Let's wise up, says Wilder

Bicester Advertiser: Chris Wilder wants Oxford to get streetwise Chris Wilder wants Oxford to get streetwise

Chris Wilder has urged Oxford United’s squad to wise up if they want to achieve something this season after suffering two disappointing results in four days.

The U’s had opportunities to win both games, but followed up a 1-1 draw at home to Burton Albion with a 1-0 defeat at Southend United on Saturday.

It was the latter result which particularly upset Wilder, who felt the visitors were lacking a streetwise streak, which had been evident in getting a stoppage-time winner at Bradford City last month.

The United manager said: “I don’t know what they were thinking, but the teams that achieve this year will show the things we didn’t (against Southend).

“That isn’t ability, shape or organisation, it’s doing the right things in the big moments of the game.”

He added: “It’s a situation where (Southend’s) players have got that little bit more know-how and nous and mental ability to make the right decisions at the right time.”

Meanwhile, Lewis Montrose, who was influential in the win at Bradford, could be back in contention for this Saturday’s home clash with Bristol Rovers after missing three games with a hamstring injury.

But Wilder says it is down to everyone in the squad to develop the knack of winning tight games.

“The players have got to learn, (Adam) Chapman’s got to learn, (Damian) Batt and Alfie Potter have to do that if they’re going to progress,” he said.

“I’m not just pointing the finger at them, all of them have to learn to come here and get a result.

“It kills us – you can’t keep missing those chances and then switch off in the 85th minute.

“You have to go with the players who are in your club. “There won’t be a lot of changes as we all know, but we have to wise up, because I want to achieve here.”

The two results saw United slip into the bottom half of the npower League Two table, seven points adrift of the play-off places.

Wilder acknowledged the last week had been a setback, but with 17 games to go, he is confident there is time to turn it around, if they can take the criticism on board.

He said: “Tuesday and Saturday damaged us, but we have to recover and take it on board.

“If we don’t, then we’ll play well and this will come up again.

“Have we got the absolute attitude to say ‘here we go, get what you deserve out of a game’?

“That’s what we have to do.”

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12:33pm Tue 5 Feb 13

northampton yellow says...

this club is falling apart at the seams from the players to the manager ,coaches , to the board ,wilder always blames others not him self , the coaches havent got a clue ,the players half of the time dont know what there doing most of all in front of goal and lenegan lost his tongue the signings always awful dont know why scince kelvin thomas left the club has gone to pot . God knows whats going to happen on and off the field saturday but be their to find out
this club is falling apart at the seams from the players to the manager ,coaches , to the board ,wilder always blames others not him self , the coaches havent got a clue ,the players half of the time dont know what there doing most of all in front of goal and lenegan lost his tongue the signings always awful dont know why scince kelvin thomas left the club has gone to pot . God knows whats going to happen on and off the field saturday but be their to find out northampton yellow

12:36pm Tue 5 Feb 13

northampton yellow says...

p.s the only thing wilder is going to wise up to is another season in league 2 hope leangan does the decent thing and not renew his contract in the summer for the best of the club .
p.s the only thing wilder is going to wise up to is another season in league 2 hope leangan does the decent thing and not renew his contract in the summer for the best of the club . northampton yellow

1:35pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Grandpont Tom says...

It seems to me that the players are playing to their optimum standard. They are average League Two players and that is how they play. If they could 'wise up' they would be playing at a different level.
In the four years Mr. Wilder has been there - not one player has been sold for more than we paid for him and not one youth player has had a sustained run in the team - ie. He cannot spot latent talent, neither can he develop it.
We are not likely to go down and have no chance of going up, so why let Tyrone Marsh go and drop Max Crocombe? With not much at stake what better time to give new guys a chance?

Mr Wilder has no imagination or spark and that is reflected both in his signings and his statements to the press.

I look at what Aidy Boothroyd has done at Northampton and wish we had someone like that here (For instance one of Holdsworth boys, Andy Scott, would be the sort of guy we need).

I am getting old and do not want to watch this tosh for whatever number of years I have got left.
It seems to me that the players are playing to their optimum standard. They are average League Two players and that is how they play. If they could 'wise up' they would be playing at a different level. In the four years Mr. Wilder has been there - not one player has been sold for more than we paid for him and not one youth player has had a sustained run in the team - ie. He cannot spot latent talent, neither can he develop it. We are not likely to go down and have no chance of going up, so why let Tyrone Marsh go and drop Max Crocombe? With not much at stake what better time to give new guys a chance? Mr Wilder has no imagination or spark and that is reflected both in his signings and his statements to the press. I look at what Aidy Boothroyd has done at Northampton and wish we had someone like that here (For instance one of Holdsworth boys, Andy Scott, would be the sort of guy we need). I am getting old and do not want to watch this tosh for whatever number of years I have got left. Grandpont Tom

1:39pm Tue 5 Feb 13

petechilton says...

northampton yellow wrote:
p.s the only thing wilder is going to wise up to is another season in league 2 hope leangan does the decent thing and not renew his contract in the summer for the best of the club .
Managers are on a hiding to nothing. If they admitted they made mistakes they would get stick yet if they don't they get stick also.

We lost at Southend because we failed to take several good chances having been the better team (http://www.echo-new
s.co.uk/sport/102049
58.Up_the_standard_a
t_Southend_United_to
_build_on_lucky_wins
/). If a professional player employed in an attacking role doesn't know how to score then how is that the manager's fault?

That said, if people think it is time to remove Wilder,it's important they also state who they think should replace him and why.
[quote][p][bold]northampton yellow[/bold] wrote: p.s the only thing wilder is going to wise up to is another season in league 2 hope leangan does the decent thing and not renew his contract in the summer for the best of the club .[/p][/quote]Managers are on a hiding to nothing. If they admitted they made mistakes they would get stick yet if they don't they get stick also. We lost at Southend because we failed to take several good chances having been the better team (http://www.echo-new s.co.uk/sport/102049 58.Up_the_standard_a t_Southend_United_to _build_on_lucky_wins /). If a professional player employed in an attacking role doesn't know how to score then how is that the manager's fault? That said, if people think it is time to remove Wilder,it's important they also state who they think should replace him and why. petechilton

3:03pm Tue 5 Feb 13

northampton yellow says...

petechilton wrote:
northampton yellow wrote:
p.s the only thing wilder is going to wise up to is another season in league 2 hope leangan does the decent thing and not renew his contract in the summer for the best of the club .
Managers are on a hiding to nothing. If they admitted they made mistakes they would get stick yet if they don't they get stick also.

We lost at Southend because we failed to take several good chances having been the better team (http://www.echo-new

s.co.uk/sport/102049

58.Up_the_standard_a

t_Southend_United_to

_build_on_lucky_wins

/). If a professional player employed in an attacking role doesn't know how to score then how is that the manager's fault?

That said, if people think it is time to remove Wilder,it's important they also state who they think should replace him and why.
Ok the manager should take the applause and the flack when doin good or bad wilder cant take the flack has 2blame others for his fcuk ups lets face it hes made a few wirh players and signings also got 2 remember these are all his own players so this his is fault the manager has 2 motivate his players at all times cw cant do that hes signed the strikers thats his fault we cant score infact or shoot straight fact his fault hes the 1 who gets players in and out of club so its all down 2 him. On the managers look at ainsworth rowet boothroyed they show it can be done with what they got and they dont get the attendances like us
[quote][p][bold]petechilton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]northampton yellow[/bold] wrote: p.s the only thing wilder is going to wise up to is another season in league 2 hope leangan does the decent thing and not renew his contract in the summer for the best of the club .[/p][/quote]Managers are on a hiding to nothing. If they admitted they made mistakes they would get stick yet if they don't they get stick also. We lost at Southend because we failed to take several good chances having been the better team (http://www.echo-new s.co.uk/sport/102049 58.Up_the_standard_a t_Southend_United_to _build_on_lucky_wins /). If a professional player employed in an attacking role doesn't know how to score then how is that the manager's fault? That said, if people think it is time to remove Wilder,it's important they also state who they think should replace him and why.[/p][/quote]Ok the manager should take the applause and the flack when doin good or bad wilder cant take the flack has 2blame others for his fcuk ups lets face it hes made a few wirh players and signings also got 2 remember these are all his own players so this his is fault the manager has 2 motivate his players at all times cw cant do that hes signed the strikers thats his fault we cant score infact or shoot straight fact his fault hes the 1 who gets players in and out of club so its all down 2 him. On the managers look at ainsworth rowet boothroyed they show it can be done with what they got and they dont get the attendances like us northampton yellow

4:52pm Tue 5 Feb 13

oldun says...

Little Wyscum (narr they don't merit insults) are soon gonna overtake us (little? - 87 fans of theirs at Gillingham) . Play with a positive style C Wilder - we can make third place - COYY
Little Wyscum (narr they don't merit insults) are soon gonna overtake us (little? - 87 fans of theirs at Gillingham) . Play with a positive style C Wilder - we can make third place - COYY oldun

6:00pm Tue 5 Feb 13

BigAlBiker says...

I agree with most of the above especially with regards to youth/young players being given a chance, I have watched Tyrone for three years and he is a good prospect but along with Max I suspect CW will let them go.

CW has now lost the plot, I reckon within five years Oxford City will be the main team in the county and the Kassam will be a Rugby stadium the way CW and Lenegan are going.

Dismal the pair of them.
I agree with most of the above especially with regards to youth/young players being given a chance, I have watched Tyrone for three years and he is a good prospect but along with Max I suspect CW will let them go. CW has now lost the plot, I reckon within five years Oxford City will be the main team in the county and the Kassam will be a Rugby stadium the way CW and Lenegan are going. Dismal the pair of them. BigAlBiker

8:37pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Richard Wickson says...

Grandpont Tom wrote:
It seems to me that the players are playing to their optimum standard. They are average League Two players and that is how they play. If they could 'wise up' they would be playing at a different level.
In the four years Mr. Wilder has been there - not one player has been sold for more than we paid for him and not one youth player has had a sustained run in the team - ie. He cannot spot latent talent, neither can he develop it.
We are not likely to go down and have no chance of going up, so why let Tyrone Marsh go and drop Max Crocombe? With not much at stake what better time to give new guys a chance?

Mr Wilder has no imagination or spark and that is reflected both in his signings and his statements to the press.

I look at what Aidy Boothroyd has done at Northampton and wish we had someone like that here (For instance one of Holdsworth boys, Andy Scott, would be the sort of guy we need).

I am getting old and do not want to watch this tosh for whatever number of years I have got left.
We share a similar view. The players here, even the much revered Beano, are in this League because they are not good enough to play at a higher level indeed most of them should be at BSP clubs the inconsistency they show. Now I know some of you will say I am slagging them off BUT I am just saying it as I see it and anyone who watches OU surely must see it in a similar way, as much as I wish this team to succeed we patently obviously don't have any strength in depth. Look at the missed opportunity by Potter in the 1st minute and the combined error of Batt and That new goalie that gifted Southend their goal, Southends manager made a brilliant substitution and it worked. CW must be envious as his bench lacks the type of player to change a game. We really need to sharpen up in every department including the managers office.
[quote][p][bold]Grandpont Tom[/bold] wrote: It seems to me that the players are playing to their optimum standard. They are average League Two players and that is how they play. If they could 'wise up' they would be playing at a different level. In the four years Mr. Wilder has been there - not one player has been sold for more than we paid for him and not one youth player has had a sustained run in the team - ie. He cannot spot latent talent, neither can he develop it. We are not likely to go down and have no chance of going up, so why let Tyrone Marsh go and drop Max Crocombe? With not much at stake what better time to give new guys a chance? Mr Wilder has no imagination or spark and that is reflected both in his signings and his statements to the press. I look at what Aidy Boothroyd has done at Northampton and wish we had someone like that here (For instance one of Holdsworth boys, Andy Scott, would be the sort of guy we need). I am getting old and do not want to watch this tosh for whatever number of years I have got left.[/p][/quote]We share a similar view. The players here, even the much revered Beano, are in this League because they are not good enough to play at a higher level indeed most of them should be at BSP clubs the inconsistency they show. Now I know some of you will say I am slagging them off BUT I am just saying it as I see it and anyone who watches OU surely must see it in a similar way, as much as I wish this team to succeed we patently obviously don't have any strength in depth. Look at the missed opportunity by Potter in the 1st minute and the combined error of Batt and That new goalie that gifted Southend their goal, Southends manager made a brilliant substitution and it worked. CW must be envious as his bench lacks the type of player to change a game. We really need to sharpen up in every department including the managers office. Richard Wickson

8:50pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Mac27 says...

petechilton wrote:
northampton yellow wrote:
p.s the only thing wilder is going to wise up to is another season in league 2 hope leangan does the decent thing and not renew his contract in the summer for the best of the club .
Managers are on a hiding to nothing. If they admitted they made mistakes they would get stick yet if they don't they get stick also.

We lost at Southend because we failed to take several good chances having been the better team (http://www.echo-new

s.co.uk/sport/102049

58.Up_the_standard_a

t_Southend_United_to

_build_on_lucky_wins

/). If a professional player employed in an attacking role doesn't know how to score then how is that the manager's fault?

That said, if people think it is time to remove Wilder,it's important they also state who they think should replace him and why.
ill give u a name michael duberry,! would inspire players and supporters!
[quote][p][bold]petechilton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]northampton yellow[/bold] wrote: p.s the only thing wilder is going to wise up to is another season in league 2 hope leangan does the decent thing and not renew his contract in the summer for the best of the club .[/p][/quote]Managers are on a hiding to nothing. If they admitted they made mistakes they would get stick yet if they don't they get stick also. We lost at Southend because we failed to take several good chances having been the better team (http://www.echo-new s.co.uk/sport/102049 58.Up_the_standard_a t_Southend_United_to _build_on_lucky_wins /). If a professional player employed in an attacking role doesn't know how to score then how is that the manager's fault? That said, if people think it is time to remove Wilder,it's important they also state who they think should replace him and why.[/p][/quote]ill give u a name michael duberry,! would inspire players and supporters! Mac27

9:01pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Richard Wickson says...

Ps. When will you wise up CW. It's easy to pass the buck but you are the manager and the buck stops with you. I fully understand that once the players are on the pitch they should stand up and be counted but they need to know what they are doing, they look confused like rabbits on the A40 caught in the headlights. The whole coaching staff needs to look at itself and ask if they really are up to the job because like the players they are too inconsistent. The only consistent thing at this club at present is the support of the fans, I know the gates are down but aren't they at most clubs? The fans are and always have been the life of this club I just wish the current owner, management and players found the same consistency, we would be champions if they were.
Ps. When will you wise up CW. It's easy to pass the buck but you are the manager and the buck stops with you. I fully understand that once the players are on the pitch they should stand up and be counted but they need to know what they are doing, they look confused like rabbits on the A40 caught in the headlights. The whole coaching staff needs to look at itself and ask if they really are up to the job because like the players they are too inconsistent. The only consistent thing at this club at present is the support of the fans, I know the gates are down but aren't they at most clubs? The fans are and always have been the life of this club I just wish the current owner, management and players found the same consistency, we would be champions if they were. Richard Wickson

12:25pm Wed 6 Feb 13

AylesburyOx says...

Wilder out.
That simple.
Wilder out. That simple. AylesburyOx

12:40pm Wed 6 Feb 13

oldun says...

AylesburyOx wrote:
Wilder out.
That simple.
He has had a good chance - I suspect that we won't make it this season - but COYY. I feel that he (A) is not quite as bad as some feel (4 or 5 out of 10) and (B) was that special when we were in the Conference - (7 out of 10) - third place with a strong squad. One of our longer serving managers - I wish him well - either here (League One next season) or elsewhere . COYY
[quote][p][bold]AylesburyOx[/bold] wrote: Wilder out. That simple.[/p][/quote]He has had a good chance - I suspect that we won't make it this season - but COYY. I feel that he (A) is not quite as bad as some feel (4 or 5 out of 10) and (B) was that special when we were in the Conference - (7 out of 10) - third place with a strong squad. One of our longer serving managers - I wish him well - either here (League One next season) or elsewhere . COYY oldun

5:28pm Wed 6 Feb 13

adlibber says...

How many more times will Wilder get away with his 'wise up man up' rubbish? He has lost the plot and the players seem to have lost interest in listening to him and who can blame them. We are no further forward now than we were three years ago.
How many more times will Wilder get away with his 'wise up man up' rubbish? He has lost the plot and the players seem to have lost interest in listening to him and who can blame them. We are no further forward now than we were three years ago. adlibber

5:33pm Wed 6 Feb 13

oldun says...

adlibber wrote:
How many more times will Wilder get away with his 'wise up man up' rubbish? He has lost the plot and the players seem to have lost interest in listening to him and who can blame them. We are no further forward now than we were three years ago.
Even more than I do, CW suffers from verbal 'd' - mind you , so does Jake Wright (whenever on Radio Oxford - he will use up a slack 5 minutes with the answer to just one simple question) - very good on the pitch - although he could do with another 20 pounds of muscle
[quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: How many more times will Wilder get away with his 'wise up man up' rubbish? He has lost the plot and the players seem to have lost interest in listening to him and who can blame them. We are no further forward now than we were three years ago.[/p][/quote]Even more than I do, CW suffers from verbal 'd' - mind you , so does Jake Wright (whenever on Radio Oxford - he will use up a slack 5 minutes with the answer to just one simple question) - very good on the pitch - although he could do with another 20 pounds of muscle oldun

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