I'd bit off your hand for Buckley.
Author of Never Felt Better (History, Film Reviews).
Blimey lads, a lot of assigning automatic success to some other not so great managers above. We had a cracking season, beat 3 premier teams on the way to a league cup final and have been beaten twice by a premier team with better players than us. In fairness like. Only period of time Russell has not been decent was the 1st half of last season when we had no players or money. Talk of getting rid of manager because he might not take us to top 3 or 4 in Premier at this point is misplaced. I've followed us for nearly 30 years and the best I've ever seen was 6th I think.
I wasn't around when Russell took over from Taylor so didn't see the end of that season, but he was dealt an absolutely horrible hand in the beginning of last season.
Now, without knowing exactly what the situation was, it's hard to know how much better he could have done, and it's hard to know just how much criticism to level at him for last season.
This season he couldn't have done any better than he did in the league - it's exceeded everybody's expectations.
Last edited by osarusan; 22/09/2016 at 9:14 AM.
Lads. Does anyone not blame Russell and his ridiculous team selections for us getting relegated last season. Kanyuka!!!
Russell can keep Limerick up next year but he hasn't the tactical nous to out-think most of the premier Division sides and there is 7 top sides at least.
The defence will be a big problem into the new season and I can't see Russell improving it in a few months
Its curtains for the russells now I would think. Sean kelly left out, o'conor moved to right back, greene into the center tracy to left back.....so the son can play left wing. Down to ten, 2 0 down subs are made. Mulhall and lee jay off, kelly and garbhan on.....greene and coughlan up front, o'conor to midfield, son somehow remains on. Robbie has had enough and subs himself.
But will POS really care about some tactical craziness in a dead rubber?
So are people leaning towards wanting him out now or what? I still kinda wanna give him a budget and see what he can do next season but I'd hate to waste a good budget again if he doesn't fix the problems he clearly has.
My biggest fear is going from football that can be great to watch to hoofball.
By all accounts the fans weren't too happy with the Cobh match
I don't know just how much of our drop off in performance is down to Russell - maybe he's not pushing the players as much as before now that the league is won, or maybe he's just as ****ed off about it as I was. Either way, it doesn't reflect well on either him or the players.
Tonight and Saturday could tell a lot. It's one thing going away from home and not bothering your arse but if they go out tonight and show a lack of effort it could have serious consequences.
I already know two people that have said they aren't bothered going tonight because they have heard about the lack of effort in the last two games.