Yeah, maybe save your booing for the Premier League.I have never booed my team, but I was sorely tempted to break my duck there. Awful, awful performance. We were so lucky to go in ahead. Maynard-Brewer made some fantastic saves to keep us in it. 2-0 to them at half time would have been fair. And then that second half... If the players showed the same passion for winning the ball as they did for whining at the ref they’d be world beaters.
Ref was awful, what’s new? First half we had the same amount of chances as Hungerford, we took ours and went in 2-0 up. AMB was heroic, we absorbed the early pressure and we could have easily have gone in at half time 3/4 to the good.Dulwich were so 'dreedfool', as Alan Hanson would say, it seems to have caused many of us to overlook the performance of the referee. The referee was shocking. I'd like see the video footage of the yellow card for simulation which looked like a penalty. He thought he'd even things up by giving us a corner at the end that wasn't.
Really! I thought last season’s lot were generally an under achieving lot. Wasn’t surprised in the slightest when quite a few were swept out of the door. What was it... four down at half time in three games?Buck stops with the management. At least last year’s team had a bit of fight!
Champion Hill has just become a day out it’s not about the footy anymore.
I stayed at the Greendale End for the first half so I was 100 yards away from the penalty incident, but it looked about as obvious a penalty as you could get. Monakana initially had lots of time and space to advance and pick a pass into the middle but took a heavy touch that allowed the defender to think he could win the ball, however our man still got there first and the defender had fully committed himself and just took him out as far as I could see. Whether or not he "bought" or "drew" the foul is irrelevant, the defender wasn't in control of his challenge for me and missed the ball. I was flabbergasted by the referee's interpretation so I shall certainly be interested to watch the highlights video, but given the magnitude of our team's failings we can hardly blame the referee's perceived shortcomings for the result.Ref was awful, what’s new? First half we had the same amount of chances as Hungerford, we took ours and went in 2-0 up. AMB was heroic, we absorbed the early pressure and we could have easily have gone in at half time 3/4 to the good.
The ref denied us a penalty...I was right by it. Their player slid in, Monakana pushed the ball to the side and took the hit, you could here the contact, there was no where he could go. Ref may have thought Jeffrey was trying to buy the pen but it was careless from their defender nonetheless, anywhere else on the pitch and it’s a yellow card for the defender.
The ref was shit...but in this instance not the reason we lost.
One positive, Hunte looked excellent in the number 10 role. It’s a position we have few options in but Hunte looked comfortable, tricky and caused problems for Hungerford.
You wanna try watching Arsenal as your other teamI get that we go through this every year, but that means we're making the same fundamental mistakes every season. Frankly, it's just tedious. It's even more tedious to hear the squad or a select handful of players blamed every single time something goes wrong. I think I'd dispute that going entire halves/games without a shot on target is a mistake: that's a major flaw in the tactics (one that's been around for seasons now).
These mistakes would perhaps be understandable if we had a budget similar to that of a club like Hungerford, but we've massively increased the wage bill this season. On top of that we've gone to three training sessions per week, got nutrition plans for all of the players, and signed a load of players that are proven at this level or the one above. I just don't think it's good enough.
Worth re-watching for some of AMB's saves and getting a second look at the Monakana "dive".I haven't watched it yet, but the "highlights" are up.
What are you on about? It was a terrible dive and the correct decision from the ref. If Monakana wants a penalty, he should take the hit - the defender wasn’t exactly steaming in to clatter him!There doesn't appear to be any contact but that's not really the point. He jumps up to avoid his legs getting clattered, the defender was getting nowhere near the ball. Definite penalty!
If he doesn't jump, his legs get taken out. We all know Monakana has struggled with injuries so far this season. Why risk it?What are you on about? It was a terrible dive and the correct decision from the ref. If Monakana wants a penalty, he should take the hit - the defender wasn’t exactly steaming in to clatter him!