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YES!!!

By Mike Cox24/3 17:15Sat Mar 24 17:15:13 2018

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Billericay smashed 4-1 and attendance high at SJP - who could ask for anything more?

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Re: YES!!!

By johnnybaker25/3 17:13Sun Mar 25 17:13:57 2018In response to YES!!!Top of thread

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I haven't left a Hendon match feeling this way in a long time. Hopefully this gives us a taste of what might be in the future, with an exhilarating performance supported by the wonderful crowd and the atmosphere. This has to be our goal. Absolutely brilliant day.

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Re: YES!!!

By grippers going to get you24/3 20:17Sat Mar 24 20:17:16 2018In response to YES!!!Top of thread

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First time poster, but had to after today. Thought every single player was outstanding, Josh and Ash were such a threat, this team is surpassing all expectations, we so deserve a play off spot and if we get it, I think on our day, we can beat anyone.

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Re: YES!!!

By embee24/3 20:09Sat Mar 24 20:09:25 2018In response to YES!!!Top of thread

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Really pleased to see Jake involved again. Gary having lots of quality to choose from as we reach the end of the season.

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Blitzkrieg Football is Back!

By rwakeley24/3 22:48Sat Mar 24 22:48:48 2018In response to Re: YES!!!Top of thread

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Perfect timing - It's been in hibernation for a while. One nagging doubt, with the injuries, was could we re-discover the devastation we had early season. There's our emphatic YES!!! That Blitzkrieg 10 minutes of havoc, not forgetting the in-evitable last minute goal. A couple of their midfield were struggling physically after 20 minutes. Today has gotten me thinking what was the specific catalyst or whether it was a culmination of factors producing a perfect storm. With the worst of the bad weather, hopefully behind us, we can push on. The timing was beyond perfect.
Shout-out to the lad Hammond, thought he was targeted at Staines and today bounced back admirably. Josh has a 1 in 2 strike-rate in the league - so he's another string to our bow. The real star for me today, the lad Corcoran. Hendon for me look quite unique in some much as each player has a clear definable role. There is an onus on individual responsibility. It looks pronounced. It's become increasingly apparent. It's German-esque efficiency. This guy McCann - German ancestry - back on my Liverpool theory.
Vorsprung Durch Technik! - However we slice it - We've got our mojo back!
The timing is exquisite - make the most of it - fantastic performance!

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Re:Blitzkrieg Football is Back!

By Deadman26/3 09:41Mon Mar 26 09:41:45 2018In response to Blitzkrieg Football is Back!Top of thread

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MIssed Saturday's game (probably a good thing because I'm on a win-less run of 9 games going back to Harlow away!)

Who could've predicted such an emphatic win, particularly after the way Staines walked through us on Tuesday? (sadly I was "lucky enough" to witness that one).

Significantly, Muir and Walker both got goals. IF those two get on a run of scoring now, it's hard to see us not making the play-offs.

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Re: Re:Blitzkrieg Football is Back!

By John Rogers26/3 10:18Mon Mar 26 10:18:12 2018In response to Re:Blitzkrieg Football is Back!Top of thread

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There was a lot to enjoy about Saturday.

First half was quite even, ANG hit the bar, Diedhiou was a toenail away from converting a driven cross, but 'ricay had a couple of good opportunities early on as well. After Tuesday, I guess going in at the break without having conceded was of paramount importance.

They brought on Cunnington and Robinson at the break, and after 7 or 8 minutes where they really came at us but failed to test Tom, suddently Zak found himself racing through on goal and cleaned out by the advancing goalkeeper. The penalty was clear, and I guess it was the fact that he had made a genuine attempt to play the ball that saved Giddins from seeing red. Joseph was just far to quick for him though.

Niko did the rest from the spot and then showed real presence of mind to take an extra touch during a melee in the 6 yard box and then lift the ball into the net rather than stabbing it low through a pile of bodies to make it 2-0 and at this point, the 'ricay back four didn't know if it was Saturday or Tuesday lunchtime.

Interesting point when we scored the second goal, I knew they were beaten. No-one was geeing them up, all of the blue shirts were staring at the floor, hands on hips.

Josh's first goal for 3-0 was magnificent, cutting inside off the right flank and curling a beautiful left footed shot into the top corner and by this point, there was open dissent amongst the ranks with blue shirts arguing with eachother. A fine thing to see from a Hendon point of view. It encapsulated 10 minutes or so of football from the Greens that, if 'ricay's side is worth £30k per week, was worth £100k per week. It was absolutely scintilating.

The sting had completely left the game after that, we were happy to defend 'ricay's long ball game from deep and hit with pace on the break. O'Hara came on and played some nice raking passes from deep in his Jan Molby role, and when he curled a free-kick in with seven or eight minutes remaining, there were brief signs of a revival.

That ended though when a brilliant covering challenge at the far post denied Cunnington a clear header at goal (I think it was Hammond) - Cunnington then had to leave the pitch with a pretty nasty looking facial injury. I hope he's okay and that reports of a fractured eye socket are wide of the mark.

Walker's goal in the stoppage time saw him totally outmuscle Kevin Foley, no less, and calmly wrong foot Giddins with a low left footed finish. Foley was convinced he'd been fouled in the build-up, he hadn't. Walker had shown himself to be too strong for the former Irish international.

I always feel churlish picking out individuals in a performance like that, but Corcoran totally ran things from midfield and the front four, in perfect tandem, caused no end of problems for 'ricay's back four. Arthur was magnificent defensively too, with Rian, James and Luke also very good at keeping the visiting attacking threat to a minimum.

Whilst the visitors did understandably look tired given their schedule, there is a lot more bubbling under the surface there. Tamplin walking out after 70 minutes (flight to Amsterdam or not), a total lack of fight after going 2-0 down - on what I saw on Saturday I cannot see that group of players winning the title.

A mention too for the atmosphere. Excellent crowd, and the place was absolutely rocking during that second half behind the goal. Even I came away feeling euphoric and buzzing - the bar was still packed when I left at 6:00 and there was no real sign of people leaving any time soon. A great afternoon and as others have said above, hopefully a taste of things to come in the next few years.

Edited by John Rogers at 10:25:51 on 26th March 2018

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Re: Re:Blitzkrieg Football is Back!

By Hendonboy26/3 14:10Mon Mar 26 14:10:06 2018In response to Re: Re:Blitzkrieg Football is Back!Top of thread

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The penalty was clear, and I guess it was the fact that he had made a genuine attempt to play the ball that saved Giddins from seeing red.

Aren't the laws now that if a penalty is awarded for DGSO then no red card will be shown?

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Re: Re:Blitzkrieg Football is Back!

By WillesdenGreen26/3 14:30Mon Mar 26 14:30:51 2018In response to Re: Re:Blitzkrieg Football is Back!Top of thread

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Found this on a referee's website regarding DGSO & the new changes

Where a player commits an offence against an opponent which denies an opponent an obvious goal-scoring opportunity and the referee awards a penalty kick, the offender is cautioned if the offence was an attempt to play the ball; in all other circumstances (e.g. holding, pulling, pushing, no possibility to play the ball etc.) the offending player must be sent off.

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Re: Re:Blitzkrieg Football is Back!

By Hendonboy27/3 18:48Tue Mar 27 18:48:59 2018In response to Re: Re:Blitzkrieg Football is Back!Top of thread

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Gotchya - thanks... didn't realise it wasn't a blanket change.

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Re: Re:Blitzkrieg Football is Back!

By John Rogers26/3 15:10Mon Mar 26 15:10:54 2018In response to Re: Re:Blitzkrieg Football is Back!Top of thread

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That's what I thought. A kind linesman explained this to me during a cup match earlier this season. I can see the sense in the yellow card if it was a genuine attempt to play the ball - which I thought Giddins' challenge was - Zak was just far too quick for him.

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