SO basically all round same shite as always. Rowetts masterplan produces the sweet sum of fuck all until plan B of route one and a winger who can do something useful comes on (too late). How much more evidence does the board need before sacking this cretin?
The whole of our defence today (sorry to say including Edwards, shockingly poor against bottom of League One attack. Our Midfield, only Etebo comes out with any credit, he did all he could do to break up and get Stoke moving forwrad. Special mention for how shit Mclean was, worst performance ina Stoke shirt I have sen for at least a decade, shameful.
Bera did ok, given very poor service, Afobe and Ince had shockers, totally anonymous and hiding a lot in Ince's case.
Campbell looked Raw but hungry, he has to be given a chance.
Overall, Rowett has to go, lost the support of everyone including the players, please sack him today.
Etebo MOTM for me. Guilty of fouling too much in the first half, but held us together for most of the match. He won huge amounts of possession. Better than Woods in front of the back line.
We missed Allen's work rate in the middle.
Campbell deserves a few starts to see if he can blossom instead of just subbing for the last quarter.
Ince is the most one footed player I have seen since Norman Hunter.
Body language: Mark Sale looked absolutely brassed off and as though he wanted the ground to open up and swallow him. Spent most of the time starring and the ground, with the occasional glare at Rowett when Rowett was standing in the technical area in front of him. Sale would have looked suited in a bowler hat and black moustache when looking at Rowett at times.
Post by Old School Stokie on Jan 5, 2019 16:09:11 GMT
Has anyone thought that perhaps the manager isnt the problem - Hughes couldn't motivate them, Lambert filled a few cracks but still the same spiritless players (in the main) now Rowett starts to get somewhere with the players and then it starts to fall apart. Shawcross is not a Captain - he does not inspire as a leader and just a thought that since he's been back in the fold that apathetic attitude runs through the team - We need a leader on the pitch, preferably someone who can think on their feet and install some agression in the players. No matter what manager we have at the moment its the players who need a to sort themselves out - you may say its the Manages Job, but is Player Power taken a dressing room hold after some of the pathetic signings and no doubt Wages paid to newcomers - so why should I make an effort when these Johnny come lately's are not doing it