chip63 wrote: Sneag wrote:
MTFCMusings wrote:To be honest any team in the same situation would do the same thing, I'd have expected us to do the same if the roles were reversed. Not to do it would just be stupid. I'm afraid it's just tough luck for Barnet, moaning about 1 game out of 46.
We'd have managed to lose.
Totally agree we would of scored an own goal
Regards the Barnet out of 46 games I think the new manager reduced it from 10 points behind in 10 games.
I see akindee is up for sale too.
I keep saying it but 17 crosses average per game and not scoring three or even two is not any managers fault.
Not providing any crosses or chances is the managers fault.
Crossing the ball from wide areas is probably the least efficient way of scoring a goal. I'm quoting stats from a few years ago but, a team would find a teammate (not necessarily a shot on target let alone scoring a goal) from a cross between 15-25% of the time. So based on those stats, if we had 17 crosses, we are only likely to find a man in amber on 4 occasions.
Crossing looks good and looks as though we are putting pressure on but actually crossing is just a quick way of giving the ball back to the opposition. Unless you have a dominant forward like Andy Carroll stood in the box waiting for it, which we don't, crosses are wasted in this team. Looks good but very rarely achieves anything.
Next in my series of 'looks good but rarely achieves anything' - cross field passes.
The Stags are for life, not just for cup finals. (or Liverpool).