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    onyadon
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    The Lounge

    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 …

    Looking for the old forum? You can view the read-only archived version here.

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    Windlesham Don
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    A hugely frustrating game on Saturday. The manner of defeat certainly ruined my Saturday evening. Sadly, veteran Wimbledon watchers would have found the last few minutes all too predictable – failure to capitalise on the few chances we created, followed by a defensive loss of concentration at the death.

    Shrewsbury were woeful, robust in defence but very limited in attack. These are the sides we need to be beating if we are not going to endure another relegation battle this season.

    Glyn’s post match interview summed the match up, we had some good pressure, but the final ball was either poor (I give you Luke O’Neill whose delivery was woeful) or too conservative to unlock a well organised defence. For all the pressure during the 90 minutes, the experimental361 website gave us an expected goals value of 0.8 – simply not good enough against limited opposition.

    On the plus side, defensively we were solid for the first 89 minutes. Our three CBs were largely untroubled and were superbly screened by Woodyard and Oksanen in midfield. Both wingbacks worked hard and didn’t allow the opposition to get behind them.

    Negatives were our lack of creativity, failure to take risks in the attacking third and our inability to change things when they weren’t working. Also, once again there was a collective failure at a corner which threw away a hard earned point – McLoughlin misjudged the flight of the corner and instead of clearing (under no pressure) produced a perfect offensive flick on which left Pigott, Thomas and Trueman flat footed. Add to that no one had picked up Clarke, the Shrewsbury striker at the far post and he headed in unopposed from two yards out!
    Poor…

    We have a set of tough fixtures coming up and a set of Tuesday/Saturday matches culminating in the return to Plough Lane on 3rd November. We have a ‘thin’ squad and desperately need Palmer and Rudoni fit for 90 minutes action. Longman, Chislett and Oksanen are all new to this level and we can’t expect them to play 180 minutes a week.

    Tomorrow is going to be a tough test for us, but we need to start picking up points again otherwise come our first match at Plough Lane we will be in a familiar position.

    #14815
    Singapore Don
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    It’s not the hope that kills. It’s the inconsistency.

    #14814
    onyadon
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    #14813
    Colum
    Participant

    Seeing the words “Club Statement” on the OS is enough to send most fans fearing the worst. To find out it was a player who’d been charged with a sexual offence two years ago was bad enough, but the fact that the club only found out about it two days ago raises many questions.

    Paul Kamalbayi has been acquitted of the offence, but serious questions need to be asked about his communication with the club over this matter. No doubt both the club and Paul will learn from this matter, and Paul will learn a life lesson in how not to act in public.

    #14812
    Ken the Womble
    Participant

    Great to have 8 points from 5 games. I’m usually out during match time so don’t use ifollow (though I will for the Doncaster match when “our Home” will be on display but look up the stats. afterwards. What concerns me is that we are consistently behind in possession (30-40%, attempted shots, and shots on goal. That said I’m hoping for a less worrying season – and that the “unmentionables” maintain their position at the foot of the table.

    #14811
    Colum
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    Will the real AFCW please stand up! Our away form seems capable to making us look like a good team, whilst our “home” form is as shakey as Mr Stevens himself. Not only do we seem capable (just) of holding onto a lead away from home, whilst we seem equally capable of shooting ourselves in both feet at home whilst blindfolded. Let’s hope this “home” form disappears once we actually are home. In the meantime, I’ll go looking for the playoff dates!!

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