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Home and Away

By Clive (legacy user)5/10/2014 12:15Sun Oct 5 12:15:37 2014

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our record so far including cup games;

home
played 8
won 2
draw 4
lost 2
"points" 10

away
played 8
won 6
draw 1
lost 1
"points" 19

I wonder why?
is it the pitch?
is it the colour of the shirts?
is it because we are quick at counter attacking?
is it because we sing more away?
or what?

discuss

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home and away

By Chairman (legacy user)6/10/2014 09:48Mon Oct 6 09:48:10 2014In response to Home and AwayTop of thread

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Could have something to do with the opposition Clive!!!!

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Re: home and away

By Clive (legacy user)6/10/2014 11:37Mon Oct 6 11:37:52 2014In response to home and awayTop of thread

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That's far too sensible an answer!

Apart from Burgess Hill at the moment, I think it's a league when anyone could beat anyone else without it appearing as a surprise result.
Having said that,our 2 home defeats have been against teams in the bottom five at present.

I just posed the question to see if anyone had any personal insight into why we have picked up so many more points away from home. I think it's quite ironic in a way as some clubs were protesting that we would have an unfair advantage playing our home games on a 3 G pitch. I think we have played some fantastic football at home but have come up against some great goalkeeping displays. We have created so many chances and deserved to win most of our home games by some distance other than v Folkestone and Faversham where I think we were happy to get a point.

I also think it's interesting that,IMHO,the home games on our pitch have generally been much more entertaining football from both sides.

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Re: home and away

By Leafe of Pie (legacy user)7/10/2014 13:02Tue Oct 7 13:02:43 2014In response to Re: home and awayTop of thread

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Using current league positions...
Median position of our 7 home opponents: 15
Median position of our 7 away opponents: 12
Doesn't take account of other important factors though, such as player availability, opposition form at the time etc.

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Away form

By Graham S (legacy user)6/10/2014 12:19Mon Oct 6 12:19:55 2014In response to Re: home and awayTop of thread

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Last season was the first time they'd got more points at home than away since 2008/09!

Season H - A
13/14: 43 - 37
12/13: 21 - 33
11/12: 13 - 15
10/11: 22 - 23
09/10: 22 - 29
08/09: 24 - 19

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Re: Away form

By Lee Farmie (legacy user)6/10/2014 17:12Mon Oct 6 17:12:38 2014In response to Away formTop of thread

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I think Clive's hit the nail on the head with a few observations. Maybe our style of play suits away fixtures where you expect the home team to take the game to you and then you thwack them on the break. Our mean defence and fast breaking strikers suits that quite nicely.

Our midfield has been the weakness recently, with Jensen missing forcing Bentley to come in and JT taking time to find his stride his season. But Jensen's on the mend and JT's improving match by match so we can only get better.

"I think it's quite ironic in a way as some clubs were protesting that we would have an unfair advantage playing our home games on a 3G pitch."
This happened to Maidstone too I'm sure!

"I also think it's interesting that,IMHO,the home games on our pitch have generally been much more entertaining football from both sides."

Without any shadow of a doubt.

Incidentally, we have another new player tomorrow, Harlan Basker. He's a youngster from AFC Wimbledon but I'm not sure where he plays.

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Re: Home and Away

By Lee Farmie (legacy user)5/10/2014 17:40Sun Oct 5 17:40:54 2014In response to Home and AwayTop of thread

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As Bob Evans said on Saturday, "this place gets weirder every time I come" although this was in the context of the players running onto the pitch to the sound of Welcome to the Jungle played on cellos. Next week, they'll run out to some 'Musique Concrete'; maybe whale sounds interspersed with canned laughter, a trombone played backwards and some snippets of a George W Bush speech.

I might actually organise this.

Back to the question though, I think the support at home isn't the same as it is away from home. We need a small roof where the Leafe Army congregate first half...




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Re: Home and Away

By Viv Aldi (legacy user)5/10/2014 20:13Sun Oct 5 20:13:40 2014In response to Re: Home and AwayTop of thread

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A couple of steps of those tin steps they have at places like Sittingbourne and Deal would be perfect.

We don't gibe ourselves enough credit when it comes to our support though, barely any fans seem to come with a strong singing contingent. You get a few who bring a lot and stand in silence.

Might make a cheeky return back to the South for an away game mid november.

Leafe is all you need.

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Re: Home and Away

By TimB (legacy user)5/10/2014 13:01Sun Oct 5 13:01:41 2014In response to Home and AwayTop of thread

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See you in The Hope Tuesday lunchtime, Clive.

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