Amber Andy wrote:
stagmanrob wrote:Not over until it's over really, but on our current form and the crap we keep churning out, there's no way we look like succeeding in the playoffs.
Now...a certain team last season failed in the playoffs, got carried away and chucked a load of money at it so that they wouldn't have to suffer the heartache of the playoff lottery again. That side had a massive downturn in form and performances themselves to end up in the playoffs,after largely looking like automatic promotion candidates all season too.
They made too many personnel changes and chucked money at it, but their absymal performances and form carried on into the next season regardless.
They were relegated today.
Are we in danger of doing the same if we fail in the playoffs, yet persevere with DF and give him backing next season? His January recruitment has left a lot to be desired, not sure if I trust him if we had to do an expensive overhaul?
Now I'm not saying we're likely to do a full on County and get relegated, but there is a huge danger of disappointment and bad recruitment setting us two or three steps back, rather than one step forwards. We need to buck our ideas up in these playoffs.
Already looking at today's relegated sides from League One, they'll more than likely be straight up near the top competing next season given their club size and history of yo-yoing between the two divisions. I think if we don't do it, next season will be much tougher as a League 2 side.
County panicked and sacked their manager, very early on in the season. The previous season the manager they sacked almost got them promoted. Maybe that's why they were relegated.
Nolan also did next to nothing in preseason apparently... their S&C coach was hardly part of their program and this has led to them being one of the unfittest teams in the league and had the most injuries.
I think they're recruitment was also terrible....
Dennis, despite scoring aloud for Chesterfield is hardly the type of player that'll be in a team fighting for promotion, hes lazy and has a terrible attitude when things aren't going well
Hemmings, scores but when does he score that crucial goal... most of his goals this season have been the 1 in a 2/3-1 loss. I also thought he was lazy at times and looked mardy as raspberry
Vaughn, Past it, too slow for league two.. doesn't like to tackle. There for a massive pay check.
Andy Kellett, signed for a shed load... part of the chesterfield side relegated last season.
Ross Fitzsimons was kept and Adam Collin was let go... Wasn't Collin the better keeper?
I obviously don't know as much about the squad as them lot do, or probably Dan... but I think they're recruitment let them down but think they would of stayed up with Nolan. Harry and then Ardley were both terrible choices.