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    Jokanovic Anyone.

    Not if your club is in a perilous financial position and you need an increased chance of improvement from such a move it isn't.
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    Jokanovic Anyone.

    Well that's the Disney outlook. But what are the implications if it doesn't work out and can we afford to take that risk at this stage? No doubt when the club went from Jewell to Shreeves to Yorath to Turner to Sturrock to Laws to Irvine to Megson to Jones to Gray the intention was that kind of improvement, but with only the occasional exception, the net result of all of it was to stay near enough where we started or worse.
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    I couldn't really care less to be honest. Some exuberant managers fail, some quiet ones succeed. That's all that really matters to me.
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    The NFL has been dominated for the last 15 years by a head coach who makes Luhukay look like a combination of Lee Evans and Dame Edna Everage. What difference does it make?
  5. Matias has, as usual, had long stretches where he has not been available. But under this manager he did start something like 8 consecutive games, something he had not even got close to before in his time with us. Joao has remained reminiscent of Gerald Sibon in the habit of playing multiple poor games for every excellent one he has and apart from that handful of matches when he was trying to get Forestieri to adapt to what he wanted from him, Luhukay has picked him pretty much whenever he has been able to do so (which has not been all that much this calendar year).
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    It's difficult to make a coherent case for anything when it always has to be distilled into a polarised either/or, love/hate, in/out, yes/no situation because people don't appear willing anymore to be bothered with nuance, doubt and detail. Many times when I've attempted to put forward something for consideration people will get angry because all they want is that stark choice being made clear one way or the other. And I'm afraid this is another case in point. As soon as it's obvious I'm not fully on their side then they leap to the assumption that I can only therefore be entirely at the other end of the spectrum disagreeing with absolutely everything they believe and creating a caricature to that end. I find a lot of the criticism Luhukay is facing does not fairly take into account the constraints he is working under, makes wild and unsupported assumptions, cites principles that contradict what's been stated before, are short-termist with no long term view, selectively filter evidence to paint the worst/best scenario as required, does not take into account all of the factors (which in this case could include his sacking being problematic financially at the moment), often relies on lazy accepted wisdoms and even occasionally strays into downright lies. Many supporters behave like toddlers having an extended tantrum and I make no apology for challenging some of them (but it is necessary to point out that does not mean I view all posters wanting change that way). Many times I've expressed reservations about Luhukay and his methods. Clearly I am not delighted with the current sequence of results or our league position. But I do not follow the herd who shriek for change every time things take a slightly downward turn unless I think there are logical reasons for doing so (as I did with Wilson, Turner, Irvine and Carvalhal at certain stages for example). That does not mean I believe the next Sir Alex Ferguson is leading our team or that the Champions League beckons or that I'd be perfectly happy to return to League One (all charges I've faced in recent days). If people feel the need to process that with all the complexity of a light switch, then that is their issue, not mine.
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    It seems rather fanciful to be dreaming of a manager who could "trade players and call in a few loan favours" given the state of the squad and finances. But I suppose it"s far easier to live happily ever after in a fairy tale than in the real world.
  8. Generally you are right about the difference between glass half full and glass half empty outlooks and how they affect supporter"s views of their club. But a vocal few seem to be taking the approach that the glass has been smashed and it"s sharpened edges about to be rammed into our necks and that the best thing to do is run around shrieking like a 1950s b-movie damsel in distress.
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    Abdi, Boyd and Hutch

    So it wasn't just a lot of pictures of players going through their paces that just happened to include them?
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    From reading that, I surmise... This is just yet more of the demonisation we see every time a section of fans turn against the manager (probably averages about every six months in the last 18 years) in an attempt to crush all remaining empathy he might have. To take such mundane comments and interpret them as some sort of manifesto of evil is just desperate and much more indicative of the poster"s motivations than those of the target.
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    inferiority complex noun an unrealistic feeling of general inadequacy caused by actual or supposed inferiority in one sphere, sometimes marked by aggressive behaviour in compensation.
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    Abdi, Boyd and Hutch

    Here's a picture from the Under-18s game at home to Burnley less than a fortnight ago.
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    I would imagine a large percentage would agree with that, whatever they think of the manager's performance so far.
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