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Wycombe: The Opposition View

Wycombe: The Opposition View

Following Wycombe's excellent 1-0 win at Shrewsbury yesterday, here are some views from Shrews' manager Paul Simpson and a few of their fans.


Simpson told his club's official website: 'We've come up against a team who are top of the table, who have only conceded 5 goals away from home and they've shown that today.'

The Shrews boss felt the Wycombe goal was 'a poor goal to give away' and thought that his side put the visitors under a lot of pressure towards the end of the game but weren't able to convert the 'half chances' they created.

Praising his opponents Simpson said: 'The thing I have said to the players is that Wycombe have set the level and if we want to be competing, then that is the level we have to be at.. That shows the determination, the willingness to put their heads in and block things and that's what we need to do. Wycombe are a good side and everyone else has struggled against them.'

Simpson did however have a warning for the high-flying Chairboys: 'They do have a good points cushion, but it's not the end of the world. I think every season there are teams who have had that sort of lead clawed back.'



The Shrewsbury fans were generous in defeat.

The following extracts are taken from 'Salop-Ultras Chat', BBC606, 'Shrewschat', 'The Football Forum' and 'Blue-and-Amber.'


saloppride wrote:
'Abysmal 70 minutes then a concerted attack for 20, although if we are honest they could have been 3-0 up and probably should have been by the time we started to play.'


Matt wrote:
'I thought Wycombe were better than us in every department and had their finishing been more clinical they would have won far more comfortably. They gave us a lesson in how to pass the ball short and retain it and also in how to effectively close down the opposition. Wycombe were the away side yet almost completely controlled the pace and tempo of the game'


Jacko wrote:
'The Wycombe defence looked truly awesome today and never looked like conceding from crosses even in the last period. The only way we were going to unlock the back door today was by surprise and we just didn't have the players on the park to move the ball quickly enough . When the Wycombe defence were set for a ball into a box they looked very comfortable indeed and in many ways reminded me of our defence at the start of the season.'


stockportshrew wrote:
'Beaten by a better team. Thought Wycombe were solid from 1-11 . They didn't perhaps show as much class as the three promoted teams last year but they will be very difficult to beat.'


Salop27 wrote:
'We dominated the game in the last 20 mins and lesser teams might have caved-in under the pressure we put on Wycombe. However, Wycombe are not a lesser team and are the best I have seen at the ground all season.'


Wibbin wrote:
'Wycombe were very well organised and the best drilled side to come to the Prostar this season. Was a close game and a draw would have been a fair result although they did have 2 great chances to kill the game after they took the lead.'


atchamjack wrote:
'Well played Wycombe, excellent defence, and by far the best team in the league.'


Jennys_Balti_pie wrote:
'That's a massive result for Wycombe. If they keep churning out the results they have up until now, they can only lose the title with some freakish results. We have to admit that Wycombe are a better side than Town, based on consistency. If our away record was half as good as theirs then maybe we might be where they are in the league'


horse01 wrote:
'Very, very well organised outfit. Everyone of their players had a job to do, knew what that job was and carried it out with great effect. Matt Harold was a class apart, and led the line expertly.'


jamo wrote:
'Wycombe did more than enough as an away team against one of their closest rivals. They controlled the pace and tempo of the game and gave us a lesson in how to win away.'


welshshrew wrote:
'Wycombe played with the comfort of a side who know how to win away from home and keep clean sheets.'


Keithyshrew wrote:
'At half-time it looked to be a very even and open game, but once Wycombe scored they showed their class.'


It makes a pleasant change to hear opposition fans praise our team instead of trotting out the usual sour grapes.

I think we should let them come 2nd !



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Len
Date:Sunday December 21 2008
Time: 2:45PM

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