Wilder - Get it sorted!

Oxford Mail: United manager Chris Wilder and assistant Mickey Lewis talk tactics during Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at home to Scunthorpe. Wilder wants a big improvement at Newport United manager Chris Wilder and assistant Mickey Lewis talk tactics during Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at home to Scunthorpe. Wilder wants a big improvement at Newport

Chris Wilder has challenged his Oxford United players to show their much-vaunted character and spirit by halting a dip in form at Newport County tomorrow.

The U’s have endured a miserable festive period so far, picking up one point from a possible nine to slip down to fifth place in Sky Bet League Two.

For the first time this season they have lost successive league games and the latter, a 2-0 defeat to Scunthorpe United on Sunday, was described by Wilder as the poorest display of the campaign.

The U’s squad has attracted lots of praise for their battling qualities in recent months and their manager is demanding a vast improvement.

Wilder said: “Are we up for the fight when the pressure is on for the second part of the season?

“This is possibly the first time this season we’ve had a blip, losing consecutive games.

“Now we have to show what we’re really like, whether it’s the younger players or the senior ones.

“Everyone has talked about the plaudits for the senior players and defensively how good we are.

“Well, let’s have a little look now.”

United will take comfort from the fact they head to Wales with the best away league record in the top six tiers of English football.

But Rodney Parade has provided the backbone to Newport’s challenge in the leading pack, picking up 22 points there from a possible 27.

In the wake of the defeat to Scunthorpe, Wilder is considering shaking up the side.

The U’s boss does not have a great deal of scope for rotation, especially with Dave Kitson still suspended, but revealed one player would certainly be promoted from the bench.

He said: “Definitely, Michael Raynes will come into the team.”

Newport have problems of their own, with manager Justin Edinburgh facing a headache in goal.

First-choice keeper Lenny Pidgeley fractured a thumb in Sunday’s 1-0 defeat at Burton Albion and his deputy, Jamie Stephens, is out with a hamstring injury.

It could see County’s under 18 goalkeeper Connor Christie thrust into the limelight, but Pidgeley may be able to play through the pain.

Newport Co: from Pidgeley, Pipe, Oshilaja, Yakubu, Sandell, Jackson, Flynn, Chapman, Willmott, Washington, Jolley, James, Naylor, Minshull, Burge, Crow, Barker, Worley, Christie.

Oxford Utd: from Clarke, Hunt, Mullins, Wright, Newey, Williams, Hall, Rose, Rigg, Smalley, Constable, Raynes, Davies, Marsh, O’Dowda, Ruffels, Long, Crocombe.

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10:23am Tue 31 Dec 13

Inkpot says...

Let's see Michael Raynes in the centre of defence with Jake Wright and push Jonny Mullins into midfield............
.Rose and Hall need some help !!!!!
Let's see Michael Raynes in the centre of defence with Jake Wright and push Jonny Mullins into midfield............ .Rose and Hall need some help !!!!! Inkpot

11:29am Tue 31 Dec 13

BigAlBiker says...

Agreed, no bite or speed in midfield, Mullins might not be quick but he does not get knocked over very easy, Ty Marsh up front as well please.
Agreed, no bite or speed in midfield, Mullins might not be quick but he does not get knocked over very easy, Ty Marsh up front as well please. BigAlBiker

2:12pm Tue 31 Dec 13

learned says...

What's so special about Marsh ? He and O'Dowda are no more than conference standard
What's so special about Marsh ? He and O'Dowda are no more than conference standard learned

2:27pm Tue 31 Dec 13

tws says...

Would it be possible to keep pressure on opponents at defensive corners by keeping our big forwards up, especially when we are losing. Although I of course see the need for cover to mark big defenders at "set pieces", it may stop the TWO un-necessary pens stupidly given away by Kitson & Smalley, (both while we were still in the game, I believe?).
If we're winning I can see why they should defend, then???
PS: I like Kitson & his defensive ability but.................
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Would it be possible to keep pressure on opponents at defensive corners by keeping our big forwards up, especially when we are losing. Although I of course see the need for cover to mark big defenders at "set pieces", it may stop the TWO un-necessary pens stupidly given away by Kitson & Smalley, (both while we were still in the game, I believe?). If we're winning I can see why they should defend, then??? PS: I like Kitson & his defensive ability but................. ... tws

2:48pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Richard Wickson says...

learned wrote:
What's so special about Marsh ? He and O'Dowda are no more than conference standard
Marsh is an unknown quantity at this level. he only seems to get the odd cameo. the fact he rarely plays oe thana few minutes suggests to me that he doesnt impess the coaching in training.. it begs the question as to whether or not he should be allowed to go out on loan to get more experience or indeed be moved on altogther.
[quote][p][bold]learned[/bold] wrote: What's so special about Marsh ? He and O'Dowda are no more than conference standard[/p][/quote]Marsh is an unknown quantity at this level. he only seems to get the odd cameo. the fact he rarely plays oe thana few minutes suggests to me that he doesnt impess the coaching in training.. it begs the question as to whether or not he should be allowed to go out on loan to get more experience or indeed be moved on altogther. Richard Wickson

4:03pm Tue 31 Dec 13

BigAlBiker says...

Richard Wickson wrote:
learned wrote:
What's so special about Marsh ? He and O'Dowda are no more than conference standard
Marsh is an unknown quantity at this level. he only seems to get the odd cameo. the fact he rarely plays oe thana few minutes suggests to me that he doesnt impess the coaching in training.. it begs the question as to whether or not he should be allowed to go out on loan to get more experience or indeed be moved on altogther.
When Ty Marsh made his debut last season he terrified the big defender and scored a goal, having watched him in the reserves at Didcot when we had a reserve team he was the best player on the park, it's time he was given a chance to show what he can do, because for sure he can trap a ball and run like the wind.
[quote][p][bold]Richard Wickson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]learned[/bold] wrote: What's so special about Marsh ? He and O'Dowda are no more than conference standard[/p][/quote]Marsh is an unknown quantity at this level. he only seems to get the odd cameo. the fact he rarely plays oe thana few minutes suggests to me that he doesnt impess the coaching in training.. it begs the question as to whether or not he should be allowed to go out on loan to get more experience or indeed be moved on altogther.[/p][/quote]When Ty Marsh made his debut last season he terrified the big defender and scored a goal, having watched him in the reserves at Didcot when we had a reserve team he was the best player on the park, it's time he was given a chance to show what he can do, because for sure he can trap a ball and run like the wind. BigAlBiker

7:15pm Tue 31 Dec 13

oxford yellow says...

Its all well and good wilder moaning and saying we need to sort it but why wasnt he screaming on the touchline on sunday and to a lesser extent on boxing day for us to pass the ball as opposed to another aimless hoof forward to strikers who were barely contesting the ball and things didnt change in the second half
Its all well and good wilder moaning and saying we need to sort it but why wasnt he screaming on the touchline on sunday and to a lesser extent on boxing day for us to pass the ball as opposed to another aimless hoof forward to strikers who were barely contesting the ball and things didnt change in the second half oxford yellow

9:43pm Tue 31 Dec 13

osler road says...

I blame the Mickey Lewis haircut-re picture- you know what happened to Samson??!!
I blame the Mickey Lewis haircut-re picture- you know what happened to Samson??!! osler road

3:48pm Wed 1 Jan 14

adlibber says...

Wilder back to his nonsensical best with his cliche ridden gibberish. Nothing ever changes - it's never his fault.
Wilder back to his nonsensical best with his cliche ridden gibberish. Nothing ever changes - it's never his fault. adlibber

7:56pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Davos P says...

oxford yellow wrote:
Its all well and good wilder moaning and saying we need to sort it but why wasnt he screaming on the touchline on sunday and to a lesser extent on boxing day for us to pass the ball as opposed to another aimless hoof forward to strikers who were barely contesting the ball and things didnt change in the second half
Totally agree that passing the ball is the answer. There were two good passages of play where we passed it front to back and created a chance or two. Keeping possession tires the opposition. That doesn't mean there's no place for the long ball but it should be used only when the pass is on and there can be two people ready to get in close and pick up the ball from the knock down.
[quote][p][bold]oxford yellow[/bold] wrote: Its all well and good wilder moaning and saying we need to sort it but why wasnt he screaming on the touchline on sunday and to a lesser extent on boxing day for us to pass the ball as opposed to another aimless hoof forward to strikers who were barely contesting the ball and things didnt change in the second half[/p][/quote]Totally agree that passing the ball is the answer. There were two good passages of play where we passed it front to back and created a chance or two. Keeping possession tires the opposition. That doesn't mean there's no place for the long ball but it should be used only when the pass is on and there can be two people ready to get in close and pick up the ball from the knock down. Davos P

5:05pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Richard Wickson says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
Richard Wickson wrote:
learned wrote:
What's so special about Marsh ? He and O'Dowda are no more than conference standard
Marsh is an unknown quantity at this level. he only seems to get the odd cameo. the fact he rarely plays oe thana few minutes suggests to me that he doesnt impess the coaching in training.. it begs the question as to whether or not he should be allowed to go out on loan to get more experience or indeed be moved on altogther.
When Ty Marsh made his debut last season he terrified the big defender and scored a goal, having watched him in the reserves at Didcot when we had a reserve team he was the best player on the park, it's time he was given a chance to show what he can do, because for sure he can trap a ball and run like the wind.
Ido remember his debut Big Al, he looked as if he had what we needed, control and speed. What's happened since? Wilders obviously not convinced he's got what it takes as he gives him precious few minutes now.
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Richard Wickson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]learned[/bold] wrote: What's so special about Marsh ? He and O'Dowda are no more than conference standard[/p][/quote]Marsh is an unknown quantity at this level. he only seems to get the odd cameo. the fact he rarely plays oe thana few minutes suggests to me that he doesnt impess the coaching in training.. it begs the question as to whether or not he should be allowed to go out on loan to get more experience or indeed be moved on altogther.[/p][/quote]When Ty Marsh made his debut last season he terrified the big defender and scored a goal, having watched him in the reserves at Didcot when we had a reserve team he was the best player on the park, it's time he was given a chance to show what he can do, because for sure he can trap a ball and run like the wind.[/p][/quote]Ido remember his debut Big Al, he looked as if he had what we needed, control and speed. What's happened since? Wilders obviously not convinced he's got what it takes as he gives him precious few minutes now. Richard Wickson

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