Last weekend, I believe we came up against the best teams in the section and their performance set the mark for all teams to aspire too. Positional understanding and discipline, movement at throw ins and ultimately taking the opportunities to shot accurately all proving the difference on the day. Out of all the goals they scored, you have to say that 4 of them were absolute top class and thundered into the net with little risk anyone able to stop them. This being a taste of our own earlier medicine to others at the beginning of the season, with a need to start handing out that prescription again soon. Defeats like this are never nice, but they should be good for galvanising the team in the aim that it won’t happen again and that if they recognise such a turn of events, that they mentally react in a positive way. The half time team spirit was positive after a great free kick from Guy kept us close, it was just unfortunate that the Vikings could not take further steps to close the score. One point I wish to reiterate to all, is that we are all a team, coaches, players or parents. We come together early on a wet, cold Saturday morning to encourage and spur on the collective team. The players need to unite more when struggling and Matt and I try at the team talks to motivate and get the boys thinking positively. All the players need to share this approach and for the game, some need to put aside their finger pointing, claims of blame on others or individual moments of arm folding sulks. Such behavior definitely has a wave effect in the team or deflects the coaching to individuals rather than the collective group. I am sure that we can all make real strives to achieve this. Pray that the rain stops, the sun shines over Binfield and the medicine is not so bitter on Saturday.