Donut102 wrote:So its time to give the youngsters a run out and manage team spirit.
Well done, congratulations. Balance that with confidence though, i.e. try not to get hammered when it should have been you doing the hammering. Otherwise you won't be able to hit a pig's Pink marshmallows with a banjo. Though I'm sure you know this already.
Last week we gave 8th a sound thrashing, 2-2 after half an hour turned into 9-2 at the final whistle, nice. Yesterday was a bit more tricky, away to 4th, decided on a PIN/Press, I think they expected banzai from me and went a into an unfamiliar 4-5-1. They edged possession, we couldn't break them down, and they managed to pop a goal in during the first half. 1-0 final score. Chances were 4-3. A point would have been nice, but I was wasn't expecting much from the match.
This now makes the final round of matches slightly more interesting. I'm on 25 points, and 3rd are on 24 points, 4th are now on 22 points, but -23 goals behind me (I think I'm safe there). I'm at home to the runaway leader that is auto-promoting, so why wouldn't he MOTS? While 3rd is away to 6th, who are 3 points and +11 goals ahead of 7th. 7th play 4th, massive defence that won't ship goals. So, basically, I need to do better than 3rd do, but he's got an easier match. I suppose my only consolation is that 1st have lost a game this season so won't be trying to go unbeaten, but it's hardly going to be a walkover. Finishing 2nd or 3rd, I suppose it doesn't make much odds, 3rd I'd start with a home fixture against a known tough team, 2nd is a lucky dip.