UK time is: 22:30:15
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Gregory Demands Better Than Notts County Loss

Following on from our one nil defeat to Notts County last night, manager John Gregory has said it simply wasn't good enough and he's demanded that the team stop just raising their performance levels for the bigger games, and start doing better against those sides who are below and around us.

A single goal just after the half hour mark was enough to give County all three points and brought an end to our mini revival and three match winning run.

Speaking to the press following the game, a less than pleased JG said.

'It told me a lot about everyone. I've got to renew contracts this week. I probably should have done it after Saturday when I was in a much better mood.'

Of course Gregory acknowledges that after the break, and especially towards the end, we were much improved, and there were good chances for Matt Tubbs, Gary Dicker and Gwion Williams and we did eclipse them on chances in the game overall, but we did nothing with them again, so it's very much a case of 'as you were' and as we were only a few games ago.

'We seem to have a problem against teams who are low down in the table and I think that's a mentality issue. We need to be a lot better than that next season because we cannot afford to play against teams lower down than us and not perform. We started getting going in the second half, but it was too late and that's really been the story of our season.'

Gregory is true style then goes on to say that if the players had performed all season how he knows they are capable of, and had they performed like that against those below them and not just those above them, he'd probably still be out of a job and former manager Richie Barker would still be here.

He finishes by saying that although players were putting their bodies on the line again, 'you have to do that from the first minute, not in the last five.'

Decisions to be made then, be interesting to see which ones he does, but he's experienced enough not to judge it on one game when he's in a foul mood.

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Gregory's Revolution Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday April 22 2014

Time: 8:38AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Crawley Town Articles

Stats: Crawley v Preston (Saturday January 31 2015)

Team News: Crawley v Preston (Friday January 30 2015)

Big Decision & Fatigue Cost Us - Saunders (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Dickson Rues Controversial Decision (Wednesday January 28 2015)

League 1 - Chesterfield 3-0 Crawley (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Stats: Chesterfield v Crawley (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Team News - Chesterfield v Crawley (Tuesday January 27 2015)

League 1 - Fleetwood 1 Crawley 0 (Sunday January 25 2015)

Stats: Fleetwood v Crawley (Saturday January 24 2015)

Archived Crawley Town Articles

List All Vital Crawley Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Crawley 2 - 1 Preston
Chesterfield 3 - 0 Crawley
Fleetwood 1 - 0 Crawley
Rochdale 4 - 1 Crawley
Crawley 2 - 2 MK Dons
Crawley 0 - 0 Colchester

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Gillingham 27 8 7 12 -8 31
19. Coventry 28 7 10 11 -10 31
20. Crewe 27 8 5 14 -24 29
21. Colchester 27 7 7 13 -11 28
22. Crawley 28 6 9 13 -21 27
23. Leyton Orient 27 6 8 13 -8 26
24. Yeovil 27 6 6 15 -19 24

Breaking League News

They were better quality - Davis
Crewe : 31/01/2015 22:28:00
Crewe hammered by Dons
Crewe : 31/01/2015 22:10:00
Report: Crewe 0-5 MK Dons
MK Dons : 31/01/2015 21:55:00
The Green Man For Walsall Fans Only
Walsall : 31/01/2015 20:42:00
Preston : 31/01/2015 18:41:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Preston MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Price 0%
Oyebanjo 0%
Dickson 0%
Ward 0%
Walsh 0%
Elliott 0%
Edwards 0%
Young 0%
Wordsworth 0%
Smith 0%
McLeod 0%
Sub:-Bawling 0%
Sub:-Fowler 0%