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General Discussion / Re: Big news story
« on: May 22, 2021, 01:49:41 PM »
Very good news.  Whatís the old phrase ?..... All donations gratefully received....  Thank you very much Mr or Mrs Donator, thatís a very kind deed.  On the use of it, taking account of the benefactorís wishes, we should name the Stand.  I suggest it should be the Dilly Dilly Stand, but if that suggestion is not adopted, then I thoroughly agree that the Mick Wright Stand would be the best option.  If we can now acquire a genuinely competitive team for next season, we could be in for the best season in the clubís history... Letís hope so....    Any news on Cameron King - a fit one would be Dillyís first signing....

General Discussion / Re: Tennyson car park
« on: May 16, 2021, 11:54:22 AM »
Another ground could be good.  I donít go with the idea that we need an over5,000 crowd to justify improved and/or covered terraces.  Their provision might well attract players, too.  How do clubs like Eastleigh pay for their superb modern terrace additions . We have more potential to pull in 5,ooo crowds than most in this league, but the ground needs to be part of the snowball....

General Discussion / Re: Linnets lose on their travels.
« on: May 16, 2021, 11:44:10 AM »
On Mallardís Cup Final point, I shared his enjoyment, apart from the Neanderthals who booed the taking of the knee, and the commentator trying to talk louder to hide it.

General Discussion / Re: Squad for next season
« on: May 16, 2021, 11:41:54 AM »
I respect your opinion, KES, but I think Fox was good defensively !  I only recall one wide player getting the better of him all season in the NL, and that was the little Chester winger who managed to give him a torrid time.  Fox was also very good going forward, IMHO.  I hope youíre right that we can do better than Marriott, but think that would take some doing.  Letís just hope IC has the contacts, and the money, to make us competitive next season.  If he can, it will really give us something to look forward to.

General Discussion / Re: Squad for next season
« on: May 15, 2021, 05:07:40 PM »
Good to see good sense about Covid on here, itís not totally common, you know !  As for next season.  The Dillification is as follows....  Get back Street, or get a ď box- dominatorĒ GK, get back Norman, Nathan Fox, FBT, and Marriott.  Keep the ante-Covid regulars, and (sacrilege coming up), advise Sonny Carey that although we understand his temptation, he may have a frustrating season at a league club, particularly the two clubs mentioned in the Championship, and is presently more suited to play in a new and strengthened KL team.  If he keeps his form, league clubs will come back. I think heís a year too early to make that leap.  We do badly need another King, if the one we have canít make it back to full fitness.  Over and out - and for what itís worth !!  Perhaps next season (nearly forgot), Gash should be more of a cover for the central defenders. 

General Discussion / Re: Clubs latest accounts
« on: May 11, 2021, 05:49:50 PM »
Iím with KES on this. But I think there is rom for optimism, and thatís coming from a glass half empty man, or what used to be called a realist.  My optimism for next season, as Iíve bored people with before, comes from the Slough and York games.  If we are competitive next season, and can really mix it with all the opponents, I believe we can attract regular number like those seen at the two games I mentioned.  We have to sell the potential, somehow, OUTSIDE the ground.  We may not have the best ground at this level, but we are capable of being amongst the biggest attendances. 

General Discussion / Re: Tennyson car park
« on: May 11, 2021, 05:42:21 PM »
Thatís very good news !  On the Hospital End, good question from B & Q.  We badly need a stand at the Hospital End, covered, and deeper, plus, IMHO, steeper terrace at  the Tennyson End.  I know itís money, money, money, but if we prefer this level or the League, and can sustain it, itís essential.  It would almost certainly be imperative if we are serious about the League, eventually.

General Discussion / Re: Is this the end of the King.
« on: May 01, 2021, 11:59:11 PM »
With you on that, Dazza.  I think that, at his fittest, he would have been a top player at any National League club.  You could see when he came on against Portsmouth that he would have gained a place in their team as well - he was their level too.  A real loss, especially as our club aspires, next season, to reach the level he was already at, IMHO....

General Discussion / Re: The Pitch
« on: April 27, 2021, 04:32:33 PM »
The pitch has improved, but it still lacks the surface a good team would need.  We hear a lot about the way IC likes to play.  With the constant swapping of players forced on the club, it hasnít always been possible to play that way.  Sometimes, however, the selection hasnít helped, having on several occasions been too defensive in personnel, and no flow-link to carry the ball forward into attacking positions, and with enough players to create opportunities.  The result of those set-ups being too many long punts, and hopeful crosses, with people like Adam M and Dale S having to chase hopeless causes, and having no chance of getting the ball.  All IMHO, of course.  But there have been encouraging displays as well.  It will be areal blow if King is not fit, as he is easily our most creative player..  Anyone know why he went off in the Dagenham game ?

General Discussion / Re: The loan and the English Sports Council
« on: April 13, 2021, 07:00:03 PM »
Quite a gamble, but the crowds next year could be extremely good.

General Discussion / Re: Ground Development Fund (GDF) Ė update
« on: April 13, 2021, 06:56:36 PM »
Well done to all concerned.  I long for improved terraces behind both goals, with cover at one end, and a return of the terraces that used to be between the end of the Main Stand, and the corner flag at the Hospital End. But I didnít contribute to the GDF because I thought it had got stuck !  Not a hypocrite, however, as I stuck my £ 300 in to the general fund, and will do again.  We have to keep this club improving on all fronts...

General Discussion / Re: Adam Marriott
« on: April 11, 2021, 06:48:14 PM »
It DOES KES , I agree with that.  But it. feels worse for me, being what some like to call a ďpuristĒ.  It often looks to me that certain managers often take off the player causing the opposition the most problems, and replacing him with a safety first type player.  It happens here under IC, whose opinions I do, of course, respect, considering the two years heís given us. It seldom works, IMHO, because, it gives the opponents the initiative.  And I would like to say I donít understand the opinion of some on here who arenít completely onside with SC.  I think he has done us proud, and I hope he retains his interest and ambitions.

General Discussion / Re: Kairo Mitchell Leaves for Chesterfield
« on: April 11, 2021, 01:05:06 PM »
Many on here are concerned about next season, and understandably so.  If, however, SC and IC can keep the ship afloat, we start next season, (if Covid allows), with big potential.  I base this on the York crowd, and the fact weíll have as big a game as that every fortnight !  If we are doing well, we can pull in some of the BEST crowds in that league, and therefore swell the coffers to a level that will attract better players.  Every reason to be cheerful, IMHO.  I must deliver a Dilly-downer, however, for my honoured fellow scribes....  I didnít rate Kairo Mitchell, and donít think we have reduced the teamís capabilities by selling him !!!!!  Sad we lost Marriott, but we have Southwell, who will thrive with better attack-minded players around him.  I hope we keep Carey and King, but who knows......

General Discussion / Re: Adam Marriott
« on: April 10, 2021, 12:56:45 PM »
Eastleigh 1 (Marriott) Woking1 (Loza)......  Just sayingí !!!

General Discussion / Re: Alex Babos
« on: April 10, 2021, 12:47:10 PM »
Good idea, KES, but I canít take you on yet, because of the caveat I put in my post.  I donít remember how Eastleigh play.  If Peter Batterham is correct on his description of Eastleighís style, I would agree that AM will struggle to score.  If, however, they have a balanced side, and one that attacks in numbers, I would take you on.  It will be interesting.  I recall AMís touch line trickery against Maidenhead that caused our winning goal.  He is well capable of that in the future.  PBís post about Eastleighís system sounds identical to the way we were playing earlier on, and one that made the tasks of Marriott and Southwell much harder, always having to chase lost cause balls flying over their heads like there was a gale force wind, even on a still day !  COYL !M!

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