- Jun 1, 2011
How long’s a piece of string?How much longer do we put up with it??
It’s a difficult one to answer in all honesty, but you can’t just pull the trigger at the first sign of adversity.
Until the end of the season is my personal opinion. You can’t evaluate success or failure over a season until the season ends. For all we know, the WBA could be the catalyst that kicks off a turnaround, we could see improvement over a run of games upcoming. Put it this way, many on here thought Arteta was a dead man walking a few weeks ago, with the goons heading into a relegation battle. Christ, every media outlet was pretty much making the same claim. But a run of 3/4 wins and their confidence is up, the Football more fluid and now we have the same people laughing at their woes claiming they’re now going to be above us at the end of the season.
Start of the season, many were stating that Pep was at the end of his tenure at City, that he wasn’t getting a tune out of his players and they’d need a refresh. Look at them now.
Moyes has been given time to turn around WH’s sketchy form, Wilder at SU looks to have turned a corner. Dyche at Burnley does it regularly. Just when it looks like his players have had enough, he gets them playing again.
But we think JM is incapable of this?
JM is responsible for getting the team back onside, getting them to play again. How he does that I don’t know, if I did I wouldn’t be on here talking about it, I’d be earning millions myself challenging for titles. But you can’t excuse the players in this scenario either. You can’t just listen to a manager like him when you’re winning, then decide he’s talking rubbish when you lose a game. They’re grown men who should be looking at the games they won v the games they lost and see what they themselves have done differently. I can’t accept that JM has told them to sit 2 banks of 4 on the 18 yard line all game, especially when you can hear the coaches telling them not to do that and our talisman is backing that up. So the players need to man up, analyse their own performances, both good and bad, listen to what their manager is telling them and improve.
The goons did it, SU did it, West Ham did it. They kept faith in their managers vision through adversity and came out the other side despite far more losses than we’ve currently suffered. Our lot seem to have binned off any faith since Anfield, despite returning to the game plan v Leeds and winning comfortably. That just highlights the issue, didn’t follow instructions against Fulham, were outplayed, DID follow instructions against Leeds, beat them comfortably. Stopped again in every match since and look like relegation fodder.
It’s really not that difficult a scenario to work out.