sunray wrote:Seeing the team at both Alfreton and last night most of the players looked unfit. Other than Hamilton there was no pace in the team. Cook looked a stone over weight and Bishop ran out of steam after 10 minutes. Team fitness appears to have gone back to Evans days. If they don't improve other clubs will run rings round us in the second half of every game.
The management team need to get on top of it and impose some discipline.
What exactly do you have in mind?
I thought the same as Sunray - I watched the Blackburn game on ifollow and thought that a lot of the players looked 'less' fit than last season and in some cases visibly not as trim...It concerns me as we literally don't have long now until the season kicks off, probably not enough time to sort it out. I wasn't a massive Flitcroft fan but one thing I was impressed with was him getting the payers in over the summer break for extra fitness and how fit the team seemed to be in pre-season, as backed up by the performances pre-season.
Not wanting to compare us to Notts County but one of the key issues they had at the start of last season after missing out in the playoffs the season before was poor fitness with the rumour being that Nolan was more interested in supping round West Bridgeford.. This fitness issue resulted in 2 changes in manager in as many months, all quoting fitness as an issue...and we all know how well its gone for them since!