Well, seems like I made the right choice by not going. Saved £10, missed another no show by the team and my oven is nice and shiny. I suspect this poor run is on purpose to give the last few games meaning rather than being meaningless. Quite cunning eh?
Well we were utterly inept, I go to very few away games but wanted to go today to support and encourage. It was to no avail as we never ever looked like getting anything. A ridiculous gifted goal given away for the second game running and seemingly no passion no desire and no guile. We will go down.
V.M.M.P wrote: Sullivan, give us a chance of staying up by going now, it's the best thing for everyone.
Completely disagree with this comment! Where would be now if Sully leaves? Even if we got a new manager for the last few games (when in all fairness who would want this job with the games we have remaining and being so close to the bottom) they cannot bring any new faces in. We HAVE to stick with Sully for the remainder of this season. Getting rid of him now would be a ridiculous decision by the board. Just remember the mess we were in when Sully came in.
Today was absolutely unacceptable though. Whitby I could take, yes it was horrible to watch but every team has their off days. The run Sully had us on prior to that game was a great one. I know it's only 2 defeats but for 2 games on the bounce we simply haven't turned up, against other teams in the relegation battle - this has put us in an extremely worrying situation. I don't know if the lads believed it was job done and we were safe before Whitby but the football I have watched over the last 3 days has been awful. Not one player can hold their head high and say they've done my best.
We now have a small number of games left, the next 3 against FCUM, Ashton and Blyth I believe but now I feel we have to get at least 3 points from these games, which isn't going to be east. Stamford's win today and our last 2 defeats have made it extremely tight at the bottom and I just hope our last away game at Stamford isn't a decider of who goes down.
Just to add to Neil's post. I've been assisting Jamie with some of the website content and have started writing match previews for games so I do pick up little things to be included in them. There does seem to be some concern regarding Tom Schofield and so I was a bit surprised to see him on the bench. I was also just as surprised not to see Jon Dawson's name there but obviously for a different reason.
Had 24 hours to calm down now but still annoyed at how poor we have been this weekend, 2 games against sides who were below us at 3pm Saturday and both have deservedly beaten us with hardly a wimper of a shot from us in either game.
I came on here after the Whitby game and defended the team but probably had blinkers on in truth as yesterday proved we dont have the stomach for a relegation dogfight right now.
With the next 3 games against teams in the top 5 i cant see us getting another point!
Stamford produced a 4 -1 victory at Grantham and when we meet them on the final day i know who my moneys on to win!
I spoke to a Wittoner today who said he was suprised by the lack of Boo's at full time yesterday, i told him the reason was most Wittoners were no longer in the ground at full time thats why!