Quit moaning and groaning

Last updated : 19 January 2006 By The Chairman
Ronnie Moore is fed up with the ‘moaners and groaners’ at Boundary Park and has challenged the fans to get behind his players. After two defeats, the manager has come in for some stick and the Latics faithful are challenging his tactics and lack of enthusiasm within the team. Moore has countered with a challenge to the fans and hopes that they will give him full backing for Saturday’s visit of Gillingham.

Moore said, "What we need to do is kick on because we’ve got ourselves into a great position. What we’ve now got to do is make sure we don’t shoot ourselves in the foot. We’re only three points off the play-offs, so it’s not time for the moaners and groaners to come out. We need everyone to get behind us. I know it’s up to us to light the blue touch paper, but we do need the supporters to get behind us because they make a difference. If you look at all the top sides in this division, they play 4-4-2 and we’re the only ones who have been adventurous and gone 3-4-3, but we’ve got the third worst defensive record. Our set plays haven’t been good even though we’ve got the likes of Andy Liddell and Richie Wellens, so they should be better and we should be scoring more goals from them.

The manager has ordered his staff in for extra training and said, "We’ve gone back to basics to try and get things sorted. It’s a punishment in as much that it’s trying to benefit everybody because we want to get out of this division."