The TUFC Radio commentary went down for about ten minutes in the second half, but I would suggest that this was more due to the fact that a pub team ground could not be expected to offer modern technological facilities, than that any fault might lay with our club itself. Mind you, I did notice that the commentator frequently absented himself from the microphone due to coughing fits!
I also noticed that the new loanee Vincent came on for the last 17 minutes but his name was not mentioned once during the commentary. Perhaps someone who was at the match could confirm that perhaps it will take him a while to fit into the style of play? Perhaps Bournemouth's youth teams are not used to playing with such intensity and pressure?
Some very strange names in the Hemel Hemstead squad! Makes you wonder where they have all come from.
The usual frenetic high tempo pressing game that we seem to be mastering under GJ. Not always pretty but highly effective and we are looking super fit at the moment carrying the pressing game to the opponents right till the last minutes.
My education started when I left Highweek School for boys..
link - post match interview with Asa Hall. Everyone seems very focused on trying to win every game between now and the end of the season and put pressure on the teams below us.
He’s a good leader and both stops things happening for the opposition and makes things happen for us in the middle of the park. Knits us together nicely and with a sensible older head on his shoulders. Just what a young exciting team needs.
Reid was interviewed the other week about his partnership with Janneh and also took the time out to say how much of a positive influence Asa is and has been for him. In him and Cameron we have two very good leaders, in crucial positions on the pitch for leadership, who have plenty of quality for this level and the next.
link - Asa also appears at the start of the Dave Thomas /Guy Henderson podcast which again was recorded at South Devon College in this case from dressing room A, while the players were on the all weather pitch. Certainly well worth a listen on a myriad of subjects that are all yellow.
The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him.
Goals! - generally of pretty good quality and well worth a watch
Great little highlights clip, with some good goals as reward for the workrate that it's obvious the team are putting in. Our home produced highlights packages always used to frustrate me as we'd lose picture for up to a minute or more as the names of the players stayed on screen. Why not allow those wanting to study the names to take the easy option of pausing the pic ?...it must have been a question many others besides me often asked themselves. So well done to Hemel for displaying the team line ups for no more than 3 seconds....which is more than enough time to locate the pause button.
Thankfully Psycho Janner received no serious injury, but I was shocked by the keeper flying in feet first on him as that opening goal was scored. I was expecting to see the minimum of a yellow card brandished, but the highlights didn't indicate that the Ref took any sort of action.
I think a sensible middle course should be taken, whereby we don't end up in the farcical situation they've got in Scotland where people can't sign the petition fast enough to get rid of 'Clare' their madcap Compliance Officer, and Refs such as the one at Hemel who witness rash and dangerous challenges on incoming forwards by a goalkeeper and take no action at all.