Robinson is a clown

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Having one to one meeting with players straight after the Plymouth game and telling certain players they are being moved around the side after they’ve been performing well to make way for new players won’t always go down well with well established players.

Also, the constant hanging players out is starting to grate with certain members and they’ve made it known to the more senior staff at Oxford.
 

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If we are going to get rid of him then it is important to get a manager in for the long haul not just for a quick fix.
My personal preference would be Rowett now he is available or Holloway who I think could do a very good job at this level.
 

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Gary Rowett if he’d come I think would be excellent for us. Was excellent for Burton and Birmingham, and Derby to be honest.Birmingham were daft to get rid of him and bring in Zola.
Midlands and Northern clubs well known for not being patient.
Whether he would drop down to L1 is debatable and would he have funds to for new players.
Really not sure about Holloway, nice character, but seems to have lost his way a bit.
 

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Rowett yes but no to Holloway. Like Robinson, another busted flush who’s on the slide.

As ever we seem to be split into two camps, those blaming Robinson for the failures this season - and let’s be honest, unless there’s some sort of miracle round the corner resulting in a dramatic climb up the table, this season will be a failure even if we avoid relegation ( I’m still pissed off by Robinson’s “people expect me to get us promoted in 6 months” bullshit) - and those blaming Tiger.

I can only say it as I see it - the jury’s still out on Tiger but Robinson’s failings are plain to see, so let’s start sorting this mess out there.
 

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I'd go further and lay the blame at DEs door for the summer 2017 and January 2018 transfer. Both were undeniably underwhelming windows outside of Ricardinho, Henry, Mous, Kane, Dickie and Brannagan, and the club has been scrambling to get back to normal ever since.
 

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If we are going to get rid of him then it is important to get a manager in for the long haul not just for a quick fix.
My personal preference would be Rowett now he is available or Holloway who I think could do a very good job at this level.
What would you consider as long haul?

Robbo has only been here 9 months and so has he really had a fair crack of the whip?

As I see it the only way a manager will be given the benefit of the long haul without fans getting on his back is that they do a quick fix too.

Chicken and Egg situation if you ask me.

No guarantees, whoever came in.
 

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What would you consider as long haul?

Robbo has only been here 9 months and so has he really had a fair crack of the whip?

As I see it the only way a manager will be given the benefit of the long haul without fans getting on his back is that they do a quick fix too.

Chicken and Egg situation if you ask me.

No guarantees, whoever came in.
I’d say it has to be a 3 year project. Robinson to be honest hasn’t had a fair crack at it and the fans have been on his back very early on. Part of me wants KR to be given a chance to carry on as I can see what he is trying to build and how difficult certain situations have been for him which he can’t control.

The problem is I can’t see a lot of Oxford fans ever being happy with Robinson and I think that has a lot to do with him being a scouser.
 

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I think KR has had a very fair crack at the whip. He was bought in mid last season with the club not in huge danger (but with a ropey squad). The only requirement was he saved us from relegation which was no where near impossible. Then he was given free reign to rebuild in the summer and make a large number of changes. Ok so we lost a couple of good players but I think there was a fair budget for an upper mid table club. That i think is about as good a crack as it gets in the modern game.

As yellowbow said Tiger may or may not be any good but beyond that KR had every opportunity to build a strong mid table side. I think it is not unreal to expect at least that. The fact he has turned us into relegation fodder is poor management. I think most of us do not think we can expect promotion but if the manger is pretty good could expect to challenge for a play off place.

Even given the under performance of KR so far this season i still think he is going to get a chance to see this through till the end of the season. He is able to make some changes in this window and this could be the key to saving the season. If we are relegated then he has to go (although I have no faith he absolutely would be made to by Tiger). If we survive I still will not be convinced by a mostly poor season in which we fought a relegation fight from day one despite the fact a club like ours should absolutely not have been doing so. Beyond that at the moment I have no faith that KR is the manger who will bring any form of success to the club in the longer term (I really hope he changes my mind on this).
 

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I’d say it has to be a 3 year project. Robinson to be honest hasn’t had a fair crack at it and the fans have been on his back very early on. Part of me wants KR to be given a chance to carry on as I can see what he is trying to build and how difficult certain situations have been for him which he can’t control.

The problem is I can’t see a lot of Oxford fans ever being happy with Robinson and I think that has a lot to do with him being a scouser.
What brings you to the scouser conclusion?
 

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I think KR has had a very fair crack at the whip. He was bought in mid last season with the club not in huge danger (but with a ropey squad). The only requirement was he saved us from relegation which was no where near impossible. Then he was given free reign to rebuild in the summer and make a large number of changes. Ok so we lost a couple of good players but I think there was a fair budget for an upper mid table club. That i think is about as good a crack as it gets in the modern game.

As yellowbow said Tiger may or may not be any good but beyond that KR had every opportunity to build a strong mid table side. I think it is not unreal to expect at least that. The fact he has turned us into relegation fodder is poor management. I think most of us do not think we can expect promotion but if the manger is pretty good could expect to challenge for a play off place.

Even given the under performance of KR so far this season i still think he is going to get a chance to see this through till the end of the season. He is able to make some changes in this window and this could be the key to saving the season. If we are relegated then he has to go (although I have no faith he absolutely would be made to by Tiger). If we survive I still will not be convinced by a mostly poor season in which we fought a relegation fight from day one despite the fact a club like ours should absolutely not have been doing so. Beyond that at the moment I have no faith that KR is the manger who will bring any form of success to the club in the longer term (I really hope he changes my mind on this).
For clarification Robinson took over with 10 of 46 games remaining. He has had a mixed to say the least transfer window(summer) and our league position isn’t acceptable so January business has to be improved along with our league position.
 

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Robinson is here for the long haul.
If they were ever going to change the manager which I doubt then it would have happened last October. A lot of time and money was invested in getting this management team in and I don’t think he has any intention of changing it. And they will always say that it isn’t a level playing field because of the amount of injuries that they have sustained. With some justification I believe.
 

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For clarification Robinson took over with 10 of 46 games remaining. He has had a mixed to say the least transfer window(summer) and our league position isn’t acceptable so January business has to be improved along with our league position.
I don’t think he’ll do any better now than in the summer. He seems to have a problem convincing players to join. More so than any other manager I can remember. He’s absolute Marmite.
All this crap about working hard and recruiting meetings at 2am! Like in our jobs staying late impresses the boss. But in reality most people who say late are:
Simply trying to please the boss,
Have no life,
Are so poor at the job they can’t get it done in normal time.
RK is the latter.
But Tiger won’t get rid because he’s just another Ka$$am. His nick name should be change from Tiger to pussy cat.
 

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I don’t think he’ll do any better now than in the summer. He seems to have a problem convincing players to join. More so than any other manager I can remember. He’s absolute Marmite.
All this crap about working hard and recruiting meetings at 2am! Like in our jobs staying late impresses the boss. But in reality most people who say late are:
Simply trying to please the boss,
Have no life,
Are so poor at the job they can’t get it done in normal time.
RK is the latter.
But Tiger won’t get rid because he’s just another Ka$$am. His nick name should be change from Tiger to pussy cat.
So if a late order comes in and the client needs the product ? your answer is to tell them to do one as staff have better things to do !

a player has been in talks with another club, the deal is not done you get a phone call at 9pm to meet player and agent you say no way we're having a dinner party !
 

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I’d say it has to be a 3 year project. Robinson to be honest hasn’t had a fair crack at it and the fans have been on his back very early on. Part of me wants KR to be given a chance to carry on as I can see what he is trying to build and how difficult certain situations have been for him which he can’t control.

The problem is I can’t see a lot of Oxford fans ever being happy with Robinson and I think that has a lot to do with him being a scouser.
I think it has a lot to do with fans thinking he is going to get us relegated despite having a decent budget. Personally I coulnt give a flying f**k where he comes from, its where he is taking us that I care about.
 
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