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DaggerJoel11
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Our Own Worst Enemy

Post by DaggerJoel11 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:45 pm

Evening all.

Some of you may know that I run a website www.dagnificent.weebly.com with match reports and blog posts etc.

Tonight I wrote an article entitled 'Our Own Worst Enemy' about our recent form and whether we can win the league.

I'd appreciate if you take a look. I appreciate feedback be it good or bad, so any criticism is welcome. Thanks.

http://dagnificent.weebly.com/blog/our-own-worst-enemy
''Dagenham & Redbridge look a very different side to about ten or fifteen minutes ago when they were on the back foot, and here's Benson...BRILLIANT!''

Adrian
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Re: Our Own Worst Enemy

Post by Adrian » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:14 pm

Would anyone really happily take Josh Passley back?
Right back isn't even somewhere we've got an issue.

To be honest the whole piece feels like a knee jerk reaction to a couple of losses.

Something that doesn't seem to have been gone over much is the experience of our squad:
Pennell - first real season at this level
Ferrier, Whitely, Fejiri, Ling, Robson - second seasons at this level
Lokko, Cheek and Nunn - third seasons
at this level
Plus a bunch of others that have not got much experience around the squad.

We've got a handful of experienced players in our squad.
Jake Howells has played a lot but started at 17/18, and at 26 isn't exactly old.

Mark
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Re: Our Own Worst Enemy

Post by Mark » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:26 pm

Passley was an awful player without enough heart to fill a thimble.

NickMurphy
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Re: Our Own Worst Enemy

Post by NickMurphy » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:13 pm

Personally always felt that Pennell was better at centre-half rather than full-back, although Stilly seems to disagree.

RM1Dagger
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Re: Our Own Worst Enemy

Post by RM1Dagger » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:11 am

First of all a well written article which is a credit to young Joe.

However, I do think it's a bit of cliché when supporters say 'only we etc could do this'. Winning four on the spin and then losing the next couple I don't think is that unusual throughout the leagues..

We are fortunate no-one is running away with the league like Lincoln last season and I take Joe's point it doesn't really feel like we can grind out the wins required to make a challenge.

As for speculating on who plays and where etc I prefer to leave that to the manager who's paid to do it and sees his players everyday. We're all managers from the stands so unless a manager appears to be completely incompetent I prefer to leave it that way.

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