Conker wrote:My main concern is Flitcroft doesn’t realise his own mistakes, if that’s the case it’s only going to end one way.
That is my main worry too. I may have missed it, but I don't think that he's admitted that things went badly wrong on the pitch after he arrived, or apologised for his mistake in trying to change things at the wrong time. Offering excuses about the previous regime doesn't really do him any favours - Evans' way is clearly not his, but it was doing the job and I'd say that almost all of us on here would have advised keeping the ship on the same steady course rather than taking a different tack.
When he first said that he was going to change things because there had been "too many draws" I heard alarm bells. Straight away he led us to three 1-1 draws, followed by a sequence of more 1-1 draws and a fair sprinkling of losses.
However, look at the last five matches. Granted, the damage had already been done and granted, we couldn't muster a win at the end despite it being essential. But results-wise our form was almost on a par with our early year form again (9 points from 15 - Accrington also had 9, Luton 11, Wycombe 10, Exeter 8, Notts 10, Coventry 10, Lincoln 8 - only Crewe, Grimsby and Barnet hit top form at this stage). So Flitcroft had turned things around from the relegation form of the first few matches in charge. Added to the positive feedback from various quarters, I'm starting to warm to the idea of giving him a chance, instead of viewing next season as a bleak waste of time.
I think that he really needs to move into top gear now though, as he's used up a lot of his goodwill and if by Christmas the team is still needing to "gel" he could be on dodgy ground even with a very patient chairman.