Ian East – @Easters86
Ian discusses talking points from the defeat at Bromley
Slow and Steady doesn’t win the race
This team lacks pace and cutting edge when it attacks. That was the biggest reason for our attacking style and entertaining 2020/21 season. We could defend a situation and then break with 2 overlapping full backs, with Whitfield and Nemane out wide to turn defence into attack in a matter of seconds. This is what good teams have and do, this year we have absolutely nobody who can run with the ball at pace and because of that the Golls are one-dimensional and easy to play against. It’s the biggest thing we have to address in the loan market. Bromley are the blueprint of a good team at this level and it is partly because of their ability to sit back and play on the break with pace, also having those options off the bench.
A case for the defence
The defence still isn’t right, because of the lack of centre backs in the squad we’ve been forced into a back 3 of which 2 of them are full backs. It means we have an inferior left back in the side rather than Moxey who is having to play centrally and an inferior right back as Wynter is having to do the same. Lewis would benefit immensely from a natural leader and proper centre back alongside him also. Again I felt Bromley had 2 excellent centre backs for this level and it was another glaring difference between these two sides, one of which is heading for a promotion campaign and the other heading into obscurity. Bring this player in and it allows the Gulls to go to their favoured back 4 and get the best out of Wynter and Moxey again.