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Re: Match 8 Discussion: Aldershot (A)
Posted by: 2 the moon
Date: 03/09/2016 21:33
2 the moon
Are some people really suggesting that this defeat is somehow a good thing as it relieves the pressure. And I'm not having the chesnut that it gives a reality check for those who thought we would walk the league. Nobody on here thought we would walk the league.
I defended Brabin to the hilt last season and also defended finishing outside the play offs. So I'm not someone who goes into meltdown after one result.

However I and a few on here have dared to question how much we have actually progressed. A great start no doubt but all last seasons problems are staring some of us in the face. Lack of goals, extremely laboured in the final third, and against sides that are very well organised a tendency to run out of ideas very quickly. I could go on. There's plenty of teams that will win 5 on the run in this league so I personally never got to carried away. Least playing more narrow made us hard to score against but for some reason that sounded like it was abandoned today. In my opinion our luck ran out today and coupled with poor tactics exposed our team and manager big time.

It's a good thing in the sense that it stops the quotes of "we're top of the league", "we're unbeaten" which deflects the focus away from some of the performances and any progress that has been made. I actually agree with your observations about lack of goals, being laboured and running out of ideas. Still too early to make judgements about our final position in the league as we have a tough road ahead but certainly room for improvement. On another point, honest appraisals being called a meltdown seems a bit dramatic as posters have been expressing concerns consistently, even when winning, if you agree with them or not.
sorry don't agree with that. I personally don't think this defeat is a good thing in any sense. Also rather than relieve any pressure I feel it will do the opposite and heap it on in bucketloads. Aldershot are clearly a decent side and have made a good solid start so in that sense you could say this was our first test against a potential rival and by everything I've heard and read we were found wanting. Ok their 3rd sounded like a worldy by a center back and you can't really compensate for that but the fact we were again low scoring is a massive concern for me. I will say we look like we are capable of imoroving on last seasons total and getting a play off spot and of course that would be fantastic but if we have to spend the season watching 1 or 2 pull away I fear the any feel good factor will dissipate. Tranmere as an attacking unit are clearly off the pace compared to the other pace setters. To much emphasis on defence is perhaps shackeling any creativity. Who knows but I will say I'm only being 'negative' as I have genuine concerns about our progression from last season.

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