I was given free tickets for this game today so went along. The attendance was actually given as 2200 odd, but what a poor game of football! Was more like a bottom of the table clash between two very poor sides.
I normally stay out of the Eastleigh banter on here as i try to be a diplomatic sort of bloke!! But Eastleigh's tactics today-although typical of Baird's normal tactics- were nothing short of embarrassing. Almost every tackle seemed to be a bad one, with Tom Jordan's art of defending in particular, consisting of leading with an elbow when the ball is in the air of manhandling the forwards when its on the ground. I think he almost knocked out 3 different players over the course of the game. And then seemed to forget he had been doing it all game when he was in the referee's face as soon as an opponent did the same to him. And he wasn't the only one kicking lumps out of the opposition. All of this on top of Baird's usual time wasting tactics with subs (telling them to go over the other side of the pitch just before substituting them) and kicking the ball away when the ball came in his direction.
I don't like to make it sound like i'm bitter about the way this season has gone, and i know eastleigh fans will say it's all about results and where they finish in the league table, but to me there can't be much enjoyment by achieving success through bullying the opposition and playing such unattractive football as i saw today!
Was also surprised to see Jay Conroy turning out for AFC Wimbledon!