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Old 12-09-2017, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr Palace View Post
We've got a very strong first 11, with strong back up at right back, left back, centre back and central midfield. We have limited cover up front (nothing), on the wing and in goal.

But any manager worth their salt should have got 5 points minimum from the four games we have started with. If FDB had of continued with the approach we had last season and gradually evolved it, I'm convinced we would have a minimum of 5 points now.

The manager is absolutely fundamental in applying a system, formation and tactical approach. FDB was all over the place. He really wasn't impressive at all.
Allardyce averaged 0.77 points per game without Sakho. Would he be good enough? What about Pardew who averaged .88 points per game last season? This idea, that some un-named manager would stroll in and get this bunch actually playing winning football is belied by the actual results (excepting a short spell last season) from the last 21 months.

Sam, who did a good job for us, talked openly of how this group of players did not listen or follow his instructions until after the Sunderland loss. That's seven league games where, in essence, they ignored him.

That tells me, that irrespective of the qualities (or lack of them) of FdB, there are far deeper issues in the team and squad.
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