Registered On: August 5, 2017
I am not able to watch many of the matches and rely on the radio commentary and the BBC updates which give the stats. I did watch the pathetic performances against Grimsby and Mansfield, where a lack of team spirit or leadership on the pitch was obvious.
The stats, though not 100% reliable, do show a pattern that we hardly ever start a home match on the front foot. Possession stats for home matches in the first half are usually 30-40%.
We seem to start the away matches more positive than the home matches, including last night. The stats back this up.
Clearly the team is far too cautious at home, not fired up before the match starts and have been carrying 2 or 3 who are not putting much effort in.
If Cox can sort this out, hopefully we can start winning at home. He needs to pick players that will give 100%, a midfield that tries to get forward from the start and stop relying on the big hoof from the defenders to one isolated man up front.
The Mansfield back 4 had no pace, turning circle of a tank, yet we hardly ever ran at them. The losses to Grimsby and Mansfield were unacceptable. We clearly aren’t a good team, but my opinion is we had better players on the pitch than either the Cods or Mansfield.