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Holding a lead
« on: January 13, 2024, 04:45:03 PM »
 :oldman" It is at the stage of the season where we really do need to win matches, as I write this we have surrendered a two goal lead away from home, we really have not got a hope in hell if we keep drawing matches or indeed lose matches where we have been two goals ahead, shut up shop defend in numbers and try to get the 3 points. I get that a point away is a bonus point, but in reality we need more, the season is slipping away as are the points still available. .



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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2024, 04:56:55 PM »
:oldman" It is at the stage of the season where we really do need to win matches, as I write this we have surrendered a two goal lead away from home, we really have not got a hope in hell if we keep drawing matches or indeed lose matches where we have been two goals ahead, shut up shop defend in numbers and try to get the 3 points. I get that a point away is a bonus point, but in reality we need more, the season is slipping away as are the points still available. .

It's work in progress.

Yes, the work should have been done much sooner, but if AL really has now got a bit of a budget, then he still needs a bit more time to build.
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2024, 05:08:25 PM »
Poor result.  Listened to the commentary, and it sounded like we were hanging on for grim life.  Appreciate it was with 10 men, but it grieves me that, as usual, it isn’t likely, if not impossible, to win points by trying to keep the opposition out for 90 minutes.  Despite the apparent new investment, I’m unable to expect good recruitment from a manager who needs 3 points almost regularly, but can’t see he’d have much more chance of getting them if he picked the best player in the club.  Ridiculous, imho…

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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2024, 05:29:18 PM »
Buxton turned us over 3-1 at The Walks earlier in the season so a point today is a decent return.  Most would have taken that at 2.55.  I get it that is is disappointing to lose a 2 goal lead but with 10 men it can be physically challenging.  Sounded like we were fortunate in the end to get a point with one cleared off the line in last few seconds.

Will be interesting to see what else comes in next week with the new investment.  Surely relegation will cause all kinds of problems with the infrastructure at the Club. 
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2024, 06:04:44 PM »
............he’d have much more chance of getting them if he picked the best player in the club.  Ridiculous, imho…

If that's in relation to Barrett, I think the player, Manager and Chairman all find themselves between a rock and a hard place on this matter.

Very difficult one for Chairman to handle, bit easier for Lakeland.

I think they are probably making the best of a very difficult situation, not of their making.
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2024, 06:14:34 PM »
Cut your loses and get a few quid for him.  Looks like he’s not bothered to get himself fit for consideration and Lakeland seemingly unlikely to play him.  One of the big earners on the books. Let someone else have the problem
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2024, 06:50:51 PM »
Sounds comparable to Ozil's situation at Arsenal a few years back, under Emery/Arteta

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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2024, 09:47:57 AM »
What’s the problem they’re wrestling with?  Most talented player on the books.  Simples!

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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2024, 10:27:25 AM »
What’s the problem they’re wrestling with?  Most talented player on the books.  Simples!

OK Dilly, a simple question for you, when was the last time you saw with your own eyes Barrett (again like B&G assume that is who you are referring to) have a big influence on a game at the Walks?  Would be interesting to know what serious offers we have had for him, personally if the fee for Crowther was £35k plus a sell on then basically we should be listening to any offer for Barrett - doesn't seem to be in managers plans and out of contract at end of season so as Mall says, time to cut our losses if we can find a buyer

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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2024, 10:36:38 AM »
When Lakeland came in Bartley was deemed to be one who was tossing it off so was very quickly shown the door  back to Wimbledon ( where is he now ?).  Seems Barrett is now at it as well.   If he is trying to force the Club into releasing him then might as well grant him his wish.  Pointless allowing a player to steal a wage in the situation we are in.  Get rid, even on a free.  Gives an extra budget to bring someone in who can help get us out of the bottom 4. 

The lad has bundles of quality but pointless if he’s not up for it.
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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2024, 02:07:01 PM »
When Lakeland came in Bartley was deemed to be one who was tossing it off so was very quickly shown the door  back to Wimbledon ( where is he now ?).  Seems Barrett is now at it as well.   If he is trying to force the Club into releasing him then might as well grant him his wish.  Pointless allowing a player to steal a wage in the situation we are in.  Get rid, even on a free.  Gives an extra budget to bring someone in who can help get us out of the bottom 4. 

The lad has bundles of quality but pointless if he’s not up for it.

Agreed, money wasted weekly if as appears, he will not play.

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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2024, 02:18:17 PM »
Difficult one.

Two sides of the same coin.

You can't let players dictate to you.

The savings in wages would be very welcome.

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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2024, 02:41:05 PM »
When Lakeland came in Bartley was deemed to be one who was tossing it off so was very quickly shown the door  back to Wimbledon ( where is he now ?).  Seems Barrett is now at it as well.   If he is trying to force the Club into releasing him then might as well grant him his wish.  Pointless allowing a player to steal a wage in the situation we are in.  Get rid, even on a free.  Gives an extra budget to bring someone in who can help get us out of the bottom 4. 

The lad has bundles of quality but pointless if he’s not up for it.

Agreed, money wasted weekly if as appears, he will not play.

So why have him on the bench?

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« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2024, 03:46:47 PM »
100% Rod.  I said that a week or so back.  Just filling a space that might as well be taken by a young academy player.   Unless Lakeland is trying to prove a point.  Expensive point of that is the case.

Aldershot are in the market for Midfield players.  As long as it nots someone who rivals their No6 for a starting place  :Sherlock:
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« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2024, 04:17:27 PM »
Getting rid of Barrett will not be “cutting your losses”….  It will be cutting your standard!  Something I believe would be acceptable to many, if it meant replacing ability with effort!!  A move that will assist our downward slide, imho!

 

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