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Re: Match 8 Discussion: Aldershot (A)
Posted by: Higgosboots
Date: 03/09/2016 18:26
2 the moon
2 the moon
Are some people really suggesting that this defeat is somehow a good thing as it relieves the pressure. And I'm not having the chesnut that it gives a reality check for those who thought we would walk the league. Nobody on here thought we would walk the league.
I defended Brabin to the hilt last season and also defended finishing outside the play offs. So I'm not someone who goes into meltdown after one result.

However I and a few on here have dared to question how much we have actually progressed. A great start no doubt but all last seasons problems are staring some of us in the face. Lack of goals, extremely laboured in the final third, and against sides that are very well organised a tendency to run out of ideas very quickly. I could go on. There's plenty of teams that will win 5 on the run in this league so I personally never got to carried away. Least playing more narrow made us hard to score against but for some reason that sounded like it was abandoned today. In my opinion our luck ran out today and coupled with poor tactics exposed our team and manager big time.

Pretty spot on
swap GTF for Connor and Higdon for Cook and that's about all your getting progression wise.

Have to agree, it's a fair summation of the side, although they do offer significantly more than the other two, if Cook, Nors or Connor aren't at the races we offer very little, and as we've seen it's easy to stiffle the front three. Even if you say to them get it wide or run it, it's a bit like saying running around the equator or through a wall, they get cut down time and time again. We need more strength in the middle of the park. I'd like to have seen us sign a couple of big Rugby League types like Eastleigh and Forrest Green have, that would round things off nicely.

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