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NottsRed 16th September 2017 18.27:39

Keates isn't the man to take us forward.
 
Im probably going to get slated for this post and it does pain me to have to write this but....

This league is as open as its ever been since we've been down here and the fact we are still only 2 points of off the top despite finding goals incredibly hard to come by speaks volumes. If we had scored three or four goals extra this season there is no doubt we would be clear at the top by some margin already.

Today Keates set up for a home game against the second bottom team again with an incredibly defensive line up. This is a team who have only scored away twice all season. For me he left our three main attacking assets Reid, Massanka and Wright on the bench and bought Carrington back into the midfield. After reading the team sheet you knew what todays game would be like and it was bar Guisley getting there just deserves for time wasting in the end.

After the Hartlepool game or Torquay Keates was quoted in the leader as saying we were missing a target man upfront to get long balls to stick to. Yet again though it was the same predicable tactics with the same results but even worse as with Boden upfront the ball had even less chance of sticking. The BBC commentary time after time mentioned us pumping long balls upfront to our attack who had little chance of winning the ball against bigger defenders. When we did change and move Kelly central we improved and then Keates took him off!!!! Tactically it was a mess.

Its not this match though its been throughout the last two seasons. We are painful to watch and even painful to listen to on the radio. Our tactics are sucking any enjoyment out of supporting the club. Keates has shown very little willingness to change tactics and frustratingly again today we struggled against a part time team. Looking at the home attendances and speaking to people they are not attracted to come and watch the football we are playing.

As many have stated we are probably two or three players off of being in with a good chance of going for the title. However i have come to the view though that Keates isn't the man to take us forward. I don't think he has the tactical knowledge on the pitch even with Darlington supporting and the mystery striker saga / agent fee he shown that he is also lacking the killer edge in the transfer market. Yes he has done a lot of good things but the end game is to get back into the league and yet again this season we have been shown to be lacking.

Personal view i do believe if we bought someone else in even with what we have squad wise now we would still up there come the Xmas period.
Like i said personal view but even though i couldn't make it today it obvious there are major issues n the pitch which is left unresolved are going to drag us downwards rapidly.

Now im off to the bomb shelter :D

welshian 16th September 2017 18.29:35

Re: Keates isn't the man to take us forward.
 
correct, but no one is listening.

Foxy 16th September 2017 18.30:43

Re: Keates isn't the man to take us forward.
 
We can't keep changing managers, especially when it's the same clowns picking the next manager.

Ex Limassol Red 16th September 2017 18.31:10

Re: Keates isn't the man to take us forward.
 
Carrington in midfield is going to cost you your job Keates, you idiot.

jonesfach 16th September 2017 18.40:11

Re: Keates isn't the man to take us forward.
 
[QUOTE=Ex Limassol Red;2071577]Carrington in midfield is going to cost you your job Keates, you idiot.[/QUOTE]

I think the whole home crowd thought that before the game started..why drop Wright, but if he is injured why was he on the bench....?

NottsRed 16th September 2017 18.40:38

Re: Keates isn't the man to take us forward.
 
[B]Wrexham boss Dean Keates told BBC Radio Wales:

"It was frustrating, disappointing to take a point at home. You want to take three points at home.

"We knew they were going to be strong, organised, disciplined and were going to sit in and for long periods we didn't move the ball with the intensity it needed to break them down."[/B]

Nope hoofing long balls forward isn't the way to break them down especially when all there defenders are bigger than our attackers.

onelegged harry 16th September 2017 18.41:43

Re: Keates isn't the man to take us forward.
 
[QUOTE=Foxy;2071575]We can't keep changing managers, especially when it's the same clowns picking the next manager.[/QUOTE]

And the same clowns who get gave him a 3 year contract!

davewilli 16th September 2017 18.45:39

Re: Keates isn't the man to take us forward.
 
We were poor today, but this thread is rubbish, heard all this before with very manager we have had for the last 48 years. Some bigger named, more experienced and higher paid managers than Keates doing far worse. Let him sort it out. This would be as crazy as Utd sacking Sexton after winning 7 on the bounce.

WrexSi 16th September 2017 18.47:13

Re: Keates isn't the man to take us forward.
 
Keates made some bizarre selection decisions today. What's frustrating sometimes for the fans is, the wall of silence at times. No real news out of the club before or after games. For all we know Akil could be carrying a knock. Or maybe Coddington was always the plan, but the lad who played Tuesday was signed afterwards too as a useful stopgap before Coddington was ready to actually come and play for us. Who knows. We never hear anything. After matches we just get cliches out of Keates.
We go again next game, etc.

But I think the rot that has set in at the club goes way, way beyond the sole reason being the arguable inadequacies of Wilkin, Mills, Keates.

They can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear.

There's no spending power here guys.

We will never challenge for promotion, ever, if we don't speculate to accumulate.

All we will ever have, even if Mourinho was running the team, is a mid table conference (NL) team, as there's no money.

We are profitable, sustainable, it's our club, it can never die.

But football wise it's going nowhere, it never can, and never will.

welshian 16th September 2017 18.47:29

Re: Keates isn't the man to take us forward.
 
[QUOTE=onelegged harry;2071585]And the same clowns who get gave him a 3 year contract![/QUOTE]

This is what kills me. I've got no problem with keates on 18 months to prove his worth, but to offer such a ridiculous contract to a guy still in his managerial nappies was a huge mistake. Now we are stuck with this woeful football.


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