Bees v Blackburn Matchhday Thread, Reports and Reaction

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We looked like we cared about 20% less than them and pretty well got what we deserved. We still get roughed up by the more physical sides sometimes, absence of Woods and Henry (who despite size is physically quite strong) were noticeable

Sam Gallagher looked a good player for them and they closed us down well all over the park I thought.

Josh Clarke did some great stuff but lacks a final ball as others have said. Jota looked our biggest threat but their two goal lead allowed them to bank players centrally and nullify him cutting inside

Fair play to Nico who has played every game and still worked hard today despite his longstanding injury

Blackburns tactic seemed to be to isolate Field and it worked - the young defender might have a good future but his positioning currently is well below Championship standard and it's this that sees him exposed regularly.

Sloppy passes in midfield from all took our momentum away when we looked like we could get an equaliser. Macca injected a sense of urgency that had been sorely lacking I thought
 

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Thought Sawyers was occasionally wayward or sloppy with his passing today. Unusual for him. Still had a decent game though, and was at the hub of most good moves with some otherwise exceptional incisive passing. Sometimes wish he would be a bit more selfish and think of pulling the trigger himself.
Sawyers did what Sawyers does. At times he was silky smooth, moving the ball around with nonchalant ease. Then he'd make a real rickett and gift the ball to the opposition in a compromising area. When I watch Sawyers I don't know whether to laugh or cry. If he could just cut out the really dumb stuff and add 10% to his defensive game he'd be fantastic. But, if he'd done that, he'd have been snapped up long ago by a bigger club. Just work in progress I suppose!

One thing today certainly did show, in any event, is that he isn't a defensive midfielder!
 

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If u actually bothered to see through YOUR predijuces youd know that i rate sawyers and defend him all the time BUT today he gave the ball away far far too much.....as for vibe, he aint fkin good enough for a team looking to go fkin up for the 476th fkin time....which bit u having trouble understanding for lords fkin sake ? ;)
I re read your post just to make sure I hadn't misunderstood and misjudged you.

However it definitely reads that "sawyers needs to impose himself on games and needs to stop passing crap balls to the opposition"

No mention of him being a bit wayward about the same amount of times as jota, KK and nico were today and normally rating him.

Sorry, just responded to your post as it was written and I am forced to stick with my original post.

Have a great summer and let's catch up in august 👍
 

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You really are a joke! Once again you pontificate about players and tactics on a live match (very often using commentaries on Bees World.)
Only this time I was watching it on Sky Sports, but I suppose that also precludes my having an opinion on the game because you choose to disagree with it. Which is fair enough, I'm not asking you to agree with me, in fact I don't give a flying duck what you happen to think.

As jokey and stupid as you appear to think I am, I at least have the wherewithal to quote a post and reply to it, as complex and difficult as that seems to be, you don't appear capable of managing it.
 

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Thought Sawyers was occasionally wayward or sloppy with his passing today. Unusual for him. Still had a decent game though, and was at the hub of most good moves with some otherwise exceptional incisive passing. Sometimes wish he would be a bit more selfish and think of pulling the trigger himself.
This is where I disagree. I think some people are severely rose tinted with Sawyers. I'll give him credit when he has a good game but he has plenty of poor ones.
I think far from being the hub of most good moves it's almost totally inconsquential him being there. The real damage is done by the Canos's/Clarkes/Jota's etc. A Sunday league player could have been as much of "a hub" as he was. This isn't to say I think he's a Sunday league player obviously but simple offloads to one side or other is not difficult. In fact it would have been preferable to the rest of his passing which went straight to the opposition.
 

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Only this time I was watching it on Sky Sports, but I suppose that also precludes my having an opinion on the game because you choose to disagree with it. Which is fair enough, I'm not asking you to agree with me, in fact I don't give a flying duck what you happen to think.

As jokey and stupid as you appear to think I am, I at least have the wherewithal to quote a post and reply to it, as complex and difficult as that seems to be, you don't appear capable of managing it.
BUT how many games have you been to live i.e At the ground on matchday? .. and yes I can quote a post and not make the grammatical error of using "my" in front of a verb if we are going to be pedantic
 

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This is where I disagree. I think some people are severely rose tinted with Sawyers. I'll give him credit when he has a good game but he has plenty of poor ones.
I think far from being the hub of most good moves it's almost totally inconsquential him being there. The real damage is done by the Canos's/Clarkes/Jota's etc. A Sunday league player could have been as much of "a hub" as he was. This isn't to say I think he's a Sunday league player obviously but simple offloads to one side or other is not difficult. In fact it would have been preferable to the rest of his passing which went straight to the opposition.
"Simple offloads" is most certainly not what he is about. As a general rule, he makes telling, intelligent passes. He is a proactive and progressive player who moves the game forward with efficiency and economy, a bit like Michael Carrick. It's very rare to see him abdicate responsibility and pass the buck to someone else in the manner, say, of a Ray Wilkins whilst at Man U. It's a shame that you cannot allow yourself to see this or warm to the guy, despite your claims that you'll give him credit when he has a good game.
 

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"Simple offloads" is most certainly not what he is about. As a general rule, he makes telling, intelligent passes. He is a proactive and progressive player who moves the game forward with efficiency and economy, a bit like Michael Carrick. It's very rare to see him abdicate responsibility and pass the buck to someone else in the manner, say, of a Ray Wilkins whilst at Man U. It's a shame that you cannot allow yourself to see this or warm to the guy, despite your claims that you'll give him credit when he has a good game.
I don't hate the guy or need to warm to him. I'm surely he's a lovely bloke. I just don't see what you describe in every match and will say when he's poor as well as when he's good.
If he was a " proactive and progressive player who moves the game forward with efficiency and economy" then I'd be praising him for doing that. I saw no evidence of that though today. Then again I do have a very good vantage point in the stadium smack on the half way line two thirds of the way in the Braemar. Maybe it's more difficult to see from where you are.....
I have given him credit for his better games so I don't need to claim that. It's fact.
 

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I don't hate the guy or need to warm to him. I'm surely he's a lovely bloke. I just don't see what you describe in every match and will say when he's poor as well as when he's good.
If he was a " proactive and progressive player who moves the game forward with efficiency and economy" then I'd be praising him for doing that. I saw no evidence of that though today. Then again I do have a very good vantage point in the stadium smack on the half way line two thirds of the way in the Braemar. Maybe it's more difficult to see from where you are.....
I have given him credit for his better games so I don't need to claim that. It's fact.
Sounds like I sit very close to you. :) Good night. ;)
 

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This is where I disagree. I think some people are severely rose tinted with Sawyers. I'll give him credit when he has a good game but he has plenty of poor ones.
I think far from being the hub of most good moves it's almost totally inconsquential him being there. The real damage is done by the Canos's/Clarkes/Jota's etc. A Sunday league player could have been as much of "a hub" as he was. This isn't to say I think he's a Sunday league player obviously but simple offloads to one side or other is not difficult. In fact it would have been preferable to the rest of his passing which went straight to the opposition.
I imagine that next season he'll be competing for a midfield slot with the likes of MacEachran, Judge and MacLeod as well as established midfielders such as Yennaris and Woods. He'll either raise his game to greater levels of consistency or be consigned to the bench.
 
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No surprises today. Their team playing for their survival, ours playing for their holidays and to avoid any injuries!

Thought Harlee should just have let the guy go through, after all he could well have missed. 83rd minute of a nothing game for us, so no point in mistiming a tackle, but instead he gets a red card.

I wanted Forest or Birmingham to go down, so shame that didn't happen.

Nothing to read into today's result for us, and the crowd sensed that. As with Fulham game, this showed the importance of Woods, Colin, and Henry.

3 top ten Championship finishes, and a 4th consecutive appearance in the Championship. That's the real success for our whole season!
 

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I re read your post just to make sure I hadn't misunderstood and misjudged you.

However it definitely reads that "sawyers needs to impose himself on games and needs to stop passing crap balls to the opposition"

No mention of him being a bit wayward about the same amount of times as jota, KK and nico were today and normally rating him.

Sorry, just responded to your post as it was written and I am forced to stick with my original post.

Have a great summer and let's catch up in august 👍
Fair enough....have a good one too ! :)
 

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Very difficult to judge performances on these end of season games where we have nothing to play for but where the other team are desperate for the 3 points. No coincidence that all 3 teams threatened with relegation all won! All I will say is that to finish 10th is a great achievement given the early part of the season we had. We obviously need strengthening in some areas most notably upfront, and a Mac upgrade in midfield. It must also be noted we really have missed Rico as well. Tom Field was poor yesterday and the gulf in development between him and Rico is evident. If we can hold onto the key players and bring in 3/4 decent additions (and a bit of luck) I think we could be challenging for the top 6 next season. None of the teams coming down have me shaking in my boots, and losing Brighton and Newcastle will do us some favours. Onwards and upwards a third top 10 finish!
 

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Some nice attacking moves, but mostly 30-40 yards out and not threatening the goal... whereas Blackburn were incisive as they had something to play for.

Several players had off-days

Overall 10th is about right for an up and down season

We need to hold on to key players, get others back from injury and sign at least a couple (DM and striker). If we manage that, play-offs are a legitimate target next season
 

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Firstly, let's congratulate Blackburn on a terrific performance. They deserved to win and were superior in both defence and attack. Since Mowbray's arrival they have taken 22 points from 15 games, a rate that would have taken them above us in the table if sustained for a whole season.

Our main problem was defence, which was a complete shambles. Clarke and Field both had days to forget, (the latter having an especially torrid time) and in midfield Sawyers showed that he isn't able to play a deeper holding role. Dean was uncharacteristically poor too making a series of errors. Most alarming was the space in midfield, particularly in front of the central pair of defenders. If you give any team that amount of time and space you're going to lose.

Going forward, we did play some clever, intricate stuff at times and had some long spells of possession. But it tended to be slow and we lacked a cutting edge. Vibe tried hard and was or best player but we didn't get others into positions to support him often enough. Nevertheless, it is worth saying that Blackburn defended superbly.

At the end the atmosphere seemed a bit surreal to me with two sets of disappointed fans. For us of course it was a minor setback in an otherwise decent season. But Blackburn were distraught and several were in tears outside in Braemar Road as I walked past. I think it's the first time I've seen a team relegated on the final day at Griffin Park.
 

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Still living the dream. Congratulations to everyone at the club for another top ten finish. Enjoy the summer everyone.
 

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Sky seemed to think Bentley was at fault for the second.

Highlights seem to show a deflection which cant have helped him.

Onwards and upwards though. Like others if we can keep this group together and make shrewd gains next year could bereally exciting.
 

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Sky seemed to think Bentley was at fault for the second.

Highlights seem to show a deflection which cant have helped him.

Onwards and upwards though. Like others if we can keep this group together and make shrewd gains next year could bereally exciting.
Yeah, I thought he could've done better for the second goal. Went under his body. No chance for the free kick though. That was a worldy.
 

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Yeah, I thought he could've done better for the second goal. Went under his body. No chance for the free kick though. That was a worldy.
He did mess up the wall a bit though for the first. Two smallish players and there was a big unprotected space on their right waiting to be smacked where it was. Chap to my left was going nuts before the goal went in and I could see what he meant. (middle of the Braemar being smack in line between the ball, wall, and goal, in that instance, made it easy to see)
Great free kick though to exploit it.
 

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Yeah, I thought he could've done better for the second goal. Went under his body. No chance for the free kick though. That was a worldy.
It seemed to me at the time that he must have been unsighted as he just completely misjudged it but...

Anyway, there was a lot of very sloppy passing and a bit too much languid play from too many, with only Vibe and Yennaris putting in the miles.
 

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Can't we appeal for a straight red and have him banned for one game.....it was a Def straight red !
It was a yellow card first..........i've just watched the replay of the incident.
 

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That's pretty much how I saw it as well.

Not sure what game you were watching, I do agree Fields got roasted the boy just lacks pace and was always begging Barbet too cover when beaten down the line, was at fault for the first goal building up to the free kick, whenever Barbet collected the ball from Bentley he never hardly looked confident too give fields the ball, this takes out a big dimension out of our game, Rico was well missed along side Woods and Colin we were always going to struggle.
I thought Sawyers had a ok game with him filling in for Woods with Nico pushing forward, Sawyers slotting in when defenders pushed forward also tried too use the width's when he could but yes he did give the ball away a couple of times if I remember correctly and this is what people will attack him for and not 90% of the good things his done in a game but that's just my opinion.
 

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That's pretty much how I saw it as well.
Vibe has missed a lot of the season through injury and Olympics but still finished only one or two short of the 10m superstar Andre Grays total 2 years ago.

You are acting as if sawyers gives he ball away that much every game. Sure today he did three times but so did jota as he has the last 3-4 games, Barbet also wasteful as was nico and KK more than once but it is only sawyers (who he been brilliant since xmas) who gets pulled up for it.

One rule for one and another for sawyers and vibe (who ran his socks off today)

Some people only see what their prejudice will allow them to see, really sad.
Finally somebody who knows what there talking about, I thought I was in this lonely world by myself :beer:
 

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That's pretty much how I saw it as well.
Vibe has missed a lot of the season through injury and Olympics but still finished only one or two short of the 10m superstar Andre Grays total 2 years ago.

You are acting as if sawyers gives he ball away that much every game. Sure today he did three times but so did jota as he has the last 3-4 games, Barbet also wasteful as was nico and KK more than once but it is only sawyers (who he been brilliant since xmas) who gets pulled up for it.

One rule for one and another for sawyers and vibe (who ran his socks off today)

Some people only see what their prejudice will allow them to see, really sad.

Very well put, I totally agree.
 
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Not sure what game you were watching, I do agree Fields got roasted the boy just lacks pace and was always begging Barbet too cover when beaten down the line, was at fault for the first goal building up to the free kick, whenever Barbet collected the ball from Bentley he never hardly looked confident too give fields the ball, this takes out a big dimension out of our game, Rico was well missed along side Woods and Colin we were always going to struggle.
I thought Sawyers had a ok game with him filling in for Woods with Nico pushing forward, Sawyers slotting in when defenders pushed forward also tried too use the width's when he could but yes he did give the ball away a couple of times if I remember correctly and this is what people will attack him for and not 90% of the good things his done in a game but that's just my opinion.
Firstly his name is Field.......

Secondly, Sawyers was basically playing in the Woods role today, and as it's not his position shouldn't be a reflection on his ability in his proper position, however he was poor there.
Defended alright but nowhere near the level of the harrying Woods (not his fault as he's filling in as I say).
His passing forward was really the only other thing he had to do and he hardly ever drove forwards and at best played a few sideways passes out to the wings and other times played some poor balls, giving it away unnecessarily, putting the whole team under pressure.
There's nothing wrong with saying someone had a poor game when they did. He did (but then in an unfamiliar role it's not completely surprising).
 

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Was that for the Josh Clarke 'tackle'?? Absolute stonewall penalty for Blackburn.
Just seen it back, and it was a definate pen.

We should have had one too.
 

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It wasn't that bad, we were a bit off key at times but had enough possession and chances to have won easily, they got all the breaks and were possibly up for it a bit more than we were but nowhere near as bad as some are making out.

Ref was utterly useless, appalling. We could have had 2-3 penalties and he refused to book any of their players for diving and for several poor fouls. If he had done his job he would have booked the diving little ***** and HD wouldn't have been head to head and booked and that led to the red card later on.

As pi55 poor a refereeing performance as I have seen this season and beyond, we got nothing.
It's amazing how different you see games.

At the game I thought we were poor, but having seen it back we weren't has bad as I first thought.
 

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That's pretty much how I saw it as well.
Vibe has missed a lot of the season through injury and Olympics but still finished only one or two short of the 10m superstar Andre Grays total 2 years ago.

You are acting as if sawyers gives he ball away that much every game. Sure today he did three times but so did jota as he has the last 3-4 games, Barbet also wasteful as was nico and KK more than once but it is only sawyers (who he been brilliant since xmas) who gets pulled up for it.

One rule for one and another for sawyers and vibe (who ran his socks off today)

Some people only see what their prejudice will allow them to see, really sad.
"Simple offloads" is most certainly not what he is about. As a general rule, he makes telling, intelligent passes. He is a proactive and progressive player who moves the game forward with efficiency and economy, a bit like Michael Carrick. It's very rare to see him abdicate responsibility and pass the buck to someone else in the manner, say, of a Ray Wilkins whilst at Man U. It's a shame that you cannot allow yourself to see this or warm to the guy, despite your claims that you'll give him credit when he has a good game.
Firstly his name is Field.......

Secondly, Sawyers was basically playing in the Woods role today, and as it's not his position shouldn't be a reflection on his ability in his proper position, however he was poor there.
Defended alright but nowhere near the level of the harrying Woods (not his fault as he's filling in as I say).
His passing forward was really the only other thing he had to do and he hardly ever drove forwards and at best played a few sideways passes out to the wings and other times played some poor balls, giving it away unnecessarily, putting the whole team under pressure.
There's nothing wrong with saying someone had a poor game when they did. He did (but then in an unfamiliar role it's not completely surprising).
Everybody have there own opinion of the game and rightly so and there is nothing wrong with saying someone had a poor game compare to the other players I do it all the time, but that's question did Sawyers have a crap game? no in my opinion just average like most of the players that game and this is why I question a lot of people on here and you, Sawyers gave the ball away about three times if I remember correctly, if you were to analyse each player for giving the ball away you would think that would be the average in the middle of the park, I remembered Jota giving away a couple of missed place passes and putting us under pressure also but nothing mentioned about those. There were spells in the game when we had a lot of possession and kept the ball in the attacking half with Sawyers being the catalyst of it all, so when you mentioned him not getting forward I wonder if you were at the game because he did when he could but like you said him filling in for woods sitting in front of the defence spreading the ball out to the wings was his job. I just think Sawyers gets a lot of unfair stick on here, I mean who else would you pick to cover for Woods.
 

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Everybody have there own opinion of the game and rightly so and there is nothing wrong with saying someone had a poor game compare to the other players I do it all the time, but that's question did Sawyers have a crap game? no in my opinion just average like most of the players that game and this is why I question a lot of people on here and you, Sawyers gave the ball away about three times if I remember correctly, if you were to analyse each player for giving the ball away you would think that would be the average in the middle of the park, I remembered Jota giving away a couple of missed place passes and putting us under pressure also but nothing mentioned about those. There were spells in the game when we had a lot of possession and kept the ball in the attacking half with Sawyers being the catalyst of it all, so when you mentioned him not getting forward I wonder if you were at the game because he did when he could but like you said him filling in for woods sitting in front of the defence spreading the ball out to the wings was his job. I just think Sawyers gets a lot of unfair stick on here, I mean who else would you pick to cover for Woods.
Quote overload!
There's a difference between a Jota running and attacking at someone on the flank to create goals and Sawyers passing to the opposition under no real pressure. With a winger you have to accept this is likely sometimes trying things in the attacking third. If it's your defensive central midfielder it creates added unnecessary pressure on the team.
I completely disagree Sawyers was the catalyst for anything good. He might have been involved in a simple pass initially but quite literally anyone could have done that and wasn't the really the spark for our good attacks.
I'm not criticizing him for helping to fill in for Woods. Fair play to him. However I just think he was poor on the day (I know I'm far from alone in that despite knowing many will say he's great every time).
 

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BUT how many games have you been to live i.e At the ground on matchday? .. and yes I can quote a post and not make the grammatical error of using "my" in front of a verb if we are going to be pedantic
Finally got the hang of it.

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It seemed to me at the time that he must have been unsighted as he just completely misjudged it but...

Anyway, there was a lot of very sloppy passing and a bit too much languid play from too many, with only Vibe and Yennaris putting in the miles.
Thought at the time that it must have got a deflection, but having seeing it back several times I'm still not sure what happen.
The Co-Comentator said that he dived to soon and it went in off his elbow.
 

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You can criticise performances without seeming to be condemning players, you know. Playing at pace is our strength and Romaine is central to that. We tried playing a slower game first half. We were up against a team that had everything to play for. The coach and the squad will learn from this and it's worth noting that Huddersfield lost their final game last season 1-5. Yennaris was superb, Vibe's on it and Alan Mc left us with a cameo to treasure. Nothing like the performance against Wolves in my opinion.
 

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I've finally stopped crying after a solid 48 hrs of being a big girls blouse and have finally accepted our fate...Gillingham away on a cold Tuesday night in January.:eek:

As for the game we played pretty much as I thought, defended deep and tried to get out when we could. Our lack of pace, apart from Gally, made it difficult but I thought we stuck at it and gave a fairly good, if unspectacular, account of ourselves. Mulgrews free-kick was sublime, he's a very talented lad, pity he's made of glass.

I thought you played some brilliant, free-flowing football at times, especially when Jota drifted in off the wing and played quick interchanges with lads in front of him. It must be a pleasure to watch that stuff every week. Canos had a good game too, was he from a Prem team originally? Sawyers in midfield I thought also played well and he kept the ball moving quite well in the times you were on top. Your right-back was also good, and got you up the pitch on numerous occasions with his direct running. Harlee Dean giving it the big 'un after an obvious foul in the penalty box on Conway that wasn't given was a low point. The ref was pretty shyte whichever team you were supporting.

Anyway, have a great summer, and good luck next season. Hopefully we'll meet again in the near future in the Championship or above.:sorted:
 

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...Gillingham away on a cold Tuesday night in January.


.......and to add insult......it will probably be raining very heavily.;)
 

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I've finally stopped crying after a solid 48 hrs of being a big girls blouse and have finally accepted our fate...Gillingham away on a cold Tuesday night in January.:eek:

As for the game we played pretty much as I thought, defended deep and tried to get out when we could. Our lack of pace, apart from Gally, made it difficult but I thought we stuck at it and gave a fairly good, if unspectacular, account of ourselves. Mulgrews free-kick was sublime, he's a very talented lad, pity he's made of glass.

I thought you played some brilliant, free-flowing football at times, especially when Jota drifted in off the wing and played quick interchanges with lads in front of him. It must be a pleasure to watch that stuff every week. Canos had a good game too, was he from a Prem team originally? Sawyers in midfield I thought also played well and he kept the ball moving quite well in the times you were on top. Your right-back was also good, and got you up the pitch on numerous occasions with his direct running. Harlee Dean giving it the big 'un after an obvious foul in the penalty box on Conway that wasn't given was a low point. The ref was pretty shyte whichever team you were supporting.

Anyway, have a great summer, and good luck next season. Hopefully we'll meet again in the near future in the Championship or above.:sorted:
Been reading your posts this week, and they've been erudite in the extreme. I live in a little craven village full of clarets and have been pissing on their chips a little by saying how much we'd have preferred Brum or Forest to have dropped. Good luck, suspect the way that Wigan and Bolton bounced back first time the gap between Championship and league 1 has grown since we left it, with that in mind even given your Venkys problems might do well and enjoy a season of winning regularly after the last few years of struggling.

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I've finally stopped crying after a solid 48 hrs of being a big girls blouse and have finally accepted our fate...Gillingham away on a cold Tuesday night in January.:eek:

As for the game we played pretty much as I thought, defended deep and tried to get out when we could. Our lack of pace, apart from Gally, made it difficult but I thought we stuck at it and gave a fairly good, if unspectacular, account of ourselves. Mulgrews free-kick was sublime, he's a very talented lad, pity he's made of glass.

I thought you played some brilliant, free-flowing football at times, especially when Jota drifted in off the wing and played quick interchanges with lads in front of him. It must be a pleasure to watch that stuff every week. Canos had a good game too, was he from a Prem team originally? Sawyers in midfield I thought also played well and he kept the ball moving quite well in the times you were on top. Your right-back was also good, and got you up the pitch on numerous occasions with his direct running. Harlee Dean giving it the big 'un after an obvious foul in the penalty box on Conway that wasn't given was a low point. The ref was pretty shyte whichever team you were supporting.

Anyway, have a great summer, and good luck next season. Hopefully we'll meet again in the near future in the Championship or above.:sorted:
You played better than I expected but at one point the team seemed to realise that winning wasn't enough, they switched off a little, but deserved the 3 points. Shame Bristol didn't score....

Charlie Mulgrew, iirc, Brentford tried to sign a few years ago, but chose Celtic instead of the Bees, no idea why?! lol

Canos is ex Barca, ex Liverpool and ex Norwich. A lovely lad and a good footballer. I can see him going back to the Prem either with us or with someone else in a couple of years.

Our football has been a joy to watch, with an odd game or two where you think, "what the hell is going on?!", but we've purchased young players and picked up players in the right way and, as you know, we've sold for many millions and replaced well.

Gillingham is still a sh*t hole. Enjoy. :)

Best of luck, you've been a good addition to this place for an Away supporter. :sorted:
 

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...Gillingham away on a cold Tuesday night in January.


.......and to add insult......it will probably be raining very heavily.;)
The joys of a 'temporary' stand made of scaffold poles and planks fully exposed to the elements!
 

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You played better than I expected but at one point the team seemed to realise that winning wasn't enough, they switched off a little, but deserved the 3 points. Shame Bristol didn't score....

Charlie Mulgrew, iirc, Brentford tried to sign a few years ago, but chose Celtic instead of the Bees, no idea why?! lol

Canos is ex Barca, ex Liverpool and ex Norwich. A lovely lad and a good footballer. I can see him going back to the Prem either with us or with someone else in a couple of years.

Our football has been a joy to watch, with an odd game or two where you think, "what the hell is going on?!", but we've purchased young players and picked up players in the right way and, as you know, we've sold for many millions and replaced well.

Gillingham is still a sh*t hole. Enjoy. :)

Best of luck, you've been a good addition to this place for an Away supporter. :sorted:
I agree well said Paul. I liked his posts along with Opinions and Harefield FFC. Spark Bishop can sod off though!
 

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I've finally stopped crying after a solid 48 hrs of being a big girls blouse and have finally accepted our fate...Gillingham away on a cold Tuesday night in January.:eek:

As for the game we played pretty much as I thought, defended deep and tried to get out when we could. Our lack of pace, apart from Gally, made it difficult but I thought we stuck at it and gave a fairly good, if unspectacular, account of ourselves. Mulgrews free-kick was sublime, he's a very talented lad, pity he's made of glass.

I thought you played some brilliant, free-flowing football at times, especially when Jota drifted in off the wing and played quick interchanges with lads in front of him. It must be a pleasure to watch that stuff every week. Canos had a good game too, was he from a Prem team originally? Sawyers in midfield I thought also played well and he kept the ball moving quite well in the times you were on top. Your right-back was also good, and got you up the pitch on numerous occasions with his direct running. Harlee Dean giving it the big 'un after an obvious foul in the penalty box on Conway that wasn't given was a low point. The ref was pretty shyte whichever team you were supporting.

Anyway, have a great summer, and good luck next season. Hopefully we'll meet again in the near future in the Championship or above.:sorted:
Good luck for the future, you seem a sensible guy, thought your team did well I think SG should be given a free (so we can sign him)
Stuff those chicken pluckers.
 

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