- 10 Apr 2021
Me too, and they were. It became a standing joke in work on a Monday morning that we’d be praising the team after yet another narrow home defeat. Kingy’s position, despite the stats, was never under threat - not sure he’d have been treated quite so favourably these days though. And once he’d strengthened the spine, with the autumn signings of Chamberlain, Harvey and Steel, we never looked back.I actually remember a lot of the games from the early months of the 87-88 season and the performances were often good, despite the poor results.
Likewise, but at the other end of the spectrum, one only needed to scratch the surface of Dawes’ ‘5 out of 5’ (albeit actually 4 wins and a draw ) to realise the hype around him at that time was never really justified. As has since been shown.
And, within that spectrum, all those managers named in red…. all poor appointments? More a mixed bag, under varying circumstances, for me. But they’ve been debated to death in the past.
Shades of grey. Far more meaningful than simple red/green or bare stats.
I‘d say that’s been established, other than perhaps in the PP boardroom. Perhaps. For now.It is always interesting to debate the ins and outs of history but, sadly, we need a change now. Only a few games gone but L2 survival is at stake. We have some decent players but they are not being well managed.
There’s already a sense of inevitability emerging and, whenever I’ve sensed that in the past, a change usually follows. Now I’ve said that, just watch him reel off three wins on the bounce!