October 22, 2019, 11:39:46 AM

Author Topic: Silva’s Playbook  (Read 128990 times)

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January 02, 2019, 03:24:54 PM
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Personally, I think we lack an identity as a football club; we have no ingrained style. Been that way since Moyes left really, but you can put that down to having 4 managers in relatively quick succession.

The worry I have is that the teams below us, although they don't have quality on the ball, they are willing to fight for their lives and make it hard for teams, and the teams above us have the quality to open teams up and attack with ease. We don't seem to have either; we exist in this football vacuum. Christ, most of our players cannot make a pass 5 yards to another player in blue, let alone score enough goals to overturn deficits.

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January 20, 2019, 09:22:31 PM
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As painful as it is at present, we must persevere with Silva. Everyone can see the squad overall is nowhere near good enough, and now the players who did well for us early doors are going through a lack of form, we have reverted back to struggling through games.

Brands has already said he is looking to the summer for an overhaul in the team, so personally, unless we are skirting with relegation we need to keep Silva. No point in changing manager every 6 to 8 months - that will just bring more instability.

We need to trust that Silva and Brands have highlighted the players we need and are working on bringing them in come June.
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February 07, 2019, 06:47:47 PM
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His subs are a bit...'lash another one on up top'.

His subs are proper Football Manager style.
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September 22, 2019, 01:59:55 AM
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Our decision to not bring in an experienced striker to go with Kean, and our failure to sign a CB are going to really hamper us this season, as is Silva's persistance with 4-2-3-1. Two DMs at home to Sheffield United is embarrassing.
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September 22, 2019, 08:18:13 PM
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Would like to see a bit more pragmatism coming from our manager. Rather than sticking to the same formation week after week, maybe approach different teams and different games differently. It's not rocket science.
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September 22, 2019, 10:28:01 PM
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Oh what I wouldn't give for Simeone to decide he fancies managing a mid table team in Merseyside.
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October 06, 2019, 10:25:17 PM
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The amount of money we have now wasted on hiring and firing Martinez, Koeman, Allardyce and probably Silva is ridiculous. Considering Moshiri is intent on 'making a statement', why not offer a Kings ransom to get a proper top class manager in?
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October 07, 2019, 06:59:46 PM
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Dogs of War saying meeting about silva next week. Definitely staying for the west ham game.

If true, then you would hope we are using the time to source a replacement to come in straight away.
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October 08, 2019, 07:19:56 PM
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Should be gone now, never mind after the West Ham game, things won't suddenly change if we beat them

Manuel Pellegrini will have his players working on corner routines all week.

Still can't get over the Burnley goal, they tried exactly the same corner in the first half which Pickford saved, to not think they would try it again was absolute schoolboy stuff, in fact my lads team would of got onto it straight away.

There's an interesting article on The Athletic about Burnley; following them through the week with Dyche. Practices set pieces a lot, targeting teams weaknesses. Standard stuff, you would think, but obviously something none of our managers post-Moyes have ever had a fucking interest in doing.
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