We can't lay all the 'blame'at the manager. Yems is the best we have had for a long time. I do wonder had the fans been in attendance at the ground whether we would've helped the players get back in the game. Tonight was very dissapointing especially after such a great start. What's important now though is we bounce back and get into the next round of the FA Cup and the opportunity of a home tie against a premier league team.
We can't lay all the 'blame'at the manager. Yems is the best we have had for a long time.
Before the season started it was all about who we had lost & whether we had adequately replaced them or even had enough quality in our squad... ...perhaps any "blame" lies with a set of players & management who appeared to gel ridiculously quickly, to produce good performances & results which built up our expectation... ...of course recent results really hurt, not least because they & us ALL KNOW that we weren't beaten by superior teams...!
Good point matey! We always seem to start the season with a load of new players and it will take time for other teams to work out what we are about. Now that they have seen the way we played against Morecambe, Tranmere etc teams know they can't stand off and let us play. So they get in tight and disrupt, niggle, frustrate to the point where we lose composure. Hesketh seems to be a particular target. Losing Tunnicliffe is also a major blow and it doesn't take a tactical genius to work out that we have zero pace and mobility in our central defence at the moment. As soon as their first goal went in you could see their confidence and belief start to grow and by the end they were finding space and passing much better than we were. Outfought and outplayed, which is very disappointing after such a good first 20 minutes.
The mid field seemed to just get passed by should we not play Danny Bulman in there to at least organise and hold to ball because the last two games we have been dire. To many of our passes give the ball away and it ends up with the defence when they get the ball just kicking a long ball and hope someone gets on the end of it.Barrow and AFC must be rubbing their hands togetherbecause neither will fear us on our last two performances.
To be honest I never thought we were as good as the early results, and we are not as bad as the last two.
To me the youth approach with the chance of a sell on is still a better bet than signing past it pros on inflated wages. Plus those that left in the summer have hardly been pulling up trees elsewhere.
From what I have seen a mid table finish is achievable and a decent outcome in the current environment.
That seems realistic, but those early flirtations with a play-off place did start to have me wondering. I think I've read somewhere that "it's the hope that kills ya."
Over the course of a season, we are just way too inconsistent to be seriously challenging for a play-off place. Compare our last two home league games with the two before that. We've gone from invincible at home to a shower of shite pretty much overnight. Mid table obscurity/mediocrity is where we are at realistically. Which I'm absolutely fine with. Not gonna get relegated, hopefully not going to go out of business. Just happy to still have a club to support. We will need some major investment if we are ever going to scale the giddy heights of L1 again.
I'm not so confident of a mid table finish with what I've seen in the last couple of games,I too felt we were punching above our weight at the start of the season and it will take a lot of work to restore confidence in our inexperienced players.