One defeat to pre season favourites and we are written off!!
I have been retired for 8 years now and I can confirm two things; You cannot work out how you found time to go to work and it is wonderful to be TOTALLY in charge of your life, with the wife's permission of course. Read me in the Our Town magazine.
WHS wrote: One defeat to pre season favourites and we are written off!!
Nobody is writing anybody off. It is called constructive criticism and after today's showing it is well warranted.. in my opinion he set up all wrong today and we were left very exposed with nowhere to go. I am sure Carl will have learnt from it. UTA
Second best to absolutely everything today!! Not sure the formation or the starting eleven was the correct choice. Playing hopley and jones gave us no pace at all and the ball just didn't stick up top either. Surely after half an hour our aimless "lump" upfield wasn't working and needed a change through either personnel or tactics. Unfortunately Williams doesn't have the legs to compete against the better teams at this level but still a useful squad player. Really poor by gardener for the first goal as he completely bottled a header that led to the goal and the lack of closing down for the second contributed to a cracking strike from Hancock. Second half was a bit better but we could have played all night and not scored. Fair play to Alty as they looked half decent but that was down to our lack of effort and closing down (not something I've seen from this team for a long time)
We lost to a better team . Alty defending was first class and they blocked everything by getting loads of bodies in the way and not letting us get shots away. Their passing was better and their no 7 ran us ragged. Time to take stock, learn and move on.
We were beaten by a resurgent (and massively budgeted) Alty/Nantwich team today. Their two wins after a dreadful start must have infused them with positivity and in the first half they did us good and proper. We were deep and didn't press, had every single player back for corners and they could have stroked the ball about for ever more. Matty was a big miss for us and our shape didn't have what we have had so far. The first goal was a gift and the second was brilliant. We had several efforts blocked and two just over the top in the first half and despite being much better and more in the game in the second half didn't really get at 'em. We stayed at the Lostock end for the second half and an Alty fan was escorted from the ground for a racist comment, I hope the idiot gets a banning order for that.