Date Posted:Monday, February 11, 11:45:28am Author: Careful what you wished for Author Host/IP: NoHost / 18.104.22.168 Subject: Pathetic.
Not even sure where to start and no point upsetting everyone by going over something that's already happened but what a massive mistake it was parting company with Jokanovic.
If anyone reading this does not agree please put a 'handful' of results (3 or which were away at the top 3 clubs in league) aside and for one millisecond consider all other variable reasons why we struggled early on.....reasons include injuries, new team, new league, bad recruitment (proven now).
But also remember other benefits to why sticking with a coach who had respect, philosophy of play, youth in mind, history of methods developing over time in one season after multiple training sessions, cohesion/spirit building etc etc. All abandoned to try and stay in this S*** league.
The mind boggles. Short termism acts like chopping this coach was beyond stupid and if you look at the 3 teams in bottom 3 they all changed their managers and the others stuck with theirs and pulled themselves out of it (for the time being at least).
I for one feel as a sick a parrot about it and have been on record numerous times before he was sacked and after till this day saying it was a mistake.
We now find ourselves without an identity, more questions than answers and no leadership on the pitch let alone off the pitch. At least Slav stuck by his guns did not alienate our best players and had himself a plan.
If you add the fact the games that hurt him (and they were bad) were Cardiff away (not looking so silly now is it) and Huddersfield away (awful match but was still away from home) then you start to see that in theory we sacked the best coach we've had in some years over a poxy few games in a new harder league.
Do you know what....i know this will get some clever backlash on points per game etc but Im not having it.
Going down as Fulham, playing the way we know (or even just trying) would be fine by most of us......going down like this without any idea of who and the thought of only retaining key players like Mawson & TC (at a stretch as the rest are likely to be sold!) we are is a disgrace. Social media pressure from our fans has helped do this.