Registered On: September 7, 2015
No-one’s complaining about winning. The worrisome thing for me was that we could easily have lost that game if it wasn’t for Watson. It’s good Watson had a stellar performance, but we can’t rely on the goalkeeper winning it for us in most games.
The positive thing was the team ethic and there are glimpses of good play there. I do not want to doubt that. However, I remain to be convinced that we’re bound to see a more positive strategy in the future. Hopefully we will, it is possible, and I am certainly not calling for any scepticism of Cox’s position, but the early signs aren’t convincing. It is by no means guaranteed. It could be argued that the negativity was for defending a lead, but it only just about worked against an average side. I don’t see harm in questioning a tactic which had us living dangerously.
cassidystash is right. Most see someone like Eisa, for example, as one of our best players and I think it would be rather contentious to say otherwise, so when he’s left out, and the replacement/resulting performance is no better, there are bound to be questions from fans. Sure, we’re not privy to training and ideas of the coaches and managers, but we’re allowed to form an opinion based on what we see. We’re supporters of the club, but that doesn’t mean we need to shut off our own critical faculties for blind cheering on of whatever the manager or players do. We should strive to be measured in criticism, and sometimes many aren’t, but I don’t see harm in holding an opinion if argued politely and reasonably enough.
Anyone going too far and saying Cox is going to fail or needs to be sacked will be daft, and probably will be daft for some time, as I doubt it would even be sustainable to go on a manager hunt again under pandemic conditions. However, I don’t think it’s unreasonable for people to complain about yet more boring, negative football being played after suffering this dross for a while now, and losing with it, especially when we’re not guaranteed anything better. I hope you’re right in that things do change, but try to be a bit more forgiving of some who vent, especially after the emotional time of match day. Yes, we don’t have to watch, but given I pay for the games on ifollow, I feel like I should, and I want to pay because it helps the club in these times.