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The Opposition View - Yeovil Town

The Opposition View - Yeovil Town


In the wake of last night's 2-0 defeat at Yeovil Town, here are some views on the game from the Glovers' manager Gary Johnson and a few of their fans.

"It was a professional job, although I don't know about well done," said Johnson in his post match interview.

"We started off alright, and I thought that in the first half we had a good tempo. We created chances in both halves, but the game died a death."

"Unfortunately a couple of our lads have not quite got what we're after at the moment, and we're going to have to have a look at that. But most of the lads worked hard and we looked like we fancied it at the start. We had a couple of good goals and a couple of good chances, but we've got to see the games out a lot better."

The Glovers boss felt that Matt Spring's red card probably stopped his side from winning by a greater margin.

"I'll be honest with you, if the referee had asked me 'do you want me to send him off?' I'd have said no, please keep him on," said Johnson.

"We needed the game nice and lively, and we wanted it to be competitive. It ceased to become a competitive game until probably the last ten minutes, when Wycombe gave it a bit of a go."

"Our lads switched off a little bit, which was a bit disappointing. Not all of them, but anyway I'll deal with that, as and when I need to. At the moment I'm really pleased that our club is through to the next round. Getting to the Area Semi-Final is great. Some of the lads in that dressing room deserve to be there, but one or two don't."


The Yeovil fans enjoyed a comfortable evening and were disappointed not to win by a greater margin.

The following extracts are taken from The Green Room II


minesapint wrote:
'Pleased we're through to the semis, but a somewhat dire performance against 10 men. We seemed to treat the second half as a kick-about and the game went completely flat. Same old story, frightened to shoot and a complete lack of killer instinct. We should have won six nil.'


livingthedream wrote:
'Ten men for 70+ minutes and they were a shocking side. Just to let our players know if they read this forum, the goal is the big white framed thing at the end of the pitch. Rather than passing out to the wings or backwards, perhaps you could please try and shoot towards it or cross or pass to a player who is better placed to shoot toward said large white framed thingy... A win yes, but little to cheer.'


Wurzel wrote:
'Wycombe fans will no doubt be cursing this competition having lost a key player to a red card. A lot of Yeovil supporters stayed home. Tuesday night league games struggle to reach 3,000, but 1,771? hardly worth switching on the floodlights. Well done to the lads on the win, will be interesting to see what gate we get if we are drawn at home in the semi-final and whether people will start to get interested. Somehow I don't think so. Wembley or not, this competition is a waste of time.'


yeoviltrue47 wrote:
'The league is priceless but a Wembley appearance will be a big money spinner and with the teams left in it we have every chance.


banio wrote:
'Interesting to see we are the second highest (ranked team) left in the competition behind Preston who we can only meet in the final anyway.'


Wurzel wrote:
'We dominated pretty much the whole game with a lot of shocking finishing, we should have scored a few more. Apart from the young Portuguese lad they had who was a bright spark and obviously trying to impress, I don't think Wycombe could be bothered with it. Yeovil were given so much of the ball yet didn't push on after the two goals and just went through the motions. There was some neat stuff at times and apart from that one incident where the chap got red carded, I don't think there were anything like as many tackles flying in as you will see on Saturday when points are at stake. Yeovil seemed to be playing exhibition football at times!'


Ben wrote:
'I thought we did what we had to do. Once we were 2 up it was over. Professional job done, no frills but no need for them either.'


ONK wrote:
'Time and again we had the ball around the fringes of their penalty area and failed to put in a cross. If nothing else we could have used it as crossing practise!'


YTFC0911 wrote:
'I think we played well with some good passing football and some decent chances. We should have shot a few times more, but we were 10x better.'


Salad wrote:
'You can only beat what's in front of you. Yeovil did just that. Wycombe couldn't have been any less interested in playing football last night, so sitting back and taking it easy was a pretty sensible plan.'


Next Game: Wycombe v Morecambe - Sat 8th Dec - 3.00pm



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Writer:Len
Date:Wednesday December 5 2012
Time: 10:31AM

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