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GollyGTFC
April 2, 2024, 9:48am

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Here are some stats that highlight our biggest issue (game management)...

Points lost after scoring the opening goal...
Grimsby Town: 32
Colchester United: 22
Forest Green Rovers: 20
Sutton United: 12

Points gained after conceding the opening goal...
Colchester United: 15
Sutton United: 9
Forest Green Rovers: 6
Grimsby Town: 5

Net point difference from opening goal...
Sutton United: -3
Colchester United: -7
Forest Green Rovers: -14
Grimsby Town: -27

League wins after scoring first...
Sutton United: 9 out of 14 (64.3%)
Forest Green Rovers: 8 out 15 (53.3%)
Colchester United: 6 out of 15 (40.0%)
Grimsby Town: 7 out of 20 (35.0%)
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A Team with no resilience
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April 2, 2024, 10:28am

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Winning is a habit. So is losing.

Too many losers in this squad, only Danny Rose has been used to winning on anything approaching a regular basis and you can see it in his play.
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April 2, 2024, 10:37am
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How many times have we been a goal ahead, but not gone two goals ahead and not won?

Not putting games to bed. Like yesterday
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How many times have we been a goal ahead, but not gone two goals ahead and not won?

Not putting games to bed. Like yesterday


Notts County (a): 1 up (twice), lost 3-2
Mansfield (h): 1 up, drew 1-1
Walsall (a): 1 up, drew 1-1 (conceded 81mins)
Bradford (a): 1 up, drew 1-1 (conceded 89mins)
Crawley (h): 2 up, lost 3-2 (conceded after 90mins)
Tranmere (a): 2-1 up, drew 2-2
Colchester (h): 1 up, lost 3-2
Sutton (h): 1 up, drew 1-1
MK (a): 1 up, drew 1-1
Walsall (h): 1 up, lost 6-1
Notts County (h): 2 up, then 3-2 up, then 4-3 up, drew 5-5
Morecambe (a): 1 up, drew 1-1
Sutton (a): 1 up, drew 1-1 (conceded 88mins)
Gillingham (a): 1 up, drew 1-1
Bradford (h): 1 up, drew 1-1 (conceded after 90mins)

So we’ve surrendered a lead and lost points in 15 games this season. 9 of those games have ended up as 1-1 draws.
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GollyGTFC
April 2, 2024, 10:59am

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How many times have we been a goal ahead, but not gone two goals ahead and not won?

Not putting games to bed. Like yesterday


We have gone 1-0 up in 20 L2 matches this season. We went 2-0 up in 6 of them.

In the 6 matches we went 2-0 up we won 4, drew 1 (Notts County) and lost 1 (Crawley).
In the other 14 matches where we were only 1-0 up we won 2 (the recent home wins over FGR & MK), drew 9 and lost 3.

So 1-0 is rarely enough for us. We need a 2nd goal.
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Off the top of my head, we’ve been 2 goals up twice too, both times at home, and only taken 1 point (that point requiring an injury time equaliser from Harry Wood).

The lack of psychological resilience in this side has been stark for most of this season (save for a few games in the last few weeks); the polar opposite of the side that got us back in the league in the first place. I would go as far as saying that our mental fragility is far and away a bigger threat to us than our lack of technical ability.

Ultimately, Notts County, Wrexham and Solihull had all proven they were better teams than us over a 44 game season in 21/22, but couldn’t match our psychological cojones when it truly mattered. Golly’s opening post highlights perfectly what I think most of us already felt - that we’re not just a soft touch, we’re practically Mr Whippy in 35 degree heat. And that’s not really what you want for the scrap that lies in front of us.


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GollyGTFC
April 2, 2024, 11:04am

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The only time we've won from behind this season was under the caretaker managers against Morecambe.
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April 2, 2024, 11:09am

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Tranmere (a): 2-1 up, drew 2-2


So if you extend my stats to include any match where we've lead rather than just 1-0 up then we've won 7 out of 21 matches in which we've lead (33.3%). Shocking.
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April 2, 2024, 11:18am

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Notts County (a): 1 up (twice), lost 3-2
Mansfield (h): 1 up, drew 1-1
Walsall (a): 1 up, drew 1-1 (conceded 81mins)
Bradford (a): 1 up, drew 1-1 (conceded 89mins)
Crawley (h): 2 up, lost 3-2 (conceded after 90mins)
Tranmere (a): 2-1 up, drew 2-2
Colchester (h): 1 up, lost 3-2
Sutton (h): 1 up, drew 1-1
MK (a): 1 up, drew 1-1
Walsall (h): 1 up, lost 6-1
Notts County (h): 2 up, then 3-2 up, then 4-3 up, drew 5-5
Morecambe (a): 1 up, drew 1-1
Sutton (a): 1 up, drew 1-1 (conceded 88mins)
Gillingham (a): 1 up, drew 1-1
Bradford (h): 1 up, drew 1-1 (conceded after 90mins)

So we’ve surrendered a lead and lost points in 15 games this season. 9 of those games have ended up as 1-1 draws.


What I've noticed about that list is 7 of those were under Hurst and 8 were under Artell. So little has changed. We're still so mentally weak.
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