A pretty defiant press conference from Nigel Adkins yesterday, and who would blame him on the back of the best 45 minutes, by far, we have seen us this season, plus a valuable point.
Question is, is this the start of a journey or are we on the night bus to nowhere. That used to be the N199 🚌, not sure it still is.
Anyway I’m doing a good job of being an under-pressure football manager and changing the subject. Actually, I’m going to do it again,. Why do the CAFC comms’ teams only allow one in house ‘journalist’ to ask Nigel questions?
Alley-oop’s the American’s call it.
And, whilst we are here. We all love a bit of Scott Minto, but he is hardly putting Nigel under the spotlight after games. I swear Bowyer had a much tougher time of it, and he hadn’t swallowed a book of idioms. Probably doesn’t know what an idiom is.
There is certainly a little less of the ‘birds are singing and the sun is shining’ about Nige these days, but he is of course correct, you can’t beat experience, but you also can’t dwell on past competencies and methods. The game has moved on. A lot.
Thomas bought that experience, and, well plenty of sales pitches, nothing wrong with that, they speak the same language, yet I suspect TS does not want to be forced into reversing his decision.
I get it, but I can’t stop thinking about what Steve Evans said the other night.
Evans is rarely mentioned in the same breath as coaches at the cutting edge of football management, although to be fair to the big fella, he has been working in the game continuously for close to 20-years and won a few trophies.
Ignoring the bravado Evans made some very good points about Adkins and our squad.
“They [Charlton] are always going to cause you problems. Their starting 11 are frightening, never mind their 28, 29-man squad…we were looking at their options tonight. That’s what happens when you manage a big club.”
This journey Nigel is taking us on needs an ambition, a desire and a roadmap. He has the tools, he has the qualifications, he is extremely likeable, but has he really what it takes.
Get behind them tomorrow if you are going. COYR.