Colchester v Exeter City Playoff MDT

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It seemed to me they were operating under instruction not to show there hand untill the second leg very wise in my opinion.
 
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Disappointing that we seemed to go there looking for the draw and offered no attacking threat whatsoever. It's even more disappointing that after nearly 3 months off and players seemingly desperate to get back out there along with the doubts about many players futures, they offered up that level of performance and lack of desire to win or at least pose the opposition problems.

Our tactics and approach to the game were as negative as the responses i will probably get for posting this but that's how i saw it. The game was played without any Col U fans there so arguably that cut the advantage for Colchester even more and made it more favourable for us than it might have been also.

Arguably you could say that if Ward hadn't made the error then it would have been almost the perfect away performance as we take a 0-0 back to SJP. It wasn't though and we lost 1-0. Fine margins I accept and perhaps the fitness was another issue which as to be taken into account.

The positive is that it's only half time the players have another opportunity to prove that they are desperate to remain as professional footballers and that Matty is able to imbue a lot more positivity into his tactics.

A 1-0 defeat is not that bad to take back to SJP and although i'm bitterly disappointed at that, we have to give everyone a chance to redeem themselves in the 2nd leg.

Our lack of attacking threat though in many games leading up to the lockdown was a serious concern and still remains so.

Oh well, onto Monday and hoping for another crack at the final.
 
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Fairly obvious we've got to get players like Williams, Law, Jay further forward. That change will leave us more open at the back, there are problems for Matt to sort out.

BTW I thought Atanagana was our best player, genuine class.
 

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i slept through my bloody alarm and have just woken up.
Looks like both team were rusty, which is very understandable. Thought our team looked good on paper, but that's life.
Losing 1-0 is not so bad, and at least we know what we have to do. A bit worried that Colchester will come with the aim of spoiling the game.
We don't have a striker who can score a goal out of nothing, and imo therein lies the problem - if it's not served up on a plate we ain't gonna score.
Anyway...c'mon City.....!
 
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