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General Discussion / Re: More Questions than Answers
« on: September 15, 2018, 06:43:34 PM »
No advantage to know local players.  The new manager’s main quality must be to know players at this level, or decent bets from a lower level, or good captures from a higher level.  Few teams in ANY locality are full of local players.

General Discussion / Re: FA cup.
« on: September 07, 2018, 04:43:24 PM »
People who aren’t confident of a good performance or result are not “doom-mongers”.  Their pessimism doesn’t mean they want failure, they simply don’t expect success at present, for good reason.
Often in Cup-ties it is a lesser side “working and scrapping” to over come the better team.  The “better team”, in my opinion are always the team who have the most number of players who are skilful and quick over short distances.  At the moment We don’t have any playersof that nature, so I fear that if Histon do, then it will be US scrapping to subdue THEM......  I hope I’m wrong but I think it will be a difficult game because of the make up of our current team.

General Discussion / Re: Mr Cleeves Axe
« on: September 03, 2018, 06:41:54 PM »
No point in fussing over who should be the new manager.  Football is a simple game, and any manager is as good or as bad as the next one.  All that counts is his contacts, and his ability to see what happens in the games instead of living in the cliches about “strength”, “character”, etc.  And make sure his team is well-stocked with players who are quicker and slipperier than the opponents in all areas of the pitch.  All the talk of tactics, and the cliches, is just to sound expert enough to get the job, and keep it, which few if any of them do...!,,  IMHO !

General Discussion / Re: Tactics On The Pitch
« on: August 29, 2018, 05:07:19 PM »
We need 3 or 4 players, (perhaps even more) who are quick over short distances.  We have the likes of Hawkins, etc., but they are fast over long distances.  If a team defend with basically 10 men, there are very few long distance runs available.  We loads of hard-working players closing down, pressing, etc, but none who are quicker than opponents when we have the ball.  If Huston have 3 or 4 of that type, we will inevitably struggle again.

General Discussion / Re: The George and the Owner
« on: August 05, 2018, 09:45:02 AM »
Great to at last have a person at the helm who can see the potential and try to go for it.  Good luck to him, and I obviously hope he succeeds.  He appears to be taking a risk with his own lifestyle, so fingers crossed for him.  We can help by regularly swelling the gate to speed the process....with a view to making it twice the club it has ever been.......

General Discussion / Re: KL Town Media Department report
« on: August 03, 2018, 03:57:17 PM »
Pedro says what a lot of players, pundits and commentators say in this era, talking about games, players or leagues being “very physical”.  Yet if you played back most incidents which had been described as “physicality” or “strength” you would see there wasn’t actually any contact !  Physicality isn’t accepted as being part of the game as you can see from the reaction of players who’ve just been on the end of that “physicality”.  They hate it, and know it was a foul, which 9 times out of 10 it is.

General Discussion / Re: Kieran Higgs
« on: August 03, 2018, 03:20:47 PM »
Oh no, don’t say wer’re going with workhorses instead of players again ?!  I don’t know where KH lives, but he looks like he would be a Slough type, from what I’ve seen on the KLTTV.  Diverging, that TV set-up is very good and should certainly add to the professionalism of the club.

General Discussion / Wroxham.
« on: July 14, 2018, 06:42:07 PM »
Was it the first team agInst Wroxham ?

General Discussion / Re: Simon Clark and Sam G
« on: May 27, 2018, 10:17:30 AM »
Football is a simple game.  Even the so-called experts, soon after the game has settled, drop all the hours they’ve spent talking gobbledegook tactics and get on to the “Get crosses into the box” stuff.  The managers all say the same cliches, which Chairmen often mistake for knowledge, and give him the job.  So any manager will do as long as he properly recognises and analyses what he sees before his eyes, and, crucially, has the contacts.  Let’s give SC a chance - we’ll soon see whether he “sees” the game, or “spouts the cliches”... and has the contacts.....

General Discussion / Re: Season tickets.
« on: May 27, 2018, 10:05:26 AM »
Slough were slicker and quicker than all the other contenders, and that’s what made the difference.  Take a look at their video on YouTube “Slough Town top 100 goals 2017/18.”  The top 5 teams were very close in standard, but I do think they were the team most likely.....

General Discussion / Re: Season tickets.
« on: May 26, 2018, 08:38:01 AM »
This season ticket discussion is irrelevant because whichever price is eventually chosen it will be cheaper than before if you just have a burger and a cup of tea before you go to the game !  Then the club can keep the income up to the level required to supply a team of the standard you want...

General Discussion / Re: Brief Update on the Club from Cleeve
« on: May 21, 2018, 08:13:02 PM »
The pre-season friendlies show much more imagination than usual.  Is this a further demonstration of the Chairman’s ambition ?  Impressive decision, if so......

General Discussion / Re: Brief Update on the Club from Cleeve
« on: May 20, 2018, 07:24:23 PM »
And succeeded, before bringing on a side-stepper who almost immediately won the game.  I remember Del Bosque, the former Spain manager being asked by one of our pundits why he didn’t have a big striker “up top”.  He replied that he had 6 strikers - the three in midfield and the three up front ! .....

General Discussion / Re: Brief Update on the Club from Cleeve
« on: May 20, 2018, 09:48:55 AM »
MG did well for us in several games, but players known for “work rate” or “putting in a shift” don’t generally win games or leagues.  To improve our chances of winning the new league we need a manager who aspires to create a team that possess the quick and slippery qualities that we saw from the Slough team.

General Discussion / Re: Michael Gash & Tom Siddons
« on: May 16, 2018, 10:39:53 AM »
Kettering can stay being a Big Strong team for next season, and we should bear in mind that Slough’s small quick team were too good for them and possibly everyone else.  Gash is a great “trier” but it’s sped off the mark and slipperiness that wins leagues.

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