Disappointed today, that's 2 weeks in a row that rovers have been 3-1 down at half time, Kevin needs to sort this out, we are letting goals in that we don't need to, that's going to be the problem and cost us games this season if nothing is done about it.
As much as we didn't deserve to win today,I am absolutely disgusted at Annan's behaviour today.It is absolutely abhorrent and I would rather never watch a game again,than endure their cheating and gamesmanship.They are a disgrace to professional football on so many levels.As for the referee-he never condemned their behaviour and is just as culpable.
Post by rhythmisarover on Aug 17, 2019 16:23:49 GMT
Totally agree with Stephen. If you want to watch a team where players steal loads of yards at throw ins, fake injury, blatantly dive, have no ball kids to collect stray balls and a goalie who is slow at kickouts then Annan would be a great choice. Rovers were not on their game for long periods also which was a disappointment compared to last week.
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Missed last week but have to say that first half was Brogan esq. Defensively a shambles. Nade looking like an adult playing against wee school kids. Our goal was a cracker in fairness. Expecting better second half with the wind behind and it never developed. Got to hope that it’s just a bad day at the office. And for all the disappointment driving home we did score 2 goals which was never happening this time last year. The defence needs sorting. 7 goals conceding in 2 games at this level is utter crap however you try to dress it up. Stephens point about Annan is 100% spot on. I appreciate there’s gamesmanship and every club does it but that today was beyond a joke and the referee let them do it. Left a really sour taste.
Wasn't at the game today and yet to see a game this season but clearly there is obviously something amiss defensively.
I wasn't overly enamoured by the signing of Goodfellow and I've never been a fan of Potts. Smith is young and may have potential but he is still young and has a alot to learn.
All other positions seem to have been strengthened over the summer but I'm still worried about the GK position, should we expect a loan signing incoming? Is there anyone available that is of the same stature of PJ Morrison?
I think I'll give a few negatives then the positives.. Smart really isn't a team player. He needs to gain some courage. If he does he'll become a valuable asset. Never jumped for any balls just stood about. Not good. Very petulant when we were awarded the penalty and he tried to grab the ball off East. Keeper looked very edgy and lacked confidence. Chris Smith should be allowed no. 1 Jersey next week. Positives.. Bryan Wharton was awesome when he came on. Totally commanded the back for Rovers. Not before time Bryan. Will Graham was different class. Again. Start this lad and we will win games comfortably. Brechin are struggling. Let's ensure 3 points next week. Last positive - great support today once again.
Bit baffled by the starting 11 today,i thought barring injury we would have went with the same 11 as played last week v Cove. Started great and scored but bit of a false dawn as we were well behind come HT. penalty brought us back to within a point but tbh we didnt look like getting it. Expected a better performance today having done the harder bits last 3 games but we looked not at it today, hoping for better next week when Brechin come a calling. Also got to mention the Academy Award performances from some of the Annan players today,disgraceful carry on and time wasting was ridiculous, cheating gits.
Agree with pretty much all of that. Peter especially is spot on and was quite vocal about our shortcomings at the game today. Really was a game of two halves with the wind playing a major role. Defensively we were all over the place and having conceded three it could easily have been more before half time. Lewis's goal was a cracker. He started and finished the move and at 1-0 it looked quite peachy. But then the wheels came off with the massive frame of Nade dominating things upfront for the cheating, time-wasting gits.
Second half was mostly played in the Annan half but we didn't create that many chances. Smart looked really out of sorts and doesn't look to get too involved unless the ball is played directly to his feet. He comes alive then but outside of that he is a bit of a passenger. Wasn't entirely convinced about our penalty - seemed to hit their guy's hand from point blank range but hey plenty decisions like that will go against us.
Although Lynas's own goal was fairly comical he did have one long range effort in the second half that flew just wide. Overall Annan probably did enough to win this but the fact we played so poorly really and still nearly came away with a point is a good sign.
Early days still but a win next week would probably just about cement Brechin to the foot of the table - although you only have to reference our 'Great Escape' last season to keep the dream alive. Quite a spectacular fall from the heady heights of the Championship a few years ago.
Sort the defence and we'll be world beaters. 13 goals in two weeks though - it's not dull.
There is only one instance where time wasting is permissible- that’s when Rovers are protecting a lead in the second half. I wasn’t at the game but sounds like we are avoiding are real deficiency here which is we leak goals. I had a feeling we would lose this game and was proved correct. We need to work on keeping clean sheets and have a good opportunity to work on that in the next two games.