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|Thoughtful piece on WFH, productivity and hours worked|
at 07:53 13 Oct 2021
Nothing startling but worth a read all the same.
How is everyone working now that covid is less prominent?
We're officially 'hybrid' working since the end of September, three days in as a baseline but I've done more as it's been really busy - something to do with global energy prices - and it's been more efficient for me to do so. The contrast with going in to an office with three people in six weeks ago is marked.
Should end up with a lot more flexibility out of it, there seems to be a general injunction not to take the piss both at a team and individual level.
|Who’s going to Accrington today then?|
at 06:58 2 Oct 2021
Lovely morning in London before the apocalyptic downpours that will make an open terrace so much fun this afternoon. I couldn’t make Lincoln so this will only be my second away trip post-covid interlude and I’m very much looking forward to it.
If we win could win today then all of a sudden we’re on a bit of a run, we really one just to catch up on the first month of the season. We’re certainly capable of it.
|Well, we had to win last night and that was some way in which to do so|
at 07:51 29 Sep 2021
Doncaster were poor, really poor in the last half hour but plenty of other teams in this league haven't been all that and we've made football look hard work against them, both this season and last.
As just about everyone else has said, Morsy was a class act, it was just effortless class or appeared to be but his control of the game made a lot happen directly and gave us the platform for other players - Evans and Celina most notably but also Fraser - to make a lot more happen.
I've ben trying to decide which goal was my favourite, I think the fourth wins out - Penney's first time pass, Celina's perfect cut back and a brilliant finish - wins out over the fifth - completely overloading the defence so that we could all savour Evans' hat-trick as he shot, even before the ball hit the net.
The third was possibly more crucial though, we started the second half a bit hesitantly and looked unsure whether to sit back or push forward. A better side might have made us pay for that but we did force our way back into the game. Another goal from an opposition goal kick there too (was that directly after Celina's shot had just gone wide?).
So, I don't think it was quite a perfect performance despite the dominance but, on a night when any win would have done, then such a good one will surely give everyone at the club and the fans a lift. Seven points from the last nine is great, 10 from nine games rather less so. We've still got a lot of work to do to catch up but, play like yesterday, and it's going to be fun doing so.
Time to watch the goals again now:
|Eight matches is a good part of a season|
at 17:50 25 Sep 2021
And it’s a real concern that so much of our play looks so disjointed and ineffective. This was always a risk with the amount of change we made last Summer but averaging less than a point a game in the third division really isn’t part of any plan worthy of the name.
I thought we were a bit unfortunate to be behind at half-time today, we had the better of the first half only to concede a well taken goal from Wednesday’s only chance of note. We invited pressure onto ourselves though, Burns losing the ball twice in quick succession. At least Burns was in the game in an attacking sense, Celina and Fraser drifted through too much of the first half; nice bits of play when they got involved but it didn’t happen enough.
The second half was a real disappointment, we created sporadic chances but without any semblance of a pattern of play or sustained pressure. It was all made worse by long periods of time-wasting to which the referee seemed totally oblivious for the most part, despite that they were looking good for a solid away win until they made a total mess of things defensively. Really impressive composure from Bonne and Fraser though, out of keeping with too much of our play today.
We could still have won it, had Harper played in Bonne. Maybe had we scored five minutes earlier we might have still forced another chance but it still isn’t really good enough. We still look a mess off the ball but don’t carry enough goal threat to compensate for it.
I suppose that if we do win on Tuesday then today can count as a good point but we really do have to win that. This is an expensive squad, assembled to get promoted not bumble around the bottom of the third division. I see few signs that we are closer to the former than the latter at present. Adding in the way Cook finished last season then five wins from 24 matches is looking distinctly unimpressive.
at 12:29 14 Sep 2021
Anyone been and have any thoughts on whether terracing on the side or seating on the end is the best option?
Partly for view, partly for avoiding dickheads.
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