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2021-22 - the weirdest of seasons

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2021-22 - the weirdest of seasons
« on: May 01, 2022, 01:03:09 PM »
well, that was a very strange season, with a rampant injury list, departure of 4 of our best players disrupting things and 3 very distinct periods.
the first period reads - played 18, won 9, drew 4 = 31 points at 1.7 points per game
then we had the disastrous, unprecedented run of losing 11 and drawing just the once
After we had finally broken the hoodoo we ended up playing 8 , winning 3 and drawing 3 = 11 points at 1.4 points per game
Without that run we would surely have been in or around the play offs
What was also noticeable is the amount of injuries we had - look through the appearances and only 6 players started 30 or more  games in our 46 match season, whilst Stobbs, Rudd, O'Connor, Hogg and Ball all started less than half the matches
Losing Hoppy pre season was a big blow and then Jamie & Ty leaving in October hardly helped. Max leaves in February and Gavin james ,who'd scored 5 in 13 games departed fro Risborough

Hope that puts things in perspective - surely next season won't be as taxing / frustrating , can it???

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Re: 2021-22 - the weirdest of seasons
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2022, 02:53:16 PM »
This is Aylesbury United we’re talking about, of course it will be taxing and frustrating!

The way in which we pulled away from the dreaded play off spot (imagine having to go through what Kempston went through yesterday!) shows what a decent squad we have. If we can keep most if not all of those that finished the season, keep certain players fitter and add 2 or 3 fresh faces next season will be a better one.

Re: 2021-22 - the weirdest of seasons
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2022, 04:20:53 PM »
with current form of only 4 wins in last 26 games and 15 of them defeats,say what you like its bad management and needs to improve but i think we can agree its not been an easy season and shows just how important it is that the club gets back to aylesbury as soon as possible,
i worry the biggest concern now will be keeping the club alive till then,
is groundsharing with chesham really better than co sharing with the other aylesbury side , is this being explored again?

aylesbury and ben williams have been producing some talented players the last few years and huge credit has to go to those who have stepped up this season and moved up the leagues and thank god we kept players like jack wood and sonny french but i do feel there are some that its sadly time to move on and some looked like a season too far this year or some getting injured way too often :(
if they do stick with this guy as manager i really hope he gets the support he needs financially next season as there was some really promising signs in last few games that the team can match most teams next season.
personally id like more interaction from the board and really happy with new additions and there plans to be more involved also would be nice if they set the goals for the season early on and expections and hopefully more optimistic than just glad to survive,
fingers crossed next year will be a better year :)

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Re: 2021-22 - the weirdest of seasons
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2022, 10:39:01 AM »
Whilst we can agree / disagree on the nuances of moving forward after 16 years I would suggest the novelty of merely surviving year after year is wearing thin with pretty much everybody.

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Re: 2021-22 - the weirdest of seasons
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2022, 10:08:24 AM »
Great way to sign the season off with the Juniors this weekend - excellent stuff.

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Re: 2021-22 - the weirdest of seasons
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2022, 01:18:44 PM »
One final celebration to come this weekend hopefully!