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    Default It's all a bit too predictable...

    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieLePop View Post
    Not sure whether to post this in a new thread on here but...

    I was at the game on Saturday and the outcome, both in terms of performance and result, was utterly predictable. I've now seen 5 out of the 7 games Cotterils been in charge of (missed Middlesbrough and Portsmouth) and every single time we set up to defend deep, soak up pressure and try and nick a goal from a set piece. Not only is it fucking dull as shit, it's not going to be fruitful in the long run.

    We deserved to lose to Cardiff on Saturday, not because they were better than us but because we handed it to them on a plate. We wanted a 0-0 draw but we came close to conceding a few times already.

    Same against Ipswich and Reading, we defended deep, soaked up their possession and looked to grab a goal. I can understand doing it away, or against high flying teams, but Ipswich and Reading were so dross we should have dominated those games. I'm sure someone will point out we won both, but we didn't deserve to.

    I'm happy for the team just to shut up shop and get some wins under their belts after the awful start under McClaren, but I just hope the season has more to it than becoming long-ball Portsmouth mk2. I hope that when Anderson and McCleary come back we start to see some width being used. I hope when Dex and Miller come back we can have that link up player and pace player up front which we're desperately lacking. I hope Raddy gets given a chance.

    Basically a lot of things need to happen to convince me that we're no longer shit. A few sneaked wins over equally piss poor teams isn't doing enough to convince me that this team is yet to turn the corner.

    I've a feeling we'll lose to Leeds tomorrow night.
    Right. I'll try and be objective.

    Again we sat back too deep, allowed Leeds to have possession freely. Again we strung about three passes together before hitting it out of play. Again, first touch was lacking from everyone. Again, simple balls over the top caused us huge problems.

    We have massive issues that need to be addressed IMMEDIATELY. Issues which McClaren was rightly getting stick for week in, week out.

    Tonight however brought a new one in, a midfield which was dominated from start to finish and it was painfully obvious from before kick off. McGugan, Reid and a half fit Anderson anchored by Moussi. Leeds went five in the middle. Cotteril dropped a clanger, basically.

    This ultra defensive strategy needs to go, immediately. We're going to get spanked week in week out if we just sit on our hands and let the opposition dictate how the game will go. Not to mention, it's absolutely dire to watch.

    We're now starting to look worse than we did at any point under McClaren. Cotteril's not got long left til the 10 game benchmark which new managers usually get. I'll jump the gun and say he won't last past January.

    Only positive of this week for me was a nice little money spinner from Cardiff and Leeds, although won't get the same returns on Brighton anymore I suspect. Lump on anyway everyone.

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    We can't afford to pay Cotterill off.

    Three and a half year contract, remember.

    And which manager would touch us with a barge pole?

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    Default Re: It's all a bit too predictable...

    Like chris just said we wont have the money to get rid. Im afraid its a case of getting ready for the inevitable drop next year.


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    Default Re: It's all a bit too predictable...

    To have 3 managers in a season would be suicide.

    I'm for sleeping on it & having a look in the morning, and I hope SC, the players & maybe the supporters do likewise.

    By "relegation battle", do you mean 7th, 12th or 14th?

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    Default Re: It's all a bit too predictable...

    Doughty needs to prove that he is a Forest fan by at least giving Cotterill his own backroom staff - how can he be expected to turn things round if he can't even have his own coaching setup?


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    Default Re: It's all a bit too predictable...

    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieLePop View Post
    Right. I'll try and be objective.

    Again we sat back too deep, allowed Leeds to have possession freely. Again we strung about three passes together before hitting it out of play. Again, first touch was lacking from everyone. Again, simple balls over the top caused us huge problems.

    We have massive issues that need to be addressed IMMEDIATELY. Issues which McClaren was rightly getting stick for week in, week out.

    Tonight however brought a new one in, a midfield which was dominated from start to finish and it was painfully obvious from before kick off. McGugan, Reid and a half fit Anderson anchored by Moussi. Leeds went five in the middle. Cotteril dropped a clanger, basically.

    This ultra defensive strategy needs to go, immediately. We're going to get spanked week in week out if we just sit on our hands and let the opposition dictate how the game will go. Not to mention, it's absolutely dire to watch.

    We're now starting to look worse than we did at any point under McClaren. Cotteril's not got long left til the 10 game benchmark which new managers usually get. I'll jump the gun and say he won't last past January.

    Only positive of this week for me was a nice little money spinner from Cardiff and Leeds, although won't get the same returns on Brighton anymore I suspect. Lump on anyway everyone.
    I agree with some of your criticisms of SC. Tonight was easily the worst we've played at home this season, but no way was that an ultra defensive team he put out tonight. If anything it was too attacking and lightweight.

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    Default Re: It's all a bit too predictable...

    The players are attacking but SC is presumably asking them to sit deep as we barely got out of our half until we were 3-0 down and had nothing to lose.


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    Default Re: It's all a bit too predictable...

    I think Cotterill's ok. He's trying different things with the squad he has, he would probably make wholesale changes if he could.


 

 

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