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General Discussion / Re: Archie Mair to go on loan ?
« on: June 28, 2021, 09:02:32 AM »
Surprise to me that he’s moving UP.  Good luck to him, but I’ve never seen a keeper less involved in his own box.  Nearly always rooted to the goal-line, and saving with his feet.  But, a I say, I wish him luck…

General Discussion / Re: Fixtures
« on: June 24, 2021, 12:57:23 PM »
Yes - agree with most comments and opinions on here, especially regarding the need for continued caution re Covid.  And it must, unfortunately, be a possibility that a season not dis-similar to the last one could be looming.  My thoughts aren’t downbeat, as I fully respect and support the efforts and abilities of the main management and ownership team.  But I am a little jittery about the march of time.
It has to be said that, in the overall scheme of things, it is true that football is a fair way down the pecking order, especially in this country for the immediate and perhaps foreseeable future, but we’re all on the same side in wanting a viable, thriving club at the end of it all, if that eventually arrives.

General Discussion / Re: Fixtures
« on: June 23, 2021, 01:00:08 PM »
They do in the top half, KES.  Patience is the thing, I know, but I’m getting a creeping fear of another catastrophic run of defeats.  Miserable glass half empty git that I must be, I suppose, but crossing fingers that I shall be proved hopelessly wrong….  I’m hoping SC and IC know plenty in the background that I don’t know - but the Dilly mindset is incapable of imagining such a thing ……..  !!

General Discussion / Re: Fixtures
« on: June 22, 2021, 11:30:20 PM »
Fixtures ?  This is getting worrying.  We don’t appear to have a team yet !

General Discussion / Re: Retained and Departed Players
« on: June 20, 2021, 07:34:43 PM »
I meant to add that I like Kes’s idea of contracted players having to stay at their clubs throughout a season, and not being allowed to move to another club until it is over.

General Discussion / Re: Retained and Departed Players
« on: June 20, 2021, 07:29:37 PM »
Some on here are pointing out that money buys progress, and many clubs use it, then subsequently lose it.  My point is more about football than about the cash angle, though I realise the link.  I believe every team does a “Chesterfield”, all the time.  All teams are formed by taking on players who didn’t quite make it in a bigger and more talented team, plus nicking the best players from below.  It describes the whole system since it started at the turn of the 20th century.  Stephen Cleeve is the first one whose generosity has enabled us to make any real progress within that system.

General Discussion / Re: Retained and Departed Players
« on: June 19, 2021, 11:19:12 AM »
Morning all, and thanks to KES and Mall for the info about the person sitting at the bar.  She sounds like exactly the Centre-half you’re looking for.  If not, perhaps she has a brother of the same ilk - maybe a Spitfire tattooed on his forehead !…. I take the point that Coleman replaces RJ, but I must admit, I didn’t really notice him on the streaming last season.  I hope he’s quicker than Jarv.  My main concern at the mo is all these friendlies lined up, good ones for a change, but at the moment we have the same team that struggled so much last season.  Not long to go, and new signings essential, but time is moving on at a pace.  Any knowledge out there that I don’t have ?

General Discussion / Re: Retained and Departed Players
« on: June 10, 2021, 09:06:39 PM »
No offence to MG or RJ, but I think we should not try to replace them with like for like.  Their leaving gives us an opportunity fora quicker, more fluent team, to cope better with the quick and slippery players that this league has in abundance.  It was them who caused our numerous defeats, in general.  We all favour different styles, but all I hope to see this season is opponents trying to keep us at bay, rather than the other way round !

General Discussion / Re: Retained and Departed Players
« on: June 10, 2021, 05:41:31 PM »
Disappointed Chris Smith has gone.  But changing times.  I thought he was a good player, and it will be interesting to see where he ends up.

General Discussion / Re: Retained and Departed Players
« on: June 10, 2021, 12:25:00 PM »
Yes, Good luck to MG at PNS, and thanks for the good times.  Here is a chance now for our team to join the modern game, a game that the most successful teams often have no Centre Forward, particularly not a Big One, and especially like the old days, a Big One with No Teeth !  Fluidity is now the benchmark, as we saw too often from opponents in the season just finished.  The former Striker method was OK in FA Cup ties on horrendously muddy pitches.  The approaching In/Out flux of players should be very interesting.

General Discussion / Re: Retained and Departed Players
« on: June 09, 2021, 12:54:25 PM »
Just taken my first look a Sundire, on YouTube.  Yes, he has football in him, and wins the ball well when he doesn’t have it.  Looks similar in style to Gyasi.  I’m afraid not many of last years hotch-potch squad ( Covid’s fault), looked capable of truly competing in this league, but, with additions of the standard needed, could do a useful “competitive” job.  King was the player who, for me, was obviously capable of being successful at this level, so my fingers are crossed he can reach his best level of fitness.  I also think Southwell would do well in a passing team, one that played to his feet, or through balls, rather than balls pumped high and wide.  I hope we have a team who can play an attacking game, with fluid movement.  Interesting times ahead....

General Discussion / Re: New signing
« on: May 30, 2021, 12:41:07 PM »
Not simply being controversial, but Jarvis wasn’t my thing, at least nowadays.  Opponents had too many nipsters that leave “sitting” players standing.  Hunting down someone to tackle can’t be much help when the opponent on the ball avoids him or passes the ball.  And the Gash-game was more suited to the W-formation !  I appreciated the work both did, however, but we need more speed off the Mark over short distances, IMHO.  Can’t comment yet on the new lad, and will check on YouTube, but I’m not hugely impressed with his CV ....  Any news of King ?

General Discussion / Re: Stewarding at game v S.Moors
« on: May 29, 2021, 12:10:14 PM »
Yes - good point, Mallard....

General Discussion / Re: Southwell
« on: May 29, 2021, 12:08:50 PM »
I believe Southwell would thrive if he were in a team that keep the ball and move forward together.  I felt sorry for him when the ball was hoofed up high and over the heads of everyone.  DS needs through balls, not pumped balls.

General Discussion / Re: Stewarding at game v S.Moors
« on: May 29, 2021, 12:02:11 PM »
At every “big” fixture over the years, there has always been the danger, and concern for sensible supporters, that a minority are likely to cause trouble in one way or another, therefore putting the club back another couple of rungs down the ladder we are trying to climb to reach the essential level of professionalism required.  In the league we are now in, and higher if we continue the improvement seen in the Stephen Cleeve years, every game is a “big” fixture, and will become even bigger as our competitiveness improves.  We have to ensure that idiotic behaviour and people are not tolerated, as failure to get to grips with it will certainly spoil the entertainment on offer, and the progress we are making.

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