A big fat SIGH soldiers x
So proud of our performance today and so frustrated that we are not getting what we deserve in terms of scores and results.
Today was our first experience of an outstanding squad performance which creates a completely different set of problems in terms of minutes on the pitch.
And that’s a learning curve for all of us. Every player should want to play 90 mins and the management need to play the players as they think the game is evolving or for possible impact. We will both get it right and wrong
I thought today everyone played their part. As manager it is my call who starts, stays on, comes on or goes off but I make those calls for what I believe to be the benefit of the team.
In the context of today’s 5-1 game Great goal by Leanne and we are leading another game not chasing it. Great strike by Becky that deserved a goal and we are right back in the game. .A strange penalty decision that takes the game out of our reach. It’s just small things now!!
I though Chantelle was outstanding
Katy and Aimee are forging a solid central defensive partnership.
Leanne and Ash ( fantastic to see in the kit and playing) I probably messed about a bit asking left footed players to play Right defence but just got on with it superbly.
Jenna and Anette ( who again played different positions ) hold the midfield well especially when they stay central.
Twinkle and Sarah are two of the best wingers in the league and were definitely coups getting them to play for us so I still think we need to use them more in taking players on with the skills they have.
Becky and Steph today I thought brought the midfield together creating that link between defence and attack.
Andrea Sophie Marta Shannon and Jane ( as well as Ash and Anette) we’re superb in being shifted around still working so hard for the team and probably suffered the most in terms of minutes played.
We keep talking about all of our many progression and there are many and the list grows every week. One of the biggest this season is we are now a squad and not just a team something we need to be.
Every game we play will be different in terms of how it evolves and it is our squad who will ensure that we are not only competitive but also successful.