Sandy Pate Best Stag wrote:It was obvious by the way Maynard was constantly substituted that the manager was not happy with him even though he was putting the effort in and trying to fit into the managers 'style'. Maynard is at his most dangerous in the last 15 - 20 minutes of the game but rarely played in that period under GC. I'm not surprised he's looking elsewhere as I don't think the football will change a deal this year.
His body language said it all as he was constantly substituted while less effective tired players stayed on.
It’s not true to say he rarely played in the last 20 minutes of matches, or that he was constantly substituted. Maynard played the last 20 minutes of games 10 times out of 15 under GC. He was only substituted 5 times, as follows below. In fact he was specifically brought on for the last 20 minutes in 3 of those 15 games. It is true to say he had an impact whilst on the pitch though. We dropped 4 points after he had been taken off, and gained one point after he had been brought on.
Bradford (H) - came off when 2-0 up in 74th minute, won 3-0
Oldham (A) - came off when 2-0 down in 51st minute, lost 3-1
Carlisle (H) - came off when 2-1 up in the 88th minute, drew 2-2
Morecambe (A) - came off when 1-0 up in 76th minute, drew 1-1
Northampton (A) - came off when 2-0 up in the 82nd minute, won 2-1
Of the 7 full games he did play, we won 6 points from a possible 21. He scored four goals in full games, three in one game at Cambridge.
Of the 12 games he started, we got 14 points from a possible 36. He scored 7 goals.
We didn’t win any league game which Maynard did not start.