- 21 Sep 2005
Just the performance we needed. Excellent lads, keep it going.
Pleased for Hill today. He made changes and we were solid for most of the match against big rivals. Credit were credit is due, is what a great performance and an excellent result. Clarke and Nelson looked like a good pairing at the back and I was really impressed with Jack Young. Any news on the injuries from today?
I think the change of formation back to the diamond, Young in midfield to help Spearing, Vaughan and CBT up front, and Nelson in place of Manny, were all big factors. Plus, the difference in the general application and attitude of the players.Having seen only brief highlights of Exeter and none of this game yet, would be interested in why people think there was such a difference between the two games? On paper, the side Keith sent out last weekend was as strong as the one today and yet totally different outcomes. Vaughan's availability for today obviously a significant plus and some might say Monthe's absence and starting Sid Nelson was also be important.
Keith Hill and the management team deserve praise for making these calls, given the outcome.