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Sussex boss won't panic after defeat

The Argus: Mark Robinson Mark Robinson

Coach Mark Robinson insists he won’t make any knee-jerk decisions after Sussex were dragged further into a relegation battle yesterday.

Durham needed just 17 balls to wrap up a 309-run victory at Chester-le-Street which left Sussex just two points above the drop-zone in division one of the County Championship.

Robinson said: “We are in a relegation battle but there are so few teams in the division you are nearly always battling near the top or bottom.

“We are feeling a little bit sorry for ourselves at the moment but we have got a bit of a break coming up which will give us some time to regroup.

“We know we weren’t good enough at Durham but what you don’t want to do is make any knee-jerk reactions. You generally don’t make your best decisions when things are raw.”

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9:30am Thu 26 Jun 14

claud59music says...

Well I am sure we are all reassured by these comments. There have not been any knee-jerk reactions since last May and look where we are now!
Well I am sure we are all reassured by these comments. There have not been any knee-jerk reactions since last May and look where we are now! claud59music
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11:19am Thu 26 Jun 14

superseagulls says...

I think we need a new coach and replace the batting and fielding coaches.
I think we need a new coach and replace the batting and fielding coaches. superseagulls
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2:04pm Thu 26 Jun 14

MikeTheMan says...

Sadly typical bland head-in-the-sand Robbo stuff. Basically we lost but we're fine, we're all good mates, no problems, no action needed. I am feeling more and more that he is now a large part of the problem. He's been here a long time, we've done well with him in charge much of the time (but not always - relegation a few years ago, one win in 10 T20 games last season, the match fixing scandal etc) but I do think he's past his sell-by date and it is now time for a change.

His attitude always seems to be that, however badly we've been beaten (as at Taunton and Durham), it is always 'just one of those things'. We weren't just 'not good enough' at Durham we were absolute rubbish. The most positive thing from that match was that Tredwell can bat better than most of our specialist batsmen.
Sadly typical bland head-in-the-sand Robbo stuff. Basically we lost but we're fine, we're all good mates, no problems, no action needed. I am feeling more and more that he is now a large part of the problem. He's been here a long time, we've done well with him in charge much of the time (but not always - relegation a few years ago, one win in 10 T20 games last season, the match fixing scandal etc) but I do think he's past his sell-by date and it is now time for a change. His attitude always seems to be that, however badly we've been beaten (as at Taunton and Durham), it is always 'just one of those things'. We weren't just 'not good enough' at Durham we were absolute rubbish. The most positive thing from that match was that Tredwell can bat better than most of our specialist batsmen. MikeTheMan
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2:16pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Neville says...

How can he call appalling performances for the last 6 or more matches and accept things as they are, how could any changes be called knee jerk,the man is living in cloud cuckoo land.
No batsman secured for this season,Goodwin would have been better than any of the RHB,Brown,Machan contingent for a start.
Do Sussex have a batting coach,no one seems to know??
Time for change now but with dwindling crowds and looking likely we will have nothing to play for the financial side looks grim. We also appera to have a silent CEO.
How can he call appalling performances for the last 6 or more matches and accept things as they are, how could any changes be called knee jerk,the man is living in cloud cuckoo land. No batsman secured for this season,Goodwin would have been better than any of the RHB,Brown,Machan contingent for a start. Do Sussex have a batting coach,no one seems to know?? Time for change now but with dwindling crowds and looking likely we will have nothing to play for the financial side looks grim. We also appera to have a silent CEO. Neville
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7:06pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Cockwomble says...

Neville wrote:
How can he call appalling performances for the last 6 or more matches and accept things as they are, how could any changes be called knee jerk,the man is living in cloud cuckoo land.
No batsman secured for this season,Goodwin would have been better than any of the RHB,Brown,Machan contingent for a start.
Do Sussex have a batting coach,no one seems to know??
Time for change now but with dwindling crowds and looking likely we will have nothing to play for the financial side looks grim. We also appera to have a silent CEO.
fair points in that we have been v poor most but not all recent games but hasnt goodwin been dropped by glam?i think there are 2 batting coaches.maybe some overtime needed.cockwomble
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: How can he call appalling performances for the last 6 or more matches and accept things as they are, how could any changes be called knee jerk,the man is living in cloud cuckoo land. No batsman secured for this season,Goodwin would have been better than any of the RHB,Brown,Machan contingent for a start. Do Sussex have a batting coach,no one seems to know?? Time for change now but with dwindling crowds and looking likely we will have nothing to play for the financial side looks grim. We also appera to have a silent CEO.[/p][/quote]fair points in that we have been v poor most but not all recent games but hasnt goodwin been dropped by glam?i think there are 2 batting coaches.maybe some overtime needed.cockwomble Cockwomble
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6:28pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Max Ripple says...

So do you know who these 2 batting coaches are?
So do you know who these 2 batting coaches are? Max Ripple
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