Windlesham Don

  • Windlesham Don replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 3 days, 17 hours 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 1 week, 2 days 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 1 week, 4 days 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 weeks, 2 days 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 3 weeks, 4 days 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]

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

    Well that was a pleasant surprise! The team finally seemed to show the fight and determination that has been missing for most of the season. We also looked dangerous in attack, with Hanson and Appiah complementing each other.

    One swallow does not make a summer, of course, and defensively we still allow too many crosses into our box and lose too…[Read more]

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

    Today is the first of three absolutely vital matches over Christmas. In my opinion it is not an exaggeration to state that these matches could define our season.

    Anything less than 4 points and I believe that we will be doomed to relegation. Realistically, we probably need two wins.

    To date, sadly, the squad has shown us nothing to allow us to…[Read more]

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

    Sadly I have to agree, Singapore. No new manager bounce for us, just the normal gutless and spineless performance. Wally doesn’t seem to be showing the same passion as a manager that characterised his playing days.

    This team is a bunch of zombies, shuffling towards League 2. It needs massive changes in personnel to turn things around, more…[Read more]

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

    So it appears from last night’s Meet the Manager session that Wally and Glyn can ‘talk the talk’. They appear to be singing off the same hymn sheet as many of us with their initial ideas.

    The defence needs to be drilled on the training ground so that we stop giving away stupid goals – we need a few clean sheets.

    We need to start picking up…[Read more]

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

    Today is a big day.

    Losing won’t relegate us, but a performance devoid of energy, desire and passion (like so many this season) would signal the beginning of the end.

    We need to see a plan. Wally has hinted at a more direct approach and this seems sensible, but only if the midfield has the energy to support the front man/men.

    We also need to…[Read more]

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

    Being a Wimbledon fan at the moment seems to be both worrying and exciting in equal measure.

    Worrying because we are 7 points adrift of safety, still do not have a manager and the expected appointee does not have a track record of managing in League 1. IMO we desperately need a change of playing squad in January, including at least 2 leaders on…[Read more]

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

    So a question for you all: How do you think the club/management team should handle the 4 rogue squad members who have presumably broken club drinking rules?

    The hard line would be to terminate their contracts (and send King back to Millwall with a black mark against his name). However, the new loan window rules would mean that none of those…[Read more]

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

    Pete – Have a look at a WUPGB post from Wazza at 08:43 this morning. It is a link to a forwarded tweet of an Instagram picture apparently posted by Anthony Wordsworth. The responses to the tweet are interesting.

    This could of course all be smoke and mirrors, but putting 2 and 2 together, we arrive at 4 – the 4 squad members who definitely…[Read more]

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

    Very well put, Rob. After last night’s ‘carbon copy’ performance of so many others I would be surprised if the manager lasts beyond the weekend. I expect the end of Saturday’s game to see him say farewell to the crowd, in much the same way as Terry Brown did six years ago.

    The Instagram pictures of King, Pinnock, Pigott and Wordsworth on the…[Read more]

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

    Best of luck to Singapore and all the other travelling supporters tonight. I hope your faith is finally repaid by the squad and management and we can bring back something to give us some hope ahead of Saturday’s visit of Luton…

    Obviously, I trust that we will also have some scouts at the Corinthian Casuals v Haringey Borough fixture to have a…[Read more]

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

    Having changed the line up and found no more heart, nor desire than has been shown all season, I believe that two poor results this week, at Bristol and at home to Luton, will see the manager depart.

    The same comments can be made for yesterday as for many matches this season. Once again we gave away an appalling goal after 6 minutes, and from…[Read more]

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

    Wow! I can’t believe it – it looks like 4-3-3 with just Appiah in place of the ill Pigott different from my wish.

    If we lose 5-0 then it is all my fault!

    COYD!!!

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

    My take on that particular rumour is that it is bar talk, initiated by one of the vocal “Ardley Out”ers. However, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Ardley was feeling pretty down after Saturday and during a post match wash up meeting with Erik pondered over whether he could take the team any further.

    I’m sure Erik would have given him backing,…[Read more]

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

    Thanks for the heads up on the terminology, Rob. Although not fussed whether Ardley stays or goes, I never felt that his sacking was imminent. Certainly with a Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday set of fixtures coming up, those believing he would be sacked after Saturday weren’t being realistic.

    Of more interest to be is that in a couple of interviews…[Read more]

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

    As we say farewell to yet another gallant defeat, I feel that there may be a glimmer of hope in our second half display.

    For me, today proved once again that this squad isn’t good enough to play passing football. Trotter and Soares in the centre of the park are too slow and too negatively minded to create anything going forward – their…[Read more]

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