do we want to go up? - not on that peformance. No plan. No fight. No nothing. Why aren't we playing the ball down the sides of their of their central defenders. You would think Buckle is at fecking Rovers already. Drastic improvement needed.
fecking embarassment of a peformance. I can take losing to a decent side but for christ sake Stevenage won't win a game in League 1. Buckle obviously saw his dream move to Rovers going sour as we were having our best period of the game so we bring on Oastler (why?) Lathaniel Can't-kick-a-ball and Stevens who was blindingly pathetic. Yet left Kee on the pitch. As bad a peformance as I can rememebr- feel genuinely sorry for those who have to face the journey home.
Post by ohtobeatplainmoor on May 28, 2011 16:22:36 GMT
Possibly one of the most disappointing TUFC performances when it mattered so much. It was Ebbesfleet and Crawley all over again. Players who fantastic this season were so poor today, however pleased I was to get here it has been a let-down. Still, in the grand scheme of things it means nothing - its just a game.
To fit-in with the BBC's celebration of Bob Dylan's birthday, I will say "the times, they are a changing" - as of 5pm they are.... bye-bye Bucks.
According to Buckle we were the better team - the plus point seems to be that we have most of the players signed on contract for next season. Stevenage bossed the first half but as soon as their legs went they looked like a pub side in the second half - much the same as at Plainmoor. After getting back into the game in the first 20 minutes of the second half the turning point seemed to be Buckles baffling three substitutions and we never threatened in the last 15 minutes which just was not good enough. We did not seem to have any plan at all and lost to a very very limited side. It was crushingly disappointing.
Very dissapointed but it's nothing I didn't expect after the first 15 minutes. One thing that has always stood out in Buckle's four years here is that he's not a tactical manager. He is a very good young manager but his strengths are man management and team building. When his initial tactics in a match go wrong he can't turn things around, I can't remember the last time he made a tactical substitution which changed a match or changed tactics on the hop and turned a match around. He simply isn't a good tactical manager. If the team he sends out struggles early on you never really expect them to turn it around. It's always a case of we're in the ascendancy or we're on the back foot and never recover from it. Ebbsfleet, Crawley, hell even that 2nd leg against Exeter well back when. When things start to go wrong (or in some cases start wrong) Buckle never has the answer. It's something he really needs to work on whether here or at Rovers next season.
So very dissapointed and it looks like Bucks will probably be going, so thanks for the four years Bucks but you got it wrong today.
In all fairness to Buckle he really had little on the bench that would change the game, but it is a fair point that you make. I am no big fan of Lathrope but thought he had a fair game. We were all over them for the first twenty minutes of the second half so Oastler for Lathrope looked a complete bafffling change - as did bringing on Rowe-Turner for Nico. I am not even sure that Buckle got it really wrong today - we had about the best team on the park we could have. Not realy sure what else to say.