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  1. https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/mar/09/efl-clubs-fear-for-future-if-coronavirus-forces-behind-closed-doors-games
  2. Any number of EFL clubs could be in big financial trouble soon. Just as well they have a billionaire owner. https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/mar/09/efl-clubs-fear-for-future-if-coronavirus-forces-behind-closed-doors-games
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    A low block with 3 centre backs and playing on the break whether home or away is probably our best bet with the players we have imo. Similar to the approach Forest take for instance. But our fans will not tolerate it at home. My biggest criticism of LJ is that he simply does not have a plan one way or the other but blows with the wind.
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    So I imagined the complaints and demands for a more attacking formation when we were getting clean sheets and picking up points?
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    It certainly wasn't the way after the Charlton shambles. We started playing more defensively and getting results. Fans were still complaining and he gave in to the pressure with predictable results. No manager should ever do something just because fans demand it. Perhaps Mick McCarthy should take over?
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    LJ belatedly recognised our dreadful defensive record and started to play a much tighter game, leading to some rare clean sheets and a run of good results. Fans demanded 4-4-2 and he gave in to the pressure. Result? 8 goals conceded in the last 3 home games. Weak management.
  7. Leipzig insist RB is short for RasenBallsport. Nothing to do with Red Bull, honest guv!
  8. Not the first time. Against Brum, in the first half at least, both our full backs were constantly exposed because NE and JP were not getting back to provide cover.
  9. Interesting response, thanks. So to take an example, where I am a full back who is having a difficult time against my direct opponent. I can: 1. Do nothing. 2. Ask the Coach what to do. 3. Recognise the problem and ask a teammate to provide some support in front of me, adjust my own starting position or whatever. The latter for me would be thinking for myself, problem solving as you say. If I can't do that I probably should be looking for another job.
  10. In short therefore, responsibility is shared between coaches and players. Getting some fans to accept that players have any responsibility at all though - apart from whoever the latest scapegoats happen to be - is surprisingly difficult.
  11. So if they play well it's down to them, if they don't it's down to the coach? I don't subscribe to the stereotype that all footballers are thick so at what are professionals to be expected to be able to think for themselves? I do get confused following the forum, as the players seem to be simultaneously over coached and not coached enough! -:)
  12. I largely agree but Fulham are rather less than the sum of their parts imo.
  13. Modern players seem to be all too keen to avoid responsibility for their performances, often encouraged by fans. Should they not be able to think for themselves when they are on the pitch?
  14. How do you objectively determine a fair league position other than the number of points accrued over the course of a season?
  15. Another good piece from David Conn. He is in fact a Man City fan but shows a degree of objectivity rather lacking in the rest of them! https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/feb/15/manchester-city-disrespect-uefa-misinformation-sweeping-allegations
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