Crawley V Torquay United 23rd August 2008 Aug 23, 2008 20:33:20 GMT
Post by petef on Aug 23, 2008 20:33:20 GMT
There are some big problems developing at our club, ii's almost like Leroy all over again.
A manager who has signed so many midfielders without addressing the defensive frailties so obvious since before Christmas. The long contracts could also be a recipe for disaster.
Confidence in Buckle must be in question in the board/dressing room and i would hazard a guess he has fallen out with a few, Woods, Robertson and Ellis come to mind.
I just hope that somehow the ship will be steadied eventually and a settled side can at least get us away from the wrong end of the table.
Its not impossible that we could end up in the BS South the way things are going.
Ive seen it so many times before when for whatever reason you lose players that were most effective for you and try and replace them with players who have been "talked up" and slowly the confidence and cockiness that gave you success ebbs away.
Losing Zebs, which was inevitable and Phillips, who surely was another to fall out with Buckle has so far proved disastrous.
The board have trusted Buckle with a big budget for this division on the evidence of his performance last season. He was lucky to kick off his career with some good signings and a distinct lack of expectation from supporters who were, in the main, only expecting consolidation. He had nothing to lose and everything to gain and many of the players seemed to have something to prove. Now he has everything to lose and is making a good job of it.
Defensively we have been poor for the last two seasons and that surely has to be the foundation to success. We scored goals for fun at the start last term but ran out of steam come the end and now we cant score and cannot defend.
If we don't get positive results as early as this week the good will and support from the supporters will soon disappear after all who in there right minds believe we could still get promoted this season?
A recipe for disaster.