Registered On: December 23, 2013
Certainly since we lost to Rotherham in the playoffs three years ago the club have gone totally backwards, whether the chairman has lost a lot of interest or it’s the failed new ground I have no idea but it certainly isn’t the best time to support the club.
over the last three years we have had 20% of good signings, 40% of average signings and 40% of awful signings and two years ago those last fourteen games which yielded six points will haunt us supporters for years, this year has been a joke with the summer recruitments, it was a good job we brought Howard, Karacan and Taft in or we would be at the bottom well adrift, like last season we have had numerous injuries and players have been brought back early because of injuries and then they break down again, generally we have a big squad and over 50% aren’t league standard and we need to get rid of these players who need non league football to progress.
three or four players have come through the u23s but with the number of players who won’t make it and the cost have having a manager to run it and extra coaches I wonder if it is too costly to run at the first teams expense, and to me starting the u23s was when we went downhill, regarding this season I think we will creep over the line but if we had two or three games more I think we would struggle and you start thinking of two years ago.
But regarding this season I think it’s the most boring football I have seen for years and tactically it’s been awful for most of the games, we hardly have a shot at goal and give goals away too easily, especially from free kicks and corners, four games this season we haven’t even had a shot at goal on target and two of these games were at home, the only good thing about the season is we haven’t had to sit in the cold watching it.
Will next season be better, I don’t know but it can’t get much worse.
Can Neil Cox improve things, I don’t know but I want him to get a team that plays attacking football rather than sitting back and hoping for breakaways, so tactically he needs to improve things or nobody will be going back to watch.