Good post.BarneyBee wrote: ↑23 Nov 2023, 14:28
I agree with this and also the impact John Dreyer may have had tactically.
In DB's interview post match he said he isn't going to change anything tactically and for me this is the big issue here. We clearly need to change. As others have written, we've been sussed now. All you need to do against us is play on the break/counter with a ball over the top and it should result in a goal. End of. We like possession but do very little with it, which means it is pointless unless we are winning the game at that point. Passing sideways and backwards is nice to watch but frustrating when we need to score. Add to this the fact that one or two of our players are liable to lose the ball at some point which is a trigger for the aforementioned counter attack, and we have a problem.
As others have said, we've been outscoring our opponents but surely everyone here can see that we have been leaking too many goals all season. If we end up getting promoted and play like this in L2 next year, we will be battered pretty much every week by teams who will win the ball back and counter against us. We aren't great at defending in non-counter attack situations either...
So in summary, I think Deano has to re-think his stubborn belief that there is only one way of playing. I have no coaching badges and have never played professional or ameteur football but even I know that. We need a plan B, C and D and need to consider these when setting up for games and also mid-game.
Deano said that his subs last night had a negative impact, and that is worrying too. Subs should improve the situation and bringing on Senior is not an improvement in my opinion - he gives the ball away even more than the players already on the pitch!
Anyway, as has been mentioned, we are still 2nd and Deano has massive credit in the bank so let's hope he considers a tactical reshuffle and we get back to winning ways against the scum.... COYB!
But with all due respect - you only see a limited number of matches due to your Sabbath and you admit to having no playing experience or coaching badges. Surely our manager should understand what's going on on the pitch better than you do. Yet you can make excellent appraisals whilst he's getting it wrong. There is something very wrong here.
I don't know what he expected of our subs yesterday. We were already losing by the time any of them came on and the other players were all on a downward slope. Short of the likes of Harry Kane maybe, no subs stood a chance.
Deano has many attributes but even he must realise that he is as stubborn as a mule and isn't prepared to listen to what he considers to be criticism. All we can do is hope that he starts to see what the rest of us are seeing.