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RedRock

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RedRock last won the day on March 28 2014

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  1. Think the best word to describe where we’re at is ‘dysfunctional’. We're a mess, on and off the field. I just look at us tonight. Playing away to quality opposition with two target men attackers and a weak midfield, playing players out position, a gung-ho and naive 4 forwards at the end. It’s basic stuff. We’re playing dumb, not smart. No wonder the commentators say we lack belief. The players must be wondering what the hell is going on.
  2. We have waited 5 (five) ******* seasons for this to happen. Ashton ... deliver or get out. This Club is a shambles.
  3. If we go 3-0 down, how many more strikers can we put on? This is dumb management +++
  4. We’re getting a right slagging off on the Talksport commentary. Pretty fair I’d say. Passive, lazy and soft. Sort it.
  5. I think Steve just may have come to the realisation, following the David James debacle and LJ, that it’s best not to have a ‘hands on’ approach to recruitment. So suspect he has delegated recruitment to Ashton, his ‘football man’. The right approach but wrong man. We know Steve won’t admit to being wrong, so the best we can hope for is a Director of Football appointment at the top of the football club’s management pyramid and reporting directly to Steve. The chances of that happening, next to zero unfortunately.
  6. As above. Start with the ‘shape(s)’ then buy players to fill the positions. Pre KO, I thought for the first time today since Cotts left - with the possible exception of that purple patch with LJ - we had the making of a team ‘shape’ with the correct skill sets in the right positions. Wasn’t perfect by any means, but better. Just worry - as with LJ - the only time we get a semblance of shape and patterns of play is when we have an injury crisis I.e. the coaches stumble on an answer rather than plan for it.
  7. Odd, isn’t it? It’s City ‘thing’. Buy a player for £££’s then play him out of position or shackle him to such a degree their natural talent is wasted. HNM referred to his strongest position pushing forward in an attacking midfield role.... let him prove that.
  8. He could re-join Walsh and play in our virtual midfield with Williams.
  9. Changing tack slightly, apart from occasional picture freezing, think Amazon’s presentation is very good. Ally McCoist, Gabby Logan and Lee Dixon all excellent. Quite how long football on Amazon will stay as a ‘freebie’ is anyone’s guess though. No doubt part of Amazon’s business plan for world domination. Enjoy it while you can.
  10. While I’ll give LJ some credit, it seemed to me that the Summer before Bobby left, both he and Joe spent the close season doing extra training. Both developed upper body strength and physic necessary to compete at the top level. Mentally, they became totally focused. Id love to hear the story behind their joint transformations and would be interested in how much credit they would give LJ. Interesting to note some of the rumblings about the quality of our support staff in the context of what those two have achieved.
  11. Bobby Reid take a bow son. That’s how you push on. Quality. Cracking game. Had Fulham as certs for relegation. More than matched mighty Spurs.
  12. He/she was watching the same game I was then! A win’s a win though.
  13. Rugby has set a ‘culture’ bar way above and ahead of that of football. The mutual respect shown between players and referees is but one example. One thing I find, rugby referees having sound, is that their clarity of thought is simply outstanding in such pressured circumstances. Many things could be taken for rugby and applied to football. It truly is a breath of fresh air compared to the stale shite that football - full of over-paid, self-important wasters - is rapidly becoming.
  14. A forward, minimum should be 12 goals imo. At the moment, I think Semenyo could be developed to play ‘in the hole’ behind the front attacker(s) personally. He’s raw, unorthodox and has pace, power and a decent skill set. Could worry and open up defences in that position. Presently though, he just doesn’t seem capable of delivering sufficient goals to justify starting in a main attacker role. That may come in time, but we can’t waste a goal scorer role to hope/wait for him to push on.
  15. It’s not just physicality in the middle, it’s leadership and identity. We fail on all counts. Is there anyone in there who will take a game by the scruff of the neck and raise the tempo, rally the troops, dictate play? Nope. Whether Williams was that guy, we may never know. Not to have any back-up though is borderline negligent. How LJ/MA constantly neglected to address the issue -as a past midfielder- is beyond my comprehension.
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