Sedgwick wrote:If someone spent time organising the back 4/5 they'd be ok... theyre not the worst players.
In previous seasons when futcher spent a lot of time with the defence.. If white went out to meet an opposing player for example the other 3 would shift across together and fill any gaps and CJ would drop back to cover Mal.. Its one of those things you don't really notice or appreciate but were badly missing it now. Same with if Mal drove forward there was always a shift and cover if we lost the ball..
Also as a team when defending, if the other team were switching play we'd all move scores together and often teams had no way through. Yesterday one pass and flick across the box and were all over the place and wide open and they get their second goal.
Its a mess at present. Maybe the manager can sort it but its a million miles off currently and he needs some ugly wins asap to be given time.
That's all I've wanted from GC so far: an organised & hard working team, producing workmanlike performances & functioning as a unit. That for me is the absolute minimum, & fundamental to have before tinkering with any style or attractive play.
The 1st few draws were almost expected while the squad bedded in & there were signs the squad were capable, if far too squanderous in front of goal. However, recently it appears as though we've regressed - the fire seems to gone out of their bellies & tactics questionable
I imagine GC will have a handful of games to try and see if the squad responds & shows more spirit, but imo it'll be a stay of execution while a new Gaffer is sought.
Perhaps there may be some turnaround in the time he has left, but signs are ominously bleak - imo last orders are being called in the last chance salloon