JAMIE HOYLAND: New positive vibe could take Bury far

WHAT a difference a week makes in football.

The improvement in performance from the 0-0 draw at home to Cambridge United in the FA Cup last week and the 1-0 win against Hartlepool on Tuesday night was nothing short of remarkable.

I thought it was an even contest in the first half, with Bury maybe just shading it on chances, but they absolutely bossed the game after the break and fully deserved the three points.

In seven days I would say they went from their worst performance of the season to their best.

I know Danny Nardiello won all the plaudits for his goal, and, in fairness, he did look a class above the rest.

But for me I thought the work-rate of Chris Sedgwick on the wing set the tone for the display.

Chris shouldn’t be my favourite person as he is a Sheffield Wednesday fan, but he is a great pro and I am glad to see him getting a run in the team.

I have said in recent weeks that the team have lacked a leader on the pitch, and while Chris is not a big talker, he leads by his actions and gives such a good example for everyone else to follow.

I also thought Tommy Miller did the same, putting in a good disciplined performance, meaning Bury really didn’t miss suspended captain Andy Procter.

Tommy proved he can play alongside Tom Soares in central midfield and has given Ronnie Jepson something to think about.

For my money, both Chris and Tommy have done enough to keep their places for Saturday.

Chris, especially, would be unfortunate to drop back down to the bench, even though he only originally came into the first team reckoning because Danny Mayor was ill.

It is up to Danny now to prove he is worth his place back in the team and that might be good for him.

You never know, maybe he will have to challenge the other winger, Craig Jones, for his spot instead if Chris keeps on performing so well.

But these are all good problems for the manager to have.

What was striking to me was the change in mood around the ground and the reaction from the fans to the result and performance.

There is still work to be done on the defence, but that will come, and if they can keep this positive vibe it will be onwards and upwards.

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10:37am Fri 29 Nov 13

RONNIEJAWS says...

We shall see. This season the only thing we have learned to be a certainty, is uncertainty and inconsistency on field. The team has not been able to put two good results or performances together back to back. Never mind how close the points are together in the league and what a couple of wins might do to your league position. We can all see the actual reality of the team's playing level match by match. This squad has a lot of work to do I believe, to convince us the fans how good they actually are, or not. And who really deserves to wear a BURY FC shirt! Is Bury just another stop in many of their journeymens careers to pick up a paycheque, or do they buy-in to want to truly be part of the fan's love and pride? So here's everyone's chance with the congested holiday period of games coming up, and a month to go until the board's mystery deadline day for the new manager decision. No more endless excuses now, they've got that win under their belt. Plus there is that FA Cup replay they owe the fans to sort out properly this time. A good deep cup run with a plum tie against a fancy premier league team is just what our hard tested fans deserve, and the new board financially needs.

SO LADS, STEP UP!! Or maybe wave bye bye after January 1st when the things change and the transfer window officially opens.
We shall see. This season the only thing we have learned to be a certainty, is uncertainty and inconsistency on field. The team has not been able to put two good results or performances together back to back. Never mind how close the points are together in the league and what a couple of wins might do to your league position. We can all see the actual reality of the team's playing level match by match. This squad has a lot of work to do I believe, to convince us the fans how good they actually are, or not. And who really deserves to wear a BURY FC shirt! Is Bury just another stop in many of their journeymens careers to pick up a paycheque, or do they buy-in to want to truly be part of the fan's love and pride? So here's everyone's chance with the congested holiday period of games coming up, and a month to go until the board's mystery deadline day for the new manager decision. No more endless excuses now, they've got that win under their belt. Plus there is that FA Cup replay they owe the fans to sort out properly this time. A good deep cup run with a plum tie against a fancy premier league team is just what our hard tested fans deserve, and the new board financially needs. SO LADS, STEP UP!! Or maybe wave bye bye after January 1st when the things change and the transfer window officially opens. RONNIEJAWS

12:59pm Fri 29 Nov 13

damo2011 says...

WOW!!

A week certainley is a long time through the eyes of Jamie Hoyland.

After the Cambridge game, he was proclaiming life long fans were if not already turning their backs on the club, then would be doing just that in the very near future. 7 days on, and miraculously the vibe is good and we are one big happy family again.

You would think after being a professional, he would know better than get caught up in bipolic views, and be a little more balanced and realistic - as i am sure he would have appreciated as a player.

Maybe, he should try and get a proper job instead of headline hunting in the Bury Times. A manager of a club maybe - then we can elevate and decend him to varying levels of perceived ability depending on weekly performances.
WOW!! A week certainley is a long time through the eyes of Jamie Hoyland. After the Cambridge game, he was proclaiming life long fans were if not already turning their backs on the club, then would be doing just that in the very near future. 7 days on, and miraculously the vibe is good and we are one big happy family again. You would think after being a professional, he would know better than get caught up in bipolic views, and be a little more balanced and realistic - as i am sure he would have appreciated as a player. Maybe, he should try and get a proper job instead of headline hunting in the Bury Times. A manager of a club maybe - then we can elevate and decend him to varying levels of perceived ability depending on weekly performances. damo2011

3:08pm Fri 29 Nov 13

Eileenshakers says...

RONNIEJAWS wrote:
We shall see. This season the only thing we have learned to be a certainty, is uncertainty and inconsistency on field. The team has not been able to put two good results or performances together back to back. Never mind how close the points are together in the league and what a couple of wins might do to your league position. We can all see the actual reality of the team's playing level match by match. This squad has a lot of work to do I believe, to convince us the fans how good they actually are, or not. And who really deserves to wear a BURY FC shirt! Is Bury just another stop in many of their journeymens careers to pick up a paycheque, or do they buy-in to want to truly be part of the fan's love and pride? So here's everyone's chance with the congested holiday period of games coming up, and a month to go until the board's mystery deadline day for the new manager decision. No more endless excuses now, they've got that win under their belt. Plus there is that FA Cup replay they owe the fans to sort out properly this time. A good deep cup run with a plum tie against a fancy premier league team is just what our hard tested fans deserve, and the new board financially needs.

SO LADS, STEP UP!! Or maybe wave bye bye after January 1st when the things change and the transfer window officially opens.
I find these comments incredibly negative however some of the points you make have some validity,let's just get behind the team and the board in hope that come January tough decisions will be made both on the playing and management side of the club.

Yes maybe Jamie needs a new vocation in life unless he is acting as a voice for the fans on the club's behalf which i doubt very much.
[quote][p][bold]RONNIEJAWS[/bold] wrote: We shall see. This season the only thing we have learned to be a certainty, is uncertainty and inconsistency on field. The team has not been able to put two good results or performances together back to back. Never mind how close the points are together in the league and what a couple of wins might do to your league position. We can all see the actual reality of the team's playing level match by match. This squad has a lot of work to do I believe, to convince us the fans how good they actually are, or not. And who really deserves to wear a BURY FC shirt! Is Bury just another stop in many of their journeymens careers to pick up a paycheque, or do they buy-in to want to truly be part of the fan's love and pride? So here's everyone's chance with the congested holiday period of games coming up, and a month to go until the board's mystery deadline day for the new manager decision. No more endless excuses now, they've got that win under their belt. Plus there is that FA Cup replay they owe the fans to sort out properly this time. A good deep cup run with a plum tie against a fancy premier league team is just what our hard tested fans deserve, and the new board financially needs. SO LADS, STEP UP!! Or maybe wave bye bye after January 1st when the things change and the transfer window officially opens.[/p][/quote]I find these comments incredibly negative however some of the points you make have some validity,let's just get behind the team and the board in hope that come January tough decisions will be made both on the playing and management side of the club. Yes maybe Jamie needs a new vocation in life unless he is acting as a voice for the fans on the club's behalf which i doubt very much. Eileenshakers

3:13pm Fri 29 Nov 13

Ex Pat of Bury says...

Crikey what a difference a week makes through Jamies eyes.Only come 5pm Sat will we know if it is onward and upward,with that well worn Jargon -- Going Forward.

Don't tell me the team have Gelled,i hope so,at least we can live in hope.
Sam 11 for me do not tinker RJ.
COME ON THE SHAKERS
Crikey what a difference a week makes through Jamies eyes.Only come 5pm Sat will we know if it is onward and upward,with that well worn Jargon -- Going Forward. Don't tell me the team have Gelled,i hope so,at least we can live in hope. Sam 11 for me do not tinker RJ. COME ON THE SHAKERS Ex Pat of Bury

4:44pm Fri 29 Nov 13

easylife44 says...

damo2011 wrote:
WOW!!

A week certainley is a long time through the eyes of Jamie Hoyland.

After the Cambridge game, he was proclaiming life long fans were if not already turning their backs on the club, then would be doing just that in the very near future. 7 days on, and miraculously the vibe is good and we are one big happy family again.

You would think after being a professional, he would know better than get caught up in bipolic views, and be a little more balanced and realistic - as i am sure he would have appreciated as a player.

Maybe, he should try and get a proper job instead of headline hunting in the Bury Times. A manager of a club maybe - then we can elevate and decend him to varying levels of perceived ability depending on weekly performances.
Well said, I am not too much interested in Jamie's comments. This is a team and fan deal and changing your opinion every time the clouds come around means nothing to me.

Go get m lads in Devon pick up 3 or 1 point.....
[quote][p][bold]damo2011[/bold] wrote: WOW!! A week certainley is a long time through the eyes of Jamie Hoyland. After the Cambridge game, he was proclaiming life long fans were if not already turning their backs on the club, then would be doing just that in the very near future. 7 days on, and miraculously the vibe is good and we are one big happy family again. You would think after being a professional, he would know better than get caught up in bipolic views, and be a little more balanced and realistic - as i am sure he would have appreciated as a player. Maybe, he should try and get a proper job instead of headline hunting in the Bury Times. A manager of a club maybe - then we can elevate and decend him to varying levels of perceived ability depending on weekly performances.[/p][/quote]Well said, I am not too much interested in Jamie's comments. This is a team and fan deal and changing your opinion every time the clouds come around means nothing to me. Go get m lads in Devon pick up 3 or 1 point..... easylife44

8:17pm Fri 29 Nov 13

Babbar Divino says...

Swallows and Summers Mr Hoyland.
Swallows and Summers Mr Hoyland. Babbar Divino

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