March 9, 2021 at 9:01 pm #203277March 9, 2021 at 9:11 pm #203280forever ironParticipantOffline
Registered On: December 23, 2013
I cannot see what Eisa brings to the team he never challenges for a header and his contribution to the last few games has been shocking. Where are all our strikers Olomola, Jarvis, Duran and Mooney they cant all be out injured can they. I agree with you about Cox changing the team every time one or two okay but not half the team it’s stupid.March 9, 2021 at 9:36 pm #203285
Forever iron,all the above so called forwards are not good enough,shit signings and a burden on the wage budget.over the past few years how many players have we signed which are not league standard,would sooner have have one decent player than three crap ones but as a club we never learn.we must also hold the record for injuries in the entire football league.March 9, 2021 at 10:07 pm #203288NorthumbironParticipantOffline
Registered On: January 3, 2014
We have a record number of injuries, yet still put out a team and a full subs bench despite the players Forever Iron lists (plus McAttee) not even making that bench.
To use all five permitted subs and still not have a single shot on target (at home) just shows how crap the recruitment was last summer.
I really thought Cox was beginning to sort things out, but tonight was a massive step backwards.March 9, 2021 at 10:31 pm #203290vaderParticipantOffline
Registered On: October 21, 2017
Tinkerman isn’t clever enough to tinker.
He over thinks everything, just play to win every match rather than target games.March 10, 2021 at 8:21 am #203296cassidystashParticipantOffline
Registered On: January 4, 2014
I think this is a bit unfair on the manager although I’m not entirely happy with his approach to matches. Playing 2 games a week regularly means he has to make changes, injuries and fatigue just have to be an issue and it’s possible some players are turning out less than 100% out of necessity. The recruitment issue is certainly a factor, Olomola, KDT, Jarvis & Mooney, for example, have a handful of appearances between them and are unlikely to get many more. Would we have been better off by signing one player capable of being a league regular – very likely.March 10, 2021 at 8:52 am #203298
What Cass said. Ridiculous over-reaction on this thread to a sole, single defeat. If Cox feels he has to make changes, then he’s best placed to know why. Is that the first game Gilliead has missed this season? Feels like it. Wonder why Eisa “doesn’t bring anything to the team”? Wonder why Kev “looks like he’s sulking”? Maybe, just maybe, they aren’t as fit as they need to be. Remember they’re having to play a 46-game season in 2 months fewer than normal, it’s not surprising that something has to give at some point.
My only criticism of Cox is his apparent refusal to play McAtee at the moment. Fine, maybe McAtee isn’t interested, but it’s the manager’s job to get the best out of his squad and he’s not doing that, for whatever reason, at the moment.
1 user thanked author for this post.March 10, 2021 at 9:25 am #203299Big JParticipantOffline
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If McAtee is not interested and unhappy it’s his job to motivate himself. These days there are too many woke snowflakes trying to mollycoddle players, instead of giving them a bollocking that they deserve. He has a job to do and he is not doing it. He needs to man up!March 10, 2021 at 9:58 am #203301
Looking at the table after our recent good run of four straight wins, I believe Cox will now be targeting even more then usual on what games are winnable and what games are not. He will be resting players as a result of the two game a week situation and on top of injuries plus fatigue will be attempting to target the more winnable games IHO with the best players used at his disposal for said games. Won’t be the way a lot of fans think he should go about it but managers think differently to the majority of fans because they are professional football managers. I know it’s an old chestnut of mine and everybody is entitled to see it as they seem fit but professional football managers just see it differently to most fans, that’s all. I’m sure three wins will see us safe and he will target those as quick as possible when the fixtures are right with the best and fittest players available, then everything else is a bonus plus the freedom of playing more openly when the pressure is off about staying up. Expect to see a stronger more proactive team put out on Saturday at Orient and against Oldham on Tuesday, fitness and injury permitting.March 10, 2021 at 10:16 am #203304
I would sooner see us safe before tinkering too much, a couple of changes each game, YES, more NO, also start with the same system every game whoever it is against and not to accommodate who we play against, no wonder we get inconsistent displays and results.March 10, 2021 at 10:27 am #203305
A lot of people are talking about targeting certain matches and as shown we are not turning up in other games.Really think the mindset of the manager should be play every game to win,he gives teams to much respect and is playing a dangerous game.lack of attacking intent at home is inexcusable.
1 user thanked author for this post.March 10, 2021 at 10:57 am #203308
I would sooner see us safe before tinkering too much, a couple of changes each game, YES, more NO, also start with the same system every game whoever it is against and not to accommodate who we play against, no wonder we get inconsistent displays and results.
Or he can keep playing players when they’re really tired, resulting in more injuries and worse results overall?
If McAtee is not interested and unhappy it’s his job to motivate himself. These days there are too many woke snowflakes trying to mollycoddle players, instead of giving them a bollocking that they deserve. He has a job to do and he is not doing it. He needs to man up!
I’m sure you’re a troll so I shouldn’t reply but getting the best out of a team is literally the manager’s job.March 10, 2021 at 11:04 am #203309AwaywegoParticipantOffline
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I see the opposite Ironawe, if we get to a safe position I just see more tinkering from what we have seen from the manager up to now, but I do hope you are right.March 10, 2021 at 11:18 am #203311
Ferrite he left Spence out when he had only played one game after being left out at Cambridge, I can understand Gillihead because it was the first time but wholesale change is too many and changing systems to suit opponents at home isn’t good either, to me you should play your strongest team at home regardless and if you are going to rotate players or system it should be in away games, last nights performance was like it was when we were in the bottom 2 early season.March 10, 2021 at 11:23 am #203312
He’s doing a good job Mick, let’s show him a bit more trust.March 10, 2021 at 11:48 am #203314
Oh and by the way Exeter played the same team that played on Saturday.
He is doing a decent job with the squad he inherited, but what other clubs gets so many injuries than us, so rotation doesn’t stop that.March 10, 2021 at 11:53 am #203315Sanfran49ParticipantOffline
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Well someone is tinkering that is for sure.March 10, 2021 at 12:08 pm #203317
Well someone is tinkering that is for sure.
Well I hope its not Ranieri, the original Tinkerman, according to the media anyway. As for Exeter playing the same team on Saturday I’m not sure that is relevant TBH all set ups are different. This injury issue was hear a long time before Cox arrived, how many years has it been mentioned now?, the reasons?, we are still none the wiser.March 10, 2021 at 12:18 pm #203320alcazarParticipantOffline
Registered On: December 24, 2013
If McAtee is not interested and unhappy it’s his job to motivate himself.
Seems odd to me that we have at least one such player at the club every season, and have done so since the Prawn arrived.
I have two questions:
Is the Prawn anything to do with it?
Who signs these childish people?March 10, 2021 at 12:42 pm #203325HeathParticipantOffline
Registered On: August 5, 2017
Seems odd to me that you don’t understand that the vast majority of teams will have at least one stroppy player, probably more than one!March 10, 2021 at 12:44 pm #203327
I believe the majority of clubs have plenty of big ego look at me types in their ranks, difference with the better players at bigger clubs that have arrogant spats is that they usually have the talent to back their arrogance up and get back in the gaffers favour. McAtee isn’t a top player but he has ability which should make him a good player in time at a reasonable level if he listens to coaches, works hard and puts his ego on the back burner for a bit. Not easy for a young man with reasonable ability but who thinks he is Maradona and I don’t mean dead either.March 10, 2021 at 2:13 pm #203333HeathParticipantOffline
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4 goals in 33 matches suggests he has a lot to learn and he won’t improve by not playing. Hope he was there last night watching and learning from Exeter’s Matt Jay who has 14 goals from 39 games this season.
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