Entertainment at The Valley

I enjoyed that last night. I know I’m not supposed to and I should join the moaning ”Rochdale are rubbish and our defence looked worse than my Sunday League team” ( all of which is correct) but it was a lot of fun to watch. Well worth the Valley Pass attendance money.

Firstly what went wrong ?- I read the pre-match preview from the Rochdale fan who said watch our 17 year old wonderkid Bah who is our best player. Apparently, Lee didn’t read that and decided to put Smyth who had never played at Right Wing Back against their best player. That really wasn’t a smart move and he admitted the mistake later. Then there is Gilbey, presumably there is a decent player in there but he hasn’t showed it yet for us. For their first goal, he doesn’t track back properly and for the free kick goal, he lunges in to give the kick away. I’d swop him out for Lapslie tomorrow.

What went right ? – Aneke was monstrous, brilliant, unplayable – what else can you say – a fantastic performance from him. I never understand why JFC is not more popular with fans, he was excellent last night again, our best midfielder by a mile, tackling, harrying, pressing always looking to receive the ball. I’m not totally convinced by Millar yet, he looks a bit one dimensional to me but he had a good game last night, hopefully he will continue to improve. Ronnie Schwartz looked like a proper striker.Just imagine if we had Inniss and Famewo at the back and Aneke and Schwartz up front for all of the remaining games ?

Anyway, it was great fun to watch and I thoroughly enjoyed it – well most of it anyway………….

4 thoughts on “Entertainment at The Valley

  1. Entertaining game for the neutrals,but leaking four goals at home against a side in the relegation places doesn’t look like a team that is hopeful of a play off slot at least.One point from the last nine just won’t do,and once the teams around us have played their games in hand,we will be mid table at best.
    Bowyer has said they won’t look at investing in another central defender during this transfer window as we have players coming back from injury.
    I would suggest he thinks again as our back line was woeful again last night.What on earth has happened to Pearce and Gunter? For the last few games they have seemed out of their depth.
    Who will play centre defence against Bristol Rovers on Saturday?….Once again we will be fielding two makeshift centre halves.
    Aneke and Schwartz will have to be on the money again if we are looking to take anything from the game !!!!

  2. Yeah you ave to give Rochdale some credit they really went for if from the off on ere. Ourn muss defend better, thass why Curbs kept ourn in the top league for so many years, cos e got the defenders to do their jobs, less face it ourn aint at the moment dahn our gaff.

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