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« Reply #315 on: Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 12:06:58 »

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« Reply #316 on: Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 12:28:51 »

I saw a stat on Twitter (which I haven't corroborated so it could be horse cack) that says we haven't beaten anyone in the league above us in the league this season so far. Flat track bullies.
It is true but when you look at it 3 of them we've not played and 3 of them have failed to beat us,so not really a yardstick as such to be fair.....yet!
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« Reply #317 on: Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 12:36:49 »

Quite  a few comments about the crossing and whether or not Gillingham defended well.

I think they understood the threat, pace down the flanks that can whip crosses in, but nobody up top with height.  They did send a midfielder out to ensure the crosses were from deep or from cut backs, never from the byline.  That way the crosses have to be higher to get to their target and over the potential blockers, unless you are Beckham.  Then you sit in and have two or three big defenders who know what their job is going to be, and a couple of midfielders briefed on just pressing the edge of the box to avoid any long shots or slipped balls from Kemp.  They did it well in my opinion.  Our lack of options meant we kept going at the same way of playing.
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« Reply #318 on: Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 12:38:11 »

Quite  a few comments about the crossing and whether or not Gillingham defended well.

I think they understood the threat, pace down the flanks that can whip crosses in, but nobody up top with height.  They did send a midfielder out to ensure the crosses were from deep or from cut backs, never from the byline.  That way the crosses have to be higher to get to their target and over the potential blockers, unless you are Beckham.  Then you sit in and have two or three big defenders who know what their job is going to be, and a couple of midfielders briefed on just pressing the edge of the box to avoid any long shots or slipped balls from Kemp.  They did it well in my opinion.  Our lack of options meant we kept going at the same way of playing.

Agreed. Not a complicated plan but a well rehearsed one, carried out impeccably. They were also very good at closing space for shots down on the edge of the box (which we weren't...).
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« Reply #319 on: Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 12:45:05 »


There wasn't. Outside of one Hutton cross to the back post it was like a museum of bad crossing all night. Hit and hope and not even with any conviction. Just float one in to the area most populated with Gillingham players.

Shite.

I thought we had a few personally,Young twice first half,Austin header from a corner,Kemp rounding the keeper.Hutton forced a great save early second half,Young two headers second half, Kemp from FBTs great pass(good save) FBT and McEachran both straight at the keeper. Chances like which we were scoring regularly a few weeks ago. This, I reckon has been the main cause of all our defeats so far, the missing of chances the likes of which we were gobbling up in the first 2 months.
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« Reply #320 on: Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 12:50:14 »

We had a few half chances and the Young one was a very good chance.  Kemps rounding the keeper for example - he was pushed wide, which is good defending.  You bend but you don't break.  Kemp was never in a position to score, even if it looked like a threat.

Some of the other chances were rushed shots, again because they pressed or put bodies in the passing and shooting lanes.

Young had a volley early on, it wasn't ever going in, but it was probably the only time we got in behind a littler or had the right trajectory on a cross.  It's L2, they won't be able to go full European Cup away performance from the early 90's, but they stuck at a game plan and came away with a clean sheet.

Mahoney made the better saves and watched a penalty go wide.
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« Reply #321 on: Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 13:14:00 »

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« Reply #322 on: Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 13:18:27 »

It does, but it doesn't make it incorrect. I guess as we slide down the table we have more chance to put it right.

1 win out of 5 games against sides currently in the top half. That win being against Crawley, who seem to be slipping down to a more natural position
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« Reply #323 on: Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 13:22:50 »

I was shocked to see Flynn has only won 6 from 17 games... To be clear, I think he has done well but all signs still pointing to mid-table without investment despite a couple of early season wallopings.
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« Reply #324 on: Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 20:10:52 »

Did I hear a drum in the TE?
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« Reply #325 on: Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 20:15:59 »

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« Reply #326 on: Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 20:21:41 »

Swear I heard it once just before the game started.
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« Reply #327 on: Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 20:51:45 »

Swear I heard it once just before the game started.

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