ACDon wrote:And I would also add today's showing at Chesterfield to the growing list of mediocre performances under our new man in the hot seat, I'm not writing him off, just stating that things haven't improved much yet IMO.
MKDF wrote:I think it is important to distinguish between the different contributors: the manager, individual players and the team as a whole. There is a possibility that several players are not good enough or their style doesn't fit our play (which in some ways is the same thing), others are still struggling with confidence, and the rest can't do it all on their own.
My personal view is that Neilson has already displayed some very sophisticated insights. Add to that, the club is clearly in a bigger period of change than we first imagined. A suspension, some injuries and some significant departures in the offing. It all adds up. And we are closer to winning more matches than we were in the latter days of Robinson.
By February I reckon we'll have no more than an impression of Neilson's ability. As a fanbase, I'd estimate we gave Robinson at least three seasons to establish himself. Just saying.
Thanks MKDF, saved me thinking about how to say exactly this - you have got it spot on.
May I add to the comment "things haven't improved much yet," that Robbie's first five League games have resulted in us gaining seven points and we have also knocked Charlton out of the FA Cup, whereas Robbo's last five league games saw us gain a meagre two points and knock Spennymoor Town out of the Cup. We were in free-fall under Robbo, at the very least Robbie has stopped that and stabilized us to a great degree.