Aldershot reports and reaction

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Rubbish end of. I have had enough of the rubbish we are served up week in week out. No ideas what so ever just hoofball to two small players up front!!
Then what does our tactical genius of a manager do to try and win the game he brings on O'Connor and then takes off our only player who was causing them problems (Simpson) and brings on Hudson who looks like a little boy lost. I give up I really do!! I can't take anymore of watching this style of football anymore. There is little entertainment and nothing enjoyable about watching this team. I really want Scott out of this club and quick because while he is in charge I will not be watching anymore. Enough is enough and with the budget he has we should be doing better than we are. However, I have said it before and I will say it again the make of if this squad is wrong and there is only one person who's fault that is. Please Benham act now before it is too late!!!!!!!
Also what has Spillane done wrong to be dropped? No problem bringing Wright in as cover but to jump ahead of Spillane who has been playing well is just wrong it sends completely the wrong signal to the players.


Great post.
 

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well from my place in the new rd the keeper pulled the ball back when it was just over,the linesman also got it wrong when he flaged mac who beart the offside trap and would have just keeper to beat,but we can blame lineo ref all time we just dont put,its all been said chances away.A S has got to start useing his subs at the right time to try to change ,not with 5=10 mins to play,not worth fighting my way round m25 for 2hrs
 

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Isn't professional football about providing entertainment, passion and enjoyment? Where is the entertainment value in a match where the team you support plays dreadfully kick and rush schoolboy football? It's not just about results despite what Scott might say. It's about looking forward to watching your team play with commitment, skill and endeavour, something that has been sadly lacking for far too long under Scott's management. I feel certain the players do not enjoy playing to his dire, boring game plan and he has not been able to consistently inspire and motivate them to play decent entertaining football. If things don't change soon, people will not continue to pay good money to be bored senseless, and attendances will continue to shrink. It's time people voted with their feet - perhaps then the Directors will get the message and do something to give us back our club.
 

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Did ok




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Thats about it
I dont understand how the KoC substitution would change the game certainly didn't inspire confidence that we were going to push on and win it
Surely the amount of games we have played recently this is another we could have done without

Agree with what you said about KO, this was going to change nothing, I thought we could have tried Spillane in there or Saunders, this and Tuesdays game gave us the ideal opportunity to try something different, after all isnt AS always saying the players are tired, well give some of the fringe players a game.
 

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I'm not sure I've come away from a Brentford game so frustrated in a long time. It feels like it's been building up for weeks - why can't we play against these so called "lesser teams"?

Our best performances this season have been against Sheffield Wednesday, Charlton, Peterborough, Hull, Everton and Birmingham - all teams that you'd perhaps expect to beat us? The Bournemouth game, and then again tonight have really left me questioning some of the playing staff. Andy Scott picks pretty close to what I think is our best XI more often than not, but they just don't perform? The question has to be asked as to why not? Myles Weston on his day must be one of the most devastating wingers I've seen at GP, but why can't he play consistently? Sure, good player, but if he can't put it together more often, bench him and play Sam "Mr. 100%" Wood...

Simpson played better today than he had done against Bournemouth, but Forster looked nothing more than an old man. I'm willing so hard for him to succeed, but he we really didn't think his signing through.

The Bean / Diagouraga partnership didn't work, and in fact, imo, Bean is a League 2 player, and cannot understand how he's in the team ahead of Hunt / Diagouraga at the moment - baffles me. The game was crying out for Kevin O'Connor's introduction.

I thought Aldershot gave it a good shot, but let's be honest, they lacked any real quality. Credit to their manager who realised that McGlashan would cause more problems for Wright than he was causing for Woodman (who is our shining light this season - flawless in every game except at RB at Orient in the JPT).

Pretty solid defensive showing by Karleigh/Pim, and decent performance by Richard Lee. The whole game today was soured for me by Weston's performance, Scott's midfield selection, and by the decision to sign Forster in the first place.

I am not going to Aldershot... Too much hassle, and based on the last 2 matches, simply not worth it. And I don't miss many... Sort it out Brentford. There is not one man to blame for this - 6 or 7 need to have a real hard look at themselves.
 

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Judging by attendances this season, people are already voting with their feet!!!
 

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well from my place in the new rd the keeper pulled the ball back when it was just over,the linesman also got it wrong when he flaged mac who beart the offside trap and would have just keeper to beat,but we can blame lineo ref all time we just dont put,its all been said chances away.A S has got to start useing his subs at the right time to try to change ,not with 5=10 mins to play,not worth fighting my way round m25 for 2hrs

I thought that too!
 

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I would have preffered a loss today, next weekend is far more important than today or Tuesday, it's a shame that can't seem to kick on and get smiles back on everyone's faces, today was a good chance to get something rolling but we are simply not good enough or play good enough football for that to happen. The club is a sad place to be around at the moment.
 

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Robbie Simpson substitution v Aldershot

Rubbish end of. I have had enough of the rubbish we are served up week in week out. No ideas what so ever just hoofball to two small players up front!!
Then what does our tactical genius of a manager do to try and win the game he brings on O'Connor and then takes off our only player who was causing them problems (Simpson) and brings on Hudson who looks like a little boy lost. I give up I really do!! I can't take anymore of watching this style of football anymore. There is little entertainment and nothing enjoyable about watching this team. I really want Scott out of this club and quick because while he is in charge I will not be watching anymore. Enough is enough and with the budget he has we should be doing better than we are. However, I have said it before and I will say it again the make of if this squad is wrong and there is only one person who's fault that is. Please Benham act now before it is too late!!!!!!!
Also what has Spillane done wrong to be dropped? No problem bringing Wright in as cover but to jump ahead of Spillane who has been playing well is just wrong it sends completely the wrong signal to the players.


Just to clarify the point why Robbie Simpson came off.

I did a post-match interview with him for Westside 89.6FM and he was taken off because he felt his hamstring tightening up again and it was a precaution to take him off and not to make it any worse.

He still has some scar tissue from the original injury which is being worked on daily by the Physio Mike Preston. The treatment requires deep tissue massage and leaves bruises afterwards.

Hope that clears up why he was substituted.
 

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We were not outplayed by Aldershot, they had some spells where they made some decent breaks and sometimes played neat 3 or 4 pass moves but they rarely troubled our defence. If their quick winger made space it was usually wasted.
I'll not comment on the Bees as what I saw wasn't that bad, it was a typical FA Cup match where the minnows huffed and puffed but made few opportunities.

Onwards and upwards.:sorted:
 

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I would have preffered a loss today, next weekend is far more important than today or Tuesday, it's a shame that can't seem to kick on and get smiles back on everyone's faces, today was a good chance to get something rolling but we are simply not good enough or play good enough football for that to happen. The club is a sad place to be around at the moment.

I think the reason that I found today so hard to stomach was because I became absolutely convinced that we were & are nowhere near good enough; and that hurts!!
 

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I think the reason that I found today so hard to stomach was because I became absolutely convinced that we were & are nowhere near good enough; and that hurts!!

We both saw and spoke like that in Exeter, we really are miles away from where we hoped to be.
The squad is simply not good enough with poor and predictable tactics.
 

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Giving away posession from kick-off by lumping the ball down the wing which always ends up out of play. Why dont we keep it and pass it about? Give a few players a touch?

at least we start as we mean to continue.
took a neutral today who left early and won't be returning unfortunately.
strangely enough i'm looking forward to the replay!
 

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Judging by attendances this season, people are already voting with their feet!!!

You may like to think that ...but £20 plus quid to watch 3rd division football is a bit much (imho) also in case you missed it there there was some kind of global economic crisis :shrug: (you might need to google that one) where people lost their jobs and had to look after their money etc etc.

I know of one bees fan who lost his job , has a baby and his partner is in the process of losing her job..in an ideal world we could blame Andy Scott for this :box: but i'm afraid not, he'd love to be able to come to GP and boo/cheer AS & Brentford (i'm not sure which side of the divide he's on :grey: ).

Anyway i'm sure there's a thread where we all had a moan about ticket prices somewhere :sorted:

Good luck with the google search :sorted:
 

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I too am entitled to an opinion and mine us that you are a negative knob who posts rubbish, I care not what your opinion is of me.

You are both entitled to an opinion, but when it gets personnal you have gone to far.
 
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I too am entitled to an opinion and mine us that you are a negative knob who posts rubbish, I care not what your opinion is of me.
You should be use to Brentford supporters and negative comments, What is it about Brentford that attracts people who seem to get off on negativity, there are some people who "follow" this club, who if we made it to round 3 and beat Man. U. at Old Trafford would be complaining about the price of the pies!
 

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You should be use to Brentford supporters and negative comments, What is it about Brentford that attracts people who seem to get off on negativity, there are some people who "follow" this club, who if we made it to round 3 and beat Man. U. at Old Trafford would be complaining about the price of the pies!

I would be if we had lost to Rochdale the previous week, I don't get why we attract fans who are happy with the mundane and survive on a few performances here and there.
I think it's negative to accept the performances at Exeter, v Muff and today as accepatable. We actually deserve better than that.
 

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So 4 x midfield generals and no t one giraffe up front to put away all the crosses away. Oh two midgets up front one whos 36 who couldnt get above there knees bloody appalling football and MR BENHAM how much longer will you support a one trick pony manager and his best mate ceo who must be creaming all there %out of all the sh*t they have signed and will sign again in january???ps mr benham you would be better off giving season tickets away to future fans and not sh*t signings at least we would have a fan base when we move to l/r
 

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You should be use to Brentford supporters and negative comments, What is it about Brentford that attracts people who seem to get off on negativity, there are some people who "follow" this club, who if we made it to round 3 and beat Man. U. at Old Trafford would be complaining about the price of the pies!

So you think everythings ok then? Really tried to get behind Scott and give him time but I've had enough now, we'll be in a relegation battle by the end of the season if he stays in charge or at best mid-table, with the budget he's had it simply isn't good enough.
 

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Just to clarify the point why Robbie Simpson came off.

I did a post-match interview with him for Westside 89.6FM and he was taken off because he felt his hamstring tightening up again and it was a precaution to take him off and not to make it any worse.

He still has some scar tissue from the original injury which is being worked on daily by the Physio Mike Preston. The treatment requires deep tissue massage and leaves bruises afterwards.

Hope that clears up why he was substituted.

Oh dear Sunbury Bee is going to have egg on his face when he reads this.... lol

We were not outplayed by Aldershot, they had some spells where they made some decent breaks and sometimes played neat 3 or 4 pass moves but they rarely troubled our defence. If their quick winger made space it was usually wasted.
I'll not comment on the Bees as what I saw wasn't that bad, it was a typical FA Cup match where the minnows huffed and puffed but made few opportunities.

Onwards and upwards.:sorted:

:imwith:

It was just that a typical FA cup match, as i said earlier Brighton drew 0-0 at home to Woking a club 3 divisions below them ! i can't imagine their fans are asking for their manager to be sacked or even the Rochdale fans when they lost at home to FCUM.

It's the magic of the cup ;)
 

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Oh dear Sunbury Bee is going to have egg on his face when he reads this.... lol



:imwith:

It was just that a typical FA cup match, as i said earlier Brighton drew 0-0 at home to Woking a club 3 divisions below them ! i can't imagine their fans are asking for their manager to be sacked or even the Rochdale fans when they lost at home to FCUM.

It's the magic of the cup ;)

This isnt based on this game though is it, its based on our entire season to date and the budget we have had its pretty pathetic hoofball, no imagination, no ideas and just plain boring. Brighton on the other hand are top of the league and play good football and Rochdale play football and are nowhere near our budget
 

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I think the reason that I found today so hard to stomach was because I became absolutely convinced that we were & are nowhere near good enough; and that hurts!!

If this is so clear, how do you explain Hull, Sheff Wed, Everton, Birmingham, Charlton, Peterborough? We *can* be very good indeed. We can also be very bad, as we were on Tuesday. Isn't the main problem consistency?
 

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We played some alright football at times, created some really good chances but Bean and Dave struggled in midfield. The game was crying out for a substitution around the hour mark, we came out played well after half time and then started struggling because the players were understandably exhausted, would loved to have seen Wood or Alexander (was he even on the bench?) come on and try something different, but wasn't as bad performance given the circumstances as people are making out and were still in the hat:sorted:
 

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Scott in the press conference...

"We stopped doing what we were doing to get on top and allowed them back into it"

Shame he can't quite articulate what we were doing that we stopped doing.

No wonder the players don't have a scooby what to do.

Let's hope for Swinedon we keep on doing what we're doing...

You're gonna get next to me.
 

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I would have preffered a loss today, next weekend is far more important than today or Tuesday, it's a shame that can't seem to kick on and get smiles back on everyone's faces, today was a good chance to get something rolling but we are simply not good enough or play good enough football for that to happen. The club is a sad place to be around at the moment.

I completely agree with the first comment. As for the second one, three losses in 16 matches (excluding the penalty loss at Brum) and the club is a sad place to be!? Doesn't that strike you as slightly strange? :confused:
 

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I completely agree with the first comment. As for the second one, three losses in 16 matches (excluding the penalty loss at Brum) and the club is a sad place to be!? Doesn't that strike you as slightly strange? :confused:

Yes it does, but it's true. Read the reports and the Scott out thread, we are not all mad.:D
 

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Up for the Cup...Stick or Twist

Cup Games have brought some good times for us recently, so it was a good test to see if we and the team were up for the cup (again), looking round at 5 to 3, you have to say even at £12.50 a pop, it hadn't stirred the blood and there was a lack of usual faces in and around me. :(

But the first 25 mins was a good cup game, cut and thrust, the Shots played spritely, they came to have a go, but looked suspect at the back. Forster had an early chance but sidefooted softly. Then 12 mins in McGlashen, (No. 17) their best player, nippy, artful with his dreads flowing played a pinpoint 30 yard cross field pass to Gutteridge, who cut in a chest high cross to Wade Small, who with back to goal, controls, the ball bounces up nicely and sweet as a nut turns and volleys right foot from the edge of the box halfway up in Lee's right hand corner. Lee not a sniff, 3 excellent passes Nil 1 - fair play. :eek:

5 minutes later, Wright plays a floated ball in behind the defence from right side of the half way line, Charlie drifts behind the left back and from the edge of the box, flicks a backward header in a Javier Hernandez styley which loops over the backtracking Young. Just when you think Charlie isn't quite there, he produces a clever goal, he's a clever player. 1-1 Game on.:D

2 mins later Simpson turns and volleys from a throw in 20 yard left footer that flies like an exocet that thuds low off the post. The game then drifts, Bean charges down a scrambled clearance in the box that trickles towards the line slow enough for the Shots keeper Young to palm back, but for a while both sides parry with each other.

2nd half we start stronger, Charlie misses touching in a cross, Simpson has a header well saved from a corner. But this was a cup game to be won and Scotty chose rather not to lose, KOC comes on for a lost Dave to shore it up on 75 as the Shots pressed, Gutteridge (their 4) a good player, rattles a post from 20 yards, we are not hanging on, but we are looking at the clock, maybe a Saunders or Spillane substitution may have showed more attacking intent.

Positives - Pim, by Pim playing on the left it put Karleigh in the right centre half position, more natural for both, Karleigh covers for Leon as a partnership, Karleigh and Pim should be the first choice defence. Pim's crossfield balls were impressive, Lee was good again. Simpson, for a team that is shy on shooting Robbie has a go, 4 efforts on goal alone,a good shift and he should play each week he's fit.;)

Concerns - Weston is running on empty, he needs a weeks break, we saw it in March last year, when their is nothing left in the tank, he looks hang-dog, also bin those fancy blue slippers Myles (more time on his arse than upright) :nono:
Forster & Charlie, seen this a few times now, totally different wavelengths as players, it just doesn't click for some reason.:confused:

Scotty looked frustrated, Bully even more so, This was a improvement on Tuesday, but this wasn't edge of the seat stuff and won't draw the crowds in whilst the winter begins to bite.:(

This was a cup game where it seemed on the hour, instead of going for it, we played safe and the percentages and took the draw on offer. Like a few on here I came away a little underwhelmed by it all and the entertainment factor doesn't seem to be top of Scotts agenda soon. Our crowds are on the wane, for the quality of the players the product should be better, IMHO.

I always try to be positive, but call it as I see it, the team seems disjointed, it just ain't clicking or seems in tune, we seem to hang on rather than dominate games, its weird, we play to get results and we live to fight and go again a week Tuesday plus are in the draw for the second round, but it was all a little ...:confused:

Enough let's move on to Tuesday...:wave:
 

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Very condescending Newbee, and in case you hadn't noticed, the economic crisis started well before this season. Btw the prices for today's game - a local derby - were substantially reduced.

For such a successful team with such an attractive playing style we are not exactly packing in the crowds even against teams like Charlton, but if we continue in the same vein I am sure we'll be closing the gates before too long. Sadly that may not be because of the huge numbers inside the ground!

Sorry if an only semi-serious remark caused you such trouble!
 

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Yes I do, but it's true. Read the reports and the Scott out thread, we are not all mad.:D

I'd say the reports are pretty mixed actually - the normal voices goinig after Scott, but about an equal number saying we did ok without being great ... better than Tuesday, though I accept it would be hard to be worse. The Scott Out thread was also pretty even last time I looked, with many people sharing my views or more unequivocal in support of AS and the team. As for the sanity of those who disgaree with my view, I am happy to leave the name-calling to you. :D:D
 

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Judging by attendances this season, people are already voting with their feet!!!

there were 1300+ more at this game then the 3rd and 4th round games at gp last season :wave:
 

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I'd say the reports are pretty mixed actually - the normal voices goinig after Scott, but about an equal number saying we did ok without being great ... better than Tuesday, though I accept it would be hard to be worse. The Scott Out thread was also pretty even last time I looked, with many people sharing my views or more unequivocal in support of AS and the team. As for the sanity of those who disgaree with my view, I am happy to leave the name-calling to you. :D:D

They are not mixed and there are far more people saying goodbye tonight to AS and his rubbish.
 

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Then 12 mins in McGlashen, (No. 17) their best player, nippy, artful with his dreads flowing played a pinpoint 30 yard cross field pass to Gutteridge, who cut in a chest high cross to Wade Small, who with back to goal, controls, the ball bounces up nicely and sweet as a nut turns and volleys right foot from the edge of the box halfway up in Lee's right hand corner. Lee not a sniff, 3 excellent passes Nil 1 - fair play. :eek:

Scotty looked frustrated, Bully even more so, This was a improvement on Tuesday, but this wasn't edge of the seat stuff and won't draw the crowds in whilst the winter begins to bite.:(

This was a cup game where it seemed on the hour, instead of going for it, we played safe and the percentages and took the draw on offer. Like a few on here I came away a little underwhelmed by it all and the entertainment factor doesn't seem to be top of Scotts agenda soon. Our crowds are on the wane, for the quality of the players the product should be better, IMHO.

I always try to be positive, but call it as I see it, the team seems disjointed, it just ain't clicking or seems in tune, we seem to hang on rather than dominate games, its weird, we play to get results and we live to fight and go again a week Tuesday plus are in the draw for the second round, but it was all a little ...:confused:

Enough let's move on to Tuesday...:wave:

I think you'll find it was Straker (11) that played the crossfield ball and I agree with you he was their best player perhaps with the exception of their centre-midfielder Morris. Woodman had McGlashan in his pocket in the 1st half hence why he probably changed sides for most of the 2nd half.

You know I'm not convinced it was an improvement on Tuesday; simply the opposition were nowhere near as good.

And as for taking the draw on offer, I don't disagree with you but if that it is anywhere near the truth in the context of this game and who we were playing...............................:no:
 

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I thought we were alright, good in patches, average in others. We had the chances to win and win comfortably, but we could also have lost. Aldershot played with a lot of spirit and some quality at times and I don't think a draw is the worst result in the world but sadly we end up with a replay and another tuesday night game :(

I'm losing count of the amount of home games where we start slowly and the opposition dominate the first 15-20 minutes. It seems to be a trait of ours over the past year or so and it is starting to become a worry. Teams look sharper and quicker and it is taking us longer and longer to stamp our mark on games.

Our midfield was out of position and lacking in confidence, Toumani looked like a player who hadn't played in weeks and was understandably rusty, Bean ran around but gets easily out witted and out tricked and it was him being caught in posession that started the move for their goal. Although a few minutes passed before they scored, Bean getting caught in posession was indicative of our sloppy start and it was a cracking turn and finish from their lad to put them in front.

Our biggest threat came from Simpson who looks much happier out wide and is deceptively good in the air and our tactic of long diagonal balls to him worked a treat and could prove a useful tactic. We fluffed a few chances at 1-0 but as Charlie was getting more space and opportunities we were always in with a chance and it was a ball over the top that found the aldershot defence and keeper unsure of their positions and Charlie looped a lovely header over the keeper and into the net. You felt we'd push on and Simpson was our biggest threat with a stunning left foot half volley that smacked against the post.

Our start to the second was in stark contrast to the first and Aldershot could hardly get out of our half, charlie clipped the ball just wide but Aldershot's left winger was causing Wright problems with his pace and movement. The problem was we couldn't turn our dominance into goals and that was a worry. We should have killed off Aldershot but as the game wore on they were just as likely to find a winner as we were.

There were positives; I thought as a ninety minutes it was an improved performance from the bournemouth game, our football was at times pleasing and Simpson gave us a threat out wide we've been missing since he was injured. Sadly the game was crying out for a change but our bench was hardly intimidating. Kev as an impact sub rather summed up our limited options for the sadless Diagouraga who has had a tough few weeks.

It was great seeing Karleigh captain, a player who's been at the club since he was a kid and not letting it affect his performance. Pim also looked fit and healthy and with Legge and McCracken we have a great deal of centre back options. Some of Pim and Karleigh's cross field balls were exceptional. Woodman despite getting done for a pace had another steady game and Wright is an experienced pro who should provide good cover for Spillane.

Negatives are again the lack of midfield, Bean has too many bad games followed by the odd great game. Diagouraga has talent but looks in poor form and there is only so much we can ask and expect of kev. Sadly Nicky Forster just doesn't look like scoring the goals we need and hope he would. Almost mid november and he's yet to find the back of the net, his finish at the end was one of a player who knows his best years might be behind him. I really hope i'm wrong but perhaps we should read more into Brighton's decision not to keep him on. We badly miss Alexander for the way he leads the line and Charlie and Nicky just don't seem to gel the way they both do with Gary.

Didn't understand the subs today, Sam Wood is probably our form player yet we choose to bring on Hudson, did he touch the ball? And what has Sam Saunders done wrong, he deserves a chance in these cup games to show what he can do.

As I said not the worst result, we are still in the cup when a lot of league teams are already out. The replay will be tough but it is very winnable and i'm sure it'll be a good cup tie.

For all the moaners and groaners on here I know it isn't great viewing at the moment but the larger picture is we've had a pretty decent few weeks, I think it is one defeat in the last eight matches and we are slowly progressing. Injuries are taking their toll which they always seem to do at this stage of the season and with the games coming thick and fast it'll be a tough winter but one i'm sure we are capable of coming through.

We seem to be in a phase of not playing particularly well but picking up points and staying in matches. I've been to all the games this week, Exeter, Bournemouth and today and I don't think we've played that well at all but we've got four points and are still in the fa cup. If people had preferred us to be playing with lots of flair and looking good on the eye but getting beat 4-2 or 3-1 then so be it. That is not how Andy Scott's team play and never will. We aren't playing well but we are doing ok and I still think this team can get better and have a good season. A tough winter beckons but we are good enough to get through it.
 

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I completely agree with the first comment. As for the second one, three losses in 16 matches (excluding the penalty loss at Brum) and the club is a sad place to be!? Doesn't that strike you as slightly strange? :confused:

You would expect it to be a happy place, 3 losses in 16 matches, but its the way we play, its just not enjoyable. I want to be entertained. And that will not happen under Scott. Like a growing list of fans on here I have had enough of hoof ball. The worrying thing for AS is a lot of his loyal fans on here are slowly beginning to doubt him.
 

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Sorry, Houghton, I missed the 4th round match last year - who did we play? Was it a good game?
 

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They are not mixed and there are far more people saying goodbye tonight to AS and his rubbish.

The threads always start like this but balance is normally regained by Sunday morning.
 

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You would expect it to be a happy place, 3 losses in 16 matches, but its the way we play, its just not enjoyable. I want to be entertained. And that will not happen under Scott. Like a growing list of fans on here I have had enough of hoof ball. The worrying thing for AS is a lot of his loyal fans on here are slowly beginning to doubt him.

Name names please
 

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If this is so clear, how do you explain Hull, Sheff Wed, Everton, Birmingham, Charlton, Peterborough? We *can* be very good indeed. We can also be very bad, as we were on Tuesday. Isn't the main problem consistency?

I posted exactly that (lack of consistency) yesterday somewhere on the GPG. But the fact is we're not consistently good enough. Simples.
 

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The Sunday Telegraph and website tomorrow will call Brentford .... TOOTHLESS.

WELL WELL WELL

Lo and behold he has ACTUALLY come clean and said it. Andy Scott's post match comments contained
''good sides stick to the way they play ''. Surely that proves beyond all doubt that all opponents have been 100% pre-tuned into the single 'style' we adopt and that we don't have any plan B.

Scott doesn't believe we need one.
 

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I posted exactly that (lack of consistency) yesterday somewhere on the GPG. But the fact is we're not consistently good enough. Simples.

We are not good enough
We are not good consistently enough

Two entirely different propositions!

Even more simple!
 

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The Sunday Telegraph and website tomorrow will call Brentford .... TOOTHLESS.

WELL WELL WELL

Lo and behold he has ACTUALLY come clean and said it. Andy Scott's post match comments contained
''good sides stick to the way they play ''. Surely that proves beyond all doubt that all opponents have been 100% pre-tuned into the single 'style' we adopt and that we don't have any plan B.

Scott doesn't believe we need one.

Come on.....I'm waiting for some optimist to shoot that down in flames
 

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Very condescending Newbee, and in case you hadn't noticed, the economic crisis started well before this season. Btw the prices for today's game - a local derby - were substantially reduced.

For such a successful team with such an attractive playing style we are not exactly packing in the crowds even against teams like Charlton, but if we continue in the same vein I am sure we'll be closing the gates before too long. Sadly that may not be because of the huge numbers inside the ground!

Sorry if an only semi-serious remark caused you such trouble!

4090 (was it?) thats a pretty good result for "just" Aldershot especially with the reduction in price, i'd prefer £10 for this match but there you go..

If this match was full price i'd expect 2-3k tops and i would not have turned up, even with my "Scott in tinted specs" ....

I think what Houghton Bee was trying to get at was we played Walsall last year and only got 2k ish
 

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Name names please

There are currently 207 and at a guess a good few more from the give it more time group,that would probably be happy to be named if you'd like to re do the vote again as a public one :sorted:

Seriously though what a silly request.
 

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