Gail Platz wrote:
Absolutely sickening to watch one stubborn inept man single-handedly ruin what others worked so hard to build over 12-13 years. Losing Wheater was a blow, but when you're gifted a 2-0 lead with 20 minutes to go, for the love of good just shut up shop man. Bring your tiring striker off and pack midfield. But no, he brings a striker on.
Then at 2-1 he's still like a rabbit in the headlights, so deranged with fear that he brings on an attacker that's not played competitive football for over a year. Words fail me. Unspeakable ineptitude on an epic scale. BRING ON SOME DEFENSIVE PLAYERS AND HOLD ON. But no, let's get relegated instead. It's not that he's fixated with his footballing principles either - we play awful football. He just doesn't know any better.
At least I'll be there to watch our last game and, hopefully, the second miracle of the season.
Well that's been proven to be a load of absolute bollocks as its exactly what Megson used to do and we lost count of the amount of 2-0 leads we threw away.
So making defensive substitutions to protect a lead is a proven failed strategy in football? That's possibly the most innovative Owen Coyle apologia yet, fair play to you.
How stupid do you have to be to not shore up midfield when you're under pressure and have a 2-0 lead to defend for 20 minutes. As stupid as Owen Coyle, that's who.
I was always willing to accept that even though he was tactically naive, he might be a great man manager. At least he might have the leadership and personal skills to manage a top flight team. But from what I'm hearing about the number of bust-ups he's had with players he's not even got that to his name.
I'll love it if we stay up and I'll relish a promotion or play-off chasing season in the Championship. But to think this joker has the safest job in football is just wrong.
You can't argue with the facts, the amount of times Megson brought off a striker to bring on Gavin McCann was countless, and it costed us loads of points. We were notorious for throwing 2-0 leads away that it got to the point where we didn't want to be 2-0 up!
What we should
have done is carried on the way we were. We always seem to piss it up the wall as soon as a goal goes in. Why can't we keep the same enthusiasm and momentum as we were? It seems to be a mentality across the last four managers we've had (including Sammy Lee) in that we just go to bits and get battered until the other team scores a goal. It's never fecking easy. It happened under Allardyce as well. No subs, no sitting back, just carry the feck on with what they were doing, please.
I really didn't see the point of bringing Lee on for this one, we should have made no subs in that game other than the Wheater one due to injury.
One thing I'll look forward to if/when we do go down is getting rid of that fecking lazy shit Klasnic who has potentially the worst ball control I have ever seen.