Gully I have actually worked in football reviewing match and player performances and done opposition team reports as well as played in elite sport. And I can tell you with great certainty as I am sure others on here who played high level/elite/semi pro sport that managers are very powerful and extremely influential on the match day, prep time and during a game. So it is very dismissive of you to say I see them as “all powerful beings”, you clearly like making these videos, but you clearly are struggling with the concept of player fitness regardless of body type (your sasa bean pole comments) and not allowing to use Bournemouth fan/owner opinions to track if he is doing the same habits again (he is) as if you do this for a job you would get slaughtered by your head coach/manager if you didn’t look at his Bournemouth behaviours with him being so new at wolves and his new baseline not being fully available to use/review.Because I don't believe a manager is an all powerful being like it feels you do. Everything is within the context of players, opposition etc. We've made a lot of errors as a club over the years, but sacking this guy would just be another one to add to the list. And lest we forget we lost 5-2 to Leeds and Bournemouth, let alone Liverpool and Brighton, two of the best teams in the league. You gonna kill him for losing to CIty at the weekend?
Constructive feedback, as you clearly enjoy making these videos, from someone who has actually done it as a career;
as analysis from sport’s performance at the elite level needs to cover a player at 2 clubs if he has played and been transferred when playing against you in the last 12-18 months. You also do the same when looking at managers, you look at them the same way.
So never dismiss a player or managers behaviours/habits from a former club as a certain situation may not have happened at their new club to plan for but their is an example of the response you need to plan for sue to a stimulus or situation from their previous role tactically/strategically.
A managers role, especially in the half time windows, I can tell you with great certainty I having been in high level teams losing at half time (getting pelters from the paying home fans) and I was personally a key reason why we were behind at half time. I felt lost and confused as a younger player up against a former Scotland international, being beasted by him and I deserved to screamed at and dragged off…… my manager sat down next to me and gave me two tweaks to what I was doing and told me what I missed to exploit in my opponent from what he saw on the touch line. Second half I actually destroyed him and so did one of the other lads as the manager realised we needed to double up on him in defensive structure to reduce his time to look for a pass off to recycle possession and we as a team dominated the second half and won the game. With the manager making tweaks to gameplan and strategy mid half they never had a sniff.
elite sport is a different level mate, it isn’t Sunday league where the coach shouts instructions and gets frustrated the lads aren’t listening. In elite/high performance sport you are listening for the coaches and taking the advice and listening for strategy changes that happen in a game to stay on top or even stop a coming momentum shift from happening.
You said to defend Gary and make him
Look good “Gary makes the change in play and we became more structured and more intelligent” or words to that effect and use that to defend you point he did a good job. So you are actually saying a manager has had a massive impact on the game as it is in play.
But I use the same logic of a manager being able to influence a game you dismiss and poo poo their influence. So you have lost me there mate….. can’t use one rule to make your point then dismiss it because it negates yours when it is applied the other way