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    onyadon
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    I’ve decided to spruce up the web-site a wee bit (even with our new logo – any comments?). Another new feature is the single thread forum, so you can jump on and have your say, ask a question or just read what is being said. As I always say the forum is only as strong as what you make of it, so I would urge you to contribute and regularly to keep it all worthwhile. BTW, if you want to check something in the old forum it is now archived and the link is below… Okay let’s hear from you …

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  • #12877

    Devon Womble
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    From the statistics you would think the Dons are about to break through with a 5-0 win over someone (Rochdale???), but then again, maybe not.
    Elliot still seems to have his square head plugged in (or maybe he’s lost the round one), Taylor has been oddly absent (is he happy?), and Barcham, as ever, was snuffed out either by the opposition, or more commonly by his inability to finish what he starts.

    I don’t know what formations we start our games in but it does strike me that we play best with three up front in a 4-3-3. While this is a tactical issue for NA, (and I’m sure he has his reasons ~ which I will never fathom out), I remain convinced the players ‘click’ better when we do.
    On a brighter note it was encouraging to see Kelly get in a good game, and Clarke did at least manage one save… but then it didn’t sound as though he needed to do much else.
    On the whole, Kelly I give some leeway to, Barcham none, Clarke the jury is still out.
    Onward Dons! The only way is up.

    #12876

    Singapore Don
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    Really pleased we got our first point, although yet again it sounds as though we shortchanged ourselves and could have had all three points. This from The League Paper today: “The visitors had the better of proceedings. They created the better chances, posed more of a threat and could have stolen the spoils right at the end”. Sounds like we won the stats game again, but pulled up short again on the crucial goals stats. Good to hear from Windlesham that Clarke and Kelly performed well – Kelly makes The League Paper’s League One team of the day – and the clean sheet shows the defence did their job yesterday. Unfortunately the blank in the goals for column also shows that our strikers have work to do still. Taylor hasn’t yet scored in open play in a league match (his only league goal was a penalty against Walsall), Elliott has been playing well but not converting, and Barnett’s and Poleon’s cameo roles have yet to deliver any return. Slowly, slowly we’re getting there; hopefully next week we’ll get it right at both ends of the field to give us our first League One win. Rochdale have lost both their home games, so it’s there for the taking!

    #12875

    liamwimbo
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    Very relieved to have got off the mark with a point. One can never complain about a draw away at home. Very surprised that Sheffield United are the only team below us. Maybe a sign that this division is more even than we thought. Does not sound like a great game to watch. Am heading over soon and will be at three home games. Hopefully get some entertainment and more importantly see the Dons acquire some points. At least the weather forecast is good in London next week.

    #12874

    onyadon
    Keymaster

    Listened in on the phone on my drive back home from the Wallabies Test. From the WDON call Dons had a lot of the play and the stats bear that out. Good to get on the board, but maybe could (should) have got all three against lacklustre last season’s L2 champions. Now to make these clean sheets a habit. Rochdale next weekend will tell us more.

    #12873

    martindownunderdon
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    Well it sounded like the wind played a big part in this game,but its a point away from home. Solid performance by the keeper and the rest of the defense just need the boys up front to put away a few half chances.Coyd.

    #12872

    Windlesham Don
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    A first point of the season, and at a venue where we have never won, but my major emotion at the final whistle was one of disappointment, one of an opportunity missed.

    Undoubtedly the conditions were difficult, but we seemed to adjust to them better than the home side. Northampton have strengthened during the close season, with some big name acquisitions, but they were a huge disappointment today, posing little threat during the 90 minutes. One good save from Clarke may once again have the boo boys backing off, but in truth he had little else to do.

    The big shame was that we dominated both the corner count (13) and shot count (14), but probably generated only one really close effort when late in the game a header from Kelly (I think) was clawed on to the post/bar by the Cobblers’ keeper.

    The main positive of course, was a first clean sheet of the season. As previously mentioned, Clarke was solid and the much maligned Kelly also put in a good display.

    In conclusion, it was important that we finally got off the mark for the season, and there were plenty of positives to take from the day. It also confirmed that despite the points total, we do not appear to be relegation fodder this season.

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