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General Discussion / Re: Squad
« on: July 25, 2021, 05:00:18 PM »
Marriott did start to lose potency last season, but he played in a very unbalanced team, hit by Covid, too many ( understandable) loanees,  and a team that was often top-heavy with defenders and centre-halves, which made it difficult to cross the half-way line and create chances.  To my recollection, Fox was only found out defensively in one game, that being against the little Chester winger who was man of the match.  He was excellent going forward, which, in the Dilly coaching manual, is defending too !  Anyway, people seem to like the look of one or two of the new attack-minded players, so we shall see…..

General Discussion / Re: Squad
« on: July 24, 2021, 07:58:26 PM »
I see Adam Marriott has started well at Barnet.  Last season was all Covid and loans related, so judgements couldn’t really be made about regulars from previous season at the ne level.  I suspect Marriott will show he can comfortably adapt to NL level, and leave us rueing our haste.  I’m searching for Nathan Fox now !

General Discussion / Re: Incoming?
« on: July 24, 2021, 11:22:06 AM »
I like the sound of this “Junior”.  Sounds like a nipster !  Haven’t seen him yet.  One or two more, please, we need one in midfield, and another just outside their penalty area, and itching to nip into it !

General Discussion / Re: Squad
« on: July 23, 2021, 02:32:16 PM »
I still believe, even though necking poking out too far from the passenger window, that we were far too hasty in moving out Pedro, Marriott, Southwell, Kelly, and, particularly, Nathan Fox.  Some of those didn’t look sharp last season, admittedly, but I think they would have done in a settled side.  Neck available for chopping off.

General Discussion / Re: Squad
« on: July 23, 2021, 02:01:27 PM »
Speaking from a position of ignorance, as I haven’t seen any of the newcomers.  Still, that position doesn’t often harm some big-noises in some workplaces, so I’ll continue….  I’m still a bit concerned.  From what I’ve read, I can’t be confident that we have pulled in the category of player that will make us a much improved team from last season. It is a much improved team that we shall need, to survive this term.  I also have a nagging feeling that we demolished our last successful team a little too hastily. as I recall a team with Marriott, Fox and Pedro still included, that beat Maidenhead away.  Fingers remain crossed that improvements still to come, essentially in the attacking half of the team.  And, is it safe to go to the game ?  No one can answer that with confidence.

General Discussion / Re: Another New Player On Loan
« on: July 20, 2021, 04:50:33 PM »
I don’t believe the “protecting” role actually exists.  And, Mall, of course I don’t expect players to be the data card of Premier players, but the game at our level still has the same differentials, so we do need the Foden of this world, albeit not as good, but nor are the defenders they will be up against.  Even village teams have the odd player who rounds the lunks quite easily…..  Getting closer, but, so, I suspect, is the dreaded virus…..

General Discussion / Re: Covid, what happens when ?
« on: July 18, 2021, 11:49:56 PM »
I’ve heard the figure of 1,600 for the Norwich game, Loughbro’. I do hope our team can compete well this season, because I genuinely think we could be amongst the very best attended teams.  Big crowds are easily imaginable, as long as we’re competitive.  Then we would really take off, because money talks alright !

General Discussion / Re: Covid, what happens when ?
« on: July 18, 2021, 08:18:43 PM »
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT TIME THE PANDEMIC ENDS, TOMORROW ?…….  OK, that was tongue in cheek !  I am completely at a loss to understand how anyone can defend Johnson on ANY aspect of National policy.  He holds almost the world record for deaths, and is looking like he might still be lining up to get a Personal. Best, yet again.  He agreed, signed, cheered, boasted, hurried through Parliament, and won an election by saying it was “DONE”.  Then he welched on it, and blamed the EU in absolutely insulting fashion, criticising them for carrying it out “ properly”.  How anyone can feel anything less than shame for being represented by him, is completely beyond me.  Rant over…..  shame and anger , not…..

General Discussion / Re: Another New Player On Loan
« on: July 18, 2021, 10:26:10 AM »
Sounds promising, but I don’t need Junior to be a strong lad, he needs to be elusive, imo, the. It doesn’t matter how tough is the challenger to him.  After all, Foden isn’t strong, Messi isn’t strong, but they make the tackler tackle thin air !

General Discussion / Re: Covid, what happens when ?
« on: July 18, 2021, 09:51:54 AM »
Mall - I believe there will be a real need for another lockdown, but I think the Govt will somehow come up with a reason not to invoke one, because they think more of their image than winning this battle.  I may be wrong, hope I am, but I suspect they believe some people are expendable.

General Discussion / Re: Covid, what happens when ?
« on: July 17, 2021, 09:05:47 AM »
Excellent comments, imo, on the “Freedom Day”, and the comparison with about 1200 scientists worldwide being very critical of it.  The PM has convinced so many gullible people that it’s time to reclaim normality, and so many, over recent years, have been convinced that we can have our cake and eat it, wherever and whenever we want.  Very sad, and actually very stupid.  No one is “free” to endanger the lives of others, by taking no further precautions, and grabbing “freedom”, just because they want to .

General Discussion / Re: Another New Player On Loan
« on: July 17, 2021, 08:58:37 AM »
Always surprises me how, the cliche talk these days is often about so and so too lightweight so he may get “harded over”, then the next thing said is that he is “ winning fouls” !  Can’t both be right !  “Winning fouls”is nonsense, as is the idea that a tackle was a “a good foul”.  If “a good foul” is genuinely part of the game, why don’t those on the end of it congratulate the perpetrator, instead of glaring at him like they rightly do ?  “Here y’are mate.  Hers’s my leg, give it some physical.  It might end my career, but that’s ok, it’s all part of the game, and I’ll win a foul”!!  Didn’t see the Norwich game, but it’s a Dilly worry, as you’d expect, that we apparently have a “handful” and a “hold-up” player “up top”.  That can work in odd FA Cup ties on muddy pitches in a howling wind, but only good players regularly win games in a league, IMHO !!

General Discussion / Re: Another New Player On Loan
« on: July 15, 2021, 11:53:03 PM »
That’s where we differ, KES - I don’t honk any of that stuff is in the rules.  I think you’re getting muddled up with Rollerball…. ( remember that ?). That game would be decided on penalties and sendings-off !

General Discussion / Re: Another New Player On Loan
« on: July 15, 2021, 10:22:54 AM »
Appreciate the banter !!  Firstly, Pens signify nothing.  Secondly, I agree that it’s the same old record, but it still needs to be played, because there are people who still don’t know the tune !  BTW, nipsters don’t need to be wingers, nor are they necessarily small.  They are players that can sit an opponent on his arse with a swivel of his hips, or his eyes, and nip past him !  One thing on the Clunan comments - I wish he’d stop commenting !  He’d drive me up the wall, as much as he must do the refs !  BUT, I used to have him as a trier, unlikely to cut it above the Southern League, but I was wrong.  He gets about, breaks up moves AND, the bit I missed, plays the occasional delicious through-ball that the opponents aren’t expecting.  And he could definitely play alongside King, IDHO !!  Stay safe folks, we don’t want a reduction in the banterism just because one of our number took our “freedom-loving” National Buffoon at his word.  Dilly shutting up now for a week !!!

General Discussion / Re: Squad
« on: July 15, 2021, 10:00:42 AM »
Getting concerned.  I see lists of names and formations of other posters, but it doesn’t look much different to last season.  We have one or two arrivals that I can’t judge yet, plus yet another Redwood Tree of a CH, almost on a daily basis, but, at present, I see a similar side to last season.  A team of mostly defenders and not enough creativity in midfield, or up front, so I suspect we we may again fight many uphill battles, and finally lose 3 or 4 goals ( mostly to nipsters), because we only get out of our half on half a dozen occasions, per game..  Would love to be completely wrong on that, but we must surely get a couple of players in, who can nip round the other teams’ lunks, so keeping the opponents on the back foot as often as I suspect they will do to us.  We need more “lower centre of gravity”, as our hugely overpaid pundits put it, so they can still say they are “strong”.  IC has the Dilly respect, but should know that Dillification is available, whenever required….. 

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