Vital Football

Latest Wycombe Wanderers News

The Opposition View - Fleetwood Town

The Opposition View - Fleetwood Town

Following yesterday's 1-0 win over Fleetwood Town, here are some views on the game from Cod Army manager Graham Alexander along with the post-match reaction of a few of their fans.

Alexander felt his side would have been worthy winners.

"I wouldn't have been happy with a stalemate," he said.

"I think we should have won the game today. I thought we created enough chances to win the game, and to lose it in the last couple of minutes is massively disappointing."

"At half time we just had to repeat the performance and take our chances but we didn't do that. We did it in little spells, we still created opportunities, but we didn't sustain the pressure."

"I don't think we deserved to lose, but I thought we did things that encouraged Wycombe and that was our downfall."

"We were undone by a corner... There were some good performances but I can't be pleased with getting beat 1-0."

The main topic of conversation among Fleetwood fans was their manager, with opinion divided on his tenure since replacing Micky Mellon in December.

The following extracts are taken from the Cod Army forum, the Independent Fleetwood Town Fans forum and twitter.

Dan Anders wrote:
'Not looking good sacking Mellon now is it, nothing but regression under Alexander, get the clown out he's not up to it.'

datchetjohn wrote:
'I was at Wycombe today and OK we lost, but we lost to a scrappy 89th minute goal, and we lost to a team who weren't that much better than us. We're still 9th in League 2, let's get things into perspective here! I, for one, would never have dreamt that we could make it into the League, but we're there and I'll be happy for us to finish this season mid-table, and then maybe kick on again next season. How anyone can be calling for Alexander to go at this stage is beyond me!'

fleetwoodmac wrote:
'Alexander's appointment is proving to be a mistake and before anyone says they weren't his signings, if he was any good he would turn it round with the squad he has. Boring, slow and rubbish to watch, seen better forwards in the unibond. With the budget we have and money spent we should be in a far better league position and as for the performances this season, total garbage. Bad appointment Get rid, get Di Canio, he would sort this lot out'

hipflask wrote:
'Are you seriously unhinged? Its taken nearly a decade for this to be a respected professional football club, so why would we want the hysterical Italian here turning the club into a comedy circus? I despair, I really do. A couple of setbacks and you're slashing your wrists.'

docs wrote:
'The game had 0-0 written all over it. Looked like two mid-table teams. Not sure why our best defender in recent weeks was on bench either. We've had a go this season but it looks like we unfortunately lack the quality in midfield and up front to get out of the division this time.'

Dave Allen wrote:
'We need to become more ruthless in front of goal!'

parchpea wrote:
'Was always going to be a challenge in the league and so it's proving, and whilst expectations are probably too high, we do at the very least need to entertain, but regrettably the style of football has been disappointing so far.'

sport5 wrote:
'Let's have alexander OUT NOW!!!'

cod12 wrote:
'This is our first season in league football and we are sitting in a healthy 9th place, that means we are better than 15 other teams, and for me anything more than survival is a bonus. Promotion isn't neccassery this season, if we dont get promoted it isnt a crying shame, whether we stay in this league for 2 seasons,or 10, the fact is we are playing league football, how can anyone grumble with that looking back at where the club came from?'

dirkdiggler wrote:
'I hope Alexander proves me wrong but starting to have doubts with results and style of play.'

golfdav wrote:
'Alexander's record is 5 wins 4 draws and now 5 losses. He needs to get the team back on track quick.'

wyrecod wrote:
'Our last two promotions have come in the second season in those respective leagues. Coming up into the Football League was always going to be a big learning curve for everyone involved with the club. We have secured enough points not to be relegated, we are learning all the time, we are still ahead of all our North West rivals in League Two and with continued investment and support there is plenty of reason for optimism in our second season in the football league...and, as another bonus, a play off place is still not out of reach!'

Next Game: Rochdale v Wycombe - Sat 9th March - 3.00pm

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

Date:Sunday March 3 2013
Time: 10:49AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Wycombe Wanderers Articles

After Game Player Interviews Explained

Scientific researchers have discovered that a tendency for professional footballers to overuse the words 'um' 'ah' and 'err' in post game press interviews...

The Opposition View - Barnet

What the Bees had to say...

No More ******* Bad Language - EFL

The Football League, or EFL for those with a rebrand nature, have called on fans across the country to say no to 'starry' language or no more...

Toothless Blues stung by the Bees

Wycombe Wanderers 0 Barnet 2

Archived Vital Wycombe Articles

Vital Wycombe articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email
no email
Dale Jenkins
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who was your Man of the Match against Barnet?
Suggested By:

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Plymouth 14 10 2 2 32 12
2 Carlisle 14 7 7 0 28 10
3 Doncaster 14 8 2 4 26 8
4 Luton 14 6 5 3 23 9
5 Portsmouth 14 6 3 5 21 6
6 Notts County 14 6 3 5 21 1
7 Accrington 14 5 5 4 20 1
8 Grimsby 14 6 2 6 20 0
9 Crawley 14 5 5 4 20 -1
10 Morecambe 14 6 2 6 20 -6
11 Mansfield 14 4 7 3 19 1
12 Crewe 14 4 7 3 19 -1
13 Yeovil 14 6 1 7 19 -5
14 Blackpool 14 4 5 5 17 4
15 Colchester 14 4 5 5 17 -1
16 Cheltenham 14 3 7 4 16 -1
17 Hartlepool 14 3 7 4 16 -4
18 Barnet 14 3 7 4 16 -4
19 Cambridge 14 4 4 6 16 -5
20 Leyton Orient 14 4 3 7 15 -2
21 Wycombe 14 4 3 7 15 -5
22 Stevenage 13 4 2 7 14 -3
23 Exeter 14 4 1 9 13 -6
24 Newport 13 1 5 7 8 -8
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)

Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Doncaster Rovers (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Nov 12 2016 3:00PM : Morecambe (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Nov 19 2016 3:00PM : Cambridge United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Nov 22 2016 7:45PM : Newport County (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Nov 26 2016 3:00PM : Hartlepool United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Notts County (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Vital Football Comment