Bogey team wins again
May have some complaints about previous defeats by Enfield Town but not today. Completely outclassed and not at the races at all. Would like to say we were poor, but we weren't that good.
Re: Bogey team wins again
Very disappointing today. Can't put my finger on it, but for some reason Enfield Town know how to ensure we can't play our usual game, and we can't find a way to stop them eventually running riot.
However, whilst things didn't run for us in front of goal - we did at least keep trying through to the final whistle.
One to forget and concentrate on bouncing back at Canvey on Tuesday.
On a positive note - great to see Hendon & Enfield legend Jimmy Quail at the game. He's now 78 years old, and made his debut for us in February 1955 - nearly 60 years ago! He looked very well and always speaks fondly of his time with us.
Good to see Junior Lewis at the game too - be interesting to see what he does next.
Anyone yet figured out why our goal was disallowed? Because I haven't!
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The ball was headed goalwards by Lee O'Leary, who ran from behind his defender so, in my opinion could not be offside in any circumstance.
Kezie and, I think, Leon Smith ran in hoping for a rebound, deflection or half-save by the goalkeeper. I was not sure whether goalkeeper fumbled the ball forward into Kezie or straight against the post before it rebounded off his body and into the net.
People around me think the ball hit Kezie, in which case he was offside and, as he touched the ball (or it touched him - either way, it is irrelevant), he was in an active offside position. If, however, the ball had gone against only the goalkeeper and goalpost then Kezie and Leon should have been considered passive.
My instinct is that the ball made contact with Kezie, so the assistant referee almost certainly got the decision correct.
By the way, this was actually very different to Ollie Sprague's goal on Monday. Any players in an offside position on Monday were passive because they did not affect the ball's path after Ollie struck it and their position did not change Charlie Horlock's failure to make a save - the deflection did that more than adequately. In Monday's case, the referee, who had a very different angle, realised that the offside players were passive and discussed the situation with his assistant. Once it became clear that the deflection was off a defender and not one of the offside players, the referee correctly overruled his assistant.
Re; Bogey team wins again
Lino flagged for offside - the only person on ground who believed this possible. Their keeper seemed to be as bemused as us over the decision.
Our goal was disallowed because the linesman was a ****.
Doing the same thing and expecting different results - Hello!
I personally don't buy into that augument.
I maintain our present set-up restricts our flanks in a defensive and an attacking mode, allowing intervention from the opposition.
First two Enfield goals systematic of exposed flanks and the third a by-product of our pushing in search of a goal - so no fault on that. Our weakness on the flanks also resulted in an untimely amount of un-neccessary free-kicks given away. Emblanmatic of an underlying weakness.
Watch Canvey on Tuesday because if there's a ruddy side of whom like to spray the ball across the park its that lot - although the right back might be left-footed - if last season is anything to go by.
Or was it the other way round - I digress - memory lapse!
Taggs on in the centre as a direct replacement - a failed policy. I presume Kevin is a doubt.
We're better than that! Cohesion!
I refuse to slate the lads on todays performance simply because I maintain we have totally screwed things up - and that's the first time in six years I have stated that. We played right into their hands.
We will play a lot worse than that over the course of any campaign -
What is annoying is that we have more to offer than what was shown today - I don't like our formation, annd Enfield took advantage - Seeby has 500 plus appearances at right back and looked hesitant - same with Sprague. To me they look exposed - there's no cover - little in the way of over-lap - we look a totally different proposition when these guys get forward.
I don't think we are far off the mark - but that was a real ball-ache (can I type that), of an afternoon.