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danburyshrimper

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If you look at Phil Brown's managerial record , its seemingly either going really well or really badly. No half measures.

HE took Hull up into the Premiership + for a while topped the Prem , playing attacking , confident football. Then they lost a game + for some reason Brown couldnt get the team back on track + the losing run cost him his job + the total freefall led to relegation. He just couldnt stop the rot.

Look at last season , we had a wonderful winning run ( 13 games ? ) then immediately we lost and went on a club worst record of 15 matches without a win , before suddenly a fabulous run at the end almost got us up.

So Phil Brown needs to look at this + act upon it. Basically when the team wins , he is brimming , super tanned , smiling + all over the tv + media.... one big happy man. Maybe this brimming confidence feeds into the players and they believe they will keep on winning????.

When we lose Brown mumbles forlornly in front of the cameras , blaming the ref, linesmen , picks out individuals for their shortcomings + pretty much has a blame everyone else attitude. ( ok so do many managers ) However , this , i'm certain , also feeds through to the players. Negativity is a vermin. A disease that can fester . ( maybe the players themselves read Shrimperzone to read we are either awesome or useless !!!!!)

Forget a 20 goal a year striker , extended training sessions , new formations .... What Brown needs to get is a blooming good Sports Psychologist in to Boots + Laces and also into Roots Hall on match days + have a proper word with each of our players. I dont care how he does it but if someone can swing a gold watch in front of Weston's eyes + tell him he's Pele then i'm all for it.

I'm sure i ll get loads of grief on here blabla shrink blabla Eilleen Drury blablabla but what im saying in a long winded way is that Fundamentally we have an excellent set up here , great coaches , superb players + of course , the worlds best fans ..... What we are lacking is one thing , that i believe can be rectified fairly easily .......

and that one thing is CONFIDENCE .
 

dannypav

President
Joined
Dec 14, 2011
Messages
5,731
If you look at Phil Brown's managerial record , its seemingly either going really well or really badly. No half measures.

HE took Hull up into the Premiership + for a while topped the Prem , playing attacking , confident football. Then they lost a game + for some reason Brown couldnt get the team back on track + the losing run cost him his job + the total freefall led to relegation. He just couldnt stop the rot.

Look at last season , we had a wonderful winning run ( 13 games ? ) then immediately we lost and went on a club worst record of 15 matches without a win , before suddenly a fabulous run at the end almost got us up.

So Phil Brown needs to look at this + act upon it. Basically when the team wins , he is brimming , super tanned , smiling + all over the tv + media.... one big happy man. Maybe this brimming confidence feeds into the players and they believe they will keep on winning????.

When we lose Brown mumbles forlornly in front of the cameras , blaming the ref, linesmen , picks out individuals for their shortcomings + pretty much has a blame everyone else attitude. ( ok so do many managers ) However , this , i'm certain , also feeds through to the players. Negativity is a vermin. A disease that can fester . ( maybe the players themselves read Shrimperzone to read we are either awesome or useless !!!!!)

Forget a 20 goal a year striker , extended training sessions , new formations .... What Brown needs to get is a blooming good Sports Psychologist in to Boots + Laces and also into Roots Hall on match days + have a proper word with each of our players. I dont care how he does it but if someone can swing a gold watch in front of Weston's eyes + tell him he's Pele then i'm all for it.

I'm sure i ll get loads of grief on here blabla shrink blabla Eilleen Drury blablabla but what im saying in a long winded way is that Fundamentally we have an excellent set up here , great coaches , superb players + of course , the worlds best fans ..... What we are lacking is one thing , that i believe can be rectified fairly easily .......

and that one thing is CONFIDENCE .

You mean Jeremy Kyle again don't you ........
 

Jam_Man

Life President
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Messages
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Location
Southend
Many players cant stand sports psychologists, they work for some but not others.
 

IronMike

First XI
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Ilford exile, only minutes from Roots Hall' those
A stubborn man, I imagine for him, it'd be like an admission of his failure to motivate his own side. There's also that 'risk' of it working... Showing him up some more... Possibly - I don't know the man, just going on past interviews and incidents. (half time rant on the pitch) He took a gamble back then which thanks to the openness of the Premier League, turned out to be a major **** up and imo has never got over it and is a core reason why he's in the 4th division. He's a gamble for chairmen. That incident must still play on his mind and I do wonder if he even trusts his own decisions and convictions behind them. He's a big name manager at this level but maybe he's just too much of a loose cannon to be taken seriously... Only time will tell, 46 matches is one bloody long season so knee jerk reactions and panicking could do more harm than good. I think bringing in someone fresh to gee up the lads is a good idea. What confidence do the players have in him exactly, would be insightful.
 

FarmdogSUFC

The Custard Splat - Southend United Fan Podcast
Joined
Jan 5, 2011
Messages
3,570
Location
Rayleigh
I've lost all confidence in Brown so god knows how the players feel

It's odd. I never lost faith in either ST or PS, but I've really lost faith in PB at the moment, and this is coming from someone who is quite pro PB. His inability to change a bad run worries me.
 

Up the Shrimpers

Life President
Joined
Oct 30, 2003
Messages
8,010
A stubborn man, I imagine for him, it'd be like an admission of his failure to motivate his own side. There's also that 'risk' of it working... Showing him up some more... Possibly - I don't know the man, just going on past interviews and incidents. (half time rant on the pitch) He took a gamble back then which thanks to the openness of the Premier League, turned out to be a major **** up and imo has never got over it and is a core reason why he's in the 4th division. He's a gamble for chairmen. That incident must still play on his mind and I do wonder if he even trusts his own decisions and convictions behind them. He's a big name manager at this level but maybe he's just too much of a loose cannon to be taken seriously... Only time will tell, 46 matches is one bloody long season so knee jerk reactions and panicking could do more harm than good. I think bringing in someone fresh to gee up the lads is a good idea. What confidence do the players have in him exactly, would be insightful.

That's what I thought at first, but we are nearly a third of the way through the new season already and I can never remember us scoring so few goals at this stage of the season.
 

Jam_Man

Life President
Joined
Apr 7, 2005
Messages
25,545
Location
Southend
That's what I thought at first, but we are nearly a third of the way through the new season already and I can never remember us scoring so few goals at this stage of the season.


We had only scored 1 more last season (and we were in a similar position), yet finished in the play offs.

In contrast the year before we scored plenty more and finished well outside of the play offs.
 

Kevin Hogg

President
Joined
Dec 5, 2011
Messages
3,058
Location
Altea, Spain
I just commented on a different thread - exactly the same thoughts.

PB is Mr All or Mr Nothing.

Long winning runs and long losing runs.
 

Jam_Man

Life President
Joined
Apr 7, 2005
Messages
25,545
Location
Southend
I just commented on a different thread - exactly the same thoughts.

PB is Mr All or Mr Nothing.

Long winning runs and long losing runs.

4 games without a win, followed by 4 wins in a row, now 4 without a win. Time for 4 wins then!
 
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