Lord Kangana wrote:
He's doing the majority of the job he was asked to do, ie rescue us from the financial train wreck of the last regime. Anyone who's good with figures will note that whilst Coyle is in profit on his dealings, the income from player sales does not match outlay from the likes of Elmander/Shittu/Taylor/Cahill etc. They represent a substantial, irrecoverable loss to the club. He (or appears to be) replacing these "assets" with more salebale versions. ANd reducing the wage and age of the squad. So far so good.
I have no idea why he didn't stick with the formations that worked in the early part of this year, and I've no idea why we win comfortably one week, then lose miserably for several weeks after. That has me as baffled and frustrated as the next man.
On balance, I don't know of any worthwhile replacement who is willing to work under the constraints of the first paragraph, yet has the demonstrable ability to remedy the second. Its still my belief that the board are, and will, stick with their man. Regardless of our polls.
All quite correct but the damning thing about coyle is the way he seems to be almost deliberately undermining what bit of confidence any player may get by swapping things around with no real clear plan of how it's going to work.Moo and Tuncay were the fall guys again yesterday and they have been doing ok.Leaving Moo out was essentially surrendering midfield playing mavis wide right nullifies one of our few attacking options and bringing Knight back in left us with two slow centre halves.Even by his usual low standards Knight was awful yesterday. 2 0 was incredibly flattering. How can players gain belief when their manager shows no belief(except in interviews where it rings increasingly hollow) or consistency.He may be balancing the books,he may have brought in some potential but beyond that no one can have any confidence in his man management or decision making on the pitch where ultimately it really matters.
I've reached the point where i'd rather he went because he's driving me nuts