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2013-11-26

Tommo talks!

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Hello everyone and here are a few words about our team and our Wednesday home game against Mora.


We played a good road game and come back win against Almtuna and it was especially satisfying that Amner, Dyk and Markus Nilsson got off the mark in the goal scoring department with their first league goals of the season, that should take a little weight off their shoulders and give them the confidence to drive forward. I have been very happy with Amner and his overall game but he needed a goal after hitting 3/4 posts recently. Our road form has struggled so to get wins in Oskarshamn and Almtuna is a step forward.


Tonight we need to start with passion and energy and make this the most difficult place to win for an opponent in the league, our home form generally has been Ok/good but we need to start taking 3 points at home and setting and dictating the tone of play.


Mora have 5-6 new players in their line-up since we last played them, they have a good PP so we must be disciplined, we felt in the last game we played them that the scoreline never reflected the game as we created ourselves good scoring opportunities and tonight we need to reverse the result with good team hockey and taking the chances we create.


Tarkir should be back for us tonight which will give us a lift as he is a good leader for us and we missed him. also i feel many players are now starting to find some form, Pavlin has been very good defensively recently and is making good offensive assists also, with a good heads up play to Markus for the game winner in OT in Almtuna.


We have had alot of games recently but "WE" the team are the ones that have to create the atmosphere here at home and then you guys get behind us and give us the extra push. I coached for many years in Coventry and i got to know Gordon Strachan the then Coventry City Manager (now Scotland manager) and he always used to say to me and others, the players have to create the atmosphere to give the fans something sing and get excited by and us coaches have to have the players ready!!


The league is very tight especially at the bottom and 3-4 wins on the bounce can move us up 4 to 5 places and it has to start tonight against Mora as we look to start to climb the table.


Take care and talk soon


Thommo


(Paul Thompson)


 


 


 

 

 


 

 


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