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General Discussion / Re: Manager Sacked.
« on: November 08, 2021, 12:45:23 PM »
The strange thing for me is that Chairmen will continue to take on a new manager’s “expertise”, without considering he apparently didn’t have enough of it at the club he’s just been sacked by !

General Discussion / Re: Ian Culverhouse
« on: November 07, 2021, 12:14:47 AM »
What was Dilly saying about managers all get sacked ?  I presume Daniel has as much tactical “ knowledge”now as he had when he took Norwich up.  So has he suddenly forgotten it all ?  No, like all managers, he needed money, a good eye for a player, and,luck.  Swapping managers doesn’t hurt,.  All he needs is money and contacts.  Even the so-called “Special One” actually had no clue about players, which he proved spectacularly when he got rid of Salah, De Bruyne, Lukaku, Cuadrado, Janujay, for Gawd’s sake.  We all agree though, that our team are now competitive.  Keep reading we play good but uncreative football.  I’m not sure that’s true.  It would be if we had King, or Kelly back, and I see that Nathan Fox was on the winning side against York today.

General Discussion / Re: Walsall at home
« on: November 06, 2021, 05:01:35 PM »
Sounded like a damn good effort.  I think, and hope, the player standard starting to improve.  Have faith SC and IC, still need a goalscorer(s), but we can still get up this league.

General Discussion / Re: Ian Culverhouse
« on: November 06, 2021, 01:49:25 PM »
Disagree, TonyM.  I don’t think Sutton had a system that suited the players.  I believe they had the players to suit the system, which was simply to score more goals than the opposition.  We’never hear Pep G talking “systems”, because he wants all his players to move all over the place, all the time.  Never mind - all opinions.  I hope for 2-1 today, but suspect 1 x 3 !……

General Discussion / Re: Ian Culverhouse
« on: November 06, 2021, 09:09:13 AM »
I wish IC and SC all the best for today, and the future.  I don’t, however, believe that there is enough in football for any manager to be an “ expert”.  That’s why they all end up getting the sack, four or five times over.  The best ones don’t ever get involved in the daft pretence if complicated tactics.  Watch Pep G’s answers and smirks to Geoff Shreve questions !  Carragher and Neville talk rocket science to players, most of whom don’t understand a word they say ! (and no wonder !)  And as for those flip chart photos before a sub comes on, the players are more intent on wetting their half and taking a swig out of the bottle.  Good players win games, poor ones don’t, not even if they’re in “ a diamond” !!  Imho, and COYL

General Discussion / Re: Topics!
« on: November 06, 2021, 08:48:51 AM »
Thanks for that B & G.  I only hope that IC picks a team that is capable of being up the opponent’s end of the pitch as often as possible.  This means they’re then not at our end !  But it’s no good the ball being up their end (no pun intended), if the players aren’t, so the trick is to get up there in groups, with the ball at their FEET !  It is naive to expect any manager to be the font of all knowledge, at any club, because it really is a simple game.  Gary Neville, for example, is paid for his “ expert” opinions, yet he managed in Spain, where by his own admission he failed, rather badly., admitting he was “out of his depth”.  IC needs to be lucky, as well as brave in his selection.  Well, the EDP did say it’s a game of opinions !!!

General Discussion / Re: Topics!
« on: November 05, 2021, 11:57:54 PM »
I’m a bit wary of posting on this forum, as I might be the moaner that some are on about !  Regardless, good luck to the team tomorrow.  I can’t be confident of a win, like most others I’m sure.  It’s starting to get quite sad, the way things are at the moment, but football, like life, can change very quickly.  Tomorrow could actually be the catalyst we need, as a win, even if through sheer luck, would help the coffers, and a big draw in the next round could really lift the finances, and provide the opportunity to improve the team.  Then, who knows what ?…..  COYL…….

General Discussion / Re: Where now ?
« on: October 31, 2021, 03:29:04 PM »
Forgot to say, Fernandez coming on for Sundire when we’re losing is an attitude that may have held us back all season.

General Discussion / Re: Where now ?
« on: October 31, 2021, 03:23:02 PM »
I keep reading we play “lovely football”, but with no end product.  I feel we would play better football with footballers in midfield as well as workmen and triers.  We are very unlucky to not have King available, although naive to think he would be. The team that had Carey, Kelly, Richards, Henderson, Marriott, Fox, and of course King, etc., was a lot stronger, IMO.  I think we believe too much in systems and shapes.  Players are what counts, and they move all over the place, according to what is needed.

General Discussion / Re: Weymuff away
« on: October 30, 2021, 06:16:03 PM »
Rightly or wrongly, if we had the team that won the NL, and we almost could with all the changes, I believe that our current team would have lost to them as well.  We’ve spent too long picking teams designed to stymie the opposition, not beat them.  Not that we lack the desire to win, we just don’t have the shape or personnel to do it.  I blame neither IC nor SC for that, because it’s all about money.  No doubt between them they could field a winning team, but our background structure has always been amateur, and that is not an insult to those stalwarts who have worked hard over the years.  I can only offer a description of the problem, not a solution, but neither can the management at the club.  Maybe Walsall can see a change in optimism…

General Discussion / Re: Weymuff away
« on: October 30, 2021, 11:06:12 AM »
Hi TonyM.  I think you have slightly misunderstood my point. I certainly wouldn’t expect a team full of defenders to keep clean sheets.  My point all along has been that that sort of line-up would see any team under pressure for the vast majority of the 90 minutes, with the strong likelihood that the opponents would score at some time, resigning us to yet another defeat.  It is almost inevitable, in my book.  We must spend more time attacking them than our defence-heavy line-ups allow, because when we are, they’re not attacking us !  But it must be attacking players, midfield and forwards, who do the attacking, to make easier, usually on the ground chances, not defenders hoping for crosse.  IMHO !!!  COYL….

General Discussion / Re: Weymuff away
« on: October 29, 2021, 12:30:06 PM »
I find it remarkable that many seem to be translating what they wish for, in fact what we all wish for, a victory, into a score line prediction of that victory.  It seems like what I call the Daily Express Syndrome, regarding Brexit !  I want KL to win, of course, but I think we will lose.  Sorry, can’t help it !   As for the team, we must surely pick a team that COULD win, but we won’t get the win if we have a team
full of defenders, and ask then to do the attacking.  Weymouth won’t be able to attack, (and probably score), while we are, (so might !) ….. COYL…..

General Discussion / Re: Boreham Wood
« on: October 27, 2021, 12:11:29 AM »
I still believe we can’t expect to create enough chances if we continue to have 8 players including the GK who are there either to defend, stodgier, or “sit” (a complete waste of a player).  Strikers alone don’t ore goals.  We need creative attacking midfielders.  We have them - not world- beaters, but the best we have, and never play them, or at least no more tha one.  It has to change.  We see remarks on the live texts that “we’re not creating much in the attacking area”.  Well, of course we’re not !  Bad night !  Apols for the cynicism.

General Discussion / Re: Torquay away
« on: October 26, 2021, 07:26:43 PM »
Not saying they are certain to win us games, but Gyasi and Sundire  are the best hope we have to put the opponents backs to the wall, instead of parking outside our penalty area.  Certainly give us more chance of winning than a team of seven defensive players.   We’re all on the same side in the end, so let’s hope for a surprise result tonight,  COYL !!

General Discussion / Re: Torquay away
« on: October 26, 2021, 11:16:38 AM »
There have always been two types of Lynn supporters.  One lot would be happy to attend if the team is better than Wisbech, or the biggest club and gates in the UCL !  The others prefer to be at the highest level possible.  The first lot would go to games to see a win against Holbeach, but not pay or go to see a defeat against Torquay, or the like.  Also, the ground development has been pitiful over the years, and must reduce the attraction of playing at The Walks for would-be players.   On gates, we seem to have forgotten that there is a killer virus out there, which must keep the crowd down.  Covid, and breaking up the promotion team too early haven’t helped.  BUT, if we found a goalscorer, and picked what nipsters we have, when at home, we could see real improvement.  If we climbed, with new blood, and Covid subsided at a much faster rate, I ‘m sure that we could hit York-level gates again…….  IMHO !!!  For tonight, pick Gyasi and Sundire, and rest Omatayo…. COYL……

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