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On reflection

By Sev30/12/2018 12:07Sun Dec 30 12:07:53 2018

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Looking back on yesterday's performance to see where it went wrong it occurred to me the players at the end of the game dropped to their knees.

Some of them looked tired.

Perhaps two away games in the space of a 4 days had an impact against a side who had two home games. You may say this is a payhetic excuse but I find it a more reassuring reason than the alternative (that we aren't very good).

Crewe were first to everything, only just, but it makes the difference overall. The penalty and sending off result from us not getting there first. Crewe looked sharper and quicker. Is it because they are fitter and better than us? I doubt it.

One example that springs to mind was when Joel was "sprinting" back after we lost the ball. He was giving his all, 100% never seen such determination to get back, yet he barely made ground, snails pace. He's heart and guts were there but there was nothing left in the tank. He was subbed shortly after.

Hopefully we will recover. Some players will get a needed rest and we'll be stronger in the new year.

See you Tuesday. :)

Edited by Sev at 13:03:24 on 30th December 2018

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Re: On reflection

By Boromatt30/12/2018 16:45Sun Dec 30 16:45:49 2018In response to On reflectionTop of thread

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I totally agree with your view. But as I suggested a few weeks ago, the away games do take its toll after a while, especially ones where the players have had to travel long distances over a short period of time. But obviously, our players are robots and should feel no fatigue what so ever.

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Re: On reflection

By Rob SBFC (Big Robbie (SBFC))30/12/2018 21:40Sun Dec 30 21:40:30 2018In response to Re: On reflectionTop of thread

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Dino Maamria’s players should NOT be flagging. Westley would kill people if they were tired.

Edited by Big Robbie (SBFC) at 23:51:08 on 30th December 2018

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Re: On reflection

By Danny-da-Bass30/12/2018 21:09Sun Dec 30 21:09:01 2018In response to Re: On reflectionTop of thread

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“Have to travel long distances over a short period of time”

That’s sounds like the perfect way to travel

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Re: On reflection

By Balders (BALDOCKBORO)30/12/2018 17:18Sun Dec 30 17:18:51 2018In response to Re: On reflectionTop of thread

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Away games and long journeys may be tiring psychologically, but I'm not having that they are physically more tiring.

If anything you should be fresher as you've not had a full days training the day before the match, you've been sat down playing cards.

That said, older players will take longer to recover between games. Might explain some of our lethargy?

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Re: On reflection

By Sev30/12/2018 17:26Sun Dec 30 17:26:14 2018In response to Re: On reflectionTop of thread

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When I get home from an away game after a long drive I tend to be more tired than if I pop round to the shops :)

My own point wasn't about the travel itself making us tired but the time it uses up between games which I wpuldnt expect to have an impact a week apart but could for a Wednesday Saturday combo.

Less time for rest recovery and preparation etc.

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Re: On reflection

By jayess31/12/2018 00:32Mon Dec 31 00:32:37 2018In response to Re: On reflectionTop of thread

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It is the same for every team! But age DOES make a difference.

At Swindon 6 out of 10 outfield players were over 30, two of them nearer 40 than 30.
You need experience but you also need young legs and I think in this squad Dino has the balance wrong.

It tends to be exacerbated when you get a run of games together.

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Re: On reflection

By Balders (BALDOCKBORO)30/12/2018 17:58Sun Dec 30 17:58:46 2018In response to Re: On reflectionTop of thread

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You don't have a chauffeur yet though.

Less prep time I don't dispute.

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Re: On reflection

By Owen30/12/2018 18:05Sun Dec 30 18:05:17 2018In response to Re: On reflectionTop of thread

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To be honest, what have they done? A 1 hour trip to Colchester and a 3 hour trip to Crewe. Not exactly Carlisle v Exeter.

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Re: On reflection

By Rotterdamboro31/12/2018 17:33Mon Dec 31 17:33:47 2018In response to Re: On reflectionTop of thread

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If Matt says the players are tired then they are tired. The long journey to Northampton will have taken it out of them

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