I hope you're right rjd, I just want this transfer window shut!!! However it is mildly amusing to see what ridiculous money is spent in the premiership by clubs panic buying a la Torres and Carroll!! Did I say amusing? I meant to say depressing!!!
I once argued on here about football being played the way is was meant to be played, I just had in my head that there was some sort of pure game that could be played that would be wonderful to watch and so entertaining. While I still think that to a degree, the bottom line is its all about getting a win as its points on the board that will decide if a team may go up or even down for that matter.
It was a good gate yesterday and that is pleasing to see as some floaters who I’m sure were watching in the wings so to speak the good run the team is on, wanted to see for themselves how well the team is playing. I’m not sure if all people who go to a game of football decide to go again based on if the team won or not, I do believe there will always be a number who make their minds up based on the quality of the football on show. It will be interesting to see the size of the next home gate, It is has always been felt by so many that our club does not get the support it deserves and I do not think that is about the change.
As some may know, what money I have had spare I have spent redecorating the whole house from top to bottom and while I’m now working on the very last room, I think I may have to wait until we lose a few games before I ever go and watch the team play again. That’s only as I’m sure some may blame my return if the team lost much like the time I watched a few games from the main stand enclosure that were all won and it was joked on here I was not welcome back on the popside as if I did and the team lost, it would have been my fault lol.
Keep it up lads and one day soon I hope to come and give you my support in person, but as I said I may have to wait until a few games are lost and if it means me staying away and games being won rather than lost, then I’ll keep away.
Nice to see you posting on here Dave. You are right in that to achieve consistency against varied opposition with differing tactics with some of them aiming to stop you playing your game, you do need to win ugly sometimes if you are to accumulate as many points as possible during a season. I suppose it could be called Plan B?
Please don't wait until we have lost a few games before returning as a) Torquay need your money now and b) you could have a long wait! Take care . Rob
The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him.
Hey Dave thta first room you decorated is just starting to look a little tatty! Thats the trouble with decorating you just end up going around in circles.. Be good to see you at the ground at some point this season, only eight home games remain I believe. As for Raynor and Evans we all know that they are vile horrible pair who have no respect for anyone or anything. Single minded and will adopt any tactic to gain an advantage. They and Crawley Town will fail eventually and I reckon all of the decent people in tha game wil have a good laugh at their demise. Who else would want them? Nothing against the club or there supporters, I love to see an underdog do well but a club of that size with such a small fanbase there progress is unsustainable.
My education started when I left Highweek School for boys..
Post by silverintosteel on Jan 29, 2012 13:03:24 GMT
I must say, quality of football did seem to be a talking point last week when I went. The people I went with I pretty much dragged, and they moaned about the winning ugly. I personally can't understand it, and I enjoy ugly football as much as beautiful if the result is good. It's just a far bigger issue now that everyone is bombarded with 10 Premiership games a week and an El Clasico every month. I still maintain that the atmosphere of smaller grounds is far nicer, and if there's a winning payoff, it's worth the hour and a half of frustration. Anyway, those are just some random thoughts on people going based on the quality of football. They've agreed to come back anyway.
With regard to Crawley, i'm honestly not so sure they will implode. As I recall, Crawley is in an area where there aren't many big teams. That combined with good old fashioned Bandwagon fans may just see them do alright. Unfortunately.
your right dave stay away,we are on a nice form streak at the moment dont ruin it lol.Nice to see you back on the forum.Decorating,know a thing about that,5 kids me and the wfe in a pokey little 3 bedded place,by the time i finish the last room,it looks the only room that has been done,and as petef says round and round you go,i sometimes actually wonder why i bother.Oh and a few days before you start unexpected visitors turn up thinking he needs to decorate,a bloody time and money consuming frigging nightmare
what a person is told is not half as important as what they think they have been told
Now can we please stop these thrilling draws and win the next few 1-0?
I actually thought yesterday was an absolutely excellent, totally professional performance from a team exuding confidence and knowing exactly what it has to do to win football matches.
Northampton are a decent team with a decent manager and the signing of the excellent Guttridge will make a huge difference to their fortunes.
We scrapped when we had to scrap and made sure we did not fall behind to very determined opponents in a first half that may have been a little disappointing to the football connoisseur.
After the break, we upped the pace and pressed and pressed without ever hitting the panic button or taking silly risks until it became inevitable that we would score and we did.
We then comfortably saw the game out without looking too troubled. This is a pattern we have seen quite a few times recently.
I just love the way this team does what needs doing and plays football when it is safe to do so.
Back in September after those two hugely entertaining high-scoring draws, I feared that Mr Ling might be a little too much of a purist, more in tune with the Glenn Hoddles of this world than League 2 footballers and prepared to watch us pass our way towards relegation out of principle.
What we have got now is a perfect balance of the beautiful game and the practical business of getting the job done. Long may it continue!
I don’t really trust them not to build more houses and then not deliver the stadium and just sod off
Post by Ditmar van Nostrilboy on Jan 30, 2012 10:09:40 GMT
Ah! Its your fault is it Jon?
I know the last two matches have been against teams scrapping for points at the wrong end of the table, but there comes a time when the enjoyment gained from getting 3 points doesnt counterweigh the rest of the game seemingly played in the middle third, usually in the air. Add to that, being squashed into a seat that appears to be designed for users under 5 foot, complete with the lip of the seatback in front engraving a pattern on your kneecaps. And it was pretty damn cold. Im afraid that may be it for me going, at least if the weather continues to be pants.
I know that getting 3 points is the most important thing Jon, but there is still the manner with which they are gained. Did someone post earlier that we seem set up perfectly as a counter attacking team? That seems pretty much hitting the nail on the head but doesnt always make for a good matchday experience at home.
A good summing up Jon and I came away with similar views. Its all about adapting to the opposition something we seem very capable of doing at the moment . Having said that I think we rode our luck a little last week in both matches and if we had gone behind in either it would have been a different story being told today. All I can say is we have the best keeper in the division who is making everyone else's job so much easier. I will be surprised if there hasn't been an offer in this window and I reckon would be the biggest loss of all at the moment.
My education started when I left Highweek School for boys..
your seating issues will be resolved with the new stand.
as for grinding out ugly wins. I often wonder what people think of when they expect little old torquay to play expansive entertaining footie and mange to blow teams away. every club in every lge is fighting to gather points. We are no different to the rest. The mere fact that we can get more points than 18 other clubs in L2 is nothing short of amazing. sure 1-0 is squeeky bum time, but I`d settle for that as opposed to drawing 3-3 or losing 4-5 every other week.