Vital Football

Forget The Win, Focus

Forget The Win, Focus

Manager James Beattie has told the team they need to forget the win against Bristol Rovers, even if it was our first of the season, and just focus on Morecambe.

The time for enjoying and celebrating is now over for our manager, and he wants the players to remember the next game starts nil nil and we have to do it all again as one win does not make a football season, we need to back it up now and show it wasn't a fluke.

Speaking to the Official Site the manager said that however brilliant the win was, and however much it lifted the players, and they enjoyed it, it's now in the past and we now need to be selfish and in some ways go on autopilot so we drag out results like that on a constant basis.

We've never been too down with bad results, Beattie doesn't want us to get too high following a good one, because at the end of the day following a win with a loss means nothing.

'We just need to keep focused on one thing, which is winning football matches. If anyone gets carried away then it won't be to the benefit of the club and the squad and I'll see that and then hopefully find the middle ground and keep producing the performances.'

Beattie does unfortunately resort to a hated cliché of mine in saying that a day is a long time in football, but he hopes that people have forgotten about our next result and are now focused on what he wants to be a second positive result, and that's what he and his coaching staff have been working on in training this week.

Morecambe is a bit more than just a game though, and Beattie realises that and accepts the importance to the fans stands at more than just three points.

'It's a local derby isn't it? We know what they mean, we've done our preparation as well as we can. I believe it's about the way we perform, how mentally and physically we approach the game.'

More than that we have the record, and that's something the manager wants to keep, but at the end of the day, it's eleven v eleven and we'll go into it looking to win.

As above, the former England international striker is more than aware that if we don't back up the win, it will be brushed aside and all we achieved will count for nothing in that game because we won't improve our point tally in the league and that's all the matters ultimately.

Pulling ourselves up the division to where we want to be.

One thing the gaffer hasn't ignored and says basically he's positively leant on, is that a good number of players in the dressing room have experienced this game before and their experience, knowledge, and know how will be invaluable to both him and the other players as they go into the game.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Friday October 25 2013
Time: 11:58PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Accrington Stanley Articles

Hughes In Team Of The Week (4/5/16)

Accrington Stanley are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

A Vital Challenge - Ben Nevis To Face The Fear

Vitalfootball.co.uk co-owner Jonathan Fear is pushing himself to the limit in order to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis.

Who Will Accrington Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

April PotM Nomination - Fosu-Henry (Accrington)

The April nominations for the Sky Bet League 2 Player of the Month Award are in.

Vital Stanley Social Media

Archived Vital Stanley Articles

Vital Stanley articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Stanley
Write For Vital Stanley
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

York MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Simpson19%
Hunt8%
Atkinson4%
Aldred4%
Winnard4%
Mingoia4%
Proctor12%
Joyce4%
Molyneu4%
Crooks0%
Maguire0%
Sub - McCartan8%
Sub - Gray4%
Sub - Windass25%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Northampton 45 28 12 5 96 35
2 Accrington 45 24 12 9 84 26
3 Oxford 45 23 14 8 83 40
4 Bristol Rovers 45 25 7 13 82 30
5 Portsmouth 45 21 15 9 78 32
6 Plymouth 45 23 9 13 78 21
7 Wimbledon 45 20 12 13 72 13
8 Cambridge 45 18 13 14 67 11
9 Leyton Orient 45 18 12 15 66 -2
10 Wycombe 45 17 13 15 64 4
11 Exeter 45 17 13 15 64 1
12 Carlisle 45 16 16 13 64 0
13 Mansfield 45 17 12 16 63 8
14 Luton 45 18 9 18 63 -1
15 Barnet 45 16 11 18 59 -4
16 Hartlepool 45 15 6 24 51 -18
17 Notts County 45 14 9 22 51 -24
18 Yeovil 45 11 15 19 48 -15
19 Stevenage 45 11 14 20 47 -15
20 Crawley 45 13 8 24 47 -30
21 Morecambe 45 12 9 24 45 -22
22 Newport 45 10 13 22 43 -20
R Dag & Red 45 8 10 27 34 -34
R York 45 7 12 26 33 -36
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Accrington Stanley Results (view all)

Accrington Stanley Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 3:00PM : Stevenage (H)
Sky Bet League Two