Hector Bandido offered this view on EtimsNet Twitter and its worth sharing on here..leave your thoughts in Comments Section below.
A Time for Reflection By Hector Bandido
This is just an honest assessment from someone who’s been Roon the block many times before!
Now is not a time for panic. It’s time for patience & backing.
I’m reasonably sensible enough to know there may come a time in the near future when change is required.
Hopefully it doesn’t come to that
We’ve had the most disjointed start to the season. The Boli debacle, next 2 games postponed, start stop to the season, Eddie injured, CL exit, new players bedding in, Ajeti injured, Jullien injured, Eddie covid, Bitton covid, El Hamed covid, Christie unable to play etc etc…
I’m an auld fart but even I’m struggling to remember such a start to a season that’s seen so many players unavailable for a variety of reasons. The squad’s chopped & changed, too much at times but a large part of it enforced. Morale has taken a dip & we are miles off our best.
There will undoubtedly be player aspects I’ve missed (Mikey Johnson & Griff!) and like many supporters I’m racking my brains probably overthinking things too much when the reality is we’ve had not had a chance to play a settled & our strongest team.
Any team would struggle with the impact we’ve had. Lenny has prob made too many tweaks, many questionable, but all of them him trying his best to find a winning formula as no one will be more frustrated than him.
In saying ALL of that we are 6 pts behind with 1 game in hand with many quality players returning this week and next.
Lenny was rightly lauded with praise last season & this season is entitled to much of the criticism received as it goes with the gig.
I get as frustrated as anyone with the poor performances but having weighed everything up I think with the season so young and a lot of quality returning it’s time to remain patient and back the manager.
It’s easy when the team is winning as they done so well the past few yrs having won the last 11 trophies…we are a spoiled bunch!
At the same time performances have to improve & no one knows this better than the manager.
If performances don’t improve soon then a strong case can be made to start looking elsewhere but Lenny needs the supporters backing just now when things are going against us.
Time to step up to the plate as supporters and give him and the Team our backing when they need it most
– Hector Bandido