In reply to Steve Ward's piece in last night's programme, I'm not at all surprised that the players see the game differently from the supporters. The opposing supporters see yet another game. What everyone has to realise is that we write the game as WE see it, Joe Public, standing on the terrace. If it's written honestly, then it's an honest report. Remember those match reports we used to get in the programme a few years back that had obviously gone through the censors before they were published?
Both Matt and I make ourselves known to the fans, the players and the management; we don't hide. We also stick our heads above the parapet on this discussion board. Point is, if anyone disagrees with us, please let us know. You can do it either in person or via these pages. Matt is right though, it's very rare that anybody disagrees with either the report or the ratings.
Having just re-read the Northwich report, I stand by everything I wrote. Duffers was so much better last night playing on the left and JK was simply magic playing wide. We were able to do something we couldn't on Friday, swing the ball from one flank to the other. The service from out wide was excellent and although we only scored one goal by that route, the very presence of players out wide drew the defence wide and that left room in the middle for the three other goals. That simply didn't happen often enough at Northwich.
If ever anybody wants to write an alternative match report or ratings (including Wardy), please email it to me (or Matt or Ian) and we will publish it on the website. firstname.lastname@example.org
None of us are journalists, but we do try our best to be both fair and honest.