Lets talk about the tactics that may well suit our squad best. Its an aging squad with not a lot of height or pace, so forgive me ignoring a few factors, but ideally this is where we need to be. Particularly when a coach who preaches simplicity is playing an absurdly adventurous 4-2-3-1 with a contradictory and defensive shape.
Before Mr Pints of Wine was appointed, Moshiri done his usual hypothetical PR stunt of saying he wanted Simeone. A counter attacking manager who plays 442. Unfortunately this platitude resembled Kenwrights bids for players half of what bigger teams had already bidded......zilch.
Anyway the one thing I'll give our bumbling majority shareholder was he realized something (at least till he shit himself and went back begging later) I did. We don't need a defensive, nihlist manager who plays 5 at the back at WBA and 3 DMs vs Bournemouth. We need quick, counter attacking football in a basic system. So he said Simeone was his ideal man.
As a basic HYPOTHETICAL example of just how effective this can be, Ranieri at Leicester. Claudio is hardly the greatest coach of all time but he used two players with pace, a good crosser of the ball (Albrighton) with some determination, and another forward who presses (Ottazaki) along with deep lying midfielders (Drinkwater) and Kante almost as a Half Back. It worked wonders. Its also working fairly well at Nantes without him spending much money and using all his man management skills and italian charm.
Basically, at the moment we are playing defensive football, probably because the team cant play on the counter attack as it doesn't have the pace or the defensive solidity. Maybe counter attack would work well for us? We certainly dont seem to win away from home frequently and a new model is needed.