Time to stop the talking
The best motivational speakers and trainers are also very good listeners. I wonder if Karl Robinson listened today when he met the players individually?
Robinson hasn’t stopped talking since he walked in the door. He loves a media appearance, he loves a press conference and he is particularly fond of a pre-match tactics discussion. Sadly we are still waiting to witness one come good.
His Scouse cheeky-chappy tone has changed though. From the best job in the world, we will play open attacking football scoring goals at will, and what a great set of lads I have, some of whom are the best in the league, to not my fault, have you seen the mess I inherited here, I can’t wait to sign a new team in January. And I’ve got more injuries than a Friday night in A&E!
Yes Karl, such a mess that we had lost only once in nine until you pitched up.
Now what we don’t want is another managerial change. But Duchatelet sacked Slade because we were not in the promotion race and if things don’t improve on the pitch and if Robinson digs that hole any bigger, and doesn’t shut up and get down to work, then the old fruit loop will cast Robinson off with all the others.
Step forward Chris O’Louglin, who has done exactly what since he got off the Eurostar? Maybe I’m doing this nobody an injustice but how has he influenced the team for the better since he arrived?
And now we have Richie Barker on the training ground and in the dug out. Four coaches and we still can’t mark an opposition player in the penalty box or take a set piece. Not forgetting Thomas Drieson and his laptop, pencil, compass and protractor. Laughable.
So Karl, it is time to stop the talking and actually maybe skip the tactical pre-match video for Boxing Day and spend the Christmas period working out how to beat your old team, not talking about it. You’ve failed twice against them already.
We have two more games before the transfer window opens. We’ve heard previously Luzon, Peeters, Fraeye and Slade talk about the significance of transfer windows and for them to be ignored. Robinson is talking about a complete overhaul, something in normal circumstances is impossible in a January window.