Biggleswade United boss Jimmy Martin wants switch from “tiki-taka”

PUBLISHED: 15:16 12 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:05 12 September 2018

Biggleswade United V Baldock Town - Jimmy Martin manager Biggleswade United.


Picture: Karyn Haddon

Biggleswade United V Baldock Town - Jimmy Martin manager Biggleswade United. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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Biggleswade United boss Jimmy Martin says he wants to craft a more pragmatic side at Second Meadow, departing from former boss Christian Colas’ ‘tiki-taka’.

Biggleswade United V Baldock Town - Dave Parkinson for Biggleswade United. Picture: Karyn HaddonBiggleswade United V Baldock Town - Dave Parkinson for Biggleswade United. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The new boss, who’s won seven-points from his first four-games in the United hotseat, wants to switch from the style developed under his predecessor Christian Colas - who was dubbed the Pep Guardiola of non-league during his three-seasons at Second Meadow - in favour of a more traditional approach.

Biggleswade United V Baldock Town - Liam Andrews for Biggleswade United battles with Lewis Barker for Baldock Town.


Picture: Karyn HaddonBiggleswade United V Baldock Town - Liam Andrews for Biggleswade United battles with Lewis Barker for Baldock Town. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Speaking to United’s YouTube channel, Martin said: “Biggleswade have been known to play out of defence but we wanted to be a bit direct.

Biggleswade United V Baldock Town - Liam Andrews in action for Biggleswade United battles with Freddie Morris for Baldock Town.


Picture: Karyn HaddonBiggleswade United V Baldock Town - Liam Andrews in action for Biggleswade United battles with Freddie Morris for Baldock Town. Picture: Karyn Haddon

“It’s not an overnight process, because they players are drilled that way. When you ask them to go long they feel they’re being ugly or doing something wrong.

Biggleswade United V Baldock Town - Liam Andrews in action for Biggleswade United.


Picture: Karyn HaddonBiggleswade United V Baldock Town - Liam Andrews in action for Biggleswade United. Picture: Karyn Haddon

“Sometimes we’ve got to stretch teams, then go back to what we know.

Biggleswade United V Baldock Town - Liam Andrews in action for Biggleswade United.


Picture: Karyn HaddonBiggleswade United V Baldock Town - Liam Andrews in action for Biggleswade United. Picture: Karyn Haddon

“That’ll add another dimension to us.”

Biggleswade United V Baldock Town - Dave Parkinson in action for Biggleswade United.


Picture: Karyn HaddonBiggleswade United V Baldock Town - Dave Parkinson in action for Biggleswade United. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The new approach earned a 1-1 draw at home to Baldock Town on Saturday, with Kim Forsythe’s first-half goal equalled by a superb individual goal from United’s Dave Parkinson.

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