Nomad_Royal wrote:Apparently there was a comment on the radio during the Birmingham match ( i didn't hear it I was at the match) concerning the style of play being so slow that our fitness may be suffering. We aren't playing fast committed football for 90 minutes each week ( that part is certainly true) and as a consequence the players aren't really match fit. Certainly the way half the team collapsed to their knees when Burton scored their 2nd didnt speak to me of a team fit and ready to fight back.
No idea whether this is the case or not but suspect it is yet another possibility to add into the growing list of reasons we are crap. Oh and certainly no more unlikely than we are loosing because Stam is contracted to play this way.
Yes, Dellor brought this up quite a bit and it's quite inciteful really. What he was saying was that it is a well known fact that you cannot replicate the fitness required on the training ground versus matchday.
As we seem to walk the ball around the pitch and no one attacks with any speed they surely can't build up the fitness required that is normally gained on matchday.
So when you go behind, or need to make a concerted effort towards the end of a match, our guys don't have it in the tank for that final push. They're spent.
Seems like a decent viewpoint actually.