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20 Aug 2019 22:46 #651 by thetashkentterror
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Our away league record is certainly something that needs improving sharpish.

Currently W1 (the first game) D3 L7 on the road since he came in.

Haven't won in our last ten away league games, 3 points in 30.

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20 Aug 2019 22:47 - 20 Aug 2019 22:50 #652 by Sellafield_Toothy
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Give the bloke a chance to get it right.

The team have clearly shown some promising signs in the 2 wins we achieved this season, and also some alarming signs in the 3 defeats.

He needs to be given time for the team to gel - it is effectively an entire new squad you can't expect us to be romping top of the league - we have no right to do it and neither does any other team in this league.

Last season he was dealt a bad hand both by the fact that Sheridan fooked off just before our 3 most key players left - Nadesan, Yates and Sowerby - all of which clearly could not be brought back.

He brought in some signings, of those Scougall has been poor, Cullen was a crock, O'Hare was different class, and Thomas has been quite effective.

After the Cullen injury, and seemingly the club being led down the garden path with regards to getting Yates back in the latter part of last season we were left with no proper centre forward at the club for the last 12 games of the season - what club do you know of gets into the top 7 without having a centre forward (I literally mean ANY centre forward, let alone a proven one) - so he can't really be judged off that.

What he can be judged off however is the form this season - which has thus far been a poor start - but he needs to be given time to turn it around, don't get me wrong if after 10 games, we've won 1 and lost 9, yes, his ideas clearly aren't working and we need to change it up, but the club can't A) Afford to sack a manager this early in the season and B ) Afford to have built an entirely new squad in a managers philosophy and tear it up after 5 games (2 of which were good wins).

Give him time, fingers crossed it will come good - Midfield seems far too weak for me though, hopefully he'll realise this and get Carroll and Etuhu (once fit) into the mix.
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20 Aug 2019 22:49 #653 by 182blue
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With the route we have gone down, it is going to take time for the side to achieve its potential.
If we get to the end of 2019 and the results have been poor, then it would be inevitable that he would be relieved of his duties.
Way too early to judge the signings/squad/team.
Criticism is justified but plenty of time yet.

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20 Aug 2019 22:50 #654 by crunchblue
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bluebry wrote: We've had 5 games this season 2 wins and 3 defeats
The two wins were deserved
The loss to Mansfield we were conned by the opposition and had a very weak Ref.
The Swindon game ( I admit I wasn't there) but I was told if we had another 10 minutes we would have possibly got a point.
Only tonight we got what we probably deserved.................nowt, although 2nd half we looked OK.
No need for panic stations just yet, but stating the obvious, wins MUST come sooner rather than later.
Pressley MUST be given time IN MY OPINION.


Na we 100% deserved to lose at Swindon. Maybe we would have got an equaliser if we had an extra 10 minutes, maybe we would have if we’d had an extra 10 players or an extra 10 million quid to spend. All maybes, but we definitely deserved to lose and were well beaten.

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20 Aug 2019 22:50 #655 by Mullen103
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If the aim is just survival then I’d stay with him for a bit yet.

If we,re serious we want promotion, there aren’t there are talking bollocks, then if we lose Saturday get rid.

At least we’re not Stockport
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20 Aug 2019 22:53 #656 by Sellafield_Toothy
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Mullen103 wrote: If the aim is just survival then I’d stay with him for a bit yet.

If we,re serious we want promotion, there aren’t there are talking bollocks, then if we lose Saturday get rid.


Yes, I am sure Russell Slade will steer us right into the Automatic Spots.

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20 Aug 2019 22:54 - 21 Aug 2019 05:22 #657 by bluebry
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crunchblue wrote:

bluebry wrote: We've had 5 games this season 2 wins and 3 defeats
The two wins were deserved
The loss to Mansfield we were conned by the opposition and had a very weak Ref.
The Swindon game ( I admit I wasn't there) but I was told if we had another 10 minutes we would have possibly got a point.
Only tonight we got what we probably deserved.................nowt, although 2nd half we looked OK.
No need for panic stations just yet, but stating the obvious, wins MUST come sooner rather than later.
Pressley MUST be given time IN MY OPINION.


Na we 100% deserved to lose at Swindon. Maybe we would have got an equaliser if we had an extra 10 minutes, maybe we would have if we’d had an extra 10 players or an extra 10 million quid to spend. All maybes, but we definitely deserved to lose and were well beaten.


I have absolutely no problem with your opinion, as I said I wasn't there, however Swindon have a hell of a lot more clout in the transfer market than we have, so maybe a 2-3 defeat isn't as bad as some people are trying to make out. Time will tell of course and he needs to turn it around quickly, but no need for panic stations just yet.
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20 Aug 2019 22:56 #658 by Mr Quint
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Those who profess to run the club have given Stephen Presley the job. It’s too late for change. Our bed has been made we have to lie in it.
This is a club in decline, a new manager would just add to the mess we’re in.
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20 Aug 2019 23:00 #659 by munchymagic
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Bloody hell Bry - try climbing out of Pressley's backside for an hour and you might see some sense.
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20 Aug 2019 23:05 #660 by Bluedazblue
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I wasn't at this evening's game, but got the impression from the radio commentary that Cheltenham could/should have been three or four goals up at half-time...hit the post had a goal disallowed etc.

Not surprisingly Cheltenham, with a two goal cushion, did enough in the second half to see out the game out.

As I wrote on another thread after the Mansfield game, we don't look like a League 2 team at present. For me a defeat against Salford would be unacceptable.
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20 Aug 2019 23:06 #661 by bluebry
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munchymagic wrote: Bloody hell Bry - try climbing out of Pressley's backside for an hour and you might see some sense.


Actually READ my assessment you clown.
If you can read, then you can actually tell,that I'm not exactly sticking up for him, I just think that he should be given at least a bit of time!!! Something that quite a few others agree with.
I suppose that is a bit too difficult for you to understand is it not?

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20 Aug 2019 23:10 #662 by munchymagic
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bluebry wrote:

munchymagic wrote: Bloody hell Bry - try climbing out of Pressley's backside for an hour and you might see some sense.


Actually READ my assessment you clown.
If you can read, then you can actually tell,that I'm not exactly sticking up for him, I just think that he should be given at least a bit of time!!! Something that quite a few others agree with.
I suppose that is a bit too difficult for you to understand is it not?


Your glass might be half full Bry but after three league defeats on the trot mine is empty.

You could say that Kavanagh or Gregg needed more time as well.

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20 Aug 2019 23:13 #663 by munchymagic
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You can work with people sometimes and not like them but respect that they are damn good at their job.

I don't like Pressley and I don't think that he is any good at his job.
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20 Aug 2019 23:14 #664 by triskelionblue
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The issue is the temporary custodians. The rot set in under them 10+ years ago. Pressley is just a manifestation of that.
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20 Aug 2019 23:16 #665 by digger
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If he gets too much time we could be well adrift at the wrong end of the league ,goes to show shopping in the bargain store produces a load of crap.
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20 Aug 2019 23:21 #666 by munchymagic
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You ask the question to those who bought a season ticket - was it worth it?

Time will tell of course but the signs look bad.

You drop the spending budget and you drop the ticket price, cut it in half and every game is only worth a tenner - not the supporters fault that the owners didn't manage previous budgets appropriately is it.

The blame lies with Jenkins because of this as he called the shots.
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21 Aug 2019 00:17 #667 by Croydonblue
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Get rid now.
Those saying give him time, he has had that at other clubs and has never been any good.
Just look at his record since She a left.
He is not a comperant manager FFS.
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21 Aug 2019 00:37 #668 by Happyblue
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I'm willing to give him a few weeks to get the team working properly together , as looking at the players they aren't bad individualy ,just the don't seem to suit each other style as a collective hopefully they can learn to complement each others style.

Owners like the stadium, full of Sh!T

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21 Aug 2019 04:01 #669 by Waltero
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What bothers me is why he's sticking with Scougall. He's out of his depth in this league,too lightweight. I'm not a fan of Presley either
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21 Aug 2019 06:59 #670 by Markovitch
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There isn't a goal in that team. On Saturday and last night we never looked like scoring.
Why did we have a different commentary team last night? I thought they were very good
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21 Aug 2019 07:21 #671 by Windy
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3-2 at Swindon flattered us massively, we were awful - and worse when we had the wind behind us in the second half! End of next month is the deadline for me, if he's not turned it around by then he'll have to go. The losses we've had this season have all been fully deserved, and in the Swindon/Cheltenham games I watched we were lucky to only lose by the scorelines we did.

Personally don't see form changing until Etuhu is back. Midfield is massively lightweight on the ball, yet we're playing a slow possession game that gets exposed by a quick press. Carroll may help there when he's back, but judging by his abysmal showing at Swindon I won't hold my breath. Add that to the fact that Pressley is obsessed with subbing McKirdy off after an hour, even though he's our only goal threat apart from Thomas, and it looks pretty grim.

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21 Aug 2019 07:35 #672 by nobbyblue
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bluebry wrote:

crunchblue wrote:

bluebry wrote: We've had 5 games this season 2 wins and 3 defeats
The two wins were deserved
The loss to Mansfield we were conned by the opposition and had a very weak Ref.
The Swindon game ( I admit I wasn't there) but I was told if we had another 10 minutes we would have possibly got a point.
Only tonight we got what we probably deserved.................nowt, although 2nd half we looked OK.
No need for panic stations just yet, but stating the obvious, wins MUST come sooner rather than later.
Pressley MUST be given time IN MY OPINION.


Na we 100% deserved to lose at Swindon. Maybe we would have got an equaliser if we had an extra 10 minutes, maybe we would have if we’d had an extra 10 players or an extra 10 million quid to spend. All maybes, but we definitely deserved to lose and were well beaten.


I have absolutely no problem with your opinion, as I said I wasn't there, however Swindon have a hell of a lot more clout in the transfer market than we have, so maybe a 2-3 defeat isn't as bad as some people are trying to make out. Time will tell of course and he needs to turn it around quickly, but no need for panic stations just yet.


Keith's Cobblers won at Swindon last night so they can't be that great! :-D

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21 Aug 2019 08:15 #673 by carwash
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Markovitch wrote: There isn't a goal in that team. On Saturday and last night we never looked like scoring.
Why did we have a different commentary team last night? I thought they were very good


Other people to be congratulated were the referee and the cameraperson for ifollow - both of whom I thought were excellent.

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21 Aug 2019 08:25 #674 by Markovitch
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I just think his tactical knowledge is zero. Loft looks quick, strong and good in the air to me. So where does he ideally want the ball? Six foot off the ground behind the defender. What does Pressley do? He plays a right-winger who is left-footed and a left-winger who is right footed. How are McKirdy and Thomas supposed to get to the byline and whip in crosses when they are playing on their wrong feet? Swap them over!
Secondly we had success last season with pace. The defence and midfield dropped deep, the ball was belted over the top quickly then Nadesan and Yates ran onto it. Pressley is trying to recreate that but by playing out slowly from the back. What is the point of that? Get McKirdy, Loft and Thomas on the defenders shoulders on the half-way line then set up the chase.

Little bird at the FA told me Pressley was working for nothing when he joined on his first short term contract last season. Sounds like we still overpaid

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21 Aug 2019 08:29 - 21 Aug 2019 08:37 #675 by lummy8
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Mansfield deserved to win, and they were poor, as did Swindon by a greater total, they were more likely to score again rather than us.
Getting beat at Cheltenham is a bad one.

They backed him so he should get more time,s till early days. I can see how SP wants to play and I feel it will be effective, just League 2 is a case of horses for courses at times, even if you win a game you are entitled to change the team next game due to the different playing styles.

Salford come with a big budget etc, but so have many teams, and we have beaten them. The Salford squad does not worry me, we should be confident of beating them.
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21 Aug 2019 09:55 #676 by jakeyblain
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I think he deserves time. Like a few in here have already said we've backed him in the summer and now it's down to him to coach how he wants us to play. It will take a few weeks for the lads to click and for a few of them to get to grips which league two (elliott, iredale etc) but I think we'll be okay. Yes last night is a very poor result but for me we don't look far off any other team we've played this season. Funnily enough with rumours circulating about Devitt leaving Blackpool already I think he's exactly what we're missing. A player with good set piece deliveries and someone who can unlock the back door for our attacking players.

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21 Aug 2019 10:00 #677 by spencerboon
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lummy8 wrote: ...we should be confident of beating them.


Said the Salford fans, players, coaching staff, tea lady and groundskeepers.

I want to see changes come Saturday. If Pressley picks the same team again then he’s lost it (if he ever had it).

Blue flags waving at the top of the tower...
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21 Aug 2019 10:15 #678 by thesilentone
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I suppose his time will be governed by the numbers through the turnstiles..........

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21 Aug 2019 10:27 #679 by Markovitch
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Jack Bridge failed to get the ball over the first defender from 2 free kicks and a corner last night.

We played Cheltenham. Stereotype 11 players, all 6 ft 3. Byron Webster, over 100 games for Millwall looked like he didn't know what a corner was.

Zero tactical ability, zero motivation and zero faith from me that Pressley will learn any lessons from last night. Judging by that game we are going to watch a lot of teams who have worse players than us nick a 1 0 or 2 0 win due to better preparation
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21 Aug 2019 15:39 #680 by Wukkie
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Some folk seem very shortsighted to me. People venting their anger at the Manager (and he deserves some) but they are looking at the wrong place. They should be pointing fingers at the BOD who get away scot free mostly.

This endless cycle will never change until they are gone but everytime it's the manager who gets all the flak.
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21 Aug 2019 15:44 #681 by Mullen103
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Wukkie wrote: Some folk seem very shortsighted to me. People venting their anger at the Manager (and he deserves some) but they are looking at the wrong place. They should be pointing fingers at the BOD who get away scot free mostly.

This endless cycle will never change until they are gone but everytime it's the manager who gets all the flak.


Agree - but, so far, Pressley is shit also.

At least we’re not Stockport
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21 Aug 2019 16:03 - 21 Aug 2019 16:06 #682 by munchymagic
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You could also argue that Kavanagh inherited a terrible squad from Abbott and then Curle inherited a worse squad from Kavanagh.

Curle then gone and Sheridan has the nucleus of a decent side for a change and makes additions and we fire up the league.

Sheridan gone and Pressley comes in and we slide down the league, he was stupidly given a new contract and builds a squad worse than Kavanagh did, the inevitable will happen and Pressley will be given the boot and the new manager will come in and find himself in a Curle style situation as in 'what the [censored] am I supposed to do with this lot and still stay up'.

Sorry but 'the manager needs time' does not work in football when you have lost your last three league games and your record at the club for signing players and league form is bad.

One thing that Pressley certainly has done since he arrived is to 'turn the club around' - he certainly did that but it is a shame that he was looking downwards.
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21 Aug 2019 16:32 - 21 Aug 2019 16:34 #683 by Wukkie
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The old adage springs to mind 'You pay peanuts, you get Monkeys'.

The only surprise so far this season is that we beat the Barnsley first/reserve team.

Pressley shudda been given the elbow in the Summer. Holdsworth gone very quiet, perhaps salivating at the prospect at another shot at management, then we WILL get relegated.
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21 Aug 2019 17:11 #684 by Dazwacky
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Give the bloke a chance for ffs LOL he has basically built a new team on a shoestring the Barnsley game gave glimpses of what he is trying to do, I also see Sheridan is setting the national league alight were I assume he will have one of the top budgets !!
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21 Aug 2019 17:24 #685 by Croydonblue
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If he had any previous good form anywhere he had been in the football league he may get a bit more time.
However he has never achieved anything wherever he has been.
No wonder he was working for nothing.

He IS NOT the right man and is being backed up by idiots.
Taxi for Elvis.
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21 Aug 2019 18:31 #686 by Markovitch
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I think Elvis actually recruited quite well. The squad looks more balanced now than in recent years, the average age has come down, and we have some pace. I just don't think he can manage a team. Maybe we should make Holdsworth manager and Elvis director of football?

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21 Aug 2019 18:39 #687 by Dazwacky
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Win rate as manager

Curle 37%
Sherdian 38%
Pressley 36%

It beggars belief that people are calling for the guy to be sacked on the budget he has! we could be in Burys position which I think they are f@cked I'm 100% Carlisle fan, I don't like the owners but I sit back and accept we have a club that flits between league 1 and 2, I dream of us been in the premier league but it wont happen and the Championship has become a financial car wreck just waiting to happen, the lower leagues are been ignored and there is no financial benefit for anyone to pump millions into Carlisle !! we need to get real and have a club that can be self sufficient but grasp and make a match day experience something to enjoy, get the fans back and pray that we may get into the higher leagues!
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21 Aug 2019 18:40 #688 by munchymagic
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Markovitch wrote: I think Elvis actually recruited quite well. The squad looks more balanced now than in recent years, the average age has come down, and we have some pace. I just don't think he can manage a team. Maybe we should make Holdsworth manager and Elvis director of football?


Some of those players he signed look like they could be bowled over with one of those 'lightie' 99p footballs.

Agree though that he isn't getting the best out of what we have.

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21 Aug 2019 19:00 #689 by 182blue
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A lot of people have been frustrated about some of the seemingly mediocre players that we have had on the books over recent seasons eg Joyce, Liddle, Bennett, Raynes, Grainger etc.
They have nearly all gone now.
Players like that would rarely let you down but also most failed to hit the heights.
We have been a bit solid but unspectacular.
We are now going for much younger, unproven players , with potential
We've got to see that through and give them and Pressley a chance.
It will only be possible to judge how successful this has been much further into the season.
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21 Aug 2019 19:11 #690 by thetashkentterror
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munchymagic wrote: You could also argue that Kavanagh inherited a terrible squad from Abbott and then Curle inherited a worse squad from Kavanagh.

Curle then gone and Sheridan has the nucleus of a decent side for a change and makes additions and we fire up the league.

Sheridan gone and Pressley comes in and we slide down the league, he was stupidly given a new contract and builds a squad worse than Kavanagh did, the inevitable will happen and Pressley will be given the boot and the new manager will come in and find himself in a Curle style situation as in 'what the [censored] am I supposed to do with this lot and still stay up'.

Sorry but 'the manager needs time' does not work in football when you have lost your last three league games and your record at the club for signing players and league form is bad.

One thing that Pressley certainly has done since he arrived is to 'turn the club around' - he certainly did that but it is a shame that he was looking downwards.



Let me get this right, you're basing this opinion over the whole five games that the new squad has had?
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21 Aug 2019 19:37 #691 by munchymagic
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thetashkentterror wrote:

munchymagic wrote: You could also argue that Kavanagh inherited a terrible squad from Abbott and then Curle inherited a worse squad from Kavanagh.

Curle then gone and Sheridan has the nucleus of a decent side for a change and makes additions and we fire up the league.

Sheridan gone and Pressley comes in and we slide down the league, he was stupidly given a new contract and builds a squad worse than Kavanagh did, the inevitable will happen and Pressley will be given the boot and the new manager will come in and find himself in a Curle style situation as in 'what the [censored] am I supposed to do with this lot and still stay up'.

Sorry but 'the manager needs time' does not work in football when you have lost your last three league games and your record at the club for signing players and league form is bad.

One thing that Pressley certainly has done since he arrived is to 'turn the club around' - he certainly did that but it is a shame that he was looking downwards.



Let me get this right, you're basing this opinion over the whole five games that the new squad has had?


Maybe it is just Pressley that is not managing them correctly then - that is for sure.

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21 Aug 2019 20:11 - 21 Aug 2019 20:12 #692 by Croydonblue
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I thought 1 win in 5 games made this seasons win rate 20%?
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21 Aug 2019 20:46 #693 by Dancingbear
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Croydonblue wrote: I thought 1 win in 5 games made this seasons win rate 20%?


It would do if we hadnt won 2 of the 5 games weve played so far.

There's only one way of life and that's your own!!!
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21 Aug 2019 21:24 #694 by bluebry
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munchymagic wrote:

bluebry wrote:

munchymagic wrote: Bloody hell Bry - try climbing out of Pressley's backside for an hour and you might see some sense.


Actually READ my assessment you clown.
If you can read, then you can actually tell,that I'm not exactly sticking up for him, I just think that he should be given at least a bit of time!!! Something that quite a few others agree with.
I suppose that is a bit too difficult for you to understand is it not?


Your glass might be half full Bry but after three league defeats on the trot mine is empty.

You could say that Kavanagh or Gregg needed more time as well.


'My glass is half full' errrrr, yes it is, just over one week ago we beat a strong Barnsley side 3-0, infact we didn't just beat them we murdered them, it was like watching a good Premier side slaughter a lower division side on the break, we were ruthless, efficient and bloody, bloody good. and don't anybody give me that crap about them making 5 changes or whatever it was, they are Championship players in a Championship squad who should be expected to wipe away a 4th tier side in one foul swoop, especially at home, and regardless who is in their starting line up, but it didn't happen did it? because we were so bloody good.
Last night (especially the first half was poor) I'll give you that, but to change the manager after 5 competitive games, with a squad he has only just got together, and on a shoestring???????
Problem is, this is what some football fans expect these days, instant success, instant glory, one or two defeats (without looking at the bigger picture) then he has to go......................?? give me a break.
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21 Aug 2019 21:43 - 21 Aug 2019 21:45 #695 by munchymagic
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bluebry wrote:

munchymagic wrote:

bluebry wrote:

munchymagic wrote: Bloody hell Bry - try climbing out of Pressley's backside for an hour and you might see some sense.


Actually READ my assessment you clown.
If you can read, then you can actually tell,that I'm not exactly sticking up for him, I just think that he should be given at least a bit of time!!! Something that quite a few others agree with.
I suppose that is a bit too difficult for you to understand is it not?


Your glass might be half full Bry but after three league defeats on the trot mine is empty.

You could say that Kavanagh or Gregg needed more time as well.


'My glass is half full' errrrr, yes it is, just over one week ago we beat a strong Barnsley side 3-0, infact we didn't just beat them we murdered them, it was like watching a good Premier side slaughter a lower division side on the break, we were ruthless, efficient and bloody, bloody good. and don't anybody give me that crap about them making 5 changes or whatever it was, they are Championship players in a Championship squad who should be expected to wipe away a 4th tier side in one foul swoop, especially at home, and regardless who is in their starting line up, but it didn't happen did it? because we were so bloody good.
Last night (especially the first half was poor) I'll give you that, but to change the manager after 5 competitive games, with a squad he has only just got together, and on a shoestring???????
Problem is, this is what some football fans expect these days, instant success, instant glory, one or two defeats (without looking at the bigger picture) then he has to go......................?? give me a break.


We slaughtered a reserve side in what was virtually a bounce game that they were not seemingly bothered about, although I will take a win every time.

Our bread and butter is the league but I will gladly take a cup win every time to to add to the kitty.

Your argument then goes downhill - last season Pressley re-built the squad in January and look how that panned out, then he got the chance again in the summer and look at how this is working out, maybe not bad players after all but he isn't getting anything out of them.

You may like Pressley as bloke Bry fair enough but I tend to rate managers on results first and foremost.

Next time you chat to him please ask him to get our players to get some shots in on goal more often, if he cannot manage this then get a better defence.

I would take 1-0 against Salford right now although Pressley would herald a draw as a victory.
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21 Aug 2019 21:52 #696 by bluebry
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munchymagic wrote:

bluebry wrote:

munchymagic wrote:

bluebry wrote:

munchymagic wrote: Bloody hell Bry - try climbing out of Pressley's backside for an hour and you might see some sense.


Actually READ my assessment you clown.
If you can read, then you can actually tell,that I'm not exactly sticking up for him, I just think that he should be given at least a bit of time!!! Something that quite a few others agree with.
I suppose that is a bit too difficult for you to understand is it not?


Your glass might be half full Bry but after three league defeats on the trot mine is empty.

You could say that Kavanagh or Gregg needed more time as well.


'My glass is half full' errrrr, yes it is, just over one week ago we beat a strong Barnsley side 3-0, infact we didn't just beat them we murdered them, it was like watching a good Premier side slaughter a lower division side on the break, we were ruthless, efficient and bloody, bloody good. and don't anybody give me that crap about them making 5 changes or whatever it was, they are Championship players in a Championship squad who should be expected to wipe away a 4th tier side in one foul swoop, especially at home, and regardless who is in their starting line up, but it didn't happen did it? because we were so bloody good.
Last night (especially the first half was poor) I'll give you that, but to change the manager after 5 competitive games, with a squad he has only just got together, and on a shoestring???????
Problem is, this is what some football fans expect these days, instant success, instant glory, one or two defeats (without looking at the bigger picture) then he has to go......................?? give me a break.


We slaughtered a reserve side in what was virtually a bounce game that they were not seemingly bothered about, although I will take a win every time.

Our bread and butter is the league but I will gladly take a cup win every time to to add to the kitty.

Your argument then goes downhill - last season Pressley re-built the squad in January and look how that panned out, then he got the chance again in the summer and look at how this is working out, maybe not bad players after all but he isn't getting anything out of them.

You may like Pressley as bloke Bry fair enough but I tend to rate managers on results first and foremost.

Next time you chat to him please ask him to get our players to get some shots in on goal more often, if he cannot manage this then get a better defence.

I would take 1-0 against Salford right now although Pressley would herald a draw as a victory.


Your argument went down hill after the first letter you typed. LOL

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21 Aug 2019 21:57 - 21 Aug 2019 22:00 #697 by munchymagic
Replied by munchymagic on topic Steven Pressley Confirmed as Manager

bluebry wrote:

munchymagic wrote:

bluebry wrote:

munchymagic wrote:

bluebry wrote:

munchymagic wrote: Bloody hell Bry - try climbing out of Pressley's backside for an hour and you might see some sense.


Actually READ my assessment you clown.
If you can read, then you can actually tell,that I'm not exactly sticking up for him, I just think that he should be given at least a bit of time!!! Something that quite a few others agree with.
I suppose that is a bit too difficult for you to understand is it not?


Your glass might be half full Bry but after three league defeats on the trot mine is empty.

You could say that Kavanagh or Gregg needed more time as well.


'My glass is half full' errrrr, yes it is, just over one week ago we beat a strong Barnsley side 3-0, infact we didn't just beat them we murdered them, it was like watching a good Premier side slaughter a lower division side on the break, we were ruthless, efficient and bloody, bloody good. and don't anybody give me that crap about them making 5 changes or whatever it was, they are Championship players in a Championship squad who should be expected to wipe away a 4th tier side in one foul swoop, especially at home, and regardless who is in their starting line up, but it didn't happen did it? because we were so bloody good.
Last night (especially the first half was poor) I'll give you that, but to change the manager after 5 competitive games, with a squad he has only just got together, and on a shoestring???????
Problem is, this is what some football fans expect these days, instant success, instant glory, one or two defeats (without looking at the bigger picture) then he has to go......................?? give me a break.


We slaughtered a reserve side in what was virtually a bounce game that they were not seemingly bothered about, although I will take a win every time.

Our bread and butter is the league but I will gladly take a cup win every time to to add to the kitty.

Your argument then goes downhill - last season Pressley re-built the squad in January and look how that panned out, then he got the chance again in the summer and look at how this is working out, maybe not bad players after all but he isn't getting anything out of them.

You may like Pressley as bloke Bry fair enough but I tend to rate managers on results first and foremost.

Next time you chat to him please ask him to get our players to get some shots in on goal more often, if he cannot manage this then get a better defence.

I would take 1-0 against Salford right now although Pressley would herald a draw as a victory.


Your argument went down hill after the first letter you typed. LOL


Not my fault that you are disappointed that you didn't get a bite :)

You asked me the other day how Keith was getting on so I googled him and he won last night apparently - I wish your 'friend' 'friend' 'football manager friend' had achieved the same feat....
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21 Aug 2019 22:27 #698 by bluebry
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munchymagic wrote:

bluebry wrote:

munchymagic wrote:

bluebry wrote:

munchymagic wrote:

bluebry wrote:

munchymagic wrote: Bloody hell Bry - try climbing out of Pressley's backside for an hour and you might see some sense.


Actually READ my assessment you clown.
If you can read, then you can actually tell,that I'm not exactly sticking up for him, I just think that he should be given at least a bit of time!!! Something that quite a few others agree with.
I suppose that is a bit too difficult for you to understand is it not?


Your glass might be half full Bry but after three league defeats on the trot mine is empty.

You could say that Kavanagh or Gregg needed more time as well.


'My glass is half full' errrrr, yes it is, just over one week ago we beat a strong Barnsley side 3-0, infact we didn't just beat them we murdered them, it was like watching a good Premier side slaughter a lower division side on the break, we were ruthless, efficient and bloody, bloody good. and don't anybody give me that crap about them making 5 changes or whatever it was, they are Championship players in a Championship squad who should be expected to wipe away a 4th tier side in one foul swoop, especially at home, and regardless who is in their starting line up, but it didn't happen did it? because we were so bloody good.
Last night (especially the first half was poor) I'll give you that, but to change the manager after 5 competitive games, with a squad he has only just got together, and on a shoestring???????
Problem is, this is what some football fans expect these days, instant success, instant glory, one or two defeats (without looking at the bigger picture) then he has to go......................?? give me a break.


We slaughtered a reserve side in what was virtually a bounce game that they were not seemingly bothered about, although I will take a win every time.

Our bread and butter is the league but I will gladly take a cup win every time to to add to the kitty.

Your argument then goes downhill - last season Pressley re-built the squad in January and look how that panned out, then he got the chance again in the summer and look at how this is working out, maybe not bad players after all but he isn't getting anything out of them.

You may like Pressley as bloke Bry fair enough but I tend to rate managers on results first and foremost.

Next time you chat to him please ask him to get our players to get some shots in on goal more often, if he cannot manage this then get a better defence.

I would take 1-0 against Salford right now although Pressley would herald a draw as a victory.


Your argument went down hill after the first letter you typed. LOL


Not my fault that you are disappointed that you didn't get a bite :)

You asked me the other day how Keith was getting on so I googled him and he won last night apparently - I wish your 'friend' 'friend' 'football manager friend' had achieved the same feat....


This is what I don't understand about you Munchy, you were so far up Curles backside that I'm surprised your not permanently blind, here is a manager that had 3 years at the club, promised us everything but gave us bugger all, a manager that allegedly spent more than we could afford, did bugger all apart from take a reserve Liverpool side to penalty's (a competition that nobody's interested in according to you??)
Pressley has been here not much more than 6 months, had the team decimated by recalls as soon as he took over, had little or no time to rebuild, and 5 games into the new season with his own squad with a win ratio of 40% and you want rid of him.
Oh and that was Cules first win of the season including friendly's, I suppose you want him back?
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21 Aug 2019 22:38 #699 by munchymagic
Replied by munchymagic on topic Steven Pressley Confirmed as Manager

bluebry wrote:

munchymagic wrote:

bluebry wrote:

munchymagic wrote:

bluebry wrote:

munchymagic wrote:

bluebry wrote:

munchymagic wrote: Bloody hell Bry - try climbing out of Pressley's backside for an hour and you might see some sense.


Actually READ my assessment you clown.
If you can read, then you can actually tell,that I'm not exactly sticking up for him, I just think that he should be given at least a bit of time!!! Something that quite a few others agree with.
I suppose that is a bit too difficult for you to understand is it not?


Your glass might be half full Bry but after three league defeats on the trot mine is empty.

You could say that Kavanagh or Gregg needed more time as well.


'My glass is half full' errrrr, yes it is, just over one week ago we beat a strong Barnsley side 3-0, infact we didn't just beat them we murdered them, it was like watching a good Premier side slaughter a lower division side on the break, we were ruthless, efficient and bloody, bloody good. and don't anybody give me that crap about them making 5 changes or whatever it was, they are Championship players in a Championship squad who should be expected to wipe away a 4th tier side in one foul swoop, especially at home, and regardless who is in their starting line up, but it didn't happen did it? because we were so bloody good.
Last night (especially the first half was poor) I'll give you that, but to change the manager after 5 competitive games, with a squad he has only just got together, and on a shoestring???????
Problem is, this is what some football fans expect these days, instant success, instant glory, one or two defeats (without looking at the bigger picture) then he has to go......................?? give me a break.


We slaughtered a reserve side in what was virtually a bounce game that they were not seemingly bothered about, although I will take a win every time.

Our bread and butter is the league but I will gladly take a cup win every time to to add to the kitty.

Your argument then goes downhill - last season Pressley re-built the squad in January and look how that panned out, then he got the chance again in the summer and look at how this is working out, maybe not bad players after all but he isn't getting anything out of them.

You may like Pressley as bloke Bry fair enough but I tend to rate managers on results first and foremost.

Next time you chat to him please ask him to get our players to get some shots in on goal more often, if he cannot manage this then get a better defence.

I would take 1-0 against Salford right now although Pressley would herald a draw as a victory.


Your argument went down hill after the first letter you typed. LOL


Not my fault that you are disappointed that you didn't get a bite :)

You asked me the other day how Keith was getting on so I googled him and he won last night apparently - I wish your 'friend' 'friend' 'football manager friend' had achieved the same feat....


This is what I don't understand about you Munchy, you were so far up Curles backside that I'm surprised your not permanently blind, here is a manager that had 3 years at the club, promised us everything but gave us bugger all, a manager that allegedly spent more than we could afford, did bugger all apart from take a reserve Liverpool side to penalty's (a competition that nobody's interested in according to you??)
Pressley has been here not much more than 6 months, had the team decimated by recalls as soon as he took over, had little or no time to rebuild, and 5 games into the new season with his own squad with a win ratio of 40% and you want rid of him.
Oh and that was Cules first win of the season including friendly's, I suppose you want him back?


You mention Curle more than me Bry :)

I said the opposite about the cup runs also, Barnsley didn't take it seriously enough not us.

And as for bringing him back, he is already in a job.

Yeah I would take Liverpool, Everton, the playoffs and the likes over getting thrashed three league games running and near the bottom of League Two.

The only 'time' Pressley deserves is garden leave.

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21 Aug 2019 23:26 #700 by paddockite
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munchymagic wrote:

bluebry wrote:

munchymagic wrote:

bluebry wrote:

munchymagic wrote:

bluebry wrote:

munchymagic wrote:

bluebry wrote:

munchymagic wrote: Bloody hell Bry - try climbing out of Pressley's backside for an hour and you might see some sense.


Actually READ my assessment you clown.
If you can read, then you can actually tell,that I'm not exactly sticking up for him, I just think that he should be given at least a bit of time!!! Something that quite a few others agree with.
I suppose that is a bit too difficult for you to understand is it not?


Your glass might be half full Bry but after three league defeats on the trot mine is empty.

You could say that Kavanagh or Gregg needed more time as well.


'My glass is half full' errrrr, yes it is, just over one week ago we beat a strong Barnsley side 3-0, infact we didn't just beat them we murdered them, it was like watching a good Premier side slaughter a lower division side on the break, we were ruthless, efficient and bloody, bloody good. and don't anybody give me that crap about them making 5 changes or whatever it was, they are Championship players in a Championship squad who should be expected to wipe away a 4th tier side in one foul swoop, especially at home, and regardless who is in their starting line up, but it didn't happen did it? because we were so bloody good.
Last night (especially the first half was poor) I'll give you that, but to change the manager after 5 competitive games, with a squad he has only just got together, and on a shoestring???????
Problem is, this is what some football fans expect these days, instant success, instant glory, one or two defeats (without looking at the bigger picture) then he has to go......................?? give me a break.


We slaughtered a reserve side in what was virtually a bounce game that they were not seemingly bothered about, although I will take a win every time.

Our bread and butter is the league but I will gladly take a cup win every time to to add to the kitty.

Your argument then goes downhill - last season Pressley re-built the squad in January and look how that panned out, then he got the chance again in the summer and look at how this is working out, maybe not bad players after all but he isn't getting anything out of them.

You may like Pressley as bloke Bry fair enough but I tend to rate managers on results first and foremost.

Next time you chat to him please ask him to get our players to get some shots in on goal more often, if he cannot manage this then get a better defence.

I would take 1-0 against Salford right now although Pressley would herald a draw as a victory.


Your argument went down hill after the first letter you typed. LOL


Not my fault that you are disappointed that you didn't get a bite :)

You asked me the other day how Keith was getting on so I googled him and he won last night apparently - I wish your 'friend' 'friend' 'football manager friend' had achieved the same feat....


This is what I don't understand about you Munchy, you were so far up Curles backside that I'm surprised your not permanently blind, here is a manager that had 3 years at the club, promised us everything but gave us bugger all, a manager that allegedly spent more than we could afford, did bugger all apart from take a reserve Liverpool side to penalty's (a competition that nobody's interested in according to you??)
Pressley has been here not much more than 6 months, had the team decimated by recalls as soon as he took over, had little or no time to rebuild, and 5 games into the new season with his own squad with a win ratio of 40% and you want rid of him.
Oh and that was Cules first win of the season including friendly's, I suppose you want him back?


You mention Curle more than me Bry :)

I said the opposite about the cup runs also, Barnsley didn't take it seriously enough not us.

And as for bringing him back, he is already in a job.

Yeah I would take Liverpool, Everton, the playoffs and the likes over getting thrashed three league games running and near the bottom of League Two.

The only 'time' Pressley deserves is garden leave.


Is that the same Keith Curle, that, in 2017, managed his Carlisle United team to 6 losses in 7, without scoring a single goal?

The same Keith Curle that in 2017, managed his Carlisle United team to 1 win in 12?

The same Keith Curle that won just 2 League home games from mid December 16 - May 17?

The same Keith Curle, that prior to leaving won just 2 of his final 10 games?
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