Dr Royle is not clapping happy Ratings

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Dr Jim Royle
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Dr Royle is not clapping happy Ratings

Post by Dr Jim Royle » Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:00 pm

Time to turn away if you are a Happy Clapper 'cause you aint gonna like my thoughts.

All I expected from the new Manager was to at least improve upon the dross of last 18 months, shake it up a bit, iron out silly goal giving errors, provide a more thoughtful attacking side with some goal mouth action and maybe deliver us some home form to be proud of ........... Just when was the last Saturday home win seen at The Fortress Rec? I think it was when Lord Lucan was match-day sponsor. Alas, there is no improvement to be seen, if anything we are getting worse and as I keep saying, yer don't get it right on the pitch, getting it right off it becomes 100 times harder. And make no bones about it, this playing set up is on collision course for a non Bury saving relegation. Last Saturday I questioned did I witness the two worst teams playing in our league ........ I now think so, we are simply awful. No real shape to our side, no real tactics, no attacking thrust or threat in the penalty box and a defence capable of giving more comedy moments than Ken Dodd could do in his four hour shows. Our dead ball / set plays are abysmal, relying on Kinsella who delivers as much treat as a Labour Politician can provide a plausible Brexit plan ..... never gonna happen. Oh yes, there will be folk who will belittle my thoughts based on the last ten minutes of today's match, if that is gonna be where they lay their hat on improving team, god help us.

I suspect the snippet of info I heard today is true but cannot confirm ... our Crystal Palace Centre Back (been so long forgotten his name) was signed knowing he had been carrying a calf injury issue that now needs complete rest ......... IF, and I say IF true, REALLY? We not learnt one lesson from last year and Osbourne debacle? Maybe someone can pour cold water on this for me, because IF true then somebody needs shooting. I'm that p***ed off watching such dross I'm believing every negative thing whispered these days. I lost the plot last season around end of November with GW, look away at my summary thoughts later, if offended easily.

FORMATION TODAY :- Like my Missus's parking, all over the place.

WALKER 5 - Looked to be at fault for 2nd goal.

TINKLER 5 - Defensively never got to grips with his wide player.

FOWLER 5 - Pulled apart by Barrow's central players.

KODI LYONS 5 - Ditto Fowler comments

KINSELLA 5 - Needs taking off dead ball duties, his delivery more sketchy than a Hermes Parcel.

RANCE 3 - Simply shocking

WHITTINGHAM 3 - As simply shocking as Rance.

EYOMA 5 - Tried to be lively and at times was .... infrequently.

CHISLETT 7 - MOTM, only bright spot on a gloomy day.

SHIELDS 5 - Effort but glaring missed header, good pass for goal, needs taking off penalty duties.

MULLINGS 3 - Shocking.

SUBS

FLETCHER looked OK, best I can come up with.

SUMMARY

Yes I know Danny is a really nice bloke but I really do think either this job has come too quick in his career for him, that or he aint no Manager. YUP, I know I've now officially beaten my usual November make mind up date. But my eyes tell me we are not progressing but getting worse and never thought that would happen. I have no idea IF a new man came in now what he could do with such a poor quality squad, to me it all looks pretty shambolic and I have absolutely no pleasure in saying it. But to coin a phrase I used once in my brief BBC Commentator Career ........ this squad is taking us down quicker than a Porno Star. And I'm feeling f***ing gutted, is this leading us to the beginning of the end, because anybody thinking relegation will not harm us and the bounce back will be easy is more delusional that a Dianne Abbott speach.

:(

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Post by chimpster99 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:33 pm

It was a shocker alright Jim.
Personally I think your rating for Mullings is lenient and I’d give Rance a 4 simply because his midfield partner gave him no help whatsoever. The second goal was awful but it looked like Hunt played the ball after Mitch called to take it.
Santos is worth a mention, didn’t set the world alight but helped Fletch put some va-va-voom into the last 15 minutes.
As for Danny, I’m pleased he isn’t trying to hide in his interview like GW did. But for me until he can learn to go straight 442 at home these results will continue.

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Post by Dr Jim Royle » Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:52 pm

As for Danny, I’m pleased he isn’t trying to hide in his interview like GW did. But for me until he can learn to go straight 442 at home these results will continue.
Talking is fine but it does not improve the situation, what exactly is he doing to put it right? I've no interest in any Managers chats, I just want to see the impact made rectifying issues and I see no evidence at all of that happening. It wont be long before we hear the usual chucked in comment, " once the players cross that white line, what can you do?" ......... once I hear that I just want to scream "well, frigging walk then", because that's when you know the Manager has lost the plot.
Sorry folks but I'm just frigging angry, out of the 65 applicants for the Managers job are we really sure we got it right? Because I aint, he may have more badges on his shirt than most other boy scouts but thus far he aint been able to light no fire.


Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :cry:

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Post by Andyenn » Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:54 pm

I was reading the programmme for a lot of the game as it was more interesting than a lot of the other things to watch, but there were exceptions. I noticed that there is a panel broken again on the scoreboard, and I think another bulb has blown in the High Street end floodlight. The last 10 minutes provided a littl emore excitement, but if we had scored that penalty, it would have been a travesty. The better side (by a country mile) won.

Jim, I thought your rating for Mullings was a bit generous. He did win the odd long ball, but then lost it instantly. Every. Single. Time.

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Post by Stenhouse » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:04 pm

Mullings is a poor mans Scott Rendell. We were second today to most 50 - 50 balls. Our side is young, becoming reliant on loanees, and one dimensional. We will now see the Managers mettle. We are in a relegation dogfight unless results pick up now.

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Post by TracoShot » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:06 pm

It's impossible to find any positives from today.

I'm angry and upset that the club is in such a mess....the supporters deserve so much more

Appreciate its clutching at straws but can only hope matters improve once the missing four first team players come back in.....we are badly missing them.

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Post by Dr Jim Royle » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:06 pm

Jim, I thought your rating for Mullings was a bit generous. He did win the odd long ball, but then lost it instantly. Every. Single. Time.
I think I was generous to !! But he alone was not the guilty one, Rance & Whittingham were awful at passing, tackling and in general any positional sense.

I think we tried to play 4-2-3-1 at the start of game, it was like having seven square pegs trying to fit in round holes, we was giving space away all over the park, the defensive two offered no back up to defence for attacking three in front. The attacking three players lost the ball so often yet still didn't know whether to track back or seek space and the Lone Ranger, Mullings, spent most of his time playing out wide on the wings !!!

The back four looked like they'd be first to be voted out on Dancing On Ice ................ ENOUGH, yup I'm still pretty peeved off !!!

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Post by Disturbed Postie » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:11 pm

TracoShot wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:06 pm
It's impossible to find any positives from today.

I'm angry and upset that the club is in such a mess....the supporters deserve so much more

Appreciate its clutching at straws but can only hope matters improve once the missing four first team players come back in.....we are badly missing them.
That’s the problem, too many bloody injuries, are they all obsessed with ribena!

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Post by A Shot from Wales » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:16 pm

Gosh Jim, such temperate opinions.

I have to say I liked your writings more when you were acerbically ‘en pointe’.

And just to pick a couple of holes in your post match analysis....Mullings ...3....he had no service; agreed, but his mind was not at the Recreation Ground and his legs were nowhere to be seen. Preparation and detail are really important (note to Danny)...The Shadow Home Secretary is many things, but not a spelling mistake!

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Post by TracoShot » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:19 pm

Midfield was particularly poor today. Never got close enough to get a tackle in or shut down players. First goal was due to a terrible pass from Rance. Badly missing James Rowe to dictate the play and JBAs physicality. Unless we see a change in manager and or players we are doomed with what we currently have. Feeling so fed up with it all.

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Post by Dr Jim Royle » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:33 pm

Gosh Jim, such temperate opinions.

I have to say I liked your writings more when you were acerbically ‘en pointe’.
Yeh, guess today I'm wearing Doc Marten boots rather than Ballet shoes BUT my G&T has a slice of Orange in rather than usual lemon to try sweeten the flavour.

I do try to temper me writings to a wider audience but think I prefer meself when taking the stage welcoming hecklers and readying meslf for a bit of toe to toe.

Changing the subject ..... you visited Southwold lately? Looked very briefly at a few houses down there ........ bit rich for me, god knows how some family can afford hang around there !!

8)

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Post by chimpster99 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:36 pm

It was noticeable the way that, as soon as we lost the ball, Rance dropped in among the centre backs while Whittingham was stranded/wandering upfield. This left a gaping void for Barrow to wander into and pass the ball freely.

Also worth mentioning that our crossing was 99% dross.

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Post by redandbluescb » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:41 pm

Fowler,Finney,Kinsella,Rowe and Agyepong were signed by Gary Waddock other than Chislett who has Danny signed.

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Post by billyboy » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:47 pm

To be honest didn’t think Whittingham was actually that bad. It was a big mistake bringing on a centre back at half time.

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Post by A Shot from Wales » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:50 pm

Dr Jim Royle wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:33 pm
Gosh Jim, such temperate opinions.

I have to say I liked your writings more when you were acerbically ‘en pointe’.
Yeh, guess today I'm wearing Doc Marten boots rather than Ballet shoes BUT my G&T has a slice of Orange in rather than usual lemon to try sweeten the flavour.

I do try to temper me writings to a wider audience but think I prefer meself when taking the stage welcoming hecklers and readying meslf for a bit of toe to toe.

Changing the subject ..... you visited Southwold lately? Looked very briefly at a few houses down there ........ bit rich for me, god knows how some family can afford hang around there !!

8)
Southwold....yes. Our son and family live not far from there, and despite the Red Lion, on the green, changing hands not so long ago, it is still the best place to indulge in a pint or few of Adnams bitter...


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