Between standing on the sidelines all season and being involved from behind play last night I have made some observations about what sort of team we are, what are strengths and limitations are and what needs to be addressed if we are ever to progress.
Let's take it from the top though and everyone feel free to take your chance to comment on any grievances you may have.
This website has been maintained to give everyone a platform to communicate and get involved with teammates. Some of you take this opportunity and some of you dont.
We started as a group of about 8 players who decided to get involved in an amateur league for a bit of competitiveness and the chance to play in a "proper" team setup. These players consisted of a few has-beens who played D&D with Magee years ago and are a core group of friends. From this we got more players, through friends, friends of friends and what have you. Basically a group of guys who have played indoor and 7-a-side for a bit of craic.
We got rigs and training sorted and a focus for everyone.
People seem to have forgotten how this happened.
We're any of you boys playing regular 11-a-side before you signed for us? Only 2 players out of our squad of 20 can say they were.
We have players who make training and want a run out. We have players with commitments who cant make training but make games.
Deal with it. We take each game as it comes and put out a side that consists of the best possible team from players available to do a job.
If you want to play a solid 60 minutes of football every Wednesday night then go back to indoor or 7-a-side with mates.
Check out the player stats on this site and see how many games people are getting. The team is always rotated due to injuries/availablity/suspensions and form.
If you have a problem with that then let it be known now on here.
Other than that there is the small matter of our tactics and how we perform on the pitch. Every week we say the same. We have played 24 league games and numerous cup and friendly matches. We still haven't changed.
Defenders blame midfield. Midfield blame defence and forwards. Forwards blame all behind them. It was embarrassing listening to the squabbling and bitching on the pitch last night.
For your man. For your position. For your workrate. For your behaviour.
We are set up for a draw. We sit very deep and when we counter we have no-one further up the pitch and no energy.
Last 9 games... 2 loses, 2 wins, 5 draws.
This season will end very soon lads because we cant win games.
But who said we should win games? What makes you think you have that right? Were you playing for Barca in another life?
Sort it fucking out. This team will not win anything or go anywhere if people can't take on board INSTRUCTIONS and do their fucking JOB on the field.
If you are told to do something then do it. If not, fuck off because you aren't worth the hassle.
Anybody who thinks they're too good? Go contact The Metro FC and ask for a trial and sure see how you get on there.
Batter away boys, open mic so say what you want and don't hold back...