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pontoonlew
October 4, 2014, 5:47pm
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If he goes now, we have time to get a guy in who can take a good squad into the play-offs. If we leave it any longer you may as well kiss goodbye to the season.

Act now John, take a risk and make a move that may go someway to salvage something from your awful tenure at this club.
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I don't want to see any man lose his job, especially a bloke who is managing at this awful level. He might not get another chance at a full time club from here.

But it's definitely time for a change. Like most on here I imagine, the majority of my mates are Town fans and he has lost the support of the supporters. There are signs the players aren't playing for him, has he lost the dressing room? I don't think anybody believes he will lead us to promotion.

Aside from the forwards, we have a very good squad, the title looks beyond us already but we can make the play offs and with a bit of momentum we can still go up. I wonder about the mental strength of the players as well, they are not blameless but they are Hurst's players and Hurst must go. He has proved unable to attract a forward of any note, instead we get a kid from Barnsley who can't get through 30 minutes as a sub without blowing out of his bottom. We are all sick of listening to him talk up the opposition (usually part time plumber / footballers) whilst adapting his team to counter their 'threats'. He should be sending our professional footballers out there feeling ten feet tall, not with instructions not to push on too much as Bob the builder has a bit of pace!

If he isn't sacked someone can have my season ticket for Tuesday as I've had enough of his turgid football.
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I don't want to see any man lose his job, especially a bloke who is managing at this awful level. He might not get another chance at a full time club from here.

But it's definitely time for a change. Like most on here I imagine, the majority of my mates are Town fans and he has lost the support of the supporters. There are signs the players aren't playing for him, has he lost the dressing room? I don't think anybody believes he will lead us to promotion.

Aside from the forwards, we have a very good squad, the title looks beyond us already but we can make the play offs and with a bit of momentum we can still go up. I wonder about the mental strength of the players as well, they are not blameless but they are Hurst's players and Hurst must go. He has proved unable to attract a forward of any note, instead we get a kid from Barnsley who can't get through 30 minutes as a sub without blowing out of his bottom. We are all sick of listening to him talk up the opposition (usually part time plumber / footballers) whilst adapting his team to counter their 'threats'. He should be sending our professional footballers out there feeling ten feet tall, not with instructions not to push on too much as Bob the builder has a bit of pace!

If he isn't sacked someone can have my season ticket for Tuesday as I've had enough of his turgid football.


I think that pretty much sums it up for me too. Sadly, I think it really is time for change.

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I wouldn't say Hurst would struggle to get another job at this level (not saying we should keep him btw), someone like Lincoln (whose fans are unhappy with their manager also) would suit him quite well because he wouldn't be expected to play as expansive football in a mid-table team.
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About time the players stood up to be counted - that starting 11 should be despatching teams like Dartford,and also the 11 that started against Southport on Tuesday (the team that was picked was the team most of us would have picked) Hurst can pick and prepare the team but it's up to the players to start performing!
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Are you Hursts personal minder ,, Rose tinted glasses or what


No, I've just got different views to you. And I like to wear glasses which I hope are tinted by perspective and fairness (with an enduring bias to the success of GTFC).

My reason for posting on this thread is because I'm reacting to an apparent bandwagon of anti-Hurst views, where it seems that some people can't wait for an opportunity to call for his sacking. I believe it's important to reflect some balance (in case the absence of any counter-views is interpreted by some as indicating that there's 100% support on the Fishy for sacking Hurst!).

Anybody would think we're out of contention for the play-offs, with a weak disjointed squad and poor players - none of those is the case. Yes, recent results and performances could have been better - and it would be great to be promoted without the angst of the play-offs - but whilst there is still a good chance of being promoted and the ability within the club to achieve this I'd rather direct my energies to supporting these efforts rather than undermining confidence amongst players, management and fellow-fans.
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No, I've just got different views to you. And I like to wear glasses which I hope are tinted by perspective and fairness (with an enduring bias to the success of GTFC).

My reason for posting on this thread is because I'm reacting to an apparent bandwagon of anti-Hurst views, where it seems that some people can't wait for an opportunity to call for his sacking. I believe it's important to reflect some balance (in case the absence of any counter-views is interpreted by some as indicating that there's 100% support on the Fishy for sacking Hurst!).

Anybody would think we're out of contention for the play-offs, with a weak disjointed squad and poor players - none of those is the case. Yes, recent results and performances could have been better - and it would be great to be promoted without the angst of the play-offs - but whilst there is still a good chance of being promoted and the ability within the club to achieve this I'd rather direct my energies to supporting these efforts rather than undermining confidence amongst players, management and fellow-fans.


Have you had them happy pills? We've got zero chance of promotion.
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I politely told the chairman at HT it was time for a change . I can't see how he could have thought he wasnt going to have to make a difficult decision tonight until LJL got that lucky pen that delays the inevitable . Hursts a good bloke , unlike that clown Scott or Newell . Unfortunately the fans patience has just about run out , he's had 3 years , it's not working , it nearly has but that's not enough .
Hurst out .


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In reply to DavidB: it is the performances of the players that underminded the confidence of the fans.Paul Hurst has  had a very easy ride so far and had the the support of the fans.It is because of his ineptitude that this has evaporated.We started the season woefully unprepared,his failure to get another striker before the transfer window closed,was brush off ,by we can get one when the loan window opens,where is one then.

Perhaps this is a case of '' you can fool all of the people some of the time etc. ''


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No, I've just got different views to you. And I like to wear glasses which I hope are tinted by perspective and fairness (with an enduring bias to the success of GTFC).

My reason for posting on this thread is because I'm reacting to an apparent bandwagon of anti-Hurst views, where it seems that some people can't wait for an opportunity to call for his sacking. I believe it's important to reflect some balance (in case the absence of any counter-views is interpreted by some as indicating that there's 100% support on the Fishy for sacking Hurst!).

Anybody would think we're out of contention for the play-offs, with a weak disjointed squad and poor players - none of those is the case. Yes, recent results and performances could have been better - and it would be great to be promoted without the angst of the play-offs - but whilst there is still a good chance of being promoted and the ability within the club to achieve this I'd rather direct my energies to supporting these efforts rather than undermining confidence amongst players, management and fellow-fans.


People have been supporting those efforts ever since we fell into this crappy league and thus far it has got the team absolutely nowhere. Standing still is the step before the relegation battle not the step before promotion. As the manager signs the players and selects the team and decides the tactics he is the one who is most accountable for the current malaise. There is no optimism in the stands because there is no optimism in the club - that's the way it works David, not the other way round. There's only two people who can alter that.


“I think I'm goin' back
To the things I learned so well in my youth
I think I'm returning to
Those days when I was young enough to know the truth."
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