Cheers. And if it wasn't a funny old game it wouldn't quite be the game we love and know so well.I think the worst 2 sides we've seen at our place this season are Wimbledon & MK - I think they'd struggle to put a decent side out between the pair of them.
A positive for me was that all 3 "forwards" scored and the forth, Mehmeti, really should have done also.
A negative - I thought we were poor at defending set pieces.
I find it hard to believe the stat that we are 2nd top home scorers but then I find it harder to believe that we've conceded so few goals direct from set pieces. It's a funny old game.
Happy New Year btw Paul, keep up the good work!
I too was impressed by the way he apologised. I thought about mentioning it but didn't.While correctly admonishing Ricardino for his challenge, I was impressed that he went back to the player fouled (despite the ref indicating to the contrary) to apologise.
I too still worry about defending set pieces. Conceding a goal with two attackers allowed the freedom to head the ball is not very good!
I think the worst 2 sides we've seen at our place this season are Wimbledon & MK - I think they'd struggle to put a decent side out between the pair of them.
Well, I think just trying to put any side out between them, merging the two, would be an interesting feat in itself!
As we only let in just the one I didn't highlight the fact that we have let in more goals at home than any other L1 team. We've let in over twice as many at the Kassam ass Rochdale have done at Spotland.I make it we have now scored 3 goals in 5 home games this season. Must be long time since we have scored goals so freely at home. So something is right amongst a lot that is wrong! Last year we only managed 3 or more twice (in league) Coventry & Bury.
Hopefully this level of goals scored can continue as we still have to welcome the teams with the worst away records - Bury W0D4L9; Rochdale W0D5L8; Oldham258; Southend 229; Bristol Rovers 229;
Thank you Paul as ever for the report and happy New Year to you. Lots to be optimistic about in that result. I also thought Martin's performance was a standout, the best I've seen him play for us, he made some very important blocks in the second half. Going forward here's hoping for much better consistency in the team's performance overall. I fear we will miss Richardinho and trust Tiendalli will prove an adequate replacement, assuming Pep won't play someone else at left back? We'll find out soon enough.
Putting it into perspective Denis we started really poorly under MAPP and people were calling for his head in the first season.I also think that we need to remember that under Eales and MApp as manager we progressed very very quickly to where we are now so to expect the same level of progression at the same rate could be seen as unrealistic. The only down side for me is the lack of cup runs as if you are just plodding along in the league it is the cup runs that adds the excitement factor.