Author Topic: How can you ship 61 goals in 36 games  (Read 622 times)

Offline YoungsBitter

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How can you ship 61 goals in 36 games
« on: March 08, 2016, 10:24:29 PM »
My son was asking me this question and I think after 3 managers, this year alone the answer is not that simply the defense is terrible. Its a couple of issues, individual mistakes for sure but the goal tally is too high for that and the defenders are not that bad for it to be just that the defenders are crap and make mistakes.
Here is my view of the other key drivers:
1, the keeper is dodgy - we have conceded lots of long range ‘worldies’ and Lonergan never gets even close to penalities, he never leaves his line at corners and in no way dominates the box. He makes great shot stops when someone runs thro on goal but that is it.
2, the midfield does not give enough coverage consistently - see the long shot count and there is not enough situations where we have 8 men covering, just back 3 plus 2 or back 4 plus 1 is quite common….and that is why we give soft goals at the far post and give dumb fouls away when someone breaks through. Maybe this is the fault of the 3-5-2 but when you compare us to the top teams like Boro, Burnley, Hull they have a tight back 8 and the top one or two also close down. 

Offline Mince n Tatties

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Re: How can you ship 61 goals in 36 games
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2016, 10:33:40 PM »
Because we got the Worst defence in the entire
history of football  (well you know what I mean)
Dagenham Girl  Pipers Under 12s  would score against
them..

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Re: How can you ship 61 goals in 36 games
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2016, 10:59:30 PM »
Need to make the goal posts smaller


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Re: How can you ship 61 goals in 36 games
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2016, 11:05:50 PM »
Burnley conceded two tonight.

Offline jarv

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Re: How can you ship 61 goals in 36 games
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2016, 11:14:55 PM »
My guess is we have a very poor second division team. Too many players just not good enough for this division. Division 3? Oh dear.  Will it be the end of an era or will the owner take a MAF attitude and start over with a poor team and do what it takes to get them back.???

Offline Domino1879

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Re: How can you ship 61 goals in 36 games
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2016, 11:31:41 PM »
Burnley conceded two tonight.

Unfortunately due to our porous defender - another corner fiasco - we have to score 4 to win.  It would have been nice to have taken that chance just before half time but we didn't. Simply not clinical enough.  We don't defend from the front. Burnleys strikers were chasing us down all match.