The Opposition View - Bury
In the wake of yesterday's disappointing home defeat to Bury, here are some thoughts on the game from the Shakers' manager Richie Barker and a few of their fans.
Speaking to BBC Radio Manchester, Barker was in confident mood after seeing his newly-promoted side rise to 6th in the table.
"It's team spirit we've got and an excellent work ethic from the players. We can play better than we played today, but I think that's a positive. If we come to an away game and win 2-0 against a team who haven't been beaten yet and we can still play better, then we can go a long way."
"I am pleased with the result more than the performance" said Barker. "I think if we had played as well as we did against Sheffield Wednesday we would have won the game a lot more comfortably. Having said that, we aren't going to play well for 46 games this season, the key for good teams is to play badly and win."
"The clean sheet is important because it breeds confidence. If we keep playing like that, with the same resilience at the back, then these players can go as far as they want."
The Bury fans were delighted with their team's performance at a ground where they normally lose.
The following extracts are taken from Themightyshakers message board.
the beed's sidekick wrote:
'Great win today, clean sheet, another Lowe goal, and against a team I dread facing. When was the last time we won at Adams Park?'
'We did a real number on Wycombe today. It was great to see their car park half-empty at the end of the game. They were sneaking out from the 75th minute. The report on the Wycombe website makes Sheffield's seem quite gracious. The title should read... 'Sour Grapes, as we were totally out-thought and don't like it!'
'We started off very slowly and couldn't get hold of the ball for the first ten minutes, but once we got into our stride the cohesion between the players was excellent. Great first goal by Jonas, and Lowe's goal, the technique and the way he placed it was SUPERB! Roll on the Football league show tonight. This team really play for each other.'
Hampshire White wrote:
'Wycombe are a good team and started well by creating space down the right and putting Skartz under pressure. But Bury held on and scored twice at critical times with good finishes. In the end Wycombe really appeared to give up. I cannot ever remember the Wycombe home fans so quiet'
'I thought they were a poor side on today's showing, but maybe we made them look poor?'
shaker in exile wrote:
'Great performance, Efe has a new lease of life alongside Hughes, Bish is still working on his touch, but you can see from the way Lowe works off him that they're going to be a lethal partnership.'
'A very good performance that made Wycombe play long ball.'
'We started off a bit nervy but quickly settled down to control the match. They had a 10 minute spell at start of 2nd half, but frustration on behalf of their fans and management resulted in their sour grapes match report. They had a loud penalty shout but it looked like ball to hand.'
'From the press box it looked like we took about 150 fans today, but they made a lot more noise than the 3,000 Wycombe fans who barely said anything until they had a penalty turned down.'
'There were a couple of calls for handball, but they looked unintentional from our end. Lowe got angry about Wycombe not putting the ball out when Hughes was writhing in agony on the edge of the box, and some refs might have sent him off but thankfully today's had more sense.'
Next Game: Wycombe v Nottingham Forest - Carling Cup
Adams Park - Tuesday 23rd August - 7.45pm
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