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Wanderers Ways. Neil Thompson 1961-2021


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  1. Equally though, we've also seen in our own history the pointlessness of keeping the wrong man on. Again, I'm not saying he is definitely the wrong man. But, if you've reached that conclusion, it's pointless to drag it out for an arbitrary length of time to where you feel comfortable backing him. The sackings of Lee and Megson were both pretty decisive, and both led to better results.
  2. I'm fine with him getting more time too, but can do without the idea that anyone saying he shouldn't is being kneejerk or impatient. It's hardly surprising that people have doubts when the minimum expectation was the playoffs, and we're now 17th.
  3. I haven't seen too much of us lately, but I can't imagine we're much worse now than we were at the start of the season. I think we're in most games and will continue to pick up wins here or there, it just so happened in November a few of those came at once. Don't think it was evidence of something clicking that has now gone awry.
  4. That 17th in League Two is no longer viewed as a catastrophe is a sign of just how low the bar has dropped. Really, he's been fucking awful. Worse than even the most pessimistic predictions of how we'd do this year. And he doesn't half talk some shite. But, I don't think we're going down and nobody is being asked to go and sit in the cold and watch this dross. So for that reason, I'd give him until the end of the season to start showing some signs of life.
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    Isn't every team unplayable when they get it right?
  6. Our budget this year will be stronger relative to the other teams in the division than it was when we were in the Premier League, or in the Championship from Lennon-onwards at least. And definitely higher than 18th in League Two. Surely you don't need the balance sheets to know that?
  7. For the most part, I agree with that. He deserves time and no-one knows how he'll pan out. But, the objective for the season wasn't to score one half decent goal and be 18th in League Two. Taking into account the league we're in, and our budget relative to the other sides in it... results have been appalling up to this point. If you were making any snap judgements (which you shouldn't) he'd be far closer to the bottom of the list of managers we've had since Big Sam than the top. In fact, he'd be bottom by a clear distance.
  8. Sure but... A. It's all relative. None of the teams we're playing now have international footballers either, and their players are all cast offs and bargain basement players too. B. We're not beating what's in front of us.
  9. I'm surprised at the traction it's got. Surely in context he was talking about how Crellin can't hide behind his age - he's our senior keeper and needs to act like it? Clumsy wording I guess. Time will tell what reaction it gets out of Crellin, but from his performances so far he'd be lucky ever to start a game for us again. So from that perspective, he's gotten off lightly with just being dug out by the manager and keeping his place.
  10. That'd be a bonkers statement to make if he'd won all 11 games so far, never mind one. Whatever people think of them, the high points of Parky's, Megson's, Coyle's and even Freedman's tenures all just about edge beating Harrogate away.
  11. This isn't us playing Villa or Fulham in the Championship while not paying the players, or being -12 with a bunch of kids in League One. We've spent more money than anyone in the division on poaching a manager and two of last years top performing players - and we've won one out of 10. Against Harrogate Town. I'd love to give Evatt time, but the team need to show some signs of life to earn it - considering the budget we had that'd mean mid-table as the absolute minimum. Maybe tonight was a start, but fuck me the bar is low.
  12. It's an interesting appointment - more chance of us plummeting out of the Football League than if we'd gone with an older head, but also a much better chance of something special happening. On the whole, he fits in with what FV want to do and they feel strongly enough that they've stuck their hands in their pockets to get him. Will do for me. It's a bit much to expect promotion, but we need to be challenging.
  13. What a load of shit. I'd imagine a cumulative league table of all the clube in England over the last five seasons would have us bottom by a mile. We've been going at barely 1ppg for a decade. The backing all of our managers have had at matches post-Megson has been staggering. And far more than most have deserved.
  14. Never mind the manager we might get, what qualifies Tobias Pheonix to take charge of signings? Don't think we need to be trying to reinvent the wheel when we're the biggest team and have twice the gate of just about every team in the League. If Adkins or whoever would take it, we'd be mad to pick some unknown reserve team coach just because of some vague philosophy we're signing up for.
  15. Aye, we then went and did the same to Palace with Freedman. Really Coyle, Dougie, Lennon and Parkinson were all coups at the time, relative to where we were. Even Hill really considering we were already down. Maybe those with promising CVs will have caught on to the fact we're career suicide, but I doubt it. Imagine we'll still be able to have our pick of the names mentioned.
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