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Sep 25, 2008
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 .