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Liverpool would never do that at Anfield mate, the fact we have been reduced to that against a promoted side says it all-city or liverpool possibly yes when we are being outclassed by a better team we can do that certainly, not sheff fucking united.I think the idea was to drop in a low-medium block and counter while they were pushing for an equalizer. On paper it’s a good idea, I think Liverpool do it but unlike Liverpool, we frankly don’t have a defence able to deal with a lot of pressure.
The best chefs are ones that can make tasty food out of the cheapest cuts and leftovers, no?I think it's funny that when Poch puts out the team that his detractors wanted, they have to resort to slating his training methods
And the state of his marriage
And the chemical balance of the players
At least with Hoddle it was just his obsession with reincarnation
I wonder when people will work out that teams that play in brand new expensive stadiums are also teams that dont have an endless supply of money to buy the top performing footballers and the managers become like chefs that have to continue to serve up meals on poorer quality ingredients.
Genuinely think it’s worse than Sherwood.The best chefs are ones that can make tasty food out of the cheapest cuts and leftovers, no?
It’s not just that our football is bad, but more worrying is that we aren’t doing basics like pressing and working coherently without the ball, which is nothing to do with raw footballing talent, it’s basic coaching and getting players to apply themselves.
Five years ago Poch ditched more naturally talented purchased players like Capoue, Adebayor, Paulinho and replaces them with raw hungry kids like Mason, Bentaleb and Kane because they would at least do the basics better.
It’s no longer people like Klopp and Guardiola that are making Poch look ordinary. When people like Potter, Wilder, Emery are, it’s a worry.
Yesterday went way past the methodical tedium of AVB, and the lottery laughs of Redknapp, it was a descent into the utter chaos of Sherwood.
This. The coaching staff has to get max effort from the players. Not seeing it from Spurs.It’s not just that our football is bad, but more worrying is that we aren’t doing basics like pressing and working coherently without the ball, which is nothing to do with raw footballing talent, it’s basic coaching and getting players to apply themselves.
The question is though...Why?Anyone got a feeling its the players who want Poch out?
I've never seen such a dramatic change in a team as this, we look League one standard at best.
First time I’ve really watched this properly. That’s a real mess.We have turned into a team that lets the opposition have the ball and lets them waltz to our box unchallenged-absolutely embarrassing goal to concede-we are a total mess.
No the over sensitive hyperbole over the word dropped is what’s ridiculousLeft out because he is sick and dropped are not the same thing. The idea of dropping him is just ridiculous.
Trippier and Walker both mentioned stuff behind the scenes.The question is though...Why?
Was the CL final something that gave us the opportunity for some great, actually turned into something detrimental? This time last year Poch was being praised to the highest and we were in the midst of a title challenge. Have the players realised Poch isn't good enough for the final step, or do they think they're not good enough, or both.
When we are parking the bus-and we have parked it for large parts of games in recent times-playing Kane as a lone striker is imbecilic. He is no good to anyone when he is ambling around in his own half of the field. It hampers our counter-attacking threat.No the over sensitive hyperbole over the word dropped is what’s ridiculous
Call what you want....rested, rotated, left out, benches, dropped.
Who gives a fuck.
If Kane is dropped for the purpose of rotation or dropped because he’s not fit, why does it matter so much what word you use.
Do you really care that much? The thing that matters is at the end of the day it all means one thing.
He’s not on the pitch.
The only thing is that the squad were on occasions pretty close to winning things. Surely they would have seen the unsettled atmosphere unfolding and tried to either sit down and thrash it out or have made it public that things had changed and were now unworkable.Trippier and Walker both mentioned stuff behind the scenes.
Add that to Townsend and Janssens situations....the there were the Dier rumours around the time he was linked with Utd, countless rumours about the squad hating training over the years which won’t go away, the inexplicable exclusion of some players for months, Sissoko specifically slating the diamond publicly, the diamond clearly not working, moral and performances nosediving and it doesn’t sound that odd that the players want better.
Totally agree....people keep accepting poor performances and poor decisions and poor subs and then complain about us being poor.When we are parking the bus-and we have parked it for large parts of games in recent times-playing Kane as a lone striker is imbecilic. He is no good to anyone when he is ambling around in his own half of the field. It hampers our counter-attacking threat.