It came home to me yesterday when a radio station referred to us as "managerless Tranmere". Because we do not apparently seem to be actively looking for a new manager, I had momentarily forgotten Adkins is only actually interim. The next two games are pivotal. Fail to win them and and it'll be clear that Adkins isn't the answer either. Surely things are going on behind the scenes to bring someone else in ??
I cannot begin to explain how faulty the highlighted bit is but it probably sums the modern day fan. King failed to gain an away game for over a season in his first tenure and made no progress in six months in his second term. Was he not an answer?
Herbert Chapman after leaving all conquering Huddersfield, claimed it would take five years to sort Arsenal out. He bought big and year four was the lowest finishing position. He won the league in year five and they became all conquering.
What you are currently seeing is a bodging up job with a squad consisting of other people's mistakes. Very suspicious that last year's recruitment was all the whims of a novice in Vaughan. Dawes made some big decisions made all the odder by his use of players.
For every Bristow (who I never really rated) and the growing Hawkes (best game yet yesterday), we have signed 5/6 non-league destined players.
Nigel looks on a different planet to Dawes and I am suspecting is a class above Mellon. Results may not come for some time yet, trouble is the scouts are reporting on our new style and counter tactics are appearing. Flattening our light weight forwards seem the most obvious one and sadly Dennis as suspected is useless outside of the box. Choosing to play him wide and letting Hemmings go to a higher division look even odder now.
Get Norris back and maybe a different story, plus defensive corners will be less of a threat