UK time is: 09:09:28
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

The Opposition View - Hartlepool


As Wycombe bask in the glow of yesterday's stunning 5-0 win over Hartlepool United, here are some views on the game from Pools' manager Neale Cooper and a few of their fans.

"From the minute it kicked off to the minute it finished, everyone was terrible," said a clearly shocked Cooper.

"I've just praised the back four, how well they've done, and then they look like they've never played together."

"Everyone was poor today, everyone."

"We couldn't have prepared better, we looked really sharp in training yesterday, we had a nice rest last night, then we had a good warm up today and there was a good buzz. And then bang, totally useless from the first minute to the end."

"It was nothing to do with tactics or anything, it was just everyone had a shocker."

"These things happen in football and today we just gave them everything they got. Every goal they got was our mistake, I have never seen a team defend as badly as that."

"I was really angry but after the game I've got to pick them up because to be honest they know every one of them was woeful today."


The Hartlepool fans were unhappy at our use of the loan system.

The following extracts are taken from The Poolie Bunker and Vital Hartlepool.


Jackalpools wrote:
"Wycombe had four new loan signings playing today, all of which have been signed during an 'emergency' loan window. Surely the fact that your team has been hopeless for the last few months doesn't count as a good enough reason to bring in as many players as you like?"


Smokin Joe wrote:
"Wycombe knew that they were in the sh*t and obviously addressed the problem by going out and signing 3 or 4 experienced (and obviously quality) loan players - something that Neale Cooper would NEVER be permitted to do. This is not the first time that we have come a cropper at a struggling Wycombe side. They are nothing more than a yo-yo club who revert between L1 and L2 purely on the strength of loan signings - like too many other southern clubs."


Lord_of_Stranton wrote:
"Referring to the loanees, I heard that Charlton offered Hayes and Doherty, (both of whom would walk into our team), because they want Wycombe to take points off the teams around them. On Doherty's performance today, admittedly the only time I have seen him, he controlled the game from start to finish. He was superb."


The Fat Man wrote:
"Doherty was deservedly MOTM. He didn't put a foot wrong, challenged for everything and kept it simple. And he scored. If we had two of him at the back, we wouldn't have conceded the first two goals which were really defensive errors."


Fetish_Bob wrote:
"Absolutely diabolical, every player had a bad day. The record books will say Wycombe scored 5 today but I disagree with that. What they should say is Pools gifted Wycombe 5 goals because they didn`t have to create or work for any of them, simple as that."


derwent wrote:
"To put my feelings into perspective. Imagine you've got up at an unholy hour to travel a considerable distance, at considerable expense to witness today's game against a side firmly entrenched in the bottom four, only to find your team on the end of its biggest hiding of the season!"


Aberdeen Pools wrote:
"It's really embarrassing losing so badly to the worst team in the division."


alienlife wrote:
"We are a club no bigger than Wycombe and shouldn't get all big time Charlie about being given a hiding just because they're bottom of the league. If Alfreton had battered us 5-0 then I'd be indignant but they didn't and I'm not."


Splod wrote:
"I have to say in nearly 50 years of supporting Pools - that was the worst performance I have ever seen."


Poolie of Kent wrote:
"Absolutely terrible. The heaviest away defeat I have seen in nearly 20 years of watching Pools' away games in the South East. Wycombe thoroughly deserved the win yesterday. If anybody is going to escape the drop, it will be them."


Next Game: Scunthorpe v Wycombe - Sat 3rd March - 3.00pm




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Len Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday February 26 2012

Time: 10:27AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wycombe Wanderers Articles

Preview: York City v Wycombe Wanderers (Thursday August 28 2014)

The Opposition View - Stevenage (Saturday August 23 2014)

Brilliant Blues get the better of Boro (Saturday August 23 2014)

Stats: Stevenage v Wycombe Wanderers (Saturday August 23 2014)

Preview: Stevenage v Wycombe Wanderers (Thursday August 21 2014)

The Opposition View - Tranmere Rovers (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Rovers burst Blues' bubble (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Archived Wycombe Wanderers Articles

List All Vital Wycombe Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Newport 0 - 2 Wycombe
Stevenage 1 - 3 Wycombe
Wycombe 3 - 1 Carlisle
Wycombe 0 - 2 Tranmere

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Portsmouth 4 3 1 0 4 10
3. Cheltenham 4 3 1 0 3 10
4. Burton 4 3 1 0 3 10
5. Wycombe 4 3 0 1 4 9
6. Shrewsbury 4 2 2 0 5 8
7. Bury 4 2 1 1 2 7
8. Southend 4 2 1 1 2 7

Breaking League News

On this day in history...30th August
Portsmouth : 30/08/2014 07:00:00
Chairboys expecting tough ride
York : 29/08/2014 21:48:00
#PompeyPredictionsLeague - Update no.4
Portsmouth : 29/08/2014 20:40:00
Loan Exit Still On The Cards
Northampton : 29/08/2014 19:47:00
Widdowson The Left Back Solution
Morecambe : 29/08/2014 19:43:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who was your Man of the Match against Stevenage?
Suggested By:  
Ingram 10%
Jombati 4%
Mawson 11%
Pierre 14%
Jacobson 14%
Cowan-Hall 4%
Rowe 9%
Murphy 7%
Wood 4%
Craig 2%
Hayes 21%