Amber Andy wrote:
gazza1988 wrote:To be fair, the start is irrelevant (results wise). It's the finish (results wise) that matter. It is entirely possible for a side to win their first 10 games and get relegated.
This early in the season. Its performances for me. We've had 1 good performance 7 games in. This time last season the results were very similar but the performances was that of "this side will give someone a tonking" (we did, the previous seasons champions 6-1 in the cup).
I'm believer that three points have the same importance at any point in the season. After all it's the total points at the end of the season that counts. Doesn't really matter when you get them.
I think where performances are important, is in the building up of momentum.
Of course it doesn't matter where we get the points from. I was trying to allude to its the finish, not the start that's important, in the sense of points gained over the season. Lincoln led the league last season, pretty much start to finish. But the other 2 automatic spots were in constant flux, certainly 3rd.
MK dons and Lincoln, who finished 3rd and 1st, won 50% of their games. Bury won 1 less so around 48% win.
I can abide a slow start if we look like we could win a game, and win well. Right now we are just not working. You could argue that players need to gel but some of the starting XI have been here years, most started games last season.
JD should be given as much time as we can. Until around November. Then we can see where we are at. The league starts taking shape around that time, you tend to see who will be challenging at the top and who will be battling relegation. A run of Paul Cox heights will be needed to change that.