Hetzkes Ballet Teacher
Martian said:I personally would like to ask you three questionsHetzkes Ballet Teacher said:There is nothing more "tired" and "old" than constantly pointing out that we just had a crap season, which is all you are (again) doing with your stats. We all know that, and it doesn't even need working out.Paul Lemon Fan Club said:don't forget the "where were we before Reid took over", and "look what Alex Ferguson did at Man Utd" , they are equally tired old arguments.Boi said:Ok, I'll leave the discussion to the "Reid out group" then. But is it never dull to have the same thing repeated over and over again: "Reid out, sack the monkey, dull football, mid-table results, falling out with players, bring back Summerbee, sack Heath, sack Saxton, Murray out, bring in George Burley (oops, David O'Leary), last season was poor ..." And if someone tries to suggest differently it's: "digging a hole for yourself, blind, idiot - just to name a few of the milder things you have be prepared for.
At least the regular counterpoint about what we have acheived under Reid requires a bit understanding about football, industry and our historical performance as a club, so its marginally less tiresome than the above.
Are you are happy with a perennial fight against relegation?
No I'm not (why is that question even relevant after one season in the last five?).
What hope can you possibly draw from the current situation, that leads you to believe things are going to improve?
You know damn well, because I've written it here again, and again, and again, and again....To summarise (again!) : a good squad, some excellent individuals, past success, willingess to spend reasonably but not suicidally, thick skinned/motivated manager, consistently motivated team, intent to play good football (has been acheived before), great facilities
Do you prefer pass and move football or the long ball game?
Pass and move
We have not played well for 20 months under Peter Reid now.
You missed out the word "consistently", and so what ? He stuffed up with some signings/sales when we were around seventh, and that legacy lasts months. He's now trying to correct it, which will take weeks and hopefully, result in progress for months.
Thats probably what pisses me off most of all about the "Reid Outs" who know they are because its tattooed on their foreheads - short termism (noting that 20 months is very short term in building a football club).