theoriginalfatcat wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 30, 2023 9:30 pm
DavidCurriesMullet wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 30, 2023 8:13 pm
Does the next manager get 6 games if we don't improve under him immediately? We becoming a club ran by the lynch mob?
Lately, this forum has become joke.
What a great fanbase we have.
97 pontificating like some wise old sage because he’s subscribed to a monthly football stats package.
Others stating stuff like - Taylor wouldn’t have let certain goals in
With Taylor - we’d have four more points
Taylor- would have got a strong arm to that
Also stuff like - how we need to keep playing the same old trusted players who have proved themselves at this level
I can barely believe some of the nonsense I’ve been reading lately. Twitter rumours about losing the dressing room, Twitter rumours about which managers were offered the job, I mean I heard a twitter rumour about Jim Morrison, like he's not dead - it's right too because, well it just is.
In a way I do get your point.
From the outside looking in to sack a manager after 6 matches would be insane, and the logical thing would be to say "OK we're 0-2-4 but he still needs much more time to bring his own players and philosophy in etc etc etc". I get it.
Sometimes you can just tell from the first minute that it isn't going to work. This feels like one of those times.
We did have a difficult start to the season playing many of the top teams, but Gowling has actually walked in to a bunch of easier fixtures. Fitures we would have been eyeing up to get some points on the board. He's used those fixtures to rip everything up and start again, costing us points in matches where we really, REALLY needed to win. The very first match, against Gloucester, who are shite, at home, we turned up with some sort of 5-4-1/5-5-0 formation, scraped a 1-1 draw.
The football is soul destroying and negative, he has no ambition to, you know, score a goal or two. We need WINS, and QUICKLY. You can't win if you don't create chances and score. It's alright saying "but we need to tighten up the defence" but even if you can guarantee a clean sheet every week, we aren't going to stay up with 30 0-0 draws. But of course, we will concede goals, so...?
Blyth was what did it for me. We literally played as if we were minnows facing some sort of vastly superior unit. They're Blyth, they will finish about 18th, they're shite. We were at home. I was appalled to hear us saying we expected not to have much of the ball. Against Blyth! At home!. That tells me everything. Zero ambition.
If our maximum effort is valiantly holding out for a 0-0 at home v Blyth then we are down already. It was described as a "morale boosting" result by Ray.
JG also seems to be following some sort of flawed reasoning where because we finally kept a clean sheet v Blyth then that ticked that box, and the next job is to score a goal, as if this is some sort of linear process where it will inevitably and increasingly build on top of itself. But what if we concede 2 in the next match? Oh...
So here we are. We've already wasted opportunities to gain valuable wins against shite by being negative, uncreative and meek, now we have two more matches against more shite which we now desperately need to win, and then it gets hard again vs Chester and Chorley.
Seriously, if we do not win any of the next two matches, I don't want to hear "but, but, but.." because we will never win again.