Date:Sunday October 6 2013
In the wake of yesterday's dismal 2-1 defeat at home to Burton Albion, here are some views on the game from the Brewers' manager Gary Rowett and a selection of their fans.
The Burton boss was delighted to collect all three points without much resistance until the dying moments of the game.
"I thought on the whole it was probably our most controlled performance of the season in terms of both our defending and attacking threat," said Rowett
"What we showed today, we played with a little more discipline, and a little bit more of a team togetherness, and that's another difficult game away from home where we've come away with the points."
"We were a little bit more focused and there was a little bit more emphasis on working for each other and trying to get that team effort back."
"When they went down to ten men, we've sometimes struggled against that... but I thought we did that better at times today. We took a bit more care of the ball, and up until when they scored, I could see the frustration setting in on their side and it looked as though game was going to be dead and buried."
"We made it a little bit nervy the last minute or two," said Rowett.
Asked about Wycombe's 90th minute consolation goal, he replied: "The players felt there was a foul, but I think overall we had the decision for the red card and the decision for the penalty, and we spoke on the way down here and said it's about time we had a little bit of fortune. I'm not suggesting that either of them were necessarily wrong, but I'm sure Gareth (Ainsworth) will be slightly aggrieved maybe. But we've been on the other end of them, and this time round we've had a bit of fortune."
"But we've made our fortune today. We've made our luck."
Not many Burton fans around I'm afraid, but those who did comment had nothing but fond memories of their trip to Adams Park.
The following extracts are taken from Brewers Talk and Twitter.
'Thought the referee was excellent today. His one big mistake led to their goal... he allowed a free kick to be taken quickly (fair enough) but from at least five yards on from where the foul was committed. That was why we were on the back foot when they scored. Outstanding Brewers' performance... no weak links in this one... worth far more than 2-1'
'Well that was easy!'
'A stylish performance from the Albion today until the sleepy last 15 minutes. Marvellous stuff from Mr Kee, and Hussey put on a quality show. Altogether a good game to watch. And many thanks to Wycombe for their usual friendly welcome.'
'Billy had a cracker and his first goal was a cracker as well!'
'Good performance by the lads. We are getting back on track and Billy Kee was unstoppable.
'Guaranteed goals and entertainment. Better than premiership rubbish.'
'Best performance for weeks deserved a clean sheet.'
'Shame we couldn't keep a clean sheet against 10 men but that puts us just 7 points behind Chesterfield but with the worst goal difference in the top half. It didn't cost us today but it's these soft goals that are preventing us from being solid promotion challengers, although I think we've got the potential if we can tighten up in defence?'
'After losing 3 in a row, 4 points from the last 2 games will do nicely, hopefully with players returning, notably Billy, we are on the up. Well done lads.'
'WHAT a tackle by Alex MacDonald! Can't remember the last time I saw one like that. It was completely fair, ball won... and their bloke (Knott) flew through the air! Champagne moment!'
'I think I celebrated that tackle and the referee's willingness to let play continue as much as I celebrated our goals! It felt like 'real' football had returned to us for a split second. No grumbles from me about yesterday. I'd struggle to pick a man of the match as everyone put in a shift. I'd even say that's the most solid I've seen our defence for a long time, minus the unfortunate blip at the end. Totally happy with that.'
Next Game: Wycombe v Bristol City
Johnstone's Paint Trophy - Tues 8th Oct - 7.45pm
Date:Sunday October 6 2013
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