Rob wrote:KirkbyStag2 wrote:Rob wrote:KirkbyStag2 wrote:Sedgwick wrote:Whilst even in difficult circumstances, ie having unwanted players on massive wages sat in the stands and losing key players around Christmas... David Flitcroft did a remarkable job for this club... Best we've had for years.
.18....11...5...2....38....2.11 = Champions form
.10.....1....5...4.....8....0.80 = Relegation form
You could of picked anyone out of the West Stand and they would struggle to do a worse job to end the 2018/19 season!
Last 15 games 2018/19
Very similar to Notts Clownty, same period
Finished last season in similar form to Notts County, who were relegated!
Finished 4th, fact, finished 21st last season, fact, currently 21st, fact. I'm pretty certain I could pick part of Dave Smith's record and find some relegation form in there
It is an absolute fact that DF led us to our highest league position in 15 years, no matter how much you massage the stats Kirkby.
No massaging stats Rob, they're facts just like yours.
Putting Dave Smith's name in the same conversation as DF is laughable.
DF failed, twice, and JR was 100% correct in ending DF's time at Stags.
Just because we've struggled since does not mean the DF decision was wrong.
No you have carefully selected a particular part of the season, that is manipulation of the stats. The reference to Dave Smith was not a comparison, but he did experience a particularly poor run believe it or not.
I said at the time that sacking the manager meant we were starting again and that there was sbsolutely no guarantee things would be better. We should have stuck with him, at least for the first part of the season. You get nowhere by constantly sacking manager's, something many on here find hard to understand.
We didn't have a top 3 budget either, 4th is the best finish in 15 years and the football we played was the best in over a decade. I don't want him back, but this misery over the past 18 months started with his sacking.
No, this misery started with DF in charge in February 2019, 15 games with a PPG 1.2 and we've not recovered since.