Totally Frank - Gregan airs his views...
PUBLISHED: 18:05 26 January 2007 | UPDATED: 10:31 24 May 2010
THERE was a feeling in the dressing room on Saturday we had been mugged." Beaten 2-0 at home by a side that were within touching distance had we won the game. Instead we now find ourselves eight points behi
Weston AFC supremo Frank Gregan airs his views:THERE was a feeling in the dressing room on Saturday we had been "mugged." Beaten 2-0 at home by a side that were within touching distance had we won the game. Instead we now find ourselves eight points behind Sutton and they look a long way away. We played well in patches without being good enough in either box. Sutton had two chances and scored them both, we had five great chances and failed to convert the lot. The afternoon was summed up when Marvin Brown, the club's leading scorer, found himself one-on-one with the keeper who went to ground early, but Marvin's feeble shot found his outstretched foot. It was a subdued dressing room after the game but we focused on the positives and tried to give the players a lift. it is going to be an edgy three and a half months before the end of the season but I am confident we have enough talent in the squad to retain our status in the Conference South.The big matches at the weekend produced no points out of six for the country's big two. Chelsea were beaten by Liverpool at Anfield and then Manchester United falling victim of the Arsenal late late show at the Emirates. It is great to see the league so competitive this year, many thought that Chelsea would run away with it again and the excitement of a close finish can only be for the good of the game. I must confess that I was in the camp that thought it would be a stroll in the park for the boys from Stamford Bridge. I will consequently be forking out a few fivers to the Man Utd fans at my local at the end of the season if status quo prevails. Two managers that I know from opposite ends of the football spectrum lost their jobs last week, Mickey Adams at Coventry City and Darren Perrin at Chippenham Town. Darren has been suspended pending the return of his chairperson from holiday but the writing looks like being on the wall. I did a module of my UEFA A licence with Mickey Adams and found him a professional and genial guy. He looks forever young, but already in his managerial career he has managed Fulham, Brighton, Leicester City and Coventry. Darren Perrin was a youth development officer of mine at Forest Green Rovers before going on to manage Paulton Rovers and Chippenham Town. A hundred places may separate the clubs they have been involved with in the football pyramid, but I know they will both be feeling the same this week. Both will bounce back at their respective levels, quite simply because they are both good enough.
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