Heeley: We have to go for Bloods

GOING FORWARD: Worcester City’s Greg Mills makes a break down the wing in their 3-2 defeat to Histon.

GOING FORWARD: Worcester City’s Greg Mills makes a break down the wing in their 3-2 defeat to Histon.

First published in Sport Worcester News: Photograph of the Author by

WORCESTER City manager Carl Heeley says his players cannot dwell on the Histon defeat as they look for an immediate response at Droylsden tomorrow.

City crashed to a 3-2 loss at St George’s Lane last Saturday, after fighting back from 2-0 down through sub Michael Taylor and Danny Glover following a first-half performance to forget.

With the games coming thick and fast at the moment, Worcester now head to Manchester to take on the Bloods and Heeley is demanding a marked improvement.

He said: “It’s just about getting points. We wanted points last Saturday and we didn’t get any. We can mope about it or be positive and go to Droylsden. That’s our next game so let’s pick ourselves up and go again.

“There are two ways of looking at it. You either sulk about it or you dust yourselves down and get on with it. What I would have done as a player, and I would expect that group to do, is to ask a few questions about the first-half.”

He continued: “We can use excuses, the last time we all got together was the Altrincham game.

“Our training facility has not been available to us because of the weather and we tried in vain to get facilities indoors but they were already booked up.

“That’s been a frustration and I think we clearly showed we were rusty but that said there was more things missing than just a lack of passing. I didn’t think we showed the desire that’s required to win a game.

“League tables don’t mean anything. You can think you have a divine right to win a game of football.

“I’ve been accused of using such clichés about winning games but if you’ve ever played a game of football, no games are easy and just because a team is top or bottom, it doesn’t mean anything.

“If you’re off it, like we were in the first-half, you don’t deserve to win.”

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10:45am Mon 28 Jan 13

upton kid says...

First of all would like to thank those supporters who got the ground playable despite the result. This club will survive if there are supporters like you, well done.
On the match, first half we did not come out of the blocks. Second half a different story and why cant we play like that from the start.Taylor was a great threat when he came on and could have had an hat trick in a 15 minute period it was a great shame we did not get a result.
I was not however impressed with those small minority of supporters who booed the team off at the end of the first half.The likes of those should be ashamed of themselves and to my mind not welcomed at the lane.
All the best at Droylsden
First of all would like to thank those supporters who got the ground playable despite the result. This club will survive if there are supporters like you, well done. On the match, first half we did not come out of the blocks. Second half a different story and why cant we play like that from the start.Taylor was a great threat when he came on and could have had an hat trick in a 15 minute period it was a great shame we did not get a result. I was not however impressed with those small minority of supporters who booed the team off at the end of the first half.The likes of those should be ashamed of themselves and to my mind not welcomed at the lane. All the best at Droylsden upton kid
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3:08pm Mon 28 Jan 13

thebrooksider says...

Lets all get behind the team and the manager. The team is clearly low on confidence, so they need all the encouragement they can get. I stand on the brookside and all I hear is moaning. We need to be more vocal and get behind them.
Michael Taylor deserves his chance now. He lifts the team, he lifts the fans. Come on city keep going! We can still do this!
Lets all get behind the team and the manager. The team is clearly low on confidence, so they need all the encouragement they can get. I stand on the brookside and all I hear is moaning. We need to be more vocal and get behind them. Michael Taylor deserves his chance now. He lifts the team, he lifts the fans. Come on city keep going! We can still do this! thebrooksider
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11:31pm Mon 28 Jan 13

DickWhittington says...

Responding to upton kids comments: The first half performance on Saturday was shocking to say the least, one of the worst halves of football I have seen City play in the 25 years I have been following them. Football is a game of opinions, and frustations do come out from supporters at times. It doesn't mean they care any less. Are you saying supporters of Worcester City are not entitled to vent there frustrations at the players or management when things are going wrong on the pitch ?
Responding to upton kids comments: The first half performance on Saturday was shocking to say the least, one of the worst halves of football I have seen City play in the 25 years I have been following them. Football is a game of opinions, and frustations do come out from supporters at times. It doesn't mean they care any less. Are you saying supporters of Worcester City are not entitled to vent there frustrations at the players or management when things are going wrong on the pitch ? DickWhittington
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10:45am Tue 29 Jan 13

upton kid says...

Responding to Dick Whittigton's comments.
I too have watched the City for many years and have gone through all the emotions. There are however a few supporters who do nothing but moan and nothing seems to please them, We are having quite a good season this year and there will be times when things do not come together.
The club needs everyone to support the present situation they are in and hope that there will be a Worcester City club next season.
That is my view anyway.
Responding to Dick Whittigton's comments. I too have watched the City for many years and have gone through all the emotions. There are however a few supporters who do nothing but moan and nothing seems to please them, We are having quite a good season this year and there will be times when things do not come together. The club needs everyone to support the present situation they are in and hope that there will be a Worcester City club next season. That is my view anyway. upton kid
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