Mini Maureenio wrote:
It would appear, from some posters on this thread, that we should think about replacing the manager after (between) 7 & 11 matches - are you lot for real???? That kind of attitude is a joke.
As numerous posters have commented, this season in the Prem is a bonus as we were, to all intent & purpose, relegated last year - but for gods sake have a word with yourself.
So I don't mean to get personal but let me select someone at random, Frickley 1 (& this isn't aimed solely at him) - you appear to want rid of Karl after 7 league matches (correct me if I'm wrong), who will you appoint instead (who is currently available - no ridiculous pie in the sky suggestions).
My opinion is that if you want a change of manager after less than 25% of the season then what will you want in future seasons? Lose the first match & get the sack.??? You are, most definitely, allowed an opinion and you should air it on here, but it's bow locks (in my humble opinion)
I'm Glad someone agrees, It was always going to be a difficult season ahead. We basically had no team once last season finished. It's a bit of a learning process for the management team and players at this level. The manager has changed the system because 3 at the back wasn't working, and some players as we always thought have been found wanting at this level. Barring the Ferriby game, we have been in every game. Looking at the team sheet from yesterday, if we had a full team available, it probably would have been a different outcome. And after watching SPS and Eastwood yesterday, we have nothing to fear from the teams around us, those are the games which will decide where we finish around the end of the season. All us fans have to patient and give the guys until at least around christmas time, when the games come around quite quickly barring any postponements. Then we can stock of where we are, and where we are going. The manager is being asked to a difficult job on a tight budget, i'm sure there's players he would like to bring in, but there's just not the money available. As one person said to me last season, It's no coincidence that the Burscough's of this world are the bottom of the league and the biggest payers in Chorley and Hednesford etc are near the top. (That was Rinky). That's not to say you can't have success on a smaller budget, but the chances of that happening are slim and you need a lot of luck to fall your way. We know this from our own experience, having one good season every 10-15 years.
Every manager needs good tools to do a job, let's hope he can unearth some gems from somewhere, certainly some of the players he has brought in look decent, Yes 1 point out of 21 is not great by any imagination, what the team don't need and won't help is being put under pressure by so called fans, if we won 11 games out of 12, some fans would be questioning why we the lost the one.
And let me finish by saying, the above is not excuses, it's reality....To call for the manager to be sacked, and comments like RIP Frickley and what's happened to this great club etc etc. is as sad as it is pathetic. A True Frickley fan would be constructive in his opinions, grit his teeth and support the team. That's what made Frickley Athletic a great club over the years, backs to the wall, fighting from the trenches mentality, that's why clubs never used to like coming here. Now we seem to be a soft touch, because too many fans don't get behind the team enough. Too many would rather concentrate on slagging the referee off. Only once or twice did i feel a real atmosphere of days gone by last season, Chorley in the 2nd half, when we spurred them onto a win, and probably the 1-0 win against Ferriby. Give them a break, be patient and support the team. Yes it's going to be a long hard slog this season, but you reap on what you sow and we all have a part to play.
These opinions are my own, and are in no way connected to the Official Club Frickley Athletic Fc.