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General Discussion / Re: The season
« on: January 01, 2021, 09:04:47 PM »
British Common Sense !!!  Admired the world over !z,

General Discussion / Re: Happy New Year
« on: January 01, 2021, 08:59:23 PM »
And to you, B & G....

General Discussion / Re: Jamar Loza
« on: January 01, 2021, 08:58:31 PM »
We are always hearing about “Big and Strong” !  It’s such a macho cliche, because they never call a player “small”...  They get round it either by making out he “may have a “low centre of gravity (!!!”), but he’s “ So Strong !!  And who is the tactical genius all teams in the EPL, presumably “the Penalty box co-ordinator” who is employed on about 40 grand a week to shout “AWAY” in a cockney accent, every time the ball gets humped through the air into the Penalty Area ?!!  Do they go on a course, or something  ?!

General Discussion / Re: Jamar Loza
« on: December 30, 2020, 11:12:35 PM »
Well gents - Certainly agree with your assessment of the atmosphere - nothing more than hopefully enjoyable banter.  We do disagree on aspects of the game, but that’s no problem.  Just a quick nip at KES (!) - I do think “strong” is a highly exaggerated cliche in the game.  You’ll hear commentators and pundits saying “showed his strength” in a situation, when it was obvious that it was either balance or nipping through a gap, and with no contact whatsoever, never mind “strength” !  And I don’t think 80% of the NL players are “strong”.  Whenever we’ve been burned it’s by slippery nipsters !  We’ve lost one ( Loza), but if YouTube is right, Gyasi is an ideal replacement nipster - if he can leap the gap up to NL.  Finally, again HNY to you both, but I must continue to advise managers , etc, some/many I believe got the job by impressing Chairmen by cliches like “character” and “strength” in the interview !  That’s why managers are always getting sacked ! (IMVHO!!)

General Discussion / Re: Jamar Loza
« on: December 30, 2020, 01:11:11 PM »
Hi Mallard and DilligAf, and a genuine Happy New Year to you both.  In answer to the two points raised.  I have “gone figured” the WBA situation, and it is this....  Every game in a hundred, a team defending for the whole match can squeeze a win, but their method WILL lead to their relegation or thereabouts, by season end.   Nine times out of ten, the best team wins.  On Dilligaf’s suggestion, my theory is already put to the test, regularly as clockwork..  the best team wins nearly all the time. so all those teams at the top in any league are there through playing the best football.  They do this by picking match-winners, not stodgers, or “holding players”, or playing a “Number 10”, or a “diamond”.  I’ve touted Leipzig on here for a couple of years, since the great Barca team, and it should be a cracker against Mane and co !!

General Discussion / Re: Jamar Loza
« on: December 30, 2020, 10:27:35 AM »
I fear that the muddy-pitch, FACup, “Up and at-‘em types will all be back pushing for a team of more tough guy defenders, 2 midfield workers, and 6 hooligans, when we get playing again.  It mustn’t happen.  The team against Torquay changed our fortunes, as predicted by Dilly on seeing the pre-match team sheet.  Should Dilly pick the team when we re-start ?  Of course he should.  He would have told Mourinho he was nuts getting rid of Salah, De Bruyne, Guadrado, etc....  The game is what you can see with the naked eye - not how many cliches you know !  Happy New Year to all !!!.......

General Discussion / Re: Jamar Loza
« on: December 28, 2020, 11:12:42 AM »
Thanks for that, KES !  I know that’s the sort of thing we hear from managers and pundits every time, but I don’t believe it !  Watch a manager, even at top level, or a coach, briefing a sub, ie teaching him what he’s being sent on for.  Turning the pages over - but none of them are listening - just trying to hide their disinterest !  A player with what you call “raw ability”, like Power will always supply more to a team than another who knows all the theory, but doesn’t have the ability.  I don’t think eg, Redknapp or Carragher make sense to players, except on a subbuteo board !  But, good to exchange views.  Power won’t get to a championship team by learning more - only by having great games. All IMHO, and Happy New Year to you !!  Even IC is learning now that you can’t defend by having 8 defensive players defending for 90 minutes, at least not often....

General Discussion / Re: Postponed
« on: December 26, 2020, 12:01:53 AM »
Completely agree with Dazza, disappointing though it is.  It could be quite difficult to finish the season again, at any level.  Damn thing is getting worse....

General Discussion / Re: Saturday’s Trophy game now on at Alfreton
« on: December 22, 2020, 11:40:53 PM »
Good win.  Disappointing first half - decent second half, in which always looked likely to score.  Wish we hadn’t let Nathan Fox go.  He was good, when he came on...

General Discussion / Re: New Signing - Michael Gyasi
« on: December 22, 2020, 11:31:31 PM »
It is a bit worrying that the new player has moved about so much, but I like the look of him on YouTube.  Similar to Jamar, quick, nippy and slippery, with a cracking shot on him.  Looking forward to seeing him.  Concerned though that still no news on King and Kelly - two important players....

General Discussion / Re: Jamar Loza
« on: December 20, 2020, 11:41:45 PM »
What is it Power has to learn ?  In comparison with other players in the squad ?  Why do managers get the sack ?  Do they suddenly forget everything they’ve “learned ?”  We hear the likes of Gary Neville using all he has learned for a couple of hours either side of a match, then he went to Spain as Valencia’s manager, and the team lost virtually every game !  Why didn’t he teach his players something ?!  Even he admitted he “didn’t know what he was doing” !  So what can Power learn ?  He taught Port Vale and Torquay that he could skin ‘em almost at will !  Just my opinion on the game - no offence to anyone - Have a safe Xmas, one and all !

General Discussion / Re: Jamar Loza
« on: December 20, 2020, 12:11:22 AM »
I think we did start to find the blend required.  Even on paper before the game, the team against Torquay could be predicted to do a lot better than the very defensive line -ups that had been tried before.  We have lost a quick and clever player who had an eye for goal, and he was one of the nipsters we badly needed, particularly when he played more centrally.  If we keep that shape of team, instead of a team of strong tacklers, we will continue to improve.  I agree with KES’s assessment of Jamar, but not of Simon Power, because I don’t think he has anything to learn, as I think football is a simple game, with little to learn !

General Discussion / Re: Jamar Loza
« on: December 18, 2020, 07:37:29 PM »
Last post this weekend.  i’m getting on my own wick now !  Just meant to add to my last Loza post - I think he, and others, missed out on games because of the fearful inclusion of 8 defensive players in a team.  He prob got fed up with it .... IMHO !!!

General Discussion / Re: Saturday’s Trophy game now on at Alfreton
« on: December 18, 2020, 07:19:36 PM »
SC- there is a connection between how good you are, and how many points you accrue !  I think we did better against the league leaders because we picked a team that could play in both halves of the pitch, therefore simultaneously giving us more chance of making chances and winning, than them doing the same thing !  Sad about losing Loza, and worried about not playing King and Kelly.....

General Discussion / Re: Jamar Loza
« on: December 18, 2020, 06:55:01 PM »
Great pity.  Don’t think he was in competition with Power, as he was better inside than on the wing. Space for both.  He became one of the needed nipsters, and will improve Woking.  Again, real pity.  I believe we have slightly too much competition for places.  Where are King and Kelly, for example ?  Two players who are definitely the level required.  King looked Portsmouth level when he came on...

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