Off with her head!
- Oct 16, 2020
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Under Nuno we would regularly sit back in the first half and play the 2nd, particularly in the Europe League season. As fans we thought it was managing energy, which it might have been, but it did make create quite boring matches.Also, it seems our performance level is much more evenly balanced throughout the full 90 minutes. In contrast to starting sometime during Nunos last season, I think, when we would regularly have spells of 20 or minutes playing relegation contender football. As bad as anything we've seen from the likes of Luton, Norwich etc But then later on, would suddenly go up 3 gears, look a totally different team and turn it around with an excellent 20 or so minutes. We did this so many times, it was normal for us. Seen many comments here where people here have questioned why we just can't turn in a good performance for the full 90 minutes. I'd forgotten it was even possible.
But now, we've had a string of matches where the level has never dropped that much. Probably the first 25 minutes against Luton was the worst , recently, and GON said that was because Luton were not set up at all how we'd expected. He did change it and we'd edged back on top until that sending off. But other than that, we are looking generally organised at the back and creative up front, throughout the match.
Let’s see what tomorrow brings lol bournemouth he came up with the goods shocking first half though!But loads of Mixers say Cunha is a crap waste of money....
Yeah, exactly what we need. Another stroppy player who downs tools when things dont go his way and who has only ever scored goals at a low level.
Me too.Would love him to go on MNF and explain that one and what we worked on pre game.
Probably get one more win this season, wanna guess where it will be?!Thought we were comfortably on top first half, but the lack of a plan b in the second half was disappointing. Even after we scored, you’d think we’d have a bit of a boost and kick on looking for the winner, but we just continued to be awful.
That being said, despite them being on top second half, they created **** all really. Makes it all the more frustrating, I don’t think they’ll get many more wins this season.
Thanks, there is much to love. For me the flexibility of RAN on the left playing as a WB or a wide left player according to the opposition has been key. Toti has been brilliant, although we do get caught between two stools a bit at times.
Thanks for posting. Some of these stats were surprising.
I agree completely. We did look short of options at times last night.Thanks, there is much to love. For me the flexibility of RAN on the left playing as a WB or a wide left player according to the opposition has been key. Toti has been brilliant, although we do get caught between two stools a bit at times.
My worry about relying on these two is that with RAN possibly out for a while (let's hope not) and Hugo Bueno maybe not fit, Doc whatever attributes he still has, is a very poor option to replace RAN.
To be fair, we didn’t have enough of the ball so we went for the extra man to get on it. The main issue there was that we had Sasa up front who has the mobility of a traffic cone so we had no movement ahead of the 3 man midfield. Dare I say is, Fabio would have been the better option on Monday night.Why did we go 352 and not 343 for the kill?? The line up and system was far too negative. Showed too much respect to fulham they wanted it more than us. It showed. Really annoying and frustrating how we just threw that game away. Lack of subs too. Blame the refs all we want the outset wasn’t good enough
I think because RAN went off so early that was probably more minutes than they planned for Hugo who is coming back from injury himselfI'm a bit confused as to why he didn't bring Hugo on for RAN when he was injured and then Sarabia on for Bellegarde, when he was knackered, then Traore for Gomes who was walking a defensive tightrope then Kaladzic for Cunha, give Sarabia something to cross to, or even take off a centre half for Kaladzic and really go for it.
I'm all for simplicity and square pegs in square holes!!