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Evatt was right to call out Crellin. He has every right to be fuming after our best performance all season and to be let down by such a simple mistake is infuriating. I think Evatt is feeling the pressure, maybe not so much from the board, but from himself. He'll know the longer this goes on without getting on a good run, the harder the promotion task will be.

I don't buy into this "should be all done behind closed doors". In a normal business sure thing, but the GK position is the most scrutinised position in football and if it's not Evatt scrutinising, everyone will be on social media and there's no escaping it. Doesn't mean it's right and I would certainly be hurt if I was called out by the manager in the local press but I also think it would make me want to prove Evatt wrong and be better.

Crellin has to be honest with himself and take responsibility if he is going to succeed as a goalie. You have to make mistakes and fail and push through it and work hard, that is the elite mentality and not everyone will have it. Getting stick from the fans is one thing but when the manager is saying it too, you know you need to step up. As others have mentioned Alexander is even less experienced and Gilks seems more of an emergency option. There is no time to wait, Crellin has to do better and quick because until January we're stuck with him, I think Evatt has gone as far as he can with him now, can't escalate it any further.

Having said that, I do think Evatt should've said it more sensitively and is in the wrong for how he said it, rather than what he said. However, he's apologised for his poor word choice and that should be that. He's said things in the heat of the moment a few times already then had to change his tune and he needs to think more carefully in future. 1. The offside call from the other game "not in the same postcode", the player was actually onside. 2. Saying "that wasn't my team...disgusted by the performance", when he's signed them all and then said the next day "we actually did deserve something." And now the poor word choice.

Football is a team game and it's not fair to lump the blame on individuals all the time but Crellin's made his fair share of errors already and has escaped blame from the manager until now - it was time for something to be said.

Evatt and Crellin will both learn from this and it's a good lesson to learn even if it's not a nice one. Move on and get better. COYW.

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6 hours ago, Mantra said:

Evatt was right to call out Crellin. He has every right to be fuming after our best performance all season and to be let down by such a simple mistake is infuriating. I think Evatt is feeling the pressure, maybe not so much from the board, but from himself. He'll know the longer this goes on without getting on a good run, the harder the promotion task will be.

I don't buy into this "should be all done behind closed doors". In a normal business sure thing, but the GK position is the most scrutinised position in football and if it's not Evatt scrutinising, everyone will be on social media and there's no escaping it. Doesn't mean it's right and I would certainly be hurt if I was called out by the manager in the local press but I also think it would make me want to prove Evatt wrong and be better.

Crellin has to be honest with himself and take responsibility if he is going to succeed as a goalie. You have to make mistakes and fail and push through it and work hard, that is the elite mentality and not everyone will have it. Getting stick from the fans is one thing but when the manager is saying it too, you know you need to step up. As others have mentioned Alexander is even less experienced and Gilks seems more of an emergency option. There is no time to wait, Crellin has to do better and quick because until January we're stuck with him, I think Evatt has gone as far as he can with him now, can't escalate it any further.

Having said that, I do think Evatt should've said it more sensitively and is in the wrong for how he said it, rather than what he said. However, he's apologised for his poor word choice and that should be that. He's said things in the heat of the moment a few times already then had to change his tune and he needs to think more carefully in future. 1. The offside call from the other game "not in the same postcode", the player was actually onside. 2. Saying "that wasn't my team...disgusted by the performance", when he's signed them all and then said the next day "we actually did deserve something." And now the poor word choice.

Football is a team game and it's not fair to lump the blame on individuals all the time but Crellin's made his fair share of errors already and has escaped blame from the manager until now - it was time for something to be said.

Evatt and Crellin will both learn from this and it's a good lesson to learn even if it's not a nice one. Move on and get better. COYW.

Nicely put. Halfway to Sluffytown, but I agree with you. 

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12 hours ago, marple whites said:

Correct - that seems to happen nearly all the time - the bigger the following, the more often we get let down

We went about 2 years without winning a game where we took more than about 1500 to a game a few years back and we cant say its been much different in last 10 years or so, we rarely get that plumb away day of big following, big win.  Port Vale was an exception and even that was flattened by Fleetwood's result!  The worst was Oldham when they were near the bottom, had 10 men and still beat us.  Howard kept kicking the ball into touch and couldn't get it over the halfway line, as bad a Bolton game as I can remember taking everything into account.

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1 hour ago, Johnnyrotten said:

We went about 2 years without winning a game where we took more than about 1500 to a game a few years back and we cant say its been much different in last 10 years or so, we rarely get that plumb away day of big following, big win.  Port Vale was an exception and even that was flattened by Fleetwood's result!  The worst was Oldham when they were near the bottom, had 10 men and still beat us.  Howard kept kicking the ball into touch and couldn't get it over the halfway line, as bad a Bolton game as I can remember taking everything into account.

I was giving an Oldham a lift home from that game. Even had to go through the pre agreed couple of pints stop off on way back. 
He texted me last Saturday after game to see if we were meeting up again. 

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3 minutes ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

Aye, maybe his wording could have been better, and he's apologised if anyone took offence, but all and sundry ready to jump on the band wagon and make equally ill judged comments.

If that comment has broken him then I genuinely do feel for the lad but if so he definitely doesn't have what it takes to make a decent career in football. 

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3 minutes ago, RONNIE PHILLIPS said:

If that comment has broken him then I genuinely do feel for the lad but if so he definitely doesn't have what it takes to make a decent career in football. 

It may well have angered him etc, but as you say he'll need thicker skin than that. 

IE said he'd already spoken to him after the Barrow game so the kid was aware of what was needed. 

It may later transpire that it isn't the best way of motivating the lad, in which case IE will have made a mistake and will himself have to learn. Until we've heard the thoughts of crellin and others around him though, no one should be making too much of it.

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