- 25 Sep 2005
- Ian Goodison... who else!
In fairness, Mellon always emphasises that it is a collective effort and he bears ultimate responsibility, and this is the first occasion that he has publicly criticised the players. Even then he did not single out individuals. That is quite a contrast with some of his predecessors.On the keeping everybody back at corners tactic, I noticed Man City do it and it’s worked ok for them. They do have players with pace who can attack the cleared balls better though.
I don’t follow the player/manager interviews religiously, but don’t recall Clarke, Spearing or Mellon owning up to their own failings in any that I’ve seen. Think it adds weight to remarks about their colleagues if they were to be frank about their errors in the game or how we’ve set up tactically and got it wrong.
Story of our season, good at home, woefull awayAn annoying set of results elsewhere with Sutton losing, meaning that if we had also won last week, reaching the playoffs would have been in our control. As it stands, we must win next week and hope Swindon lose at Walsall, Sutton fail to win at Harrogate and Salford don’t win their last two games. All those results are quite possible. Unfortunately, the least likely is Rovers winning at Leyton Orient!