I agree with others that he's a bit up his own backside when they don't win, doesn't really praise the opposition but then quite a few other managers are the same. I think its good that young coaches are playing this way, so many british managers are old school and pragmatic so I think we should commend those that get their teams playing in such an offensive way.
I can't see him leaving Bournemouth for a while and I think he's suited well to that club, he's comfy there. If he goes to a Prem side and does badly his reputation dents and he'll most likely find himself back in the Championship. He went to Burnley and it didn't quite work, no one will doubt him whilst he's at Bournemouth.
I would take a scrappy, dire 1-0 win in one of the worst games seen by man to be honest. A win regardless of how it comes will give us much needed confidence. Don't even want to think what the aftermath would be like if we lose.
Brentford, possession based side, get Tabb to hassle there attacking central midfield player with Sears and Andersons work rate hassling their wide players. Sears and Ando have the energy to get back and forward and support Murph also. Bru the more cultured player with Chaplow being in as he has a better engine than Skuse.
We will need our busy players in against Brentford as they are a force going forward and have a lot of nippy, energetic players. I think that team strikes a good balance between pressing them and being able to spring forward quickly when they press us. Playing 3-5-2 for me is a gamble as they play one up top and so we don't want 2 spare defenders especially against a team who use the ball well around the box. We beat them by countering quickly before.
He meant Chaplow, for a striker (in Varney). Someone has already mentioned it above. Bloody hell, why has it come to this. A day where I hoped we were going to celebrate a victory to arguing over grammar.
Is that we've not been outplayed in any of the games really. Its just been a case of can the opposition stand up to us physically and then sneak one somewhere during the game. No individual or team has really put us to the sword or had us under the cosh for large spells.
The Derby home game was similar to today, as was the other fixture against Norwich. I'm sat after the game thinking, was that it? Is that all they had to do? I think sometimes we make things to much of a battle rather than letting the shackles off when playing the higher sides in the league.
We're doing well mind you and sure there will be twists and turns to come before the seasons out.
I'm with you, why play a diamond against a team who were more often than not looking to hit us on the break. I felt that a kind of 4-2-3-1 with two players really keeping width would have worked well today, with our defensive two holding back slightly to give the back four protection.
We pressurised and scrapped and looked for second balls which means one quick pass from them and they're running at us and our whole midfield gets caught out.
Its what happened with the goals and what happened when Bart made that good stop. Norwich didn't do a lot but basically countered our game plan, I actually felt for our defence today, they had no help at all really.
I'm saying all this but actually thought we played alright, certainly weren't out shone.
Tabb worked hard as ever but would love someone to explain to me why he's the one taking the corners. Surely a Bru or Sku who are more technically sound would take them and really try and whip them in?
I would say they've been more cutting that generally better. The game has come down to us not having enough pace and mobility in defence and midfield and being outwitted style wise. We build up and get the ball in which has been food and drink for Martin and Bassong (two strong centre-backs).
On the other hand Norwich have exploited our weaknesses, quick balls through the middle and channels for their lively front players who have done us for skill and pace. If Norwich played the same style as we did we probably would have got something.
Likewise, if we got the ball into feet and played quicker I suspect we would have caused them more problems because they seemed to struggle against Sears.