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    Please go now, Artell

    Whilst we still have a chance of someone else pulling us out of the mess you've created.

  2. #2
    Knob off Artell take Lunt with you plus the geriatric board and give us a chance otherwise there will no football league side left in Cheshire # joke another 4 goals conceded

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    we have now reached the stage where win one lose one will only just save us. The next defeat makes it really desparate.

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    If one does not have a good defensive system and players with the talent to execute it then you will concede goals. The failure to do so gives one little chance of winning many games. The club’s record defensively has been pretty abysmal in recent seasons. Things are looking pretty grim at present and no amount of spin and the talk of the additional players can gloss over this. I doubt that a change of Manager will radically change the situation and all past evidence suggests it is rightly or wrongly not the Crewe way.

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    The squad that we have should be better than relegation material. There is no organisation, no planning, no strategies - even Mcgarry described them as unprofessional. The manager is just out of his depth and hasn't got a clue of how to set out a team. Even his interviews are immature and naive. Just having 8 attacking players on the field does not guarantee a goal. That is his only, much repeated option. There has to be a plan B.

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    Where does Kenny Lunt fit in with all this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whosbrianwilson View Post
    The squad that we have should be better than relegation material. There is no organisation, no planning, no strategies - even Mcgarry described them as unprofessional. The manager is just out of his depth and hasn't got a clue of how to set out a team. Even his interviews are immature and naive. Just having 8 attacking players on the field does not guarantee a goal. That is his only, much repeated option. There has to be a plan B.
    Totally disagree. He has a plan B, argue with the 4th official or opposing manager. Having said that, that is often plan A.
    Totally agree with the rest of your post though.

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    If we had a perceptive Board of Directors DA would have been gone at least 6 weeks ago. That is mainly based on results. They are beyond a joke.

    I feel a fair amount of sympathy for our much criticised defence. For me our main problem has been that we have lacked strength in our midfield. A successful team has a minimum of 4 midfielders, usually 3 central midfielders (the engine room) and 1 winger. The central midfielders soak up and stop the oppositions attacks, which leave the back four to clean up the scraps that get through. In the whole of this season we have never had that, and that leads to our defence being overrun and under constant pressure.

    As mentioned by so many other supporters Dave Artell`s tactics are virtually non-existent.

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    I totally agree about the midfield. We were unlucky to lose Wintle so quickly but now Perry and Ray are available again perhaps we can shore it up again. Put Walker and Perry as defensive miss plus either Barlaser or Lowery then Ainley behind the front two. This will mean 5 lines of formation and no wingers but without Porter we don't need them -we can rely on fullbacks getting forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazan View Post
    I totally agree about the midfield. We were unlucky to lose Wintle so quickly but now Perry and Ray are available again perhaps we can shore it up again. Put Walker and Perry as defensive miss plus either Barlaser or Lowery then Ainley behind the front two. This will mean 5 lines of formation and no wingers but without Porter we don't need them -we can rely on fullbacks getting forward.
    We have been unlucky with injuries all season. I am not convinced Ray is fit. If he was, I would have expected him to be playing yesterday. Jones, Wintle (again), Porter, Dagnall and Ray could all be described as key players in our squad and to have been deprived of 3 of them virtually all season and 2 experienced strikers at the business end of the season could justifiably be described as rotten luck.

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    My latest thoughts on the Artell Out situation are these:
    He is doing his best in a difficult situation at the club, having heard the latest about what is happening behind the scenes. We all knew that our problems ran deeper than team management. Injuries have been cruel to the cause too. Difficult games since the good win on New Year's Day, so now is the time to get behind the team and give the lads a chance to redeem themselves. Who would they replace Artell with anyway? Doesn't seem there is a massive budget available to bring in an experienced pair of hands anyway.

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    I'm sure he's doing his best, but all the signs point to him simply being out of his depth. This squad should not be scrabbling to avoid relegation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whosbrianwilson View Post
    I'm sure he's doing his best, but all the signs point to him simply being out of his depth. This squad should not be scrabbling to avoid relegation.
    Agree. He is a very genuine and honest guy, but totally out of his depth. The 'dead cat bounce' of this time last year has been long gone. Best scenario for me is survival followed by resignation.

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    I will stick by him but he has annoyed me today with his comments on the OS
    Praising the directors for allowing him to bring in 5 loan players. Dave other clubs have bought players.
    Where's George's money gone? Out on loan?

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    I just worry that if Artell is ousted now, the club will not have the ambition or the funds to replace him with anyone better. At least, one would think that Artell has the respect of the players and especially those that he has signed in the window. You have to be careful what you wish for. I am inclined to go with the flow right now and just hope, that with a little good fortune we are not relegated. Big decisions then need to be made in the summer. Not only at management level, but at the very top. Not a lot we mere mortals can do now. It is out of our hands. Just get behind the team and hope things go our way.

  16. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by whosbrianwilson View Post
    Whilst we still have a chance of someone else pulling us out of the mess you've created.




    If there was any substance in the rumours floating around the main stand yesterday, you will get your wish - at the end of the season! Interesting choices too ............but since they are just rumours, probably best if I say no more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by somersetcrewe View Post
    If there was any substance in the rumours floating around the main stand yesterday, you will get your wish - at the end of the season! Interesting choices too ............but since they are just rumours, probably best if I say no more!
    'Interesting' good or 'interesting' bad??

    Grimsby just sacked Russell Slade - acted swiftly after a very poor run. I wouldn't want him BTW!

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    Who would?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy58 View Post
    Who would?
    Dave Hill and Noddy Holder?

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    John Coleman does really well with limited resources.

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