Dagenham and Redbridge Manager Daryl McMahon during Dagenham & Redbridge v Woking, Vanarama National League Football at Chigwell Construction Stadium on May 3, 2021
– Photo credit: Gavin Ellis / TGS Photo
All good things have to come to an end, and Dagenham’s unbeaten run is no exception – it ends after eight games after losing to Chesterfield.
The returning Spireites crowd certainly played their part (the umpire was taken by the Crowd convinced) when Danny Rowe’s penalty sealed the victory for the Spireites.
An unbeaten run has come to an end and another end is in sight, as the end of the 2020/21 season is marked today.
It was a damn good season with several ups and downs and everything comes to an end today as Wrexham visits Victoria Road and fights for the play-offs.
The daggers would have hoped the play on the last day as well -offs to keep an eye on, but despite great efforts at the end of this season, they fell short again.
Even so, since the beginning of the season and more recently, we have had this embarrassing defeat in Notts County that resulted in too many claims McMahon guide t has come a long way.
All of this was touched on in Peter Freund’s letter about the season that said we didn’t make it to the play-offs, but “we have made a big step forward this season made forward “.
He praised the recent style of play and said we play” the kind of football we all wanted to see “when they first took over.
He also talked about how we did now having the “right mix of leadership and talent, understanding what it means to be a dagger” – I’m sure we all as supporters will appreciate this.
Although there is a caveat on financial responsibility the club members gave, the owners will do their best to keep those who are not under contract but not risking financial security – again something all fans will appreciate.
He also referred to the troubled times of the last season and the challenges n that this pandemic has brought with it for all of us. To help him realize that “this club means so much more than what is on the pitch” – that speaks, I believe, for all of us.
However, Peter Freund, Executive Chairman, echoed the ambitions the football league, and they won’t give up on that – still determined to make it happen.
All of this is a general summary of their location and one final point that this game will be the last for the current pitch today, as one new playing field and irrigation system will be set up – which makes it the best playing surface the division ‘!
Until then, it will be great to end the season on a high note and that is the goal for McMahon’s men, in hope to repeat the performances of the last few months in front of the fans – in a highly anticipated game.
The BT Sports cameras will be present at this encounter, and hopefully Angelo Balanta and Mauro Vilhete – the exciting one n Attackers were both absent from last week’s loss.
However, like Paul McCallum, these players are keen to decide whether to play this weekend.
We know Wrexham will be a tough test but let’s hope we can stop them looking for a play-off spot and, as Peter Freund put it, “beat their American owners who have never been to Wales!”
So when we go to the dismounting on Victoria Road for the first time since December, enjoy the opportunity and (fingers crossed) we’ll see a positive, offensive performance that deserves all three points.
See you next week, stay safe and come on, daggers ! Hopefully I’ll see some of you on Victoria Road this afternoon.
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