A very disappointing game today against 10 men of Glen Juniors.
We didn’t really get going, not enough fighting for the ball, pulling out of challenges, but mainly,holding onto the ball too long, not passing the ball and keeping possession.
For me as a coach and manager it is nice to win, but it’s not the end game. It is to develop players, see them learn and apply what we have been doing in training. Today we didn’t do that as a team. Maybe I’m doing things wrong?
It’s not all doom and gloom, there were very nice play in parts and some players did listen, Luke S in goal was terrific, position wise, coming for the ball, communication. Great Luke S, keep it up.
Arjan, great at getting first to the ball, and a tough player, great.
Jake, doing the simple things and doing them right, good stuff Jake.
Jamie, scored a real cracker with his head, getting his body shape right to place it past the keeper, missed a couple of chances but kept his head up, excellent Jamie.
Sam J, a player who has fought his way back into the team, has real belief in himself at the moment, fighting for the ball, a real team player. I’m personally really impressed and delighted for you Sam, you have an excellent attitude in training and matchday, keep it up Sam.
Lets move on and work well as a team, it’s now how we respond to this performance, how we change the way we play during the game to cope with the opposition.
Please have belief in yourselves, individually, we have some very good players. I would really like us to be a very good TEAM, working hard for each other, winning, drawing and if we must lose, doing so as a team, taking responsibility.
Team: Luke S, Robert, Arjan, Jake, Declan, Alex, Tom, Jamie, Fred, Ethan, Finlay, Stephen, Sam.
Man of the Match: Sam J, battling for everything, helping out at the back, challenging and determination. Well done.
Thank you to Jonny for running the line, and as always to Bill, level headed and wise!