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baddowblue

Newbie
Joined
Jan 6, 2009
Messages
27
Athough I regularly view this site I am not moved to post comments but not being able to travel to away games and with the last two positive results against Cheltenham and Oxford I want to ask the following questions to those that have witnessed these wins: -

1. What if anything has changed - have we been lucky?
2. Are we playing better and / or a different style?
3. Is it just coincidence that this turn around has occurred after the dismissal of Tommy Widdrington - was he to blame for our poor performances?

Looking forward to your comments.
 

the_goat

Youth Team
Joined
Mar 6, 2008
Messages
240
1. I don't think we have been lucky. The performance against Cheltenham was excellent - we played some really good stuff, created lots of chances and it should have been a 4-0 score line to us.
2. We are playing better, but the style has changed back to playing on the floor. (remember Torquay at home?)
3. Not sure if it is a concidence or not, but the chance in the last two games (since he left) has been a marked difference. Let's hope it continues!
 

MattLloyd

Youth Team
Joined
Aug 12, 2010
Messages
202
1. We got a slice of luck yesterday with Clohessy's goal, but we seemed to play with more confidence.
2. The hoofball has gone and playing football from back to front was there for all to see.
3. No I do not think it a coincidence, yes we had some good performances when he was here, however, his constant berating of the players and the abuse he showed is now no longer there, the players seem more relaxed. So maybe not to blame for all our poor performances but definitely a contributing factor.
 

McNasty

Member
Joined
Oct 23, 2003
Messages
16,197
Location
Otley, West Yorks
1. We got a slice of luck yesterday with Clohessy's goal, but we seemed to play with more confidence.
2. The hoofball has gone and playing football from back to front was there for all to see.
3. No I do not think it a coincidence, yes we had some good performances when he was here, however, his constant berating of the players and the abuse he showed is now no longer there, the players seem more relaxed. So maybe not to blame for all our poor performances but definitely a contributing factor.

Are you sure that it was a lucky goal as it seemed to me that we didn't have anyone within 15 yards of the "cross" and the keeper was off his line ? Perhaps it was a meticulously placed shot !
 

fbm

Blue tinted optimist⭐
Joined
Oct 28, 2003
Messages
8,741
Location
Cloud cuckoo land
I think Widdrington's style maybe didn't help. That works for some but not for others.

I think it's taken some time for the players to gel, plus Sturrock has tried a few things in order to establish what his best line up/formation is. It takes time. As I have said from the start of the season, I think we'll do well from here on in.
 

Bexley Blue

My butt's for sitting, not for kissing⭐
Joined
Jan 19, 2007
Messages
5,273
Location
Bexleyheath, Greater London
I was told that every member of the squad bar NONE were delighted to see the back of Widdrington. He completely and utterly alienated them with the way that he spoke to them in the dressing room after Sturrock had had his say and left.
 
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