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Offline Legion

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Re: Steven Gerrard - Our Manager
« Reply #5040 on: August 13, 2022, 10:33:52 PM »
Buendia before Coutinho at the moment.

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Re: Steven Gerrard - Our Manager
« Reply #5041 on: August 14, 2022, 01:21:18 AM »
I've never been concerned about the SG link to the future Liverpool job. If he's successful  with Villa England will come calling years before Liverpool ever do.

Mourinho has demonstrated how to deal with that type of scenario. Right now SG is closer to being the next manager of Tranmere Rovers than he is of Red Scouse.

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Re: Steven Gerrard - Our Manager
« Reply #5042 on: August 14, 2022, 07:39:37 AM »
The only thing I can think has changed since last year in the coaching setup is Beale leaving but what's happened to our style of play?

Last season it was really clear - in possession the full backs became wingers and were often the most advanced players on the pitch, with the DCM sitting in with the centre backs to provide protection in transition.

Roll forward to yesterday and Digne and Cash were playing as orthodox full backs which meant we had to rely on Watkins to provide any width and any crosses Digne and Cash put in were hopeful punts from 30 yards away from the goal line.

It's no wonder we're not creating much - we're too narrow and that makes it really easy for teams to just sit back and pack the box.

I'm obviously happy we won, but the first half yesterday was turgid and we seem to have lost any sense of a style of play, instead resorting to long balls out for Watkins to run on to, until Buendia came on and dictated the play through the centre.

I really want to Gerrard to be successful, but despite the win (against a very poor Everton side) it's hard to see what he's trying to do.

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Re: Steven Gerrard - Our Manager
« Reply #5043 on: August 14, 2022, 10:40:31 AM »
The only thing I can think has changed since last year in the coaching setup is Beale leaving but what's happened to our style of play?

Last season it was really clear - in possession the full backs became wingers and were often the most advanced players on the pitch, with the DCM sitting in with the centre backs to provide protection in transition.

Roll forward to yesterday and Digne and Cash were playing as orthodox full backs which meant we had to rely on Watkins to provide any width and any crosses Digne and Cash put in were hopeful punts from 30 yards away from the goal line.

It's no wonder we're not creating much - we're too narrow and that makes it really easy for teams to just sit back and pack the box.

I'm obviously happy we won, but the first half yesterday was turgid and we seem to have lost any sense of a style of play, instead resorting to long balls out for Watkins to run on to, until Buendia came on and dictated the play through the centre.

I really want to Gerrard to be successful, but despite the win (against a very poor Everton side) it's hard to see what he's trying to do.

We played like that last week mate and it was a bit rubbish

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Re: Steven Gerrard - Our Manager
« Reply #5044 on: August 14, 2022, 04:38:34 PM »
Is was an exciting last 20 mins. Kamara looks the real deal.  And great to get 3 points.  But as Adam said it’s still hard to see what we are trying to do.  Gerrard got the starting line up wrong without Buendia and only he came on as Phil got injured.
A win that sees us come together and move forward or a win that papers over the cracks? 
Next game Buendia has to start and see Bailey and Archer get some decent game time.  We really need to make use of the 5 subs rule as everyone else will.
« Last Edit: August 14, 2022, 04:40:09 PM by TonyD »

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Re: Steven Gerrard - Our Manager
« Reply #5045 on: August 14, 2022, 04:45:02 PM »
We made 5 subs yesterday.

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Re: Steven Gerrard - Our Manager
« Reply #5046 on: August 14, 2022, 04:49:10 PM »
We made 5 subs yesterday.
Yep need to keep it up and give the whole squad game time.   

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Re: Steven Gerrard - Our Manager
« Reply #5047 on: August 14, 2022, 04:50:18 PM »
If a manager gets stick when we lose then surely he gets some credit when we win. I though we totally ran the game and should’ve won by a few more. I had no issues with the starting line up and  Buendia came in and gave a performance that deserves a starting place next week. We’ve got a deeper squad than we’ve had for a long time and this is what it’s for.

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Re: Steven Gerrard - Our Manager
« Reply #5048 on: August 14, 2022, 07:16:30 PM »
If a manager gets stick when we lose then surely he gets some credit when we win. I though we totally ran the game and should’ve won by a few more. I had no issues with the starting line up and  Buendia came in and gave a performance that deserves a starting place next week. We’ve got a deeper squad than we’ve had for a long time and this is what it’s for.
Yes. Quite right.

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Re: Steven Gerrard - Our Manager
« Reply #5049 on: August 14, 2022, 07:30:21 PM »
We made 5 subs yesterday.
Three of those were on 90 minutes though.

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Re: Steven Gerrard - Our Manager
« Reply #5050 on: August 14, 2022, 08:18:36 PM »
If a manager gets stick when we lose then surely he gets some credit when we win. I though we totally ran the game and should’ve won by a few more. I had no issues with the starting line up and  Buendia came in and gave a performance that deserves a starting place next week. We’ve got a deeper squad than we’ve had for a long time and this is what it’s for.

Agreed, fresh challenge next week but no complaints after an improved performance and a welcome 3 points.

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Re: Steven Gerrard - Our Manager
« Reply #5051 on: August 15, 2022, 01:06:46 AM »

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Re: Steven Gerrard - Our Manager
« Reply #5052 on: August 15, 2022, 02:14:43 AM »
God has spoken. https://twitter.com/Paulmcgrath5/status/1558754004309606400

The grammar is a nightmare, but the message is clear and he's God, so y'know. He moves in mysterious ways.

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Re: Steven Gerrard - Our Manager
« Reply #5053 on: August 15, 2022, 01:18:01 PM »
Isn't Beale's replacement on the coaching staff supposed to be pretty hot with some prestigious coaching badges? Surely he has some pretty strong ideas on how he wants to play? Could it be that the reason it's hard to identify our style at present is because we are, to use the old saying "in transition"?

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Re: Steven Gerrard - Our Manager
« Reply #5054 on: August 15, 2022, 01:42:06 PM »
God has spoken. https://twitter.com/Paulmcgrath5/status/1558754004309606400

The grammar is a nightmare, but the message is clear and he's God, so y'know. He moves in mysterious ways.

Stevie G? That'll never catch on.

 


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