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Disinterested manager means
at 07:04 11 Dec 2019

Disinterested players. 6,500 die hard fans. Everyone else disinterested. We got what we deserved last night. Okay the players all tried to a degree but there was no team. No cohesiveness. No closing down in pairs. No triangles. Not much tracking back. All the dirty stuff. The hard graft needed. All missing.

Who'd you blame. Has to be the coaching staff no?
Chalobah last game?
at 07:07 17 Mar 2019

Chalobah spent ages signing autographs and doing selfies with fans after the game. Was that his last game? It's logical from now on that we play only our own players and perhaps he knows that?
Apologies if this has already been posted
at 08:49 6 Mar 2019
Chambers - some balanced debate perhaps
at 09:20 3 Mar 2019

In a back three on the right yesterday he and Collins were done for pace. In the middle with younger quicker team mates he is a good leader. Centre half play is also about organ
isaion, leadership etc.
So who's at fault when a player gets slower and is asked to play in a position they cannot do?

We have spent most of Chambers career here asking him to play in positions that are not HIS best. Whose fault is that?

So, for just once let's cut the guy some slack...and really if we want to get promoted next season accept that we need some experience around which we play younger players. Play Chambers in the middle - as the right centre back of a back four or the middle of a back three. In those slots he's a fine player and a great captain.
Bobby Robson and the spine of a team
at 05:40 11 Feb 2019

I believe that it was Bobby Robson who once said that to build a decent team you needed a spine. Keeper, centre half, midfield general, goalscorer. After that things fitted around those four key players. Do tell which of those four we really have or even have had in the last ten five years. We have certainly never had all four st once.
The difference
at 10:09 30 Dec 2018

Between MM and both Hurst and Lambert is that by now McCarthy would have gone all defensive. A solid 442 with a don’t concede mentality. It would be deadly dull and might mean we had the points to be a little closer to safety. But MM was papering over the cracks of Evans continual under investment. We are now at best a league one club. The only difference between us and Coventry or Charlton is that they got to the depths faster.
A settled defence
at 09:06 2 Dec 2018

One of the first things managers try to do is get a settled defence. PL has tried that with what he sees amongst his players... none of whom he bought. So all this bleating on here about changing players is unhelpful. From what I've seen there's not another player in the club better than what he's picked. Clearly we have weaknesses... the most obvious is right back. But short of putting Chambers there again i don't think we have any real choices. And don't tell me Donacien.
What we needed
at 09:25 26 Oct 2018

And what we will get?

We need now someone who will lift the fans and the players. Someone who can get a backs to the wall mentality going. A feeling we can all together get ourselves out of a hole. So a manager who is loyal. Who likes or loves the club or at the least the area.
It does not need a mercenary journeyman manager who has already ratted on virtually every club he has ever managed.

I’ll accept and support any appointment but for each one my tolerance time shortens.

Roll on Lambert Out? At least he’ll probably jump rather than need pushing.
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