Chesterfield Blog: Put recent results into perspective

Chesterfield vs Burton Albion - Sam Morsy attempts to get at John Mousinho - Pic By James Williamson
Chesterfield vs Burton Albion - Sam Morsy attempts to get at John Mousinho - Pic By James Williamson

There is no doubt about it Saturday’s result was disappointing, to concede late on for the third home game in a row is beyond frustrating.

However I believe that our performances need to be put into perspective.

Wigan was a complete fluke which happens once every blue moon; Colchester was only disappointing because we had a two goal lead but after being down to 10 men for the vast majority of the match can we really argue that a point is a bad result?

Then finally Burton, we had a good first half, they hit us early in the second and until stoppage time there was no real chances for both sides.

Despite this, though, we are pushing for a winner in the dying stages, rightly or wrongly we get denied a penalty and from that they break, and in the end credit where credit is due their substitute, he has stuck it away well.

Some fans may feel that Talbot should have done better, but when you look back he has played the full 90 minutes whereas their winger has only been on the field around 10 minutes, the chances are that the freshest player is going to be the one who wins it.

My second point regards the opinion of a growing minority that we should sack Dean Saunders. Why? We have had a bad month no doubt but we did last season under Paul Cook. Were we calling for his head? No.

Dean has had to bring in quite a few players over the summer on a limited budget and in a relatively short period of time.

The players he has brought in are both well proven, Ebanks-Blake and Novak, or they are ones for the future, Liam O’Neil and, until up to full fitness, Chris Herd.

Do we honestly think that we are Chelsea or Manchester City and that we can afford to sell players and then be able to replace them with all the money that we have accumulated from those sales?

We can’t, we aren’t in the Premier League sadly, we are in League One and the ultimate aim first and foremost is to make sure that we don’t suffer the same fate as Darlington and Stockport.

Then remains the opinion of some that we have the God-given right to waltz this league.

We don’t, if you want to see matches where the home team is a shoe-in to win every game you aren’t watching football at the right place.

We are going to make mistakes, concede possession and miss opportunities.

If these players weren’t doing that then they would be on the phone to their agent asking why they aren’t getting offers from the world’s elite.

Instead of criticising the management staff and team therefore, we should be supporting them because we aren’t playing badly.

Luck is just against us at the moment but sooner or later that luck is going to change and fingers crossed that tonight we can finish the month on a high.