September 17, 2019, 01:51:37 PM

Author Topic: Silva’s Playbook  (Read 101908 times)

Paddockoldie and 10 Guests are viewing this topic.

August 28, 2018, 06:55:12 PM
Reply #30
Online

brap2

NSNO Subscriber
you see, i don't really think it has. I think there was a concerted PR effort to make it look like we had a bag-of-shit squad.
But we've only added one player and looked an order of magnitude better all over the pitch.

Worst CF options in the league last year imo, until we brought Cenk in. Every other side had a forward that would have got in ahead of ours.

Easily a relegation back four started the year, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Cuco - just dreadful dreadful dreadful.

Just the balance of the side and the top and bottom heavy age spread as well, minutes going to players too old AND too young, trying to bed players in with a total circus going on and getting pumped in every competition going both home and away.... just a nightmare.
I knew that someday I was going to die, and I knew that before I died, two things would happen to me. That number one; I would regret my entire life, and number two; that I would want to live my life over again.


August 28, 2018, 07:03:37 PM
Reply #31
Online

brap2

NSNO Subscriber
Shout out to Cenk btw who is leading the line quite brilliantly at the moment.

Just needs to bag, but hasn't really had a chance yet

He’s growing on me our cenk, celebrates others goals well as well which is a totally soft thing I shouldn’t be arsed about but I am.

Hope we can give him some service.
I knew that someday I was going to die, and I knew that before I died, two things would happen to me. That number one; I would regret my entire life, and number two; that I would want to live my life over again.

August 28, 2018, 07:48:31 PM
Reply #32
Online

brap2

NSNO Subscriber
I like him but am not sure he's the long term answer to us having a crack at the top 4 later on.....hes doing ok atm although not pulling up any trees.

Not sure any of them are the answer to top 4.
I knew that someday I was going to die, and I knew that before I died, two things would happen to me. That number one; I would regret my entire life, and number two; that I would want to live my life over again.


August 28, 2018, 08:26:23 PM
Reply #33
Online

brap2

NSNO Subscriber
I have an admittedly romanticised feeling that Richarlison is

Same, pickford as well.
I knew that someday I was going to die, and I knew that before I died, two things would happen to me. That number one; I would regret my entire life, and number two; that I would want to live my life over again.

August 28, 2018, 08:27:45 PM
Reply #34
Online

brap2

NSNO Subscriber
I don't think the sample size is enough to be able to really form an opinion yet.

I would point to numerous examples of managers in the past (including Ferguson at Utd) who took a long time to build their sides, and would've  been sacked before they ever achieved anything in today's climate with such instantaneous judgements.

I get that you're not saying this, but I'm really tired of the desire for instantaneous results or success. I also think purely statistical analysis is very limited, and completely ignores context, background, the human side of the game.

That’s fine but after 10/11 games there will be stories to tell and insights to be had in the data and performances. Not going to ignore them if they far bad because I certainly won’t if they are good.

I expect they will be mixed.
I knew that someday I was going to die, and I knew that before I died, two things would happen to me. That number one; I would regret my entire life, and number two; that I would want to live my life over again.

August 29, 2018, 02:36:55 AM
Reply #35
Online

brap2

NSNO Subscriber
I'm just not a huge De Gea fan.  He's good, mind, but I don't think great.

Best keeper in the world surely
I knew that someday I was going to die, and I knew that before I died, two things would happen to me. That number one; I would regret my entire life, and number two; that I would want to live my life over again.


August 30, 2018, 05:47:37 PM
Reply #36
Online

brap2

NSNO Subscriber
Was Zouma doing most of the switching of play first half or was it just me?

Dowell and Davies both comfortable doing it but we’re pushed up the pitch, with Zouma rotating it between digne and Kenny.
I knew that someday I was going to die, and I knew that before I died, two things would happen to me. That number one; I would regret my entire life, and number two; that I would want to live my life over again.

September 03, 2018, 06:08:52 PM
Reply #37
Online

brap2

NSNO Subscriber
If anyone has any non negative tactics takes on our mate silva this morning I could do with them thanks x
I knew that someday I was going to die, and I knew that before I died, two things would happen to me. That number one; I would regret my entire life, and number two; that I would want to live my life over again.

September 03, 2018, 06:21:54 PM
Reply #38
Online

brap2

NSNO Subscriber
You flapped already lad. Four games in.

I had November for you in the sweepstakes.

I haven’t flapped anything you little denim hoody ratman, I’m out here looking for positive takes because I’m sick of the negative ones.

Overall I’m not arsed - about on schedule for a 50-65 point season. We’re going to draw with a lot of dross all year, get used to it.
I knew that someday I was going to die, and I knew that before I died, two things would happen to me. That number one; I would regret my entire life, and number two; that I would want to live my life over again.

September 03, 2018, 10:11:52 PM
Reply #39
Online

brap2

NSNO Subscriber
Is everything ok at home, brap?

No, we’re all evertonians i’m afraid
I knew that someday I was going to die, and I knew that before I died, two things would happen to me. That number one; I would regret my entire life, and number two; that I would want to live my life over again.

September 04, 2018, 04:05:36 AM
Reply #40
Online

brap2

NSNO Subscriber
We should be 17th according to the XG :)

Oh I know my mate.

2 red cards and a host of wacky injuries, though, and only 4 games in.

10/11 games lets see what we’re saying. About 1000 mins and we should see some silvaball ideas coming through, especially with Big Yerry and Zoumzoum at the back.

if not I will probably start moaning properly.
I knew that someday I was going to die, and I knew that before I died, two things would happen to me. That number one; I would regret my entire life, and number two; that I would want to live my life over again.

September 10, 2018, 11:42:33 PM
Reply #41
Online

brap2

NSNO Subscriber
Couldn’t find a cenk thread, have a look at where we’ve been passing the ball to him the poor bastard.

https://twitter.com/efc_statto/status/1039085674811600896?s=21

Got to feel for him haven’t you. Hope we can make some chances for him soon. Even if it’s just crosses!
I knew that someday I was going to die, and I knew that before I died, two things would happen to me. That number one; I would regret my entire life, and number two; that I would want to live my life over again.

September 11, 2018, 02:55:11 AM
Reply #42
Online

brap2

NSNO Subscriber
The flip side to that is that we're passing to him in these areas because he doesn't have the pace to vary the passes to him. He's working laterally and dropping deep because he can't go the other way. What we really need is a striker who can do what he does but also spin and offer a different line of attack as well.

He's decent at doing what he does but he's not really capable of creating anything for himself either, so as much as we feel for him it's also down to is limitations too.

There’s an element of chicken and egg but i do really think this is at least party down to our lack of incisive passers in midfield.

At Besiktas he was (firstly playing against crapper players yeah) but secondly getting fed by people like Ozyakup, who do pass progressively and do give him stuff to feed on.

Maybe when we’re clicking a bit more it will start dropping to him, but atm we’re still quite low down the table in terms of amount and quality of chances created which of course is bad news for our strikers.
I knew that someday I was going to die, and I knew that before I died, two things would happen to me. That number one; I would regret my entire life, and number two; that I would want to live my life over again.

September 17, 2018, 01:08:11 AM
Reply #43
Online

brap2

NSNO Subscriber
Might not last the season
I knew that someday I was going to die, and I knew that before I died, two things would happen to me. That number one; I would regret my entire life, and number two; that I would want to live my life over again.

September 17, 2018, 01:25:18 AM
Reply #44
Online

brap2

NSNO Subscriber
Say what you like, and I wouldn’t like it as much as you wouldn’t, but if showings like that continue, he may not last the season.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2018, 02:17:30 AM by brap2 »
I knew that someday I was going to die, and I knew that before I died, two things would happen to me. That number one; I would regret my entire life, and number two; that I would want to live my life over again.