The Argyle Debate - What changes should manager John Sheridan make to his team this Saturday?
AT THE moment, no changes. Why? Because those who played on Saturday, sorry let me rephrase that, those who were on the pitch and so badly let the manager, the supporters and themselves down should be given an opportunity to redeem themselves.
I wonder if those who played realised the expectation at Home Park on Saturday was immense.
If they perform as badly again, and I would be surprised if they do, then I think JS (John Sheridan) will have some answers as to who is up for the fight and who he can bin.
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A VERY poor performance from Argyle on Saturday but Sheridan must take his share of the blame.
He did have alternatives on the bench in the skilful Andres Gurrieri and Luke Young but just made a like for like substitution that changed nothing.
It is Sheridan's job to manage the team on the pitch but I saw little evidence that he was doing this.
BRING in Akos Buzsaky. He's a free agent and would no doubt love to play for us again. As we all know he can score some crackers.
Are you listening John Sheridan and the board? Get him back.
That's what is needed. I'm sure he would help us out in our hour of need and no doubt he wants to play first team football.
Come on board, for the life and soul of our beloved club bring Akos back.
SADLY, I think we have run out of options. Yes, let's give Andres Gurrieri and Luke Young another chance but we have used both before and they have not produced the goods.
As regards up front who else is there? Okay you could try Harvey but it is a very big ask to bring a youngster like that into a struggling team and expect him to produce the goods.
What I think is interesting is that when you watch our pre-match warm up the last part of which is to get the strikers (I use the term loosely) to try shooting from about 10 yards out most of them miss the target.
If you can't score then what chance in the actual game!!!
It does not hurt to shuffle the pack but we have no aces up our sleeves. Good luck Mr Sheridan – the only hope is to try and get a new loanee who is a proven goal scorer.
LET'S all stop kidding ourselves here. The plain fact is the players here now and those that were here before John Sheridan's arrival are clearly not good enough to play in this league.
Some time ago someone posted that it would not be a bad thing for the club to drop out of the Football League, have a good clear out and start again.
I rubbished the suggestion at the time but now I think it's going to be our only option.
UNFORTUNATELY, as I see it, it is a catch 22 situation. The fans' expectations put a terrific amount of pressure on the team, but the team are unable to cope with the pressure put on them by the fans, which causes the fans to put more pressure on the players!
Tough one but all that is really missing is some confidence. How do they get that? That is the toughest question!
PAUL WOTTON sitting in front of the back four was highly successful at Aldershot and I'm certain that will help us this Saturday as Northampton's attacks are going to come at us thick and fast and he will help break them up.
Also I think the right side needs tampering. Luke Berry and Paris Cowan-Hall are both good players but have been almost ineffective in the last three or four games.
Berry is a very good right-back so it's surprising he has been off form and Cowan-Hall struggles to make up his mind on whether to pull back, go past his man or cross it.
THE worst thing about the Oxford game was the clear lack of effort by many of the players, in terms of not closing down the opposition, not offering an option to team-mates and the general lazy passing.
If we are going to go down, we must go down with a fight and some shred of dignity.
Give Andres Gurrieri, Luke Young, Tyler Harvey and Paul Wotton a starting place, at least you know they will give their all to the cause.
Furthermore, get the armband off Conor Hourihane and place it firmly in Wotton's hand. At least he leads by example and won't accept the drivel of Saturday. Sadly, Hourihane's 'pass it backwards' style breeds negative play.