Absolutely they weren't fit, and certainly they are now; that was the basis for the whole failure under the last regime. nothing to do with lack of money, resources or being where the club is geographically located. Part time teams were fitter than ours and it used to hurt me to observe it. Pressing and movement are key to being the team with the upper hand in this league and ours was woeful ~ rather like Orient might have been yesterday. Get a team under the right sort of management in this league and you've got a chance.forevertufc wrote: ↑26 Nov 2017, 00:33The improvements in our team are clear to see, for a start player fitness, they weren't fit, they are now, a real treat to see our own team still full of running at the 90 minutes mark, and still pressing orient all over the field right to the death, it was lack of fitness that was causing so many late goals to be conceded, no coincidence the team are no longer shipping late goals.
So under proper management ~ who know how to set a side up, balance it properly and put the emphasis on keeping possession ~ we've had a good week; a week where we beat a side away from home and postponed their arrival at the top of the table and mullered a mirror reflection of our own sorry selves under the previous management.........McGinty reverting to the type of player that must have been the object of desire of Man Utd? Well it shows how little was demanded of him before doesn't it.forevertufc wrote: ↑26 Nov 2017, 00:33We're now seeing our team play with width, really no surprise that Luke Young is once again starting to like the player he was when first signed, he has options to work with, rather than being forced to quarter back the midfield, and just keep switching the play 30 yards side to side. It's good to see our team at least trying to play football, glad to see the back of the aimless hoofed, kick it any stuff we were being treated to, with a midfield line sat so deep, they nearly had the defenders up their rear ends.
Of course it will be tougher next Saturday, and it was tougher at Sutton on Tuesday; but no need to fear that. Aldershot were quite impressive when I've seen them twice this season on their own patch, but not that impressive and let's hope things are finally coming together!