Vital Football

Latest Wycombe Wanderers News

The Opposition View - Colchester Utd

The Opposition View - Colchester Utd


Following yesterday's goalless draw with old rivals Colchester United, here are some views on the game from U's manager John Ward and a few of their fans.

Ward was delighted with a clean sheet.

"I think that's one goal conceded in the last five games and we're really pleased about that," he said. "It's what defenders put themselves on the line to do."

"We had to work very hard for this clean-sheet. There were a lot of long throws coming into our penalty box. Wycombe were quite direct, but effective, and we had to deal with that. My back four and my goalkeeper were once again very strong and very solid."

"We haven't misfired at the top end but we haven't been quite as effective with the ball as we've been in recent weeks."

"But these players always give their best and it's a nice little reward for our supporters, who were right behind us all the way. We've all enjoyed another decent result for this football club."

Asked about the the U's best chance when Steven Gillespie charged down a Nikki Bull clearance and collected the rebound, Ward said: "Steven got a wee bit carried away with that and when he looks at it again, he might see another couple of guys in a more favourable position, but that's Steven's nature, he's a goalscorer."


The Colchester fans were content to take a point from what they considered a poor quality game.

The following extracts are taken from cu-fc chat, The U'sual and Twitter.


lofty wrote:
"Very poor and pretty boring game today with neither team really creating much. Best chance was when Gilly charged down the keeper again but shot rather than laying it off to Woody, although as a striker he's probably allowed to do that! They had a lot of corners but didn't really create much. We suffered from a lack of creativity when Rowlands went off."


barmyarmyjoe wrote:
"We had a few chances and didn't really take them. I thought it was a scrappy game with nothing much in it. We defended pretty well with the odd little mad moment. At least we came away with a point."


CUFCash wrote:
"Wycombe were there for the taking to be honest. They didn't really try playing football and this restricted us quite a bit from getting our own game going. There was a lot of balls hit long by them, which Eastman and Magnus were mopping up all day long. I can't remember Williams making a save. We defended well again, despite not being really tested. We just lacked something in the final third and to be fair Wycombe were hard to break down."


Barsidepete wrote:
"That was a painful result, the only positive being a clean sheet."


Wayland wrote:
"John Ward's recent signings and ability to make us a team that is hard to score against has started to make me believe. Conceding just one goal in five matches does not happen by accident. Ward is getting it right, and this should be acknowledged by all of us that moaned when we were getting tonked by Stevenage."


Jim French wrote:
"The thing that struck me about the game was the work rate of both sides. Two really honest sets of players giving their all, so that there was very little space or freedom out there. You cannot ask for a lot more. The ref had a good game, we defended corners and long throws very well, and we could have squeaked it 1-0. That's it in a nutshell."


Eddy Melito wrote:
"Not sure the ref had as good a game as you think. I thought he was picky against us and didn't stamp down on their centre backs climbing all over our forwards."


durham_exile wrote:
"I would have played anyone but Wycombe yesterday. We just can't defeat them at the moment. They always seem to raise their game and they also made some 'meaty challenges' in their desperation to avoid the drop."


Mister_Barker wrote:
"Wycombe are a strange team, never do well in the league but always frustrate us!"


Next Game: Bury v Wycombe - Saturday 17th March - 3.00pm



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

Writer:Len
Date:Sunday March 11 2012
Time: 10:07AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Lewis Tips Joshua to Win

Vital F1 - Blog: Sochi Preview

Recent Wycombe Wanderers Articles

Squad Update

Squad status following Akinfenwa extension

O'Nien In Team Of The Week (24/4/17)

Wycombe Wanderers are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (24/4/17)

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

The Opposition View - Doncaster Rovers

What Donny thought of yesterday's game

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 Doncaster?
Suggested By:
Blackman2%
Harriman11%
Jombati20%
Pierre0%
Jacobson0%
Bean42%
Saunders6%
Bloomfield0%
O'Nien15%
Akinfenwa4%
Kashket0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Doncaster 44 25 10 9 85 33
P Plymouth 44 25 8 11 83 24
P Portsmouth 44 24 9 11 81 33
4 Luton 44 18 17 9 71 22
5 Exeter 44 20 8 16 68 18
6 Blackpool 44 17 16 11 67 22
7 Stevenage 44 20 6 18 66 7
8 Mansfield 44 17 14 13 65 5
9 Wycombe 44 18 11 15 65 4
10 Carlisle 44 16 17 11 65 -1
11 Cambridge 44 18 9 17 63 7
12 Colchester 44 17 12 15 63 6
13 Accrington 44 16 14 14 62 3
14 Grimsby 44 17 10 17 61 -2
15 Barnet 44 13 15 16 54 -6
16 Notts County 44 15 8 21 53 -22
17 Crewe 44 13 13 18 52 -11
18 Morecambe 44 14 9 21 51 -18
19 Crawley 44 13 11 20 50 -16
20 Yeovil 44 11 16 17 49 -13
21 Cheltenham 44 11 14 19 47 -16
22 Newport 44 11 12 21 45 -22
23 Hartlepool 44 10 13 21 43 -21
R Leyton Orient 44 10 6 28 36 -36
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Wycombe Wanderers Results (view all)

Wycombe Wanderers Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Morecambe (a)
Sky Bet League Two
May 6 2017 5:30PM : Cambridge United (H)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pgreeves1
Vital Football Comment