Ben Superstag wrote:stagmanrob wrote:It's rarer than rocking horse poo that I ever disagree with the commentary of the excellent Martin Shaw or Dean Foulkes, but I did tonight when they said that that "Didn't see tonight's result coming."
We have managed 10 from a possible 12 points in the four games previous to tonight, and if we're honest, all of us were scratching our heads wondering how.
We have not performed well enough to have deserved those 10 at all, lucky to draw with Wycombe it should have been a loss, the win at Lincoln whilst an excellent win, a fair result was 0-0 really, it was a dour game with two poor teams going forward. Cambridge the same again.....we were never in the game until the dubious penalty, and everyone admits we didn't deserve a win.
The Grimsby game was probably the one where we deserved a win out of those four, but were we really that great to deserve the flattering 4-1 scoreline? They were poor rather than us getting out of second gear.
I did see it coming, we've only really put in a performance for 85 minutes at home to Luton that can be seen as a "League favourites" performance.
Our luck had to run out eventually, and I knew it was going to be tonight.
You're prominent on here at the moment Rob, are you expecting a pat on the back and a great big 'I told you so' sticker as a sign of your achievement?
If you knew we were gonna get humped last night perhaps you could've helped Evans out by letting him know.
I agree we have been disappointing so far this season performance wise and the points return could definitely be much better, but I don't agree that we looked like we were going to be on the end of a scoreline like this, most games have been tight.
As for the other Rob saying he is close to the sack, what good has sacking managers who now have more restrictions than ever done after 2 months of a new season? If we are floundering around in mid-table come the 23 game mark and don't look like mounting a promotion assault, I'd be inclined to agree, but because we aren't romping the division after 10 games you'd say he's close to the sack? Luton spent hundreds of thousands assembling that team, we are 2 points behind them. We are 2 points from the play offs and 4 points from autos, so in 2 games time things could look very different.
Ben, I'm not saying sack him now but the next half dozen or so games are very important. He clearly has a top 3 budget so if, after 16 games, we are floundering in the bottom half then I think many will think a new man needs to be given time to assess what he has with the Jan window in mind. I don't like Evans, I never will, but I truly want him to succeed here. To date, it has been disappointing, even the uber optimists on here must recognise that!