Having just watched the highlights of both the Faversham and Walton Casuals game
Stuart King came on yesterday for the last 15 mins and we scored 3 goals in that time, he is a man looking to retain his golden boot, he scored against Sittingbourne and then Ramsgate and gets dropped. Why didn't he take that penalty? Or more to the point why was he prevented from taking it?
As for that opening goal against Faversham, at what level of football have you ever seen a goal like that been allowed to stand? Nine times out of ten Deren would have got a free kick for the initial challenge but having his shirt pulled in the way it was and giving the striker a clear advantage was just ridiculous.
The Faversham goal has been discussed, and it depends on the angle you see it from. From the main stand it is a clear foul, whereas those of us in the Springfield end thought deren missed it. None of us have seen it from the refs angle...and judging by the fact jay dropped him he may have thought the same.
Regarding penalty takers...clubs have designated takers, and much like swansea in the league cup final you cannot let sentiment overrule it
Regardless of his reaction,which I agree wasn't great, I do see him as the future of the club and maybe he needs to know that from time to time?
He has found the move from Folkestone quite difficult and whilst I don't think others should panda to him, I do think any player needs to be encouraged not snubbed in the way he is being at the moment.
Although listening to Jays interview after the game on Saturday it is clear that the payers attitude in training is very important. And if King isn't doing his bit away from match day then I can understand why he isn't getting as much game time.
He showed his worth tonight with that free kick alone, and again made me wonder why he's been playing second fiddle. He didn't look enamoured of the fans as he hurried off the pitch with that cursory clap of the hands; maybe he's been studying this forum.