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Total Svennis...

By John Rogers14/9 18:42Sat Sep 14 18:42:48 2019

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First half good, second half £&&+

Again, getting a little fed up of our second half capitulations now. There comes a point where it isn't good enough and today was it.

Okay, their keeper made three good saves first half to keep them in it, but then so did Chris. And how many did he make after the break when once again all in front of him went missing?

Countless times we've been ahead at the break and pissed it up the wall, at some point you have to learn. Very disappointed tonight because again, that was a winnable game. Credit to Dorchester, they soaked up the pressure and completely punished us.

I've given the boys the benefit of the doubt until now, but that was not even close to good enough.

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By rwakeley15/9 00:48Sun Sep 15 00:48:56 2019In response to Total Svennis... Top of thread

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Just a re-iteration that our tactics are out of sync, irrespective of our formation. I actually fear now that our players may have accepted that as the norm and the dressing room maybe becoming divided. I would hope that both the players and the management can acknowledge that dispite our obvious short-comings we have to strive to resolve our issues.
On the plus side the goalkeeper was outstanding and I thought that Corks looks a major player in terms of our future. We have to plug the holes of which are frankly our un-doing and until we do, frankly any postives wil be short-lived. Heard a rumour that the lad Williams has departed which raises questions.
This is now a supreme test for James as frankly these problems have persisted for some considerable tiime. The formation is frankly immaterial if what underpins it is seriously flawed.
Time for solutions - which personally, I maintain are quite apparent - otherwise we are in for a very long and ardious campaign.

Edited by rwakeley at 00:49:20 on 15th September 2019

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By Weston Don15/9 21:16Sun Sep 15 21:16:26 2019In response to Re: Total Svennis... Top of thread

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What obvious shortcomings are those. One thing I have noticedthat is that opposition no 11s keep ripping us to shreds. Another thing is that good centre halves are hard no nonsense b*****ds who take no prisoners. Luke Tingay is a very talented player and a very nice man.

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By John Rogers17/9 00:11Tue Sep 17 00:11:09 2019In response to Re: Total Svennis... Top of thread

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I can't sleep, a zillion things buzzing around my head, only a few of them related to Hendon. Anyway, to answer an unasked question, I was wondering how many times in 2019 we've held a half-time advantage in the league and not gone on to win the game. The answer is (I think) 9.

1. H v Kings Langley: 1-0 HT, 1-2 FT (3 points lost)
2. H v Tiverton Town: 2-0 HT, 2-2 FT (2)
3. A v Wimborne Town: 2-1 HT, 3-3 FT (2)
4. H v Weymouth: 1-0 HT, 2-3 FT (3)
5. A v Chesham Utd: 1-0 HT, 2-2 FT (2)
6. A v Weston-super-Mare: 2-0 HT, 2-2 FT (2)
7. H v Wimborne Town: 1-0 HT, 1-1 FT (2)
8. A v Yate Town: 1-0 HT, 2-2 FT (2)
9. H v Dorchester Town 1-0 HT, 1-3 FT (3)

That's 21 points dropped from winning positions across those 9 games. Twelve during the second half of last term and nine already this. If we were to continue to give-up half-time leads at the rate we have been so far this season, we'll have dropped 54 points from being ahead at the break come the end of the campaign. No matter which way you spin it, it's a problem.

I don't know what the answer is. I don't know if it's a fitness issue or some kind of mental block, a pyschological thing or just fragile confidence.

I really hope it's a hurdle that we can overcome, however it happens, because the ability by and large is there. Some of the football has been great to watch at times and I believe we are capable of matching most sides in the division as we showed against Chesham three weeks ago, as we showed in the first half against Weston. But that pattern of half-time advantages squandered across a lengthy time period is a concern.

Really hoping the FA Cup can provide some welcome distraction on Saturday.

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By John Rogers17/9 01:08Tue Sep 17 01:08:43 2019In response to Re: Total Svennis... Top of thread

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Ah, what the heck. At least we don't support Billericay, eh?

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