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General Discussion / Re: Sat, Dagenham & Redbridge away. (Subject to)
« on: January 23, 2021, 02:04:36 PM »
A good chance of points,IF......IF we donít revert to a team of stoppers and tacklers.  Balanced attacking team needed to take the game to them, and use that as our main form of defence, and of course, attack.  Canít pick a team yet, as donít know the several new players well enough.  I hope Kiwomya is picked, and
would like to see Gyasi at some point, as he looks a proper player, slippery and nippy on YouTube.  Onwards and upwards, hopefully.

General Discussion / Re: The options
« on: January 20, 2021, 09:01:10 PM »
Apols.  Youíre right.  I did try to vote twice, but only because I pressed the wrong button on the first one  !

General Discussion / Re: Eastleigh away. Tues night
« on: January 20, 2021, 08:57:26 PM »
Didnít see it, because couldnít get on the stream for some reason - first time this season.  Great result.  Canít comment on the performance, but in those conditions itís always a lottery.  Team shaping up nicely, with selections getting bolder. We can keep going up this league as we now have some slippery nipster tricksters, a lunk, and a couple of hooligans....KES and Mallard know it makes sense. !!  WLM likesĒ uglyĒ....  well, weíve all been there !.....

General Discussion / Re: Eastleigh away. Tues night
« on: January 19, 2021, 07:59:10 PM »
Marriott, and Southwell for that matter, are used to playing in sides that bring the ball with them, and create openings.  Many of the selections this season have been designed to keep the opponents out, which means balls boomed from the back, over the heads of the 2 strikers, IMO.  Itís improving now.  Marriot5 has started to look slippery again, just been unlucky in front of goal.  And Southwell only looks like heís an all day runner, because heís had to chase wind-borne punts above his head.  Heís very good when given decent balls.  Things are improving.   I think we have the potential for moving on up......

General Discussion / Re: Eastleigh away. Tues night
« on: January 19, 2021, 03:32:08 PM »
No, KES, Dilly wasnít one - he loved playing AGAINST carthorses and hooligans !  The old Swaffham left -back still has to go to QEH for an annual check-up, to make sure his legs havenít started to tangle up again !....Hard to pick the team for Eastleigh, because I donít know too much about the new players, BUT....  the Dilly team for tonight is....  Mair (a worrying name for a GK !);  Jones, McFadden, Smith, Brown/Barrows;  Gyasi, Kelly, King, Kiwomya;  Southwell, Marriott.... Subs, Jarvis, Brown/Barrows, Gash, Richards, Carey, 3 to be used after 50 minutes, as anything after 60 is mostly too late.  Keep THEM under pressure, instead of US !....  Iím keeping this free of charge, for a while, as I realise 50 squid notes are in short supply at present.......

General Discussion / Re: V Hornchurch
« on: January 19, 2021, 03:13:33 PM »
We had very few players likely to cause them any problems, at least until the subs, who we should have started with.  Hornchurch had all the players, nipsters, and creators.  Still think Sam K and King would shine in a positive line-up.

General Discussion / Re: Season under threat
« on: January 19, 2021, 03:09:25 PM »
Bad news.  Have to say that any club signing new players is gambling, not planning.  I do think the season should be cancelled, then starting from scratch when it is genuinely safe to do so.  On signings, I believe we have too many players at the moment, including another left-back.  Iím still disappointed we let Nathan Fox go !  Very difficult decisions for all charged to make them, but, considering finance and safety together, I do think we should call a halt for a year.

General Discussion / Re: V Hornchurch
« on: January 17, 2021, 04:35:56 PM »
Except, KES, I didnít say the team should have changed to suit him, or that there was a mismatch.  I just think he had so many defensive p,Ayers in his games that they couldnít move forward with him.  Anyway, Lípool vs Man U ....  Lípool on paper have too many slippery nipsters for MU, at least on paper.  And they have the great Thiago....

General Discussion / Re: V Hornchurch
« on: January 17, 2021, 11:26:01 AM »
Dilligaf and KES are my sparring partners this Sunday morning, and very welcome they are too.  Dilligaf - Putting out a team of slippery nipsters is exactly what IC DIDNíT do yesterday.  I went through the team sheet before the game, and despaired that we had virtually no route to goal.  And, morning KES- I donít get these ideas (not just yours) that Power either had ďloads to learnĒ or that he didnít fit into the team pattern.  I thought the team didnít fit into HIS pattern, as he was obviously the one who could at any moment go on to bigger things.  Still, food for thought, and I do appreciate yours, and often agree with them, but often not !!!

General Discussion / Re: Is it time to call a halt ?
« on: January 16, 2021, 12:43:58 PM »
Sensible posts on this thread.  I agree with KHís post, but also Jackdawís response to it, especially that the  ďthe countryĒ didnít vote for it.  But yes, it does look ridiculous when players and officials start by ď elbowingĒ, and celebrate or finish with hugs and kisses - some of them virtually making love !!  I certainly agree that all football should be halted, until the virus is either a minor or non-existent concern, or when it does start again properly, it will be played and supported by far too many very sad people who have suffered the bereavement of the closest people in their lives.

General Discussion / Re: Altrincham away Tuesday POSTPONED
« on: January 13, 2021, 08:32:32 PM »
And forgot to say, on the lockdown, KESand Mallard are spot on, in particular....  There yíareIím top on all four now- Iím the new Beatles !

General Discussion / Re: Is it time to call a halt ?
« on: January 13, 2021, 08:27:54 PM »
Got to go with gs50...... The season should be ended now.  We all love it, but it IS just a game.......

General Discussion / Re: Lockdown help needed
« on: January 13, 2021, 08:25:40 PM »
All the regulars on here are spot on about the feebleness of the lockdown.  Apart from those who have to, and especially those who are trying to keep people alive, we have to realise there are fools out there who are endangering the rest of us.  Iím so impressed with the discussion that Iím making the next three Dillyselections  free of charge.  Stay safe, everyone.....

General Discussion / Re: Power on the move?
« on: January 13, 2021, 08:07:09 PM »
Great pity, but inevitable.  It has been obvious he can go a lot higher.  I think he can do very well at League level, particularly as heíll be supplied with balls, rather than have to forage for them.  You can spot talent after 5 minutes.  Heíll be very difficult to replace, but the last 2 signings look very good, and similar on YouTube......

General Discussion / Re: Halifax
« on: January 11, 2021, 09:16:47 AM »
We tried that formation for several weeks, Wearywillie, and got stuffed nearly every time.  We are slowly constructing a slipperier team, and itís working, because the opponents have to spend more time stopping us, instead of concentrating their whole game on sticking 5 past us.  AND - I havenít seen a team beating us through physicality this season, only by being too slick and nippy for us.  Glad to see KES is enjoying seeing us making them defend as well !!!  Iím still considering charging, but appreciate that times are hard at the moment.  Iím already being paid by Matt Hancock for ďcrying lessonsĒ, so thatís keeping me going ....

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