Poor defending, but dirtier drop-outs.
Dirty drop-outs were Macca and Titch. Anth Langan didn’t reply to any texts during the week, so I assumed he would not be there. We drafted in Anthony Pearson, Dan Campbell and Wayne Ramsay. David Murton also made his bi-weekly appearance. Bad news is that Mickey Pearson is injured for a while. Marky was at work, while Scott Smith was also the same. No reply from Tim. Titch sent me a text this morning asking if I’d received his text last night. Well, no, because he didn’t send one. Macca waffled on about being in hospital, or something like that.
Mickey Pearson hobbling across the pitch with a bag full of Kronenburg.
Needless to say, very angry. Not a great start for Greenwell to start his coaching role with Sassco. Despite this, he was reasonably positive after the game with his comments (we’ll put an end to that soon).
Wayne Greenwell’s comments: “Today was the first of many steps in the new Sassco outfit. The effort was there clearly but the mistakes were ever present in our third of the pitch. So next week there will be changes to the back four with the introduction of a new centre half. The midfield was a steady 6 out of 10 today. An excellent performance by Muers up front earned him two goals and they were excellently taken for a man of his size and ability. Simma also had a good game despite conceding six, he was more vocal than ever before and I could even hear him over Dov’s abuse towards Muers (justly deserved at times).
“So to summarise the match: The first half went as well as could be expected; battling against gale force winds. The team as a unit performed well, putting us in a good position to push on in the second half. But as we started the second forty five complacency set in and cracks appeared in the back four. Ball watching and poor man marking gave away cheap sloppy goals. But less said about today and lets push on and look ahead to the next game and I know we will perform better, thanks for the effort today lads.”