Cod Almighty | Match Stats
Saturday 7 November 2020
FA Cup (1)
Dagenham & Redbridge 3 Wilson (10, 90+1), Brundle (90+6 pen)
Grimsby Town 1 Windsor (60 pen)
Attendance: 0 (0 away fans)
It most definitely wasn't Mattie Pollock, who showed us why Doncaster let him go. It definitely wasn't anyone of our charmless princes. Basic adequacy in supervised soft play areas is nothing to be proud of. Ridicule will be.
The Pied Piper was proud of his boys. Well, it does follow a fall. And there was so much to be proud about, having only succumbed to the free-scoring team at the bottom of the Conference in added time. Another brave, battling defeat against the odds and against clubs with so much more resource. So much to be proud of.
This week's diversionary drivel quote:
"Mirror, signal, manoeuvre. I'm not going to give you a signal, so check your mirror and have a plan."
At least one populist was a dignified loser this week.
The droll and dreary Dubliner said nothing you couldn't drag out from the under the cliché cloche in the quote garden:
"I thought they put in a tremendous effort today against a very good Grimsby team, who play really good football and I thought we were really disciplined with our defending."
And that was the headshot sexy soundbite that will ping around the world's newsrooms.
Do you remember Gary Hill's Woking or Ian Bogie's Gateshead? Pingers and pongers that always carried an existential threat, if not an actual one. Opponents had to mess up to let 'em in. Not bad at all, but made of cardboard.
That's The Hollow One's Town.
Impotent, insipid, a tale of tepid tippy-tappy pretty powderpuffery.
Where's the beef?
Not the worst team in the Conference, but a long way from the better ones.
Simply solid, stolid, mundane mid-tablers when they get their zen together. Well done, but you still don't realise you were staunchly repelling some autumn leaves.
Mr C Hicks
Sometimes got it right, sometimes got it wrong. Green's early tumble may have been a penalty, it may not have been. The pastel peeper was functionally adequate and let nature flower: 7.000.
Dagenham & Redbridge: Justham, Wright, Johnson, Clarke, Croll, Weston, Ogogo (Adams 84), Brundle, Balanta (Saunders 66) Deering, Wilson (McQueen 90+3)
Subs not used: Strizovic, Clements, Eleftheriou, Thompson-Brissett
Town: McKeown, Hendrie, Waterfall, Pollock, Preston, Moreton, Rose (Scannell 88), Clifton, Windsor (Gibson 80), Bennett, Green (Williams 67)
Subs not used: Battersby, Öhman, Starbuck, Taylor