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Completely agree with OP. 4-4-2 just f***** works!!! Keep with it. Setting up to counter the opposition has not worked for us, the players look lost with these ridiculous formations/ inept changes. This is all at Swann’s door but the focus will soon be on Cox if he can’t manage properly.
Let’s see what tonight brings
I’m going with 4-5-1 with lost loft up front or the notorious 3-5-2 which becomes 5-3-2 within 3-4 minutes
Ridiculous, 23 yr old with no experience of playing the game, gets employed by daddy as a chief scout of a professional football club. The club’s gone….
The closest thing I can think of to this is George Weah’s nephew being signed by Sounness for Southampton
Do you have a permit to fish these waters?
Howard 6 Distribution needs work and should be more aggressive when crosses come in
Brown 5 looked tired and off it
Bedeau 4 poor game, far too loose in possession
Onariase 7 solid again
McGahey 7 as above – beggars belief we don’t play a back 4
Gillead 8 when he got further forward always found space and made some wonderful passes but got pushed to RB too often purely because of stupid formation
Beestin 5 looked tired and weak in possession
Spence 5 few sloppy passes in midfield, over run completely. Had chance to set up Olomola but chose to shoot – which was nearer the corner flag than the goal
Eisa 5 tried hard against experienced full back but seemed to be unsure about role in first half
Green 7 thought he dis well and used his pace with effect
Loft 5 still not good enough for league 2 but we are stuck with these group of Swanny shit strikers
Cox 3 Changed a formation that worked well into something that offered no threat and got overran – couldn’t see what a blind man could see in first half.
He needs to up his game more than any other.
Not liking these tactics 4-6-0
pretty much bang on my marks except I would give Beestin MoM, thought he was outstanding
I’m waiting for him to align his strategies across his business and become a jockey/croupier
Chariman do have to hire and fire managers – usually as a function of results, not always; but very few chairman, if any, become so wrapped up in their own self importance as to undertake actions that destroy the very thing they hold stewardship over – I cannot recall any chairman deciding, with his closed shop family boardroom to pick and buy a whole squad of players without any footballing input. Maybe the odd player (as Rob mentioned) but 10-15 players – shit players at that – it goes beyond the pale. Now 3-5 of those players could develop if allowed to learn alongside experienced pro’s but not at this club. If we wait until January we’ll have sunk
Cordner suspended thank god, should not be anywhere near the first team
My team would be
Rowe Onariase Bedeau Brown
Gillead Greene McAtee Spence
4-4-2 which could switch 4-3-3
I’m guessing the manager wants a ‘big man’ so no doubt he’ll go with one of Swann’s starlets.
If season starts now then they need to win, although I predict 3-0 win to Oldham
Just listened to it – bang on with everything he said.
Swann will destroy this club
Most of these players preferred position is on the bench or U23’s football.
Laws we won some cup games in between. Worst run in history in all comps was broken tonight
listened to Swann and the take away’s were;
COVID only affecting him
the fans wanted it
the bloke is on a different planet, the ego is taking us down.
So much talk is complete drivel, complaining about the number of managers, still thinking the players he picked are anywhere near good enough. Pathetic
The last days of the Third Reich, the Fuhrer kept dismissing his general’s because they weren’t winning the war. He had no idea about logistics, troop movement, defensive and offensive actions or even the number and quality of materiel left but he was the leader, he did amazing things with great resources available to him 1936-1942 he was on the cusp of breaking Moscow (in the championship back then) but inexplicably turned south to Stalingrad and abandoned one if his great generals rather than allowing him to control his own forces, from that moment on he had lost but his control became ever tighter removing anybody with experience or expertise in matters of war…,,
I don’t think COVID has had much of an effect on league position but it will on clubs ability to function, most clubs had good solid professionals in, we used the pandemic to get rubbish in, Wilcox saw it coming so didn’t want it and we ended up with Cox. This would’ve happened anyway is my guess…..
Perfect storm of Covid, chairman-selected squad with no balance experience or confidence and a rookie manager struggling with the job.
We’ll be non league next year unless other clubs don’t last as long as us which is an awful place to be.
We’ll be non league with around 30 professional players with crowds of 1,500. Thing is most of the vanity project players from Swann won’t be good enough for that league.
last 15 games W1 D1 L13.
Last 15 games
W1 D1 L13
granted a couple were in last season but the club is dying. Cox has been dealt a crap hand but will be dismissed shortly as is the want if the commander in chief
it is baffling, we need new players, we should not have gone through close season with the Chairman picking players for the club. This is why we are in the predicament we are in whereby we need some experience down the spine to have a chance of remaining in the football league. We don’t need more players we just needed the right players picked by the right type of person in the first place. Ex players coming out saying the same tells the real story.
I wouldn’t have expected any movement for the 7 days after the postponement ad I think everybody stayed away from the club.
I would hope that we get two new experienced players through the door this coming week to allow us to try and push up the table to ease some fears.
However, with the new lockdown I would think the EFL may start to look at whether leagues one and two can continue. They can’t furlough players for November and most clubs have said end Nov is when the money runs out. Let’s face it without a vaccine we’ll be doing the same in February
we were playing Saturday Tuesday for almost upto Christmas. Whilst some injured players may recover how many will subsequently get injured cramming in these games and whilst we have the numbers in the squad we don’t have strength in depth.
About time with the cancellations. The bigger picture is we could be 5-6 points adrift by the time we play our games and who is to say it won’t come round again or cancellations from other teams. I’m not advocating that we play I think the EFL have to take a serious look at this season and how disjointed and grossly unfair it will be on teams – it is somewhat shallow to moan about it being in the position we are in but this will occur again and again – with a backdrop of no fans and sterile football. It is killing the game and we are in the perfect storm of the chairman assembling the worst squad in history
Howard 6 some good saves and promising debut marks off for the howler
O Malley 6 steady got an assist for the goal
Onoraise 8 good display and will only get better, first name on team sheet now
Rowe 7 great debut, fantastic aerial ability and got the goal. should be pleased with that debut and should be starting again
Hornshaw 5 steady but still not up to league standard
Taylor 6 linked a bit better with Beestin in the centre
Beestin 7 solid game in the centre needs to start alongside Taylor
Hippolyte 5 really hasn’t got much pace or ability to beat his man
McAtee 6.5 much better performance and probably needs a run of games. Didn’t like it when got subbed and ignored the guy coming on
Jarvis Too isolated and needs to do better when chances come his way (I fear I will copy and paste this for every match)
Green 7 played well and used his pace well again would benefit from a run of games
Ref was fair and let the game flow
Didn’t deserve a 3-1 defeat but such is our predicament
Agreed, this is just a public health risk absolute nonsense to play with so much of the virus in and around the squad
Trialist B,C, D, E
Trialist F,G,H, Gillead
Eisa, Trialist I
Les, if I played last night and you gave me a 4 for trying I would be over the moon getting a 4 alongside professional footballers. Trust me it wouldn’t be a great watch. It’s all subjective but I believe some of those players should not be professional footballers
It’s what the fans wanted ……this is the narrative the club are peddling so it will be our fault.
fela was not up to scratch with us before but we have fallen so far under the Prawns tenure that we do need him back to try and get a 4-4-2 going – that’s just how bad it is.
Watson 5 Still not a keeper
Hornshaw 2 not going to make it. Ridiculous penalty and inexplicably ran the ball out of play twice. Really bad
Bedeau 5 average game
Onoraise 7 solid
Cordner 4 poor distribution liability at corners again
OMalley 5 most sides exploit the poor positional awareness,
Taylor 4 average, would so better with some quality alongside
Gillead 4 out of position not in the game
Spence 4 Poor distribution and still struggles to track back
Eisa 6 improved showing should’ve done better with the shot
Jarvis 5 not really a goalscorer – but then again none of the fit strikers are which is a major problem.
Better performance but we are not scoring and still conceding
Swann needs to pull his finger out and get a GK CM quick sharp
I am going to try and be positive, 3-0 defeat only
Not many fans wanted a family run transfer committee with no footballing knowledge. I was ambivalent about Turnbull but those who wanted him out would assume, like with managers, to be replaced with suitably qualified and experienced person