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by Pedro
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Match Thread Archives
Topic: Barrow v Bromley Match thread
Replies: 67
Views: 7749

Re: Barrow v Bromley Match thread

Suffolk Blue wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:29 pm
Jim wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:07 am


I was about to post similar. We should not be discussing retained list in February.
Other than perhaps a couple of posts above, I dont think we are seriously discussing the retained list and I agree there's plenty left in the season to go well or not so well. This is BAFC after all and perhaps our motto (in Latin if there are any Latin scholars out there) should read something like "Never take anything for granted".

What we perhaps can and should be doing (and hopefully are beginning to do) is to construct a strategy for next season that we dont then have to put in a brown paper envelope headed "Only to be opened on 1st May in the event of survival". Planning is something we all do but at a club like ours tends to be something of a luxury. If we achieve nothing else this season than the ability to think ahead and plan for the future then we will have achieved something meaningful. Strangely this was always something the Cassons used to bang on about but for one reason or another never really achieved.
Well written I think people will be glad to survive in this league but it's important that we plan for next season.
We have had a lot objectives without planning and realism
by Pedro
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Match Thread Archives
Topic: Barrow v Bromley Match thread
Replies: 67
Views: 7749

Re: Barrow v Bromley Match thread

TaylorBAFC wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:04 pm
Suffolk Blue wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:37 am
Everybodys entitled to think what they want but sometimes a reality check is needed. Firstly stats can often tell a misleading story but by my reckoning we've lost one league game in the last twelve, playing Fylde twice, Salford, Wrexham and Solihull during which we've conceded I think 8 goals. Those who want to dismantle the defensive part of the squad and get a new one must therefore have some great replacements in mind.
Love this reply. The defensive stats have been fantastic lately and whether you feel it's a fair reflection or not - we have kept numerous clean-sheets. In fact, we have kept 8 clean-sheets in our last 12 league fixtures. There's no need to get rid of players that have heavily contributed to this, at least in my eyes anyway!

Small pockets of the squad need to be improved, that's a given - this includes replacing the loanees that will return to their parent clubs at the end of the season. But, I think a number of these players have shown they have the quality to at least remain at the club next season, if they want to. If we go on to finish in the top-half, which looks possible, I think it would further highlight that mass change isn't all that neccessary and it would simply be a case of replacing outgoing loanees and filling in the gaps, with improvements in a few areas.
The main thing is we should stay up,something I did not think would happen.
The fact we need a finisher is obvious ,I was hoping Bennett would be loaned back.
We just need to get to the end of the season and stay in the league.
I have no doubt we will see a lot different team next season based on quality and the available budget.
Let's hope we can have a run in the FA cup which will give us a buffer

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