Binning The Criticism
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Coventry City away next Friday evening is a crucial game. Easy to say, and absolutely blinking obvious. For me this game is about us, the supporters. Forget the public comments from our manager openly questioning his players. And forget the almost kamikaze defensive tactics that are destroying the season even before the Christmas tree lights are switched on. Blues fans need a convincing win to restore faith.
Our players aren’t bad, and they certainly do not become hapless overnight which no doubt is what they are feeling right now.
We desperately need to get back to winning ways, and with a return to some semblance of the on-field organisation that left us happy at the final whistle after beating West Brom back in early autumn. But whatever thoughts and frustrations we harbour as to how the coaching staff are passing their ideas on to the players, we need to bin them because, however understandable, they will not help the situation. Only a win will do that. The match against Coventry City provides another opportunity to get it.
As supporters we all see and feel the frustration around us, made harder by the game plan injected into the players who now look too timid to try and play to their own natural strengths. Managers and players come and go, but new owners such as we now have are very, very scarce. We must not lose sight of that. So far they haven’t criticised anybody publicly, as opposed to the regular and public player bashing from our manager. Surely that is not the answer when things are going badly? That approach only installs fear and ultimately assists the opposition.
Victory at Coventry City on Friday should be for our valued owners and long suffering supporters. Even if it means going off-grid and playing in a sensible and natural way.
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