ETFC…..TODAYS GAME AND THE WEEK AHEAD… – u18s

HI ALL…. EDGWARE TOWN FC…8….HMH…0

 

WOW…WHAT A SUNDAY….NOT TOO SURE WHERE TO BEGIN….WHAT A PERFORMANCE TODAY…THE BOYS WERE BRILLIANT…AND IF YOU WERE AT THE GAME I AM SURE YOU WOULD AGREE….SOOO MANY POSITIVES TO COME FROM TODAY….BUT THERE IS ONE THING…I CANT HELP BUT FEEL THE EARLY PART OF THE SEASON WHEN WE WERE STRUGGLING FOR FIT PLAYERS AND NUMBERS AT GAMES…PLAYING WITH JUST 11 AND EVEN 10..PLAYING WITHOUT A KEEPER…WAS EVIDENT WITH THE OPPOSITION TODAY….AND IT MAKES ME STRESS HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO HAVE A SQUAD THAT STEPS UP WHEN NEEDED…AND IT WILL BE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS….

 

TODAY THE LADS GAVE A FANTASTIC¬†PERFORMANCE….BUT IT WASN’T JUST THEIR DOMINATION….IT WAS THEIR DESIRE TO WIN….WE TALKED ABOUT THE DESIRE TO WIN BEING GREATER THAN THE OPPOSITIONS DESIRE….AND WE REALLY SHOWED THAT TODAY….SOME OF OUR PASSING AND ATTACKING PLAY WAS TOP DRAW…THE DEFENDING BACK FOUR WERE OUTSTANDING…AS WAS STEVEN IN GOAL….ITS NEVER EASY¬†HAVING NOT TOO MUCH TO DO BUT HE MADE EXCELLENT DECISIONS WHEN NEEDED…AND GAVE THE BACK FOUR CONFIDENCE…

 

ACROSS THE MIDDLE…THEY COULDN’T LIVE WITH US TODAY…THE STRENGTH PHYSICAL AND MENTAL WAS SUPERB…CHASING DOWN EVERYTHING WITH OR WITHOUT THE BALL….ABDUL , JACK , SVEN, BEN L…AND TARIQ….WERE SO STRONG…UP FRONT KEVIN WAS A DIFFERENT CLASS…AND WITH MARK BEHIND HIM HARROWING THE OPPOSITION AND CHASING LIKE HIS LIFE DEPENDED ON IT…IT WAS GREAT TO SEE…THERE WERE ALSO EXCELLENT CAMEO ROLLS…FROM MOSES, SAM ..UP TOP, HARRY AND MATEO….THE PERFORMANCES OF THE SUBS WHO CAME ON ARE SO IMPORTANT….AND THEY WERE ON THEIR GAME TODAY…WELL DONE…

 

SO WHO GETS MAN OF THE MATCH…TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH….YOU ALL DESERVE IT….BUT FOR ME TODAY IT IS BETWEEN TARIQ AND KEVIN….NOW KEVIN WAS JUST BRILLIANT…A HAT TRICK…AND JUST SOME MOUTHWATERING FOOTBALL….BUT I THINK I WILL HAVE TO GIVE IT TO TARIQ…TWO AMAZING GOALS….BUT IT WAS MORE ABOUT HOW HE PLAYED…HIS STRENGTH AND DRIVE INSPIRED THE TEAM…AND EVEN WHEN HE PLAYED MORE CENTRAL… HE USED HIS KNOWLEDGE OF THE GAME AND PLAYED A MORE DEFENSIVE ROLL….TARIQ WELL DONE KEEP IT UP…

 

THIS WEEK I WILL BE SENDING OUT SEVERAL E MAILS….E MAILS THAT NEED RESPONSES…..MAINLY ABOUT AVAILABILITY….FOR THE WEEKS UP TO CHRISTMAS….AS I SAID TO KEEP THIS RUN GOING WE NEED PLAYERS AVAILABLE, FIT AND TRAINING….WE WILL SPEAK LATER IN THE WEEK….

 

NEXT WEEKS GAME APPEARS TO BE AN EARLY KICK OFF AT HARVESTERS…..A VERY DIFFERENT OPPOSITION….AND WHAT I THINK WILL BE A TOUGH PHYSICAL GAME….

 

THANKS FOR TODAY…

 

PW