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Re: The Flitcroft doubters

Postby geoffhill » Tue May 14, 2019 7:42 pm

Bishop was not as prominent in our last few games thats for sure.I am amazed that he has got sacked but these things happen in football.Not achieving promotion was the last straw.If we had got promoted Flitcroft would still be the manager.The king is dead long live the king.He will get my support as have all the mansfield Town managers.Thanks for all the reaction to my original post.I knew it would get a lot of reaction.COYS.Looking forward to backing Dempster next season.
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Re: The Flitcroft doubters

Postby Dan » Tue May 14, 2019 8:40 pm

ST4GS wrote:Fixed it for you. Flitcroft was probably tasked to take us up this season based on the fall down to 8th last season.
I was a Flitcroft doubter last season, then a Flitcroft fan but the last three months have been a disaster. I can't work out why he radically changed the way we set up (sexy/risk taking gegen press football which works for Man City and Liverpool and worked for us was replaced by a hoof it up and into the channels style as introduced away v Notts County in February). Our midfield was energetic in 2018 but pedestrian in 2019? Anyone else think Bishop (who I admire tremendously) has lost a bit of his stamina and pace (no question ref his desire, thinking or positional sense)?


This sums up exactly how I feel. He's only got himself to blame at the end of the day. Some of us called us blobbing promotion weeks ago because of what happened last season & the strange turn of form, tactics & team selections the past few months. Clearly JR had also had enough of the bluster he kept coming out with and has acted
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Re: The Flitcroft doubters

Postby yorkstag » Tue May 14, 2019 8:47 pm

Dan wrote:
ST4GS wrote:Fixed it for you. Flitcroft was probably tasked to take us up this season based on the fall down to 8th last season.
I was a Flitcroft doubter last season, then a Flitcroft fan but the last three months have been a disaster. I can't work out why he radically changed the way we set up (sexy/risk taking gegen press football which works for Man City and Liverpool and worked for us was replaced by a hoof it up and into the channels style as introduced away v Notts County in February). Our midfield was energetic in 2018 but pedestrian in 2019? Anyone else think Bishop (who I admire tremendously) has lost a bit of his stamina and pace (no question ref his desire, thinking or positional sense)?


This sums up exactly how I feel. He's only got himself to blame at the end of the day. Some of us called us blobbing promotion weeks ago because of what happened last season & the strange turn of form, tactics & team selections the past few months. Clearly JR had also had enough of the bluster he kept coming out with and has acted

Difficult to work out what went wrong and - DF was clearly a dedicated Manager who for whatever reason couldnt get us over the line.

Good luck to Demps - COYS
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Re: The Flitcroft doubters

Postby london amber stag » Tue May 14, 2019 9:14 pm

The last three losses of the season were baffling, we needed one point and the team were unable to deliver. That has ultimately cost him his job. Not turning up in the first half on many occasions was equally unforgivable. It seems they needed a team talk at half time to get back on track in too many games. Flitcroft was a broken man after the MK and Newport games and I was not surprised by his sacking, there was no way back for him in my opinion.
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