- 14 Dec 2017
I've seen a number of good people who have struggled, and I know that in April when dealing with confirmed cases that I really struggled with my own mental health having chosen to isolate from my family for a number of weeks to protect them. I have also got a member of staff who is usually 100% reliable but is really struggling with his partner heavily pregnant. He is terrified that he will put his unborn child at risk.
I've said that covid isn't an excuse, but it is a contributing factor, and one we shouldn't ignore.
Agree with your comment about the ' Blind BrigadesSaid many times it's about opinions so why the need for a Blind Brigade label because someone has a different opinion?
I would suggest Atkinson was considered the replacement for Dickie who btw was also young----is this not our model? Another Matt Elliott in waiting
Kelly = The forum was full of hope that he would rejoin us
Downgrade of wingers = Browne and Holland came from much bigger and higher up the pyramid clubs, if we could not get them back what were you expecting....I would suggest as i've stated before that Cooper will be the next Joey Beauchamp.
Players out of position = as sort of been forced upon us with a combination of injuries
We have some double standards on here that always rear it's head because we lose a game of football.....Cooper should have played yet Atkinson is too young and raw...Some say Sam Long is a s**t right back, he has shown that he is more than capable of covering anywhere across the back 4 BUT now comes a cry to put him back at right back.
x y z is s**t but lose a game without them and why was x y z not playing.
as i said a game of opinions and those are mine
Atkinson was bought for his huge potential. At Eastleigh, even at centre back, he was regarded as their best player on the ball. He is potentially a Premiership defender in the making, that said he could equally end up, back at Eastleigh.The difference between Atkinson and Dickie is that the latter had an experienced player beside him in the team when he started. Atkinson has Moore - who is still also pretty far short of the 'experienced' bracket.
So the difference is the situation rather than the player or the type of signing.
Having said that, Atkinson again looked very good today so perhaps it doesn't matter!
I'm not arguing with any of that.Atkinson was bought for his huge potential. At Eastleigh, even at centre back, he was regarded as their best player on the ball. He is potentially a Premiership defender in the making, that said he could equally end up, back at Eastleigh.
If he was the real deal now he wouldn't be at Oxford.
If he develops like Rob Dickie did, he will undoubtedly go far and for big money.
posting that could cause a paradox. the72 just trawls forums and news sites and cobbles together stuff from there, it is an awful site.Speculation started then...
It proved to be Oxford's seventh league defeat of the season, and one that keeps them in the relegation zone.the72.co.uk
I understood that but the reality is mentoring helps make the transitioning easier, nothing else. It potentially reduces the mistakes in the early days but the actual development is totally down to the individual concerned whether that be football or life in general. Those who develop learn from mistakes made. If you don't make mistakes you invariably don't develop. If Atkinson develops, like Dickie, it will not because of who partners him but because he has the capacity to develop his own game.I'm not arguing with any of that.
The point was that Horseman said 'I would suggest Atkinson was considered the replacement for Dickie who btw was also young----is this not our model?'
And he was right. But the reason people are saying mentioning his inexperience is because (unlike Dickie) he has no experience next to him to 'mentor' him through games.
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