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Switching game is a great idea

PUBLISHED: 10:46 15 January 2010 | UPDATED: 15:57 06 July 2010

CHAPPO'S CORNER

FINGERS crossed, we could get a game at last!

We were originally meant to go to Potters Bar tomorrow, but even on Wednesday they still had a foot of snow on their pitch and it was iced up and there was no chance of the game going ahead.

CHAPPO'S CORNER

FINGERS crossed, we could get a game at last!

We were originally meant to go to Potters Bar tomorrow, but even on Wednesday they still had a foot of snow on their pitch and it was iced up and there was no chance of the game going ahead.

So the two clubs got together and agreed, with the league to change the venue and for them to come to us which suits everybody.

There's a backlog of games and everybody needs to get playing again. The league could see that and they gave the go-ahead.

It does make sense to everybody. Nobody's trying to gain an advantage and the only reason the two clubs wanted to change was purely and simply to get the game on and we have more chance of that at the Crown Meadow than Potters Bar did at their place.

The last thing you need is people not being sensible and making the right decisions but the league have been fantastic and all credit to them.

They can see the sense in it and it's an opportunity to get another game out of the way and the teams back on the pitch and playing and it'll help with fixture congestion which will obviously be cropping up towards the end of the season.

We're going to be playing now Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday right through until the end of the season and we haven't necessarily had all the bad weather yet and if there are a few more call-offs we'll get teams playing Saturday-Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday.

There are a lot of games still to be played and it's good to see everything's been agreed.

It gives us the best opportunity to get back playing again which we all want to do.

We've just got on with things and trained and the boys have kept themselves fit and it's no good looking for excuses as soon as we get the opportunity to get back playing we've got to get straight back into it.

The sides that do that will be the ones who are going to be up there at the end and we've got to make sure we don't take our foot off the gas, because we've played ourselves into a really good position and we've got to make sure we don't take our finger off the pulse now.

We've got to keep going and keep pushing right to the very end.

To be totally honest we don't know a lot about them although we do know about one or two of their players. Like any team in this league they've got dangerous individuals and they've been up and down this season.

They've had some good results and some indifferent results but they're a good side and very hard to break down and well organised.

At the Meadow this season the boys have been different class and I've always said if you're going to compete you've got to make your home ground a place that is very, very difficult for opposing sides to get anything from and we've been doing that and have got to carry it on in the new year.

We need to get this year off to a good start but it isn't going to be easy. But the boys are dying to get back out there playing. They're kicking their heels and over the moon the game has been switched and we've got an opportunity to get back on the pitch playing again.

The supporters will be pleased about it I'm sure and will turn out in their numbers again as they always do and lets get 2010 off to a good start.

But if we're not right they'll come to our place and hurt us and we don't want that to happen. We've got to mae sure we focus on ourselves and do our jobs and give the absolute minimum of workrate, chat, organisation and shape and add quality to that as well we know we've got the capabilities to cause them a lot of problems.

If there's any complacency, which we're not going to allow the lads to have, we could get hurt.

For various reasons Ally McKenna hadn't figured this season at all. He's been a good servant to us and unfortunately he's not been able to commit to the club since we've gone up and we wish him all the best.

He's a good player and a good lad and a big thank you from everyone at the club for all he's done for us and good luck in his move across the bridge.

Micky Chapman was speaking to Jonathan Redhead

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