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Ole's mistakes

and yes he does make them imo.
Mostly in my eyes it is team selection. Take Newcastle for example, as many have said, we didn't need both Matic and Fred. I would have chosen Fred for his energy levels, and played Mata for his passing ability. I think we would have got the ball forward faster and more accurately.
Like everyone else I don't like the Lindelof, Maguire combination.
Of course what we don't know is who is carrying a slight knock, so he doesn't want to risk it unless necessary.
But there have been quite a few times I have questioned his selections.

Of course he may not have the players to do better, but whether that is his fault, the boards, or both of them I don't know.

It's mainly against poorer teams I question his selections.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

His mistake are he’s too loyal to some players that seem to get picked regardless of how poor they’re playing. The insistence of playing 2 defensive midfielders with two slow central defenders that still keep making the same mistakes and constantly conceding from set pieces, out of form goal keeper, slow reaction to subs and more.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

He's got us scoring - which is amazing in itself, with the coldest #9 we've had in decades. My biggest gripe is his insistence that we play out from the back - when clearly we don't have the players for it. Everyone else is on to us and have been picking off these passes.The players should play with confidence, and not play in fear. If I found out he was fining players who refuse to play out - I'd want him sacked, and I have my suspicions. Look at the body and eye language between DDG, Lindelöf and Maguire on goal kicks - they are a communal disaster.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

Was more p!ssed seeing De Gea and lindelof in the starting lineup tbh...

We are borderline unwatchable far too often...

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

I thought Matic was probably our best player last night, We'd look in far better shape if we had a younger Matic/Carrick

comment by N2 (U22280)

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

The biggest problem for me is our lack of rhythm. If we could simply play better, less would be made of team selection or substitutions.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by TheSpecialWUM (U9028)
posted 2 hours, 32 minutes ago
"... we didn't need both Matic and Fred. I would have chosen Fred for his energy levels, and played Mata for his passing ability. I think we would have got the ball forward faster and more accurately. "

Interestingly in his analysis of the game on MOTD Dion Dublin highlighted Matic for starting moves, creating, his range of passing.
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Matic is a far better passer and far better technically than either Fred or McT. It's just a shame he has no mobility whatsoever, which means he would almost certainly be overrun without having someone alongside him when he plays

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by Wayne and Robin aka Red Indian (U21328)
posted 3 hours, 34 minutes ago
Our defense still cannot move the ball out from a goal kick under pressure and that is all down to coaching.
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Fock knows what you watch... Playing out from the back has been one of our biggest improvements... Still a work in progress, but a clear improvement and a clearly coached part of our play under Ole.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by N2 (U22280)
posted 5 hours, 13 minutes ago
The biggest problem for me is our lack of rhythm. If we could simply play better, less would be made of team selection or substitutions.
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Tempo, team selection and style are areas of concern

Ole prefers the counter attack. We can be devastating when the conditions are perfect. But when the opposition parks the bus we are terribly slow and poor with the ball. Players unable to execute the basics of passing is a coaching issue. We are just one dimensional.

Yes we may be lacking a few quality players but with the players at Ole's disposal we should be beating the likes of WBA.



comment by N2 (U22280)

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

comment by Plump Pumped (U22314)
posted 15 hours, 8 minutes ago
comment by N2 (U22280)
posted 5 hours, 13 minutes ago
The biggest problem for me is our lack of rhythm. If we could simply play better, less would be made of team selection or substitutions.
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Tempo, team selection and style are areas of concern

Ole prefers the counter attack. We can be devastating when the conditions are perfect. But when the opposition parks the bus we are terribly slow and poor with the ball. Players unable to execute the basics of passing is a coaching issue. We are just one dimensional.

Yes we may be lacking a few quality players but with the players at Ole's disposal we should be beating the likes of WBA.




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Our tempo and passing should be up to scratch by now.

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

Wise post

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