Colum

  • Colum replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 3 days, 5 hours ago

    Here’s my best moment of Saturday’s game. Ramsey’s knee slide to the edge of the area when we equalised. He really does seem a quality keeper, and I love it when players show some emotion.

    My worst moment has to be THAT miss by Jervis. We could easily have gone in at HT 3-1 up. Sure Ramsey was by far the busiest keeper in the first half, but…[Read more]

  • Colum replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Liam is spot on. Not playing the likes of Trotter and Soares is paying off. I have to say young Hartigan is a joy to watch. He’s an unassuming player, who doesn’t really get the credit he deserves. He does the simple stuff well, but it’s his vision that really makes him stand out. I hope he continues to get a run in the team.

    Up front Appiah and…[Read more]

  • Colum replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 1 month ago

    I can understand the frustration to those fans who went to Charlton, but I can also understand Wally’s tactics. I may not agree with them though.

    He knows he’s in a desperate situation, therefore it is safety first. “Don’t get beat” is his mantra, and the rest can follow. He needs every point he can get, and being unadventurous will do if we…[Read more]

  • Colum replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Observations from the Rochdale game…

    The jury is still out on Wally’s appointment. His “joke” tweet certainly hasn’t helped him cement a base to gain the trust of the fan base. Perhaps only results will do that. If we’re still in Division One next season, he’ll have done what he’s been asked to do.

    The squad is bereft of depth. With Pigott…[Read more]

  • Colum replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Devon. If Bassey and Wally butt heads, there will only be one winner:-)

  • Colum replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Bloody hell. I should have kept quiet! Only the date/time to be rearranged now:-(Still at least we’ll have Wally and Glynn up to speed by then, and hopefully some new signings.

  • Colum replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    I’d quite like Man Utd at home. It would be a delight to see Mourinho’s miserable sulking face at KM, and the way they’re playing this season, I’d fancy our chances. After that, then I’d take Arsenal away. Knowing our luck this season though, we’ll get Guiseley away, with the game switched to 12pm on a Sunday!

  • Colum replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Walking past the dressing room yesterday after the game, and you could hear the lads were buzzing. And rightfully so. That second half was as good a 45 minutes as we’ve seen in awhile. Yes both our goals had elements of luck, and Southend were a shadow of their early season form, but who cares. A win is a win.

    That said, the result only papers…[Read more]

  • Colum replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 2 months, 1 week ago

    I for one would like to see him offered the opportunity to say goodbye properly at a home game. The treatment he got from a small minority at the end of the game last Friday was nothing short of appalling. He deserves so much more than that.

  • Colum replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 2 months, 1 week ago

    Agree 100% Cape Cod. You weren’t at the game on Friday, but there were a sizable minority of our fans singing, “You’re not fit to wear the shirt” for about the last ten minutes – until we scored that was. Plus some fans showed their frustration to the players as they came over after the game. That was probably the straw that broke the camel’s back.

  • Colum replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Talking to a Haringey fan before the game, I gave them more than a 50-50 chance of getting something from the game. How close I was. Playing the game away, on a 3G pitch and in terrible conditions, it was never going to be pretty.

    We started brightly taking the game to them, but the old problems remain. We pass sideways WAY to much. Play is so…[Read more]

  • Colum replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    The BBC has exclusive access to all FA Cup games at the moment, so expect unless there’s a Don’s fan with an illegal live video feed, you’re stuffed. Guess you could always try iWollow if they cover cup games.

  • Colum replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    I think it’s about time to remember Barnstonworth United. Compared to them, our plight isn’t half as bad. Just look at the first 7-8 minutes to cheer yourself up:-)

  • Colum replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Take the positives. We scored a goal and we’re not bottom of the table, but that’s it. The players tried hard, but came up short again. We were good in the first 45 without being outstanding, but for all the pressure and possession, we didn’t really have that many chances. Hanson scored a goal and the Shrews didn’t seem to show any real threat.…[Read more]

  • Colum replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Eric’s statement was interesting on a couple of levels.

    1. It appears to have come about because of supporter unrest at the radio silence. Surely it should have happened organically without the need for the fans to let their feelings be known. This does somewhat back up the feeling that the FCB and DTB are aloof from most of the fan base.
    2. Reading…

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  • Colum replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Here is an item of discussion that was doing the rounds on Saturday. Were we right to reject recent transfer requests for players? Let’s say we were offered £500k for Oshilaja, couldn’t we have done some better transfer business? Same with players like Elliott and Taylor. Should we have let them go when clubs like Charlton and Millwall initially…[Read more]

  • Colum replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    Today’s game had a strange atmosphere. Before the game, and until we went 1-0 down, Neal Ardley’s name was repeatedly chanted in a positive way. It seemed like the majority of fans were willing to let him get us out of this almighty mess.

    That all changed with the goal. It was a sloppy goal really. Our midfield went missing – where did we hear…[Read more]

  • Colum replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 3 months ago

    What’s sad to me is that I’ve stopped caring about the results of games I can’t attend. I’ve an air of acceptance of an early goal caused by a defensive mistake, followed by countless wasted chances, and a breakaway goal to complete the defeat. That way should we gain a point, it seems so much better.

    We’ve said in the past that the AFCW Board…[Read more]

  • Colum replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 3 months, 1 week ago

    If there is one thing we should all learn about the first half against Pompey, it was that starting eleven should never have started. Like Windlesham, it was clear that a change of formation and a more robust approach almost made the difference. Against a weaker team, we’d have got something out of that game. Trouble is we can’t keep giving the…[Read more]

  • Colum replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    I wouldn’t compare the leagues of 25 years ago to today. Football is a very different beast.

    I unsubscribed from the various online forums a couple of weeks ago. This is the only one I now frequent. This was brought about by the totally unpleasant atmosphere and downright abuse on just about every post. It’s not helpful to anyone, including the…[Read more]

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