I note that many people on this site want to give Kit Symmons a chance.
So far he has done alright and perhaps he could go on and become a good manager, my only concern is that if the club manage to stay up will he be able to attract good players to the club.
I would like to see a manager in place that if we survive this year or by some miracle get promoted he would be able to take us on and upwards.
It is a tough decision to make, although I am not in favour of a director of football this might be a case for one.
We as a club have to get of off the managerial roundabout we have got ourselves in over the last 18 months.
Sorry to shift discussion away from your point but can anyone explain why Kit waited till half time "to read the riot act"..... Why not read the act slowly and clearly to the players in the days leading up to the match and save us all a great deal of stress? Perhaps this tactic could be tried out against Bolton!
posted by Rob_49 (Guest) - Sunday 28th September 2014, 8:04 PM
You can think hard about the next game, sure, and pick a team you think should do OK. But you don't know how things are really going to go till they get out there. Famous managers are known for their halftime rhetoric.
posted by peterjeremy - Sunday 28th September 2014, 8:43 PM
Its fine that you think about our future, but lets be realistic, the only thing that matters is our next match and that KIT is doing ok for the moment. Long term planning is useless at FFC.
posted by T.NO (Guest) - Sunday 28th September 2014, 9:00 PM
It's clear to me (if no-one else) that we have two priorities: short term (urgent and important) and long term (important). Our short term objective is to claw ourselves out of the bottom three and maintain ourselves mid-table. Timing - up to the Jan window. Bringing in a new manager at this stage would inevitably bring disruption, and possibly hinder our current progress under Kit (a team that enjoys playing football will bring in the bacon more often than not). In the longer term, I think it is right and proper to consider who would be the best choice to take us up another level and maintain us in the EPL (as if). There are pros and cons with chopping and changing, as we are all aware. At the same time we don't want to delay too long if Kit is struggling to get results - which IS the bottom line, however a 'nice' man he undoubtedly is). So my suggestion is to run with it during October, and see how Kit does, before auguring for change.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Monday 29th September 2014, 4:09 AM
Looking at our five October league fixtures, our improvement, or not, will be evident if we get something out of the games against Middlesbrough and Rotherham away, win our two home matches against Bolton and Charlton (whose away form is dismal) which leaves Norwich at home to consider. Their away form has been excellent and I don't really see us winning (even with our favourable historical record against them). I'd say 9 points would guarantee Kit is given an extended run, but anything less than 5/6 points would signal change needs to be made (IMO). Interestingly, Kit has amassed better results (W2,L1) in three games than Magath did with eight (W1,D1,L6). Even if Kit loses the next five, he'll still have a better record - but he'll be on his bike back to the U21's if that happens.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Monday 29th September 2014, 4:44 AM
Okay guys let rip on me as I expect but please somebody tell me why such doom and gloom, the shit clloud has been lifted, magath left a rotten stench behind him and rotten stenches take a while to be got rod off completly, now he has gone we will get better every week. Can somebody please tell me why we will still be flirting with relegation at the end of the season, no other squad in this division can boast the likes of Parker, Ruiz, Burn, Hoogland, Rodalegga, Mccormack etc.. No other squad has the youth prospects we have, Roberts, Woodrow, Dembele, Christensen. Hyndman etc.. The only reason we have been struggling was because of the idiot who was in charge, oover the next month we will see this team floursih and gain much need self belief and we will fly up the table.
posted by adam (Guest) - Monday 29th September 2014, 10:55 AM
The only doom and gloom coming from me is that I'm unable to see the matches live, and see for myself how good/bad we are. Live streaming is few and far between. I think my above posts are realistic and certainly encouraging, don't you?
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Monday 29th September 2014, 11:57 AM
Sorry Stephen, it wasnt aimed at you, i should have started a new thread, its seems that whatever happens some people only want to see the negative, all i heard Saturday night was how poor Birmingham were, how Symons isnt the right man, why we played so bad 1st half etc etc etc...
Yeah Birmingham were poor, but no poorer than Blackburn, Ipswich, Millwall or Wolves and we didnt manage to beat any of them, cant people see just what a state Magath left this club in?? Symons is rebuilding, every time we win it is a massive boost for the group of players, i firmly believe if left alone he will guide us into the top 10 and flirt with getting near the play offs, we probably wont make it but let the guy get on with it, we played really poor 1st half and once we scored you could see the confidence flow, it will flow and flow and flow every time something positive happens and this group of players are way to talented not to make something of it!
posted by Adam (Guest) - Monday 29th September 2014, 12:06 PM
Well put ADAM.Am with you all the way
posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Monday 29th September 2014, 1:04 PM
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posted by GEEZER (Guest) - Monday 29th September 2014, 1:25 PM
stephen terry- I couldn't get to the Birmingham game but managed to find a link on wiziwig which worked well. I think bet365, or someone like that, do live streaming if you have a positive balance, i.e deposit some money but I don't know if that works outside the UK and I haven't used it.
posted by fortressfulham - Monday 29th September 2014, 1:33 PM
Thanks guys, I'll take a look at this roku stick, but betting sites are blocked and wiziwig didn't work here.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Monday 29th September 2014, 1:48 PM