More info on the Luton thread but planning permission approved and now going through the whole courts process as the owners of the local shopping centre are challenging it. Today in fact is been announced there appeal for judicial review has been rejected which is massive massive news. They can take it to the high court but they are running out of options now and the weight of legal opinion isn’t with them. So by the new year we may be in a position to know definitively if it’s going ahead.How's your new stadium coming along?
Yesterday was a bit of a strange game I thought.Tough loss today and to me it’s becoming increasingly apparent that we do not have the quality for this level. We’ve tried to keep it tight and hit them on the break and have done in the last few. We looked quite solid (for us!) defensively but going forward we simply don’t have the quality to make the few openings we make count. Again we cocked up a 1v1 against the keeper whereas teams punish us in those situations.
Its not really helped playing the diamond with 2 fullbacks who are clearly not comfortable or learning the position. Bolton did ok today but was clear Swansea wanted to pick on him, Bree reasonable defensively but a total non entity in attack and very reluctant to get forward.
Think Jones has done well in recent weeks in trying to make the most of what we have but Subs were a bit odd today. I didn’t see the need for Tunnicliffe as Butterfield/Berry we’re doing ok. We lost shape with him after that I felt. His corner at the end there sums him up as a player for me.
Think the tactic that leads to that is that previously was teams quite like to let us have the ball as they can wait for the inevitable mistake in possession. Prime example of this was the Notts Forrest game.Yesterday was a bit of a strange game I thought.
I don't think either team really did a lot in the first half. Swansea I thought were there for the taking, but to be fair to them, did a very good job of stifling most attacks.
The second half the away side upped the pace considerably. Seems to be a bit of a pattern this season - teams cagey in the first half at Kenilworth Road and then changing in the second. Probably realising that we are not that good and that they don't need to show us any respect, a la Brentford.
His corner right at the very end annoyed me so much yesterday. Genuinely think he’s a terrible player, he offers nothing going forward, he can’t track midfield runners to save his life and offers no screen to the back 4. Butterfield isn’t brilliant but he’s much better than what he offers and we noticeably lost whatever small foothold we had in the midfield when he went off. Awful player and to me sums up our poor transfers over the summer where “championship experience” was prized above all else ignoring actual you know..ability.I see even Jones has started to see Tunnicliffe doesn't offer too much and dropped him. Clearly less effective than Pelly Shinnie or Berry as attacking threats, but all three are susecptible to giving it away in dangerous spots that Tunnicliffe does less so. Weve all seen how ruthlessly Championship sides punish mistakes just in front if our slow turning centre halves. Who have both improved a ton in recent weeks.
Also a lesson in how to turn an absolutley superb £8M defender into a blancmange. The defending for Charlton's 2nd and 3rd was comically bad.Well that second half sums up Lee Johnson’s tenure here. First half, complete shite and trail at half time. We come out second half and make a double change. The substitutions made an immediate impact by giving us the lead, looking comfortable in possession and a threat going forward. Only for us then to give away two goals in the space of a few minutes.
Lose the game 3-2, against a Charlton reserve side who haven’t won in 12 games. I’m done with Johnson now, the bloke has been here long enough and we just seem to be going round in circles. Just get the feeling it’s a little stale now and a fresh change is needed.
He’s done well to make us an established club in this division but you never get the feeling he can take us to that next level.
Point taken BM but the performances have been dreadful, even when we were in a good place in the league it wasn't good. Our Manager also has a track record of going on losing streaks. Time for a change.3rd in the league, 4 results later they all want the manager sacked. Bizarre
We were extremely lucky to be up there in the first place. The football is nothing like what it was us under Johnson a couple years ago.3rd in the league, 4 results later they all want the manager sacked. Bizarre