Wycombe: The Opposition View
Following Saturday's goalless draw between league leaders Bury and second placed Wycombe at Gigg Lane, here are some views from The Shakers' manager and a few of their supporters.
Bury manager Alan Knill told the club's official website :
'You look at Wycombe coming to us and look at their record. You know what's going to happen with their shape and it was pretty difficult, but I thought that for 70 minutes we were the better team, though it was frustrating not to get the goal.'
'It was a great advert for League Two football, you probably want a little bit more free flowing. Obviously Peter Taylor has set his team up to play that shape and you can't argue with it because they are getting results.'
'Wycombe have huge set pieces in their game and Williamson in particular, every week you see him on the TV and he is somewhere around set pieces when they score.'
'Williamson is 6ft 4, we stuck Futch on him and I don't think he will come up against a 6 foot 7 defender too often in this league. Futch had one job and that was to stop him from heading it and he did a fantastic job.'
Shakers' fans aired their thoughts on fans' forum 'Themightyshakers'.
Here's what a few of them thought about the Wanderers, the match, the 'goal' and our own Tommy Doherty :
'3 points for Bury would have been unfair on Wycombe who had much of the better play in the second half and actually scored from the corner but the officials didn't spot it cross the line! We were better in the first half and Wycombe couldn't get out of their penalty area for the first 15 minutes.'
Jon went on to say:
'Great view of it from the main stand. It couldn't have been any clearer as the ball was on the ground over the line! '
'I was sat in the main stand, it was well over the line (about 2 foot), luckily only the people sat around me saw it and their two subs warming up.'
'Definitely at least a foot over the line. Still I thought it was a fair result. They had a lot of the play in the second half but we had loads of corners from which we could have scored.'
'Although Wycombe didn't bring many fans, they did however create some good atmosphere & the banter was enjoyable!! '
pete red wrote:
'Doherty tried refing the game and as a seasoned pro got away with a lot. Wycombe set out not to lose and are difficult to break down.'
'I really liked the look of that Doherty lad, showed some nice touches and seemed a bit of a nutter!'
'Wycombe for me are a good side. Defensively excellent and looked dangerous once that left winger and the number 9 had come on. Doherty is a cracking player he was running the game for them in the second half, when we started going more direct and kept giving it away. Thought a point was probably fair but if I'm honest Wycombe shaded it.'
'Doherty got away with murder today...and then argued with the ref far beyond an acceptable level. Damn good player though...wish he played for us. His distribution was sensational.'
'I expected the ref to wear a black shirt, not a yellow one with number 8 on the back.'
charlie m wrote:
'We worked Hard as a team yesterday good to see because Wycombe are the best team we've played by far.'
'Bury controlled most of the match, Wycombe had the better of the last 20 minutes and the best chance. Good solid team Wycombe, well organised but not much going forward. Expect them to be playoffs minimum.'
'Got to admit though I'm not a big fan of the way Wycombe play. very physical indeed and defend in numbers. It works though so you can see why they do it.'
As always, not everyone appreciated our subtle style:
'Talk about parking the bus. For me Wycombe just sat back all game and put ten men behind the ball, they just hoofed it up to their forwards and relied a lot on counter attacks, I would hate to watch Wycombe every week, very boring team.'