Make Downes captain if he’ll sign a new contract. Sign a central defender to play with Wolfie (Whatmough looks a great player) Start to move Chambers and Skuse out of the club, they are both part of the rot. Get real about our youth, they aren’t all developing as well as we thought and may not save us Sign a striker, if we ever needed a 20 a season player. It’s now Give Harrop the no10 role, get Doz off corners and free kicks.
2. Games in hand, Evans won't pull the trigger if he feels we have games to win. Remember the ridiculous assertion that we could still make automatic promotion last season.
3. Injured players, so long a Skuse and Wilson are out, Evans will talk about how we are 'missing experienced heads'
4. The playing style. Given Evans instance on this playing style, I think this is why PRP is sticking to it so ridgidly, if it goes wrong, then Lambert can always turn it back on the owner. "We're playing the style you wanted. I tried to warn you that without X player and Y player"
Of course, 2, 3, and 4 are just fillers to deflect us from Evans clear error in giving Lambert a 5 year contract just when we were tanking.
“It’s hard sometimes to shuffle across and be in the right position but it’s a learning curve“
What’s to learn? Having played this formation and run these drills all season long, relentlessly. What exactly is the fking learning curve?
Wolfie and McGuinness too young? Donacien is on the bench play him. I’m sick of this “they’re only young lads” excuse. They’re either good enough or they aren’t. And if they aren’t, why are we spending money on McGuinness?
to play out of the back like this. We struggle to see a killer ball, with the exception of Dozzell, who for some bizarre reason wants to play as a DM even though his attacking threat is greater.
Our forward players, lack any movement at all which means we aren't moving their defence around at all and creating space.
I'm sick of seeing the same damn thing on the pitch week in week out. Lambert needs to go, but not without recognising that Evans tenure has reduced this club to a production line of OK kids that he can sell at a profit and very little else.
"In the Championship this year alone there are seven clubs with over £40 million each of parachute money. This makes a huge difference and a gap which we will only bridge through the continuing patient redevelopment of every aspect of the club and hopefully a fairer, more sensible system for revenue sharing across the game for its own good at all levels."
I want them to win. I desperately hope Lambert turns this around and we get back into the Championship, irrespective of whether or not I want him to stay, I just want us out of this shi tty league and I don't care who is behind the desk at Playford Road.
But my god, Evans is some level of genius, how many managers is it now that he appointed that just haven't done it? And yet here we are again, with the owner as slippery as an east end crook, and yet we barely look at him. His wording in his statement this week is the only mistake he's made which has ended up with people looking at him.
Now he'll go silent until we all start looking at the manager and players again. Genius.