LAW: PLAYERS NEED TO LEARN ONCE AND FOR ALL
Wednesday Dec 9, 2015
Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law thinks now is the time his players learned once and for all from their repeated mistakes if they want to progress as both individuals and as a team.
Commenting after seeing his side play really well for the majority of Tuesday night’s home league game against AFC Fylde, a game in which the Reds took the lead early on thanks to a superb Dan Bradley goal, but ultimately lost 2-1 against a good promotion-chasing side, the Reds boss was still in sombre mood.
“As a group we are currently too weak to see out games. Too many players can’t do the simple things and carry out instructions” said Law.
“I’ve told them (the players) that you are never going to win football games if, as a group or an individual, you keep making the wrong decisions.
“I’ve told them it will be the same this Saturday (at home to Whaley Bridge Athletic in the Derbyshire Senior Cup) unless we go out and carry out instructions
“Everyone makes mistakes in life, but better people who want to move on won’t do it again.
“Unfortunately, we have got players who are making the same mistakes again, again and again. It’s very simply not good enough.
“Maybe as a group we are not good enough. Whether we can do enough to change that at this stage in the season I don’t know” added Law.
“We will come in and train on Thursday, talk about it (the Fylde game), and take it from there" ended Law.
This Saturday Alfreton take a breather from their league exertions when they make this season’s bow in the Derbyshire Senior Cup.
The Reds host Cheshire Senior League side Whaley Bridge Athletic in a third round tie which kicks-off at 3pm.
Admission prices for this game have been reduced to £6 for adults and £3 for concessions.
The following Saturday, December 19th, sees the final league game before the fat man in the red suit and white beard appears bearing gifts with Bradford Park Avenue visiting the Impact Arena for a 3pm kick-off.
This game will see the announcement of the winners of the Poppy Kit auction with all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion. The club will also be announcing the winners of this year’s Christmas Grand Prize Draw.