Dagenham & Redbridge 1 (Bevans og 89) Oxford United 0

Oxford Mail: Dagenham & Redbridge 1 (Bevans og 89) Oxford United 0 Dagenham & Redbridge 1 (Bevans og 89) Oxford United 0

OXFORD United suffered the cruellest of defeats as a freak own goal in the dying minutes handed Dagenham & Redbridge a fortuitous victory.

A tight game looked destined to finish goalless, but a minute from the end of normal time, the visitors were hit by a hammer blow.

Luke Howell's shot was blocked by Michael Raynes and the ball ricocheted off Matt Bevans' knees, looping over goalkeeper Ryan Clarke into the net.

It was harsh on a hard-working United side who were not at their best but deserved at least a point.

They had chances to take all three, as Ryan Williams fired off target at the end of a slick move in the first half and James Constable had two sights of goal after coming on as a substitute.

But it was not to be, as United slipped to a fourth successive away defeat and the level of frustration was demonstrated by a brief altercation between skipper Jake Wright and a handful of supporters as the players headed for the changing room.

Gary Waddock made four changes to the side which were well beaten at Southend United on Monday.

Raynes came in for Sam Long at centre half, Scott Davies and Andy Whing replaced Danny Rose and Sean Rigg in midfield, while up front David Connolly was preferred to James Constable.

A fifth alteration was needed before kick-off. Alfie Potter picked up an injury in the warm-up, so Williams was promoted from the bench at short notice.

United had lost their previous three away games 3-0 and they did not start promisingly.

Just three minutes were on the clock when a loose pass from Jake Wright was intercepted by Ashley Chambers, but fortunately the ball ran to goalkeeper Ryan Clarke.

Dagenham, unbeaten in their last seven games, took advantage of their stuttering visitors and made all the early running.

A deep cross from the right on nine minutes found Medy Elito in space at the back post, but the winger sliced a good opportunity wide.

Wright, who had struggled at Roots Hall, made another mistake midway through the half. Chambers caught the U's skipper in possession and burst into the box, where Raynes had to make a hurried clearance.

United were below par and sloppy in possession, but perhaps inspired by a loud travelling following they gradually got their act together.

It took almost half an hour to pose any kind of threat, when Connolly, who had been starved of service, had a shot blocked after Raynes flicked on David Hunt's long throw.

Williams was not supposed to be on the pitch, but the winger suddenly came to life.

A flash of skill nine minutes before the break saw him beat Jack Connors and play in Josh Ruffels. The Australian kept running and was on hand to receive the cut-back, but blasted off target from 15 yards.

It began a bright spell for United up to half-time, as they kept the ball well and pinned Dagenham back.

Williams provided the spark again late in the half, playing Davies into the area, where he found Ruffels to fire a shot, which was deflected wide.

It gave United plenty of encouragement heading into the break, but it disrupted their rhythm.

Instead, Dagenham reasserted themselves and should have taken the lead 11 minutes after the restart.

A low cross from the left found Luke Norris, who smartly spun into space before blasting over from ten yards.

It was a glorious chance in the context of a tight game and the striker's frustrated reaction suggested he knew it.

United struggled to impose themselves and Waddock had to turn to the bench for inspiration.

Rigg, Constable and Nicky Wroe all came on in quick succession in the hope of giving the visitors fresh impetus.

A chance duly arrived, with Raynes leaping to head wide from Hunt's throw.

Constable also quickly had a chance, collecting a cross and firing a shot on the turn which Chris Lewington blocked with his legs.

The game began to open up as both sides looked for a winner in the final ten minutes.

Dagenham opened United up four minutes from time, but a brilliant challenge from Whing denied substitute Chris Dickson a tap-in.

But the visitors were hit with a hammer blow a minute from the end of normal time.

The goal came in bizarre fashion as a clearance struck Raynes and Bevans on the edge of the box before looping over Clarke into the net.

Constable had a sight of goal in stoppage time, but after teeing himself up the striker shot wide.

Oxford Utd: Clarke, Bevans, Raynes, Wright, Hunt, Davies, Whing, Ruffels, Williams (Wroe 74), Smalley (Rigg 68), Connolly (Constable 72).

Unused subs: Crocombe, Long, Rose, Potter.

Dagenham: Lewington, Hoyte, Doe, Saah, Connors, Ogogo, Chambers, Howell, Turgott (Azeez 69), Norris (Dickson 81), Elito.

Unused subs: Seabright, Bingham, D'Ath, Shields, Gayle.

Referee: Trevor Kettle (Rutland).

Attendance: 1,893 (598 visitors).

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6:00pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Beau champ mummy says...

Bring back wilder this is pure rubbish wad dock out
Bring back wilder this is pure rubbish wad dock out Beau champ mummy
  • Score: -4

6:04pm Sat 29 Mar 14

dorsetyellows says...

So a oxford team not at there best , what the hell does it take to get them to
Put in a good performance ? Hope the club pull out of this rut now we are in
Phase 3 of the plan to the championship ! ( nonsense ) .
So a oxford team not at there best , what the hell does it take to get them to Put in a good performance ? Hope the club pull out of this rut now we are in Phase 3 of the plan to the championship ! ( nonsense ) . dorsetyellows
  • Score: 2

6:10pm Sat 29 Mar 14

hawkeye1 says...

Beven's article said "LETS SORT IT " well thank's you sorted it, certainly opened mouth and inserted foot this time, best keep quiet in future.
Beven's article said "LETS SORT IT " well thank's you sorted it, certainly opened mouth and inserted foot this time, best keep quiet in future. hawkeye1
  • Score: -8

6:15pm Sat 29 Mar 14

learned says...

Think we can safely say that is the end of our season.
And.....Can someone please tell me what our management see in that useless Smalley ??
Think we can safely say that is the end of our season. And.....Can someone please tell me what our management see in that useless Smalley ?? learned
  • Score: 10

6:32pm Sat 29 Mar 14

WindsorYellow says...

We will lucky if we finish in the top half of the table! Wad dock must be thinking? Why the **** did I leave mk dons for this shower of ****
We will lucky if we finish in the top half of the table! Wad dock must be thinking? Why the **** did I leave mk dons for this shower of **** WindsorYellow
  • Score: 11

6:36pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Richard Wickson says...

United suffer cruellest defeat due to a freak own goal, that's the headline but as much as I am a United fan and have no love whatsoever for Dagenham the headline fact is that we never troubled their goalkeeper. I have said countless times over the years that unless we attack and get shots on goal we will not score enough and countless times the club I support have failed to score enough goals to get a lead and then add to it. It's a simple game, you score more goals than your opponents and if you don't then you don't win the game. Had we scored before the cruellest of deflections then we wouldn't have lost the game. It's simple! Under Wilder we didn't score enough goals on a regular basis although he had us defensively strong so if we nicked one it got us thru on a number of occasions but since he left we have been very poor defensively and up front have been dreadful. We had more corners than the opposition today but didn't put their goal under any noticeable threat, failure to create chances cost us the game although had they not got a lucky deflection, and there is no doubt it was a freak of luck, then we may have got the draw but far too often we ride our luck that the opposition will not steal one at the death and today Lady Luck deserted us. We mustn't rely on luck but must find a way to score goals. Our midfield is non existent and when our forwards get the ball in a decent position far too often the chance is spurned, partly I am sure because of the pressure on the player to score from what might be our ownly chance.
United suffer cruellest defeat due to a freak own goal, that's the headline but as much as I am a United fan and have no love whatsoever for Dagenham the headline fact is that we never troubled their goalkeeper. I have said countless times over the years that unless we attack and get shots on goal we will not score enough and countless times the club I support have failed to score enough goals to get a lead and then add to it. It's a simple game, you score more goals than your opponents and if you don't then you don't win the game. Had we scored before the cruellest of deflections then we wouldn't have lost the game. It's simple! Under Wilder we didn't score enough goals on a regular basis although he had us defensively strong so if we nicked one it got us thru on a number of occasions but since he left we have been very poor defensively and up front have been dreadful. We had more corners than the opposition today but didn't put their goal under any noticeable threat, failure to create chances cost us the game although had they not got a lucky deflection, and there is no doubt it was a freak of luck, then we may have got the draw but far too often we ride our luck that the opposition will not steal one at the death and today Lady Luck deserted us. We mustn't rely on luck but must find a way to score goals. Our midfield is non existent and when our forwards get the ball in a decent position far too often the chance is spurned, partly I am sure because of the pressure on the player to score from what might be our ownly chance. Richard Wickson
  • Score: 17

6:41pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Richard Wickson says...

hawkeye1 wrote:
Beven's article said "LETS SORT IT " well thank's you sorted it, certainly opened mouth and inserted foot this time, best keep quiet in future.
Although Bevans wasn't at his best today he was no worse than any other defender in an OU shirt and the defeat cannot be blamed solely on his shoulders. The other 13 must also take a fair share of responsibility.
[quote][p][bold]hawkeye1[/bold] wrote: Beven's article said "LETS SORT IT " well thank's you sorted it, certainly opened mouth and inserted foot this time, best keep quiet in future.[/p][/quote]Although Bevans wasn't at his best today he was no worse than any other defender in an OU shirt and the defeat cannot be blamed solely on his shoulders. The other 13 must also take a fair share of responsibility. Richard Wickson
  • Score: 9

6:41pm Sat 29 Mar 14

BenkiuGuasu says...

A last minute deflected own goal away against a team also fighting for the play-offs.... It's not that disastrous in itself is it.... Can still make the play offs...can still get promoted.... But yes, we should have held on to Wilder....
A last minute deflected own goal away against a team also fighting for the play-offs.... It's not that disastrous in itself is it.... Can still make the play offs...can still get promoted.... But yes, we should have held on to Wilder.... BenkiuGuasu
  • Score: -5

8:05pm Sat 29 Mar 14

onthebench says...

Unfortunately there is no surprise here. Chris Wilder built a side to win games, but more importantly, not to lose too many! The way he did this was by filling the squad with hard working ball winning battlers. This gets results but does not necessarily entertain very much. Look at the entire squad and you will see players of very much the same qualities (with a few exceptions - Williams of Fulham, Mullins out for the season & Kitson who is mostly injured or suspended). To try to then get us to play a more expansive game simply will not work with this set of players. We do not have any midfield creativity - we haven' t had any all season and we simply will not with this set of players. That is why Micky Lewis failed. He tried to play an expansive game without the players who could play that way. Maybe Waddock thought he could do the same. Hopefully now he knows differently. Lastly, I feel quite sorry for Smalley because his work ethic is absolutely fantastic. Sadly this is not matched by his abilities which are simply not to football league standard. I have yet to meet a U's fan who doesn't feel the same way ( although there must be some?) but whoever picks the team be it Wilder, Lewis or Waddock, they all seem to stick with him. What are the rest of us all missing??? Bizarre!
Unfortunately there is no surprise here. Chris Wilder built a side to win games, but more importantly, not to lose too many! The way he did this was by filling the squad with hard working ball winning battlers. This gets results but does not necessarily entertain very much. Look at the entire squad and you will see players of very much the same qualities (with a few exceptions - Williams of Fulham, Mullins out for the season & Kitson who is mostly injured or suspended). To try to then get us to play a more expansive game simply will not work with this set of players. We do not have any midfield creativity - we haven' t had any all season and we simply will not with this set of players. That is why Micky Lewis failed. He tried to play an expansive game without the players who could play that way. Maybe Waddock thought he could do the same. Hopefully now he knows differently. Lastly, I feel quite sorry for Smalley because his work ethic is absolutely fantastic. Sadly this is not matched by his abilities which are simply not to football league standard. I have yet to meet a U's fan who doesn't feel the same way ( although there must be some?) but whoever picks the team be it Wilder, Lewis or Waddock, they all seem to stick with him. What are the rest of us all missing??? Bizarre! onthebench
  • Score: 10

8:56pm Sat 29 Mar 14

william12 says...

Luck doesn't come into it we are poor not good enough results have shown that .
Luck doesn't come into it we are poor not good enough results have shown that . william12
  • Score: 19

9:57pm Sat 29 Mar 14

dovepe says...

Beano on the bench again beyond me Smalley is rubbish
Beano on the bench again beyond me Smalley is rubbish dovepe
  • Score: 7

10:04pm Sat 29 Mar 14

WindsorYellow says...

We won't go up this season! Nor, will we go up next season. Same old oxford never going anywhere! Chairmen who talk a good game. But no real backing!
Kassam who is ripping us off with that **** stadium! 5 year plan ? Championship football what mugs must have brought that?!?!?
We won't go up this season! Nor, will we go up next season. Same old oxford never going anywhere! Chairmen who talk a good game. But no real backing! Kassam who is ripping us off with that **** stadium! 5 year plan ? Championship football what mugs must have brought that?!?!? WindsorYellow
  • Score: 17

11:00pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Doctor69 says...

Unlucky or not, we lose again, we don't create anything again, and our position within the playoffs is now hanging by a thread.

Huge shake up required as what we have is not good enough.
Unlucky or not, we lose again, we don't create anything again, and our position within the playoffs is now hanging by a thread. Huge shake up required as what we have is not good enough. Doctor69
  • Score: 9

7:23am Sun 30 Mar 14

London_Ox says...

Same Old... Opposing team gets out the blocks much quicker and looks to boss the game and get something from it. We didnt really get going or threaten until the 75th minute.

We looked timid and sheepish and the weak link is clearly our non existent midfield which offers lack of decent supply to the forwards and because it's lightweight puts more pressure on our defense.

Again, lots of misplayed passes yesterday and we need more leaders on the pitch.. We lack vocal support and authority.

Great away turn out who remained upbeat most of the match and didnt deserve that kind of display.
Same Old... Opposing team gets out the blocks much quicker and looks to boss the game and get something from it. We didnt really get going or threaten until the 75th minute. We looked timid and sheepish and the weak link is clearly our non existent midfield which offers lack of decent supply to the forwards and because it's lightweight puts more pressure on our defense. Again, lots of misplayed passes yesterday and we need more leaders on the pitch.. We lack vocal support and authority. Great away turn out who remained upbeat most of the match and didnt deserve that kind of display. London_Ox
  • Score: 7

8:54am Sun 30 Mar 14

cowleyman says...

why do so called fans keep on about wilder? hes doing no better at Northampton. fans don't be impatient .give waddock a chance
why do so called fans keep on about wilder? hes doing no better at Northampton. fans don't be impatient .give waddock a chance cowleyman
  • Score: 7

10:32am Sun 30 Mar 14

bigchet says...

once again we start very slowly and allow the opposition to dominate and then having survived the early pressure manage to concede and throw the game away right at the end. this has happened time and again this season and its little wonder that the fans become angry and frustrated. if this poor form is carried into the next couple of games then the season will be well and truly over. im not usually negative but its hard to see much to be positive about at this point in time.
once again we start very slowly and allow the opposition to dominate and then having survived the early pressure manage to concede and throw the game away right at the end. this has happened time and again this season and its little wonder that the fans become angry and frustrated. if this poor form is carried into the next couple of games then the season will be well and truly over. im not usually negative but its hard to see much to be positive about at this point in time. bigchet
  • Score: 2

11:50am Sun 30 Mar 14

Richard Wickson says...

cowleyman wrote:
why do so called fans keep on about wilder? hes doing no better at Northampton. fans don't be impatient .give waddock a chance
I agree he's not doing well at Northampton and I was never his biggest fan but he did build a side that battled and got a reasonable number of points while he was here. He filled the team with battlers who would get blocks in etc but were never going to score a lot of goals. On the bench gets it spot non. With his post above, Wilder had a side here that weren't going to lose many but neither were they designed to entertain either. I think many of us mention him now because he got us into the top few and might have kept us there, we will never know, but the side has been horribly exposed since he left, hard working, battling, but not entertaining and not containing game changers, sad to say but boring and not a side to dominate games.
[quote][p][bold]cowleyman[/bold] wrote: why do so called fans keep on about wilder? hes doing no better at Northampton. fans don't be impatient .give waddock a chance[/p][/quote]I agree he's not doing well at Northampton and I was never his biggest fan but he did build a side that battled and got a reasonable number of points while he was here. He filled the team with battlers who would get blocks in etc but were never going to score a lot of goals. On the bench gets it spot non. With his post above, Wilder had a side here that weren't going to lose many but neither were they designed to entertain either. I think many of us mention him now because he got us into the top few and might have kept us there, we will never know, but the side has been horribly exposed since he left, hard working, battling, but not entertaining and not containing game changers, sad to say but boring and not a side to dominate games. Richard Wickson
  • Score: 4

12:51pm Sun 30 Mar 14

South Upper 87 says...

Doctor69 wrote:
Unlucky or not, we lose again, we don't create anything again, and our position within the playoffs is now hanging by a thread.

Huge shake up required as what we have is not good enough.
The crazy thing is we are supposed to have had a huge shake up last year. So many players were let go and Wilder replaced most of them with nothing better, apart from Mullins. Take out the loans of williams and Connelly and we have very little to offer.
[quote][p][bold]Doctor69[/bold] wrote: Unlucky or not, we lose again, we don't create anything again, and our position within the playoffs is now hanging by a thread. Huge shake up required as what we have is not good enough.[/p][/quote]The crazy thing is we are supposed to have had a huge shake up last year. So many players were let go and Wilder replaced most of them with nothing better, apart from Mullins. Take out the loans of williams and Connelly and we have very little to offer. South Upper 87
  • Score: 5

1:01pm Sun 30 Mar 14

iallan says...

Thank you onthebench! Best comments ever posted on the makeup of the squad and why it was constructed that way. My recollection is It had to be constructed that way to get out of the conference, a league not known for expansive game playing, but where having a squad of battlers can be helpful. The squad has changed a bit since those days, but we are still talking D-2, not the Championship or the Premier League.

Defense wins championships. No matter what sport you are playing. It is hard for some people to watch, as you can see from many of the comments posted on this blog. I happen to love it, primarily because it requires commitment, not only on the part of each player, but also the team. Show me a team playing good defense, and you will be showing me a "team", not just a collection of players. Chris Wilder understood this and did a pretty good job organizing the talent he had to that end.
Thank you onthebench! Best comments ever posted on the makeup of the squad and why it was constructed that way. My recollection is It had to be constructed that way to get out of the conference, a league not known for expansive game playing, but where having a squad of battlers can be helpful. The squad has changed a bit since those days, but we are still talking D-2, not the Championship or the Premier League. Defense wins championships. No matter what sport you are playing. It is hard for some people to watch, as you can see from many of the comments posted on this blog. I happen to love it, primarily because it requires commitment, not only on the part of each player, but also the team. Show me a team playing good defense, and you will be showing me a "team", not just a collection of players. Chris Wilder understood this and did a pretty good job organizing the talent he had to that end. iallan
  • Score: 6

1:11pm Sun 30 Mar 14

BigAlBiker says...

Mark my words, Waddock will be worse than Wilder.

Playing Smalley proves this, I said it the day he was appointed he was no good and along with players losing confidence we may not win another game this season.

Give Waddock to Christmas to lose dead wood, bring in new and if it's working then fine, but as I say mark my words this man is NOT the man.
Mark my words, Waddock will be worse than Wilder. Playing Smalley proves this, I said it the day he was appointed he was no good and along with players losing confidence we may not win another game this season. Give Waddock to Christmas to lose dead wood, bring in new and if it's working then fine, but as I say mark my words this man is NOT the man. BigAlBiker
  • Score: -11

1:16pm Sun 30 Mar 14

oxcidental says...

It is simple.....To win football matches you have to scrore more goals than your opponents.......We do not score many goals which in turn puts our defence under pressure......Our midfielders are too slow and our fowards cant finish the few chances they are provided......We need PACE use SPACE to remain in the promotion RACE or we will sink without TRACE
It is simple.....To win football matches you have to scrore more goals than your opponents.......We do not score many goals which in turn puts our defence under pressure......Our midfielders are too slow and our fowards cant finish the few chances they are provided......We need PACE use SPACE to remain in the promotion RACE or we will sink without TRACE oxcidental
  • Score: 4

1:24pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Brenda Jackson says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
Mark my words, Waddock will be worse than Wilder.

Playing Smalley proves this, I said it the day he was appointed he was no good and along with players losing confidence we may not win another game this season.

Give Waddock to Christmas to lose dead wood, bring in new and if it's working then fine, but as I say mark my words this man is NOT the man.
With all your insightfulness and apparent ability to see into the future- I should think IL will be regretting going through his vigorous 'no stone left unturned' search for 'the right man' when instead all he had to do was consult the Oracle, otherwise known as 'BigAlBiker' ...
'Worse than Wider' what do you base that on? A crystal ball, or do you have something to share, like facts?
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: Mark my words, Waddock will be worse than Wilder. Playing Smalley proves this, I said it the day he was appointed he was no good and along with players losing confidence we may not win another game this season. Give Waddock to Christmas to lose dead wood, bring in new and if it's working then fine, but as I say mark my words this man is NOT the man.[/p][/quote]With all your insightfulness and apparent ability to see into the future- I should think IL will be regretting going through his vigorous 'no stone left unturned' search for 'the right man' when instead all he had to do was consult the Oracle, otherwise known as 'BigAlBiker' ... 'Worse than Wider' what do you base that on? A crystal ball, or do you have something to share, like facts? Brenda Jackson
  • Score: 9

4:36pm Sun 30 Mar 14

oldun says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
Mark my words, Waddock will be worse than Wilder.

Playing Smalley proves this, I said it the day he was appointed he was no good and along with players losing confidence we may not win another game this season.

Give Waddock to Christmas to lose dead wood, bring in new and if it's working then fine, but as I say mark my words this man is NOT the man.
Mr L said that we had 70 applicants - thus many must have been much, much better than Chris W. Surely Mr L must have chosen one who is. Come on Mr Waddock , prove these folk wrong (start by relegating Smalley from the match 18 - and by winning the next match)
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: Mark my words, Waddock will be worse than Wilder. Playing Smalley proves this, I said it the day he was appointed he was no good and along with players losing confidence we may not win another game this season. Give Waddock to Christmas to lose dead wood, bring in new and if it's working then fine, but as I say mark my words this man is NOT the man.[/p][/quote]Mr L said that we had 70 applicants - thus many must have been much, much better than Chris W. Surely Mr L must have chosen one who is. Come on Mr Waddock , prove these folk wrong (start by relegating Smalley from the match 18 - and by winning the next match) oldun
  • Score: 0

9:54am Mon 31 Mar 14

A Scroat says...

cowleyman wrote:
why do so called fans keep on about wilder? hes doing no better at Northampton. fans don't be impatient .give waddock a chance
I agree. We waste too many chances in front of goal because we do not have a decent striker. Just look at the stats for this season. Constable should be in midfield.
[quote][p][bold]cowleyman[/bold] wrote: why do so called fans keep on about wilder? hes doing no better at Northampton. fans don't be impatient .give waddock a chance[/p][/quote]I agree. We waste too many chances in front of goal because we do not have a decent striker. Just look at the stats for this season. Constable should be in midfield. A Scroat
  • Score: 2

2:44pm Mon 31 Mar 14

BigAlBiker says...

oxcidental wrote:
It is simple.....To win football matches you have to scrore more goals than your opponents.......We do not score many goals which in turn puts our defence under pressure......Our midfielders are too slow and our fowards cant finish the few chances they are provided......We need PACE use SPACE to remain in the promotion RACE or we will sink without TRACE
Exactly what i have been saying since the start of the season, we have slow players who cant think any quicker than they can run.

And passing back from a free kick winds me up, the goal is the other way.
[quote][p][bold]oxcidental[/bold] wrote: It is simple.....To win football matches you have to scrore more goals than your opponents.......We do not score many goals which in turn puts our defence under pressure......Our midfielders are too slow and our fowards cant finish the few chances they are provided......We need PACE use SPACE to remain in the promotion RACE or we will sink without TRACE[/p][/quote]Exactly what i have been saying since the start of the season, we have slow players who cant think any quicker than they can run. And passing back from a free kick winds me up, the goal is the other way. BigAlBiker
  • Score: 2

7:55pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Eraser says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
Mark my words, Waddock will be worse than Wilder.

Playing Smalley proves this, I said it the day he was appointed he was no good and along with players losing confidence we may not win another game this season.

Give Waddock to Christmas to lose dead wood, bring in new and if it's working then fine, but as I say mark my words this man is NOT the man.
Who do you want?
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: Mark my words, Waddock will be worse than Wilder. Playing Smalley proves this, I said it the day he was appointed he was no good and along with players losing confidence we may not win another game this season. Give Waddock to Christmas to lose dead wood, bring in new and if it's working then fine, but as I say mark my words this man is NOT the man.[/p][/quote]Who do you want? Eraser
  • Score: 1

3:14pm Tue 1 Apr 14

BigAlBiker says...

Eraser wrote:
BigAlBiker wrote:
Mark my words, Waddock will be worse than Wilder.

Playing Smalley proves this, I said it the day he was appointed he was no good and along with players losing confidence we may not win another game this season.

Give Waddock to Christmas to lose dead wood, bring in new and if it's working then fine, but as I say mark my words this man is NOT the man.
Who do you want?
Someone who can motivate, has experience and knows football, in my opinion Waddock was not the man, obviously i don't know who else applied but surely there must have been someone who fitted the bill better?

My own choice would have been Martin Allen but we were to slow and Barnet got him, Mickey Adams, NOT WADDOCK.
[quote][p][bold]Eraser[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: Mark my words, Waddock will be worse than Wilder. Playing Smalley proves this, I said it the day he was appointed he was no good and along with players losing confidence we may not win another game this season. Give Waddock to Christmas to lose dead wood, bring in new and if it's working then fine, but as I say mark my words this man is NOT the man.[/p][/quote]Who do you want?[/p][/quote]Someone who can motivate, has experience and knows football, in my opinion Waddock was not the man, obviously i don't know who else applied but surely there must have been someone who fitted the bill better? My own choice would have been Martin Allen but we were to slow and Barnet got him, Mickey Adams, NOT WADDOCK. BigAlBiker
  • Score: 2

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