Windlesham Don

  • Windlesham Don replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 2 days, 8 hours ago

    Do I hear the theme from the Great Escape playing in the background? It certainly feels that way after another three points and another clean sheet.

    A horrible gusty day and an uneven pitch made passing football difficult – basically playing into our hands. Southend were poor and obviously lacking in confidence after a poor run of results. We…[Read more]

  • Windlesham Don replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 4 days, 16 hours ago

    Off to Roots Hall tomorrow for my first away trip for a while. If anyone is going along (Pete?) then I plan to pop in the Blue Boar for a drink and then across the road for local fish & chips before going to the ground!

    Tuesday illustrated once again the confidence that a settled team, a set method of play and some decent results can bring.…[Read more]

  • Windlesham Don replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 6 days, 16 hours ago

    Real belief and momentum it is then! :o)

  • Windlesham Don replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 1 week, 1 day ago

    Hope to see you over in April, Liam, and hope that the team is still hanging on in there for you!

    Many thanks to John Marquis on Saturday for shooting himself and Doncaster in the foot! Up until his red card there was little between the sides, but them going down to 10 men was the boost we needed.

    In contrast to Charlton in the previous home…[Read more]

  • Windlesham Don replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    IMO Saturday was a match that illustrated almost perfectly why we will not be plying our trade in League 1 next season.

    45 minutes of high energy ‘up and at ’em’football, where we scored one, but weren’t clinical enough in front of goal to get a second. Followed by 45 minutes of being dominated, not having the ‘nous’ to break up Charlton’s…[Read more]

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

    Agree with that summary Colum, but of course it is the hope that kills us!

    What can we expect today – the Fleetwood/Burton experience, or the Walsall/Rochdale experience? Wally has talked about consistency, but during his two months in charge we have seen little of that. The defence is still woeful at times – just look at the goals conceded at…[Read more]

  • Windlesham Don replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    The other issue concerning me from last week was a tweet from ex-player Andy Frampton, suggesting that Downes was a terrible man manager and not a good long term appointment.

    Now if this was posted by a young hot head, or by someone with a grudge against the club then it could be dismissed. But Frampton was always level headed and a model pro…[Read more]

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

    Personally, I believe that Waggy will be moved on in the summer, which I think will be a mistake…

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

    PS – The other issue I find staggering is that the club have agreed to play the re-arranged match at Rochdale on Tuesday evening. We have played Saturday/ Tuesday/Saturday ahead of this fixture, whereas Rochdale have had 10 days to rest and prepare for us.

    For the club to hand Rochdale such a massive advantage ahead of a match vital to our…[Read more]

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

    Singapore, I was thinking of writing something almost identical to your post! Incredibly frustrated at yesterday’s performance and I am placing the blame squarely at the feet of our new manager. It seems that we now have our own “tinkerman” in control, someone who has to change things around virtually every match, regardless of whether things…[Read more]

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

    So the potential £1m match arrives with little buzz of anticipation. The vital 3 points at Walsall on Tuesday helped to ease the pain of another gruesome display on Saturday, but the fact that barely 150 made it up from south London shows how much of an impact Saturday’s horror show had.

    Playing the ‘Wall will have much less glamour than West…[Read more]

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

    The second 45 minutes on Saturday was possibly the worst I have witnessed since 2002 – no heart, no desire and no ability. We were an utter shambles.

    Terrell Thomas was rightly awarded the MotM, but the sad fact is that he stood out solely because he could control the ball and pass it to another player in blue. That was enough to comfortably…[Read more]

  • Windlesham Don replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 1 month, 1 week ago

    What is the next watering hole after the last chance saloon, cos that’s where we’ve probably moved on to now!

    Three points and a convincing display are an absolute ‘must’ this afternoon if we are to cling on to the thread of survival.

    We need to be out of the blocks quickly and be in the faces of a side with little to play for. The players need…[Read more]

  • Windlesham Don replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 1 month, 1 week ago

    Hi Liam,
    I hope you do come over in April. We may be holding a wake for our League 1 existence, but it would be good to catch up with a beer! I hope the apartment is still on track, I haven’t seen Dave for a while.

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

    More topsy turvy times with the Wombles! Possibly the worst performance since 2002 against Fleetwood was followed by definitely the best as we ripped into West Ham and deservedly progressed in the cup. It was a night to compare with, and possibly surpass, Liverpool, Accrington, Fleetwood and Crawley. The atmosphere was pulsating and the match…[Read more]

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

    Nicely summed up, Pete, saving me writing any match report!

    Certainly Tuesday is a must-win fixture now, let’s hope that WaG come up with a tactical plan to get us the three points otherwise I will start planning for life back in League 2.

    I’d add to your player assessment plus points for Terrell Thomas, who seemed to fit back in alongside…[Read more]

  • Windlesham Don replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 2 months ago

    Agree with you, Singapore, we are going down unless we recruit at least two quality players in the next two weeks.

    We need a striker, undoubtedly, but even more than goals IMO, we have to exert some control in midfield and stop sides like Coventry strolling to within shooting distance without our midfield getting close to making a tackle. Our…[Read more]

  • Windlesham Don replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 2 months ago

    It has been an up and down week for the club.

    The cup draw was a good one, although perhaps some of us were a little blase as we have played them already this season (and Chicharito has shown us how “professional” Premier League clubs can be by getting McDonald sent off with a horrendous dive). The subsequent confirmation of TV coverage was a…[Read more]

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

    Agree wholeheartedly, Rob, the smiles are starting to return to the faces of the supporters.

    Wally and Glyn seem to have simplified the information being passed to the players and freed them up to play to their strengths. Towards the end of the Ardley era there seemed to be a certain amount of ‘paralysis by analysis’ and this has been removed.…[Read more]

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

    When I posted pre-Wycombe that I felt we needed two wins from the next three games I had no confidence that we would achieve that goal. Having achieved it with still a game to go is amazing to me!

    Boxing Day was a very good performance, certainly the lethargy of the last days of Ardley have been swept away by the new management team, who seem to…[Read more]

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