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Discussion in 'Championship' started by Delilah, Jan 8, 2019.
Karma's a bitch innit?
The problem is we've been continuously shit since January 2016. That's 3 calendar years of continual, unrelenting shit without any good runs or brief bright spots to lift the gloom. We were lucky not to get relegated the season before we did, Hughes was kept on 6 months too long and a continuous cycle of shit decisions both with player recruitment and managerial appointments/delayed sackings have left our fans exasperated and frustrated.
Rowett didn't help himself with this streak of arrogance and almost contempt towards the fans that his managerial record in general and his performance with us just didn't justify. He was no Mourinho with a list of past achievements to point to as proof that he knows what he's doing, he's achieved nothing and when the fans were criticising him for the dull, negative football that wasn't getting results he didn't like it at all. There were popular (and more creative) players who were completely frozen out for no apparent reason like Bojan and from start to finish he just never really got to grips with the job. We were pre season favourites, he was given the biggest budget in the division and told that anything less than playoffs was a failure. We're 14th currently, nowhere near the top 6 and playing terrible football so he simply had to go.
Jones has a tough job on his hands though even if we give him another decent transfer budget. One thing that's been in common throughout the last 3 dismal years is we just don't do anything well. There isn't one department in the team that is functioning correctly. We're not tight at the back and ship too many goals, particularly soft ones. Our midfield is neither creative nor provides an effective shield to our defence. And our strikers don't score anywhere near enough goals. There's not one part of our team where Jones can go 'right that section works, let's build around it'. He's got to build his team and structure from scratch he's got nothing from the previous regime that he can build upon and that's a difficult task. He's joining a club with a failing, losing mentality and a set of players that are used to failure. He's got a big job on his hands to turn us around and get us promoted within 18 months which surely will be his target.
oooh yes....they've managed to pull out a whole 3 point gap on us.
You should see some goals under Jones - Luton had a strong scoring record but can he make the step up with bigger egos around and pressure ?
I don't think (m)any of us have much expectation left for this season so that should take the pressure off Jones and give him some time to see what he's got to work with. If he gets us anywhere near the play-offs that would be a bonus. Beyond that I'd just be happy with seeing signs of turning the corner after three straight years of chopping, changing and decline. It's easy to forget that up until it turned sour under Mark Hughes we were extremely stable as a club and gave managers time to work. Any signs of getting back to what we once were, even if it's a league lower, will be welcomed at this stage.
I see Luton have approached us to speak to jones. He tried to get the likes of Dawson/hegazi/bartley to pass the ball out and it simply didn't work
We haven't got defenders like Belgium..