- Jan 2, 2016
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In theory, yes.A well coached side that plays decent football should be able to get 12-15 wins over a season you would think, it’s not like being a promotion contender where you need to be able to grind out win after win.
So even if his style does have it’s flaws exposed by some teams it probably won’t be a big issue as the pressure won’t be the same to win every week, unlike at Notts. Average just under 1 win in 3 and we should stay up.
League One is a different beast. Rochdale tried that very strategy and it was never going to work. It made for great entertainment (we had a cracking Tuesday night fixture there with something like nine goals!) but they lost virtually every battle as in League One including that Tuesday night fixture.
The measure of League One is much different to the gap in quality in League Two. The drop off in quality between the top 8 and the rest of the pack is sizeable. We could obliterate the 'lower tier' sides over the last couple of seasons and yet face any of the top sides and look decidedly average or on occasion, hopeless.
If you have the budget to recruit capable League One players at the top of the pitch, you can get away with it. In our case we manage to get away with our defensive deficiencies due to our offensive quality (which isn't cheap nor commonplace throughout the division). It depends on your budget and who you can retain; if you don't have the budget yet are attempting to outplay sides paying 10k per week plus, it just won't work. The better sides will simply pick you off and you'll fold, quickly.