Despite the saga of the season before and the team not being ready for this season at the start there are NO excuses for not winning this final.
1, they wanted it more than us.
2, they fought harder than us not difficult
3, big, experienced players did nothing
4, Ardley bottled it with his team sellection, should have played Rawlinson,should not have played Doyle and Rose together no creativity from midfield, would have played DKE for his fighting spirit, to negative, EXPECTED to walk it. Well wrong, wrong and wrong AGAIN.
Managed to see the game and getting up at 2am to watch that tripe was beyond a joke. If we play like that next season we will be staying in non league for a very long time. To pardon the frase it is sh1t or bust next season.
Slocombe 6, didn't have much to do but pick the ball out of the net or though coukld have done better with the first goal.
Brindley 5, would have played DKE not enough fight and will to get forward and partly to blame for the last goal
Bagan 6, composed at times and needed to get forward more
Lacey 5, Composed as usual again to blame for the last goal
Turner 4, for a seasoned pro fell well short in the game that mattered. to slow to ponderous should have been taken off at half time.
Obrien,5, should have been in midfield instead of the wing instead of Rose
Rose 4, if this is what we can expect then get rid now. Contributes next to nothing to the team.
Doyle 4, see Turner. Failed to motivate failed to get stuck in for the most part, did not dictate the play offered nothing on the day.
Roberts 6, if only for the goal and a few runs. Was not in it in the first half.
Dennis 5, lots of running but had NO service whatsoever again!!! how the hell is he supposed to score
Wooton 5, tried his best to hold up the play but again no service and no one backing him up from midfield.
Enzio 5, a few early runs but again flatters to deceive
DKE not enough time to mark should have been on earlier.
Thomas 5, usual running around should have scored his 1 chance.
Crawford should have come on but again no enthusiasm from the bench to try, make something happen with a swap. Sadly I think he will be let go BIG mistake at this level.
Rawlinson, should have played, should have been brought on at half time. Again can see him leaving after the way he as been treated at the death.
ARDLEY 3, Wrong selection, wrong tactics, to reliant on his mates,senior pros, not able to motivate HIS squad.I am at a loss to explain it frankly.
This feels worse than the Bradford debacle last time at Wembley just glad I did not fly over from NZ to watch that performance(covid preventing it) I had to stay up all day after that and I am beyong EXTREMELY ANGRY.
Well played Harrogate and well deserved.
Sorry for the rant
Regards to all
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