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Re: Critchley sacked

Post by Montag » Fri Feb 24, 2023 12:34 am

Andy_N19 wrote:
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I Don't think our lot of players will respond to him.
My fear also, the players are like the treacherous waters around the Scilly Isles, they
tended to scupper all types of ships... like managers.

The majority of our players are poor in attitude, technique, strength, stamina,
they may well unseat Ainsworth ultimately. They've become a cancer at the club.
Strong words. Not sure this is entirely correct. They are a problem without a doubt but IMHO Ferdinad and his talentless team of cronies are the bigger issue. Clear them out in the summer and make NW our new DoF. Someone with a vast amount of real football coaching experience not just poncing about with a bunch of kids at Tottenham.
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Re: Critchley sacked

Post by Satch » Sat Feb 25, 2023 6:06 pm

Montag wrote:
Fri Feb 24, 2023 12:34 am
Andy_N19 wrote:
Tue Feb 21, 2023 10:29 pm
Nw6ranger wrote:
Mon Feb 20, 2023 4:29 pm
I Don't think our lot of players will respond to him.
My fear also, the players are like the treacherous waters around the Scilly Isles, they
tended to scupper all types of ships... like managers.

The majority of our players are poor in attitude, technique, strength, stamina,
they may well unseat Ainsworth ultimately. They've become a cancer at the club.
Strong words. Not sure this is entirely correct. They are a problem without a doubt but IMHO Ferdinad and his talentless team of cronies are the bigger issue. Clear them out in the summer and make NW our new DoF. Someone with a vast amount of real football coaching experience not just poncing about with a bunch of kids at Tottenham.
The same Neil Warnock who started the ball rolling with the dreadful transfer business? NW is one of the reasons we’re in the mess we’re in. I wouldn’t trust him running the tuck shop let alone as DoF.

It’s a bit strange how Ainsworth is getting the sympathy that was in such short supply for Critchley.

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Re: Critchley sacked

Post by ZENITH R » Sat Feb 25, 2023 6:44 pm

For me this season is a write off. The only objective from here to May is to avoid relegation.

The blame for the absolute mess we are in, in my opinion lies squarely with one man ... Michael Beale.

Beale has absolutely shafted our club. It is quite clear he came to Loftus Road with no intention of staying, but saw us as a stepping stone. Not a: "I'll give it a year or two" stepping stone, but a 'I'm out the door for the first decent offer that comes my way' stepping stone.

In the time he was in charge, he brought a number of players to the club ...

We have played 36 games this season:

Jake Clarke-Salter 12 starts and 2 from the bench (currently injured)
Leon Balogun 11 starts and one from the bench (currently injured)
Tim Iroegbunam 19 starts and 3 from the bench (1 goal) (currently a shadow of the player we saw in August and September)
Ethan Laird 27 starts and 1 from the bench (currently injured)
Taylor Richards 1 start 10 from the bench - apparently we are buying him in the summer???? (currently not 100% fit, how could he be)
Tyler Roberts 14 starts 7 from the bench (currently injured)

These players were brought in to improve our team.

Do any of them want to be here?

As for the current situation we can add Dykes, Amos and Willock to the sick list.

This is why we are in a mess. Today we had Joe Gubbins (21) and Elijah Dixon-Bonner (22) on the bench - a total of 2 first team appearances between them. At Middlesbrough we had those two plus Aaron Drewe (22) 1 first team appearance and Alexander Aoraha (20) No first team appearances on the bench.

We are down to the bare bones.

Chair went off today, fingers crossed there, because if he is out for any length of time we are in real trouble. Chair and Willock our two best players out injured. The options to replace them are ... ???

Thanks a lot Michael Beale for ripping the the heart and soul out of our team. I just hope we can survive.
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Re: Critchley sacked

Post by Andy_N19 » Sat Feb 25, 2023 7:23 pm

Zenith, it's not just Beale, it's been the whole philosophy behind the player recruitment process.
Too many loan players(the mental), too many who are injury prone whom other clubs don't want(the physical).
The soft tissue injury list over the past 5 seasons points to a deficiency in how players are
handled.
Armstrong's 19 for goodness sake, how come he's had a hamstring done at his tender age?

Luton, Millwall and Blackburn get lower crowds than us, yet are competitive playerwise,
I heard this evening how messed up Charlton are, we are only a couple of degrees away from
their situation for sure.

I wasn't an Ainsworth back merchant myself, if he keeps us up then maintains an agricultural style
of play will we keep with him ultimately?

The grim W12 soap opera keeps on rolling.
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Re: Critchley sacked

Post by Montag » Sun Feb 26, 2023 12:00 am

Satch wrote:
Sat Feb 25, 2023 6:06 pm
Montag wrote:
Fri Feb 24, 2023 12:34 am
Andy_N19 wrote:
Tue Feb 21, 2023 10:29 pm


My fear also, the players are like the treacherous waters around the Scilly Isles, they
tended to scupper all types of ships... like managers.

The majority of our players are poor in attitude, technique, strength, stamina,
they may well unseat Ainsworth ultimately. They've become a cancer at the club.
Strong words. Not sure this is entirely correct. They are a problem without a doubt but IMHO Ferdinad and his talentless team of cronies are the bigger issue. Clear them out in the summer and make NW our new DoF. Someone with a vast amount of real football coaching experience not just poncing about with a bunch of kids at Tottenham.
The same Neil Warnock who started the ball rolling with the dreadful transfer business? NW is one of the reasons we’re in the mess we’re in. I wouldn’t trust him running the tuck shop let alone as DoF.

It’s a bit strange how Ainsworth is getting the sympathy that was in such short supply for Critchley.
It was Hughes and Redknap that exacerbated the transfer mess. NW got us promoted on a very limited budget as he has with many other clubs and is very capable of working within a budget. LF on the other hand has got no one promoted and in fact has zero senior experience whatsoever. This is borne out by what has happened to this club over the last 8 years. The board needs to take their heads out of their arses and set this straight. IMO, NW would be a far better fit with GA than LF and his pseudo Cruyffyian fantasy stemming from an imaginary successful youth system. I don't care how we win anymore just as long as we do. This shite has got to stop.
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Re: Critchley sacked

Post by UxbridgeR » Sun Feb 26, 2023 11:04 am

Montag wrote:
Sun Feb 26, 2023 12:00 am
It was Hughes and Redknap that exacerbated the transfer mess. NW got us promoted on a very limited budget as he has with many other clubs and is very capable of working within a budget. LF on the other hand has got no one promoted and in fact has zero senior experience whatsoever. This is borne out by what has happened to this club over the last 8 years. The board needs to take their heads out of their arses and set this straight. IMO, NW would be a far better fit with GA than LF and his pseudo Cruyffyian fantasy stemming from an imaginary successful youth system. I don't care how we win anymore just as long as we do. This shite has got to stop.
He didn’t get us promoted on a very limited budget. We were one of the biggest spending teams in the Championships in the Briatore and Ecclestone era. He also made some terrible signings on long contracts when we got promoted, before we ever had a DOF on whom to blame everything. And he’s 74 years old for goodness sake. We should be forever grateful to him for that season, but can we please stop pretending that he’s some oracle of football wisdom ?
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Re: Critchley sacked

Post by QPR-NI » Sun Feb 26, 2023 12:12 pm

Satch wrote:
Sat Feb 25, 2023 6:06 pm
Montag wrote:
Fri Feb 24, 2023 12:34 am
Andy_N19 wrote:
Tue Feb 21, 2023 10:29 pm


My fear also, the players are like the treacherous waters around the Scilly Isles, they
tended to scupper all types of ships... like managers.

The majority of our players are poor in attitude, technique, strength, stamina,
they may well unseat Ainsworth ultimately. They've become a cancer at the club.
Strong words. Not sure this is entirely correct. They are a problem without a doubt but IMHO Ferdinad and his talentless team of cronies are the bigger issue. Clear them out in the summer and make NW our new DoF. Someone with a vast amount of real football coaching experience not just poncing about with a bunch of kids at Tottenham.
The same Neil Warnock who started the ball rolling with the dreadful transfer business? NW is one of the reasons we’re in the mess we’re in. I wouldn’t trust him running the tuck shop let alone as DoF.

It’s a bit strange how Ainsworth is getting the sympathy that was in such short supply for Critchley.
Ainsworth has played 1 game.

Critchley managed our worst win percentage ever.

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Re: Critchley sacked

Post by Montag » Sun Feb 26, 2023 10:10 pm

UxbridgeR wrote:
Sun Feb 26, 2023 11:04 am
Montag wrote:
Sun Feb 26, 2023 12:00 am
It was Hughes and Redknap that exacerbated the transfer mess. NW got us promoted on a very limited budget as he has with many other clubs and is very capable of working within a budget. LF on the other hand has got no one promoted and in fact has zero senior experience whatsoever. This is borne out by what has happened to this club over the last 8 years. The board needs to take their heads out of their arses and set this straight. IMO, NW would be a far better fit with GA than LF and his pseudo Cruyffyian fantasy stemming from an imaginary successful youth system. I don't care how we win anymore just as long as we do. This shite has got to stop.
He didn’t get us promoted on a very limited budget. We were one of the biggest spending teams in the Championships in the Briatore and Ecclestone era. He also made some terrible signings on long contracts when we got promoted, before we ever had a DOF on whom to blame everything. And he’s 74 years old for goodness sake. We should be forever grateful to him for that season, but can we please stop pretending that he’s some oracle of football wisdom ?
So do you want to carry on as we are? If 8 years isn't enough to convince you, then tell me what is?
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Re: Critchley sacked

Post by UxbridgeR » Mon Feb 27, 2023 10:04 am

It's possible to not want to carry on as we are, and also not believe Neil Warnock is the answer. There are always other options.
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Re: Critchley sacked

Post by pindarus » Mon Feb 27, 2023 11:28 am

I see Karl Robinson has just been sacked by Oxford. Wasn't he the next greatest thing since sliced bread last year?

And Warnock has not exactly set Huddersfield on fire since he took over.

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Post by SM » Mon Feb 27, 2023 11:52 am

I've heard that there was huge dissent in training under Critchley.

I'm truly amazed he lasted as long as he did. The players couldn't stand him.
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Re: Critchley sacked

Post by UxbridgeR » Mon Feb 27, 2023 12:23 pm

SM wrote:
Mon Feb 27, 2023 11:52 am
I've heard that there was huge dissent in training under Critchley.

I'm truly amazed he lasted as long as he did. The players couldn't stand him.
Oh, bless 'em. Hopefully Gareth will give them all a cuddle and a hot drink.
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Re: Critchley sacked

Post by Nw6ranger » Mon Feb 27, 2023 4:42 pm

SM wrote:
Mon Feb 27, 2023 11:52 am
I've heard that there was huge dissent in training under Critchley.

I'm truly amazed he lasted as long as he did. The players couldn't stand him.
I couldn't stand his interviews.

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Post by SM » Mon Feb 27, 2023 7:33 pm

Nw6ranger wrote:
Mon Feb 27, 2023 4:42 pm
SM wrote:
Mon Feb 27, 2023 11:52 am
I've heard that there was huge dissent in training under Critchley.

I'm truly amazed he lasted as long as he did. The players couldn't stand him.
I couldn't stand his interviews.
Me neither. I stopped watching them.
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Re: Critchley sacked

Post by Mr Beef » Mon Feb 27, 2023 10:06 pm

Montag wrote:
Sun Feb 26, 2023 12:00 am
It was Hughes and Redknap that exacerbated the transfer mess. NW got us promoted on a very limited budget as he has with many other clubs and is very capable of working within a budget.
We had one of the highest wage bills in the championship winning season. Warnock didn't get us up on a limited budget.

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