March 14, 2016 by notjustpumpkinbread
This is where it all began, I suppose. Suffering our heaviest defeat in such a manner riled the faithful and (wrongly) stirred our Chairman into action. Talking about the match seems to be somewhat futile now, given the circumstances that have arisen. Suffice to say, there were some players – I believe – who did put a shift in during those 90 minutes, but we were put to the sword by a better side. The gulf in class showed and while we’ve gotten away with it for most of the season, it took a top 6 side who hadn’t won in their previous 5 games to expose our shortcomings, both tactically and with the personnel in the pitch.
I had hoped writing this particular entry in my blog would prove to be a cathartic process, but I don’t think it will. Our current charge of this great club has got the controls of this particular fairground attraction firmly in his grasp and we can’t get off. You know? Like one of those waltzer thingies you think looks like lots of fun to be on, but as soon as it gets up to speed you just want to get off and throw up. Much has already been written over the past 24 hours by various Forest bloggers and writers concerned with the beautiful game, touching on many different aspects of our current situation. It would be churlish of me to regurgitate those sentiments when better words have been committed to the online community.
The newly created GaribaldiBlog’s view on Social Media and its relationship with our Chairman is very much in line with my own, as I’ve demonstrated on a few occasions during the course of the season. I – like the GaribaldiBlog – can’t help but feel our Chairman’s penchant for all things Social Media related has had a hand in the process. With the appearance of his cloying need to be liked by the fans, the vociferous minority appears to him as if speaking for the masses, turning his head, the result of which can be seen by all. Just hop on over to read this well-written piece posted after Mr Dougie’s sacking.
For a more over-arching view of the situation, this piece by Andrew Brookes over at the Trentender Blogspot perfectly encapsulates the position our club finds itself in. Once again, a piece that resonates with most fair-minded fans of the Garibaldi and one I wholeheartedly agree with.
If you really want to get to the heart of how an honest-to-goodness Forest fan feels now and felt when hearing the news of Dougie Freedman’s sacking, then you will do no better than read this piece by David Marples over at InTheTopOne. A heartfelt reaction, I defy you not to agree with everything he touches upon. A lovely piece of writing.
There is a level of exasperation as well as resignation with what’s going on at The City Ground. Too many false dawns, too many “team rebuilds”, too often have we had to listen to the latest manager coaxed into the hot-seat speaking about how great a club this is and how it deserves to be back in the top flight. Lessons are never learnt, warnings are never heeded, the successes of clubs with long-term strategies and managers that last 2 seasons or more go unrecognised. We’re just ploughing the same field. I’m trying to stay positive, I really am; it’s just these damn Spectacles, they keep slipping of late.
It is, what it is 😉