UTS regular bangsection summed up the “football” game against Stevenage best with his succinct comments:
Horrible game, great point.
Graham Westley’s brand of football is well documented but I was still pretty appalled to see it first hand. It’s like a sort of dystopian vision of football in the future where the game is a more cynical version of rugby union played in front of 2,500 people with no cultural heritage.
Match report: Hoof, head, hoof, head, foul, dive, hoof, tug, block, dive, grab, head, hoof, tug, dive, hoof. All played out to the soundtrack of a very angry man shouting swear words at the top of his voice. There was also a twunt with a drum.
Deaninho set us up 4-3-3 to contain Stevenage and it worked but we offered very little going forward. That said, Lancashire and Smith did everything asked of them, as did the midfield trio of Chambers, Wilson and @Taundz. Nicholls, Grigg and Macken had a thankless task up front but Grigg didn’t look up for the battle today at all I’m afraid. Macken blasted our best chance of the game out of the ground from 6 yards out.
You can see how Stevenage have bullied better teams than us into submission this season so a point is a very good return. We’re actually pretty good at the backs to the walls stuff this season but we need to start seizing the initiative – especially at home.
Nice to tick it off the list but I have no desire to go to Stevenage again any time soon. Dreadful place, dreadful manager, dreadful team.
Fingers crossed by the time they come to Walsall at the end of March most referees will have seen enough of their atrocious brand of football to make the return match a more entertaining feature. Certainly no “twunts with drums” should be allowed in – goes without saying, if freedom of speech banners are banned there should be no freeom of beats.