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  1. Sorry mate but there's every chance that having signed a good players such as Benik and Wells, that LJ will confuse them into not performing as they should. This is what we are discovering with other players. Palmer clicked with Afobe but I suspect that that had little to do with LJ. Since Benik's unfortunate injury Palmer has been a lost soul and LJ seems incapable of sorting him out.
  2. Let he who is without sin throw the first pasty.
  3. You've more than touched on another important factor in all this mate. - how good is the coach in talking to each player individually ? Alex Ferguson presumably frightened a player into performing. This may still apply at the lower league levels but I suspect it is very much a thing of the past at the higher levels. Kloop and Gaurdiola must be masters of player psychology and be also great at handling players of different nationalities. GJ famously said "you can't motivate a player who doesn't want to be motivated" That's true in the most obvious sense but it seems stupid if the Club have spent a massive sum on that player and then find all that out too late that we can't get through to him and help him be happy being here? We spent all that time and money rehabilitating Milan Djuric. He's really gratefull to Steve Allen and then he ****s off. Why? We spend millions on players and have wasted millions on foreign players that "don't fit in" This seems so crude and wasteful in the modern age. How much would it cost to employ staff who are multi-lingual sports pyschologists/councillors. When you hear rumours that a particular player is homesick/unhappy one wonders how much appropriate professional help they are given?
  4. When you see the players wearing there sports-performance-trackers do you ever get the feeling that there's a lot of bollocks to all that side of being a "modern footballer". "Good lad, you've run 16 miles in that game" (you haven't contributed much but you've run 16 miles). Giving too much emphasis to physical fitness could be viewed as a convenient smokescreen for not dealing with the individual coaching that a player needs, bringing out their individual talent and contribution to the team?
  5. Well said mate. What I have highlighted in your post seems to be exactly the case. We should be able to learn from them and incorporate what they have into our game. We signed them on what we saw and admired?
  6. You said all this to me before mate? There's truth in what you say but all those players are from the UK and this thread is about two foreign players who seem to have faded after impressive starts with us. They appear to have lost their confidence if not there talent. They lookto have de-skilled since signing for us? There is a lot of evidence that we appear to be less successful in coaching foreign players and even those from the UK described under the cop-out, catch-all label as having "attitude". This leads me to believe that our coaching is obvious, lacking in subtlety and in individuality. And as an aside I have to point out that there is considerable history of this limited coaching ability at out club, it's not a new phenomenon .eg. Ivan Sproule, a player from the UK, and despite him being an obviously intelligent, articulate bloke and one of the most exciting attacking players we have ever had, with buckets of skill (viz a vie his goal away at Leicester some years ago) , our coaching staff at the time found it impossible to teach him how to cross a ball reliably.
  7. Until we get top quality management/coaching staff we will continue to coach the talent out of players that join us.
  8. That's true. My mum always told me. "Keep your pants and socks on in case there's a fire"
  9. made I laugh mate. Remember that woman at Twickenham?
  10. correct. Luke Ayling - a case of guilt by association. What did he do? Had a drink with a mate who behaved like an arse.
  11. Ok mate. I accept a lot of that I'd say that Hunt has been 9/10 more than once. Isn't inconsistency a given , except at the higher and highest levels? I remember Paul Merson saying this after his Walsall side beat us at home, along the lines of "That was great but at this level they can't do what I want them to do every game" And SOD for all his failings said it was vital that the players, again at at the lower levels of football need to provide an "extra man" in the way they apply themselves. (As long as they are clear what the overall plan is, of course)
  12. I'm baffled when you say Hunt isn't great when he is one of our most potent attacking threats, going past people and providing the assists for goals that have got us important victories especially away. He is a rugged player who has shown more than once that he won't be pushed around or intimidated by the opposition. Exactly what we need more of across the team.
  13. Very interesting reply mate. As a retired inner-city teacher I can tell you that that profession places one in every kind of challenging situation you can imagine and is also competitive, as are most professions where you are fighting for survival, with your "clients" and superiors. Your reply leads me to surmise that football clubs have a primitive approach to the issue of creating an environment where more "highly tuned" or individualist players can feel okay. Am I right in believing that such players are generally described as having poor attitude as a crude, catch-all diagnosis
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