Football: New Aveley boss wants to see “winning football”

New Aveley boss seeks ‘winning football’By Liv CaferogluNEW Aveley boss Terry Spillane is determined to implement “winning football” at the club but insists the need for “results” will dictate which style of play he adopts.Spillane began his Aveley reign with a 1-0 defeat to Waltham Abbey on Tuesday but had only two days to work with his new squad, leaving the former Redbridge and Stansted man “very pleased” with how quickly the players took to his ideas.”We played really well. They got a lucky goal, it was a misplaced cross that looped over Lemar [Johnson],” he said.”We had the call to come in, with the players not knowing us, but we were very pleased with their application.”They took on board what we said. Unfortunately we could’ve still been playing now and not have scored.”We had just one of those nights when he had opportunities, late chances … it was your typical, midweek away game.”In my opinion, there’s no outstanding team. There are teams that play, like my old club Morden, who pop the ball out for fun, or a more physical, powerful side in Norwich United.”Waltham Abbey were fifth from bottom, but they’re a good side … You look at them and think ‘blimey, how are they down there’.”It’s a tough, tough division this year, make no mistake about it, but it’s something we’re looking forward to.”My philosophy is winning football, it’s a results business and if that means if you’ve got to go away on a Tuesday night, defend for 80 minutes and hit it long then that’s what I’ll do.”Ultimately I’d love all my players to play Netherlands 1974 style, but I haven’t got many Johan Cruyffs about!”The way I set the team up, we passed the ball about. In the second half, in my opinion, we out-passed Waltham Abbey and last season they were one of the best passing teams.”Spillane also revealed how he kept Aveley as “a little nagging doubt” in the back of his mind after “bad timing” saw him agree to join Maldon & Tiptree before the Mill Field outfit in 2012.”I actually had an interview to go to Aveley, but unfortunately football’s about timing and at the time it was bad timing because I’d already agreed to go to Maldon,” he added.”I had a fantastic time at Maldon, but I’ve always had this little nagging doubt that I’d have liked to work at Aveley, with the new ground coming up …”I’ve agreed to [the budget] for the time being, but hopefully with the new ground coming up next season that’s going to change.”I won’t question the ambition of the club because I know what the ambition is, they want to go to the Ryman Premier [in the] long term. I’m not silly, we might not go up this season but you never know.”

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