We are so nervous and instinctive play is absent. They are always so hesitant all over the pitch, compared to everyone we play. Even the worse teams (and there aren’t many) play and fook it up with more purpose. I can’t be imagining this? Absolutely we have some average players and some passengers but there is surely a motivational and coaching problem here. I’m sorry Lambert is ill but he was an awful manager before COVID and I can't see what will change.
What is up here? Seriously Marcus. What are you doing? Totally out of order. A curse on you, as has been lain on ITFC. Take it with you.
I've found my attitude changing this week, and bizarrely feel a little bit positive about our chances in the next two games. There's no logical reason for this. Just being a died in the wool supporter perhaps, i.e. an irrational twanny. While my overall opinion about Evans ownership and the current manager's abilities have not changed, my powder has dried recently. Not exactly a blank slate for me, but I think we can beat these two and get our season on track.
I'm not preparing myself for disappointment, so COYFB.
Obviously my brain hasn't been rewired though so won't be surprised! But...
Whether in business you're mainly a data person or rely largely on intuition, or as in most cases a mixture of the two, the only explanation for Lambert still managing our club is that Evans doesn't consider promotion is anywhere near as important as the fans do. Make of that what you will.
Has Lambert forgotten the support he got while we were relegated. We are the most patient, forgiving fans in the fooking country. There is a reason 90% of the fans are negative NOW though, and it isn't because a "youngster" hits the odd sh1te pass. Or indeed if a "senior" player does. Enough, pleeeeease.
Evans is a scandalously bad owner overseeing the ever quickening destruction of this club. Make no mistake, while Lambert stays in charge this is an exponential curve. It may flatten for a brief period if he goes, but the spectral flat line itself remains with Evans' ownership. The bar just keeps getting lower. An absolute disgrace.
I understand there would be a significant payout due to remove Lambert, and I get MEG and/or Evans' funds are finite, and there may be liquidity concerns especially considering MEG's business and the pandemic restrictions. There seem to me two reasons why MEG would not remove Lambert and his team.
1) Evans is not concerned if we don't get promoted and become a L1/2 yoyo club. For whatever reasons, this is not such a bad scenario for him financially. It's all relative after all.
2) Evans does not believe point one is a likely scenario. Again, for whatever reasons. Bizarre incompetence, bad advice, divorced from reality, whatever.
Apologies for being reductionist, but I only feel one reaction to the MEG era at ITFC. My passion has largely dissipated. I can't change the ownership of the club. I guess I can, er, boycott MEG? Whatever.