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General Discussion / Re: Lynn v south shields
« on: March 02, 2024, 08:40:23 PM »
Nice one!  Money and goals make the difference!  Well done SC for hanging in there!….. Still some way to go, but chances are>>>??

General Discussion / Re: Points shared
« on: February 26, 2024, 11:16:39 AM »
And we’re NOT outside the drop zone ….

General Discussion / Re: Points shared
« on: February 26, 2024, 11:13:14 AM »
As I said, Mall - Odd points in odd games can be picked up by having a backs to the wall battle instead of a football match, and teams with that mindset are always in a relegation fight….

General Discussion / Re: Points shared
« on: February 25, 2024, 02:55:41 PM »
Did we have an attack, or did we scrap to keep ‘em out?!….  Either way, we’re not making peogress…. 

General Discussion / Re: Brackley Away
« on: February 24, 2024, 09:18:56 AM »
Mall - of course a team can win the odd game like that….  but they’ll be doing it in a relegation battle!….

General Discussion / Re: Brackley Away
« on: February 21, 2024, 10:06:08 AM »
Very good win indeed.  Fingers crossed we’ve turned a corner.  Congrats to the team and Manager, and SC… Unfortunately rivals are picking up wins as well, but we have a chance again….

General Discussion / Re: Relegation battle.
« on: February 18, 2024, 01:09:35 PM »
Linnet 465- It’s the type of player I mean, of course, not the actualise!   It I take your point, and agree the manager can only pick his best players.  He didn’t, however, and Barrett is the prime example.  Mall is right that a team have to stop the others scoring, but these days that is done with numbers, not mere defenders.  Most teams get 10 men, or at least 9, behind the ball.  If you want to see how “good” football works, Leverkusen in Germany look to Dilly like the best team since Barcelonas GOAT teams for about 10 years. Sure beats”winning fouls”, or “doing little fouls all over the pitch”  as a way of playing most likely to win…

General Discussion / Re: Alfreton
« on: February 17, 2024, 08:19:05 PM »
We’re in trouble - we all know that.  Superb interview with Pep tonight.  He straight-batted every silly question in true Dilly fashion.  Just hope our Manager sees it to pick up that all you can do is pick your best players and hope they win!  Leave them on the bench and you probably won’t, eh Pep?!!….

General Discussion / Re: Relegation battle.
« on: February 16, 2024, 12:57:37 PM »
Mall- Argentina have had a few since 66.  That one in 86 wasn’t bad - what was his name?!!  And the one in ‘22 wasn’t bad either!  They would both have been on the bench at KL for not “putting in a shift”!  Then they’ would cone on for some “minutes” in the last quarter, win the game, and the manage would be praised for his “brilliant substitutions”!!!

General Discussion / Re: Relegation battle.
« on: February 14, 2024, 07:47:38 PM »
I haven’t followed the story, but South American countries always produce good technical players.  I doubt they ever factor in modern EFL nonsense like “winning. Fouls”, and “committing little fouls to break up the oppositions play”!  I know their greats, anyone’s greats, are way above our level, but that country rate nippy skills above other aspects of the game, including those mentioned that aren’t actually part of the game!  So perhaps we might have some more Barrett’s on the way, only fitter!

General Discussion / Re: Kes Academy and Linnets
« on: February 09, 2024, 11:25:41 AM »
We don’t have a big enough population to be able to produce players who would become National League level, imho.  Academies only work in bigger catchment areas.  In smaller localities they pop up then disappear until they pop up again, then disappear, as infinitum….

General Discussion / Re: Survival
« on: February 09, 2024, 11:20:07 AM »
Good to see that there are a couple of others on here now who believe football always succeeds where hoofball doesn’t.  I agree we need playmakers being selected, but we also need nipsters.  There is no need for defensive midfielders, because defence nowadays utilises numbers, not cloggers.  Good point made that goals lead to survival, not clean sheets, and teams set up for clean sheets rarely achieve them…

General Discussion / Re: Out of the bottom 4
« on: February 04, 2024, 01:05:11 PM »
Phew!!!  Didn’t sound like a great performance, but grateful for the result.  Onwards and upwards ((hopefully!)…

General Discussion / Re: More favours required on Saturday.
« on: February 02, 2024, 04:30:12 PM »
Sorry TonyM, Mall, and Rod.  I’m sure we’re all friends, but I disagree completely!  Watch Klopp and Pep, smile and leave when interviewers start on in-depth questions that they know aren’t in-depth at all.  Pep said last week “I do nothing, the players know how to play”.  And re IC, I think he DID basically have the best squad in the league in promotion year.  Yes, a team of lesser players can win the odd game against a team of superior players, but over a season, the good players will be up near the top, and the lesser players will struggle in most games and be fighting relegation.  All imho!!!….. On “managers”, they all get sacked in the end, and usually after a couple of seasons!

General Discussion / Re: More favours required on Saturday.
« on: February 02, 2024, 11:34:49 AM »
Stopping “doom and gloom” is irrelevant to our fortunes.  So is “getting behind the manager”.  The only way to better results is through better players playing better football.  It isn’t possible to make ordinary players play better than they are.  Gloucester looked hopeless at The Walks, apart from their clever Number 7.  They may, of course, have recruited better players since then, and I sincerely hope I’m wrong, but I suspect Gloucester will squeeze a close win.  I’m pleased with Heacham’s impressive journey, and they should stay up, but I’m always disappointed with managerial comments like “They’ve learned how to win fouls”!.  Not part of the game, imho, and currently too common…..

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