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« Reply #240 on: Monday, March 19, 2018, 13:41:18 »

It's amazing how some teams harness the positive impacts of winning in shit leagues.  Shows how much of the game is in the head - remember, even no league players were pretty amazing at school ages!  They then go through the next league.  I say amazing, because the drop in standard from each league is pretty big - Prem to Champ is a gulf, Champ to L1 looks obvious, L1 to L2 is bigger than I remember it, and if FGR are an example of what good looked like in the Conference, that must be god awful.

What seems to happen though is that the variation in standard within the League reduces.  So this division is full of crap with only a sprinkling of individuals worthy of better.  The teams that organise best and harness what little individual talent they have do well I guess - Luton.  Our entire campaign has been built off of the fact our Manager thought the forwards we had would do enough to win us more than we lost, which is probably a fair assumption.  We are in the top 5 for goals scored, as well as the bottom 5 or so for goals conceded.  We just didn't get the organisation bit right and the lump it without thought approach pushed us completely into gambling as we never retained possession for long enough to control a game.  We are still close though, precisely because we are built for the gamble to an extent.

Keeping it simple and avoiding square pegs in round holes is important.
Based on his comments, it looks as if Phil Brown has recognised this.

Hopefully he's good at roulette.  Smiley
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« Reply #241 on: Monday, March 19, 2018, 14:07:12 »

Try and appreciate the win rather than putting a negative spin on it, let us enjoy it.
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« Reply #242 on: Monday, March 19, 2018, 14:50:52 »

Both games I've seen Cambridge though they have been dreadful. Possibly the worst strikeforce I've ever seen.


Worse than Mike Grella and his two imaginary friends in Paul Hart's "4-3-3" system?
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« Reply #243 on: Monday, March 19, 2018, 14:59:51 »

Worse than Mike Grella and his two imaginary friends in Paul Hart's "4-3-3" system?

Haha, the thing is Grella wasn't that bad a player. Many of those signings in "that season" were just not the right fit. Didn't realise Grella is only 31 so he would've only been about 22/23 at the time he played for us. Thought he was older for some reason
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« Reply #244 on: Monday, March 19, 2018, 15:05:18 »

I'm pretty sure Grella has managed a decent career over here recently.  It's an odd league, with some players at League One standard, as shown by my local team having Chris McCann playing at left wing back this weekend, while also having players in the same team who attract interest from Europe's elite - Almiron for example, about whom Atlanta turned down an offer last year of over $10m.  He's pretty good as well!
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« Reply #245 on: Monday, March 19, 2018, 15:05:42 »

Didn't realise Grella is only 31 so he would've only been about 22/23 at the time he played for us. Thought he was older for some reason
I think that season aged us all, including the players Smiley
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« Reply #246 on: Monday, March 19, 2018, 15:07:04 »

Haha, the thing is Grella wasn't that bad a player. Many of those signings in "that season" were just not the right fit. Didn't realise Grella is only 31 so he would've only been about 22/23 at the time he played for us. Thought he was older for some reason
Grella was 24 when he signed on loan for us, I thought over all he wasn't a bad player just not in that system. Hes gone on to be pretty good at New York Red Bulls TBF and still going strong.

Carthorse Clavin Andrew is still only 31 as well, how the fuck he is still playing is beyond me, one of the worst striker I have seen at Swindon.
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« Reply #247 on: Monday, March 19, 2018, 15:45:22 »

Grella was 24 when he signed on loan for us, I thought over all he wasn't a bad player just not in that system. Hes gone on to be pretty good at New York Red Bulls TBF and still going strong.

Carthorse Clavin Andrew is still only 31 as well, how the fuck he is still playing is beyond me, one of the worst striker I have seen at Swindon.

Quite. Calvin bloomin Andrew! Was just interesting to see Grella is only 31 and we have 35/36 year old Marc Richards banging them in (or even heading them in).
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« Reply #248 on: Monday, March 19, 2018, 15:49:01 »

Richards has 9 goals in 11 games for us, one of the signings of the season for me, along with Preston, Elsnik (loan obviously) and Taylor.

Wish we had got him in sooner is all really.
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« Reply #249 on: Monday, March 19, 2018, 19:04:23 »

Richards has 9 goals in 11 games for us, one of the signings of the season for me, along with Preston, Elsnik (loan obviously) and Taylor.

Wish we had got him in sooner is all really.

But for his sending off, I'd add Banks to that list too. Back for Exeter?
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« Reply #250 on: Monday, March 19, 2018, 19:05:32 »

Phil Brown named EFL Manager of the Week
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« Reply #251 on: Monday, March 19, 2018, 19:10:40 »

But for his sending off, I'd add Banks to that list too. Back for Exeter?

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« Reply #252 on: Monday, March 19, 2018, 19:12:37 »

 Did Conroy do his cruciate ligament or was it something else.
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« Reply #253 on: Monday, March 19, 2018, 19:33:03 »

Did Conroy do his cruciate ligament or was it something else.

Operation for ACL + op for a busted shoulder.  A lot to contend with...
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« Reply #254 on: Monday, March 19, 2018, 19:44:20 »

Didn’t know about his shoulder.

Just that we have a development game against ‘Num tomorrow and they have a player having first game back after doing his ACL end of August.
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