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Aug 6, 2008

Yesterday was pretty bad...there’s no glossing over that. However overall our home form
has been pretty solid if not spectacular. Our problem is our away form, which’s is strange as we’ve performed well away in recent seasons.

People are getting wound up and are expecting more. I understand that especially considering the poor performances from players who on paper should be playing a lot better. However we’ve had a lot of injuries which has disrupted the entire season as has certain disciplinary issues. You can put some of this on Brown. If you sign older, injury prone and wayward players then you cannot be surprised when things go tits up.

However when you look at the teams in the top ten of the table they are all bigger clubs than us bar Shrewsbury. They’re either sleeping giants such as Portsmouth or Bradford or have spent multiple years in the championship in recent years. My question is can we expect to be above them? We can hope to be but can we justify calling for heads to roll when we’re not?

I had doubts about Brown at times. However he will rightfully go down as one of our most successful managers ever and he’s not had it easy. He’s successfully rebuilt the squad on two or three occasions. He got promotion and this far has comfortably kept us in this league. I’m certainly not going to be calling for his head.

Until we get the new stadium or a new investor with bags full of cash then I’ll be satisfied with 12th in league one. It’s just been one of those seasons. Injuries and poor luck have played their part.