Best defence since?

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  1. Calista

    Calista Well-Known Member

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    An incredible defensive record so far this season, albeit in the fourth division.

    Which are the best Sky Blues defensive line-ups people can remember? A few which stand out in my mind would be:

    - Glazier, Smith, Blockley, Barry or Parker, Cattlin

    - Blyth, Thomas, Dyson, Gillespie, Roberts

    - Ogrizovic, Borrows, Kilcline, Peake, Downs

    Showing my age I guess, but I haven’t had much confidence in our defence for a very long time.
     
  2. BackRoomRummermill

    BackRoomRummermill Well-Known Member

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    Nah its sunday league all those you quote were against higher league. Sorry but its true :/
     
  3. Otis

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    Hagerty F
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  4. Calista

    Calista Well-Known Member

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    Completely agree BackRoom, and I'm not seriously comparing the guys we have now with the old legends. But they can't do any more than keep clean sheets in the league they're playing in can they?
     
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    Random defensive picks, you have to say Breen, Nillson, Fox, Dann, Keogh, Konjic we're all great, just not at the same time as anyone else !

    Edit - and to say this defence doesn't stand up to defences of the past is harsh. They can only cope with what's in front of them, regardless of division I haven't been this sure of a defensive in many years
     
  6. Monty

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    Great defensive record but is it the defence or the 2 holding midfielders who are responsible for the great record. Yes they are one unit but I think we have a a league 1 defensive midfield and a solid league 2 defense. So my vote is for the best defensive midfielders rather than best defenders.
     
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    dongonzalos Well-Known Member

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    Ogrizovic, Borrows, Kilcline, Peake, Downs

    My favourite complimented each other so well
     
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    How sweet, what did they say to each other?
     
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    "Sick boy is a twat";)
     
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  10. RegTheDonk

    RegTheDonk Well-Known Member

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    It IS a different league, but so too are the teams we're playing against. Stats will probably prove me wrong, but I can't personally remember being so tight at the back since we won something of significance - perhaps a sign of us having a good season, finally.
     
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    This but put Pearce in instead of Downs.:emoji_thumbsup:
     
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    Downes gets it for putting the wig on !!!!
     
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    I_Saw_Shaw_Score Well-Known Member

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    I reckon me and the next 2 people I see would offer more of an attacking game threat than Barnet today!

    Yes for the level we are it it's great it's solid but to compare to teams and players from years gone by is a joke!
     
  14. capel & collindridge

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    George Curtis plus the rest of any other Sky Blue defence always inspired confidence.
     
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    Breen, Breen, Breen, Breen
     
  16. Calista

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    So we’re in a crap league, there’s not much pace, the shooting’s rubbish and people can’t cross a ball. But we’ve only conceded 6 in 12 games, which is a rare cause for optimism in these bleak years. If the defence can keep that up it gives us the platform for promotion, and I’d take that whichever way we can achieve it.

    The current team wouldn’t live with those in years gone by, we all know that and nobody’s comparing Chris Stokes to Trevor Peake. But leaving that aside, what’s the best defence we ever had? And how about the best since we dropped out of the Prem – Westwood, Wright, Dann, Turner & Fox?
     
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    I_Saw_Shaw_Score Well-Known Member

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    Since dropping out the Prem in a Cov shirt pound for pound on those rare occasions he played I'd say David Mcnamee is the best right back we've had.... Keogh, Wright and Christie included.
     
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    Agreed, he was class - the problem was he was never fit :(
     
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    Just been on wiki and I'm stunned he made 29 appearances for us!! Expected it to be 15 max!
     
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    29 appearances, only 3 of which he lasted 90 mins?
     
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    Did Nilsson not play when we went down? If so, David Mcnamee better than Nilsson?
     
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    The last group are probably the best defence we’ve had in my time supporting the club. Although our defence have done well, Barnet played for a draw today, and didn’t offer much of a threat today. Other posters are right to point to the defensive nature of the team, with holding midfielders adept at shielding the defence. The lack of goals is a concern, a lucky bounce for them and we
    would have lost today.
     
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    Any statto's on here know what the record number of clean sheets are in div 2 (old div 4) for a season. Providing we can keep the same defence and the midfield 2 together for most of this season I think we will have a chance
     
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    Best stats I can find is 16 by Oldham 2003
     
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    Don't get me wrong, the defence is good, but a large part of why we have so many clean sheets is down to how shit the teams are going forward in this league.

    The quality at this level is very poor, way below that of League 1 for me.
     
  27. Otis

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    If a large part of why we have so many clean sheets is because teams are shit at going forwards, then why haven't lots of other teams also had lots of clean sheets?

    I would say a large part of why we have so many clean sheets IS because we have such a good defence.
     
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    If ( and the next few games look tricky) we can stay solid at the back, we will always have a chance in every game. Luton look strong (in attack) but the rest of the teams look as though they are not that special (wasn't expecting Notts County to slip up against Forest Green). Soild should get us promotion, and if our forwards can pick it up (if not, intoduce Mr Ponticelli) we should be sitting pretty,
     
  29. Mucca Mad Boys

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    I remember when we signed Dimitri Konstontopalis (spelling), I believe he got 21-22 clean sheets for Hartlepool, who were in League 2. However, I don’t know if that was in all competitions or not.
     
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    Another disappointment I'm afraid.
     
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    He actually went on to do quite well after he left us didn’t he? Started for Middlesborough in the Championship when they got promoted!

    Sod’s Law strikes CCFC again!
     
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    He still plays for them but is probaby their reserve keeper now
     
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    Yep, was the main keeper when they went up from the Championship.
     
  35. Gosford Green

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    Robins has got them tight and the defensive look of our midfield helps.

    But you can't really judge a top flight back 4 with one from L2 where the football standard is awful, it looked even worse on TV nearly as bad as England.
     

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