- Jul 5, 2003
We are the Venus fly trap of the football World.
For one dreadful moment @raymondo I thought you meant Lampard!Yeah, that was good. I always enjoy listening to Frank too.
Thanks . Nurse said I won't mix up my Franks so long as I keep taking my meds
In my view, this was confirmed last weekend when not only did Southgate pick Dunk, but Flick picked Pascal Gross. Two nations where being good isn't usually enough - you have to play for a big club unless the weight of evidence is impossible to ignore.I don’t think we are under the radar anymore!!!
I think your last sentence is key . I just can't imagine Poch, Ten Haag whoever working with the same hands on intensity in training that RDZ clearly does. Maybe Pep.Gone are the days where managers and players hang on until half-time ‘to change things’. If a manager has players with a good footballing brain and the right attitude you can make changes on the hoof. Providing of course that he has drilled them for every eventuality during training.
I have grudging respect for Moyes and feel Ange will be as good if not better than Arteta and Howe, but Pep is the only manager I've seen who can hold a candle to RDZ.I think your last sentence is key . I just can't imagine Poch, Ten Haag whoever working with the same hands on intensity in training that RDZ clearly does. Maybe Pep.
It's weird innit? Everywhere I go online, and I know the algorithm knows I like Brighton so pumps it all in my direction, but by god there's a lot of stuff on us, every single day.Every where I look it seems people are talking about us, all a bit surreal.
think it's safe to say we are no longer under the radar.
Yup, and you could see this is exactly what Newcastle tried to do with a blitz in the first 10 minutes.The difficulty will be when we go a goal down early to counter attacking teams and then they pack their half. That's how the Everton game started as they scored within 2 minutes I think and West Ham scored first too.
When listening to this, my first thought was that Sutton and Adam had paid attention to only part of what Moyes did tactically and over-simplified a relatively simple approach. Yes, sitting deep and not engaging with the press will mean that we will have to press forward ourselves. Yes this means gaps behind us, but to succeed the tactic requires that the two deep lines stay organised, work hard and defend the centre, but also have a decent escape valve to help the quick breaks needed to exploit this. This means that for the approach to work, a team needs to be equipped with dominant centre halves and very disciplined midfielders, but also needs a Michail Antonio type striker, capable of bullying and stretching two centre backs, winning high balls on the wings, and putting away chances.Listening to the Monday Night Club this morning on the train, Chris Sutton was very confident that we will be found out. He cited West Ham's victory as the blueprint for not engaging and picking us off.
Is all the analysis done by Jamie on his own, or do football experts that work for Sky come up with some (or all) of it (like the footage of Roberto explaining the changes to Dunk) and then go through it with the presenter to, er, present?Jamie Carragher has surprised me a lot here. I guess I don't see him do this enough.
Clearly knows his football tactics, and his summary was very well articulated. I've learnt a lot.
We certainly need to learn to deal with park the bus and counter teams better.The difficulty will be when we go a goal down early to counter attacking teams and then they pack their half. That's how the Everton game started as they scored within 2 minutes I think and West Ham scored first too.
Our tactics and Everton's/West Ham's didn't need to change after the first goal. We didn't need to become desperate as there was plenty of time left, and they didn't then want to part the bus to protect their lead, because their buses were already parked. So regardless of the first stupid goal, their tactics continued to work against us and we conceded more.Don't concede stupidly first and don't play Adam Webster