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Title: Austin MacPhee
Post by: TheMalandro on August 02, 2021, 12:53:32 PM
Our new assistant manager, Iím told.
Title: Re: Austin Mcphee
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 02, 2021, 12:55:11 PM
It's "MacPhee".
Title: Re: Austin Mcphee
Post by: PeterWithe on August 02, 2021, 12:56:26 PM
Never heard of him, looks like a member of a covers band.
Title: Re: Austin Mcphee
Post by: sickbeggar on August 02, 2021, 12:57:05 PM
Great in Crossroads. Welcome Austin
Title: Re: Austin Mcphee
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 02, 2021, 12:57:05 PM
Was assistant coach at Midtjylland, who just knocked Celtic out of the European Cup, and Northern Ireland. Not sure if he will have to give the latter post up.
Title: Re: Austin Mcphee
Post by: Drummond on August 02, 2021, 12:57:50 PM
Wikipedia

Austin MacPhee (born 11 October 1979) is a Scottish football player and coach who is currently an assistant coach of the Northern Ireland national team and FC Midtjylland. MacPhee holds his Pro Licence and has a reputation for his work with set-pieces leading to his appointment with Danish Champions League side FC Midtjylland who are famed for their focus in this area
Title: Re: Austin Mcphee
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 02, 2021, 12:58:27 PM
Ooh set pieces expert, that'll be good.
Title: Re: Austin Mcphee
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 02, 2021, 12:59:35 PM
Like Ken McNaught born in Kirkcaldy so CL here we come.

Currently NI assistant coach so may have been brought in for his 'Sweet Caroline' expertise.
Title: Re: Austin Mcphee
Post by: Walmley_Villa on August 02, 2021, 01:00:55 PM
Was assistant at Hearts in the past
Title: Re: Austin Mcphee
Post by: Somniloquism on August 02, 2021, 01:01:26 PM
Ooh set pieces expert, that'll be good.

Several reports on those in Spring 2019. Like this one

https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/sport/football/hearts/latest-hearts-news/stats-highlight-austin-macphees-impact-hearts-set-pieces-123473

at 1 minute in for the one mentioned against Kilmarnock
Title: Re: Austin Mcphee
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on August 02, 2021, 01:05:56 PM
Great in The Groundhogs. Welcome Tony.
Title: Re: Austin Macphee
Post by: sid1964 on August 02, 2021, 01:06:43 PM
Are we sure it is not Nanny MacPhee
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Tuscans on August 02, 2021, 01:08:22 PM
Nothing anywhere on this.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: LeeB on August 02, 2021, 01:08:22 PM
He's younger than me *sobs*
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: TheMalandro on August 02, 2021, 01:08:43 PM
It's "MacPhee".

Cheers. Iíd never heard of him. Is it a Brentford connection?
Looks like he worked at the Brentford ownerís other team.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: TheMalandro on August 02, 2021, 01:09:33 PM
Nothing anywhere on this.

Iím a lucky guesser.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: eamonn on August 02, 2021, 01:10:02 PM
Austin Powers and Nanny McPhee crossover? Sounds horrific.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: eamonn on August 02, 2021, 01:11:36 PM
Ooh set pieces expert, that'll be good.

I thought you were a proponent of sexy non-wingback football? I don't want us playing % football and looking to win knock-downs at corners and free-kicks. It's a bit MON/Southgatey.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 02, 2021, 01:11:44 PM
It's "MacPhee".

Cheers. Iíd never heard of him. Is it a Brentford connection?
Looks like he worked at the Brentford ownerís other team.

No idea, mate. I'd never heard of him until Googling him two seconds after you started the thread. 😁
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 02, 2021, 01:12:46 PM
Ooh set pieces expert, that'll be good.

I thought you were a proponent of sexy non-wingback football? I don't want us playing % football and looking to win knock-downs at corners and free-kicks. It's a bit MON/Southgatey.

I'm happy for us to play like Holland '74 but score the occasional shithouse goal, too. It would, at least, be nice to score a free kick for the first time since Stan Lynn left.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: eamonn on August 02, 2021, 01:14:32 PM
Might actually mean we beat bastard Burnley, it's true.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: olaftab on August 02, 2021, 01:16:49 PM
Great in Crossroads. Welcome Austin
Yes welcome. Letís hope he starts well and drives us forward.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: charlatan on August 02, 2021, 01:19:59 PM
Features heavily in the first episode of BBC Scotland's not very exciting three hour documentary series on Hearts.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000pdj2/this-is-our-story-inside-hearts-series-1-episode-1
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Risso on August 02, 2021, 01:29:25 PM
Great in Crossroads. Welcome Austin

My dad's second car. 5 speed gear box, 8 track player, walnut veneer. Lovely.
Title: Re: Austin Mcphee
Post by: Villa Lew on August 02, 2021, 01:46:50 PM
Great in Crossroads. Welcome Austin

I thought the Germans put a couple hundred bullets in him, when he was trying to escape, in The Great Escape.

Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: LeeB on August 02, 2021, 01:50:46 PM
Austin Powers and Nanny McPhee crossover? Sounds horrific.

The state of his Washwoods.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Tuscans on August 03, 2021, 12:29:27 PM
Our new assistant manager, Iím told.
Kinda right, announced as a set-piece coach.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: TheMalandro on August 03, 2021, 01:44:27 PM
Our new assistant manager, Iím told.
Kinda right, announced as a set-piece coach.

Ah got a name at least!
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Des Little on August 03, 2021, 01:51:57 PM
He looks like Catweazle
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Damo70 on August 03, 2021, 01:59:27 PM
With a name like that I thought he might be the new head of our new computers/technology department.

Either that or a moody Scottish chef previously employed at the Crossroads motel.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Tuscans on August 03, 2021, 02:03:34 PM
Our new assistant manager, Iím told.
Kinda right, announced as a set-piece coach.

Ah got a name at least!
I'll give you that, still, a good guess.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Jon Crofts on August 03, 2021, 02:23:00 PM
Great in Crossroads. Welcome Austin

My dad's second car. 5 speed gear box, 8 track player, walnut veneer. Lovely.

Mine too, a shit brown Austin 1100 with tan velour seats, donít remember the veneer.
I do remember him buying a Princess Van Den Plas from an Austin worker for cash in the car park at Longbridge, never seen so much money in all my days before.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: brian green on August 03, 2021, 02:48:30 PM
Be good to have a Villain with his own personal limerick.

There was a young man named MacPhee
Who was stung on the neck by a wasp.
When asked 'Does it hurt?'
He replied 'Not a bit.
It can do it again if it likes'.

Milligan S.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: darren woolley on August 03, 2021, 06:00:51 PM
Welcome Austin.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Footy-Vill on August 12, 2021, 07:14:16 PM
Seems like O'Kelly made way for McPhee.
Hear good things about Austin and if truth be told never heard anything about acumen or innovative stuff from O'Kelly . Just he was affable. Best of luck to him.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: ozzjim on August 12, 2021, 07:16:04 PM
The ability to be affable in between the manager and staff and make things work is a real quality.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Footy-Vill on August 12, 2021, 07:24:46 PM
Dean Smith head coach not a manager. So this go between isn't the same as what maybe you're suggesting
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: ozzjim on August 12, 2021, 07:27:41 PM
He's the manager of a group of people. Dress it up how you like. As a manager you need trusted people around you. I hope Dean has a couple of coaches coming in. It is not all about their technical coaching abilities, their people skills are vital too.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Footy-Vill on August 12, 2021, 07:38:21 PM
He's the manager of a group of people. Dress it up how you like. As a manager you need trusted people around you. I hope Dean has a couple of coaches coming in. It is not all about their technical coaching abilities, their people skills are vital too.

And to add on that theme Dean And Richard had a good partnership as it were going back years to Walsall if not longer in coaching.
So there is much puzzlement on things. I'll bring any more chat on O'Kelly thread to honour him
I think he seemed and seems like very capable coach and Dean worked well with him.
Maybe Purslow got involved again like he did with Jack.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 12, 2021, 09:18:44 PM
That surname makes me think of

(https://www.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03044/lennie2_3044512b.jpg)
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: LeeB on August 12, 2021, 09:26:04 PM
That name plus the fact he looks like Rick Wakeman with a beard leads me to conclude he's going to be a genius appointment.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Lizz on August 12, 2021, 09:33:34 PM
It does sound like a name that would be in a film or book. IMO.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Small Rodent on August 12, 2021, 09:44:38 PM
It does sound like a name that would be in a film or book. IMO.

It will be in years to come. A Richard Curtis version of Moneyball
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Russ aka Big Nose on August 12, 2021, 10:00:03 PM
Has he actually joined? If the club have issued something, then I have missed it.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 12, 2021, 11:02:02 PM
Has he actually joined? If the club have issued something, then I have missed it.

https://www.avfc.co.uk/news/2021/august/MacPhee-joins-as-specialised-set-piece-coach/
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 12, 2021, 11:31:14 PM
It does sound like a name that would be in a film or book. IMO.

It will be in years to come. A Richard Curtis version of Moneyball

Hopefully not 'Bean'.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: paul_e on August 12, 2021, 11:36:03 PM
Has he actually joined? If the club have issued something, then I have missed it.

https://www.avfc.co.uk/news/2021/august/MacPhee-joins-as-specialised-set-piece-coach/

He's also been in a few of the videos and pictures that they've posted in the last week.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Tuscans on August 30, 2021, 07:40:21 PM
Isolating, not going with the Scotland squad. Its hitting us again.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 30, 2021, 07:41:22 PM
I can't see how we wouldn't have loads of people who have to isolate if he is.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Tuscans on August 30, 2021, 07:44:30 PM
I can't see how we wouldn't have loads of people who have to isolate if he is.
Can only hope he kissed goodbye to Martinez and Buendia at the airport.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 30, 2021, 08:21:21 PM
I can't see how we wouldn't have loads of people who have to isolate if he is.

He's been working on the long throws so only Matty Cash.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: ASHTONVILLA on August 30, 2021, 09:50:06 PM
I can't see how we wouldn't have loads of people who have to isolate if he is.

He's been working on the long throws so only Matty Cash.

Oh well good job we have Guilbert as cover...
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 19, 2021, 09:24:51 PM
Our set pieces have improved and especially our corners look excellent with Doug and Bailey for a bit whipping them in. Mings unlucky not to score and then we have the OG from Digne. Defensively we will continue to improve also in defending them, but early days some very encouraging signs.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Neil Hawkes on September 20, 2021, 10:45:23 AM
The freekick that was was sent backwards, to swiftly end up in their box and nearly a wonder goal was a good sign of things to come.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Risso on September 20, 2021, 10:51:51 AM
Our set pieces have improved and especially our corners look excellent with Doug and Bailey for a bit whipping them in. Mings unlucky not to score and then we have the OG from Digne. Defensively we will continue to improve also in defending them, but early days some very encouraging signs.

Indeed. Our throw ins, corners and free kicks have been embarrassingly bad for years, and now they show definite signs of being quite good. Up your bollocks, Danny Murphy.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: LeeB on September 20, 2021, 10:53:25 AM
Our set pieces have improved and especially our corners look excellent with Doug and Bailey for a bit whipping them in. Mings unlucky not to score and then we have the OG from Digne. Defensively we will continue to improve also in defending them, but early days some very encouraging signs.

Indeed. Our throw ins, corners and free kicks have been embarrassingly bad for years, and now they show definite signs of being quite good. Up your bollocks, Danny Murphy.

The third goal started from a throw in, this is wizardry in itself.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: OCD on September 20, 2021, 11:03:28 AM
It was interesting watching a Leeds game and seeing how much movement there was for the throw-in taker. Always found it frustrating when players have just stood still and not giving the taker any options.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: pauliewalnuts on September 20, 2021, 12:13:55 PM
It was interesting watching a Leeds game and seeing how much movement there was for the throw-in taker. Always found it frustrating when players have just stood still and not giving the taker any options.

Even through the 'good' years, lack of movement off the ball has been something we've struggled with for decades, I reckon. It's like a congenital disorder that has survived managers and squads.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: OCD on September 20, 2021, 12:25:49 PM
I still remember when Robbie Keane came on loan and laid into players over their lack of movement.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: LeeB on September 20, 2021, 12:27:49 PM
I still remember when Robbie Keane came on loan and laid into players over their lack of movement.

I remember being hugely underwhelmed at bringing in an ancient Robbie Keane, only for him to clearly be the best player at the club by miles.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Hookeysmith on September 20, 2021, 01:20:15 PM
I cannot wait for one of those "bamboozle" free kick moves comes off. The Ings chance was just sublime.

The crowd actually groaned when it first went to Targett then ping, unmarked header, 2nd header by Mings and then fabulous Ings effort
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: eamonn on September 20, 2021, 03:51:04 PM
Yeah, hopefully Nanny has more deadball tricks up his sleeve.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: exigo on September 20, 2021, 03:53:41 PM
4D free kick chess. The absolute scenes when one of those goes in.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Damo70 on September 20, 2021, 05:30:09 PM
Yeah, hopefully Nanny has more deadball tricks up his sleeve.

His dear old Dad was the best chef Crossroads ever had and wasn't to be messed with  ;)
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: RamboandBruno on September 20, 2021, 07:11:49 PM
Everyone around me in the Holte end, was asking whats Konsa doing next to Targett on saturday, then he peeled off and that move, sublime, as has been said when one of those goes in!
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 25, 2021, 03:04:12 PM
Get the fuck in Austin!
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 25, 2021, 03:24:19 PM
Agreed TV, all the others were static and Hause had Cavani running in rings then went in for the kill. 8)
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 25, 2021, 03:32:22 PM
Agreed TV, all the others were static and Hause had Cavani running in rings then went in for the kill. 8)

Itís a similar corner to the one Mings nearly scored vs Everton. Dougís deliveries from that side have been excellent
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Somniloquism on September 25, 2021, 03:34:30 PM
Agreed TV, all the others were static and Hause had Cavani running in rings then went in for the kill. 8)

Itís a similar corner to the one Mings nearly scored vs Everton. Dougís deliveries from that side have been excellent

Makes a change though when you know the runs to aim for rather then loading it into the 6 yard box and hoping. And I expect we will have a few others when people have sussed this one out.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 25, 2021, 03:44:31 PM
What a signing.

I'd also like to point out, just in case anyone had forgotten, that Danny Murphy is a massive twat.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Somniloquism on September 25, 2021, 03:47:00 PM
He was watching the pen incident back as well on the monitor. I wonder if he has coached more shithousery into Emi?
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: rougegorge on September 25, 2021, 03:48:08 PM
He resembles Bjarni, although his enthusiasm is completely different!

It has been markedly noticeable how the set pieces look better drilled, rehearsed and with innovation, so well done so far!
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Ian. on September 25, 2021, 03:59:12 PM
What a signing.

I'd also like to point out, just in case anyone had forgotten, that Danny Murphy is a massive twat.
Heís more than massive, a ginormous twat.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: OCD on September 25, 2021, 04:24:52 PM
Agreed on Danny Murphy.

I don't remember Dougie taking any corners last season. Have I just completely forgotten our set-piece routines from last season or did he take them and they just weren't to the same standard?
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 25, 2021, 04:28:03 PM
Agreed on Danny Murphy.

I don't remember Dougie taking any corners last season. Have I just completely forgotten our set-piece routines from last season or did he take them and they just weren't to the same standard?

It was Barkley for the most part hitting the first man.

For all the praise ultimately all it took was a whipped in inswinger towards six yard box and Hause getting a yard and it went in, sometimes the simple routines are the most effective.

We should've scored first half aswell from similar one when Konsa got a run and headed over.

Spare me all this short corner and floated towards back post nonsense we've had for last decade. That's certainly an area where football coaches needlessly overcomplicate things.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Risso on September 25, 2021, 05:48:46 PM
I was sat just behind the dug outs today, and this chap is really involved, all of the time, and not just at set pieces. Doesn't look like he takes any shit either.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: colin69 on September 25, 2021, 09:27:36 PM
A very good appointment I think.

Certainly seems very involved and switched on.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: PaulWinch again on September 25, 2021, 10:15:19 PM
A tremendous job so far. Itís not just attacking, we look better defensively from set pieces too.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Dante Lavelli on September 25, 2021, 10:24:35 PM
Iíve no idea what he earns but if he get £200k a year and every player knows where to be for all free kicks and throw-ins then that seems decent value for me. Amplify that by coaching the youth too and itís steel.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: LukeJames on September 25, 2021, 10:27:40 PM
I used to play on my phone during set pieces. You sexy long haired beast!
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: darren woolley on September 25, 2021, 10:28:26 PM
A great appointment for us.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: ROBBO on September 25, 2021, 11:12:40 PM
 At one point in the game you could hear him screaming at a Villa player in very colourful language, he is making a difference.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Ads on September 26, 2021, 08:49:15 AM
He also looks like he's in a Chilli Peppers tribute band.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Clampy on September 26, 2021, 09:13:44 AM
He also looks like he's in a Chilli Peppers tribute band.

Or Rick Wakeman has someone else said yesterday.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: VILLA MOLE on September 26, 2021, 09:16:16 AM
I used to play on my phone during set pieces. You sexy long haired beast!



ha ha yes it was a case Ďoh well we are up the right end Ď
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Mister E on September 26, 2021, 09:40:14 AM
The Danks-MacPhee combo seems to be working very well.
What I like about this season is our willingness to take the game to the oppo: we didn't see it so much against the Barcodes or Brentford at VP, it's a developing approach  - perhaps resulting from the growing influence of these two new coaches - and it's great for the team and the fans watching.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: algy on September 26, 2021, 02:19:25 PM
Yeah, agree with everyone here that Danks-MacPhee, along with sounding like a small town accountancy firm or solicitors, also seem to be an absolutely top notch coaching pair - at least from the improvements in the first few weeks of this season. Along with Neil Cutler, we've got a formidable coaching staff.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Brend'Watkins on September 26, 2021, 02:37:58 PM
He also looks like he's in a Chilli Peppers tribute band.

Or Rick Wakeman has someone else said yesterday.

A Progí rock band yet to be formed I think. If we keep scoring from set pieces we should get a collection organised to buy him a twin necked guitar.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Steve67 on September 26, 2021, 09:11:06 PM
McPhee Danks Smith.  Sounds like some sort of swimming accident. Seems to be working well, long may it continue.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: ROBBO on September 27, 2021, 10:42:30 AM
During a stoppage in play he appeared to be giving Ramsey a right bollicking.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: algy on September 27, 2021, 11:45:22 AM
McPhee Danks Smith
Mary Whitehouse would not approve, that sounds filthy.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: pauliewalnuts on September 27, 2021, 12:11:58 PM
McPhee Danks Smith sounds like a provincial advertising agency to me.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: john e on September 27, 2021, 12:12:59 PM
The Danks-MacPhee combo seems to be working very well.
What I like about this season is our willingness to take the game to the oppo: we didn't see it so much against the Barcodes or Brentford at VP, it's a developing approach  - perhaps resulting from the growing influence of these two new coaches - and it's great for the team and the fans watching.

I think shuffling the coaching staff every few seasons is something Ferguson did at United to keep things fresh
He didnít do so bad
I think itís a good idea to get new ideas and new perspective
Thatís one of the things Iíve always liked about Dean Smith heís never been threatened by bringing others in and around him if he thinks It will benefit the team
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: pauliewalnuts on September 27, 2021, 12:35:31 PM
I wonder if the import of Danks and MacPhee played a part in ROK leaving.

Not as in they were brought in to replace him. but to work with him, and he didn't like that.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Risso on September 27, 2021, 12:37:07 PM
I was sat behind the dugouts on Saturday, and it was really noticeable the difference in styles between Smith and his coaches; and OGS and his. Smith was on his feet the whole time, talking to the coaches and they were constantly giving the players instructions, including a handwritten note given to McGinn at one point, which he then tore up and scattered on the Old Trafford pitch. OGS on the other hand was sat down with his head in his hands next to Carrick for most of the match, rarely seeming to do anything at all.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Risso on September 27, 2021, 12:39:55 PM
I wonder if the import of Danks and MacPhee played a part in ROK leaving.

Not as in they were brought in to replace him. but to work with him, and he didn't like that.

It's certainly possible, although I reckon it started with Shakey coming in as number 2. I think it also does show that Terry leaving wasn't the disaster that one or two thought it was. We've basically replaced a well-meaning trainee coach with highly regarded specialists in their areas, and I say that with no disrespect intended to Terry who I thought was mostly a surprisingly positive influence for us.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: pauliewalnuts on September 27, 2021, 12:41:20 PM
Shakey?

Ah yes CS. Fuck, my mind just went totally blank
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: dave shelley on September 27, 2021, 12:48:34 PM
I think it was stated on here quite often that many people felt that they were of the opinion that along with his willingness to learn his coaching at the bottom first, possibly his greatest asset was instilling a professional and winning mentality along with his defensive nous.  For that I shall always be grateful to him.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: UK Redsox on September 27, 2021, 01:17:50 PM
I was sat behind the dugouts on Saturday, and it was really noticeable the difference in styles between Smith and his coaches; and OGS and his. Smith was on his feet the whole time, talking to the coaches and they were constantly giving the players instructions, including a handwritten note given to McGinn at one point, which he then tore up and scattered on the Old Trafford pitch. OGS on the other hand was sat down with his head in his hands next to Carrick for most of the match, rarely seeming to do anything at all.

...which, given how well MacPhee scripts set pieces, was probably a message to give to Emi telling him what to say/do when Man United got their inevitable penalty :)
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Risso on September 27, 2021, 01:24:38 PM
I was sat behind the dugouts on Saturday, and it was really noticeable the difference in styles between Smith and his coaches; and OGS and his. Smith was on his feet the whole time, talking to the coaches and they were constantly giving the players instructions, including a handwritten note given to McGinn at one point, which he then tore up and scattered on the Old Trafford pitch. OGS on the other hand was sat down with his head in his hands next to Carrick for most of the match, rarely seeming to do anything at all.

...which, given how well MacPhee scripts set pieces, was probably a message to give to Emi telling him what to say/do when Man United got their inevitable penalty :)

It was Fergie's autograph to give to Kortney, something to keep in his pocket along with his wallet, car keys, and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: LeeB on September 27, 2021, 01:29:43 PM
I was sat behind the dugouts on Saturday, and it was really noticeable the difference in styles between Smith and his coaches; and OGS and his. Smith was on his feet the whole time, talking to the coaches and they were constantly giving the players instructions, including a handwritten note given to McGinn at one point, which he then tore up and scattered on the Old Trafford pitch. OGS on the other hand was sat down with his head in his hands next to Carrick for most of the match, rarely seeming to do anything at all.

...which, given how well MacPhee scripts set pieces, was probably a message to give to Emi telling him what to say/do when Man United got their inevitable penalty :)

It was Fergie's autograph to give to Kortney, something to keep in his pocket along with his wallet, car keys, and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Maybe a note to pass to Mason Greenwood to tell him if he ever fancies playing for a proper team, instead of being a workhorse at the Manchester Home for Elderly Strikers, he knows where we are.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: purpletrousers on September 27, 2021, 01:30:20 PM
Öincluding a handwritten note given to McGinn at one point, which he then tore up and scattered on the Old Trafford pitch.
It would so amuse me to do that one day at safely three up, to just pass meatball one saying ďWeíve got McGinn, Super John McGinnĒ
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 27, 2021, 01:33:00 PM
I was sat behind the dugouts on Saturday, and it was really noticeable the difference in styles between Smith and his coaches; and OGS and his. Smith was on his feet the whole time, talking to the coaches and they were constantly giving the players instructions, including a handwritten note given to McGinn at one point, which he then tore up and scattered on the Old Trafford pitch. OGS on the other hand was sat down with his head in his hands next to Carrick for most of the match, rarely seeming to do anything at all.

...which, given how well MacPhee scripts set pieces, was probably a message to give to Emi telling him what to say/do when Man United got their inevitable penalty :)

It was Fergie's autograph to give to Kortney, something to keep in his pocket along with his wallet, car keys, and Cristiano Ronaldo.

If he had given that to Randy Lerner heíd have framed it.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Lastfootstamper on September 27, 2021, 01:38:38 PM
I was sat behind the dugouts on Saturday, and it was really noticeable the difference in styles between Smith and his coaches; and OGS and his. Smith was on his feet the whole time, talking to the coaches and they were constantly giving the players instructions, including a handwritten note given to McGinn at one point, which he then tore up and scattered on the Old Trafford pitch. OGS on the other hand was sat down with his head in his hands next to Carrick for most of the match, rarely seeming to do anything at all.


Solskjaer seemed to be getting angrier and redder but did nothing about it, apart from at one point storming down to the touchline to help one of the subs put his boots on and roll his sleeves up. Reminded me of someone less exotic, especially with that post-match excuse list.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: LeeB on September 27, 2021, 01:49:34 PM
I was sat behind the dugouts on Saturday, and it was really noticeable the difference in styles between Smith and his coaches; and OGS and his. Smith was on his feet the whole time, talking to the coaches and they were constantly giving the players instructions, including a handwritten note given to McGinn at one point, which he then tore up and scattered on the Old Trafford pitch. OGS on the other hand was sat down with his head in his hands next to Carrick for most of the match, rarely seeming to do anything at all.


Solskjaer seemed to be getting angrier and redder but did nothing about it, apart from at one point storming down to the touchline to help one of the subs put his boots on and roll his sleeves up. Reminded me of someone less exotic, especially with that post-match excuse list.

I was thinking the same, they just have a more aesthetically pleasing Bruce in charge.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Sexual Ealing on September 27, 2021, 01:52:30 PM
I was sat behind the dugouts on Saturday, and it was really noticeable the difference in styles between Smith and his coaches; and OGS and his. Smith was on his feet the whole time, talking to the coaches and they were constantly giving the players instructions, including a handwritten note given to McGinn at one point, which he then tore up and scattered on the Old Trafford pitch. OGS on the other hand was sat down with his head in his hands next to Carrick for most of the match, rarely seeming to do anything at all.


Solskjaer seemed to be getting angrier and redder but did nothing about it, apart from at one point storming down to the touchline to help one of the subs put his boots on and roll his sleeves up. Reminded me of someone less exotic, especially with that post-match excuse list.

I was thinking the same, they just have a more aesthetically pleasing Bruce in charge.

John Merrick?
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: UK Redsox on September 27, 2021, 01:59:14 PM
I was sat behind the dugouts on Saturday, and it was really noticeable the difference in styles between Smith and his coaches; and OGS and his. Smith was on his feet the whole time, talking to the coaches and they were constantly giving the players instructions, including a handwritten note given to McGinn at one point, which he then tore up and scattered on the Old Trafford pitch. OGS on the other hand was sat down with his head in his hands next to Carrick for most of the match, rarely seeming to do anything at all.


Solskjaer seemed to be getting angrier and redder but did nothing about it, apart from at one point storming down to the touchline to help one of the subs put his boots on and roll his sleeves up. Reminded me of someone less exotic, especially with that post-match excuse list.

Garth Crooks on the Beeb website......

Quote
As for Solskjaer whinging about an infringement by Ollie Watkins on David de Gea for the goal, I have never heard such tosh
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: purpletrousers on September 27, 2021, 02:13:24 PM
Iíve just seen the last man Maguire pull down of McGinn utterly shocking, no VAR?! !

https://twitter.com/avfc_vilr/status/1441819792604864512?s=21

And they moan about that non-infringement ha!
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: LeeB on September 27, 2021, 02:41:48 PM
It's also shite defending by slabhead, something he's very prone to. I'd have Mings over him any day of the week.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Dave P on September 27, 2021, 03:32:20 PM
He also looks like he's in a Chilli Peppers tribute band.

When you think, every corner we used to give it away, give it away, give it away now!
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: purpletrousers on September 27, 2021, 06:26:07 PM
He also looks like he's in a Chilli Peppers tribute band.

When you think, every corner we used to give it away, give it away, give it away now!


Boom boom!
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: KRS on September 27, 2021, 06:36:44 PM
Iíve just seen the last man Maguire pull down of McGinn utterly shocking, no VAR?! !

https://twitter.com/avfc_vilr/status/1441819792604864512?s=21

And they moan about that non-infringement ha!
First time Iíve seen that. What happened next? Did Maguire get booked or was it just a freekickÖor neither?
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Bad English on September 27, 2021, 06:40:23 PM
What do you reckon happened? I bet you have the right answer.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: KRS on September 27, 2021, 07:07:51 PM
It looked like a foul was going to be given by the way the defenders slowed down, but my educated guess is the ball ran through to De Gea and they just played on?
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Percy McCarthy on September 27, 2021, 07:50:13 PM
It looked like a foul was going to be given by the way the defenders slowed down, but my educated guess is the ball ran through to De Gea and they just played on?

They discussed it on Ref Watch this morning - all they spoke about was whether it was a red or yellow card. Not one of the fuckers pointed out the irrelevance of the discussion given we didnít even get a bastard free-kick.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Steve67 on September 27, 2021, 08:55:41 PM
It looked like a foul was going to be given by the way the defenders slowed down, but my educated guess is the ball ran through to De Gea and they just played on?

They discussed it on Ref Watch this morning - all they spoke about was whether it was a red or yellow card. Not one of the fuckers pointed out the irrelevance of the discussion given we didnít even get a bastard free-kick.

Interesting because the co-commentator on Saturday said that De Gea would have got to the ball first, justifying the lack of any sort of card, free kick or VAR check.  Both Watkins and SJM were clean though.  SJM to Watkins for a simple tap in. De Gea was stuck on his line dithering at the prospect of having to take on John McGinn.  Shocking refereeing, total knobshite Mike Dean.  Crap referee.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Dante Lavelli on September 27, 2021, 09:29:18 PM
A small observation but before Smith and during the preceding 5-10 years appointing a set piece coach such as MacPhee wouldíve made minimal difference.  Marginal gains such as this can only really work once the team already has a structure and organised base to build from.

Another reason to give smith credit.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Somniloquism on September 28, 2021, 08:45:52 AM
It looked like a foul was going to be given by the way the defenders slowed down, but my educated guess is the ball ran through to De Gea and they just played on?

They discussed it on Ref Watch this morning - all they spoke about was whether it was a red or yellow card. Not one of the fuckers pointed out the irrelevance of the discussion given we didnít even get a bastard free-kick.

Interesting because the co-commentator on Saturday said that De Gea would have got to the ball first, justifying the lack of any sort of card, free kick or VAR check.  Both Watkins and SJM were clean though.  SJM to Watkins for a simple tap in. De Gea was stuck on his line dithering at the prospect of having to take on John McGinn.  Shocking refereeing, total knobshite Mike Dean.  Crap referee.

 I think De Gea would have got to it first, although probably having to deal with it outside the box under pressure. But was still a very professional foul from Slabhead who didn't know anything about the ball path, defenders behind or keepers readiness and pretty much right in front of the ref. 
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Rigadon on September 28, 2021, 08:55:25 AM
It looked like a foul was going to be given by the way the defenders slowed down, but my educated guess is the ball ran through to De Gea and they just played on?

They discussed it on Ref Watch this morning - all they spoke about was whether it was a red or yellow card. Not one of the fuckers pointed out the irrelevance of the discussion given we didnít even get a bastard free-kick.

Interesting because the co-commentator on Saturday said that De Gea would have got to the ball first, justifying the lack of any sort of card, free kick or VAR check.  Both Watkins and SJM were clean though.  SJM to Watkins for a simple tap in. De Gea was stuck on his line dithering at the prospect of having to take on John McGinn.  Shocking refereeing, total knobshite Mike Dean.  Crap referee.

 I think De Gea would have got to it first, although probably having to deal with it outside the box under pressure. But was still a very professional foul from Slabhead who didn't know anything about the ball path, defenders behind or keepers readiness and pretty much right in front of the ref. 

It was such a shite decision that Mike even had to wave play on when slabhead dived for a penalty from a corner shortly after the rugby tackle.  He knew from McGinns reaction he'd got a really obvious professional foul badly wrong.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: chrisw1 on September 28, 2021, 09:16:27 AM
A small observation but before Smith and during the preceding 5-10 years appointing a set piece coach such as MacPhee wouldíve made minimal difference.  Marginal gains such as this can only really work once the team already has a structure and organised base to build from.
I'm not sure about that.  I would have thought improving set pieces (both attacking and defending) with a potenial 5-10 goal swing in a season would improve any team, whatever lever they're playing at.   
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Risso on September 28, 2021, 09:28:27 AM
A small observation but before Smith and during the preceding 5-10 years appointing a set piece coach such as MacPhee wouldíve made minimal difference.  Marginal gains such as this can only really work once the team already has a structure and organised base to build from.
I'm not sure about that.  I would have thought improving set pieces (both attacking and defending) with a potenial 5-10 goal swing in a season would improve any team, whatever lever they're playing at.   

I'm not sure either. Our set pieces have been absolutely dire for years. Corners failing to beat the first man more often than not, free kicks into the stratosphere, no movement at throw ins etc. McPhee hasn't fine tuned these, he's gone straight past making them competent and actually made us a threat and dangerous.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: algy on September 28, 2021, 10:10:58 AM
A small observation but before Smith and during the preceding 5-10 years appointing a set piece coach such as MacPhee wouldíve made minimal difference.  Marginal gains such as this can only really work once the team already has a structure and organised base to build from.
I'm not sure about that.  I would have thought improving set pieces (both attacking and defending) with a potenial 5-10 goal swing in a season would improve any team, whatever lever they're playing at.   

I'm not sure either. Our set pieces have been absolutely dire for years. Corners failing to beat the first man more often than not, free kicks into the stratosphere, no movement at throw ins etc. McPhee hasn't fine tuned these, he's gone straight past making them competent and actually made us a threat and dangerous.
Have a few Cardiff-supporting mates.  They'd said they got 5-8 goals a season as a direct result of Andy Legg's throw ins.  Said for them, a throw in level with the penalty area was better than a corner.  Their corners at the time were atrocious, but Legg could pretty much throw the ball to the head of any player he chose in the penalty area, such was his range & accuracy with them.

Thought at the time it was odd that teams higher up the league didn't try to coach that type of thing in to their throw-in takers.  You'd think, if something gets you half a dozen goals a season, it's worth getting pretty good at it.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Drummond on September 28, 2021, 11:03:19 AM
Totally impressed by the addition of MacPhee to the team. He's made a big, big difference already.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Smithy on September 28, 2021, 11:14:29 AM
Totally impressed by the addition of MacPhee to the team. He's made a big, big difference already.

You have to wonder if other teams have noticed? Not the specifics of the set-pieces themselves, but that having a specialist set-piece coach has demonstrably improved us so much in such a short space of time.

Should we expect to see other teams employing set-piece specialists in the very near future? 
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Drummond on September 28, 2021, 11:31:15 AM
Totally impressed by the addition of MacPhee to the team. He's made a big, big difference already.

You have to wonder if other teams have noticed? Not the specifics of the set-pieces themselves, but that having a specialist set-piece coach has demonstrably improved us so much in such a short space of time.

Should we expect to see other teams employing set-piece specialists in the very near future?

Danny Murphy says no.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Lastfootstamper on September 28, 2021, 11:37:02 AM
Totally impressed by the addition of MacPhee to the team. He's made a big, big difference already.

You have to wonder if other teams have noticed? Not the specifics of the set-pieces themselves, but that having a specialist set-piece coach has demonstrably improved us so much in such a short space of time.

Should we expect to see other teams employing set-piece specialists in the very near future?

Danny Murphy says no.


Yes, then?
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: rob_bridge on September 28, 2021, 11:39:55 AM
Totally impressed by the addition of MacPhee to the team. He's made a big, big difference already.

You have to wonder if other teams have noticed? Not the specifics of the set-pieces themselves, but that having a specialist set-piece coach has demonstrably improved us so much in such a short space of time.

Should we expect to see other teams employing set-piece specialists in the very near future?

Danny Murphy says no.


Yes, then?

Specialist coaches have been all the rage in most sports for years. This is just another type. It really isn't rocket science. Look how well England used set pieces in 2018 World Cup
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: WassallVillain on September 28, 2021, 01:11:17 PM
Totally impressed by the addition of MacPhee to the team. He's made a big, big difference already.

You have to wonder if other teams have noticed? Not the specifics of the set-pieces themselves, but that having a specialist set-piece coach has demonstrably improved us so much in such a short space of time.

Should we expect to see other teams employing set-piece specialists in the very near future?
Iím sure Liverpool employ a throw in expert. No comment by D Murphy on that I expect.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: algy on September 28, 2021, 02:44:39 PM
Totally impressed by the addition of MacPhee to the team. He's made a big, big difference already.

You have to wonder if other teams have noticed? Not the specifics of the set-pieces themselves, but that having a specialist set-piece coach has demonstrably improved us so much in such a short space of time.

Should we expect to see other teams employing set-piece specialists in the very near future?
Iím sure Liverpool employ a throw in expert. No comment by D Murphy on that I expect.
They do - Thomas Gronnemark

Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: placeforparks on September 28, 2021, 03:09:03 PM
do you know what else has made a big difference?

grealish not taking set pieces. he was shite at it.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: danno on September 28, 2021, 04:11:51 PM
do you know what else has made a big difference?

grealish not taking set pieces. he was shite at it.

So true, remember his interview at the Euros saying something like Villa aren't too good at set pieces? No fault of his of course!
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: clash city rocker on September 28, 2021, 04:59:02 PM
Totally impressed by the addition of MacPhee to the team. He's made a big, big difference already.

You have to wonder if other teams have noticed? Not the specifics of the set-pieces themselves, but that having a specialist set-piece coach has demonstrably improved us so much in such a short space of time.

Should we expect to see other teams employing set-piece specialists in the very near future?

Danny Murphy says no.

Who the fuck is Danny Murphy  ? Is he a national hunt jockey?
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Lastfootstamper on September 28, 2021, 06:16:08 PM
Totally impressed by the addition of MacPhee to the team. He's made a big, big difference already.

You have to wonder if other teams have noticed? Not the specifics of the set-pieces themselves, but that having a specialist set-piece coach has demonstrably improved us so much in such a short space of time.

Should we expect to see other teams employing set-piece specialists in the very near future?

Danny Murphy says no.

Who the fuck is Danny Murphy  ? Is he a national hunt jockey?


One of those words rhymes with what he is.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: N'ZMAV on September 28, 2021, 06:19:55 PM
Danny Murphy is a miserable prick
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Dante Lavelli on September 28, 2021, 10:03:21 PM
A small observation but before Smith and during the preceding 5-10 years appointing a set piece coach such as MacPhee wouldíve made minimal difference.  Marginal gains such as this can only really work once the team already has a structure and organised base to build from.
I'm not sure about that.  I would have thought improving set pieces (both attacking and defending) with a potenial 5-10 goal swing in a season would improve any team, whatever lever they're playing at.   

I'm not sure either. Our set pieces have been absolutely dire for years. Corners failing to beat the first man more often than not, free kicks into the stratosphere, no movement at throw ins etc. McPhee hasn't fine tuned these, he's gone straight past making them competent and actually made us a threat and dangerous.

Okay, I may be wrong.  My point was more along the lines of Ďparalysis of analysisí where the day to day clusterfuck of changing systems and individuals means the playerís brains are too full to absorb new (arguably peripheral) information.   I think a certain amount of stability give you the time on the training pitch and the players have the head-room to absorb it.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: algy on September 29, 2021, 06:55:39 AM
A small observation but before Smith and during the preceding 5-10 years appointing a set piece coach such as MacPhee wouldíve made minimal difference.  Marginal gains such as this can only really work once the team already has a structure and organised base to build from.
I'm not sure about that.  I would have thought improving set pieces (both attacking and defending) with a potenial 5-10 goal swing in a season would improve any team, whatever lever they're playing at.   

I'm not sure either. Our set pieces have been absolutely dire for years. Corners failing to beat the first man more often than not, free kicks into the stratosphere, no movement at throw ins etc. McPhee hasn't fine tuned these, he's gone straight past making them competent and actually made us a threat and dangerous.

Okay, I may be wrong.  My point was more along the lines of Ďparalysis of analysisí where the day to day clusterfuck of changing systems and individuals means the playerís brains are too full to absorb new (arguably peripheral) information.   I think a certain amount of stability give you the time on the training pitch and the players have the head-room to absorb it.
I agree with you, by the way. I think a big difference is that this season we've fielded sides that look very similar to ones we could've put out last season. That stability is something I'd guess Dean hasn't had before (either at us, or to a large extent any of his previous clubs).
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Dave P on September 29, 2021, 12:25:44 PM
Totally impressed by the addition of MacPhee to the team. He's made a big, big difference already.

You have to wonder if other teams have noticed? Not the specifics of the set-pieces themselves, but that having a specialist set-piece coach has demonstrably improved us so much in such a short space of time.

Should we expect to see other teams employing set-piece specialists in the very near future?

Danny Murphy says no.

Who the fuck is Danny Murphy  ? Is he a national hunt jockey?


One of those words rhymes with what he is.

You're right, he is cocky.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Risso on September 29, 2021, 01:24:22 PM
And he is certainly irrational.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: LeeB on September 29, 2021, 01:29:36 PM
Irrational cocky ******. Seems fair enough to me.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Percy McCarthy on September 30, 2021, 05:18:46 AM
A small observation but before Smith and during the preceding 5-10 years appointing a set piece coach such as MacPhee wouldíve made minimal difference.  Marginal gains such as this can only really work once the team already has a structure and organised base to build from.
I'm not sure about that.  I would have thought improving set pieces (both attacking and defending) with a potenial 5-10 goal swing in a season would improve any team, whatever lever they're playing at.

Houllier could have done with one. We went from conceding one goal from set-pieces in MONís last season, to 28 in Houllierís season. With the same defenders we went from the best in the league at defending them to the worst.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: WassallVillain on September 30, 2021, 08:01:00 AM
A small observation but before Smith and during the preceding 5-10 years appointing a set piece coach such as MacPhee wouldíve made minimal difference.  Marginal gains such as this can only really work once the team already has a structure and organised base to build from.
I'm not sure about that.  I would have thought improving set pieces (both attacking and defending) with a potenial 5-10 goal swing in a season would improve any team, whatever lever they're playing at.
Houllier could have done with one. We went from conceding one goal from set-pieces in MONís last season, to 28 in Houllierís season. With the same defenders we went from the best in the league at defending them to the worst.
Ah yes I remember those days. Didnít someone on this site refer to them as cornalties.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Lastfootstamper on September 30, 2021, 10:26:39 AM
I think it was a bit later, Millwall away in the Cup under Lambert rings a bell as when we first saw 'cornalty' enter our lexicon.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: London Villan on September 30, 2021, 12:40:42 PM
Even the poorest team can rehearse and practise taking corners. Set-pieces should create chances - the team taking are in control of the situation and can deliver the ball into the right areas. It was one of SGT's tactics.

Remember the buzz around the ground when Cowans used to take the corners. It's been a long time since that happened...
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Hookeysmith on September 30, 2021, 01:16:29 PM
I also loved the period with BFR when the fashion was to hit front post man and he would get "Eyebrows - tm BFR" on it for a thundering 2nd header to pile it in

Very difficult to defend against

Arsenal were masters at it
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Footy-Vill on October 03, 2021, 10:32:51 PM
Noticed he was very involved and barking orders and instructions with Smith looking a bit sheepish behind him

And I'm wondering how much alternate there is with the long throw which needs to be flatter as well as several corners first half that were all put to the near post.

I think he's introduced some extra vantages with some of our play but I don't know how much of this is a Dean Smith philosophy of football
It's certainly not mine.
The long throws are too much of thing. And a thing which didn't cause enough issue today from what I saw.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: pauliewalnuts on October 03, 2021, 11:46:05 PM
The long throws today looked very much as harmlessly high and floaty as Ashley Westwood corners used to.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: wittonwarrior on October 04, 2021, 07:18:17 AM
He failed in his contribution today to be honest.  Everything we did after the first 15 mins when we were fantastic was predictable, from the throw ins, to the near post corners, to the high balls forward to the wings (rugby style) - needs to offer alternatives to the team in every game
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Hookeysmith on October 04, 2021, 09:08:08 AM
I said to my mate when watching, that now the media have picked up on it we could fall into the trap of thinking we have to try new inventive stuff all the time and the moves become more style over substance

Variation is good but effectiveness is better
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Risso on October 04, 2021, 09:11:01 AM
There was one moment yesterday when we had a throw in their half. All of the Spurs players were in the area, as were most of ours, and another useless long throw came in. I thought then that a short one would have worked really well because there were no opposition players near Cash at all. We should be mixing them up, because when things become predictable they stop working.


edit: I am a twat!
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: p_ad on October 04, 2021, 09:39:06 AM
Well no wonder we lost if man u were there too 🙂
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Risso on October 04, 2021, 09:54:01 AM
Well no wonder we lost if man u were there too 🙂

Ha ha, thanks, edited.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Drummond on October 04, 2021, 11:21:18 AM
Well no wonder we lost if man u were there too 🙂

Ha ha, thanks, edited.

We know that you just say the same thing over and over.... I just hadn't realised it was Cut and Paste.  ;)
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: Risso on October 04, 2021, 11:22:08 AM
Well no wonder we lost if man u were there too 🙂

Ha ha, thanks, edited.

We know that you just say the same thing over and over.... I just hadn't realised it was Cut and Paste.  ;)

Ha ha, thanks, edited.
Title: Re: Austin MacPhee
Post by: p_ad on October 04, 2021, 01:25:36 PM
But your point stands the occasional long throw is ok, but sometimes there is a simpler throw in that keeps possession.
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