Calcutt and Toomey put themselves about and at least tried, defensively I was a bit concerned when I realised it was McGleish alongside Pepera. But, he did alright. I also thought Brendan Murphy McVey added a bit more protection to the back four than some of those that have gone before - think he has a little bit to offer.

After working so hard against a strong Chesham side who are far better than their lowly league position, it's such a shame that the ball was lost so cheaply wide on the left - if it had been wellied into the Chesham half, or even better at that stage, over the main stand - we'd have come away with a hard earned point and clean sheet.

It's crucial that we get something sooner rather than later - a point, a scrappy 1-0 - before we're beginning to nervously look over our shoulders.