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Title: Ex Bristol Rovers player Mark Little view on Ben Garner
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 20:51:28
 https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/mark-little-inside-dysfunctional-bristol-5741339.amp (https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/mark-little-inside-dysfunctional-bristol-5741339.amp)



Title: Re: Ex Bristol Rovers player Mark Little view on Ben Garner
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 21:02:01
That makes for re-assuring reading.

I was dreading reading it when I saw 'dysfunctional' in the title


Title: Re: Ex Bristol Rovers player Mark Little view on Ben Garner
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, August 5, 2021, 07:43:30
Interesting interview that. Probably the equivalent of Caddis' insights into our season, if anything a bit less careful not to offend anyone.


Title: Re: Ex Bristol Rovers player Mark Little view on Ben Garner
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, August 5, 2021, 08:00:25
Tbh, itís probably what I thought. If the club set up isnít right itís very difficult for any manager to make it work. It seems Garner didnít have full input into recruitment and was hamstrung by having to ke players he wanted to move on. Forget Barton the man, but even Barton the manager was a failure.


Title: Re: Ex Bristol Rovers player Mark Little view on Ben Garner
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, August 5, 2021, 09:04:37
He doesn't like Tisdale one bit, does he?


Title: Re: Ex Bristol Rovers player Mark Little view on Ben Garner
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, August 5, 2021, 09:16:24
Heard a few things within Rovers during last season (know somebody who had worked previously with a player) and Tisdale was not liked at all.

Only real criticism of Garner was the culture of triple sessions, especially when they were struggling.


Title: Re: Ex Bristol Rovers player Mark Little view on Ben Garner
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, August 5, 2021, 09:18:46
Heard a few things within Rovers during last season (know somebody who had worked previously with a player) and Tisdale was not liked at all.

Only real criticism of Garner was the culture of triple sessions, especially when they were struggling.

Well they can consider themselves lucky that they didnít have Lou Macari as manager then 🤣🤣


Title: Re: Ex Bristol Rovers player Mark Little view on Ben Garner
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, August 5, 2021, 09:28:46
Heard a few things within Rovers during last season (know somebody who had worked previously with a player) and Tisdale was not liked at all.

Only real criticism of Garner was the culture of triple sessions, especially when they were struggling.

Could never get this fascination about Tisdale being a sought after Manager, even more so mentioned so many times as a potential candidate for Swindon.
Just donít get it at all. Odd ball character as well.


Title: Re: Ex Bristol Rovers player Mark Little view on Ben Garner
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, August 5, 2021, 09:50:22
Could never get this fascination about Tisdale being a sought after Manager,
This, living down here in Exeter territory their fans were not hugely happy in him as manager, he had 1 or 2 half decent seasons in about 100 at Exeter!

Plays dull football and relied on Steve Perryman a lot, when Perryman wasn't there he struggled.


Title: Re: Ex Bristol Rovers player Mark Little view on Ben Garner
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, August 5, 2021, 10:10:00
Their fans are very twitchy atm. Had millions in via transfer fees/add ons and havenít seemingly spent any of it.


Title: Re: Ex Bristol Rovers player Mark Little view on Ben Garner
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, August 5, 2021, 11:00:06
For those who haven't read this.

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How did you find working under Ben Garner?

Ben was up there with one of the best coaches Iíve worked with. Heís an extremely good coach.

He knows his football and he knows how to coach players, but he was in and out. He came in, then left for personal reasons, then came back and had a short spell, then COVID knocked that on the head.

Then he had a short spell to turn things round after pre-season. I know the club didnít have time to wait, but he wasnít able to get everything across and we ran out of time to achieve what we wanted to do, which was unfortunate and he probably feels the same as me. It was a very similar outcome.

He didnít have time to give a good account of himself. Although the time period was long, but there were bits missing due to personal reasons and COVID. You canít do anything about that.

Do you think he can go on and learn from the experience and be a success?

Iím sure he will and he will use it as a learning experience. The advice he will be given will be about both the football coaching and the managerial side, and the latter is the bit I think he would be working on.

I think 100 per cent heís going to become a top manager if thatís what he wants to go and do.

The easy criticism to make of Rovers under Garner is the recruitment side of things. Do you think the squad was put together as it should have been?

It was dreadful, but that wasnít down to Ben Garner. I think itís publicised that it was Ben Garnerís decision, but I donít think it was, it was from other places.

If Ben was able to get the people he wanted in and the people he wanted out, it would be a different scenario, but he wasnít allowed to do that and I think itís very unfair to say it was all him. But thatís how football works, isnít it.

It seemed to me that in certain ways the club was dysfunctional. Garner made decisions for players to leave, but the club was unable to move them on anywhere, and he wasnít able to get some of his targets. Do you think the club let him down?

When you say the ďclubĒ, thatís such a broad term.


Title: Re: Ex Bristol Rovers player Mark Little view on Ben Garner
Post by: Jimpanzee on Thursday, August 5, 2021, 13:14:22
Good read - sounds like a watered down version of our season.

I wonder what he meant regarding BG needs to focus on his management skills..


Title: Re: Ex Bristol Rovers player Mark Little view on Ben Garner
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, August 5, 2021, 15:16:36
Wasn't he Joe Mangle?