Biggleswade United boss Jimmy Martin wants switch from “tiki-taka”
PUBLISHED: 15:16 12 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:05 12 September 2018
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’.
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.
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.
“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.
“Sometimes we’ve got to stretch teams, then go back to what we know.
“That’ll add another dimension to us.”
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.