Holdsworth – I feel privileged to have been chosen to manage this football club

“We will be organised,

we will have passion

and I feel privileged to have been chosen to manage this football club.” 

“The challenge here is not too dissimilar to the one I faced at Mansfield,” he said.
“We are in a dogfight and there will be lots of highs and lots of lows.

“The lows we will have to pick ourselves up from and the highs we will have to enjoy.

“Recreating that picture is not through luck, it is by design and the current method needs to change.

“The commitment from the games I have seen has been sporadic and the players need to take responsibility.

“I’m not interested in talk, because talk is cheap. I’ve been a player myself and I’ve known many over the years who can talk a good game.

“But now they need to stand up and prove that they are good players. If they are then they will stay, if not then they will be looking for somewhere else to play.

“It’s not going to be a holiday camp anymore. My methods are based on determination, commitment and desire. The players are under no illusion that they will have to work hard.

“We will be organised, we will have passion and I feel privileged to have been chosen to manage this football club.”

Bold words. We stand at the watershed Imps.  Its FA Cup time on Saturday the perfect opportunity to develop a winning habit against Alfreton and notch £12,500 to boot.  Then it is time to put this low point into the distance.

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 up 10 Wrexham 18 12 3 3 33 14 19 39
2 down 2 Fleetwood Town 18 11 4 3 37 24 13 37
3 up 2 York City 18 10 4 4 39 21 18 34
4 down 2 Luton Town 18 9 6 3 34 18 16 33
5 up 5 Cambridge United 18 9 6 3 27 16 11 33
6 up 14 Gateshead 18 10 3 5 31 28 3 33
7 down 7 Southport 18 9 5 4 29 27 2 32
8 up 1 Mansfield Town 17 8 6 3 29 21 8 30
9 down 9 Braintree Town 18 9 2 7 37 29 8 29
10 up 6 Tamworth 17 8 5 4 23 17 6 29
11 up 4 Barrow 18 9 2 7 32 30 2 29
12 up 1 Kidderminster Harriers 18 8 4 6 32 29 3 28
13 up 8 Forest Green Rovers 18 5 8 5 22 18 4 23
14 down 14 Darlington 18 6 4 8 18 25 -7 22
15 down 15 Grimsby Town 18 6 2 10 24 30 -6 20
16 up 6 Ebbsfleet United 18 4 7 7 25 26 -1 19
17 down 11 Kettering Town 18 5 4 9 21 32 -11 19
18 down 18 Stockport County 18 3 9 6 21 26 -5 18
19 down 19 AFC Telford United 18 4 6 8 21 27 -6 18
20 down 3 Hayes & Yeading 18 4 4 10 24 35 -11 16
21 down 21 Lincoln City 18 4 4 10 16 27 -11 16
22 down 22 Newport County 18 3 6 9 21 29 -8 15
23 down 23 Alfreton Town 18 2 4 12 17 43 -26 10
24 down 24 Bath City 18 1 4 13 14 35 -21 7

Posted on October 27, 2011, in Manager's pearls of wisdom and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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