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GAME 10 RECAP: SOFF

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“We’re not getting shut out because we’re not creating chances. We’re getting shut out because we’re soft right now in terms of really putting the hammer down. We have teams in trouble, and we’re causal in front of goal.” – Lilley

If you went back to the Steel Army AGM in February and said, “Hey by the end of May the Hounds will be undefeated but you all are going to be grumpy about a draw” you would’ve been laughed out of the building. And yet here we are. As the club turns a corner in its history raised expectations come with it, and on Saturday night those expectations were not met for us or, as seen in the quote above, the coaching staff.

Taken in isolation a nil nil draw wouldn’t be too big of a deal. After all we did it a…



GAME 2 RECAP: Nil Nil

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Well, we’re not losing…

Once again the Hounds attacked looked really dangerous for stretches of the match. When it was on they were swarming he defense. Guys making overlapping runs, passes into open space, and deft touches when things were tight. I think I’ve seen more back passes in the last two weeks than I’ve seen in the last two years. Lilley’s system is way wider than we’ve seen in recent years which is really opening things up. Unfortunately this edge of your seat soccer doesn’t seem to last. We get it for about 15 of a 90 minute match. It was disappointing to see in the second half the attack slip back to the old low success long ball up to the striker and hope for the best. But even if the “good” attack phase is going to be short, it can…