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On 10/11/2020 at 21:45, desperado said:

I agree with this. I said right from the beginning Evatt has exacerbated a problem here.

For me the recruitment, tactics, selections, formations and substitutions are to an extent forgivable and understandable, if you are of the opinion that this project needs time.

However the man-management of calling out players, publicly criticising,  using old school motivation tactics of telling players to man up (ok he apologised for this) is perceptive as being a bully-boy. Fine if it works and it brings out the best in players. You could argue that Santos, Sarcevic and Delaney have come out better from his man-management tactics.

But I hope he realises not everyone will respond in the same way. Players,  while understanding a private bollocking, generally don’t like the public criticism. It’s stuff like this that can bring out the worst in some players and lose the dressing room.

I’m not saying he’s there yet. You could argue that a few late goals have actually demonstrated a togetherness, I hope so. I’m also hoping that he is learning along the way too. 

He has a job to do on the pitch, yes drop Crellin, yes address all the selection /tactics issues that can turn our season around.

But the job off the pitch, in how he manages/motivates his players is just as important and will directly affect what happens on the pitch. 

 

Crellin was a bad keeper before he ever dropped a cross for us. It was nothing to do with IE man management.

He is a decent conf north/evo stick keeper at the moment, who has got where he is because he is young. I think he will improve later in his career and it wouldnt surprise me if he plays at a decent level one day.

We need someone who is solid and cant organise the defence.

The powers that be wanted someone with good distribution, to play out from the back.

He has this, but not alot else at the moment.

Before all this “play it out from the back bollocks” he wouldnt have got anywhere our team.

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Jesus fucking wept. There isn't a single negative to take from Gilks' performance last night. We played for 90 minutes without a glaring goalkeeping error, something I can't remember happening so

Crellins heads gone, yes he's a professional player but beleive me the harder he'll try the worse it'll get for him at the moment, he'll be in the club houses after games embarrassed and ashamed I can

according to a mutual friend, BC doesnt think he'll play for us again... could well be bollocks 

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I had no issue at all with Gilks last night, just the opposite - delighted to see some good old fashioned safe keeping.

The defence got on with their job without shitting bricks knowing there wasn't a dodgy keeper behind them.

We have a great opportunity now to put points on the board against poor teams in the next few games. Let's see how we look if we can get confidence in the team and a fully fit squad

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There was one incident middle of the 2nd half when Salford played a long ball over the top Gilks started to come for it but Santos took control and turned away from the attacker. If that had been last week Crellin would have come flying out and caused panic in everyone. That is the main difference with having an experienced keeper 99 times out of 100 he will make the right decision, something Crellin needs to learn if he is going to make it as a first team keeper at any league club. 

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8 hours ago, Dr Faustus said:

No doubt, I'm not suggesting a keeper shouldnt be organised and commanding, but to have a style of play that is abolished by a change of personnel? Would've been nice to see everyone singing from the same song sheet

Perhaps for the first time this season the back 3/4/5 haven’t needed to freelance. Having a keeper behind them to bark orders was maybe what they needed. Last night they did actually mix it up, some goal kicks went long, some went short. The problem in previous games seemed to be that Crellin had been told to play it out but he was too young and inexperienced to make his own mind up and occasionally ignore the orders.

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Jesus fucking wept. There isn't a single negative to take from Gilks' performance last night.

We played for 90 minutes without a glaring goalkeeping error, something I can't remember happening so far this season. As a result we kept a clean sheet.

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11 minutes ago, DazBob said:

Jesus fucking wept. There isn't a single negative to take from Gilks' performance last night.

We played for 90 minutes without a glaring goalkeeping error, something I can't remember happening so far this season. As a result we kept a clean sheet.

@hughmungus probably didn’t like his haircut 

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At times like this, the way Hughmungus acts like “Look at me causing a stir on an Internet forum, I can hear my dad’s words in similar situations when I was a kid, “Ignore him and he’ll go away. He’s just showing off.”

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1 hour ago, MickyD said:

At times like this, the way Hughmungus acts like “Look at me causing a stir on an Internet forum, I can hear my dad’s words in similar situations when I was a kid, “Ignore him and he’ll go away. He’s just showing off.”

Made me chuckle that 

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Gilks really looked the part, and if he doesn't want to join in the tippy tappy about at the back that's another bonus.  But one thing that was different last night, despite all their possession, was the lack of crosses that our keeper had to deal with.  I don't know whether that's because previous opponents went out of their way to play on Crellin's weakness, or Salford are just too posh to cross, but I don't recall Gilks having to catch (or in Crellin's case, palm away) any crosses at all.

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4 minutes ago, Johnnyrotten said:

Gilks really looked the part, and if he doesn't want to join in the tippy tappy about at the back that's another bonus.  But one thing that was different last night, despite all their possession, was the lack of crosses that our keeper had to deal with.  I don't know whether that's because previous opponents went out of their way to play on Crellin's weakness, or Salford are just too posh to cross, but I don't recall Gilks having to catch (or in Crellin's case, palm away) any crosses at all.

We certainly pressed a lot higher and a lot earlier which helps on that front, and I don’t think it would be wrong to suggest that, at least partly, stems from having confidence in the goalkeeper and not dropping deeper and deeper. 

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1 hour ago, Leyther_Matt said:

We certainly pressed a lot higher and a lot earlier which helps on that front, and I don’t think it would be wrong to suggest that, at least partly, stems from having confidence in the goalkeeper and not dropping deeper and deeper. 

and when a defence are no world-beaters themselves, having someone experienced behind them marshalling them confidently

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Gilks was superb last night, and his confidence and experience brought the confidence out in the rest of the defence.

Everyone's early season punch bag Santos gets better and better. He commanded the area like a good 'un.

If Gilk's shouting could reach Ali Crawfords ears we'd be reet.

Onwards and upwards. 9 winable points on offer next three matches.

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Shame Gilkes isn't 10 years younger, because he's exactly the kind of keeper we need at the moment.

Noisy on the field + no doubt a big character in the dressing room, oh and he can make the odd save or two aswell.

Evatt needs to "man up" and admit he made a mistake in persisting with the youngster + send him back to Fleetwood, then go and find us an experienced keeper in the next window.

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It was interesting to hear Gilkes say in his interview that he played a big part in BC coming here, I don't think IE or anyone else will be asking him for any input on the next GK signing in January or whenever.

Stick to goalkeeping and coaching Matt, thanks but no thanks on the scouting.

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1 hour ago, Johnnyrotten said:

It was interesting to hear Gilkes say in his interview that he played a big part in BC coming here, I don't think IE or anyone else will be asking him for any input on the next GK signing in January or whenever.

Stick to goalkeeping and coaching Matt, thanks but no thanks on the scouting.

Or was he looking to take some pressure off IE & BC?

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