- Jan 18, 2015
- Reaction score
- Stockport County
Agreed....The Devonshire factor is our only salvation at present.Yeah your fixtures haven’t been that bad have they?
That should make it more worrying but Devonshire seems to revel in taking points off the bigger/bankrolled teams so maybe not.
If we finish where we are that will be fine, we are in a mini league with the clubs below us. We are staying in games longer and other than Torquay have done ok. A fair few are moaning about the style of play, we do tend to overplay and concentrate to much on possession but some to want the manager changed are ludicrous.
Surprised at that, thought you were decent enough against us and would have said you'd be staying up at the very least. You definitely looked like scoring could be a problem, but you were one of the most solid teams we've played so far.We are just hoping there are 2 teams worse than us.
Not sure there are however.
Asante will be like a new signing won’t he, so excited for the come back. Just hope and pray the injury hasn’t affected him too much and he comes back even stronger than the player we had before (take some doing that!)Mixed feelings about our start really.
As others have said, 22 points from 11 games is a great return and if you keep that up over a season you’ll be 1st/2nd come May.
However, I can’t help but feel we should have more points on the board. 96th min equaliser for Bromley, 95th min equaliser for Torquay, late equaliser for Wrexham - all of which could’ve and should’ve been avoided.
Injuries are now really starting to mount up and we need some luck in that department shortly otherwise you feel we might start to see a drop in overall form.
Its a good start, but could’ve been an even better one very easily.
We need Oyeleke available more often, Jack Clarke to come back for good in November and Asante to be firing on all cylinders IMO if we are to seriously challenge for top spot.
You've won four of your last five, seems like a pretty decent upturn in form.Not technically a quarter for us as we've only played 10 but Rusked out of it so far.
I've gone from thinking we may just miss out on automatic promotion to thinking we will miss out on the play offs unless we have a serious re think.
I’d be playing 4-3-3 with Kabby, Rowe & Asante starting once he’s back.Asante will be like a new signing won’t he, so excited for the come back. Just hope and pray the injury hasn’t affected him too much and he comes back even stronger than the player we had before (take some doing that!)
Suspect you've hit rock bottom. Brown looked a terrible appointment and it turned out to be.Couldn’t be much worse!
Aldershot could have got something second half Saturday. We invited them on at 1-0. Ruskball is not promotion ball.You've won four of your last five, seems like a pretty decent upturn in form.
He's 6', and trains as a professional athlete. I just don't understand how he can have so little physical fight in him. He gets knocked to the ground and waves his arms at the ref demanding free kicks, why Burchnall, Doyle and his team mates aren't giving him an absolute rollicking and telling him to get on with it I've no odea. They're all too nicey, nicey.I do think most of Francis’ weaknesses would get hidden more in a 3 man midfield but he is so painfully weak and slow that he essentially has to be the Vanarama Busquets to warrant his place in the team.
Three of those games were Weymouth, Kings Lynn and Dover. I think we need to reserve judgment on our squad until we have faced sterner opposition, minus HK…Barnet have learned the lesson that Harry Kewell was useless. We've got a fairly decent squad, 8 points from last 12. Unbeaten in last 4, we are getting it together under Dean Brennon.
I do think we’ve fucked up signing him and Vincent as two ‘projects’ in that area of the pitch, though. As you say, Roberts is hopeless defensively and while Rodrigues is game to try and do his bit, it mostly consists of wild and unnecessary late tackles. I think we probably should’ve known this and brought in a genuine holding midfielder we can rely on. There’s too much responsibility on Palmer to hold everything together on his own at the minute, which is a big ask even if he’s obviously a class player.
Mussa was very good against us on Saturday. The only one for Weymouth that caused us any issues. He’ll go onto better things.As for physicality, I hope we are taking a look at Mussa at Weymouth. Might only be 21 and has fairly limited experience, but from what I saw myself last month and the reports from other fans, I think we could do with a bit of what he offers.
I hope he has an off day on Saturday. If we lose to Alty tonight then the ultimate indignity of going out of the FA Cup to the seagull botherers could well lead to some unpleasantnessMussa was very good against us on Saturday. The only one for Weymouth that caused us any issues. He’ll go onto better things.
Up until this point it was believable.Southend, Stockport, Altrincham, and Weymouth were all superb performances, close to perfection, from start to finish. The Notts game, at 2-0 down and down to 10 men, I told my mate next to me, "we're still in this game", because in all honesty it could just as easily have been 2-0 to us at that point- we were driving forwards and creating chances all game. We played REAL football, scored 3 superbly crafted and taken goals, proving we're more than the "average team" some knobber on the Notts forum called us. But hey, you carry on talking yoursens up and us down, if it makes you feel better- although it sounds to me like whistling in the dark, if you understand what that means), and we'll see who are the "average" teams at the end of the season.