|Luke Chambers' mentality|
by IPSWICHFANITFC at 10:05 14 Dec 2018
Just read up on one of the articles from Jon Nolan's press duties. I'm quoting from the article but it's interesting that Chambers said something along the lines of...
"If you were eight points off the play-offs at Christmas you’d be thinking you could get in there. It’s not over. We’ve got loads of games left."
It's a very valid and true point. My thought is how many of those lads at the club are thinking like that with a more positive mentality..? The few experienced ones may have heard similar throughout their playing careers, the likes of Chambers, Skuse, Bart, Gerken etc.. but the younger lads and even those signed in the summer probably won't have even thought of the flipside or a positive, different light to the situation, but again, that would come from experience.
It just surprised me a little bit, I know Nolan had a very good year in L1 last season but he has mainly played his career at a lower level, but to be 26 years old and pick up on a quote like that only now in his career, is this a sign that we're actually less experienced than we think we are? Or am I delving too deep here?
I think it also emphasises the need even greater for signings of more experienced lads to walk through the door. We need those lads who have either been in a situation like this before or have had playing careers under more experienced & higher calibre managers to have maybe a clearer/positive mentality to get out this situation.