Welcome Gary Caldwell - new manager

Cowshed Grecian

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Agree with possession but Gary himself has said he wants to increase the tempo of play in the final third.

“We aren’t a team that is used to having 60-65 per-cent possession and when you do get that, you have to understand that when you get in key areas in the field higher up the pitch, there has to be a change of speed and a change of mentality of ‘we are not just going to keep the ball for the sake of it, we are going to kill and hurt the opposition’"

https://www.devonlive.com/sport/football/football-news/exeter-city-track-play-how-8154865
He has quoted alot of things since he’s been here. Haven’t seen any evidence of it so far.
 

MJP_Exeter

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He has quoted alot of things since he’s been here. Haven’t seen any evidence of it so far.
This quote sums up Caldwell (Obviously I have taken it out context)

“We dominated possession more in the last two games and that was to stop the opposition, not to win the game and not to create more chances,”
 

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Why? If Caldwell's record is ridiculed why does KN get the royal treatment? His record is dogshit for Torquay in non league.
It's about continuity, and I know full well how pony he was at Torquay, but torquay is a shit club, with shit fans and no proper system, hence why we picked up watkins from them as they didn't have a yoof system, now the lottery money has gone they're exactly where they should be, Pep Guardiola couldn't change that.
 

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It's about continuity, and I know full well how pony he was at Torquay, but torquay is a shit club, with shit fans and no proper system, hence why we picked up watkins from them as they didn't have a yoof system, now the lottery money has gone they're exactly where they should be, Pep Guardiola couldn't change that.
We are a continuity club all the way up from the under 5s age group which would have made Kevin Nicholson a better fit….. I see a lot on here about giving Caldwell “time” the risk to that is that it could be time to relegate the club….anything less than five points from the next five matches that time May have ran out…hopefully we will win the next three games and this will all blow over.
 

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Chanced upon this ‘interesting’ exchange from north of the border !

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After initially expressing some doubts GC has won me over. He has a vision that he is trying to implement. He seems more relaxed in his post match interviews and for a Scotsman he has a sense of humour (joke!). Understandably at the start I think he was anxious to project himself, now his feet are under the table, he is projecting the team ethos.
I happily give him 3 years. I am no fan of the football manager merry-go-round or unreasonable expectations of "success".
 
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