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  1. What Keepers are being asked to do is illogical on a physical level. Diving requires downward force and foot movement = Feet leaving the line. Unless the dive is the first movement and the Keeper will not be able reach the extremes of the goal. Penalty shoot outs will be?? If they are scrutinised this rigorously.
  2. Bizarre from Boothroyd. Brought on two forwards when down to ten men. Both dropped off and England invited France into the box with no pressure on the ball in 80% of the pitch.
  3. It depends on how you view perfect. The site is not large enough to house what FGR intended with their proposed new project.
  4. I don't really understand your point. The top 100 men certainly are representative of UK 1500 metre runners. It goes further than that. Kelly Holmes best time wouldn't get in the top 500 UK male times, maybe more.
  5. Kelly Holmes at her very best would be outside of the top UK 100 mens 1500 metre times.
  6. Handball no longer needs to be deliberate and athletic physiology Is now irrelevant. There was a penalty for handball awarded via VAR in the Brazil Jamaica game which would be hard to suggest any coaching remedy for. What is being expected of players IS illogical.
  7. Bristol City do not have one. There are themes within the football but these are not consistent enough and observed long enough to describe them as defining. Over a season City use/combine multiple styles. We could look at Bristol City being possession based and short passing but the team only marginally has more possession than its opponents and in reality is not particularly passing short = Domination possession via short passing patterns are not principles.
  8. 100% yes. A flaw is a lack of receivers in front of the defence making angles to keep the ball. Its quick break and quickly lose it. Brilliant when it works but tonight highlighted its deficiency.
  9. It can depend on what we look upon as being effecting the game positively. He was always looking to be an option, generally kept it and was that calming influence. Who? Winks maybe.
  10. Henderson improved the team. Received, received, released possession and looked to repeat. Instantly England's retention of the ball improved.
  11. With respect if Mr Johnson was the disciple you suggested he is core playing principles would be in place from his first season. Klopp and Guardiola don't have styles as such. They have a style, a model of play that differs little. Guardiola uses tactical periodisation, breaking the game down into elements and working in micro and macro cycles … Tactical periodisation is reliant on the Coach having clear playing principles (the model) in place to follow. This is not a model of play.
  12. I have done this (some) before … I am not picking on your posts specifically. Bristol City's pressing last season was to move away from high pressing. It was a Medium block. The methodology behind high pressing goes beyond player characteristics. Guardiola bases pressing upon the commitment to strategizing the game into 4/5 main elements. If Lee Johnson was a disciple of Pep we would be able to highlight Lee Johnsons model of play and its principles/sub principles. Klopp and Guardiola look to implement their model from the start of their roles. Everything follows that model, that future game they are striving towards comes from the foundation and objectives they set out at the outset. Lee Johnson with respect does things quite differently.
  13. These are the worlds best coaches. They go far beyond Managing. They develop, and install purpose and direction into players and football clubs. Fundamentally that is not about money .. Players lower down the leagues are seen using similar approaches in play to Barcelona. Pressing systems, splitting CB's, wide receivers the ideas at times have been present in Bristol City teams.
  14. Klopps initial success was at Mainz. He implemented very similar principles to those used at Dortmund and Liverpool. Mainz are not an affluent club. An argument for Klopps coaching is that he is very successful v superior spending power. Arguments for both Klopp and Guardiola is that their model of play and methodology of tactical periodisation fits at any level regardless of wealth.
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