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Re: Match 8 Discussion: Aldershot (A)
Posted by: aktrfc
Date: 03/09/2016 19:42
Wasn't at the Aldershot game but here are some thoughts.
It is one defeat so let's keep it in perspective and see how Brabin and the team respond to the set back. We could see Aldershot in a different light if the team respond well and string together some wins.

However, there have been warning signs this was coming. We were poor against Southport and only able to beat Guiseley by one goal. The big problem is we're not scoring enough goals!

When Gary Johnson took over at Cheltenham in March 2015 he went on record that his first priority was to bring in goal scorers because you need about 100 goals to win automatic promotion from this league. Brabin did well in the summer with his transfers but the team doesn't seem to be clicking. Is it formation? Is it man management? Who knows.

Here are some thoughts,

- Our tempo in matches appears to be too slow. Teams playing against us have time to get themselves organised. Just think back to the 1st half display vs. Southport.

- Brabin seems to use substitutes very late in the game. This means they have very little time to come on and impact the game.

- We always seem to be looking for the perfect ball and take one touch too many and make one pass too many. One of the culprits is Norwood.

- Just an opinion but Norwood seems to be a bit lethargic now he's been asked to move out wide to accommodate Cooky. Not much tracking back which you need when you play 4-3-3 otherwise the 3 in midfield can get over run.

- After a great start Connor Jennings' form seems to have dipped. Don't know why!

Can't complain about that, @#$%&, that might not be a negative post and make me stupid and have a 50% chance of looking stupid. Just for you mini Andy if you missed the last.

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