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Re: Jim Gannon - football league manager/ matching his ambition
Posted by Firebolt12 on 13/8/2017, 12:03 am, in reply to "Re: Jim Gannon - football league manager/ matching his ambition"
This makes so much sense. We don't have the budget to go out there and pick up a host of Conference Premier full timers and a proven Football League striker like Scroatford have done. We're looking further afield for hidden gems (Oswell), players with a point to prove (Lloyd), those coming back from a layoff (Stephenson), and ambitious Evo-Stik players with potential (Ball, Clarke etc). However, despite it being much more difficult for us to assemble the same profile of player as them, when it comes to management those two cowboys don't come close to JG. I bet their team talks are all 'try harder, come on, put some effort in, tackle him FFS' etc etc.
I also know what you mean about Smalley and Clarke. Their distribution is generally quite poor, and they often misplace basic passes. Despite that, they are as good in the air as you will find at this level, both put their head in where it hurts and seem to listen to what JG tells them. That's all we need from our centre halves. The lad Cowan looks like he could compensate for their shortcomings as he looks quite good on the ball.