Every week the place lots has occurred off the pitch and 90 minutes of motion on it – each have relatively unfavorable connotations.
However, we’ll begin and finish this weblog with some excellent news, the primary of which some switch information. Simply previous to kick-off on Tuesday, the extension of Liam Gordon’s mortgage deal was introduced. One thing welcomed by all followers – myself included.
Nevertheless, one thing that wasn’t welcomed fairly so warmly was a defeat simply hours later; although you’d should say anticipated.
An excellent-going Hatters facet, who sit third within the league, defeated McMahon’s males – former Dagger Alex Reid coming again to hang-out the Daggers.
Uninspiring. I typically battle to discover a solitary phrase to sum up a efficiency, nevertheless, following the 0-2 house loss to Stockport – I discovered this phrase synonymous of Tuesday’s encounter.
The floodlights, appeared to be the one factor the Daggers owned that had been shining brilliant, on an evening the place the usual of soccer left many followers with a relatively dim view of play-off hopes.
The Daggers now 5 factors off the play-offs, although the extent of efficiency leaves many with the assumption issues can’t enhance as a lot as they should in 5 months – for us, to realize a prime 7 spot.
That is placing off-field monetary issues apart, as the way forward for the season stays within the steadiness. For now, ‘Step 1’ of non-league soccer will proceed in contrast to Step 2 who’ve now halted their season.
The ‘#GrantsNotLoans’ concern drives this, the DCMS solely trying to ship loans (not grants) to Nationwide League golf equipment. This, despite the Nationwide League declare that gamers being furloughed will price greater than grants being given to golf equipment.
All focus for immediately although is on issues on the pitch, the opponents, King’s Lynn – solely purpose distinction placing us above them. Nothing however a win will do for many, and I concur with this opinion, we want a win.
Greater than that although for me; I believe we want a convincing league win – our ‘objectives for’ column displaying simply 11 objectives, in 15 video games! This lack of ability to attain objectives continuously has just a few causes, however one which was evident on Tuesday was a scarcity of creativity.
Paul McCallum is a confirmed striker at this stage, however we’re not placing the ball the place he desires it – crossing it within the air. To achieve success this season: we should incorporate McCallum into our enjoying type.
Hopefully, after a goals-fest and victory at Victoria Street, we journey to Eastleigh on Tuesday filled with perception. Now, opposite to what our league place suggests, there’s a actual likelihood a win on the Silverlake might put us within the combine for the play-offs.
That is simply one thing I wished to boost, for a little bit of hope, as we close to the tip of this weblog. Increase simply how shut the desk is; few factors separating seventh and seventeenth – play-off hopes not written off simply but.
Although, again to the problem confronted up towards Strevens’ Eastleigh facet, they’re a robust outfit. Nevertheless, they aren’t the perfect facet within the league so there may be hope to get one thing out of this one.
Personally, I’d take 4 factors from this week, simply to maintain us within the combine for the play-offs. With all hope the season won’t be curtailed!
I’d reiterate on a closing comment that although the calendar 12 months could also be deceiving; we’re solely 15 video games into our season. 29 video games stay (hopefully), so there may be nonetheless all to play for.
Let’s hope for these 4 factors, as I’ve set for an purpose this week, however till then…
Keep Secure and Come On You Daggers!