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From heroes to zeros

PUBLISHED: 10:45 14 March 2008 | UPDATED: 19:54 05 July 2010

CHAPPO'S CORNER



WE'VE gone from heroes to zeros within a week.

We're all bitterly disappointed and gutted to be honest.

A number of people seem to have their heads in the clouds dreaming of things that have not been realised - as we seem to be putting all our eggs into one basket.

CHAPPO'S CORNER

WE'VE gone from heroes to zeros within a week.

We're all bitterly disappointed and gutted to be honest.

A number of people seem to have their heads in the clouds dreaming of things that have not been realised - as we seem to be putting all our eggs into one basket.

There was a lack of passion and no commitment in our performances - and the two displays this week have been unacceptable.

We're over the moon with the Vase run and we've not lost any belief in our boys after these games - but we need to respond now and bounce back.

We've had two bad results and we're very, very disappointed. Saturday was a poor result - 5-2 doesn't look good, but at 3-2 down we missed a glorious one-on-one chance that could've made it 3-3, but instead they broke and made it 4-2.

There's a thin line between success and failure, but we did not do enough on Saturday.

Then on Tuesday, in the semi final against Leiston, we had the chance to reach the final of the Suffolk Premier Cup at Portman Road - having beaten Ipswich Town Reserves to get this far.

This was a great opportunity for us to progress into the final - but we produced a very poor, passionless, gutless performance.

The players need to realise they are playing for places for next week's Vase tie -they've let themselves down, and that's not acceptable.

Ady and I will look at ourselves as well and ask whether we picked the right team - but we know and the players know they have to bounce back, starting with a local derby against Kirkley and Pakefield tomorrow.

Local pride and three points are at stake - there are no trophies to be won - but we want to get a result. We've got to be sensible as the following week it's the biggest game in the club's history - and we want players fighting for their places.

It's a local derby, our fans want to see us win, and they want us to bounce back - and our players want to rise to that challenge.

We've got the quality and we are capable of getting back on track - and we want to win, make no doubt about that.

Kirkley and Pakefield have had a great season in the league and are above us - it's a local derby and we'll make sure we are up for it. Ady and I will have to pick the right side for tomorrow, while thinking about next week as well - as it's a massive game next week.

We've a few niggling injuries and we have to be thinking about certain players, as if there are any doubts then we need to be equally prepared for next week as well.

There are a lot of players that are itching to play tomorrow though - and we're determined to be up for the challenge.

Micky Chapman was speaking to Mark Boggis

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