In an environment where the slate is wiped clean every year, past glories count for less and less with the passing of time. This, of course, lends to the fickle nature of football. One minute, you’re a champion; the next an abject loser. From a Jimmy Hill to a Russell Slade; A 1st-season Mourinho to a 3rd-season Mourinho; 2004 Wenger to 2018 Wenger. Of course, the parameters for what constitutes where you belong on that scale depends on who you ask, and how much patience you have.
The question is, where do we think Mark Robins is on that scale? But first, a football match.
Coventry City vs. Rochdale – 01/09/18
The game started with us sitting back and letting Rochdale spend the first few moments in control. With only two minutes on the clock, Lee Burge was tipping a very good half-volley from 20 yards over his crossbar. A few half-chances later, though, and we started to take control. We spent the majority of the half in command; working the ball around well, allowing our full-backs to push forward and help overload their defenders, but our shooting let us down.