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  1. You have not engaged with the points made. The player frequently does have a touch like a trampoline. At 28 he can still improve but his technical ability will never be high. Bristol City's best football has been played without him over a significant period, he has yet to strike up a partnership with any player of lasting significance. Its frequently a question of what do you want? Technical ability leading to tactical flexibility or a goal in every three?
  2. Which means possession was not a key principle. I have asked a question in threads repeatedly what was Lee Johnson's/ Bristol City's identity? I can faithfully say nobody has manged to articulate what this playing identity was over years. Which is why I asked a poster who insists Mr Johnson was successful what Lee Johnson principles of play were? Spin the question around to the successful (promoted teams) and its clear what they are and what they are based upon.
  3. And yourself all .. I have not been posting as I haven't been watching due to taking employment coaching. Now due to that sound judgement of deciding to alter my life significantly during a pandemic I'm watching again I hope temporarily.
  4. Brentford achievements are not irrelevant. They are a sensible parallel to BCFC who do not receive parachute payments. Are a club who do not dwarf BCFC is size. They are a competitor in the same league. A competitor with a smaller wage bill who like Bristol City frequently sell players. You are with respect missing the point about principles of play. Brentford in your words are recruiting a lot better than BCFC. How? If as you point out Mr Johnson football style frequently changed and you cannot outline what its principles were how do you recruit players with skill sets to meet team need
  5. The team over seasons became less possession based, sat deeper etc. If we look at how the team played 2017/18 and at the end of Mr Johnsons tutoring its was clearly playing in a very differing style. Mr Johnson made no commitment over four years to playing principles. Success? No. The team bored you. Success? Not yours. And I have made no mention of the team failing in meeting a basic requirement of finishing in sixth place for a play off place. Success for Mr Lansdown? No. Avoiding relegation and finishing an average (?) eleventh/twelfth and boring fans i would look upon as med
  6. A style of play is not a principle. A changing style of play certainly is not one. Mr Johnson said playing principles were beyond relevant, they were key. Mr Johnson stated that he wanted to create a playing identity throughout the club. You could not outline one principle of play. Mr Johnson did not put into place these key playing principles and an identity throughout the club. Average placing was eleventh/twelfth but failed to meet his own aims. Brentford have progressed further.
  7. Because you have stated its pretty clear that Mr Johnson time here was a success. You imply others don not know what they are talking about. You do? So you should be able to explain what the principles of Mr Johnsons football were.
  8. Could you outline what Mr Johnsons principles of play were?
  9. Its is key. The principles identify the identity of the team. Players are recruited with skill sets that fit the identity. Teams that get promoted have clear principles of play. A team that sell its stars and spend less and achieve more than BCFC is Brentford, a club displaying obvious values. Lee Johnson did none of that.
  10. At the zenith of the game penalties will be given consistently for infringements inside the box. Technology will assist this. The rules are moving to a black and white position like hockey. Football at its peak is a product, technology is part of that product, its panto. Below that peak, the game is two tiered. Refereeing and player and footballs behaviour alters as you go up and down the pyramid.
  11. It is do to with consistency. Referees and FA's were instructed about this prior to the season and as a coach I attended one of the nationwide sessions the FA ran on rule changes. Refs didn't like the changes due to the ethos of the game, and I prior to this season made a point about physiological dynamics and the handball rule, the rules does not take the mechanics into acount, but they are more consistent. It is very hard to have consitency with subjective rules. The subjectivity has been removed. Referees apply the rules now as they are written, not as they were formerly open to interp
  12. Its was hardly just FIFA. There have been a calls for consistency and the use of technology for an extended period in the UK. The Premier league is now following global rules consistently. Using VAR sees this universal application being applied. These decisions are correct. Now consistency is not desirable.
  13. It is possibly faster. The teams patterns in and out of possession is not particularly clear after only hours of competitive football. The team has had players in it who are not high energy and never will be. There is shape but its not a defined system.
  14. I will have a go at this and hope it makes sense. Football requires a differing mindset. By naming somebody Matty in football and on the field the name is being associated with a footballers mindset. Its called anchoring. Shouting Matty on a pitch at a player triggers a different response and quicker than using Matthew or Matt. If that differing name is used frequently enough and more aggressively the responses are more deeply internalised and the mind will associate it more clearly with its differing role. Matty can behave differently on a pitch to the Mathew off it. Culturally (fo
  15. It could be. It is not exact. It is general and preference and personal and cultural ownership exist. Like game calls names will not make communication more difficult as football needs easily understandable pictures to be painted in players minds.
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