mentalcase wrote: ↑Mon Oct 02, 2023 10:38 am
Had a good long weekend down south, typically the football spoilt it all.
Set off friday and stayed over in cambden town, went down to a place called hedge end before game, thats when alarm bells sounded, team news had cooper starting !!
We were smack behind the goal where they scored, cooper was atrocious, standing with body turned and hands behind his back isn't leadership material for me, he wasn't totally to blame, so many players had off days.
We were thinking DF would make changes on the halfhour mark, he didn't we thought it would be halftime, again, it didn't happen, I've read his post match remarks and it's the first time I've disagreed with him, leaving players on in the vain hope they'll learn from mistakes is a terrible decision.
Collectively we were very poor, to get outdone all over the park against a team losing their previous 4 is shambolic, yes, these things happen, but, we allowed them to happen with no belly for a fight.
Anyway, when Struijk scored we left and stole a march on the traffic back to london where we had another great night out, it was a long drive home yesterday afternoon with nothing to cheer about.
I would like to see Rodon & Anthony back in front of Cooper & James or Summerville, Kamara won't have as bad a day as that for a long while, but he could be replaced by Gray, will be interesting to see Farkes reaction to this dross loss.
Where was the leadership on saturday ?? Cooper is meant to be captain isn't he, why didn't he put pressure on the ref when that player clattered Summerville and he'd already been booked, Cooper never takes it to the ref, why is he captain ?
2 left footed CHs dosen't work.
2 back to back home wins will go a long way to addressing the situation.