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Oxford Utd v Exeter City : FAC 2nd Round : MDT

Banksy

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Who are these doomsters?
People who give honest opinions .
 

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Hoping that was rock bottom yesterday and that City wont play as badly as that again for the rest of the season.
 

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Hoping that was rock bottom yesterday and that City wont play as badly as that again for the rest of the season.
Agreed , none of us want that , it’d be sickening if all our good work to date went to pot.Look at Forest Green languishing at the bottom as an example , possible drop back down again for them.Got to get it together somehow and not let the gap slip away between them and us.
 

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Always remember this from my days in construction. P.P.P.P.PP. Perfect Planning Prevents P---s Poor Performance
 

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I just remember Mike Tyson’s quote:

“Everyone has a plan ‘til they get punched in the mouth”

Maybe we need to be a little more Tyson.
 

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If a full week of hard training produces a performance like that, give them some days off
Two successive weeks of full hard training.

And two defeats.
 
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Two successive weeks of full hard training.

And two defeats.
As an aside, in neither game did we appear to get stronger the longer it went on.

Collectively, it’s not been obvious that fitness has been an issue for us this season so, on the face of things, it seems a little odd to adopt a radically different approach.

Haven’t caught up with the fans’ forum yet, was this something GC spoke about?
 

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As an aside, in neither game did we appear to get stronger the longer it went on.

Collectively, it’s not been obvious that fitness has been an issue for us this season so, on the face of things, it seems a little odd to adopt a radically different approach.

Haven’t caught up with the fans’ forum yet, was this something GC spoke about?
No mention in the forum IIRC. Its not as if MT was an easy taskmaster on physical training. I was re-watching the Jayden Stockley lockdown interview recently where he says the first thing he thought when MT was appointed was 'pre-season training's going to be hard!'.
 

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Two successive weeks of full hard training.

And two defeats.
In interviews Gary Caldwell has said he thinks training practice should be as intense and competitive as per playing an actual match.
In an interview Matt Grimes said the reason he struggled when he first joined Swansea was because he couldn’t cope with the intensity of the training. When Matt Jay was asked by David Earl what was the difference between City’s players and those in the Championsip and Premiership Matt highlighted fitness and athleticism as the major gap.
It took Grimes more than 2 seasons to be able to cope. Is Caldwell expecting to get results from the players in weeks or is he going to run them into the ground?
 

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