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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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  • #12593
    Colum
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    I’ll keep an eye out for you Liam. I hope you bring us some luck.

    Francombe gets a fair bit of stick for his dead ball delivery. It is not a strong point in his game, but we don’t have anyone else who seems willing to take responsibility. Neil Ardley was singing his praises after the Luton game, which is a sure sign that the player had a shocker. To be fair to poor George, he was playing a slightly more central role, but the number of misplaced passes was approaching being embarrassing.

    #12592
    Windlesham Don
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    A good win, but 4-1 probably flatters us. A couple of deflected goals and a couple of goals just after half time killed off a decidedly average Luton.

    The loss of Osborne before the match was barely noticed after a confident performance from young Ryan Sweeney.

    Interestingly the poor and cut up pitch did not seem to affect our game unduly. Indeed, our generally direct style of play may be quite suited to the pitches of the next few weeks after a heap of rain in the UK. Let’s hope so…

    7 games in the next 3 weeks will test the depth of the squad, and there are some tough fixtures in those. Personally, I feel that we need a good start to the next run of games – at least 4 points from the trip to Barnet and the Tuesday game against Carlisle will put us in a good position for the toughies to come.

    COYD!

    #12591
    liamwimbo
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    Great win for the Dons, especially as Ards had to re-shuffle the team and also cope with an injury to Reeves early on. Apparently Francomb did well having to move into central midfield. The timing of the goals made it hard for Luton to get into the game and the only disappointment was conceding a goal. Probably the most pleasing aspect is the goal difference of +10, unheard of in recent seasons.
    Going into this game, I, like Rob, had looked at the difficult run coming up and thought that if we won 4 and drew 2 of the next eight games, we would be well placed to get into the play-offs. After last night that is now 3 wins and 2 draws from the next seven games.
    I am heading over to the UK shortly and planning to go to the Accrington, Morecambe and York games. Hopefully by the time I leave, the Dons will be well ensconced in the top 7.

    #12590
    onyadon
    Keymaster

    Another encouraging result for the Dons … That’s 4 points up on this stage last season, 6 more goals, 2 less conceded, +8 GD, but I’m keeping my powder dry for a batch of really tough games coming up shortly against top teams – Oxford United at home; Northampton Town – away; Accrington Stanley – home and Bristol Rovers – away. If we are still 3 points off the playoffs by early March then hopes will be high of a big push to the playoffs. Oxford, Northampton and Accy traditionally give the Dons a tough time, while Rovers in Bristol will be a stern test. Still, the Dons are scoring goals and if Kelle Roos provides some certainty in goal, especially for the back four, then maybe Wimbledon may give this a shake…. a very interesting stage of the season coming up. Your views, peeps?

    #12589
    Windlesham Don
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    The Hatters tomorrow, and another big match. We are useless at home and Luton are decent away. However, there will be a good atmosphere and sometimes form goes out of the window if the team gets fired up by the crowd.

    It will be good to have Bulman back and a debut from the new keeper will be keenly anticipated. I am not sure who the two doubtful starters are, but I hope they aren’t key performers.

    This starts a run of key games for us which may determine whether the play-offs are a realistic target. The squad has the ability, but whether we can get enough consistency in defence is for me the key – I believe much will depend on whether the manager has selected his loanee keeper wisely.

    For tomorrow I’m going to sit on the bench and predict a 1-1 draw.

    COYD!

    #12588
    Colum
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    When we went 3-1 down, the guy next to me said, “That flatters them.” He was right. For periods of the game we took the game to them and could have scored more. Even after conceding the second, we went straight up the other end and missed an equaliser by a whisker. Apart from the first 15 minutes, when we couldn’t get a foot on the ball, we gave them a real test. To be fair to Chelsea, they never panicked and they were clinical with their finishing. Still I suppose you have to expect that from players, some of whom were rumoured to be on £25,000 a week. Our boys did you proud and it was nice to see Mark Robinson and the whole team win Man of the Match. Well done lads. If you play like that, I’ll look forward to seeing you at Plough Lane soon.

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