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overseas shrimper

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For me, the JPT game on Tuesday is a bit of a nuisance. I wish it was a league game so we can try and keep the momentum going and keep collecting valuable points.

In addition to this, I am a little concerned that we might pick-up a costly injury or two... or a red (or two the way we've been going)... or, if we get beaten, how that might dent our confidence.
 

Somerset Ex-TTB

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Not in the slightest for me. Will give Grant, Hall, Moshni, Prosser all a chance to stake a claim to get back in the first team.

Will be able to rest Phillips and a few others who might be nursing knocks, might even be able to get Corr a run out for 30 minutes.

If we lose, pah, so what, I am sure it wont do anything confidence wise due to the changes in the team, if we win, we are then only 2 games away from the area final.
 

Smiffy

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Oct 27, 2003
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Any game is a good game to have at the moment.

If we win great, if we dont. Meh. It will be good for the lads to be able to play a game without the pressure.

Plus as said above a good opportunity for the likes of Bilel, Grant, Hall, Prosser, Johnson all to get a run out. Jeez, that's a pretty decent "2nd team!!"
 

Clinton Baptiste

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Would make as many changes as poss. Last time Harris and Sawyer both got injured. Prosser, mohsni, jj, hall, Grant and Blair should all start.
 

OldBlueLady

Junior Blues Coordinator⭐
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Not a problem, we've got enough depth in the squad for changes to be made which shouldn't impact massively. Looking forward to it as it's a new ground for me.
 

Silencer

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Can't see how our best chance of reaching Wembley is a distraction - if anything, it is a welcome break away from the league pressures and allows some valuable game time for players like Moshni, Grant, JJ, Hall, Prosser, Coughlin and Blair.

Personally, I would like a strong as possible side put out because - a) Dagenham games are our closest thing to a 'Derby' left this season (Excluding FA Cup) b) I love this competition, win Tuesday and were getting to the stage where you can dream of 35,000 Blues fans @ Wembley!!!

Yes - Injuries are a risk, but they could happen in training. Silly bookings/red's are down to the players, as we saw last night with Moshni, Hall and Grant all benched due to recent suspensions, no-one walks straight in now!! That's only a good thing - maybe players will realise and show more discipline
 

Strykr

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I dont see it as a distraction, chance for squad rotation, or continuity either are good. besides, were still on for the double :winking:
 

silentshrimper

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Jul 24, 2005
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Nah disagree, we have the squad to be able to compete for this cup, gives everyone a run out and can keep momentum going. Plus gives us more local derby's. Quite looking forward to going!
 

sufcjoe

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I went to the daggers v Crewe game on bit of a scouting mission and if we play half as well should be quite comfortable in both games two very very poor sides no ideas in either camp was one of the dullest games I've seen in years. Jon Nurse was the only decent player on the pitch
 
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