Vital Football

Latest Wycombe Wanderers News

Wycombe: The Opposition View

Wycombe: The Opposition View

Following yesterday's goalless draw between Wycombe and Morecambe, here are some views on the game from Shrimps' manager Sammy McIlroy and a few of their fans.



McIlroy told 'the bay' radio station that he thought it was a fantastic point against a 'high flying' Wycombe side.

'It was a really hard game today but my boys gave me everything.' said the Morecambe boss.

He felt his team played some 'great stuff' but qualified it by saying: 'If I'm going to be a little bit critical, it's maybe in the final third that we didn't put enough pressure on the Wycombe goalkeeper.'

McIlroy felt that Wycombe had come to Christie Park as favourites but his team had 'matched them all the way', particularly in midfield.

'Midfield was always going to be a key area and Drummond and Hunter stopped Holt and Doherty from playing and I thought we bossed the midfield area.' said the Shrimps manager.



The Morecambe fans were quick to identify Wycombe's strengths and weaknesses.

The following extracts are taken from 'Shrimpsvoices', BBC606 and The Football Forum.


red sonia wrote:
'Easy to see why they are up there in the league with that defence. Terrible in attack though.'



outsider wrote:
'The lads played well but lacked a cutting edge up front. Can see why Wycombe have only had 20 goals against them in 30 odd games with 11 men behind the ball at every chance.'



Martin wrote:
'Thought we played well today. Wycombe got exactly what they came for. It's a good sign when a team at the top is happy to play out a draw against us.'



Keith wrote:
'We were the better team but they were very hard to break down. Roche barely had a save to make, which speaks volumes about how good our defence was too'



matty wrote:
'What a good team performance. Ok, we didn't test their keeper anywhere near enough (mainly down to their back four, who were brilliantly organised), but each player worked their proverbials off.'



Christies Child wrote:
'We just lacked that extra bit of quality up front to unlock the best defence in the league. They are inept up front, which their radio team behind us in the stand freely acknowledged. It's only their excellent defence that has got them where they are.'



Aal wrote:
'Quite a dull game really with very few chances. Was very impressed by their captain McCracken who organised the back line really well and won everything in the air.'



P/T Indie wrote:
'We did lack that quality in the final third but so did Wycombe. You can see why they have conceded the least and scored the least. We weren't quite good enough to break them down but they couldn't break us down either.'



curtismfc wrote:
'A good point against a good side near the top but we may have got three points if we had put our chances away.'



Freez wrote:
'Enjoyable game, thought we looked the better side and played some good stuff.'



Morectalk wrote:
'On the whole, a fair result. Wycombe as expected proved to be hard to break down, so a point each is about right.'



The Doc made an impression...


Mfc wrote:
'I Think Wycombe will be going home the happier side. Both teams lacked in the final third but both defences were outstanding. Did you see the Wycombe player go down near the end holding his face, the one with the black stubble? The ref told him to sort himself out and even his own player Holt started laughing at him.'



parceldave wrote:
'I think if this game had been played a couple of weeks ago, then their No 8 (Doherty) would have been nominated for Best Male Actor at the Oscars. He couldn't have dived any better off a springboard than when he almost made contact with Wayne and yet he wasn't even booked right under the ref's nose.'




For the very latest League Two odds

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

Writer:Len
Date:Sunday March 1 2009
Time: 1:51PM

Comments

0
Running out of steam again.
denno4
01/03/2009 14:23:00
0
Running out of steam again.
denno4
01/03/2009 14:23:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wycombe Wanderers Articles

Who Serves A Suspension This Week - 24/3/17

Here's a list of all the players currently serving, or under a suspension at the beginning of the week that will potentially keep them out of contention...

Preview: Wycombe Wanderers v Notts County

Adams Park - Saturday 25th March 2017 - 3.00pm

EFL Goal Of 2016 Contenders Named

Ten EFL professional footballers find themselves nominated for the treasured Goal Of The Year gong for 2016.

More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (21/3/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League Two positions for 2016/17.

Archived Vital Wycombe Articles

Vital Wycombe articles from

Site Journalists

Len
Editor email
Profile
Benny
no email
Profile
Dale Jenkins
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who was your Man of the Match against Hartlepool?
Suggested By:
Blackman2%
Harriman3%
De Havilland3%
Pierre0%
Jacobson0%
Gape16%
O'Nien9%
Saunders32%
Southwell0%
Akinfenwa0%
Weston32%
Muller3%
Cowan-Hall0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 38 23 9 6 78 31
2 Plymouth 38 22 6 10 72 18
3 Portsmouth 38 19 8 11 65 25
4 Stevenage 38 19 4 15 61 12
5 Luton 38 15 15 8 60 20
6 Carlisle 38 15 14 9 59 0
7 Exeter 38 17 7 14 58 16
8 Blackpool 38 14 15 9 57 20
9 Mansfield 38 14 13 11 55 3
10 Wycombe 38 15 10 13 55 1
11 Colchester 38 15 9 14 54 3
12 Cambridge 37 15 8 14 53 6
13 Grimsby 38 14 9 15 51 -2
14 Accrington 37 12 12 13 48 -1
15 Barnet 38 11 15 12 48 -5
16 Morecambe 38 13 7 18 46 -13
17 Yeovil 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Crewe 38 11 12 15 45 -11
19 Crawley 38 12 9 17 45 -16
20 Notts County 38 12 7 19 43 -23
21 Hartlepool 38 10 11 17 41 -15
22 Cheltenham 38 9 12 17 39 -14
23 Newport 38 7 12 19 33 -20
24 Leyton Orient 38 9 5 24 32 -26
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Wycombe Wanderers Results (view all)

Wycombe Wanderers Fixtures (view all)

Mar 25 2017 3:00PM : Notts County (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Leyton Orient (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Cheltenham Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Mansfield Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Barnet (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Doncaster Rovers (H)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pgreeves1
Write for Vital Football