It is patently obvious that MOC made a big difference on Saturday.
Week after week we have watched the same players lack energy and purpose. In the army they talk a lot about morale, and you hear a lot of talks that say that when morale is poor the troops are unlikely to do their best. In fact it is the same in most walks of life, if you are in a challenging job and your morale is low your performance will suffer.
The team did not suddenly become better footballers on Saturday, but they did show a great deal more self-belief and determination. Adding MOC to the staff worked for that match, and changed the whole attitude of the team, but there is no guarantee that this effect will continue.
When he was here before with Hutchings O’Connor was unpopular with many in the squad and regarded as being too aggressive and negative when things were going wrong. So it could be that this will just be a one-off, and even rebound badly if we lose our forthcoming tough fixtures, or perhaps it will be the turn around that our season needs. Time will tell.