jdalecadded 19:38 - Sep 17 I thought we played really well especially in the 2nd half. If we can keep playing like that I believe we will keep our league one status. We are starting to gel as a team now and the future looks a lot brighter since our day out in Bury. Whilst we lack a bit of height up front I think the combination of Ball, Grimes and Tutte combined with the older heads of Jonah and kennedy we are looking good. Fear not the futures bright, the futures Eyre !!!!!
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bamburgeradded 21:13 - Sep 17 The team never really took control of the game today despite two late goals. The forwards looked pretty sharp at times, with grimes and ball linking up well. Defensively though, we looked all over the place, with the big boot in evidence far too often. The link up play from defence through midfield and on was conspicuous by its absence.
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pebblesadded 10:58 - Sep 18 Seems like the keeper is the whipping boy for a defence without an aggressive header of the ball or a strong tackler.After watching the goals again it seems its free shots almost every week and from every angle.Perhaps the manager's role should include encouragment rather than subtle put downs as directed at Trottman,when he was harshley judged to have given a penelty away.He always seems to be ranting on the touchline at certain players.
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kirbysadded 17:48 - Sep 18 Was a good match for the neutral but in truth Dale were up against promotion candidates who always had enough in reserve to keep Dale in check. Charlton exploited their height advantage all over the pitch and we lost possession too many times to be able to pressurise. Dale did have a shout having clawed back a two goal deficit through guts and endevour rather than guile and skill and for a few minutes the composed Charlton back four were beginning to get rattled. Credit to Dale for taking it to them in the final stages but tired legs and the lack of a ball winner in the air - with the exception of a bullet header from Grimes - told in the end. But we won't meet such opposition every week and can score goals - but that soft centre and airial defficiency mean we will have trouble stopping goals against.
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bigprawnadded 20:57 - Sep 18 Have to agree with Bamburger and Pebbles. Defensively, in the centre at least, we look frail. Fullbacks look good, especially Darby who looks quality!! Holness seems to be missing Dawson, although I think he is our best centre half at the moment. I'm yet to see Balkestein break into a sprint, far too casual for my tastes and I think Trotman needs to settle and just accept that he's a centre half at a lower league club and isn't playing in the Champions League. I may be being a bit harsh there so apologies. I think the keeper will be fine, you can see Dave Lucas on the sidelines talking to him throughout the match, giving him advice. Sadly this doesn't help with decision making in the game and this is where a keeper makes his name. Yes, from my angle he should have taken the cross that lead to the 3rd goal but he also made a couple of really good saves. He'll save us more points than he'll cost us at the end of the season.
All in all, decent performance against a decent side (not as good as Huddersfield this year or Brighton last year in my opinion) and they'll probably go up. We'll be ok.
Up the Dale!!
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