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A moderate predicament

Postby MKDF » Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:22 am

Well, we can all see that we aren't playing well and haven't been since the shake up. Yet, we know this team is capable of excellent football - we've seen flashes of it and individually most of this bunch have clear talent...particularly so with a couple of further good signings.

So, they aren't playing for themselves, for each other or for RN, yet.

But this kind of predicament is bread and butter for football managers. If you can't get a disparate group to perform as a team, you're not going to have a long career as a football manager.

A predicament clearly exists, and I think RN has a challenge on his hands. However, I fully expect it to be resolved. The question is how long it will take.

As a young manager, you'd expect RN to seek advice. What advice would you give if asked?
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Re: A moderate predicament

Postby Furzdonny » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:16 am

(1) Speak to Alex Ferguson to get some sensible advice; :D
(2) Get Chuks & Osman fit asap;
(3) Get a left wing back so he has the option to go three at the back plus a creative player / fast winger;
(4) Ask Pete to sort out the training ground;
(5) Get all the players to acknowledge the fans after the game, whatever the result,
(6) Play a strong side against Brighton and tell the players if they don't perform they aren't in the side Saturday;
(7) Be lucky;
(8) Kill the bagpipe music (or whatever it's supposed to be) at the start of the game; [personal grumble]
(9) Consider playing 4-4-2 as option when Kieran Agard's fit.
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Re: A moderate predicament

Postby dons50 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:59 am

Furzdonny wrote:(1) Speak to Alex Ferguson to get some sensible advice; :D
(2) Get Chuks & Osman fit asap;
(3) Get a left wing back so he has the option to go three at the back plus a creative player / fast winger;
(4) Ask Pete to sort out the training ground;
(5) Get all the players to acknowledge the fans after the game, whatever the result,
(6) Play a strong side against Brighton and tell the players if they don't perform they aren't in the side Saturday;
(7) Be lucky;
(8) Kill the bagpipe music (or whatever it's supposed to be) at the start of the game; [personal grumble]
(9) Consider playing 4-4-2 as option when Kieran Agard's fit.


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Re: A moderate predicament

Postby MKDF » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:50 am

As the saying goes, you make your own luck.

The synth pipes are one of the worst ideas MK Dons has EVER had. Totally agree with your sentiments FD.

I imagine Fergie is waiting for a call. ;)

Personally, I think one solution is probably in an area where Robbo was pretty good - using the players themselves to solve micro problems. Though you'd expect that to be happening already.

Also, 'win the crowd' (Proximo AD32)
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Re: A moderate predicament

Postby ACDon » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:57 am

Furzdonny wrote:(1) Speak to Alex Ferguson to get some sensible advice; :D
(2) Get Chuks & Osman fit asap;
(3) Get a left wing back so he has the option to go three at the back plus a creative player / fast winger;
(4) Ask Pete to sort out the training ground;
(5) Get all the players to acknowledge the fans after the game, whatever the result,
(6) Play a strong side against Brighton and tell the players if they don't perform they aren't in the side Saturday;
(7) Be lucky;
(8) Kill the bagpipe music (or whatever it's supposed to be) at the start of the game; [personal grumble]
(9) Consider playing 4-4-2 as option when Kieran Agard's fit.



Totally agree with (6), we need to give our supporters something to shout about, beating Brighton U21's would hardly be a great achievement but it would give certain players much needed game time, whilst hopefully help players to gel and put us in a good position to progress in a tournament that IS worth winning and a tournament we have got a realistic chance of winning.
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