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tommytunstall

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Walsall fan here in peace.  I genuinely fear for both of us this season and that is down one man - DC.  He's left us with the poorest Walsall team I can remember and spent most weeks picking names and formations out of a hat.  We now have his long time assistant who's spent years learning all the poor managemnent decisions from him and now we don't look like scoring.  Ever.  By the sounds of it, you are in a similar position - poor players with a manager who blames everyone else for everything - players, fans, tea lady.  He is not a manager who can get the best out of or improve bang average or worse League 2 players.  His last 14 matches in charge of Walsall / Vale - 0 wins.  And not many goals.  Honestly, we weren't at all sorry and bitter when we were trying to tell you about him.  For both our sakes let's hope the teams below us are even worse than us.

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3 minutes ago, Jacko51 said:

I see Evatt was critical of our pitch today in his after match interview.

Jack, I seem to remember Spurs being critical of our pitch. I think it was Sproson who made some comment about having to dig up the ref from the previous game. We should be used to playing on it unlike the opposition, so it should be our strength. Was Evatt critical of our performance.?

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12 minutes ago, Eddie Ford said:

So he calls it the end of a tough run of fixtures and he knew it would be scrappy. I’ll take that as a compliment. Strange how our manager slates our players. Flitcroft I hear is a friend who was at the club before Clarke so would be able to fill him in on the players at our club. He just runs them down battering any morale into the ground. If they’re that bad why did he bother coming and it corroborates exactly what the Walsall fans were saying about him. I think he is our problem and is using the players to mask his own failings. He’s supposed to motivate and get the best of the players, anything derogatory is for him and a player not the media . Does he think he’s Mourinho, because he isn’t and his players after a couple of seasons throw him under the bus.

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4 minutes ago, Playa Amodores said:

So he calls it the end of a tough run of fixtures and he knew it would be scrappy. I’ll take that as a compliment. Strange how our manager slates our players. Flitcroft I hear is a friend who was at the club before Clarke so would be able to fill him in on the players at our club. He just runs them down battering any morale into the ground. If they’re that bad why did he bother coming and it corroborates exactly what the Walsall fans were saying about him. I think he is our problem and is using the players to mask his own failings. He’s supposed to motivate and get the best of the players, anything derogatory is for him and a player not the media . Does he think he’s Mourinho, because he isn’t and his players after a couple of seasons throw him under the bus.

He can only work with what Askey left him. An unhappy rebellious squad, with a terrible injury record. Clarke has been here less than 4 weeks. Our terrible run goes back to October 

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1 minute ago, tommytunstall said:

He can only work with what Askey left him. An unhappy rebellious squad, with a terrible injury record. Clarke has been here less than 4 weeks. Our terrible run goes back to October 

That’s true and I agree. I don’t want to hear it though. As they say in management praise in public, criticise in private. As much as I agree about JA‘s signings being extremely poor, who was sanctioning these signings.?

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39 minutes ago, Playa Amodores said:

Jack, I seem to remember Spurs being critical of our pitch. I think it was Sproson who made some comment about having to dig up the ref from the previous game. We should be used to playing on it unlike the opposition, so it should be our strength. Was Evatt critical of our performance.?

No, he said it was their best win of the season. 

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Since we appointed Clarke 

Vale 0-3-4 ( 3 points ) 

Colchester 1-2-5 ( 5 points )

Barrow 3-0-4 ( 9 points )

Southend 1-4-3 ( 7 points )

Grimsby 1-2-3 ( 5 points ) 

So in reality despite nobody apart from Barrow pulling up any trees they have all at least won once and gradually gaining on us . 

 

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15 minutes ago, darren1810 said:

Since we appointed Clarke 

Vale 0-3-4 ( 3 points ) 

Colchester 1-2-5 ( 5 points )

Barrow 3-0-4 ( 9 points )

Southend 1-4-3 ( 7 points )

Grimsby 1-2-3 ( 5 points ) 

So in reality despite nobody apart from Barrow pulling up any trees they have all at least won once and gradually gaining on us . 

 

The four we have lost were against 3 of the top six and Salford. We lost by one goal in each case. We’re not getting walloped  like we were against an out of form Mansfield. In their 7 games Barrow have played one of the top six - Bolton - which they lost.

And our next game is against another top six team.

How many people on here predicted anything but a loss yesterday?  How many thought we would stop Doyle having a kick?  How many thought they would win with a fluke - one of only two shots they had on target?

We need a win without any shadow of a doubt but we also need a little good fortune - a miss kick going in like their goal yesterday would be a nice start!

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All eyes are on the Colchester game for me... I will happily join the “we are down” brigade if we lose that game.

Get a draw against Newport and a win at Colchester and things start to look different. 

Colchester's run in is shockingly tough... just like the run of fixtures we have just had and have now finished.

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