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View merganser's Profile merganser Flag 22 Feb 21 10.16am Send a Private Message to merganser Add merganser as a friend

Is it helpful to our players to have Ray Lewington barking instructions at them from the touchline?
Or is it a distraction?
As I recall, both our most recent wins came when he was absent through illness.
Perhaps a period of silence would be beneficial to our fortunes.

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 22 Feb 21 10.54am Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

A bit obvious but it can be a good thing when the players are in tune with the coaches. See Claudio Ranieri at Leicester the season they won the league. You could hear him over the crowd. If they arenít in tune then then it isnít good, although they could be on the way to that goal. Questionable when the coaches have been here years and weíre in February.

What i donít see very much of from Roy or Ray is any formation or positioning instructions. A lot of it from Ray is lower league and teenage level encouragement.

Maybe Ray is making up for the lack of leaders. All you hear is the Scottish voice of one of the smallest players on the pitch. James MacArthur.

 


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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 22 Feb 21 12.08pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

It would be good to see a bit more direction coming from Roy on the touchline, but he seems to leave the shouting of instructions to Ray.

I watched Stan and Ollie on TV last night - good film btw - and they worked so well together. One without the other didn't get on at all. Bit like Roy and Ray.

 


Dad and I would watch games on the muddy slope of the Holmesdale Road end, probably at the same time as Roy.

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View MonsterMunch's Profile MonsterMunch Flag Cambridge 22 Feb 21 12.35pm Send a Private Message to MonsterMunch Add MonsterMunch as a friend

The benefit of no fans means you can actually hear what hes saying and as far as I can tell his barking is more encouragement than anything e.g. " go on son". I would imagine none of the players can even hear him anymore.

I remember Mourinho saying something about having to coach Luke Shaw through one game by barking orders at him, tactical positions etc. This is not what Ray does. Rays contribution on the touchline is probably more annoying to the players than anything. All very sunday league.

 

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