Let's not get too carried away! It's only one half of disappointing football in very tough conditions and it's the same bunch of players who have just got us promoted and started the season so well. There also wasn't much in this match; on another day Sam takes one of his half chances or a couple of marginal refereeing decisions go our way and we get something from the game.glad Taylor said there will be changes for Wycombe . If players aren’t pulling there weight throw them it with the reserves for a reality check
Yes, the defending was poor and we can analyse who might have been better. However, the fact that these are very uncharacteristic mistakes suggests the conditions might have played their part. I would also personally be very reluctant to call anyone who is playing in that heat lazy.Just seen the goals. The first was reminiscent of Stubbsy's against Satanage in respect of the first cross, the Cambridge player was all over our defender like a rash and 99 times out of 100 you would expect a free kick to be given. Then it was just very poor, weak, lazy defending from Sparksey to let the cross come in. The second one we let them play to easily out on the touchline and then when it came Tim Dieng didn't have a clue where his man was, didn't get off the deck and the ball ends up in the back of the net.
Mind you, saying about weak defending, if we had conceded our goal I'd be ripping our defender to pieces for it. It wasn't exactly the strongest challenge by Sam and he went over like a sack $4it and gave the ball away.
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Taylor has money at his disposal, he just can't find the players. He is being backed on many fronts, the pitch has been sorted, the Cat and Fiddle redevelopment is underway. It wouldn't be foolish to splash money we don't have on new signings, it would be bleddy suicidal, and could totally negate all the stability that we have striven to obtain.
Get a grip on yourself, we have lost just one game of football by the odd goal in three. And to be blunt, as others have said that was down to Taylor's poor use of substitutions in a ruddy heatwave !
Not withstanding the fact that as proven last season Cambridge are not an easy team to play against with players like Smith, Ironside, Knibbs, Mitov etc in their lineup.Not just lost but well beaten and yes plenty to be positive about.
No team has started the season looking as if they are going to walk away with it and at least 10 have already had the taste of being defeated.
Obviously true if it's only about the result, and a place in the next round. But football isn't only about that, especially when supporting a team like ECFC.Beating Chelt (reserves) 7-0 was great, but 1-0 would have been enough.
I agree with all of that. My post is in addition to that and with considering the importance of League points and staying up. We continue to have a very limited squad even when everyone is fit, to the extent that Matt was loath to make his 5:changes even when the conditions were very challenging.Obviously true if it's only about the result, and a place in the next round. But football isn't only about that, especially when supporting a team like ECFC.
This season we probably won't go up (even with a strengthened squad) and we should be too good to go down (again, assuming squad additions at some stage). So it's about the journey as much as the destination (we won't win the EFL Cup either). People will talk about the 7-0 win for a long time, it's in the record books, just as beating Argyle 4-0 is still a great memory, although it was worth no more points than any other win, and we didn't get promoted that season.
Supporting City right now is fun, and there have been long periods in our history when that wasn't true, so let's enjoy it while it lasts. If we'd been at Cheltenham we certainly would have!