Dr Royle's Looking Daggers Ratings

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Dr Jim Royle
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Dr Royle's Looking Daggers Ratings

Post by Dr Jim Royle » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:25 pm

And so the business end of the season continues, fourth straight away victory, second in the league and playing league leaders next Saturday at home, can it get any better? Well yes actually, sort out our home form and a top three finish well within our grasps. One questioned posed yesterday to mull over was, are we a stronger squad this season compared to last. For me yes, albeit we may not have the same attacking flair, we are far stronger across the spine of the team.
Yesterday in reality was no classic, a win ground out by taking a couple of the chances created and the rest of the game a dogged display of energy and a will to keep a clean sheet. Both teams pressed high and hard, space was often at a premium, therefore scrappy passing was inevitable. Gary set his stall out again via tinkering with the formation, it rather clogged up the middle without too much width at times but the aim was to stifle any threat from Dagenham, who did come strong in latter part of the game, but by mainly overloading their left side and forcing the game onto deep right.
Not much more can be added so straight onto the Ratings.

4-2-3-1

WARD 7 – Again some wayward distribution but in reality not severely tested with that many worrying shots on goal. What else he had o do, coped well.

ALEXANDER 8 – Forced back by Daggers overloading is side 2nd half and did OK.

EVANS 8 – Strong at the back and only a few sloppy passes.

FOWLER 8 – Reads the game so well, important goal line clearance in 2nd half, fantastic signing.

KINSELLA 8 – Neat & tidy, solid left back play and put in a few good crosses to boot.

OYELEKE 7 – Like Orient, got stronger as game went on after slow start.

McDONNELL 7 – Early booking meant had to be a little more reserved in the tackle but like Manny loads of running.

ROWE 7 – Played a little wider than he likes I’m guessing but busy and tidy.

KELLERMAN 8 – Dream start and goal, relished the central role behind Scotty.

McQUOID 8 – Josh when he had the ball was superb all game, a real threat, gives us a different edge attacking wise.

RENDELL 9 MOTM – Won the foul, took the early kick to Evans, peeled off at speed, got on end of cross field pass to place perfect header into Jim for first goal. Clinically taken 2nd goal. Near sublime finish for best move of the game only to be denied by goal line clearance. Won all his headers, led the line and fully deserves MOTM.

SUBS

KABAMBA 6 – Chased and harried every all

ROBERT 6 – Nice cameo if a little rusty.

GALLAGHER 6 – Does what it say’s on the tin.

SUMMARY

Nothing worth dwelling on the fracas at the end, neither Dagenham players or their Manager covered themselves in glory even if bated by a few. As for us, pure and simple this week ………. COYS.
Last edited by Dr Jim Royle on Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Dr Royle's Looking Daggers Ratings

Post by Ancient Shot » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:41 pm

Bit mean on Rendell Doc. Should have 11 :wink: - superb performance

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Post by aldershot-jg » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:46 pm

Was overall disappointed with Rowe’s performance if I’m honest, it didn’t help his game with the midfield being overloaded but was often easily knocked off the ball and his passing game wasn’t quite on it like we know that it can be. Not the first time we’ve seen Rowe struggle with a wider role, much more suited to being the orchestrator in the middle.

Hopefully the very small minority of Rendell critics have taken a note of his performance yesterday and realised what he actually brings to the team. He isn’t just in the team to score goals, Kellermann wouldn’t have scored half his goals without Rendell, yesterday was at least the 3rd time that’s Kellermann alone this season has scored from a Rendell knock down.

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Post by Aldershot_Rob » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:44 pm

Rendell was simply class yesterday. 8 seems a little harsh

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Post by Anon E Mouse » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:10 pm

Aldershot_Rob wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:44 pm
Rendell was simply class yesterday. 8 seems a little harsh
Good job it was a 9 then :D

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Post by Anon E Mouse » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:11 pm

All the midfield got caught dilly dallying on the ball at times but I actually thought Rowe played pretty well. McQuoid looks class too.

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Re: Dr Royle's Looking Daggers Ratings

Post by SW Shot » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:23 pm

Agree completely with Rendell MOM, no coincidence that Dagenham grew into the game when he went off as we didn't have that outlet - Kabamba ran around a lot but didn't hold anything up or win any headers.
Hope Scott's injury was precautionary and nothing too serious as we really need him over the next few weeks.
Was a big team performance yesterday, we're really growing into a dangerous force and the new lads (particularly Kinsella who looks a real find) are bedding in really well. 3 massive games coming up - if we can pick up 7 points then we'll be in a very very good position.

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Re: Dr Royle's Looking Daggers Ratings

Post by Ancient Shot » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:25 pm

Anon E Mouse wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:10 pm
Aldershot_Rob wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:44 pm
Rendell was simply class yesterday. 8 seems a little harsh
Good job it was a 9 then :D
Cheeky edit Dr!

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Post by slaphead » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:33 pm

Aldershot_Rob wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:44 pm
Rendell was simply class yesterday. 8 seems a little harsh
No no no, it’s all wrong. Scorchio will be along presently to tell us if a striker doesn’t score 153 goals a season he is ******* crap. Workrate etc counts for nothing blah blah...

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Re: Dr Royle's Looking Daggers Ratings

Post by chimpster99 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:42 pm

Slightly generous marks considering that we rarely got our passing game going. Agree with the marks for Scotty and Kinsella, easily our best two players. Bring on the Macc Lads!!!

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Re: Dr Royle's Looking Daggers Ratings

Post by Aldershot_Rob » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:45 pm

Ancient Shot wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:25 pm
Anon E Mouse wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:10 pm
Aldershot_Rob wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:44 pm
Rendell was simply class yesterday. 8 seems a little harsh
Good job it was a 9 then :D
Cheeky edit Dr!
Glad you saw the edit, Ancient 8)

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Re: Dr Royle's Looking Daggers Ratings

Post by Dr Jim Royle » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:17 pm

I am just showing my human side and bowed to some pier pressure re-Scotty’s Rating ...... just so you are all aware Scotty got the majority vote from the panel ...... MY OWN VOTE went to George Fowler. The lad has proven to be a real find and I’m mighty impressed with his recent performances, top class.

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Post by Ancient Shot » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:59 pm

Indeed good Doctor we were discussing POTS after the game over a glass of rose wine and Fowler has emerged as favourite, closely followed by Scotty.

It's going to fun from here on in

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Re: Dr Royle's Looking Daggers Ratings

Post by aldershot-jg » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:46 pm

Ancient Shot wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:59 pm
Indeed good Doctor we were discussing POTS after the game over a glass of rose wine and Fowler has emerged as favourite, closely followed by Scotty.

It's going to fun from here on in
If we are going to talk POTS already then I would throw Jim Kellermann’s name in there, the progression he’s made from last season to this season has been a joy to watch.

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Re: Dr Royle's Looking Daggers Ratings

Post by Dr Jim Royle » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:25 am

If we are going to talk POTS already then I would throw Jim Kellermann’s name in there, the progression he’s made from last season to this season has been a joy to watch.
Bit early for those thoughts and come near voting day think it'll be the hardest ever to chose one player above others, Jim certainly in the frame along with George, Manny, Will, Che, Hugh, Pugh, Barney, McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble & Grub ................. AND YES always get at least one wrong :lol:


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