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  1. We have done well without him, however we need his clinical passes. We do have Regan Booty to play his role but Ardley puts him on the wing and that diminishes the influence he can have on the game. For me you have to play one of Booty or O'Brien and then one of Doyle or Rose. One to sit and protect and one to roam forward. JOB and Regan can do their job well out wide but they need to be in the centre to be able maximise their impact We also miss his energy. This is where he is crucial against the top teams. His energy disturbs the flow of the opposition game, giving them less time to think when in possession and rushing them into quick decisions, which leads to mistakes.
  2. Yesterday was very disappointing. Seeing how far we have progressed over the last few months has been great but yesterday's performance made us feel very dis-heartened. This is because of how expectations have risen over the past two months as the team has got better. One loss does not suddenly make us a bad team. Before yesterday's defeat we had not lost at home for 3 months and had lost only 3 games in our last 17. We also had scored in ever game bar 3, had the joint best defence and had the highest goal difference. We were beaten by the better team who obviously had come with a game plan and had done their homework. Couple this with a below par performance from Notts (not something we've seen much of this season) and you have your winner. Barrow played some decent football and worked us out. They closed us down quickly, not allowing us the freedom we'd normally have. We played into their hands though as we were not quick enough on the ball and made rash decisions inside our own half and in Barrow's half as well. Decision making in both boxes was poor and our passing was not good enough. We rushed into passes without thinking Notts weren't brave enough or clinical enough when in possession with the ball or going forward towards the final third. This is the one thing that could determine our season. Our tempo must get quicker if we are to challenge the top of the table. However, this season has shown so far, we will have more good days than bad days. We have shown we are a good team this season, battling in and around the play-offs for the best part of two months despite only starting to sign players, the week the season started (not using that as an excuse). Notts have played some decent football this season. Every team has bad days and we had a bad day yesterday. Need to get it out our system and go again at Aldershot.
  3. Massive game. Best home form over the last eight games vs best away form over the last eight games Win this and we will launch right into the auto promotion pack, plus it will keep our strong home record going. Two teams who like to play expansive football so I imagine more space will appear than normal. Booty must start. Also must be weary of Scott Quigley as he is high up in the scoring charts. We kept Jamie Reid out, no reason why we can't do the same
  4. He is the best man for the anchor role in our midfield. Jim O'Brien and Regan Booty can play that role if they wanted to, but they are more suited to the forward thinking passing role and hurtling forward to support the forwards. Doyle can bring the ball out from the back when the centre backs split. He's not just that guy who spreads the butter connecting defence and attack, but he makes them crucial interceptions when the opposition start going forward in numbers, as Ebbsfleet were on Saturday in the 2nd half. He can dictate the tempo of the play, something that's important in home games, plus he can take the pressure of the centre backs playing out from the back
  5. Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Milton Keynes Gillingham 1-1 Lincoln City Exeter City 1-0 Cheltenham Town Macclesfield Town 0-2 Mansfield Town Leyton Orient 1-1 Scunthorpe United Bromley 1-1 Harrogate Town (Joker) Dagenham & Redbridge 0-0 Aldershot Town Woking 2-1 Halifax Town
  6. I think his move to Grimsby was to help the wage bill to help bring in players in January Not sure what game it was but I know Swindon was definitely one we dominated 1st half and were poor 2nd half. He wasn't fit last season (neither was anyone) due to a woeful pre season (cheers Kevin). He's that type of striker that loves to be in and around the penalty area and when used correctly, he can be of huge importance. That's why he's got such a good goal record, the 18 yard box is his oyster and his finishing is good
  7. We seem to be almost there in terms of the squad gelling and we do get behind the team quite a lot. There are good signs being shown game by game Especially the last few. The will to win and the ability to change up our tactics. Another good sign is the strong team togetherness to bounce back from defeat and also keep calm and remain focused when we are behind in games. These are vital essentials that a team, that wants to be up at the top of the table, needs.
  8. We have one of the larger squads in the league I believe. Plenty of competition for places which is important as it keeps everyone on their toes and makes sure that no players are slacking Also vital we have squad depth for these stages in the season when the fixtures build up and injuries become more frequent Not just that but we have strength in depth too. For example in midfield we have Michael Doyle (anchor man), Jim O'Brien and Regan Booty (Forward thinking passers) and Mitch Rose (the presence and the ball winner). We also have Tom Crawford who is energetic and likes to roam forward too. Up front as well is another area. Kyle Wootton (the target man), Wes Thomas and Nathan Tyson (pace and pressing), Kristian Dennis (poacher). The quality is unlike many in this league (no disrespect but not many teams have our strength in depth). Some in our squad shouldn't be playing at this level but Notts and Ardley have the pulling power at this level to attract. GK - Slocombe, Fitzsimons, Kean (if you can count him) RB - Brindley, Kelly-Evans, Tootle CB - Turner, Rawlinson, Lacey, Bird LB - McCrory, Bakayogo CM - Doyle, O'Brien, Booty, Rose, Crawford W - Boldewijn, Shields, Osborne ST - Wootton, Dennis, Thomas, Tyson Out on loan: Dunn, Howes, Campbell, Culverwell
  9. Welcome to PON @Bromley1972
  10. Slocombe 7 - Made crucial saves in the second half when Fleet piled on the pressure. His usual commanding self Brindley 6 - Some decent runs forward. Solid defensively. Quiet afternoon to be fair Rawlinson 7 - Was involved in the carnage in the 93rd minute. Got the flick on (him or the Ebbsfleet player did) for the 3rd. Solid as ever Turner 9 - Resisted the Ebbsfleet pressure early in the first half. Won almost everything. That goal. What a king McCrory 6 - Struggled with Myles Weston at first but once he settled down he was fine. Had a busy afternoon Boldewijn 7 - Excellent going forward and did well defensively too. Always believe in Enzio Rose 6 - Much better than he was against Hartlepool. His type of game. A bit better with his passing and was always involved in trying to win it back Doyle 7 - Helped connect defence and attack. Made some crucial interceptions and tackles winning the ball back Booty 8 - The guy is pure class. Wand of a left foot, forward passing machine. Wootton 8 - Sign the guy up. So consistent with his performances. Hold up play exceptional. Finishing very good too Thomas 8 - Ebbsfleet couldn't cope with him. The turn and run for the second goal was brilliant. Chased down lost causes Subs Tyson 6 - Lively when he came on. Involved in the carnage at the end
  11. Previous league experience. Was unlucky at Gills with injuries. Sounds like Gills fans liked him. Understandable to add a centre-back to the ranks as we need cover there heading into the part of the season, where the fixtures are stacking up again cos of the cup competitions and and where the pitches become bobbly meaning injuries can become more frequent.
  12. Very good job with this. Massive thank you for the opportunity to be able to work with Football Daily. Happy with how my part went. Great to hear from Les Bradd, Neal Ardley and Nick Richardson as well
  13. Good chance to get through. Ebbsfleet been in good form though of late. Making the trip on the coach. No doubt it'll feel like it's -38 or something in the away end
  14. I've literally been woeful for the last few weeks and I'm still 4th somehow
  15. Slocombe 6 - Couldn't do owt with the two goals. Deflection and a good finish. Steady second half Brindley 5 - Too casual at times. Played the easy ball on occasions Rawlinson 7 - Was good second half. His diagonal balls to Wootton and Thomas caused carnage amongst the Pools back line Turner 6 - Got sent to the shops for the 2nd goal. Did the dirty work second half and needed to, to keep it level McCrory 7 - Always offered that option going forward and played a class ball for Thomas to get us back in the game Shields 5 - Did ok. Some energetic bursts but sometimes lacked the run in behind. Subbed Rose 4 - Couldn't pass a parcel. Takes too long to decide what to do Doyle 5 - Very poor first half. Wayward passes a plenty. Improved a bit in the 2nd Boldewijn 6 - Always grafted to get the ball back. Nearly always involved in the action Wootton 7 - A presence and when we went direct second half, Hartlepool couldn't cope with him Thomas 7 - Beat the keeper to the ball for the first and a proper poacher's finish for the second. Game saviour. A lot better in the second half when we were more forward thinking. Caused problems Subs Booty 7 - Subbed on, gets an assist and makes us a lot better going forward. Our most creative midfielder Dennis N/A - Came on too late to make any impact
  16. October 25th-November 1st Dover Athletic: Ruel Sotiriou - Leyton Orient (ST) - Loan Halifax Town: Jack Redshaw - Salford City (ST) - Free Solihull Moors: Gael Bigirimana - Hibernian (CDM) - Free Torquay United: Saikou Janneh - Bristol City (ST) - Loan
  17. Apologies for not posting this again on the actual date October 18th-25th Bromley: Rarmani Edmonds-Green - Huddersfield Town (CB) - Loan Maidenhead United: Jaden Brissett - Brentford (ST) - Loan Woking: Glen Rea - Luton Town (CDM/CB) - Loan
  18. Leeds United 2-1 Queens Park Rangers Cardiff City 1-1 Birmingham City Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Burton Albion Blackpool 0-1 Peterborough United Bradford City 1-1 Exeter City (Joker) Scunthorpe United 2-2 Stevenage Halifax Town 1-2 Torquay United Solihull Moors 1-1 Dagenham & Redbridge
  19. Rotherham can do one. Third time I've had them to win on this, this season and third time they've let me down
  20. Slocombe 6 - Could have had a picnic. Didn't really have much to do Brindley 4 - Everytime the ball came to him his control was poor and didn't play it forward enough. Disappeared for the goal. Did ok first half but poor after that Turner 5 - Bit clunky at times. Felt like his feet were wrapped together with tape McCrory 5 - Ok ish. Decent with the ball at his feet Bakayogo 4 - Poor first touch. Another who had his legs tied together with tape. Shields 5 - Energetic as usual but lack of end product Rose 2 - Generous. It's not illegal to play a forward pass. Sideways and back all the time. Didn't do anything with the ball Doyle 4 - Tried to get us going but couldn't Boldewijn 5 - Good first half. Lively. Made good runs. Faded in the last few minutes Dennis 4 - Quiet. Too quiet. Didn't really get any service Wootton 6 - Always amongst the action going forward. Tried his hardest to get something Subs Booty 5 - Yeh. Woohoo lets play our best passer at left back. That'll influence the game. Thomas N/A - Got no service but meh Tyson N/A - Didn't really influence the game when he came on
  21. Huddersfield Town 1-0 Barnsley Hull City 2-2 Derby County Rotherham United 2-1 Wycombe Wanderers Burton Albion 1-1 Blackpool (Joker) Forest Green Rovers 1-1 Crewe Alexandra Walsall 0-1 Mansfield Town Bromley 1-0 Halifax Town Dover Athletic 2-2 Stockport County
  22. Sorry I didn't put this up last Friday October 11th-18th Ebbsfleet United: Marvel Ekpiteta - Newport County (CB) - Loan Wrexham: James Horsfield - Scunthorpe United (RB) - Loan
  23. Preston North End 1-1 Leeds United Millwall 0-2 Cardiff City Portsmouth 1-1 Lincoln City Shrewsbury Town 0-0 Gillingham Rochdale 2-2 Milton Keynes Cheltenham Town 2-0 Macclesfield Town (Joker) Plymouth Argyle 1-1 Leyton Orient Carlisle United 0-0 Northampton Town

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