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Fosters Cigar

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Manager has definitely lost the plot
« on: January 27, 2024, 11:13:39 PM »
Following Tuesday nights match I thought the Manager may have lost the plot - not because of the result but because  of the total apparent lack of any cohesion in the team.After today I know he has the plot big time. Following JBís departure we were left with just two playmakers in the squad, Hughes and Rogers. Today I was astonished when the teams were read out and neither were in the starting eleven. Both sitting on the bench at a time when we need playmakers to create the chances.
Having let that sink in I then thought the announcer must have got it wrong when Margret was announced as being among the substitutes. What were the loyal Lynn fans to think? The pitifully low crowd from Tuesdayís game could be forgiven for thinking maybe our Star goal - a - game striker was just a victim of getting no supply from his Hoof it! Headless chicken team mates and they would see the real thing today?.Not a bit of it, he was well and truly benched for not being a Hoofit! Player. So the wages saved from flogging Crowther are then spent on a goal a game striker (because we need goals) who sits on the bench to watch a goal less draw - you couldnít make this up.
On my way home it suddenly dawned on me! Although most right thinking Lynn fans would expect us to go for 3 points today and play our Star studded new striker, our manager probably  was thinking itís self preservation time - I canít afford to lose this match, so we will go defensive and thatís why we were again treated to watching paint dry football. We already knew our great leader had lost the plot but now his manager has too. By the way, the plot is to score goals in order to collect enough points to finish higher than 4th from bottom. In order to achieve this simple aim (made to sound difficult by coaches) we need at least one playmaker and a goal scorer. I wonder who the may be?

Keep the faith - COYHeadless chickens!



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Re: Manager has definitely lost the plot
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2024, 08:12:51 AM »
Word for word that is what I was saying yesterday afternoon.I don't think the manager has any other tools in his locker apart from defending our goal and discharging the ball back to the other half.ý

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Re: Manager has definitely lost the plot
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2024, 09:21:10 AM »
Think as supporters we have been spoilt in the past. First ( and 2nd) we had Culverhouse and his brand of Football that brought us back to back promotions with a locally based team.  That one was easy to buy into.  We had Widdrington  where the brand of football wasnít as attractive on the eye it was still all about winning football matches.

This season we have the turgid stuff dished up first by Hughes and now Lakeland.  Itís difficult to  not compare what was with what is.
What if the Hokey Cokey really is what itís all about ?

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Re: Manager has definitely lost the plot
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2024, 10:07:29 AM »
These appointments are what you get when it's one man making decisions by himself without consulting others. If one persons decision is wrong its the many supporters that suffer.If there's ever an example of a one man band not working then this is probably it.

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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2024, 11:24:38 AM »
One manís decision, one man spending the money,( his or otherwise) one manís Club.  At least it was until new boy Joe came onboard.
What if the Hokey Cokey really is what itís all about ?

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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2024, 12:00:12 PM »
It would be good to hear something from Joe about his plan(s). I wonder: could he also be the anonymous main stand sponsor??

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Re: Manager has definitely lost the plot
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2024, 07:29:14 PM »
Following Tuesday nights match I thought the Manager may have lost the plot - not because of the result but because  of the total apparent lack of any cohesion in the team.After today I know he has the plot big time. Following JBís departur e we were left with just two playmakers in the squad, Hughes and Rogers. Today I was astonished when the teams were read out and neither were in the starting eleven. Both sitting on the bench at a time when we need playmakers to create the chances.
Having let that sink in I then thought the announcer must have got it wrong when Margret was announced as being among the substitutes. What were the loyal Lynn fans to think? The pitifully low crowd from Tuesdayís game could be forgiven for thinking maybe our Star goal - a - game striker was just a victim of getting no supply from his Hoof it! Headless chicken team mates and they would see the real thing today?.Not a bit of it, he was well and truly benched for not being a Hoofit! Player. So the wages saved from flogging Crowther are then spent on a goal a game striker (because we need goals) who sits on the bench to watch a goal less draw - you couldnít make this up.
On my way home it suddenly dawned on me! Although most right thinking Lynn fans would expect us to go for 3 points today and play our Star studded new striker, our manager probably  was thinking itís self preservation time - I canít afford to lose this match, so we will go defensive and thatís why we were again treated to watching paint dry football. We already knew our great leader had lost the plot but now his manager has too. By the way, the plot is to score goals in order to collect enough points to finish higher than 4th from bottom. In order to achieve this simple aim (made to sound difficult by coaches) we need at least one playmaker and a goal scorer. I wonder who the may be?

Keep the faith - COYHeadless chickens!

Totally agree Cigar. My thoughts as posted on another thread: AL needs to ditch "Hoofball" from a packed defence and hoping to snatch a goal in the last 15mins as against Chester.

We need to play with width using both wings - one as an attack and the other as bac k up for the over-hit cross or clearance by the opposition. Those wingers also need support from midfield to give them options (cross the ball or pass back if running into trouble). Hoofball should only be used when the opposition are pressing high and leaving space behind them in their midfield/defence or when pressure needs to be relieved when under sustained attack by opposition. THE BEST FORM OF DEFENCE IS - ATTACK,
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty." ó Winston Churchill

 

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