The Opposition View - Colchester United
Following yesterday's 2-1 win at old rivals Colchester United, here are some views on the game from the U's manager John McGreal and a selection of their fans.
"It hurts to lose that home record," McGreal told the Gazette referring to his side's previously unbeaten record on home turf.
"But you can't fault the boys. They've gone to win a game of football but were just not clinical enough in both boxes."
"We have to be a lot tougher defensively, but to only score the one goal isn't good enough really."
"When you're creating the clear-cut chances that we're creating, we should be scoring them."
"Their keeper has had one of the games of his life. He made four or five different class saves, and they cleared one off the line."
"Their goals have come from rebounds that have fallen to them, but their first goal is obviously poor defending."
"Looking at the game overall, we had 17 or 18 shots on goal with ten or 11 on target."
"We're just not clinical enough in the opposition's box and that's the tale of our season at this moment in time - it's tough to take."
"When you look at the stats and the performance and their goalkeeper's performance, the boys have put in a shift and we're unlucky not to come away with a point, never mind the three," he said.
The Colchester fans were disappointed not to take something from the game.
The following extracts are taken from cu-fcchat, the U'sual and the Gazette.
"Fuming that another weak and wobbly display handed an arch-rival 3 points. Any defeat against the scummy Chavboys is totally unacceptable, but to lose to their team of pensioners is especially galling! Where was the pride? Where was the blood and thunder to ensure we won at all costs? After witnessing those mugs celebrating like they'd won a cup, all I can say is Humes and McGreal OUT NOW!!!"
Blue and white stripe believer wrote:
"Beaten by Nathan Tyson and Craig Mackail-Smith goals which were both avoidable had we reacted to the ball like Wycombe defenders did when the roles were reversed."
crazy comments wrote:
"I've just got back and my anger is still boiling over. To be competitive you need fitness and alertness from your players. Their goals came from forwards being extra alert in the box and half a yard faster to the ball, not like our players waiting for things to happen. Every loose ball they chased whether going out of touch or not."
"Fairly average, at times insipid game of football. Not much passion or tough tackling involved. But still chances created. Their keeper made some very good saves and one flying kick off the line by their fullback was inspired."
"Think Wycombe will be up there at the end of the season. Their front three are a handful and their keeper had a blinder. The main frustration today was that Wycombe were always first to the loose ball including both goals!"
North Essex Casual wrote:
"Our Joke of a season continues. Should be bottom by mid October now our home form is dipping."
"Thought we weren't bad today and that both goals were against the run of play, the second more so than the first."
"No shortage of endeavour and plenty of chances created but the Wycombe 'keeper made a number of good saves. A bit more composure in front of goal would have secured three points...and better defending, of course."
Clock End Codger wrote:
"Usual story - created loads of chances but couldn't score. Gave away a couple of goals by poor marking. Loads of time wasting by Wycombe."
"You will always create chances in this league. It's average at best. We usually nick a goal but we can't keep clean sheets. That's the root cause. Our performance was okay but results count, especially against old foes like this lot today."
"An undeserved defeat. It`s like our last relegation season. Dominating games, not scoring and then conceding bad goals. I couldn't get angry with the team because we were better than Wycombe."
"We should beat teams like Wycombe but today they deserved to win."
"Thought we were a tad unlucky today."
Next Game: Wycombe v Crewe - Tuesday 26th September - 7.45pm